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Friday, May 29, 2009

First Blast Of The Trumpet

Archbishop David Beaton was a Scottish Cardinal who lived from 1494-1546. Heavily involved in political matters, he was constantly embroiled in conflict with Henry VIII, the king of England. This was mainly on account of Henry's strong support of the Anglican church, while David was a Catholic.
Beaton was also known for his persecution of Protestants. The first two martyrs of the Scottish reformation, George Wishart and Patrick Hamilton, were murdered under Beaton's orders.
Wishart was an elderly gentleman who had gained much support from the Scottish population, so much so, that the Scots rose up against Beaton's tyrannical rule, stormed his castle of St. Andrew's, and killed him on this day in 1546. One of the leaders of that group of men was a man who was very close to Wishart and had served as his bodygaurd. He was none other than John Knox.

Through the blessing of God on the work of men like Wishart and Knox, Scotland became the Godliest nation on the face of the earth, much like America once was. Scotland has had the greatest impact on any nation since ancient Israel and without the Scottish Reformation, there would be no English Reformation. Without the English Reformation, America would not have been the city on the hill that she was for the first 200 years of her existence.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Peace For Our Time"

On this day in 1934 Neville Chamberlain became the prime minister of Great Britain.
Chamberlain was born near Birmingham in 1869. His father was an influential businessman and politician with a colorful career, and probably mentored his son's future career in politics. Both father and son hailed from the Liberal party originally but Neville later switched to the conservative party.
Now, British politics are extremely confusing, so I will attempt no explanation of that here. To the best of my knowledge, the British Liberal party at the time was comparable to our Democratic party.
After serving as the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, in 1915, he determined to run for prime minister in 1916 and was elected at the age of 45. Over the course of the next several years he became the leader of the conservative party. Although he was a conservative, his policies were somewhat influenced by the liberals. A good modern example would be John McCain.
As the troubles developed that would result in World War II, Chamberlain took a very liberal position on it. He was committed to peace at all costs.
As Adolf Hitler invaded Austria and demanded that the Sudentenland be given to him, Chamberlain was forced to take action. He and the French Prime Minister met with Hitler and Mussolini in Munich and formed the Munich Agreement. Essentially, this agreement allowed Hitler to have the Sudetenland and parts of Czechoslovakia if he would be a good little boy and not invade any more countries.

Chamberlain returned to England, saying:
" I believe it is peace for our time [emphasis added]. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds."

The naivety of this statement is astounding. Hitler's aggression should have been a huge warning sign, and he was telling his friends to go to sleep quietly?
He never understood that there are things worth defending through fighting and killing. However, Britain had enough and Chamberlain was asked to resign to make way for the Big Stick himself, Winston Churchill.

We can take Chamberlain's example as a warning... never drop your guard. Our fore bearers did this and it resulted in the War of Northern Aggression, and ultimately, the fall of America as a Christian nation.

No matter what our leaders say to try and calm us down, we always remain vigilant for any encroachment on the crown rights of King Jesus.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Song For Our Time

Shuttin Detroit Down - John Rich

I know most of y'all probably don't like country, but this is a great song!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Charlie Zahm Live!

We were blessed with the privilege of seeing Charlie Zahm live at the Circa History Guild several weeks ago. It was amazing! We have been big fans of his music for a long time and this was the first time for us to see him live.

Mr. Potter introduces Charlie

He played all the old favorites: Scotland the Brave, Mingulay, Chester, Minstrel Boy, even the national anthem (that is Dixie).
I'll post some videos to the Vimeo page (link on the sidebar) but the quality is terrible (the camera was acting up).

We met our good friends the Powers family there and had a wonderful time visiting with them!

As a closing note, whenever Charlie is down south, take advantage of it! It's well worth it.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Farm Update

Here's our garden. Our biggest crop so far is kale.

And about four weeks ago, our rabbits multiplied... again! This is the momma rabbit, in the middle, with two of her young.

"Thirty-eight", as we call her, and Bubba are doing great. We're getting about a gallon of milk per day and enjoying the wonders of an solar powered electric fence!

Our chickens are now about six weeks old. These are White Leghorns and Plymouth Rocks.And last, but not least, here's a picture of one of our cute new kitties.

So there you have it.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Driven Inside By The Rain...

"...Tis gude Scottish weather"

I hope to get the blog machine up and running in the next several days. So much has happened around here!
In the meantime, I found this hilarious blog online, for your enjoyment.

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