The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

  I conduct classes in Biblical law for women. Over the course of almost two decades, I have moderated discussions on the specifics of the Ten Commandments, the case laws of the Old Testament, and their applicability for today. It is not that men would not or could not benefit from these classes. It is …

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There are those who consider parts of the Bible unsuitable for children because of the sexual nature of some of the content. Song of Solomon often falls into that category. While there are differing interpretations as to the actual meaning of this book  (literal or figurative), nonetheless, it is a part of the canon of Scripture. …

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Lee Duigon, award winning fantasy author of the Bell Mountain novels, spent an hour recently, in an online webinar, with young people answering their questions and sharing his expertise about being a writer.  This was the first installment of the Chalcedon Virtual Master Class Series, a series of  webinars connecting young people with individuals who are …

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My three children have a number of years between them. Six and a half years separates my first from my second; the third one came seven and half years later. People used to comment that with the age spread, I probably would not have too many occurrences of them not getting along. Wrong! Since we …

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I doubt many parents, upon looking at their newborn son or daughter, hope in their hearts that their child will grow up to be a fool. That would be as preposterous as desiring that their child have a catastrophic illness or debilitating injury. Parents tend to want the best for their children, and raising a …

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The only time I have had a black eye was in 1991 during my second-degree brown belt promotion test in Kenpo Karate. These rights of passage included a vigorous two-plus-hour ordeal where the candidate for advancement had to demonstrate proficiency in the various moves from previous belt levels. Additionally, one also had to withstand simulated …

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The book of Proverbs teaches that wisdom begins with a fear of the Lord. Some want to soften this verse by saying it means that we should revere the Lord. And, indeed, we should. However, when we appreciate the power and demands of a holy God, we manifest the epitome of foolishness not to fear …

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The hippie movement of the 1960s sprang on the scene during my childhood. As a girl in grammar school and high school, I was only able to imagine what it would be like to be a hippie as I viewed it from afar. It was easy to gravitate towards the movement because adults had disdain …

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Many people sincerely grieve over the persecution of Christians around the world. But one family I know did something about it. This musical, sibling trio decided to use their God-given talents to make a difference by spearheading a benefit concert. I have known the Merjanian family since these young people were children. We participated in …

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