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Improving My Health One Day At A Time

I try to eat healthy, but I realize that my efforts are not always enough to meet what my body needs.  The whole spectrum of nutrients our bodies need is quite mind boggling.  There are macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients that our bodies depend on for sustenance and healing.  Many of these nutrients have a specific function in the body, and if we don’t consume them, our bodies suffer sooner or later.

Some of the nutrients we need, we are able to get from the food we eat, and other nutrients we need are made by enzymes and probiotics within our system as they break apart what we’ve eaten and reformulate these ingredients into additional essential nutrients and co-factors.  Our bodies are like small factories.  As long as we give it the right building blocks, it can extract what is needed and it can also make some of the things we need that might be in a different form than what we are consuming by recombining the basic ingredients.  Some B vitamins are like this for example, some we are able to get from food, and for others if given the right building blocks, there are bacteria in our gut that can manufacture some of the B vitamins and D vitamin co-factors that are a requirement for life.

However, most people don’t get enough of what they need from regular foods anymore.  Soils are depleted and are not allowed to rest and recover and renew with organic matter to replenish the nutrients between seasons of crops.  Instead, artificial nutrients are sprayed onto the soil and/or plants and production continues to keep on producing and cut costs.  The result is plants that lack quality and nutrition.

In my own life, not all of my younger years were the greatest nutritionally. I started getting serious about what I put into my body when I was about 27 or so.  I started drinking raw milk, raising most of our foods, and taking food based supplements.  I finally became pregnant when I was almost 30 after several years of trying and hoping and praying to have a child.  I know prayer and changing the foods I was eating had a big impact on our ability to conceive. I realized right away, that building babies in the womb, and later nursing on demand and lack of sleep when you have young children, takes a lot of nutrients and energy from momma.  Overtime, my body became depleted of nutrients and just like the land that produces crops, I needed to renew my body with a layer of organic materials and rest.

A few of the ways I have found to add in extra nutrition into my body and my family is to add additional fruits and vegetables, either chopped very small so they are not noticed, or blended into a paste to mix in a recipe or into a smoothie, or dried and ground into a powder and put these into things we already eat. For example, into our chili, I add extra things like diced zucchini and spinach, and because of the spices, chili sauce and texture of the beans, you don’t even notice the hidden veggies.  When I make cookies and cakes, sometimes I grate carrots or use pumpkin puree to enhance the nutrition.  We also enjoy making smoothies.  The kids don’t even realize their smoothies are packed with fruits and veggies that often they would eat if put on a plate in front of them.  But hidden in other foods they enjoy, they consume these extra nutrients without any stress or fuss.

Adding the dried powders from fruits and veggies may be the most significant thing I am doing to bring change and healing to myself and family.   There are so many benefits to including this in our meals.  The boost it gives my food helps renew and rebuild my body from the inside out. It boosts my immune system.  This also seems to help me age more gracefully because raw phyto-nutrients heal the body, reduce oxidation, improve cardiovascular wellness, reduce inflammation in the blood stream and through-out the body, rebuilds the blood stream, repairs DNA, and protects it from breaking.

Father God created fruits and vegetables as multipurpose use for the body to work as food and medicine, as a method sustenance, disease prevention, healing intervention, and rebuilding. No one knows our bodies better than our creator.

I really enjoy listening to “experts” who look to Father God and use the natural foods and plants he created for achieving health and wellness.  Dr. Sears is one of those experts.  Dr. Axe and Jordan Rubin are a couple more who are terrific too.

Jordan Rubin recommends 3 things to consider when choosing what foods to eat:

  1. Eat only what God created for food.
  2. Eat food in a form that is healthy for the body.
  3. Don’t make any food or drink your idol.

In this video clip, Dr. Axe and Jordan Rubin team up to help you improve digestion of your foods, and offer 9 suggestions to help you maximize the nutrients from what you are eating.

In this video, Dr. Sears recommends adding powdered fruits and vegetables to your diet for better health.  He also recommends that each person do the research on anything you put into your body, as well as asking 2 specific questions before taking any nutritional supplement:

  1. Is there solid science that proves it gets into the blood stream?
  2. Is there solid science that it is effective and provides positive healthy change once it gets into the blood steam?

I hope to improve my health one day at a time, one simple step at a time, as my family and I get back to basics of wholesome foods and biblical principles of living.

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Happy Memorial Day

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day filled with joy!

