Wednesday, March 1, 2017
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Example.. If I speed there is a fine to be payed. Hence if my children don't obey... they have more chores to do and less liberty to do as they wish!
Can you imagine the change in every American School, Home and Public building.. if each family simply imposed this.. ?
What no more squalling 4 year olds in Walmart because they didn't get their way?
Wouldn't it be nice to never again see a child blatantly disregarding the directions of their parents?
You know as well as I do.. This one simple change in the homes of American Parents would make the entire NATION run better! :)
Name me one mom or dad who wouldn't kill to never see or hear some of this kind of disrespectful attitude in their home?!
Then why don't we do something about it?
Truth to be told...
1) We have been sold a bill of goods.. (Your going to crush their individuality, They each need to be free to express themselves)
2) Our society is just to dog lazy! The parents don't want to put in the effort it takes to truly train a child to behave the way it should behave.!
3) Everyone is afraid that if they really discipline the child like they would have to do.. that DCFS OR CPS will show up at their door and the kid will be taken away!!
You know what..
I HAD A REVELATION..
If the child won't obey you..
If the child rebels at everything you say
Would we miss them.. ABSOLUTELY!
But if the kid knew you'd let them go... and not come begging them to come back until they were willing to live under your rules...
Monday, February 13, 2017
When you have a friend you should communicate with them as often as possible in a face to face situation.
Now I have a friend who lives in North Carolina..
And I live in New York..
So it's not often that we get the chance to see each other face to face.. but when we do.. Trust me we are definitely chatting it up.
In our modern society it becomes too easy to just text or make a quick phone call all the time.. and never really spend one on one time with that friend.
The biggest thing in any friendship is COMMUNICATION..
You must communicate with them!
Monday, February 6, 2017
Proverbs 16:28 - A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
The bible is so right!Actually it was Last week..
I was angry about something that happened to me..
And I was grumbling and complaining to a friend..
I also started whispering... And I sowed something into my friendship with the person I was speaking to... that separated us.
I said something without charity..
I said something that broke up the unity of fellow believers and friends..
I was wrong!
I have apologized but I have no idea what God will do.
Will the friendship be restored?
Will it ever be the same?
But I WOULD like to start working on a small series about FRIENDSHIP.
As I teach myself from God's word.. Feel free to join me...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The place where the reproach is rolled away!
Oh God thank you that tonight you have rolled away the reproach! Oh how wonderful is it to have all the weights of life being rolled away!
In THIS Life God can and does make your faith have profit for your every day life!
Monday, October 3, 2016
I don’t know. And what’s more, I don’t care. First let me quickly deal with I don’t know, before moving on to the far more significant I don’t care.
The Bible does not say, “Thou shalt not celebrate Halloween.” It certainly doesn’t say, “Though shalt not dress thy little girl as a princess, walk with her through the neighborhood and collect tasty treats.” It does, however, far more than we Christians, take very seriously the supernatural realm. When God established Israel He commanded that witches there be put to death. The same for necromancers. He understood that these are not games to play with, but deadly serious matters. To the extent that celebrating Halloween means playing fast and loose with such things, I would strongly discourage it. That said, even if we confess that this was its origins, it still doesn’t mean dress up and candy are sins. As long as we stay clear of the macabre, I’d argue it’s a meat offered to idols issue. If your conscience is troubled, steer clear. If not, I won’t fuss at you about it.
That said, this is a question I’m not in the least concerned to answer. In my family this is a non-issue. We do not celebrate Halloween, but not because we’re certain doing so is a sin. We don’t celebrate Halloween for this simple reason — because we’re far too busy and far too giddy celebrating something far more significant. No, it’s not a harvest festival. (Indeed I would argue that the sanitized Christian substitute version of Halloween, wherein we call it something else, and dress up as Bible heroes may be the worst possible choice. We copy the ways of the world, badly. It’s the October 31st version of what goes on every Lord’s Day in happy clappy churches, a third rate copy of the world’s inanities.)
We don’t celebrate Halloween because we are too focused on celebrating the Reformation. October 31st marks the anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 these on the church door in Wittenberg. We rejoice that God in His grace emboldened Martin Luther to stand on the promises of God. We give thanks to God for recovering for His people the clarity and simplicity of how we might have peace with Him through the finished work of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the recovery of the Bible as our alone final standard of faith and practice, the ending of the Babylonian captivity of the church. This is not some bland Christian substitute for Halloween. This is the real deal.
Our celebration this year will take four days. On the 30th we begin our conference The Power of the Glory. Friday morning we start back up again with the conference. Then we will gather together for a Vespers Service, followed by a concert from Nathan Clark George, a tremendous talent and blessing to the church. Saturday we will have a street festival, complete with the reading of the theses, the retelling of the story of Martin Luther, s’mores and dancing. The puny and pathetic parties of the world won’t hold a candle to ours. Halloween is a dead issue. The Reformation, that’s life.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016