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The Story of Laurie, Chapter Two

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Dear Readers, Here is the second chapter of brief sketches remembering my wife. Harvey Chapter Two: The Beginning Early Data Laurie was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Her parents were Earl and Tamzon Melos. Her younger siblings were Ronna, David, and Ann. She grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1970. […]

Practice Maintaining the Face of an Angel

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Stephen Accused of Blasphemy — 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to resist the […]

Best book on counseling

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Your Family, God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home What makes a good family? Good theology, regular family worship, separation from the world, modest dressing, listening to good music, going to a Biblical church, homeschooling? All of these things may be good, but none of them, by themselves, are what make a good […]

He who asserts, must prove

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

What is the biblical answer to this question. Can a woman who is not married work outside the home and have a job? Or, does she have to be a keeper at home (homemaker)? Thank you very much! I am not aware of anything in the Bible which directly addresses your question. I am not […]

Pride is blinding

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective by Stuart Scott (this is an excerpt from the book The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective) Contained in this small volume is an exhaustive list of manifestations of pride. We have listed below only […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

Essential Reading for Every Mom

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Two important books for today’s Mothers, both by the same author — Rachel Macy Stafford. Thirty years ago these books would only have been slightly relevant. Today, in my opinion, they are essential reading for every Mother (and Father). Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting […]

Do not try to persuade a domineering person to stop being domineering on your own

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

How does the ongoing sin of others impact our physical health? by Rick Thomas Have you ever wondered if a person’s ongoing bad behavior toward you was negatively effecting you? Is it possible that the sinfulness of others can cause diminishing health problems for the ones in harm’s way? … If my sin is affecting […]

Please Read This Book

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpts from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & 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 affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good […]

The narcissist doesn’t care about your pain

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Narcissistic Apologies by Dr. David Orrison “I recently read yet another statement by a well-known Christian leader confessing sin and asking for forgiveness. It was one of those apologies that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. I would say that it was a narcissistic apology…. Read the rest of this article here […]


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