Temperance: a fruit of the Spirit

Have you noticed that our current generation (especially of Americans) has no concept of control. We are out-of-control. The drastic rise in credit card induced bankruptcies, divorce attorneys, and mini-riots are skyrocketing. Road rage, impulse spending, and all sorts of addictions are seen as ‘normal’ in our society… even in the church! We have totally lost the concept of temperance: the moderation of passions and appetites (Galatians 5:22-23).

Shooting Straight at Child-Rearing

Children are like darts and arrows - they’ll land where they are aimed.  The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  I know many good, Christian parents who hang on to this verse as if it’s their knot at … Continue reading Shooting Straight at Child-Rearing

God’s Purpose for Your Family

In Psalm 127 verse 1, the Bible says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it…” Often, we do not stop to find out what God has in mind for our lives and our families.  Life becomes work, work, work, and run, run, run; and there’s very little meaning to … Continue reading God’s Purpose for Your Family

It’s Not Easy Being a Kid!

This article compiled by Rogie Hale, Children’s Ministry Leader at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Taylorsville. One of the great puzzles in my life is when Daddy whips me for smoking a cigarette butt he threw away.  And Mommy sometimes washes my mouth out with soap for saying a word that I learned from her. Ever since … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being a Kid!