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Saturday Selections – January 2, 2021

Faster, faster! (5 min)

Two friends race down a marble maze – it’s some innocent fun for the kids. These buddies also appear in “Don’t smash.”

Top 10 biblical archeological finds of 2020

Even as many and maybe most of the people doing the digging don’t believe the Bible is the Word of God, the places, names, and details they uncover often show the Bible to be accurate history.

10 ways to foster gratitude in our kids’ hearts

Some great tips here for all parents…and to apply to ourselves as well.

Seattle considers making it permissible to steal…if you really need to

The intent behind the law is to help the desperate. but this should bring to mind the proverb that “the compassion of the wicked is cruel” (Prov. 12:10b). This will drive businesses out of the poorest districts if they can’t afford the extra losses, or the cost of extra security, that would come with such a law. Their exist would means a loss of employment, and higher security would mean higher costs for goods for those who can least afford it. Good intentions, without good sense (Prov. 27:14), are not good.

Rearrange, Remove, and Ruin – Evolution that isn’t evolution at all 

This is a fun one, something that mom or dad can read, and then use the illustrations to give their kids an easy-to-understand explanation of evolution’s shortcomings.

The 7 habits in 7 minutes (some discernment required)

Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a very popular self-help book, and like many books of this type, there’s a lot of common sense to it. And, as you might expect from a Mormon author who operates from a largely Judeo-Christian worldview, much of what he write lines up with Scripture, particularly what’s captured in this 7-minute summary. This summary is actually better than the book, because in the book there’s more of a specifically Mormon theology discernible.

That’s a long way of saying, there’s common sense captured in this video that is well worth pondering…but it is valuable only in as far as it does line up with Scripture.


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