If I Only Knew. The first three paragraphs will most likely get you to read the whole thing; which would be a very good thing.
I contracted polio long after it was supposedly eradicated. The doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms because she had never seen polio before. And the wrong diagnosis led to widespread paralysis. With a childhood spent largely in hospitals, marked by painful surgeries.
Over thirty years later, my infant son died because the substitute doctor was unfamiliar with his heart condition. The doctor took him off his life-saving medicine. Within two days, my son was gone.
How could I possibly reconcile these losses? They were unspeakable. Preventable. Unexpected. And in the face of such catastrophes, my natural question was, “Why?” Why did this happen? If God was in control, why did he allow it? Why didn’t he stop it? Why? Why? Why?
9 Consequences to Debt. “What are some of the consequences of a debt-laden lifestyle?” Here are nine.
Catching the Joy. A great reminder as Christmas nears. “I can’t imagine that in 20 years when my kids get together they will look back in joy on the year Mom finally figured out a way to keep the snow clothes tidy. A bunch of adults sitting around, ‘Remember that year when everything was clean before Christmas? That was the best! I hope we can do that for our kids this year!’”
If We Don’t Forgive Others, Will God Really Not Forgive Us? What does this passage mean? “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15).
Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage. Regardless of where you land on this issue, this is some thoughtful commentary to think on.
Crash Course on Islam. It is becoming increasingly important for Christians to know about Islam. Here is a great starting place.
Modesty Lets Our Light Shine. Parents, this would be a great article to read with your girls (and boys too).
I Read the Bible & Feel Nothing. What Should I Do? “If I read my Bible, but I don’t feel anything in my affections that resonates with the worth, the value, the preciousness, the beauty, the pleasures of what those words are supposed to communicate, is there anything I can do next? Or do I just have to wait and let the experience happen to me in the future? How do you answer?”
Pizza Vending Machine. Yes, please.