Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Starting again

It's time for me to start using this blog again. I need a safe place to vent and share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences. That was my original intent, but it ended up only being "fluff" pieces, which is fine, but doesn't really speak from my heart, you know? I'm not sure what I want to write about next, but figured I need to start getting myself in the habit of writing. Hopefully I can do this at least once a week, if not more. I do enjoy reading my friend's blogs.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Window Painting Tips

Originally posted on facebook

Window painting tips

November 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm
*I may add to this as I think of things*

It's best to have clean glass. I have painted over the occasional corner cobweb and dust, but it's nicer w/out crud.

For inside windows (or weather-protected outside) I use tempera paint. NOT the powdered mix-it-up-yourself kind. Most art supply stores should carry some brand.

The bare minimum colors you should have:

  • White
  • Black
  • Brown (you can make brown w/ red, blue, and yellow, but it doesn't always turn out as nicely)
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green (it's fairly easy to make a nice green w/ blue and yellow, but this is a color you'll use a lot at Christmastime)
  • Yellow

Colors that are nice to buy already made, but not necessary:

  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Flesh

Colors I typically make by mixing one or more colors together:

  • various shades of browns and tans (Brown w/ white, black, & or yellow)
  • various shades of blue (blue w/ white or black)
  • various shades of green (green w/ more blue or yellow, white or black)
  • pink
  • flesh (usually white w/ a bit of brown and a drop of red to pinken it up)
  • reds (brown, black)

Color mixing is lots of fun. If you only need a little bit, you can mix in one of the paint bottle lids. If you do this long enough, you'll eventually have empty (or nearly empty) bottles and you can turn those into new colors. I've been saving plastic peanut butter containers b/c they are easy to hold, wide opening for mixing and dipping the brush into (you have to use the lid of the bottles once the level gets down a bit), but any small plastic container will work. I bought some of the Ziploc plastic containers, and they work okay, but aren't airtight, so the paint dried out from one year to the next, and after 2 years, it's kind of brittle, so beware of cheap stuff!

For painting outside, you can buy special sign painters paint which is waterproof once it's dry. Nice colors, coverage, and texture, but is more expensive than tempera. Also, it's the same basic composition (latex acrylic) as house paint, so that is what I've started buying, at least for the high-use colors (white, blue, green) because it's so much cheaper! I just bought red today, but it doesn't cover as well. The major drawback to using this kind of paint is that it doesn't wash off with just water. It needs to be scraped off the windows.

What to paint? Choose a picture/drawing of something you feel comfortable drawing. You can get ideas from greeting cards, wrapping paper, internet, coloring books, etc. The easiest way to do this is to use a black permanent marker and draw the outline, so it looks like a coloring book. Then fill it in.

(added Nov 2010) When filling in the spaces, it's important to make the strokes smooth and go from one side of the space to the other.  As long as the paint is wet (but it does dry quickly), it's fairly easy to go back over it to make it look nice.  You can also use different strokes to add "texture" to a section.  For instance, if you want a fluffy lamb, start at the bottom of the section and make swirly strokes kind of in rows, making the one above it go over it slightly.  (If you start at the top, it will look like the lamb is standing on a vent!)  Same for straw or pine needles - make short straight strokes starting at the outer edge, and move back in and go just over where you started the previous strokes, and then the last ones would be butted against a line.

Once it's all painted, I then go back over all the black lines w/ black paint. THEN I go around the outside of the whole picture with white. The white really makes it stand out (sort of like a vinyl cling), especially at night.

The typical pointy ended brushes are necessary for lines and filling in small places and you may find you like them for other things, too. I have two different sizes. Don't get these too floppy, though (like water color brushes) or you won't have much control.

My favorite brush is a fan brush. They cover really well, or can be used to cover very lightly with just a hint of paint on the edge. I have a couple sizes of this style, too. These should be almost stiff.

I also have the square end/edge kind in a couple sizes. I use these a lot for some types of lettering, especially larger words. Sometimes I will use one of these to put on the final white around the picture.

I will try to take step-by-step pictures of my next window and I will add them here for reference. If you have any questions at all, please ask!

