Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The New Chapter

Yes, it's been a while.  
Again.  
What can I say?
Life is busy.  
Too busy.
I need to slow down.  
And I will.  
I am.  
Slowly.



I've been in need of a change from the  11 hours a day / 5 days a week  Childcare schedule that I've been holding to these past several years.  
Being a divorced, single Momma I've had to do what was necessary to survive.  
Thank (God) Yah, for the past 7 years I was able to do this working from home.
But, I'm wearing-out.  I'm tired.  
I've been praying about it.  Praying (God) show me what to do.
He has answered. 
April and May have slowed down a bit.  Still 5 days a week but about 10 hours per day.
June and July will be 3 days a week and probably about 11 hours per day. 
After that, it will be part-time on an as-needed basis.  
This chapter of my life as a childcare provider is coming to a close.
Then I can focus on the next chapter of my life.

It amazes me to watch how He orchestrates our lives when we leave it to Him.  
Who better to take on this task than the One who created me, and what is best for me, and knows me better than I know myself.

I saw the next few months before me and thought I had His plan figured-out.   

When this coming new school year starts, all but 1 FTer would be going to school.  
What I thought was the the plan... 
I would keep the 1 FTer and I wasn't going to take on anymore kiddos. Still 11 hour days.
My Mom was going to move in come September.  She's been having some health issues, and some other things going on.  We have been praying about this for several months.  The move. The timing.  Praying for Yah's will.

Then the sudden upheaval happened...that 1 FTer family took a job out of state. They gave me a 2 week notice, last day being April 4th.  That put me in a difficult financial bind, as I only make just enough to survive as it is.  
No worries!  Yah supplied the need AND gave clarity to His plan.
My Mom is moving in the end of May.
June and July Childcare schedule will be only 3 days a week and probably still 10 - 11 hours per day. 
After that, all kiddos will be in school and Childcare will be part-time on an as-needed basis. (After school pick-up 1-3 days per week for one family and school holidays for the rest of the crew)

I can, then, concentrate on the Childbirth Educator Instructor certification course that I started in March, but have had very little time to focus on due to the 11 hours a day / 5 days per week schedule.

I am super excited about this new chapter in my life.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Being A Momma...






When we are not sure what THE RIGHT THING IS...
We need to Read The Scriptures...YAH's instruction book for our lives.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Another Hour...


Have a Blessed Day Of Rest

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Home Made Taco Sauce

I was shopping for a healthy version of taco sauce and couldn't find any.  So, I decided to search the internet.  Some recipes seemed more complicated than necessary...I like simplicity.

Here is the one I tried.  It's simple and tasted pretty good too.

HOME MADE TACO SAUCE  recipe by Shifrah Devorah and Zipporah Malka

1  8oz can Tomato Sauce
1/3 C Water
1/4 tsp  Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp  Cumin
1 1/2 tsp Dried Minced Onion
1 Tblsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Granulated Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir.  Simmer 5-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.  Yeilds just under 1 1/2 cups of Taco Sauce.
Will keep in refrigerator 4 days.  You can also freeze.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Isaiah 58

13 "If you hold back your foot on Shabbat from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call Shabbat a delight, ADONAI's holy day, worth honoring; then honor it by not doing your usual things or pursuing your interests or speaking about them. 14 If you do, you will find delight in ADONAI - I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Ya'akov, for the mouth of ADONAI has spoken." CJB

Shabbat Shalom!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What the evil ones will do for money

