Tag: fathers

  • How to Help Your Husband be a Godly Leader (without nagging)

    I recently surveyed my readers to learn how I could better serve them. The idea for this post originated from their responses. To those who responded to the survey, thank you! If you would like to submit article ideas, see the information at the end of this post. It’s an age-old question. “How do I…

  • Acting Like Children

    This post was written by Jon Atchison. Becoming a parent changed my understanding of love, patience and re-calibrated my understanding of God’s love for me. If you’re a parent, I imagine you can relate to me in those thoughts and then far beyond. Additionally, I felt more secure in my relationship with God once I…

  • How Parenting Can Change Your Speech (and Make You a Better Person)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing),” I mentioned how becoming a parent has impacted my speech. In this post, I want to elaborate on that thought and share some related thoughts regarding parenting. Newsflash: Parenting is hard. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on the parents, the kids, the siblings,…

  • Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk),” we looked at how our speech is determined by our thoughts and that, if we want to make our speech more Christ-like, then we must make our thoughts more Christ-like. Today, I want to look at another aspect of our speech: cursing. Yesterday,…

  • Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk)

    The Bible says a lot about how we talk and the important role our speech plays in our lives. In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin),” I talked about the importance of replacing bad (i.e. worldly) input sources with good ones. Flooding your life with positive influences while ridding…

  • How to be Open with GOD (3 Keys to a Good Relationship with GOD)

    In the post entitled “Why It’s Important to Confess Sin (Practicing Real, Authentic Confession),” I discussed the importance of confessing our sins to GOD. Confession is really a form of agreeing with GOD. It’s saying to Him, “You know what I did. I sinned by ____ . I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me Father.”…

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • September 8 – Job’s Great Loss

    Reading Job 1:1-3:26 Devotional Today we begin reading the account of Job. Our reading will be taken from the book of Job through the next ten days. It is uncertain when the book of Job was written, but the man Job lived a long, long time ago, hundreds of years before Abraham. Job is referred…

  • June 23 – GOD Sends Isaiah to Judah

    Reading Isa. 1:1-9; 5:1-7; 1:10-17, 21-26; 2:6-18; 3:8-4:1; 32:9-11; 5:8-23 Devotional Isaiah was sent to Judah with a similar message to that of Amos, during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. In today’s reading GOD outlines the sins of Judah. GOD’s message through Isaiah begins: 2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For…

  • Church Notes: Parental Discipline

    Here are my notes from a 2011 church meeting where we discussed the topic of what Scripture says about parental discipline.