This is a fun activity for the children, too, even the very young ones. Just make sure they're either naked or wearing painting clothes! :D I usually draw the picture (their choice), let them color it in, and then I will go back over the lines and occasionally scrape off the excess that make it outside the borders. And always take a picture!

Oh, and clean up. What works best for me is to spray the painting w/ water, use a large scraper/razor blade in an upward motion, and wipe the paint onto paper towels after every swipe. Once all (or most) of the paint is gone, clean windows as you normally would.

"Pointy" brushes.  Great for small spaces, lettering, and lines.

Fan brushes. My favorites.
"Square" brushes. Some lines, lettering, filling in some spaces.
Tempera paints
The picture drawn on the window with a permanent marker. I go ahead and fill in the small black spaces b/c it's easier to simply paint over them with the other color rather than paint around them. I go back over them w/ black paint at the end.
The chosen picture for the window painting.

The painting nearly complete. I put a light blue for shading in the snow, but you can skip that if you choose.
The painting complete, on the inside (where I painted it).

The completed painting from the outside. The roll-up blinds were removed after I took the photo so now the top is visible as well.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Silent Christians

So you're a Christian? What's YOUR excuse for standing silent?

November 4, 2009 at 9:57 pm
This has bugged me for a long time. What true Christian can side with CPS and the taking of children away from their family? What true Christian can HELP take away those children? What true Christian can help take away their own grandchildren from their daughter, with the intent to permanently deprive those grandchildren from having a relationship with their parents?

What Scripture(s) can possibly be used to justify these actions and attitudes?

My family was happy and safe. My children loved and respected me, their father, and their step-father. No abuse or neglect; no starvation; no lack of housing; no "not wanting" of the children. My children were WANTED and LOVED and CHERISHED and WELL-CARED FOR. Nobody was ever afraid.

My "crimes"? Loving my husband and his children, wanting to help protect them. Actually believing the Bible literally, and teaching it to my children so they could use it to navigate through life. Learning about our country and government and teaching it to my children so they would know how things are supposed to be vs. how they really are. Daring to take the "red pill", and disagree with the extended family members who are sold-out slaves to an evil government.

Now my oldest children don't even come to see me, claim they don't want to live with me anymore, and want to stay with their grandparents. They've become so selfish they don't really think long-term, about what is best for the family as a whole, and what their sisters and little brother really need: their MOM. And I can't even talk to them about it.

My girls are as happy as they can be in the situation. They love their grandparents, and they have a decent life. But they don't have their mom, and they REALLY want to come home to me. They should be learning how to become women from their mother. It's the way God planned it. This is abuse.

My youngest sons are "on track" to become "legally free" for adoption, because they have the "right" to a "permanent family". What are their father and I? Chopped liver? We love and WANT our sons, but can't have them. How can it possibly be best for children to have their family stripped away from them? Does it really matter that their "new family" loves them? Adopted children ALWAYS wonder what the TRUTH is, who are their REAL parents, what really happened? This is nothing but ABUSE to the youngest and most vulnerable of our society.

Too many "friends" are afraid to intervene. If they speak up for me to the state, then they might become a target and have their family destroyed next. If they speak up for me to the "caregivers", they will be rejected and ostracized. Everyone wants to keep the peace, yet it is at the expense of MY CHILDREN's future!

Is everyone afraid to stand up for what is right? Apparently so. Sure, my life might be more pleasant if I'd never taken a stand for the TRUTH, but could I have been content with myself, knowing I'd gone against my conscience? I'm criticized and condemned for following scriptural direction on how to be a godly woman/wife.

I'm just so sick of it all. There is no legal, lawful, moral, or scriptural basis for what is happening to my family, yet I will lose them all forever. The family unit (parents & children) isn't sacred anymore. "Family" turning against one another; it's right out of the Bible, the end times. And other so-called Christians defend the ones who are destroying MY family! How can I ever forgive any of them for what they've done to my children? They don't even acknowledge that what they are doing is hurting them. How can it be anything BUT abuse to tear apart a family, take children away from their parents, and turn them against those that they love and trust?

Do I have to wait until each one reaches the age of 18 to see if they still want to have a relationship with me?

CPS/DHS/(whatever initials used) is an EVIL, anti-family, anti-Christian, anti-Constitutional agency who preys upon the good, that only survives by the destruction and havoc it wreaks, and profits from the selling of children! The whole system of "services" needs to be completely and utterly ABOLISHED; there's no hope for reform.

