The offending posts

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These are the posts that caused such a problem at the church. I find neither to be divisive or unscriptural in message or delivery. The first:

I have several bloggs I need to write based on questions I’ve been
asked recently, and one of them is on submission. I’m interested in
reading all your views on submission (to authority, both to your
husband as well as to others such as a pastor or government.) IF I
particularly like something someone says I may email you and ask
permission to quote you. 🙂

The second (modified from original posting here, which was quickly deleted from the site)

Paul and I have been researching head coverings for the last month and
a half or so. We have come to the conclusion that we believe it is
Scriptural. I mention this primarily because, well, you will be
seeing an awful lot of me with my head covered and will probably
wonder why. 🙂 So, here are some links that Paul enjoyed and I’m
passing them on for you to possibly read and consider. I have not
read them in their entirety, by the way.

http://www.kingshou se.org/headcover ing.htm
http://www.biblical researchreports. com/headcovering myths.php
http://www.bible- researcher. com/headcovering s3.html

When I first met some protestants who head cover I was surprised,
since I had been taught that was cultish and not Biblical. But, I
felt a check in my spirit that this was something that I should look
into and Paul decided to research with me. After a lot of reading and
praying concerning the matter, we are in agreement that this is
something I should do.

Paul hasn’t yet decided how often or what kind of covering he wants me
to wear, but I am certain it will be AT LEAST at church. I am
thankful to know that I will have the support of the women here, in as
much that you agree with submission and are used to being different
then the norm in Christian circles anyway!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week,
S

It’s official

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We are a cult. No, not really, but I think most of the Christian world would say so.

We did leave what appeared to be a very good church based on the unwillingness to conform to a church practice of women not speaking to each other concerning doctrine and Scripture. Although it is claimed that is permitted, the restriction is that the woman must first speak to the husband. I, of course, am a firm believer in taking counsel from the husband and being in complete submission to him. However, women should also be allowed to discuss with each other and to say “Oh, I can’t discuss that matter with you because I have not yet spoken with my husband” is just plain ludicrous. There is no Scripture backing this. Following such a discussion the certainly should talk to their husbands, but supposedly we are easily tossed to and fro and bringing new ideas in the home would sow dischord. Well, if I had not brought foreign ideas to the home we would not have known about covering or being quiverfull, that’s for sure.

Our lives have changed so much in the last three months.

In looking for a church we are unable to find something nearby. After all, we are quiverfull, homeschooling, sovereign grace, spirit filled, head covered and autistic! Who could possibly want us at their church?

Paul started a blog on our church experiences. He begins it as the beginning of a kind of journey, but we will also post some negative and positive church experiences we have had in the past. What will the Lord do with us now? I don’t know, but I look forward to finding out!

S

great video

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I have wanted to sign to “Who Am I” for a long time. It has a powerful message, and lovely movement, perfect to sign at church. Well, I saw this today and thought “How fantastic!!”

amen!

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I need to see if this book was published!

After eleven years of an active sex life and planning our children via the Ovulation Method (I don’t use a thermometer) I know when I ovulate. Having this knowledge now makes it difficult for us to let God decide when and how many children we should have. We feel as if this knowledge of how God designed our systems puts us in control.

How do I give up this knowledge? If I were on pills I’d throw them away. All those other methods too. I just can’t come to grips with this one.


Some friends of ours, Rick and Jan Hess, have written a book that answers this question beautifully! (It’s not published yet, or we’d be selling it. I’m pursuing a possible publisher right now-will tell you if it works out.) The Hesses point out that conception does NOT occur by “chance” or by random statistical processes (including time-of-month activity), according to the Bible, but that God sovereignly opens and shuts the womb as He pleases.Statistics are really just compilations of “what God has done in the past” and do not necessarily reflect what He will do in the future . . . or in your individual case. In other words, you may determine that today is a “fertile” day and yet not conceive on it, while another day that theoretically shouldn’t be fertile might be the day a baby is started!

