Thoughts of Home

Be Careful What You Say  One day a little girl watching her mother do the dishes noticed several strands of white hair on her mother’s brunette head. She asked, “Why are some of your hairs...

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...

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...

Helping Widows

Concern for the underprivileged and vulnerable has always mattered to God. Three such categories in every society in every generation are immigrants (strangers), orphans, and widows. This study pertains to the third group. Under Old...

Ethics for Homes

Every principle of God’s Word that applies to our conduct toward Him and with others has an appli­cation in the home.

To My Child

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear...

My Dad’s Better

Three boys were debating whose father was the best. The first started the debate by claiming his father knew the mayor. He was soon topped by the second boy who said, “That’s nothing. My dad...

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...

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...

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...