AUG
12

Two of the most dreaded words heard by any child are the words, “You’re grounded!” Most likely every one of us have been on the receiving end of that expression several times in our lives. Those words are then always followed by more words of punishment and judgement. Contrary to the opinion of most children, … Read More



JUL
29

It was a blistering summer day, and the children were relieved to get off the bus. They crowded together at the door of the air conditioned building. At that moment, a strange grinding sound stopped them and caused them to turn back toward the huge orange bus that was pulling away. One by one, their … Read More



JUL
22

The Bible is a call to people to live godly lives. Trying to do this in your own strength will only yield frustration and failure. To be godly is to be holy; synonyms include devout, pious, righteous, and good. A godly Christian is a Christ-like individual. Psalm 24:3-4a says, “Who shall ascend into the hill … Read More



JUL
08

As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give.  In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times.  It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More



JUN
24

Genesis 12:10 – “And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.” The way God works almost never makes sense to man. It defies logic. Proverbs 14:12 says, There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but … Read More



JUN
17

While reading a Christian news article regarding parenting, I read the following statement, “Many parents have an outsourcing mentality when it comes to their children’s spirituality, often because they lack spiritual vitality themselves.” From Proverbs 22:6, we understand that the primary role of parents regarding their child is to “Train up a child in the … Read More



JUN
07

By Kevin Hazlett Have you ever seen the pictures online of some serene lakeside cabin in the middle of God’s creation, with words attached saying something like, “You can stay here free for 30 days, but you can’t ______?” I wonder if some people had to put “use social media” in that blank if they … Read More



MAY
20

What were you thinking before you opened this blog? Good thoughts? Happy thoughts? Sad thoughts? Worry? Fear? What was on your mind? We hear a lot these days about meditation. My hairdresser told me last time I went that she was going to give yoga meditation classes. She’ll probably have a good number of ladies … Read More



MAY
06

When my wife and I began the adoption process, the further we went down the path, the more and more it appeared to our human eyes and minds to be like that same pathway the Israelites took to get to their “dead end” at the shores of the Red Sea, and you wind up asking … Read More



APR
22

It was not an accident that the children of Israel found themselves “trapped” in the geographical cul-de-sac where the Red Sea was located at back in Bible times. There literally was only one way to go, and that was straight across the water, but alas…they had no boats prepared for that many people. Reminds me … Read More