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The Root of Solomon’s Wisdom

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 29th, 2014 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, God, Parenting, Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered why Solomon answered God as he did when God asked him the following?

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
(1 Kings 3:5)

I think that I now know the root of it.  It is how David, Solomon’s father, taught him. We can see this in some of the last words David had for Solomon. Read more »

God is Great and Good

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 21st, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

We are called, as parents, to teach our children as part of everyday life. It is through daily interactions, moment by moment, that children watch, ask questions, and form their thinking. They will develop their world view, base on the view of the world they see. As we all know, there are different ways to view things. We filter what we see by what we believe, or know to be true. Because of this it is extremely important that our world view is based on the truth of God’s word. Read more »

Fathers! Don’t lose your child’s heart.

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 7th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I remember talking to a man about his son. It was at a wedding. I asked him where his son was that night. He told me that his son stayed home. He wasn’t interested in coming with his family. The man admitted that he could not get his son to do what he wanted him to do. He said this with the tone of defeat. The incredible thing is, that his son was only 13 years old! Read more »

Does love define your family?

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 8th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

Take a moment to think deeply about your family. Think about your children and their relationships with each other. What comes to mind? Are they loving, caring, and involved in each other’s lives? Or, does disharmony or distance characterize their lives together?

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Fathers – You are the shepherd of your children’s souls!

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 29th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I have learned through experience that it is in the best interest of parents to carefully and continually observe the spiritual state of their children. We have been given a great responsibility to raise our children for God. Can this really be done if we don’t pay close attention to them?

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A New School Year?

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 17th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Homeschool, Parenting

It is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that it is time to start a new school year. Has this summer been a season of growth for you and your family in the Lord? I sincerely hope that you were blessed! Did God lay on your heart any challenges? If he has, you have much to be thankful for. Read more »

The Duties of Parents by J. C. Ryle

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 22nd, 2004 | filed Filed under: Books, Parenting

This book was first printed in 1888, but contains truths that are relevant today. The reason? Because, it is based upon scripture! J.C. Ryle opens the book with these observations about training children. Read more »

Psalm 128 – Part 2

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 26th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, Marriage, Parenting

“Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

This excerpt from Psalm 128 describes something that everyone desires. That is, to be happy and well. In Part 1, we looked at some of the blessings that God gives to those that fear Him and walk in His ways. Contentment is one of these blessings. Your wife is another blessing that God promises. Read more »

The Father’s Role as Shepherd – Completed Version!

author Posted by: Mike on date Sep 28th, 2003 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I had originally intended to post the continuation of “The Father’s Role as Shepherd” in weekly installments. However, it developed into a full-fledged message. This post includes my sermon notes for a message I gave on September 21, 2003. I pray that it will be a help to fathers and their families.

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The Father’s Role as Shepherd

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 31st, 2003 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I write for a local homeschool support group’s newsletter. This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the latest edition. I plan to continue with this study over the next couple weeks on closetoJesus.org. Read more »