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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Ephesians 6:1-4 – Your Family Culture

| October 22, 2016

There is “The World’s Culture” and then there is “Your Family Culture.” Two examples of this are found in our children. When our daughters were young, many of their friend’s parents were divorcing. It was getting so bad Janet and I sat them down and comforted them saying, “We will never divorce.” Our youngest daughter, […]

Family Be-Attitudes

| October 11, 2016

Be the type of husband you would want as a wife. Be the type of wife you would want as a husband. Be the type of parent you would want as a child. Be the type of child you would want as a parent.

Ephesians 6:1-3 – Learning How To Be a Kid

| November 17, 2015

Parent: “You should have said, “Yes mam,” and did what your mother said. Child: “You mean whatever my mother asks me to do I should say ‘Yes mam,’ and do it?” Parent: “Yes.” Child (sarcastically): “So if she says I should jump off a cliff….” There have been many ways in which adults bemoan that […]

Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21 – Parenting Method

| June 21, 2014

Parenting Method – Been trying something with our teenagers which I think is helpful to them and therefore us. When in trouble, we take them through the process as if they were the parent, examining the evidence, so they can see the situation not from their defensive point of view but from a parent’s, from […]

Ephesians 6:1-4

| June 14, 2014

I’m sitting here thinking about Father’s Day, and reading so many tributes about the best fathers ever, and how they are the best men these grown children have ever known. I am struck by how this is probably a conclusion only from an adult point of view, as children still growing have so many current […]

Proverbs 31:10-31 – A PerryPhrase

| May 11, 2014

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than a good hunting dog or a high end sports-car. Her husband trusts her like his mother, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him according to the Golden Rule every day (even when he’s told one too many joke […]

Luke 2:51 – Teenagers Who Are Smarter Than Their Parents

| May 1, 2014

Many kids think they are smarter than their parents, especially when they are teenagers. Some are. Regardless, even Jesus was subject to His parents (Lk.2:51) proving subjection is not based upon intelligence but position. I doubt many kids will think they are smarter than Jesus. If they do, then that is a whole other problem.

Stephen Bly – How To Be A Good Dad – What A Spiritual House is Not

| December 17, 2013

Stephen Bly in How To Be A Good Dad makes a list of what a spiritual house is not. “It’s not a place…: 1) where there’s a pulpit in the living room, and all the chairs look like pews; 2) where the only time anyone raises their voice is to say “Praise the Lord;” 3) […]

1 Samuel 1 – Praying through the Bible #82 – A Prayer of Emptiness and Dedication

| August 30, 2013

There is an emptiness that consumes. When this emptiness is God absent, we can hunger and thirst after righteousness and be filled. When an unhealthy emptiness is like a black hole, it swallows everything around it into non-existence. Sometimes the pressure is self-inflicted, at times forced on us by family; even society can be guilty […]

Perryism – If you were your children, would you want you as your parent?

| December 27, 2012

Ephesians 6:4 (HCSB) Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.਀ś