CSN Sunday – Messages of Light for Mother’s Day (5/9/2021)
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the Moms out there!!!
“You shall therefore love the LORD your God and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.
Know this day that it is not your children who have known and seen the discipline of the LORD your God: His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm; the signs and works He did in Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt and all his land…
You shall therefore keep every commandment I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and possess the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, and so that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.” Deuteronomy 11:1-9
Remember God’s Words
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as reminders on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates, so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to give your fathers. Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (BSB)
In mid-March of this year, we posted the first of a three-part article from Mary Matsushita who wrote about three different aspects of Character Education. Her lengthy article has a key focus
upon the “laws of love.” The first installment of the rule or law of love was to not intentionally hurt someone’s heart. Matsushita explained that because we learn how to hurt from others around us, or from those who hurt us directly – even our own parents – “It becomes normal to live in a world where people hurt each other’s hearts all the time. And it is massively destructive, sort of akin to people walking off cliffs thinking that will make them feel better.” The net effect of this negative or harmful behavior is that there are a great many people walking around with an awful lot of accumulated hurt. It means that they need to receive love to heal their ‘wounds.’
Question: Can such hurting people easily or freely give genuine love?
We posted the second installment of Mary Matsushita’s article last month. That installment of
the rule or law of love deals “with sex and is not as easily learned and understood like we learn gravity and rule one.” Sexual desire is one of the three primitive human drives: motivation to eat, motivation to sleep, and the motivation for sexual gratification. Matsushita makes a comparison between sex and fire: “Sex is the match to light the fire of the sexual side of the force of love.” It is something demanding caution and understanding as the simple expression notes that playing around with fire, one might just get burned. She cautions: “And because it is the match, then it has to be carefully handled and controlled. Mishandling sex causes massive destruction, just like mishandling fire.”
One of the key takeaways from Mary Matsushita’s perspective is that teaching children about sex and the “match” of sexual desire “is something that parents are supposed to be carefully teaching…” She believes that human beings “are to develop our ownership as God’s children by taking responsibility for understanding and applying this rule consistently…” However, she admits: “Sadly, in this world, human beings have gotten confused on how they are supposed to be handling sex so no one is being taught correctly.”
This brings me to the point of my own message of light today, and I am specifically writing about this in conjunction with Mother’s Day. Not only have human beings gotten confused about love in general, they have gotten confused in almost every way about the value of love and life. Look around at our inverted morality in the United States today. Especially the ugly consequences of unbridled sexual promiscuity is a fire of raging proportions and it one measurement of this is the gigantic number of tragic unwanted pregnancies ended in abortion. My message is a hard message as it takes an unvarnished look at our society’s self-destructive cycle of looking for love (to heal hurting hearts) in many of the wrong places. Sex is not the full measure of love – not by a long shot. Yet, we live in a society that readily replaces the full dimension of love with mere sexual experience. And it is our culture that drives the self-destructive cycle, which like living dangerously with fire, can end up in death. Sadly, the victims are the unborn babies just starting out on the first stage of the journey of life. It is not the way God intended for us to live.
My message is a bit long, but I sincerely believe it to be important. Mothers especially, as well as fathers are the ones to teach their children the value of love and the value of life. Sadly, it does appear that America is the way it has turned out due in part to the relinquishment of such a responsibility before God and Heaven. It is time to see ourselves from a less subjective and less defensive, or even less arrogant perspective. It is time we look at who we really are as a culture.
In addition to my message today, our eight video selections provide a diverse array of topics and songs for your education and enjoyment. Our “Around the Republic” segment features some articles that are more political in scope, but it is clearly the nature, or the way of the world. Our hope continues to be that the way of the world can truly help people appreciate when they witness acts of God or the faithful in their midst.
Also, in case anyone is missing our “Citizen Voice” live video programs, I included a couple of links to past episodes. This Monday, I hope to resume my history of Jamestown. CSN readers can tune into this program as I promise it will be quite educational and motivational as well.
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These words and images are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the David Project’s “Messages of Light.” Please receive today’s messages as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their lives. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we honor the mothers of faith who raise their children in God’s ways, who nurture their children in the understanding of the full measure and meaning of love. May we all seek the love of our Father in Heaven, seek His truth, and seek and follow His Will and may we know and practice in our daily lives. May we renew our covenant and return to the original blueprint our Father in Heaven wanted for His children.
