April 8, 2013

The teachers of the law created a system that allowed them to feel superior, and then lifted not one finger to help others. Think how this might play out today. Today’s Pharisees might condemn the poor for their dysfunctional families, but not lift one finger to help. Today’s Pharisees might condemn the poor for their excessive drinking, but lift not one finger to ease their pain. Today’s Pharisees might condemn the poor for their laziness, but lift not one finger… Read more

March 28, 2013

Satan Wants Christians to Hate Each Other Wise words from our brothers at Mars Hill. Read more

March 28, 2013

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter jealousy and  selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.  This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.” -James 3:13-16 There is a difference between sharing wisdom and spouting off. Too often, especially in Blogsphere, people like to spout off. I’ve done… Read more

March 19, 2013

I’m trying to get dressed quickly before Ben has to leave for school when Jude climbs up on the bathroom vanity, “Deah uh ush eetch?” Jude points to help me understand him. He wants to brush his teeth. Having a toddler is a lot like living with a foreign exchange student (interrupted for unintelligible statement and an attempt to snag my cell). They have different habits and you can’t understand what they are saying half the time (interruption to ask… Read more

March 7, 2013

“Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses. It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger.” -Toba Beta Read more

March 4, 2013

It is better to have one arrow that shoots straight and true than a quiver of 20 broken ones. In a world where pregnancy is seen as a negative consequence, sometimes Christians trying to counteract that perception, lose sight of the goal. We read Proverbs 127:3 but forget to heed verse 4. “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. 5 How blessed is… Read more

March 1, 2013

“Kindness does not require us to be blind to facts or to live in fancies, but it does require us to cherish a habit of goodwill, ready to show pity if sorrow appears, and slow to turn away even if hostility appears.” Alexander MacLaren said that. I don’t know anything about him, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how often kindness is absent. Yesterday I was standing in line at the jewelers to drop off my rings to… Read more

February 27, 2013

One of the problems I have with parenting method idolatry is that often it does not take into account that a person is a combination of mind, body and spirit. Taking one  attribute (example: breast milk fulfills nutritional requirements better then formula) and using it as an platform point for your argument completely leaves out the other two attributes rendering the statement potentially inaccurate (case in point). Breast milk in a physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy mother is better then formula,… Read more

February 21, 2013

Many people look at infidelity as if it were a natural disaster. No one could see it coming. It just inexplicably happened. The truth is not only can men see it coming, they can prevent it from happening as well. -The Art of Manliness, Chapter 4: The Lover, Affair-Proof Your Marriage Read more

February 4, 2013

The increased awareness about hyperemesis (thank you, Kate Middleton) is good. I wasn’t diagnosed until my second pregnancy, which is common. At the time of my diagnosis (2008), only 0.2% of pregnant women worldwide had been diagnosed. It simply wasn’t a common enough condition for non-specalists to be aware of. I spent the entire first pregnancy thinking I was a wimp. I didn’t get help soon enough during my second pregnancy because I had come to believe that throwing up blood and bile… Read more

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