Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tidbits for January 31st

The Ultimate Book List for Boys - I love book lists, and this is a great one. (The Modest Mom)

7 Way to Show Your Children You Value Them, Every Day - "I got to thinking that I wanted to share more with my children what I value about them, helping them see themselves through God’s eyes and not through the lens of the world with its unrealistic and sometimes ungodly expectations." (The Purposeful Mom)

Epidurals: Do They Or Don't They Increase Cesareans? - Henci Goer examines the evidence for and against. (Science and Sensibility)

Two Years to No Lies - Fascinating. (The List)

How I Simplify My Homeschool Day With Textbooks - "When I first started exploring the possibilities of using textbooks I felt guilty inside. I was betraying everything I had been taught!" (The Modest Mom via Intoxicated on Life)

From the Bookshelf

Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall

"A stunning revelation about the nation's Christian colleges! Apologetics powerhouse Ken Ham teams with Dr. Greg Hall for an eye-opening assessment of 200 Christian colleges and universities from across America. During the unprecedented 2010 study by Britt Beemer's America's Research Group (ARG), these colleges were polled on core faith questions...and the results are revealing and shocking! Examine the beginnings of the Ivy League schools and their now forgotten purpose at their formation. Observe the views, responses, and answers to basic questions from these Christian colleges that will surprise and alarm you."

Fascinating and enlightening (though not particularly surprising) - a good read, and an interesting study in competing worldviews.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  2. I ran acoss your blog and have enjoyed your writings for the past couple months. I felt that your family and my family shared some of the same convictions and was encouraged by that.
    I want to say this gently and in the right spirit: How could you recommend the article about Goodnight Moon at The Ugly Volvo? The author used the word f**k twice and took the name of God in vain! I was shocked. I consider those things to be serious. I could not recommend any such article with a good conscious toward God. He has called us to be Holy as he is Holy and to do all to the glory of God and to keep our minds on what is pure and virtuous. I hope this rebuke will be received well. I know there are times when we get caught up in what pleases the flesh. I will admit the article was humorous but I want to purge my thoughts of all unrighteousness. I consider that word to be in the category of corrupt communication. And, taking the name of God in vain is a very serious sin. I don't want to have those things in my mind because I believe it is displeasing to the Lord. We must strive to put our minds in subjection to Christ.
    I say these things in love and hope you will see the seriousness of the matter.
    Sister in the Mid-west

    1. Sister in the Mid-west, you are right! I am deleting that one right now. Thank you for your courage in sending in this comment.



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