Many falsely believe they cannot memorize. Memorizing is certainly not easy for most people, but it is possible for us all. There are two main keys to memorization…
God wants our thoughts to be His thoughts so that our actions will be in line with His actions, and meditation on Scripture is simply exchanging our faulty beliefs for the truths of God’s Word.
A wisdom search is a time when the family gathers together for worship, studying Scripture, prayer, and fellowship. Taking time for wisdom searches can revolutionize interpersonal relationships in the family — especially between a husband and wife. Many families testify that this time together builds a deep foundation for family fellowship and support for the years ahead, and it provides stability as the truths of God’s Word are studied and honored together.
November 18, 2002, is a date my family will never forget. On that day, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I chose to come to the light! For years I had been hiding my sin from the people who knew me best.
Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be. Sometimes these are prompted by “model” families that we have seen, or perhaps they are the dreams we had of what our own family should be like.
Three months ago, I stood with tears in my eyes on a barren hill in Mongolia where my beloved twin brother’s body lay in a casket at the bottom of a hand-dug grave. My tears were not of regret, but of joy in witnessing the testimony of one who had forsaken this world’s treasures to follow Christ. Isaac’s earthly race had finished, leaving us to ponder the twenty-five years that he had run beside us.
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.
The harness clicks in place and muscles tighten as I head up the sharp incline. The slow ride to the top provides ample opportunity for the tension to mount. By the time I’ve reached the summit, my excitement level is somewhere between “Woohoo!” and, “Are you sure you’re up for this, Woody?”
God has used the ATI curriculum—specifically the Wisdom Booklets—in my life to show me that He is alive and His Word does not grow old. Knowing that God’s Word is current and active has strengthened my walk with God and given me greater purpose in learning and retaining knowledge.
The most powerful and long-lasting influences in a child’s life are the relationships of his own family. If they are loving and positive, the child will have a rich foundation for successful relationships outside the family. If they are negative and hostile, the continuing hurts will damage every other future relationship, including marriage, family, and employment.