The Importance of Obedience

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’-which is the first commandment with a promise-‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’ Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”              -Ephesians 6:1-4

In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon, inspired by Native American legend, set sail for Bimini seeking riches and a fountain of youth.  He would find neither.
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When You Feel Like You’re Going Under

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt like you just weren’t going to make it through? Have you ever said, “Lord, I just can’t do this!  This is too hard!”

About a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2016, my then 15 year old daughter, Caroline, began to have some serious struggles.  Her struggles became my struggles.   What mother can endure watching their beloved child suffer and not find that to be a suffering all of its own?!

Some of the thoughts we began to face were, “Why is this happening?”  “Did we do something wrong?”  “Is there something we’re not doing that we should be doing?”  “Is there something wrong with us?” Continue reading “When You Feel Like You’re Going Under”