Category: Bible

In my distress

Over the past few months I’ve experienced an avalanche of emotions–most of them negative. I’ve been afraid, stressed, distressed, lonely, confused, worried, sad, angry, hesitant, even paralyzed at times. But I’ve found the secret to coping with those emotions and keeping them in check—or… Continue Reading “In my distress”

Parenting God’s Way

“…it’s important for parents to be parents and to take time for training their children. Mutual respect should be enforced at all times.” “…provide an environment of mutual respect, kindness, and balanced discipline when it is needed. You see, behavior is learned.” (From page… Continue Reading “Parenting God’s Way”

Fathers Day 2019

We just celebrated Father’s Day in the U.S. It always puts me in a pensive mood. How do you picture God? Do you see Him as an old man? Do you seem Him as gentle and quiet? Perhaps you see God as austere, demanding.… Continue Reading “Fathers Day 2019”

The Marvelous Mustard Seed

The Marvelous Mustard Seed was written by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. It was illustrated by Margaux Meganck. The Marvelous Mustard Seed was published by Flyaway Books in 2018. The Marvelous Mustard Seed is an interesting picture book that has an unusual focus… Continue Reading “The Marvelous Mustard Seed”

A Solid Foundation for Children

Excellent wisdom from the book Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman we read on page 177-178: The society we live in today is a dangerous one. There are plenty of big bad wolves out there… Continue Reading “A Solid Foundation for Children”

God of Refuge for Parents

When life gets tough,    I am your hiding place. I’m near when you call upon Me in truth.    I’ll protect you from trouble, Surrounding you with songs of deliverance. Give Me all your worries    And watch Me sustain you and your… Continue Reading “God of Refuge for Parents”

10 More Things Parents Should Remember

1. Not every minute of a child’s life has to be filled with “productive” activities like classes, lessons and sports. Children need time to be alone, to explore, to be quiet and thoughtful. 2. How to explain basic Christian doctrines or truths, in simple… Continue Reading “10 More Things Parents Should Remember”

12 Principles of Parenting

“The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”        Matthew 7:25 HCSB The most important “career” we will ever pursue is that of being a parent. Over my… Continue Reading “12 Principles of Parenting”

Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!

Face it! When you have young children squeezing one more thing into your day is hopeless! Even if that one thing is spending time alone with God. Have you heard the story of Suzanna Wesley who had (I believe) 18 children? She had her… Continue Reading “Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!”

Parenting From Fear Or Courage?

I’ve been a parent for 48 years. Boy! I’m old. Over this half-century I’ve seen many changes in our culture—including our Christian culture. I’ve watched the family structure crumble little-bit-by-little-bit. It’s a huge contributor to the other social ills of 21st Century America, in… Continue Reading “Parenting From Fear Or Courage?”

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