Pure and undefiled religion before god and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble...James 1:27HUDSON'S FIRST SERMONThe chapel was vacant and dark. Hudson, my four-year-old son, ran happily around the big empty room as a small group of our friends and co-workers explored the facility. Our ministry had recently taken possession of a former Bible college camp
One of the more challenging aspects of parenting is finding tactful, simple, and edifying ways to discuss difficult subjects with my children. When they observe evil, sin, and darkness around them, I must help them process what they are seeing in a healthy way that points them to truth.
When my son Hudson was three, he found out about orphans. His beloved nanny, Annie, had recently taken a trip to Haiti, and when she returned she showed him photos of all the children that did not have a Mommy and Daddy to take care of them. He was horrified at the thought.
There is a battle raging around us in this day and age that is literally affecting millions of people – the battle for the unborn. Not only is it taking the precious lives of countless babies, but it is damaging the lives of many young women, as well as all those closest to them.
“...it is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:14“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13In the fall of 2006, when Hudson was almost two, I became pregnant with our second child. Excitedly, we told our son he was going to be a big brother.