Not a Christian Nation

Many believe that our nation is known for Christianity. I find this rather interesting considering every time I turn on the news or read newspaper, I see that there are not Christian values. God is absent in each headline and story all the way from business and politics to family and features. And, stats show how much of a reality this has become. Consider these trends: A recent report "A Decade of Change in American Congregations, 2000 - 2010" authored by David A. Roozen found that "...... [...] Read More

Facing Fear

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  - Mark Twain Fear is something God has given us (2 Timothy 1:7) but it something we struggle with daily. We may fear losing our job, our health or even our life, but we have to learn to trust God because we know that He is faithful and takes care of us. Ironically, the thing most of us are deathly afraid is something very simple - telling people about the only one who can truly provide and take away our fear. It is the... [...] Read More

Father-Daughter Discord

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!  --Philip Whitmore Senior In this day and age daddy/daughter relationships have become merely living under the same roof and exchanging "hello" at breakfast and dinner, if the father even has time to make it to a meal. The plethora of songs and movies about girls who never knew their dads further showcases this problem. This has really been on mind lately. I know this is not the type of relationship I want my daughter to... [...] Read More

10 Years Ago Today

Where were you 10 years ago today? That is what everyone is asking today. What went through your mind when you witnessed the planes crashing into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Pentagon? What about when you heard about the brave strangers who banded together and sacrificed their own lives to bring the fourth plane down in a field in Pennsylvania? What do you remember about that day? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Credit: Coast Guard... [...] Read More

Explaining 9-11

I don't know about you, but I am very sensitive to 9-11 as we approach the 10-year anniversary. There have been several times this week where I have sat on the sofa watching documentaries about this monumental tragedy and wept. I will never get over it! There are many children who were too young to remember or understand that Tuesday morning a decade ago and may now be asking questions about why such an event occurred. Actually, there are probably many adults who ask the same question. 9-11... [...] Read More

Quit Looking for a Job

I’m hoping you had a great Labor Day weekend. I don’t know about you, but yesterday I couldn’t help but think of the millions of Americans who are currently unemployed. My heart breaks for these individuals, but my prayer is not that they will just “find a job.” No, my prayer is much more. If you think about it, “finding a job” is not the American dream. “Jobs” are boring, monotonous and tedious. Students don’t go to college to “find a job.” They go because they have... [...] Read More

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

I think by now most students have started another year of school. I know my three kiddos have. It was strange to see my son leave for his senior year of high school knowing it would be his very last year. As I watched him walk out, it got me to thinking. While a new school year brings a fresh start, it also brings more temptation and peer pressure to students across the United States. Stats show us that the major things our teens will be faced with are alcohol, drugs and sex. Consider this... [...] Read More