Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Heroes

October 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Heroes

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ ~Edmund Burke

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!


Covenant Makers

washington-covenantGeorge Washington made a decision, largely unnoticed in history, which determined the destiny of America. After winning the Revolutionary War with the help of the Almighty, an adoring and grateful people  asked Washington to be their  king. Instead, the humble Washington, untouched by the pride of power, chose to reject the crown and honor America’s covenant with God. As a result, the United States of America became, not a monarchy, but a Constitutional Republic—the greatest bastion of liberty and prosperity in history.

Think for a moment what it would be like today if George Washington had chosen to accept the honor of becoming king. He would, without a doubt, have been a good king. But what about his successors? We have had good presidents and bad presidents, but they have always been bound down by the chains of the Constitution, and subject to the voice of the people. Until now.

Covenant Breakers

christianquote1-reagan           Without our consent, Barack Obama has made himself a king, issuing daily dictatorial decrees, flagrantly disregarding our hard-won freedoms and flying in the face of our heaven-ordained Constitution.

This month we will honor those heroes of history who, through their faith in God, obedience to His commandments, and love of liberty, restored or protected America’s covenant with God.

In contrast, however, activist justices abused their power in 1963 and banished God from our schools. So now, the consequences of rejecting God:

“In our day, when we see ruthless dictators and demagogues seizing power in various nations, [including America] we wonder, “Where did these evil tyrants come from?”

Among all the wicked nations that have rejected the Lord, Satan glories in elevating to power those who are the devil’s most depraved and loyal followers. ~W. Cleon Skousen

What Can Be Done?

culture-war3-reagan“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”   –Ronald Reagan

We, too, are part of history in the making; we also can determine our destiny. We hold in our hands the future of our children. As parents and grandparents, we can be heroes as well.

First, we must vote! Choose the leader who will best protect our values, and who can best defeat those who seek to destroy America with crime and corruption.

christ-good-vs-evil Then, we must restore our children’s stolen birthright and pass along our cherished Judeo-Christian heritage to the rising generation. We cannot leave the teaching of our children to someone else.

If we do not teach our children the doctrines of Christ,  the world will teach them the doctrines of devils instead.

It is my hope that, along with the Word of God, this site will provide useful resources for your vital teaching efforts.

passing-torch Keep the faith, but don’t keep it to yourself! Pass it on!

Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

Restoring America’s covenant with God,



  • Defining Moment: Judeo-Christian
  • Faith: Keep the Ten Commandments

quote-Isaiah-eagles-wingsSymbolism of the wings of Eagles

  • Character Education : 5 Ways to Help Youth Tackle Tough Social Issues
  • History Heroes:

The spiritual quest of Christopher Columbus

Defenders of the covenant

Jefferson defeats the Barbary pirates

She rescued children from the Holocaust

The Greatest Generation

Isaiah, prophet of ancient history and last days

  • Culture: Halloween does not belong to the devil

Humanism’s bloodless coup

News Updates and Current Events: Truth will Out

The daily news is happening and changing so fast, we will need to squeeze in additional posts, for the TRUTH must be exposed, among all the liberal lies that proliferate in the left wing media.

New Category: National Security

Theme Quotes for October: History Heroes

quote-look-God-liveIt has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. ~Thomas S. Monson

I worry that we live in such an atmosphere of avoiding offense that we sometimes altogether avoid teaching correct principles. If we don’t teach our children and youth true doctrine—and teach it clearly—the world will teach them Satan’s lies. ~Bonnie Oscarson

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”  –Ronald Reagan

A Battle We Must Win. “We are engaged in a battle with the world. In the past, the world competed for our children’s energy and time. Today, it fights for their identity and mind. Many loud and prominent voices are trying to define who our children are and what they should believe. We cannot let society give our family a makeover in the image of the world. We must win this battle. Everything depends on it.”~ Bradley D. Foster

bednar-truth-192x192History has been a principal victim of the age of fracture. But it can also be a powerful antidote to it. ~ Wilfred M. McClay

