Four years ago today, I found myself in the ER and was told that I had suffered a heart attack. How could this be? Andrea does not get heart attacks. Well, I did and I had two capable cardiologists who helped me through my emergency.
Here are the before and after photos of what my right coronary artery looked like in the space of a couple of seconds after the removal of the clot.
When I tell people my story, their first reaction is, “I’m so sorry.” However, my rejoinder is, “No, it was a gift from God that I decided not to waste.” That investment has paid off.
In a culture that qualifies as the wicked and perverse generation referenced in Philippians 2:14-16, it is vital that parents are the first source of correct information for their children in dealing with issues of life and death, sexuality, and godly behaviors. That is the primary reason that a Christian education (whether in a homeschooling setting or a good Christian day school) is a necessary part of rearing faithful children.
In this video discussion, I go into some detail as to how to lay a godly foundation for your children and how to instruct them to maneuver in the midst of a humanistic culture seeking to turn them away from Jesus Christ.
Consider getting my two read-aloud story books for parents and children that model how parents can deal with important issues with their children.
Somewhere along the line, it is likely that a homeschooling mom will experience burnout. That’s the time to get back to basics and review why you began homeschooling in the first place. Listen to my Kingdom-Driven Family “Office Hours” on Facebook Live from March 24, 2018
It is a sad commentary on our day that Bible believing Christians place more trust in expediency and pragmatism than they do in the sovereignty of God.
Think I’m overstating the case? Just look at how often you hear the phrase, “We must choose between the lesser of two evils.” And, this is not just reserved for politics. It is manifested in the toleration of antinomian churches, reprobate public schools, and an ungodly media (“What alternatives do we have for entertainment?”).
R.J. Rushdoony hits the nail of the head when he states,
“Without the fixed limits of God’s law, expediency and pragmatism will govern men and lead them from evil to evil.
“We either grow from strength to strength in the Lord, or, by compromise with our reasoning and logic, we become that which we may have once despised and called debased. If we are not the servants of God who believe and obey His every law-word, we become our own law-makers, justifying one evil after another in terms of expediency.”
It is high time we decide how seriously we take our professions of faith, to ensure they are not empty ones.
Sometimes the greatest lessons come in hindsight, once there is distance from a painful time in someone’s life. Listen as one Christian woman discusses her abusive first marriage and how knowing and understanding Biblical law has helped her personally, and to instruct and assist others.
[This essay first appeared in the March/April edition of Faith for All of Life]
Many idiomatic expressions decorate the landscape of our speech. Finding oneself “between a rock and a hard place” is among them. The common understanding involves a situation where one is faced with two equally difficult alternatives. However, the expression does not do justice to reality. If we posit that God’s Word is a faith for all of life, and the attendant faith involves application, then each situation we face may have difficult alternatives, but there will be a righteous one to choose.
As our culture has drifted away even from the superficial Christianity of the past seventy years, we have lost a societal compass that had a basis in Biblical truth, although a remnant of one. Jesus’ words have meaning that are largely lost today when He stated:
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matt. 7:13–14)
This podcast originally appeared on the Reconstructionist Radio Network. Listen as I speak with Jennifer Dages, a homeschooling mom with a nursing background who makes health a top priority for her family and herself. She discusses some simple approaches to deal with illness and enhance the prevention of common health problems. You may also want to check out my webinar, To Your Health: Prevention Before a Crisis which originally was posted in 2015.