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She Headcovers, and then She Doesn't
Christian Misconceptions About Women
A Day in the Life of Me
Biblical Femininity
Can Women Teach the Bible?
What is Dresses Only?
Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?
Head Covering Q and A
Attitude, Gratitude, Servitude
A Godly Woman's Heart

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Children Sitting Well in Church
What is the Trivium?
Homeschool Plan With Me
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Simple Biscuits
Amazing Bread
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Are All Bible Versions the Same?
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Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Revealed Deceptions
Church Membership
Why There are Cults
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah vs. Grace
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
The Black Thread
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s

Holiday Truths
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Independance Day?
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
The Bible Says When Jesus was Born
The Real Christmas Story
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
The 7 Thunders
When is the Rapture, and When is the Second Coming?

More Bible Studies
How God Created Everything
Loving the Brethren
Compassion, or Hell Fire?
Corinthians Controversy
Can Women Teach the Bible?
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Children's Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
Scriptural Prayer
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Aliens, Demons, and More
Angels, Aliens, Pyramids, etc.
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens

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The Church Shopping Chronicles
Neuroplasticity, Personality, and Epigenetics

The Homemaker's Helper

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Your Headcovering Questions Answered

Q. Why do you cover your head?

A. I cover my head because I believe the Bible says I am supposed to. By covering my head, I am reminded that my husband is my authoritative head, and I am to joyfully submit to him. In doing this, I am also submitting to my Heavenly Father.

Q. When do you cover your head?

A. I cover my head both in and out of church, both in public, and while at home.

Q. Isn’t head covering just for when you are in church?

A. I have covering friends who believe that, but I personally disagree. There is nothing in the head covering passage that says we are only supposed to cover during church meetings. In fact, the passage states that women are to cover their heads whenever they pray or prophesy, and also to show their submission to their husbands. I'm not only submissive to my husband just in church, and I don't only pray and prophesy just in church. I am to submit to my husband in and out of church, and I pray through out the day, therefore I am covered in and out of church, both.

Q. What do you cover your head with?

A. I often cover with bandannas, but also enjoy scarves, tichels, convertible covers, and various pre-made coverings.

Q. Should all of the hair be covered?

A. Some women feel compelled to cover all of their hair, but I do not. Other Scriptures in the Bible talk of women's hairstyles, and keeping the styles modest. This would be a moot point, if all of the hair is supposed to be covered.

Q. Should men cover their heads?

A. No. In fact, the Bible specifically says men are not to practice the head covering.

Q. What about when men wear hats? Aren't they head covering, then?

A. If a man is wearing a hat in order to practice the head covering, then he is wrongly head covered. However, if he is wearing a hat as an accessory, or to keep the sun out of his eyes, then he is not head covering, he is just wearing a hat.

Q. What about women who don't consider themselves as practicing the head covering, but they wear a bandanna over their hair because of having a "bad hair day?" Are they then head covered, regardless if they know it or not?

A. No. A woman can wear a hat, scarf, bandana, etc, and not be practicing the head covering. In these cases, those are not head coverings, but just accessories. They are only head coverings if the woman is wearing them specifically for that purpose.

Q. Isn't head covering legalistic, and now we have freedom in Christ?

A. Legalism is when a Christian is trying to keep the Old Testament ceremonial laws in addition to the New Testament, of which 2 Corinthians 3 says spiritually blinds them. You may be surprised to learn that the head covering was not a command anywhere in the Old Testament. It was a custom then, but not a command. The Old Testament custom had both men and women covering their heads while praying. There was no mediator between God and man, then. Now, we have Christ, our High Priest and Mediator, so men no longer are to cover, under the New Covenant. The head covering is a New Testament Command, demonstrating the headship order, of God - Christ - Man - Woman. Only Christian woman are to cover, demonstrating that their heads are their husbands. Again, head covering was an Old Testament custom, but it is a New Testament Command.

Q. Where in the Bible does it say women are supposed to cover their heads?

A. 1 Corinthians chapter 11, verses 2-16.

Q. Wasn't the head covering for back then, and is not for today?

A. Let me answer your question by presenting a question to you. The chapter the head covering is commanded in, is 1 Corinthians 11. Also in that same chapter is the command of taking the Lord's Supper. Is the Lord's Supper still for today? Yes, because the chapter says we are to do this to show the Lord's death until He comes back. The Lord's Supper Command comes up right after the head covering command. Therefore, since we are still supposed to partake in communion, the head covering is also still valid for today.

Q. Wasn't the head covering just for the church at Corinth?

A. Why would they get a special command, that the other churches didn't get? Did they need a special lesson in headship or humility? All the commands in all the Epistles are for all Christians. Further, the book of 1 Corinthians is written to ALL Christians, not just to the church at Corinth, as is clearly stated in 1 Corinthians 1:2. Further, if the head covering command were viewed as a command to just the Corinthians, then one would also have to say the Communion is a command to just the Corinthians as well, and we know that isn't the case, so nor is it with the head covering practice.