No birth control method, NFP and other similar methods included, has 100% accuracy, for this very reason. God can always overrule our attempts at control-but it’s not terribly obedient to try to control our reproduction and hope God bails us out if we’ve made a wrong choice! A natural sex life acknowledges God’s sovereignty. “I am the handmaiden of the Lord; be it done to me according to Thy will,” as Mary, the mother of Jesus, said.

update on headcoverings

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I made waves without even realizing it. I will be wearing a headcovering on Sunday and thought I should email the ladies at church and let them know that I would and if they have questions they can refer to these sites and discuss with their husbands. The pastor deleted my post from the group and posted that it was inapropriate for me to discuss doctrine and that we are not to discuss the issue. I am so irritated, angry, sad….

It looks like we’re leaving the church. Why is it so hard to find a good church? We finally found a spirit filled sovereign grace quivefull homeschooling church but telling me I may not speak on Scripture or doctrine is a deal breaker. That’s like telling a dog to stop wagging his tail and that he must purr!

Erg.

S

Why abortion is wrong even to save a life

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I have heard Christians say that abortion is wrong EXCEPT in the cases where the mother’s life is in danger. This has always been very concerning to me. Here’s an excellent article explaining why this is still wrong.

FIC

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Uniting Church and Family

Includes articles from Scott Brown and others on family integrated church.

covering my head

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When we first started talking about headcoverings I was very curious. I had never known anyone to cover their head, although I knew that some sects still do (Amish, Jewish, Catholic, ect.) It surprised me that protestant Christians were covering their heads, so I dove into research.

When DH came home I talked to him about it and he gave the typical response that it was customary of the day but a woman’s long hair was given as her covering. I said “Yes, that’s what I was raised with -when my parents married my dad told my mom she must cover her head but she refused based on that argument. However, there are Christians who still cover their heads and I am out to prove definitely that I should do one or the other, and not relying on what my mom or most of the rest of the church says. Interested, Paul started looking at things as well.

I read some very convincing things that made complete sense. Even more important, as I read these things and looked at head coverings, I felt an urgency in my spirit- an assurance and an excitement that this IS what I am to do. My husband hadn’t made any decision on it and I did not want to be DISHONORING to him by wearing it if he didn’t agree (that would defeat the purpose.) So every Saturday I ask if he wants me to cover my head and he says no, but without much conviction because he had still not found anything to explain the verse that says that if any man be contentious there is no such custom.

Until last night.

Last night he found an excellent site and it made total sense. It explained all the other things we had already found and then when it came to that verse it was explained that that verse is not saying that we don’t have the custom of covering heads, neither does the churches of God, but that we don’t have the custom of being contentious over these teachings. aha! That would explain why Paul is spending so many verses teaching something and then saying at the end the churches of God have no custom……OF ARGUING ABOUT BIBLICAL TRUTHS/VALUES! And it all fell into place.

So, he still has not decided what he wants me to wear but I’m sure next Sunday I’ll be wearing SOMETHING, even if it’s one of my hats. I have always loved hats and used to wear them to church and then with the arrival of children I lost my sense of style altogether and stopped wearing my hats. He said he definitely does not want me wearing the Amish cap with the two poofs, that it looks like you have a bra on your head. LOL I love vintage hats, so I’ll probably get a hat at a local antique shop. Perhaps I’ll get a Jewish veil. We’ll see. Paul is leaning towards that all my hair should be covered, which would limit what kinds of coverings I can wear.

S

being a housewife

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Great article from John Calvin on being a housewife!

And if men say, “What is this? A woman playeth the housewife, she spinneth on her distaff, and this is all that women can do.” As in deed there are a number of fools that when they speak of women’s distaffs, of seeing to their children, will make a scorn of it, and despise it. But what then? What saith the heavenly Judge? That he is well pleased with it, and accepteth of it, and putteth it in his reckoning. So then let women learn to rejoice when they do their duty, and though the world despise it, let this comfort sweeten all respect they might have that way, and say, “God seeth me here, and his Angels, who are sufficient witnesses of my doings, although the world do not allow of them.”

men who love their wives

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And the women who submit to them.

