If you’re an athlete, you’re familiar with the phrase “hit the wall.” It simply expresses the moment when an athlete experiences a sudden loss of energy in a long race or in an athletic competition. The book of Hebrews is written to a group of believers who “hit the wall.” They have become stuck where […]
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One day, it came…
I wasn’t ready, mommy…
…but neither were you.
I was so scared, mommy…
…but so were you.
I faced my fears…
…please do so, too, mommy.
I took one step out into a new place…
…so did you, mommy.
But, what came next was not what I expected…
…neither did you, mommy.
That day I died…
…so did you, mommy.
No matter what, remember that I love you, mommy…
…and I know you really do too, mommy!!!
Abortion hurts both mother and child.
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A Call to Persevere
part 3 of 3Today, like never before, we are called to persevere. In the face of great trial, trouble, temptation, and pressure of every kind, we are called to follow God without hesitation.
Often his commands do not seem to make any practical sense. We feel like giving up. We may feel battered, worn out, tired, and inadequate. Yah’s standards seem too high! How are we to survive as believers in the onslaught? How are we to produce fruit when we are barely hanging on ourselves?
Scripture says we have a Father that will never fail us. Although we may not know what is going on, He does and He is with us!
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for Yahuwah thy Elohim he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6
Cast thy burden upon Yah, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
We can be confident in our hope and resolved in our mission.
In the fear of Yah is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26
For Yah shall be thy confidence. Proverbs 3:26
We can overcome, through His strength!
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
But we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope. Romans 5:3-4
I’d say this is related to my post; On being real (folks)
Great thoughts in this re-blog.
1. I love Jesus, and I try to live my life accordingly. 2. I fail at doing that all the time. 3. I’m not as confident as I may seem. Inside there is an insecure girl that is desperate for acceptance and love. 4. And yet…I have trouble accepting the love I so desire. 5.…
Our walk in life with Yahuwah (God) can get really complicated. We can get engrossed in all our technical problems; what to believe, who to hang out with, which habit to crush next. And I guess we should. Changing into His image is big.
But we ought not to forget the simpleness of it all either. We are, left to ourselves, lost humans in a deteriorating world. BUT we are also children of a loving Father who will save us if we will only be willing.
There are many parts to our salvation. But although the nuts and bolts are important, and although it is great to explore them, we should step back once and again to just think; “My Saviour Yahusha died for me because of His love. On my own I’m lost, but He and Yahuwah are willing and able to save even I. As a lost child I can run to His side, and as a loving parent He’ll rescue me.”
HalleluYah; It’s all about love. His love, our love. (We keep His commands to show our love back). And thankfully, Yahuwah’s love is big enough to save us all. If we accept.
P.S. Who is looking forward to Purim? Me! 🙂
At 1,263 words, this isn’t my shortest post ever. Yet, I believe it is important enough for you to read through. I guess I’ve hesitated to write on this topic for some time. I knew it is a very controversial subject. Maybe even hush-hush in some circles.. But mainly, I needed more research under my belt.
And I have acquired some more information. Either way however, I have had enough. Too many lies. Too much deception. Vaccinations is something we must do something about. And I’ve learned that first-hand.
Indeed, perhaps there is a reason hundreds – maybe thousands – of American men and women have refused to let vaccines be administered to their children.
Perhaps there is a reason for the sequence of events; A beautiful baby boy is born, gets a vaccination, and within days, months – or even hours – later, he gets sick. And then he grows up, autistic. Or, more rare, but still possible, he dies. Beautiful baby gone. (So we blame it on sids.)
Or maybe this little baby boy doesn’t get vaccinated for a few years after his birth, or receives them but does not have any adverse reactions to them. He then could receive the problematic vaccine at, say, the age of two years. There is the possibility that he will then regress. For example, if he was already talking, whether or not he had ever been vaccinated, he could now lose his vocabulary. It’s happened many times over. Far too many for you and I to ignore.
Of course, not every child who ‘gets their shot’ will contract a disease. But will we recognize that there is that risk? If you go a buffet for Dinner, and your waiter notifies you that most of the food has mercury and perhaps other problematic substances added to them, but adds; “Don’t worry, only 10% or so of the people who eat here have reactions to to the food, and only half that percentage die.”, would you feel comfortable eating there? Worse yet, would you tell all your friends and family to go there, also forcing your young children to eat there for their own safety?