Q. Doesn't 1 Corinthians 11:3 define the head in this passage as the husband, and therefore if the wife is submissive to her husband, she is symbolically covering her head?

A. Verse 3 gives the headship order, introducing one of the reasons why the woman must cover her head. Her husband is her authoritative head, therefore she physically covers her head to show that. 1 Corinthians 11 clearly distinguishes two types of heads - the authoritative head, and the physical head. If you look at verses 5 and 6, you'll see the physical head being discussed.

Q. Doesn't 1 Corinthians 11:15 tell us that women's long hair is her head covering?

A. I tried to use that one as a reason for my not head covering for so many years. What would always bother me about that argument, however, is that if long hair is the head covering, then why have so many verses before verse 15 stating that a woman needs to wear a head covering? Verses 14 and 15 are parenthetical verses, using nature as an example to answer the question put forth in verse 13. Verse 13 asks if it's proper for a woman to pray without a head covering. Then, verses 14 and 15 use nature as an example to show us that just like it's unnatural and therefore not proper for a woman to have short hair, and a man to have long hair, so it is also not proper for a woman to pray with her head uncovered. With verses 14 and 15 being parenthetical, we can take verses 13 and 16 together to get the direct question and answer, where verse 13 asks if it's proper for a woman to pray without a head covering, and verse 16 answers it is not.

Further, the Greek for the word "covering" in verse 15 is an entirely different word than the Greek used for covering in the rest of the chapter. In verse 15, the Greek word for covering means a veil, or something that wraps around, while the Greek word used for covering in the rest of the chapter means something that sits on top of the head, and covers. The King James Translators gave an alternate translation for the word "covering" in verse 15, and that alternate translation is "veil." Every word in the Bible counts. Notice also in verse 15 that is says "a covering," and not 'the covering.' This is because long hair is a covering, which can wrap around, like a veil, while the head covering that we are to put on top of our heads is the covering. See verses 5 and 6.

Q. If the head covering is for today, then why aren't most Christian women, and most churches practicing it?

A. Most people are ignorant of the Scriptures, even though they are freely and easily attainable to most. How many times have you read the Bible? If you are diligent, then you would answer that you've read it multiple times. However, if you are like the average person walking around, you've never read the whole Bible through even once. Many people trust their church to teach them what's in the Bible, but most of what's in the Bible never reaches the pulpit. It's our responsibility to read the Word of God, and learn it for ourselves. Let us not try to pawn that off on someone else.

It's not surprising that most churches today do not practice the covering. Most churches today also partake in Mystery Babylonian holidays, such as "Christmas" and "Easter." There is a darkness, backsliding, and ignorance in today's churches. You can make a difference. You can decide to follow the Word of God, instead of culture, and cover your head. Perhaps you standing up will encourage others to do so, as well.

Q. What were the beliefs of the earlier church on head covering? Did many earlier churches practice it at all?

A. From what I've read, the early church did indeed head cover. You can also look online and see old paintings and pictures of head covering women. Head covering was still somewhat common to many churches until the 1960s. In came the feminist movement, and out went head covering and modest dresses, it seems.

Q. What about churches in other countries? What do they do about the head covering?

A. I've read and listened to missionary reports of women covering in other countries, and wondering why the churches in the U.S. don't seem to follow 1 Corinthians 11. Google it; depending on which country you want to research.

Q. I'm convinced I should be covering my head. How do I begin, right away?

A. First, pray to God, and thank Him for revealing His will for you. Next, grab a bandanna. If you don't have one, most Wal-Marts carry them near the purses and belts for one dollar per bandanna, and there are a lot of pretty ones to choose from. My current favorite is a purple gingham one. Or, if you have a scarf, or old shirt, you can use that. A scarf can be folded into a covering, wide enough to cover the top of your head, and then tied under your hair. You could take an old shirt, and cut it into a triangle, then sew in the edges so you don't have rough, stringy edges, then tie that under your hair, like a bandanna.

Q. I believe in the head covering, but when I asked my husband, he said he didn't want me to do it. Now what?

A. Now you need to pray that the Lord will soften his heart. Ask your husband if he'll listen to the reasons why you want to cover, along with Scriptures. Read him things online that helped you decide, and show him pictures of various types of head coverings online. Try wearing just a wide headband, and have your hair down and styled femininely. If he doesn't mind that, then the real problem is probably that he's afraid you'll lose your femininity, and he wants you to still look fresh and nice.

Q. I've started covering my head, but my husband says I look ridiculous/like a chemo patient/like a gypsy. He doesn't like them. What do I do now?

