We studied the book of Galatians in Sunday School last week. I asked the children, “Do Christians have rules?” Well, of course they do. They shouldn’t steal or lie or hit their sisters. Then I asked the children, “Does keeping the rules make them Christians?” This one was more difficult, and they scratched their headsContinue reading “Butterfly Rules”
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My oldest daughter has her driver’s permit. Though I use winter as an excuse to avoid letting her drive, my husband decided it was a fine time to let her drive to the city two hours away. High speeds, passing lanes, interstate on ramps, and semi trucks were included. Let me tell you, friends, myContinue reading “Sustaining Power”
Something out of Nothing
This week, my kindergartener and I studied Elisha and the Widow’s jars. Our Bible study routine is always the same. I get out the flannel board, and he gets out the Bible. I tell the same Bible story every morning for the whole week, and he never gets tired of it. Actually, if I missContinue reading “Something out of Nothing”
If Fairy Tales are any indication, one of mankind’s worst fears is being swallowed up. Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, and The Gingerbread Man all include antagonists who will swallow you in one gulp, one bite, or one meal. To be swallowed is to be consumed, to cease toContinue reading “Swallowed Up”
What can we do?
I have a nine year old. It’s been an emotional week as we’ve watched the smiling faces of other nine year olds, lost in a horrific murder, roll across our screens. What can we do to protect our children? What can we give them to prepare for such a world? We need to give ourContinue reading “What can we do?”
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