Thursday, January 21, 2010
"Sorrow reveals unknown depths in the soul. Gay, trifling people are always shallow, and never suspect the little meannesses of their nature.... Sorrow, with despair taken out of it, is the chosen power to reveal ourselves to ourselves. It is sorrow that makes us think deeply, long, and soberly. Sorrow makes us go slower and more considerately, and introspect our motives and dispositions. It is sorrow that opens up within us the capacities of the heavenly life... God never uses anybody to a large degree, until after He breaks that one all to pieces.... It takes sorrow to widen the soul... Blessed is night, for it reveals to us the stars. Blessed is sorrow, for it reveals God's comfort." (From Streams in the Desert, January 20)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This is soooo important. I don't recommend your children seeing it (unless they are older), but make sure you watch Glenn Beck on Friday, January 22. He airs on Fox News channel at 2pm & 11pm Pacific Time (5pm & 2am Eastern). He is airing a documentary on Karl Marx, Mao Tse Tung, Stalin, etc...which many in Washington D.C. and some young people consider great philosophers. This is frightening and we should know the truth so we can share it with our children. The program lasts only an hour. DVR it and watch it with your family.
One of my favorite authors/teachers is Sally Clarkson and a phrase she often repeats is: "In the absence of Biblical Conviction, our children will go the way of culture." I would like to add to the knowledge of scripture, truth. Truth of our wonderful American History and, really, of all things. Our culture is diving into oppression. Do we really want our children, and our nation to go there? Know the truth of all things. Search it out for yourself and don't believe everything the news and the government tells you without first searching it out for yourself.
Also, there is a free webcast of a Constitution Town Hall on January 30, 9am-3pm Eastern (6am-noon Pacific). It is a free webcast but you have to register for it on www.constitutiontownhall.com . Do you know your Constitution? Know it, please! I don't know it well, either. But I am learning! This webcast will help familiarize you with our wonderful Constitution. The topics to be discussed are: the ten core principles of America's founding, understanding the meaning of the Constitution, Constitution & the Civil War (& Abraham Lincoln). This is a great home schooling opportunity.
You all know I am a total freak!!! LOL! Jesus, my family, and my country are the deep passions of my heart. Please, please consider what I have written here. "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (John 8:32) Let's not put our freedom in danger because of ignorance, disinterest, or failure to take action & stand for what is true. Once freedom is lost, it is nearly impossible to gain back and, then, not without much, & quite possibly the ultimate, sacrifice.
Love you all dearly. You are moms of the next generation's leaders and citizens.
Have a happy, blessed week!
Monday, January 4, 2010
This will be an on-going post and is more for my own benefit as a way to record favorite defining words.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
"They who dance are thought insane by those who can't hear the music." ~Anonymous
"In the absence of Biblical conviction, our children will go the way of culture." ~Sally Clarkson
"Who know whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" ~Mordecai to Esther (Esther 4:14)
"Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." ~George Washington