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Remembering

I would like to begin this post by thanking every follower who has joined my blog through the years. As I type this post, I have received 100 follows! Thank you so much!

On a more serious note, April 29th is a very special day. It’s Miss Priss’ birthday. So I would like to honor her memory on her 16th birthday. As I have the past 2 years, I will be placing a heart shaped balloon on her grave to mark her birthday.

I also want to honor the memory of Sophie. Sophie was one of our goats. Last Friday she became very ill. We took her to the vet on Saturday, but it didn’t help. On Monday, April 26th, she passed away. She was one of our best goats. We’ll miss her.

Sorry this post is rather sad. But I feel that remembering those who are special to us is very important. So indulge me this week.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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Defund Seventh Generation

On Monday I learned that the brand Seventh Generation supports defunding the police. We have used Seventh Generation products in our home for several years. They have some of the cleanest products on the market.

However, as I told Seventh Generation in my comments to them, I would rather use a less healthy product than support this leftist mentality. My family will no longer purchase Seventh Generation products. We are already replacing them now.

I’m inviting my readers to join me in defunding Seventh Generation by boycotting their products. Back the Blue! Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to protect us. Join me in standing up for them. I join a friend of mine in asking Seventh Generation, who are you going to call when your warehouse is being luted? Don’t you dare call the police. Hopefully we can show this company what defunding is all about.

Sorry for the rant. I can’t and won’t tolerate people like this. I feel like God must have felt when He said He once winked at ignorance, but now calls everyone to repent. This is pure ignorance and I won’t wink at it. Seventh Generation needs to repent.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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Cleansing

I’m sure we have all done a cleanse of some type in our lifetime. I know I have. There are several ways to cleanse the body, but it is important that cleansing be done in the proper order.

I did a liver cleanse in 2016. This was my first major cleanse. I had fasted before, but never had done an extreme cleanse like this. Knowing what I know now, I shouldn’t have done the liver cleanse first. Although, I feel that the cleanse I did probably covered all bases.

The proper order of cleansing is first the colon, then candida, followed by parasite, and finally the liver. You want the areas of elimination to be cleansed first to make way for the other cleanses.

The cleanse I chose was a colon and liver cleanse. It was a 7 day cleanse. It was tough, but worth it.

Fasting is also a way to cleanse the body. I do not use fasting for this purpose. I haven’t found it to make me feel refreshed and renewed as some say it does. I do fast, but for spiritual reasons.

The Bible instructs us to cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of the flesh and the spirit. This cleansing comes through repentance, water baptism in Jesus’ Name, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38). We need to do physical cleanses, but this cleansing is one that we must not neglect. It determines where we will spend eternity.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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Homestead Update

Spring is here on the homestead! I think we had our last cold nights last week and everything should be bursting forth in bloom.

We have planted butter beans, green beans, watermelons, corn, cucumbers, potatoes, and squash in our garden so far. The cucumbers and squash were grown from seed in Mom’s greenhouse and then the seedlings were planted in the ground. She has also grown tomatoes and peppers from seed, but they are not in the ground yet. I think she has okra planted as well.

Our butter beans, green beans, and watermelons are in our raised beds. The watermelons did well in the raised bed last year, so we’re trying even more stuff in raised beds this year.

Our baby goats are growing and will soon be needing new homes. If you or anyone you know are interested in purchasing one or all of them, you can see them on our homestead Instagram page @acts238homestead.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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There Was No Rizzpah At the Cross

As you read this post, we are in the 3 day period leading up to Resurrection Sunday. This was a pivotal time in history, but even more so in the future of billions of people. The crucifixion is the focal point of past, present and future. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection brought hope to a dying world.

Up until the crucifixion sin was merely rolled ahead one year by the sacrifice of a lamb. Sin was not remitted. Each year the process was repeated until Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, robed Himself in flesh and came to become the sacrifice for sin once and for all.

The crucifixion wasn’t pretty. Jesus was beaten to the point that His body was open and His insides were exposed. It was gruesome. I can’t even describe how bad it was.

After that horrible beating, He was forced to carry His own cross to Calvary. Some say the cross could have weighed up to two hundred pounds. Because of the horrible beating, He fell under the great weight of the cross. Another man was asked to carry it for Him.

