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First day of bow season means that I’m ferrying my son around various deer stands in Michigan today. So I’ll keep this short.

12 things I doubt pastors will hear in heaven

Top 50 blogs for writers

Big Business Increasingly Supports Gay Rights
It’s going to get harder and harder for Christians to work for large employers with a clear conscience.

Songs to soften
This lady can write. So can this one: When a mother sins.

See the touching bond between NBA player and Marine brother

On being a Dad


Tweets of the Day


Children’s Bible Reading Plan

This week’s morning and evening reading plan in Word and pdf.

This week’s single reading plan for morning or evening in Word and pdf.

If you want to start at the beginning, this is the first 12 months of the children’s Morning and Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s the first 12 months of the Morning or Evening Bible reading plan in Word and pdf.

And here’s an explanation of the plan.


Riddle: What stings but doesn’t produce honey?

It was Junior Hunt Day last Saturday, giving the younger Michigan hunters first shot at the deer before the adults start blasting away next week.

I took my son to a local farm and helped him set up his deer stand. Well, I made sure he didn’t fall out of the tree.

For some reason, he decided that the best place was close to these pretty bee-hives. While he seemed oblivious to the dangers, walking along the path in front of them, I gave them a very wide berth (apart from a world-record sprint there and back to get this picture).

Although it took me extra time to divert behind them and trudge through the forest to get to and from the car, I figured it was worth the extra time and effort.

Then I saw sin. Attractively painted but with multiple deadly stings. Yet how close I walk. How little danger I see. How little effort I put in to avoid it and flee it.

And there’s not even any honey in it. Just bitter deadly poison.


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What’s one thing you wish you had learned in school?
I’d put my “Amen” to each of these. Oh yes, and as someone who left High School one year early and went straight into the workplace, I would have loved it if someone had jus once explained to me the “why” of education.

Math Pep Talk
It would have helped to have Barry York around as well. I sent this one to my son.

Heroes and Heroines
In the aftermath of the Paralympics, Shona writes about the parents of children that will never wear gold medals.

Preaching the Psalms
Adrian Reynolds with four neat and memorable categories.

Poythress on Grammatical-Historical Exegesis
Three positives and six dangers

A New Chapter in the Homeschool Movement
“Homeschooling families will thrive if they work together, not maroon themselves on separate islands.”


Should I vote for the lesser of two evils?

A few weeks ago I linked to R C Sproul’s article on Principled Voting and received the following question, which I received permission to post on the blog:

I get the reasoning of “every vote is a vote for the lesser of two evils” (as someone put it), but I also have a really hard time reconciling in my conscience some of the issues related to a certain candidate. While there is a choice I absolutely will not support, I hesitate about voting against him because I feel like I am giving my support to an individual I cannot endorse. For this reason I’ve voted Constitution party at least once in the past, but have also second-guessed that decision. What kind of combination of principles, integrity, realism, and pragmatism is appropriate, given the nature of our political system in the US?”

I’m sure there are lots of Christians in a similar dilemma. Anyone got any advice? Any good resources you can recommend?