Monday, August 31, 2009

The Secret File on John Birch

Dinah is reporting the beginning of the story:

The family of John Birch was Presbyterian till he was 12 when the church his family attended started teaching evolution. They found a Baptist church where they accepted credo baptism.

But theological liberals in the Baptist seminary were teaching evolution and discounting the miracles in the bible. JB had top grades, and was reluctant to make waves, till a preacher of righteousness came to town and John was convicted by his message. John started a Bible Study Fellowship club and preached in the open each week. An older man encouraged them to expose the professor who taught that salvation was merely a salvation from wrong willing, acting and improper feeling and denied the miracles in scripture. John sent out the three hundred letters, to Baptist pastors and exposed the heresy of professors at their Baptist Seminary.

John was harangued by students for being so intolerant.

Pastors were upset that the school was not orthodox. A church court trial was held with five judges. Thirty were saying John and five dissidents should be expelled. News reporters covered the story of students who were attempting to get Professor Freedman to resign for teaching heresy: evolution, discounting the miracles, and saying the Bible contradicted itself. The professor was exonerated, accepted as “a good Baptist.”

Outside the meeting, the “unholy” John Birch and his 12 friends faced a sign, “Lynch St. Birch."

Blessed is the man whose God is the Lord.

Melissa and her three-month-old Willy
Enough, Daddy; let's get serious.

Jordan gives Willy his first lesson in scales and arpeggios.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Full of Joy!

This little man is acting to the Winton's music.

It has the same effect on me.

Wintons performed at WCWC

It was hard to sit through it.

I wanted to Dance to the music!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Two Wonderful Guests

Ben showing us some great books


Ben is planning to move!
So we are trying to schedule
a going away party with his very special friends.

Ben is on the phone with one of the guys we want to come to the party.

Nick arrived a few hours after later...
We were glad to finally met our most faithful blog commenter.
He has been volunteering at a charity peach drying plant.

Nick with us

Nick shared his exotic teas.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Click-N-Ship Honey

Today I sent my first package of honey using Click-N-Ship with the United States Postal Service. I printed the postage label and the mail lady picked it up for me free. Order confirmation was free too!


Psalm 149:4

For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.

Collision is here!

Doug Wilson's commentary on Ecclesiastes,
Joy at the End of the Tether
is one of the few books I've read over three times.
Now, a debate:

"(Christianity) is a wicked cult, and it's high time we left it behind." - CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

"There are two tenets of atheism. One, there is no God. Two, I hate him." - PASTOR DOUGLAS WILSON

OVERVIEW: In May 2007, leading atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson began to argue the topic "Is Christianity Good for the World?" in a series of written exchanges published in Christianity Today. The rowdy literary bout piqued the interest of filmmaker Darren Doane, who sought out Hitchens and Wilson to pitch the idea of making a film around the debate.

In Christopher Hitchens, Doane found a celebrated prophet of atheism. Loud. Funny. Angry. Smart. Quick. An intimidating intellectual Goliath. Well-known for bullying and mocking believers into doubt and doubters into outright unbelief. In Douglas Wilson, Doane found the man who could provide a perfect intellectual, philosophical, and cinematic counterpoint to Hitchens' position and style. A trained philosopher and and deft debater. Big, bearded, and jolly. A pastor, a contrarian, a humorist--an unintimidated outsider, impossible to bully, capable of calling Hitchens a puritan.

What Doane didn't expect was how much Hitchens and Wilson would have in common and the respectful bond the new friend/foes would build through the course of the book tour...

PRE-ORDER from American Vision

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Edenic Diet Keeps Out Kidney Stones

Most people know that fruits, vegetables, and grains are good for the human body. Decades of medical research have shown that eating a more vegetable-rich diet with less red meat, fried foods, and processed sugar can help reduce some cancer risks and the threat of cardiovascular disease...Read more

We Love Dr. Paul Jehle of Plymouth, Mass.

We got our idea of a republic from the republican nature of government in the nation of Old Testament Israel... Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord... It is the condition of God’s people that will determine the condition of a culture...

Back to Genesis

We enjoyed the conference Sun and Mon. evening in Porterville and visited with friends there.

Prov. 29: 22-23

An angry man stirs up strife,

and a furious man abounds in transgression.

A man’s pride will bring him low,

but the humble in spirit will retain honor.