Of course, it is fair to take into consideration that some things harm only specific people, like peanut butter, or pollen. I agree we don’t need to outlaw these. But there is a big difference between consuming ground peanuts (Grown in dirt; natural) versus consuming liquid metal (Perhaps harvested in the earth, but possibly manipulated, and definitely from the wrong side of the laboratory). Please tell me you would warn everyone you did or did not know against this restaurant, and would try to get it shut down!
I want to share a few videos of children affected by vaccines, many of them babies.
There are so many stories, I had to just pick a few. There are many videos like the following on the web. Plus, I’m sure not every child’s story is even published.
And the percentage of people with autism is growing.
How has this affected me, as I mentioned earlier? Well…
It (Autism; adverse reactions) doesn’t stop with people. When you go in to have your pet fixed, whether to be spayed or neutered, at least in my state, the rabies vaccine is mandatory. And since my family is crazy about caring for the animal world, we often foster drop-offs, and foster pups in need from our local shelter. And we don’t think it’s fair to the animals to have 10 litters of offspring, half-starved themselves. So we get them fixed.
At least we used to. But not any more; not until the rabies vaccine is no longer mandatory.
On the way home from a long trip, we saw two kittens in the woods. We pulled over and caught them. One got a home within a month or so, but the other -who we named Fannie Fae- simply didn’t. Finally, when Fannie was old enough, we took her to the Veterinary to be spayed/fixed, along with a second kitty, Dot. When we took them home, we put them in a cage for a few days for their recovery. We didn’t really notice anything ‘off’ since animals are always a bit drowsy after this type of surgery.
Once we let her out, after two or three days, she played some, coming over to where we were busy at. However, during the next few days, she declined, to the point that she wouldn’t get out of bed, unless, maybe if we took her out.
Quite concerned, we took her back to the Vet’s. After stating it could not be the vaccine (“I’ve never heard of that.”), the Veterinarian said something along the lines of; “…Sometimes it so happens that an animal can be just fine before the surgery, but the stress of it all gets their system whacked, and what’s been under the surface arises. It could be a viral infection. You may want to leave her here for a few days, we could give her antibiotics…It would cost around $200-$300…” The problem is, my Grandmother who accompanied us (and was a Registered Nurse for many years) knew full well that you don’t give antibiotics for a viral infection. And we just weren’t about to, in our mind, pump our ‘little butterfly’ full of chemicals again.
The Vet’s helper told us “It’s just like when your child gets a vaccination. He might have a reaction, but nothing much.” Well, I half agree. It is like giving a child a vaccine, but that may lead to something a bit more than “a reaction”. So we went down to the health food store.
We gave her a lot of homeopathic medicine, but apparently not in time. She slowly became paralyzed, scarcely being able to move her back legs. It kinda felt quick rather than slow, as we helped her walk down the hall, “exercising” the little Fannie that had never needed much help to run after acorns in the yard. On january 7, she died in her sleep. I am thankful to Yahuah that I had kissed her darling little head 7 times the night before.
However, she she did NOT die in vain. We have started a petition, aimed at Merial, the company that manufactures the rabies vaccine she received. 783 have signed. Will you help us get to 1,000? It IS possible.
Fannie Fae’s Gallery- From health to bed rest.
I am VERY thankful to all of you who have signed our petition!! HalleluYah!
For more info., I recommend the following videos.
& Lastly, a series…
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (HalleluYah!). I am not a doctor or nurse or anything licensed. Do not rely on the information provided herein. As well, I am not aiming in this article to show both sides completely, but rather some information from my point of view, the ‘anti-dangerous-vaccine’ view or ‘Pro-choice’ view. Please refer to the Internet for more information pro-vaccine or simply more info altogether. May it be your choice.
Let’s go help someone!
Shalom, Yah’s girl
I’m subscribed to an email list that sends out a different thought/writing every Shabbat/Sabbath & wanted to share this one with y’all. The Author’s website is http://www.keepit7.wordpress.com
Yahuwah gives miracles. He performs them for our joy and benefit! And he does this every day. Sometimes in our great rush and fury, we miss it. We overlook a “small” miracle. This is tragic. Often when we need Yah most, we shove Him aside- “Not now, God, can’t talk. I have problems. I don’t have time!” (What?!?!?!?!?)
I know I do it.
