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Are We Getting Cured From Apathy?

by Kelly Crawford

I hope you’re beginning to see connections…how I’ve said from the beginning that everything is connected; little by little, seemingly harmless ideas creep in, then we accept them, then other ideas are more palatable, (frog in the water) until we have this big mess, and we can’t figure out how we got here….at least that’s what I hope you’re seeing!

Y’all are quiet out there!

I will be posting a bit more from various authors, and then suggesting practical ways to fight against the direction our nation is heading.

Change can’t happen amid apathy…I pray these posts are curing us of our apathy!

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Michelle August 13, 2008 - 3:29 pm

may be we’re quiet b/c you’re posting too fast for us to comment! Slow down woman! 🙂
You’ve given us lots of wonderful insights to chew on though and I appreciate the time you take to expose these things that are happening.

Word Warrior August 13, 2008 - 3:51 pm

*GRIN* Sorry.

my beloved's August 13, 2008 - 4:08 pm

A friend sent me the link to your website and although I do not have time to read all your archived postings, I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with you on everything I’ve read so far (socialist agenda, Sunday School, etc.) Although I don’t have children, I’ve very much been a believer in what you’ve said about how our modern society is programming the children and the many results.

I don’t know your end time view, but I’m a believer that all that is happening is setting the stage for the anti-christ to rule a one world government with a “religion” of tolerance. Although we cannot change the events that will happen before the coming of Christ, we can do everything we can to encourage ourselves, others and our children to “stand firm” in the face of all that will happen. The coming times demand that we live what many would consider “radical” lifestyles in order to prepare. Thank you for being a voice to open eyes and cause many to think about these things.

Mrs. Lady Sofia August 13, 2008 - 6:19 pm

I think Michelle is correct in saying that you are “posting too fast for us to comment.”

Also, I am one who gets “overwhellemed” when I am fed A LOT of information at ONE time. I’ve read SO much about this topic today, that my head is about to explode!

At any rate, maybe you’ve given me a little TOO much to “chew on” at one time, but I still appreciate your boldness.

Christie August 13, 2008 - 7:48 pm

I’m not much of a commenter, but I did want to say thank you for all of this information! I’ve been soaking up each and every post. Even though I’ve been aware of so much of this, I’ve enjoyed the connecting of the dots, and your passion has helped to “light a fire” under me! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely blog!

The Everett's August 14, 2008 - 12:19 pm

Lately, my husband and I have been discussing the “Tower of Babel” mentality…”Come, Let us build for ourselves…let us make a name”…oh, how it creeps into so many “good” things. I feel it is the subtlety of the “enemy of our souls”. He is usually not in our faces screaming, “bad, bad, bad…” until, we suddenly “see the light”! By the grace of our Loving, Wise Father are we awakened, eyes opened, or gently nudged…then we see a glimpse of something we had not seen before nor even noticed. Still, at that point, it is just the “tip” of the iceberg and we either choose to “take every thought captive” and ponder/pray for discernment and Godly wisdom or gasp in horror or unbelief or “stick our heads in the sand”. I have done all of these things. It has taken years to realize how “indoctrinated” we (my dh and I)were, all the while deeply involved in our local fellowship (not a judgment to all fellowships). We have come to realize that in spite of all the “eye-opening” moments we have had, all the “tearing aways”, and all the “reality checks”, we still are vulnerable to sinking right back into our “own” understanding…relying on our “own” wisdom and senses to view this world in which we live. Complacency and comfort have afforded many of our woes when we look back.
Ultimately, the “battle belongs to the Lord” and the victory is His! But, we are still His “body”, His “hands and His “feet”…called “to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God”. We must bring ALL things in this life before Him and lay them at His feet…only His truth can set us free, only our Lord has the answer.
Awareness is absolutely key…but apart from the Lord, it just becomes another “thing” we sink our teeth into and identify with…and much of the time, those are the “subtleties” that erode our relationship w/our King. He wants our whole heart, body, soul and mind…
We need to be “shaken” and I truly appreciate any word God may use to revitalize the complacency in my heart. Sometimes, it is hard to swallow, but taken “captive” and released to the Throne of the Most High” it is placed back in the hands of the One Who created me and Who knows me so well. The “instrument” He uses to awaken the “dead man” within me.
Let us pray, ever more fervently, as our eyes are opened and our ears are no longer closed…that we may be ever more vigilant in the course of this journey here on this earth.

Thank you, ww, for being a voice, willing to be used by our Lord, to awaken some of us out of our slumber…

Kim M. August 14, 2008 - 12:58 pm

My keyboard was messed up (I had to switch it out),
I’ve been running around doing some stuff for my church…getting my home-school materials ready…and I come back and ****BOOOOOMM***
Kelly has been posting like a madman… I mean mad-woman. ;-D

Just kidding. I have tried to read a little here and there but I haven’t had a chance read much yet… but I’ll comment once I get a chance. 😀

Looks like some great stuff! Don’t stop posting; the rest of us can catch up!

Quinn August 14, 2008 - 1:03 pm

In this months issue of Parents magazine there is an article called Why Preschool Matters where the dean of the education dept. at the University of VA is interviewed. Some notable quotes relevant to this discussion:

“I personally believe that every child (earlier defined as 3 yr. olds) deserves a high quality preschool program”

“They (preschoolers) benefit socially by learning to follow rules, to work in groups, and to get along with different kinds of personalities.”

“Our research shows that it’s even more important (than teacher to child ratio or curriculum or teacher eductation) to have educators who really can connect with kids and provide them with academic and emotional support.”

“Today’s children are growing up in a very complex, interconnected world, and the earlier we start equipping all of them for that world, the better of we’ll all be.”

The academics that should be taught are basic math and pre-reading. He acknowledges that these skills could be learned at home every night, but that “we should make sure that all kids have the benefit of this kind of instruction.”

Universal Pre-K scares me.

Could it be quiet because there are no more anon. comments etc.?

jonash August 14, 2008 - 1:44 pm

quinn – Universal Pre-K??? That IS very scary to me as well!

We have a small local newspaper that has been putting in inserts about going back to school. It constantly refers to “teachers and early childhood professionals”.

I’ve been through a good many of the classes – and I’m sorry, I gave birth to my son, helped him learn to WALK and eat with a fork and how to be a (fairly) obedient 2.5yo. I *know* I can give him a better education than someone who has had some classes and has probably a DOZEN kids the same age to handle!!!

He’s learning to flip eggs, wash dishes, stir up cookies, and how to play/react to a much younger sibling. Teach all of THAT in a classroom!

The article also advises teachers to “get to know” all of her kids as quickly as possible. Just how well can you know a dozen developing little people ASAP???

I’m enjoying the posts, just not getting much of a chance to comment! 🙂


Feminine Pursuits August 14, 2008 - 3:25 pm

I’m ready for Part 6! I really appreciate these posts Kelly.


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