Dinner Topics Newsletter: Parents Teaching by the Spirit, Quotes

Epicworld Dinner Topics May 2014 Newsletter


dinnerAnd these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ~Deuteronomy 6:6-7

New! Unleash a love of learning in your child with hands-on history materials!
Featuring timelines, maps, Lap Books™, and history studies designed for your child to live the lessons!


New! Site Map

 Epic Heroes Quest

Plus—Empowering keys found in each dinner topic; Preparing for the Epic Journey of Life;

Epic Heroes in Training 

Parent Resources

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.

Stress Relief Tip

May Preview: Theme; Defining Moments; Featured and Additional Articles


Notes to Readers:

Please Vote for our Site and help us reach more readers. Thank you for your support.

Theme Quotes for May: Parents Teaching by the Spirit

holyspiritAnd all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. ~Isaiah 54:13

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ~Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

And ye will not suffer your children that they go hungry, or naked; neither will ye suffer that they transgress the laws of God, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is the master of sin, or who is the evil spirit which hath been spoken of by our fathers, he being an enemy to all righteousness.

But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another. ~Mosiah 4:14-1

The Lord has made the promise to all who will repent and remain faithful, exercising a spirit of humility and diligence, that they will be entitled to the guidance of the Spirit of God. This Spirit will lead them and direct them throughout their lives.

To withstand the influence of the adversary, parents must bring up their children in light and truth. Parents will be responsible for the actions of their children, if they have failed to teach their children by example and by precept.

Parents should do all they can to help their children understand and live the gospel of Jesus Christ: set righteous example; begin when they are young; teach children to pray; teach them the scriptures; hold family nights; teach virtue, chastity, and morality. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

We may be bucking a strong tide, but we must teach our children that sin is sin. ~Spencer W. Kimball

Parents must boldly teach the consequences of immorality. ~Gary and Joy Lundberg

Teaching our children how to repent is the greatest act of love any parent can offer. ~C.A. Davidson

grandmainrockerYou have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?

If the answer is that they have done very well, then your happiness will be complete. If they have done less than well, then no other satisfaction can compensate for your loss. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

The home is the cradle of virtue, the place where character is formed and habits are established. While [your children] are very young, read to them the great stories which have become immortal because of the virtues they teach. Cultivate within them a taste for the best. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Dear Valued Readers,

PLEASE VOTE FOR EPICWORLD DINNER TOPICS. Do you enjoy this web site? If you do, please consider voting at the link in the right-hand sidebar beneath the Follow button. If we can be listed in the Top Sites at “Christians Unite!”—we can reach more people who think like you do. Thank you for your support.

About our Newsletter

NOTE: Some readers have had trouble with comments swamping their email. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Your email should have an option to unsubscribe to the comments. For more information on comments and other issues, please see our FAQ page. https://dinnertopics.wordpress.com/faq/

You can get the monthly newsletter and post notifications. There is a button on the upper right-hand corner of my blog that says “Follow.” Simply enter your email there and you can receive the monthly newsletter and email notifications every time a topic is posted. You can follow me on FaceBook on my Epicworld Dinner Topics page, and on Twitter at Epicstoryteller. But the best way is to use the follow button on this blog.

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 May: Parents Teaching by the Spirit

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: The Comforter

holyspiritgiftBut the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. ~John 14:26

The Lord has made the promise to all who will repent and remain faithful, exercising a spirit of humility and diligence, that they will be entitled to the guidance of the Spirit of God. This Spirit will lead them and direct them throughout their lives.



Classical Music stress relief this month provided by Brahms and Wagner


If you have questions or technical problems, please click on this FAQ page from now on


May Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme for May: Parents Teaching by the Spirit

Defining Moments

“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 the Holy Spirit; how Enoch walked with God, and how we can, too

See more Defining Moments

or type this phrase in the search bar of this site:

Month-Defining Moment

Featured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month:Kindness

Famous Birthdays: Hayek, Brahms, Nightingale, Wagner, Albrecht Durer, Carl Bloch

Other Articles


Book Review: UnintimidatedHow Governor Scott Walker instituted reforms, fixing a multi-billion-dollar deficit, balancing the budget, returning the surplus to the taxpayers, and making Wisconsin’s unemployment rate the lowest in the nation

U.S. Constitution Series 8: God-Given Rights No One Can Take from Us

Elijah_in_the_DesertChristian Story: Elijah and the Still, Small Voice

Hillsdale College Imprimis: Early Warning: the Continuing Need for National Defense

Science: Climate Change fans base their “faith” in speculative computer models and opinion, not valid scientific empirical method

Faith: A Christian Leader’s message to Mothers

Keys to Lasting Happiness

Medical Miracle gives Evidence of Intelligent Design

Nation: Memorial Day Tribute to heroic POW

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.

Moral Repair Plan—11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War

New! Truth Detectors: In these days when Truth is endangered by political expediency, it is important that we learn to discern Truth from Error, fraud, or downright deceit

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.

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. Leading Conservatives consider the Tea Party to be the true representative of conservatism and patriotic American principles. Coming soon—a review on how conservatives can restore Character to the government in 2014

Fiscal Responsibility. This is a peaceful, well-organized grass-roots educational movement to combat tyranny on the federal level.

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 this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar.

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

C.A. Davidson



Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s