Monday, May 11, 2020

Create Your Own Mood, Home is Better, Pleasant Words


I hope you accomplish a lot during your listening today. I also show a little of how to make the vine/garland tutorial in the previous post.




10 comments:

Mrs. Christopher Daniels said...

Hi Lydia Dear, Thank you for keeping us company while we work. I was getting a lot done during one of your latest videos, but the children allow nothing to go uninterrupted.Such is life. I like how you are bringing back figures of speech. Keep on keeping on. Ttyl

Marie said...

Mrs. Sherman, I get so excited when you post a new video! I just saw this one posted as I am going to bed and wanted to thank you and tell how how happy it makes me to have it for the morning! I especially love the scripture you share in the beginning of the video it has inspired me more than you know! God’s Word is powerful and true. I am helping to inspire other women by the things you share with me in your videos. Life is a domino affect. You don’t know me but I get to learn from you and teach others like you and your impact will live on in God knows how many lives. The Lord Jesus has shaped your perspective beautifully. I am so excited for this new video thank you for showing up and sharing what the Lord God has blessed you with! I love it when you talk as long as possible I love the hour long videos I hope you know how fun it is to have an even longer video. Thank you for every video.

Lydia said...

I did not want to mention the horrid literature we were exposed to as teenagers, a time when emotions are high and already in turmoil. They capitalized on this and sunk many teens into their first experience with depression. Dante's Inferno, Edgar Allen Poe- (The Raven, The Box) and Nathaniel Hawthorne--the Scarlet Letter. These also exposed young people to sin they would never even think about in the way it was portrayed. The Bible at least showed the mercy and grace of God and the way to treat others, but these were awful. I am not going to even admit reading the other authors unless someone else brings it up.These were classroom activities and assigned stories, which the teacher and students all read as a group.

Laura Jeanne said...

This talk maybe wasn't long, but it was good.

I never thought about it before Lydia, but I think you may be right, that some people who have a negative outlook on life actually learned to think this way at school. I already mentioned some of the depressing novels we had to read, but until you mentioned it I hadn't even thought of the short stories. I remember a horrible story called The Cask of Amontillado where a man bricked up someone he hated in the cellar of his house to die alone...and another called The Most Dangerous Game where a man who had already hunted all the wild game in the world started hunting humans on his private island...so much of what we read back in those days was so dark that I wouldn't read it as an adult, yet these stories are given to young people who, as you mentioned, already have emotions in turmoil.

Interesting that you mentioned The Scarlet Letter. I tried to read this one as an adult only a few years ago but I gave it up quickly as it seemed to have a depressing tone that I didn't appreciate! As an adult I've learned to set books aside that aren't going to lift me up in some way. A lot of modern books are depressing and focus on the worst elements of humanity.

Do you have any theories, Lydia on why "they" may want to purposely sink teenagers into depression? Because it does seem rather deliberate to choose only depressing reading material, doesn't it? Why don't they have teenagers read something delightful like Pride and Prejudice, or Anne of Green Gables?

Anyway, I enjoyed this talk, and I appreciate the reminder to see the potential in one's home and try to stay positive and cheerful. I have been struggling with that lately, as it's hard to see the potential in this old place which has a lot of serious problems. Sometimes all I can see is the problems (like the holes in the linoleum floor!) but I'll try to think positive and pray for God's assistance in helping me to do what I can with what I have. :)

Lydia said...

Laura, yes. The schools hire counselors trained in psychiatry and they can prescribe anti-depressants and Ritalin to control them. They get a kickback, or rather, a certain allotment of extra money for the school when they have students on these chemicals. The money rarely goes to improving the school, but like the politicians that have been there a long time, they distribute it to other people and causes. Another reason for the polluting curriculum is to separate the student emotionally from God and his parents family, after that the student will become an adult who will go along with any social engineering of the state. These are state schools and they are training students for a new world order.

Lydia said...

The Ann stories and Pride & Prejudice we’re ready in schools in the 1940’s. But there were other good authors who were bypassed when schools became state controlled. There are people who object to the Christian historical romances , which depict people being nice to each other and ending up happy, but these objectors have no trouble accepting the sickening and dark literature in public school. Short stories were the death of some of us especially if the collection had a national name like “English short stories “ “Australian short stories” etc but the stories had little value except to worry the student.

Lydia said...

Also the depressing curriculums are sold by certain curriculum companies that sell educational materials to public schools vi a contract which guarantees the publishers a lot of money. The curriculum companies nd the schools all have their hands in the big pot of money that is guaranteed them by the government. The schools are t open minded to having alternate literature in the curriculum because it’s a complicated supply system that you can’t break into. Sam Blumenthal wrote a book about it and so did Mel and Norma Gabler - “What Are They Teaching Our Children “

Lydia said...


Dear Lydia,
I was so encouraged listening to this, and your last radio talk.
I really needed to hear the advice given on overcoming a poor outlook by replacing bad thoughts with good ones, and also creating a new mood saying, "Self, be quiet!" :-)
Today, while listening, I (finally!) made my husband's favorite pie as a surprise treat, and yesterday I cleaned out my clothes closet, noting items that need replacing.
I would like to ask - can you recommend a simple sewing pattern for a housedress or a skirt/top that does not require a zipper?
Also, could you share how you clean stains from teacups? I have a special Noritake china one that my granddaughter gave me that I use almost daily, and I also have a few antique Belleek teacups that were handed down to me.
Thank you for caring and sharing ~ from Lynnea

Laura Jeanne said...

Interesting theories. I hadn't thought about the drug aspect. I was thinking myself that it was for the second reason you  mentioned, to separate the student from their family and from God to they would be easier to control. My husband also brought up another interesting point - that if students are only given horrible books to read in school, they are not likely to develop a taste for reading, and will therefore not go on to read any books as adults, but will stick to television, which is a more effective medium for brainwashing.

Unknown said...

Yes, I agree... the longer the better! As for helping change lives, same here, Lady L has absolutely been a blessing to me! Thank you Lord for this community 🙏