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By Associated Press 
What if a government agency that claims the responsibility for protecting you from such treachery, not only looked the other way, but was complicit in this exchange?
Everyone has heard of Bayer aspirin, it is a household name. Bayer AG also manufactures numerous other products, from pesticides to medicine for hemophiliacs called Factor 8.
In 1984 Bayer became aware that several batches of this Factor 8 contained HIV. They knew this because there was an outbreak of HIV among hemophiliac children, and this outbreak was traced back to Bayer.
Unable to sell their Factor 8 in the US, Bayer, with the FDA’s permission, (yes that’s right, the FDA allowed Bayer to potentially kill thousands) sold this HIV infected medicine to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore after February 1984, according to the documents obtained by the NY Times
The documents showed how Cutter Biological, a division of Bayer, shipped more than 100,000 vials of unheated concentrate, worth more than $4 million, after it began selling the safer product.
The result of this sale of HIV tainted medication ended up infecting tens of thousands and killing thousands. Thousands of innocent children and adults have died at the hand of this corporation and no punitive action has been taken against them. The health department leaders in Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore were all imprisoned, while the US FDA continues down its hellish path.
When asked about the sale of the tainted Factor 8, Bayer responded, ”Decisions made nearly two decades ago were based on the best scientific information of the time and were consistent with the regulations in place.” This can be interpreted as Bayer asking the FDA for permission to murder children for profit and the FDA giving its approval. According to the NY Times, the Food and Drug Administration’s regulator of blood products, Dr. Harry M. Meyer Jr., asked that the issue be ”quietly solved without alerting the Congress, the medical community and the public.”
No one in the government nor Bayer have been charged with anything in regards to this matter. Bayer continues to sell its Factor 8 medication to this day.
World Truth

Monday, October 14, 2013

He Who Is Rich...

Is he who is happy
with what he has

Unknown to me who quoted this, but I just wanted to share it with you.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sweet Zoey

I want to tell the story of our Zoey. 



She showed-up in our neighborhood in the Spring 2011.

She was scared of everyone, tail tucked between her legs, just a bag of skin and bones.
We and our neighbor left food for her.  She would eat it when no one was around.
After several weeks, she finally would come close to us.  
She loved the kiddos.  
She loved being loved-on.  
We affectionately called her Black Dog.
Eventually, she would nap and sleep on our porches.
She was scared of thunderstorms.  My daughter would sit on the porch with her during a storm and she would try to climb in my daughters lap.

One evening the doorbell rang.
I opened the door to see only Black Dog lying in front of the door.
Off to the side of the porch is Mr Animal Control, a long pole in hand in which he used to reach the doorbell.  Black Dog just lay there.
Mr Animal Control asks me about the the dog, I explain she is a stray and we and our neighbor have been feeding her.
He tells me he has to take her as she has been accused of attacking another dog and going after someone out for a jog.  Mr Accuser shows up in his truck and confirms to Mr Animal Control that this is the dog.
Mr Animal Control proceeds to noose her and take her to the truck.
Tail tucked between her legs and head down, she goes.
He bangs the tailgate of the truck for her to jump up, but instead she drops to the ground, scared-to-death.
Mr Animal Control looks at Mr Accuser and says, "Yeah, she's in attack mode."
I am baffled and heartbroken.
But how can I stick-up for a stray dog.
Mr Animal Control gets her in the truck and takes her away.

Next day I call animal control to inquire of her. 
AC:  "She has 3 days for the owner to claim her, after that it's just a matter of time."
ME:  "Time for what?"
AC:  "Time to Put-Her-Down if we need room for another dog."
WHAT???
ME:   "But, if the owner does not claim her, could we come get her?  She really is a sweet dog!"
AC:  "No ma'am!  She can not return to the neighborhood with those charges against her.  She will be put-down."
I call my neighbor to let her know what is going on.  She, too, is heartbroken.

I call again the next day to inquire of Black Dog.  I talk to the same woman.  No one has claimed her. 

I call again the next day.  This time, the Director of  AC answers the phone.  Still, no claims on Black Dog.  
ME:   "Can we come get her...she really is a sweet dog?"
Ms Director:  "I agree that she is a sweet dog.  Normally, we would not let a dog with that accusation be allowed back in the neighborhood.  But she shows no signs of being aggressive.  I can only let her go if she has a fenced yard."

My neighbor has the fenced yard, so she goes and rescues Black Dog from uncertain death.

