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Actions Speak Louder to Children

"In everything set them an example by doing what is good."
The Holy Bible (Tit. 2:7)

Few days back, my wife and two kids, along with my friend Benjamin, were on our way to buy groceries for our training centre. As I was driving, a person riding a bike popped up in front of our vehicle; holding his bike’s handle with two hands, he was speaking on his mobile phone. How could he do that? He clasped his phone with his head fully bent over the right shoulder, and as expected, he couldn’t drive his bike properly and confused us who were at his back.

Feeling a bit frustrated, I commented to my wife, “Look at that fellow’s driving!” My eldest son, Joy (six years old), immediately exclaimed from back, “Papa you speak likewise on phone while driving bike!” My wife too affirmed his constructive criticism. It was like a slap on my face. I was silenced and had to accept his correction.

(We parents often think about shaping our children, but believe me, if we let the all-wise God, He often us…

3 Questions To Ask When You Marry

"She is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord."
The Holy Bible (1 Cor. 7:39b)

It is well said that next to believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior there is no decision as crucial as marriage. It is a decision which calls for great thoughtfulness, prayer and counsel. It is a decision which can make the rest of your life either a blessing or utterly miserable. It is a decision, which if made with utmost carefulness, you would not reap unnecessary regrets. It is a decision about which if you make a wise choice can bring immense joy to you, your children, and above all, glory to God.

Oh, it is regretful to see so many believers making a wrong choice when it comes to marriage! I have seen how they go against God’s word to marry unbelievers and reaping unavoidable, painful consequences. God made it quite clear in His word, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers” (2 Cor. 6:14). Therefore, no matter how seemingly good your intent…

Training Children in Charity

Train a child in the way he should go - The Holy Bible (Pro. 22:6)

On Monday, I was on a day off from my usual work. Since my two kids were also having a holiday, I took them for breakfast to a nearby restaurant. After having our delicious breakfast, we were returning to home on my bike. On our way, we saw a street vendor pushing a cart (with four wheels), carrying some watermelons on it. Then we noticed that his cart suddenly fell into a drainage hole, having all the watermelons spilled out on the footpath.

Our hearts were moved to see what had happened and I turned my bike towards the cart to offer some help. Even before I completely stopped the bike, my eldest son, Joy (now 6 years old), jumped from my back and rushed to the cart to help the vendor. I didn’t have to get down from the bike. I just watched my son picking up the watermelons with his tiny hands and putting them on the cart. After finishing his good work, he wiped his hands, sat at the back of my bike and we headed to hom…