“Foundations and Challenges of Motherhood”
By Dennis Jamison
May 8, 2021
The following contains substantial excerpts from a longer article entitled “Mother’s Day: Abortion’s assault on Motherhood in 2018” that appeared on May 12, 2018, in the Communities Digital News. A link to the entire article is available at the end of the excerpt. There are other excerpts quoted from another article that has disappeared from the Internet. Dennis Jamison is the founder of The Citizen Sentinels Network and The David Project. The article appeared on May 12, 2018, in the Communities Digital News. A link to the entire article is available at the end of the excerpt.
At this point near the beginning of the 21st century, Americans are facing a definitive choice over who we are as a people and as a culture. And although this is an interesting perception, many Americans may not easily grasp that the nation is facing an existential crisis. Our actions or inactions as a people are indicative of the kind of human beings we are, as well as the kind of culture we prefer to live in and create around us. This may sometimes become a bit easier to understand when the values predominant in two or more cultures are compared. In the comparison between values evident in different cultures, people are often able to get a better or broader perspective on reality.
With the intent to gain a better or broader perspective on contemporary American culture, Mother’s Day, or the value placed upon motherhood, can serve as a convenient measuring device. Several world nations follow the tradition established in the United States of celebrating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday of May. Unfortunately, tradition may give way to an eroded value of motherhood in the next century. Despite all the Mother’s Day cards and gifts offered to Mom, on this day, America currently suffers from the breakdown of the traditional family. And the traditional family is the core of a stable society.
At the start of the 21st century, at the heart of that breakdown is the diminishment of maternal value. This is not saying there is anything wrong with Mom, but what about the daughters or the sons honoring their mothers on Mother’s Day? Maligned in recent decades, motherhood seems to have diminished in value. As a result young women give serious pause to creating a family. There are many millennials who do not see the need, or have the desire, to start a family. An increasingly prevalent view is that becoming a mother, or motherhood itself, holds less value than remaining unmarried and childless. Even more alarming is the attitude that undesirable pregnancies are nothing more than a nuisance. Unwanted babies are a problem to be disposed of through abortion.
One of the greatest assaults upon motherhood is, in part, is the societal acceptance of abortion as a means of eliminating unplanned children. A majority of younger Americans have grown comfortable with abortion since the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973. It was a landmark case. This single court decision split Americans into two primary camps: pro-choice supporters of the amendment, and pro-life opponents. Today abortion stands out as one of the most divisive cultural issues in the nation, if not within the world. Until now, the United States used American tax dollars to help fund abortions.
Although It may not be clear whether a majority of Americans are unaware of the ongoing reality of abortion in America, most alert Americans are conscious of the news media bombarding the public with the number of COVID-related deaths (or at least they used to barrage the public with the figures until people realized the actual death rate of true COVID-related deaths is less than 1% of those who have contracted it). Now, the MSM is causing people to be fearful of the spread of the disease (without reference to the actual danger). However, comparative numbers of supposed deaths due to COVID has been calculated to be approximately 802 deaths per day within a certain period:
The calculations were based upon the statistics that “…the week of 10/17/2020, there were 208,633 deaths between February 1, 2020, and October 17, 2020 related to COVID.” However, when compared to the entire year of 2016, as determined there were “623,471 abortions were reported in the United States. The estimation for the actual number of abortions in 2016 is 862,320.” By the larger estimated number including the unreported abortions, the average is 2,363 deaths per day of unborn babies. The actual numbers have varied over time, but the tragedy of an untimely death is horrible. Yet, if one compares the national perceived outrage over the deaths due to COVID, and the obvious lack of outrage over the killing of unborn babies, it is an astounding statement regarding the current culture.
Planned Parenthood has become the premier standard-bearer for the “rights” of the pregnant women to murder their unborn babies. But, when one thinks clearly about the misnomer of “Planned Parenthood,” the name has very little to do with planning for parenthood, but everything to do with unplanning of parenthood through a solution to the “inconvenient reality of parenthood” because premarital sex creates new life. It is clear that abortion is the culturally sanitized supposed solution to the consequences of unbridled sexual promiscuity. Honestly, it can be compared to throwing out “trash.”
Our culture has become a culture that condones sexual promiscuity and premarital sex as well as the murder of the life that is striving to live inside the womb. The facts of the reality that the irresponsible actions in a bed (or wherever) lead to further irresponsible and escalated actions in an abortion clinic that lead to the death of a living being do not matter to people with little or no conscience. “Fake” facts condoning the murder of little human beings in their initial stages of life, within the mother’s womb, are embraced because the criminal who kills is such a way satiates the need for justification in such atrocities. One does not identify as a criminal unless they have a healthy conscience. Such criminal activity is compounded by the perpetrators of fake “facts” and through supporting the notion that they have the right to do with their bodies whatever they damn well please. Except, purposely extinguishing life is murder.
