Michael J. Fox is quoted as saying, “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” Mr. Fox is not alone, this is a common refrain among many.
Family is important. Some disregard, ignore, or abuse their family. Many give themselves over to their work, their hobbies, or their friends at the expense of their children or spouse. Many of the most successful people have chosen business over family. Continue reading “Family is everything, unless Jesus is”
Spiritually, we’re made in the image of God like everyone else (Genesis 1:27). Yet, we’re all individuals that are completely unique and no one else will ever be the same.
Our needs and desires stand alone and every parent must remember that unassailable fact. Continue reading “Parenting: One size never fits all”
God’s Word is consistently rapturous about children. We’re commanded to be like them (Matthew 18:2-6) and their presence in our lives is a blessing (Psalm 127:3-5). They can warm the frozen heart and cause the sun to shine. Continue reading “Children are precious, complex and fragile”
My great aunt’s recent passing opens a door of reflection. I’ve reached the age where most of those who came before me are gone. Shadows fall on their empty chairs. It’s the way of time and fragility (Hebrews 9:27).
Continue reading “Reflections on aging and family”
After all the yelling, cursing, cheering and complaining about the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriages, what are we left with? Like anything else, what remains is the settling of a new reality. We all need to find our way in a changed world.
The sun has arisen on the same places and people under the same heaven. To the Lord, nothing has changed. His truth and will, established before the beginning of time, are still set in eternal concrete (Psalm 119:89). Continue reading “Since same-sex marriage has passed, what now?”
God said: … “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah” (Leviticus 19:18, ASV).
The call to love thy neighbor as thyself is repeated by Jesus, Paul and James. Among the covenant principles of both the Old and New Covenant is “love thy Neighbor.” Continue reading “Covenant love”
God’s family is waiting for new family members Continue reading Adopted
The US Supreme Court will soon be considering the topic of marriage, a good time for us to think about it, too. Continue reading Sundry thoughts about marriage
Join us in March as we think about evangelism. Continue reading Evangelism for the rest of us
How can we break what Jesus died for? Continue reading Dissonance