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If you like vintage and old-fashioned homemaking, you will want to check out this site I found recently. I love history so I find these kinds of sites relaxing and fun to read.
Can We Get a High School Underachiever on Track? Reader Q & A from Gifted Guru
I found this site over the weekend when someone linked to it. I really appreciate Lisa’s approach with this. It’s written from a traditional school perspective, but there is much here for the big picture homeschool situation as well so if you have a gifted child don’t skip over it because this excerpt talks about homework.
I’ve written about the homework battle before, and I don’t mean to discourage anyone, but it doesn’t usually get better as the student gets older.
Gifted kids frequently resist homework and have other executive function issues that lead to stress and mismatched expectations. Will someone please tell me again why people think we’re bragging when we mention that our kid is gifted? It’s not like it’s some kind of nirvana.
Homework resistance is a key component in academic underachievement, and it’s a struggle in hundreds of thousands of homes. Friends, you’re not alone.
How to Make 12 Desserts in One Pan from Tasty
This is a clever pan! I can think of so many ways you could use this. It would be fun to let the family all personalize their own brownie or whatever.
Here are a few of the pans on Amazon.
Personal Growth Printables from Creating Your Cozy Life
If you haven’t downloaded these printables from my site, I hope you will check them out. I created them to help women add more beauty to their life. These are all available as free downloads at the individual links below. If you want to download the entire Creating Your Cozy Life Planner and Guidebook in one easy-to-use file, it is available for purchase in my shop in the Creating Your Cozy Life section.
- Creating a Cozy Life – Getting Started (Subscriber PDF)
- Monthly Personal Reflections
- Personal Growth Notes
- Journal Pages
- Solve a Personal Problem
- Internet and Social Media Challenge (Subscriber PDF)
- A Cozy Moment
- Daily Gratitude Pages
RHE and Women who Question from Practical Theology for Women
I’ve been thinking a great deal about Rachel Held Evan’s death since it happened. I’ve waited to write anything because I wanted to synthesize all of it rather than immediately writing something in the heat of the moment. The aftermath was a true circus in so many ways and I was loathe to be a part of it. But I have a post in my head about the deaths of Warren Wiersbe and Rachel Held Evans just a few days apart.
I think Wendy Alsup has summed up many of my feelings about Evan’s impact on the church. There is still more I want to say, but I truly appreciated this post. This is an extended quote, but I encourage you to read the entire thing to understand Wendy’s context for what she wrote.
But as Rachel began pointing out legitimate problems with the Neo-Reformed figurehead that was Mark Driscoll at the time, she used these problems to justify questioning the authority of Scripture. Because so many folks misused Scripture, and other well meaning folks disagreed on how to live it out in practice, the bottom line must be simply to love God and love your neighbor. Instead of other laws and instructions in Scripture hanging on that foundation, laws and instructions in Rachel’s paradigm lost their binding quality. In particular, explicit instructions concerning biological sex and sex in marriage were not binding today if they did not seem “loving” by a modern definition of love, one that often doesn’t involve self sacrifice. While Rachel gave me courage to voice my questions and concerns, she also inadvertently gave me clarity that the answer to these concerns was IN Scripture, not opposed to it. The answer was found by BETTER understanding how Scripture presents its Laws and instructions, not by writing them off as no longer relevant.
I wrote Is the Bible Good for Women? Seeking Clarity and Confidence through a Jesus-centered Understanding of Scripture specifically because of Rachel Held Evans. Rachel asked the questions that needed answering. She was right to question. I am in her debt that she led the way. But her answers (or lack of answers) taught many that Scripture was unknowable, without clear or binding instructions. And I remain deeply troubled by that outcome of her ministry.
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