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...

I used this book to help me through my morning Bible Reading of the Pentateuch this year.  I ended up not just referencing it, but reading thru it completely.  The simple terminology was so appreciated, perfect for the lay person.   The charts and summaries helped give the overview of the book.  So often we skim thru Numbers and Leviticus and miss the forest for the trees.  This year I wanted to try an exercise for myself in writing down my own gleaning...

Here’s a post that’s out of my ordinary topic.  However, saving money and saving time is definitely a MostlySensible part of my life.  Who doesn’t like saving money?  So I’d like to pass on a little of what I’ve found helpful to me. I hate wasting time.  I especially don’t appreciate participating in something that was supposed to be a benefit to me but isn’t in the end.  Frankly, I don’t like getting “rewards” as much as getting cash back.  I don’t...

Who doesn’t love a great easy holiday treat?   My husband and daughter whipped up some sea salt caramel last night. After letting it cool overnight, the rest of the girls helped wrap them up. Of course, we had to eat some as we wrapped them.  Add to that some “quality control” tasting we ended up with a little more than 2 1/2 lbs. of pure deliciousness!  These individual caramels are perfect for gift giving or for your own personal sweet tooth stash.  Enjoy it!   ...

I enjoyed school.  I loved the organization, the schedule, and especially the knowledge.  I Didn’t enjoy tests in particular, but I enjoyed the satisfaction and accomplishments from a good grade on a hard test.   I had a lot of good teachers.  The best teachers I ever had were tough and had high expectations of me.  They also cared about me and my classmates.   Perhaps the Christian is a student, with the local church and Christian homes and...

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