Read & Share Favorite Books with Children

One important part of our home schooling is to give the children what we are reading from a young age. We are all able to discuss the issues of the day as a family. As the children come into contact with others, whether at church, at family reunions, in business, hospitality or on the streets, they are able to relate better than I could.

I would not trade my life for that of anyone else.

It is good to be here now with the family and the work that God gives me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Emily Behr, a 6-Year-Old Pianist

Scriptural Principles for Marriage Preparation

Love God: Deut. 6:5, 11:13, I John 5:2,

Honor parents: Exodus 20, Eph. 6

A father's duty to protect daughters from rash or unwise vows: Num. 30

A father’s duty to protect his daughter’s purity: Deut. 22 (Remember it's the principle)

The young woman's preference (Gen 24:58, I Cor. 7:39)

Not defraud each other (I Thess. 4:6)

Overall the scripture highly recommends marriage, rejoicing with “the wife of your youth.” Proverbs 5:18

The Lord’s Church ought to be known for abundant life including many weddings and births.



Our lives are not our own. “Marriage is not just for us; it is for the LORD, it is for the World.” ~ Steve Wilkins

Why do your parents care so much about what you study, who you marry? Because this is what elites do. ~ C. Ortiz

Elites are distasteful to me, but as we think of it in terms of, "We are children of the King," so it behooves us to give our daughters in marriage and take daughters for our sons only among people God honors. The elite of this world, if not humble before God, are a grief and a disgrace. ~Esther

But What If...My father dies, husband leaves, I’m widowed, the shaky economy… How is a young woman to prepare?

...Some question that girls who have only lived at home will really be prepared for the “real world.” A real woman should already be living in the real world, whether orphaned, abandoned, widowed, or part of a loving family. Those of us blessed with happy families and comfortable homes shouldn’t use them as a buffer zone from the concerns of the real world, any more than as an excuse to be lazy and incompetent. It would be great if every girl knew how to manage a schedule, plan meetings, buy groceries, pay the bills, defend her faith to antagonists, balance the check-book, take a plane, start a business, give a presentation, change a tire, buy a house, make clothes, deal with emergencies, butcher a chicken, write a book, and learn any new thing as she needs to know it. Living in the real world is actually a great way to learn these real-world skills. Families do these kinds of things all the time, and girls who are very involved in their families’ affairs should get a lot of experience navigating the world the way real people do — even more than those who pay an exorbitant sum of money to learn so-called real-world skills in the artificial, insulated environment of a college campus…

…Work — even paid work — is not something a biblical woman resorts to just when times get tough. Let’s go back to our Proverbs 31 woman. By all measures today, her situation was perfect — successful husband (v23), disposable income (v16) — even maidservants! (v15). Yet what do we see her doing from the darkness of the early morning through the night? Laboring. Producing. Earning. Increasing. Even in her comfortable circumstances, she embraced the privilege of productive work, the holy dignity in labor that the Lord first demonstrated Himself. Of all her virtues (generosity, kindness, wisdom, etc.), this chapter spotlights one virtue more than any other: her industry…

Read more:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lance Seppi's response to: Did Jesus Reveal The Name Of The Anti-Christ?
This is a perfect example of end-times thinking which enslaves the world. For centuries people have used the newspaper to interpret events rather than using the Bible to help us understand the times in which we live. For Luther the Anti-Christ was the papacy. In 1926 according Oswald J. Smith’s Is the Anti-Christ At Hand? it was Benito Mussolini. Later others were accused: Adolph Hitler, Ronald Wilson Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachov, and now Barack Obama.

This is where newspaper exegesis leads to. The biblical definition of an anti-Christ in 1John 2:22 is: “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.” It is anyone who denies that Jesus came in the flesh.

I John 2:18 says, “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” It was the last hour of what? The last hour was the end of the stone temple, sacrificial system, the priesthood and animal sacrifices. Hebrew 13:8 says “In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” That whole system vanished because all these things were types and shadows pointing to Jesus. He fulfills the temple, the priesthood, and the perfect lamb that takes away the sins of the world. Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.”

1 John 4 says that many anti-Christs were in the world in Paul’s day.

We don’t need to pay attention to people ripping verses out of context. If you do that you can make the Bible say anything. Gary DeMar used this analogy: “Judas went out and hanged himself,” “Go and do thou likewise,” “whatever thou doest do quickly,” for “there is no God.” Some words from the Old Testament and some from the New strung together, slightly twisted say anything, mangled beyond recognition.

The verse used in the YouTube video pulled from Isaiah was in the context of God’s judgment on Babylon

Verses out of context are bad enough but words from the old and new, Greek to Hebrew is terrible.

