Apr. 29 2008
Thank goodness the govt. is keeping us safe from raw milk and Joel Salatin’s books.
One of Mark Nolt’s lasting images from last Friday’s raid of his farm by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is of Bill Chirdon, the top PDA food safety official, walking off with a copy of Joel Salatin’s book, “Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal.”
If you don’t know who Joel is click here to see some of my other posts.
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Apr. 29 2008
My wife and I had the privilege of attending Couples Camp at the Highlands Study Center last month. One of the nine sessions is posted on YouTube. R.C. turns the tables on Proverbs 31, ties it to our calling in Ephesians 5 to sanctify our wife and provides four points for success.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
The Basement Tape “Daughters of Zion” is also a discussion of Eph. 5 among other things if your interested. This is an important message that men need to hear.
Technorati Tags: R.C. Sproul Jr., Christianity, Highlands Study Center
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Apr. 26 2008
Just read this quote by Voddie Baucham here (HT).
“I have asked before, and I will ask again, how far do they have to go? What do they have to do to our children before we will leave? Do they have to molest our children? They’ve done that. Do they have to beat, maim or kill our children? They’ve done that too. Do they have to fail to educate our children adequately? They’ve done that. Do they have to deny our God and his laws? They have done that too. Do they have to lead our children away from Christ and his Church in droves by indoctrinating them in Atheistic Secular Humanism? Check that one off too. When will enough be enough? When will our desire to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4) outweigh our addiction to free daycare?”
Here are a few more I found a few weeks ago that I had saved.
“Modern American dating is no more than glorified divorce practice. Young people are learning how to give themselves away in exclusive, romantic, highly committed (at times sexual) relationships, only to break up and do it all over again. God never intended for His kids to live like this. And instead of stepping in and doing something, many Christian parents simply view these types of relationships as a normal and necessary part of growing up. Unless your child is wiser than Solomon, stronger than Samson, and more godly than David (all of whom sinned sexually), they are susceptible to sexual sin, and these premature relationships serve as open invitations.” (Source) Family Driven Faith (p. 21).
“You wanna know why I got married? Here’s the deal: The wisest man in the Bible, the strongest man in the Bible, and the godliest man in the Bible all fell into sexual sin. For me to stay engaged to Bridget from the time I was a sophomore until I graduated from college was for me to expect myself to be wiser than Solomon, stronger than Samson, and more godly than David- and I was neither- so we got married.” (Source)
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Apr. 26 2008
These lectures are still available for free download. I listened to them recently with my wife and we both enjoyed them. Get all five!
Download them here.
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Apr. 26 2008
Some quotes (free online here).
“In other words, anyone who would become a country home-maker is confronted, at the very outset, with the demand that he become something of an ornithologist, a geologist, a botanist, and an entomologist.”
“A good brook is money and joy in one, and I think so much of a beautiful stream of water that I should count it a very important item in selecting a country home. It is half of life to children, turning their mimic water wheels, and it will come very handy to irrigate your strawberries and help you through a drought that threatens to destroy your garden. The talking of a brook will put a lot of poetry into your daily life, and I can easily imagine how the mother of the household will find a bend where she can place her easy chair, and, under a beech or an apple tree, let the rippling and the singing sweeten her thoughts and drive away care.”
“Of course, some of us cannot have the first pick, but if you can overlook a beautiful valley you as good as own it. Your property is not measured exactly by what your deed covers, and this goes a long way farther in the country than in the city.”
“I would rather have a few old apple trees, put in good order, of course; just the trees that I climbed in my childhood, Spitzenburg and Rhode Island Greenings, some of them leaning down so that a child may creep up and hide with the robins among the apples.”
Apr. 26 2008
How did this disintegration of rational society happen? Chesterton argues that it started “in the drift from the hearth and the family.” The solution of course must involve a drift back. Chesterton was on the forefront of defending the attack on the family. What critics of Distributism have never addressed is that under the socialist or capitalist or servile systems that they defend, the family has been decimated by any number of forces, all of which directly relate to Statism and Commercialism, or Big Government and Big Business. Unlike the others, Distributism is centered around the family and the precept that every governmental, commercial or judicial force must be dedicated to protecting, nourishing, and encouraging the family. We see nothing of that sort in the modern world.
“Hardly anybody…dares to defend the family. The world around us has accepted a social system which denies the family. It will sometimes help the child in spite of the family; the mother in spite of the family; the grandfather in spite of the family. It will not help the family.”
Technorati Tags: Family, G.K. Chesterton
Apr. 26 2008
James White provides some accurate commentary on a recent Christianity Today poll. How well would your church do?