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Brethren helping brethren ... that's what life in Christ is supposed to be about.
Blessings to you today!
Blooming at my house.
Maybe the groundhog was right.
** So I cut a few and brought them in the house. :)
Any flowers blooming where you are?
Proverbs 8 & 9 have so much to teach about wisdom. I will share a sampling here:
Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
And do not disdain it.
Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the LORD;
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death.
Wisdom is speaking here.
How do you teach/show/live wisdom in your home?
CLARIFICATION: Okay ... in light of some further comments on my earlier post about homeschooling. NO, I was not saying that all those who teach in public schools are ungodly ... I know many teachers and love them. Some are Christians. They can be 'salt and light' in their positions. It is the SYSTEM, dear ones. I also know of diligent parents who send their children to public school (I was public schooled, as were many of you parents and grandparents of children now) and they work hard to teach them and walk with them in the ways of the Lord. However ... to one of the points, children are not to be 'salt and light' put out there into this SYSTEM so that you can let your light shine through them. I cannot see that at all. On the contrary ... "Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but raise them up in the training and admonition of the LORD ... (paraphrased from Eph 6:4). Look at the SYSTEM today ... it is utterly controlled by the government. Do you want that for your children? You raise your children ... You go out there into society and do good with your children ... You be that 'salt and light' and show them the world and help them understand it from a biblical view. This is not about isolating our children. It is about raising them up to have a chance to serve in this world and loving the Lord first and foremost in their lives. Serving others and helping people to know the Lord should be first and foremost in all of our lives. But we must be responsible for teaching that to our children. They will not learn it in a government school environment. The SYSTEM is hostile to this way of thinking.
I am certainly not saying homeschool parents are more faithful, loving or righteous. Judging those things in each life is God's place, not
mine. So, no, I was certainly not trying to pass judgment. I was making a heartfelt plea to parents to reconsider ... if they are able ... homeschooling their children and giving them a better environment than can otherwise be had in government schools.
I would like to share this link, if some of you have not seen it. It made a tremendous impact on my thoughts about the evil we face in our nation today and how we can help our children grow up in the midst of it but not become entangled in it. I can't remember how to link it, so please cut and paste it.
Hmmm ... it changes from time to time, but right now it is homeschooling.
I am a veteran homeschool mom.
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
So ... how do the government-schooled survive?
How can they "walk (daily) in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the path of sinners, sit in the seat of the scornful" and not come away unscathed?
They cannot. They will not.
And we need to realize it, parents.
Please, please, please ... I beg of you to reconsider your choice if you are a Christian and continue to send your children off each day to be indoctrinated in "the ways of the ungodly."
I know you do not want your children to perish.
Take charge of your precious possessions so that they may be made to stand and prosper in the LORD.
Please, please, please pray for the families who have lost their children in this horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
I am grieved beyond belief ... and as far as I know, I do not know anyone there.
I feel a despair ... darkness and evil unleashed.