Saturday, October 24, 2015

Businesses/Companies of Leesburg VA I Recommend - Films and Stills

October 2015

Sowing in Tears  - Reaping in Joy; Choosing Sacrifice For Future Hope

Their doctors said their baby had a chromosomal abnormality and that half of Suzanne’s amniotic fluid was gone, making it impossible for the child to survive. They also told Suzanne that she could die while giving birth. Great article from

Yesterday I walked by a lawn ornament of a red skeleton rotisserie over a fire. Roasting a human. On the lawn.
Folks, this is in a very nice town. And I'm not walking by there again if it isn't to leave a very kind note, with images of the Holocaust, recommendations to get counseling, read Foxe's Book of Martyrs, etc.

So, when people ask, "Do you celebrate Halloween?" I might just think of that image for a moment - then realize that not everybody who's into Halloween is completely insane or possessed. Is it redeemable? Maybe. Does it have good historical roots? Yes. But I have to deal with demonic lawn ornaments, and I'm not happy about it.

Lying About 9/11 - Wow, this was fascinating!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Birthday, King Edward VI

I admire Lady Jane Grey for many reasons, as well as her predecessor, Edward VI.  In honor of his birthday (hers is uncertain), I will yearly add to this post about them.  

The English Reformation led by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer thrived under Henry VIII and then Edward. Following Bloody Mary's seizure of the throne and execution of Lady Grey, that went into violent remission. 
But the tie of its ascent is remarkable and inspiring. Just regarding the personal lives of these two short lived monarchs is a lesson in human potential.

Of course, Edward VI couldn't be a perfect king.  George Grant writes: 

Almost all nursery rhymes were originally written to satirize certain political and cultural circumstances long ago in English history—making them anything but innocent nonsense poesy. So, for instance, “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” was probably written as a complaint against the hardships caused to the poor by the enclosures of land for sheep farming in the days of King Edward VI.   

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Prager University on Youtube!

I just finished watching all of Dennis Prager's Youtube videos on ideas.  I most resonated with his economic philosophy. He had some amazing speakers, including Eric Metaxas and Robert George with whom my husband has worked at the Colson Center for Christian worldview.
Breakpoint This Week, one of the radio broadcasts of the Colson Center, once interviewed Dennis Prager concerning the place of the 10 commandments in our civil arena and education.

This video channel is really a spectacular crash course in ideas about our culture. I highly recommend them as food for thought.