Here’s a method I came up with on my own, although I’m sure others have thought of it before.  My son, Matthew, is in second grade, and he has been having trouble seeing the difference between an asking sentence and a telling sentence.  In his PACEs, he is supposed to supply a period or a question mark to the complete sentences, and he’s...

I loved this book.  Susan Cain retraces her steps as she researched the introverted personality.  It seems introversion and extroversion are innate in our personalities.  She points to our past conduct guides like Pilgrim’s Progress “which warned readers to behave with restraint if they wanted to make it into heaven.”  (Not exactly Bunyan’s point, but that’s how she interprets it.)  Yet in our current American culture,...

[Jesus] went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,  And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,  And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance (Luke 8:1-3).  [As Jesus was being led to Gologotha] there followed him...

When the kids are settled into a school routine, and I am too, I like to make homemade Christmas gifts.    I like to include at least one homemade item in the Christmas gifts for the family.    So what to do this year?   Here’s an idea for you that I did a couple of years ago.  It was really easy, not too expensive, and very practical.  Hot pads!  Big ones!  I bought one Christmas themed flannel “layer cake” for about...

Let’s take a minute to purge.  Purge out all of the unnecessary, wasteful, time-consuming fiddle-faddle.  It’s back to basics, folks.  Let us seek to gain health by avoiding additives and artificial elements.  Open every cupboard and clean out the storage places.  Clear out all of those nooks and crannies that hide the items we don’t want anyone to see.  Beware of any toxins that may be lurking in your favorite ingredients so...

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