Contributed on Nov 14, 2005
Is there conflict in your family? Are there disagreements and arguments that seem to tear down the very home you want to build? God has a formula for solving that. Do you know what it is?
OPEN: Years ago there was a great show called “Kids Say the Darndest Things” and it featured Art Linkletter asking several children their views on life. What was intriguing was the way in which the children saw life. Recently somebody interviewed a number of young children asking them what they ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2005
Solomon robbed his son of his inheritance... but in this sad story of Solomon’s failure is a lesson in hope for how we can protect our children as long as they live.
OPEN: Before he died, comedian John Ritter starred in a fairly successful TV sitcom. Does anybody remember the name of that show? (8 Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter). Now, I never watched that show, so I don’t know if they ever shared what those “8 simple rules” actually were. However, years ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2005
I looked up every reference I could find that used the words “commit”, “committed”, & “commitment” and I was surprised at what I DID’T find. I never found the Bible teaching that we should put our family first! Why?
OPEN: Author and speaker Zig Ziggler loved golf and once took his son with him out to the golf course. His son was still relatively new to the game, so Zig was very impressed by his son’s performance on one of the par 4 holes. At the tee, the boy lifted the ball straight and true down the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 28, 2005
According to one researcher, one of the characteristics of a strong family is "appreciation" or thankfulness for others in my family. Why do we find this so hard to do, and how do we train ourselves to be appreciative?
OPEN: Back in the 70’s, a woman wrote an article I found interesting. She said that her cousin had invited them to “Come for a thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, March 20th.” She wrote: “She was not celebrating an early Thanksgiving. She was saying that all was well with her husband, who had ...read more