Should God Be Part of a Joke?

A reader asked: I feel that I have a good sense of humor. I reject vulgar, offensive humor and reject humor involving God. Here is a joke I received from the minister at the church I had been attending: Dear Lord, You have taken my favorite singer, Michael Jackson....

Parenting in 2010

I recently observed a woman spend half an hour forcing her daughter to take a “time out” for misbehaving.  The daughter would not cooperate. She got up, tore up things, kicked over her chair, tried to resume playing, threw fits and tried to hit the Mom...

Learning From Abby

Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. (NKJV; emphasis mine) Jesus loved children and plainly said we should be just...

Word Filled Family

From Brent: I have been friends with Author/Pastor John Barnett going on a decade, and I have seen him LIVE exactly what he writes about and teaches. You could not wish for a better or more consistent example of a Godly man who walks out what he preaches each and...

Lessons From Sam

Matthew 21:16 …And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise’? ” (NKJV) There is a little boy at our church who continues to...