Proverbial Family: Answering the Whys

Why? It's the question asked over and over by every child. It can become pretty exhausting trying to answer every why, yet answering why needs to become a priority and habit of every parent. Why? Because actions have consequences, and the best instructions we can give our children are those that explain the consequences. Why?…

Proverbial Family: Foolish Feminism, Part 2

In Foolish Feminism, Part 1, I expressed how feminism started in a good place, yet today we're seeing a shift in focus to the extreme with the claim that men and women are inheritly the same. Since they obviously aren't, this is confusing our society and hurting families all around. The solution to this foolishness…

Proverbial Family: Special Series

I've been wanting to write more posts in relation to the family, namely marriage and parenting. And so, I'm going to begin a special series called "Proverbial Family" that focuses on Proverbs as a resource for enhancing family instruction and relationships.

Poem: Picking a Fight

I will take everything you say, And make it wrong, Turn it into something it’s not, Some nasty old song. Evil’s not your intent, But I will make it that way. My sensitive mind is made up, No matter what you say. I want to push you, For my own selfish reason, To unfairly provoke…

Overcoming the Power of the Dragon

He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to…

Poem: Weddings Are Convicting

A couple deep in love, With stars in their eyes, A future so hopeful; Do I still have these ties? The godly minister, Gives the covenant roles, Guidance from their Creator; Am I upholding our souls? Promises are pronounced, Vows to always stay true, Even through great hardships; Have I seen mine through? Weddings are…

Waste and Lowliness

Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess…

Baggage

It's hard to have conversations that carry a lot of baggage, but they must be had if you're ever going to empty the suitcases. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First…

Poem: To Address or Let It Go

It's bothering me, Something said or done, Don't know whether to address, Or let it go. What if it hinders our relationship, Causes more issues, Closes off communication, Unnecessary hurt feelings? It could be an opportunity to grow, In a difficult circumstance, If we jointly work together, And learn to love deeper. With prayer I…