|Posted by Eileen Miller on October 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
"The bread of charity is life itself for the needy; he who withholds it is a man of blood. He slays his neighbor who deprives him of his living; he sheds blood who deines the laborer his wages." (Sirach 34: 22,23)
You see here how God speaks of the needy and the laborer in one breadth. Our economy must support them both without favoring one over the other. There is a delicate balance to maintain our economic system that must be adhered to. Our econimic system is designed with the source of our prosperity as the engine where freedom is fostered for all legal citizens to make ethical and moral decisions based on common sense needs. This engine or source provides the funds necessary for our government to work effectively by keeping it lean, balanced, ethical, and lawful. Our source is the private sector and needs to be the strongest and largest entity in our system in order to grow any part of it, including the government. Afterall, even the government can not function without a vital source. So why do many liberals aim to overtax and over-regulate it? A source that is overtaxed and over-regulated will not be able to support anything the right way, let alone maintain a balanced, ethical, and lawful approach to success. Success comes from maintaining a well run engine, not necessarily being the best in everything. A source that is successful on her own as well as spreading success to others who are peaceful neighbors or friends. Our neighbors and friends can be needy or strong.
If we want to support the needy with the "bread of charity," we need a strong source. In fact, a source should always be strengthened because it is the generating force to support all citizens, even the needy, through various means...even through charity or welfare programs. The source of money for government welfare comes from the private sector. It would be better if the private sector developed their own welfare programs that competed with each other without the government confiscating most of the money through red tape programs. The private sector doesn't incentivize eternal dependance and single parenthood on its customers like the government does. The private sector incentivizes people to put more responsibility into their lives by expanding services and products that will be more efficient at finding all citizens what they need most. Whether it be a good job, better day care, better schools, or more affordable cars and checking accounts, etc...
It must be very challenging to be a single parent on welfare. I remember when I tried to work while I had my children in daycare and it was a pain in the neck. The money I made all went back out the door to daycare. I'm fortunate to be able to quit my job and stay at home while we raise our kids without being stuck on welfare. What good was it for me to spend all my time working when I could be enjoying my children and raising them properly? My career was not efficient at providing me a good salary as an incentive to keep working. Plus...the amount of time I spent working took too much time away from my children. It was becoming a waiste of time and my husband and I decided it would be better to homeschool the children. When we were burdened with this, my husband's salary was a blessing but my career became a liability. A single mother doesn't have a married partner to support her and her children. So she turns to the government as her "husband." If she works forty hours a week, her children are neglected for too long usually. This makes her children easy prey for liberal brainwashing in government run schools. Little does she know that most of the taxes collected for welfare from the private sector go to the government employees who run the disastrous governmental welfare system. Therefore, the private sector is her real friend...not the government. It only appears to be the government.
It is plain to see that one can not give to the needy nor provide jobs for the laborer at the same time if our source which provides efficiency in products and services is weak. We need the efficiency of the private sector to provide single mothers with better jobs and better schools. The government is inefficient. A single mother will not receive efficiency from them. Therefore, when welfare recipients vote for a democrat, they are voting for more welfare money without the responsibility to provide for themselves with better products, services, and jobs in our economy. Thus, they just turn to an inefficient government to give them less efficient products and services. The welfare recipients are digging themselves into a pit of "neediness" on an inefficient government because they've become accustomed to letting the government become their "husbands." Believe me, one does not want to fall in love with crooks!
When speaking about the needy, it is good to reference this balancing act between the needy and the laborer. Otherwise, one denies fair wages to the laborer when all they speak of is taking his/her wages through taxes to give to the needy. After all, it is the laborer who can help support the needy. Government employees do not accomplish much because they just spend all their time throwing money around to their various branches leading them in a vicious circle. Nothing really ever gets done. The private sector has the ability to meet the immediate needs of its customers in a direct and efficient manner. I know government workers and hear this all the time. Furthermore, when companies are efficient, their "workers" can be called employees. "Workers" is a term used for progressives because they view the people who work for them to be like ants.