Every family is only an anonymous report away from where I'm at. Think it won't happen to you? Well, I certainly hope it doesn't, but I'm not naive enough to think it won't happen to some of you, either directly or to your grandchildren or to your friends. Arm yourselves today with the knowledge of how they work and how to protect yourself, and it wouldn't hurt to arm yourself with whatever it takes to protect YOUR FAMILY from intruders!

Intervention? No, it's interference in a family. And it's WRONG.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

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NoSSN NewsLetter issue 9.06

August 15, 2009 at 10:40 am


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Questions about Obamacare

I am pleased about so many things these days. You may say there isn't a whole lot to be happy about but I beg to differ. I have often said, "When are people going to get angry? When will people say enough is enough? How bad does it have to get?"

I got my answer earlier this year when I attended the April 15th TEA party in Worcester. That was where it started. Now we are seeing angry citizens protesting and getting in the faces of Representatives and Senators in Town Hall meetings all over the country. I was afraid the momentum may be lost after April 15th. I had nothing to worry about.

The current focus seems to be on Healthcare or what is known as Obamacare at these town hall meetings. I don't believe it's just about healthcare. Since Obama has spent $787 billion in bailouts and the T.A.R.P. program and the omnibus and now to spend another "really large" amount of money for healthcare is way too much. Somebody has to pay for it and it will be in taxes imposed on the citizenry. In my opinion, the citizens should be the last place you look.

Here's a couple of issues that nobody has brought up yet.

Let's say the bill passes but it is much less intrusive and costly than it is now. It is "acceptable" to the Republicans (not that they are any better than anyone else). Everybody is much more comfortable with it. Whatever that may be. What's to say it isn't going to be amended and added to in the future?

We know that nothing ever stays the same. When the income tax was passed in 1913 it was 1% on everything over $250k. That doesn't sound bad does it? It doesn't even affect me. I wouldn't complain about it. What has happened over the years? It has gotten amended and changed and added to.

If healthcare passes, no matter how "not that bad" it is, you can be assured it will get worse.

Also, when a government agency is created it never goes away no matter how bad or broke it is. They just keep throwing money at it. If it gets passed, it's permanent.

Once a citizen gets "on the dole" it is very difficult to get them off of it. People become dependent on the free cheese. Take a look at social security, medicare and unemployment. Once people are on these they will take it as long as they can get it. They will also vote for whoever will keep the spigot on and flowing freely.

You can rest assured that once it passes, it will not go away.

In a way I was happy when Obama got elected. I thought, maybe people will get fed up. I was right. If healthcare get's rammed down our throats...... Are you ready for this?



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Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Voice of Truth

The Voice of Truth

by Casting Crowns
August 7, 2009 at 12:39 am
Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he's holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
"Boy, you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth

Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
"Boy you'll never win,
you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth

But the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high
from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me

But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
The Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth

I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the Voice of truth
I will listen and believe
'Cause Jesus you are the Voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you are the Voice of truth

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Some Thoughts about Gov't Healthy Care

Some of "my" (borrowed) thoughts about gov't health care

August 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm

"If you have the right to give at all; and as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. 'No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity."

The above is an excerpt from "Not Yours to Give", by Colonel David Crockett. You can read it in its entirety @ (and I strongly urge you to read it! It's not very long)

The US Government has a history of taking money from the people (that it has no business taking) and spending it on things that it has no business being involved in. Everything the gov't touches destroys lives, makes us poorer, takes away our freedoms, and makes government bigger and more powerful.

A friend recently shared this quote, and I think it fits right in:

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

Thursday, July 23, 2009

There Will Be a Day

There Will Be a Day....

July 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm
I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,
that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always

I know the journey seems so long
You feel your walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone

Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting

I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced
To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery this is why this is why I sing….

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face

There will be a day, He’ll wipe away the stains, He’ll wipe away the tears, He’ll wipe away the tears…..there will be a day.

[ Jeremy Camp Lyrics are found on ]

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My new glasses

Here is me and my little red-haired twin. My girls didn't even notice my new glasses that day. It was a short visit, though, and unexpected. I guess they really aren't a LOT different from my old ones, but they are smaller. I'm still getting used to them. (The glasses, not my girls!)

