All posts tagged: current events

Why We Went to Chick-fil-A

World magazine got it wrong. In an editorial published on their website, they called the “mass of Christians” who are today voting for morality with their pocket books “a bold mistake.” And the writer has it wrong on one word: conviction. At my local Chick-fil-A, civil servants and medical workers, construction laborers and business men, stay-at-home-moms and teachers packed shoulder-to-shoulder like sardines to wait 45 minutes for lunch today. And that was after sitting on the highway for a half an hour just to get within walking distance of the building. They weren’t there for a thinly-veiled, neubulous conviction that some might agree to and others might not. They were there for something way bigger: absolute morality. Whether the issue is family, marriage, or free speech, thousands in my relatively small community obviously agree that there are absolutes when it comes to right and wrong. And there comes a time when we as men and women stand up and say, “This is right. That was wrong.” While I stood in line for my salad, clutching …

John Adams on The Fourth [er, Second] of July

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.  – …

Ask the Grad – Elysse Barrett

I think we must always be asking {what would I do better}, both as Homeschool graduates and as Christians. In the Bible those who compare the practices and traditions they are used to, and the things they’ve been taught against God’s unchanging Word are commended. Further, if we never ask what our parents did – both good and bad – we will never be able to go farther than they did. And, nothing will honor them more than if we stand on their shoulders and take their vision farther than they were able to.