Solution for a Blah Day: Friends!

Solution for a Blah Day: Friends!

Here’s a good lesson on not jumping to conclusions and getting into a sour mood too quickly. The antidote? A little help from your friends: I was pouting about a quote that came in for a home improvement project that was more than twice as much as expected. I...
Make These Night-Before-Easter Cookies

Make These Night-Before-Easter Cookies

Here’s a wonderful activity to do with children on the night before Easter. It tells the Easter story in a meaningful way. Best of all, you can all celebrate on Easter with delicious cookies!   1 C. whole pecans (or Easter colored M & M’s) 1 tsp....
I Stank at Being Swank

I Stank at Being Swank

Over spring break, we visited a lovely city in a warm climate. A highlight for our teenage daughter and me was an afternoon in a very lovely spa. The prices were shocking. So we chose the cheapest “treatment” available — a facial. That meant we could...
The Roots of Islam’s Push Toward Dominance

The Roots of Islam’s Push Toward Dominance

In Christianity, the principle is that if you share the Gospel and plant the seeds of belief, and set a good example of what a Christian is supposed to be, others will want that love, grace, peace and joy for themselves, and convert. Belief is supposed to be by free...
Taqiyya: Deception Is OK If It Advances Islam

Taqiyya: Deception Is OK If It Advances Islam

We’ve seen that the Qur’an endorses jihad, or “struggle,” and that can be physical as well as psychosocial. Islam also endorses hijra, or migration to a new geographical area in which Islam does not dominate, for the purpose of dominating the...