Raising Teenagers: An-‘Other’ Perspective

  Often when introducing our children to people, especially parents of older children, we often hear this – apparently prophetic – declaration: “You just wait until she/he becomes a teenager!”  And invariably my wife will always quietly say to me later, “That doesn’t have to be our children’s story.”   Well, with three teenage children I find Kay […]

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Law or Grace: Which is Raising Your Child?

Is your child being raised by the law or by grace? What’s the difference? Is one better than than the other? How were you raised? What results should you expect from your discovery?

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Contemplating Racial Dissonance

Today we recognized the 1st Anniversary of the massacre of 9 Black Christian parishioners of the Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church of Charleston, South Carolina as they gathered for a weekly Bible Study. As such, I am compelled to share a moment with you from my morning meditation this past week.  I invite you to join […]

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Is Your Marriage Founded Upon Grace or Law?

In a time when divorce among Christians is more than 50% by some studies, and families are struggling through the aggressive assaults of addiction to prescription meds, pornography and extra marital affairs, one has to wonder, “how are marriages expected to endure?” Join Èlim~Orangeburg as we seek to answer such questions through God’s Word and His wisdom.

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A Pastoral Prayer

If there were ever a pastoral prayer I believe this would suffice:  “O God, it is You who know my folly, and my wrongs are not hidden from You.          May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;             […]

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