So what's my point? That the reality is we may have missed key opportunities to win the hearts of Afghani's etc. Indeed ignorance on both our parts is sad - anger and ignorance is dangerous.
Of course the true enemy is Satan who enjoys the ignorance of God, others and himself.
Read the book.
Homemade laudry soap, lentil soup and homemade wheat thins...
That's what's been going on today! I am trying De'Etta's dry homemade laundry soap recipe (1 C washing Soda, 1 C Borax, 1 C grated bar soap -- I used Fels Naptha as that's what I had on hand) so we'll see....
Dinner is cooking -- crackers in the oven and lentil soup on top.
A friend's son was over this week to play with Noah and was quickly bored with Playmobil (we have quite a bit) and Legos wanted to get on the computer (so did Noah) and I said no. Noah said come in my tent....built of dining room chairs and blankets.... this boy didn't have a clue what it was or why you would want to be in one!
They did go to the trampoline and stay off the puter but still it made me sad....(and yes he is a child who is constantly on the computer/video games,etc). Now I'm not saying my boys aren't on the computer to much, I think they are but I've kinda forced them to be bored at times just for this reason -- I loved it when we lived at Ft. Irwin and they played war games in the desert with friends for hours on end, tried to set things on fire (no not that they and their little friends did so without permission and help but that they were being normal boys!), wanted to see how things worked,etc!
We are so politically incorrect....(nerf gun wars in my house, laser tag, war games complete with two ways, helmets and prisoners, and I would love for Ross to get into shotting sports in 4-H so maybe I need to buy a weapon with the tax money instead of a ps2?)
Ross says the kids at school find it totally strange that his ipod contains things like "A boy named Sue" by Johnny Cash, "Cabin Fever" from Muppets Treasure Island, and "Behind the Clouds" by Brad Paisley alongside, Toby Mac, Classical themes from Pirates and Narnia, Avalon, Elvis, Gretchen Wilson, Weird AL (!) and Dierks Bentley to name a few. I think it's great that he has such a wide and varied interest in music and isn't afraid of his friends opinion or their narrower viewpoint on the subject.
Books -- biographys, self-help, fiction, how-too, military themed and science fiction all grace our shelves.
We love to camp, explore, watch movies, eat out at interesting places, craft, walk on the beach, visit historical sites, ride horses and go to formal dances!
I guess Charlotte Mason's view of a liberal education by feasting on the richness of life is definetly where we're at! It's definetly been a challenge though moving back to a small town where many people have never been outside KS and are ok with that, now I think I want to be settled and content but there's a lot to see in KS too!