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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Worth Reading – More Links for Your Consideration



"Woman Reading In A Garden" by Mary Cassatt

Clear back in January I thought I would start posting links that I thought were worth reading.  I don’t think I posted any more after that.  Sigh.  I have big ideas but very poor follow through sometimes. 

Disclaimer:  Please keep in mind that just because I use a link from a specific site or author it does not mean that I necessarily approve all their writings or of them personally.  And, as always, I disclaim other versions of the Bible which may say things very differently from the one I use - the KJV.  (I am shocked sometimes at the changes some versions make, but that's a subject for another time.)

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Spiritual Issues

Why Are There So Many Superheroes? – A very useful and thoughtful article on why we have so many superheroes.  Did you ever stop to think that it might be a supstitution for the real Savior?  This does give one pause to think.

The Potty Humor Problem – This blogger talks about the very real and ligitamate problem with potty humor in childrens’ books and media.  I ran across some of this last year.  After some friends talked about how much they liked certain cartoon characters, I looked up some video clips online and was unimpressed with the potty humor involved.  My husband and I determined that we would not be buying anything with those characters it for our nieces or nephews, or anyone else for that matter. 
I remember years ago when my brother and I were in our teens and a ceartain Christian man we looked up to had been telling a lot of potty jokes at a gathering where we were present.  We went home, and thinking they were funny and must be ok if so-and-so told them, we repeated them to our dad.  He was quite disappointed and gave us some instruction in not lowering our talk to that level of vulgarity.  The author of this blog post points out some good reasons to avoid these things.  1 Timothy 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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Home, Nature and Health

Outdoor Adventures In Michigan July 2014 – There are some beautiful photographs of Michigan here.  I was born in Western Michigan and lived there at various times, amounting to quite a few years.  I have visited some of the locations represented here and have fond memories of them.

Experimenting in the Kitchen with Food Coloring – One bloggers experiments with creating her own natural food coloring for frosting.  This is inspiring for those who try to avoid using chemical based food coloring.


What Are Infantile Spasms and How to Recognize the Symptoms – This video briefly explains what Infantile Spasms are, how to recognize them, and what to do about getting help.  Some friends of ours have had to address this health problem with their toddler this summer.  Thankfully, they noticed the problem and sought out help quickly.  Infantile Spasms Awareness – This is a slightly longer and more informative video from the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Well-Fed - A Poem and A Thought



I was working on an article for today but, due to physical limitations, I'm not going to be able to finish it till later.  So, here is a little something to think upon.
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2 Timothy 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The Well-Fed

We feed upon His holy Word;
We hear His preachers preach;
And gladly sit before the ones
Whose gift it is to teach.

And at each goodly feast our souls
Become full-fed, replete.
Then, Christian, do we go to sleep
Until next time we eat?

Good soldiers eat that they may fight,
Nor linger overmuch
Before the board, though richly spread.
The Lord has need of such.

So let us feed with thankful hearts
Upon His precious Word,
And then go forth refreshed and strong
To battle for the Lord.

By Martha Snell Nicholson

1 Timothy 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

It is easy to fall into the habit of receiving what is given us in the way of Bible teaching and preaching without ever doing much with it.  We need to remember that food is meant to provide strength for work, and so it is with spiritual food.  Let's be attentive to what we hear that we may not only grow thereby, but that we may go and pass those things on to others.

1 Peter 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2 Timothy 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Evening Song - Marvelous Grace (Grace Greater than Our Sin)


Romans 5:20-21  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Feel Good Friday - A Dog Changes the Life of A Boy with Autism


A touching story about how a dog changed the life of a boy with autism.  God has placed many things in nature that will help us with life.  Sometimes we fail to realize the extent of that.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Why We Are not Quiverfull - PART 2 - It denies the free will and common sense.




This is a new series about the reasons that we are not part of the "Quiverfull" movement.  Today we are discussing how the ideology denies the free will and common sense.

Why We Are not Quiverfull PART 2 - It denies the free will and common sense.

Excerpt:

Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 
Men are expected to make wise choices in many areas of life, but not the size of their family.  They are to choose their employment, their location, with whom they fellowship, goals, and objectives.  They are told to determine God's will for themselves and their families.  They are encouraged by some to make 200 year plans for their family's future.  They are supposed to tell their wives and daughters how to run the household, and in some cases even dictate all their use of time.  They are, in practice, to choose their daughters' husbands for them.  They are even supposed to figure out what work their sons are supposed to be doing, according to some.  But, they are not allowed to choose when to stop having kids or how many to have according the the Quiverfull ideology.  This makes no sense.

Continue Reading.
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To see the main page of this series:  Why We Are not Quiverfull