The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

Women tend to minimize warning signs when it comes to serious health issues.  In fact, women are more likely than men to dismiss pain or symptoms of heart problems, and to delay seeking medical help. Researchers found that women were more likely than men to wait for symptoms to become more severe and more frequent …

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So much of our history has been sanitized to remove the Christian elements from historical accounts.  A good example is the movie Braveheart, which depicted the life of William Wallace as portrayed by Mel Gibson.  And although it was a beautifully shot film, with a rousing score, and plenty of action, it missed the true …

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The response to God’s gift of salvation should be an overwhelming desire to please God in obedience to His commandments. If this is not present, it is safe to assume that one has not been visited by the Holy Spirit, even though a person may be influenced by the Christian culture around him. But for …

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We live in an age of superstars. Whether it is sports, academics, entertainment or politics, at any given moment in time there is usually a “big name” that defines success in a particular area of life or endeavor. In such an atmosphere, where competition maintains an ever-present role, there are, almost by definition, more losers …

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Whether you are homeschooling one child or a number of them, it is important for the homeschooling parent/teacher to use her time and her children’s time wisely. Not only will this foster a better learning environment, but also will convey a sense of dignity to the activity, establishing it as a purposeful one. There are …

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Some people are natural smilers and others don’t feel the need or desire to smile all of the time. Does this mean that smiling persons are happier than non-smilers? Does the Bible instruct us to smile as a matter of obedience and responsibility? I fall into the category of a non-smiler. I tend to smile …

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I’m often in mentoring situations with mothers who are eager to raise godly children, and who struggle with how well they are accomplishing this task. The question of discipline comes up regularly and their concerns are whether they are being too strict or too lenient with their children. Over the years I’ve struggled with this …

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