Category Archives: Parenting

  • Fish Hooks, Nostrils, and a Humble Prayer

    One of the wickedest kings in all of Israel, if not the most wicked, was Manasseh, son of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 33). What I find puzzling about the life of Manasseh is why God records so much of his dirty laundry. But before we look closely at God’s judgment, it should be mentioned that one […]

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  • The Paradox Of Freedom

    Soon after my dad went to be with the Lord I knew I needed to spend more time caring for my mom. So I decided that I would learn to fly an airplane to turn a three and one-half hour drive into a fifty-minute flight. After eight weeks of grueling training, studying, and testing, I […]

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  • The Cursed Fig Tree

    Did you ever wonder why Jesus cursed the fig tree that had no fruit, especially since it wasn’t the time of year for figs? On the surface, Jesus is hungry, the tree has no fruit, and as a result, the tree gets dusted! (pun intended) At first glance it appears that the tree did nothing […]

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  • Anger and Humility

    When our children have committed an offense, how do we respond? The natural tendency of our flesh is to protect ourselves and our image, allowing anger to escalate and tempers to flare in order to avoid the real heart issue. In self-preservation we insist on having the last word rather than seeking to understand. Too […]

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