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NOTHING SO MUCH CLEARS A LEARNER’S WAY . . . AS A GOOD METHOD.

June 25, 2014

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The above quote is from John Locke’s ” Some Thoughts Concerning Education” – 1690 Education, according to Noah Webster’s definition in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, is defined as:  The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners.  Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended […]

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ASK FOR THE ANCIENT PATHS WHERE THE GOOD WAY IS . . .

June 21, 2014

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Isn’t that what we all want . . . the good way to parent our children?  The good way to relate in our marriages and families, with our friends and co-workers?  But where is it?  This illusive thing called ‘the good way?’  And what does it look like?  That’s another question!  How will we recognize […]

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The Feminine Heart

July 30, 2013

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The following devotion was in my inbox this morning and although I have read John and Staci Eldredge’s books many times, recommended them, and taught them, this isolated excerpt had a focused impact upon me this morning.  I immediately thought of my 7 children and 2 step-daughters and shared it with them . . . […]

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UNDER GOD

July 11, 2013

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Written in 1892, our Pledge of Allegiance was a celebratory remark used throughout the public schools to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World. Since then, it has become a national oath of loyalty to the country, a statement of unity, and a defense of the American way of life. The Pledge […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

July 4, 2013

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A nation’s monuments and national symbols reflect the heart of the people and identify what they believe is the source of their nation’s greatness and achievements. In this respect, America is unique among the nations of the world. Our monuments have no record of peoples or nations conquered or military encounters resulting in the destruction […]

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WHAT IS RE-PARENTING?

June 27, 2013

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Re-parenting is simply the process by which we replace strongholds of thought processes in our minds built by our early influencers – parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, etc.  As children we lacked the brain development to sift through the messages, spoken and unspoken, which shaped our thinking and later became subconscious habit patterns of thought which […]

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WHERE THE BATTLE RAGES

June 26, 2013

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“The battle to stop pro-homosexual legal activism is one of the most important fights in American history.” declares Matthew Staver, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel. Francis Schaeffer points out in his book, “The God Who is There,” that the Christian must resist the spirit of the world in the form it takes in his own […]

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

June 25, 2013

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Besides its obvious significance, the Declaration of Independence is the first document in history to state for all the world, the magnificent Christian Idea of Man and Government – the understanding that man has an inalienable right to govern himself under God and that governments are established to secure these rights, not grant them, but to secure […]

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Why do our military servicemen and women need their freedom of religion?

June 25, 2013

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Why do our military servicemen and women need their freedom of religion guarded, protected and secured to them while in the service of America?  Read the following account of unity of faith and uncommon heroism given by Dr. Richard Lee, in his devotional book, “In God We Still Trust” “Shortly before 1 a.m. on February2, […]

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WHAT DO THESE STONES MEAN?

May 26, 2013

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What does Memorial Day mean to you?  Could you explain to your children the meaning behind the celebration of this day late in the month of May – associated with Graduation, end of school, beginning of Summer, a three-day weekend, opportunity for an outing to the beach, or a park, or cooking out and getting […]

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