I hope you are able to spend this day with Family and Friends and time to reflect on those who gave their lives for preservation of freedom and justice.

There are many families around the world hurting at this time following World Wide Flooding and the Hurricane that recently hit Texas, USA. More hurricanes and floods are expected.  Several locations around the world are also dealing with massive forest fires, mudslides, and earth quakes.  Please remember these people in your prayers and help where you are able.

Whatever you do to day, also remember Father God (Yahuah) our Creator, and his only begotten son (Yahusha) our savior.   Some call Father God’s name Yweh or Lord.  This was the name of Baal in biblical times.  Some call the Son of God’s name Yeshua, and most people today call him Jesus.  I grew up calling him Jesus and that is what I have known him by for 40+ years.  But I have now learned this is not his true name.  What others like myself may not know and will be surprised to learn is that many years ago (1628 A.D.), those in powerful positions changed his name to “Jesus” in the bible writings when they reprinted the bible scriptures to confuse people and call him by a pagan god’s name.  They are calling him son of Zeus, or Baal, who goes by many pagan names.  This truth was very upsetting to me when I learned this, to know this lie had been done and people have been deceived for the past 400+/- years.  Up to this time in history, his name was written as Yahuah and Yahusha and everyone who followed Father God knew this as the name of the Father and the Son.  The true name can still be seen in the earlier print additions of the bible. However, once the name was changed in the reprinted editions, the deception has remained ever since.

Father God signed his name, his true name signed with his own finger, in stone on the Ten Commandments so we would know the truth.  Father God’s name is Yahuah.  His son came in his Father’s Name Yahusha (Yahuah Saves).

Keep your light shining bright and stay ready for his return.  He told us in the gospels written in the bible to be watching and he told us what the world would look like when his return is near.  He gave us several things to watch for including the similarities between the days Noah, Lot, Daniel, and Jonah lived on the earth.  His message is woven throughout the scriptures, but we can see clearly the details we must watch for in the bible books of Genesis, Daniel, Isaaiah, Jude, Matthew, Luke, Thessalonians, and Revelation.  His return is now closer than ever.

If you don’t know him yet, pray to Father God to show you the truth about his son.  Call on him and he will answer you.  Seek and you will find. Repent of your sins, believe in his name because he has been given the power to overcome everything in heaven and earth.  He can deliver and save and he can also cast souls into hell for eternity.  Fear his name.  Call on him.  He came in his Father’s name and he will freely give eternal life to all who call on him, believe who he is, repent of sins, forgive those who have done you wrong, and obey his instructions.

His instructions are to love Father God with all your heart, love your neighbor as yourself, and keep the 10 rules his Father gave us to live by, and produce good fruit with your life.  He will give you the Holy Spirit to help you live by these rules and produce good fruit.

The 10 Rules the Father gave us consist of 2 things to “do” (YOU WILL) and 8 things to “not do” (SHALL NOT).   When we violate these basic rules, we go beyond the boundaries our Creator set for us, and we loose our peace that he freely gives to all who will come to him and obey.  Be sure to read more in my post on Perfect Peace.

  1. You shall not have other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols. Do not make any images of anything above the earth, in the earth, or below. Do not put your trust and affection in any man made thing.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. You will keep the Sabbath day holy. 6 days you will labor and the 7th day is blessed and belongs to Father God. (The 7th day pattern begins each month at the first sighting of the moon. There are 4 -7th day Sabbath rests each month. The 7 day pattern cycles again for the next month at the first sighting of the moon. This is our Heavenly Father’s weekly and monthly calendar.)
  5. You will honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet. Do not desire your neighbor’s house. Do not desire your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant. Do not desire your neighbors ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that belongs to your neighbor.

Producing good fruit means that through love for Father God, and love for your fellow man, you reach out and help those in need by feeding the hungry, visit the orphan and widow, shelter the homeless, showing kindness to the stranger, heal the sick, visit those in prison, cast out demons from the oppressed, and set the captive free.

Yahusha said that when you do these things in love for the least of people (those who go unnoticed), that you have done it unto him and he will remember.  He also said others would know you are his follower by your love.  This is pure worship of Father God and what he truly desires from us. Pure worship is not religion, not politics, and not vain or pride.  He said he gave each of us “A Spirit of Love, Power, and Sound Mind“.  He also said “The Truth Will Set You Free“.  He will show you the way when you seek him first in your life above all else.

