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A Communication Time-Bomb

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Taken from Your Family, God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack. Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom […]

Define Your Terms

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “If you wish to converse with me,” said Voltaire, “define your terms.” How many a debate would have been deflated into a paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms! This is the alpha and omega of logic, the […]

Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The Crook in the Lot:The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations & Troubles of This Life by Thomas Boston “…Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend, but will adore. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom […]

The Muck-raker in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt on April 14, 1906 The Man with the Muck-rake In Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” you may recall the description of the Man with the Muck Rake, the man who could look no way but downward, with the muck rake in his hand; who was offered a celestial crown […]

Louis Rhead Illustrations of The Life and Death of Mr. Badman by John Bunyan

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Drinking Stealing Anger Extortion Pride Slander

The cookbook I used to raise my kids

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. This is the cookbook I used to feed my kids. More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre is a Mennonite cookbook, first published in 1976. The book advocates that families eat more whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, eat meat […]

The wound religion receives from hypocrites

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The wound religion receives from hypocrites is far more dangerous and incurable than that inflicted on it by the open and scandalous sinner. For religion is never brought into question by the enormous vices of an infamous person; all see and all abhor his sin. But when a man shall have his mouth full of […]

This might have been my first homeschool purchase

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. McGuffeys Eclectic Readers (Seven Volume Boxed Set, paperback) In 1978 we bought a set of McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers. I think it was my very first homeschool curriculum purchase. I still have that set, and now my grown kids borrow it for […]

Gardening in 2017 with Ovarian Cancer

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

There would have been no garden without Harv. He did it all. Every morning I take his arm and we hobble out to check the tomatoes and see what flowers we should pick. Fragrant peonies — the queen of flowers Which color of zinnia do you like best? My fuzzy wuzzy sunflower to brighten your […]

Words to liven up your August

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

• jettison = to throw something from a ship, aircraft, or vehicle in distress in order to lighten the load; to discard or abandon something such as an idea or project • kakistocracy = a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens • legerdemain = a display of skill […]

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