I Am An 'Unchurched' Christian

If you google the words "unchurched Christian", what you'll find is first, a Barna survey exploring the percentages of individuals who claim to be Christians but don't attend church, and second, quite literally thousands of blogs, articles, "Pastor's Corners", and comments from churched Christians on why *they* think these people no longer attend, why *they* think these people are in the wrong, and the most appalling dis...more
You can't GO to church!  The church is NOT the building.  The church is the people.  Christ died ... more

Stop Inviting My Kid to Church: Religion Is Not for Children

Recently, a few of Miss N's friends have been sincerely inviting her to church. This part will be touchy for people who do not believe the same as we do and I respect that; I'll raise my kids and you can raise yours. I do not think religion is for children. I think that they should be exposed to the beliefs of all people, and while I will tell my children "this is what Mommy and Daddy believe," I do not expect her to believe the same thing. I'll ask Miss N what she thinks -- and she has some really amazing thoughts on the matter -- but I will not tell her she is wrong if she disagrees with me about the big beliefs....more
What a sad post.  While I value your opinion, I must tell you that Jesus died for YOU and your ... more

I Quit Drinking and Expected Applause

When I first quit drinking and told people about it, I had three typical responses: Apathy: many people really didn't care either way. Either they weren't close enough to me to realize I had a problem, or were unaffected by it. For the most part, their own relationships to alcohol were such that they didn't really think very much about addiction. ...more
I applaude you!! That is wonderful news and I am sure it was extremely difficult. Almost one ... more

Birthday Cake in a Jar

I'm really excited about this recipe because the possibilities are endless!  These little individual jars would be cute decorated and given as birthday gifts or when someone has been sick.  They would be great for Christmas homemade gifts, school parties (when homemade goodies are allowed) and even fundraisers. ...more

Yes it sure would! And, I forgot to mention, but think how cute red, white and blue would be? ... more

Birthday Cake in a Jar

I'm really excited about this recipe because the possibilities are endless!  These little individual jars would be cute decorated and given as birthday gifts or when someone has been sick.  They would be great for Christmas homemade gifts, school parties (when homemade goodies are allowed) and even fundraisers. ...more

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Being Honest With Your Children

Are you honest with your children? I've always made a concentrated effort to not lie (even about surprises and such) to my children. I may have had to say, "I can't answer that", or "I don't want to answer that", or even "Don't ask me that." But sometimes it's hard to be honest and truthful, isn't it? We want our children to be good - at everything!! So, we don't really want to tell them, but we really need to. ...more

Hey!  I thought I replied earlier, but I guess I just left a comment.  I only ... more

Being Honest With Your Children

Are you honest with your children? I've always made a concentrated effort to not lie (even about surprises and such) to my children. I may have had to say, "I can't answer that", or "I don't want to answer that", or even "Don't ask me that." But sometimes it's hard to be honest and truthful, isn't it? We want our children to be good - at everything!! So, we don't really want to tell them, but we really need to. ...more

I decided to reply back, since I just realized I could!!  New to this and had no idea!! :).  ... more