Being a parent in the world today is a real challenge, especially for believers. There is so much more that a parent has to be aware of and consider in raising a child than ever before.
I don’t have to tell you that your child is at risk in so many ways. You cannot turn your head or some sick person might harm your child in some way. You have to be aware of what your kids are watching on TV, or seeing on the computer, or what computer games they are playing because of the negative and damaging influences. Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago I was sitting by myself thinking about things. I was down and discouraged and I began to write my thoughts down. As I began to think about things, God helped me with some very encouraging words and some admonition. You might be in the same place I was and this might serve to encourage you as well.
“As I sit here this morning, I am overwhelmed by the love of God and the ways He pours that love out to me, even when I am troubled. Continue Reading →
Any normal person would be alarmed by what is going on in the world today. The news we watch daily is downright scary and causes a lot of concern, anxiety and stress. I know I hate to watch the news. How about you? What is going on? What is happening to our nation? Should watching the news of the day be such a disturbing experience? As Christians, what should be our response?
As Christians we know that “all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.” (Romans 8:28) What this tells us is that if you love the Lord all things work together for the good of those who love Him. Continue Reading →
We live in a time when free thought and free speech are no longer accepted or tolerated by a vast portion of our society. In today’s world there is no room for independent thought. Those who do not fall in line with the thinking of the dominant culture are considered unintellectual and even ignorant. In their minds, this makes them unworthy of having an opposing thought or view.
Pressure to conform comes from just about every institution there is from the educational system to Hollywood to government dictates. Continue Reading →