Why doesn’t God step in and stop the pain in the world? – Current Events Q2 2020: Is God in Control?, Part 3

When we are going through a difficult time, such as the coronavirus pandemic, it can seem like God is nowhere to be found. Deism is a view of God that says that God created the universe, he set things in motion, but is now hand’s off.  Like a bowler releasing his bowing ball. The bowlerContinue reading “Why doesn’t God step in and stop the pain in the world? – Current Events Q2 2020: Is God in Control?, Part 3”

This too shall pass? [False ideas Christians believe about…difficulty. Part 4]

Are the difficult times in life good or bad? You might read that and think, “How could difficult times ever be good?” Well, when we experience suffering, we tend to feel more helpless and needy and thus we pray more. Increased levels of communication with God, as with any relationship in which greater communication almostContinue reading “This too shall pass? [False ideas Christians believe about…difficulty. Part 4]”

How to grow your love for God, part 5 (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)

It is apple season, and my family actually has an apple tree in our yard.  The few apples that grew on the tree this year just fell down a few days ago.  They didn’t fall far from the tree.  Is that just an old adage?  What do apple trees matter to loving God?  Yesterday, inContinue reading “How to grow your love for God, part 5 (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)”

How to grow your love for God, part 1

Have you ever heard the phrase, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”?  What does it mean? That children or young people tend to behave like their parents.  It happens all the time.  And it is not just that we look like our parents, or sound like them, but that we tend to haveContinue reading “How to grow your love for God, part 1”

Do you parents feel like going on strike?

Sometimes we parents feel like we need a break.  We can feel exhausted, frustrated, and like we want to go on strike.  In 2004, the parents in the picture above did just that.  You can read all about it here.  Parenting can be hard.  Do you feel like parenting can drive you crazy?  That whileContinue reading “Do you parents feel like going on strike?”