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Why Christian Parents Should Homeschool This Year…And Every Year

Why Christian Parents Should Homeschool This Year...And Every Year

While you’re feeling fresh and excited for the start of a new school year, I’d like to offer a Christian Public Service Announcement for your consideration: Every Christian parent should homeschool this year. And every year. Before you start drafting an essay in the comments about the value of various other educational choices, let me explain (for the record, I homeschooled my own kids in preschool and pre-K, they now attend a private Christian school for elementary, and I went to public Read More…

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How to Actually Like Reading the Bible

How to Actually Like Reading the Bible

“Americans revere the Bible – but, by and large, they don’t read it. And because they don’t read it, they have become a nation of biblical illiterates.” – Researcher George Gallup Until about five years ago, I was one of those Americans who revered the Bible but didn’t read it much. Of course I knew it was important, that it was God’s Word, and (fill in the blank with every other thing I was supposed to know after many years of being a Christian). But to actually want to read the Bible regularly? Read More…

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How to Handle Questions God Didn’t Answer

How to Answer Questions for Which God Didn't Give Us Answers | Christian Mom Thoughts

The other night, during our family worship time, I was pelted by a hail storm of theological questions from my kids. It started when we prayed for a family member with cancer who has not yet experienced healing. In the same prayer, we praised God for His healing of someone else. The tension between the answered and unanswered parts of our prayer was not missed. Two seconds after we said amen, Nathan asked, “Mommy, why does God pick people to heal?” As I launched into a mini-sermon on the Read More…

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6 Keys to Raising Kids Who Aren’t Ashamed of Being a Christian

In my last post, I provided an overview of the six major views on evolution and creation. On the Facebook page for this blog, I shared the corresponding flow chart I made to go with the post. The photo upload of the flow chart went “viral” in the last few days…amongst atheist groups. Within a few hours, it had reached over 26,000 people and received 272 comments – many of which were personal attacks against me and/or the intellectual level of Christians. Not every atheist engaged in such insulting Read More…

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Is the Bible True? (Part I: The Problem With Saying the Bible is True)

Do you believe the Bible is true? If you’re a reader of this blog, I’m guessing your answer is yes. Let me ask you another question. What do you mean by “true?” How would you define “true” to your kids? Are you prepared to explain what it means – and doesn’t mean – for the Bible to be true, and why you have faith that it’s true? Saying the Bible is true may at first sound like a simple declaration that is at the heart of Christian belief. Indeed, I believe it’s a necessary Read More…

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The Most Important New Year’s Resolution For a Christian Parent (Repost)

Last year at this time, I wrote a post called, “The Most Important New Year’s Resolution For a Christian Parent.” The information in the post was based on a published survey of 40,000 Americans and points us to a resolution that is more likely to impact our spiritual life and that of our children than any other. With New Year’s Day around the corner, I wanted to highlight that post again. If you missed it last year, you definitely need to check this out: The Most Important New Year’s Resolution Read More…

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4 Thanksgiving Perspectives All Christians Should Have

Happy Thanksgiving week! Although Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, it creates a wonderful opportunity to talk to our kids about the meaning of gratitude from a biblical perspective. While our secular holiday tends to focus on celebrating lists of things we’re thankful for, the biblical perspective on gratitude is much richer in meaning. Here are 4 “thanksgiving” perspectives all Christians should have. This weekend is a great time to consider any one of these as a meaningful conversation Read More…

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Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans is a popular Christian blogger (http://rachelheldevans.com) whose new book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” was released today. I was given a pre-release copy by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. One thing I will never be accused of is being a feminist. I read a news story today about a major university removing the word “freshman” from all documents to adopt more “gender inclusive language.” My eyes can’t roll far enough back into my head when Read More…

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