Choosing well when choosing a guy; an open letter to my daughters:

But the most important aspect is the element of experiencing the full consequences of our decision. Whenever someone protects us from those consequences or reduces them we learn a very bad lesson. We learn that someone will rescue us when we make a bad decision. We also learn to expect Father to rescue us from the consequences of our bad decisions as well. ...

Father doesn’t need to punish his child for being disobedient

Father doesn’t need to punish his child for being disobedient; the real time result of being disobedient is punishment enough. If I were to climb to the top of the office roof and jump off, I would experience the consequences of my decision almost immediately. The roof is 3 stories up, about 25 feet from the ground. Ouch! I am fully aware of the principle of gravity. I also know that Jesus is the author and...

“I will make you as white (clean) as the snow”

“Four women……Three with their husbands and one with her mother and father, sat quietly and nervously as the service began. It was supposed to be a celebration…a time to rejoice over the lives of their children. Their journey,begun some eight weeks earlier,was one filled with ups and downs, laughter and tears, fear and courage, loneliness and the amazing discovery of “never-aloneness.” The hurt, loss, they had hidden in their souls years earlier had been revealed…The secret had been surrendered....

Father doesn’t reject me because I am disobedient to him.

He looks at my disobedience as an opportunity to build me up. After all, he knew I would be disobedient before I was. Many of you have fathers that turn their back to you whenever you disappoint them or are disobedient to them. We seem to learn early on that acceptance in the “real world” requires compliance and living up to someone else’s expectations. It continues in marriage and then we model it to our children and the cycle...