Posted 12/2/13 at 4:39 PM | Karen Farris
While many concerned parents are focused on schools implementing the Common Core curriculum, beware of something even more insidious coming to your middle school—Making Proud Choices.
It’s the usual “safer sex” mantra wrapped in awesome condom packages. But wait…there’s much more.
This is what they’ll learn:
Posted 11/29/13 at 9:47 AM | Karen Farris |
Black Friday took on new meaning as a group of street preachers carried signs proclaiming hell fire and damnation to unrepentant holiday shoppers.
And just in case people couldn’t read the signs, several in the group preached to passing pedestrians. A disgusted bystander yelled, “Get off the street Jesus freaks!”
The faithful, sign-waving contingent were mostly ignored by the very people they were desperately trying to save. Apparently, braving the cold and occasional verbal attack was worth it if even one soul was saved.
But I wondered about the collateral damage. For some, this confirms that Christians are just a bunch of crazy, sign-waving fanatics. Personally, it’s easier for me to share my faith over a cup of coffee.
However, a few centuries back, thousands lined the streets to listen to firebrand Jesus “freaks” like George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon and William Booth. FULL POST
Posted 11/27/13 at 11:25 AM | Karen Farris |
If you’re around little ones then you’re familiar with their refreshing insights. They’re too young to be into politics or concerned with much beyond the playground.
So, needing some heartfelt inspiration, I visited with some fresh young faces. Their encouraging words left me smiling. I asked them:
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
There was no mention of gas prices or food costs. No thoughts beyond family, togetherness, and good food. Thanksgiving is about the blessings we have, but even more, it’s about sharing it with those we love. Enjoy making new memories today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted 11/26/13 at 10:52 AM | Karen Farris
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently enflamed drivers in Fort Worth, Texas when drivers came upon a roadblock and were asked to participate in a “voluntary” testing of their DNA. Uniformed policeman with flashing lights and roadblocks flagged drivers off the road and directed drivers to an adjacent parking lot where they were asked to "voluntarily" consent to a DNA test.
None of the drivers had done anything wrong, they merely happened to be traveling on a road that was being used to conduct the NHTSA National Roadside Survey. The federal government has already spent $7.9 million to research the number of impaired or drunk drivers on the road.
Drivers were informed the DNA test was “100% voluntary” yet they were unaware that by rolling down their window and speaking to the police officers they already submitted to a “passive alcohol sensor reading” when the officer shined his specially equipped flashlight into their car.
The NHTSA offered the drivers an incentive of $10.00 for a cheek-swab DNA test, or $50.00 for a blood test from the driver’s vein. Blood tests can determine the amount of prescription drugs and alcohol in a person’s system. FULL POST
Posted 11/22/13 at 9:30 AM | Karen Farris
Living about fifty acres up a dirt road gave me ample time to see our rural Avon lady’s Cadillac swirling dust, making her way towards hopeful sales.
She always stopped at my house first, even though she knew I had no money to spend.
Tall, bleached blond, and wafting Avon’s perfume-of-the-month, she bustled in with her large make-up case and the most encouraging smile.
I smiled back, but if anyone had asked me, this was the most pitiful time in my life. Here it was a week before Thanksgiving and I barely had enough money to get through the month, much less be thankful.
Of course the Avon lady knew this. She knew everyone’s business along these country roads.
Opening her case she pulled out the latest catalog filled with trinkets I could ill afford and special gifts I’d never purchase for me or anyone else. FULL POST
Posted 11/20/13 at 11:26 AM | Karen Farris |
According to lead attorney, Michael Farris, the Supreme Court has ordered the United States to respond to the petition to review the deportation case of Romeike family. Farris is pleading for their permanent asylum in America.
If deported to Germany the Romeikes would face government fines and potential persecution for choosing to homeschool their children.
By this Supreme Court action it substantially increases the chance for a full review. The government has until December 19th to respond, but Farris anticipates they will ask for an extension. We need to offer prayers for all those supporting Romeikes throughout this ordeal.>
Posted 11/18/13 at 10:50 PM | Karen Farris |
Here it is: Public School Palm-Scanning.
Thanks to the latest infrared technology that detects distinctive vein patterns in human palms, the Puyallup School District in Washington State plans on installing palm-scanning devices in all 32 of their schools.
With a wave of the student’s hand he or she can pay for lunches or extra curricular fees and charges. The school district officials boast that human error and fraud will be greatly reduced and the information gathered allows parents to know how much their children are spending at school.
When the school district needs to have parental permission to obtain student photographs, it seems quite a stretch to be scanning student veins without consent. Not to worry, officials claim—this isn’t a fingerprint or handprint. The devise merely connects the “activity of the vein” to a number in the system corresponding to the parent’s account for their child. FULL POST
Posted 11/15/13 at 9:50 AM | Karen Farris |
As the bell rang, the students slid into their seats. Within seconds it was quiet as the social studies teacher wrote the day’s discussion points:
The teacher listed the patients:
Posted 11/14/13 at 10:38 AM | Karen Farris |
The American Family Association compiles a list of stores that will help Christmas shoppers spend their money at places that honor Christmas.
The AFA’s Naughty and Nice list lets shoppers know which stores deserve your holiday shopping dollars.
Why not financially support the stores and corporations that allow Christmas advertising and also give their employees opportunities to express their support for true reason for the season.
Posted 11/12/13 at 4:43 PM | Karen Farris |
Sometimes advertisements leave me at a loss for words. Check out Colorado’s approach to encouraging the Millennial Generation to sign up for Obamacare.
Each advertisement appeals to the cultural mindset that anything goes--except moral guidelines and recognizing that ultimately we will be held accountable for all our choices.
What's up with this???? Drinking before skiing? Sounds like taking chances. But as long as you're insured you're safe.
Okay. Let's make sure we make laws prohibiting transfats, but we encourage drinking out of a keg? FULL POST