Month: July 2020

2020-07-22 Blockbuster

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
July 22, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Blockbuster

We are associated with Destiny Church, Rocklin, CA. Last Sunday’s sermon went viral.
In case you missed it – –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPvs9YhuYvM
&feature=youtu.be

Let’s stand up and be counted.

Ben

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
“Ben’s Blog”

2020-07-15 Back to ‘school’

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
July 15, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Back to “school”

Why should parents be concerned about their children’s education?

Because they will be the ones selecting your “retirement” home when you are too old to care for yourself! Seriously – You (parents) are the ones who chose to create your child(ren). You, therefore, are responsible for bringing them up. [Deuteronomy 6]

I attended (online) the “2020 Foundations” course hosted by the Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE in Chesapeake, VA – www.FACE.net 800-352-3223). I believe every parent and church leader would do well to invest $275 in this course. If we do not change our direction in education we lose the next generation.

Noah Webster (1828) defined education:
EDUC̵A´TION, n. [L. educatio.] The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.

Take an honest look at the “product” of k-12 public education and most universities. 13 to 17 years teaching that God is not relevant. The next generation needs wise leaders. Respect for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! [Proverbs 9:10]

I suggest sitting down and setting a goal for your child’s education. Then make a list of what you would like him/her to learn in order to reach that goal. Take control and begin. Home school, co-op with friends and neighbors. Make it happen! Remember – knowledge without character will turn on you. Unless you can teach quality character as you teach a subject don’t teach it!

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
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2020-07-08 Extraordinary Campaign Ad

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
July 8, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Extraordinary Campaign Ad

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-2020-elec tion/
This sums up the situation. We have been given a leader to rally around. Perhaps this is answered prayer. Tell a friend.

Ben

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
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2020-07-05 A letter to my grand-kids

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
July 7, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

A letter to my grand-kids

Dear ones- I thought to send this to each of you in a personal note – but the almost universal need for such a letter prompted this blog format instead. There have been times when I wanted to take you by the collar and shake you until your teeth rattled. “You are making the same mistakes in your young years that I made! Why won’t you listen!”

You may already be aware of some of this, but the review will be useful to you and, perhaps. others. I suspect there are other grand-parents who can identify with these comments.

Thankfully! God has taught me that you must learn the same way I leaned – the hard way! This letter is what I wish my grandfather had placed before me. Honestly – I don’t know if I would have spent the time (then) to have read it. It is a lot easier to understand today in the context of 90 years than it is when you are living it the first time.

I will be thrilled if you (& your dear wives) will take the time to view this documentary. [Agenda 1 Grinding America down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNYj9hRx9H4
&feature=youtu.be] Given the proper attention, it will enhance the way you raise your children. Much in the current culture encourages you to turn it off. If you will honor me, hear it trough. The problem is real. The suggested solutions are reasonable.

The rest of this “love letter” consists of random thoughts (advice and teachings).

The loving, creator God of the Bible exists – Loves you as individuals and wants to teach you how to love Him back. It is not hard. Humble yourself before an all-knowing “father-like” being. Talk to Him as you would to a loving father. Ask for His forgiveness, and direction. Then resolve to turn away from the things your conscience has been nagging you about.

That last step may seem like a hard one, but you alone are the one who creates your choices. The choices you create are who you are. Be brutally honest with yourself (and God!). Ask God to show your choices as He sees them!

Once you achieve a clear conscience protect it with your life! It will be your most valuable property.

Make a habit of praying and reading the Bible every day. Unless it becomes a habit, you are likely not to sense the value of it and drift away.

Know that I love you and lift you up before the Lord every day without fail. If you don’t have time to read this now, I hope you will save a copy for later.

G-Pop

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
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