My eight year old son keeps asking to visit a friend whom I've been attempting to contact for a couple years now each time he asks to see them. The mother is a fun-loving Christian(as far as I know) who used to have him over for sleepovers with her son who is a few years older than mine. He's always asking to visit the mother though. She was always the cool mom/babysitter. I miss her as well. But since I last contacted her I learned her teenaged girl has become transgender. My son used to see her daughter every Sunday at our old church and she used to help with the kids often. I'm not ready to talk to my homeschooled 8 year old about LGBQT.... anything yet. It's hard enough going into the birds and the bees as it is (though we've had many age appropriate ones as my husband and I see fit). But her daughter looks very different and calls herself a different name. How do I explain that his friend insists on being called a different gender and name without totally confusing him?
By Jonathan BeWell
Sense God’s Peace
To peace as my mind’s chatter becomes numb.
… From dumb ones’ mindless matters.
It is all up to He to set my brain free-
Becoming less flesh; naughty body!
God’s Spirit breaks free past chains misery,
Drowning in sorrow, sin pained.
Let me again pray for you, friend,
Replacing my rant on the mend.
In the Lord I place you to soothe stress gone through.
Now on this new page I will write
Christ answers for you.
He’s how I got through
Healed, restored full; reborn new.
I thought that you knew [all
In the mind true]
Calms stormy seas. He
Makes us all be
Still, sensed God’s Word peacefully.
~ Sense God’s Peace ~ 2018 ~ Gregory KJ Brumwell
11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
~ 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
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When I'm lonely I always go to God! But as a human we need other humans to interact with. I come from a background where I was shut off from the real word! Now I'm trying to become a better person but I find it a little bit displeasing! Why do I say that? Because I feel like I have no "friends" and I especially have no one to talk to! Right now the only person I can talk to is in jail(my boyfriend). And I just feel like I'm becoming worse everyday! When I get angry (which is everyday ) I use the tongue of the devil! I just want to overcome this and know where and how to start ! Any and every advice is welcomed, I really appreciate it.
By Cathy Ann
Family has been on my heart in a big way lately. I have observed that there are many perspectives on family and I believe that each opinion is based on an individual experience and expectations. When I think about a family I think about a place where one is nurtured and taught, a safe a, a place filled with love, peace, patience, acceptance. A place where one is accepted as is and encouraged to be all that God has ordained them to be. This is some of the characteristics that should be manifested in the atmosphere of the family. This is the thing, we the people of God are responsible for developing and demonstrating this type of atmosphere regardless of our shortcomings. The good news is you don't have to do it alone. God will help you every step of the way. He is the family expert.
By reanna graham
so I really came here because I have a friend in need. I am Christian and so is he, we are friends. He got involved with a 'christian' woman in another state, and when she visited briefly, they got a little too close. It was not her first time, and even though he made that mistake when young he said he never would but did. as a matter of fact, when she visited that time she wanted to stay by him and he insisted he help her stay elsewhere.
whatever the case was the end result was she got pregnant. his friends knowing him, and his renewed faith, and the fact that the woman briefly visited and seemed to have in a way influenced him (to me it takes two to tangle, he could have stood his ground stronger) insisted to him she was pregnant before and just tried to get him to take the bait to marry her
he became very confused, repentant, everything. she said they should get married but with his friends in his ear, he was afraid to marry her and realise it was not his. he also was afraid to tell her his doubts, or anythng about a paternity test to not sour their relationship.
their relationship turned terrible anyway, she baically began demanding he marry her before her stomach shows (she is a long-time and prominent member in her church) and this made him not want to marry her, he wants to get married for love. she turned ugly.
the end story, they welcomed a beautiful child and the mother disappears on him all the time! she moved once did not give a number, contact anything. he had to go to the state and ask around. she never tries to contact him. he tries to see his baby on skype and she only gave him this opportunity on father's day.
at this moment, he is back in the mother's state looking for them because she dropped off the face of the earth again. he has been there all week. nothing. he blames hiself for his disobedience, which truthfully you cannot remove the consequence of sin (as seen with David) but the penants through Christ Jesus. I can only pray. It's like his heart breaks over and over again looking for his child. he does not want to bring in police, however this week he did contact a lawyer there. knowing it is hard to get custody rights because the baby has been with the mother at the start, and they are in different states, he sought visitation rights. the lawyers said they may have to find and supoena her.
sigh... It just breaks my heart to see the state he is in, and the child is now a little over one year old, I can't imagine what later heart breaks would bring. I've been praying, with tears, but ... I just feel like I can do more. Prayer is powerful and sufficient, but then to call and hear his state.. I just want to do more, pray something specific, give him kind words, give him songs. is there anyone willing to give advice on this?