Links — Week of January 7th

Links — Week of January 7th

Death, The New Year And The Hope of Christ 2016 was a bru­tal year, espe­cial­ly for many who saw celebri­ties and cul­tur­al icons whom they idol­ized die. In the mid­st of a year of seem­ing tragedy, what hope does Christ offer? Quite a lot, in fact. From Matt Fore­man: “So what is the bib­li­cal lesson and answer in the face of a trag­ic real­i­ty? Can Chris­tian­i­ty offer any hope in the New Year in the face of death? To the sur­prise…

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My Kid’s Are So Annoying — But I’m Worse

My Kid’s Are So Annoying — But I’m Worse

It hap­pens almost every day: I walk into a room, see some­thing annoy­ing my kids have done (or not done) (or left out) (or put away) (or bro­ken) and throw up my hands in exas­per­a­tion. Say it with me: Kid’s are so annoy­ing! Why can’t they just fig­ure it out? Is it real­ly all that dif­fi­cult to clean up after your­self? The oth­er night, as I walked through our fam­i­ly room on my way to the bath­room to brush my teeth,…

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The Heart of the Parent: Love of God

The Heart of the Parent: Love of God

Descrip­tion       Prayer       Ques­tions       Extend­ed Read­ings Descrip­tion At the burn­ing core of the parent’s heart must be an over­whelm­ing love of God. Jesus didn’t mince words when he spoke of our need to love God before every­thing else — “He who loves father or moth­er more than Me is not wor­thy of Me; and he who loves son or daugh­ter more than Me is not wor­thy of Me.” (Matthew 10:37) When com­par­ing your love for God…

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Links — Week of December 31st

Links — Week of December 31st

Christ­mas week! New Years! Cel­e­bra­tion — joy — new begin­nings! Annnd­dd… some of the same old stuff, too. Fol­low­ing are some of the links, arti­cles and clips I found inter­est­ing this week. Joseph of Nazareth vs Planned Par­ent­hood Rus­sel Moore is con­vict­ing, chal­leng­ing and pow­er­ful in his con­sid­er­a­tion of Joseph’s legal rights and his god­ly choice to not exer­cise them. “It is here that Joseph is per­haps a mod­el for a new gen­er­a­tion of Chris­tians. In a cul­ture cap­ti­vat­ed by the spir­it…

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The Heart of the Parent

The Heart of the Parent

What does it mean to be a par­ent? What does God desire from the par­ent? How do I know I’m par­ent­ing right, or best, or even to the best of my abil­i­ty? It’s easy to turn to par­ent­ing strate­gies, books or arti­cles and plen­ty of oth­er resources, but the sin­gle biggest indi­ca­tor of the health of your par­ent­ing will nev­er be the imple­men­ta­tion of a strat­e­gy or sys­tem; it will always be the ori­en­ta­tion of your heart. Where is your heart?…

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