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Knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement from a Christian perspective is my goal. I post a weekly commentary, which could be about world events or the events of my week. Other days I might share stories, recipes, homemaking tips, book reviews, political talk, biblical truth, or other blogs and websites I like. This blog is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

ONE THOUSAND GIFTS trailer

http://youtu.be/GhOUaszMGvQ

A LIFE OF JOY

Ann Voskamp has started a revolution.  I'm coming across women everywhere who are literally writing down the things they are thankful for because they've been inspired by this author.   If you haven't read One Thousand Gifts, you might want to add it to your summer reading list.  I have a few chapters to go before I can post a review of the book, but I am loving it.  Her writing style is like no other.  And she really has made me realize how much there is to be thankful for.  The first link below will take you to Ann's website.  The second will take you to someone who's been inspired by her.  Click on One Thousand Gifts under labels at the left side of her blog to see what Lora is thankful for.  Maybe you'll be inspired to start your own journal of Gratitude.

  http://www.aholyexperience.com/
 http://myblessedlife-lora.blogspot.com/
http://www.onethousandgifts.com

Sunday, July 24, 2011

EARTH, SUN, MOON, SKY, BEHAVIOR CHANGES

"...Oh ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"  - Matthew 16:3

Mother Nature is making her best effort to get our attention, and we are literally losing the ground under our feet, says the below article.  I would rephrase that and say, God is trying to get our attention.  This article isn't written from a Christian perspective, so I don't agree with all the commentary, but I believe the facts are accurate. Our earth is changing rapidly and so are its people.

Losing the ground under our feet is a reference to the sinkholes that are appearing worldwide, almost on a daily basis and definitely on a weekly basis.  The closest one I found was in Allentown, PA.   The link below offers a partial list of sinkholes reported in May, June and July this year as well as some interesting photos.

A huge storm recently took place on the sun, and the moon appears to have rotated. The shadows that represent craters on the moon are out of place.  According to the Inuits of Arctic Canada, the rising and setting of the sun as well as the positions of the stars are all out of place.  The Inuits live very close to nature.  They watch the sky and they notice changes.  They believe there has been a major pole shift and the axis of the earth has changed. Their beliefs have been proven to be true.  Watch the video.  The sun is now hitting Earth at a different angle, making the rays more intense.  I never sunburned so easily as I do now.  That's proof to me.

The Bible tells us that there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars in the last days. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring."  - Luke 21: 25


Today my family and I went to Harrisburg and we noticed something strange.  Traffic lights that normally go from yellow to red to green were blinking red.  This reminded me of the below article that claims experiments are going on with our electrical grid and it is playing havoc with traffic lights, security systems and computers.  Even clocks and programmable coffee makers are running up to 20 minutes fast.  And these strange happenings are worldwide.  In Italy, digital clocks were mysteriously skipping ahead 15-20 minutes every day.  Even electronic engineers couldn't explain it.

Another electrical phenomenon that's on the increase is the sudden  exploding of electrical transformers which often causes major fires.  The article below gives a partial list of transformer explosions in 2010 and a video of one that took place in Fort Worth Texas in May. With all this unexplained weirdness, it would be wise to prepare for the possibility of completely losing electricity in the near future. 

Perhaps the ultimate in unexplained weirdness has been our weather this year.  This has been the deadliest tornado season in 50 years.  NOAA officials say the number of tornado deaths in 2011 has shot up to levels not seen in modern weather forecasting.  The Joplin Missouri tornado left a bizarre curse on the injured, who are being infected by a rare and potentially fatal fungal infection caused by soil and plant flying debris penetrating the skin. 

This year has produced the most extreme Spring on record for precipitation in the US.  Record rains were reported in the Ohio River Valley and freak hail storms occurred in Texas and in states from the Carolinas into New England.  The hail damaged 40 planes at Denver International Airport.  While half of the US was under water with extreme flooding, other states were suffering severe drought and fires.  Texas reported its worst drought in more than a century with 213 counties designated natural disaster areas.

Other countries are experiencing the same freaky weather.  During summer in China, while most of the country was sweltering in heat, a certain section of highway was covered in snow.  During a drought in Great Britain, snow also came for an unexpected visit to Wales. The worst drought in 60 years ravaged Africa and the hottest spring since 1900 was reported in France. 

Freaky behavior is also on the rise.  There's been an alarming increase in incidents of madness during the past couple months- including murder, mayhem, impulsive nudity and high strangeness. All around the world, a sharp increase in unstable and impulsive behavior is being reported as the link below confirms.

