A Generation of Opinions Without Action
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, chances are you are inundated with political posts. Whether these posts are written using a conservative or liberal point of view, it strikes me odd that so many people use so much of their passion simply putting something meaningful on their Facebook wall, for others, who more than likely share their point of view, to agree with. It seems like we’re becoming a generation with verbose opinions, but who has little interest in getting our hands dirty to actually make changes in the woven tapestry of our [...] Read More
The Command to honor our mother and father is not meant exclusively for young children. As adults we are instructed to honor our parents for as long as they live. We honor them because God gave them a position of authority in our lives when we were young, and today they should hold a position of godly counsel in our adult lives. God actually chose our parents for us. He knew what parents we needed in order to help fulfill His purpose in our lives. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we adults need to reflect on how we [...] Read More
Like many others, our family is ready to geek-out this weekend and see the newly released Ironman 3. I personally love a good hero movie! I Especially like the Marvel variety, but thinking about it, Tony Stark is probably not what you’d call a classic “hero”. He’s an insanely rich, egotistical smart aleck, who enjoys a life of self-indulgent luxury, but who also chooses to live by a moral code, which is one that says he (Ironman) will fight injustice and for those who are being unfairly treated. That heroic code makes his personal character flaws a lot less offensive.
Modern [...] Read More
I’m sitting here watching the news in Boston unfold before my eyes. What a terrible week it’s been for our country. What an emotionally exhausting week. As the mother of a child with special needs, I’m familiar with the term, “sensory diet”. Truly, I think I need some sort of sensory diet after this week when my own feelings of love, hate, fear, trust, and forgiveness have all been tested, while living in a time when LIVE news updates come to me, around the clock, through every electronic device I own.
While I am not in any way saying that the [...] Read More
Recently my son began a new medication which caused him some terrible side effects. We’ve been waiting to see a specialist, but in the mean time his pediatrician has tried her best to treat him. Ultimately we’ve had to stop this medicine all together, and just wait. I found myself praying to the Lord in the shower yesterday morning. I was having a conversation with God, as I stood under the running water. Metaphoric, perhaps. But really it was my only quiet time of the day. The only time I could actually be by myself and in perfect peace with [...] Read More
If you’re looking for a fun family movie this weekend, check out The Croods. Dreamworks has done a great job in displaying the importance of family in this prehistoric comedy.
The Croods is a 3D, animated adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. (Written by DreamWorks Animation)
Knowing that some of us don’t embrace the idea of [...] Read More
We have all understood that the Last Supper, celebrated by Jesus and his disciples on Holy Thursday, was actually the Passover (Seder) meal. Jews were required, by the Law of Moses, to take part in this meal every year to remember the deliverance of the Israelites out of Egypt. Many elements of the Seder meal point to the ultimate deliverance by the Messiah, who will rescue the people from the slavery to sin.
Seder actually means, “order” in Hebrew. This meal has a certain order to it, and it has changed very little in the last 3500 years. When Jesus, the [...] Read More