May
17

Home Education Convention Schedule

Freedom’s Heritage is going to be at several homeschool conventions this year!  It was a joy for us to go to the conferences last year, meeting and talking with avid history readers in several states.  We are excitedly anticipating this year’s convention tour. If you are coming to one of these conferences, please stop by! We would love to meet you and talk to you.

 

May:

MHEA- Mississippi Home Educator Association’s Spring Conference - May 19-21, 2011 – We will be doing a workshop on Saturday at 1:00 PM.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

June:

Teaching Parents Association in Wichita Kansas – June 2-4, 2011 – We will be doing a workshop on Friday, June 3 at 10:30 AM.

Christian Home Educators of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Super Conference on the Family – June 16-18, 2011- No workshop.

We’re excited about this year’s Christian Home Educators of Missouri conference on June 21-22, 2011.  It’s all about the War Between the States!  No workshop.

And another convention is the Christian Home Educators of Alabama – June 23-24, 2011. Not sure if we have a workshop slot yet. I will announce that asap.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Melinda Pound

 

 

 

Apr
19

Quote of the day

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Mar
31

Back to the basics

At this time in America, it is quite simple to see the many changes that the American government has undergone since our founding. Over the last century alone one can observe the many large increases in the power of the federal government at the expense of individual and local liberty.

The definition of liberty itself has gone through a major transformation. Many today view liberty as a license to do what we want within the governments “permission”. Therefore, those “law abiding citizens” that still exist look primarily to the government to find out what is “right or wrong”.  However, many look no further than their own desires for direction and break whatever institutional boundary they desire.

This is a far cry of what the general understanding of liberty was at the founding of America. Liberty, or freedom to live one’s life without restraint, came coupled with such qualities as responsibility, duty, ownership. The Bible and a God given conscience created guidelines and Biblical institutions of individual, family, church and civil government were established and practiced.  These governments operated with a principle known as jurisdiction. The civil government served only to preserve the liberties the people from those who would practice license and in the beginning many checks were placed to keep the civil government in its proper place. Volumes have been devoted to each one of these topics but I simply wish to give an incomplete picture of how far our nation has come.

Today, if you own land, the government in many places will tell you what you can and can’t do with your land, what you can and can’t grow on you land and which land you can and can’t own. If you own certain sizes of businesses the government controls who you hire or don’t hire. Tragically, the government not only allows but actively promotes a disregard of the sanctity of human life. They try to get their hand in almost every area of our lives. So how did we get to this place and who is responsible for these changes? I submit that the word responsibility has a lot to do with the answer

Many people have seen these changes as a reason to jump on different “bandwagons”. As a result we are seeing large numbers of people joining groups protesting the many injustices around them and justifiably so. I have been involved in some of these groups myself. However, I tend to wonder if much of the outcry is truly leading from righteousness and truth or is it simply over the loss of security and prosperity or the sense of joining a “good cause”.

When we look back at history, we find many examples of times when the people of a nation, spurred by acts of tyranny by their governments, rose up and demand change.  One such example is the French Revolution. The people during the time of the French Revolution faced a lot of injustice and “inequality”. Things were not fair and in many ways the old feudal system of the so called dark ages was still in effect. The family was hurting, the church was corrupt and the government was vast and overreaching.  It seemed that there were at least two types of people that were involved in this revolution. First, there were the masses, which were the largest, lowest and poorest members of the French society. They had little education and they faced extremely hard lives with very little hope for the future. The second group was the philosophers of the revolution. This group had a higher education than most and probably was mostly small business owners, etc. It was this group that organized the masses into a force of terror that brought about the great massacre of the
religious and political leaders and all the lawlessness that composed the French Revolution. The French revolution had at its very core a hate for God and Christianity and the leaders perpetrated many ungodly ideas such as communism (called fraternity) and unchecked liberty having at its source lawlessness.

One thing that the French Revolution revealed is that that too much “liberty” brings slavery. After all the chaos had subsided, the people were left with a God-hating, inhuman tyrant who instead of bringing liberty left the people more stricken and enslaved to their bad situations than ever.   They tried to solve real problems with unbiblical solutions and reaped more serious consequences.

