Thursday, July 17, 2008
Links to Make You Think
I was really touched by this article by Elizabeth Foss. It captured the emotions behind being open to life so well. Although I have to say, I would have added another reason as to why I didn't just keep my husband away from me (though I never would have said it out loud). There are a lot of practical and theological reasons that we practice NFP, and why we are open to all life in our marriage, but usually people aren't interested in them when they ask questions like these or make comments, and this article really hit the reasons that most people get.
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus gave a moving closing speech at the National Right to Life Committee which he has graciously offered for the public to read at First Things. As someone who became pro-life as an older teenager and adult, this speech also captured some of thought process that moved me there.
A post at Mere Comments discusses the displacement of the Father in even Trinitarian churches. This is the heart of the dispute between the East and the West on the filioque clause of the Nicene Creed (on which both Rich and I are firmly Eastern).
Now for the homeschooling stuff.
I recently found out about Homeschool Freebie of the Day from another mother on a homeschooling list. There are all sorts of neat resources there. They are serious about the of the day part, though. Generally speaking, you need to download whatever the freebie is on the day it is posted, as it will expire the next day.
Over at Mom and Kids at Home, there are some neat free science resources
Footnote is a great resource for American history. It's just plain interesting, too. You can see the actual historical documents for things like the seven million two hundred thousand dollar check for the purchase of Alaska. They have items from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. It is a very cool site.