Thursday, February 11, 2010

Uncivilized Comments

Just so you understand, I am more than willing to discuss/debate a topic, but rude, hateful comments will not be published. If you can respond in a polite and civilized manner, even if you disagree with my opinion, your comment will be posted. It's just the rules of civility.

"I belong to you. You can do whatever you like."

I read this today shortly after I found out that our family will begin a season of life that will be very difficult. I am constantly reminding my children, it is not WHAT happens to us, but HOW we respond that is important.

We are at Jesus' disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that's all right, everything is all right. We must say, "I belong to you. You can do whatever you like." And this is our strength. This is the joy of the Lord. ~ Mother Teresa

May God be glorified!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Then, then my daughters

Here is a little twist of Kipling's poem If, that Olivia wrote:

If you can never marry,
see all your dreams rearranged,
and still remain pure,

If you can plan and plot
and it all be overturned at a moments notice,
and still submit joyfully

If you can slave over a dinner all day
only to have a child snub it
then rise again the next day and start all over again,

If you can sweep, mop, dust and scrub,
and watch as a your family walks through with boots and dirty hands
and welcome them home,

If you can teach the same math lesson one hundred times,
only for the child to still not get it,
and return tomorrow and try again,

If you can pour your life into a child,
and they turn on you when they turn 15,
and bear no bitterness,

If you can absorb the troubles around you,
take in the worn and weary,
and never be praised,

If you can remain calm,
while everyone around you gives in to the chaos,

If you can hold the child who got hurt,
doing something you told him not to,

If you can walk through the trials of life
and cling all the closer to God,

Then, then my daughters, you will be women.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Government Education IS Socialism

Why aren't the people that are all bent out of shape about the government take over of the health care system (which I am one of them!!!), upset about about government education?

Why is one socialism and the other not?

They are both socialism!

When it comes to government education we have had a few generations of accepting this as a constitutional right, when it is not.

Why in the world should I pay for others to send their kids to institutions, to teach things that are not true? Why should people who never have children be paying for the education of other people's children? What about personal responsibility?

If for some reason a parent could not teach their child, community schools could be formed, ran by the parents. Churches and charities could offer educational options.

Government education IS socialism, and most people want it! They do not want the tough choices and hard work of being responsible for their child's education.

The average cost in 2006 was $9,391 PER YEAR to educate a ONE child. This is insane! Absolutely insane! Do you have any idea what a small community school could do with a fraction of that? Do you know what a home schooler could do with that???

We already have socialism in the form of government schools, as they take our taxes by force to shape and mold the children into whatever they want. A one -size-fits-all education that says we came from apes. Good grief!

They take our children from our homes for the majority of the day, for the majority of their childhood...and we (as a nation) celebrate it! Take the children from the home, give them to the Nanny State to teach, free women up to pour their lives into careers, and everyone can come home at the end of the day too exhausted to do much of anything other than vegging out in front of the TV...little interaction...little family time, thus a tearing down of the home.

And as the political season is upon us, what will be one of the most common issues? EDUCATION! It is a broken system and sucks our hard earned money in the name of the children. They will never have enough money (taxes) as long as we sit by and insist the government schools are a constitutional right. How about we read the Constitution for starters?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Like Fish Swimming in Superficiality, Subjectivity, and Sex

I love John Piper~

Purity Matters

A cheap date is someone who gives themselves away.

We wonder why so many marriages fail, why so many marriages have so much baggage with them.

STDs, pregnancies out side of marriage and abortion rates are sky high.

Most people have no clue of the importance of purity before marriage and the sanctity of sex within the boundaries of marriage.

The music, movies and books of our culture have trashed what God ordained only for a husband and wife. Most sitcoms are about sex and people sit and laugh at the sin. Songs sing of perversion as even Christians sing along.