As for bloggie stuff... (sorry for the lack of 25-cent-words there), I ran into a few interesting things over the weekend I thought I would share.
First of all, a great site (and radio talk show) for the financially impaired (us included) is Dave Ramsey's site. They have all kinds of calculators, quizzes, information, and more. They even provide counseling - but not sure about the details.
Some interesting Homeschool News on fellow blogs:
Homeschoolers Proving Skeptics Wrong at Central Indiana Homeschool
Grizzly Mama's Homeschool Statistics Article
QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going. -- Professor Irwin Corey
Another wonderful financial related article can be found at the Christian Courier. It is entitled May a Christian Declare Bankruptcy? Be sure to stop in check out their awesome Statement of Faith FAQ Page.
And, if you would rather read about world-view... I stumbled upon this article taken from Dictionary.LaborLawTalk.com Forming an opinion on the article... not quite sure if I agree with it's content.
Hallmarks of Christian Materialism
Some of these hallmarks have their origins in movements that predate Christian Materialism, and many have passed into the mainstream of modern American Christianity. Taken as a whole, however, they outline the character of American Christian Materialism.
The materialization of spirituality in the form of "spiritual gifts" such as snake-handling, speaking in tongues, faith-healing, visitations of the spirit and so forth. The promotion of "Young-Earth Creation Science," as an exact analogue to mainstream science, except where that would conflict with the Bible. A literal and inflexible reading of the Christian Scriptures. The promotion of "Biblical law" as a set of social principles with the same kind of universal scope, immutable validity and unambiguous interpretation as the "laws" of material science. Extremely large churches. Wealthy pastors. The use of sophisticated marketing techniques to attract worshippers. The sale of Christian-themed knick-knacks, clothing and other material items. The sale and distribution of prosperity-themed books, tapes, seminars and brochures (often from the pulpit). A disdain for idealism. A focus on "Biblical proof." Music and entertainment that consists of Christian-themed variants of mainstream music and entertainment.