Next Monday, please come to my farm and join hundreds of people at an old-fashioned Memorial Day Picnic, as we remember the fallen, proclaim the gospel, and seek to rebuild a culture of honor.
Also, please read this special Memorial Day note from my friend Doug Phillips:
On behalf of the the children of America whose future was purchased through your sacrifice more than half a century ago, we honor you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and purpose to pray for you throughout the year that the Lord would bless you and cause His face to shine upon you and all your progeny. At this crucial moment in American history, when the hope of our nation rests upon the mercy of the Lord, we stop to give thanks for you and all the fathers through whom the Lord worked to secure our liberties.
The Story of Liberty and the
For just under a year now, amazing letters and packages have been showing up at the home of Liberty Phillips. Some include beautiful notes written by hand. Others not only contain letters, but photos and memorabilia from more than half a century ago. The common denominator is that the senders are aged veterans who served close to seventy years ago during the Second World War. And they are writing to Liberty because she first wrote to them. (more…)
Come join Steve Noble, myself, and hundreds of other people at an old-fashioned Memorial Day Picnic as we seek to rebuild a culture of honor, praise God for His mercy to us, and proclaim the gospel.
A Special Message from Joaquin Fernandez, producer of the film “IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America”
This weekend, Florida’s FPEA, who hosts the largest homeschool convention in the world, has made special, last-minute arrangements to add IndoctriNation to their program. IndoctriNation was added after the convention’s program was published. As a result, some 15,000 to 18,000 attendees will converge at the Gaylord, but few will know of their opportunity to watch IndoctriNation for free. Parents who are considering homeschooling need to know the severity of the risks of public education and the importance of not handing their children over to the state for their training.
Will you please help us raise awareness? We’re asking you to use whatever means available (e.g., phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, etc.) to shout from the housetops about this film’s availability.
The FPEA graciously assigned the “Naples” conference room to us for Friday and Saturday. The film will play four times each day, at 10 AM, 12 NOON, 2 PM and 4 PM. Deep DVD discounts will be available. Our potential viewing audience is 2,176. Please help us share the piercing warnings of IndoctriNation.
In this video clip, “The age of the involved dad has arrived.” There is a cultural sea change…they are children of the women’s movement and the culture of divorce. She says, “There used to be a difference between father and mother…now they are morphing into a unisex/spouse/parent.”
Same Journey – Different Results. They left at the same time, but one would return and the other would perish. This is the story of personal life, family life, church life, and business life. It matters how you proceed. Here is a dramatic example: the 1911 Antarctic expedition led by Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott. The destination of both men was the South Pole, but the results of their two journeys were radically different. (more…)
Have you ever had to deal with someone who hates you? At the end of this post, I’ll list three thoughts about how to think and act in this circumstance.
Back in the era of Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee had to deal with this. Erwin Lutzer writes about this:
General Robert E. Lee spoke in the highest terms to President Lincoln about an officer who was known to have nothing but hatred and disrespect for him (that is, for Robert E. Lee), his commanding officer. When someone pointed out to the general the contempt this man had for him, General Lee replied, “Yes, that’s true. But the President asked my opinion of him, not his opinion of me. – Erwin W. Lutzer, When You’ve Been Wronged: Overcoming Barriers to Reconciliation, (Chicago: Moody, 2007), Kindle, 162.
If you have a boss or friend or maybe a church member who is out to undermine you or hurt your reputation, here are three things you should remember (more…)
Reports are regularly appearing in the news in terms of cost/benefit analysis and how expensive college is compared with what you get out of it. Now the Wall Street Journal adds to the discussion by reporting about a “controversial recent study, led by the sociologists Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa and summarized in their book “Academically Adrift,” nearly half of all undergraduates fail to demonstrate significant improvements in critical thinking or writing skills during their first two years in college. Even more dismal, particular kinds of knowledge are largely forgotten shortly after the final exam.”
Of all the bad news in the news today, here is some good news, from CBS News – Eating lots of chocolate helps people stay thin. The study finds:
What’s the best way to stay thin? A new study finds it’s exercising and eating a healthy diet full of – chocolate? The study found that people who frequently ate chocolate had a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who didn’t…The researchers found that the participants – who were an average age of 57 – ate chocolate for an average of twice of week and exercised roughly 3.5 times per week. But the more frequent chocolate-eaters had smaller BMIs, a ratio of height and weight that’s used to measure obesity.
This Pew Forum research project shows some remarkable religious differences between states and regions. (Click on the state to see the religious configuration that exists there. You can view this by clicking here.) Notice the spread between Arkansas which 53% evangelical, while California is 18%. Utah’s numbers are staggeringly different from the rest of the country with 58% Mormon while the rest of the states are at around one half of one percent. The most secularized regions of course are the West coast and the Northeast with disproportionately high numbers of people who call themselves religiously “unaffiliated.”