Friday, August 1, 2008

Helps & Encouragement.

Welcome To Our Family Site!

We hope this blog will be an encouragement to you as we share resources and encouragement to help other families as well as ourselves as we trod this journey unto the Lord.

We'll be updating and posting new resources for encouragement and helps as time goes on.

Edit 11.09.09: If this is your first visit I would like to also invite you to come see my new blog articles here. Please be encouraged and may God be glorified. : )

Our Family Movie recommendation for the week is: You Can't Take it With You (1938)

Frank Capra's 1938 populist spin on the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play about a family of happy eccentrics is a great deal of fun, though it significantly rewrites the original work and doesn't represent Capra (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) at his best. Jean Arthur plays a member of the blissful Vanderhof household who falls in love with a rich man's son (James Stewart) and brings him into her nutty home. Lionel Barrymore, who played such a bad guy eight years later in Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, is the wonderful Grandpa Vanderhof, who addresses God during the dinner prayer as "sir" and speaks plainly and beautifully of why it's good to be alive. Capra took this opportunity to rail against big business and champion the common man, but the overall tone of the film--typical for the director's comedies--is buoyant and snappy. --Tom Keogh

Our Resource & Helps List

The Bible, first and foremost. : )

Modesty Boutique:

Charity Gospel Ministries, The Godly Home. Wonderful teachings for donation only. Excellent!

Nancy DeMoss, Revive Our Hearts. Wonderful helps for women.

David Wilkerson, encouraging sermons:

Sermon Index, encouraging sermons, many oldtime, tried and true men of God are on sermonindex:

Leonard Ravenhill sermons:

Return of the Daughters trailer & helps:

Crystal Paine's testimony & site on great homemaking helps. GREAT training for your family!:

Yay for flylady! She helps us tidy up but stay away from perfectionism!

Ladies Against Feminism, Encouragement for moms.

Youth (younger & older) Parents may want to use discretion because of mature subject matter in several of the books:

Passion & Purity by: Elisabeth Elliot (young adults)

I kissed Dating Goodbye by: Joshua Harris (older youth & singles)

When God writes your love story by: Eric and Leslie Ludy (older youth & singles)

Christian Ethics for Youth by: Wilmer Bechtels (older youth & singles) found from Christian Light Publishers.

The Rebelution, a teenage rebellion against lower expectations. A great site for young people:

Before You Meet Prince Charming by: Sarah Mally (any youth & singles)

Let me be a Woman by: Elisabeth Elliot (youth & singles)

Biblical Womanhood:

A Maiden in Waiting by: Crystal Paine
(study guide also available)

Handmaiden's of the Lord by: Crystal Paine

The Princess and the Kiss by: Jennie Bishop
(for girls)

The Squire and the Scroll by: Jennis Bishop
(for boys)

So Much More by: Anna Sofia Botkin and Elizabeth Botkin

Beautiful Girlhood by: Karen Andreola
(study guide also available)

Talks to Girls (classic teachings on virtues and values) by: Eleanor A. Hunter

Lies Young Women Believe by: Nancy Leigh Demoss and Dannah Cresh

A Young Woman After God's own Heart by: Elizabeth George

A Young Woman's Call to Prayer by: Elizabeth George

A Young Woman's Walk with God by: Elizabeth George

Books for Moms & or Daughters

Keepers at Home A Handbook for Young Ladies found at:

Raising Maidens of Virtue, A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters Found at:

Books for Wives & Moms

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey & Stacy McDonald.

Becoming Heirs Together of the Grace of Life by Jeff & Marge Barth (Wonderful book on Christian marriage)

The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

Many of these books can be found at a discounted price at:

Excellent Audio's and DVD's:

The Return of the Daughters (DVD)

Pamela's Prayer (DVD)

What to do While Waiting for Prince Charming (CD) by: Crystal Paine

Strength & Dignity (CD) by: Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin

Sleeping Beauty and the Five Questions (CD) by: Douglas W. Phillips

What's a Girl to Do? (CD) by: Douglas W. Phillips

The Journey of Daughterhood (CD) by: Douglas W. Phillips

Bewitched by the World (CD) by: Michael Bradrick

How to think like a Christian (CD) by: Douglas W. Phillips

Why Christian Manhood Must Prevail (CD) by: Douglas W. Phillips

Excellent Magazines for Young Ladies:

A Lady in Waiting Editor: Rebekah Bently

The Godly Girlhood Gazzette Editor: Ruthanna Prislovsky
(note: These magazines are free of charge and run by donations only) If you would like to subscribe and/or donate you may contact Ruthanna at