Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sweet Molly....

Our sweet Molly had to leave us today. She was patient, calm, loving, gentle, and very forgiving. Never barked or growled and was thoroughly ashamed the one time I caught her on top of my table licking all the kids plates. <3 you lots sweet girl.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Daniel Webster On The Future Of America Feb. 23, 1852

Daniel Webster addressed the New York Historical Society, Feb. 23, 1852:

“If we, and our posterity, shall be true to the Christian religion, if we and they shall live always in the fear of God, and shall respect his commandments, if we, and they, shall maintain just, moral sentiments, and such conscientious convictions of duty as shall control the heart and life, we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country. … It will have no Decline and Fall. It will go on prospering and to prosper.

“But, if we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution, which holds us together, no man can tell, how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity. Should that catastrophe happen, let it have no history! Let the horrible narrative never be written!”

Daniel Webster continued: “We may trust, that Heaven will not forsake us, nor permit us to forsake ourselves. We must strengthen ourselves, and gird up our loins with new resolution; we must counsel each other; and, determined to sustain each other in the support of the Constitution, prepare to meet manfully … whatever of difficulty, or of danger … or of sacrifice, the Providence of God may call upon us to meet.

“Are we of this generation so derelict, have we so little of the blood of our revolutionary fathers coursing through our veins, that we cannot preserve, what they achieved?” he asked. “The world will cry out ‘shame’ upon us, if we show ourselves unworthy, to be the descendants of those great and illustrious men, who fought for their liberty, and secured it to their posterity, by the Constitution of the United States. … We have a great and wise Constitution. We have grown, flourished, and prospered under it, with a degree of rapidity, unequaled in the history of the world. Founded on the basis of equal civil rights, its provisions secure perfect equality and freedom; those who live under it are equal, and enjoy the same privileges.”

Daniel Webster added: “The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed. … They have hot heads and cold hearts. They are rash, reckless, and fierce for change, and with no affection for the existing institutions of their country. … Other enemies there are, more cool, and with more calculation. These have a deeper and more fixed and dangerous purpose. … There are those in the country, who profess, in their own words, even to hate the Constitution.

“Friends of the Constitution must rally and unite … act, with immovable firmness, like a band of brothers, with moderation and conciliation … looking only to the great object set before them, the preservation of the Constitution, bequeathed to them by their ancestors. They must gird up their loins for the work. It is a duty which they owe to these ancestors, and to the generations which are to succeed them.”

Daniel Webster concluded: “Gentlemen, I give my confidence, my countenance, my heart and hand, my entire co-operation to all good men … who are willing to stand by the Constitution. … I hardly know … the manner of our political death. … We shall die no lingering death. … An earthquake would shake the foundations of the globe, pull down the pillars of heaven, and bury us at once in endless darkness. Such may be the fate of this country and its institutions. May I never live, to see that day! May I not survive to hear any apocalyptic angel, crying through the heavens, with such a voice as announced the fall of Babylon, ‘Ἔπεσεν, ἔπεσεν, Αμερικη ἡ μεγάλη, καὶ ἐγένετο κατοικητήριον δαιμονίων, καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς πνεύματος ἀκαθάρτου’ (Greek: ‘Is fallen, is fallen, America the Great has become a habitation of demons and a hold for every unclean spirit’).”


Monday, January 12, 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story

One of my faves.  I LOVE Mia Sara.

How Headcovering Changed My Marriage

For most of my christian walk, I assumed that my hair was my required headcovering discussed by Paul in 1 Corinthians 11. I can completely understand that many women believe this. And I completely admit that I have found no law in the old testament for a woman to cover her head.

But then I saw a study on the topic that changed my mind regarding headcoverings.

As I explained in a blog post at the time,, I realized that our walk has spiritual steps that are shown by taking physical steps. Just as a man being circumcised (physical) is meaningless without submission and circumcision of the heart (spiritual), so too, a headcovering (physical) is meaningless without the submission and covering of the man in my own life (spiritual).

My personal reasons for NOT wearing a headcovering before this teaching were revealed to be rooted in my feelings of independence from my husband, which was not in line with the word at all. I needed to spiritually submit and for me I had to take on that physical, outward sign as part of that process.

Interestingly (when asked about my headcovering, I realized this amazing aspect) during this same time I struggled terribly with my husband and was told by Yah, again and again to submit. I 'thought' I was submissive enough. I 'thought' I was respectful enough. I 'thought' I had given up enough for him and our family. I had so much to learn, in areas that I really thought were in hand.

