Category Archives: Family

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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Welcome Home!

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As we arrived in North Texas Tuesday evening, one of the first greetings we heard was “welcome home” from Steven Estes, one of the Shepherds at the West Main Street Church in Lewisville.

Last night, bone weary, after a very long day of unloading our 20,000 pounds of stuff (and all I did was watch and direct traffic), we were in bed at 9:00 p.m. Norma Jean turned to me and said, “This feels like home.” Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Mother

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Napoleon said, “Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.” We might modify that and say, “Let America have good mothers and she will have good sons and daughters.” Or let the world have good mothers….

Since today is Mother’s day, we wanted to share our word of the week, Mother, a day early.

Mother’s Day is not a holy day, or a religious holiday. It is a day that we honor Christ. But the Lord we serve said, through the apostle Paul in Ephesians. 6:2, “honor your mother.” And so, as we give honor to our mothers, we are giving honor to the Lord. Continue reading

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