The peddlers of fake facts also peddle baby parts for cash and pay others to peddle the fake facts that the life inside the womb is not truly human. Is the apple seed inside the soil not the latent form of an apple tree? And what brave soul, when encountering the sprout pushing up from the earth, would stomp upon the life to snuff it out of existence? Are not the eggs in the nest of a mother robin the latent form of a potential robin? And what brave soul upon seeing the nest with a few robin’s eggs would pluck them out and cast them to the ground to be smashed? Yet, in our culture of death, that values human life so shabbily, the latent form of an unborn baby is snatched from the womb with its life snuffed out, or its tiny parts are siphoned up to be auctioned off in the trader’s market.
Planned Parenthood is not about planning for parenthood, it is about enabling the mothers to murder their own babies without much remorse for murder because within the culture of death it is condoned and protected by the government on behalf of the people who pay their taxes so the government can share those taxes with Planned Parenthood. And sometimes, when the season of murder has been good, those in the government are rewarded by donations from Planned Parenthood. This is just one way that sexual promiscuity and pre-marital sex makes people rich — not the ones who are murdering their own babies, but the ones who promote unbridled sexual promiscuity and unplanned pregnacies.
In stark contrast to this reality that expresses a great deal about the lack of regard for the value of human life, Native Americans and American Indian peoples held a much deeper regard for motherhood. Looking back at the so-called “savages,” one can see a different reality regarding the value of life in the native societies. Unfortunately, many European descendants in America did not have the desire to take much of the native culture seriously, and in turn, the Indians had little desire to share their innermost attitudes toward life and beliefs with the white population for a number of reasons.
Only over time have some of the innermost beliefs of American Indian peoples seeped out into the wider American culture. Unfortunately, relatively few Americans have had actual exposure to such spiritual beliefs or ways of living. In stark contrast to prevailing contemporary societal perspectives on the value of life, the Sioux Indian perspective is a bit different, and also quite refreshing. And, while it may be a bit rare to consider an American Indian view of the value of life or bringing new life into the world, some Americans may find it enlightening. Especially since most American Indian cultures throughout the Americas respected life and all living things, and from their view, humans were a special part of the Creation.
More specifically, one beautiful expression of high regard for the value of motherhood and the special respect for bringing children into the world, in particular, is found in the writings of Ohiyes’a, a Sioux Indian whose English name became Charles Alexander Eastman when he converted to Christianity. Ohiyes’a was born in 1858 into the Santee Sioux Tribe of the Dakota nation. He eventually became the first American Indian doctor after graduating from Boston University in 1889. Encouraged to write of his culture, he became a well-known Indian author and from his writings can be gleaned a great amount of insight into Sioux culture.
Ohiyes’a wrote numerous books concerning the perspectives of his people about life, and in 1911, he had one of his books published which was entitled The Soul of an Indian: an Interpretation. Here is a representation of some of the deeper aspects that can be linked to the Sioux or Dakota nation’s perspective on the value of motherhood:
The Great Song of Creation
Our education begins in our mother’s womb. Her attitude and secret meditations are such as to instill into the receptive soul of the unborn child the love of the Great Mystery and a sense of kinship with all creation.
A pregnant Indian woman often chooses one of the great individuals of her family and tribe as a model for her child. This hero is daily called to mind. Gathers from tradition all of his noted deeds and daring exploits, and rehearses them to herself when alone. In order that the impression might be more distinct, she avoids company. She isolates herself as much as possible, and wanders prayerful in the stillness of the great woods, or on the bosom of the untrodden prairie, not thoughtlessly, but with an eye to the impressions received from the grand and beautiful scenery.
To her poetic mind the imminent birth of her child prefigures the advent of a great spirit – a hero, or the mother of heroes –a thought conceived in the virgin breast of primeval nature, and dreamed out in a hush broken only by the sighing of the pine tree or the thrilling orchestra of a distant waterfall.
And when the day of her days in her life dawns – the day in which there is to be new life, the miracle of whose making has been entrusted to her – she seeks no human aid. She has trained and prepared in body and mind for this, her holiest duty, ever since she can remember.
