Posts Tagged ‘parents’

Our Mothers?

Always wanting the best!

Mothering Sunday is about showing respect and honour for our parents, who have done their best for us? Not all family situations are perfect for many reasons and not all of have had a happy relationship with our mothers?

This time of the year is to show our appreciation, but it should be more than gifts but rather service to see how they are doing and what they really perhaps need from us?

Mary was the mother of Jesus and she was at times really worried for her son, but she did not always fully understand what the role of her Son was until after the event!

Matthew 1:18-24,   2:11,  13:55,  John 9:23,  19:25,  Acts 1:14,  Ephesians 6:1,  Colossians 3:20.

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Families! Two.

Sense of Belonging?

The world is a hard place, especially when families go all wrong and love is conditional?

Many people today claim that they were not loved by their parents and yet forty to fifty years ago, working conditions and time off for child care was both hard and not available?

Loneliness is another factor in our society, even for married couples when they get older?

What is the remedy to these situations, faith in God and knowing the Lord allows us un-limited access into the Church! But still many Christians to have the same problems as the world, but this should not be?

Genesis 22:8,    John 1:29,   Mark 15:41,   1 Timothy 3:5,   5:3,   Jude 1:12.

Families! One.

Natural and Spiritual?

There are two kinds of families, natural ones that we all come from or belong to and Spiritual ones that we have entered through repentance, confession and being Born-Again by the Holy-Spirit!

In the natural order we belong to parents, or we have been adopted and other cases orphans with many issues to carry through our lives? Families are full of rows and also strife, mixed in with the good times too?

But the Spiritual family is different, in that we belong to Ekklesia, the family of God that is universal! It should have no borders and we should all be helping each other? But the reality is far from this truth, believers are divided by false teachings and a lack of reading the Bible?

Acts 2:42-47,  1 Corinthians 3:4-7,   2 Peter 2:9.

 

Secular Humanism. Part-One.

U.K. Attack on Religion?

There is currently a big debate about Muslim children wearing head scarves that is leading to advice to Head teachers to have them banned? But in the light of so much sexual exploitation of children, it perhaps would be wise to show a little modesty!

Sikh boys are permitted to wear their traditional head dress and there are many other religions including the Christian faith that are being attacked over wearing symbols or wanting to separate from education on sexual identity and even creationism?

Why cant children just be children and wear what is suitable and let them grow up and make those other decisions when they get to their teens!

Psalm 25:12,  Proverbs 1:29,  10:20,   John 15:16,   Acts 15:7,   Philippians 1:22.

Happy New Year?

Hope.

We all want to start off this New Year with hope for many things, family, education, work, friends, parents? There is nothing wrong with having hope like that, even in business and in religious affaires?

But it is even better to have hope in God-Jesus to know where we are with Him in relation to Eternity and our Salvation! To be free from legalistic religion and ritualism based on traditions, which have nothing to do with the Bible?

1 Thessalonian 1:9-10,  Job 35:10-12,  Romans 8:24-25.

The Abused. Part-Three.

Mental Torture.

This is the unseen side of abuse and there are perhaps more people suffering from it than physical. Parents who want their children to achieve can and do pressure and over recent years that has been an increase in teenage suicide in Wales, United Kingdom.

It is in latter life that the effects such as depression and mental illness raise their ugly heads to restrict in movement and going out. The law has changed over the last few years in Europe to address these issues.

Matthew 8:28-34,  Mark 5:1-20,  Luke 8:26-39.

The Abused. Part-Two.

Violence.

Many children suffer at the hands of parents and their partners, we are not here talking about dicipline. There is a lot of difference between a smack for bing naughty and punching your child in the face.

Today there are so many people trying to end child dicipline that it troubles me why they were not as concerned about sexual molestation that is widespread across the globe?

Much violence to children is done for pleasure and if not then to make them do something against their will.

2 Kings 16:3,  Proverbs 29:15,  Matthew 18:24.

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