Friday, February 28, 2014

Happiness and the Baby Bust

Happiness and the Baby Bust

"The truth is that years ago, before this generation of mothers was even born, our society decided where children rank in the list of important things. When abortion was legalized, we wrote it into law. Children rank way below college. Below world travel for sure. Below the ability to go out at night at your leisure. Below honing your body at the gym. Below any job you may have or hope to get. In fact, children rate below your desire to sit around and pick your toes, if that is what you want to do. Below everything. Children are the last thing you should ever spend your time doing."..

."Thus, while parenting, in itself, is a single calling (of many other
worthy callings) for Christians, it's worth considering whether the
messages we send as Christians evidence that we believe it is such. For
millennials, who are grasping for life-meaning in a decade where they
will be interpreting what holds value, parenting is a valid choice that
displays the beauty of the gospel."

Raising children is bringing up the next generations of warriors who worship at the feet of the King. What more important job could there possibly be?

Email from a freind: Who do you rely on?

Please ponder this message and share it with all your friends and family, too!
Genesis 47:13-27
Joseph and the Famine
There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine. Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh’s palace.When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is all gone.”
“Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.” So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.
When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, “We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our livestock belongs to you, there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land. Why should we perish before your eyes—we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.”
So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, and Joseph reduced the people to servitude, from one end of Egypt to the other. However, he did not buy the land of the priests, because they received a regular allotment from Pharaoh and had food enough from the allotment Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.
Joseph said to the people, “Now that I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh, here is seedfor you so you can plant the ground. But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.”
“You have saved our lives,” they said. “May we find favor in the eyes of our lord; we will be in bondage to Pharaoh.”
So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt—still in force today—that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh’s.
Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

I would love to give the Pastor of this predominantly black church in Virginia three cheers. This guy is obviously a leader. Perhaps we should each decide who our real leader is... It is amazing to see that very little has changed in 4,000 years. Good morning, brothers and sisters; it's always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into God's Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will, to the 47th chapter of Genesis. We'll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.
Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us? ... (reading) ... Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray. So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt, and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.
So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock - their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey - to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year. But the famine wasn't over, was it? So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. "There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh. " So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their ral estate to Pharaoh's government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain.
What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?
That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes... That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?
Yes. After Jacob and Joseph passed on, and the Jews began to drift away from their GOD, even they too became slaves in the land of Egypt.
I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one.
We see the same thing happening today - the government today wants to "share the wealth" once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people in Egypt did four thousand years ago - as slaves to the government, and as slaves to their leaders.
What Mr. Obama's government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh's government did then, and it will end the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a "Messiah," don't they? Is he a Messiah? A savior? Didn't the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, "You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh"? Well, I tell you this - I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine;
and Mr. OBAMA IS NO MESSIAH! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh.
Bow with me in prayer, if you will...
Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone. We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be. We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says "And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day..."
And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters. Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of a new Pharaoh's government. In God We Trust...
And all of God’s people said amen!
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Is the Contraceptive NuvaRing Killing Thousands? The Full Investigation | Vanity Fair

Is the Contraceptive NuvaRing Killing Thousands? The Full Investigation | Vanity Fair

ALL hormonal birthcontrols are dangerous to some degree.

ALL women need to understand that what they are choosing is to take/use a dangerous chemical so they can screw around and not get a precious, little baby.

And, yes, I know married women use chemical birth controls too. I did for four years. We have been lied to. We have been told that it is better to take the chances of pulmanary embolism, etc (including cancer) than to have a/more babies.

It' is time we women wake up and demand that we are treated better. It is time we realized that birthcontrol has not been a boon for womanhood, but has enslaved us. We now have no purpose to men but as sexual playthings.

Now, don't get me wrong; i like sex. It is fun.

But the truth is that all the negative consequences fall on me. If I get pregnant I am teh one who has to figure out how to take care of me and Baby. If I take BC I am the one who gets cancer.

This is why God made marriage: it protects women. It works like this:

Man: I want sex more than anything else.