For more information about his Name Above All Names:

Promote the Truth

Yahuah Kingdom

Fossilized Customs

For more information about the 10 Rules To Live By:

Exodus 20

For more information about Pure Worship Of Father God:

Isaiah 58

 

Be wise and be blessed!

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Perfect Peace

What is perfect peace?

With all the turmoil in the world today, I wanted to know more about finding perfect peace.

I think perfect peace is a state of contentment, calm, and total trust in Father God, no matter what turmoil is going on around us.

The opposite of peace is strife, fear, anger, covet, struggle, argue, fight, control over others, and war.

How do we reach and stay in a state a state of perfect peace?

The bible says the person who trusts in, and keeps their mind focused on, Father God will have perfect peace.

  “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”  Isaiah 26:3

What do you place your trust in?

Do you ONLY place your trust in Father God?

Or do you trust in other gods???

What is your mind focused on?

A god is anything you place your trust in, your hope in, your affection and focus attention in.

People tend to have many little gods they trust in and idols in their life:

Money, job, home, land, vehicle, education, investments, retirement, social media, NEWS, music, TV, movie stars, doctor, pharmacy, pastor, church, sports, hospital, police, military, government, politics, etc.

When we place our trust in these, to save our life or better our life, they become gods and idols in our life.

Father God gave us 10 rules to live by and he signed them with his own name, YAHUAH.

We call these 10 rules the 10 Commandments.  These are found in Exodus 20:2-17.  Father God wanted us to think about them all of the time, morning and night, and to tell them to our children where ever we may journey throughout our day too.

When we violate these rules, we go beyond the boundaries our Creator set for us, and we loose our peace that he freely gives to all who will come to him and obey.

  1. You shall not have other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols. Do not make any images of anything above the earth, in the earth, or below.  Do not put your trust and affection in any man made thing.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. You will keep the Sabbath day holy. 6 days you will labor and the 7th day is blessed and belongs to Father God.  (The 7th day pattern begins each month at the first sighting of the moon.  There are 4 -7th day Sabbath rests each month. The 7 day pattern cycles again for the next month at the first sighting of the moon.  This is our Heavenly Father’s weekly and monthly calendar.)
  5. You will honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.  Do not desire your neighbor’s house.  Do not desire your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant. Do not desire your neighbors ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that belongs to your neighbor.

In these rules he commanded, he gave us 8 things not to do, and 2 things we must do.  Folks find it hard to follow these 10 rules.

When we break one of these 10 rules, we have sin in our life.  Sin is wickedness.  Father God will not fellowship with us when we are walking in sin, because he is Holy and there is no sin in him.  He asks us to walk in a holy life because he is holy and he is our father in heaven.

Father God sent a part of himself to help us overcome the temptation and punishment of sin. He sent his only begotten son into the world to live as a man, and teach people about the kingdom of Father God, to show people how to live and obey these 10 commands, avoiding deception, loving and helping others, and defeating the temptations of the flesh and Satan.

He had perfect peace.  He said “my peace I give to you.”  He told the people that he came fulfill the law and covenant all the law of God and the prophets could be summed up in this:

  1. Love Father God with all your heart mind and soul.
  2. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Go about meeting their needs, forgive them, heal them.  When you take care of others and meet their needs with the power of the Holy Spirit of God in your life, you are honoring your father in heaven.  He said when you do this unto the least of these people, you are doing it unto me.

Then he chose to lay down his life as a perfect sacrifice for mankind to Father God so that everyone who believes in him, confessed their sins, and accepted him as Lord of their life, would not die in their sins, but would be forgiven by Father God be born again and have eternal life and eternal fellowship with him.

If you love him, you will trust in him only, repent of any sin, keep all of his commands, keep the 7th day Sabbath, and take care of others.  He will reward you on judgement day with eternal life because you believed in him, you trusted him as Lord God of your life, and you took care of the real needs of others and did not turn away.

That is our perfect hope! Our PERFECT PEACE is Yahuah (Father God our Creator) and through the gift of his son Yahusha (Yahuah Saves) we have eternal life, healing for our body, and perfect peace in every situation we face in this life.  Hallelujah!  Praise his holy name!

Be wise, be in perfect peace, and be blessed!

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Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord

Blessings to you dear friends!

Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord!

Yahusha Our Redeemer! Yahuah Is Our Savior!  Hallelujah!

The true name of our Father in Heaven is Yahuah and his only begotten son’s name is Yahusha and means Yahuah is Savior!  Praise his holy name!

