Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

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

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.

Editor’s Note: Pun intended. As they struggle to contain spiraling health-care costs, both government officials and medical experts are finding new reasons to encourage Americans to practice healthy personal habits.  But in two new studies, researchers adduce evidence that—official preachments notwithstanding—only the country’s married couples are likely to adopt such habits. In the first study, completed in 2013 at Indiana and Arizona State Universities, researchers … Continue reading It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.

‘Slate’ Criticizes the ‘Home-Cooked Family Dinner’: Joel Salatin Responds

Victimhood escalates to stratospheric whining with Amanda Marcotte’s recent Slate post titled Let’s Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner. The piece concluded more often than not family members (especially the male ones) were ingrates and, generally, home-cooked meals were too stressful, expensive, time-consuming, and utensil-dependent to be worthy of the trouble. Marcotte’s indictment of what she considers a romanticized cultural icon certainly speaks volumes about where our cultural … Continue reading ‘Slate’ Criticizes the ‘Home-Cooked Family Dinner’: Joel Salatin Responds

Surprise! Flash Sale–If You Missed the Ultimate Health Bundle, It’s an Encore!

Stay at home women are some of the most impressive women I’ve met. Multi-faceted, well read, intelligent and fearless as well as some of the hardest working women to boot. When it comes to caring for the sick the responsibility can be complex as well as trying. But more than a small number have put their hand to it ministering to their families as well … Continue reading Surprise! Flash Sale–If You Missed the Ultimate Health Bundle, It’s an Encore!

We Won’t Accept Excuses.We Love Our Aspies.

Stories about Aspergers are starting to show up in the news following the tragedy in CT. Humanistic psychologists are touting answers that are not grounded and which only sow more seeds of fear and confusion in an already emotional nation. Even a mother is equating her son’s demonically influenced sin to the condition calling for the government to help. (Caution: language. Mature Readers.)  Aside from the debate as to whether or not ADHD, Autism, and Aspergers is a parenting issue, a spiritual issue or a health challenge, it’s important to know why such horrific events happen. And here’s why we need to know. We don’t need the government’s help. We’re doing fine and we don’t want our innocent non-violent children (or siblings) who we love and have trained well according to God’s word, who love us and obey us, who are self-controlled and self-directed blessings to our families, churches and communities to be vulnerable to such a slanderous generalization about their character.  Being an Aspie and being a murder are to two totally different things. Continue reading “We Won’t Accept Excuses.We Love Our Aspies.”

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth

From an excellent piece in The Atlantic: If you look at scientific literature, you find over and over again that many interventions increase risk to mother and child instead of decreasing it. When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long … Continue reading The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth

More Proof That Birth Control May Be Bad News for Breast Cancer

These stats continue to pile up: [R]esearch has gone and found another lovely side effect of the birth control shot: A 50 percent higher risk of breast cancer. Women who used the shot of synthetic hormones for at least a year had double the risk of getting breast cancer, according to the study published in the journal Cancer Research. Family history, obesity, age, and pregnancy history … Continue reading More Proof That Birth Control May Be Bad News for Breast Cancer

Unborn child just a ‘parasite’? Cutting edge science shows fetal cells heal mother for life

This is just amazing and shows once again how children can be literal, physical blessings to their mothers for a lifetime: Science has been studying the phenomena of fetal cell microchimerism for more than 30 years, after researchers at Stanford University were shocked in 1979 to discover a pregnant mother’s blood containing cells with Y sex chromosomes. Since women only have X chromosomes, they concluded … Continue reading Unborn child just a ‘parasite’? Cutting edge science shows fetal cells heal mother for life