Monday, February 28, 2011

Education Links

Sex education in public school. WHY are our children still there?

Am I Going to College? « Maxwell Family Blog

But How Do You Socialize Your Children? (Homeschooling)

Schooling: The Hidden Agenda

Schooling: The Hidden Agenda

Against School, by John Taylor GattoEveryone should read this man's book. It's free at this link.


Freedom of Education Myths of Government Schooling

Texans Move to Nullify Federal Education? – Tenth Amendment Center Blog

16% of US science teachers are creationists as compared to nearly half of the general population. Evolution, Textbooks, and Homeschooling


If it's good for the goose.... If public schools aren't producing parents capable of choosing their own children's education, should public schools be abolished for doing such a lousy job? Most politicians in this nation send their chidlren to private school while taxing you enough that you can't.

Eagle Forum Blog: The NEA Wants to Teach Kids about Sex

What is real life about?

What does the NEA mean by Early Childhood Education?

And other goings on at the largest lobby group in America

NEAs ideas for education

I never really gave a thought to our school's pep rallies when I was a kid (besides thinking most of them were duds. Now one where a friend of mine dressed up as death was pretty cool....) but as an adult they have bothered me. What exactly is the point? What does that screaming and shouting have to do with anything?How public schools interfer with education.

The schools seem to think they own the childrern.

“And Then They Are All Mine” — The Real Agenda of Some College Professors

I don't know if you will be able to see this sign if you don't have a facebook account. It is a marquee outside a school. It says, "School has begun. Thank you parents. We get them now." In other words, "Thank you for baby sitting while we had our vacation. You can go away now."

Who do you think owns the children?

Let’s say you have your children in a daycare situation and you discover that the provider is failing to do what they said they would, including keeping your children mentally stimulated and physically safe. Children are exposed to bullying, have easy access to toxic substances and are left largely to fend for themselves. They are bored, victimized, afraid, neglected and deteriorating or stagnating by every measure.

What would you do? Would you:
A) Remove your children from the daycare
B) Contact authorities to have the facility’s license revoked
C) Increase the amount of time your children spend at daycare Read the rest

What if You Just Can’t? Advice for those who for whatever reason, just can't pull their children from government schools.


End Them, Don’t Mend Them

Biblical Reasons to Home SchoolHSLDA | National Center Issues Analysis

Another call to quit sacrificing our children to the god of convenience. Christians and all concerned citizens, If people in the third world can do it, so can we! Get you children out!

View this and then tell me schools are neutral.

The Political Right is Insane


Today’s headlines
Just hover on a dot on the map and it shows you the front page for that city’s paper today. Cool!

Education: A Christian Perspective
A beautiful summery of what should be every Christian parent’s thought pattern should be. Education is the most important issue in our children's childhood.

Did Public Schools Make America Great?
Or are we great INSPITE OF public schools?

Five reasons to not send your kid to public school.
http://www.voddiebaucham.org/vbm/Blog/Entries/2009/6/25_Top_Five_REasons_Not_to_Send_Your_Kids_Back_to_Govt._School.html

A quote from Abigail Adams, wife to our second president:
“I have always thought it of very great importance that children should, in the early part of life, be unaccustomed to such examples as would tend to corrupt the purity of their words and actions that they may chill with horror at the sound of an oath and blush with indignation at an obscene expression….”
She homeschooled her children, one of which became our sixth president.
For more
http://www.generationcedar.com/main/2009/06/gleaning-from-the-pastwhy-not.html

What should we do to fix the public schools?
http://educationconversation.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/another-new-future-for-education/

What Bay area schools are not likely to get sued for (the best answer for the whole school thing is in the very last paragraph)
http://www.newsherald.com/articles/crossing-71187-editorial-line.html

“Family flees Germany in order to homeschool” Thank the Lord you live in the free US! Now, why are your children in government schools?
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/02/home-school-refugees/?page=2

Hmmm, notice how many of the arguments in this article about the beginnings of public school sound the same as the ones for universal health care? Since we have gone from 99% literacy to 85% (and that number is fudged to be that high) literacy since the institution of public school, what do you think will happen if we do the same thing to health care?
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/egwest/test/egwest/pdf/pdfs/economics%20of%20compulsion.pdf

The school wars- who will win?
http://www.schoolandstate.org/Knowledge/Drennan/SchoolWars.htm

The Southern Baptists and Christian Education
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/9859810513.html

Education
Ten Reasons to Choose Public School
http://educationconversation.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/ten-reasons-to-choose-public-school/


How textbooks are written
http://www.edutopia.org/muddle-machine

If you live in California or know anyone who does…...
Please read this and pass it on. Make sure you watch the video. These are the souls of our children and the soul of our nation at stake. Please read and act in anyway you can.

http://californiaexodus.org/

We are at war. The time has come to fight. The best weapons are to remove every child possible, get involved in politics and PRAY! We can no longer make excuses.

Homeschool is one option.
http://homeschoolwwh.com/
Feel free to email me or call. i will help all i can.

Private school is another. every parent will be held responsible for what their child is taught and every pastor will be held responsible for what the children in his congregation are taught. Living in this, the free-est country in history, we will have to answer to God for our children being subjected to this. There is no excuse.







Income makes no difference in the scores of homeschoolers except in math. In that one subject homeschoolers who are poor only score as high as private school children (still skunking public school children). All other subjects (English, history, science, the arts, etc.) homeschoolers far outperform traditional-school children from both public and private schools. Race, sex, social status, and parent’s educational level also do not make a difference among homeschoolers like they do among traditional schoolers.