I hope you are spending time with Him, praying, reading your bible, seeking him and his truths.  “Ask and he will answer, seek and ye will find.”   He will not withhold any good gift to those who seek him and ask.  He knows what you need even before you ask.

Come before Yahuah and repent of your sins, and believe in his son Yahusha and his shed blood that was freely given for you if you would believe the truth. Ask Yahusha to come into your heart and live with you as your king and Lord of your life and thank him for what he has done for you. Confess with your mouth that you are saved by his blood, born again by his spirit, and you are a new creature in him.

Obey his commands to LOVE Yahuah with all your heart-soul, mind-spirit, and physical body and to love others as you love your self, caring for their needs.  When you care for their needs, you are also caring for him.  Obey the 10 commandments of Yahuah with the help of the Holy Spirit, because Yahusha has given you new life in him and he will help you do what is right and true and he wants you to honor his father by honoring the 10 rules to live by that he signed his own name to.

Stay on the path of Yahusha because it is narrow and leads to life.  Few find it, but Yahusha is the only door to enter into the relationship with Yahuah for eternity.  He is your passport to enter and your shepherd that will lead the way.

Hallelujah!

Praise his name forever!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahuah!

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Everything You Need

Do you know that God created you to bring him glory with your life?

He alone is Father God, the Creator of Life, and He wants us to acknowledge him and trust him for everything.

I was reading in Luke chapter 12 today and wanted to share a few of the verses with you.  If you have time, go read the entire chapter.  May it bless you today.

 

“Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8-9

 

“And he said unto them, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15

 

“And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;” Luke 12: 22-35

 

May everything you and I do today and everyday bring Father God glory. May we trust him in everything, for everything we need, and seek his face and his heart each day. May we each give him praise for he alone is worthy of our praise.  In Jesus name, Amen.

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You Are The Temple

Why worship God in temples made by human hands?

As I have gotten older, and hopefully wiser, I have come to understand that the scriptures in the Bible point to the human body as the true temple of our Heavenly Father, not the church building or any other building.  We are instructed to care for his temple, our body, and care for others because they are also his temple.

“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

That they (men of all nations in the earth) should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.”  Acts 17: 24 – 25; 28-29

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

But he spake of the temple of his body.”   John 2:19-21

Buildings made by human hands might impress people, but they don’t impress God our Creator, our Heavenly Father.  Money donated (or taxed) to build buildings (or anything else) doesn’t impress him either.  He said a poor widow’s penny offered is more impressive than a rich man’s offering.  He also said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

From the scriptures we can clearly see that HE wants an intimate daily walk with us and for us to recognize a special day each week that we acknowledge him, and do good to others in his name, that special day he calls the Sabbath.  The Sabbath means the 7th day when God our Creator rested from his work.  He has asked us to do the same and keep it special for him.

The day of the week the Sabbath is on changes each year and sometimes even during a certain month of the year.  How you find the day is to learn when the barley is ready for harvest in the spring and the correlation with the first sighting of the moon during that season.  This then begins the year, and the Sabbaths of that year are on the seventh day and every seventh day there after.  This pattern of seven days should follow a 28 day rotation, with the full moon falling on the second Sabbath of the month.  Every once in a while it will be on a 29 day rotation with an extra day added at the end if the next sliver of the moon wasn’t seen until the following night.  If the month had 29 days, then the next pattern of “first day” and “seventh day” will shift forward by one day and then continue forward on 28 days again with each month having 4 Sabbaths and then repeating.   Today in our modern society, few people keep the true Sabbath of Father God, but instead they set a certain day such as Sunday or Saturday or Friday as their day of worship when they go to temples made with human hands.

What blesses Father God is pure worship and love for him from our heart and caring for the needs of our fellow humans.

Check out these verses from Isaiah 58 about what pleases God the Father:

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.

Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 58

May we have the desire to draw near to HIM, our Heavenly Father, through faith and forgiveness found in his only begotten son Jesus who has shown us the truth and the way, and seek his face and learn his ways, and obey and be found faithful.

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4th of July

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July with family and friends!

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”   Psalm 33:12

May the Lord God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.  In Jesus name, amen.

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Where Are You Going?

Have you ever considered where your spirit will go when your physical life on earth has ended?

