I hope you were able to do something fun for the 4th. We got back from our trip to Family Camp in Indiana last Friday, spent the weekend doing laundry and grocery shopping, and then went up to my parent’s cabin to pick up my sweet Scout and enjoy the holiday. Getting back into the daily grind is tough, but having a day off in the middle of a week makes me feel like a kid again, you too?
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
10 signs that you lack a Biblical worldview … at Mattera Ministries International. I think a lot of these are great. I disagree somewhat on the interpretation of some of the Scriptures that they are applying to our secular government that were written specifically to Israel. (Reason #6) All in all, assessing our worldview regularly to see that it aligns with the Bible is something we all need to be doing.
Why I will introduce the theory of evolution in our Christian homeschool … at Raising the Extraordinary. One of the signs in the above article is in how we view ‘science’ and the Bible. This article details nicely how this family is dealing with the issue. Frankly, whether you homeschool or not this is an important subject for parents and churches to be teaching.
At Home and Bored .. at Finding Joy in the Everyday. In the 1930s a group of ordinary women in the United Kingdom who sometimes (like all of us) felt lonely and bored in their roles as homemaker, started a correspondence with each other that turned into a kind of magazine. This article highlights some of their thoughts. A fascinating glimpse into real life.
Entering the Six (Step) Parent Program … at Skipah’s Realm. This is a lovely piece about navigating life as a step-parent. Frankly, even if you’re not living in a blended family, it’s a relevant and inspiring post.
Common tricks child predators use to groom & lure kids … at The Pragmatic Parent. Not something we want to think about, but an important topic to pay attention to. Red flags to look for and pro-active things you can do to protect your child.
Into the woods: How one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years … at the Guardian. “Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he walked away from society, not to be seen again for more than a quarter of a century.” This is not a short read, but I found it really interesting.
Afraid to Fall: 3 Steps to Beat People Pleasing … at Jerusha Agen. We all struggle with pride to some degree, but as with any sin, some are more prone to it. Identifying that we have sin in our life is just the first step. I love that Jerusha goes beyond that to discuss tangible steps that can actually help in overcoming pride.
I’d love to know what you think of these articles.
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.