Tag: Parenting

You thought your family was dysfunctional? What a hot mess in the family of Isaac and Jacob! Let’s recap some highlights of this family mess. Esau gave up his birthright to Isaac over some food! The flesh is weak! How many of us have appetites as gods? Jacob, with the help of his mother, deceived his father Isaac by impersonating Esau to get the blessing from Isaac. How could a wife of a man of God do such a thing…

Only the paganistic cultures would sacrifice their children to their god, yet here is the God of heaven asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to Him on a mountain. God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son finally came through. Although there were some times of doubt and even though they sinned against God in having a son through Sarah’s servant, God still came through with His promise. Isaac might have come sooner if they…

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

“I can’t do it.” “I just don’t have enough time.” “I’m too busy right now.” Does that sound familiar to you? I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve uttered those phrases in the past. We often busy ourselves so much that we don’t have time for important things. Health clubs, social activities, work, shopping, hobbies, friends, etc. seem to take up most of our precious time. This busy syndrome seems to have no boundaries. When asked if…