Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

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The Domain for Truth

A lighthearted weekend reading review…because sometimes Pastors need a break from heavy reading also.  This evening’s book is on..reading!

Maryanne Wolf. Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.  New York, NY: Harper, August 14th 2018. 272 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a book about reading and the medium one uses to read (digital, print, etc) and how it affects our brains.  The author Maryanne Wolf writes in a rather informal style of “letters.”  No matter the format the content of the book and what she has to talk about is fascinating and worth reading.

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Running The Race

Is it okay to abort a baby? What would you say? People give many reasons why abortion is an acceptable choice, including:

  • The inconvenience of pregnancy
  • Incompetence of parents
  • Infant disabilities
  • It’s the woman’s body
  • It’s not a baby
  • Rape or incest
  • She’s not ready to be a parent

Watch the movie here

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Running The Race

Earlier today I had the distinct displeasure of reading comments from both believers and non-believers (re: vocal atheists) about Rachel Held Evans. Where I saw this doesn’t matter as I’m fairly certain it was just one of countless places where I or anyone else could see nearly the exact same thing.

My big takeaways from suffering these comments are:

1. The atheists seemed much more empathetic and respectful than most of the Christians, many of whom were quick to point out that Rachel Held Evans is in Hell now.

The first part is unsurprising. Matthew 12:30 clearly states that “whoever is not with me is against me” so, of course, atheists are going to have more empathy and demonstrate more respect toward Rachel Held Evans than believers will. An enemy of my enemy is my friend, after all. Although Rachel Held Evans was kind, congenial, funny, tolerant…her theology clearly indicated…

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Reminder for Mothers and Dads.


compiled by Michael Jeshurun

Spend time with your child when you can because one of these days you will say either “I wish I had” or “I’m glad I did!”

Children don’t need your presents but they need your presence!

In the end kids won’t remember that fancy toy or game you bought them, but they’ll remember the time you spent with them.

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

Spending time with your child is one thing you’ll never regret in life.

Time is the most valuable gift a father can give to his children!

“What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.”

You can always make more money . . . but you can’t get back time!

Save the excuses!…

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God help us.

Running The Race

“To assent to obvious lies is to cooperate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

— Theodore Dalrymple, from Our Culture, What’s Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses

In context, that quote was originally used in a passage about political correctness as communist propaganda but, I think, it makes sense to use it to make a social and moral point too.

To understand where I’m coming from you need to understand that I firmly believe that our society has devolved to this.

“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the…

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I’ve been planting in the garden like a madwoman, hence, not as much time as I’d like to blog and keep up with the never-ending housework. Happily though, I’ve been reading, or should I say listening, to a good book while I am tending to the weeds and seeds. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan is a wonderful novel about the friendship and love of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. As with the best of books, any nagging thought or worry I’m facing at the moment disappears when I’m listening to the story. You can read a good synopsis of the story on GoodReads/Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I’ve found that fiction based on true-life often prompts me to delve further into biographies and photo records of the subjects; this has been the case with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, the main characters in the novel.

I’m listening to this…

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Resurrection Morning


Blessings to each of you on this beautiful Resurrection Sunday.

And prayers for those who are hurting because of their faith in the one true God.

Love to you!