It Takes Effort

I.         How many of us truly enjoy working?             A.        Many of us dream of times when we can take a moment off             B.        Yet often extended idleness is grating II.        In the beginning             A.        Man has always had a job to do – Gen. 2:15                         1.         Man initially was a gardener             B.        But when sin entered the world, the light work that…

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I have a teenager who would sleep in bed all day if I let him

Question: I have a sixteen-year-old boy who would just about spend all day in bed if I let him. He claims he needs twelve to fifteen hours of sleep each day, but I think something else is going on. Any advice? Answer: During a child’s growth spurt, their bodies do need more sleep, but typically…

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What does it mean, “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop?”

Question: What does it mean, “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop?” Answer: There is a set of English proverbs that are worded similarly: Idle hands are the devil’s workshop Idle hands are the devil’s tools (“Collections” 1808) Idle brains are the devil’s workhouses (T. Fuller 1732) An idle brain is the devil’s workshop (H.…

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Boredom

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton The child has a room full of action figures, video games, cable TV, DVD player, a huge collection of movies, every piece of sports equipment known to man, his own telephone, a fully loaded computer with high-speed Internet access … but he doesn’t have a thing to do. He’s bored. Boredom…

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