Category Archives: Books

0279_ “The Christmas Gift” written by Dale Allen Schockley_ read by Dr. Joe Wheeler Dec 6, 2017 on AM91 radio (9 minutes 4 seconds)

Donna Jack
December 8, 2017

See blogs 0277 and 0278 for more information

You can meet our local Conifer, Colorado author/anthologist Dr. Joe Wheeler at a book signing at King Soopers 25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433 — 09:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Dec. 8,14,15, 21, 22.  All proceeds go to the 3rd grade reading program and the libraries of local participating schools.

See Blogs 0277 and 0278 for more information.

Dr. Joe Wheeler reading one of the stories
in the new 2017 Christmas in My Heart

Below is a recording of Dr. Joe Wheeler reading the story “The Christmas Gift” written by Dale Allen Schockley.

It is one of the stories found in this year’s 26th volume of the annual collection of Christmas stories published in the Christmas in My Heart series.

Listen to the December 6, 2017 recording of Joe Wheeler reading “The Christmas Gift” – AM91.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/2017asheard/ChristmasInMyHeartReading_DrJoeWheeler_171206.mp3

“The Christmas Gift” by Dale Allen Schockley – read by Dr. Joe Wheeler

 

 

0278_Dec. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 shop for Joe Wheeler’s books at Conifer King Soopers_ proceeds go to local elementary schools’ reading programs_listen to poscast of Joe Wheeler, December 6, 2017 on AM91 radio

Donna Jack
December 7, 2017

Five more book-sale and book-signing days left at King Soopers: 

25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433 — 09:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Dec. 8,14,15, 21, 22.

As in years past, all proceeds from Dr. Joe Wheeler’s book signing this month at Conifer King Soopers go to the libraries and 3rd grade reading programs in local schools.

Elementary schools in the program:  Elk Creek; Marshdale; Parmalee; West Jeff; Rocky Mountain Academy; Homeschoolers.

Dr. Joe Wheeler – 98 books,
“America’s Keeper of the Story”
Web: www.JoeWheelerBooks.com
Email: drjoe@joewheelerbooks.com

Conifer Kiwanis Club sponsors the Reading Program

Kiwanis Club of Conifer, Colorado sponsors a local reading program.  Near the end of the school year they have an event of fun, acknowledgements, and awards.

Through this program, Conifer Kiwanis has contributed over $10,000 to the reading programs in local elementary schools.  But the benefits to the children can’t be measured in those dollars.  Children are inspired to read!Boy who advanced 5 levels with other children IMG_4857

The picture on the right was taken at the annual end-of-school-year  event held in 2016.  It was an event honoring 3rd graders who participated in the Kiwanis reading program.  Friends, family, teachers, principals, and others representing the schools attended.  See Blog 0188.

Little girl with Dr. Wheeler IMG_4831

 

Dr. Wheeler is pictured to the left, with a student,  after signing the book he gave her.  He personally contributes one of his books to each 3rd grader in the reading program.  This student, like all the 3rd graders, chose her book from a list of books  Dr. Wheeler’s gave to each child.  She proudly holds up her new book, and a certificate.

One special gift is awarded to a 3rd grader whose name is drawn from all the names of the 3rd grade children in the program, who are present.  Last year Dr. Wheeler outdid himself, and gave to a happy young girl whose name was drawn, his entire 10-volume collection of animal stories.  It ended up a great inspiration to her, which has increased her love for reading!

Dr. Wheeler December 6, 2017 AM91 radio interview –
and podcast of the interview

http://www.am91.org/cgi-bin/calendar.pl?calendar=HEARDON&view=Event&event_id=2254

In recent Christmas seasons, Dr. Joe Wheeler has been a guest on AM91 radio.  December 6th he was on the program from 7:00 -9:00 a.m.  He was interviewed about his life, education, teaching and writing experiences. Continue reading

0277_Dr. Joe Wheeler (America’s Keeper of the Story) will sign his books sold at King Soopers in Conifer_9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Dec. 7,8,14,15, 21, 22_Link to Dec 6 AM91 Wheeler interview_3 new books Wheeler published this year

Donna Jack
December 6, 2017

Podcast of AM91 Dec. 6, 2017 interview with Dr. Wheeler.