More links about homeschool:
The S word….
http://ipresstowardthemark.blogspot.com/2007/10/what-about-socialization.html

What our founders thought about education
http://educationconversation.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/public-school-citizens/

Wrong about the origion or public school (it originated in Germany) but otherwise a very important read
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/some_wicked_friends_of_public.html

And finally; what would happen if we just outlawed public school altogether?
http://mises.org/article.aspx?Id=2937

Today's link is for those studying chemistry. Theoreticly, you could use this to memorize the elements. My children love it and beg for me to play it over and over
http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html

I have decided to share some of the links I have had for some time.
Today's is the Alliance for the Separation of School & State. These folks believe that the government should have no more to do with education than with religion because they are actually the same thing. I agree. The teaching of children can not be separated from the teaching of religion. Jesus said "He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. (Luke 11:23)" and "The disciple (student) is not above his master (teacher): but every one that is perfect (finished with his education) shall be as his master. (Luke 6:40)" Our public schools, in fact our government is not FOR God, thus, according to Jesus, they are against Him. Teachers in our schools are taught by atheists and then teach our children. Keeping in mind what Jesus said above, how could our children not come out of the schools atheists? This goes a long way in explaining why Bible believing homes are loosing more than 80% of there children to atheism.
Anyway, this is a very informative website.
http://www.schoolandstate.org/home.htm

Beautiful. Acommercial for homeschooling if I ever saw one!

YouTube - Animal School

But How Do You Socialize Your Children?


Christian Children: State Children
“Note: Sometimes strong words are the only words. Softness dilutes the message and covers up the problem, encouraging people to tuck the issue into the far recesses of the mind where conscience never ventures. This is a message for all Christians, but especially for those in leadership positions – those who lay claim to a special call from God to lead others in the paths of righteousness.

Why are you angry?

I have been doing a reorganization of my blog (which explains all the weird posts with old links in them). I have reread the comments my articles have drawn. More than half the comments I receive are incredibly angry. Especially on the subjects of abortion and children.

In none of these articles do I call for making abortion, birth control or working women illegal (though in other articles I do call to outlaw abortion. Just not the ones that draw comments.)

This means that in these particular articles I am in no way forcing anyone to do what I say or even suggesting someone else force them. I am doing no more than giving information.

Yet so many people call me names, tell me to shut up, cuss me out, ... you would think I was personally threatening them.

Why does it anger so many for facts that support the opposite point of view to be expressed? Are you really so insecure in your beliefs that you don't think your side can stand up to the challenge? Do you really think I am such a danger with my itty bitty blog? Really? Why?

Culture Links

Pensioner's Dilemma
Imagine if you had actually been paid the entire amount you had earned your entire working life instead of the government forcing us to contribute to their ideas of retirement, healthcare, etc. If you had control, you could invest in a retirement that suits your needs and desires. You could invest in healthcare that suits your families needs. Instead, the government makes all these decisions for you. this is, of course, the same government that came up with such ideas as cash-for-clunkers.

Why We Bleed from Greed

Liberalism and the Fear of Death Amen.

Self-Inflicted Poverty by Walter E. Williams on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent "We need to persuade our fellow man around the globe that liberty is a necessary ingredient for prosperity." Fellow man around the globe nothing. I'd be happy to convince our own leaders!

De-Fund the Predators of Planned Parenthood - Michelle Malkin 

Unfortunately, even if a de-funding passes congress, I see no way on earth Obama would sign it. He would be too afraid of losing the NOW vote in 2012.

Our-culturism

There is a mistaken idea that America is great because she is a democracy. This is absolutely not true. America is great because she was founded on the rule of law. No one was exempted from following the Constitution. That is why the birther issue is important. "As a nation, we should never again live in doubt as to whether the occupant of the White House is legitimate or not." 

15 Quotes From Conservatives On The Global Warming Hoax - John Hawkins 

» Ohio Mother is Modern Day Rosa Parks - Big Government All I can say, is let's go!

Conservatives are generous with their own hard earned money and their time.
Liberals are generous with your hard earned money.
Who's the most caring?
Conservatives More Liberal Givers

What Liberals Don't Know About Guns, Chapter 217 - Ann Coulter 
Ok, I don't generally post Ann Coulter's work. She's, uhhh, a bit, uhhh, rude. However this time she tells of several public shootings and the big difference between them, why some resulted in five or more dead and why some were limited to one or two dead.

The reason? In the lower death cases, someone was around with a concealed gun and pulled it on the murderer stopping the carnage.

Of course, those in favor of gun control (elimination) would say that if we got rid of all the guns in the country we wouldn't have any shootings. I have three problems with this:

1) Guns are so entrenched there is no way to get rid of them. Only law abiding citizens would turn them in leaving them to be victims of the criminals.

2) Guns are not the only deadly weapon out there. What's next? Knife control? Bat registration? Ice pick confiscation? If someone wants to kill, they will find a way. Again, getting rid of guns puts the weaker at a disadvantage.

3) and most importantly, the real reason for gun control is political. In a system of checks and balances, an armed citizenship is the final check. The government will not come forcibly remove me from my home because they don't know if I and my neighbors have guns to fight back with. An armed citizenship is the last guarantee of freedom. The first thing EVERY tyrant does is take away the guns. THIS is why our founding fathers wrote the second amendment; to protect us from the government itself.

