Me? Submit? (Col. 3:20-21)

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges—something I believe in and support—can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking—what’s… Read More

BRING BACK CIVIL DEBATE! Yes, I’m yelling.

Presidential debate of September 26, 2016 consisted of two people saying: I’m a very intelligent person, and I believe X. This other person believes Y. Therefore this other candidate is a complete moron.* Please stop this behavior! Ms. Clinton and Mr. Trump: Please stop this childish behavior. Media: Quit promoting and encouraging it. Tell me about positions and ideas,… Read More

Identify Abuse and Leave It Behind

Godly parents want their children to learn, accept, and know the lesson below. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes… Read More

Parental discipline instills power and expertise

We are born with little power or expertise—we depend on those around us for everything. As we grow, we internalize and identify with how things are done, and we develop coping mechanisms based on our experiences. The power a child needs as he grows into adulthood comes from his early identification with authority. Were his… Read More

Colossians 3:20-21 R-E-S-P-E-C-T

If we put the words of the Lord in our hearts, if we put them in the forefront of everything we see , if we let them light up our hearts, (Proverbs 4:20-23) then LOVE will be the guide of all that we do. A big part of love is showing respect for each other. Let’s… Read More

Colossians 3:18-19 Go all out in love

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges–something I believe in and support–can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking–what’s… Read More

Our parents influence us

Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NLT) Your parents taught you about nurture, safety, provision, authority, parenting—not just by their words, but in how they acted and reacted to you, to each other, and to others. You… Read More