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September 2011 Archives

What Does Baptism Mean? The Greatest Lifeguard Story Ever…

posted by chadhovind

Baptism is a celebration of God’s work as the cosmic lifeguard.   Baptism is a public chance to thank God for rescuing us from drowning in our own self-centered lives. A writer of the Psalms said it this way: Psalms […]

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1 + 1 = 0 The New Math of Marriage (When you focus solely on yourself, your relationship suffers)

posted by chadhovind

The average divorce process requires multiple years and costs from several hundred on up to several thousand dollars. There are additional costs as well.  The new costs of a new rental or mortgage payment for a separated spouse as well as […]

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The Chad-Man: I Got to Drive an Adam West Batmobile

posted by chadhovind

My daughter and son have both done some acting. Nothing big, but a few commercials. They’ve been learning how to be teachable, take direction, and earn money. My son is twelve and my daughter is fourteen. They are both learning […]

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How to Delight in Your Children by Recognizing Their God-Given BEND

posted by chadhovind

There was a man whose father was Nate Saint. He was a Christian and a famous martyr who died when his son was young by a group of natives in Ecuador who murdered him.  His wife went back into that […]

How to Delight in Your Children By Seeing Them as a God-Given Mercedes Benz

posted by chadhovind

II. Modify Your Parenting Bend Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Train Up by Stimulating Natural Instincts The Hebrew word hanakh means “to […]

Economic Tsunami: What’s Going On? Double Dip? 2008 All Over? What Should You Do?

posted by chadhovind

Everyone is selling everything today in the stock. Nothing is spared: Stocks, Precious Metals, Currencies, Etc.  The Dow is Down over 400. It looks really bad for everything.   What is Going On? For years, through both Democrat and Republican administrations, […]

GPS: Teaching Consequences and Rewards, part 2

posted by chadhovind

God offers something to you and I that we need. He offers us loving emotional closeness and trust. PLUS He offers us the structure, discipline, and framework of correction.  Many of us turned away from God and church because we […]

Why the Rich Need the Gospel More Than Anyone

posted by chadhovind

The Rich need to glory in the Gospel, not their goodies James has advice for the rich. He writes, “But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position …” (James 1:10). Who are these rich James […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System)-Danger: Teaching Consequences and Rewards, part 1

posted by chadhovind

DANGER: TEACHING CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS Parenting is hard. It is difficult. Trying to wrestle with the challenge of balancing grace and truth with your individual children’s personalities and temperaments is a real challenge.  All the while, children are brilliant at […]

You can Pick Your Friends, But Not Your Family (Chad Hovind and Kent Hovind)

posted by chadhovind

Extended families are interesting. I grew up in a great family with my father Ross, a public school teacher who was the favorite teacher of generations of 5th-6th graders and my mom Diane, a strong business savvy Leader with a […]

God-Sufficiency Leads to Self-Sufficiency Rather than Codependency

posted by chadhovind

When God is enough, when He is your source of sufficiency, you are content that He has provided for your needs. Rather than becoming codependent on others, you are energized to steward your life to God and depend on Him […]

Eeyores, Gratitude, and Entitlement

posted by chadhovind

Every mother and father knows the moment of anticipation and terror when our children open a birthday gift from a friend or family member and forget to say thank you. What is worse is when our children blurt out, “I […]

Beware Porky Pig in Government

posted by chadhovind

     This political season, some fear donkeys, some elephants, and others rhinos; but it’s pigs we must keep our eyes on. Animal Farm warned us that Pigs are those political leaders that think “all are equal, but some are […]

Giving Your Children the Gift of a Work Ethic So They Don’t End Up Like Captain Hook

posted by chadhovind

The greatest gift you can give your kids is a strong work ethic. It’s the type of gift that lasts forever. I love the scene from the movie Hook with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. A sweet little girl observes […]

The Monkey On Uncle Sam’s Back Has Gas

posted by chadhovind

Prepare your budget for rising gas prices.   Some experts predict the price will rise to $5 or $6 a gallon by the end of summer.   This price is not only painful for the typical family but has a […]

M.C. Hammer, Financial Strain, and God’s Intervention

posted by chadhovind

It was announced today that jobless claims rose to 474,000 for the week, an eight month high! “You’ve got to pray just to make it today.” Those were the words of M.C. Hammer. As many of us think about the […]

Death by Doctors

posted by chadhovind

George Washington died the same way America’s economy is dying: he was bled to death by his doctors. As George’s symptoms got worse, his doctors siphoned out another pint of blood–believing his bad blood was the problem. With every pint […]

Inflation?

posted by chadhovind

Imagine getting up from the Lazy Boy and finding out half your possessions have been “escorted” out the back window as you watched American Idol. Some clever thief took your prize treasures–right under your nose. How do you feel? Angry? […]

One Man’s Garbage is Another Man’s Gold

posted by chadhovind

My father used to say, “one mans garbage is another mans gold.”   He taught us as kids to be resourceful, creative, and find ways to make a lot out of a little.    There are many examples in the Bible of […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) Giving your children a Good Conscience Through Good Modelling

posted by chadhovind

1 Timothy 1:3-7 As I urged you… to teach no other doctrine…5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) How to Train the Terrain of a Child’s Value System.

posted by chadhovind

God wants to win our hearts and teach us to follow him. Training our conscience to follow his Wisdom rather than our wisdom is a life long process of parenting.    He imparts His virtue into our hearts. He trains […]

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Those Three Little Words That Strengthen a Marriage... "Can't Afford It."
Four powerful words: "We Can't Afford It." These are words that are lobotomized out of the vocabulary of insatiable materialism and politicians. Instead of admitting that we as a nation can't afford helpful, but expensive programs; we keep spending. (Both Democrats and Republicans Spend, Spend, Sp

posted 5:59:00am Feb. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Glenn Beck, Capitalism, and the Bible
I had an opportunity to speak with Glenn Beck recently about the Biblical case for free market capitalism.  Here is a clip. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DFO7mCdkx0[/youtube] I was reading the book of Ruth again this week and struck by God's powerful record of Godly business men.

posted 6:48:57am Feb. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics in Action: Boaz the Conservative Liberal?
In the Old Testament, Ruth chapter 2, we see a great example of Godonomics. His name is Boaz, a rather wealthy land owner. 1 "There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech" He is such a successful producer that he is able to both hire lots of empl

posted 6:41:00am Feb. 16, 2014 | read full post »

God and Money: Why Work Can Be Filled With Purpose
   Here is a recent sermon describing how we can all worship through our work, without worshipping our work 09/02/12 "Uncovering the Entrepreneur" (Chad Hovind) The Gift of Work At the heart of Godonomics is the value and God-given joy of work. Work and labor are gifts from God. He has

posted 5:33:28am Feb. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics says, "We should NOT be our brothers' keeper"
About once or twice a month, a politician or religious leader pulls out the ole, "The Bible tells us to be our brother's keeper."  The problem is ... Being your brother's keeper is not only NOT prescribed in the Scriptures; it's almost a textbook definition of codependency.  I'd encourage anyone

posted 7:54:26am Feb. 02, 2014 | read full post »

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