How Every Movie Ever Made Is Connected to Christmas

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My sister and I were almost certain that Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry was real. We wished, even longed for Platform 9 and 3/4 to exist, for that solid wall to let us in to reveal a railway station that led to a world hidden to our muggle eyes and mysterious still.

As a teenager, I did not realize how engaging books in the Harry Potter series were. For the first time, I realized the depth and “realness” the author J K Rowling gave to Continue reading “How Every Movie Ever Made Is Connected to Christmas”

Heritage Parenting Series : Sermons #4 – #6

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This is a sequel to a far-away post that turned upside down almost all parenting fundas and assumptions Marg Wanowrie church had. The Heritage Parenting Series has eight sermon videos, along with helpful notes and summaries, which I would recommend heartily to parents (and non-parents) curious about Biblical parenting or, God’s principles for bringing up children.

Biblical Parenting!

That mountain with the shining trophy called WELL-BEHAVING CHILDREN and PEACE OF MIND at the top! Yaay!

You start at the foot though.

Journeying up this seemingly arduous path with your kids and spouse, covered with broken china, dal-smeared walls, failed family-worship times and long-forgotten commitments to evangelism and church gatherings.

Also there’s poopoo in the living room, dental visits inspired by horror movies, torn expensive flip-books, 3AM-diaper changes, expectations from church leaders, deep-theology questions from 4-year olds maybe John Piper could explain, airborne toys, raw and public disobedience, balcony-scares and tantrums by both children and parents.

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What an uphill minefield God has landed you at, right?

These sermons re-establish that parenting is a huge blessing (Ps. 127:3,4) and need not be a panic-inducing exercise. Continue reading “Heritage Parenting Series : Sermons #4 – #6”