Wednesday, May 26, 2010


“ . . .Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter it or to abolish it . . . it is (not only) their right it is their duty . . .”

Thomas Jefferson, 1776
The Declaration of Independence

democracy is nothing more than mob rule where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America

An interesting link:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Johanna's critique of Cinderella

This story is in no way against anyone who has watched this silly, yet entertaining fairy tale. We have watched it ourselves.
But just like Laurel's critique of Veggie Tales from an earlier post, I thought this one was a cute story to tell. I get a glimpse of what goes on in my children's minds this way. It's funny to me.

While we were eating lunch today, Johanna said that when she walked into TJ's house yesterday, the kids were watching Disney's Cinderella.

She said, "the movie makes the good look bad."
"The movie makes work look like it's a bad thing and that her family not wanting her to go to the ball is a bad thing. (parental authority is not a bad thing) She shouldn't be going to a ball anyway."
"Poor Cindrella! She feels sorry for herself, having to do all the work alone."

Also, "The prince new that Cinderella was the girl for him after he danced with her once." And, whoever fit the glass slipper was this girl. Like no one else has the same size shoe!"

Personally, I like the part where the cat is dreaming of catching the mice.
I hate mice. even cute ones that can sing; Cinderelly, Cinderelly..........

Friday, May 21, 2010


I couldn't have said it better myself.
Here are two excellent posts by two godly women.

and the May 18, 2010 post of
titled: I'm Not Afraid to Say "Dominion"

Saturday, May 15, 2010


My last post should have been titled, "THE AUDACITY" as well as these quotes:

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
~ Gen. William Westmoreland

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
~ Adolf Hitler

In a recent commencement address, President Obama declared that "information becomes a distraction, a diversion" which puts "pressure on our country and on our democracy." Technological innovations – including the Internet – produces a "24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter." He added that "with so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, and on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all – to know what to believe, to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not." Hillary Clinton expressed similar concerns a few years ago when she suggested that a "gatekeeper" be created for the Internet, to prevent just anyone from putting their opinions out into the public.


Friday, May 14, 2010


This is a quote from an article at World Net Daily:

"You are only 'allowed' to eat or drink what the FDA gives you permission to. There is no inherent right or God-given right to consume any foods from nature without the FDA's consent."

The Natural News report continued, "The state, in other words, may override your food decisions and deny you free access to the foods and beverages you wish to consume. And the state may do this for completely unscientific reasons – even just political reasons – all at their whim."

To read the full article got to:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Can You Believe in Noah's Flood?

"And some people think it took millions of years to form the Grand Canyon."
That's what my daughter said today on the way to church as we passed through town, looking at all the damage and deep carved out "mini canyons".

My daughter and I haven't been out through the main part of town since before the major storms and flooding last weekend.

We did go out the other day down one highway that you can see quite a bit of damage. Washed out bridges, which were peoples driveways, moved mobile homes, houses that were filled with mud left by the receding water and the furniture dragged out. Also you could see all the creek gravel all over fields and yards that was left behind when the water went down.

At a friends house, they had a huge deep hole carved out by all the rushing water. You could probably fit more than a couple of vehicles in the hole.

Today we went through Centerville and could see new places carved out and washed out.
Water is a very forceful power.
So why can't people believe that a major flood (Noah's Flood) could carve out the Grand Canyon when it only took one to three days to carve out new places in a small town! Plus destroy buildings and roads!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting Back to Normal (if there is such a thing)

Last night, Thursday, May 6, close to 7:p.m., our electricity came back on.
We were delighted.
As Tim and the boys were walking in with buckets and gallon jugs of spring water from down the road, the lights came on.
Plus we just spent $40.00 at the laundry mat. Oh well. Who could have known.

I imagine the men who work for the electric company are worn out. They still have lots to do.
I offer my thanks to them.

But I'm thankful for the water they hauled in. Our well water was very dirty. So I still used some of the water that they hauled in.
But the well water cleared up. We are in business. (until the next disaster.)

For now chew on this:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Centerville Flood

Well, I might as well post about the great flood of the century here in Middle TN like everyone else is.
But for pictures, I will give you the links for those.
It started out with heavy rainfall from a major storm on Friday night, April 30. It lasted through Sunday evening.

We are up on a plateau, so we didn't have the problems that others have had.
"Ponds and streams" formed in our fields and the gardens got quite flooded.
But the property below us turned into a river.

The kids walked down to that property to see what was going on. The pasture had turned into a river The water was over the fence posts and mudslides from the cliffs. All this is just a few hundred yards from our property.

The kids still had to go out in the storm and take care of the animals, (horses, milk cow, chickens). It is no fun to milk a cow in the hard pouring rain with no shelter/stall.
So needless to say, with all the going in and out in the downpour, I still have a lot of wet, dirty laundry.

Which leads me to say that our electricity, along with all of Centerville, went out at 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning. It is still out, which makes it day 4 without it.

By Sunday afternoon, we thought of putting out buckets to fill up with rain water for using for dishes and flushing the toilets. The week before, I just happened to pick up about 14 gallon jugs of drinking water. Something I don't always do. Praise God for that.

Also, I am very thankful for having a propane gas cookstove. We have been able to cook and heat up water. It is always good to start out on a full tank of gas though in these situations. We are at 30% in our tank. But that should last a while.

We went through the cleaning water pretty fast. We have got lots of dishes to wash plus milk jars and milk pails. We go through water for utility purposes more than cooking and drinking purposes. And I was trying to be conservative.

Monday, we thought of using the inverter that we have, plugged it into the car (had to have the car running) and plugged in our satelite dish internet and our computers. Now we could communicate with the world. Our Verizon cell service had gone out. We don't have a land line. (our cell service is now working)

Then we thought of seeing if we could run a refrigerator or chest freezer with the inverter.
NOPE! NOT HAPPENING! The inverter we have isn't for high wattage appliances.

So, Monday, Tim ventured into Hohenwald via a back way that hadn't been washed out. There was no water there to buy. He bought a few other supplies plus a higher wattage inverter.
I'm sure you have figured out by now, that we do not own a generator.

With the new inverter, we were able to run the chest freezer. The freezer is newer and it's not a real big one.

On the way home from Hohenwald, Tim spotted people getting water from a spring about a mile from our home. It is piped into a house across the road, but plenty of excess is there at the source. So now we have been taking as many buckets and plastic jugs as we have to get water from there.

Tuesday, Tim and the boys went to visit the Pine Family. The Pines and The Carpenters had generators to loan.
We are using one and Tim took the other one to another friend.

So we are able to run the appliances but still no water. We did not wire it into our electric box where the well pump is wired, of course. But it is VERY helpful to have the refrigerators and the freezer running due to all the milk we have and the meat in our freezer.

We have heard news about different parts of Hickman County (where we now live) and Perry County (where we use to live).
It sounds very devestating.
There has been lost lives in both counties.
I imagine that the house we use to live in and the whole area on Russell Creek Rd in Lobelville, Perry County is a real mess.

Houses, barns, property, and probably livestock are destroyed or uninhabitable.

Parts of Hwy 100 leading in and out of Centerville are closed off. I believe the water has gone down, but some parts of the road are washed away.

On Monday, we were kind of hemmed in by the flooding on different roads. but we were able to find dryer, cleared up, back roads that were on a little higher ground.

So as you can see, we are doing very well compared to others.
Thank you, LORD.

Here are just a couple of links to look at pictures.
I am sure you can google to find more info and pics.

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