Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, James Wilson

"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge."
--James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

Monday, September 28, 2009

~Music Monday~ Shout to the Lord!

Wow! Another very busy Monday, so I am late again! =)

Visit Shawntele's blog, Save By Grace, to hear her song for the week and other ladies songs that have linked up! It is a great way to start your week! Singing Praise to God! So, Let us Shout to the Lord!

The first time I heard this song, I loved it! It is a wonderful love song to sing to our Savior, and to tell others of His Wonders and love!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, John Adams

"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics."
--John Adams

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Words of......Noah Webster

"It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country."
--Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790

Monday, September 21, 2009

~Music Mondays~ "Mercy Said No"

I am late today for the music! So sorry! I missed being able to check out all the songs linked up on Shawntele's blog Saved By Grace earlier in the day, so that I could think about them and listen to them thru the day!

It has been really busy here with homeschooling, getting ready for winter and just life! Busy, but love it! God is Soooo Good! Praise His Name!

Here is another song I just stumbled upon about a year ago and I just love it! It is just beautiful and very touching!

"Mercy Said No"
By Cece Winans

I was just a child, when I felt the Savior leading

I was drawn to what I could not understand

And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing

That what He'd have me be, is who I am

As I've come to see the weaker side of me

I realize His grace is what I'll need

When sin demanded justice for my soul


Mercy said no

I'm not gonna let you go

I'm not gonna let you slip awayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

You don't have to be afraid

Mercy said no

sin will never ever take control

Life and death stood face to face

Darkness tried to steal my heart away

Thank You Jesus, Mercy said nooooooooooooooo

For God so loved the world, that He sent His son to save us

From the cross He built a bridge to set us free

Oh, but deep within our hearts, there is still a war that rages

And makes a sacrifice so hard to see

As midnight fell on crucifixion day

The light of hope seemed oh so far away

As evil tried to stop redemption's flow

(Repeat Chorus)


And now when heaven looks at me

It's through the blood of Jesus

Reminding me of one day long ago

(Repeat Chorus)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

~Samuel Adams Speech (Part 10)~ The Founding Father's Words Saturday

"From the day on which an accommodation takes place between England and America, on any other terms than as independent States, I shall date the ruin of this country. a politic minister will study to lull us into security by granting us the full extent of our petitions. The warm sunshine of influence would melt down the virtue which the violence of the storm rendered more firm and unyielding. In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny." -Samuel Adams

To be continued....or visit here, for the whole speech!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Words of......Noah Webster

With all the talk of Obama's speech to the youth, there have been a lot of great quotes on Patriots Post about education and the youth! Here is a quote of a great man who's name may be on books in schools, but do our younger generations really know about him? I am sure that his Christian beliefs are left out of the schools!

"In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children under a free government, ought to be instructed...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." -Noah Webster
Oh, I have more to share from Mr. Noah Webster next week!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, George Washington Wednesdays

"[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own."
--George Washington, letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795
From Patriots Post

Monday, September 14, 2009

~Music Mondays~ "If I Stand"

It's another Monday! Which means another great day to listen to music over at Shawntele's blog, "Saved by Grace"! Hope you join in and share a song that has touched you lately, or that is just a favorite, etc!

This week I am sharing "If I Stand" by Rich Mullins.
I heard this song when I was young and did not find it again until last year, listening to Jarsofclay music on youtube, I stumbled upon it! This is such a beautiful song! I could not find the Jarsofclay version in video, but this one is just as touching, and sung by Rich himself!

Rich Mullins

"If I Stand"

There's more that rises in the morning than the sun
And more that shines in the night than just the moon
There's more than just this fire here that keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger than this room

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
Stuff of Earth competes for the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
So if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

And there's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
And more that pulses in the ocean than the tide
There's a love that's fiercer than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's when her baby's at her side

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes for the allegence
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise that You will pull me through
And if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

So if I stand let me stand on the promise You will pull me through
And if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for home

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers.... James Wilson

"The pyramid of government-and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form-should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected."

--James Wilson, Legislative Department, 1804

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thomas Jefferson Tuesday~ The Words of Our Founding Fathers

If only this could be sincerely said and carried out with true dedication by our Representatives and governing leaders today.....=(

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1800

Monday, September 7, 2009

~Music Monday's~ "Two Hands" by JarsofClay

Today is Music Monday over on Shawntele's blog!

