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The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’

March 31, 2014 | Author:

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When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and multi-task, there’s never enough time in a day to ever catch up. (more…)

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Why Are You Planning To Do That?

March 31, 2014 | Author:

I am not surprised when sinners sin. I don’t expect people who are apart from Christ to act as if they were united in love to Him, people who are ignorant of spiritual realities to be wise, or people who are slaves to sin to freely pursue righteousness. (more…)

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Time: Ken Ham on the Movie Noah

March 29, 2014 | Author:

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Russell Crowe In a Scene from “Noah”

Leading creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye, says that the new blockbuster, starring Russell Crowe, is an insult to Christians: “Ultimately, there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start”

As a Creationist and also a believer in the historical account of Noah and the Flood, I agree with atheist Darren Aronofsky’s statement about his just-released film “Noah”: It is the “least biblical” of Bible-themed films. Any other agreement I have with the filmmaker’s take on the book of Genesis and its account of Noah ends right there. Further, I told a group of pastors earlier today that because I found “Noah” to be a boring 2½ hour movie, it may be the worst film I’ve ever seen.

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Mom, Will You Homeschool Me?

March 29, 2014 | Author:

About fourteen years ago, my athletic, top-of-his-class and popular son came to me and blew me away with an unexpected question. As it turned out, he was battling an emotional turmoil, and the only way he could see out was to be homeschooled.

Here’s what was going down. The kids his age (7th grade) were starting to dabble in marijuana, alcohol and promiscuity. He did not want to travel down that road of destruction, but if he stayed in school, he could only see three options: #1 – partake in the activities and betray everything he stood for; #2 – walk away and be labeled a loser; #3 – be a loner. None of them appealed to him.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was standing in the doorway at the top of my stairwell — grey carpet, white walls with all of our family pictures lined down the hallway. My hand gripping the door handle to the steps, I was in shock.

I was emotionally constipated for sure. My son’s big chocolate brown eyes staring up at me, not quite understanding why I was so frozen in terror. I wanted to have courage, but at that moment, I felt like I was drowning in a whirlpool of self-doubt and fear of the unknown. But he needed an answer – and FAST.

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Recommended Resources
Curriculum Advice, Vol. 1: Practical Help For Intermediate Home Educators
Curriculum Advice, Vol. 2: Practical Help For Intermediate Home Educators
When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Accelerated Distance Learning: The New Way to Earn Your College Degree in the Twenty-First Century

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Caroline Farrow: Even in Death, the Unborn Child is According No Respect

March 28, 2014 | Author:

A documentary on Monday by Channel 4‘s Dispatches revealed that ten NHS trusts have admitted to burning the remains of unborn babies as ‘clinical waste’ and that two other trusts have burned foetal remains in ‘waste-to-heat’ energy plants to heat hospitals. (more…)

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Western Cape Attacks Homeschoolers

March 28, 2014 | Author:

Homeschooling parents were recently shocked when the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) not once, but twice attempted to curb the liberty of parents to choose what is in the best interest of their children. (more…)

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They Labor in Vain

March 27, 2014 | Author:

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Psalm 127
Just a few days ago I was privileged to be able to preach at a rather significant occasion, the wedding ceremony of my first-born. Darby was, like her mother, not just a beautiful and radiant bride, but a diligent, faithful laborer in bringing the event together. When I told her I would like to preach from Psalm 127 I could tell she was a smidge reluctant to give her approval. Perhaps she feared that I would chasten her and her new husband to remember that children are a blessing from the Lord, and I wanted grandbabies, and soon. Perhaps she feared that I would take the occasion to sing her praises, affirming rightly that she is a powerful weapon for the kingdom, and that because of her I am able to sit at the gates unashamed.

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Recommended Resources
Bound for Glory: A Practical Handbook For Raising a Victorious Family
The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling

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The “Who Am I?” Generation

March 24, 2014 | Author:

The  ‘Who Am I?’ Generation

In the 2013 film “Delivery Man,” the lead character discovers he fathered more than 500 children through sperm donation 20 years earlier, and now more than 100 of his offspring want to find him. An MTV series in 2013, “Generation Cryo,” followed a 17-year-old as she searched for her half-siblings and their donor father. The 2010 movie “The Kids Are All Right” had a similar theme. (more…)

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Kids React to Gay Marriage

March 23, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: This video contains homosexuals proposing to each other and public displays of affection. It contains children using the Lord’s name in vain as part of their reaction to homosexuality. It contains evidence that the homosexual agenda has brainwashed and bound the consciences of little children to their putrid ideals. We have a lot of work to do to defend marriage for generations to come.

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One Dad’s Thoughts on Frozen’s Smash Hit “Let It Go”

March 22, 2014 | Author:

I think it’s time we get serious about the song “Let it Go” from Disney’s smash hit Frozen. I’ve spent a fair amount of time lamenting that it has been stuck in my head for the last four months. Recently I realized why the 6-18 year old female demographic has experienced such a connection with the song. While it’s still still annoying–dads everywhere, I stand united with you on that–I also stumbled upon a realization that is harder to shake than the tune itself.

Our girls relate to the emotion more than the music. Have you really listened to the song? I mean really. I think our daughters love it because it describes what they feel deep down inside.

They feel frozen. Like a series of short text messages they might send to only their most trusted confidant late at night when it’s just them and their beloved mobile device, the lyrics of Let it Go let us in on the adolescent mind. It’s like an old Nirvana song super-charged with sticky-sweet feminine musical accompaniment.