The below article states, "Whatever is happening around us has intensified to the point that a day hardly goes by without a major disaster or crisis happening somewhere,"   Intensified.  That is the key word. No one can deny that the signs Jesus spoke of in the book of Luke are intensifying.  Just like a woman's labor pains intensify just before her baby is born, so shall these signs intensify before we see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory (Luke 21:27).

And if these signs are intensifying, it means they will get worse as time passes. Watch therefore and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21: 36)

Connecting the Dots: Cosmic Changes, Planetary Instability and Extreme Weather -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net: "http://www.sott.net/articles/show/232298-Connecting-the-Dots-Cosmic-Changes-Planetary-Instability-and-Extreme-Weather"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

BEAUTY and fun IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD

The path to our garden bejeweled with purple irises
      Shelling peas brings out the pioneer spirit
A locust shell.  I remember finding these stuck to trees when I was a kid.
This flower has a face.  Reminds me of an octopus.
Back yard sky gazing
Sunbathing peas on our picnic table
Notice the front porch post.  Delaina holds the camera at creative angles
Wildflowers in a nearby field
Delaina's photo and my favorite of the day














We tend to overlook the beauty and fun in our own back yards.  Our mother daughter photo shoot produced the above images on a beautiful July day.  We're trying to entertain ourselves with simplicity this summer.  We're treasure hunting at yard sales, picking wild berries, baking bread, canning beets, shelling peas and snipping fresh herbs just before dinner.  We're scanning the newspaper for free local fun each week.  Attending free concerts in the park, youth talent night at a nearby campmeeting, carnivals, country festivals, community days and church events.  We're discovering there's beauty and fun in our own back yard.  We're stepping away from the remote, and other tech gadgets to be part of our community and talk face to face with our neighbors.  I feel like Olivia Walton (except for the seven kids) and I love it. 



Monday, July 11, 2011

TRUE TO HIS WORD

"Therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven; yea the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away."
                                                                             -Hosea 4:3

"I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord, I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of  the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord." 
                                                                    -Zephaniah 1:2,3

  http://youtu.be/-kNVWIdWpG0

http://youtu.be/RqnL5gU_zMA 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/honeybees-alarming-mortality-rate-leaves-beekeepers-looking-for-answers/article2092111/ 



Friday, July 8, 2011

A STRANGE YEAR SO FAR

Here's a list of the natural disasters and unusual events that took place within the first half of 2011.  Someone said today, "You would have to be an idiot not to notice that something strange is happening here."   Click on the second link below to view the strangest event of all.  Buildings trees and mountains miraculously appeared over a river in China.  This event was reported in China Daily, China's national English language newspaper, the one most quoted by the Foreign Press.

http://www.jesusblogspot.com/2011/01/natural-disasters-2011-recap-of-first.html

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008161/Ghostly-mirage-appears-river-Huanshan-City-China.html

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SHOULDN'T WE ALL?

Imagine being judged for every idle word you speak.  Imagine having to answer for every time you lied, every time you contributed to gossip, every time you twisted someone's words to suit your own needs.  

Imagine trying to explain why you said what you said... Why you felt the need to pass on the gossip... Why you felt the need to embellish the truth of what actually happened...Why the words that came out of your mouth were not honest, but instead were lies deliberately spoken to bring harm to others or to make yourself look good.


How much explaining will I have to do when I stand before God to answer for every idle word I've spoken? An entire lifetime of careless words.  How will I explain that juicy piece of gossip that was so irresistible I just had to pass it along?  How will I make God understand my reasons for being dishonest, my reasons for hurting others with my words?  How will I justify what came out of my mouth?  


I'd like to think that most of what I have to answer for is in my past, stupid childhood mistakes made before I realized how wrong it was to lie, spread gossip, and say hurtful things.  I'd like to think that I'm more careful now with my words.  But am I?  My prayer for today is "Lord, put a watch over my tongue."  

Today I heard so many examples of  the hurt that follows a careless tongue.  A person's reputation was tarnished by a vicious rumor.  A person was hurt when her words were twisted.  Someone retold what she said in a way that she didn't actually say it.  Careless words brought pain to the point of tears today.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me" is the biggest lie a child can chant. Today I was reminded how much words can hurt people, and it made me question myself.  How much am I contributing to hurting others through spoken words?  Shouldn't we all be praying every day, "Lord, put a watch over my tongue."?