Now the nice side affect of gun ownership is that in places where guns are allowed the crime rate is significantly lower. Criminals may be evil but they aren't stupid! You simply don't attack people who can shoot back.

I lived in California for more than thirty years. Ca has gun control and registration laws. We locked everything up and tied it down. I even had my morning newspaper stolen regularly!

I have lived in Northern Nevada now for a decade (no where near Vegas). We don't bother locking anything up. UPS regularly leaves stuff at our gate when we aren't home and, gasp! its still there when we arrive home. In Nevada, you do not have to register your guns. You can even carry them openly if you want to. If you want to conceal one you have to take a class in gun safety.

When we go visit down south, we can feel the fear settle over us. It's in the air.

That fear simply doesn't exist here.

We know we can take care of ourselves.

Controversial Chicken: Chick-fil-A’s Gay Rights Rumble 
Time to go eat a chicken sandwich!
(except I would have to drive about 1000 to get to the nearest outlet.)

Oh, yes, PP takes care of women....
About as much as Henry the VIII cared for his wives.
Lila Rose President - About - Live Action

China's Insight into Human Nature and why America is no longer the best.

Mallard Fillmore
I like this strip.

Differences between small and large families... .

Government Isn't the Parent

Are men victims of obnoxious feminism? Be sure to read the comments to get the full story on a couple of the issues.

Keep in mind this IS a partisan bog this link is from. His comparisons are phrased in a biased manner. However, I have found everything he says true, especially the fact that conservatives are happier.
7 Non-Political Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives

Demography and Destiny
Yep, just run the math. I win:-)

The downfall of science and the rise of intellectual tyranny

Federal disability program induces child drugging in low-income families.

Playing the Violence Card

Independence is obnoxious


"Legalize Marijuana, or at least quit sending people to prison for it."- Pat Robertson.
I actually agree. What right does the government have declaring one substance legal (alcohol) and another equal substance illegal (marijuana)? They both have their medicinal purposes and their great dangers. In fact, MaryJ makes a good pain killer, equal to expensive pharmaceuticals but with fewer side affects. Why can't we choose for ourselves which medicines to use? (I am not advocating the recreational use of either marijuana or alcohol any more than I advocate using Big Pharm Pain Killers for recreation. But the government powerful enough to tell us what to put in our bodies and not is powerful enough to execute someone for their religious beliefs.)

We're in trouble big time

What has happened to radio in the last 30 years- Dr Laura

Sex on Tv is ok but Happy Meals Aren't?

Any question that we are no longer free?

The More We Have the More Ungrateful We Are??

Face to Face

Warning: Textbooks with Pro-Islam Bias

Law School Student Wants His Tuition Back

The men who believe porn is wrong- A good article describing the results of porn use.

The midterm elections and the Communist Manifesto

Dr Laura explains her future

Are you offended or do you just disagree?

$150?! For ONE pair of jeans?!?! For a child who will probably outgrow them in six months?!?!?! Goodness, I could buy enough jeans to get all ten of us through the next six months (when you count hand me downs) and throw in a couple of t-shirts for that!

Excellent explanation for why we should be modest

And other goings on at the largest lobby group in America

Now they are out to take your blog and here

Warning for Today's America: Life under Hitler

 The GOP's Lost Brand

Be careful who you pick on! nursing in public: Americans need to get over their embarrassment

Through Christ.
I listened to a sermon this morning where the preacher was encouraging people to go out and achieve their dreams. I am already living mine. Because I am so great I have already achieved my goals at only age 42? NO. Because Jesus helped me set my goals and form my dreams and then He orchestrated their materialization. I have other dreams for the future, when this time of intense mothering is over and He will help me achieve those dreams to. Not because of who I am but because of who He is.

Right V. Rectitude: The Wisdom of a Ground Zero Mosque

A kiss is just a kiss. A sigh is just a sigh...
A kiss is a very private thing. Should it be saved for privacy?
The Dating Game

Science in the Profit Interest : Herb News

P-word sees kiddie bras vanish from shelves

Honestly, do you want to be governed by people who believe there is no right and wrong? Do you want to live next door to them?
Whoopi Golberg's moral statement.

The Audacity of Unawareness


Liberals are asking conservative lawmakers to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. But in his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains it's really not about the popular talk-show host — it's about ideas.

Gay gene- newest findings


Are you an extremist?

13 secrets the food industry doesn’t want you to know

the tolerance of the anti-child left
A letter from a stay at home DAD. Why is a stay at home father some wonderful angel but a stay at home mom is stupid?

How stupid do they think we are? VERY

How [our adoption really was]

You mean life is not all about me?

5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not Obtain a State Marriage License
I don’t agree with everything here, but it IS thought provoking.

There is no such thing as an interracial marriage. Beautiful!

Confronting the enemy-materialism

Is it ok to kiss before marriage?

Are you richer than Rockefeller? Bet you ARE!
http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2008/06/01/richer-than-rockefeller-putting-wealth-in-perspective/

Is Illegal Immigration Moral?

Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals

When one becomes a liberal, he or she pretends to advocate tolerance, equality and peace, but hilariously, they're doing so for purely selfish reasons. It's the human equivalent of a puppy dog's face: an evolutionary tool designed to enhance survival, reproductive value and status. In short, liberalism is based on one central desire: to look cool in front of others in order to get love. Preaching tolerance makes you look cooler, than saying something like, “please lower my taxes” -- Greg Gutfeld

In their haste to be wiser and nobler than others, the anointed have misconceived two basic issues. They seem to assume (1) that they have more knowledge than the average member of the benighted and (2) that this is the relevant comparison. The real comparison, however, is not between the knowledge possessed by the average member of the educated elite versus the average member of the general public, but rather the total direct knowledge brought to bear though social processes (the competition of the marketplace, social sorting, etc.), involving millions of people, versus the secondhand knowledge of generalities possessed by a smaller elite group. -- Thomas Sowell


Fox News Makes You Stupid?


Just trust us...
The same people that run the public schools and post office and who came up with "cash for clunkers."



I don't usually pay attention to the whole union issue. My dad is a union man. My hubby is iffy at best. So, ehh.

However, I know that the teachers union has become so much bigger than nearly any business. Why is this supposed to be good? Of course, it isn't. The union is why education is in the condition it's in.
Why I Changed My Mind About Unions


the tolerance of the anti-child left http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/artman/publish/Hot_Button_Issues_21/The_Tolerance_of_the_Anti-Child_Left1003640.shtml


Just trade "jewish" for "christian" and this is true in America.

A racist cake sale

A Case for Homeschooling: Is There a “Biblical Model” for Education? |

A Case for Homeschooling: Is There a “Biblical Model” for Education?

Great outlie of the argumet for a biblical model of homeschooling vs traditional schooling. I totally agree. I would add these scriptures:

Deuteronomy 6:7, “Teach [My Words] unto your children talking of them when you do your errands in town, rest in the evening, get ready for the day, and do your day’s work.” (In other words; Every Waking Moment.)


Ephesians 6:4, “Parents, don’t frustrate your children but bring them up in the education and culture of the Lord.”


Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,”


Deuteronomy 11:19 “You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”


Exodus 8: 8 “And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the LORD did for me.”


Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”


Galatians 3:24 “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” (It is learning God’s laws that brings us to Christ.)


Jeremiah 10:2 “Thus says the LORD: “ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles;…”


Psalm 1: 2 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates DAY AND NIGHT.” (This includes school hours).


2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing EVERY THOUGHT into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (Even math thoughts)


Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Luke 6:40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained (finished with his schooling) will be like his teacher.” (and if his teacher isn’t a chirsitian…)


Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”


Matthew 16:23 “But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not MINDFUL OF THE THINGS OF GOD, but the things of men.”


Colossians 3:1 “If then you were raised with Christ, seek THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”


Matthew 22:37-38 “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and great commandment.”


On the affects of non-Christian associations

1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”


Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.” (Remember that “the fool says in his heart there is no God.” So anyone who walks with, or spends time with, someone who doesn’t acknowledge God is on the path to destruction.)


Matthew 18:6 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”


The content of true education

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (What more do you need from an education?)


Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (True education BEGINS with the fear of God, but atheists despise true knowledge.)


Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”


Proverbs 2:6 “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;”


Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”


James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”


James 3:13-18 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and SELF-SEEKING IN YOUR HEARTS (hints of the many “self-esteem” mantras taught in schools today?), do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, (such as competing for the best grades) confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”



Psalm 119:97-101 “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.”

2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


Matthew 6:33 “But seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and ALL THESE THINGS (including a good education) shall be added to you.”


Children belong to God


Ezekiel “that you have slain MY CHILDREN and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire?”


Matthew 22:21 “They say unto him, ‘Caesar's.’ Then saith He unto them, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.” (Caesar’s image was carved on the money. Render the tax coin to Caesar. Our children are carved in the image of God. Give them to Him, not Caesar.)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Christian Life Links

The secret to a life of YES

When Christians Should Judge One Another
If you are behaving in a selfish manner,
If you are putting your needs and wants ahead of someone else's (like your children's or your spouses),
If you are not loving God more than ANYTHING ELSE,

You are sinning.

If I didn't love you, I wouldn't bother to tell you.
You need to get right with God and change your ways.

(By the way, "you" is the generic American. However, if this offends you, God is probably aiming it at you whether I even know you or not."

We are far too easily pleased. at Amy's Humble Musings
The difference between a petting zoo and a farm, this world and heaven.

Christians Should Never Offend Anyone - Answers in Genesis

Dinosaurs Alive in the Middle Ages? – Creation Revolution

"Jesus tells us that God is a loving father. So when your loving father tells you to do something or not do something, you have to presume and assume he loves you, he’s trying to protect you. He’s not trying to rob you of joy and freedom and expression. He’s trying to save you from harm and suffering and death.”
First, let’s repent of not rejoicing, then let’s rejoice. Sermon Notes, Luke #58 The Mars Hill Blog

Are you malnourished? Are you partaking in the Sincree Milk?

Has Christianity been a major abuser throughout history?

God calls Code Adam for us.

This is how the Bible tells a man he should treat his wife. Read it! Learn it! Do it!

How to Honor Your Wife The Mars Hill Blog

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess
- Louis Nizer
Noted trial lawyer and author
1902 - 1994

All I can say is Amen!

If go stand in my chicken coop and declare myself a chicken it doesn't mean I will grow feathers and lay eggs.

If I stand in my father's garage and declare myself a turck it doesn't make me a Ford.

Just becasue I have been to McDonalds doesn't mean I am a Big Mac.

If you don't live the Christian life, if you don't follow Jesus, you are not a Christian.

Your life tells your religion, not your mouth.

