As a kid I was trained to eat to live, not live to eat. I was taught that food makes your body healthy or unhealthy, lean or fat, that overeating was gluttony and gross.
How can we minister as a family when we live out in the country and rarely encounter unsaved people?
The article about the boy who was molested (Tommy’s Story) brought back many of my own memories. My molester was my dad.
Sometimes there were lost guys who would come around to “hang out,” but if they didn’t want to know the Lord, they soon quit coming. And our daughters never hung out with unsaved guys.
Train your children to yell and tell. Let them know at least once a week that you will believe them and that you are there to protect them. Your children’s best defense is knowledge. As the Yell and Tell books say, those prepared are usually spared.
In our present culture, by the time most children are sixteen years old, they have left a well-documented profile on the World Wide Web. Advertisers say, “We know more about you than you know about yourself.”
Only the Lord knows if the next several months will bring about economic instabilities. But you can be informed and prepared to wisely steward the resources which He has entrusted to you.
The winds of history have shifted on your watch. If the Lord tarries, you can tell your grandchildren that you lived through the last righteous generation before the moral apocalypse.