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

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

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

watchmantowerBehold, 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 Christian prophets

‘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

Know your History! The Islamists know and understand their history better than we do!  I bet they are laughing their heads off about the success they are having invading Europe today!  Interesting isn’t it that Poland is one of the few European countries that ‘gets it’ and isn’t inviting in the Muslim ‘refugees.’ ~ Ted Belman at American Thinker


Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Stay on Course

airplaneflyingA 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.”

compasschoosewhotofollow“‘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

Classical Music this month will be provided by Verdi, Liszt, Bizet, and Paganini

October Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme for October: History Heroes

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: Judeo-Christian

See more Defining Moments

Featured Topics

judeo-christian1The Parenting Value for this month: Self-reliance—Responsibility, not blame

Famous Birthdays: Verdi, Christopher Columbus, Margaret Thatcher, Liszt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, David Ben Gurion, Bizet, Paganini, John Adams

Critical Thinking: Defining Judeo-Christian

Culture Wars: Halloween does not belong to the devil

  • Get rid of Planned Parenthood
  • Enjoy comic relief with brilliant cartoons from A.F. Branco and Ben Garrison
  • Humanism’s bloodless coup

Faith:  Keep the 10 Commandments

columbus3History Heroes: Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates

  • The spiritual quest of Christopher Columbus
  • Leaders who defended America’s covenant with God
  • Jefferson defeats the Barbary pirates
  • She rescued children from the Holocaust
  • The Greatest Generation

cartoon-scalia-D-WoundedImprimis from Hillsdale: The Next Supreme Court Justice, key to American survival

National Security:  Muslim infiltration, stealth jihad

Truth Zone: The truth about “fact checking”  opinion journalism

FBI: Nearly Three Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed With Rifles, Shotguns Combined

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This is a must-read if you want to take America back:

Truth Zone: America First— Donald Trump Foreign Policy

What’s Best for America? Defeat the Left!


Trump-Make-America-Great-MAPBig Picture—What do Americans really Want?

They want their country back, and will do what it takes

What about compassion for American Citizens?

This year, this section will contain Truth Zone posts. The mainstream media is now blatantly lying, savaging only those Americans who speak truth and truly want to protect our country. They ignore history and facts. The wicked take the truth to be hard.


Pray that God will raise up someone who understands that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Pray that we would be transformed back to a nation that honors God. ~Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

It isn’t about ideology anymore.  It isn’t about conservatism and being thoroughbred conservative.  It’s about stopping what has been put in play by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.  A majority of the American people continue to hear Barack Obama and the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton, and they know that if this party continues to win, the things that have been done that damaged this country are going to continue. ~Rush Limbaugh

TRUTH: Immigration moratorium is already part of U.S. law. There is nothing illegal or unconstitutional about it.

Truth Zone: History Facts and Immigration Laws


1. Let Us Educate Ourselves

2. Home Education—Let’s Teach our Children!

truth3freeIf we don’t teach our children and youth true doctrine—and teach it clearly—the world will teach them Satan’s lies. ~Bonnie Oscarson

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”–Ronald Reagan

Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week, (many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.

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.

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!

3. Study the U.S. Constitution!

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now. 

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. Also, look for posts that refer to the Constitution in current events.

Thanks for all you do,

C.A. Davidson

Parents’ Resources

freedomtorchNEW PAGE! If you missed the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include American Covenant, Moral Compass, Biblical Worldview, Eternal Perspective,  and more.

New Categories!, National Security, Character Education, Patriotism It is hoped that with these more specific categories, it will be easier for you to access our vast and growing archives of valuable information.

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Critical Thinking: Defining Moments updated

Updated: The most powerful weapon in the world—work for victory for American liberty: how to fight evil effectively

Bringing History Lessons to Life

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!


knightonhorseEpic Heroes Quest

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

Epic Heroes in Training 

Parent Resources

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One comment on “Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Heroes

  1. This is brilliant! You are not only a student of TRUE history but a great patriot to this beloved country of ours. Please know how much you are appreciated!

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