Woman: I like sex, but I can't support myself while suffering from morning sickness and going through postpartum recovery.

Man: How about if I promise before God and the community that I will take care of you during your times of greatest weakness and help you raise the children that happen with sex?

Woman: Deal! (and I get sex to boot! Cool:-)

Today's attitude towards sex gives men all they want, women nothing they want or need, and risks women's lives.

And this doesn't even address the destruction it does to the children who do manage to get born.

A bit of an update

I have temporarily left my schedule for posting. I have a lot going here and am having a hard time finding time to post, so I'll just put stuff up real quick when I find it instead of saving it for later to put together.

We have added  some pets to our home. Now, we already had a dog, cat, 5 rabbits and 13 chickens. Now we have 2 zebra finches, 2 female beta fish, and a leopard gecko (and it's accompanying crickets.) It was time for the younger ones to have the option of pets and we just aren't in a place to add bigger ones. Whole new learning curve for me on the gecko, though. I've had fish before (though only one beta which didn't live long) so they are fairly familiar. I also had parakeets and a cockatiel so finches are nothing really new either.

But a gecko? I've never had a pet reptile (unless you count the turtles my mom had when I was little, who all ran a way from home). Totally new learning curve there!

Did you know a gecko wags her tail when she is fixing to pounce, just like a cat?

They also won't eat dead things, though someone does make pelleted gecko food. No idea why they would. Every website I can find says they won't eat it.

We are also gearing up to garden. I've been reading about permaculture (recreate nature in such as way as to produce food with the least amount of work possible.) This sounds more up my alley. I am quite distractable and very busy with things that call me if i forget to take care of them, so gardens go untended a lot. Besides, they take a LOT of work, especially for this size of family; weed, till, fertilize, sow, plant/setout, water, mulch, weed, fertilize, weed, harvest, weed, water, fertilize......

It's one thing if you are like my friend at Grammy's Gems (and I mean real friend. I see her twice a week at church) who finds gardening very therapeutic and is one of her favorite activities. The more excuses to garden the better.

No, I enjoy gardening somewhat, but it isn't one of my favorite activities. I know I need the exercise and fresh air, though, as well as the food for the house. And I would enjoy having a green, private place to go to relax with Hubby once in a while, so I have decided I will do this. It helps that a couple of the kids enjoy gardening and pick up my slackin'.

But I need a way to get what I want that isn't a full time job.

And so, enter Permaculture. In this method (if I am understanding it right) you work WITH nature to create a garden that functions mostly on its own, just with a bit of guidance.

I wouldn't expect this to produce the same volume per square foot of garden that a traditional garden does, but anything is better than we have been doing.

You begin by making a plan of what you want it to look like in the end and then work backwards: put in the big stuff (trees, buildings). Then add irrigation. Then middle stuff (bushes, vines) and mulch ("nature never has bare ground" declares one article I read. That author has obviously never visited the southwest fourth of the US! It's nearly all natural and very bare grounded. Now, if you want to change that to "Productive nature never has bare ground" I'll buy it.)

To personalize: we have some fruit trees in, as well as a quacking aspen (I joined the Arbor Society when we first moved here and they sent me 10 sticks that were supposed to be 10 bareroot trees. Well, with all little kids and getting settled and all, I lost track of what I planted where and none of them grew. A couple of years latter when we put in fruit trees, this Aspen came up! I think it's the only one in the neighborhood so it has to be one of my poor neglected rootlings.)

We also have some grapevines in.

All the fruit produces a couple of pieces a year (except one year when the apple trees actually produces more than we could eat!) I have built some raised beds, too (our land is rocks held together by clay and sagebrush so there is not digging much of anywhere).

This year I am adding some raspberry vines, grapes and maybe roses (one little mom's day rose is still holding on out there, so I might get some to actually grow.) I would like to add some hoses for automatic water, but that will have to see about later. Also, we are buying bales of straw one at a time for mulch.