Tomorrow author Dr. Joe Wheeler will begin 6 days of signing his books at King Soopers, in Conifer, Colorado.  His website is:    www.joewheelerbooks.com    At the end of this blog, read about the three books he has published this year.

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. James Dobson interviewed Dr. Wheeler on his national “Focus on the Family” radio broadcast — the interview was about Dr. Wheeler’s book Christmas in My Heart. The response was so overwhelming, that Dr. Wheeler decided to do another — and has done one each year ever since then.  This year is book #26 in the series of Christmas in My Heart Christmas stories.

A large number of Dr. Wheeler’s 98 published books will be set up on display at Conifer King Soopers tomorrow (December 7) and each scheduled day this month.  He will sign any book that you purchase, writing an individual comment designed specifically for each of his 98 books.  If you wish, he will also designate who the book is to go to, and who it is from.

Where and When:

King Soopers —  25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433

Thursday, December 7 – 9:00 – 5:00
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0273_Excerpt from “Of Plimoth Plantation” by William Bradford_ first Pilgrim Thanksgiving_ How to purchase “The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America” (495 pages of original source documents)_Other resoruces_ YouTube

Donna Jack
Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2017

One sentence from Bradford’s account of their first Thanksgiving –
after fasting and praying all day for rain – and then receiving rain after drought!
“And he [God] was pleased to give them a gracious and speedy answer,
both to their own, and the Indian’s admiration, that lived amongst them.”

In the excerpts that you will find later in this blog piece, you can read William Bradford’s account about what led up to their first thanksgiving celebration.  Bradford was governor of Plymouth Plantation for 37 years, up until his death.

[A note:  The group that left Holland were not leaving because of persecution there, but rather because of their well-founded fear that in Holland, their children would be indoctrinated away from their Christian faith.  The reason that urged them to leave all they had, and make such a dangerous journey across the ocean to a new land — was their strong desire to protect the souls of their children.

Watch this short 6-minute YouTube produced by Prager University, about the First Thanksgiving.]

The excerpts later in this blog post, are from a book called:  The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America published by Verna M. Hall:  Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE).  The YouTube below gives information about FACE, and it is also found on their website).
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FACE – the publishers of
The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America

The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America

Many years ago, when I was home-schooling my children, someone gave me a copy of The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America.

For over 25 years I regularly gave programs in Colorado.  Every Thanksgiving season, I shared William Bradford’s account printed in this book, and below.

At the end of this blog (after William Bradford’s account) you can find out more about the book, about the publishers, how to purchase it, and how to purchase other books they publish.

What is unique about this book?  How is it superior to
most of the material taught in our public schools?

Not only does this book extensively cover the Christian history of our Constitution, but it has the text of original source documents.  That is far superior to what is done in almost all of our public schools (and even most private schools).  In most schools (pre-school through 12th, and colleges and universities) students only read or are told “reports” and “interpretations” of history — and sadly, the history is usually given from the viewpoint of people who hate our country and its Christian foundations. Continue reading

0258_Online training to equip people to learn how to combat the censorship, lies and distortions that are in our schools

Donna Jack
October 16, 2017

In Blog 0257, Tim Leonard’s letter called out our school superintendent for pushing the gross misuse of our children in Jefferson County (Colorado)  — when he introduced more radical left-wing curriculum for all our school children — starting as young as 5 years old.  The superintendent justifies this all, in the name of compassionately responding to gross inhumane violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Below may provide a central resource to learn how to combat the destruction of truth that is in happening in our schools.

