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17: Wienners and Losers

     Have you ever seen someone make the sign for the letter “L” with their fingers, and place it on their forehead? When this began to emerge amongst young folks I learned that it was the sign for a LOSER. So trying to fit…

16: First Things First

     There are many reasons why devoted parents invest their time and energy discipling their children at home. God’s word tells us to “teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk…

15: Praying For Your Family Daily

The best way I know to build up my family is to pray for them daily, as did Job.      And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the…

14: Building Each Other Up In The Home

     In the last issue I talked about God’s call for us to build one another up. I continue to notice this in my reading of the New Testament this summer. (Some of these scriptures are listed at the end.) I would like to follow…

13: The Last Shall Be First

     When someone is in authority they are generally in a leadership position, in control, and on top of the heap. This is what we naturally associate with authority. Jesus affirmed that this is the standard definition in this world, but then he redefined…

12: Our Father’s Business

     Many of you reading this newsletter probably learned about it as a result of attending a homeschool convention. Most of my speaking is at state conventions. While Sandi and I did teach and train our sons at home, that is not the main…

11: Building Godly Character

    It is a mark of Moses’ meekness that he was able to receive advice from his wife’s father. But that is not the point of this missive. Jethro had spent only one day with Moses, and he quickly discerned that his son-in-law needed to…

10: Hearts and Home

    The new year is upon us and once again I find myself reading God’s word. A few chapters from Genesis is my old testament portion and one chapter from Matthew rounds out my daily diet. I get just as much “nutrition” from Genesis…

9: An Incredible Promise with Far Reaching Implications

     I think that if you were to quiz parents from any culture, or from any world view, what motivates the decisions that they make for the upbringing and training of their offspring, the universal response would be that their children would have a good life. What defines…

8: Choose Life

This month the scripture will be our primary focus with minimal commentary at the end.      Deuteronomy 30:11 “For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say,…

7: Fitting, or being Fitted

In traveling around the world, speaking to, and meeting with, devoted parents, a common theme repeatedly emerges. As parents seek to teach their children God’s ways and train them for eternity “talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the…

6: Rise Up O Men Of God

     I have written in a previous newsletter of my ongoing battle with condemnation. The fruit of condemnation in my life was discouragement and depression. I knew what I should be doing but didn’t have the energy or strength to do it. I was like the man described…