Expressions from our Youngest

Expressions from our Youngest
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Love Defined: Giving versus Using

Sexual desire is supposed to be an EXPRESSION of the person who desires to make a gift of self (self-donation) to another person which involves responsibility as opposed to just emotion, desire, and attraction.

1.)  Express:

1a) directly, firmly, and explicitly stated (he disobeyed my express orders) b) EXACT, PRECISE

Only a husband and wife in their sexuality can directly, firmly, explicitly, exactly, and precisely express their love for each other as God intended.  Thus it is not only in their emotions and characters but their very design of their bodies created in the image of God that fulfills this purpose of self-donation.

2a) designed for or adapted to its purpose b) of a particular sort: specific (he came for that specific purpose)

As stated previously, the sexual desire between a husband and wife are only able to fulfill God's purpose for their lives...both emotionally and physically.

4.) Express.

1a) DELINIATE, DEPICT b) to represent in words: STATE c) to give or convey a true impression of: SHOW, REFLECT d) to make known the opinions or feelings of (oneself) (expressed himself very strongly on that subject) e: to give expression to the artistic or creative impulses or abilities of (oneself) f) to represent by a sign or symbol: SYMBOLIZE

Only the sexual desire of a husband and wife deliniates (portrays, or represents accurately, or describes in sharp or vivid detail) the design suggested by God for total whole-hearted self-donation.

Only the sexual desire of a husband and wife accurately and naturally depicts (to represent by a picture, describes) the kind of self-donation God suggests for married individuals.

The bible clearly represents in words and explicitly states the one analogy God uses above all others to express His love for us: the love between a husband and wife.

Only the sexual desire of a husband and wife gives or conveys (communicates the knowledge of) the  will of God designed by His plan.

God has made known the opinions and feelings he has for us to be united with him in heaven which clearly states sodomy as a divergence from this plan.

God has illustrated in the bible that traditional marriage is used to symbolize His relationship with Israel and Christ's relationship with the Church as His spouse.

2a) to force out (as the juice of a fruit) by pressure b) to subject to pressure so as to extract something

This is what gay marriage legislation subjects Christians to: pressure applied on us in the way of fines or punishment to force us to cave or be silent on the choice to avoid this immorality.  This is how too many homosexuals express their forcing others to change.  Heterosexuals have never used the law to punish homosexuals and heterosexuality was never imposed on human beings.  Why is gay marriage suddenly allowed to be used as an imposition on everyone?  It appears that some gays do want to express their sexuality but clearly can not do it in line with God's plan.  Therefore, they attempt to make the Christian submit to their desires by forcing them with fines, punishment, and silence.  We are targets for them and if we do not stop this insanity now...later it will be too late.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Deo Gratias

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life
 is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

Just list  5 things you are grateful for:

1.  I am so grateful for the 'sweet as pie' girlfriends my two sons currently have in college.

2.  So thankful for the job as lifeguards that my two daughters hold at the local pool in our community.

3.  So grateful for the new therapist I found who lives close by and is really helping me understand my illness better.

4.  I am very thankful that Our Lady has given us the gift of the rosary!

5.  I am very grateful that we have some of the nicest new neighbors around.  They have three beautiful daughters which my son loves to play with often.

Simple Woman's Daybook-August 19th, 2015

I'm participating in a Simple Woman's Day Book.

Outside my is overcast here in Maryland today and the sun is finally trying to peak through the clouds.  It is overcast in my mind too. I am trying to teach my son how to be a good and respectful student/child when an adult is speaking to him.

I am thinking...that it will be a challenge to utilize Seton Homeschool for my fourth grader next year.  We will be attempting to follow their course materials, but I'm already having doubts about it with the way my son is behaving.

I am thankful...that we are not on welfare and stuck in the welfare trap.  Our welfare system has effectively set up roadblocks to the two main avenues for economic progress: marriage and employment.  The War on Poverty (Lyndon Johnson) has cost nearly $16 trillion since 1965, more than twice the cost of all U.S. military wars combined.

In the kitchen...I made stuffed peppers last night.  My husband and I enjoyed them as the kids were either at their girlfriend's house, at college, at work, ate too many cookies before dinner, or eating at a pizza place with a friend.

I am and blue short set and top w/ flip flops.

I am creating...I have created the journal lesson plans and craft for tomorrows coop.  This is a big benefit today as I am tied up with teaching an important lesson at the moment.
I am going...nowhere.  I plan on saying the rosary at home with my son.

I am I am going to break my son of feeling he is entitled to too many things.  Last night his little buddy and he squirted each other with the hose (not in their baithing suits but their play clothes) and got soaked head to foot.  Boys will be boys.

I am looking forward to... Teaching my son about the economy.

I am hearing...peace and quiet while my son is being disciplined with a time out in his bedroom and my daughters are at work.

Around the house...I have been decluttering little by little trying to purge old books and materials and make room for the new books and materials.  I also cleaned out the cars.

I am praying...for our homeschool year togther.  The beginning of the year always seems to have some hurdles to overcome.

One of my favorite things...was listening to the EWTN mass today with my son.  "Christ has bore the brunt of the days heat for us."  The reading of the vineyard owner:  "The last shall be first and the first shall be last."

A few plans for the rest of the to have the NOL Journal Writing Coop and go for a Ladies Night Out.

Here is a recent picture to share of our 5 beautiful children at the beach.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stuffed Peppers

Basic Beef Starter

You can prepare this savory combination of ground beef, onions and garlic, then store it in the freezer.  This meaty mixture can save many hours in the kitchen.  It gives one a convenient head start on a wide variety of easy entrees.

5 pounds ground beef
4 medium onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon salt

In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no loger pink; drain.  Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cool.  Place about 2 3/4 cups each in four freezer containers. May be frozen for up to 3 months. Yield 4 portions (11-1/2 cups).

Beef Stuffed Peppers (Pictured Above)

Use a container of the Basic Beef Starter and your microwave oven to make this main dish.  Peppers are stuffed with the ground beef blend, tomato sauce, rice, and seasonings.

1 portion Basic Beef Starter, thawed
1 1/4 cups cooked rice
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 medium green peppers
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a bowl, combine the beef starter, rice, tomato sauce, basil, and pepper. Cut tops off green peppers and remove seeds.  Spoon 1 cup of beef mixture into each pepper. Place in a 10 inch round microwave-safe dish.  Cover loosely; cook on high for 10-12 minutes or until peppers are tender, rotating a half turn once. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Course Plan - 2015/2016

This year we are using a new group to foster our homeschooling efforts:  Seton Home School.  Here is our course plan:

Religion 4 for Young Catholics
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 1
Bible History 4 for Young Catholics
Saxon Math 5/4
English 4 for Young Catholics
Handwriting 4 for Young Catholics
Handwriting Tablet, 4th Grade
The Catholic Faith Comes to the New World
Maps Charts Graphs D: States and Regions
Reading 4 for Young Catholics: Comprehension
Reading 4 for Young Catholics: Thinking Skills
This is Our Land
A Book of Gladness
Augustine Came to Kent
The Small War of Sergeant Donkey
(Two Saint Biographies)
Phonics 4 for Young Catholics
Science 4 for Young Catholics
Spelling 4 for Young Catholics
Vocabulary 4 for Young Catholics
Art 4 for Young Catholics
We Sing and Chant
Physical Ed.
No Text, Soccer and Swimming

Extra History

Story of the World; Volume 4: The Modern Age
  By Susan Wise Bauer

Extra Writing

NOL Journal Writing:

Extra Writing

IEW-U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons
Volume 1:  Explorers to the Gold Rush

Extra Writing English