Protecting Our Children 6: Letting Go

Protecting Our Children Day 6: Letting Go   I’ve written these articles from the perspective of a father with Christian children. I can only imagine the associated worries and thoughts parents have with unbelieving children that are hitting adulthood. I used to let my mind go there prior to our oldest girl’s getting God’s salvation. The relief was as real as the joy. A parent will probably never lose the protective instinct,…

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Protecting Our Children 5: Dating Decisions

Protecting Our Children Day 5: Dating Decisions So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22, ESV) If you’ve read some of my prior material (or if you know me fairly well), you already know this: I have dated exactly one person in my entire life. She’s the last person, too, because I hit the…

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Protecting Our Children 4: Pitfalls of Pornography

Protecting Our Children Day 4: Pitfalls of Pornography   Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8, ESV) I hate writing about this topic. There, I said it. I wish it wasn’t necessary because I really hate talking and writing about it. It’s not because I’m some perfectly righteous man who has never fallen into the trap—I have. And…

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Protecting Our Children 3: Harmful Habits

Protecting Our Children Day 3: Harmful Habits Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ESV)  When I was in high school, I agreed to go to my old elementary school to speak as part of the D.A.R.E.…

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Protecting Our Children 2: Choosing Friends

Protecting Our Children Day 2: Choosing Friends      Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20, ESV) If you’ve never seen the movie “Remember the Titans,” that needs to change soon! The excellent commentary on race relations and loving our neighbors is elevated by the focus on football and an incredible performance by Denzel Washington (among others). In the movie, one of the…

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Protecting Our Children 1: Social Media Dangers

Protecting Our Children Day 1: Social Media Dangers Truthfully, this should be part one of a series just on this subtopic. The vast dangers associated with social media will take us down a myriad avenues. And yes, I realize the irony of posting this on social media networks! But while maybe 5-10% of social media comes from a sensible place, the rest is a horror show of stupidity and danger to the…

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Lessons from Nature 7: The Lamb of God (Sunday Selah)

Lessons from Nature Day 7: The Lamb of God (Sunday Selah) He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. (Isaiah 53:7, ESV) A lamb. Such an adorable, mild creature. When shorn, it doesn’t fight the shepherd. And even when led to be…

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Lessons from Nature 6: Our Value to God

Lessons from Nature Day 6: Our Value to God As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved animals. Even today, as my family watched a 3-foot black snake slither along our patio (with shrieking coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE), I couldn’t help but look in awe at another of God’s creatures. When we lost our beloved cat Tiger in March 2021, the tear in my heart was immense. I’m thankful…

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Lessons from Nature 4: Complete Transformation – The Monarch Butterfly

Lessons from Nature Day 4: Complete Transformation – The Monarch Butterfly Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, ESV) A monarch butterfly is a sight to behold. Their coloration and almost whimsical flight patterns capture the attention of young and old alike.…

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