The government can not support the needy without the help of the private sector. The private sector is where the government receives its finances through taxes. The government can not produce its own funds. So why does the Obama administration work to oppress the private sector when it is filled with peace loving middle-class citizens that benefit our country and our government and can support the needy better? This is not equality. One should not favor people in one part...the government...over another vital part...the private sector. The government has gotten too big and has been favored over the private sector in all Obuma's decisions. We need both parts to make our economy strong while the source should always be put first. The government must be limited to its power over citizens and must properly balance the link between the laborer and the needy. Why can't politicians explain this link between the laborer and the needy? I think it would turn many of the thinking of those around who are too dependent on the government.
There are many smart and hard working citizens who need to have control of their own lives without the government burdening them with pharisee-like regulations. The government should not be the only entity that comes up with ideas. The ideas of this particular Obuma administration is intrinsically evil. Putting all the power in the hands of leaders puts a burden on good citizens.
Good citizens are charitable to the needy without the government stealing too much from them in the form of taxes. We are already at the tipping point in giving to the needy through inefficient programs. If we continue to expand welfare and burden the private sector, the government will no longer have a source to tax. In turn, the needy will not be able to rely on the government to provide a welfare program at all. Why can't Mexican immigrants who vote democratic figure this out? Can it be they do not perceive this link between laborers and the needy? In order to support the needy, we have to have happy and healthy employees who hold good jobs. Too many government jobs are waisteful and not needed to make our economy strong.
So you see, the source of sustinance for the welfare program comes from the private sector. The needy should be taught this so that they know the source of their welfare payments needs to be strengthened. They have to stop thinking the government needs to be strengthened because it is not the source. We cannot destroy the source of our prosperity by soley relying on the government but must strengthen our private sector. Policiticians need to establish this vital link between the needy and the laborer.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on October 16, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
The liberals have revealed their true colors with Obuma as their new leader (pun not intended). Remember...they call themselves pro-choice. Well, if you have a choice - that means there is more than one option to choose from...whether to have a baby or abort a baby and whether to support abortion or remain free from supporting such an evil. By issuing the HHS mandate and attempting to collectivize the controversial issue of abortion by forcing all people to support it through health insurance coverage, the liberals have shown that they do not want women to be able to have the choice to remain free from participating in or supporting this evil in any way.
Liberals are showing that they want to take away this choice. Look how the Obuma administration is going after the Little Sisters of the Poor. They "have never asked the court to prevent the government or insurance companies from offering this coverage to women who want it. They asked simply that they be allowed to continue to serve the elderly poor without violating their faith." Pro-Life individuals only want to practice their faith. Liberals want to take this choice away from them or heavily fine them for not participating in their evil. In other words, force Christians into compliance to support abortion through their insurance coverage they provide or put them out of business. There is absolutely no good reason to punish others for not supporting abortion.
This is not pro-choice but pro-force. I would like to suggest that pro-lifers begin to call liberals by what they really are...PRO-FORCE. They have to stop getting away with applying deceiving names to those who really have the intention of forcing everyone to support evil by hiding behind their fake labels called "pro-choice or gay marriage (which is not marriage)." Liberal leaders want to use abortion and homosexuality not only to have the right but also to prevent Christians from practicing their faith. If they were not guilty, they wouldn't want to stop the morality that causes their guilt. It is a well known fact that Christians have always been against these evils for thousands of years. Therefore, the liberals can't hide behind the fact that they force support of abortion and homosexuality in these round about ways by punishment through severe monetary gains for themselves if one refuses to participate. Their oppression of Christians is severe and intentional even though it appears to be indirectly injuring the innocent. This is exactly why they had to release Kim Davis from prison because her punishment was a direct assault on her person rather than through the pocketbook. Don't be fooled into thinking jail time for denying abortion and gay marriage are not their end game! Furthermore, the DNC voted at their convention to take God out of their platform. If anyone thinks any of these jokers are Christians when they call themselves Christians, they are being fooled.
There is no choice or freedom in a liberal's approach to politics and the economy. They just move in to take control over what the Christian God has fostered to create in our country. It is a fact that when tax rates are lowered there is a higher participation in employment, taxed activity, and output. It is a sham that we haven't required our welfare recipients to learn this highly noble and valuable fact. Thus, all our welfare recipients believe they have to vote democratic to maintain their welfare payments. In reality, they are voting for the destruction of our rights and freedoms and paying into a more ineffective system. Liberals are always trying to higher tax rates to pay for burdensome and ineffective programs. Just like Planned Parenthood is ineffective in protecting the health of women and children. Just look at the babies they've murdered for their body parts, lack of proper sterilization in their facilities, and mental anguish of many who've had abortions. There is no good reason to force everyone to support such an evil as this. Therefore, abortion rights liberals should not be called pro-choice but PRO-FORCE.
