Monthly Archives: October 2007

Month: October 2007 Viewed: The Monstrous Regiment of Women – (part 3)

I don’t generally comment about films, movies or books all that often for the sole reason that there is often great misunderstanding when one recommends a book or movie – especially when the recommendation is for only a portion of a book or movie and not the entirety. I’m not so sure any of us can ever blanketly recommend entirely any book or movie – especially if that book or movie deals with controversial matters… but some controversial matters are not personally controversial, but are socially controversial. Such is the case with The Monstrous Regiment of Women. While I may unreservedly recommend it, I still reserve the prerogative to identify comments in the film that I might wish had been said or worded differently. But, mygoodness, I think the very same thing about my own writings and conversations… I think from time to time (okay, many times!): O, how I wish I had worded that differently or how I wish I hadn’t said such and such or O, my, I should have emphasized this point rather than that point. You know… all those conversations that play back in your mind long after the fact – maybe even years later. Clearly, continue reading

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Month: October 2007 Viewed: The Monstrous Regiment of Women (part 2)

 As I watched the Gunn Brothers film, The Monstrous Regiment of Women, I was encouraged or inspired by the courage it took to write and produce the film. It’s quite a risk, in this day and age, to stand for the truth and to make bold statements that will garner a high volume of criticism – probably much more criticism than praise, really. Or, better said, the criticism will be so vitriolic that the praise will appear to be drowned out. But the praise will be there, no doubt, as more view the film and hear its message. I thought after I saw the film the second time that I’d need to view it a few times to see the wisdom of some of the presentation. There were a few segments that I felt I might have done differently or might have omitted. But I see the wisdom for the inclusion. I might have chosen specific activities or specific measurable actions performed by the women in politics instead of addressing so much of the characters or appearances of specific women currently ‘in office’ in the US. But the issue of women controlling government so needs to be addressed, that I continue reading

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Month: October 2007 Viewed: The Monstrous Regiment of Women (part 1)

We ordered, received and have now watched “The Monstrous Regiment of Women” and I thought it needful to make a few observations along with my recommendation to order this film yourselves and watch with your *older* children – read: older, mature, and sensible (not young children). I have very few qualms about recommending the film to others. Here’s what I sent to the producers: Thank you for this courageous film. I have now viewed The Monstrous Regiment of Women a number of times and each time am made more profoundly aware of the precious gift of womanhood and femininity and the depth of damage incurred by ‘feminist’ women who seek both power and authority over men and in society in general. You have presented, on many levels, the ways feminism has not protected, venerated or esteemed women, but has actually brought great destruction, abuse and oppression to and on women and girls all over the world. Additionally, though painful to view, I appreciate that you didn’t hide or gloss over the repulsive, heartrending and sickening atrocity of abortion and the reality of the gruesome death of tens of millions(!) of babies. The different perspectives of the many angles of feminism continue reading

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Month: October 2007 reserved parking

This might seem to be practically a nothing about nothing post… but, there really is something: loving concern for mothers and babies and new parents. Wes snapped this pic in Canada… and I told him I wish this were prevalent here in the States. I wish even the ‘thought’ was prevalent… the respect and admiration for those who are carrying or caring for precious bundles of love!   We had the sweet privilege of having a young mother of many here with us this weekend. And I watched as she lovingly and seemingly tirelessly cared for her newborn. So much to do… busy, lifting, wrapping, tucking, comforting… loving the baby. I observe the mama’s at the market… managing the load of groceries, laundry, children, schedules, diapers, traffic, laundry and dinner. And more laundry.  All in a day’s work. Being mindful of all of this, I more and more work to look for ways to be of help — even just holding the baby is a help to a mama. And setting aside that parking space to ease the mother’s workload? Ah….. that’s big help! So, maybe the next time you’re at Costco and you spot that wow-what-a-perfect-spot parking space right continue reading

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Month: October 2007 The Disney, Halloween and Barbie Phenomena & Indoctrination

Like the unannounced, quiet entry and the subtle dominance of the abortion indu$try, so also, I believe was the gentle entrance and indoctrination of acceptance and embracing of magic. No, not that magic was new – by no means – especially when we consider God’s Word and His dealings with magicians, sorcerers and diviners throughout; but the universal acceptance and endorsement of magic introduced by Walt Disney is predominately accepted and permanently etched in history and in the daily lives of countless millions. Just consider one of the most common family vacation dreams or destinations… Disneyland or Disneyworld. I was briefly scanning Doug Phillips’ blog and his comments on the role and influence of Walt Disney in and on our society. He said, The scope of his cultural legacy is truly massive, impacting everything from our nation’s vision of childhood, family life, and gender roles, to the meaning of a happy family vacation. But his legacy — both positive and negative — has largely gone unexamined by Christian theologians, cultural warriors, and filmmakers.” I remember something like sixteen years ago our family had the great, or so I thought at the time, great privilege of going to Disneyland for two continue reading

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Month: October 2007 About that lingering conversation?