I attempted to color my hair purple. It was pretty successful...on the roots/grey hair anyway. I might try it again sometime, maybe a different color. But that isn't the point of this quick post; my new glasses are. I did get them at Costco. Inexpensive and good quality. I had actually picked out a different frame, and was waiting my turn when I started looking at the frames in the glass case/counter. As soon as I tried these on, we all (me, Mark, and the lady assisting me) knew THIS was the pair for me. This is the first time in my life that my eyes haven't had the same prescription. That took a little getting used to. But the last two times I've got new prescriptions, they have actually improved! Now that I'm in my 40s, I don't know how long that trend will last, but I'm happy for it anyway! Could be that I take them off whenever I don't really need them, like for reading or sitting at the computer.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Best Waffles Ever!

The inspiration for making waffles recently came from the buttermilk I accidentally made. And how did that happen? Let me tell you the story...

I have access to fresh cow's milk, and I have been enjoying it tremendously! The other night, My Man wanted to have whipping cream on his strawberries, so I skimmed the cream off the top of the milk. Since I've been "sugar-free" since May 17, I opted to use stevia to sweeten it. And since there wasn't that much, I decided to use the small cup of the Magic Bullet.

The directions said I'd know when it was done because the sound would change to a hum. Well, it still looked kind of liquidy, so I stuck it in for just a wee bit longer. THAT's when I ended up with the butter and buttermilk! I finished up the butter process, and started over with more fresh cream to put on the strawberries.

So, now I needed a recipe for buttermilk waffles. Isn't google wonderful? I made a few changes to the recipe, because I didn't have the full amount of buttermilk, but that was okay.

We are taking care of a friend's "farm", so we have daily access to fresh eggs, too. I separated the egg, but was too lazy to whip the egg white by hand (notice a trend here?) and decided to try the MB again. It didn't work. So my batter was runny. I still used it.

Did I mention the berries? That morning I picked fresh strawberries, blueberries, and wild blackberries. I made the first waffles with no berries, but added them to the last half. We only used the (sweet!) butter on them, no syrup, and they were delicious!

So, why were these the "best waffles ever"? I would have to say it's because I had a part in making/collecting all the ingredients. And then there's love, too. Food made with love for the one(s) you love truly makes the best meals ever!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Where have I been? BUSY!!!

Haven't been here in a while. Guess it's time to get started again. But not today. Today I am going to go see my husband for the weekend...and the sooner I get off the computer, the sooner I can get there! Yippee! But here's a mini catch-up:

I did get new glasses finally. Still don't have any pics yet.

Still don't have my children, still supervised, except that I haven't had a real "visit" in over 2 months now. The state wants to TPR (terminate parental rights) to my 3yo son, Adam. DEFINITELY more on that later, to let you know what I'm doing.

Still making kombucha. Although, Mark was doing it for a while and he was getting some good stuff. It's back at my house now. I'm thinking it's time to buy a new SCOBY and start following the "rules" about using filtered water.

FYI, I absolutely HATE living the life of a single woman. Blech!

Okay, time to go.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Declaration May 8, 2009

Declaration May 8, 2009 - filed in court

May 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

If Congress cannot make a law, then certainly no lower level of government, much less an agency can make a law or a rule to do so. It is clear that DCFS is making a special rule to apply to me which prohibits the free exercise of my religion, and abridges my freedom of speech. 

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Study to show thyself approved until God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~2 Timothy 2:12-15

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. ~2 Timothy 3:16

But I would have you know, that the head of every man in Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. ~1 Corinthians 11:3

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: bur bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. ~Ephesians 6: 1-4

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.~Colossians 3:18-21

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto they head, and chains about thy neck. ~Proverbs 1:8-9

My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. ~Proverbs 6: 20-21

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. ~Proverbs 15:20

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. ~Acts 5: 27-29 

Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. ~Joshua 24:14-15

My children are gifts to me from God, the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has given me and their fathers the responsibility for the care, nurture, and training of these children. He has commanded my children to obey me and to listen to my instructions. My immediate authority is my husband, and that authority comes from this same God, spelled out in the Holy Scriptures. It is my strongly held religious belief and conviction that my children are mine by right of divine providence, and that no man, neither state nor agency, has a right or higher authority to interfere with the sacred institution of the Family. It matters not whether this alleged court or the administrative agency known as DCFS and DSHS believes that I have this right. It is my religious belief and I have a constitutionally protected right to the free exercise thereof.