Just look at what they want to do to our Bill of Rights? They are continually trying to violate our rights as American citizens and leave us without choices or freedom. Liberals do not want Christians to be able to choose to remain free from participating in activities that violate their faith. Thus they conjure up ways to force Christians into violating their faith by using and encouraging minorities to be victims that need to fight the Christian ideals as they pertain to nature in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are brainwashing all the wonderful minorities our country has accepted. Look how they've tried to call the innocent victim in crimes the "guilty assaulter" (George Zimmerman, Ferguson, Baltimore). These were all unfortunate events instigated by the very people who blame it on race. When the innocent is made out to be guilty because of race, a new form of nazism is attempting to rise up. The nazis were race baters just like liberals are today. The legal system is being utilized to FORCE innocent victims with a punishment. PRO-FORCE!
This attitude is pervasive in our society. I was assaulted in a woman's restroom. Upon my return to work, I was worried and tried to get my employer to put bathroom locks on the doors. Therefore, I was soon fired. I was the victim, yet I was the one who was punished. I also returned from maternity leave when I was pregnant with my firstborn at another job. Upon my return, it was conveniently arranged that my transition to a new position take place and I was fired. I was the victim because the new employee in my old position came into work extremely late almost every day. It was what they wanted I guess. I was there on time every day. Yes, I was young and didn't know any better to make a transition at this time, but this doesn't make it right. This is what I went through. I can't imagine being a police officer today!
Look how Obama refuses to label terrorists by their true label...Islamic terrorists. This is his attempt to FORCE American citizens into accepting the evil ways of Islam, including jihad and Sharia Law. PRO-FORCE! Will someone please wake up and start calling liberals PRO-FORCE. (This statement doesn't mean I'm calling all Muslims terrorists.)
Their attempt at forcing Christians to encourage and support gay marriage is not honoring one's religious freedom. They have a choice to find someone else to support their gay weddings. Rather than show respect to the Christian by choosing another supplier, they sue the Christian when they decline services. The law is being twisted for evil. It is a PRO-FORCE situation and is evidence they want to punish and silence the Christian perspective. It is the same situation with letting transgenders use women's restrooms. Women who honor their modesty and dignity are being forced to sacrifice it for a pervert to use the restroom with them. Most women honor their modesty and shouldn't be forced to share their privacy with strange men.
The very fact that liberals attempt to take away choices and free debate and attempt to make blacks, Muslims, minorities, and gays favored over all others through deceptive language ("gay marriage, black lives matter, refusing to call them Islamic terrorists, gender identity, trying to stop calling some illegal aliens" etc.) giving them priviledge over others shows their desires to oppress traditional Americans. The liberals are using deceptive language to cover up their use of FORCE onto a peaceful citizenry. They are PRO-FORCE. Liberals have revealed their desire to FORCE Christians into submission by forcing heavy fines/taxes and non-negotiable burdens onto them. They need to stop trying to force Christians into supporting practices that go against their faith! Blacks are attacking our police force, Muslims are murdering Christians, many illegal aliens are the first people to be chosen for many jobs while Americans are fired, and gays are persecuting Christians that refuse to participate in their perverse wedding celebrations. Obuma is trying to change our country for the worse.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on October 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
It's nice to see that our new neighbors just got a dog for their family. Nevertheless, their dog has a similar temperament as our dog and there is no fence in between our houses. We've always kept our dog on a leash outside and she has been fine. They are doing the same thing. It would be nice if our dogs can be friends but they are both watch dogs too. I worry that they will get into a fight if one gets loose and wanders into the other neighbor's yard.
If one dog hurts the other dog, then some animosity may arise between us as neighbors. This has made friendly neighborly realities more difficult. I'm sure they would have thought of this when buying their dog. They went and bought the dog anyway. I homeschool my son and he is with our dog all day. In fact, he loves Bella. Their children go to public school and were very excited to buy a new dog. I would never want their dog to hurt our dog or our dog to hurt their dog.
