She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace
Tuesday is for Discipleship I love kids. All kids. Walking down a grocery store aisle, any child can make be smile and brighten my day. But when we move to a discussion of my own children, we move into a whole new level of love. My children have little clue about how much they mean … More “Beloved of God” The Stunning Radical Nature of God’s Electing Love
Tuesday is for Preaching Mother’s Day is coming this weekend and I thought it might be a good time to give a message on parenting and the job description of children. Here are some of the opening lines to my message this week. (Watseka, IL campus will have a guest speaker; Ashkum, IL campus will … More The Hardest Job in the World
Friday is for Heart Songs Just for fun on a Friday. Enjoy the day. Some days are like this in the world of parenting. But they are worth it. Bring them up in the instruction of the Lord. “So, whether you eat or drink [or parent], or whatever you do, do all to the glory … More Are You a Parent of Small Children? Don’t Miss This
Thursday is for Discipleship Assuming that a person has repented of sin and believed in Christ as their Savior, Sin-bearer, reigning and soon-coming King, how do we help people to live moment by moment in relationship to the living God? How do we help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ? I have … More Living in a Moment by Moment Relationship with God.
Continued from Monday (What is a Christian? How should he view himself and his mission? Part 1) “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (Part 2) A settler, like a sojourner, is a person who is on a journey. My image, as a white-middle class 49 years old,* who grew … More The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler
Friday is for Heart Songs My failures as a parent are too many and too embarrassing to recount. But there are a couple of things I did right. One was marrying Stephnie. A better wife and mother a man could not ask for, … well he could, but he’d be stupid! I’m not stupid. Another … More Family Slogans and Lasting Values