All posts by Philip Rabon


Psalm 128:3 “Thy children like olive plants round about thy table.” I’ve heard people tell me this about their children — “they’re growing like weeds!” This statement usually implies they are growing up fast, physically speaking. While it is true that they years pass by quickly, the Bible says our children are to grow like … Read More


I recently read this and found it to be both helpful and convicting: “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. … Read More


I’m in the same place you are probably. This pandemic completely caught me off guard. I remember hearing about a coronavirus in China and giving it nothing more than a brief thought. Never would I have imagined that it would turn into a global pandemic that literally caused the world to stop its regular, day-to-day … Read More


On a normal weekday afternoon, I was playing with my daughter, Aubrey. We were probably putting a puzzle together, drawing castles, or playing dolls. Yeah, I’m willing to get down and play dolls with my daughters! While we were playing that afternoon, Aubrey taught me an important lesson. In the middle of our time together, … Read More


No parent desires for their child to become an entitled, self-centered individual now or when they grow up. We don’t like to be around people who are this way, so we definitely don’t want to raise another one to join that club! How then do we avoid that? The question is, who are the most … Read More


Dale Carnegie in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living said this, “I was trying to wash today’s dishes, yesterday’s dishes and dishes that weren’t even dirty yet.” Have you ever found yourself in that place? No, not really worrying about dirty dishes. And yes, I do help with the dishes at my home, honest! … Read More


During the Christmas season my heart and mind go back to so many fond memories as a child.  As a child, there is something special in the air as Christmas approaches.  With the possibility of a Santa Claus, the joy of receiving presents, the enjoyment of Christmas programs at church, and the hope for snow, … Read More


“Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.” How many children have tried to convince their friends that what they were saying was indeed true, and it was so true they could quote that familiar phrase to prove it? A person of honesty or integrity is who everyone wants to … Read More


Each summer, our church provides the opportunity for our teenagers to go to a summer youth conference. This year, we will be going to the Shawnee Baptist Youth Conference held in Louisville, KY, at the Shawnee Baptist Church. God has greatly used this conference in our teenagers’ lives over the past few years, and we … Read More


2 Corinthians 4:18 – While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. A man read an ad in the newspaper: “Hunting dog for sale, $2,500.00, but well worth … Read More