Included in that is my responsibility to educate and train my children. To do so, I must speak to them. I also have the constitutionally protected right to the freedom of speech. This alleged court and DCFS do not have the authority to infringe upon my right to continued and free association and communication with my children.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

I am one of the People, and the security of my person, house, papers, and effects was violated by armed men who invaded my house without a warrant. My entire family was seized, despite the fact there was no warrant for the seizure of myself, my husband, or our children. DCFS has also invaded and seized my family without a warrant. Their agency is to provide services requested. To forcefully seize my children and then demand that I comply with their wishes for me to participate in their services is nothing less than kidnapping, hostage taking, and extortion. They are essentially “offering” their “services” at the point of a gun. This does not make me a client.

No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

I am one of the People, I am not a person. Nevertheless, I was already imprisoned for 218 days for an alleged crime, and then was released. That court, in rendering a judgment over an issue which it believed it held jurisdiction, did not determine that I had lost any of my natural, God-given, constitutionally guaranteed rights, most importantly, the right to raise my children without interference. DCFS has determined, under the guise of Kitsap Superior Court, that I should not have my children because of this alleged crime. This is being subject to the same offence and twice being put in jeopardy. I have been deprived of over two years of my life and liberty and property without due process of law. My children have been taken from me for public use, without just compensation. DCFS profits by having control of my children, and I have never been compensated for this; yet DCFS wants to extort money from me, under the guise of Child Support, which is in essence and in fact requiring me to compensate them for their crimes.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

This proceeding is pretending to be a civil matter, yet it carries a harsher penalty than most criminal cases. Depriving parents and children of their family is the equivalent of the death penalty, a punishment for only the most heinous of crimes. I have not been provided with an impartial jury of my peers. I have not been informed of the nature and cause of the accusation. I’m not even sure what the specific accusation is. I have never had the Assistance of Counsel for my defense. Appointment of attorneys who are on the payroll of the state, who fail to defend my rights, who pretend to “represent” me, is not Assistance of Counsel. I have been bullied, threatened, coerced, and put under great duress, not only by DCFS, but by the attorneys who have done nothing to assist me, but have only hindered me, namely Cherry Davis, Anne Montgomery, and Nancy Tarbell.

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. Seventh Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

The value in controversy is most certainly in excess of twenty dollars, as the value of each of my children and our right to an unhindered family relationship is beyond any value that man can place upon it. I have been denied my constitutionally guaranteed right of trial by jury.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

The tearing apart of a happy, loving, secure family is cruel and unusual punishment, and there are no criminal charges against me which would have as a punishment the loss of parental rights.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Ninth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

Ms. Kerry Stevens has made a sorry attempt to say that since the Constitution did not specifically say that parents retained their rights over their children, then that must mean that the state can therefore have authority over families. This is very poor logic. Government was granted very specific and limited powers, and anything not specifically named was retained by the People or to their state governments. The state constitutions used the same wording, and the powers granted to government by the People are spelled out in detail. Nowhere was authority over the family granted to government. Fear of this very act of usurping authority was what brought on great controversy in the writing of the Constitution and subsequent Bill of Rights:

The idea of adding a bill of rights to the Constitution was originally controversial. Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist No. 84, argued against a "Bill of Rights," asserting that ratification of the Constitution did not mean the American people were surrendering their rights, and therefore that protections were unnecessary: "Here, in strictness, the people surrender nothing, and as they retain everything, they have no need of particular reservations." Critics pointed out that earlier political documents had protected specific rights, but Hamilton argued that the Constitution was inherently different:
Bills of rights are in their origin, stipulations between kings and their subjects, abridgments of prerogative in favor of privilege, reservations of rights not surrendered to the prince. Such was "Magna Charta", obtained by the Barons, swords in hand, from King John.

Finally, Hamilton expressed the fear that protecting specific rights might imply that any unmentioned rights would not be protected:
I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and in the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers which are not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?