This is the first installment of a series on submission. I was asked what my beliefs on submission are, and so I decided to research a bit before just sitting down and writing what I thought. After all, beliefs do change and although (hopefully) they have a purely Scriptural base, I find that others’ opinions may alter what I believe the Scripture actually says. Of course, then I bounce ideas off my husband’s very knowledgeable but still learning mind, and then my thoughts may change again!

Yes, this is written in response to a question I was asked, but this is actually something I have pondered since, well, since my early teens. My parents modeled a husband/wife relationship and then I was left trying to decide wither it was done properly. It. What is it? It refers to submission, loving the wife as Christ loves the church, and the whole marriage partnership in general. That’s a lot to take in, particularly when there isn’t much teaching in the church on it and you are so young.

Why is there not teaching on such an important topic? Well, I think men are afraid of it. Not all men, certainly. If you google there are plenty of articles and resources on this topic. But I think that the feminist movement has so impacted the church as it is today that most pastors will not stand up and preach on submission, even if they believe in it. Likewise, you don’t hear much about loving your wives, either.

“The 5 Love Languages” was very popular sometime back. Throughout my marriage I have sought to discover my husband’s love language so I can show him how much I love him in the way that he can receive it. However, I cannot figure out what his love language is. He doesn’t do ANY of those things. Not on a consistent basis. Why not? This is something I have asked my self occasionally and the only answer I have found is that it is because he DOESN’T love me. Not that I really believe that. I think if he didn’t love me he wouldn’t still be with me. I am, after all, a very difficult person to live with. I am autistic, stubborn, a slob, and sometimes even destructive (to my self and to others.) But, perhaps he just doesn’t know how to SHOW he loves someone. He’s never been taught.

My first link on submission is found above in the first line. It delves into the typology of marriage. Typology was one of my favorite studies while in college. Click on it. Read it. Consider it. Tell me what you think.

S


Is that a MAN?!?

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My response to this article

First off, I enjoyed your satirical, disrespectful article. I found it very offensive and it made me laugh. I know, I’m weird. I wanted to comment on ” This means that female employees would have to endure both systematic sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by being forced to share bathroom facilities with any male employee who got his jollies from wearing a dress.”

Well, I did work with someone who was very obviously a man in a dress. When he/she walked into the bathroom the other women ran out making negative comments “isn’t that a MAN?!” I saw the pain on his face- very real pain. He had a lady’s name, lady’s clothes, boobs, and a decent figure. He wasn’t even an ugly man. Heck, for all I know he was a masculine looking woman. Where was he supposed to go to the bathroom? The men wouldn’t let him in there. In fact, they might beat him up or even kill him.

The women, according to this article, were being sexually harrassed by him being in the lady’s bathroom. I didn’t feel harassed. He dreaded going to the bathroom. But this was his payment for being different? This is what he must endure for CHOOSING to dress like a woman? Are we, the Christian community, so arrogant as to say that we must persecute every person for living a lifestyle that we don’t agree with? Yes, he dressed like a woman and yes, according to the Bible we must have very distinctly different looks. But is this any reason to torture him like that?

He’s not even a Christian. He has much bigger issues then wither or not he wears a dress. I, by the way, had lunch with this person nearly every day while we shared an office. No one else would, and I felt called to be his friend. I never once spoke about his masculine chin or occasionally lopsided boobs. And he never once complained about my witnessing to him because I was the only one who embraced HIM without making fun of him, rediculing him or persecuting him. I’m not saying that we are to embrace their sin, but I think that God was able to minister to him much more through me as I showed love and compassion to him then if I showed hate and hostility.

S

The importance of Biblical doctrine

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“Doctrine in devicive! Doctrine is what the Pharisees and Sadducees would push, but Jesus was in favor of only love! ” Reminds me of the sixties tune “all we need is love.” But is this true? Is that all that is important? Faith expressing itself through love, as Timothy suggested? Well, we can’t just pick a verse out of context (The whole Bible being context) and expect that it is wholly truthful.

