God certainly knew what he was doing when he established the order of family and procreation with male and female components within the bounds of marriage but also what each contributes to the proper formation and upbringing of their children. This is why it is sad that in today’s culture little value is placed on the role of fathers. The evidence of demeaning the valuable influence of fathers to shape their children is everywhere, not only in pop culture but in media and even in government policy.
We are instructed in the Scriptures to pray for all those in Authority, but how do we do that, exactly? To the human understanding prayer is an illogical phenomenon. How can we be pronouncing words here on earth and they are heard in heaven by God? It boggles the mind, but it is a reality that through prayers of faith we can ask God’s Divine intervention on many things and he intervenes.
On Memorial Day, we honor all those who died serving our country. It is a national day of remembrance, reflection and reverence as we consider the high price so many have paid and are paying for our freedoms. We should never take this lightly or for granted and always remember that we can do no less for future generations. Having visited military cemeteries such as Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA and the fields of countless crosses in Normandy Beach, France I can assure you it’s like stepping on hallowed ground. So, when we say we make remembrance, reflect and reverence those who paid the ultimate price is no exaggeration.
An oath is a solemn promise about your behavior or your actions. Most of the time, when you take an oath, the promise invokes a divine being. For example, you might swear to God that something is true or swear on the Bible that something is true. By this act you are saying that God can and will hold you accountable if you do not fulfill your obligation.
Newsmax reported that Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at Liberty University’s commencement Saturday, warned that disparaging faith has become “acceptable and even fashionable” in America, and cautioned the newly minted graduates to “be ready.” Prepare for Persecution! Pence declared: “America needs men and women of faith and integrity now more than ever. We live in a time when it’s become acceptable and even fashionable to ridicule and discriminate against people of faith,” he added. Pence and his wife Karen have received growing criticism in the media in recent months for their biblically based views. Including direct attacks by openly homosexual presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg from Indiana, who used to be his friend.
"The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World" is a poem by William Ross Wallace that praises motherhood as the preeminent force for change in the world. The poem was first published in 1865 under the title "What Rules the World". A college student was asked about the difference between a house and a home. The response was, “A civil engineer makes a house. Your mom makes it a home!”
The message of change is incessant these days, especially around election season. Have you ever noticed some repetitive clichés that fly around like, “the soul of our nation is at stake.” The politicians in each party tout change, but what kind of change is necessary, and what is this change based on? When they talk about the soul of the nation, it seems that soul has been corrupted and strayed very far from the foundational beliefs that this nation was built on. It is the citizenry that must be vigilant and wise in the political, social, economic, moral and cultural landscape so that it will never change for the worse, not when a society has a powerful foundation worth protecting.
Many of us have heard the biblical stories of Easter in some form or another in church or on television and we have celebrated it in some form down through the years. But what does it all really mean to each one of us? Do we then go about living our lives as if the resurrection of Jesus means nothing? The biggest mistake we can make is to just go about our normal lives not factoring in the dimension Jesus opened up for us and missing out on the impact of Christ on all of life. When that happens, we are not living but just merely existing.
After the fall of man into sin, God’s plan for redemption kicked into place immediately. God declared to the Serpent, I will send someone who will crush your head even though you will bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15). God’s deliverer, Christ, became the focus of God’s masterplan to redeem all that was lost through disobedience.
The public-school system is not working and will only get worse because it is not God’s way to educate children. Couple that with our cultural values that continue to deteriorate to immoral levels unheard of before in our country and what do we have? We have a messed-up country with serious detriment to future generations.