What a fun day we had today. We hosted Day Three for our new series Stepping up to the Call? Who are You? Our topic today was:
Who is WITH YOU?
The replay is now available. Here it is:
What a fun day we had today. We hosted Day Three for our new series Stepping up to the Call? Who are You? Our topic today was:
Who is WITH YOU?
The replay is now available. Here it is:
Although they were mandating the removal of God from the classrooms and curriculum, I was blessed to have teachers who were truly Christian and could not get away from their deeply rooted Biblical Worldview even in the classroom. I believe that many of them did not understand where this was going, but education was a handmaid to governmental purposes, which had already shifted at the very creation of public schooling. I know my teachers’ hearts were good. I’m so grateful for them.
Subjects were already being taught that made no sense. It wasn’t meant to make sense. It was meant to train us in a new way. We were already asking why we were learning what we were learning because as humans, we are designed to think, reason, learn, stand for what we believe, and keep learning.
This didn’t simply shift when the Supreme Court voted that the Bible and prayer (essentially Jehovah) were to be removed from public schools.
Rather, at the core and foundation, public schools were never intended for this purpose. It’s own founders each voiced that. We know it.
Their purpose is the first argument FOR schools that is asked today–how else can a child be socialized?
Socialization is the process of learning to behave in a way that is “acceptable” to society, according to the principles of socialism.
Socialism purposes is to overthrow “capitalism” (the private and personal ability to attain wealth, opportunity, and freedom) for communism (where everything is owned by the state or government with all working, earning, and owning equally FOR the state).
Socialism breeds a contempt for those who HAVE because it demands that they share what they earn with everyone in order to be a part of the community.
Socialism condemns all who are successful individually, because it is all about the community, the government.
These socialist and communist agendas all lead toward a one-world government without national sovereignty.
In the Bible, we see that this ideology is at the core of the Anti-Christ government that will rule and reign in the last days. This is why the Bible had to be removed from government schools. The Bible was in direct opposition to socialism, communism, Marxism, and satanism (Antichrist).
Never has there been a greater battle than we face today. Yet, this shift and this was has been occurring since the early years of our country. It accelerated with the past several Presidencies—Republican and Democratic.
However, don’t be asleep. There is a shift in culture around the world. There is a war in our culture as a result. This shift and war has been occurring since the beginning of time. Don’t be surprised.
It was the true narrative of the founding of our country, the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, the Civil War, the Reconstruction, the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the fight against terrorism, and now the fight against this overthrow of our country and establishment of a One-World Government.
Even John Dewey, the father of modern education, publicly proclaimed that education was not to teach a child the “Three R’, he said“it is a great perversion to teach a child to read. It breeds destructive individualism.”
Socialists such as John Cotton were those who pressed full-on into public, mandated education because apart from education, they could never change the mindsets and convictions of the people toward socialism, so he proposed that they, “take the children” and we see a battle that ensued as they marched children from their homes to their public government schools at gunpoint in Massachusetts. Note—Massachusetts not Mississippi. This was in the North, not the South.
These ideas were alive and well at the very beginning of America. It was not about literacy or education—the literacy rates prior to public schooling were near 98% for all Americans, including poor and even slaves. Rather, these ideas lay the foundation for a full-on battle for our culture that goes on today.
Now, we see the full shift into the informing ideas behind all of the rhetoric as we look at schools, government, medicine, communities, and even the media today.
And, if any Christian really SEES or HEARS what is taught and really being said, they immediately know something is wrong, even if they cannot put their finger on it.
If they DO KNOW the errors and call them out, they are quickly labeled, attacked, and discredited as uneducated, ignorant, backward, stupid, bigoted, intolerant, racist, cultist, Jezebel, PASTOR, Southern, or Christian.
The history I was taught in my Mississippi schools was set by the narrative of the socialists. It was not until I homeschooled my children and taught a child who was curious about ideas that fuel actions, the purpose behind why people do what they do, and the values that are behind history that I began to ask questions and dig deeper.
Charlotte Mason, an educator in England in the late 1800’s wrote that it was not until a child began to read on topics of interest on their own that they were truly on the path to real education.