The fact is that Jesus DID teach doctrine in addition to love. 1 John 1 is very strong in insistence that light has no part in darkness and the apostle Paul was highly criticized for his strongly proclaimed doctrine- rightly claiming that we are dead in sin until the Holy Spirit comes in and makes our spirits alive so we can repent and believe.

Sure, love is important. It is God’s love for us that gave us a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins, His own son Jesus Christ. But it is also doctrine which teaches us in the trinity, the virgin birth, in sin, in sacrifice, in salvation. Doctrine is equally as important as love.

I came across an episode of Montel the other day ( I never watch the show, BTW) that quickly drew me in. A man in the audience was telling the TV audience “lest anyone think this is the norm in Christendom this is sin.” I watched intently, wondering what would happen. The guests were involved in the porn industry. The man said that he is a Christian with a good relationship with the Lord and blah blah blah and rebuked the audience member for his lack of love which Jesus would have shown. Later another audience member stood and talked about how much God loves everyone and we need to show them love as well.

Here’s love without doctrine. If she had some understanding of doctrine she would recognize that although God may love this person, this person is living a daily lifestyle of sin and encouraging others to do the same. He makes porn films of his wife, encouraging her to sin which is doubly condemable because he is the priest in his home. Then he publicly proclaims his dedication of love to the one true God. Love does not come without chastisement. She’s not advocating love and respect, she’s advocating acceptance of sin and openly embracing it! Unfortunately, the church seems to be skipping down this path of lies that the world has been feeding it. “Love” and tolerance and anti doctrine and accountability.

Here’s an article outlining the importance of doctrine (click.)

Now, I haven’t dissected all parts of this article but so far I think it’s pretty good.

S

home churches

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http://www.christianworldviewnetwork.com/article.php/2513/Chuck_Missler “There is no place like home, at least for some Christians. In recent years the number of home churches and small group fellowships in the United States has risen exponentially. Since the year 2000, it is estimated that more than 20 million Americans have begun exploring alternative forms of worship, including home churches. A survey conducted by the Barna group concluded that about 9% of adults in the United States today attend a house church – a decade ago that number was less than 1%.”

I found this article very interesting because last year I read an article on the same site against cell groups and home churches because they don’t have anyone keeping them accountable and making sure their doctrine is good. I thought that was such an error in argument because who keeps the other churches accountable and in good doctrine? Even those that have overseers (bishops ect) still have major problems. Well, at least an article of opposite viewshas finally been published!

S

Remembering 9-11

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Where was I on 9/11?  I was getting ready for work and sat down to eat breakfast and catch a few minutes of something on TV.  The first plane had just hit.  I was not surprised.  I knew it was a terrorist attack.  The second plane hit.  I felt little emotion other then real concern for all the people trapped.  Then they said that the Pentagon was hit and the White House had smoke rising from it.  Then I was VERY worried.  It was a full scale attack!  Still, I left for work as usual.

During naptime mothers began to arrive to pick up their children.  They were crying and terrified.  I had heard the White House was NOT under attack and for the most part felt nothing.  But these women were really very scared.  They told their babies “I know you don’t understand right now what is going on, but in a few years I will tell you.  You will understand, and you will mourn with the rest of us.”  Almost all the 165 children were picked up early that day, by parents who were afraid the day care was going to be bombed, by parents who were too upset to work, by parents who personalized the situation way too much.  It was so strange to me.

I will never forget 9-11, none of us will.  But more then the crumbling buildings and dying people, what stands out most in my mind are those who were left behind.  Those who knew no one injured or killed in the attack, but still hold onto it as though their spouse, their child, their life was snuffed out in those few hours.  It’s beyond empathy.  It’s beyond concern for our nation.  It’s some strange form of idolatry- worshiping fear, worshiping the fallen, worshiping the heroes, worshiping the famous.  It’s part of our pop culture, I guess.  It’s not something I really understand.