We take her to the Vet for a check-up.  
We are told she looks to be Lab / Bulldog mix, approximately 8 yrs old.  
Looks as though she has had several litters of pups.  
Update her vaccinations.
She tests positive for Heart Worms.  We are given options for treatment that are expensive and neither of us can afford.  (Summer of 2012 she did get treatment)

Black Dog is officially adopted by our neighbor  and given the name "Zoey"
Throughout her 1 1/2 years living with our neighbor, Zoey was an escape artist.  Many, many times, she would get off her collar and tie-out leash, out of the fenced in yard, or out the door when opened, and run around the neighborhood.  Sometimes she would show up at our house, and other times my daughter would go after her.  Zoey would see her coming and sit and wait for her to put the leash on her.

December 2012, Zoey escaped, again...for the last time.
They would call her, but Zoey would run-off.
With sickness in the house (stomach-bug and the flu), the neighbors just couldn't handle her and said they were letting her go.  It seemed that she did not want to stay there anymore.

Zoey showed up on our front porch.  She whined to be let in.
She chose to live with us.
During the first few weeks, she escaped off her collar only twice, and never tried again. 
We learned to keep close watch on her if the doors were being opened.
She was happy, content, and oh so sweet.  
She just loved being loved-on.

AND...

She loved to be outside and let the warmth of the sunshine soak into her ol' bones.




She would have rather sat in our laps, and believe me...she tried!  All 80 some pounds of her!
But she was content to sit next to us on the floor or lay across our lap while we gave her much love.

Not Very Lady-Like!



We have no idea what her life was like before she showed up in the Spring of 2011, but while living with us, she ate Organic Food and Dog Food and Treats.
AND...
We gave her a life-time of love.

Unfortunately, this could not reverse all the prior years of the unknown.

August / September 2013 her health declined in just a few short weeks.
Zoey passed away on Friday, September 20 @ 12:20pm.
 We miss her so much!

~


Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Set-Apart Day



May you have a wonderfully blessed day

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pull-Apart Bread by Ree

Have you heard of Ree,  The Pioneer Woman?
She has some of the most scrumptious recipes!!!
I usually have to tweak some of the ingredients to make it a bit healthier by using organic / Non-GMO.

Last week I made Pull-Apart Bread.  Here is the link...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/11/pull-apart-bread/

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ENJOY!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Grace

October 4, 2013 @ 6:17am
7lbs 14oz    
19 1/2 inches

My brand new great-neice, born to my nephew and his wife.
Congratulations!!!
I can't wait to hold her in my arms.

(sorry, no pics yet)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I Have To Agree...

Even with these past 2 weeks being full of trials and tears...





Like...being surrounded by family and friends for  our celebration of Sukkot / Feast Of Tabernacles
during which were all these trials and tears.
And, leaning on YAH for strength and shalom, which He was so gracious to give.
I'm still trying to make sense of it all.

Monday, September 30, 2013

These Are Strong Words!





May we hold dear, listen and obey HIS Instructions (Torah) for our lives.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sabbath Facts

Who are you really trying to please?   Who is your spiritual relationship really with?

YHVH (God) who created  YOU / US,  and the universe and set His Statutes for  YOU / US  at the time of creation?

OR man, with or without the knowledge that they pass down the lies and traditions from generation to generation?



Roman Catholic and Protestant Confessions about Sunday   (Taken from Bibilesabbath.org)



The vast majority of Christian churches today teach the observance of Sunday, 
the first day of the week, as a time for rest and worship. Yet it is generally known and freely admitted 
that the early Christians observed the seventh day as the Sabbath. How did this change come about? 

History reveals that it was decades after the death of the apostles that a politico-religious system repudiated

 the Sabbath of Scripture and substituted the observance of the first day of the week. 
The following quotations, all from Roman Catholic sources, freely acknowledge 
that there is no Biblical authority for the observance of Sunday, 
that it was the Roman Church that changed the Sabbath to the first day of the week.

In the second portion of this booklet are quotations from Protestants. 