I will focus on tomatoes and what grows good with them (lettuce, radishes) in one bed, let each child do a bed and let everything else just lay fallow for this year. My mom bought us a green house so (if I can reprint the directions to put it together from the internet since the ones that came with it got wet) we will have a place for starts. We'll see how it all works out.

Part of my extra time has been going to grocery shopping. For 20 years Hubby took care of it for me (I had a bunch of little kids, he wakes up at 4am naturally and I don't so he didn't have anything else to do on Saturday mornings.) But due to his gout and other health issues he hasn't really been able to do it for some time.

Last year I took it over permanently (after all, I now have 2 adult kids still at home and 2 teens. It is silly for Hubby to push 3 baskets around the store by himself.)

I have been studying coupons and come to the conclusion that those women who save so much actually earn that money! They spend hours researching and planning; hours I don't have. So, I have come to a middle ground. We cut out just what we know we will use and file the rest. I check the sales match-ups on line and write down what is worth the time to mess with. And we save $2-10 a week. Not much, but that would be $100-500 a year put together, so it's worth it. We get a few things free (razors, ink pens) and greatly reduced on a few others, but nothing to make a TV show over.

I have also discovered we spend less over all if I buy as close to 1 months worth of food at the beginning of the month.

I have written before about my daughter's allergies and some of the changes we have made. I now make my own laundry soap (1 bar grated Ivory, 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda and now I add 1 cup of baking soda [makes the clothes softer in this hard water]). I am still working on the dish soap, but not having a lot of luck there. Still having trouble cutting that grease.

I'm also now making our own yogurt and kefir. Working on Buttermilk and sourdough too (the kids are complaining there is more alive stuff than dead in the fridge! lol)

I would like to work on shampoo, but haven't yet. At least, not a lot.

Add to all this the study of nutrition (with some accompanying diet changes) in regards to building strong teeth (ala. Dr Weston Price) and, well, I've bee a bit distracted from here. 

I will post notes updating what all is going on as I can. Life is too good, too important to not keep track of it.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

the lewis note: Why miscarriage matters when you're pro-life

the lewis note: Why miscarriage matters when you're pro-life

When asked, I say I have nine children. In my heart I say "Thirteen." It hurts too much to try to explain, and most people wouldn't understand anyway.

My four babies in heaven are very much missed and loved.

Yes, they are humans, just as much as the nine sitting here watching tv with me. And to myself, I say them in my lineup of children. Their names are Faith (who would be 17), Peace (5), Truth (4)and Victory (3). I look forward to seeing them in heaven some day, but, oh how I miss them today.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Read The Book - John Taylor Gatto

Read The Book - John Taylor Gatto

Leigh Roberson Road Trip

Top Ten Signs Your Doctor Is Planning To Perform An Unnecessary Cesarean Section On You | Cesarean Section | Blog

Top Ten Signs Your Doctor Is Planning To Perform An Unnecessary Cesarean Section On You | Cesarean Section | Blog

God designed women to give birth. If women really needed c-section as often as they are being preformed in this country the human race would have died out long ago.

However, c-section are better for the doctor (he has better control of his schedule, less likely to be sued, and it pays better) and the hospital (pays better and quicker in and out since they don't have to wait for baby to get here).

Mom's shouldn't have to fight for the right to not be damaged during birth for the profit of the doctor and hospital.

But sadly, they often do.

Articles: Who the Democrats Really Are

Articles: Who the Democrats Really Are
 This agrees with my observations over the years. If you haven't seen this, you may be listening to too much media propaganda.

The perverse fruits of IVF |

The perverse fruits of IVF |

Kristi and five of her siblings were conceived in incest. Only she survived. |

Kristi and five of her siblings were conceived in incest. Only she survived. |

Abortion for incest is often used to simple cover up the crime and continue the abuse.

And Baby doesn't deserve the death penalty because her father was evil. That is just immoral.

Can you really look at this woman and tell her she should have been torn limb from limb?



God created marriage to protect women and children. This is being proven over and over again in many studies.

