Dr. James Merrit gathered statistics from studies done in 2015. Newsweek, Time Magazine and Huffington Post discovered some painful facts. In 2015 alone over 4 billion hours of pornography was watched globally. The average age of first time exposure to porn is 11 years old. The largest porn consumers are boys ages 12-17. 90% of … More Expose the War (Part 2)
For some of you, this article will feel uncomfortable. It does for myself. Yet, I am pressed today to address pornography among our kids. This may get messy. But in Matthew 10 Jesus said, “Do not think I have come to bring peace, but a sword.” He exposed truth and things got ugly. The enemy … More Expose the War
I imagine the scene as something right out of the movie The Sound of Music. I’m talking about the scene with the children laughing and hanging from trees along the roadside. Truly, this is what my children confessed to doing, and they were proud of why they were doing it. They were shooting rubber bands … More “Dear Mr. Postman”
I was in prayer when my cell phone began ringing. I wasn’t going to answer it… Terrifying attacks were being made on my family, specifically my daughter. I’d been meeting with our pastor and his wife to pray against these attacks for two weeks at this point. I felt a great deal of anxiety when … More Thankful He Hears
“When did this happen?” I asked my husband, Scott. “When did what happen?” He asked back. “When did our children become so old? We have a junior, freshman and a 7th grader.” “After they finished school last year,” he said smugly. I gave him a look and just sat, remembering each of them at different … More They Are Growing Up
“I’m going to travel and explore the world after I graduate from high school.” My youngest son stated this calmly in response to an adult’s inquiry about what he had planned after graduation in 2018. I had heard it before and, like me, this relative stranger chuckled and said, “How do you plan to do … More How? or Wow!
My mom always “added” to the beatitudes scribed in the Bible, a household beatitude. “Blessed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape.” Though usually met with a rolled eye or a snicker, there is so much truth to that statement. Isn’t it true the times we usually get upset are … More The Household Beatitude