Tag Archives: Discipline

Leviticus 26:21

Would I seem too radical in asserting what should already be obvious to any serious reader of the Old Testament: that the wildfires plaguing California and much of the western half of the U.S.—in addition to the riots our country … Continue reading

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Joel 2:25

Have locusts eaten your life? I’m not a farmer and I’ve never seen a locust myself, but these highly destructive grasshopper-like insects can supposedly level a field filled with crops to the ground in a matter of minutes, as the … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:44

What does being a Christian involve? Is it merely some kind of initial “spiritual experience” and then not much else, or is there something I have to actually do–is there real work involved? Put another way, is being a Christian … Continue reading

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Proverbs 13:24

Well, our dog experiment has ended. Although we didn’t really want to, yesterday we successfully re-homed our dog. And while I am experiencing sadness at having had to say goodbye, the greater part of it is for what could have … Continue reading

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Ephesians 6:4

How do you relate to your children? Do you do things to tease and aggravate them, and when they misbehave, lash out at them in anger? Or do you teach them what is right, gently guiding them in the way … Continue reading

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Hebrews 12:11

Do you own a dog? If so, it is possible that you have already learned today’s lesson the hard way. Yet it is amazing how many people fail, or simply refuse, to grasp this essential truth. “Now no chastening seems … Continue reading

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Haggai 1:11

What does God have to do to get your attention? We in modern Christianity tend to focus on God’s great love for us, yet sometimes fail to recognize that it is because of that love that He is willing to … Continue reading

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