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Teaching Children About God - Children's Catechism Week One

There are thousands of resources available to help you teach your children about God.  An old-fashioned way of doing it is to teach them Catechism, a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.

I wanted to start teaching Little Guy Catechism, but couldn't find a printable, and didn't want to print off a whole long list.  So here it is: My first printable!
I am going to be sharing one list of about five questions each week.  Sometimes it might be a few less questions, because some of the answers are longer than others, and my son is only three.  If you would like to get an email when I post a new one, please sign up at the top of the sidebar!
There will be two versions.  One will have complete sentences for all answers and therefore be a little more difficult to memorize.  A version with the traditional answers from the Catechism for Young Children, which includes some phrases and fragments, is a…

Six Reasons Reviews Dominate My Blog

I am a little ashamed of blog lately.  What used to be a personal blog, has morphed into a bunch of reviews.  Although my reviews do drive traffic to my blog, and I think that they can be helpful, it is a little bit lame.
I am offering some excuses for the switch, which I think are rather valid.  
I am not a good enough blogger to monetize.  Plus I did a blog post about being a masochist because I take pregnancy tests even though I know they will be negative, and Google flagged my blog as having adult content.  So, if I want to get anything from my blog, I have to do reviews.  The best of this has been Mother Goose Time (I am on "maternity" leave right now after getting a newborn), but I have also had an opportunity to read some very good books.  Oftentimes, I suffer from writer's block.  As an infertile, the posts just flowed from me (by the way I had a very disgusting pun here that I deleted for you guys.  You are welcome!), but now that I don't really care about my…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Ace Collins - A Review

Christmas is a busy time.  It can be difficult for people to step back from the decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, and visiting, and remember the reason we have a Christmas celebration at all.  Devotionals can be a wonderful way to give yourself a quick reminder of the real meaning of Christmas, in a few minutes every day. 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Ace Collins is more than a basic devotional book.  In addition to having quality reflections on Jesus, each day there is also a look at the story behind a Christmas hymn, as well as a recipe.  Some of the recipes are for food, and some are for gifts you can give to pamper the people you love. 

The daily devotions were well written, the song studies are very interesting, and the recipes seem nice (I didn't actually try any of them).  I read through quite a few days in quick succession in order to write a review, and I found the content to be wonderful.

I did think it would be really cool if there was a CD to go along …

The Remnant by Monte Wolverton - A Review

I don't really know what it is about dystopian futures that intrigues us, but judging from the popularity of books like The Hunger Games, 1984, and The Giver, not to mention numerous video games (like the only "real" game I can play - Fallout!), we are drawn to the worst.  Perhaps it is an appreciation for how wonderful things really are now, or we like to have our worst fears confirmed, that we are spiraling downhill to a horrible future.  Either way, humans are drawn to dystopian novels, movies and games. 

Monte Wolverton has given us a fresh look at the apocalypse in The Remnant.

From the Publisher:

In the year 2069 the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected.
Instead, a cataclysmic war, natural disasters and pandemics eradicated 90 percent of earth’s population. Now, in 2131, a totalitarian government rules the world from the majestic, opulent capitol of Carthage, Tunisia. Blamed for igniting the war, religion and religious books are bann…