Do you believe that everyone has the right to decide what is right for themselves? That no one should "judge" another by telling them they are wrong? That we should just love each other and all get along?

Then you are a Pagan.

Do you believe that every human is created equal- a sinner who has rebelled against God? That everyone deserves to go to hell? That the Bible tells us specificly what is right and what is wrong? What a sin is? That the ONLY  way to get to heaven is through the Blood of Christ?

Then you are a Christian.

Don't be fooled by imposters!

The Tribe of Young Unbelievers Increases

To Care or Not to Care

Life on death row


Your Sacred Calling » Jesus-full

The Happy Gospel: The Wrong Jesus

Bread of Life Christian Fellowship: Bread of Life, Bread for Life

Bread of Life Christian Fellowship: Bread of Life, Bread for Life

Bread of Life Christian Fellowship: Prayer

Bread of Life Christian Fellowship: Prayer

Sometimes we treat Jesus the way Saul treated David. We want Him 2 drive away evil spirits & kill giants but we don't want 2 let Him be king - Joel Urshan via Don Doran

NASA Confirms Creationist’s Predictions

How's Your Thinking Been?

The word "Christian" means by definition, "Follower of Jesus Christ" or "Like Christ."

 ‎"Some emergent types want to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with alot of product inHis hair,who drank decaf and made pithyZen statements about life.In Revelation,Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg,sword inHis hand and the commitment to make someone bleed.That is a guy I can worship.I ca...nnot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up"-MarkDriscoll

If you are not trying to be like Jesus, you are not a Christian.

Desperate Men are Radical!

Mark Driscoll: Church is Not a Restaurant - Joshua Harris

By definition, you can't be a Christian unless you follow Christ.

The Christian religion: God made you. You rebelled (sinned) against Him (all humans have). You deserve to go to hell. God loved you enough to die in your place. You must accept Him as your boss in order to receive this gift. This means in every area of your life you seek His will and obey Him.

America is in deep trouble. Another religion masquerading as Christianity has invaded and is even in our churches.

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates.

St. Peter says, "Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you've done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in."


"Okay" the man says, "I attended church every Sunday"

"That's good, says St. Peter, " that's worth two points"

"Two points?" he says. "Well, I gave 10% of all my earnings to the church"

"Well, let's see," answers Peter, "that's worth another 2 points. Did you do anything else?"

"Two points? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans."

"Fantastic, that's certainly worth a point, " he says.

"hmmm...," the man says, "I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart."

"That's wonderful," says St. Peter, "that's worth three points!"

"THREE POINTS!!" the man cries, "At this rate the only way I get into heaven is by the grace of God!"

"Come on in!"


Is There Such a Thing as Singleness?

What does God hate?


Wonderful series of sermons on Proverbs and the Christian Culture.


Just trade "jewish" for "christian" and this is true in America.

The Value of Adversity

You are *not* a legalist if ...

Legalism: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Anna also answers a question about what a woman should do in her single years. http://ccostello.blogspot.com/2010/06/pursuits-in-single-years.html

Anna also answers a question about what a woman should do in her single years. http://ccostello.blogspot.com/2010/06/pursuits-in-single-years.html

We might ought to listen more to atheists. They know more what Christianity is about than we do.
http://randyalcorn.blogspot.com/2010/02/atheist-christopher-hitchens-knows-what.html



Biblical Reasons to Home SchoolHSLDA | National Center Issues Analysis

The Cosmic Killjoy ClearNote Fellowship

Humans are religious creatures. I have often said that there is no such thing as a person without a religion. Dr Mohler has a good article on this subject and the religion of environmentalism. I would add, though, that we are obviously on our way to pantheism (the worship of all of nature).

Atheist claim that societies go from pantheism to polytheism to monotheism to atheism. History tells us this isn't true. societies go from monotheism to atheism to poly/pantheism. America has passed the atheism stage and is well one the way to the end.

What I find saddest is how many people think they are Christians but really believe the modern form of this paganism.



There just might be. It's the same thing America badly needs.

REAL Christianity.

Anything I Believe May be Wrong ???

Milk- Shame in the eyes of our grandchildren



A Friend Of The Emperor- a woman’s account of her first reading of the Bible.

You mean life is not all about me?
http://terrysoapbox.blogspot.com/2009/05/you-mean-its-not-all-about-me.html

There is no such thing as an interracial marriage. Beautiful!
http://terrysoapbox.blogspot.com/2009/05/there-is-no-such-thing-as-interracial.html

Confronting the enemy-materialism
http://inclotheslinealley.blogspot.com/2009/04/thriving-on-one-income-confronting.html

Pictures of Hell. Be sure to look at all of them. He just may have them right!
http://www.hellhappens.com/pictures-of-hell.htm


New site I have been reading lately- Things Christians like. Funny and thought provoking.
http://stufffchristianslike.blogspot.com/2009/05/544-taking-college-years-off.html


The religion with the most babies wins
http://www.generationcedar.com/main/2009/04/fertility-it-is-evangelism.html


Did you know that YOU are famous?
http://stufffchristianslike.blogspot.com/2009/05/537-forgetting-that-you-are-famous.html

Neat quiz. I got an A. How do you do?




A worldview is the “glasses” you look at the world through. it is the preconceived ideas that govern every decision, whether you even know it or not. There are two basic world views; Biblical and secular. Even most religions besides Christianity view the world through a secular filter.

An example: I believe there is a God, thus I take the Bible to be true, thus I believe in a literally six day creation. If I didn’t believe in God I would obviously not believe in creationism. My “glasses” wouldn’t allow it.