Does anyone know what we could do to help this situation? Should we put up a fence between our houses? I'm not sure how to train our dog regarding relationships with other animals. She seems to have an animal instinct in her to defend her territory. Someone recommended to buy a professional trainer to help the dogs co-habit in the same territory. Does anyone have any recommendations?
We are pretty diligent to put our dog on a leash when we walk her. I had to call animal control once when our other neighbors wouldn't control their dog. Ever since, they have kept their fence closed when their dog is in their yard. This has been very beneficial. A fence is so good to have but so expensive. It would be an asset to have one.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on June 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
As we sit around our kitchen table eating cake and ice cream on my youngest son's eighth birthday, we talk about the day he was born. All of my children remembered coming with daddy to see Patrick and I in the hospital that day. My oldest son remembered how Patrick spit up on his shirt when he held him as a newborn. He even remembered that it was his yellow Gonzaga shirt he was wearing at the time. We all laughed. They also remembered what a treat it was that, afterwards...they ate at Burger King and went to a swim meet. It just so happens that eight years later today, Patrick swam in his first A meet.
The joy a family brings to a mother is beyond words. As they talk about this special event, they still show that they love their little brother as they come around him to celebrate his eighth birthday just as they did on the day he was born. I am a witness to their committment and walk in discipleship to the Lord as they continue to support each other during these special times. Maybe one of the reasons I witness to these things so much is because I know I didn't have close siblings when I was growing up. My brothers had their own lives and didn't always listen to my parents. I saw the heart ache my parents went through and still go through today. That's not to say that I was an angel, but I stayed strong in the faith...unlike my brothers.
The center of our family is Jesus Christ as it always has been when my kids were homeschooled during their elementary and junior high school years. It is such a joy to see how my children return and grow in their first love. They have not turned from the love of Jesus Christ they were introduced to as young children but are only strengthened by it. "Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first." (Revelation 2:4)
I remember when Patrick was born too as I was forty-three years old and my husband and I thought I might be a high risk pregnancy because of my age and troubles during past pregnancies. Our doctor did not tell us I was high risk, but we had the worry all the same. So much so that we took out a life insurance policy while I was pregnant.
The day Patrick was born and everything was o.k. because we were both happy and healthy after the delivery was such a joy to all of us. I am so blessed to have a husband who is devoted to his family. I remember my most troubling pregnancy where I was hospitalized for two weeks. My best friend...my husband...was the only one that came to visit me. He is accountable and devoted to our family.
Being part of the swim team has given us a type of extended family. The whole team was asking about Patrick and I on the day he was born when daddy and the kids attended the meet. When Dad serves the swim team as the volunteer coordinator, the swim team becomes an extended family for us. Serving like the Lord teaches us is receiprocal. When Dad serves the swim team, the swim team supports us as a family. What a wonderful opportunity for Dad to engage his hunter and gatherer instincts in such a healthy activity for our family.
Thinking about all these things has let me know how important it is to have both a mother and a father. We are very different and, yet, we compliment each other. Where ever I am...there is Dad. And where ever Dad is...there am I. ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ (Matthew 19:5).
|Posted by Eileen Miller on May 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
With Father's Day just around the corner next month, I thought I would post a book my son and I read that reminded me of my father. It is a heartwarming story about a young girl who wants to travel to Africa to escape her mean brothers. It's called Loula is Leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve.
Loula attempts to tell her mother and father that she is leaving for Africa, but they are too busy to be concerned of her desires. Therefore, she climbs a tree in her yard believing this to be in Africa. The chaueffer finds out she believes she is in Africa to escape from her brothers and begins to take her on a fun adventure to where Africa really is located...which is not in the tree.
Gilbert, the chaueffer, shows her a map and the way to Africa. He pretends the limosine is a ship that carries them across the ocean to Africa. Walking to the playground they see snakes (which are really birds). The playground, where he proceeds to push her on the swing, becomes a magical journey to Africa. A horse becomes a giraffe as they travel to eat African food...cotton candy or ice cream. All the rides on the playground become adventures on their journey to Africa.
In the park, they eventually get on a type of raft and sail over to watch the sunset on the grassy shore in Africa. At the end of the story, the little girl falls asleep on their way home and Gilbert carries her through the door.
