A Day in the Life of: A Fisherman

By Elizabeth Prata I admire and respect fishermen. I've watched the hardy lobstermen of Maine, or the cod fishermen of Massachusetts, the watermen fishing for crabs in the Chesapeake, the shrimpers of the south or the bonefish, sponge, and conch fishermen of the warmer waters. Fishing for a living is hard. It is not for …

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How is being clamorous like a Russian nesting doll?

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)My Sunday School teacher was reading this verse aloud yesterday, and I got stuck on the word 'clamor'.It is an interesting word. We hardly ever hear anyone use it these days. I like the …

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Sleepovers? To do or not to do? Tim Challies has some thoughts

Tim Challies wrote a good piece on whether to allow your child to sleep away overnight at a friend's house. He and his wife have their own reasons that he shared in a blog essay as to why they don't ever allow their young children to sleep overnight at another person's house.Why My Family Doesn't …

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Caring for youths temporarily living with you

Murillo: The Return of the Prodigal Son ~1667This week I was asked about how far to go in discipline and instruction of youths or children who aren't our biological children but are living in our household. It comes to pass quite often in Christian circles, that people often take in kids who aren't their blood …

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Be angry…but do not sin

Are you righteously angry? Even personally angry? It's OK ... within limits."Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger," (Ephesians 4:26)Why should we deal with our anger right away? Because it is deceitful and it hardens us faster than you can say Jack Robinson."But exhort one another …

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Be a Daily Christian

Christianity is not a one time moment when we are justified. That is simply the beginning. Our sanctification means we are being continually transformed into the image of Christ.To that end, we submit to the transformative efforts of the Spirit and speed His work along with deliberate actions of our own. We should be a …

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