Stretching the sound of the Hebrew words into Barack Obama, is akin to Zeitgeist’s Sun, and God’s Son.

II John 7 says, “For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

Mark Twain’s statement: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug” bears credence.

To escape the paralysis of last-days madness please read Gary DeMar’s Why the End of the World Is Not in Your Future. Understanding the context makes you a better student of God’s Word and saves us from being taken captive by modern-day prognosticators.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Kingdom Driven Life

40% of children are born without fathers; 70% of boys are not grown up at 30 years of age. We have a train wreck on our hands.

People are looking for purpose; this is evident in the big sales of the book, The Purpose Driven Life. It is the best selling hard back in world history. “Purpose driven” can be more me centered.

R. J. Rushdoony wrote, “The major concern of most church members is not the Lord’s battles … but, how best can I enjoy life? Or as some say, “All that matters is that we are happy.”
What is God’s larger purpose? Jesus said to pray for is His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. We are to be excited about building Christian civilization in every way shape and form.
The Bible does not say to protest, although there is a time for protest, the Bible says “increase and multiply.” Gen 1:28 This is one of the ways God uses to grow his kingdom.
Immigrants multiply quietly under the radar. However, God’s Kingdom is not likely to mature in our life time. Future generations depend on us. Let’s not drop the ball!
We will stop when we reach our goal. Ladies, if your goal is a godly marriage it is an ungodly goal. Your marriage should be used for God. People want to have a happy marriage so they decide not to have more children. This is to make an idol of marriage.
If our goal is patriarchy, you get domestic tyranny. On the other hand, if godly patriarchy is focused on seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness… then it channels the energy into nations that honor God.
All of these things we work for: Godly marriage, biblical family, building businesses, churches and a just civil government. All of these are a means to an end. The end is the Kingdom of God.
The two Kingdoms are the New World Order and the Christian World Order. It is another top-down centralized tower of Babel. The Christian order is grass roots, bottom-up. As God changes our hearts, it changes the government over us.
Wheat and Tares 13:24-30 The establishment of God’s justice and order throughout the world until the tares are so few that the angels can pluck them out with ease. Both are trying to crowd the other out.
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matt. 6:33)
We are not to circle the wagons around, get our rifles out and make our last stand.
Now is the greatest time to advance the Kingdom of God. We are moving into a time of incredible decentralization and probably the greatest opportunity that we have had for the establishment for the Kingdom of God, since the fall of the Roman Empire. This is a huge opportunity. But it is important for us right now to begin decentralizing, establishing relationships, building our families and churches.

Rebecca & Steven are engaged!

This past Wednesday, a little after noon-time, Steven asked [Rebecca] "to spend the rest of my days, as the Lord gives strength, to be his wife." After crying a bit . . . which, you shouldn't be surprised, as this is a very Rebecca-kind-of-thing-to-do . . . I said yes, that I would be honored to be his wife.

It has been a joy getting to know Steven over these past 6 years, with more a more purposeful 'getting-to-know' over this last year. I am honored to serve a man with a big vision of impacting Christ's Kingdom. He serves as a deacon at his church, so there will be lots of wonderful opportunities for ministry in California's Bay Area. With Steven's interest in languages (both computer and foreign) there will probably be many other adventures exploring God's work around the world. Most of all, Steven is a man who loves the Lord and desires to glorify Him with his life.

I am so grateful for all the Lord's graciousness

to me as we anticipate entering a new season of


Lance referred to Rebecca as Miss Grace, a good description of her. He proclaimed, "Steven is one of the richest men on planet earth!"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wooten's Pond

Slicing Figs

Wooten's Shetland Sheep Dog

Checking Out the Harvest

Seppi Bros.

Regina froze over 20 gallons on this day.

California Peaches

Productive California


J: “Dinah could you please come to the pond with me? Please, I beg you!”

D: “No Jo, I need to stay home and read so I can be a better mother someday.”

J: “You will be a better mother someday if you come and swim with me.”

D: “You almost convince me, but no, I have too much work to do. Regina is going with you and she can play and you'll have a special time.”

J: “You ought to come with me because this may be your last time swimming with me before you get married!”

D: “Oh, I do not think so!”

J: “Yeah, I think you are going to get married tomorrow and I’ll never see you again.”

D: “Tomorrow?” I said laughing.

J: “I think some guy is going to marry you in the night and take you off to Idaho. You are going to have a speed wedding.”