Here is a link for a quiz that will tell you what kind of world view you have. Take it. You might be surprisedJ

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/test/register.php

Just to challenge you, I got 100% Biblical world view. Can you equal me?

Must hear this sermon. It is one of the best I have ever heard.

Your Legacy

Beautiful! Absolutly beautiful! Spirit Twins

"Every child comes into a home with a generational curse, whether they are born or adopted. That curse is called 'Adam's Nature.'" -Close paraphrase of Voddie Bauchman

 
Trouble in the Amish Paradise

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pushed

I finished this book today. More goodies from it:

A 2005 WHO study, controling for variables, found maternal morbidity rose in direct proportion to the rate of c-sections.

Same study found an equal rise in infant morbidity and mortality when c-sections ecceded 10-20% (Remember, America is now at 33% and climbing).

Low risk babies born by c-section were three times more likely to die in the first month of life than those born vaginally.

19% of respondents to one survey reported having an infection with their c-section compared to 1-3% for the God-made route.

Placental abruption is twice as likely in a pregnancy following a c-section than one that doesn't.

Placentia Privia is 50% more likely.

14% of directors of maternal-fetal medicine reported using the corts to compel women to have c-sections and 21% believed equivalent tactics were justified.

57% of women who wanted VBACs were denied them.

Most women surveyed had epesiotomies and had no choice. The doctor simply cut her without her permission (why isn't this assault and battery???)

There is much much more in this book. I highly recommend it for anyone concerned for women's rights.

Oh, a quote from a "women's reproductive rights activist:"

Reproductive rights don't extend to child birth.

Huhhh???? Isn't birth reproduction? Wouldn't that make anything associated with birth a reproductive rights issue?

Now, I am about as adamantly anti-abortion as you can get. I believe babies have the right to life just like anyone else.

But at what point in pregnancy does a woman loose her human rights??? Her right to autonomy? The right to make medical decisions for herself and to refuse medical treatment?

The government can't force my hubby to go give a kidney if my 16yo needed a transplant. WHY CAN THEY FORCE ME TO HAVE SURGURY FOR MY BABY?!?!?!?!?

It's NOT right.

Women are being abused everyday in the maternity wards of this country and I am not exagerating. They are being injured sometimes simply as punishment for questioning whatever procedure the doctor wants to do. They are being cussed at, arressted, tied down, violated, manipulated and abused in every way you can think of.

This is not right.

Friday, February 18, 2011

LAF/Beautiful Womanhood » When Did Marriage Stop Being Forever?

LAF/Beautiful Womanhood » When Did Marriage Stop Being Forever?

Childbirth Links

Temperature variation in newborn babies: importanc... [Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005] - PubMed resultMom's make thebest incubators.

Case-control study of prenatal ultrasonography exposure in children with delayed speech.

Interesting. Especially when I consider that my four earliest talkers were my four that had no sonograms. My older ones (who had at least one sono each) all talked towards the end of the "normal" range. I only had one that worried me and as soon as he realized that I was actually supposed to understand him, he improved greatly (though in thinking back, he was the only one who had a sono in the last month before birth. He also had three total while two of my other sono babies only had one each. My my fourth had four sonos due to a case of chickenpox.)

Very interesting.

Hold that hat! Gloria Lemay

The Midwife's Desk: Special Delivery 2; Homebirth after a Cesarean
Beautiful!

Birth belongs to women, not doctors

Doctors in France were asked to estimate the risk of a uterine ruptur in a mom who has had two c-section. They guessed 14%. The real risk? 1.36%! Odds are good if you are a VBAC, Breech, or Obese Pregnancy, your doctor is overestimating the risks of natural birth and underestimating the risks of repeat c-sections.

The Fat Vagina Theory: "Soft Tissue Dystocia" (Uhhh, not to be too crude, but if this theory was true, wouldn't men be activly seeking out fat women to have sex with them?)

The Myth of a Vaginal Exam

Think about It


In the late 1800s, physicians’ guilds and associations in Western Europe and North America resolved to drive midwives from the profession, both to protect the economic viability of their own practices and to subject the large groups of lower socio-economic patients normally served by midwives to medical research and testing.(2) Many midwives defied the authority of these doctors and suffered the consequences—unemployment, mockery and even imprisonment.

Today, midwives continue to practice civil disobedience by working in areas where laws have not been passed to differentiate midwifery from the practice of medicine. Midwives are arrested annually, usually not because of a complaint from clients or negligence, but simply because it comes to the attention of the medical community that midwives are practicing without medical training and approval.(3) Even though convictions are rare, the expense and scandal these charges cause can ruin a midwife’s reputation in a community she’s been serving for years. -Midwifery today

“Every woman has the right to be treated with reverence and respect during the birth process, including pregnancy and beyond"

A step in the right direction

If nothing else, read the first nine paragraphs. You will begin to see what the problem is.

