Posts tagged: christian living

7 Simple Things I’m Doing to Make This Year Better

In no particular order, instead of making new year's resolutions, I've been working on a list of  simple things I'm doing to make this year better. I am a simple girl, I love simple changes and I don't want to feel overwhelmed by resolutions I know I can't won't keep. Health There's nothing like aging that will make ...

Easter, as Described by Screwtape (C.S. Lewis)

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"For all practical purposes, death has died. There has never been a more disastrous day in the history of the universe." (Satan's servant, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood) From my favorite book, The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis: My Dear Wormwood, Now I am obliged to write to you about the most uncomfortable subject. At all costs ...

As the Family Goes, So Goes Civilization

Teach it to your children... Family and marriage are institutions designed by God--they are not man-made.  Perhaps then, we shouldn't be surprised that the family is becoming an enemy. Who would have ever believed there would come a time when society would be hostile to what has always been considered the basic unit of its existence?  ...

A New Kind of Church

"Do you see that the church is completely dependent on what is taught in the homes of its people? Likewise the civil society is also dependent on it. What has happened over the last 50 years is that self-discipline is no longer being taught in the home, either because parents are not ...

The Fight’s Not Over: Women of the Faith Called to Action

I missed Kay Arthur's message at the True Woman Conference.  (That savvy little thing in black boots cannot possibly be 76 years old!) It sounds like I probably missed the most inspiring message (though they all were).  Here is a snapshot from the True Woman Blog of her call to women: "Kay began the evening by ...

Contradeception: The Public Nature of Marital Privacies

Just when I thought I had covered every inch of the issue of birth control, Rebekah Curtis proved me wrong with this brilliant piece published in Touchstone Magazine. I contacted the author for permission to reprint and she graciously granted.  I hope it provokes your thoughts the way it did mine. Unbelievably good.  I read the ...

Love Covers…

Even though I'm in a hurry, I prop on my full buggy and motion her, with her three items in hand, to go in front of me...it's only treating her the way I want to be treated.  But then, the hasty shuffle past me, and never a grateful glance. A short response from someone I love... a ...

Recall What God Remembers–Oswald Chambers

"Thus says the Lord: ’I remember . . . the kindness of your youth . . ." —Jeremiah 2:2 ""Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly ...

A Word from Spurgeon: Do We Know How to Pray?

These words by Spurgeon provoked me to tears...and repentance. Psalm 109:4 But I give myself unto prayer. "Lying tongues were busy against the reputation of David, but he did not defend himself; he moved the case into a higher court, and pleaded before the great King Himself. Prayer is the safest method of replying to words of hatred. ...

Joshua Harris: Sin and the Bean Bag

You really need to watch this clip by Joshua Harris.  Simple, funny, serious and important--all at the same time.  A timely message in our post-modern church who frowns on those who still call sin "sin".

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