Building A Heritage Of Character

What To Do With Boys~Part 5

BoysI started out my homeschooling adventure with 4 boys before we had any girls. We ended up with 6 boys in all and 8 girls. As each child is different, so it goes with boys. My first born son was very self-motivated, loved to set his own goals and beat them, and devoured books. My second son, however was very different. Read More…

What To Do With Boys~Part 4

baseballLet’s be honest about it: Sports have become a religion in our society. Professional athletes are among the highest paid people in the country. I’m not objecting to their incomes; they are drawing millions of fans to the stadiums and so their commercial value is undeniable. My problem is with the widespread philosophy that propels so many people to spend their money and time watching it all happen. That attaches so much worth to the playing of games. Read More…

Recipe Box: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

MuffinsHere’s a great winter (or anytime!) breakfast! 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

  • 1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 C. ground oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. peanut butter
  • 1/2 C. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. sour milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • approx. 1 C. chocolate chips

Mix together peanut butter, butter, and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add sour milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add flour, ground oats, baking powder, soda, and salt. Mix in chocolate chips with a spoon.
Bake loaves at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or muffins at 375 for 13-15 minutes.

What To Do With Boys~ Part 3

BoysIt’s no secret that boys quarrel with both their brothers and their sisters. Most of the issues that cause or enhance sibling conflicts apply regardless of the sex of the combatants. In my presentation, Raising Cain Without Killing Abel, I discuss several cases of sibling rivalry in Scripture and what parents can do about the causes of it. In all those cases, it’s plain that the issues involved could easily cause conflict between siblings whether they were of the same or opposite sexes. Briefly, here are a few examples: Cain and Abel, Genesis Chapter 4: The root is an unresolved conflict between Cain and God. Cain tries to deal with God on his own terms, is rejected and takes out his bitterness on Abel. Read More…

What’s He Doing There? ~ Saturday Stories

Saturday-Stories-Stained-GLassThe old stained glass window has graced Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Virginia since 1906. The first pastor, Rev. Lylburn Liggins had insisted that it be put there. There had been some opposition to a window honoring a white man in a black church, but the preacher held firm.

Rev. Liggins was a remarkable man. Born a slave, he had pulled himself up by his bootstraps and studied at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to prepare for the ministry. He had been a bright student, earning some tuition money by Read More…

“Give me my wife” ~ What Does the Bible Say…

Give-Me-My-WifeGen. 29:21-23

“Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her.”  Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.  Now in the evening he Read More…