My own father made life feel like a trip to another country everytime I was with him as a little girl. I felt like a princess in a movie when I was with my father. It is amazing the impact fathers have on their daughters. Gilbert reminds me of the moments I spent with my own father. I had so much love and attention from him. If you are a father, spend quality time with your daughters.
My dad passed away in 2007, and I have only the fondest memories of him. Read this book to your children and emulate Gilbert. Some of the warmest memories you can make with your children are when they are young.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on April 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM||comments (1)|
Sometimes God speaks to our hearts in the simplest moments. The other day I was blessed to be able to sit and talk with a dear friend while our children played at her house. While we talked, we had a nature channel on while we engaged in a wonderful conversation. At one point we were enthralled with a polar bear and her young cubs. They came out from under the snow and her new cubs waddled over to the mother polar bear as she enticed them with her mother's milk. When we see a mother nursing her child, it is one of the most beautiful sites anyone can ever imagine...whether it is in the animal kingdom or human kingdom.
I remember those holy and peaceful moments as a young mother when I was able to nurse my babies. I actually felt a life force leaving my body as it nurished my baby. Being able to give and provide for my children trumps any job or career I've had or could have in life. It is an experience that is so full of love that only women are able to experience from the designs of our heavenly Father when it comes to nursing. There is a driving hateful force at odds with this beautiful image that we are encountering in our society today. Everytime I hear of the legislation our evil president, Barrack Obama, puts forth like abortion and contraception, this image flashes into my mind and I'm overwhelmed with concern for young women in our society.
When I say evil, I mean it. We are fighting the devil in our country. The liberal democrats have put a premium upon equality and sameness rather than upon difference, so that they've become intolerant to the very freedom to be different. In effect, they've overstepped their bounds by taking advantage of our equalitarian democracy, where men will be prone to be 'lost in the crowd' of their fellows and lose respect for their own freedom and individuality, and so become grossly indifferent to the free expresions of individual thought, taste and desire on the part of all others. They are engaged in making democracy and equality their great leveler which makes it impossible for minorities to hold any different views. Unfortunately for them, the majority seems to be waking up to these evil efforts because their strategy is only accomplished by using force and being unethical in their business dealings.
Liberals say that equality for women comes in the working world to be equal with their male counterparts. Part of this is true but they overstep their authority by forcing abortion and contraception on everyone...including those that believe it to be unethical and murderous through the HHS mandate. They get away with not having to state their rationality or goals behind this and become a great threat to motherhood and the virtue of modesty in our young women. In effect, if a young woman takes the pill...she is saying I want to have sex before marriage. This is not a worthy goal for our young women to feel they have to uphold to be accepted in society. Liberals always site medical reasons for taking the pill, but the vast majority who consume it are young women who want to avoid pregnancy when they engage in premarital sex. This is never mentioned.
I've lived my whole life without having sex as a goal and the Lord protected me. This is not to say that I was a virgin when I married because I believed the lies of my first boyfriend. Once I learned he was a liar, I quickly stayed away from him. I was lucky that I did not get pregnant. After going through this lustful relationship where I was just used, I quickly became the wiser and chose an honest man for my husband. I believe this was because I did not have a goal to have sex before marriage in my life. Sex was something that was fostered only by an honest loving relationship with a man that would take place before sex. There are too many in powerful positions that promote lewd behavior.
Just look at the pornography that was forced down our throats with the performance from Miley Cyrus. I'm sorry...but Miley Cyrus is no role model for young women. We should not want our daughters to be like this. The president had the gall to run to the aid of Trayvon Martin because he was black. Why doesn't he run to the aid of women and speak up for modesty and decency for when he sees a performance like this from Miley Cyrus? It is because he approves of this and desires to bring America's values of faith and family down. Is this what he wants from his daughters? Obama is promoting the war on women and motherhood. Anyone who claims to be a liberal associates themselves with the evils of this president now. The only way to gain any credibility as a liberal, in my mind, is to discredit the evil deeds of this administration. Some of which are:
Making peaceful religious people violate their own conscience by forcing them to encourage/promote behaviors, participate in activities or provide products that are immoral to their belief system. This is a direct assault on Religious Freedom gauranteed to citizens in the First Amendment. This is not equality but oppression.
