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From Busy to Blessing: How To Use Your Martha To Be a Mary {a book}

Does anyone remember #31Days back when it was hosted by The Nester?

It was a commitment by bloggers to write for the 31 days of October, linking their blog to a main page so that anyone could follow along on the topics that interested them. It was wonderful! It was a great way to find new writers and meet new readers!

Ten years ago, in the midst of life with a 3-year-old and 3 1-year-olds, I wrote about how I could take the daily busy work that I was already doing, and use it to bless others. How to Use Your Martha to Be a Mary began!

Even then, I had every intention of turning the over 10,000 words I had written into a book of some sort.

10 years, a massive home salvage, a fifth child, and a whole lot of life later I finally managed it.

Available on both Amazon.com and Etsy.com. I present to you:

Speak Up…before it’s too late.

In the late 80s, early 90s many parents saw the trajectory of the American school system and how it was failing children. They decided to pull their kids and educate them at home. A good and noble thing.

But it wasn’t enough.

30 years and a pandemic later the American school system is in crisis as it has continued to fail our children and our country.

Somewhere along the line it was believed that if kids were pulled out of school, they were fighting against the problem. But there weren’t enough people who pulled their kids out, and when they did, they removed themselves from having any impact on the children that were still in the classroom.

The future of any society is dependent on its children. Right now I’m speaking to EVERYONE who DOESN’T have a child in the public school system: Homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, retired, working, clergy, those without children. STAND UP AND SPEAK UP!

YOU CAN BE A MEMBER OF YOUR SCHOOL BOARD: YOU CAN DIRECTLY INFLUENCE THE EDUCATION THAT CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING IN THIS COUNTRY. And those of us who are fighting alone need you to.

It’s not just about protecting only your children. It’s about protecting every child. It’s about protecting our nation’s future. It’s about speaking up for children who DO NOT have someone who can do that for them.

Too many children in our school systems DO NOT have a grownup in their life who is able to fight for them (whether it’s curriculum, masks, or vaccines). They are trusting the school system, out of exhaustion, to provide a solid educational foundation for their children, and it is FAILING them.

If you don’t like what you’re seeing in our country, then stand up, start speaking out at school board meetings, start running for school board positions, start writing letters to your school boards and superintendents. Because those of us in the trenches are tired and we are losing because there is not enough of us fighting, and it is EVERYONE’s fight.

Every single person in this country should be interested in what children are being taught in school, not just the extremist left. You want your values, your beliefs, your morals and ethics to continue in this country, then you need to start in your school district, and NOT just pull your kids out. 

If people truly want change in our country then you start with children. Ask any dictator, Hitler, Stalin, Che Guavera, Castro, Mao, as the children go, so does a country.  We can no longer sit idly by, because evil never rests.