Good children are the joy of their parents

Proverbs 15:20 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Observe here, 1. To the praise of good children, that they are the joy of their parents, who ought to have joy of them, having taken so much care and pains about them. And it adds much to the satisfaction of those that are good if they have reason to think that they have been a comfort to their parents in their declining years, when evil days Continue Reading

The Occult and holiday eye candy

From Koinonia House THE OCCULT AND HOLIDAY EYE CANDY It's the time of year we celebrate the fact that God sent His Son to earth as a humble baby. When it comes to entertainment, though, the occult is trying hard to take over. It's hard to escape it. The newest Twlight movie is plastered all over Burger King and the kids get Avatar action figures in their Happy Meals at McDonalds. Children big and small are excited about going to see The Continue Reading

Satellite watch keeps track of children with GPS tracking

From Daily Mail UK Its vivid colour is clearly designed to appeal to youngsters. But this watch is really aimed at their parents. For its key selling point is a satellite positioning system that locates the wearer to within ten feet. The makers claim the GPS tracking device will offer anxious parents peace of mind and allow children the independence to go out to play on their own. But critics have said the 'tagging' is a step too far in Continue Reading

Children are a blessing, not a carbon curse

From Albert Mohler.Com Just when you thought you'd seen everything, a pair of scientists at Oregon State University has published a study arguing that any effort to limit carbon emissions must consider the impact of "reproductive choices" on the ecological equation. Paul A. Murtaugh and Michael G. Schlax make their case in "Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals," published in the journal, Global Environmental Change. "While Continue Reading

We Need our Fathers

From Koinonia House WE NEED OUR FATHERS Father's Day approaches, with its gaudy ties, new golf balls and little jars of orange fish bait. Yet while Father's Day doesn't make nearly the ripples that Mother’s Day does, it honors some extremely important people. A father's presence – or lack thereof – can make all the difference in the lives of his children. Fathers need to know how vital their role is, and we all need to celebrate those devoted Continue Reading

Offending the Little Ones – The Blight of Human Trafficking

From Koinonia House OFFENDING THE LITTLE ONES - THE BLIGHT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING While the majority of law-abiding citizens are unaware of it, slavery is still alive and kicking in the world. It does not matter whether you live in India or Europe or America, there's a good chance that somebody is being forced into slavery or prostitution in a major city near you. Three months ago Maribel Rodriguez Vasquez, a 28-year-old Guatemalan woman Continue Reading

Proverbs 27:11; Children are here exhorted to be wise and good: That they may be a comfort to their parents

Proverbs 27:11 11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me. Children are here exhorted to be wise and good, 1. That they may be a comfort to their parents and may make their hearts glad, even when the evil days come, and so recompense them for their care, ch. xxiii. 15. 2. That they may be a credit to them: "That I may answer him that reproaches me with having been over-strict and severe in Continue Reading

Proverbs 23:10-11; The fatherless are taken under God’s special protection; Being fatherless they have none to redress their wrongs; God is mighty, almighty, his omnipotence is engaged and employed for their protection

Proverbs 23:10-11 10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:   11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. Note, 1. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection; with him they not only find mercy shown to them (Hos. xiv. 3) but justice done for them. He is their Redeemer, their Goël, their near kinsman, that will take their part and stand up for them with jealousy, Continue Reading

Proverbs 20:11; The tree is known by its fruits; Children will discover themselves; they have not learnt the art of dissembling and concealing

Proverbs 20:11 11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. The tree is known by its fruits, a man by his doings, even a young tree by its first fruits, a child by his childish things, whether his work be clean only, appearing good (the word is used ch. xvi. 2), or whether it be right, that is, really good. This intimates, 1. That children will discover themselves. One may soon see what Continue Reading

The Broken Hearted

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds – curing their pains and sorrows.” Who is there among us that can fathom the depths of the pain of a broken heart, the heart that is crushed by sorrow and continuous agony, the heart that weeps an ocean of tears in brokenness and anguish of spirit? Consider then the misery of the outcast street children, abandoned and rejected with hunger and fear etched upon their small Continue Reading