Discriminating against others for their political beliefs that have always been at opposite reasoning scenarios in a two party system. Only now, Conservatives are being targetted as though they are terrorists and they are not. It is the Liberal who has taken on the actions and beliefs of terrorists. They favor aggressors and violent people.
Making it difficult for peaceful citizens to protect themselves with responsible gun ownership that has always been a hallmark of our Second Amendment rights.
Ramming unjust volumous ineffective laws (Obamacare) through Congress while stating that the law must be passed before we can find out what is in it. Absolutely no transparency or dialogue about the law prior to its passing. I would never do business with someone so rude!
Telling our military personnel to STAND DOWN while our Embassy in Benghazi is being attacked by terrorists. Afterwards, lying about the incident to the American people by claiming it was the result of a movie that angered Muslims in the area. In effect, our embassy was destroyed and Americans were killed. Why would one favor the aggressor unless they were evil themselves.
Ignoring when blacks attack whites in the 'Knock Out Game' because one is racist against whites. Only arresting an individual who perpetrates this hanious crime if he is white. This is racist.
These are a few of the atrosities that come to mind. I have to tell you, many people in our country are superb liars. Obama had many believing he was a Christian who believed in traditional marriage before he was elected. This is obviously not the case. In fact, those who are opposed to homosexual marriage, in all probability, believe people of the same sex can attain the most beneficial and productive relationship as friends. It is this friendship that is a peaceful and amicable relationship that promotes virtue in our world. Therefore, what exactly is this homosexual relationship if it is not friendship or true love/marriage? It may be that it is the exact opposite of a peaceful relationship indicating that the two homosexuals may be harming eachother by violating any potential friendship that can develop. Why would one force others to believe that destroying a potential friendship can promote virtue in society. Where is the data and proof of this? The liberals do not deal with facts but use equality as their great leveler to bring the righteous down. Homosexual marriage is proof of this. Just look at Massachusetts now.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on March 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
"And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me."
One: Being the same kind or quality
Whole: Free of defect or impairment
Humanity can not be whole (free of defect) but can be brought in the direction to make progress towards perfection in being of the same kind of people who live virtuously. This is why we have a savior in Jesus Christ because we all fall short of being free from our sins (impairment). So if you hear the term that humanity can be whole, raise a red flag in your mind. Humanity can attain the glory of God through Christ's death and resurrection only. We need to strive to be as much like Christ as possible. True believers in his teachings and saving powers. This will help us attain oneness in the glory God and Christ share together. Christ has given his followers the glory God has given himself so that we may be of the same quality of disciples just as Christ is a true disciple of His Father in heaven.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on February 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
I thought I would give new homeschoolers some advice from the 23 years I've been engaged in this process. The more children one is homeschooling...the more of a challenge the effort can be on our time and organization. I have five children: one in grad school, one a senior in college, one a senior at a Catholic high school, one a freshman at this Catholic high school, and one still homeschooled with me. I homeschooled my four older children up until ninth grade where they enrolled in private high schools with an above par transition!
I have found that if I can help my kids focus on more knowledge with a subject at an earlier age, the easier it is to manage their homeschool endeavors at a later age. For example, last year my first grader completed the entire Harcourt Science textbook. We did science three days every week. I absolutely loved this book as the experiments were easy, many, and very instructional. The textbook consisted three units with six chapters averaging about four lessons per chapter. Here is the table-of-contents.
Harcourt Science - Life Science: Living Things Grow and Change, Homes for Living Things; Earth Science: Exploring Earth's Surface, Space and Weather; Physical Science: Exploring Matter, Energy in Motion (This book is extremely manageable. We complete about 4 to 6 great worksheets per lesson dispersed through out the week and conduct a simple experiment with easy to find items. I can read the lesson and worksheets on the weekend so I can be prepared during the week. We do not complete a lesson in one sitting.)
I covered more science that required my assistance with my college sons when they were in first through third grade also. This gave them a big picture of what the discipline of science consisted of while they were at a young age. It opened the door for them to engage in the subject more independently when they were older. This also makes more time if you have any new members join your family in the future because, heaven knows, an infant depends entirely on mom.
