Month: August 2020

2020-08-27 Encouraging young parents

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
August 27, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Encouraging young parents

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” [Proverbs 22:6]

Mom, dad, have you thought about what sort of grown-up you want yours to be? Noah Webster, the father of American education, had some thoughts about it.

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. [Webster’s 1828 Dictionary]

“But,” you say, “I am not qualified to teach my child all that he needs to learn,” I respond, “Who said so?” If s/he can learn it why can’t you? What better way to bond?.

Why not sit down and make a list of the things s/he needs to know next. There is a world of help out there, anxious to assist home-schoolers. I suggest www.FACE.net to begin with.

Next, you say, “There is no way I can work a job and still have time to teach.” STOP – think about it. Is that really true, or are you saying, “I don’t want to make the necessary sacrifices to train up my child?” S/he is your responsibility. S/he will grow up with the value system (character) s/he is taught – yours or someone else’s

“To give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.”

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

2020-08-120 A career opportunity

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
August 12, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

A career opportunity

Young men and women looking for a career that will be in high demand, should investigate becoming a Certified Master Teacher using the “Principle Approach”.

There is a growing demand and a desperate need for those who can train up the next generation of leaders using sound principles. See the following URL – – –

https://face.net/foundations-certification-program/

Home-school mothers would do well to look seriously at this program. It will enhance your efforts with your own family and qualify you to continue helping others.

This certification program has just been launched. Those with such certification should be in high demand in the years ahead. Public school “indoctrination” is no longer a viable option.

For His-story & Government
Ben Gilmore

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
See www.ACHStudyGroups.com
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2020-08-08 Good news

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

This is a letter to our friends –

Good news

Those of you who follow this blog, and/or have wanted to attend one of the ACH Study Groups events we have been offering for 40 years, will be interested in learning that our 3-year project to document the courses in book form is finished – at last. “Principles of American Government” (the book) is being printed as I type this.

Pre-order if you wish at www.FACE.net/PAG

PAG Dedication & Acknowledgements

Did you ever enjoy a delicious milkshake and exclaim, “Boy! That was a great straw!”? Well, for over forty years my passion has been focused upon sharing what I have learned through lectures, study, observation, reason, and (prayerful) inspiration regarding the “Principles of American Government.” What you hold now is a compilation of “Ben’s Blog”, the online lecture courses, and live seminars offered over those decades. If you find it useful, please give credit where credit is due – I am only the “straw”.

God’s goal, and mine, is to help people learn to love Him and one another.

I want to especially acknowledge the memory and vision of Miss Verna Hall and Miss Rosalie Slater, cofounders of FACE, as well as Dr. Carole Adams, President of FACE who encouraged me to write the manuscript and worked so hard to clean it up!

Miss Hall understood the importance of delving deeper and deeper into a subject until finding the First Cause – God! Miss Slater taught me to relate historical events to sound biblical principles. Winkie Pratney, introduced me to “moral government” which providentially dove-tailed with the FACE vision. One was theological, the other socio-political. Both from the same source.

Other teachers who added to what the Lord wanted me to learn included, My seminar faculty-mates James Rose and Beth Ballenger. Joy Dawson, my prayer-partner Jim Dawson, Gordon Olson, my students (the teacher always learns more than the students!), and of course my dear loving wife Frances.

This book is dedicated to our children, Guy, Fawn, Susan; their families, and their families’ families, until Christ returns.

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

2020-08-03 A Ballenger blessing

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
www.ACHStudyGroups.com
August 5, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

A Ballenger blessing

This was in my inbox this morning. I want to share it with you. It is written by Beth Ballenger. Belinda_Ballenger@comcast.net

HE ANSWERED ME BEFORE I CALLED Isa 65:24 “And it shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”

In prayer this morning, I asked the LORD to quicken my heart with his word, to make it more than just words on a page. As I read Isa. 61:1-3, He opened my eyes to see that Jesus is the liberty. He is the healing; He is the comfort. He is the answer to the enemy. He is the victory. He is the beauty for ashes. Because He is salvation, Jesus is that rest; He is that peace; He is that healing. He is the joy. He is the victory. The LORD is glorified through Jesus! He is glorified in our salvation because we are the trees of righteousness, planted by the LORD.

THE LORD HEARD MY CRY EVEN BEFORE I CALLED & WHILE I WAS SPEAKING HE HEARD ME

I cannot even put into words what the Holy Spirit put in my heart. I only know that He spoke to me in a soft, gentle, unuttered voice & opened my eyes to see JESUS.

Isa. 61:1-3 prophesied the coming of Jesus over 700 years before it occurred. You probably already knew that Jesus read that passage in His hometown synagogue and claimed He was the fulfillment of the prophecy. During Jesus’ ministry, He preached good tidings, healed people & set the captives free. However, the LORD opened my eyes to see that it goes deeper than the obvious. The passage points to the fullness of who Jesus is. Our Savior made liberty, healing, comfort, victory, beauty, joy & peace possible for us. The passage talks about what he would do while on earth, but it is also revealed what He would provide for us in salvation.

READ: Isa 61:1-3

Aug. 1, 2020, Revised Aug. 4, 2020

These columns are archived since 12/10/09
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