Mama’s Mama, on a winter’s day,
Milked the cows and fed them hay,
Slopped the hogs, saddled the mule,
And got the children off to school.
Did a washing, mopped the floors,
Washed the windows and did some chores.
Cooked a dish of home-dried fruit,
Pressed her husband’s Sunday suit,
Swept the parlor, made the bed,
Baked a dozen loaves of bread.
Split some wood and lugged it in,
Enough to fill the kitchen bin,
Cleaned the lamps and put in oil,
Stewed some apples she thought might spoil,
Churned the butter, baked a cake,
Then exclaimed: “For Mercy’s sake,
The calves have got out of the pen!”
Went out and chased them in again.
Gathered the eggs and locked the stable,
Returned to the house and set the table,
Cooked a supper that was delicious,
And afterwards washed all the dishes,
Fed the cat, sprinkled the clothes,
Mended a basket full of hose,
Then opened the organ and began to play,
“When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day.”
Today we celebrate Flag Day. Are you still proud of our flag? Are you proud to be an American? I am. However, if political correctness has its way our freedom to speak and think freely may be lost…simply being proud of our Country or of our flag may be considered to be a form of microagression. Shockingly, but typical for the so very “tolerant” left, Janet Napolitano, former secretary of homeland Security and now President of the University of California system has banned certain words and phrases which may be a form of microagression. Apparently, if you express that “America is the land of opportunity” you are being offensive.
Please practice and support your God given right to think and speak and believe as you wish. Please spread the word about this crime of political correctness before it’s too late. For more information on this story click here.
These did not pass in selfishness; they died for all mankind; They died to build a better world for all who stay behind; And we who hold their memory dear, and bring them flowers today, Should consecrate ourselves once more to live and die as they.
They were defenders of the faith and guardians of the truth; That you and I might live and love, they gladly gave their youth; And we who set this day apart to honor them who sleep Should pledge ourselves to hold the faith they gave their lives to keep.
If tears are all we shed for them, then they have died in vain; If flowers are all we bring them, forgotten they remain; If by their courage we ourselves to courage are not led, Then needlessly these graves have closed above our heroes dead.
To symbolize our love with flowers is not enough to do; We must be brave as they were brave, and true as they were true. They died to build a better world, and we who mourn today Should consecrate ourselves once more to live and die as they.
The following quotes given in a lecture at Cal Tech in 2003 are from the late Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park. Perhaps these should be on the forefront of our mind when we encounter our next evolutionist or global-warming alarmist who insists that the matter is settled and all discussion should be stopped.
“I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.
“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
“There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”
Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.
William T. Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1889
Less Government in our Lives
"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. Government shouldn't play a part in everyday life. Jefferson said that the people should be left to manage their own affairs. His opposition will bear careful analysis, and the country could stand a good deal more of its application. The trouble with us is we talk about Jefferson, but we do not follow him. In this theory that the people should manage their government, and not be managed by it, he was everlastingly right."
"In not mentioning God, my public school teachers preached a thundering sermon every day. By implication, they taught that God is not relevant to most areas of life...with every lesson, in every class period, all day every day for twelve years, I was being taught to think like an atheist in the academic realm. And I didn't even know that I was being indoctrinated."
---Christ Schlect, Scriptural Worldview Thinking
Oh Yes, the theory that becoming a victim is somehow morally superior to defending yourself and your family. Makes perfect sense.
"Remain at your posts and do your duty
for the glory of God and His Kingdom." C.Colson
Yes, I’m a Christian
Yes, I'm a Christian. Yes I can be the biggest hypocrite ever. I backslide. I stumble. I fall. I stray onto the wrong path. But God is working in me. I may be a mess, but I'm His mess. And He is slowly straightening me out. And the day will come when I will be by His side. His work in me completed. And until that day I will take His hand, and let Him do in me whatever needs to be done, no matter how painful it will be for me. When He is finished, it will all be worth it.
“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Hope For The Future
In home schooling their children, more and more American families are choosing to replenish the ancient alter fires of our freedom beside the warming hearths of their own homes. I can think of few activities more hopeful for the future of our democracy.
Member of Congress
I Don’t Want To Believe
"There are only two possibilities as to how life arose; one is spontaneous generation arising to evolution, the other is a supernatural creative act of God, there is no third possibility. Spontaneous generation that life arose from non-living matter was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others. That leaves us with only one possible conclusion, that life arose as a creative act of God. I will not accept that philosophically because I do not want to believe in God, therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation arising to evolution."
I Am Not Bound to Win
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” Abraham Lincoln
Home Education Makes Sense
I believe it would be much better for everyone if children were given their start in education at home. No one understands a child as well as his mother, and children are so different that they need individual training and study. A teacher with a room full of pupils cannot do this. At home, too, they are in their mother's care. She can keep them from learning immoral things from other children. ~Laura Ingles Wilder
In the Hour of Adversity
There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad day-light of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Two Sides of a Coin
Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn. - Gene Royer
Prayer of Belief
Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior. Amen
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther
All thy children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
The Philosophy in the Classroom
The philosophy in the classroom of this generation is the philosophy of government in the next.
Do the Next Thing
“When you don’t know what to do next, just do the thing in front of you.” Elizabeth Elliot
Never Sent to School
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Main Educational Agency
The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr
Parents Give Up Their Rights
Parents give up their rights when they drop the children off at public school.
Texas Federal District Judge Melinda Harmon
Education Has Little Place in School
Schools have not necessarily much to do with education… they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school.
Too Complicated to Understand
Chance that an American adult believes that ‘politics and government are too complicated to understand’: 1 in 3
Chance that an American who was home-schooled feels this way: 1 in 25
Harpers Magazine May 2004
An Acquired Taste
A love of reading is an acquired taste, not an instinctive preference. The habit of reading is formed in childhood; and a child's taste in reading is formed in the right direction or in the wrong one while he is under the influence of his parents; and they are directly responsible for the shaping and cultivating of that taste. - H. Clay Trumbull,Hints on Child Training (1890)
Not a School
What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn't a school at all. - John Holt
A Lifestyle of Learning
We're not trying to do School at Home. We're trying to do homeschool. These are two entirely different propositions. We're not trying to replicate the time, style or content of the classroom. Rather we're trying to cultivate a lifestyle of learning in which learning takes place from morning until bedtime 7 days each week. The formal portion of each teaching day is just the tip of the iceburg. - Steve and Jane Lambert