He is here to solve our problems, or bring us through them, but He has given us freedom of choice, which means we have to accept His help. Elohim watches over His own. All we have to do is trust Him!
Remember, Shalom is not the superficial peace the world promotes, but a deep inner peace and harmony “in the battle”.
“He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many against me.”
My point is this: Yah will work in our lives, whatever is going on in them, good or bad. He has done many miracles in my own life, Including a huge one this week. Actually every day is a miracle, since he gives us life; we could not breathe without Him.
So praise Him! Praise the name of Yah! He will glory, He will conquer the evil one! His Truth will never be undefended, and His people will never be alone.
– audacious gardener
Yah loves you & so do I!
I posted this last year, but wanted to edit it. Here’s the re-newed post.
Why do you keep christmas? How do you keep it? Where did your traditions come from?
I personally have not kept x-mas for a few years now. I know that’s odd, so don’t worry- I’m gonna explain. But how did this come about, me not keeping it? We never were quite “normal” – My family had always made each other gifts, besides the store-bought presents. And we always read Luke chapter 2 before we ripped into the gifts. Then things slowly began to change.
First we said we’d try an ALL-homemade xmas. Then we decided we’d just celebrate it a month or so later, because we could buy the on-sale items – and celebrate cheaper.
After a while, we said, “Forget it! This is silly!!”. He didn’t even get born this day, did he? Yes, I can hear you now. Whoa!! Slow down! What are you talking about? The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them! And- and what about the true meaning? The greatest gift ever?!
If you had told me what I’m saying right now a few years ago, I may have thought you were crazy. I’m just sayin’, I know a little where you are coming from.
“Whoa!! Slow down! What are you talking about?” O.k. I’ll slow down, at least as long as that includes answering your other questions. Thanks for asking. And if you have more, just air them out in the comments!
“The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them!” Yup, x-mas is FUN!! But let me clarify…what do you mean? Quit lying to them about santa claus? Quit letting them be selfish? I’m all for it.
Plus, perhaps we could exchange christmas with a Biblical celebration like the Israelites kept? Like Passover, or Tabernacles. (For starters, seeExodus 12, Leviticus 23 and Zechariah 14:16)
“What about the true meaning?” Great question! The birth of the Messiah is truly very important. It must be remembered! Very important. But, as much as we strive to go back to the “roots” of christmas, we have a very hard time – always coming back to the lights, presents, and so on. Family is important, but so is the shopping. Hmmm. This makes one wonder, whether the Saviour’s birth is really where this holiday came from. Do we actually put up a tree to remember his birth? Are all the elves in the front yard the true symbol of the wise-men? Do we ask for presents because of that one, ultimate gift? I’ll be giving y’all some links on this subject!
I want to give y’all some more Bible verses, and then I will give you a few links as to the origins of this holiday.
First of all, and mainly, I should quote from Jeremiah 10, verses 1-12, where it appears erecting trees in our houses connotates a very bad thing to Yahuwah. (Unfamiliar with that name? Yahuwah is “God”. Click the links below for more info!) The most important is the bold part, if your in a time crunch.
An open confession;
“Yahuah, I have mocked you. This holiday still sounds fun, but I will not observe it; I will keep your pure Holy days, rather than the world’s holidays. Help me to learn from your Feasts. Also, please Help me, Yhwh to learn & grow & be truly sorry for this, one among many things I have done wrong!! Through your grace. HalleluYah!!”
This post is thanks to my friend Joy’s blog, blogofjoy.com. Check her out!
Note: As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I call my Father by His name, Yahuwah, and my Saviour by Yahusha. The below blog is unaltered, as Joy wrote it.
May I remember…
that God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)
that He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2)
that for our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)
that I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galations 2:20)
to deny myself and take up my cross daily and follow Him (Mark 8:34)
that Jesus being found in human form, humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8)
that whoever does not take his cross and follow Jesus is not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:38)
to only boast in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Galations 6:14)
that the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but for those who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18)
to look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2)
that He canceled the record of debt that stood against me with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14)
that there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1)
that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)
that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— (Galations 3:13)
that He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)
that He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24)
to know Him and the power of his resurrection, and share His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11)
that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin (Romans 6:6)
that He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility (Ephesians 2:14-16)
that the Father reconciled to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:20)
that God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)
that by this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers (1 John 3:16)