Monday, March 15, 2010


Last night we watched Jerusalem and Athens: Antithesis Between Hebrew and Greek Cultures — by Douglas W. Phillips. It was very good and thought-provoking. (It can be found among the "History of the World" DVD set on

One of the main themes on this DVD was "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" - Tertullian

Though I have enjoyed watching super-hero movies, I wonder if they are really good to watch after watching this DVD....Half man, half god? That's what the pagan gods of Greece were, and what most super-heroes are, in essence, even if it doesn't call them "gods."

I'm reading this really good book called The Bible and the Closet: or, How we may read the Scriptures with the most spiritual profit by Thomas Watson and Samuel Lee. It was written in the 1800s, but is quite readable and useful.

Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite. (You can read the whole book on google books.)

"Christ loved us more than his own life; nay, though we had a hand in his death, yet that he should not leave us out of his will. This is a love that passeth knowledge; who can read this without seriousness?" - p. 22

"Pride is an enemy to profiting. It has been said that the ground on which a peacock sits is barren; that heart where pride sits is really barren." - p. 25

"The most eminent saints have been of low stature in their own eyes; like the sun at the zenith, they showed least when they were at their highest." - p. 25

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lamplighter Audio

These look (and sound) great!
I'm sure they're good for kids, but I'm also interested in hearing them! They're on sale now.

Lamplighter Series on Audio

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Queen Victoria--Not So "Victorian"

Queen Victoria lived in a time of generally more distinct roles between men and women, a time when it was a more celebrated thing for women be a homemaker and have children. I found this article interesting (though very sad and deplorable), with quotes from Queen Victoria's letters to her daughter. Probably something in her life caused or added to her resentment of her position as a woman, such as her husband's lack of concern. In some way, I can understand the queen's thoughts, because as a girl I was much less enthusiastic about children, but God has changed me and made me realize the importance and joy of children (though I know they are a challenge).

Here is the article.

This reminds me that no matter what time period, people have always rebelled against God's beautiful order of things.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Poll

I added another poll to the side-bar, on homeschooling.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yes, I know I'm posting a lot about "Evenings with Victoria Botkin" (and you will probably hear more from me in the future), but it is something for you women to consider listening to with your mother, or by yourself. My mother, sister, and I listened to the first session tonight, and there were many words of wisdom. Many good reminders and some newer thoughts. There were many Bible verses given, and all in all it was very encouraging!

I believe you can still sign up, though it has already begun, and listen to the sessions after the fact.

Click here for more info and to register. Send the link to friends!

Starting Tonight...!

Just a reminder..."Evenings with Victoria Botkin" starts tonight! My mom, sister, and I will be tuning in.

Click Here to find out more.