Have we disconnected the fruit from the seeds when it comes to a Biblical worldview?

Have we disconnected the fruit from the seeds when it comes to a Biblical worldview?

I heard a story recently about a young man who was out in his father’s watermelon field working, with strict instructions not to eat any of the fruit.  Giving in to temptation, he attempted to hide the evidence by burying the remains off in another part of the field.  He was sure he’d gotten away with it until his father noticed watermelons growing where they didn’t belong.  The evidence was irrefutable.  Undeniable.  Once the fruit appeared, the son could not hide that he had buried the seeds in just that place.

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Sexual Indiscretion

Sexual Indiscretion

It seems like an almost daily occurrence to learn of the sexual indiscretion of some well-known male celebrity. The #MeToo movement has facilitated the unleashing of a flood of accusations. A prominent ancient king named David would undoubtedly be singled out by one Bathsheba for such an accusation. Rather than resigning in disgrace, David did that which few men seem to be doing today: confessing and repenting.

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Fact or Fraud: 4 Common Science Textbook Errors

Fact or Fraud: 4 Common Science Textbook Errors

If your child’s textbook taught that bloodletting, heroin, and mercury were effective medical treatments, I imagine you’d take issue with that.  After all, those practices were proven falselong ago.  Well, did you know that science textbooks from elementary school through college continue to print “facts” that were patently proven false (by mainstream science) decades ago.

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An Ode to Scout: Life Lessons from the Love of a Dog

An Ode to Scout: Life Lessons from the Love of a Dog

No one has ever, or will ever, love me as much as my dog.  This is not to demean my husband’s love for me … he totally agrees with this assessment.

Even a word like ‘unconditional’ doesn’t do justice to the complete, every inch of his soul adoration that a dog truly smitten offers.  I’m pretty sure if he could speak, what Scout would say to me is, “My whole life is in you…all I am and do are wrapped up in you…my sun rises and sets on your existence.”

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From Toddlers to Teens: Raising Kids Who Pray

From Toddlers to Teens: Raising Kids Who Pray

When I was in college, I was part of a youth ministry team.  We taught classes, led activities, and were tasked with mentoring the young people in our community.  Part of the training we received in mentoring encouraged us to spend time with the teens outside of class.  Real discipling happens in the day to day.  The “Hey, I’m going to the mall, would you like to join m?” and, “Let’s cook dinner together” moments.

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Printable Truths

Printable Truths

When I was in college, my roommate and I had a giant sign on our closet door that said, “ALL Things”.  And when we needed a little pick-me-up, we would play The Donut Man song and sing along with him, “I can do all things, all things, all things…I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13” while marching around our apartment.

I still like to have encouraging words hung up around the house. 

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Online Protection for Your Family: Keep Porn Out of Your Home

Online Protection for Your Family: Keep Porn Out of Your Home

I don’t know a single mother that would let her child play near a street without supervising him.  We make sure that our whole family is buckled in before we leave the driveway.  I could make a list of 100 things we all do to protect our families every day.

Why in the world do we let our computers, cell phones and other devices go un-monitored?

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One Pastor’s Observation

One Pastor’s Observation

or the past 9 years, every June, my family spends a week in Indiana at Midwest Family Camp, held at lovely Camp Mack on Lake Waubee.  Last week was that week!

During our first worship service, I prayed that God would direct my conversations for the week.  I’m a talker, and I so look forward each year to good conversation with Godly individuals.  I prayed that God would lead who I talked to and what we talked about, that I would hear and receive what I needed to and that I would share with others what He wanted me to.

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