Family Matters

The Family The family is like a book— The children are the leaves, The parents are the covers That protecting beauty gives. At first the pages of the book Are blank and purely fair, But time soon writes memories And paints pictures...

Family Values

Little Children Little ears are listening; Little minds run wild; Trying to be like Mom or Dad, Comes natural for a child. They want to do the things you do, And say the things you say; They’re watching and they’re listening, Even...

A Mom’s Worth

An article in Forbes asks, “Think you can put a price on motherhood?”

Building a House is not the same as Building a Home

On July 21, 1983, 288 construction workers were waiting for the sound of the gun that would mark the beginning of construction on a house in Palmer, Alaska. They were going to be timed to...

Forgive, as God Forgives

Years ago a young man quarreled with his father and left home. He kept in touch with his mother and wanted badly to come home for Christmas, but he was afraid his father would not...

My Daddy Prays for Me

When Daddy prays, the house gets still; His voice is slow and deep. We shut our eyes; the clock ticks loud. So quiet we must keep. When Daddy prays, he doesn’t use Those words the preacher does. He prays for...

So You Want to Be a Good Parent?

What are the basics for those who desire to be the kind of parents God wants? Let me suggest four: Shower them with love Children are always changing. But an atmosphere of love makes the change...

Jesus’ Adult Relationship with His Mother

We hear much talk about child abuse, and it is a great social evil. But there is another evil that needs addressing: parent abuse (Proverbs 10:1; 17:21; 23:24-25). Eight million children assault their parents...

The King of the World Obeyed His Mother

The Ten Commandments are divided into vertical (religious) commands and horizontal (moral) commands. The first four are man’s duty to God. The second six are man’s duty to man. Thou shalt have no other...

Old Age: Taking Care, or Taking Advantage?

  There is an interesting story in this week's Sports Illustrated.1 It seems that some con artist is going around to aging athletes who have Alzheimer's posing as Dr. James Hartman. He claims to be...

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