Dinner Topics Newsletter: Plan for Success
Christian Parents and Homeschoolers are under attack from Europe and our own nation. Please strengthen and safeguard your family by teaching them traditional values in your home. Above all, keep up the fight; don’t let them get you down; don’t lose hope! Remember Who we have on our side! Our children are His children.
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As time goes on, and our traditional values become increasingly at risk, I look forward to working with you to restore Judeo-Christian values for our families and our posterity. Our theme for January is Plan for Success
NOTE: Every day government schools are giving us more and more reasons to teach our children at home—either find a good private school or take the plunge and home school. There are many support groups nationwide and a variety of curricula to tailor to your needs. Begin now to prepare and plan. Don’t wait till the task of undoing the secular influences becomes impossible. You can do it; you need not feel alone. God will help you protect your children from the increasing evils of the world.
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Time Management
Priorities. Simplify your life; each life needs its own quiet place. Do not covet the trivial things and neglect more weighty matters. (Doctrine and Covenants 117:8) One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. Did you know that 1% of 24 hours is only about 15 minutes? Can you spare 15 minutes out of your game time, social media time, etc., to read your scriptures and plan for success? Then share those scripture gems with your family at dinner time. It’s the little moments that make life big. The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Perseverance does come before success; it is an essential element of success. Moments in time may define true success; Discover things that will be treasured; Perhaps not always in money measured.
Classical Music stress relief this month provided by Mozart and Schubert
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The Dinner Topic Theme for January is Plan for Success
“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.
This month the Defining Moment is “Perseverance” In this age of instant gratification, what is true success, and what does it take to achieve something of lasting value?
The Parenting Value for this month: Responsibility and Loyalty
Famous Birthdays: Lorenzo de Medici, JRR Tolkien, Cicero, Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, Schubert
Parable: A Parable of Two Families—how will your family guide your ship of life?
U.S. Constitution Series: Part 5, God is the Divine Creator
Obamacare: South Carolina nullified Obamacare! Watch for this post.
Science: Now that we are in a global deep freeze, environmentalists are coining a new phrase, but do not believe it—manmade global warming is still a hoax
Abuse Report—there are so many government abuses now that there is not room to report them all, so they will be summarized and listed in one report, with links to the complete article
Moral Repair Plan—this will be much harder, but when we come across solutions, we will report them. Includes: How to reduce teen pregnancy; Employ migrant workers without granting amnesty
Hillsdale College: Rebirth of Liberty and Learning
Faith: Look Ahead and Believe
The Strength to Endure
Will I Falter, or Will I Finish?
And as always—current events, updates, and analysis
Priority: Be on guard against indoctrination in the schools. It’s hard to control national and even state politics. However, we can still do what is best for our children. It is going to become increasingly difficult to counteract the insidious influences pervading our society. Indoctrination is becoming increasingly blatant. If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for.
1. Obamacare: Let’s do all we can to support the worthy grass roots efforts that are growing nationwide. Remember, 85% of the American people do not want Obamacare.
2. The Supreme Court did rule that the states cannot be forced to implement Obamacare on a state level. South Carolina has nullified Obamacare! Watch for this important post!
3. Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap.
Coming soon: The Tea Party is holding a Symposium on Article V of the Constitution, studying ways the states can use their power to overcome the tyranny at the Federal level. Watch for our updates.
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