Patience in the Life of Your Prodigal Child or Rebellious Teen: The Gift of Longsuffering
Did you know that longsuffering is a gift of God? But why? When we suffer, we have two options. One is to give up, the other is to press on. If we choose to move forward, we have another choice. We can blame God, blame others, and blame ourselves, leading us to despair. Or, we can rightly choose to embrace longsuffering, declaring our steadfast hope and trust that Jesus will do what we cannot. That He will give us the ability to endure when the world enables us to give up. That He will move when we have done all we know to do, and have failed. That He will work in powerful ways that the nonspiritual cannot comprehend. That He will deliver us from fear and bondage. That he will bring joy when by the world’s standards, we are entitled to be miserable. And that He will bring redemption, purpose, and light to hopeless situations.Guys! Trust Your Women!
This article shows us some of the amazing things our women have done throughout recent history that they have not been given proper credit for. Men, our women are incredibly strong, and will only make us stronger!Breaking The Bully Cycle – It Begins At Home
The nation’s bullying epidemic is no secret. But where are these bully’s coming from? What created a mind-set that says they must go out and punish another child? It may be closer to home than you think.Mustard Through History
Have you ever considered not putting mustard on a hot dog? That is just unheard of right? Well, consider mustard’s history.Kids Activities Your Family Might Not Have Tried
Children are constantly craving new adventures. Here are some kids activities you can try out on your youngsters.The Rebellious, Lost Teenager: Remaining Patient While the Holy Spirit Is at Work in Your Prodigal
Parenting the rebellious, angry prodigal teenager is tough business. Are you and your teen constantly at odds? Does your very presence set your teenager off? If your teen is walking far from God it shouldn’t surprise you that your prodigal may become uncomfortable in your presence. You may be accused of being judgmental without saying a word. Sometimes they are both drawn to you and repelled at the same time. The Holy Spirit in you beckons to those in darkness, but the sin in their souls can simultaneously pull them away if they are not at the point of repentance. Know that darkness tries to flee in the presence of light, but we must remember “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”. (John 4:4) John 16:8 tells us that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin. “And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment”.God’s Awesome Power in the Life of Your Wayward, Rebellious Teenage Prodigal: Hope for the Lost Teen
Are you a parent of a prodigal? Do you wonder where God is, if He is listening and if He cares about your child? Do you know how amazing your God is? Do you understand that He can do anything in the life of your child? If you are a Christian, there was a moment in time when you traded your sin for God’s forgiveness, your death for eternal life, and your pain and sorrow for everlasting joy. And yet, even as we are reminded of those things, we have a tendency to yawn in the mundane knowledge of what Christ has done for us! How sad that we often miss the incredible awesomeness of the one who created us, redeemed us, loves us and provides everlasting life to us. Friend, the God of the universe that breathed entire galaxies into being, Who poured the oceans from His very hand, Who gave the stars their light, Who dusted butterfly’s wings to bring flight, and breathed His very life into your lungs can do anything. Anything. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. (Psalms 33:6)