The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

I doubt many parents, upon looking at their newborn son or daughter, hope in their hearts that their child will grow up to be a fool. That would be as preposterous as desiring that their child have a catastrophic illness or debilitating injury. Parents tend to want the best for their children, and raising a …

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One hundred years ago today, God sent me a gift that I didn’t discover until sixty-nine years later. And, since then, I’ve been blessed in a multitude of ways because of this gift. One hundred years ago, R.J. Rushdoony was born to immigrants who, by God’s grace, survived the massacres in Armenia. Rushdoony’s father believed …

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My resume includes the distinction that I was an active home educator for over twenty-eight years. I often joke that when I ran out of children to homeschool, I began my “career” as a writer and mentor, helping younger women maneuver through their journeys with their families. During the time I was the primary teacher …

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A quote attributed to Adolph Hitler from his book Mein Kampf talks about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that somebody “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” If you think about it, our world is full of such big lies. When it comes to the …

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The only time I have had a black eye was in 1991 during my second-degree brown belt promotion test in Kenpo Karate. These rights of passage included a vigorous two-plus-hour ordeal where the candidate for advancement had to demonstrate proficiency in the various moves from previous belt levels. Additionally, one also had to withstand simulated …

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There is a perspective within Christian circles that espouses the idea that men should never learn from women or seriously consider what they say.  There is an unspoken rule that, when it comes to theology, women should take a backseat and let men do the heavy lifting. The underlying assumption is that women should only …

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The book of Proverbs teaches that wisdom begins with a fear of the Lord. Some want to soften this verse by saying it means that we should revere the Lord. And, indeed, we should. However, when we appreciate the power and demands of a holy God, we manifest the epitome of foolishness not to fear …

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The hippie movement of the 1960s sprang on the scene during my childhood. As a girl in grammar school and high school, I was only able to imagine what it would be like to be a hippie as I viewed it from afar. It was easy to gravitate towards the movement because adults had disdain …

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The Christian school that my three grandchildren attend has a yearly event that invites grandparents to come and enjoy time in the classroom. This year, despite the fact that I live a good three hours away, my grandson asked if I would attend. The date immediately went on my calendar. This past Friday I found …

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