So the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord which He had done for Israel. Now Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died when he was one hundred and ten years old . . . When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.--Judges 2:7,8, 10 (NKJV)
Mid-June is that time of the year when many parents hit an emotional lull. The ICHE annual convention is over. All the great information is still being digested as MP3’s begin to arrive. The school year—for most—is over. For homeschooling dads and moms, the respite—while being welcomed—is a bit anti-climatic. Everything has been moving with purpose and schedule. Now, the opportunity to take a deep breath seems so…so...unusual. We feel like we should be doing something, but what?
In 1988 “Pistol” Pete Maravich was playing a pick up basketball game with then Focus on the Family’s James Dobson. Pete had been recording a few radio shows with Dobson and jumped in a pick up game. During the play, Maravich collapsed on the floor. Dr. Dobson, willing to go along with the hijinks of Maravich’s imitation of playing with a bunch of “old hacks,” went over and told Pete to get up and play ball; however, it was no joke. Pistol Pete had suddenly died at the age of 40 years old from a congenital heart problem.
In Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he notes that too many people are stuck in the Urgent Quadrant, always putting out fires and trying to survive various deadlines. It’s akin to keeping your head above surface in a river forever churning with choking whitewater and submerged boulders..
We live in a day when building cathedrals is a thing of the past—now we set up church in strip malls or warehouses. Those who spent their lives building cathedrals had a vision toward future generations. We selfishly build for the moment.... More
The ultimate vision for home discipleship is not producing children who are skilled mathematicians, writers, musicians and entrepreneurs. These are simply means to a greater end – the advance of the Gospel and Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ... More
As we go through the daily routine of life, there are those times when we get so focused on the specifics right in front of us that we lose sight of the big picture. When we lose that larger perspective, the details don't seem significant enough or have the importance in themselves to...
In the news today, there is much discussion of the country of Iraq and the effort on the part America to “democratize” it. Is this possible, and is, what will it take to accomplish this? I have much discussion of opinion, but very little appeal to truth or any consideration of history.
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good...