Friday, July 27, 2007

Little Hobbits' Garden

Pippin my boy, full of joy,
How does your garden grow?

With basil leaves, tomatoes and beans,
and marigolds all in a row.

Pippin is eager to check his garden every morning. Often times he will be out there before we've even had breakfast. And, if I'm not able to go out with him to open the gate for him, he will go into the garage and enter the garden through the doggy door. I can't believe he fits through the doggy door! I guess little hobbits can squeeze themselves into small places.
At any rate, Pippin is very pleased with his garden. He and Frodo had been asking to make a garden for about two years, but I just never quite knew what to do about our horrible rock and clay soil until I found the book "The All New Square Foot Garden" by Mel Bartholomew. With book in hand, we went to the local home center and bought our boards, peat moss, compost, vermiculite and seeds. Voila! Instant garden, just add time...and water.
We have planted...
zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe,

sweet and cinnamon basil, five kinds of tomatoes, green beans...
and marigolds, cucumber, dill, parsley, oregano, and cilantro. Pippin also planted one piece of our popcorn to see if it would grow. It did, and we now have a little corn stalk about 8 inches high.
Pippin is seriously looking forward to the watermelon and cantaloupe! As for the veges, he doesn't like many of the summer veges. What he's really looking forward to are the cool weather veges. He's counting the days until he can plant his carrot seeds and sugar snap peas. Frodo, for the most part, likes lettuce and carrots. We will have to plant some more lettuce next month to carry us through the fall.
I think it's amazing what children will do if given the opportunity to make something of their ideas. Childen shouldn't be relegated to making macaroni necklaces and other useless twaddle just because they're young. Frodo and Pippin were only 8 and 4 when they first developed the desire to plant a garden. At the ages of 10 and 6 they were able to bring their idea to fruition. We are now reaping the harvest of their notion...literally!

Monday, July 23, 2007

OSA National Event 2007

We're home safely from the OSA National Event 2007 in Birmingham, AL. My only regret is that we weren't able to be there for the whole event. God willing we will be there for the entire week next year.

Ahhh...there's nothing like standing in the hot sun proclaiming the truth of God to a God-less nation. If only we would repent of our wickedness and turn our hearts toward God, then He would hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. Without repentance our nation is headed for great disaster. It is only a matter time before the heavy hand of God's judgement falls upon us. Like the ancient Israelites, He will use our enemies to plunder and destroy us, and no one can turn back the hand of God.

The Battle of Two Seeds is displayed on the streets outside the abortuary. On the left are the proud sign-wielding supporters of murder on demand. On the right is my friend Mrs. W "giving them heaven", as our pastor would say. She is surrounded by several other Christian messengers ready to deliver God's message to America.

The ridiculous owner of this abortuary actually told me she was doing "God's work".

God's work?I think not!

Aside from the important work of exposing abortion for the heinous act of violence it is, we did have the honor of hearing from two distinguished men of God speak. The first is Alabama Senator Hank Erwin. I was very impressed with his honesty and the intensity in his desire to rid his beloved state of abortion. There was no hemming and hawing like you get from most politicians who are unwilling to offend any one. (meaning, unwilling to lose any votes!)

Next, we got to hear Judge Roy Moore speak after Senator Erwin. Judge Moore is an eloquent man of principle, unwilling to compromise the name of God Almighty for the sake of political correctness. During his talk, he walked us through some American history to show us how the current liberal tide has twisted the words of our founding fathers to further their flagrantly wicked agendas.

If only he would run for president. But, alas, American does not deserve a godly president. We will have to suffer under the judment of God until such a time as we as a nation repent.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mom My Ride

Just a little ditty to make you chuckle and smile...

Time Flies...

Oh, my goodness, it's been almost two months since I last posted. Where does the time go? There have been some changes in the Shire. For one, Arwen is no longer working at her part-time job. It's a bit of a mixed blessing, but due to some of her own actions she has lost the privilege of working. It's nice not to have to run her back and forth to work anymore...very nice. It was putting about 800 miles a month on our poor mini-van that already has over 120,000 miles on it, not to mention the amount of time it took from our busy schedules to do the chauffering. The only downside is that she misses the money she was making.

One of the best changes recently has been the seeds of a new Charlotte Mason home school co-op that I've planted along with four other lovely ladies. I've tried other co-ops in the past, but none of them were CM which means that although they were good for what they were, they really weren't working in harmony with what we are doing at home. This new co-op will compliment our home school and work with what we are doing, instead of just adding outside commitments that we don't really need. I've very excited about the new co-op.

Other than that, we're about to leave for a trip to Birmingham, AL. We're going to OSA's national event for a few days. Tomorrow night I'll get to hear Judge Roy Moore speak at a rally. I can't wait to hear what a defender of the faith has to say. Then we will be standing as the voice of the innocent during the day and attending rallies at night. It will be a long, tiring trip. It is hard to stand up for what is right when the culture you live in is against you, but I would rather stand up to scornful mortals than have to stand in the presence of Almighty God knowing that 3000 innocent children were murdered in American abortuaries each day and I did nothing to stop it.