A Hidden Life
Dr, Jonny reviews the movie “A Hidden Life” about an Austrian peasant farmer who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler during World War II, and sacrificed everything, including his life, because of his God-given convictions. Although we are called to be extraordinary people, it is often the convictions of the heart and the regular everyday decisions we make before the Lord and our families that make the most impact.
We as parents cannot just helplessly bob down the river of culture and hope everything will be OK. We need to plant our feet, turn around and pushback against the current. Dr. Jonny provides a list of current cultural challenges that every child faces today to be a spring-board for discussion between parents and their children. Now is the time for powerful parents to give their children intentionality, hope, loving boundaries and strategy.
Don’t Run From a Bully
The liberal pro-abortion activists and media are labelling the pro-life position as extreme, in a last ditch effort to garner some enthusiasm prior to mid-term elections. Ironically, their extreme position is rejected by 9 of out of 10 Americans. This alone should embolden the pro-life message and encourage us to stand up to the bullying. Unfortunately, Dr. Jonny explains, there have been some politicians walking back their support of life, demonstrating that the election is more important than conviction. History will remember 2022 for the overturning of Roe v Wade, how will history remember us?
Dr. Jonny shares what he learned from his family while sitting around the campfire this weekend. He was delighted and inspired by his children sharing their perspective on caring for the poor and needy. The Bible is clear that the poor belong to us as followers of Christ, and we don’t need government hand-outs to meet the needs of those around us. Generosity is a core heavenly culture and we can tap into His unending resources.