School Shootings: What is at the Heart?

I have been reading, with great interest, the coverage and responses to the recent school shooting in Florida. I am appalled that a person could be so calloused as to enter a place like that to kill and maim fellow students and faculty. One thing that I believe everyone agrees with: we need to do […]

Letting Worldly Thinking Into Our Families…

***I started to write this as a simple Facebook Post, but it got too long. It is not the normal type of writing, or format that I usually try to use, but I thought I’d make these thoughts available to any who might be interested.  I am sure this post will draw a lot of […]

Truly, God is Good…

Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart. (Psalm 73:1) As I begin this article, I believe it is imperative to convey to you, dear reader, that this is a much more “personal” article than I would normally pen. However, the events of the last couple of weeks in the […]

Putting God First…

I was reminded today, by a post made by a friend of mine on Facebook, just how important it is to teach our children that God always comes first. It seems to me that there are more and more excuses that people in general make, and especially parents, that reflect that God is not truly […]

Santa Clause is Watching You!

As I was leaving the kids’ soccer game yesterday I saw two small boys get into a little scrap.  One pushed the other, and they were ready to have a fight over some small disagreement.  The father of one of the boys grabbed them by the shoulders and to break their fighting said, “You know […]

Influenced By the World

We often preach and teach against the threat of Christians being influenced by the world.  But, I wonder how often we are influenced without even noticing?  Some instances, of course, are quite obvious.  When we slip and use profanity, or when we tell an off color joke, it is pretty evident that we are allowing […]

Children Obey Your Parents In the Lord

In Ephesians 5:1-4, Paul gives instructions on how to have happy, obedient children.  He first speaks to the children, telling them to be obedient.  This puts some amount of responsibility upon the children.  They are told to be obedient “for this is right.”  It is simply the right thing to do.  God has established an […]