Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving

Grandma's parents met at her mother’s family farm
 when he came through with the threshing crew.  
She was a good cook and he was looking for one. 


Grandma told us her growing up stories: 
of celebrations in the old farm house, 
going swimming by the railroad bridge, 
her uncle who never married and
 played town clown at carnivals,
 going to nurse’s training and being at the hospital 
when men came in from Iwo Jima.


  
Fresh Rosemary to Stuff the Turkey


Turkey Broth


 Thanksgiving Dinner


We enjoyed the New York (Street) Gym in Jackson, Ca.
[No photo available]




Melody & Dinah volunteered with their Grandma at the Hospice used clothing store in the back room tagging and pricing seven bins of clothes.


Mark Rushdoony's sermon conclusion was,
In Obediah, God makes a point of showing
His wrath against the Edomites who symbolize all those
 that show disdain for God's covenant people. ~Es

In spite of Edom's technology and advanced learning, 

Edom did not rule, God did. 

Today, the Beijings and Washingtons of the world 

may think they rule, but God does.  ~R

Thanksgiving with "Uncle Jay" & Donna  


Old Friends

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Educational Freedom


The homeschool movement represents the essence and best hope of a free society in which individual families decide freely how to educate their own children.  Its growth is the best indicator that “free men do not wait for the future; they create it.”  
~Samuel Blumenfeld, Revolution Via Education


“There is no doubt that the decline of Christianity in America is due to the capture of its educational institutions by the humanists. The process started as early as 1805 when the Unitarians took control of Harvard University and began their long-range campaign to eradicate Calvinism as the chief spiritual and cultural force in America.” R. J. Rushdoony, Messianic Character of Education, p. 333


Rousas J. Rushdoony has done more to advance the cause of educational freedom in America than any other Christian theologian. “The Messianic Character of American Education,” first published in 1963 is a monument to independent scholarship and historical investigation. In that book we see clearly delineated the philosophical conflict between humanism and Christianity that has raged for decades throughout American culture and particularly in the field of education. Education is basically a religious function, even when it is atheistic, and Christian education is hardly viable without religious freedom.
~Samuel Blumenfeld, Revolution Via Education







 “Since the old God has been abolished, I am prepared to rule the world.” ~Nietzshe
This is the meaning of humanism’s inescapable totalitarianism. Total government is [for them] a necessity, and everything in man requires it. Humanism seeks to abolish the God of Scripture and rule the world. 
~RJ Rushdoony, Roots of Reconstruction p. 11
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ron Paul's American Traveler Dignity Act

"My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are subject to the same laws as the rest of us."
 "The solution to the need for security at US airports is not a government bureaucracy. The solution is to allow the private sector, preferably the airlines themselves, to provide for the security of their property. As a recent article in Forbes magazine eloquently stated, “The airlines have enormous sums of money riding on passenger safety, and the notion that a government bureaucracy has better incentives to provide safe travels than airlines with billions of dollars worth of capital and goodwill on the line strains credibility.” In the meantime, I hope we can pass this legislation and protect Americans from harm and humiliation when they choose to travel." ---Dr. Ron Paul



http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1796&Itemid=60 

JBS is the John Birch Society.


It is a patriotic, educational force, the foundation and rallying point for Americanism. Our (JBS) motto: Less Government (under God), more responsibility (under the Ten Commandments), and with God's help, a better world. Education is our (JBS) total strategy, truth our only weapon. The social Democrats and Communists have repeatedly called Birchers their worst enemy.


Samuel Blumenfeld's prolific writings (and speeches) were our 1983 introduction to the JBS.

S-510 "Food Safety Modernization Act"

Call, fax, and email your senators right away.  Urge them to stand up for the free market, family farms, and local food producers by rejecting S-510, this Big Agriculture - Empowering Bill.


 Just Google the name of your senator, then click "contact" on their web site. ~Esther

Statist

"As man becomes passive man, the way that the totalitarian State wants, he places himself under the domination of a new god, a totally new divinity, which in our case in the U.S. are social engineers and the scientific, secular, sovereign state. That’s the new divinity. And to the extent that we submit to this divinity we violate the 1st commandment." ~Geoff Botkin


Harold Rugg stated, in his book "The Great Technocracy," that "The chief function of schools is to plan the future of society."