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 9:45 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: STOP THE BIAS AND INDOCTRINATION IN STUDENTS’ TEXTBOOKS — TRUTH IN TEXTBOOKS — ONLINE TRAINING PROVIDED — 10.13.17

[10.13.17 — For those people who are desperately concerned about the bias and indoctrination that are found in so many of students’ instructional materials/textbooks, I highly recommend your getting involved with  Truth in Textbooks.  Reviewers trained by TNT are making a difference throughout the country.  TNT training is done online, and a new class is being formed for January 2018. Please go to the TNT website to learn more and to sign up. Help spread the word.  – Donna Garner]

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www.truthintextbooks.com

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0235_Hillsdale College 2017 Introduction to the Constitution course (free) – taught by Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College_ links to classes _ information about Larry Arnn, and his books_links to other blogs about false AP US History

Donna Jack
July 21, 2017/July 22, 2017 update

My husband is taking online, the Hillsdale College class “Introduction to the Constitution.”  It is free. It is one of a number of classes Hillsdale College offers free online.

In light of the gross ignorance of the Constitution in our country — and the frightening results of that ignorance that we are seeing around us — it is important that people become aware of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.  We need knowledge in order to be able to stand up to protect and preserve our nation.

For decades, our public schools have been omitting this knowledge from being available to students.  In fact, grossly false information about our country, our founding, and our freedom, continues to be taught throughout the schools.  Children and adults have for a long time been taught to hate America,not understanding the unique blessing it is on us and on the world.

At the end of this article, see four previous blogs on this site that deal with the lies in AP U.S.  History.

Dr. Larry Arnn – teaches “Introduction to the Constitution”

Dr. Larry Arnn is the teacher for the 11 lessons of an “Introduction to the Constitution” class.  He has been president of Hillsdale College since 2000.  He is the kind of person that you gladly listen to — because of his extensive knowledge, and his enthusiasm for whatever subject he speaks about.

In this series he serves as more of a moderator that  one giving a lecture.  He is working with freshmen and sophomores at Hillsdale College.  The information is a very good review, or foundation if you have little knowledge of the Constitution.

In the second class on the Constitution, a number of people take turns leading the sessions, using a lecture format.

You can access here the list and content of the 11 lessons in the
Hillsdale “Introduction to the Constitution” class …or link to each one of them below: Continue reading

0232_ An autobiography by Robert (Bob) Ruesch_ looking back at summers growing up in the shadow of his wonderful father who for thirty years managed and expanded the YMCA of the Rockies_ Estes Park, CO

Donna Jack
July 7, 2017/update July 17, 2017

Recently I read Robert (Bob) Ruesch’s autobiography (In the Warmth of the Shadow:  A boy, the Rocky Mountains and God … See what happens).  This refreshing book recounts his years growing up in a world-class resort retreat center in Estes Park — the YMCA Camp of the Rockies.

Watch a promotional YouTube about the book:

Bob begins each chapter with an inspirational and thoughtful selection from Scripture, and then proceeds to recount events which take you back in time.

You will experience a very long ride to camp, in a car that isn’t air conditioned.

You will anticipate doing the “seeming” simple job of chopping watermelon for 2,000 to 2,500 hungry vacationers, and then realize it is not that easy.  Continue reading

0231_July 14, 2017 – Celebrating the Property Rights Legacy of Dr. Michael Coffman – Eagle Forum

Donna Jack
July 15, 2017

Our right to own property and be able to make decisions about our own property, is shrinking at an alarming rate.  When property rights are destroyed, also destroyed are “free enterprise, the American way of life, and ultimately Freedom itself.”

June 21, 2017, Dr. Michael Coffman died.  His passing was a great loss to the battle for our freedom as a nation.

Published on Jul 14, 2017

Dr. Michael Coffman speaks about his new book “Rescuing a Broken America” at Phyllis Schlafly’s 17th annual Eagle Collegians Summit in Washington, D.C.

Filmed July 16, 2010 at the Heritage Foundation

Read the following Eagle Forum email online. Continue reading

0223_An Autobiography: The Atheism That Saved Me—by Robert Morlan

Donna Jack
July 1, 2017, edited July 3, 2017

The Atheism That Saved Me  by Robert Morlan

Last Tuesday I bought The Atheism That Saved Me, by Robert (Bob) Morlan, and finished reading it by the next morning.  It is a very valuable book, which shares insight into why some people choose to believe God does not exist.  When Bob met his future wife Jann, Bob was an atheist and Jann was an agnostic.  They continued in those beliefs for many years.

