For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.
The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. Continue Reading →
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 →
Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many single mothers who struggle to survive in a very cold and cruel world. How my heart goes out to them. They live in an unjust and uncaring world and need understanding, compassion, support and love.
Some single mom’s have parents or relatives or friends who can help them, and this goes a long way to bring stability and security into their lives. Yet, many are on their own. Continue Reading →
Fathers have a critical role in the family. The father sets the tone for the family and especially his children. It is the leadership of the Father that has the most impact on his kids. God gives the father some specific instructions on how he is to lovingly raise his children so that they grow up with a healthy respect for their dad.
Consider these instructions in this single verse.
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger – do not exasperate them to resentment – but rear them tenderly in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord. Continue Reading →