Essentially, Hamilton and other Federalists believed in the British system of common law which did not define or quantify natural rights. They believed that adding a Bill of Rights to the Constitution would limit their rights to those listed in the Constitution. This is the primary reason the Ninth Amendment was included.

This is also expressed in the statutes, which are code and not law:

The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created. RCW 42.56.030

DSHS and its sub-agencies are agencies which are designed to serve the people. I maintain that I am one of the People and that I have never yielded my sovereignty to anyone, and especially not to DCFS. If DCFS were truly serving me, then it would do as I instruct it; it could never make demands upon me. I have never entered into a contract with DCFS, and have never agreed to be bound by their rules and policies. I am not a client of DCFS because I have neither engaged their “services” nor am I served by them. DCFS acts only to the great detriment of the families and People upon whom they have thrust themselves.

September 10, 2005
A happy day, being a family.

This photograph shows 10 of the 14 POWs in this government's War on the Family.

Parental Alienation

This was originally posted on facebook
May 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm
"Parental Alienation" any behavior by a parent, a child's mother or father [or other relatives/caregivers], whether conscious or unconscious, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. Parental alienation can be mild and temporary or extreme and ongoing. Most researchers believe that any alienation of a child against (the child's) other parent is harmful to the child and to the target parent. Extreme, obsessive, and ongoing parental alienation can cause terrible psychological damage to children extending well into adulthood. Parental Alienation focuses on the alienating parents behavior as opposed to the alienated parent's and alienated children's conditions." Some videos describing PAS.
This is what is happening to my children. Their "caregivers" are deliberately alienating them from my husband and myself. They don't understand the emotional harm they are causing my children.

I never did this to my children regarding my ex. I knew that it was important for them to continue to love and respect their father and have a relationship with him, no matter what had happened. Until they were torn away from me, they were very happy, stable children, even though they no longer had both parents in the same home. And my husband never tried to take their Daddy's place in their hearts, and simply loved and cared for them as his own. And they loved and respected him, too.

My children have no way to grasp what is going on and understand it, especially the younger children. I'm not allowed to talk to them about anything of real value. My position as Mommy has been terminated in actuality, even if not in a legal sense. My teenage sons don't want to even talk to me. My oldest seems to have forgotten that he at one time felt that way about his father, but he was encouraged to talk to him, to see him, and now they have a wonderful relationship. I know he's grateful for it.

How can anyone, especially so-called Christians, think any of this is good? In over 2 years, nobody has been able to answer (or even attempted to answer) my question: How can you justify your attitude and actions with Scripture? (towards keeping my children from me).

See next note for a copy of my recent Declaration/Affidavit I filed in my cases.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

MotherLESS Day...I will be in red

This was originally posted on facebook

April 30, 2009 at 10:03 am
from this site

"Yes, I will wear red on Mothers Day and I will tell everyone I meet why I am dressed from head to toe in red that day.

Red is the colour of blood, and the secret family courts have shed blood by taking children away from the people who love and protect them, in order to give them to abusers. Because these secret courts are corrupt and illegal, they are destroying family after family, they are destroying society. Some of these abused children become so traumatized that they turn to crime.

Jesus, please make this insanity stop. Please make the people in this country see the corruption and evil in these secret family courts."

This was started in the UK, and I don't know how far it has spread here in the USA, but people need to wake up and see what is going on. It isn't just drug addicts and abusers who have their children taken from them. More likely nowadays it is the good, happy families who are being torn apart. Why? Because "good" kids are so much more easily adoptable. Because "good" people follow the rules, and are therefore that much more easily taken in.

There is a War going on, people, and I'm not talking about Iraq or any other country. I'm talking about RIGHT HERE, where YOU live. It's a War On Families. If your family hasn't been touched by this horror yet, it will be, either directly or to someone you know. Get prepared NOW. Learn how to fight the enemy NOW while you have your children with you, while you still have money, while you still have your emotional and mental sanity. CPS is absolutely EVIL and needs to be abolished completely.

Yes, I know that everything here on FB is archived so the government can monitor us. Paranoid? Sure, you can call me that if you like, but it isn't really paranoia if they really are out to get you.