Few in our culture have been truly EDUCATED. They had schooling and that was enough. Most have schooling and even socialization, but not education. Education comes only with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Education does not begin until one finds ideas that fuel them to dig up the whole truth and understand why it happened, who were the key players, what each side truly believed, what each perspective was, when and why each did what they did. Wisdom takes all of that and weighs it against the FULL COUNSEL of the Word of God. Without all three it is insufficient and incomplete. Without God education cannot take place.
In our society, we are dumbed down. If we don’t think so, we should go back and read the original source documents—the actual writings and words of our history, our government, our literature, and our science.
We should go back and read the journals and AUTOBIOGRAPHIES (the stories about people written by the actual person it’s about).
We should dig up the actual news from any period we truly want to know and understand.
We should read the documents from any period of history to truly get the true and accurate story. We should look at the art produced in that period. We should listen to the music of that period. THEN, we get the true narrative that unveils the truth, the ideals, the values, and the conviction that influenced the true story.
No one can take that away.
Apart from that-we base what we know on “hear-say” and secondhand information. That is weak. That is dangerous. That makes us susceptible to error, lies, deception, agendas, and systemic meltdown.
Most people are content to have others tell them what they are to THINK, BELIEVE, and TAKEAWAY on any given topic. Nothing more so than history…ok science…ok government…ok politics….ok Theology…. oh!
That might be why they took God out of the schools. That might be why the church is in trouble today and as weak as it is. That might be why our media is a circus of clowns. That might be why social media is a great big addiction that distracts us rather than exhorting us to true knowledge. That might be why we are living in uncertainty, unsure about what is really going on.
I’m blessed that my children began young to desire to learn. I gave them freedom to use the skills they were learning to truly dig into topics and learn them deeply. They immediately began to learn and dig up things I never saw before. It forced me to change my view of life and education. I thank God that I learned from my children how to truly learn, discern, and live.
I realized that modern education was not progressive, but rather progressing toward a purpose.
Modern education was socializing a culture of students who would shift from democracy, freedom, and capitalism into socialism, Marxism, and communism. It was to prepare a people who sacrifice their freedoms and would embrace, allow, and follow a one-world government.
We have seen world empires rise and fall all throughout time. We are appalled by Hitler-yet we are ok with the same socialist agenda that set him firmly into leadership. We are at a battle with our own country at this time—with those who want socialism/communism and the overthrow of our government. These are the steps into the socialist/communist/anti-God and Antichrist government and empire prophesied in scripture. (Just look at the writings of those moving us this direction and look at Scripture).
Every shift in culture throughout time has been been the same. Every shift in culture was preceded by ideas that challenged homeostasis and fueled the action . Ideas feed our mind and our imagination—for good and bad. It’s been like that since the Garden of Eden.
There has never been a culture without the informing ideas that were embraced and embodied by those in the culture.
There has never been a world empire without the ideas that established it
There was never a war without one idea that catalyzed and fueled the fight.
Ideas may be birthed, but they never become movements, wars, cultures, countries, empires, and history without taking shape in media—daily conversation perpetrated on the town square and spread via books, writings, art, music and current media sources.
Right or wrong, every idea requires action. Every idea has a “side” or perspective or basis.
You can always find both “sides” in media—books, writings, art, music and current media sources.
What about early American history? What was the truth?? Is it about denial of the atrocities that took place from some during the settling of America? Why is God stripped from that story?
Do you ever wonder why it was soooo imperative to silence the view of the south or Confederacy from the Civil War? Why do you think it was imperative? Why is it still “an issue” today? Why is there a concentrated effort to erase the full story? What IS the full story? Is it about shutting up black America? Shutting up the ignorant southerners?
What about the Holocaust?? Is it about “letting go” of the Holocaust and moving on? Why do people want to silence what happened? How did it happen anyway? How could an entire world see what was happening and refuse to step in until it affected them? Where were the pastors? Where was the church?
Is it the fight in so many packages for the honor of basic humanity that has been covered up?
Oh! It’s so much more.