Sunday, July 3, 2011

IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN

The Bible says that we suffer for lack of knowledge.  One example of that statement is the lack of knowledge I had about colloidal silver, until recently.  Every member of my family has benefited from colloidal silver this year.  First, I was cured of a bad case of ringworm that I believe I got from our cat.  I suffered for almost a year from this itchy ailment, believing that all I could do was apply anti-fungal cream because that's what my doctor told me.  I spent over a hundred dollars on those creams, but it wouldn't kill the fungus.  When the round red ring on my right leg began to grow, I knew it was time to bring out the big guns.

I first read about colloidal silver in a booklet at my chiropractor's office.  Seeing that there were several booklets laying around, I stuck one in my purse with the intention of returning it on my next visit.  (I did).  I read the entire booklet and took notes on it.  I was thrilled to discover that ringworm was one of the many skin ailments that can be cured with colloidal silver.  I ordered a bottle of 500 parts per million colloidal silver and applied 1/8 teaspoon undiluted to my ringworm with a Q-tip.  Within two days, the annoying itchy red round rash on my leg disappeared.  I was thrilled but also angry that I had suffered for so long when I could have been healed in two days.

Years ago, all doctors used colloidal silver, but few would recommend it today, because when antibiotics were discovered, colloidal silver was shoved aside and considered a "quack" drug.  Why would something that works so well be shoved aside when antibiotcs came on the scene?  Think about it, who needs antibiotics if we can cure ourselves of these ailments at home with silver?  We wouldn't need to pay for a doctor visit, we wouldn't need to stop at the pharmacy  and pay for a prescription ( that may not even cure us) and the drug companies wouldn't make money on their wonderful antibiotics.  No wonder colloidal silver is such a well-kept secret.  Kind of like the cures for cancer that are out there that no one knows about because cancer is a money maker for doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and drug manufacturers.

The second person in my family to benefit from colloidal silver was my husband.  He claims that he's had jock itch since high school and couldn't get rid of it.  That's thirty years of an itchy crotch.  Oh gosh, I hope he doesn't kill me for writing this.  Anyway, he sprayed undiluted colloidal silver in the designated area and within days he was cured of his annoying ailment.  Like ringworm, jock itch is caused by a fungus.  The presence of colloidal silver near a fungus disables its oxygen-metabolism enzyme (its chemical lung) and within a few minutes the fungus suffocates and dies. 

Then there's the third person in our family to benefit from colloidal silver.  My daughter had an earache recently and was cured overnight after I put several drops of diluted silver in her ear.  This also made me a little angry because I remembered all the trips to the doctor that I made with both my children when they were screaming from the pain of an earache.  Both my son and daughter grew up on antibiotics.  Their earaches were constant.  It seemed we always had a bottle of thick pink liquid amoxicillin in our refrigerator.  The money we spent on those drugs and the hassle of running to the doctor and then the pharmacy...all that could have been avoided if I had known about colloidal silver.

The Bible is so true.  We really do suffer for lack of knowledge.  How many other natural remedies are out there that we could benefit from if we only knew about them?  Why do we blindly trust doctors and believe they have all the answers when doctors make money from our being sick?   Do some research on colloidal silver.  You'll be amazed at all the ailments it can cure, perhaps something that you're suffering from.  But keep silver out of children's reach, and be careful about the concentration that you use.  You can't drink 500 parts per million colloidal silver.  It has to be diluted with water. 

Below is an interesting blog about home remedies.  Jill also talks about her experience with colloidal silver and other remedies she has discovered.  To order the silver I use, look under Home and Health Links at the right side of my page and click on the herbal healer website.

http://jillshomeremedies.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 2, 2011

IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING

 My husband and I were looking forward to Dr. Charles Stanley's July 4th message but discovered that he has a guest speaker this year.  So instead of posting this year's message, I'm posting last year's very sobering message about the direction our nation is headed.  It's titled "Turning the Tide."

As you celebrate the Fourth of July this year, think about what Stanley says about our country and the kind of life our children will be facing.  How many more years will we actually have something to celebrate?  The worst part of this coming tide is Americas's move toward socialism where the government controls all means of production and distribution.

How can we celebrate our freedom when we're headed toward total control of our lives by the government?  We were once controlled by Great Britain, but now we are moving toward control from within our own nation by a greedy, corrupt, government.  Our freedom of speech is being violated in an attempt to silence the truth and squash Christianity.  If you really believe that social, moral, and economical collapse can't happen in America, you need to get your head out of the sand and look around because it's already happening.
 



 When we turn our back on Israel we will not escape the judgment of God.  

 What happens when a nation violates the laws of God? In this powerful message, Dr. Stanley explains what happens when people govern themselves based on preference rather than the principles of God. 

 http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/video-archives/content/topic/turning_the_tide