Recent Reviews for Chris Smith
The Merciful Nazarene (Short Story) - 1/31/2008 1:37:58 AM|
love it, wonderful story.
The Merciful Nazarene (Short Story) - 11/28/2007 6:12:36 AM
Goodness! This was a wonderful write. You did a very good job. This is one of my favorite Biblical teaching in the Bible. It teaches such a profound lesson to everyone. Thanks for reviewing my poem. I look forward to reading all of your work.
The Merciful Nazarene (Short Story) - 11/27/2007 4:47:13 PM
wow!! very good! I look forward to reading more of your work.
The Merciful Nazarene (Short Story) - 11/24/2007 1:32:50 PM
Way good writing. Too often Christian writers get sappy, but this was good, believable and inspiring. --Charlie
Is Spanking a Viable Method of Punishment? (Article) - 11/28/2007 6:29:49 AM
First of all, let me say that I enjoyed your article. However, I am on the line with what you are saying. I was not spanked when I was young I was beaten there is a difference. It took me a long time to figure this out because I have two children of my own. I wish I had spanked them more because they do try me. However, as a child that was beaten I do not try my mother at all. There is a thin line between being spank and being beaten a parent should determine where that line is and what those limitations are. Yes, the Bible does say, “Spare the rod you spoil the child” and God knows what will happen if we do not listen and be obedient. When we do something that is wrong, we are punish as adults. God loves us and he punishes us in love not hate. So as long as a parent disciplines in love, spanking is acceptable in my opinion.
Great article keep up the good work!
Salvation and Lordship: Not So Easy After All? (Article) - 11/28/2007 6:19:18 AM
You write so well about Christianity to be so young. I am truly impress with your convictions most people do not reach this level of spiritual maturity until they are in their lat 30’s & early 40’s and they still do not truly understand. However, you understand what it means to truly be a Christian and what you should do and this is remarkable. Continue to write such wonderful words and back them up with the Bible. I wish you well- stay bless
Looking forward to reading more.
Salvation and Lordship: Not So Easy After All? (Article) - 11/28/2007 3:20:35 AM
Just because I have Jesus in my life does NOT make ME perfect, devoid of sin! I am only human; I am apt to screw up big time. Every day is a challenge; and as I like to tell people when they criticize me: "I may be a Christian, but I am not perfect. At least I'm forgiven", or as my twin sister (below) likes to say, "God allows U-turns". Shame on those Christians who act like they're "holier than thou"; those are the ones who give Christianity a bad name! Just because one is a Christian doesn't mean they aren't exempt from the world's problems; they have problems, too, just like those who don't believe. A good thought provoken pen you have done here; very well written! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Salvation and Lordship: Not So Easy After All? (Article) - 11/27/2007 8:22:38 PM
Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Am I perfect? Not even close. I am forgiven, IF I truly repent. A thought provoker you pen here, well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Is Spanking a Viable Method of Punishment? (Article) - 11/27/2007 1:42:59 PM
I beg to differ: I do not think spanking is due to religious influence (even though the Bible does say, 'Spare the rod and spoil the child.'). I think it is because talking doesn't work; time outs don't work; taking priveleges away doesn't work; grounding doesn't work...at least, not in my opinion. It's due to frustration; anger.
Should parents hit? I was spanked as a child, hated it. But: what I hated worse were the lightning quick strikes across the mouth or the comments made that I was worthless and would never amount to anything. I'd rather my parents beat me to death than say what they did...still living with the aftermath.
There are many parents today who no longer "parent." They want to be their child's best friend. I don't think that works. The child becomes the authority figure in this relationship, because their darling parents don't refuse them anything, wanting to ensure they aren't lacking.
Sad. I think a swat across the butt or a sharp tap on the hand does no harm. It should be done at the time of transgression, or the child quickly forgets why they're being punished.
A thought provoking write you pen.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Is Spanking a Viable Method of Punishment? (Article) - 11/27/2007 3:06:04 AM
This may be true, but as one who was spanked growing up, it made me reemmber why I was punished, and it taught me right from wrong. No, I wasn't perfect, but then aren't all kids not so?? We were only being kids; we had to get punished for our "crimes". I believe it made me a better person; it made me think twice before doing it again (though I sometimes tested our parents' buttons by doing other things!!). I just thank GOD I never was horribly abused or that my praents didn't drink or fight all the time. Our home was fairly happy, and to me this "talking to kids like they are your friends" or "Time outs" don't work. A little swat across the behind isn't going to scar a kid forever, but I do think it's necessary if the kid intentionally runs out into the street or picks up scissors or plays with dangerous objects. Also a smack on the hand will do just fine along with a firm "NO!" I also would probably smack a kid across the mouth if they backsassed me; my parents did it to us growing up, and even though I didn't like it one bit, it definitely made me think about doing it again.
Just my opinion.
Good write, even though I don't really agree! :)