I took a course in American History and another in Government in undergrad a few years ago at a Christian university. The narrative was completely rewritten. AT ORU. I was appalled. The narrative was not corrected or viewed from a Christian worldview by the professor at a school known for being founded by one of the most influential “spirit-filled” evangelists of our time. Even though we were given source documents to research, the students only had one narrative to base their views. I was appalled. So appalled that I transferred back to my Christian University. However, this is the narrative in our culture today, even in most Christian institutions. It stands uncorrected. It is not confronted.
If it’s all you have to base your opinions of history upon, you would think that America *should* end! You would have to conclude that America and capitalism is ultimately evil, depraved, corrupt. It’s agenda is only possible for a few. HOWEVER, this is not the story. This is not the intent.
We must dig into the real story. We must dare to pull back out the Christian story that has been stripped away—without it we are only left with the story of others who DID come with poor and evil intentions. We miss the fight that would unite us. We miss the Christian heroes and heroines who have ALWAYS been present and fighting for the kingdom of God and what it represents-freedom, love, unity, peace, purpose, identity, destiny, and glory of our King of kings! Without God and Christians represented as they were, we miss what God did to establish this country as a ground zero for missions around the world for such a time as this.
If we remove God from the story, we miss the story that Columbus’ passion for exploration was because he read the Bible when it spoke about the world being round and believed it rather than the current philosophy of his day which stated the world was flat. We don’t hear of his passion for taking the gospel around the world—instead of the new propaganda that he was a racist and all about fame and fortune? Read his actual journals.
If we remove truth, we think of pilgrims and puritans as weirdos escaping their countries rather than seeing that they were the ones who worked as families and were honorable with the Indians, treating them as God said to treat them. They were the colony that was healthy and survived that first brutal winter. They were the ones who spoke, wrote, and fought against the atrocities against Indians, slaves, women, and children. They were later the ones who established the Constitution to protect even the ONE instead of going by mob-rule. These Christians stood against the religion based government that was yet another empire of tyranny that would have had a different story had they been able to defeat those early Americans and expand their global dominion.
There was a fight there against yet another brutal one-world government.
If we remove truth, we miss the story behind what fueled the Civil War. From the onset of settling America to establishment as the United States, there was a battle between the idea of localized government or centralized government. The strength and weaknesses of our country have been seen in BOTH. The Civil War was fought as much over that idea as over the myriad of ideas that concerned each and every leader of each and every state. These same ideas are at stake today. They don’t end because they must be under consideration at all times. To think otherwise is ignorant and will lead us forward into a repeat of history—we must stay true to the values that led us to establish this great country.
NONE can be pushed aside.
NONE can be treated as unessential.
NONE can be sacrificed for another.
If the only narrative you have for a certain time period is the current narrative of hate, greed, or radical moves of ignorant Jews/Christians , you better get back into some original source documents like actual state records, songs, journals of these leaders, speeches (beyond Lincoln’s or Hitler’s or Constantine’s or Alexander’s), etc.
It will broaden you.
It will give you a fresh awareness.
It will bring you to a fresh repentance and awe for those who fought for a freedom that many want to deface, burn down, tear down, and erase.
So how do you know truth? How do you know the REAL story? What are you supposed to be all about? What is worth fighting for? Is YOUR SIDE right or a puppet for the wrong side?
As Christians, we are called. We are dual citizens—of this culture and of the kingdom of Jehovah God. We have a purpose. We have a responsibility. We have a mission.
Those who do not KNOW history are destined to repeat it.
There is something about the New Year. We come into the New Year with high expectations. Of course, often we come into the New Year with A LOT of the Old Year.
We turn the calendar right after the busy of the holidays. Our lives come to a screeching halt after the busyness of the holidays. For many of us that makes the January calendar look one of two ways: beautifully quiet (sometimes “log cabin fever” kinda quiet!!) or still on the frantically busy side to recover from the things missed during the holidays.
Either way, it is time to simplify.
One of the most important things for me as I come into January each year is looking at everything, evaluating everything, and setting up my life and schedule so I can be as successful at reaching my goals, resolutions, and dreams as possible. No one else can do this for me. It has to be very, very intentional. It also has be ruthless. I can’t carry everything into every year without scheduling out margin for the new, the great, the purpose-filled, the important.
