Monday, March 30, 2009

Starting with Seeds

We planted some seeds this past weekend. We planted two types of tomatoes and two types of onions. They are on their warming mat and under their growing lamp. We can't wait to see the first little bits of green. Right now the cover over them is covered with "dew" so we can't see inside. I know it is too early, but I will peek every day to see how they are doing.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Resolution for ME

I saw on another blog their decision to unplug today. I just saw it today and so didn't know to plan to unplug. But after thinking about it for awhile, I have decided to make my weekends computer free. So starting tonight I am planning on keeping the computer off from Friday night until Monday morning. No more blogging, FaceBook, emails, or surfing the web. I want to use this time to focus on my family and my God. I will use it to spend more uninterrupted time with my family and spend more time reading God's Word, praying, and memorizing His Word. I would encourage all of my blogging friends to do the same thing. Computers are great tools, but we must not let them become instruments of the devil by taking us away from our families and God. If anyone notices me on during a weekend, please send me a note and ask me what in the world I am doing taking time away from my family and God. I would appreciate the accountability.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gardening Time Again!!!

Last years garden, something to look forward to this year.

Well, it is that time of year again. Our seeds arrived about six weeks ago. We have separated them according to when they should go in the ground. This year, we purchased a heating mat and grow light, so we can give some of our plants a head start inside. This weekend, we will begin planting those seeds that need that head start. We also picked up a soil thermometer so we can keep tabs on the temperature of the soil. Our soil is waaaaaay too cold right now, it is about 40 degrees in the mornings. We are talking about making another raised bed and adding some pots for our tomatoes, potatoes and herbs this year. We are so excited about getting our garden in and watching those beautiful little seeds become green leaves, then grow blossoms and have vegetables to enjoy when they are completed. It truly is a miracle that we can put a little seed in the ground and out comes healthy vegetables. God has truly blessed us with this ability.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bees Wax

Our family is planning on making our own candles and want to make bees wax candles, as they burn longer and are better for you. We also use bees wax for making lip balm and skin balms. Does anyone know of a supplier who sells in bulk and is reasonably priced? I have done some research but usually only find distributors who sell in small quantities, which makes it quite expensive. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

We MUST Pray!!

Pamela thank you for making me aware of this video.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What He Must Be by Voddie Baucham Jr.

I have watched The Children of Caesar and read Family Driven Faith and The Ever-Loving Truth by Voddie Baucham Jr. Now I have read another MUST have book for every Christian parent, What He Must Be...If He Wants To Marry My Daughter. Voddie is an inspiration. I gain so much from what he writes and from his seminars. I truly am thankful for how he has allowed God to use him to enlighten us. I urge all parents who desire to see their children married to not only Christians, but to spouses who are prepared to lead and nurture their families, to read this book. You won't be sorry.

Down to the Farm

Monday, March 16, 2009

My sister

I really like my sister she makes the house always feel like home. She is always walking around the house singing hymns and she always likes to do things with me. I like doing things with her. It is always easy to do things with her because we both like to do the same things, like, draw pictures, and sing hymns. Her three favorite hymns that I know of are: In my heart there rings a Melody, When peace like a River and In the garden . Her favorite types of books to read are biographies and the Bible. She is always looking for ways to help others and she loves every night to massage our daddy's feet. She loves baby's and when she sees one she always has to hold them. She can do a lot of things that other girls do not know how to do, she can sew, cook, feed and change a baby's diaper, she knows how to wash and iron laundry, she is a good singer and is very good at math. She likes it when someone in our household gets sick, not because they are sick, but because she likes to help them get better. I wish every one could have a sister like her .

Thursday, March 12, 2009

PLEASE Pray For This Mother & Her Children

A North Carolina judge has ordered three children to attend public schools this fall because the homeschooling their mother has provided over the last four years needs to be "challenged."
The children, however, have tested above their grade levels – by as much as two years.
The decision is raising eyebrows among homeschooling families, and one friend of the mother has launched a website to publicize the issue.
The ruling was made by Judge Ned Mangum of Wake County, who was handling a divorce proceeding for Thomas and Venessa Mills

To read the rest of this article go to Voddie Baucham's blog.

I think it is time for a little comic relief

Watch this video for a little comic relief.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why We Need a Parental Rights Amendment

Eighty years ago the Supreme Court declared that “the child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925).

Thirty years ago the Court continued this line of reasoning with the pronouncement that the “primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972).

Yet in 2000, when the State of Washington gave any person the ability to override a good parent’s decision about visitation by simply claiming that it would be “best” for children to allow the third-party to have visitation rights, in the Supreme Court:

· There were six separate opinions and none reached a five-vote majority

· Justice Thomas was the only Justice to clearly state that parental rights receive the same high legal standard of protection as other fundamental rights

· Justice Scalia held that parents have no constitutionally protected rights whatsoever

Support for a high-view of parental rights has been seriously undermined by the current Court.

As a consequence, numerous lower federal courts refuse to treat parental rights as deserving of protection as a fundamental right.

At the same time, America is poised to adopt the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. President Obama supports this treaty. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a leading advocate of this treaty for over twenty years. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has “promised” that this treaty will be ratified during this term of Congress.

If this treaty is ratified:

· The laws of all 50 states on children and parents would be superseded by this international law by virtue of a specific provision of the US Constitution which expressly declares treaties to be supreme over state law. Virtually all law on children and parents is state law.

· Good parents would no longer be entitled to the legal presumption that they act in the best interests of their children. Instead, the government would have the authority to overrule all parents on any decision concerning the child if the government believed it could make a better decision.

· Parents could no longer spank their children.

· Children would have the legal right to choose their own religion. Parents would be permitted only to give advice.

· America would be under a binding legal obligation to massively increase its federal spending on children’s programs.

The only kind of law that can override a treaty is the Constitution of the United States. State laws or state constitutions cannot override treaties. There is no guarantee that federal statutes could override treaties—moreover, we enter a binding legal promise to obey a treaty when we ratify it. America should not promise to obey a treaty and then claim it is appropriate to obey the treaty only when we want to. America of all nations must respect the rule of law.

There is only one possible solution for the eroding support for parental rights in the Supreme Court that can also stop the encroachment of international law.

We need to place the time-honored test of parental rights, as recognized by the Supreme Court for over seventy years, into the explicit text of the Constitution.

We cannot wait until our rights are formally demolished. We must act now to stop international law and protect these two key principles:

· Fit parents should be allowed to direct the upbringing of their children.

· American legislators, not international tribunals, should make the public policy for America on families and children.

If you believe these two principles, become a supporter of parental rights by signing the online petition.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Farm Chicks are Having a Giveaway!!

Check out this blog, they are having a surprise giveaway! You won't want to miss it. The dead line to enter is March 5th, so don't delay, click on over to their blog and sign up. Thank you, Jennifer for the tip.

What Should We Expect Next?

“Calling all terrorists! Calling all spies! Calling all current or future enemies of the United States! Uncle Sam wants YOU to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces — in exchange for valuable military and intelligence training … AND CITIZENSHIP!”

Read the entire article here.