A. It sounds like he just doesn't like the style of covering you have chosen. If you are covering all of your hair, a lot of men don't like that with their wives, because it can be harder to appear feminine in your husband's eyes. Try a convertible covering, bandanna, or just a simple, wide headband. Wear your hair down when covering, and that may make a big difference. You may want to bring up pictures of women in various types of coverings online, and show them to your husband, and ask him what type he would like to see you in. Show him the pictures from Garlands of Grace, and see if he likes those styles of coverings.

Q. I'm new to head covering, but have not ventured to do it outside of my home, yet. I'm scared of what people will think, or how they will react. What do you suggest?

A. If you're a Christian, then you already don't fit in. What does it matter what others think of you? It's what God thinks. Go out there, and hold your head up high. You're a child of God.

Q. I am going to start covering my head. No one else in my church head covers. What do I say when they ask my why I have this thing on my head?

A. I am blessed to be in company with some other head covering ladies in my church, but previous churches I attended had no one covering, except for me. I've only had someone at those churches come up to me on one or two occasions. For the most part, no one said anything to me. The person who came up to me, said "you know, you don't have to wear that, your hair is your covering." I told him I disagreed, and explained why. It was quick and simple. If someone asks you why you have a head covering on, just tell them why you cover. Give them your reasons, and direct them to 1 Corinthians 11.

Q. I've been head covering for a while now, but lately my friends/family/fellow church attendees have been picking on me about it. They say it's not for today, that I look like a nun, and more. I am firm about the Bible's stance on the head covering, and I know I'm doing the right thing, but how do I handle these people? I feel like they are tearing me down, little by little.

A. Don't worry about it, and don't take it personally. Sometimes when a person picks at you for something, it's because they are unsure themself. Stand up for what the Bible teaches, and politely tell them you are following the Scriptures. You can do it. :-)

Q I feel like covering my head draws attention to me. Aren't we supposed to not have any attention on us? What do I do with this attention?

A. On the contrary, the Bible says that Christians are to let their lights shine in this dark, fallen world. When you turn on a light in a dark room, the light draws some serious attention, doesn't it? Wearing a head covering to draw attention would mean your heart is not in the right place. Wearing a head covering, because you are obeying God, regardless if it draws attention to you - that's a heart in the right place. I regularly get people asking me if I'm Amish, Mennonite, or Holiness Pentecostal. Or, sometimes people just ask me what religion I am, and keep it simple. I am none of those things. My answer is that I'm a Bible Believing Christian. The next question is usually what church I go to, etc. When people come up to you and ask questions, that is a great icebreaker for fellowship, or telling someone the Gospel message. Consider it a privilege.

Q. Candy, how long have you been covering your head?

A. I started head covering in 2009.

Q. Candy, what made you decide to start practicing the head covering?

A. I always felt strange whenever I read 1 Corinthians 11. I tried to explain it away, and then one day I faced the fact that none of my arguments held any water. I did the research, and took the Scriptures at face value. What a relief, to finally just do it, instead of fighting it.

Q. I don't know if I should cover or not. I keep wavering. What do you suggest I do?

A. Pray, study 1 Corinthians 11, and do research. To read my research, and get links to various resources, click here.

Q. What are some of the blessings you feel you have gotten since practicing the head covering?

A. I have more of a measure of spiritual protection than I did before.

I am treated more politely.

People come up to me and ask me questions, which is a great icebreaker.

I am happy to be following the will of God. The covering reminds me to be in submission to my husband, and I love submitting to him (most of the time) because I trust and love him very much, and he is a wonderful husband.

I am treated more like a lady, instead of like a potential feminist. Doors are opened for me more often, I am called 'ma'am,' men offer to return my cart for me at the store, etc.

One time, I was walking towards the door to exit a gas station, and a big, hairy man clad in leather and tatoos was somewhat blocking the door. As I approached, he moved out of the way, opened the door, did a slight bow, and nicely said 'ma'am.' That was neat.

One day, the kids and I were out walking, and there was a church van driving around. The man driving it stopped, and gave us a flyer to a park where his church was having a party, praise, and sermon at the park. It sounded fun, so we went. The man on the microphone there stopped talking, looked right at me, and then said "it's so nice that people from other religions have come to join us today." Huh! LOL. That was a good laugh.

In my experience, there have been far more blessings than not, in practicing the head covering.

If you are considering head covering, just give it a try, and you'll notice your own blessings.

Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find a good local church congregation to attend. Here is a Church Locator. If you can't find a church near you there, then check here, here, or here.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Sweet Baklava



The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

The Chimes

The Cricket on the Hearth

Homestead on the Hillside

Daughter of Joy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble

The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Mysterious Island

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Twelve Stories and a Dream

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

A Drama in the Air