If I don’t let some things go, I will never do the things that I am called to do. Life will just crowd it all out.
There is always a crisis.
There is always work to be done.
There is always a home to clean.
There is even a purse that could be cleaned!
This month beckons us to pull aside and simplify. Simplify commitments by letting go of the things that are past their season or never were intended to be a part of our schedule. Simplify what we are all about so we can step into our calling. Simplify how we do things so we work smarter not harder. Simplify our day so it is filled with the beauty, wonder, and productivity that God has called us to be all about.
This means that we let go of the things that are vying for that time with our spouse. We make sure that we have enough of ourselves in energy, time, and focus so we give them the very best of ourselves.
This means that we let go of anything that is distracting us from the precious moments with our children so we can impart Jesus and His ways to them, so we can teach them diligently so they are prepared for their life calling, and so we can make precious memories that fill the storehouse of their hearts.
This means that we let go of the things that keep us in a frenzy, distracted, exhausted, overburdened, and weary so we can get and stay healthy spirit, soul, and body and bring the very best of ourselves to the world.
This means that we let go of the good so we can grasp onto the very best and fulfill our calling and life purpose.
Are you there?
I have to admit that I am closer today that I was December 31st. I have simplified. Of course, I am still putting things into position for the New Year. I am still not quiet where I want to be.
What I do know is that the things that are moving forward are exciting. They fill me up. They don’t just drain me. They don’t give me that gnawing feeling that I am not getting around to the most important things. Do you know that feeling?
Do the work. I promise it will be worth it.
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That is not all! Today we have TWO live sessions that you can join. Don’t miss these fun sessions, EVEN if you are not in business or ministry. I promise that the topics are perfect for you wherever you are on the journey!
Today – 2PM CT/3PM ET
We have live group sessions each week on Zoom. These sessions will feature a quick topic featuring Cindy Rushton then we will open the mic for group coaching to help you as you work through your challenges. You can bring your questions to the group where our team and fellow group members will help you. You will find support, encouragement, and practical ideas from one another. You will develop relationships that will forever impact your business.
We want for you to join us live for every session, but we also understand the demands of your busy lives. We will have replays available of every session. You can grab the set and join the challenge (It is NOT too late!) at: http://ultimatechristiancommunicatorsconference.com/jump-start-2020-with-the-ultimate-31-day-challenge/
This 31 Day challenge is FOR YOU. Set aside this time for you and your business or ministry.
Live Monday, January 20 at 3:00 PM ET
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POP UP SESSION FOR EVERYONE!
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Tonight I am welcoming one of my long-time best friends as a guest for a live webinar that you will not want to miss!
Learning To Lean On The Lord In Your Business
With Lynette Chandler
Is God involved in your business? I mean not your life. I truly mean your business. For the longest time, that was me. I was a Christian who happens to be an entrepreneur. God worked in every aspect of life except in business. There, I’m ashamed to admit, I felt God had little to say other than dishonest scales, do everything unto the Lord that sort of thing. Once I stepped down as CEO and invited Him into that role, things changed in an unbelievable way. This isn’t about raking in the money and using God as a genie. Far from it. Join me as I share my experience on how to lean on God in my business to grow it, myself, and more importantly, His Kingdom.
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Marked your calendar? I hope so!
I am taking massive action this year. I want you there alongside me as we do big things!
This year is not like others….unless you let it be.
The best way to get unstuck is to hang with people who are doing what you want to do with your life or who are doing things how you want to do things. You are a mighty vessel. You have a beautiful calling on your life. Let’s step up and step out this year!
See ya online (LIVE!)!
Are you moving strong…or, still stuck?
Are you ready…or, are you a bit reluctant?
Busting at the seams to kick off your New Year…or, are you just sick at the thought of yet another year?
Are there things that you would really like to see changed by January 2013? TODAY is the day to make that commitment! If you sincerely want to see change, you have to begin today!
Sunday was a MILESTONE. Did you miss it? It is not too late! Pull away for a bit today. Set your resolutions. Set reachable resolutions.
1. Start with an honest evaluation!
Where are you?
Are you where you want to be?
What do you want?
What do you need?
What is it going to take to get where you want to be?
