There are times when you have to do hard things to those whom you love. You do these things because it’s the best way to honor them. Honoring others does not mean letting them run all over you. Read the rest here Continue reading Thomas: Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want
Conservative Christians oppose liberals in general. We pretend we have the moral high ground. We oppose abortion, the homosexual lobby, etc. Yet Christians accept a host of socialist wealth-redistribution schemes. The most glaring example of this is education. Christians, almost to the person, accept and fight for the institution of public education funded by other people’s wealth. Christians will employ every intellectual artifice imaginable in order … Continue reading American Vision: The Great Conservative Hypocrisy
“Beloved, do not IMITATE evil but IMITATE good.” — 3 John 1:11a
Guest contributor, Kristine Harrhof
When my kids put on their cow costume from our dress-up box,
what’s the first thing they do?
They get down on all fours and “moooo” like a cow.
When they put on their astronaut costume,
what’s the first move they make?
They climb up high on the couch, land on the “moon,” and tell all family members that they now need to be addressed as “Mr. Astronaut” for the rest of the day.
Likewise, when our kids/teens dress up —
for Halloween or Fall Festivals or Trunk or Treats or a costume birthday party in July —
like devils, witches, demons, prostitutes, zombies, ghosts, Playboy bunnies, demon-possessed people, or axe-murderers,… Continue reading “Harrhof: How Christians Should View Halloween”
Stay-at-home women, are you wasting your lives? Continue reading Are You Wasting Your Life at Home?
As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised. I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson on contentment, I wanted to assemble something simple … Continue reading Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor
Have you ever heard a parent tell a child, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out”? We hear it many times, but probably don’t stop to think of the spirit of such a comment and what it means for our society. A nation comprised of parents who speak as if they’re gods to their children will be a citizenry that … Continue reading The American Vision: The blasphemous attack on unalienable rights of children
Allie Casazza was drowning. In toys. “I had this huge room in my house, dedicated to toys,” she told ABC News. “Bins overflowing with stuff. A $150 light-up unicorn no one played with. The playroom was the bane of my existence.” She describes a scene familiar to many moms. “I’d send the kids into the playroom and they’d dump out a few things. They’d be … Continue reading Finding Abundance in Less – De-clutter Toys and Gain Perspective
Children are the center of any reasonably healthy society. Child-rearing is at the center of any reasonably healthy civilization…We currently inhabit a society in which more people die than are allowed to be conceived and survive until birth. Such a society is fundamentally different, including in its child-centrism, from one in which new life is welcomed as part of the natural order. The children who … Continue reading TIC: The West’s War on Children
A good one from Visionary Womanhood, I used to pray my kids would grow up to do great things for God. I grew up and didn’t do anything great for God, but maybe my role was to be the MOTHER of people who did great things for God. So I prayed for that. What my kids do for God isn’t what burns in my belly … Continue reading Helping Children Identify With Christ
By Chelsea Patterson
Originally published Nov 21, 2007
God, I want to do great things for you,
And speak to all the nations!
That’s well and good,
But for now
Fix your children’s complications.
Continue reading “Words of a Housewife”