Beyond Trophies: Navigating the World of Competition With a Biblical Compass

The whole world is about competition.  From backyard races to the Olympics, 4-H projects to corporate promotions, sports to scholarships, and from music contests to family room Monopoly games, competition is everywhere.  Competition drives a free economy.  And even the IAHE sponsors photography, art, and essay contests at convention time.  The standards our children use […]

Evolution’s Finest?

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a debate between creationist Jay Wile (PhD nuclear chemistry) and evolutionist Robert A. Martin (PhD zoology).  I was absolutely amazed at the depth of evidence, or rather I should say lack thereof, presented by the evolutionist.  Allow me to impress you with an example.  Early in […]

Stand for Truth

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.”   –Jesus of Nazareth, God come in the flesh   recorded in John 14:6 In today’s postmodern world of relative truth, a strategy has emerged for dealing with uncomfortable ideas.  People just simply choose not to believe something and feel confident that they have sufficiently […]

With No Apologies

Warning:  Exclusive claims ahead. No, not about what curriculum or method of education to use, these claims are about something much more basic–more foundational–than that.   I am about to make an exclusive claim about a foundation. Actually, I’m not personally making the claim.  Someone else did; I’m just committed to publicizing it.   Allow […]

In Step With The Spirit

Just think what our homes could be like and how it would affect our children if we were truly in step with the Spirit, devoted moment by moment to God’s purposes . . . Only three verses in all of Scripture about her, but I’m convinced I would have loved her.  Anna was one amazing […]

One Mother’s Night Job

This post is dedicated to everyone who has ever lain awake worrying over something, or might ever be tempted to. . . At 5:12 last Wednesday morning the lights came on. No, not the electric lights.  Something dawned on my heart–and I realized something. I awoke to use the bathroom, and as I got out […]

The Ticket Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 For four days one week, two of my […]

Can Good Be Bad?

“My kingdom is not of this world.”  ~Jesus Christ, the Master and great Shepherd of the sheep As recorded in John 19:36 If we have chosen to follow Christ, we have committed to a life that is clearly outside the world’s cultural norms and is governed by heavenly priorities instead.  The lives of those who have […]