She meets the ordeal of childbirth alone, where no curious or pitying eyes might embarrass her; where all nature says to her spirit: ‘It is love! It is love! The fulfilling of life!’
When, at last, a sacred voice comes to her out of the silence, and a pair of eyes open upon her in the wilderness, she knows with joy that she has borne well her part in the great song of creation!
Ohiyes’a is considered to be the first American Indian to write and publish American history from the Indian viewpoint. His words open up a deeper insight into the Sioux culture, and more specifically into the indigenous people’s respect and love for life itself. Such a reverence sharply contrasts with the thought originating from the “Progressive” Left, which denies undermines the values of Life with the Pro-Choice devaluation of motherhood and dehumanizes the unborn baby in the mother’s womb. Progressives are the ones who view the unborn baby as a “thing,” and not a human being. It is a sad commentary on American contemporary culture. Now after over 100 years from the days of Ohiyes’a, Americans should wonder who we are as a people and what is meant by “progress?”
Video Views – Onward and Upward!
From Integrity Music: My Prayer For You (Official Lyric Video) – Alisa Turner – 8/24/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj_0pvIGkks
From Dutch Sheets Ministries: Happy Mother’s Day – The Discovery | Give Him 15: Daily Prayer with Dutch | May 9, 2021 http://gh15database.com/
From YouTube Rascal Flatts ~ “My wish for you” ~ with lyrics 12/27/09 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGB7IWklW3s
From FOX News: Alveda King How are you the president and forget to mention ‘God’ in prayer? – 5/9/21 https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2021/05/09/alveda-king-how-are-you-the-president-and-forget-to-mention-god-in-prayer/
Beckah Shae – Awake (Official Video) – 10/6/20 – twinkling lyric… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPAWurVRBxE
Cancel Mother’s Day? That’s What They Want Now, And You Won’t Believe Why! – Mark Dice – 5/8/21 https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2021/05/08/cancel-mothers-day-thats-what-they-want-now-and-you-wont-believe-why-mark-dice/
From the group Wuauquikuna of Ecudaor: “MOTHER EARTH” Wuauquikuna (Official Music Video) – 5/1/20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPh3Rm9IaJM
From Naga Seminarian: Jordan Peterson shares how his wife is leading him to God – 5/2/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83DHllaflfQ
Citizen Voice videos
From Citizen Voice – Dennis Jamison interviews Stephanie Mann (5/3/21) https://wcntv.net/video/188/citizen-voice-with-dennis-jamison-%7C-episode
ICYMI > From Citizen Voice – “True US History” with Dennis Jamison | Pilot Episode https://wcntv.net/video/163/citizen-voice-with-dennis-jameson—pilot-episode?page=2
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From The Daily Caller: Victor Davis Hanson: Conservatives Need To ‘Fight Back’ Against Corporate America’s Assault On Their Values – 5/8/21 https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/08/fight-back-victor-davis-hanson-corporate-assault-nunes-freedom-festival/
From Trump Train News: MURDOCK: Black Success Matters – 5/6/21
From CBN News: Does Destruction of Marriage Lead to Eventual Collapse of the West? – 4/29/21 https://canadafreepress.com/article/does-destruction-of-marriage-lead-to-eventual-collapse-of-the-west
From The Daily Caller: ‘I Want To Send A Message To President Biden’: We Talked To Migrants Living In Makeshift Camp In Mexico – 5/7/21 https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/07/two-thousand-migrants-makeshift-camp-tijuana-mexico-video-interview-biden/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push
Around the Republic – What affects one, can affect all!
News From Arizona –
ICYMI> From Trump Train News: Liberal Judge Rules in Favor of AZ GOP, 2020 Election Audit Will Move Forward – 4/29/21 https://trumptrainnews.com/2021/04/29/liberal-judge-rules-in-favor-of-az-gop-2020-election-audit-will-move-forward/
News From California –
From Mario Murillo: Mario Murillo at Living Proof Modesto – 4/30/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmWix4ZXzYc
News From South Carolina –
From Forbes Breaking News: Tim Scott Discusses Family History, Faith With His Mom Frances In Mother’s Day Message – 5/9/21
News From Texas –
From The Daily Caller: ‘Things Have Shifted Dramatically’: Conservative Hispanic Leaders Explain Why Texas Voters Are Shifting Republican – 5/7/21 https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/07/texas-gop-hispanic-voters-democrat/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push
News From Washington state –
From The Epoch Times: Washington Governor Signs Bill Mandating Critical Race Training in Public Schools – 5/9/21