Perfect Mother

“Perfect mother…there is no such thing (although many of today’s moms seem to be chasing that elusive butterfly)…but she was a “good enough mom.” Good enough is that you love your child unconditionally, protect and provide adequately, and discipline with righteous authority. Those four things are really all a child needs in order to grow […]

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Thanks and Humility to God

It would probably come as a shock to the public for a modern president to so aggressively make a claim for the need for thanks and humility to God, but such was the culture of America that such a proclamation was seen as normal and expected until very recently. Why Thanksgiving is on the Last […]

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Liberty Under God for All People

Institute on Religion & Democracy Press Release November 24, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: jwalton@TheIRD.org “The Pilgrim escape to New England emblematizes the centuries-long quest for liberty to worship God without coercion, a liberty that hundreds of millions from different faiths in our world do not have.” -Mark Tooley, IRD President […]

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Is Paris Burning?

The layers that obscure the truth are burying humanity in large numbers. Yes, Paris was burning again and those flames and the dead bodies may well be a grim foreshadowing of what the future holds. I was in neighboring England the night the massacre scattered across Paris took place, as people going out to enjoy […]

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Humility

  Developing a Humble Attitude A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes asking “What should my husband and I be doing to help our children develop humble hearts?” Before I answer her question, I need to point out two things: First, humility was […]

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“Mirror, Mirror”

We are living in a world that is shrinking based on the availability of rapid and easy transportation and communication. Perhaps it is also shrinking because we are increasingly looking at it from a narrow-minded point of view. Thanks to technology it is possible to see more of the world than ever before; we can […]

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Words from a father to his daughter as she launches out into the world

Words from a father to his daughter as she launches out into the world Whether it’s to kindergarten or college, sending your child out into the world is an anxiety-provoking experience. Our children are exposed to all sorts of dangers in the world—physical, emotional, and spiritual. But as parents we have hope and we take courage. Our hope for our […]

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Connected Learning | How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around lessons, allowing students to use their cell phones to do research and participate in class, and developing their curriculum around projects to ground learning […]

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