I believe a tremendous parenting tool, often overlooked, for instilling in our kids a love for reading the Bible later on in life is to read to them out loud now while they are young, and not only Scripture, but other literary children's classics as well. God gave us his Word in written form for a purpose, and for parents to cultivate a love for, and not a fear of, this form of media, it can do wonders for their spiritual life. In Myself Middle school Andrew would have never
Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God's help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ's sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. 1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God's glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of a
Food for thought... If a legitimate, Biblical, Christ-following life is a sweet, buttercream frosted, double chocolate cupcake, the only way to have this is with Jesus as the batter itself, providing all the necessary ingredients for a life with God in the Spirit. One cannot simply dress up a world-centered, stuff-loving, fiber bran muffin life with a few Jesus sprinkles on top and claim to be a cupcake. You cannot fool God and your actions will always give away your true ing
Wednesday Devo: And he[Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:37-39 Do you ever feel like this picture portrays how to operate your Christian life? If you can turn this knob while pulling that lever and minding this dial, then you are kind of doing it right. All these instruct
Wednesday Devo: “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” – Colossians 4:6 Gracious speech. Everyone knows all too well this is easier read than done. Yet we are called to do it. So what is the salt then? Jesus himself answers that question. We are the salt of the earth and light of the world. As followers of Christ we are called to be living examples of the Gospel. Paul is pointing out that our speech
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." - Psalm 139:13-14
Newborn babies are simply spectacular. They are truly miracles from God, every one of them (James 1:17). It is amazing how intricate their bodies are and the process that took place to form them, knitted together by God, observable by science. What evolution has trouble accounting for is the creation of in
But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:4
When we see leaves on the trees begin to turn colors, it means one thing, they are dying.
As the amount of light in a day begins to shorten, leading up to autumn, the green begins to leave.
Despite their beautiful appearance, eventually, the leaves will fall.
Jesus tells us that we can only live by His Father's Word a