Grandpa’s Blessing

IMG_2460--smallNearly 60 years ago my father built a modest cottage on Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan. I spent most of my summers there while I was growing up. It’s where I learned to swim and water ski. It’s where I learned to paddle a canoe and row a boat with wooden oars. It’s where I learned to catch crabs, dig for worms, bait hooks, and catch fish. My children also enjoyed spending summer days at my parents’ cottage. And now my grandchildren are doing the same. Continue reading

Found: A Book Review

foundFrom the creators of the award-winning, best-selling Jesus Storybook Bible, (my favorite Bible in the whole world, and if you haven’t read it, you really should) comes a beautiful little book, with the simplest of titles: Found. In fact, this book contains barely 100 words, which just goes to show that the shortest of titles and the minimum amount of words truly can add up to something beautiful.

The only explanation must be that when you put author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Jago in the same room, then magic happens. Continue reading

Back to School – Biblical Worldview

Teach a Biblical World View

Teach a Biblical World View

Dr. Mary Drabik, (Doctor of Christian Education) is filling in for me with words of wisdom!

If Adam and Eve were deceived in the Garden, with the perfect environment, what makes us think Satan cannot deceive us and our children today?

A worldview is any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides man with an overarching approach to understanding God, the world, and man’s relations to God and the World. One’s worldview is the cognitive, faith-based, pre-conceptional guide for ALL life’s decisions!

  • Let me put it this way. I have often said, “The youth of today will be the church of tomorrow.” But I’m afraid I can’t say that anymore because if we don’t do something now to re-educate our kids in the foundations of the Christian faith, the young people we’re counting on to lead the church into the next generation won’t even be in the church of the next generation ~ Josh McDowell

In today’s society, we see a new in your face ungodliness. Young Christian people head to college and often lose their faith before their sophomore year. Today the Church of Jesus Christ desperately needs leaders who will return to the timeless paths of eternal truth that God has always honored and blessed.

The Bible charges parents with the responsibility to train their children in the way they should go so when they are older they shall not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). We need to teach our children the truth of the Word of God; they are never too young to learn. A child will learn more from the ages of 0-5, then they will their entire life. Instill a Biblical Worldview in your children early.

Guest Blogger – Dr. Mary Drabik, President South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Federal Highway Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441

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Four Gifts to Give to Your Children and Grandchildren

Piles of gift boxes wrapped in colorful paper, ribbon, bow ,Isolated on white. for anniversary, new year, birth day

As parents and grandparents, we often find ourselves giving our children all kinds of gifts. We may purchase toys or games or special treats. As pleasant and as purposeful as these gifts may be at times, there are four gifts that we can give our children and grandchildren that will last a lifetime and that will have eternal impact on their lives. These gifts are instruction, discipline, blessing, and example.

Let’s take a closer look at each one:
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The Adventures of Peter and Leisel 3: A Lesson in Honesty

Adventures_of_Peter_and_Leisel_book_3_largePeter suddenly finds himself standing before the snarling wolf, his hand so sweaty he can hardly grip his sword.

The evil wolf is back in Pothering woods, but so are Peter and Leisel. Will Peter and Leisel be able to help the animals free themselves of the wolf?

Come along with them on this grand adventure . . . and learn about God and honesty along the way.

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