60 years ago in 1958, Steven Engel from New York brought parents together and made the decision to sue the state over a state authorized prayer in public schools. That case made it to the United States Supreme Court in 1962, where they decided it violated the First Amendment because prayer represented establishment of religion. Engel won.
Then Pennsylvania, in 1963, decided on the case of Abington School District v. Schempp; a complaint made by Schemp to stop Bible readings in public schools. Schempp won.
Also in 1963 came the verdict of Madalyn Murray O’Hair against the Baltimore School System to ban school prayer labeling it “unconstitutional”. O’Hair won.
As a Christian, I believe government made the wrong decisions in all three of these cases, which directly affect core foundations for our children.Continue reading →
Our obedience to God starts with a humble attitude.
humble – adjective: not proud or arrogant, low in rank, inferiority, subservience
Humility is a hard word for some of us to demonstrate. Most times my tongue would rather stick to the roof of my mouth, than admit “Your way is right, Lord, my way was wrong.” Being humble certainly is not my best attribute. It’s this type of attitude that makes it hard to acknowledge God is greater and more powerful than we are.
But exercising these five helpful actions towards God will strengthen your self-control to follow His plan for humility over one of arrogance.
I was reading the book of Daniel, and came across Daniel’s prayerful plea for his nation Israel. In these times of national rebellion, hostility towards a neighbor and civic disregard for God’s Word, I though now is a good time to remember what open, honest prayer with God sounds like. Here is Daniel 9:4-19 : Continue reading →
Dear God, I want to publicly acknowledge my belief in who you are, and offer my thankfulness for your blessings. I believe you are the Creator of the universe. Past, present and future, you are in control of all … Continue reading →
Our obedience to God starts with a humble attitude. humble – adjective not proud or arrogant, inferiority, subservience, low in rank, Humility can be a hard word for some of us to demonstrate. It certainly is not my best attribute. Most … Continue reading →