D: “Sounds more like kidnapping to me.” I said as I made tortillas for Victor.

J: “I wish I could convince you.”

Jodavid walked into the living room and was silent for a while.

J: “Would you go if I had made those tortillas for you?”

D: “No.”

Then he sat in silence.

D: “I guess I’ll go. Yeah, I will come.”

Jodavid walked into the kitchen. “Dinah, I prayed you would come. God changed your heart!”

D: “You did?”

J: “Yes, that is what I was doing in the living room.”

D: “Yes, God changed my heart.”

J: “What I said had influence on you!”

I went. Once again, I found out that when we invest our time into children we have more fun than we would have on our own. ~Dinah

Dinah found flowers in the pond.

Jodavid Under the Pier

The race is on!

David, Jd & Dinah

Weeping Willows


One Little Confederate in a Yankee Boat



Daddy laughing at us

Irrigation Pond

Wooten's Ranch

Hannah caught grapes in her mouth as her brother tossed them into the air!
I, Dinah, snuck around the pickup truck to get this pic.
They stopped as soon as they saw the camera.

Lance Talking to Mr. Wooten about Beekeeping

Hannah with her brother, Drew

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Please sign Ron Paul's petition to Audit the Fed.

Since its inception, the Federal Reserve has inflated the money-supply at will. In addition to causing the boom-bust cycle, recessions and depressions which it promised to prevent, the Federal Reserve has put the American taxpayers on the hook for 12 trillion dollars and refuses to tell us where it went!


Braces Off!

Thank you Dr. Dunn!
Retainer Impressions
Love you, Mama!

Dorhn: The Female Fiend ~ Composition by Melody Seppi

It was midnight. A loud “whoo, whoo” echoed through the sleeping city. The apparent “restless” owl call was the signal.

Immediately, fire burst out from a score of

torches igniting the explosive trains.


The news flashed across the front page of the Chicago Tribune.

At a small downtown coffee shop two friends rondevoxed.

“Well, Bernadine, a toast to the arson Queen!” said Ayers.

“Ha, Ha! You know Bill, if we ever get tired of doing this job,

all we have to do is fly out to Academia.”

Said Dorhn with a sardonic smile

“I don’t think anybody guesses

that we use Mao’s ‘Red Book’ and Marx’s Manifesto

as our ‘standard of life,’ do they?”

“Nope” Ayers laughed, “And when we do we’ll use the same books

and inculcate our own establishment of religion.

They will soon learn to worship and serve the state

as the giver of all things good.

So what did the Venezuelan Bigwig say?”

“He said we ought to next explode the Capital, Pentagon

and all police and public buildings” said Dorhn.

“Hee, Hee, Ho, Ho Western civ has got to go!”

said Ayres with a laugh.

“But, Capitalism MUST die

so that the cause of the people triumph”

Dohrn retorted.

“Vive, Robespierre. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

or death makes the pinnacle of the democratic spirit.”

“Yup” said Ayres “I heartily agree.”

“The old must perish that the new may reign supreme,”

said Dorhn “let’s map out our next project

and title it with the moniker of Revolution Extraordinaire.”

“There is a way that seems right unto a man

but the end thereof is death.”


Terrorist Targeting of Police by Bill Jasper

deals with what the Weather Underground did

and their connections with Islamo-Leninism.

West Coast Christian Worldview Conference

Beautiful Coastal California
Lee the Emcee, directing Icebreakers

California, British Columbia, Tennessee and Nova Scotia
all represented in this photo.

Our happily married head counselors

Gary DeMar on:
What You Need to know About Economics
So You Don’t Get Ripped Off,
Lose Your Shirt, and End Up Living in a Box

Real Money

Lunch with Dr. Joe.
Pastor Morecraft spoke at Viktor's church in the Ukraine
when Viktor was a boy.

Our playing field with the Pacific on the horizon

Chris sharing "Kingdom Driven" vision

Lance said he would come to WCWC if he had to walk.

Photo by SRL

Rebecca Serven and Regina
Thank you Rebecca for being our counselor, example and encourager.

May God raise up many more like you to build His Kingdom.

The Talent Show
Rebecca sang The Minstrel Boy,
her brother, Ben, accompanied.

The annual Q & A skit, immitating speakers quirks
Abshire with his "inner child"

"Chirs Ortiz" the Rocker with a lack of sleep while
poor "Mark Rushdoony" gets knocked out.