Monthly Archives: March 2010

A respectable level of disobedience

Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise– why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool– why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The … Continue reading

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Speed limit: the children

When we have children, there’s another aspect of speed limit that eventually pops up and must be dealt with:  what do we say when our children ask, “Daddy, I just saw a sign that said, ‘Speed Limit 30’, so why … Continue reading

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Blessings of breast and womb

Unless the LORD  builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he … Continue reading

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Children's Bibles and the Second Commandment

When our children read their children’s Bibles, does the story ever grip their hearts?  Do they see that God is a holy God who is to be adored and worshipped? We would hope so, wouldn’t we?  We want them to … Continue reading

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Winsome Jesus

Can you generally tell which one is Jesus is in a picture book for children, or in a portrait on someone’s wall? Of course you can.  As plain as everyone else may look, Jesus always looks better.  His face is … Continue reading

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Couldn't be solemn

I was standing outside the abortuary the other day, holding a sign — and this day there was a mom there with four little children, must have been ages five and under. She was holding the littlest two and a … Continue reading

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Head coverings

Head coverings. “Ahhhhhh!!” you say. Wait, let’s think about this. I know we say that the principle Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 is timeless and the symbol was a cultural thing that no longer applies to us (well, … Continue reading

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