Vernick: Five Indicators of A Evil Heart

As Christian counselors, pastors and people helpers we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. I think one of the reasons we don’t “see” evil is because we find it so difficult to believe that evil individuals actually exist. We can’t imagine someone deceiving us with … Continue reading Vernick: Five Indicators of A Evil Heart

AiG: Gone In Only One Generation: Battle for Kids’ Minds

In America, a major poll indicated that two-thirds of young people will leave the church once they live on their own.3Answers in Genesis commissioned America’s Research Group to find out why this is happening and published the results in the book Already Gone in 2009. It showed clearly these kids were doubting and thus begin to disbelieve the Bible at a very young age. We … Continue reading AiG: Gone In Only One Generation: Battle for Kids’ Minds

Ten Minutes From Doom to IKEA Clean. Prepare to Laugh.

Pledge week and school references aside, busy homeschool households can thrive on this cleaning method. Does your child live in a room that could serve as a set in the crime drama “CSI-Magic Kingdom”? It’s mind-boggling to imagine how it went from looking like the beautiful IKEA showroom you designed to what now resembles a gruesome, triple homicide in a princess-themed flophouse. Teach your children how to clean … Continue reading Ten Minutes From Doom to IKEA Clean. Prepare to Laugh.

Teens, First Smartphone? Here’s Something to Think About.

You just got your first smartphone! This is a major milestone in your life. That phone you are about to take out of the box is one of the most amazing devices ever created, and it is going to be your constant companion for the next couple of years. It is an incredible piece of technology that can be used in many different ways. It … Continue reading Teens, First Smartphone? Here’s Something to Think About.

Parent Pulls 3 Children from School After Field Trip to Sex Toy Store

A school field trip to the Smitten Kitten, an adult toy store, is raising some eyebrows, and may soon involve the Minneapolis Police Department. School leaders at Gaia Democratic School in Minneapolis still fully support the trip to the Smitten Kitten in Uptown, a self-proclaimed “progressive sex toy store for everyone.” That support isn’t sitting well with Lynn Floyd, who at the time of the … Continue reading Parent Pulls 3 Children from School After Field Trip to Sex Toy Store

‘Sex Education’ Belongs to Parents, Not the State

A great article coming to us via Samaritan Ministries by Rob Slane What is wrong with the term “sex education”? The problem is that it separates the sexual act from its original purpose. The Bible teaches that God’s design for sexual intercourse was for it to take place exclusively within heterosexual, monogamous marriage. When sin entered the world, many violations of His design followed, but … Continue reading ‘Sex Education’ Belongs to Parents, Not the State

I traded perfect for a house full of real

By Lisa-Jo Baker at Surprised by Motherhood We are so quick to despair over our own dirty laundry – especially the grown up kind – and then assume so easily and quickly that those other moms at the playground has her life and her laundry together. We believe somewhere deep down in our sleep-deprived minds that there are perfect moms out there. With perfect homes … Continue reading I traded perfect for a house full of real

New Study: Early Academics Not Good For Kids

URBANA – A University of Illinois professor is stirring havoc among early childhood education advocates with a new study that debunks the popular belief that earlier formal education is better. Furthermore, the report maintains that a narrow academic curriculum does not recognize the innate inquisitiveness of young children and ultimately fails to address the way they learn. The report, “Lively Minds: Distinctions between academic versus … Continue reading New Study: Early Academics Not Good For Kids

Stay-at-home Mums vs. Super-sized kids

Every parent knows it’s tough getting kids to eat their greens. Even UK food writer Rose Prince claims to have been “quite undone by feeding children”, noting how easy it was for her mother, “a housewife in the classic sense”, to produce delicious from-scratch meals and keep a close watch on between-meal-snacking. By contrast, her own children “make toast and rampage through the biscuit supply … Continue reading Stay-at-home Mums vs. Super-sized kids