The ABCs On The Wall

Although my faith is firm in my King Jesus, I cringe to see the ABCs on the wall for this country we inhabit if we do not stand firm and refuse to believe the deception swirling around us. Many Americans have been duped, such as this one: If I help him, he’s gonna help me.” The bedrock of this country is crumbling in the name of ‘help’.   A man in El Paso jumped off a bridge to his death and left 2 notes behind to Senator Obama, asking him to “help” his family.  What is wrong with this picture? Obama … Continue reading The ABCs On The Wall

The $72 Billion Question

America started down the road to socialism on February 3, 1913 when the 16th amendment was ratified. This amendment states: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Our federal government has collected income taxes for nearly 100 years. This was one of the first small steps our nation took that has led many of our citizens to believe that socialism is the best -ism for America. The problem, though, is that these Americans are being led like … Continue reading The $72 Billion Question

Throw Money At The Dragon?

I was interested to read today of Senator Obama’s speech about reforming the fire-breathing dragon educators call the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) act. Obama’s solution is to throw one billion big ones at the problem. In his proposal, this extra money would: Double the federal cash given to charter schools Provide $500 million for technology in matching funds Design merit-pay based plans for teachers Create an ‘innovative schools fund’ which would provide aid to school districts to allow them to close low performing schools and raise the number of successful ones Obama praised the intentions of NCLB but criticized … Continue reading Throw Money At The Dragon?

Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

Can you hear it? That high-pitched sound of remorse and terror is actually closer than any of us might expect, and it’s stalking the most vulnerable of our society and those we hold most dear: our children. Such gloom and doom does not reflect the purpose of my blog, which is to encourage and uplift. There are times in life, however, when it is prudent to draw a line in the sand, reflecting: this far and no further will we travel. We will take back our children’s innocence. We will stand in faith against the powers of this dark world, … Continue reading Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

“Who Did It?”

“Who did it?” Those were my dad’s famous words every time my brother or I got ourselves into a mess.  It was his way of forcing us to fess up and take responsibility for our actions, whether they were intentional or accidents.  I am so grateful for his and for my mom’s leadership in this because it shaped me into the person I am today. Unfortunately, many in our American culture don’t ascribe to the same philosophy.  When bad things happen, it’s somebody else’s fault.  I saw this over and over when I taught in both public and private schools.  … Continue reading “Who Did It?”