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Home and Recreation

That’s Enough! Turn It Off!

Though I am a liberal politically, socially, and in terms of Biblical Old School Antennaeinterpretation, there are some values that I hold on to rather tightly. Maybe these particular views are conservative. Maybe I am just an overprotective parent.

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Home and Recreation

Gentle Parenting

Parenting seems to be twisted up with Christianity in some strange ways. There is a certain logic to the notion that God is our heavenly parent, just as we are parents; therefore our relationship with our children should reflect our relationship with our Lord. This is a great metaphor, but it is just a metaphor. We cannot literally take on a divine role with our children.

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Political Matters

Of Course I Don’t Support This Nonsense!

I am a liberal. I didn’t vote for him. I don’t like anything he has done so far. There are plenty of anti-Trump resources out there written by people far more clever than me,

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Biblical Fundamentals Home and Recreation

Mommy, can girls get married to each other?

Two mommies.
Two mommies.

Being liberal means, for one thing, that I support same gender marriages. When my daughter was four she asked me if girls can get married to each other.

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Useful Resources for the Liberal Christian Mom

On the right side of my page you see links to other blogs on “Christian Perspectives” and “Parenting Perspectives.” I have scoured the internet searching for internet resources for those of us who are both Christian and Liberal in terms of politics and perspectives on society.

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Dear Friends, I Am Sorry If I Have Let You Down

I am sorry for being myself.
I am sorry for being myself.

I never want to let anyone down. Like a dog who piddled on the floor, I regret disappointing my people but cannot help being myself.

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Biblical Fundamentals Home and Recreation

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

Maybe Heaven for cats is an eternal nap in a cozy spot.
Maybe Heaven for cats is an eternal nap                  in a cozy spot.

My sweet cat has reached the end of her life. I found myself having to explain everything to my children. I just wanted to curl up and cry, but Moms don’t have such luxuries. I have to think first of how to help my children cope.

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Churches and Worship Home and Recreation

Kids Who Can’t Have Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday cake blessings.
Birthday cake blessings.

I think it is time for me to get opinionated in my blog. Eventually I am going to defend homosexual marriages and the legal rights of women to have an abortion. I have no shortage of opinions to express on controversial topics. Today I want to blog about an issue that comes up in my work-place frequently: Kids who can’t have birthday cupcakes.

As a teacher and a Liberal Christian I really struggle with a religion that does not allow children to celebrate holidays. In my previous post I talked about how special Christmas traditions are to me. Most teachers give out treats to children on their birthday but teachers have been told not to give children of Jehovah’s Witnesses treats on their birthday.

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Home and Recreation

Oh What a Blessing to be Naive

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Christmas is not a happy sappy experience for everyone. When I was a kid all I knew was food, toys, fun, family gatherings and candle-lit services. I loved Christmas time so much that I persuaded Obadiah to add our wedding to the holiday season. I am grateful to my parents, Obadiah and the rest of my family for keeping the magic real for me. I was so naïve and I miss being that way.

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Churches and Worship

Church is a Ton of Work

the-kingI really want my kids to grow up in a church where they feel loved and accepted. It seems like this ought to be simple, but it absolutely is not.