Category Archives: Family

Meet our Newest Grandchild: Fern Legend Thompson

“You never know the love of a grandparent until you become one,” quipped an unknown author.

So true. But Norma Jean and I are learning. And learning quickly. Yesterday, we welcomed our fourth grandchild into our lives and  hearts–Fern Legend Thompson.

Fern is the second child of our daughter, Rachél, and son-in-law, Jared. Two and a half years ago they blessed us with our first grandchild, Roy, who is so excited to be promoted to big brother. Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Millennials are Backing Away from God and Christianity

“College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated,” according to the Pew Research Center. “This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well.”

Furthermore Pew documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.’” Continue reading

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Announcing the Birth of Our First Granddaughter

The wise man wrote in Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged.” Well, Norma Jean and I just gained another jewel in our crowns.  Her name is Katherine Joy Weliever.  She was born April 13, 2017. At 7:35 am. In Lafayette, LA. She weighted in at 5 lbs 13 oz. And is 20″ long.

Oh, and the parents, Kenny and April are doing great! And Grammy? Well, she’s on cloud 9! And Papaw couldn’t be any prouder. Continue reading

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Glorify God In Your Family

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Like all other aspects of home and family, the personal decision to have children and how many children ought to be made, as Florida College Professor, Jason Longstreth pointed out, “considering all spiritual aspects as taught in scripture.”

“From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family” has been the theme of the FC Lecture series this year. Yesterday was the final day. And the morning lectures were largely devoted to the Biblical considerations concerning children. Continue reading

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God’s Created Order for Male and Female

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Last night Norma Jean and I attended the Florida College Lectures. What a wonderful pleasure to join with brethren from all over the United States in singing, praying and reflecting on God’s word. There was joy in seeing old friends. Of sharing hugs and handshakes. Smiles and tears. And some good memories of by gone days.

The theme this year is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family.” Doy Moyer, a gospel preacher from the Birmingham area, delivered the key note address on the topic “In The Beginning: God’s Created Order for Male and Female.” Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Proverbs 22:6

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A young father was pushing a shopping cart in a grocery store while trying to contain a screaming, thrashing baby boy.

Very softy he kept repeating encouraging words like “Calm down, Brian.” “Don’t yell, Brian.” “Don’t get excited, Brian.” “It’s going to be ok, Brian.”

A woman observing the father’s calm demeanor offered her approval. “You are certainly to be commended, young man, for being so patient and trying to soothe little Brian.” Continue reading

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How Do You Show Love in the Home?

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How do you show love in the home? A quick Google search reveals 806,000,000 answers to this question  in just .77 seconds!

The answers include: “100 Ways You Can Love Your Husband.” “100 Ways You Can Love Your Wife.” If that sounds overwhelming, then there is “10 Ways To Show Your Spouse Love.” Or just “3 Ways To Show Your Love.” Of course, we don’t want to leave out the kids, so you can learn “7 Ways to Show Your Kids Love.” Continue reading

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