09 October 2013

Daily Morsels-October 9, 2013

Judging bad mommies--This mom of a child with brain cancer wrote a message we all need to hear.  I certainly do. "I only ever said something once. I apologized and explained to the lady that my son had brain cancer and could sometimes be loud and disruptive. I told her I hoped he had not bothered her too much. (she was glaring at him and he was noticing) She cried. So, I decided to not do that again. For the love of Cheetos, people don’t be so judgy….really….your stare or off-hand comment will not shame me into being a better parent."  Read the rest here

Fighting the good fight--From what I have read, Rosaria Butterfield is a pretty remarkable woman. She is a former lesbian feminist scholar who Jesus grabbed hold of. She told her tale in what I hear is a rather remarkable book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. She now speaks around the country and routinely faces ridicule and contempt. This story discusses a recent talk she gave at the University of South Florida. Pray for her.

Scientism and global warming--Eric Metaxas shared an important story on Breakpoint today reflecting on the the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In reacting to how this group is digging their heels in, Metaxas wrote "The panel’s critics, of whom there are many, wasted no time in pointing out the report’s shortcomings. Richard Lindzen of MIT said that 'the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to a level of hilarious incoherence.' He added that 'they are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.'”

Challies on the Porn Free Family--Tim Challies described 4 goals that he has for his growing family as they live in a culture where pornography is all too easily accessed.
  1. I want to guard my children from seeing or experiencing what they don’t know exists. 
  2. I want to prevent them from seeing or experiencing what they may desire once they learn that it exists.
  3. I want my devices to remain useable.
  4. I want to train my children to use the Internet and their devices responsibly.  

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