Here is a new Jarsofclay song that is so pretty! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

God Bless your week!

Two Hands lyrics
By JarsofClay

I’ve been living out of sanity
I’ve been splitting hairs and blurring lines
I am a house that is divided
In my heart and in my mind

I use one hand to pull closer
The other to push you away
If I had two hands doing the same thing
Lifted high, lifted high

I have a broken disposition
I’m a liar who thirsts for the truth
And while I ache for faith to hold me
I need to feel the scars and see the proof

And if we just keep digging we can reach the foundation
Of our souls
And if we just keep cutting all the chains from our hearts
We’ll lose control

And it feels like giving in
It feels like starting over
It feels like waking up, and you know it’s coming
It feels like a brand new day
Open your eyes

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Patrick Henry----The Words of Our Founding Fathers

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry

Preparations For Winter

With the cool weather starting so soon, and fall it seems is already on some of us and gaining on the rest (!), I was wondering how everyone is preparing and getting ready for the Cold weather ahead?!

It feels to my husband and I that everything is a little ahead this year. Our dog-days of summer where back in July, instead of Aug. and we have been having nights around 50 degrees here.We hope to get some firewood stacked up, even though we have central heat and air! You never know when you may get a lot of ice and the power be out for a while. So we want to be able to use the wood stove! For heat and cooking.

I hope to start filling our freezer and canning jars with meats, this fall. Husband hopes to do some fishing and get some turkey, venisen, etc.
I would also like to can some apples!

So I was wondering if anyone else is "winterizing" ??

Are you cutting/buying and stacking up a lot of firewood?Buying a wood cook stove?

Planning a fall garden?Saving seeds from this years garden?
Buying your seeds for next years gardening?
Buying/building a greenhouse?
Planning out your greenhouse?

Stocking up on beans, and rice, wheat, cornmeal, oats, peanut butter, coffee, sugar, honey, nuts, herbal teas, spices, oils/fats for cooking, baking supplies (vanilla, baking powder, soda, salt, etc.) etc?

You may even want/need to stock up on bottled/barreled water.

Don't forget that canning jars and supplies are usually seasonal, so get as many of them as you can, now before they are out of stock!

Stocking up on paper goods (paper towls, toilet paper, feminine products, diapers, wipes,etc.)

Other things you may need like:
School supplies,
cleaning supplies,
washcloths, towels,
bathing/body and first aid supplies,etc.

A lot of candles, some kerosene lamps and lots of kerosene and lamp wicks!

And do not forget the winter clothes! Don't wait to long to get the boots/shoes, socks, coats, etc!
And buying sewing supples and fabric, so on the cool days you can do some sewing!

Also with all the talk of flu and sickness, and the regular winter colds, it would be very wise to stock up on echinacea, red raspberry, garlic, onions, horseradish, lobelia, and your tinctures, teas and formulas for the immune system, colds, flu, etc. I try to have a lot of Emergen-C drink on hand and it is good to have juices stocked up too!

I hope this is helpful and encourages you to start preparing for your families winter days ahead!
I know there is a lot more and it is a little different for each family, but start with your basic, everyday uses and foods and after you have that stocked up, you can start getting more of the "extra" things you would "like" to have!

God bless! Keep looking to Him!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Words of our Founding Fathers.... Thomas Jefferson Tuesday

I really have to get back to my Founding Father quotes here! Is it just me that misses them? If you don't mind, let me know! Thanks!

I read a great one today, and it just happened to be Thomas Jefferson! I use to post his quotes on Tues., so that was really neat!

Oh, and this picture reminds me, I need to start reading this book! The George Washington was has been loaned out to a friend and I miss it!=(

Okay, enough of me, here is Jefferson himself!

"On every question of construction, (let us) carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." -Thomas Jefferson

The 5 Pledges "In or Out 2010"

Last week, Glenn Beck had a week long special on his program, (though I must admit with so much going on in our country lately, everyone of his shows seems to be a special!). I hope you and your friends got to watch it. If not, please check out all the videos on Beck's Foxnews site! You may even find more on youtube! Please take the time to watch Beck everyday, or listen to him in the mornings on the radio! We listen online.
Here is a part of the Friday, Aug. 28th show, that you need to watch and share with everyone you know!
Here is the link to read the 5 pledges and get a PDF form and please email to everyone!