Undoubtedly all of these noted clergymen, scholars, and writers kept Sunday, 
but they all frankly admit that there is no Biblical authority for a first-day sabbath.


Roman Catholic Confessions



James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of our Fathers, 88th ed., pp. 89.
"But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify."
Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism 3rd ed., p. 174.
"Question:  Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
"Answer:  Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her-she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."
John Laux, A Course in Religion for Catholic High Schools and Academies (1 936), vol. 1, P. 51.
"Some theologians have held that God likewise directly determined the Sunday as the day of worship in the New Law, that He Himself has explicitly substituted the Sunday for the Sabbath. But this theory is now entirely abandoned. It is now commonly held that God simply gave His Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as Holy Days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week, and in the course of time added other days as holy days."
Daniel Ferres, ed., Manual of Christian Doctrine (1916), p.67.
"Question: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Answer. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of, and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same Church.'
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter.
"Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day -Saturday - for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes . Did Christ change the day'? I answer no!
"Faithfully yours, J. Card. Gibbons"
The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893.
"The Catholic Church, . . . by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday."
Catholic Virginian Oct. 3, 1947, p. 9, art. "To Tell You the Truth."
"For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the[Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible."
Peter Geiermann, C.S.S.R., The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957), p. 50.
"Question: Which is the Sabbath day?
"Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
"Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
"Answer. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
Martin J. Scott, Things Catholics Are Asked About (1927),p. 136.
"Nowhere in the Bible is it stated that worship should be changed from Saturday to Sunday .... Now the Church ... instituted, by God's authority, Sunday as the day of worship. This same Church, by the same divine authority, taught the doctrine of Purgatory long before the Bible was made. We have, therefore, the same authority for Purgatory as we have for Sunday."
Peter R. Kraemer, Catholic Church Extension Society (1975),Chicago, Illinois.
"Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts:
"1) That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe the Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man.
"2) We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church, instituted by Christ to teach and guide man through life, has the right to change the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday. We frankly say, yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages and a thousand other laws.
"It is always somewhat laughable, to see the Protestant churches, in pulpit and legislation, demand the observance of Sunday, of which there is nothing in their Bible."
T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, Feb. 18,1884.
"I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, 'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.' The Catholic Church says: 'No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.' And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church."

Protestant Confessions

Protestant theologians and preachers from a wide spectrum of denominations have been quite candid in admitting that there is no Biblical authority for observing Sunday as a sabbath.

Anglican/Episcopal

Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism , vol. 1, pp.334, 336.
"And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day .... The reason why we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the church has enjoined it."
Canon Eyton, The Ten Commandments , pp. 52, 63, 65.
"There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday .... into the rest of Sunday no divine law enters.... The observance of Ash Wednesday or Lent stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday."
Bishop Seymour, Why We Keep Sunday .
We have made the change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy Catholic Church."

Baptist

Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, a paper read before a New York ministers' conference, Nov. 13, 1893, reported in New York Examiner , Nov.16, 1893.
"There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week .... Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament absolutely not.
"To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years' intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question . . . never alluded to any transference of the day; also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated.
"Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history . . . . But what a pity it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!"
William Owen Carver, The Lord's Day in Our Day , p. 49.
"There was never any formal or authoritative change from the Jewish seventh-day Sabbath to the Christian first-day observance."

Congregationalist

Dr. R. W. Dale, The Ten Commandments (New York: Eaton &Mains), p. 127-129.
" . . . it is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath - . . 'Me Sabbath was founded on a specific Divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday .... There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday."
Timothy Dwight, Theology: Explained and Defended (1823), Ser. 107, vol. 3, p. 258.
" . . . the Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive Church called the Sabbath."

Disciples of Christ

Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, Feb. 2, 1824,vol. 1. no. 7, p. 164.
"'But,' say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day.' Where? when? and by whom? No man can tell. No; it never was changed, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone through again: for the reason assigned must be changed before the observance, or respect to the reason, can be changed! It is all old wives' fables to talk of the change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws ex officio - I think his name is Doctor Antichrist.'
First Day Observance , pp. 17, 19.
"The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just preceding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of such a change."