Well… about that lingering conversation, I thought I’d add a few lines. I know there will come a time when I stop writing about our current “lingering conversation.” I know we’ll likely move on to other things. But I write about them — and whatever else I write about — for lots of different reasons. Mostly, I just don’t want to forget – and I know I will forget some of the small details of these days. Blogging’s sort of therapeutic for me. I don’t want to forget what God’s taught me, how He’s worked in these days, what’s going on and what I think of it all these days. I blog so that I will have a place to recall… I blog so that maybe someone else will be encouraged with things that have encouraged me. There’s a risk involved in sharing the personal details of life and I know that. There’s probably as much a risk of being understood as being misunderstood. There’s a risk to being transparent, but this is who I am… and this where I share slices of my life, and maybe something I write might help someone else too. So… I blog. Wes had continue reading

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Month: October 2007 Our lingering conversations…

So… we seem to have a lingering conversation around here. When my husband comes in the room or we end up standing around in our kitchen… it’s as if we just continue this ongoing conversation… a conversation that sort of lingers in our minds day after day — now, week after week.A neon green appointment card is attached to a sheet of paper that hangs on the clip by the back door. That clip has always been there and holds whatever needs to go out to the mail box or it occasionally holds a check for a delivery or, now, it holds appointment cards. For the c-a-r-d-i-o-l-o-g-i-s-t. I know, I know… soon this will be ‘old hat’ and we’ll move on. This, as do most other ‘big deals’ in our family, will soon be as ‘normal’ to us as other things that are part of normal, everyday living. But for now, all this cardiology stuff is not normal, everyday living to us. Actually, I think I subconsciously believe that pretty soon all this will be over and things will go back to the way they were (whatever that was!). Isn’t it interesting that we think we’re strong in the Lord continue reading

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Month: October 2007 Reason numer 777 to Homeschool

 I’ve read a bit more about SB777 since I commented on it a couple of days ago. And surely, since I received a strong negative comment here (which I sincerely appreciated, btw). And I’ve had more time to mull over the potential consequences or outworkings of the bill/law. I’m not “carried away with the witch hunt,” but I do wonder what led to the necessity to craft a new bill/law? The further protection / endorsement of a class of people is the only reason I can see for the crafting of the bill/law. Now, I do see some of the problematical views expressed by the writer of the WND article and some of the author’s personal interpretations of what was just signed into law. I see the strong slant – pointing out the potentials of the law. And though the intent of the law *seems* to be non-discrimination, I cannot see it that way. I do not see non-discrimination at all. At all. Non-discrimination bills/laws are already in place. Clearly in place. The wording of this newest piece of legislation is additional protection for classes of people/thoughts/activities that are clearly ambiguous and undefined (for that, I suppose, would be discrimination!). continue reading

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Month: October 2007 The Monstrous Regiment of Women

I’m looking forward to watching this film… for many years, my heart’s desire has been to encourage women to be women as God designed, not feminist, but feminine; so that, in the end, the Word of God is not blasphemed. The film? The Monstrous Regiment of Women. See a clip here. I think it’s both discouraging and shameful to watch the decline of femininity and the assault of things feminine and modest and the demoralization/degrading of women — especially by the very ones who purport to be championing women’s rights. I say degrading because when a woman is lead to believe her work and worth are actually contrary to her God-given design and purpose — well, that’s degrading. The more this occurs, the less ‘rights’ women really have and the less honour and nobility as well. Probably the saddest of all, the most egregious of all is the foolishness bound up in the heart or way of the mainstream church today – as this foolishness flourishes, the lack of understanding, lack of knowledge of the Scriptures, lack of respect for God – or a low view of God, and lack of wisdom is taking the mainstream church today down a continue reading

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Month: October 2007 Palindromes

    I think palindromes are cool and have lots of fun looking for creative palindromes – but especially fun are long ones that also make sense! The easiest way to teach children to spot palindromes is to start with words they know… Pop, Mom, Dad, Tat… the, eventually they’ll get things like madam, level, and radar. Then on to a couple of words like: race car, stack cats… and on to: ” Too bad I hid a boot” or, senile felines. Always encourage children Try New Things – you’ll remember that: TNT! You can go on to teach palingrams… sentences that read the same backwards or forwards: He was, was he? And then you can distinguish even further a word palingram and palindrome, too: “I did, did I?” See?   Then there are names… Tat, Lil, Elle, Bob…   Speaking of Bob… and I think his name probably got him interested in palindromes a very young age. Kids with names like that do think it’s pretty cool!     Take a look: bob-dylan-palindrome.htm You’ll like watching this one… especially if you’re a Dylan fan – and if you’re not, you just might become one. His music and style is continue reading

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