The Buschel Digest: July 2017

I thought it would be fun to start a new series sharing what I have been reading this last month. These posts will range from blog posts, articles, and books that have been noteworthy. Enjoy!

Uncharted by Angela Hunt

This book was way different from any of her other books. If I had to describe it in one word it would be haunting. Definitely a book that will stick with you and I couldn’t stop thinking about it when I had finished. I don’t want to say anything else because it would give away the plot.

Chop, Chop The Series of a Lifetime by L.N. Cronk

You can read these for FREE if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. I could not stop reading these books once I started. Which is why I read the entire series in two weeks! It was that good! The character development was very well done and it was so interesting to follow the main character as he aged. I cried, I laughed, and I cried some more. If you are looking for a new fiction read be sure to check this out.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

This book was recommended to me by my Pastor to read. I had been studying Daniel and then Revelation which really got me thinking about Heaven. I really enjoyed this book because it was rooted in scripture and helped me understand what I had been reading in my Bible. If you have EVER had any questions about Heaven this is the book to read. If you have never had any questions about Heaven you should still read this book.

Heaven is such a beautiful place to read and learn about. Our time here on earth is so short and it is reassuring and comforting to know that as Christians our final home will be with God in a new Heaven and new earth.

How Then Shall We Worship? by R.C. Sproul

Worship can mean many things to many people. Even the church cannot seem to agree on how worship should look. We can choose from contemporary music, traditional services, and everything in between. Yet while we often take our cues from pop culture or church history, the true nature of worship is found in God s Word.

Reset for Parents: How to Keep Your Kids From Backsliding by Todd Friel

This is a great book for everyone! Not just parents. It brings everything back to the Gospel. We are all responsible for our words, attitudes, and actions towards others. As parents we have the opportunity and responsibility to show and point our children back to the Gospel as we raise them. If you are looking for how to integrate scripture into your home and child’s heart this is a powerful book and a humbling read.

The Most Dangerous Pool Toy You Own

Dani is a great writer and always posts timely articles that are a great resource for parents. I highly recommend reading this. Josh and I lifeguarded and we saw first hand how floaties create a false sense of security for both the child and the parent. “You don’t know your child can take off their floaties – until they can. You will have your eyes glued on the pool – until you get momentarily distracted and don’t. It’s not just your child who will gain a false sense of security from floaties, it’s you, too. Anything that lessens our best defense to prevent drowning by being alert and constantly watching our children by water, even heightened confidence, is a major problem.”

There is a Better Way to Experience Sexuality, and Christian Parents Need to Be Talking About It

I am so disgusted and disturbed that anyone would EVER think it was appropriate to publish a “how to” guide for anal sex for teenage girls. Melissa from Your Mom Has a Blog responds: “We have to teach our kids that one of the greatest gifts of God is the intimacy between a man and a woman who have committed themselves to loving every inch of each other’s heart and soul. We have to teach them that great sex is safe sex, in the arms of the person who has vowed to hold us up when we need it, who has promised that no illness or accident, no outside interest, no schemes of this world will separate us. We have to show them what it looks like to be in love.”

Standing Against a Destructive Misogyny Threatening our Children

And here is Denny Burk on the same topic: “Last week, Teen Vogue published an article instructing teenage girls how to enjoy being sodomized by their boyfriends. The article is so vile that I am not even going to link to it.”

Guard Your Health

“Any athlete fine-tunes his body and maintains his fitness through a rigorous training regimen. If he doesn’t, his abilities will decline and the competition will soon leave him far behind. Though you may not be an athlete, you are running the race of life. And as you run, you are dependent upon your body and responsible to care for it. If you are going to run to win, you need to guard your health.”

Spurgeon’s Secret for Raising Godly Children

Here are 13 quotes from Charles Spurgeon on raising Godly children.

Earnestly Contending For the Statsitics

“A few weeks ago, TBN released a short clip of an interview with Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke of Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus fame. Jeff and Alyssa have a wildly popular website, filled mostly with content on how to have a happy, successful marriage. Right around the time their marriage will turn five years old, their book, Love That Lasts, will launch. Commentary not necessary.”

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