To reiterate: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1, NIV Live in that love.
Godly discipline allows children to please parents. It fits the punishment to the crime. Children come to understand cause and effect, sowing and reaping. Big crime gets a big punishment; little crime receives a little punishment. With abuse, punishment is arbitrary and often unfair, but Godly discipline distinguishes between a mistake and a deliberate sin. Or… Read More
You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts… Read More
Few things focus your thoughts like the serious illness of a child. This is something I had more experience with than I would have preferred when I was raising my children. I am reliving many of those days through the hospitalization of a two-month-old grandson. What is important? The here and now. What do you… Read More