Socialism in America? Are We Tired of Freedom?

My son, Shawn, and I discussed the recent trend among young people of accepting Socialism as a viable option for our country. Nay, even a preferable option to Capitalism and our Democratic Republic.

Listen to what we have to say about this:

Why Socialism?

Make sure your kids listen to this. A lesson about Socialism. Penney Hawkey Douglas and Shawn C. Douglas discuss "Why Socialism?"

Posted by Changed By Love on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Relationally Speaking: Evaluate How You Relate

My husband Gary and I are doing a regular Facebook Live each Friday night on my Facebook page at

It’s not perfect or professional, but we get on there and talk about real issues that affect real people.

We try to get on Facebook each Friday between 7 and 10, somewhere in there, Eastern time.

Please join us as we share experiences – good and bad, lessons learned and re-learned, problems solved and re-solved, and the blessings and faithfulness of the Lord through it all.

This is our most recent one from last Friday.

We talked about how we need to really think about how we relate to the most important people in our lives and what it takes to really love. And we get down to the nitty gritty of how to deal with issues of the past that are destroying our present.

For encouragement and help and a little entertainment, join us on Fridays. For now, please watch our latest episode of Relationally Speaking with Gary and Penney

Relationally Speaking with Gary and Penney – Evaluate how you relate

Posted by Penney Hawkey Douglas on Friday, November 9, 2018

Prayer, Praise, and Faith in Homeschooling

I had the privilege of interviewing Melanie Young of Raising Real Men during their Come Away Marriage Retreat last weekend.

I asked her about the role of prayer in her homeschool and family.

And we talked about her priorities for what she wants to make sure her children learn before they leave home.

I asked her to share with us about how to help our children develop their own relationship with God.

She divulged a little about the surprising way God has led them into full-time ministry and the circumstances that led them to write books and become full-time homeschool speakers.

We finished up with how to deal with anxiety and some stories about how God helped Melanie to learn to trust Him more.

It was a pleasure to talk with Melanie and get to know her better.

We have learned a lot from her and her husband, Hal, at their marriage retreats. We have gone to the last three that they have offered. It has been very good for our marriage, and the time away alone together has been refreshing and inspiring.

This season of our lives is being enhanced and improved by our times at the Come Away Marriage Retreats offered by Hal and Melanie Young.

Find them at and find articles, information and products that will help you raise young men and women to be godly offspring. They have teaching that will lead you toward attaining the best marriage possible. With these major building blocks in place in your family you can start to live the life that God has intended for you.

Live from Flat Rock! Marriage Retreat

Live from Flat Rock NC, Hal & Melanie Young's Marriage Retreat

Posted by Penney Hawkey Douglas on Saturday, October 20, 2018

We had a great time this weekend! Gary and I attended a marriage retreat offered by Hal and Melanie from

What Are You Feeding On?

What are you Feeding on? Spiritually.

Ask yourself these questions.

What are you reading?

What are you watching?

What are you meditating on?

What are you thinking about?

You become like what you behold.

Get rid of anything that comes between you and God.

Matt. 12:33

Either make the tree good and its fruit will be good or make the tree evil and its fruit will be evil for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

Lev. 19:19

God hates a mixture. You can’t serve God and the devil. Why is mixture dangerous? It divides people and causes confusion.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Avoid even the appearance of evil.

What are you feeding on?

Posted by Changed By Love on Monday, September 24, 2018