Posts Tagged ‘family life’

… are doing so purposefully. Like this wife and mother.

I’ve done both the career and the housewife thing. There are pros and cons to both, but on the whole, I’d like nothing better than to be a housewife all the rest of my days. Not to stagnate – but to keep from stagnating, to have more time to write books, and to get rid of obstacles to ‘being there’ when neighbors need an extra hand. I think the world would be better if we had more ladies busily ‘staying home.’ (We will all now cover our ears, to prevent permanent hearing damage from howling feminists, who do not know what they’re missing, or are jealous of homemakers, or something, and are prone to losing their tempers, loudly, when confronted with ladies who don’t agree with them.)

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(Shameless self-promotion warning)

Trouble Pug is currently at #41 in Kindle Children’s ebooks > Animals > Dogs, at Amazon. It was a little higher than that earlier today. I expect it to drop through the day, unless there are fresh sales. (I’m not sure, but I think rankings get updated hourly.)

But, at any rate, as long as it is currently my bestselling book (that’s not saying much at this point, but it is my bestselling book), I thought I’d mention that it is less of a dog book, than a Christianity confronts feminism story. I don’t know about you, but my heart breaks for kids raised by feminists. For that matter, my heart breaks for feminists.

One of my “advance reader copy” readers got angry with me for not being harder on Sunshine Smith (the lead feminist character), but he missed the point. If you believe that God can and does remake people from the inside out, hatred can give way to a wish for God to reach into someone’s life and convert them. Like He reached into mine, and converted me. (The younger me had more in common with Sunshine Smith than I sometimes like to admit.)

The book takes two girls from wildly different family situations, and throws them into time travel adventures. I want kids to get a taste for learning history (not the PC twaddle that gets shoved at them, but real history). I want them to have a good time, reading the book. But I also want to plant seeds that encourage kids to question propaganda. I want them to realize that sometimes people lie and cheat. I want to give them examples of people they don’t want to emulate.

There is a scene in the book in which activists lie to news reporters. It happens. I can’t remember how long I was a newspaper reporter before I got roped into helping perpetrate a fraud. They got me but good, at first. It was a horrible experience, not only to have been duped, but to have naively passed the disinformation along. In the book, the reporters discover the unreliability of their source in time. I wish that happened more often in real life, by the way, but I’m afraid that reporters get duped a lot. Sometimes some of them do their own duping, too. Sad to say.

Parents, please note: This book deals with the sinking of the Lusitania, and other subjects you may not think your child is old enough for yet. I recommend vetting it, before letting your kids read it.

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Robert Morrison shares memories of his daughter’s wedding. My thanks to the Washington Post for running this.

hat tip: a Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Facebook post.

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Via Lutherans for Life, I’ve just heard about new ways you might help older adoptable Russian children. Camp Hope is based in Iowa, and arranges one-week summer visits with host families, as well as attempting to find forever families for older kids. They have a matching fund drive going on through May 30.

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