There are many lovely and beautiful ladies in our churches! I love each of them and admire them for their qualities that I identify with, and for those qualities that I lack. All of us have differing talents and ability, strengths and weaknesses. Each of us has a certain set of responsibilities that God has given us, and I’m so glad that He has not left us to wonder and guess at what we should be about. Our Lord has directed us to some specific things we ought to be doing, who should be doing them, how we should be while doing...

This was a really great book.  Easy to read and not too long which is good for a busy mom like me.  It is written by a mother and daughter who have two different personalities.  She says if you imagine Marilla Cuthbert and Anne Shirley writing a book together, that’s what you’ll get in this book.  I can relate more to the even-keeled Marilla, and Anne is an example of a totally different emotional makeup.  Marilla is one of my favorite...

John Holt understands children.   If you are an educator of any kind, and that includes parents, take the time to read this book!  How are we teaching?   How do our students think?  How can I help them think?  Even with 300 pages, “How Children Fail” is a super easy read.  Holt’s conversation style and simple observations kept me glued to the pages. If you were a poor student, you will identify with this book.  If...

  This quote is sometimes attributed to Max Lucado, but some have said that is not true.  So I submitted the question to the Max Lucado official website for confirmation.  They responded that it is not a Max Lucado quote and they have not been able to find the source either.   At any rate, I like the sentiment, and I hope it is a challenge and blessing to you. ...

Sigh.  We are all like the children of Israel. Exodus is an exciting and action-packed book, isn’t it?  Giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.   (Ok, giants don’t show up until 1 Samuel, and I’m past the allusion to The Princess Bride.)  But Exodus is really an easy book to read, and it is so easy to see why God put it in the Bible for us.  The hard part is applying the truths to ourselves.   We are getting...

I really enjoyed this little book.  It was convicting for me.  We complain about the most mundane and normal things in life.  Chapter 8 especially was good about complainers in the church, and also about how parents can handle children who complain.  It was excellent.  Here is how Macarthur puts it. “The complaints have become more and more petty over time. Think about the things most people complain about, get anxious over, and even become enraged...

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