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Public schools won’t let kids see these videos, so will you?

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:10 am | Randy Thomasson

Do you realize how, right now, you can powerfully influence your children’s or grandchildren’s minds and lives? You can give them what the government schools refuse to teach — the truth about life!

With today’s schools and media bombarding kids with lies about their origins, their bodies, and their purpose, you can equip kids with the “what” and “why” of our very existence.

Just imagine the benefits of young people learning how to spot the lies in our culture.

Imagine the conversations they could have, once bolstered with rock-solid facts.

And imagine how children’s eventual questions can be answered now. Questions like, “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” 

To equip you for greatness, SaveCalifornia.com has found powerful, free videos for you to watch with your children or grandchildren. Watch and talk about them!

The Privileged Planet (by Illustra Media, based on the book with the same title by Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez)

Unlocking the Mystery of Life (by Illustra Media)

Darwin’s Dilemma (by Illustra Media)

The Atheist Delusion Movie (by Living Waters)

Intelligent Design 3.0 (Stephen Meyer and Doug Axe discuss the advances of Intelligent Design Theory and the faltering Neo-Darwinian mechanisms behind creative change.

Stephen Meyer’s presentation on God and the Origin of the Universe
“What if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God?”

I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist (Frank Turek’s eye-opening and challenging presentation bringing together science and evidence and the Bible)

Full in-depth videos or book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist”
https://impactapologetics.com/

Animal, worldview, science, evolution, creation, and Bible videos from Answers in Genesis
https://answersingenesis.org/kids/videos/

Available books

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace
“Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective”

The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel 
“Equip your 8- to 12-year-olds to defend their faith in an unbelieving world”

“The controversy between Darwinism and intelligent design has the characteristics of major scientific revolutions in the past. Darwinists are losing power because they treat with contempt the very people on whom they depend the most: American taxpayers. The outcome of this scientific revolution will be decided by young people who have the courage to question dogmatism and follow the evidence wherever it leads.”
Jonathan Wells, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

How to enjoy homeschooling (instead of it driving you crazy)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:24 pm | Randy Thomasson

When schools closed and sent children home for months, most parents’ expectations were shattered and their daily lives turned upside down.

Yet if you’ve also been sent home from your job, you have a tremendous opportunity to make homeschooling wonderful for your children and your entire family. The keys are love and faith and adjusting your expectations. When you grasp the awesome virtues of homeschooling, you’ll appreciate how it can empower your kids’ minds, souls, and lives.

SaveCalifornia.com has found 3 excellent messages to encourage you and your friends. These wise teachers can help you to actually enjoy homeschooling!

1. We really like The Home School Mom, who recommends, in light of the virus scare closing schools and sending children home,“Have grace with yourself and your kids—this is unprecedented in modern history, and it’s hard on everyone. Keeping expectations realistic will help you to prevent feelings of frustration and failure. We are seeing lots of parents asking about how to homeschool or help their children learn at home. These resources can help with scheduling, keeping kids engaged, and staying sane during social distancing. Be sure to check out our complete household planner and unit study downloads!”

2. And don’t miss Love & Logic, which has such practical wisdom for parents with children at home right now:“…the more routines the class has, the fewer discipline problems they will have to deal with. Kids feel safer, calmer and are more focused, and as a result there is more time spent on learning and less time spent dealing with problems.Do yourself a favor during these trying times. Establish and maintain routines for the home.”
Read the full article of master teacher Jim Fay of Love & Logic

3. Most importantly, this is your big opportunity to touch your children’s hearts. Here’s profound insight from parenting expert and pediatrician Meg Meeker

Consider this: the time you are spending at home with your child is an opportunity to positively influence their development.⁣

Research has proven spending consistent time with parents is crucial to a child’s developing identity. Here’s why.⁣

When a child is young, she scours her mother and father’s faces for clues about life and herself. ⁣

She reads their body language, their mannerisms, their inflections, and she listens to their tone of voice in order to find out some very important things. ⁣


She needs to know what they believe about her.⁣

Even as young as a year old, your child watches you to see if you are in a good mood or a bad mood. If you are in a good mood, he can go play because life is good.⁣

If you are angry or upset, he is rattled and can’t settle easily. ⁣


As he grows older, he watches you more fervently.⁣ He wonders, Do you like being with him? Do you think that he is stupid or smart? Is he good? Does he matter? Do you like to hug and kiss him?

