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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Courage to Flee: Living a Moral Life in an Immoral World

by Dr. Jefffrey A. Klick

It seems the divorce rate among Christians is not all that different from the world. Those in the ministry are caught in affairs or pornography. Marriages are dissolving left and right. They didn't just wake up one day deciding to run off with their secretary or co-worker. No. Small decisions were made long ago that brought them to where they are today. Steps that were unnoticed or "innocent" in the beginning. This book is a must read for every Christian. If we can stop ourselves from taking one step down the wrong path, we will be saving ourselves and others a lot of hardship and grief. Such practial insights are in this book. It is a great teaching tool for our sons and daughters, ourselves, and all those around us.

What Others Are Saying:

“Whether you are single, dating, courting, engaged, married, or parenting, Courage to Flee should be a book in your library.”  - The Courtship Connection

“Most of us don’t have the time, money, or desire to wade through a stack or relational/purity books looking for a few diamonds in the rough. So where do you even start? Well, I believe that Dr. Klick’s Courage to Flee: Living a Moral Life in an Immoral World is an excellent starting point for anyone desiring to bring their love lives under Christ’s control.” - The Hebrews 5:14 Blog

“When you shared real life illustrations, it was powerful and impacting” “Outstanding book” “Thanks for already making an impact and perhaps saving a brother from a stumble or a fall!”  - Glenn Miller- Miller Management Systems

“Pastor Jeff Klick, author of a new book, "Courage to Flee," provides some helpful wisdom and hope to those who are in the spiritual battle of their lives.” - Generations Radio

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meet Sugar

Our 3 year old kept saying recently how she wanted a dog. I kept telling her to pray and ask God to bring us the right dog for our family.

Yesterday my husband and I thought it would be fun to go to the animal shelter and "look" at dogs. Well, our daughter has had her prayer answered already. We have found the perfect dog for our family. What won us over immediately was how sweet and loving she was and how calm. She put her two front paws up on me as if to say, "Will you love me?" We came up with her name this morning. Sugar because she is so sweet. Have you ever heard the saying, "Give me some sugar"? It means give me some love. She loves to be loved and give kisses. Her name suits her, I'd say.

We are amazed at how God delights in answering above and beyond even the littlest prayer. He loves to bless us. He even gave us a dog that could care less about our cat. Our cat loves to make friends and they both slept in our room last night a few feet apart. We were just hoping they would tolerate each other, but I think they will make great companions.

Here are a couple of pictures of our sweet Sugar.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Princess and the Kiss

The Princess and the Kiss is a book that I stumbled upon at the library years ago and wanted to buy someday for our home library.  Then one day at a homeschool curriculum sale, I spotted it at a booth and bought it.  And you know what?  It was Books on the Path.  I was so excited to find the book.  Now we are Books on the Path and we sell it and it's companion devotional Life Lessons from the Princess and the Kiss.  It is fun to look back at things that happen like that.

This book is a story of God's gift of Purity for girls.  I was so happy to see such a book at a public library.  I don't know if they still carry it these days.  I hope so.

If you want a similar book for boys, we have The Squire and the Scroll and it's companion devotional Life Lessons from the Squire and the Scroll.

Here is the author's testimony from The Princess and the Kiss...

"I Asked God how I could teach my young daughters the value of their purity, how I could begin in their early years to stress the importance and beauty of saving themselves for marriage.  This is God's poignant answer.  My prayer is that this simple story will fulfill the same purpose for many other loving parents."
--Jennie Bishop, author

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Training Hearts Teaching Minds

We have begun reading Training hearts, Teaching Minds by Starr Meade as a devotional with our 11 year old daughter. We have wanted to teach the foundations of our Christian faith with our children. This book is a great start for our family because it is easy to read and the lessons are short, which makes it easy to be consistent everyday. If you miss a day, it is easy to catch up as well. (We know this from experience...oops we missed our devotion yesterday!)

We have found basic doctrine can take a backseat in weekly church services, and we have realized (thanks to the Lord for showing us) that it is our responsibility as parents to teach these truths to our children. These foundations are a good refresher for my husband and I as well. We want to have answers when others ask why we believe what we believe.

Here is a sample page if you would like to see what a lesson looks like:

Here is another review.

"Most devotionals our family have tried are either too long, too short, or too shallow. This one is the only one we've tried that seems to be just right. As a father, I am commanded to be the spiritual leader of the home. This book has given me a good framework that I can use to teach my kids. I don't want to hand over that responsibility to my church, and have felt guilty in the past for passing the buck over to my wife to do so. No longer! This book has given me exactly what I need to teach the basics of the Christian faith to my family. I recommend it highly! We started it about 7 weeks ago and have been consistent with each lesson ever since. We have 5 children aged 11 down to 3 and all of them enjoy this devotion. We all look forward to Bible time at night now instead of the obligatory check list mentality we've had in the past. I've felt more like the spiritual leader I am supposed to be than ever before. Do yourself and family a favor, buy and use this book!"
Reviewed by B. A. (Colorado Springs, CO), June 02, 2007