In his book, Bob reveals how God rescued him and his wife — even though they were two people who had no interest in Him whatsoever.

You can email Bob and order his book at:
bobmorlan211@gmail.com

(He has self-published his book, so ordering directly from him will help him the most to pay for publishing.)

The cost of each copy of his book ordered directly from him, is $15 plus $4 shipping and handling.

book pic and pic of Bob Morlan_cropped

Bob Morlan – author of The Atheism That Saved Me.
[The following four paragraphs are from the back cover of the book published two years ago, in 2015 — paragraphs after that bring you up to date with Bob and Jann’s life.]:

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0198_Part 4_HUD/AFFH _What is learned from the Westchester County NY 10-year incident_ HUD/AFFH forced excessive additional cost and imposed unwanted actions

April 19, 2017/revised June 21, 2017
Donna Jack

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 197
or search:  “HUD/AFFH”
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015   (27 pages)

What is learned from Westchester County – New York’s
10-year incident? (See Blog 196)

The Federal Government can interfere with planning and zoning

The federal government can actually interfere with our planning and zoning, even if we don’t accept HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money aligned with the “New HUD rules.”

This is because of the 1968 Civil Rights Act,1   which is also known as the Fair Housing Act.  That law made most discrimination in housing illegal, and gave enforcement responsibility to HUD.  (Note:  “enforcement responsibility“)

The definition of “discrimination in housing” has been expanded over the decades.  We are continually at the mercy of HUD.  HUD decides how heavily they choose to control our planning and zoning.  They will insist that they are not controlling planning and zoning (which is illegal for them to do) – but they control “indirectly” through threats of loss of funding or threats of lawsuits or threats of huge fines.

As was learned in the Westchester New York HUD/AFFH case:  those in control of HUD decide how strictly to interpret the HUD rules.  Westchester was not a county that was avoiding “fair” housing.  They were being sued for non-compliance by a legal groups that was a left leaning social justice legal group.

Westchester went to HUD when they were being sued — assuming they would find an advocate there, and some relief.  Instead, they ended up losing funding, paying huge fines, and found themselves required to build additional “affordable housing”, and forced to place the housing into areas chosen by HUD.

People can argue that they were treated that way because they were not “honestly” following agreements — the attached document is evidence that they were not guilty of negligence.  I see no justification for the intrusion of HUD into the business of deciding where and what was to be built.

Agreeing to accept HOME and CDBG money
opens up more chance to be successfully sued

Because of the data required in the application for the AFFH HOME and CDBG funding, counties give updated information to HUD beyond what is known in the census data.  Even if it were the same information, it is still dangerous, because, as was told to Westchester County:  because they had signed the documents with all the information they had submitted, it was assumed they understood and agreed to all the implications of everything in the application — and therefore were guilty if they did not conform.  If they hadn’t signed the application, they could have then presented their case of defense.

Our commissioners put us in added jeopardy

When our commissioners make agreements to receive HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money, they give HUD much more information than the government has – much of which can be found in the census data, but other information yearly updated.  Submitting the data implies that we understand the conditions in our county, and actually condemns us if we go to court for not “affirmatively furthering fair” housing.  HUD decides what demonstrates compliance.

The content of the yearly application opens us up to more restrictions and liability — meaning there can be more effective coercion taking away from our local voices in planning and zoning.

Not only are we opened to more litigation,
but we agree to 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of oversight of facilities we “invest” HUD money into.

At  the least, our County Commissioners should not commit us to additional oversight.

Ask our County Commissioners to vote against accepting HUD/AFFH grant money.

Over 10 years ago, Westchester County New York signed up for the grant money.  Then a community activist group challenged them.  Westchester asked HUD for help, after which their serious troubles began.

To date, our commissioners have had to adjust their local plans or behaviors to some degree, to comply with past money accepted to help them  “affirmatively furthering fair housing.”  They have to continue paying for maintenance and oversight of projects to which CDBG and HOME money has contributed.

Now HUD has developed (by experimenting with other counties and cities across the country) how to take over more control of our neighborhoods, to make suburban neighborhoods “equivalent” to urban neighborhoods – to make suburbs “fair.” Continue reading