The following article is a must read for all parents. It’s a powerful glimpse into the childhood of the late Kurt Cobain, the lead singer/songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. As you read, make note of Kurt’s sources of influence. Determine if the influence was positive or negative? Finally, what was Kurt ultimately looking for?
Our two daughters have a passion and talent for creating melodies and writing songs. As a Christmas gift, we bought them a series of components that when put together creates a home recording studio. After spending most of the day putting the system together, elation occurred as we all heard the first musical tones emerging [...]
“But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” ~ Luke 8:15 (niv)
We discussed in part I and part II how our unintentional hypocritical behaviors from a “crowded” heart, represented by “thorns” of distraction, is negatively influencing [...]
“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature” ~ Luke 8:14 (niv)
In part I “Expecting Fruit among Thorns”, I left you with a question to think about. “What parable category am [...]
Christian parents have an obvious strong desire to see their children eternally secure. We pray for the day our children seek a personal relationship with God and make God their God. But something is going very wrong. We are seeing up to 90% of our Christian children leaving the faith by the [...]
There are a good number of online articles, discussions, and debates regarding the topic “courting vs. dating”. Doing a Google search resulted in 749 unique entries across 75 search result pages. What more can be added to discuss? Great question. Maybe nothing more except, at the very least, continued awareness. Hopefully I can present how [...]
Lohan was in the news again last week for being arrested…twice. No not Lindsay, but her father Michael. We came across a compelling picture in an article that compared Michael and Lindsay Lohan’s mug shots.
(pictures from dailymail website)
Michael Lohan was first arrested and served three years in jail when Lindsay was just four years old. [...]
A formula is created as a tool to be used to produce a consistent desired result. For a math algorithm it’s a precise rule, or set of rules, specifying how to solve a problem. For a recipe, it’s a set of instructions for making something with food. Christian parents want to teach their children how [...]
Today’s parent must be ____
…a repented righteous representative modeling Godly characteristics & principles who lavishes others with unconditional love.
…a student of God’s word.
…a secular worldview researcher.
Do you have any additional “hats” to add?
Only 28% of churched youth have talked with mom about faith. Only 13% of churched youth have talked with dad about faith. And finally, 69-94% of evangelical children are leaving the church shortly after they graduate from high school.(ref: Mark Holmen, Faith@Home; http://www.faithathome.com) Taking the low end of the last stat, that means 7 out [...]