Feminists who say that marriage is slavery for a woman are simply mislead or outright lying. Marriage protects the woman. It's almost like men snuck into the feminists bedrooms in the middle of the night and whispered over and over "Marriage is bad for women. Marriage is bad for women. Oh, and bras are a sign of oppression, yeah, that's it. So you should burn them."

(I've never met a man that preffered women to wear bras)

Any arrangement besides marriage gives men the advantage, whether its cohabitation, one-night-stands, or out-right prostitution.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Abortion- because it matter

15 Reasons the Abortion Industry is Losing Its Support by George Grant | Ligonier Ministries Blog

They did leave out one I think may be even more important: Ultrasounds. Everyone younger than me has grown up seeing pictures of their unborn relatives and freiend's children. We can all plainly see it really is a baby.

Planned Parenthood: still a bigger liar than Wendy Davis | The Matt Walsh Blog
 PP (a multi-billion dollar a year business) only has 3% of its business as abortion if you count the pregnancy test, and the Tylenol after wards and all the other individual things involved in an abortion as separate services.

Abortion and the pain of motherhood... | BaylyBlog
Life is painful, but even imperfect people have the right to live

14 Disturbing Facts About Abortion That You Need To Know

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Property Rights: The Little Guy's Best Friend

Property rights protect the poor from the rich.

The rich have money to protect them. The poor only has God and government. This is one area God delegated to human government to take care of.

As careful reading of the Bible will show you that God was VERY protective of property rights BECAUSE it is the best way to protect the poor.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

When will we walk the talk about breastfeeding?

This talks about general politness as well as supporting breastfeeding.

Though I am a rabid supporter of breastfeeding, I try to be careful not to have a negative attitude to strangers I meet who bottle feed. I had to bottle feed my oldest. She/we had problems and I had no where to go to for help. No internet, no books that dealt with more than just plain, normal nursing, the only family member experienced in nursing was my grandma who died when my oldest was four weeks old. Now, I would just Google it.

There are times when bottle is necessary.

But we need to realize that breast is best and bottle is just a man made substitue. It is better than any other alternatives, but it is still second best. We need to support the God-made choice any time and way we can.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Abortion Logic

If you believe that 

1) man is a created being and has a nature determined by an intelligent and purposeful design, and

2) man is an immortal spirit being which inhabits a mortal body, and

3) there is a universal moral law governing life, marriage, sexual activity, and the family, you will probably oppose abortion.

If you believe that 

1) man has been randomly evolved and has no fixed nature or design, and

2) man is purely a physical animal and/or a material machine, and

3) morality is culturally or individually determined, or a politically-correct elite determines right and wrong, you will probably favor abortion on demand.

If we give in to calls for "tolerance," we will lose. The other side has no tolerance for us and will show us no quarter. In a fight to the death, a demand for "tolerance" is the equivalent of saying "roll over and play dead, so we can kill you in peace."

Saturday, February 08, 2014

My favorite herb store

This is my absolute favorite herb store!

These people are Christians and homeschoolers. I have had many dealings with them (and her parents:-) and have always been happy with the service and quality of the products.

Oh, and they have a lot of great information on their sight! It's like an herbal encyclopedia:-)

Actually, I read her parent's first book when Shosana was just a teenager. I feel like I have watched her grow up! She is now a mom of three as well as owning her own herb store and making How-to herbal movies on youtube. 

(If you click to her store through my link, I get a small percentage of any sales. Just so you know, though I would promote their store without reimbursement.)

America hates children

 That we allow the whole-sale butcher of our preborn is proof enough, but the fact is our childless rate is skyrocketing.

One big culprete is women buying into the idea that they have all the time in the world. After all, science defeated biology with the Pill, right?

They pursue their career first and then find themselves in their late 30's alone (all the good men were taken a decade ago) and infertile.

God designed us to have babies and this is one case of "use it or lose it." The best thing you can do to insure you can have babies in your 30's is to have a few in your 20's!