Lutheran

The Sunday Problem , a study book of the United Lutheran Church (1923), p. 36.
"We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish sabbath faded from the mind of the Christian Church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christians of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both."
Augsburg Confession of Faith art. 28; written by Melanchthon, approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Henry Jacobs, ed. (1 91 1), p. 63.
"They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, a shaving been changed into the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments!"
Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and ChurchHenry John Rose, tr. (1843), p. 186.
"The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the apostles to establish a Divine command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic Church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday."
John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday , pp. 15, 16.
"But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel .... These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect."

Methodist

Harris Franklin Rall, Christian Advocate, July 2, 1942, p.26.
"Take the matter of Sunday. There are indications in the New Testament as to how the church came to keep the first day of the week as its day of worship, but there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day."
John Wesley, The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., John Emory, ed. (New York: Eaton & Mains), Sermon 25,vol. 1, p. 221.
"But, the moral law contained in the ten commandments, and enforced by the prophets, he [Christ] did not take away. It was not the design of his coming to revoke any part of this. This is a law which never can be broken .... Every part of this law must remain in force upon all mankind, and in all ages; as not depending either on time or place, or any other circumstances liable to change, but on the nature of God and the nature of man, and their unchangeable relation to each other."

Dwight L. Moody

D. L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting (Fleming H. Revell Co.: New York), pp. 47, 48.
The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember,' showing that the Sabbath already existed when God Wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?"

Presbyterian

T. C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp.474, 475.
"The Sabbath is a part of the decalogue - the Ten Commandments. This alone forever settles the question as to the perpetuity of the institution . . . . Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand . . . . The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath."







Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Easy Fruit Cobbler

PreHeat oven to 350*

In a 9x13 baking pan, put in 
1 Stick of Butter (or 1/2 Stick to cut down on fat)
Place this in the oven while it is preheating til Butter is melted
DON'T FORGET that it is in there or the Butter will burn.
Maybe set your timer for 5 minutes and  keep check on it.  When Butter has melted, remove pan from oven.

Sift into a bowl:
1 C Flour
2/3 C Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Add:
3/4 C ButterMilk (or Milk with a splash of vinegar or lemon juice)

Stir til combined.

Pour this batter into the pan. Add as much fruit as you desire on top:
Blueberries or Sliced Peaches or Sliced Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries...

Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes, til golden and set.

Enjoy with Icecream or Whipped Cream or even by itself.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Do You Know Who You Are?


Most would answer, "Yes.  I'm a Child Of God."

In the majority of churches, we are told that Christians (Gentiles, not Jews) are the Bride of Christ.   We are told that Christians are the new chosen people since God divorced the Israelites (Jews).

This is what I was told.  

But wait just a second!  In Matthew chapter 10, what does Jesus (His Hebrew name is Yeshua) say in verses 5 and 6...

 5 These twelve Yeshua sent out with the following instructions: "Don't go into the territory of the Goyim (Gentiles), and don't enter any town in Shomron, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Isra'el.

I would like to encourage you to read The Scriptures as you listen to / watch this... 

The Lost Sheep | 119 Ministries

You will see the pieces of the puzzle are put in place in the context they were actually written. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Leviticus 23:23-25


23 ADONAI said to Moshe, 24 "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. 25 Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI.'"  (CJB)



The New Moon of Yom Teruah.
Sighted in Israel at 6:59 Jerusalem time.
(Thank you Hebrew In Israel for this beautiful photo.  Blessings to you for your diligent work.)

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Yom Teruah...The Day of Trumpets...The Day of Shouting
Praise YAH!!!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Banana Pancakes

1 1/2 C Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
1 Egg
1 Cup Buttermilk
2 Tbsp Oil
2 Bananas, mashed
*For extra yumminess, add some chocolate chips
OH MY!!!

Combine all dry ingredients and whisk til well blended.
Add wet ingredients and stir til combined.

