Obedience Pleases the Lord

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

-Colossians 3:20

Yesterday, I meditated on the subject of obedience. Isn’t it interesting that our sin nature sees obedience as chaining us down, when in reality, obedience to the … Read more

The Fear of the Lord Keeps Us Safe

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.

-Proverbs 1:7

What does it mean to have “the fear of the Lord?” And how is this “the beginning of knowledge?” The HCSB Study Bible … Read more

Correction Keeps Us Safe

If you stop listening to correction, my son,
you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 19:27

In a certain family there were two children. One child refused to be corrected, thus faced suffering and strife again and again. … Read more

When Our Children Are Under Attack

I will contend with the one who contends with you, and I will save your children.

Isaiah 49:25

One of the most difficult things we face as parents is trusting God to care for our children. As the ones God … Read more

God’s Help in Times of Anger

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.

James 1:19-20

I am currently studying the Book of James through Beth Moore’s … Read more

Costs and Rewards of Obedience

I will not offer to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.

2 Samuel 24:24

When I left work to become a stay at home mother, I felt like the luckiest woman in the world.  I had … Read more

Behavior Change Begins in the Heart

I saw, and took it to heart; I looked, and received instruction.

Proverbs 24:32

My heart has been (necessarily? unnecessarily?) heavy over something lately–my 5-year-old son’s complacency at cleaning up after himself. I went into my kids’ playroom the other … Read more

Remarkably and Wonderfully Made

I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.
Psalm 139:14

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be set free from having the world’s narrow definition … Read more