Thursday, February 22, 2007

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Dating, Courting, or Something Else?

What do you think, can a young person be a dating disciple?

Here are some resources to check out:

"Should Christians Date?", by Adam Holz.
Biblical courtship - Wikipedia.
From this great, but lengthy, article at Focus on the Family. Biblical Dating: An Introduction, by Scott Croft:

1. Modern dating seems to be about "finding" the right person for me (as my friend Michael Lawrence has written on this site); biblical dating is more about "being" the right person to serve my future spouse's needs and be a God-glorifying husband or wife.
2. In modern dating, intimacy precedes commitment. In biblical dating, commitment precedes intimacy.
3. The modern dating approach tells us that the way to figure out whether I want to marry someone is to act like we are married. If we like it, we make it official. If we don't, then we go through something emotionally — and probably physically — like a divorce. In biblical dating, Scripture guides us as to how to find a mate and marry, and the Bible teaches, among other things, that we should act in such a way so as not to imply a marriage-level commitment until that commitment exists before the Lord.

Now here's something you don't see everyday - a student devotional on dating, from Awana.

What are your thoughts?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Is It Time to Take a Break From Blogging?

From Pro-blogger, 8 times you might need a break from blogging. And my answers:

  1. bloggers block - Uh, yeah. Clearly that is not a problem.
  2. when everything you do is ‘blogable’ - More likely.
  3. when it intrudes on family - A subtle danger which I addressed at my Titus 2 blog not long ago.
  4. when you have unrealistic expectations - Now many of the readers of Pro-blogger will have a different set of expectations from mine (perhaps concerning income), but I am still susceptible to disappointments. When I remember that I am primarily here for the social, I am less likely to burn myself out in foolishness.
  5. when it intrudes on your health - I prefer not to admit that my neck and shoulders do get tired. Anybody have any ergonomic suggestions?
  6. at the end of the week - It's interesting. I notice that, as a whole, many of the fashion bloggers post more on the weekends, but SAHMs tend to take the weekends off.
  7. at vacation time - I have no choice. Where I go on vacation, there is no internet, not even cell phone service.
  8. when your sleep suffers - A definite intrusion on health and, in my case, a quick route to marital problems.

But on the bright side, blogging could be a great way to lose those last five pounds. It worked for me.

Here's your chance, is it time for me to take a break from blogging? How about you?

Friday, December 01, 2006

True or False: Men Need Meat

Brrrr!!! This has been one cold week in the Great Northwest and over at my everyday blog coats have been the topic. On the heels of a major food failure (dinner served at 9 at night, due to ... yada, yada), I'm back to thinking about seasonal eating. Here's the question:

Do men NEED meat? More specifically, do men need more protein than women? And do we all need more protein in the winter?
Popular among budget-conscious young mothers, I've served plenty of meatless meals; but honestly, if I had it to do over again, I'd feed my husband more meat. Oh wait, that last statement belongs on my other blog.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can Responsibilities Be Delegated?

Of course, the world tells us the answer is yes.

In one form or another, this question has been knocking around in the back of my mind for awhile. Can the responsibility be delegated, or merely the functions?

I'm just not certain.

Monday, October 30, 2006

What's Your Blogging Personality?

Your Blogging Type is Commanding and Larger Than Life
In blogging circles, you tend to rise to the top with your take charge personality.
You are driven to solve problems, connect bloggers, and be an influential force.
You are also motivated to keep your blog fresh and high quality.
Your hard work has paid off - you set a high standard for other bloggers to aspire to.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Who WOULD Jesus Bomb?

Have you seen this bumper sticker that's recently become popular:
Who Would Jesus Bomb?
To answer the question, it would be helpful to know more about what is "the Christian thing to do" than just popular mythology. I suggest going to the source. In fact, I think one could make a case that to be a fully-educated American, one should have read the entire Bible.

Here's a hint: the answer to the question, "What would Jesus do?"

Leave an answer if you dare!