Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time Magazine Current Issue: The Only Child Myth

In a very timely cover article, the Time Magazine July 19th issue cover article was titled The Only Child: Debunking the Myths. The fact that this came out during the Baby Conference does not seem to be a coincidence, but rather the hand of God revealing the difference between a biblical and anti-biblical worldview. With over 1,400 people gathering together at the Baby Conference to celebrate life and the blessings of children, it provides a stark contrast to the views of the world. The following is a small excerpt from the Time article:
"It's a conversation I have most weeks — if not most days. This time, it happens when my 2-year-old daughter and I are buying milk at the supermarket. The cashiers fawn over her pink cheeks, and then I endure the usual dialogue.
"Your first?"
"Another one coming soon?"
"Nope — it might be just this one."
"You'll have more. You'll see."
I offer no retort, but if I did, I'd start by asking these young minimum-wage earners to consider the following: The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the average child in the U.S. costs his or her parents about $286,050 — before college. Those costs have risen during the recession. It's a marvel to me these days that anyone can manage a second kid — forget about a third." Read more.
In stark contrast to the above viewpoint, one of the most touching things at the Baby Conference was the honoring of Michelle Duggar with the 2010 Mother of the Year award. With 19 children, the Duggar family has completely embraced without reserve the vision of the Scriptures that children are the heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Praise the Lord for families who want to throw off the culture of death to embrace the culture of life.

Please see my later post on this delving a little more into a biblical vs. worldly perspective on life and children. 


  1. What an eye opening article. I am so grateful for families who are choosing not to follow the culture in this area but instead follow the clear teachings of the Word of God.

    My family and I attended the Phoenix NCFIC Regional Conference last month.....we really appreciate the efforts that you and the NCFIC team went to to come all the way out here! The conference was a great time of blessing to my family. We were greatly encouraged by the conference and the fellowship of the believers. I believe you spoke at some length with my father Joe Krause.

    Courtney Krause

  2. Courtney,

    I am grateful that our little team could be used by the Lord to bless people like your family around the nation. Thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to make it.

    Yes, I did talk with your father there, particularly about the NCFIC internship as I recall.

    It was nice meeting you all,
    Ryan Glick