Tag Archive: family

May 30

Farm Report # 10: A Busy Winter!

We have had lots of activity on the farm the first 5 months of the year.  Here are a few significant things!  We bottle fed two lambs!  We named them Lewis and Clark.  Unfortunately after about 4 weeks, Clark died very suddenly.  He was always a little weak, but he seemed to be doing well. …

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Mar 24

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 3)

Part one in this series deal with the impact youth sports is having upon families and the church.  In part two I discussed highlights from Mike Matheny’s book on youth sports.  In this third and final post I desire to share some of my own suggestions for dealing with youth sports as a Christian parent. …

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Mar 23

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 2)

In part one I discussed the impact of youth sports upon families and how we must seek to manage our involvement with sports.  All of these thoughts I am sharing found their stimulus in Mike Matheny’s book The Matheny Manifesto.  Mike is the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.  The book was excellent.  It …

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Mar 21

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 1)

I want to release three posts on the topic: This one (part 1) on the importance of considering how we handle youth sports. A second part sharing some highlights from Mike Matheny’s book on the topic. And a third post with some suggestions I would like to make to families.  So join me in reading …

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Mar 14

Portable Basketball Goal Families!

The kids got a nice portable basketball goal in October.  I was determined to take good care of this goal. I put the recommended weight in the base and kept the goal low to catch less wind.  However, the goal has still fallen over numerous times.  I purchased some ground spikes from Lowe’s and anchored …

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Jan 11

Preachers and Busyness

What do preachers say when you ask them how things have been going? Most all of us will say, “We have been really busy!”  We may even give you way more information than you desired about all the things we have been doing. This is a typical response from most working Americans today. We believe …

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Dec 07

Stockings to Fill This Christmas

It is Christmas time once again which is special and magical in a way like no other for our family.  We have four young children who love the holidays, and eagerly anticipate the gifts they will receive.  But Christmas is not without its challenging factors.  It is filled with busyness and overtaken with selfish materialism …

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Nov 30

VidAngel – A Great Family Entertainment Resource

I have wanted to write about VidAngel for several months.  VidAngel is a great online streaming movie service that allows you to filter the content of the movies.  That’s right, you can take out foul language, sex scenes, violence, and other inappropriate content.  You get to choose what content you want to take out before …

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Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016! We are blessed and thankful for the Lord’s many blessings.

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Oct 27

Book Review – Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

Shaunti Feldhahn is a researcher and author on marriage.  She, along with her husband, have written numerous books on the subject.  Her best-selling work was For Women Only and its partner volume For Men Only.  She is noted for her analytical and statistical approach to the study of marriage and family.  She brings a unique …

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