Q. My husband and I have seven kids. What parts of your program work best for large families?
I have been reminded about the TV show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and the kindness, love and safety it modeled. As licensed counselors and faith informed counselors, we hope to provide a safe place to explore our hurts, needs, and disappointments where one will find love, acceptance and compassion informed by the Holy Spirit.
In Matthew 12:35-37, Jesus challenges us to make good use of the words we speak: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (NKJV)
Last September I sat under a large oak tree and read a book. I usually find it relax- ing to get out in nature. I did not know that a life-and-death struggle was about to unfold in the limbs above my head. The leaves were falling, the birds were chirping, and suddenly a hawk swooped down onto a dove.
Prayer from a sincere heart through the name of Jesus has immense power, de- spite who does the praying: male, female, young, or old. Yet there is something absolutely unique about the prayer of a woman. It is powerful, backed by heaven, and produces quality results each time.
If you have not been praying, begin by making a daily practice of it. It will change your life and the lives of others around you. Prayer is an act of obedience to God.
As a father of three kids, I often catch myself worry-ing about the kind of world my kids are growing up in. We are seeing our nation collapse on itself. Morally, spiritually, and economically, our nation is in a mess. People are being murdered in our streets and the racial and political divide is wors-ening by the day.
Cristopher Hitchens was a fascinating figure. Along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett he ranked as one of the “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism. With them he popularized a whole new wave of atheism and gave credence to millions who wished to reject any notion of God. He was angry, he was bombastic, he was clever, he was compelling. It is little wonder that he gained a huge following and became a worldwide celebrity.
RRJ: Linette and Jeff, can you share how each of you came to be a Christ follower and child of God?
Linette: I became a Christian when I was nine years old. I understood at that time all I needed to know at that young age…I was a sinner whom Jesus loved and died to save, and the only way to have eternal life was through Him. Over the years, there have been several milestones in my spiritual growth, lots of ups and downs, but my desire is to follow Him and serve Him every day.