I think I may still be on California time. (but in Ohio)
either that or I can't sleep, knowing we are in a Walmart parking lot? ha!
Even though the security guard says he's keeping his eye out for us...Just weird.
I never thought I'd be sleeping in a Walmart parking lot...but then again I never thought I'd be homeschooling my kids (5 kids) while driving across the country. Who knew! LOL
we're warm (don't worry Mom)...so warm Landen took off his sleeper and is in his under-roo's (that's what he calls them)
Everyone is asleep and I sit here and think...pray. Pray for those in Haiti.
Finley just started crying......I picked her up and rocked her. She fell right to sleep again. She just wanted her Mommy. It just hit me that so many orphans out there just want to be loved...ugh! I'd squeeze all of them in the motor home and love on them if I could!
I'm thinking about what we will do when we get back...
Where is home?
I know God calls us to not think about tomorrow..for he knows the plans He has for us (already)
But I can't help but think, what will the next season in my life bring?
It's quite... just the sound of the generator.
So I might as well take advantage of this time and share what I've been thinking about since we left D.C.
We spent 5 days in the wonderful city and did SO much and learned SO much!
Last Saturday, We met with a lady (a divine appt, I like to believe.)
Her name is Dr. Catherine Millard.
Our family met with Dr. Millard from 9:30am to 3:30 in the afternoon last Saturday. We were honored to get to spend the day with her. She is a wonderful Christian women who conducts the Christian Heritage Tours in Washington D.C.
God has blessed her with a talent and a brain! Dr.Millard has spent several years at the Library of Congress researching the Christian aspects of buildings, landmarks, monuments, sculpture, inscriptions, art and artifacts.
She holds a B.A. in American Studies from George Mason University (Dean’s list, graduated with High Distinction), an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary, and a D.Min. in Christian Education from Luther Rice Seminary (Dean list; graduated Summa Cum Laude). She is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society
She is the recipient of the 1990 George Washington Honor Medal sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for Excellence in patriotic and individual achievement and the 1992 Faith and Freedom Religious Heritage of America Award for significant contributions in affirming and strengthening the biblical principles in American life.
anyway, she holds a lot of degrees...but like she said that doesn't matter. It's her wisdom from the Lord that matters. (see, I told you she was wise)
In fact Dr. Millard went to seminary to prove that Christianity was a lie. But what she found was truth!
Dr. Millard has produced eight video documentary videos and several books including God’s Signature Over the Nation’s Capital, The Rewriting of America’s History, A Children’s Companion Guide to America’s History, and The Christian Heritage of the 50 United States of America and more.(which you can find on amazon) She also has curriculum that I will be using for history next year and books that are a must for your home library! Her books are very helpful in dispelling myths about our nations history as portrayed by most publishers today.
Yes, And We got to spend our day with her!!!!!! Jam packed with information!!!!!!! We got to talking and went way over our time scheduled ...like 2 hours over!
I could not take notes fast enough!!!!!!
She knows her stuff! And in 6 hours that we spent with her (just our family and her) were eye-opening! She was not trying to be a Debbie Downer (on our trip to D.C.)but was clearly showing us what is happening.
D.C. looked so cool at night! Love this shot.
We saw original paintings that have been painted over!!!!!! Yes, painted over and replaced with demon heads!
I saw so much shocking things right before my eyes!
Catherine explained to me that you can only go with originals not 20th century stuff. Books that are being put out there for our children to read are 2nd source. Not from originals.
She finds the provenance of the items and ideas that had once been on display in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia but are now strangely missing.
She provides source documentation and other original exhibits from our patriotic forefathers. Dr.Millard shows clearly that they intended to build a nation based on the Law of the Lord, not to create a theocracy, but to fashion a haven where any person, Christian, atheist or any other religion could enjoy the protection provided for by the original intentions of the founding documents.
She has devoted her life to this.
Ford Theatre...where Lincoln was shot:( House across the street was where he died.
I felt like I was in a Conspiracy movie or something....
This is real stuff friends.
Something is happening to original documents and information concerning our nation's Christian heritage. Priceless, irreplaceable and unique books and other writings from and about the religious inclinations of the pilgrims and founding fathers have gone missing at the Library of Congress! Faith-inspired art illuminating the spiritual basis of America are being removed, obscured or even redefined to exclude their intended faith-based elements. Beyond that, American children are being taught nothing about the Christian foundations of their country while being offered a version of American beginnings based on atheistic, humanistic re-inventions.
If you are ever in the DC area....you NEED to meet with Dr. Millard.
I still am not sure who recommended that I meet with her, but thank you if it was you.
after we got back to the RV as you could imagine we had a lot to chew on...
I mean I knew about this atheistic movement and one world type of stuff but not to this extent.
Vietnam memorial, emotional...
My husband and I started talking and he thanked me for answering God's call to homeschool our children 3 years ago.
He knew it wasn't an easy thing to do. He actually wasn't on board at first.
But now he is full on proud homeschool pops:)
Our eyes are even more open to why we are doing it.
And we have been getting confirmation over and over that we are doing the right thing.
I encourage you Mom's and Dad's out there to really pray and think about homeschooling. If God has put it on your heart.
Air and Space museum...
I believe that it is our God given duty and responsibility to teach and train our own children. God's written word has a lot to say about it. As parents, we are given stewardship over our children(Psalms 127:3) and are accountable to God. I will answer to my God regarding how my children were raised (not the government or anyone else)
Holocaust museum...wow! They have a Daniel Diary (from a kids point of view during that time)it wasn't too graphic and I think it was good for the kids to see.
In Deuteronomy 6:7, just after we are commanded to love the Lord, with all our heart, soul and mind parents are told to "teach" (this command) diligently to your children, and talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up."
In Proverbs6, we are told to "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it(the right path)
God has given us specific instructions. He expects us to spend a very significant amount of time with our children, throughout the course of every day, teaching them and training them.
I was emailed this question,
Bridget, Do you believe you could teach and train your children, in the way they should go and send them to public or private school?
Well, yes I do... But (and that's a BIG but) do I care to spend the majority of the short time I have with my precious children "un-teaching" them what they are being taught in secular institutions?
Absolutely not! The public school system is not teaching truth (and we as Christians know this)Just read your child's science book...hello totally divorced from God. It is my job to teach my children truth, to guide their hearts.
Why do we believe it's ok for our kids to listen to this day in and day out?
Some say so they can be the the salt and light....
I believe that we as mature Christian adults are to be salt and light, but we must look at that command in full context. Jesus says, in Matt 5:13, "you are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost it's flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing, but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Our young children are very impressionable. How can we expose them to the world, to the point of saturation, before they are adequately trained to withstand the pressures and temptations, only to trampled underfoot?
The Ryan brothers & Wright brothers
I am not saying lock you kids up and and completely shelter them. I am saying, however that we will not send our young, impressionable children out into the world (ie public schools)away from godly parental direction and counsel. I believe that our children should be given the opportunity to explore their world, as we steer them towards what is good, holy, just, pure, of good report, and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8) As long as we are doing our job, as parents, our children's hearts will already be in the process of becoming aligned with our God.
Our kids need to be trained for this crazy world!
And I love what the author of Dates to Diapers has to say:
Imagine.....if we started raising generations of children who stood uncompromisingly on the Word of God, knew how to defend the Christian faith, could answer the skeptical questions of this age, and had a fervor to share the gospel from the authority of God's Word with whomever they met!!!!
This could change the world!
Come on Mom's if I can do it, you can!
again...posting in love:)