"Absolute power courrputs absolutly." -Thomas Jefferson

"He wasn't talking about electrical power." -Uncle Eric

Collateral Damage: A Patient’s Experience of Defensive Medicine - The Unnecesarean -

A lightbulb went off when I was reading this. We birth advocates have been trying to help women by teaching them about birth, which is very good and necessary. But what we should really focus on in our childbirth classes is The Law! We should clearly cover a patients RIGHT it Informed Consent (Which means, by the way, the right to informed rufusal.) We can inform them in our classes, but consent or refusal must happen at the hospital. A patient must now their rights inorder to use them!

http://orgasmicbirth.com/

Childbirth: Purposely Breaking Water Does Not Speed Delivery - New York Times

Iatrogenic Fetal Injury: How often are babies cut during a c-section? - The Unnecesarean -

What Feminists Should Know About Birth Rape «

The Well-Rounded Mama: Third Annual Turkey Awards: Jumping To Conclusions

I've posted this before, but it's worth repeating. “Pit to Distress”: A Disturbing Reality « Nursing Birth

Beautiful story! Vicki delivers baby at 37,000 feet

A Senseless Death
Where is the Outrage?! Why isn't this on EVERY news station in the world!? Why are we still KILLING women unneccearialy?!

This woman did not have to die. Breeches are possible naturally (ask me how I know!) VBACs are Possible. Cesarrian should only be used in extreme emergancies!

I can't rant enough about how horrible this is. Men adn technology controling what belongs to God's nature. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!
A Senseless Death


A Senseless Death | BIRTH SENSE

The Well-Rounded Mama wieght is not a determiner of fitness nor of the ability to birth naturally.

Alternative birthing centers reduce drug use, promote more natural births

5 Hospital Procedures That Ruin Your Birth The Stir

Holding your baby may save his life.
I even heard of a grandpa giving kangaroo care. He was an MD. Dad was unavailable and they had an emergancy c-section. Grandpa held his grandbaby on his bare chest until she stabalized.

"A ritual is a patterned, repetitive, and symbolic enactment of a cultural belief or value; its primary purpose is alignment of the belief system of the individual with that of society. A rite of passage is a series of rituals that move individuals from one social state or status to another as, for example, from girlhood to womanhood, boyhood to manhood, or from the womb to the world of culture. Rites of passage transform both society’s perception of individuals and individuals’s perceptions of themselves." Yep. That's American childbirth.

“Well, That Will Teach You Not To Have Another One Any Time Soon!” - My OB said WHAT?!?


Said to a 16yo while doing an episiotomy (making a cut to make the birth canal bigger) without pain medication. This is cruel torture! This doctor should have been put in prison for doing this to a young woman. He would have been under any other circumstances but for some reason it's OK to be mean when the victim is in labor! When will we treat mommies with the same respect we give other humans?

Wanna' be smarter? Have a baby.

This is what birth should be like.

Why labor is good for babies

Don't cut that cord right away.



Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawa on Vimeo.

VBAC facts

A logical annalysis of the OB unions position on homebirth

This and that from a blog I enjoy (birth)

Beautiful story! A mamma brings her child back to life.

Once again, I am not making up the attitude of many medical people concerning birth and mommies.

I want this kind of birth! Oh, wait. I did have this kind ... four times. Thank you Diane and Lenny Sue.
Safer Birth in a Barn? - by Beth Barbeau

questioning routine interventions for your newborn Very good advice.

The Dangers of Inducing Labor with Pitocin

Fetuses can hear ultrasound examinations

No one deserves to be abused, no matter how fat they are, especially during pregnancy. (Just in the interest of full disclosure, I am rather overweight myself and though I have not experienced this kind of abuse, I have been with my mother when she has. It is NOT right!)

Does Refusing a C-Section = Child Abuse?

A dad catches his own son.

Woman Who Didn't Have a Healthy Baby Reflects on the "Healthy Baby" Trope

Sick? Know your rights! Research! Get a second opinion! Pregnant? Just do as your told and don't think too much.

Quick facts about VBACS (Poet and didn't know it)

Could "personhood" open the door to courts forcing women to birth in the hospital and have c-sections against their will? There needs to be an equal clause stating that a woman is a parent from conception and has the right to choose the place and method of her child's birth as well as who attends her. A woman shouldn't loose her legitimate human rights just because she is pregnant (abortion is not a legitimate human right. All human rights are given by God. God never told women they could kill their babies. But He also never gave government the right to tell people how to parent or the right to force people to have surgery for the health of other people.)

In the US, 1/3 of babies will be born through the belly instead of the vagina as God designed. The World Health Organization says no country should have a higher percent than 15% and 5-10 is better, safer for moms and babies. C-sections are major surgery with all the potential risks and long term side-affects.
(CPD=cephalopelvic disproportion= baby's head is too big to fit through mom's pelvis. Excuse me, but the same God who made the baby made the mom. He doesn't make mistakes.)
(The Gaskin maneuver [flipping a mom to her hands and knees to unstick a stuck baby] was named after midwife Ina Mae Gaskin. This is the only OB maneuver named after a woman. There is just something wrong with there only being one child birthing maneuver named after a woman.)

My OB said What? Hilarious and scary at the same time. All true.

You may have heard of the soon-to-be-released study (done by the OB union of course) that says hospital births are safer. I haven't read the study (it hasn't been released yet) but according to those in the know, it relies heavely on a study done in the 70s that did not differentiate between accidental out of hospital births and planned out of hospital births. Hey guess what? When a taxi driver and a panicy father deliver your baby, accidents happen. Many Many studies of far better scientific quality have shown home birth to be AT LEAST as safe as the hospital (many show HB to be safer).

"All that matters is that you are healthy and have a healthy baby, not how the birth actually went."
"If I am healing from major abdominal sugury, have been bullied and lied to, my baby put in ICU when it could have been avoided causing him to never learn to nurse (denying him the only truely healthy food for babies), I AM NOT HEALTHY and NEITHER IS MY BABY!"

