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Why We Home School Our Kids.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

We are radical! Well, not so much anymore. For the record, I thought home schooling was the best way to go years and years before I got married and had children. I mean, c'mon. The teacher/student ratio for a start is streets ahead of a school classroom. And I had been a primary school teacher. I knew how it was. As hard as you try, some kids just get left behind, or remain unchallenged. I just knew that even the "average" kids had so much more in them to give that was just not coming out!

Maybe I was just a crap teacher.

Possible.

Still, when I raised the idea of home schooling our children with my wife, she was enthusiastically...against the idea.

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DEVOTION: Recklessly kind.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 25 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

LoveHeart

Love is patient, love is kind. (NIV)

Love suffers long and is kind…(NKJ)

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self. (Mess)

Just how kind are we meant to be?

Recklessly kind.

Rick Warren outlined four steps to take to be a kinder person:

  1. Start seeing the needs of the people around you.
  2. Sympathise with people’s pain.
  3. Seize the moment to be kind.
  4. Spend whatever it takes.

FLASHBACK: Non-Scripture-Equivalent Prophecy 6 - Some ending notes....

Category: God and Church
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

The last in a 2006 series on prophecy that does not need to be added to Scripture.

As an unannouced conclusion to this mini-diatribe on the value, authority, and accuracy of non-Scripture-equivalent prophecy, I'd like to make a couple of comments.

DEVOTION: Ann turned hate to love.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

LoveHeart

Love is patient, love is kind. (NIV)

Love suffers long and is kind…(NKJ)

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self. (Mess)

I’ll call her Ann. Ann had been a Christian for about six years, and she still hated her father. This wasn’t teenage rebellion, this was hate born out of horrible abuse. Her father, an alcoholic and amoral intellectual demonstrated one of the awful ways human wisdom can pervert people. He decided that when Ann reached puberty the way to teach her about the birds and the bees was for her to experience the whole thing with him. He felt no shame, no guilt, and even today I have not heard that he admits to any wrongdoing. And that was only one of the terrible things he did that pushed her out onto the streets until she became a Christian at age 18.

FLASHBACK: Non-Scripture-Equivalent Prophecy 5 - It's Accuracy..

Category: God and Church
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

MessagefromGod3Fifth in a 2006 series on prophecy that does not need to be added to Scripture.

Prophecy can be accurate or inaccurate - I don't think anyone would disagree. There is also prophecy that is partly accurate. How does this happen? Let me draw up a list from innaccurate to accurate and suggest some ideas - some with biblical support, others supported by commonsense and experience.

DEVOTION: When to walk.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

LoveHeart

Love is patient, love is kind. (NIV)

Love suffers long and is kind…(NKJ)

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self. (Mess)

“Some studies indicate that when abused wives silently endure and seek to be more submissive to their husbands rather than report the abuse and seek help from church or civil authorities, such behavior often provokes even more violence from the abuser.”[1]

Non-retaliation does not mean staying in a situation where you are likely to be harmed by someone or something. This is an important point to grasp, because though ‘non-retaliation’ and ‘voluntary suffering’ are both illustrated in Jesus’ walk to the cross, they are two different things.