Archive for 2007

Relying on Your Own Experience Leads to Spiritual Vertigo

3 December 2007

I woke up on Sunday with the worst case of vertigo I have ever had. I couldn’t get out of bed without help because the very act of sitting up set the room spinning. Today I got out of bed on my own, but I was still listing into walls. This usually gets better once [...]

Envy

20 August 2007

In my reading of late I’ve discovered several articles on the theme of envy. In his article “Sinful” for National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg says, We almost never discuss envy anymore. “One may admit to pride, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, and laziness, and one may even boast of them,” Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora wrote [...]

Counterfeiting the Holy Spirit

20 July 2007

I read today in My Utmost for His Highest: When we are in an unhealthy state physically or emotionally, we always want thrills. In the physical domain this will lead to counterfeiting the Holy Ghost; in the emotional life it leads to in ordinate affection and the destruction of morality; and in the spiritual domain [...]

The New New Atheism

16 July 2007

Attacking “God” has become a lucrative book business. But there’s not much substance behind the latest atheist tracts. The New New Atheism is an excellent article by Peter Berkowitz. Read the entire article where he presents his case against Christopher Hitchen’s latest book “God is Not Great.” The case for the new new atheism has [...]

Pray for India and Religious Freedom for Christians There

6 June 2007

Our family has a heart for India, and when I read things like this, I am very sad. Please pray that the freedom of religion professed by the Indian constitution will be a reality and not a sham. Ministries all over India are being circumscribe in their activities, even in places that have respected them [...]

A Tale of Two Men

25 May 2007

The time and place of one’s death is never assured, unless one is dying of terminal cancer. When we’re young, we tend to think death is somewhere far in the future, so we don’t take care of the eternal things. The first man lived a typical American life. In his early forties, he had a [...]

Guarding Your Mind While Watching the Tube

22 May 2007

Our family has a Blockbuster account for receiving DVDs through the mail. It makes renting movies simple. While the service offers reviews of the available movies, I’ve found that a good source for determining whether we want to rent a movie is to read what Plugged In Online has to say about it. They offer [...]

Doing, Doing, Doing

18 May 2007

I was reading My Utmost for His Highest this morning and found it was in keeping with what I have been struggling with myself. Rather than simply walk with God, I try to do things for God. If I don’t have a list of things accomplished by the end of the day, I don’t feel [...]

Single Motherhood

15 May 2007

My strong advice to all young women is to avoid being a single mother at all costs. That means when you find Mr. Right, you need to think in the long, long term. Will he be a good father? Will he be the kind of husband who makes sure that there is a roof over [...]

Thoughts on Mothering

13 May 2007

Every mother of more than one child has times when she feels stretched in several directions at once–trying to meet the needs of each individual child. In fact, often a mother of one or two who is thinking of having more children asks herself, “Will I be able to handle more than one or two? [...]

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