Archive for 'Parenting' Category

Meet Lily, Our New Daughter.

By jreighley - Last updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Well, I have been absent from the blog world for the most part for the last 7 months, so I ought to catch you guys all up with what has been happening with our family.   For years, every time my wife would hold a new baby I would ask her, Do you want another […]

Cover Song or Original?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2011

It occurred to me that our walk with God is a lot like an improvisational Jam session.    God calls us to some form of obedience, and we respond according to our particular personality, courage and faith. Sometimes we do something exactly like he is calling us to.   Sometimes we only take a half step instead […]

NO! We don’t sin so that grace can abound!

By jreighley - Last updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011

Listen to a couple of clips from Chuck Smith’s radio program over the last couple weeks: A couple thoughts. We ought not to calculate the acceptability of our sin based on God’s grace.  “By no means!” the apostle Paul tells us. “Go and sin no more” means what it says.  It doesn’t mean “If you […]

The River of Sin.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The past couple weeks, my wife and I have been taking a Foster Parenting Class, and I learned a ton. The state’s adoption worker came in and said as far as the courts seem to be concerned nearly all foster children are “special needs” -to one degree or another.   They have all been through painful […]