Posts Tagged ‘temptation’

September 23rd, 2009 Parenthood is not just about doing things that you’ve never done before, it’s also about not doing things that you would have done before the pitter-patter of little feet hit the floor of your previously non-paternal pad.  In my case, gagging is one thing that I seldom do now . . . [...]

August 11th, 2009 Anticipatory planning rarely equates to reality.  Three years before Sadie was in our house, we brought home a little two-pound puppy named Brutus. Jet black.  The runt of the litter.  Gentle and submissive. Brutus was the perfect dog from the get-go. Pregnancy then brought about a whole host of ideas about the [...]

August 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

July 7th, 2009 Youth Ministry has been an interesting environment where within to parent an infant.   Our ministry has always been very active and very mobile.  Trips and events are usually constants and are constantly filled with change and adventure.  These features of our life as a couple are some of the main reasons [...]

October 30th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 7: 5-27 (NLT)  5 Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman,       from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman.  6 While I was at the window of my house,       looking through the curtain,  7 I saw some naive young men,       and one in particular who lacked common [...]

October 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 22-23 (NLT) 22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;       they are ropes that catch and hold him.  23 He will die for lack of self-control;       he will be lost because of his great foolishness.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In the course of [...]

October 9th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 21 (NLT)  21 For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,       examining every path he takes.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My entire adult life, either as a public school teacher or as a youth pastor, has been spent in the presence of teenagers.  As the [...]

October 8th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 15-20 (NLT) 15 Drink water from your own well—       share your love only with your wife.  16 Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,       being intimate with just anyone?  17 You should reserve it for yourselves.       Never share it with strangers.  18 Let your wife be a [...]

October 7th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 7-14 (NLT)  7 So now, my sons, listen to me.       Never stray from what I am about to say:  8 Stay away from her!       Don’t go near the door of her house!  9 If you do, you will lose your honor       and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved. [...]

October 6th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 3-6 (NLT)  3 For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey,       and her mouth is smoother than oil.  4 But in the end she is as bitter as poison,       as dangerous as a double-edged sword.  5 Her feet go down to death;       her steps lead straight to [...]