“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the Queen.”

An equal mixture of loneliness and narcissism make up the song’s introduction. The setting of this song is when Princess Elsa flees her community after a rather embarrassing ballroom gaff. Every teenage girl can identify with that feeling of red-faced embarrassment. Sometimes the only safe place is solitude.

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Recommended Resources
Joy: A Godly Woman’s Adornment
So Much More
Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762: Intriguing Letters by One of Colonial America’s Most Accomplished Women
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way

 

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How should Christian women respond when great men fall?

March 19, 2014 | Author:

My heart absolutely sank.

It’s not true.  I don’t believe it.  

Those were the words that raced through my mind when I read about the recent, alleged sex scandals of two of the homeschooling movement’s most prominent men.  These stories have shocked and disappointed thousands of Christian families, including mine.

This article isn’t about these men or their alleged sins.

What I want to discuss is how should we as Christian women respond to these kinds of situations?  

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Recommended Resources
If You Bite & Devour One Another
Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-up Call to the Church
Gospel Assurance and Warnings (Recovering the Gospel)
Apostate – The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West

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How are you dealing with your first born’s impending marriage?

March 19, 2014 | Author:

Father & Daughter—Friends, today & always.
Managing a Large Family
Because so few people understand the logistics of managing a large family, and so few know the great genius and diligence of my dear wife, many people at the loss of my wife were most concerned about logistical concerns—how would all the stuff of managing a household get taken care of? The truth is that my dear wife built the railroad, built the engine and stacked the coal. All I have to do is make sure the fire continues to get fed.

Now, however, we are soon to lose the platonic ideal of a first born daughter, as Darby is just days away from marrying and moving away. Many are worried that household management will become slipshod, and the wheels will come off the train. I, however, am not worried about that. First, my wife, well, she trained my daughters well. Delaney is not only not afraid of taking Darby’s reigns, but eager to have the chance to prove herself. None of us have any doubts that she will do wonderfully.

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Recommended Resources
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way
Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity
Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter (Classic Reprint)
What a Daughter Needs From Her Dad: How a Man Prepares His Daughter for Life

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The “P” Word

March 18, 2014 | Author:

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By James McDonald

Words are the essence of communication. Without words, there is no way to convey concepts or feelings or attitudes. Words are glorious tools that help us to frame and communicate what we really believe. The importance of words is clearly seen in the Bible. When God created the heavens and the earth, He did it by speaking Creation into existence. And Jesus Himself is called the Word made flesh.

But, we must also remember that the definition of a word is even more important than the word itself. It is by definitions that we come to understand what a word actually means and what the word-giver is trying to communicate to the word-hearer.

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A Father’s Love

March 18, 2014 | Author:

The story comes to us from rural China: Fengyi township, Yibin county, Sichuan province, about 2,000 miles to the west of Shanghai.  Everyday, 40 year old Yu Xukang gets up at 5am. He prepares a lunch for his son to eat at school. Then he helps his son walk to school, about 7km away over a rugged mountain road. His son, Xiao Qiang is 12 years old but he cannot walk to school. He is physically disabled from an unidentified disease: only 90cm tall, with twisted arms and legs and a hunched back. The nearest schools did not have the facilities to accept him. His father explains:

“I know that my son is physically disabled but there is nothing wrong with his mind. However, I couldn’t find any school here with the facilities to accept him and was constantly rejected. In fact the only place where I could get a place for him was at the Fengxi Primary School in Fengyi township in Yibin county in Sichuan province – which is a five-mile walk away.”

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Recommended Resources
Of Domestic Duties
Building a Godly Home, Volume 1: A Holy Vision for Family Life
Family Reformation
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Christian Ethics

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Wendy’s Launches New Campaign to Promote Adoption in US

March 17, 2014 | Author:


So glad to read this today. The fruit of compassionate capitalism. Wendy’s works to build strong families through adoption.

A new Wendy’s campaign will highlight the company’s commitment to adoption.

The fast food chain began its initial advocacy work in this area after founder Dave Thomas, who was himself adopted, started the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. The company has promoted adoption over the years through “a little bit of soft advertising,” primarily by placing donation coin boxes at its registers.

Wendy’s is launching a new campaign to encourage more Americans to adopt.

“There are somany children waiting to be adopted and so many in foster care right now. Some are fortunate and have good situations, at least temporarily, but longer term if they don’t find a home, many of these young people age out of the foster care system and become adults with really no families and no support systems. It’s heartbreaking,” Barker said.

Barker added that he believes Wendy’s has the capacity to educate thousands more Americans about the reality of the country’s adoption and foster care system.

“We’re doing everything we can to raise awareness, said Barker. “Of course, with our 6,000 restaurants, we certainly have the reach to be able to touch individuals clearly at our retail location. But we also have the platform with a big well-respected brand to tell people about this.”

As part of this campaign, the company will be selling $1 Frosty Key Tag, whose proceeds will promote the Dave Thomas Foundation — and give consumers milkshake discounts throughout the summer. Thomas’ daughter, Melinda Look, better known as the namesake of the restaurant, Wendy, will appear in commercials for the restaurant.

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Recommended Resources
Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans
A Guide to Adoption and Orphan Care
Suffer the Children: The Blessing of ‘Imperfect’ Children
The Dropbox Documentary

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