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Giving Thanks for More Than Just STUFF

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Giving Thanks for What We’ve Got We often think of giving thanks as being happy about the stuff we have: the warm house, hot lattes, and our new iPhone. While that is a part of thanksgiving, it may be the smaller part. A spirit of thanksgiving does more than smile contentedly as the platters of turkey and candy-coated sweet potatoes come around. It is good and right to openly express our gratitude for the stuff which makes our lives more pleasant and the people who have loved us through the ups and downs of the last year. These are very. . .
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Parenting Teens & Reliance On Grace

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The Process of Parenting Teens With one child just out of their teens and five still in the throes of their teen years, I’ve understandably been thinking a lot lately about the process of young people transitioning into adulthood. This train of thought has also been triggered by the experiences of many of my peers who are also navigating these waters, and the idealism that many of us in the homeschooling movement bought into about how smooth the sailing would be. Turns out that sin and circumstance are still big factors churning the waters for both our children and ourselves.. . .
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How to Be a Judgmental Christian

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Must We “Judge Not”? If there were one declaration that the world thinks ends any moral argument with a Christian, it would have to be judge not. They think they’ve really got us with that one since it comes right out of the Bible. This is easily the most often heard epithet hurled at us from moving vehicles as my friends and I stand for life at the local abortion clinic. Well, that and the well-reasoned argument of, “Get a job!” This exceedingly compelling employment advise aside, the world doesn’t like it when we speak unpopular truth, and there are. . .
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If the Constitution is a Living Document It’s Really a Dead Document

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If the Constitution is a Living Document It's Really a Dead Document

A Living Document Might Say Anything A lot of us have complained about the blatant disregard shown by the courts for the Constitution. We read daily of the latest abuses. Protection for abortion was somehow found in the text along with support for welfarism, world-wide militarism, and for a never-ending drug war. Those who have read the founding documents are astonished at each breach of hermeneutical etiquette as the court’s decisions grow ever distant from the original intent of the authors. It seems to me however, that the abuses of language, text, and intent by the courts are all presaged,. . .
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Preaching Grace

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Hear the words of this preacher. In all thy preaching, preach grace. Preach God’s glorious unmerited favor. Forget her not: neither decline from the words of God’s mouth. Forsake her not and she shall preserve thee (from another gospel); love her and she shall keep thee (from offering another Christ). Grace is the principal thing, therefore preach His undeserving love. And with all thy preaching, preach grace. Do you wish to glorify God? You can only do this by showing God as He is, not as sinful man wishes him to be. Don’t hide His glory behind a veil with. . .
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