Kids do not know purpose in life
Black History Month means so much to me as an Afro/Native American and a Christian. The month of February pays tribute to those Americans who loved their fellow men, their country and their God. Through the guidance and help of their Heavenly Father their generation found and lived out their meaning and purpose in God’s plan for us.
How would you respond if asked about your purpose in life? It would challenge most of us because our generation has been shielded in our public school system from expressing our relationship with our Heavenly Father in the classroom. As a result some have stated through observation that, “all of our knowledge has brought us nearer to our ignorance.”
Many parents rely on public schools to teach their children important things. But many of us and our children are not learning about one important thing, their meaning and purpose in life.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent experimenting on “developmentally appropriate” teaching strategies so that our students may be competitive compared to students in other school districts. They have ignored the “developmentally appropriateness” of prayer in school.
Dr. James Dobson tells the story about a high school student who scored perfect on the SAT. Her teachers bragged about how intelligent she was. A reporter asked her if she knew what the meaning or purpose in her life is. She admitted that she did not know but that she would like to know. This is a devastating indictment of the public schools’ policy on prayer!
Our generation is in debt to our forefathers for teaching by example that in order to fulfill God’s plan in our lives a relationship with our Heavenly Father is mandatory. Prayer in our schools can guide our children to open themselves up to our Heavenly Father.
Bob Smith, Ashland
Kids do not know purpose in life
PAUL CHITWOOD: Ruling on same-sex marriage defies state constitution
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Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.
05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014
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