They nailed Jesus to the cross and dropped it in place. Remember, He is bleeding profusely. He has urine and feces on His body. This kind of thing would attract insects and birds of prey. His hands were nailed, so He couldn’t fend them off. And there was no Rizzpah at the cross. If you remember the story of Rizzpah, she waved cloth to fend off the birds while her sons hung dead until they were taken down and buried. No one did this for Jesus.

After Jesus died, He was placed in a borrowed tomb. A watch was set over the tomb to insure He would stay there. However, on that third day, no watch could hold Him in the grave. He arose, conquering death, hell and the grave. And He is alive and well today.

Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection is our plan of Salvation. His death equals repentance. We repent of our sins. This is a dying out to our flesh and turning away from sin. It’s a one hundred eighty degree turn. His burial symbolizes baptism. After we repent, or die to sin, we are buried in Jesus name by baptism. This washes away, or remits, our sins. His resurrection equals our being filled with the Holy Ghost. We are raised to walk in newness of life. Old things are passed away and behold, all things are made new. You can find this experience in Acts 2:38.

Many have tried to shut this Acts 2:38 message down. No one has succeeded and no one ever will. It’s built on the Rock, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone. If you have never had the privilege of experiencing this great Salvation, you can. Don’t miss out on the greatest experience you will ever know. Acts 2:39 includes you in those who can have it. It’s for whosoever will. If you would like more information, please reach out to me. I would love to help you find the greatest treasure you could ever hope for.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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Importance of Thoughts & Words

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed how our words and thoughts affect us in every way. I was listening to my favorite natural health podcast, Extreme Health Radio, this morning and was blown away by the information being shared. It solidified what I have been writing. I want to share a couple of the stories with you.

Justin was talking to his guest about the placebo affect. They shared how the doctors on the battlefield in past wars would run out of morphine. They would concoct a mixture of salt and water and administer it to the wounded soldiers, not telling them it wasn’t morphine, and it worked as a sedative. The soldiers never knew the difference. In their mind they were getting morphine, so it worked like morphine.

This next story is very sad and is why I don’t want a diagnosis spoken over me. A man was diagnosed with cancer and told there was nothing that could be done for him. He said he wanted to live through the holidays to have that last time with his family. He did live, but passed away after the holidays were over. He lived around 4 months. After his death, an autopsy was performed on him. The report came back and was shocking. He had never had cancer at all. His diagnosis was a false positive. He believed the doctor’s diagnosis and died simply because he thought he had terminal cancer.

I have heard stories similar to this where patients’ records were switched and they were misdiagnosed and died as a result. Words and thoughts are powerful. I quoted it before, but it’s worth repeating, as a man thinks, so is he. We can think ourselves sick, or we can think ourselves well. The same is true with words. The power of life and death is in the tongue. The doctor spoke death over that man in the above story and he died even though he didn’t have cancer. Be careful what you think and say. The term in psychology, self fulfilling prophecy, is a correct term. We can speak or think things long enough until it becomes our reality. Guard your thoughts and words. And guard what you allow others to speak over you.

Go check out my friends over at Extreme Health Radio and listen to the whole episode I referred to. It’s Episode 341. You can also find Justin on YouTube. I highly recommend his show.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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Light

As we know, 2021 has brought darkness in to our Country. Evil seems to prevail on every side. However, there is a positive in the midst of all the negative.

What is darkness? It is the partial or complete absence of light. In the universe the sun is always shining. We can’t always see it, but its light is never extinguished. It lights the sky in the daylight hours, but even at night we see its reflection. It’s called the moon.

The Bible states that we, as God’s children, are the light of the world, a city on a hill that can’t be hidden. The question I want to pose is, are we the true light that always shines, or are we a dim reflection that is dominated by darkness?

The Bible states that where sin abounds, grace does much more abound. When true light is present, darkness is not present. The darker this world seems to become, the brighter the true light should shine. We should be the sun in our world, not the moon. The moon leaves room for darkness to dominate.

We can only exhibit that true light when we have the Source of all light living inside. This comes through repentance, water baptism in Jesus name, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38, 8:12-16, 10:44-48, 19:1-6). This is the most awesome experience you can ever have on this earth. It’s amazing! And it makes you a true light. I encourage you to study the Book of Acts, which is the only Book in the Bible that gives us the plan of Salvation. If you have questions, let me know. I’m happy to point you in the right direction.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

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