For more information and for the education you REALLY need to get for yourself and your children (before it's too late), check out these sites:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

(I will) Praise You in This Storm

(I will) Praise You in This Storm

April 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm
Praise You in This Storm
words by Mark Hall/music by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms

I was sure by now,God, that You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it's still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away


I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thought Crime

Last Pillar of tyranny here now: Thought crime - criminalization of belief in Liberty

March 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm
This is an excerpt from this website. It's time to WAKE UP, people!

A shocking KSLA news report last summer confirmed the story we first broke in 2006, that Clergy Response Teams are being trained by the federal government to “quell dissent” and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law.

In May 2006, we exposed the existence of a nationwide FEMA program which is training tens of thousands of Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation for the implementation of martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs and forced relocation.

A whistleblower who was secretly enrolled into the program told us that the feds were clandestinely recruiting religious leaders to help implement Homeland Security directives in anticipation of a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared emergency.

The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to “obey the government” when martial law is declared.

Clergy Response Teams

It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced relocation were a problem for state authorities when enforcing federal mandates due to the “cowboy mentality” of citizens standing up for their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers defending their crops and livestock from seizure.

It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that “this is for their own good.”

Pastors were told that they would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.

The chilling preparations for martial law and the targeting of Americans who merely talk about the U.S. constitution, own gold, hold pro-life political viewpoints, watch and discuss internet documentaries like Zeitgeist or support mainstream political candidates such as Ron Paul or Bob Barr should act as a wake-up call and prompt more people in different levels of authority throughout religious and educational establishments to go public and expose similar examples of this unfolding tyranny.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Join me in Olympia on February 5th!

(This post originally shared on facebook)

January 24, 2009 at 12:51 am
Washington State Senate
Sen. Pam Roach

For immediate release For interviews contact:
January 15, 2009 Sen. Pam Roach (360) 786-7660

Senator Pam Roach to call for DSHS Accountability at February 5 Rally


Auburn…Sen. Pam Roach (R-rural Auburn) has announced her Families’ First rally at the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia on February 5, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

The subject will be the need for justice and accountability within DSHS Child Protective Services.

Roach believes CPS is out of control, and she is giving voice to the thousands of children and relatives hurt by the department.

Roach led the successful 11 month effort to return the granddaughter of Doug and AnneMarie Stuth to their Enumclaw home. (Please see: KING 5, “Up Front,” January 11, 2009. Investigative reporter, Susannah Frame, covers this story.)

“It is time the citizens of Washington stand up against the atrocities of this department,” said Roach. “We expect hundreds, if not thousands, of people will join their voices to publicly be heard by the Legislature and Governor.”

Washington Families United, Grandparent’s Rights of Washington, legislators, and citizens demanding accountability will be in attendance.

“Of the Stuths,” Roach said, “we have become family after our year-long struggle. These are good people who fought and won. So many others have had their children stolen.”

“Doug and AnneMarie Stuth, the Enumclaw couple recently awarded third party custody of their grandchild, will be in attendance,” Roach said.

“Their horrific story shows just how intent CPS has been to separate good families from their children,” said Roach. “On the other hand, they often leave children in harm’s way.”

“Just one month ago, between Christmas and New Year’s, two infants returned to their respective homes, died by shaken baby syndrome,” said Roach. “This is absolutely atrocious.”

“The rally is intended to give hope to the thousands of families injured by the negligence of CPS,” Roach added.

“As in other cases, the Stuths have been terribly hurt by the system,” said Roach. “They deserve vindication for all the untruths told in court and should be compensated for the $50,000 they spent trying to get their granddaughter back.”

“It is not a coincidence that both DSHS Secretary, Robin Arnold-Williams, and CPS Director, Cheryl Stephani, announced their departure from the department just three weeks ago, and two weeks prior to a scathing report on CPS practices they knew would be released by the State Ombudsman,” Roach added. “Out of the hot seat, but not out of the fire.”

“The leadership in the department has not addressed accountability within the system,” Roach said.

“I will be proposing legislation to break DSHS into smaller agencies to increase accountability and efficiency,” added Roach. “Another piece of legislation includes creating a Citizens Review Committee of CPS.


For more information contact Senator Pam Roach at (360) 786-7660 or via e-mail at She may be reached at her home office (253) 735-4210.