In America, we talk a lot about the freedoms we enjoy, many of which our constitution guarantees. These freedoms are part of what makes this country unique and perhaps explains its longevity. But in our secular progressive society, freedom has morphed into the idea that we’re free to do anything, even if it violates longstanding moral codes or blatantly breaks laws. Absolute anything, especially truth, is no longer embraced. (more…)
It’s hard to believe my father is already in his 80s, mainly because he’s so young at heart. He doesn’t believe in retirement, although he has scaled back his work hours in the past few years. Even at home, he’s busy with his garden, landscaping his yard, and studying his Bible. He’s one of the few people I know who will spend hours in his Bible.
I was fortunate growing up to have such a godly man as a father. Dad was the epitome of Deuteronomy 6:4-7. When someone loves the Lord as much as he does, it can’t be contained. (more…)
Motherhood is the toughest challenge women face, whether you’re raising a gentle soul or a tantrum-throwing type A personality. Part of this is because along with motherhood comes worry.
Jesus cautioned His followers not to worry about tomorrow because today has worry enough, but mothers spend many sleepless nights worrying about their children, whether they’re safe, and what their future will be. Add to this the many stages a child goes through, and you find yourself wondering why God thought you were up to the task of motherhood. (more…)
Leonardo da Vinci’s depiction of The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings in history. Why did this scene captivate da Vinci, along with untold numbers of other folks over the last few centuries? The story behind the Last Supper of Jesus and His disciples is compelling on so many levels. (more…)
Do you remember Hagar in the Old Testament? In Genesis, we learn she was Sarai’s handmaid. Hagar is not the typical role model for motherhood. In fact, she’s usually viewed as the spoiler in an otherwise epic Bible story of Abraham’s life. Yet her life offers three reminders parents can (more…)