Scripture says, “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3”. Much of the chaos surrounding the family, church and government relationships is directly related to our separation from a solid foundation. No longer is the Bible the foundation of every element of society. God’s Word is not the primary Source we turn to for all life’s decisions and trials. In many situations the traditions of men and “situation ethics” seem to guide the functions of many churches. Most of our civil leaders feed off the influence of interest groups and totally disregard the Biblical and constitutional framework our founding fathers created. These changes have greatly complicated the problems in our society.

The challenge that I have that I would ask you to join me in is to examine myself and see how I have traded responsibility and duty for security. This would include my relationships, goals, and actions or lack of action. If I will do this, I believe I will see God’s leading in the causes worth standing for. It is time to get back to the basics.

Jonathan Pound

Sep
22

“Politically Incorrect” Painting

Check out this historically accurate, honest, and revealing painting. Make sure and scroll over each president and everything you can in the painting. It’s an amazing “talking” picture.

Sep
09

Belated Homeschool Convention Report

Jonathan and Melinda in Colorado

Linda and Melinda in Missouri

A picture of some of our display

Tomorrow's history-lover :)

A young patriot in Missouri trying out our display hat

     Freedom’s Heritage hit the road this spring to attend some home-school conventions and book fairs!  Jonathan, Melinda, and Linda were the primary travelers and representatives.  We experienced a lot of fun and we arrived home from our travels with special memories.  Each convention had different “personalities” and we greatly enjoyed meeting a variety of home-schoolers in different parts of the country.

     Our first convention was OCHEC in Oklahoma where we enjoyed meeting and talking to fellow “Okies” and sharing our love for history with them.  We then headed to Wichita, Kansas and had a wonderful time not only selling books and meeting many new people, but also listening to inspiring messages. 

     In June, we packed up our SUV and headed to two back-to-back conventions, one in Colorado and one in Missouri.  Both were fantastic!  What a delight to meet new people who have a love for history!

     Our last convention was just this past week in Plano, TX and again we were blessed with meeting many new friends.            

     With the conventions behind us, we rejoice with what God has done so far and what He has accomplished through Freedom’s Heritage.  It is our prayer that the people who purchased our books at the conventions will be ignited with a greater love for the true stories of history and that through your study you will develop a deeper love for the Author of history and His Providential work through the ages.

     To each of you we met at the conventions, the Lord bless you as you study history and we hope we can meet again!

     We are planning our schedule for next year’s conventions.  We will announce the places as soon as we confirm locations and dates.

May
11

New Homeschool Covention

Freedom’s Heritage will have a booth at the Teaching Parent’s Association 2010 Convention in Wichita, Kansas.  If you plan on being there, come by our table and see us!

For His glory,
Melinda Pound

May
06

Homeschool Conference Schedule!

Freedom’s Heritage is on the road this summer for Homeschool Conventions!  The OCHEC Convention was awesome.  Thank you to all who came by our booth.  We really enjoyed meeting and talking with you.

Right now, we are scheduled for 2 more conventions. 

CHEF-Missouri

CHEC-Colorado

Please come by and see us if you are there!  We are planning on trying to get into a couple more conferences, so we will keep you updated on the locations and dates.

Also, check out our store!  We have added 2 more sets, the Founding of America and the War Between the States.  We are still reviewing some great books that will hopefully be added later. 

God bless you!

Melinda Pound

Dec
21

Freedom’s Heritage history challenge Question #4

Where did the cannons come from that Washington used to drive the British from Boston and who was responsible bringing the cannons to Boston?

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Dec
21

Freedom’s Heritage history challenge Question #3

In what pivitol Revolutionary battle did American general Benedict Arnold contribute greatly to the American army’s success before he committed his infamous treason?

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Dec
19

Freedom’s Heritage history challenge question #2:

The fortification of which hill by the American patriots was the cause of the British departure from Boston?

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