Glad Tidings of Good Things (October 6, 2017)

Satan the House Robber Gus Nichols preached this sermon on February 19, 1965. Satan steals. He robbed the first home of God’s word (Genesis 2:17–18; 3:1–19; 2 Corinthians 11:1–3; 1 Timothy 2:11). He is in the...

A Mom’s Worth

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

Daddy, Can I Come Home?

Several years ago, I met a lifelong friend walking down the road. We stopped for a couple of moments and exchanged greetings. I asked her how she and her husband were doing (they had...

I’m Afraid They Won’t Take Baths

Sometimes a parent will say, “I don’t want to make my children go to Bible class or church services.” Why not?

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...

Just Play Dumb (Or Dad’s Trick #44)

In January 1992, at 1:00 a.m., one very tired mom (me!) heard a cough. I bolted from my sleep to a standing/running position and in one leap made it to the bathroom and flipped...

Parenting Tips

Ten Things for Which a Parent Will Never Be Sorry For doing your level best even when discouraged. For hearing before judging in family quarrels. For thinking before speaking when emotionally upset. For not...

A House Is Not a Home

A house is not a home; it is many things.It is a kitchen stove on which a kettle sings. It is a table set with care and loving thoughtWhere...

All This for a “Dollar an Hour”

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle-income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn’t even touch college tuition. But...

No Influence on Children?

Think movies don't have an impact on your kids. Think again.