Ever since the creation, there has been a wide variety of experiences in families around the globe. In some families there is love and acceptance, and in others there is hate and strife. In some homes there is one child, in some none, and in others two or more children.
Are family devotions important? Do they have anything to do with the well-being of our families? Are there ways in which we can make our family devotions interesting and relevant to our children? What are your family devotions like?
What are some foundational principles for healthy emotional well-being?
Sally stuffs her hands deeper into her sweater pockets as she kicks a stone ahead of her on the way to the mail box... “Why?” she says to herself, “Why can’t dad show an interest in my life—I need someone to talk to! This youth social life is a nightmare...He does so much stuff with the boys, but me...when I want to talk is seems like his lights don’t come on.”
Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series that will examine the subtle effects that the use of technology brings to bear in our daily lives. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1Co 10:31).
Another popular sedan rolls off the assembly line. Its shiny paint and gleaming chrome invite you to take a closer look at its many details and qualities. The sedan not only looks sharp but is equipped with every feature you need to navigate the highways.
Another precious baby arrives in our home. She is tiny and helpless, and yet she comes fully equipped with the abilities she needs to go through life.
One of the most wonderful revelations of the Bible is that God is our Father. When we think of a father, we think of protection, provision, warmth, and tenderness. Or does the word father paint a different picture for some? God reveals himself in the Bible as a gentle, forgiving father, intimately involved with each and every detail of our lives. It is a beautiful picture, but a true one.
Maybe we think times are not so prosperous. But if we open our eyes a little and see our standard of living, and if we look around at other countries, we will see that we are living in prosperous times. God is very interested that we maintain a simple lifestyle even in times of prosperity, and that we are examples of the believers in our lifestyle.
One of the greatest resources that God has given to the Christian church is old people. Blessed is the congregation that has many of them! The proverb writer tells us that “the hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness” (Pro 16:31).
The Christian Day school is a gift from our forefathers. It is a privilege worth defending. We are a generation in the reaping of a concept and sacrifice which we may not have had the forethought or conviction to begin.
We are also a generation in sowing. The Christian Day school of today is a blend of fruit and seed. If we are going to continue to enjoy it, we must continually evaluate what we are sowing, and sow according to truth.