When he receives answers, then he begins to form a mental image of himself: he is a good, smart boy who is huggable, or he is a nuisance and is never worth being seen because no one pays attention.

⁣Children shape an image of themselves by the messages we send them and then they internalize those messages. They become part of who they are.

Over time, if they repeatedly learn that we are happy to see them, they feel higher value.⁣

If we ignore them and talk on our phones whenever they are in the room, they wonder whether or not they are worth being with. ⁣

In addition, children mimic our behaviors to see if they like them. If snarling makes people pay attention, they will try it. ⁣

If saying “I’m sorry” makes Mom feel better, then the kids, too, will try it.⁣

⁣My challenge for all of you is to make your children feel seen and loved during this tough time.⁣

Visit SaveCalifornia.com’s Rescue Your Child site

“These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and other Bible verses about raising children

Should you panic over the China virus?

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3:53 pm | Randy Thomasson
March 2020: Empty shelves where toilet paper was snapped up by panicked shoppers

Trustworthy medical perspectives and practical tips
Dr. Robert Rowen: See his Facebook posts
Dr. Don Colbert: Tips to prevent coronavirus infection and other infections
Johns Hopkins: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu and Coronavirus at a Glance

For the sake of all the people in the United States of America, and especially California, I’m annoyed that the Liberal Left’s scare tactics have made it hard to buy toilet paper.

As the China virus scare has turned into a Big-Media-induced panic, people are hoarding disinfectant, bottled water, meat, toilet paper, and more. Because most people are more afraid of what they don’t understand.

Will you think with me? Have you wondered why the Big Media and Democrat politicians are saying don’t gather at large events and don’t even go into a church building?

The ruling Democrats say it’s because you have to protect yourself from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Yet the evidence shows the threat is largely to the elderly and infirmed. As honest investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson reported: “Early American fatalities of the coronavirus are mostly elderly or suffering from health issues.” (As of March 22, the number of U.S. deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus has risen to 414.)

In contrast, the swine flu from China in 2009-2010 affected U.S. children, young adults, and pregnant mothers the most. But back then, a Democrat named Barack Obama was in the White House, and the Big Media never induced a national panic as they’re doing today.

And what about the annual flu season from October through March each year? Even young children die from the flu, but no kids under 10, anywhere, have died from COVID-19.

In the U.S., the CDC reports that 22,000 to 52,000 Americans have died this flu season. Compare this to the relatively small number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. — virtually all elderly persons with “underlying health conditions” (and no young children have died). Yet regular flu strains have killed infants.

As for COVID-19’s mortality (fatality) rate, it’s not 3.4% as the World Health Organization previously reported. It’s much more telling when the WHO said, “Most people will have mild disease and get better without needing any special care.”

As the virus traveled to the U.S., the picture on our own soil has become more clear. As the Washington Post reported on March 6, “U.S. health officials on Thursday briefed lawmakers in Congress and said they believe the case fatality rate in this country will most likely be in the range of 0.1 to 1.0 percent.”

The concern is the COVID-19 virus is spreading faster than most viruses we know, and its mortality (death) rate is higher that common flu, which has U.S. mortality rate of 0.095%, just under 0.1%. (China’s death rate was likely higher because 50% of China men are regular smokers). Yet, for anyone who’s elderly, sickly, or immunocompromised, if you are “taken down” by COVID-19, hospitals in the U.S. are quickly becoming equipped to apply life-saving techniques.

So this doesn’t merit sending the general public into a panic. In the U.S., COVID-19 has only killed sickly elderly persons — those with lung disease, heart disease, or diabetes. As CNN reported, of the Americans who died from COVID-19, “most of them were 60 years and older,” “many lived in nursing homes and other facilities,” and “many had other health problems.”

Here’s what we can all do. To protect yourself against most contagious infections (beginning with the common cold), you have to practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands, not touching your face, and wearing gloves or using other methods to avoid picking up “ick” from a door handle. And, of course, take your vitamins (including Vitamin D) and supplements, get your daily sunshine (the best Vitamin D3), and try to get adequate sleep. You know the drill.

Given what we know, most people have less chance of their health being harmed by COVID-19 than by the regular flu or swine flu. But the Big Media and the “never let a crisis go to waste” Democrat politicians aren’t telling you that, are they?

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, in John 7:24