Place batter on greased hot griddle, according to the size of pancakes you wish to make.
Allow to cook til bubbles form on top and sides start to look dry.
Carefully flip and allow to cook approx. 1-2 minutes.
Remove from griddle and slather with butter.
Add your favorite topping...Maple or other flavor syrups, a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar, your favorite nut butter, etc...

This recipe make approx 12 average size pancakes.

ENJOY!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Evidence...

Do you believe those Bible stories you heard as a child.
You know the ones...
David and Goliath.
Samson and Delilah.
Etc...

How about the one of  Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea.
Watch this and see the evidence...





M.I.A.

Been out of commission with my 1st bout of Diverticulitis.  Be back in a few days.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quote...

“If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”

Anita Roddick (1942-2007);

Monday, August 19, 2013

Muffins, Muffins, and more Muffins...

Basic Muffin Recipe

2 1/4 Cups Flour (I use fresh milled)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Sugar OR 1/2 cup Honey
1 Egg
1/2 cup Oil
1 Cup Buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400*F.
Measure dry ingredients into mixing bowl.
Add liquids and mix just til well blended.
Drop by spoonfuls into a 12 cup muffin pan or a 24 cup mini muffin pan.
Bake approx 20 minutes for regular size muffins.
Bake approx 12 minutes for mini muffins.

You can tweak this recipe by adding:
1 Cup Blueberries, 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, 1 tsp Cinnamon, and 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
OR
1 Cup Apple (diced or grated), 1 tsp Cinnamon and 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
OR
2-3 Bananas (mashed), 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, and 1/2 cup Nuts if desired.

Be creative!

Enjoy! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Something To Think About ...



***Do you believe that all of the Holy Scriptures are the inspired Words of God (YHVH), as it is written in   I Timothy 3:16?

***Do you believe that God (YHVH) is the same yesterday, today, and for eternity, as it is written in Hebrews 13:8?


***Do you believe the Jesus (his Hebrew/Jewish name is Yeshua. He is Hebrew/Jewish) is the Word of God (YHVH) made into flesh (a human being), as it is written in The Gospel of John 1:14?


Do you REALLY believe it?  

Those claiming to Follow Him will usually answer "YES, I believe it!" to all of these questions.  


Yet, we sit in the pews and listen to the sermons telling us that God (YHVH) changed!?!?!  That His *Old Testament Laws / Torah / Instructions* were abolished or done away with or nailed to the cross with Jesus(Yeshua)(God made into flesh) and therefore they do not apply to Christians today and that it is only for the Jewish people.  We are told that we can pick and choose which "Commandments" to obey or disregard.


Do you realize that these statements contradict what the Holy Scriptures, the inspired Word Of God who was made flesh who is the same yesterday today and for eternity, tells us?
Think about it............

So, I ask you again...these same questions I asked myself...

***Do you believe that all of the Holy Scriptures are the inspired Words of God(YHVH), as it is written in   I Timothy 3:16?

***Do you believe that God(YHVH) is the same yesterday, today, and for eternity, as it is written in Hebrews 13:8?


***Do you believe the Jesus (his Hebrew/Jewish name is Yeshua. He is Hebrew/Jewish.) is the Word of God(YHVH) made into flesh (a human being), as it is written in The Gospel of John 1:14?




Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus(Yeshua) speaking...

   17 "Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or
 the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to 
complete. 18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and 
earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah -- not until everything that must happen has happened. 19 So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus (Yeshua) says it right there that He did not come to abolish  or do away with  His Torah (Law / Instructions for Life).  

Heaven and earth have not passed away.  Do you see that this tells us that His Torah (Law / Instructions for Life) are still for us today. 

 Who are you going to believe?  The Holy Scriptures inspired The Almighty God? Or the person telling you things that contradict The Almighty God?  

Something to really think about.   
Soul search. Pray about. I pray that all people could see it.

TO BE CONTINUED...I hope you'll join me.