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
In a recent trip to Lafayette, Louisiana, during the holidays, Norma Jean and I enjoyed walking to a park close to Kenny and April’s house. Little Miles likes to be outdoors. Loves the park. And likes to go to a nearby “free library.”
The “library” is a little free standing house a block from the park. A lovely older couple built it and placed in their side yard next to the street. There are always some children’s books in it. And even a bench to sit down and read. So when you’re at the park Miles always says, “Go to the library?” Continue reading
Like most preachers I receive notes, letters and drawings from children. Most are very sweet, cute and encouraging. However, I’ve never received any notes quite like the ones complied by this unknown author. Supposedly these are actual letters written by children to the preacher.
Dear Preacher, I would like to go to heaven someday because I know my brother won’t be there. Stephen. Age 8, Chicago Continue reading
I recently came across a true story by Richard Fairchild that was published many years ago in the Christian Reader. It was called “Priceless Scribbles.” He tells about a father who touched his son’s life in a unique and unexpected way.
A young boy watched as his father walked into the living room. He noticed that his younger brother, John, began to cower slightly as their dad entered. The older boy sensed that John had done something wrong. Then he saw from a distance what his brother had done. The younger boy had opened his father’s brand new hymnal and scribbled all over the first page with a pen. Continue reading
You’ve heard of Children’s letters to God? Someone has collected letters and notes from children written to the preacher.
Dear Preacher, I know God loves everybody but He never met my sister. Yours sincerely, Arnold. Age 8, Nashville. Continue reading
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