IDOP 2016

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

Hebrews 13:1-3 states, “Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”

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My Thoughts about the Duggar Matter

It’s taken me weeks to gather my thoughts about the molestation scandal involving Joshua Duggar, of the TV famous Duggar family. This is a serious matter which is why I did not just dash off a blog post as soon as the scandal broke.

Let me begin by saying that I feel terrible for the entire Duggar family. Discovering that your children have been sexually abused or that your child abused other children is horrible. I expect it was also painful for them to see it splashed around TV and magazine covers and have everyone weighing in. That being said, that does not excuse the abuse that happened nor the way it was wrongly handled.

I’m not anti-Duggar. I’m not against large families. I’m not against homeschooling. In fact, I was homeschooled for most of my life and would certainly consider that option for my own children if I am blessed with children someday. I even believe many things that would make some people label me a fundamentalist Christian. I am not part of any anti-Christian agenda. I’m a member of the body of Christ. I’m also not a victim of sexual abuse. It’s precisely because of all these things that I am speaking up. Continue reading

The Word: Acts 2:37-42

Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:37-42 NASB