Dinner Topics Newsletter: Building on the Rock
Work for victory for American liberty: how to fight evil effectively
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August Preview: Theme; Defining Moments; Featured and Additional Articles
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Theme Quotes for August: Building on the Rock
Be still, and know that I am God. ~Psalms 46:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help the; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ~ Isaiah 41:10
Remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that the devil …shall have no power over you …because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. ~Helaman 5:12
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. ~Ephesians 2:20
Therefore, whoso heareth these sayings of mind and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock—and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand—and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fall, and great was the fall of it. ~Matthew 7:24-27
It is better to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent. ~Ezra Taft Benson
If it is treated well, it will last many, many years! If you build, build well. No job must be slackly done, no good material used badly. There is beauty in building, but build to last, so that generations yet to come will see the pride with which you worked.
Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential. One has only so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn’t really like, or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”
Every man could leave something, or should. Well, maybe it wasn’t in me to build much, but I surely could keep the work of other men from being destroyed. Nobody had the right to take from them what they had built.
These were the sort of men who had been the backbone of the early American armies.
They were God-fearing, stern, and fierce to resent any intrusion on their personal liberty
You’ve got to make a stand somewhere. We are making a decision here today whether this community is to be ruled by justice and by law or by force and crime.
You will have in this world just what you earn … and save. Remember that. Do not waste your life in a vain search for treasure that may not exist.
One could not yield to the lawless and the ruthless, or soon there would be no freedom. It was among men as it was among nations.
You cannot submit to evil without allowing evil to grow. Each time the good are defeated, or each time they yield, they only cause the forces of evil to grow stronger.
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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 August: Building on the Rock
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Stay on Course
Safety found in living the gospel with exactness
A large passenger jet crashed, killing all 257 people on board, because someone had modified the flight coordinates by a mere two degrees. This placed the aircraft 28 miles to the east of where the pilots assumed they were, and put it directly in the path of Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica.
“It was a terrible tragedy brought on by a minor error — a matter of only a few degrees,” he remarked. “Through years of serving the Lord and in countless interviews, I have learned that the difference between happiness and misery in individuals, in marriages and families often comes down to an error of only a few degrees.” Dieter Uchtdorf
It is better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent. ~Ezra Taft Benson
Sometimes we need to check our direction and make sure we stay on course. Today, in an age of distractions, David Kupelian notes, “living in a corrupt culture addicted to celebrating pride and rebellion against basic moral values, these influences can make things immeasurably worse for us. As always, the only way out of the great maze of life on earth is upward—by yearning for the Living God and His influence and direction in our lives. Faith and hope come, as the Good Book tells us, on the heels of genuine, sincere repentance.”
“‘We came to know of the constancy of that star. … As the earth turned, the others appeared to move through the night. But the North Star held its position in line with the axis of the earth. Because of those boyhood musings, the polar star came to mean something to me. I recognized it as a constant in the midst of change. It was something that could always be counted on, something that was dependable, an anchor in what otherwise appeared to me a moving and unstable firmament.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley
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The Dinner Topic Theme for August: Building on the Rock
“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’s Defining Moment : What do Egalitarianism and a legendary Greek robber have in common?
See more Defining Moments
The Parenting Value for this month: Courage
Famous Birthdays: Georges Enesco, Jedediah Morse, Claude Debussy, William Wilberforce, Mother Theresa, and John Locke.
US. Constitution Series 10: Sovereignty of the People
Christian Story: The Wise Man built his House upon the Rock
Hillsdale College Imprimis: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass
Real History: Elian Gonzalez was a true refugee; why couldn’t he stay in America?
Exposing Media bias [actually—lies] in reporting on Israel, Hamas, and Hitler
Health: the surging epidemic of bedbugs and what to do about it
Nation: 2 Americas, a comment on “income inequality”
Culture: Observations on today’s “Bread and Circuses”
Did Christianity give us Gay Marriage?
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—always looking for reasons for optimism
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 deception. To find other articles on this topic, type Truth-Detectors in the search bar of this site.
And as always—current events, updates, and analysis
Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.
Seeing the widespread injury done in one week this spring,(many incidents go unreported) be aware of what might have transpired by next fall.
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. New! Tea Party Update listed each month.
It is important to understand that the Tea Party is not a third political party. Nor does it represent all the slanderous falsehoods hurled upon them by those who hate America and her Founders. It is organized to restore Constitutional principles to the government of America. If you love the USA with good, old-fashioned patriotism, then the Tea Party is the best organization to work for the principles and values you cherish.
Every month we will keep you informed on the latest projects and progress of the Tea Party, with an updated link to our monthly newsletter; most recent updates at top of the list.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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Enjoy the rest of the summer,