Who will take care of all these women when they are elderly? Who will take them shopping, to the doctor, check on them, visit with them, make the medical descisions?

The only answer is Uncle Sam.

If that doesn't scare you, I don't know what would.

USA’s childless women

Stay-at-home moms: you don’t owe the world an explanation | The Matt Walsh Blog
Amen, Bro Walsh, Amen.

These are the women raising up tomorrows tax payers in the least. They deserve far more respect than they (we) get.

Friday, February 07, 2014

The climate and minimum incomes.

Articles: Climate Bullies, the Surrealists of Science
Seems to me, we have had "global warming" since the end of the Ice Age- by definition.

Actually, we have had more than a decade now of falling average temperature. Honestly, I don't think we could change the climate if we wanted to. God put the mechanisms in place to control such things (mostly the sun's activity) and we don't have control of it at all.

This is just another case of humans trying to believe they are the most powerful force in the universe.

World's Smallest Political Quiz
World's Smallest Political Quiz
I got 190/200 for Libertarian. How do you do?

There is the argument that since our current wealth distribution was achieved in part through unethical means, the gov should guarentee each citizen a minimum annual income. Here are some interesting articles discussing this idea, though, I must ask "how coud we possibly trust those in public office to yeild to greed while doing this? (no one else has resisted) and is it really moral to punish those who DID get their wealth through honest means by this redistribution method?"

The fact is ALL humans are greedy and I trust God to take care of punishing a supplying much more than I trust any human being.

 ▶ Milton Friedman - The Negative Income Tax - YouTube
The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income |
USBIG: What is BIG?

Israel has evidently lowered it's tax allowance for children.

"Another point is that this new policy makes a statement which, at least to me, is quite plain: We used to give you money to help you raise your children, but now we no longer trust you to make good use of that money. We will therefore take it away and instead give you what WE think your child needs. "

This is what all special deductions and tax programs, all government programs, really, says: We elitists in the government know better than you what you need.

For the rest of Anna in Israel's opinion go to

The fact is that the minimum wage hurts the poorest in the land. I ask you, If you must pay the college grad the same as the high school drop out for an entry level job, which will you hire? But what if you could legally offer that dropout a couple of dollars less per hour? Now wouldn't you at least consider him?

Historically, those who fought the hardest for the minimum wage were the racists.
 Immigration, Eugenics, and the Minimum Wage | Bleeding Heart Libertarians

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth - Health - The Atlantic

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth - Health - The Atlantic

Many medical students, like most American patients, confuse science and
technology. They think that what it means to be a scientific doctor is
to bring to bear the maximum amount of technology on any given patient.
And this makes them dangerous.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Let us send our daughters to die in battle for the sake of gender neutrality! | The Matt Walsh Blog

Let us send our daughters to die in battle for the sake of gender neutrality! | The Matt Walsh Blog

Simple math says women in combat is a bad idea.

If all but one man in the country was killed, the country could still go on.
If all but one woman is killed, our country dies.

By design of biology and biology's God women are more valuable. Feminist tend to try to pretend there is no difference, but you just can't change biology.

In fact, the whole issue is rife with a denial of biology:

Men are stronger due to denser muscle mass.
Men are more agressive.
Men aren't as squimesh.
Men dont' have certain hygene issues.
Men are not nearly as vulnerable to certain torture methods used on prisoners of war.

God designed men to do what is necessary when war is enevetable, while He designed women to nurture babies.

Wishful thinking and magic talk simply will NOT change those facts.

Speaking of biology...

Why We Should Encourage Our Kids to Marry Young |

I married when I was 18 and hubby was 20. We have grown up together and formed each other into what we are today.  I highly recommend early marriage.

Our current idea to postpone marriage until nearly 30 is based on the disdain our culture has for traditional marriage. They hate the God-designed marriage and want to do everything they can to avoid it for as long as they can.