This year since my first grader completed a efficient amount of science in first grade, we are able to take a science class in a coop that teaches one day a week rather than three days a week. Our units are on the solar system, anatomy, magnetism, and birds. It will cover less ground than his first year but is a more socially oriented method as he is participating in a wonderful group setting with like minded Christians. A social setting can be a great asset if the kids are all learning similar morals and virtuous concepts. An added benefit is that my partner in teaching has a nursing background and is a great teacher. This gives us more time to focus on the new subjects he is pursuing this year with Latin and spelling.
Now, I've heard of some curriculums that don't even teach science in the early years. I have experienced that this is more applicable to little girls than little boys. My sons loved to be engaged in more hands on experiments. My little girls were more happy just 'being.' I can't say this is the same for every child, but I can definitely say it is the case in our specific family.
Therefore, if you have many children you are homeschooling...try to pick a subject you can teach them a bit more broadly and then the following year you can be a bit more relaxed in this area. Science is a good choice because it can require more of a time and planning commitment.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on January 31, 2014 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Christians are blessed to be able to view/measure their life against God's standards. This does not mean they are judging others who live by different standards. This just means that if an example of something that goes against these standards is given, the observer has the knowledge to separate it out from these standards with a red flag in order to avoid the example given. Thus, this example is unsuitable for their own life as an authentic disciple. To disagree with something means: to fail to agree; to differ in opinion, and to be unsuitable. There exist a driving hateful force in the homosexual movement and the liberal left to make the world think that this simple disagreement is a judgement.
This hateful driving force is laid out in Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen's book called "After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90's." You see that right in the very title of this book they negligently label what in most cases is a simple disagreement on how to live peacefully by calling it fear and hatred. Thus, in their attempt to fight this supposedly "fear and hatred," it justifies their utilization of intimidation and hate to stop it.
This driving hateful force is called 'jamming.' Jamming is psychological terrorism meant to silence expression of or even support for dissenting opinion. Everyone has a right to be able to express their views and have opinions about virtuous and peaceful ways of living. As you can see, there is nothing virtuous, loving, or peaceful about jamming. In jamming - the target is shown a "bigot" being rejected by his crowd for his "prejudice" (of which it is not but only a simple disagreement on how to live) against gays. Therefore, just by knowing that the homosexual lifestyle is unsuitable for their own lives as disciples...Christians are called "bigots."
If the homosexual does not want to live by God's standards, they have a free will to choose this approach. This does not mean they have to spit obsenities at Christians for having a free will to live under God's standards. Many of them display an uncontrollable anger toward the other who chooses otherwise. In this book, they are actually taught to view the other as their opponent. The Christian is not their opponent that needs to be contested, conflicted, and debated with in order for them to express their homosexuality without forcing it on others and attain the same financial benefits as those in a heterosexual marriage exactly because Christians are not judging them but simply choosing a different way to live.
To judge means: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises; to sit in judgement on; to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation; govern rule; to form an estimate or evaluation of. There is data that exists on the results that are derived in the homosexual lifestyle and the heterosexual lifestyle. This is what should be analyzed by our political leaders in order to make favorable gay rights legislation because they do have to become a type judge in this situation (it's a shame many do not analyze facts). These are the individuals homosexuals need to work with (not condemn) in order to receive help. Homosexual civil unions is relatively new and gays need to start focusing on improving the data that reflects their own lifestyle rather than hatefully attacking innocent bystanders. In other words, start worrying about themselves instead of sticking their nose in the lives of others to make them out to be "haters" and "homophobes." Jamming in and of itself is hateful and violent language.
Political leaders are the individuals homosexuals need to work with (not condemn) in order to receive help. Homosexual civil unions or gay marriage (not marriage) is relatively new and gays need to start focusing on improving the data that reflects their own lifestyle rather than hatefully attacking innocent bystanders. In other words, start worrying about themselves instead of sticking their nose in the lives of others to make them out to be "haters" and "homophobes." Jamming doesn't just take place with words anymore...it takes place with one's physical prescence now by gay activists or "trans people" desiring to intrude into women's restrooms violating their privacy and modesty. Jamming in and of itself is hateful and violent language and perverted instrusion. Homosexuals seem to be seeking respect for their lifestyle but will not get it by jamming, forcing Christians to participate in their wedding ceremonies, denying women the ability to honor their modesty and privacy in women's restrooms, or setting themselves up as a priviledged class whose needs trump the needs of others.
|Posted by Eileen Miller on November 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|