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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 To Do With Boys~ Part 2

Raising BoysI grew up in a family of girls, never having much close exposure to boys. When Rick and I started our family, sure enough we had the first boy grandchild for both sets of our parents. I remember thinking- Wow, what do I do with a boy? As a matter of fact, we had 4 little boys in a row, all 18 months apart form each other! When our oldest son was just 3 months old, we began attending a Sunday school class in which the teacher talked about internalizing Scripture. This was something so new to me, being a new Christian myself.
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Recipe Box: Toll House Pie

Toll House PieThis “chocolate chip cookie” pie is a Thanksgiving tradition for us. Enjoy!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. softened butter or margarine
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 prepared 8 or 9-inch pie shell

Beat eggs at a high speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in flour, sugars, then margarine. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325  for 55 to 60 minutes. Serve hot with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

 

 

What To Do With Boys~Part 1

BDaniel Booneoys and Heroes

It’s trendy today to refer to “role models” for boys. Why might that be? Why doesn’t anybody suggest that boys should have “heroes” anymore? Read More…