Blessed or Lucky?

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” I Chronicles 16:34 (NIV). The other day I overheard our middle and youngest having a conversation. I wasn’t really tuning in to their words until I heard our daughter tell our littlest, “We don’t say we’re lucky. There’s no such thing as luck.Continue reading “Blessed or Lucky?”

It’s Your Choice – Part II

“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,” Luke 1:14 (NIV).   My question to you today is this: Where do you stand? Are you worshipping God or are you worshipping yourself? Have you become a Christian, but question your allegiance to God because you stillContinue reading “It’s Your Choice – Part II”

It’s Your Choice

“Scripture sees hell as self-chosen…Hell appears as God’s gesture of respect for human choice. All receive what they actually chose, either to be with God forever, worshipping Him, or without God forever, worshipping themselves” (J.I. Packer).   In our household, we have a rule. We care more about honesty than mistakes. If our children comeContinue reading “It’s Your Choice”

Blessings Passed Down – Part III

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV). If you remember, last time we were together I shared with you about the blessing our children received using the example of ice creamContinue reading “Blessings Passed Down – Part III”

Blessings Passed Down – Part II

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16 (NIV). It blesses me when our children model for me how to be selfless and go out of their way to help others. They are putting actions to Matthew 5:16,Continue reading “Blessings Passed Down – Part II”

Blessings Passed Down

“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you helpContinue reading “Blessings Passed Down”

God Will Provide – Part II

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19 (NIV).   The lesson about God providing which we talked about last time has proved invaluable, especially as our society has seen a recession and economic downturn. I hate to admit it, but I thinkContinue reading “God Will Provide – Part II”