The right to life continues to be a battle worth fighting for
The Bible says very clearly that children are a heritage of the Lord. God values life and as believers, we ought to stand with those poor souls who are indefensible and who fall victim to heinous abortions every day. We are called to speak for them when they are unable to speak for themselves. We need to make it our life’s purpose to fight, to battle, and to march for life. It is a battle worth fighting for.
Why forgiving is not synonymous with forgetting
We describe Joseph’s account in the Bible like this:
He is beloved of his father; his brothers become jealous of him; they beat him and throw him in a pit; then they decide instead to sell him into slavery; Joseph ends up in Egypt and over time, he becomes the second most powerful man and then he forgives his brothers…
Finding a biblical understanding of God’s will instead of a pagan one
The way some believers talk about discerning God’s will and making decisions can put us in danger of sounding like pagans, not Christians. We could easily be reading tea leaves, instead of discerning the word of God. This reading-of-tea-leaves is a common approach to finding the will of God and it is apparent in the stories we hear and the testimonies we listen to, such as this example in Finding the Will of God, by Bruce Waltke.
What does the Bible really say about youth ministry?
For 30 years, Christian families have been told in no uncertain terms that they are not qualified to disciple their children because the youth ministry is available to take that burden. They are the trained professionals. It should be no surprise, then, that youth eventually will leave the church and become the companion of fools. The better question is why won’t parents disciple their own children?
A better way to think about college for the Christian
I’ve become disillusioned with college as a means of preparing for life. The university fails miserably in many areas: life integration, honing character, meaningful accountability, and applying disparate pieces of that education into the whole. I won’t even mention the expense and I won’t get into the indoctrination that floods the gates of the academe.
What they learn through sports can take them the distance into their adult lives
I look forward to this time of year because my children begin a new year in the homeschool. We have new plans, new curriculum, new attitudes about learning. What’s a highlight every year in sports. Flag football season is renewed once again and that brings with it a full opportunity to purge all which needs to be shed. New beginnings take place and a slate is wiped clean by the hand of God. We see the natural cycle of life transform before our eyes and witness God’s hand in the body of the landscape around us, despite where we may live, in the urban setting or in the backwoods.
You may not quite know what you’ll read here, but this curious book of expressions from around the world will introduce you to how similes, idioms, or proverbs are used globally.
What I learned at Bloggers Night Out via CHEA
It’s not easy for everyone to take a few days off from their busy schedule and attend a convention, with or without children. There are businesses to build, projects to complete, budgets to maintain, families to feed and love on. Yet, this year – and every year in the past 3 years I’ve homeschooled – my family has found our trip to the CHEA Convention to be well worth the effort. I was sharpened by seasoned homeschoolers, from the Board of Directors to the person sitting next to me with a fussy baby.