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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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The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
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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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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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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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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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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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Shop-Window Porn Violates Children’s Rights, So Let’s Fight It

March 17, 2014 | Author:

no no noMy sister Anna and her husband Jacob have four young children, all daughters whom they are trying to raise to value their own dignity and face the world with self-esteem and confidence.

This, they have discovered, is becoming a full time job, since today’s culture seems bent on actively hindering their efforts at cultivating these virtues in their girls.

If that sounds like a sensationalist spin on the challenges of parenting today, consider this example. While driving her eldest daughter Lucia home from her first piano lesson one afternoon, Anna stops at a red light on a busy intersection in Melbourne.

As the car stands stationary, Anna notices Lucia quietly observing something outside her window. Following her gaze Anna sees, to her utter dismay, a large advertisement on the corner building depicting a pornographic scene

This is not an isolated incident but an indication of the permissiveness of our culture, a virtue championed only by secularist fundamentalists. More than that, permissiveness breeds apathy towards the task of nurturing a future generation with strong characters and moral integrity. This endeavour is often rejected as fostering intolerance and small-mindedness, but that too, I consider unapologetically as blatant idiocy, and the scapegoat through which one may shirk this duty.

Good moral values and virtues can take many years to establish in a person. Exposing children to the type of visual message in question here is like euthanizing their purity of imagination and innocence of childhood. Discernment is not something with which someone is born. And the onus to protect young people from visual pollution is not only on parents, but on us all.

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Putting Sex Back In Sex Education, Home Education.

March 16, 2014 | Author:

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Many great points here. For those who homeschool, there are fewer takeaway points as you’re going to teach the truth at home and instantly remedy much of what is being proposed here. Putting sex back in sex-ed isn’t enough. Putting sex-ed back in the home, taking it out of schools is a further point you understand.

For those who are utilizing government schooling, well, here’s the reality of what you’re allowing your children to be taught; the very convoluted worldview of the delegated authority. (more…)

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Mission Impossible: Babies Escape

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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A Culture of Lies – From Feminism to Obamacare

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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We’re so used to spinning the facts to create our own reality we don’t know the truth from a lie anymore.

This history, however, provides not so much an explanation of how we got here as a description of our progress (or rather decline). This history shows that the public has gotten more tolerant of political deception, but it does not tell us what was happening in the culture that would lead to such tolerance. We must ask ourselves: what was going on in the lives of ordinary Americans that would foster this decline in seriousness about truth-telling?

In an earlier essay for Public Discourse, I argued that the sexual revolution has been advanced by a certain kind of dishonesty, since its promoters have won so many of their victories by denying, or distracting the public from, the consequences that would follow from the principles it laid down. The use of that dishonesty would certainly foster a casual attitude toward truth-telling among political activists, and may, to that extent, have contributed to a culture of lying. Still, since these tactics were used by the few and to deceive the many, we do not here have an explanation of how the many came to be so indifferent to the truth. For an explanation, we must consider the consequences of the sexual revolution in the lives of ordinary Americans. Those consequences, I contend, have necessarily undermined our commitment to truth.

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Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch

March 15, 2014 | Author:

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It’s true! Whether in a difficult situation as is illustrated in the story or in the constant care of day-to-day life of a stay at home mother, babies need to be cuddled. (more…)

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Marriage & Children Bruhaha – You Can’t Have It All

March 14, 2014 | Author:

engagedIt’s hard for a inexperienced 20-year-old to know who’s telling the truth. Some say you can’t have it all, some say you can. Are the ones who are saying you can’t have it all just making excuses because they’re not successful? Susan Patton, Princeton graduate and mother of 2 Princeton graduates writes to the editor of her alma mater telling 20-somethings to marry and have babies.

It sounds like her late rushed marriage could have used some more time and wisdom in the decision making. Her dating advice needs some moral fiber, but her point is clear.

I know that you want to believe that you have lots of time to develop a brilliant career and have a wonderful family. But you don’t. By the time you graduate from college, half of your childbearing years are behind you, and the years from 22 to 35 will pass much more quickly than you can imagine. And if you’re even able to conceive at age 35, yours will be considered a high-risk pregnancy. Don’t delay having children until after you’ve established your career. That may be too late. You can make up for lost time on the job, but if you miss your opportunity to have your own children, it’s gone and it’s irretrievable.

My response to the “But I haven’t seen the world yet” or “Aren’t your 20s all about having fun?” conjecture is that it’s all fun and games until somebody winds up a spinster with cats. Simply put, you don’t get everything. Nobody does. So we must make choices and prioritize. If seeing the world is at the top of your list, OK, but the world will always be there. Your fertility is relatively fleeting.

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The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say
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