What Faith is Not: The Struggle Between Doctrine & Faith

Doctrine Is Precisely What Faith Is Not If I were to talk to you about what faith is not, would you agree that "it is not doctrine"? I think that most would agree with that. Yet when I put forward the idea that doctrine is not as important to God as faith I am often confronted with Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. The implication Read more [...]

Perfect Picnic Tips: The Packing Is As Important As The Food

Pack the Perfect Picnic Tips In these packing the perfect picnic tips, it all begins with the picnic basket. Of course a well-made and well designed basket makes it easy to assemble the right number of plates and utensils. But most importantly it allows for the right amount of food and drink to enjoy under a shady tree somewhere. No matter what you include in your picnic, it needs to be something that will be easy to eat with your hands as well. Thankfully, there are plastic containers that make Read more [...]

Family Road Trip Tips: Putting The Fun Back In The Drive

Putting The Fun Back In With Family Road Trip Tips There is nothing worse than going on a long drive and having the fun taken out of it because of cranky kids. You need some family road trip tips to survive and come out of it with a smile on you face. Pack Well But Don't Eliminate The Space We did a lot of long drives when the kids were little. But after we bought a van we realized one of our mistakes was literally packing the kids in. Suddenly they all had room to move and it changed the Read more [...]

Samaritan Parable: Challenge Our Assumption About Our Neighbor

Another Good Samaritan Parable One day I was out driving, not even vaguely considering the Samaritan Parable when I saw a man standing on the side of the road holding onto a poll clearly trying to stop from falling. I immediately assumed he was drunk and started to keep driving past. At that stage in my life I felt nothing but contempt for those who drank let alone those who got drunk. This was partly because of the alcoholism in the family and partly because of my upbringing in the church. Yet Read more [...]

Vintage Picnic Basket: Wonderful Day, Delicious Lunch, Everything’s Ready

It is just the two of you on a grassy spot near the riverbank. You have a delicious picnic lunch packed in an vintage picnic basket lined with a red and white checkered cloth. A blanket is spread under a shady oak. Everything is perfect for a wonderful day. Nostalgic Picnics With Vintage Picnic Basket A Vintage picnic baskets is as popular as they are varied. Baskets range in size from just right for two people to a large family. Styles range even more. Some are open topped, some have hinged Read more [...]

Bottle Totes & Carriers For Picnics & Other Events – Drinks Carried in Style

You are planning a grand picnic or event and you want to take chilled wine or your favorite drink along. Then you surely you need a something that can keep your bottle safe and the drink cool. Today there is an extensive range of products designed to carry wine bottles safely wherever you are going. Check out some of the bottle totes & carriers options that you have to carry your drinks in style: Read more [...]

Fun Games For Kids: Games In The Car & When You Get There

Games in the car whilst you are traveling, are not just for the kids! With a bit of creativity fun games for kids can go well beyond the stock standard games that are so old even the kids are board with them. Fun Games can help build relationships and improve bonding. Many can be very sophisticated and be as much for adults as for children. They not only keep children entertained but the driver calm and even add to the romance of the day. Games in the car: Fun Games For Kids That Make Getting Read more [...]

Picnic Location: 4 Of The Most Ideal Ones In The USA

It’s the weekend! Why not consider having a picnic instead of going to the mall? Having a picnic is a great way to get involved in some physical activities with family and friends, such as biking, kite flying or playing with the dogs. It’s also a perfect way to relax and just leave the modern stresses behind for a while. You can do these and more if you know where to go. Choosing the best location for a picnic can be strenuous, especially with all the beautiful picnic spots available in the country. Below are some of the most frequented picnic locations that you might just want to consider: Read more [...]