It’s a New Day in the Good Ol’ USA

Today on the Home Front Show we’re gonna rant happy, give God glory, get in the face (gently) of those “Christian” conservatives who can only see the negative, who give what Satan’s up to way more facetime than the new mercies of God in this new day!

We’ll begin with Helen Keller’s assertion that, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing,” then discuss the adventure of home schooling, and end with John Parker’s thoughts on the adventure of turning what Satan intends for evil to good via instantaneous, weapons-grade forgiveness. 

And of course, much more, like the Domestic Bliss of becoming a Fermentista, and the Three P’s of Power, and a really tough Challenge of the Week for us all.

Make a plan and call a friend – and be blessed. 

Go to:  1360am.co and click on “Live Radio”

2:00 PM Mountain Time, Friday, May 19!

 

Making the Hard Things Easy

radio-on-chairThe key to doing hard things is doing them well through preparation and prayer.

Yesterday I wanted NOTHING less than I wanted to do today’s radio broadcast (1360 AM , KHNC in Johnstown, CO).  I was dreading it and lamenting it, and wanting to give up on the whole thing – call in sick, ask John to do it for me, ANYTHING except get my act together and do the show.

Why?  Why would I feel this way about something I truly enjoy and believe to be important and valuable?  Because I was sitting around taking what the enemy was dishing out – distractions, headaches, negative thought patterns, grief I should have cast on Jesus, and fear.

I feared (irrationally, of course) the show wouldn’t be any good.  I had worked on it, but I was pretty sure (in other words, absolutely unsure about the whole thing) it wasn’t there, didn’t sparkle, WOULDN’T CHANGE ANYONE’S LIFE.

But . . . there is a man in my house who not only knows me, he knows my Maker.  And he took me to Him in prayer.  The heaviness and the torment and the grief that always accompany fear had to flee (“Resist the devil and he will flee” – James 4:7).  I went back to my Bible (Duh! with a capital “D”), listened to some beautiful music and grace-filled teaching, and then to bed.

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Awaking just before 5:00 a.m. my first thought was, Let there be no division among you.  It got better from there – thoughts on the ministry of reconciliation, including those of our Founding Fathers, famous women with identity theft issues and how knowing who we are in Christ changes our lives.

I was eloquent (the Holy Spirit was eloquent, I should say).  Before I could forget anything I went to my computer and took notes, which incorporated beautifully into what I had already planned for today’s Home Front Show.

God is good, the Holy Spirit speaks, and I pray He speaks through me today on the Home Front Show.  Join me, Friday at 2:00 Mountain Time, and thanks ahead of time for listening on 1360 am, KHNC the Lion, Johnstown, Colorado.

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A Different Kind of January on the Home Front Radio Show

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Tomorrow on the Home Front Show (1360 am radio in Johnstown, Colorado) I have about three hours of material to fit into one.

I’m going to share from The Founder’s Bible excerpts entitled Saturate Yourself in God’s Word and A Most Interesting Act of Kindness.  I’ll be discussing how the Bible doesn’t talk about New Year’s Resolutions – rather, we are shown by example to make New Day’s Resolutions.

Resolutions in January?  January, rather than being fit for get-up-and-go activities, is much more suited to hibernation, fireside chats, and thick socks and sweaters.  And even if you live where it’s 80 degrees, just think of January as a lovely time for recovering from the holidays, for thoughtfully and prayerfully and gently easing yourself into the new year.

But back to the Home Front Show (Friday, Jan 6 at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time):  I’m going to call on the written words of wise women tomorrow, regarding marriage and homemaking.  I’ll be sharing marriage thoughts from my own book, The Maker’s Marriage, as well as choice words from Dr. Laura’s The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands.  Time permitting Edith Schaeffer will be quoted, and I’m going to rock a few boats with thoughts from Bringing up Bebe.

As almost always there will be a plug for Home Schooling.  Bringing Up Bebe is actually a book I recommend for moms who can’t wait until their kids are old enough to send to school, and another author who probably never thought she’d be used for this purpose is Jane Brocket.  I’ll be suggesting that Jane’s books might be almost all you need for a fabulously fun and productive home school curriculum for girls.

The show will go on – to other topics, in particular that of personal identity, and protection from “identity theft.”  In December I started talking about identity theft in our society, but didn’t get very far due to time constraints.  So, January’s shows (every Friday at 2:00 p.m. MT) will all at least touch on this, with a special and eloquent speaker on the subject joining us for the final January show.

The Home Front Show is all about building your home through building your faith.  So, as I always say on the broadcast (or something to this effect), “Do you have a friend who could use a boost?  Call her or him and say,Tune in to the Home Front Show!'”