“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Saturday, November 29, 2014


I believe that all children are born creative. They are educated out
of their creativity. This innate creativity has something to do with the Image and likeness of God that is imbued into every human being with that initial spark of life we commonly call conception. Human beings are naturally creative; it is the education of our public school systems that is not and its partner of secularism that ultimately stifles the beauty of true creativity. 

Miraculously my children emerged intact from beneath the dark shadow of the public school system. None of their children (my grandchildren) have been relegated to public schools. Two are being educated within the solid nurture of a conservative Catholic School that teaches the government curriculum alongside Christianity, and recognizes the individuality of each child. My other grandchildren are being taught within a blended system of homeschooling, online instruction and classroom setting that allows for their extensive involvement in the arts. They are all thriving!

There are two new schools being built in my community (one public and another Catholic). I have decided to work to try and establish a centre for the performing arts to be physically housed within one of the schools. The presence of the arts centre may help persuade educators that music, art, drama and visual arts are as critically important to learning as maths and sciences, and important to the development well rounded people.

I would prefer to see an arts centre housed within the new Catholic
School so creativity can be recognized and nurtured in a way that the divine spark that burns within every child is fanned with encouragement. 

If the decision makers were to decide to put the arts centre in the public school, we could still work with that regressive system to encourage true creativity -- however difficult that may be. 

God is the source of beauty. It is my experience and opinion that art, and the artist, reaches his highest peak and pinnacle of achievement with this rudimentary and fundamental recognition.

Education must recognize and value individuality of children and adults alike. - Mark 
Click below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeyNywDxPc

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