Call me insensitive if you want, but that is what it was like for me, on 9-11.

I fail to see how this fits in collegiate classes

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http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=24303 Years after creating a smattering of gay-related classes, more than two dozen American universities are now offering full-fledged minors in gay studies and expanding the field to include disciplines across the college curriculum.

Issues such as same-sex marriage and gays in the military have fueled interest in the programs, which have been established, among other places, at Ivy League institutions Yale and Cornell and DePaul University in Chicago, one of the nation’s largest Catholic schools.

At least 30 public and private colleges now offer multidiscipline minors in gay studies, the majority of them started in the last three years. Another 16 schools let undergraduates earn certificates or pursue concentrated studies in gay topics.

beware of the mousetrap

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I received this forward today and really liked it.

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife
open a package.

What food might this contain? The mouse wondered – he was devastated to
discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr.Mouse, I
can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the
house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The pig sympathized, but said, I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is
nothing I can do about it but pray. “Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said “There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin
off my nose.” So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and
dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house — like the sound
of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did
not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital ,
and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer
took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.

But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit
with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died.

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to
provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in
the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t
concern you, remember — when one of us is threatened, we are all at
risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out
for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

REMEMBER,,,,

EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON’S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE
WOVEN
TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

article on current birth rate crisis

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I guess I can tell people I’m trying to help the world’s economy. Of course, I’m not sure how well a family of autistics will boost the economy. hehe Perhaps I’ll have another Gates. Who knows.

http://www.hoover.org/publications/policyreview/3431156.html

This article tackles the issues that have encouraged a lower birth rate, such as feminism, women in the work force, birth control, abortion, and woman encouraged to wait for marriage and children until after their education is completed and they start their careers. Then they feel that continuing to work is necessary even after having children, and therefore having fewer children because of child care and other drains on resources children can be particularly if the mother works outside the home. There is an interesting little bit towards the end about genetic engineering and the possibility of a genetic based hierarchy. The article is quite long, so I copied and pasted segments in case you’d like to read it in bites.

“For a modern nation to replace its population, experts explain, the average woman needs to have 2.1 children over the course of her lifetime. Not a single industrialized nation today has a fertility rate of 2.1, and most are well below replacement level.” PEople think we are over populated but the world really isn’t overpopulated, it’s that there aren’t enough people/countries producing and governments are witholding resources from the general people.”

“The United Nations estimates that by 2050, 42 percent of all people in Italy and Japan will be aged 60 or older. ( By 2050 US seniors are expected to be 25%, and that’s assuming that the birth rate doesn’t decrease.) Historically, the aged have made up only a small portion of society, and the rearing of children has been the chief concern. Now children will become a small minority, and society’s central problem will be caring for the elderly. Yet even this assumes that societies consisting of elderly citizens at levels of 20, 30, even 40 or more percent can sustain themselves at all. That is not obvious.”

“To support the ever-growing numbers of elderly, governments may raise taxes on younger workers. That would make children even less affordable than they are today, decreasing the size of future generations still further.”If worldwide fertility rates reach levels now common in the developing world (and that is where they seem headed), within a few centuries, the world’s population could shrink below the level of America’s today. “In 1955, at the height of the baby boom, a typical one-earner family paid 17.3 percent of its income in taxes. Today, a median family with one paycheck pays 37.6 percent of its income in taxes — 39 percent if it’s a two-earner couple. So the new demography has put us into an economic trap. High taxes depress birth rates, but low taxes expand demographically driven deficits still further.”

This was humorous- “Longman’s greatest fear is a revival of fundamentalism, which he defines broadly as any movement that relies on ancient myth and legend, whether religious or not, “to oppose modern, liberal, and commercial values.” Religious traditionalists tend to have large families (relatively speaking). Secular modernists do not. Longman’s fear is that, over time, Western secular liberals will shrink as a portion of world population while, at home and abroad, traditionalists will flourish.”

