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Summer is for Wisdom

May 26, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
In college, I knew a lot of really smart, knowledgeable people, but I didn’t come across many wise people. Personally, I’d rather my children and grandchildren have an ounce of biblical wisdom, rather than a ton of worldly knowledge. But then, let’s not set our goal so small…let’s strive to have our children gain a […]... continue >>

A Place and Time to Remember the Cost

May 25, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota is truly a memorable place—row after row after row of identical white tomb stones of American veterans. My grandfather is buried there—a World War I veteran. My 92-year-old father will be buried there—World War 2 veteran. My son, if he chooses, could be buried there—a veteran of Operation Enduring […]... continue >>

The Law, the Gospel, the Christian, and an Opportunity

May 20, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Unfortunately, the law of God seems to have fallen on hard times.  When some hear the words, “law” or “commands” the words, “legalism” and “moralism” immediately come to mind. Yes, we should be on guard as we teach our children. In the past several decades, children’s Sunday school curricula and other Bible resources tended to […]... continue >>

Key Qualifications for Teaching Youth

May 19, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Have you ever felt a call or burden to teach the youth in your church? Have you been questioned as to your ability because of your age?too old to relate? Hear these words from Sally Michael in her recent seminar “Teaching Youth and Engaging their Hearts”: The first year I taught junior high students in […]... continue >>

Parenting Thoughts from a Puritan

May 18, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Last week, Tim Challies posted “8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder.” Here is his very intriguing introduction to the post: The other day, the old Puritan John Flavel took me out back and slapped me around for a while (metaphorically, of course). I have been reading his classic work The Mystery of Providence and he dedicates […]... continue >>