Our Minds Create Our Future ~Part 1


Living in today’s society and economy is literally rewriting the way Americans raise their families.  It was an exciting era when schools were founded to help with the education of our children so parents could concentrate on making a living for their families, but now the dependence era has kicked into over drive, and we see a generation of people and families that require assistance from some program or another.  I am not here to judge if the assistance is much needed, but I do agree with some of the more Conservative ones that we should be job training and encouraging our fellow Americans to dig deep and find their natural bents and talents to steer them toward the goal: that in being productive, they will obtain a better sense of accomplishment versus having no self worth or esteem.

Passive Minds

As a parent, raising six children, I understand the vast need to train our new generation in being confident and independent and with critical thinking skills that will help aid them in their journey as adults.  It is important that they not only know the great need for healthy eating but also healthy minds.  If you take a generation that has been completely raised on the entertainment and put them in a room  with children who have studied strategies and problem solving, how do you suppose the former group would perform?  Not so well.  Why?  Passive minds do NOT function at a high levels of consciousness.  It takes deep thinking and focus to search out a matter and create a result.

I want my children, and I’m proud to say they do, to be thought provokers.  To not be afraid to be the ones in class asking the questions.  To not let fear dictate how much knowledge they may or may not take in.  So often, young teens are more concerned about how others view them, that they fail to just be themselves.  With the knowledge and understanding that their futures are created with every choice they make, (not by the failure of the parent), they will start taking more control of what it is they want to become and how deep they learn.

Minds For Learning

Instilling a love for learning at an early age is very important, and I recommend all parents strive to show the example of this love of learning by always seeking ways to improve upon your own skills and knowledgeable file cabinet you keep in your own consciousness.  They will retain more of a right attitude towards learning if they see you model the excitement of learning something new.  Over the last eighteen years, I have proven this model works.  Not just with my own children, but with others who have ventured into our lives.

So lets be healthy…not just in body…but in mind also.

Just as an ending:

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Proverbs 23:7

What are you thinking?  How do you let your children know their thoughts create their future?

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Shawna Strickland

Our Conscience…the Most Sacred Property

“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” 

                                                                     ~ James Madison

“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.”   

                                                                    ~Acts 24:16

Our Conscience

We have seen the degradation of our society fall ever more loose in the ways of morals and standards.   So before I write things that others will spout “Opinion!”, let us begin with the simple definition of Conscience.

Conscience, n. [Fr. from L. conscientia, from conscio, to know, to be privy to; con and scio, to know; It. conscienza, or conscienza; Sp conciencia.]

  • 1.  Internal or self knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections and instantly approves or condemns them.
  • 2. The estimate or determination of conscience; justice; honesty.
  • 3.  Real sentiment; private thoughts; truth; as, do you in conscience believe the story?
Taken from the American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster 1828

It can be said that our conscience is necessary to obtain self government; that is the ability to govern one’s own self, property, and liberty.  Without our conscience we will not be able to gauge the truth of our own actions or the actions of others.  Our conscience is that which guides us to the knowledge of Him who created us for the purpose of manifesting His glory to all mankind.

So saying as Madison eloquently put, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”  Without it we will be swallowed into the abyss of ever increasing evil and self indulgences that mankind has created, to date, trying to prove he can exist without a loving Creator.

Lies! Lies! and More Lies!

With lies being retold with the truth, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to discern what truth is.  The constant battering of lies in our society, from politicians, to teachers, to salesmen, all the way down to the local plumber, whoever that may be; we have been geared to accept that truth does not come with the bargain, sale, or contract.  That whatever is written has loopholes and contingencies.  We must keep our conscience from getting seared at all costs, for with it alone can the mighty one of Heaven, by His Spirit guide us to the complete  and blessed liberty our souls crave and provides for our civil government…civil liberty!

Living Free!

Shawna Strickland