Perhaps if we can apply biblical wisdom to the use of smartphones, internet, and tablets, we can discover ways to redeem this technology and bless our families. My family has been experimenting with this since the beginning of the year, exploring various apps that could actually encourage our family worship and personal devotions. So here's a list of 10 Apps that Encourage Family Worship (when used with accountability, wisdom, and in moderation):
We had to ask ourselves, “If God is always moving, why don't we see him in our everyday lives?” A friend mentioned that if we are truly looking for God – in everything – we will find him. God is always present and moving, and if we’re looking, he will show us amazing things!
As you celebrate Holy Week as a family and lead one another in family devotions, enjoying the Scriptures and the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, we have prepared this downloadable and printable pdf graphic of the HOLY WEEK TIMELINE. Each day offers a summary of the events of the day with a Scripture passage that will help you pass this story down to your children.
How then should we use this beauty called singleness? Rather than daydreaming about the perfect man, creating pinterest boards of our future weddings, or constantly struggling with another random guy, let’s devote ourselves to the Lord. Let’s ask the Lord what He wants us to with this beauty called singleness.
We live in a very religious culture. Within five miles of where I am writing this blog post there are countless churches and other religious buildings and institutions.
This is not new.
We live (and always have) in a world with many gods (little g) that people believe in. Even in my neighborhood (and probably yours) there are those religious institutions, like the Mormons and Jehovah's Witness' that will come to the door and share their own version of religion.
Our actions in life are do not come out of nowhere. A lot of us think this is so. We fly off the handle and say, "I'm sorry, I'm not sure what that was..." But the Bible teaches us that our actions are connected to our heart (bible ref), especially revelaed in unexpected situations. My family, as of three weeks ago, moved into a new home. We are very excited about it but this "new" home was actually built in 1971. So we've had our run of issues.
Last week we had a repairman come out to replace some rotted wood in our kitchen. We paid him after the job looked done without inspecting his work very closely (lesson learned there).
Sometimes I think I understand God. I think that I understand his ways and his plans. I've grown up in the church, made my faith my own in college and have been diligently following God for at least two decades now. I must have it down (I can hear my family snickering). Truth is, we will never come to a place where we grasp the fullness of who God is or what he is doing.
The Bible isn't sufficient. I can hear what you're thinking....HERESY! AWAY WITH THIS 'GOSPEL FAMILY' NONSENSE!! :) But wait...let me explain. In Acts 1o God orchestrated a series of events that led Peter to Cornelius' house (a devout, God fearing man). God was demonstrating that the Gospel has no barriers marked by ethnicity or nationality (Jew or Gentile). "What God has made clean, do not call common." (verse 15)