We were able to get our own preacher, Duane Sheriff, on our computer today. For a long time, we haven't been able to get the videos from our church. Duane was AWESOME as usual. He preached MY sermon today. He preached the sermon my kids and my friends hate to hear from me, and according to Duane, most of the church hates to hear from him. I hope you don't hate it too, because here it is -- in his words, but not an exact word-for-word translation:
Your kids don't HAVE any PRIVACY in your home. You need to check every email, every text message, every phone call, every drawer, every pocket, etc. You need to know where your kids go, who they talk to, what they watch on tv, what they look at on their computers, what music they listen to AND -- the most important part -- MAKE THEM go to every single activity the church provides for them. Keep them busy all the time. This is a wicked, corrupt world we live in now, and we must TRAIN our children to the best of our ability.
We don't have undisciplined children -- We have undisciplined PARENTS!
You surely can go to http://www.dsheriff.org/ and listen to the sermon yourself if you think I make this stuff up, lol.
I totally agree with today's sermon. So many young people these days -- compared to the olden days when I grew up --are so wild and unruly and sadly uneducated. We have a business and have to hire from this new generation, and I tell you the truth: Most we interview don't have the simplest math or grammar skills. They know how to play video games and how to text message and how to take offense at everything you say or do, and get tattoos and body-piercings. They don't know how to think or work. This includes my own grandchildren to a certain degree. I am shocked that one of them doesn't even know that sentences come to an end and require a period. I don't blame the kids -- like Duane said -- I blame the parents and the pitiful public school system. Not that there aren't good teachers. Even the good teachers are stifled or muzzled as to what they can say and do; especially, when it comes to discipline.
Let me just say that I know it is possible for kids from wonderful christian homes to go astray and rebel against all the christian principles you pound into them. Some of the worst examples I have known have been preacher's kids. Still, we must try our best as parents.