Dinner Topics Newsletter: Teaching Moral Wisdom

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Theme Quotes for September: Teaching Moral Wisdom

Discernment

To understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. The gift of discernment is one of the gifts of the Spirit. It includes perceiving the true character of people and the source and meaning of spiritual manifestations.

Mother_Reading_to_SonYou don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading. ~Ray Bradbury

“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” ~William Penn

“The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. … If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone.” ~Thomas S. Monson

Even if “everyone is doing it,” wrong is never right. Evil, error, and darkness will never be truth, even if popular. In fact, 50 million people can be wrong—totally wrong. Immorality is still immorality in the eyes of God. ~Russell M. Nelson

We believe in absolute truth, including the existence of God and the right and wrong established by His commandments. We know that the existence of God and the existence of absolute truth are fundamental to life on this earth, whether they are believed in or not. We also know that evil exists and that some things are simply, seriously, and everlastingly wrong. ~ Dallin H. Oaks

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” ~Thomas Jefferson

And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived.~Matthew 24:37 JST

And again, 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

Therefore my people are gone into acaptivity, because they have no bknowledge.~ Isaiah 5:13

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-150x150Woe unto them that call aevil bgood, and good evil; that put cdarkness for dlight, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~Isaiah 5:20

 ¶Beware of afalse prophets, which come to you in bsheep’s clothing, but cinwardly they are ravening dwolves.  Ye shall aknow them by their bfruits. ~Matthew 7:15-16

Judgment—the spirit of wisdom . . . .enabling a person to discern [choose] between right and wrong, good and evil. ~Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ~Matthew 24:24

 

For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge as the daylight is from the dark night.

For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. Moroni 7:15-16

Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. ~3 Nephi 24:18

Wisdom

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? ~Jeremiah 12:5

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness and assurance forever. ~Isaiah 32:17

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~John Adams

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. ~Proverbs 3:5

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness shall be quietness and assurance forever. ~Isaiah 32:17

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.” ~Plutarch

“If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.” (Doctrine and Covenants 38:30)

“In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living. ~Spencer W. Kimball

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

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”  ~Alexander Pope

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. ~Oliver Wendell Homes

Wise men still adore Him

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. ~ Daniel Webster

Read the scriptures to your children. You may not think they understand. They won’t understand everything you read. But they will develop within themselves a feeling, an attitude, a spirit that will be wonderful. And I don’t hesitate to promise you that the day will come, if you nurture your children and love and teach in righteousness, you will get on your knees with tears in your eyes and thank the Lord for His blessing you. Gordon B. Hinckley

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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.

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Honor the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.

church-1Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;

Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. ~Leviticus 26:2-6

 

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The Dinner Topic Theme for September: Teaching Moral Wisdom

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’s Defining Moment : Anatomy of an antichrist

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Featured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Teaching Peace

Famous Birthdays: Johann Pachelbel, Antonin Dvorak, William McGuffey, Ludwig Von Mises

U.S. Constitution Series 11: When tyranny strikes, who can alter government?

Bible Story: Wheat and Tares

Book Review: Disinformation—the master mind behind the world media’s huge, unending lies

Faith: Idolatry Today

Tolerance—the Two-sided Coin

The Lord’s Harvest

Health: the great Fat and Food Hoax; Politically Correct Light Bulbs Are Hazardous

Education: A Study denies Free will

Teaching Children choice and consequences

Teaching Children Moral Wisdom

Nation: CIA former operative reveals Obama treachery

History Patterns: Obama’s rise to power

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

Truth Detectors: The Flaws in Libertarian thinking

Murder, the Sixth Commandment, and Freedom of religion

 

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 (hyphenated, to filter) in the search bar of this site.

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

Alert!

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 any given week,(many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.

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.

Ongoing

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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.

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September

American Update: Immigration, Obama Care, and Help for Ferguson

 

2. Work to make your state sovereign!

Example:

State Liberty vs. Government Agenda

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

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late.

Enjoy teaching and learning wisdom,

C.A. Davidson

 

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