Concerns with the Homeschooling Movement?: RC Sproul Jr. Responds

R.C. Sproul Jr.: Jesus Changes Everything
June 23, 2015

I’m writing from this year’s Christian Home Educators of Colorado conference. It’s always encouraging to be here, to visit with friends and to be encouraged. I always find homeschool conferences encouraging.  That said, where there are people, there are sins to be concerned about, and that includes we who homeschool. Here are five things I believe are a current danger.

Five points that nail it. Read them HERE.

What I’ve Learned About Taking Artsy Pictures of My Kids (and other things!)

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My eyes love drinking in beautiful photography. I drool over blogs and books replete with that kind of art. I’m a wannabe, but I don’t just wanna stay there. I want to learn how to do it, too. My sister is the one who got me thinking that if she could learn how to do it, why couldn’t I?

My Favorite Mom-Body Shirts (and what my toddler is wearing!)

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When picking clothes for summer, this is what I take into consideration: 1. I’m busy. No time to iron. No time to hand wash. No time to hang dry. No time to mend badly constructed clothing. I need wash and wear. 2. I’m hot. No. Not that kind of hot. Sweaty, hot-flash hot. I need […]

Do Christians Have Rights?

BJUGrace
March 3, 2015

In some Christian circles people are taught, “When you get angry, it’s because you thought you had rights, and you thought those rights were violated, but that just shows your pride and self-centeredness. Everything you have belongs to God, so if you’re unhappy, you’re claiming a right you should have given up, and you’re in sin. You’re not entitled to anything, but God will give you everything you need. So that should make you happy, and if you’re not, you’re in sin.” (This is paraphrased from an explanation of the concept that I found in a forum. My impression was that the one explaining it was a proponent of the teaching.)

So imagine you’re a vulnerable person (for example, a child, or a naïve young woman) in an outwardly Christian home or institution that is covertly extremely abusive. (These are far more common than you might think.) You’re taught that you have no rights.

Then you’re sexually violated. Again and again. Besides whatever threats and manipulation and lies the evil offender might snarl or whisper in the dark or write on the wall with your blood, in your ears is ringing the dictum, “You have no rights. Christians have no rights.”

The fallacious nature of this argument and the odious results are—or should be—painfully, painfully obvious. But someone asked me to please address this issue from a Biblical perspective, because she grew up thinking that the Bible taught that she hadno rights. (“We had no right to expect safety. We had no right to defend or protect ourselves. We had no right to be angry. We had no right to feel sadness.”)

Read the rest of this article HERE.

What Is Your Inner Coach Telling You?

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I recently watched an incredible video by Brett Ledbetter that was applicable to so many areas of life: parenting, working, homemaking, ministry, healthy living, etc.. I’m going to share the video at the bottom of this post, but I thought I’d share some of my notes with you in case you want a printable quick […]

Don’t Hold Your Hair Back When You Throw Up

Credo House
May 12, 2015

Martin Luther once made a controversial statement: “Be a sinner. Sin boldly.” I love Luther. He did not hold his hair back when vomiting. He let the vomit shine for all to see. Luther was keenly aware of his sin, and of grace. Luther’s comment was meant to provocatively communicate something much deeper. “Sin boldly . . .” the statement begins; it continues, “. . . but believe more boldly.” Luther did not care much for self-righteousness. He did not like masks. He did not like trying to impress people. He was continually attempting to make those who were satisfied with their own works recognize their own utter depravity. “Look in the mirror,” he might have said. “You are a wretch. Let your wretchedness be seen. If you clean yourself up, you may fool yourself into thinking that you don’t need grace.” What a terrible place to be: Self-fooled and graceless. Therefore, when you sin, sin boldly and let it be known (don’t hold your hair back).

Oh boy. I just loved this. Read the rest HERE.