In my late teens and early twenties, I received a lot of teaching and encouragement from “Basic Youth,” so I’m very sorry about this:
On March 7th, Bill Gothard, the founder and president of the Institute in Basic Life Principles resigned from his position in the organization after allegations from over thirty women were made public that Gothard sexually harassed, and in one case out right sexually abused, these women while they were teens or young women.
I wonder what his side of the story is. Has he acknowledged the truth of the accusations? I don’t know.
May those wounded by this forgive and find the Savior’s healing.
May the guilty repent and find the Savior’s forgiveness.
May all be restored and renewed by the Savior’s grace.
Source: Bill Gothard Resigns from Institute in Basic Life Principles Under Allegations of Sexual Abuse And How to Spot the Signs of a Sexual Predator
This is ridiculous. Another way for the wrong people to breach our privacy and security.
Read it. Call me paranoid. If you want. (Does the Google Glass earpiece have a sniffer?)
Just beware of the next person offering to whisper a secret in your ear. Especially if he puts his nose up to your ear… Continue reading
Are you a child born out of wedlock?
Or a child clearly not planned for by your parents?
Your presence on this planet may well be the result of your parents petitioning God for a gift. Then all I have to say to you here is this: Get on with fulfilling the vision of your parents and the purposes of God!
On the other hand, my dear reader, your presence here may not have been requested by your parents. For all that I know, you may be a so-called “illegitimate child,” like my granddaughter. Take heart! Not only are you just as legitimate a child as anyone else, you are on this planet by special divine appointment. God chose to put you here! Get on with fulfilling His vision and purposes!
A Child for the Lord
Be faithful to your mission here on planet Earth! Continue reading
OK, students, get a piece of scratch paper and a sharp pencil. It’s time for a good old-fashioned Algebra story problem. (No, you may not use your iAnything or your calculator. Paper. Pencil. Period.)
Sam took his second semester English test. The task at hand was to find all the spelling and grammar errors. He found 92. He flunked the test. His teacher told him he only found 6.7% of the errors! What was the total number of errors to be found on that English test?
(Remember this post is intended to show you just how useful Algebra is in Real Life!)
If you know elementary Algebra, you know that asking the right question is key to writing the right equation. And that is key to getting the right answer. Here’s The Question: Continue reading
I’ve heard portions (at least) of this said or sung at weddings, by the bride to her groom:
Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:
for whither thou goest, I will go;
and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:
thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried:
the Lord do so to me, and more also,
if ought but death part thee and me.
Pretty touching stuff. And meaningful. And even appropriate.
But what if those words were said or sung at a wedding…by the bride…to her mother-in-law? Continue reading