February 28, 2009

Homemaking on Purpose

In line with our recent conversation on “perfectionism,” and the problems we have when we compare ourselves to others, Deputy Headmistress, had a great post I wanted to share with my readers. While pointing out that we shouldn’t make our household, homeschool, or mothering fit someone else’s preconceived image, she makes this wise statement:

“So, …

February 25, 2009

Salty Christians

“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”
(Colossians 4:6)
Just as a little salt helps to make a savory roast; so will a little grace season the words of a Believer, creating a flavorful and acceptable testimony of Truth. Speaking graciously to ungracious people may be one of …

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February 20, 2009

The Myth of the Perfect Family

The following article is a re-post of an article I wrote a few years ago. I wanted to post it again because of a growing problem I’m seeing lately where women compare themselves to other women and their families, rather than putting their hope and trust in Jesus, remembering that we are all unique and that God uses us …

February 19, 2009

See All Evil, Hear All Evil, Speak No Truth

In one segment, you’ll hear one woman’s shocking account of what happened in her son’s high school, Boyd County High School, in Kentucky. She was told by school officials that students would not be allowed to opt out of an ACLU sponsored, pro-homosexual video. In addition, the students would not be allowed to disagree with anything in the film.

The …

February 19, 2009

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Patrick L. Hurd. Mr. Hurt made some thought provoking points that some of you may want to contemplate…
People have historically invested an enormous amount of time and energy writing, singing, playing, fighting, and dying for the kiss of a fair maiden, gallant knight, or the boy/girl next door. The preoccupation with …

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February 19, 2009

Men in the Kitchen


We’ve known the McLean family for years, though we haven’t seen them in forever! It was great to find that their sons have become such creative chefs! Eat your heart out, Julia Child!

Artwork at the top from Allposters.com

February 12, 2009

Book Recommendation: When Two Become One

Yesterday, while the children finished their math assignments, I thumbed through a few unread books on my shelf that I thought might help me in some research I was doing. The lovely cover …

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February 7, 2009

Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me…

"Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me" – Hee Haw

I know. I know. You thought that song was out of your head for good. Sorry. Who would have guessed …

February 5, 2009

Passionate Housewives Blog Study

Dusty, Featured Blogger

I thought some of you might be interested in joining Dusty, a young, stay-at-home mom with a heart for the Lord, who has decided to go through our book, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, as a book study on her blog, To the Moon and Back. It’s so encouraging to see young …

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February 5, 2009

Bring on the Babies!

“In 30 years, worldwide, birthrates have fallen by more than 50%. In 1979, the average woman on this planet had 6 children. Today, the average is 2.9 children, and falling. . . . demographers tell us that with a birthrate of 1.3, everything else being equal, a nation will lose half of its population every 45 years.”
—Don Feder

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