“We are like Eve.”  Nancy DeMoss contends that because of the way women are created, we are more susceptible to deception.  However, she will not coddle you into letting that be an excuse for sin in your life.  Her basic premise is to be aware of your weaknesses and of the lies Satan wishes you to believe; lies about God, ourselves, sin, priorities,...

Women are to submit themselves unto their husbands “as unto the Lord.”  (Eph. 5:22) But yet you know that we can be sneaky about having our own way in our homes.  For some ladies this is not that big of an issue.  Some are more introverted and actually prefer their husband to take the lead in most areas of life.  But I fear that even quiet ladies have their ways of manipulating their husband to do what they want.  We say to ourselves,...

One of the greatest joys in the Christian life is to lead someone to the saving knowledge of Christ.  It has been my privilege to lead a few people to Christ including some children.  During this Easter season, it is common for children to have a lot of questions.  The Easter story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is the crux of the salvation message, and it is likely that young children will be very open to the truth of this gospel.  Children...

I make them and they’re gone!  Hubby and kids just adore these simple chocolate chip cookies.  The guys in our youth group could never refuse them.  Sometimes, the simple things are the best.  Baking has never been a forte of mine simply because you have to follow the recipes much more closely than other types of cooking.  I prefer to...

Please note that this is a personal weblog, and the opinions expressed here are solely mine and should not be taken as expert advice.  I am not an expert in these subjects, nor is this meant to be a peer reviewed journal. And so the statements here are not necessarily 100% accurate even though I believe my statements to be correct.  Feel free to comment, challenge me, disagree with me or tell me I’m off my rocker, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever, so please keep your comments polite.   All...

A New History of the American Adolescent Experience Thomas Hine provides some interesting observations in this semi-historical book about the recent phenomenon called “the teenager.”  The author’s opinion is that before the Depression and WWII, teenagers were considered adults as soon as they were capable of performing adult work and responsibilities.  Since then, they have been “set aside” to wait until they become adults.  His point is “not to assert...

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