Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Going camping

THis weekend will be our first camping trip of the year! I am not an outdoors kind of person, but I LOVE camping. Maybe because it feels like life slows down and is simple again. Maybe because of the uninterrupted time with my family. Whatever it is, I have the fever. At night my 4 year old and I have been laying on the swing and looking at the stars until he falls asleep. It just makes me even more anxious to hit the campsite! I can't wait :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sexual Purity

Our youth are having a speaker the next couple of weeks. SHe will be talking about purity. Coincidentally I have been reading Pure Excitement-A Godly Look at Sex, Love, and Dating by Joe White. He doesn't necessarily promote saving your first kiss for your wedding day, but some of the youth in his book have made this decision. There is one story in the book where the author asks the girl he is counseling "How much of your husband's wedding gift are you going to give away to the guy you are dating now?" Of course she answered "zero", but that is easier said than done, especially in society today.

I do believe we are seeing a "purity revival" in the church. I pray that it will continue. I wish there was more tolerance for the kids who are choosing a different way than the way of standard recreational dating. I know in my family (extended and immediate) there are a couple of teens who are planning to wait until their wedding day for their first kiss. They get a lot of pressure from their friends, who are Christians. We have flip-flopped from where we were 60 years ago, when promiscuity received ridicule and purity was the norm.

I think of it like this: If your spouse was doing ___________ would that be considered adultery? If the answer is yes, then it must be if we are doing the same thing with someone's future spouse. That may be oversimplified a bit, but maybe we should err on the side of caution. I wish I had.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This is an example of the true feminist agenda. It is also representative of what they think of children and families. It is very sad that so many Christians will believe this stuff rather than searching the bible for what God has said.

Linda says:
"it is, infact, a post industrial society. One in which women can work and should work, for the honor, for the power, for the variety to use their capacities in a larger context."

Regarding women, young and older God's Word says:

Titus 2:3-5 (American Standard Version)

3 that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Food Inc.

My husband and I watched Food Inc. recently. It was a very eye opening documentary. It disturbed me so much that the next day I couldn't eat anything. (If you know me, you know that is huge.)

What kept coming into my mind through the whole movie were thoughts like "no wonder we have so much cancer" and "no wonder there are so many allergies" and "why are we eating things created by man instead of the things created by God?"

We immediately started looking for raw cow milk (which we have been unable to find) and someone to share the cost of a pasture-raised cow from a local farmer. It is a little more out of pocket, but if you are buying a whole cow I think the cost is probably cheaper than buying things separately (unless you only eat ground beef.) We already stock the freezer with deer that the hunters don't want from the processor, which is about $75 for about 40 lbs. of meat. I don't know what to do about chicken exactly, but we have to do something.

In the past year, as I have gotten busier, I have stopped making as many "homemade" foods and fallen into the habit of buying processed. When we saw this movie, it just strengthened my resolve that no amount of time is worth putting that kind of garbage into my children, my husband, or myself.

In my area, you can rent it from Celebrity Video on 119 in Alabaster.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Voddie Baucham

This is the first part of an awesome presentation by Dr. Baucham. "Why I Believe the Bible"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

download Pilgrims Progress

Download audio from Christianaudio.com of a reading of Pilgrims Progress. Unfortunately, it is an abridged addition. They have the original also, but not for free. It may be worth listening to. JOseph is required to read this for school this year and I may let him listen instead. It has been such a long time since I read this and I am looking forward to getting a refresher! The coupon code is PROG103 (expires Mach 31) if anyone is interested in downloading it. You do have to sign up with them, but it is quick and easy. This site has free downloads every month.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Prochoice Christians?

The article posted on this blog elicited almost 300 comments. It is long, but I think worthwhile to read. It is indeed intresting to me that there is one particular woman on here who is a Christian and is pro-choice. Her comments are very telling about some Christians today and the worldviews they hold. I laughed and cried while reading these. It is worth the time to get to the end where a poster "ycw" shares part of the struggles she has had.