Are there things that you want to see changed?
Don’t get locked into the same old, same old repetive behaviours. Don’t get stuck in the same old rut. If we are not moving forward, reaching for resolutions, goals, and dreams, we are not living the life that Christ died to give us. Where are you now?
Today, set a goal! It is your NEXT STEP. You may not be able to get where you want to go TODAY…or this week…or this month…or even this year. However, don’t let that keep you stuck in a rut!
Today, look at where you want to go. Get a vision! Can you reach it? Do you believe that you can? Well, set goals, steps, to get there. Don’t think it is possible? Well, ask yourself–what IS possible? What do you think you CAN DO? Let’s set goals to get moving toward that! Don’t let yourself get stuck! Set goals that will make your proud!
Test your goals all along the way– is it….
So many people never even try to reach for their resolutions, goals and dreams.
I have been asking God to show me when I am not moving forward in an area, to help me know that first step, and to give me the power to get moving. That first step is the key! In fact, my preacher said this weekend that the hardest part of working out is “to tie your tennis shoes.” Why? It is that FIRST STEP!
My dear friend, what is that FIRST STEP?
I know it can be scary. I know it can be intimidating. But, today, ask God to show you those areas where you have not been moving forward–building a godly marriage, quiet times, ministering to the hearts of your children, getting out of debt, building a business of your own, getting fit and healthy, getting your home decluttered, etc. Ask Him to show you what He wants for you to do and to show you that first step so you can get up and get moving–He will! Ask him to empower you and give you everything you need as you step out. My sweet friend, HE WILL! Just get started with that first step! GET MOVING!
My dear friend, you have a NEW year ahead of you! It is time for a NEW BEGINNING! Dare to set your resolutions this year. Don’t let this year slip by. You CAN do it! Set those resolutions. Set goals to take you step-by-step toward your resolutions. Keep them before you. MOVE OUT! Celebrate your victories all along the way! You will reach your resolutions one step at a time–what is your step today?
Bible Reading. Sound tough? Do you really want to instill the habits of daily Bible Reading and quiet times with your children, but have NO IDEA of where to begin or what to do? Well, here is a little bit of help!
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Want to know one of my biggest secrets to homeschooling the easy way? Want to know one of my biggest secrets to scheduling success? This one secret can make your daily schedule finally fit. It can end your scheduling frustrations forever.
I am not a “schedule by the minute” type of person. (GRIN) I fail with schedules like that. They don’t meet my needs. My life includes too many areas that have different needs daily. Timed schedules just do not work for me.
So, what has worked for me? Setting up a framework to my day. This is one incredibly powerful tip. It can make a HUGE difference in your day as well. It just might be the secret that has alluded you through the years.
Wondering what I mean by a “framework” for your day? By framework, I mean a general flow to each day that includes all of the areas of my life that I juggle. But, how do I do that? Here are some quick tips:
1. Decide what should be included in your daily schedule. Look at what you are all about. Look at your goals, activities, values, priorities. Look at your husband’s schedule–wrap everything around him. Look at what you need to include in your day to get everything done–quiet times, lessons, homemaking, read alouds, work, etc. This is important. Otherwise, you will include things in your schedule that may not be the very best choices. And…one big risk…you may never get around to the things that matter the most. Decide what really needs to be a part of each and every day for your day to be successful.
2. Decide the best time for the tasks you need to complete each day. This will help you get a good flow to your day. For me, quiet times are just best at the beginning of the day. Chores are great right after them–I need them completed so my brain can focus on the table time. Our business work and errands need to be done in the early afternoon. Read alouds are best before bedtime. You get the picture. When I tried to read aloud over lunch, we had so many distractions that we could never fit it in. Trying to work the business in the morning would never work…and of course, we couldn’t take care of business errands at night. See how important it is to really look at the best time to get tasks done. Look at the best time for all of the tasks that need to be done. Look at the best flow to get everything done easily each day. You may not get this right at the beginning, but you will get closer and closer each day. You will love it!
