My parents bought a skeleton house with nothing but the frame and the siding intact. At first, we had no running water, no electricity, no heating, and no cooling. Dad filled plastic barrels in the back of his truck with water from a pumping station and hauled them home for us to top off our… Continue reading Who’s Design IS This?–What’s WRONG with Our Family-building Approach, and How We Can Fix It
There's a trend in today's churches, and it's thinking runs along these lines: We need to understand where people are coming from, listen to them, sympathize with them, not tell them our opinion unless they ask for it, be gracious and loving to them, and make sure we have a relationship with them before we… Continue reading What Would Jesus Do: Preach?
My children and I were reading about American Slavery just yesterday. Their history book brought up an interesting point: The Declaration of Independence said that 'all men are created equal.' If Americans truly believed that, then you would think slavery had no place in the United States. The puzzle, then, is how slavery became strong,… Continue reading “Blobs of Tissue” and “Clumps of Cells”: Unveiling God’s Mysterious Handiwork
How often do we stand in the way of our own success? Are we our own greatest obstacle? Do we make excuses instead of seek solutions? How often do we "suffer" under a self-imposed destitution? Can we tell the difference between a self-inflicted condition and a God-ordained test? This is just one example out… Continue reading The Ugly Pattern We Need to Avoid — But Don’t