In America we have many freedoms. Freedom of speech, the press, the right to bear arms, and the freedom of religion. While on my journey around the world with the World Race, it became clear to me that not everyone is as fortunate. In many countries, the law determines what religion you are to practice. As in America, if a law is broken, you are punished.
For some Hindus or Buddhists, converting to Christianity would mean being exiled from their family. In a country where radical Islam has religious rule, converting could mean death. For us here in America, it may look like being bullied at school or our job.
It is very hard to be a parent in society today, but I would have to say it’s even harder to be a father. We have all these expectations and molds that men should meet in the workforce, in our households, and even in the church. We seem to lose sight of the One who created the mold, and instead we try to force men to produce behaviors that we anticipate them to produce on their own without any explanation or guidance as to why they should. Even worse, if they don’t fit our cookie cutter mold, we write them off or throw them out. The generation we live in is now called “The Fatherless Generation.”
God, of course.
God was the first father in heaven and He was the first father on earth. He fathered life from the beginning of life.
How can a human dad ever compare to the Father of all fathers? Is he supposed to? (more…)
Moms have a special gift. Their gift does not involve shooting lasers from their eyes or flying; it involves their stamina, their loyalty, their love. I am willing to bet there are no other people on this earth more willing to put others before themselves than a mom is for her children. I am willing to bet that no one will take up for you more than your mom. Why is this? Why for thousands of years have women, moms specifically, been so loyal and willing to go the extra mile for the ones they love?