3. Balance your day. Don’t let any one area of your life get out of balance. Everything that we do in our day has a tendency to grow into a big time thief–homeschooling, homemaking, home business. Those important aspects of our life can easily grow out of their boundaries. While I love each of them, they can get rather exhausting if we don’t keep them in balance with the other things that we have to do. The best way for me to stay balanced is to be reasonable about what I expect for each day, keep things simplified and easy, and keep everything inside of its time of the day. I don’t mind those days that we want to dig deeper in a topic that we are studying. I also don’t mind those days that we tackle a messy room. I don’t even mind those days that we have a special business project that needs more time. But, if those areas were demanding extra time every day, it would be easy to get burned-out, frustrated and battle with our time each day. Want to make it work? Find a balance for your day.
4. Set up routines. Talk about a HUGE help for me. Without routines, things can get so frustrating every day–there are constant decisions, there is more strife in the family, there is no consistency. Routines help us to make things go faster, without the strife and struggle of figuring things out DAILY. Routines reduce the stress of making decisions daily. Routines help our children to know what to expect so they can move through all of the things that they need to do each day. Routines are crucial. They assure a smooth ride. They keep us on track. They keep us out of the ruts. They take us in the direction that we want to go. One of the toughest things I ever did was develop routines in my home. However, one of the most rewarding things that I ever did was develop routines in my home. When I got very, very sick, everything kept going. During those times that I have been stretched, things kept on going. All because of routines. Set up routines. Then, your children will know what to expect. They will learn what is next and next and next. The decisions will be made for you. They will be able to “just do it” with or without you. Set up routines for your family. Develop one set of routines at a time–look for the time of day that things go haywire. If it is morning, for example, look at all that needs to be done. Brainstorm. Make a to-do list for that routine. Write it out. Work it as a checklist until it becomes a habit. If you see other things that need to be added into that set of routines, add them. Tweak it until it is smooth. Then, move to the next troublespot. Do this for all of the times of your day. Watch to see how much it helps!
5. Prune anything that is not necessary. Truth is, we cannot do everything. What we do in our day keeps us from doing other things. It zaps our time, energy, strength. We need to be picky about what we add to our day. Every single thing that we do costs us something. We need to constantly prune those things that are not necessary. Prune anything that hinders, distracts. Be honest. Be ruthless. Prune. Even the good things! Go for the best!
6. Take the squeeze out of your schedule. Watch out for the squeeze in your schedule. Don’t fill every minute of your day with something to do. Why? Because there are always going to be crisis situations, interruptions, melt-downs, delays. If we have our schedule maxed out, we will constantly be overwhelmed, overworked, and squeezed. Find ways to take the squeeze out of your daily schedule–cut out extra running, watch out for time thieves, prioritize your daily to-do’s (and eliminate any that make the day too tight), cut out extras that are unnecessary, keep the day simple and easy. Keep a relaxed atmosphere. Constantly, take the squeeze out of your daily schedule.
7. Stay flexible! Stay adaptable! Actually, one of the reasons that we really want to develop a framework to our day is so we have more flexibility, so we have more “space” in our day to be adaptable. We want to be able to seize opportunities that come our way. We want to be able to slow down and enjoy our children. We don’t want to miss teachable moments. These days just go by too fast. We want to enjoy every second. We want to make sweet, sweet memories. This requires that we stay flexible and adaptable. So, take the time to develop your own framework to your day. Do the tough work. Get your plans together. Work on these suggestions. Then, stay flexible. Stay adaptable. Grasp on to all that God has in store for you!
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On this trip, I was able to check off three, yes three, of my biggies on “My Bucket List.” It was a spectacular trip! And, it was more than just the trip or the place, God was speaking to my heart the whole way. In fact, He is still teaching me lessons from Italy and we have been home a week! 🙂 Just today, He taught me another lesson as I opened my laptop! REALLY! Well, stick with me….
Before I left for Italy, I was on stress overload. I was hoping that Italy would be my “catch-up” time. Well, OBVIOUSLY I had never travelled abroad, much less to Italy. Ha! Italy was perfect for my stress overload. I was forced to getaway, refresh, renew, unplug, and make sweet memories. It was incredible. In fact, I am forever changed from my trip to Italy–more on that in a bit. [Read more…] about Unplug! by Cindy Rushton