Just Say No to C-sections


Children With Disabilities: Perfect for Us: Part 1 Ouch, and so true.

Abortion and the 14th amendment. The author is right about the call for 14th amendment rights for the preborn. I have not read her "sample laws," but would like to add to what she does say in this article the phrase "No human being will be forced to undergo surgury for the life of another, thus preventing doctors and courts from forcing women to have c-sections against their will. There is no other area in life where one person is FORCED (whether physically or through coersion) to have surgury for another human being. ("Hey Mrs. Jones, we the police have come to take you to the hospital to give a kidney to your neighbor whether you want to or not." Ridiculus) I would also probably add a clause stating that abortion would be allowed if the continuation of the pregnancy would dirctly cause the physical death of the mom (as in the case of a tubal pregnancy). This is jsut self defence and it is allowable in all states and even the Bible to kill in self defense.

Does fat cause problems in pregnancy?

Birth rape http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/127116/birth_trauma_can_cause_women_to_develope.html?cat=52

Pregnancy: a few reflections


VBAC Facts » Umbilical cord around baby’s neck rarely causes complications

Too Many Women Dying in U.S. While Having Babies

A good article on the dangers of induction, especially in larger women.

Like, we all know that God forgot to tell the human body to go into labor and the doctor must force it to start. (Tongue firmly in cheek)

Only if she wants to kill her baby, according to many doctors.

An increasing number of women are disatisfied with the care given in hospitals, especially if they are wanting a natural birth after having had a c-section. They are writing birth plans (which are summarily ignored), and hireing dulas to protect their interests and help them handle labor naturally. You really shouldn't have to have a Masters degree in child birth and an armed guard to have a natural birth.

It seems some doctors disagree.

A doctor's birth plan.
This man is arragant and condecending. How in the world would HE know whether an induced labor hurts more than a natural one???? (I have had both. Induction hurts MORE.) Whateer happened to Informed CONSENT? This is more like Informed submit.

An interview with a doctor. He tells the truth behind VBAC bans.

Pit to Distress": Your Ticket to an "Emergency" Cesarean?
Now this is just plain evil!!!

I just herad a wonderful comment about women birthing in America. American women beg for epidurals in order to avoid ALL pain. They are terrified of the pain. These are that same women who regularly wear high heel, and use botox, plastic surgury, underwire bras, thong underware, and was removal of unwanted body hair! We beg for- even PAY- to be put through these torture devices, yet we can't take a few cramps???

Here is the story of a woman who was on her death bed… until her baby saved her life.
A real tear jerkerJ
http://www.pbv.thunder-bay.on.ca/NetSermons/Tuberculstr.html

The Well-Rounded Mama: Third Annual Turkey Awards: Jumping To Conclusions

My Life For Yours: A Mother’s Pondering About Her Body


Eight Reasons Our C-section Rate Is Too High


Failure to Wait

Scheduled Deliveries Raise Risks for Mothers, Do Not Benefit Newborns - News Room - University of Rochester Medical Center

VBAC Doesn't Make it All Better - The Unnecesarean -

How the OB Stole Normal Birth (apologies to Dr. Seuss)


Too Many Women Dying in U.S. While Having Babies

For my records

Cesarean Fact Sheet - Childbirth.org

New Study Finds Babies Cry in the Womb – "Even the Bottom Lip Quivers" - informationliberation

“The protocols in the world of animal husbandry to protect an offspring at the time of birth—no strangers, dimmed lights, freedom of movement, familiar environment, unlimited nourishment, respectful quiet, no disruptions—are done without hesitation because to do otherwise invites “unexplained distress” or sudden demise of the offspring.” — Beth Barbeau, Excerpted from "Safer Birth in a Barn?" Midwifery Today, Issue 83

Maybe we shuld have all women go to the barn instead of the hospital to birth. I'm only half kidding.


A birth video and a woman’s story of going from horrible hospital birth to home birth.
http://www.dosomethingbeautiful.com/ birth video/story




Ultrasound scans linked to brain damage in babies

Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Human Rights Failure

- Navelgazing Midwife Blog - Pointless Hospital "Rituals"

A Physician Responds to Claim about OB-GYN Education - The Unnecesarean -

Childbirth Without Choicehttp://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=56675655333&h=99Yup&u=OJTKS

What No one tells you about childbirth.
http://instinctualbirth.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-no-one-tells-you-about-birth-my.html

Pictures from My Favorite Artist

Only God can make the best of art. I thank Him daily for works He paints for me.
No, we are not dying early for Easter. These are the natural colors our eggs come in every day, including the green! (None of our hens lay white eggs) Sometimes some even have spots (either dark brown or light tan spots). and the one on the top in the middle is a dusty rose color!

Visitor in our yard during the night.

A dormant peach tree.

Jiffy insists there have been all sorts of visitors during the night.

The rabbits love the cold weather. (I would have taken a picture of both does, but they look exactly alike so you couldn't tell them apart anyway)

Our new buck. The old one died. This is actually his grandson. We can't wait to see what his babies will look like.

A Russian Olive (?). Essentially a weed with two inch thorns we let get out of control.

A cow who doesn't like to get her feet wet and so stays in the shelter all day when it snows.

A stack of tumbling mustard.

Sage brush

Only God could make barbed wire pretty! (The picture doesn't do justice.)

My two sword fighters. They are clearly unclear on the concept of being sick.

A cold Sunday morning.