Dad's Admonition

"Don't get small when you don't get your way."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kissinger

 A just-released transcript of a meeting between Henry Kissinger and a Turkish Foreign Minister 35 years ago provides a bombshell quote that will go a long way toward solidifying the former Secretary of State's reputation as one of the most Machiavellian insiders of American politics and diplomacy in the 20th century.




Bush State of the Union Address SPOOF!




At last we see him as he is 
and the henchmen in congress too! ~David

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Purpose

I Timothy 1:5 ...Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith 9...the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Revolution Via Education




"Commercial [reading] programs...are mostly based on the notion that learning a sight vocabulary [commonly the Dolch word list] is the first step in learning to read. Actually it's the first step toward becoming dyslexic..." 
And when you consider that our museums are now filled with over 100 million fossils of 250,000 different species and not a single series of transitional forms has been found among them, one begins to suspect that a gigantic hoax is being perpetrated by the scientists.” ~Samuel Blumenfeld, Revolution Via Education 



For teaching reading, we love 
Samuel Blumenfeld's Alpha Phonics 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankful for Family

Regina Reading with Jodavid



David exclaimed, 
"It's not hard to raise children. 
You just bring them along." 
We have. 
They learn mature values,
learn to bless others 
and learn to create 
their own entertainment. ~Esther




Melody Making Mom a Dress
 Jodavid Repairing a Broom


Juicing
Lactic Acid Wine 
Grape juice fermented with lacto-bacteria is 
full of digestion and immune promoting bacteria.  
 Recipe from Jordan Rubin




 First Course of our
Early Thanksgiving with Grandma

Grandma loves to tell about her growing-up years.

We are blessed to have Grandma.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Repentance, Revival, and Reformation

‎"Our great need is repentance, revival, and reformation to be saved. To line our lives, our families, our churches, our education, our charity, our economics, our arts & entertainment, and, yes our politics up with the righteous & happy rule of Christ revealed in His Word. Nothing less will suffice." ~Les Riley 

In Just Two Hours!

This morning, David ran 9 miles 
and did 1,000 pushups!
He is almost 63 years old.

Other countries have no right to stop Arizona legislation.

The Greatest Acceptance Speech I’ve Ever Heard in My Life -- Doug Phillips



The ‘Best of Festival’ Jubilee Award — with its $101,000 cash prize — went to Agenda: Grinding America Down, a documentary that traces the alive-and-well socialist agenda from its roots established by Karl Marx and other radical revolutionaries to the present day, demonstrating how that Communist ideals have largely captured America and uprooted the once-great foundation of our nation. The 92-minute film was produced and directed by former Idaho legislator Curtis Bowers.

“I want to thank Vision Forum, and I want to thank Doug Phillips for the vision he has had to not only create Vision Forum that has motivated us and driven us to be better home schoolers, to be better parents, to be bonded with our children, but then the Film Festival,” continued Bowers. “I would never have made a film in my life if I had not come to the ... [Christian] Filmmakers Academy and [San Antonio Independent Christian] Film Festival just last year. I was so motivated and so inspired by what they said and what they taught us.”

“They made me realize how important this is: how powerful media can be, and how important it is that we be involved in [this arena].”

Bowers dedicated the award to his children, relating a poignant account of how his children have prayed for him since the day he shared with his family his goal to produce this documentary.
“That night when we were going to bed, I remember ... when [my son Christian] prayed, he said, ‘Dear God, help Papa’s film to win the Festival,’” observed Bowers. “Every single Friday since that Festival, my children have voluntarily fasted and prayed that Daddy wins the festival. And that is the only reason I am standing up here. I am not capable of making a movie. -- Curtis Bowers, quoted from Doug's Blog




Beneath Every Trial

Every challenge is a gift. 
Unwrap it with passion and excitement. 
Enjoy the mystery and unfolding.