Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Patterns, Quotes
PRIORITY: Obama’s Common Core is ruining your child’s education—protect your family; Learn, Act
Plus—Empowering keys found in each dinner topic; Preparing for the Epic Journey of Life;
QUOTES: New! We are now including each month’s theme quotes at the beginning of our newsletter. Everyone can use great quotes to brighten their day.
March Preview: Theme; Defining Moments; Featured and Additional Articles
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Therefore I speak to them in parables. (Matthew 13:13) He that hath ears to hear, let him hear …~Luke 8:8
All happenings great and small are parables whereby God speaks. The art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge
“You must have eyes that know what to look for.” Gandalf, Lord of the Rings
Obedience to God is the habit of a free man. ~James Talmage
Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. ~Edmund Burke
Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge. ~Isaiah 5:13
I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations. ~ Doctrine and Covenants 52:14
‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ ~Edmund Burke
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. ~Edmund Burke
History often holds the keys to survival. A line well written is worth a thousand words shouted; a moment of faith more than scores of years doubted. A reflection, a moment, a gathered thought is one past overcome, one future bought. ~C.A. Davidson
And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you. ~ Mosiah
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ. ~ancient Israel
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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 March is History Patterns
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Key to Peace
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness shall be quietness and assurance forever. ~Isaiah 32:17
Classical Music stress relief this month provided by Frederic Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn
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The Dinner Topic Theme for March is History Patterns
“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 Types—Patterns in History
The Parenting Value for March: Charity
Famous Birthdays: Chopin, Michelangelo, Vivaldi, James Madison, Louis L’Amour, Joseph Haydn
U.S. Constitution Series 6: All men are created equal
Bible Story: Birthright and mess of pottage
Hillsdale College: Tea Party and Conservatism
History Patterns: Class warfare, Timelines and Comparisons
Making History Relevant
Science: In the Beginning …Darwin?
Literature: Types and motifs in Epic Literature
Good Advice from Tokien’s Gandalf
Nation: Economics without character—Timeline
Abuse Report—there are so many government and other 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; this month: lawless dictator, crackdown on First Amendment, aid to the enemy
Moral Repair Plan—this will be much harder, but when we come across solutions, we will report them. This month includes: Why Christians should get involved in the culture war; Benefits of church attendance
And as always—current events, updates, and analysis
Priority: Investigation of Common Core reveals that it is blatant Left-wing indoctrination. Your state can choose not to implement Common Core. It’s hard to control national and even state politics. However, we can still do what is best for our children.
Learn and Act at
It is going to become increasingly difficult to counteract the insidious influences pervading our society. 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.
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.
1. Tea Party Updates. The Tea Party held a Symposium on Article V of the Constitution, studying ways the states can use their power to overcome the tyranny at the Federal level.
This is a peaceful, well-organized grass-roots educational movement to combat tyranny on the federal level. This is slowly returning power to the states by focusing on one nation-saving amendment at a time via state conventions. Georgia state legislature just voted to hold a convention. The goal is for votes by ¾ of the states to compel Congress to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment by July 4, 2014.
2. 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.
3. Nullification. States can choose to ignore an unconstitutional national law by passing a bill banning implementation. The Supreme Court did rule that the states cannot be forced to implement Obamacare on a state level. This can be used, not only for Obamacare, but any other unconstitutional law. South Carolina has nullified Obamacare!
4. 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. To access these principles, simply type “US Constitution Series” in the search bar of this site, and it will bring up all the posts so far in this series.
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