“With talk of artificial wombs and the end of the family, we are a long way from the idea of a conservative religious revival. The truth is, the possibility of a population crisis simultaneously raises the prospect of conservative revival and eugenic nightmare. In his landmark book on Western family decline, Disturbing the Nest, sociologist David Popenoe traces out contrasting ideal-typical scenarios by which the Western family might be either strengthened or further eroded. Looking at these scenarios, it’s evident that a population crisis could trigger either one.
What could reverse the decline of the Western nuclear family? Anything that might counter the affluence, secularism, and individualism that led to family decline in the first place, says Popenoe. Economic decline could force people to depend on families instead of the state. A religious revival could restore traditional mores. And a revised calculation of rational interest in light of social chaos could call the benefits of extreme individualism into question. We’ve already seen that a demographic-economic crisis could invoke all three of these mechanisms.
But what about the reverse scenario, in which the nuclear family would entirely disappear? According to Popenoe, the end of the nuclear family would come through a further development of our growing tendency to separate pair-bonding from sex and procreation. Especially in Europe, marriage is morphing into parental cohabitation. And in societies where parents commonly cohabit, the practice of “living alone together” is emerging. There unmarried parents remain “together” yet live in separate households, only one of them with a child. And of course, intentional single motherhood by older unmarried women — Murphy Brown-style — is another dramatic repudiation of the nuclear family. The next logical step in all this would be for single mothers to turn their children over to some other individual or group for rearing. That would spell the definitive end of the nuclear family.”

“Humankind faces three fundamental choices in the years ahead: at least a partial restoration of traditional social values, a radical new eugenics, or endless and compounding population decline. For a long time, this choice may not be an either/or. Divisions will likely emerge both within and between societies on how to proceed. Some regions may grow more traditional, others may experiment with radical new social forms, while still others may continue to shrink. And a great deal will depend upon an economic future that no one can predict with certainty. In any case, the social innovations of the modern world are still being tested, and the outcome is unresolved.”

Communion

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“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty; Who was, and is, and is to come. Holy, Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty.”

Wave upon wave, like a gentle rumble of thunder, the words roll in circular motion around the throne.

“Glory, Hallelujah, He reigns!” the saints declare amidst the angels’ chant.

All bow before them, the Eternal Father and His Sacrificed Son.

A warm inviting light surrounds them, pierces them, revealing only truth and goodness because all darkness has already been exiled.

The light pulsates with colors, a prisom of sorts, but the room is washed in more colors then one can even imagine, colors Earth has never experienced.

It is a perfect place, a perfect moment; a moment experienced with all but also a solitary moment between the Saint and God.

Total communion.

Sarah Trost C. 2007

TX parents upset at text messaging homework

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Boy am I glad my children are homeschooling. Only when YOU are the teacher are you in full control of what your children are learning. Am I raising sheltered children? Well, better sheltered then asking “Why would someone be naked in front of the computer?

Parents are upset after a _Texas_
(http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296132,00.html#) middle school math teacher handed out a homework assignment to
his sixth-grade class to find out the meaning of some text messaging
abbreviations.
Some of the 20 abbreviations translated to “keeping parents clueless”
and”nude in front of the computer.”
Alicia Byars, the parent of an 11-year-old student in the class at Jackson
Middle School, wants the teacher fired.

“I don’t understand. I’m actually in shock,” Byars said. “Now I’m faced to
the situation ‘what does this mean, Mommy?’

The school district said it spoke to the teacher, but would not comment on
any disciplinary action taken against the teacher.
“He did come away from the district’s curriculum to give this activity to
those kids,” said Sam Buchmeyer, a spokesman for the Grand Prairie School
District.

Another parent doesn’t think that’s good enough.
“He’s a teacher, he needs to be held responsible,

” said Jeff Travis.

_http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296132,00.html

sesame street video supporting breastfeeding!

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Click here, make sure you watch it to the end!