Our Father in Heaven, You are King of Kings, Creator of the Universe, and Lord of my life. You raise up nations, and you take down nations. Our times are in Your hands. Thank you, Father, for allowing us to dwell for many years in this country of prosperity and peace. We are grateful for your… Continue reading A Voting Christian’s Prayer
Welcome to another installment of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Define Terms As I have said in multiple posts, my children have blessed me with both humility and enlightenment. We read together daily, and my children don't hesitate to ask, "what does 'exasperated' mean?" (haha!) Even though I consider myself to have an extensive vocabulary, I'm not… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #5)
Last week, I shared with you why I ditched my Bible reading plan, and relayed my current plan for trekking through the book of Romans. In the past week and a half, I have read through Romans three times. I've read and reread various chapters, trying to grasp the bigger picture of the letter. I thought, perhaps,… Continue reading Why Study the Bible?
Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Use Visual Aids It was a real mustard seed, small and insignificant. I peered curiously into the glass vial with amazement before passing it to my friend. Mrs. Fike had brought the little seed to our Bible class to help us grasp Jesus' parable of the mustard seed. Mrs. Fike… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip#4)
Three days ago, I ditched my daily bible reading plan. Not the habit, mind you, just my appointed plan... We had a "falling out" of sorts. Three months ago, I had completed a daily reading plan of my own making, which I dubbed "the absorption approach." I would read or listen to scripture every day, beginning with… Continue reading Why I Ditched My Bible Reading Plan
Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Review isn't for dummies If you have the opportunity to teach a class with the same person (or people) more than once, do not hesitate to review. It gives you, as a teacher, a pulse on what information has been retained and what the student does… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #3)
We are rather forgetful creatures. In some ways, our forgetfulness is a blessing. Time dulls the sharp pangs of grief and the pettiness of minor wounds. In other respects, our forgetful natures are a curse. Read more…We mill about our day, complaining over trivialities or wasting time on banalities while the truly important things lie in the background hoping to catch our attention. Memorials are erected to combat this very failing in ourselves.
Over a month ago, I read some comments on a Facebook post discussing the damaging effects of vaccines. As is common with all vaccine-related discussions, the comments were awash with both sides of the debate. There is always someone bashing "anti-vaxxers" as being anti-science/stupid/ignorant/hateful/child-abusers/fill-in-the-blank-with-an-insult. One comment read, "I would rather live with a child that has autism than to have my child die of whooping cough."