From my perspective, comparing myself to 'other women,' I was a very submissive and obedient wife. From other people's perspective I was as well. But Yah brought all my internal grumbling and dissatisfaction to the table for me to look upon and learn His perspective.

As part of the process, Yah also revealed to me that I was comparing my husband to an innacurate image as well. He was not prince charming for sure. He did not dote on me, or buy me nearly enough chocolate or flowers, take me out on date nights or hang out with me every waking moment that he was not working. MY image of my husband was being compared to disney and hallmark, instead of against the word of yah. NOW it seems silly and stupid of me. I was not even aware that I was doing it.

Then one day I was reading some article about some historical somebody. This man was NOT a good man. He was... vile and cruel. Somehow, in my sheltered home and in the absolute safety I had with my husband, I had forgotten the depravity of the world outside my home. It was like a slap to my sleeping face. I realized suddenly, it was revealed by Yah, that in HIS perspective, my husband was one of those who sought His face and was therefore righteous before Him. Perfect, No. But in a world of men whose thoughts were evil continually, a man of great worth, a rarity, a jewel.

In this revelation,,  my attitude was completely turned around. I still have to make the conscious effort sometimes, but I look back at that 'altar' to remember what I had to learn. My husband never 'said' anything about it. But he started spending more and more time with me. His heart was turned towards his family instead of outside of our home. I had anguished that he did not love me anymore and that was why I was 'neglected'. But now I see that my 'internal' thoughts were not hidden from him and hurt him. I see now that my prayers for him to care for me and his children and love us, had to first be worked in me.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Prep of the Day - Sort Your Stores

When is the last time you sorted and organized your food stores?

Do you KNOW what is in your pantry?

Is any of it expired or damaged?

Does any of it need to be replaced or refilled?

IF you had no opportunity to add anything to your stores RIGHT NOW, how long could you survive on what you have?

Think about it and make a plan.  If you haven't put anything up, dehydrated or canned goods recently, get to it!

Jim Gaffigan: What’s it Like Having 4 Kids?

What’s it Like Having 4 Kids? Imagine You’re Drowning and Someone Hands You a Baby

Comedian and father of four Jim Gaffigan has some hilarious insights into the life he leads with his family – as he explains his wife's open door policy that has led to the kids providing him with many sleepless nights.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Worldwide Simultaneous Shema

Thousands have committed to pray the Shema daily.  If you are interested in learning more about the Shema you may read it below, taken from Deuteronomy 6:4–9; 11:13–21; Numbers 15:37–41.  It is a powerful prayer directly from scripture.




English Translation

If you would like to join in this daily prayer please see the time for your locale and 'attend' this event on Facebook!

Worldwide Simultaneous Shema ~ One Voice

*Please note, that the group is led by those of the jewish religion and request that non jews not recite the entire shema.  HOWEVER 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."  So I will be reciting the entirety, because it is ALL the scriptural words given us by YHWH through Moses.  Do not lose sight of the truth that ALL who strive for YHWH are ISRAEL!

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Monday, January 5, 2015

What Is Living The Torah Lifestyle?

This was such a great video discussion on What Torah Living means to these well known teachers in the Torah community.

I related so well as Lex discussed his first passover celebration. He said that he learned more in that celebration about the Messiah than he had in his whole life up to that point. And I agree SO STRONGLY! Celebrating the sabbath and the feasts opens layers of the word, both the written word and the Word made flesh, that leave me speechless.

Once again they urge us to NOT forsake the weightier matters of Torah, Justice, Mercy and Faith. Reminding us that we too were in darkness once and this journey is FAR from finished for ANY of us.

Published on Jan 1, 2015
In this panel, the gentlemen discuss what it means to to live a Torah lifestyle. How we should be reaching out to the Lost Sheep of Israel and showing our Christian family & friends understand our change in life.

Stay tuned after the video for our replies to our previous video panel discussing Holy Days vs. Holidays.

This will be a video that is shared that night (pre-recorded). Live events will happen in the future so you can interact with the panel!Join us for an online event featuring ministries across the Net!

Online Video Panel with four ministries united in Torah bring you a video presentation and panel discussing current events as it relates to the Scriptures.

Paul Nison - Torah Life Ministries
Lex B Meyer - Unlearn
Zachary Bauer - New2Torah
Sal Baldovinos - T'shuva Ministries

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Homeschool Lesson Plan - Martin Luther King

January 19, 2015

1. Read the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Printable: "I Have A Dream" speech

3. Audio of Dr. King making the speech

4. Printable Quiz

More Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.