Marriage is Still Good
By Jonathan Lewis   |   01.21.21
At Christmastime, my wife and I remembered the evening a decade before when we became engaged.

Linnea, my wife-to-be, lived nearly three hours north of me. For the previous couple of months, I had been visiting her virtually every weekend, typically driving up on Friday evening after work and returning home on Saturday or Sunday.
Am I Satisfied with My Example?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.18.20
When the Israelites finally came to the end of their desert wanderings following their exodus from Egypt, they faced the task of dividing the Promised Land among the various tribes. This division, as we read in Joshua 19, was according...
Parents: We Need God
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.05.20
Parenting is a big job. I know, I know—that's the understatement of the year, right?

It would be more accurate to say that parenting—at least the way God wants us to do it—is an impossible job. At least for fallen, sinful humans like my wife and me.
In the Name of God, Amen
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.26.20
November 11th marked the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. In the words of History.com, the Mayflower Compact was “the first document to establish self-government in the New World.” Do you think the Pilgrims knew how significant...
Ten Things That Are True About God Today
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.21.20
I recently wrote about the value of asking ourselves during challenging times the question “What is true about God right now?” With all that’s going on in our nation these days, perhaps now would be a good time to reflect...
Let the Earth Rejoice
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.05.20
Regardless of the outcome of our national election for POTUS, there are going to be some Americans who are elated, some who are in despair, and some who are just glad it’s all over. Likewise, there will be some who believe America is on the right track, some who believe we’re headed straight toward ruin, and some who will say “let’s wait and see.”
The Faith of a Pharisee
By Jonathan Lewis   |   10.17.20
The Pharisees were a self-righteous lot, so wrapped up in their legalistic, self-satisfied ways that they missed what God was doing right in front of them.

Even so, we have one instance recorded in Scripture when they actually got something right. Well, perhaps not “right” because their motives were all wrong (they were Pharisees, after all!), but still, I think we can learn something from them.
What Is True About God Right Now?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   10.01.20
We’re living in turbulent times. Between the ongoing pandemic, upcoming election, racial tension, wildfires, and more, we have plenty to challenge and concern us. On top of the issues that have consumed our national attention, we also may have personal...
How to Receive God’s Blessings
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.11.20
As Christians, we often ask for God’s blessings on our food, our day, our endeavors, and the like. It’s easy to add a request for blessings to our prayers simply because it’s what we do. We say it by rote...
Homeschooling Surges Amid the Pandemic
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.01.20
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play out across America and the world, many questions still remain about what life will look like moving forward. One much-debated topic, of course, has been education. Should schools open their doors or remain...
The Importance of Today
By Jonathan Lewis   |   08.10.20
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be lazy sometimes? Or distracted? Or preoccupied with “important” things? Or forgetful of our values and what really matters? I was thinking about parenting recently, and it struck me that it’s easy to talk about how vitally important Christian parenting is in a broad, general sense, but then get lazy in our day-to-day practice.
Three Big Reasons to Consider Homeschooling This Year
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.29.20
With the debate raging across America about opening the nation’s schools this fall, many parents are considering home education.

As a homeschool graduate and second-generation homeschooling Dad, I’d like to share with you three huge reasons why I believe homeschooling is a great choice whether the public schools are in session this fall or not. 
Four Instructions Parents Should Follow
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.07.20
During my Bible reading the other day, I came across 2 Timothy 2:24: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient . . .” This verse wasn’t written directly...
Hope in Dark Times
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.01.20
It’s easy to look around at everything taking place in our nation today and get discouraged. The coronavirus and related economic impact are lingering into the summer. Some states are experiencing record numbers of new cases, suggesting the fight could continue for some time. The George Floyd killing and its aftermath have brought racial issues in America to the foreground once again. Although America has done a lot to move beyond the problems of our past in relation to race, there’s undoubtedly more that can be done. But we’ve also seen the unfortunate truth that some elements in our society will exploit such tragedies for their own purposes.
Problems, Blessings, and the Goodness of Marriage
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.08.20
Nine years ago, my wife and I were married. Nine years. It’s a long time. Except that it’s also not so very long. Long or short, nine years is definitely enough time to experience some of life’s ups and downs...
Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis is husband to Linnea, and Daddy to Patrick, Timothy, Katherine, and Benjamin. He is a writer, speaker, and self-employed graphic designer. You can reach him at jonathanlewis@writeme.com.

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