Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

Preparation

This week I was reading an article entitled “The Best Quotes from 5 Christian College Graduation Speakers” and came to #4, which was a speech given at Biola University by David Kinnaman.  Kinnaman  is an author and the president of Barna Group.  I hope you will take some time today at lunch or whenever to talk to your kids, friends or whoever about this topic.  “We are…

Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough

There are 168 hours in a week. Factoring in sleep (and pretending everyone sleeps 8 hours per night), that’s 112 waking hours per week. Calculating one hour for Sunday morning worship, that leaves 111 other hours in the week, but sadly for many Christians that one hour constitutes their entire engagement with the church each week. Most congregations still hold to the…

A Lesson from One Mother’s Love

On a cold Christmas Eve in 1952, when Korea was in the throes of civil war, one young woman struggled along a village street, obviously soon to deliver a child. She pleaded with passers-by, “Help me! Please. My baby.” No one paid any attention to her. A middle-aged couple walked by. The wife pushed away the young mother and sneered, “Where’s the father? Where’s your…

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

Recently during dinner two of my children ignored an instruction which resulted in a glass of milk getting knocked over. The two offenders’ consequence was that they had to clean up the mess without grown-up help. One child had a smile break out and thought that they got off easy. The other child began crying lamenting the punishment and considered it harsh. A common…