Looking at the facts, the average American enters puberty at, say, 13. We expect that person to live from 13-25 or 26 without finding a mate. Christians are worse, in fact, than than the world. The world at least acknowledges that these young adults want sex and provide a way for them to get it. "Just don't get pregnant."

Christians expect their children to go for 13-15 YEARS without sex after being old enough to have the hormones driving them to it.

This is not doing unto others as you want done unto you!

Young adults need a mate to grow up with and express that wonderful part our human nature God put in us but reserved for marriage.

Missing motherhood: The one thing Barbara Walters regrets | Deseret News

Seriously, she went out of her way to say that she regretted not having more children.

Feminists have caused many women to miss out on what they want the most:
A good marriage and babies.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Celiac/Gluten Intolerance: Are We Chasing The Wrong Villain? | Knowledge of Health

Celiac/Gluten Intolerance: Are We Chasing The Wrong Villain? | Knowledge of Health

It has never made sense to me that a substance so much an integral part of the human diet for all of our history could suddenly be making people sick.

Celiac has to be either somthing has changed with the wheat or with us.

The wheat is now nearly all GMO.

We have much less vitamins in our diets.

I could go either way.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Evolution and God's ways.

Surprising Human Hand Bone Challenges Evolution
 This hand bone dated 1/2 millions years older than they thought humans could be. This means either dating methods are unreliable or scientists are just simply misapplying the evidence. Really, how can we trust anything they say when they keep changing their minds like this?

"Regardless of secularist’s disjointed dating differences, the most significant news from the latest hand-fossil find should be the simple fact that the oldest, widely recognized human hand bone shows no evolutionary change. This Kenyan fossil points to man originating…as man."

Amber Flowers Challenge Dinosaur Depictions
 Dinosaurs are not supposed to have lived with flowering plants. Oh...but wait!
They just found in amber dating to the same age as dinos. So either the dating is wrong or the entire evolutionary time frame for plants is wrong.

Or maybe God just made both withing days of each other like He said.
The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries | Christianity Today
Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women),
and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations.

God's ways produce freedom and prosperity. Man's ways produce tyranny.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

From wanting kids to educating them

A Dramatic Heart-Change Testimony About Children | Maxwell Family Blog
The Maxwells tell of a woman who adamantly didn't want children EVER! God changed her mind and now she is glad.

 LAF/Beautiful Womanhood � The Joy A Child Brings
Ok, I admit it. I cried:-)

I don't remember what the RIE stands for, but basically it's about treating your children like human beings, and important ones at that. This is what I have done, more or less, in raiseing my children.

 Grandmother Monica Smith Transforms Her Shed Into a Tiny Cabin
The Love (and creativity!) of a Grandma!

The New Science of Siblings - TIME
I've said it before and will say it again: The toys you can get for your child is lots of siblings!

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius
 Just a bunch of cool idea, some of which we already do, some don't apply to us, but some we will use in the futre:-)

Parents are lazy, uninvolved, stupid, selfish, cowardly jerks. Except for me, of course. | The Matt Walsh Blog
You know, I keep going to comment on what Matt writes, but he says it all and I can't add to it.

Thank God I wasn’t college material | The Matt Walsh Blog
 Yeeeeeep. (though techniquely, with a 3.85 GPA I was college material. I just didn't want to go). I am more and more convinced that our kids would be better off taking the money they and their parents would normally spend on college and just buying a house. Same payments (or less!) but you have a place to live. And if the child wants to move that house will bring more blessings to the bank account than a degree would. Why not start building physical capital instead of paper capital? And if you already own your home, you don't need as high of an income to be comfortable. This leaves the door open for a wider array of career options.

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Yes, of course. Factories are great for cars, washers, and iPads, but not for human beings.

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 Oh, the dreaming!
Why , in the 21st century, so we still teach children the way they did in ancient Greece 3000 years ago? Everyone who can read this post has more information available in front of your face (Google, wikipedia, youtube, etc) than all the teacher in Harvard put together! Why are we limiting our children to just one little girl standing in front of a classroom?