There is only one way that leads to eternal life with Father God.  It is through faith in Jesus as the only begotten son of God.  He asks us to repentant of our sins and offenses, and give obedience to him by loving Father God with all our heart, love our neighbor as we love ourselves, meeting the needs of our neighbors and family, and confessing our faith in Jesus before men and forgiving any offense.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes to Father God unless he has come through faith in Jesus and made him Lord and Savior of his heart.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18

I recently heard this song Wayfaring Stranger recorded by Sounds Like Reign.  The song is about traveling through this life as a stranger, redeemed by Jesus and looking forward to heaven and being with Father God.  It is a beautiful song.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,  If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”  Matthew 16: 24-27

Give your life to Jesus today.  Believe Jesus is the son of God who died and paid for your salvation with his own life, and rose again defeating the powers of sin and death.  Accept him as Lord of your life, confess your sins to him now and be saved.  The choice is yours.  Chose this day whom you will serve.  I pray you will chose life in Jesus.

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Sea Shells By The Shore

On a recent trip to see the ocean, I was amazed at the variety of sea shells by the shore.

The waves constantly washed up an incredible number and variety of shells and deposited them on the sandy beach.

It was like a never ending gift, with each crash of the waves, thousands of new shells landed in the sand.

Every shell was different.

I was in awe that the Lord God has made such variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of shells and the variety of species that use shells as a covering.

The kids were curious to identify what creatures use the different shells. We plan to have some fun matching shells with their occupants.

Some shells get discarded and a new creature takes residence in the empty shell.  We were fortunate to find some creatures had taken up residence already.

Sometimes the shells are spread out on the surface of the sand, and sometimes the shells are piled close together.  The shells left on the shore go on for miles and miles.

I watched several people collecting shells.  Some came with bags and others with buckets every morning and evening and they spent hours combing through the shells left behind by the waves.   I realized they are not only collecting shells, but they also sell these shells.  Some of the shells are also used in crafts and sold in souvenir shops

I thought it would be fun to teach the kids a tongue twister about sea shells that I had learned as a young girl.  A tongue twister is when you say similar sounding words over and over quickly without making a mistake.  However, it is not as easy as it sounds and you will likely mess up or get “tongue twisted”.    The kids think this is hilarious.

“She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.”

I want to encourage you to spend time with your kids today.  Observe and explore with them the amazing things Father God has created all around you.  There is an amazing variety of gifts right in front of our eyes that often goes ignored.   No matter where you are, you will find something incredible if you just take time.  This is an opportunity to connect with your kids in a special way and point them to their Heavenly Father.   You might find a funny tongue twister to try with your kids too and you will surely get plenty of giggles and laughter on the learning adventure.

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New Day

We got up early and before it was light we headed out to the edge.   

We marched forward in the darkness, walking from hard dirt to shifting sand until we could not go any farther.

We had to stop.  We were created with specific strengths and limits and we had to stop and recognize our habitat ends at this line.  Who set this boundary?  Who drew this line in the sand?

In the darkness one might miss the clarity of this line.  But if your ears are open, then it is unmistakable that even in the dark there was a change in our path.  The roar of the water is mighty.  It’s song drowns out the sound of the city and the night.  It deafens the sound of motors and all other man-made creations. Someone incredible put this line here and gave it a mighty sound so even in darkness it was unmistakable.

It clearly defines the boundary below our feet.  There are no more roads, no cars, no buildings, no houses, no people, not even trees, no…this line of roaring waters defines a boundary line.

The sky was beginning to shine forth with light separating the day from the night.  Standing in one place looking to the east we saw the new day and to the west we still saw the night.  We were standing at a boundary line between domains of powerful waters and land, but also between times, between day and night.

The reality of this moment is surreal and amazing!  It is encouraging and we waited patiently for the light.

It climbed slowly and steadily.

The waters kept roaring.  Their pace was rhythmic and never changing.

The rhythm seemed as if it were trying to lure me to sleep, back and forth, back and forth.

But all my senses were awake.  I could smell the energy in the air, I could agree with the rhythm with each breath I took.  I could feel the steady pace of life just like my own heart beating.  I could taste the salty air as it passed my tongue and as it filled my lungs it electrified and recharged my body.

There is life in this rhythm.  It churns up oxygen and minerals that bubbles and froths and is teaming with new life.

Even the birds were excited.  They instinctively know the ebb and flow of the water brings abundance into their life and they find nourishment.

It bears witness to the Creator.

The living God.  There is none like him.  He is the provider.  He is the daily bread of heaven.  He is the water of life.   All those who come to him will be saved and will never thirst for eternity.

We met many others on the journey to the water’s edge.  They come to enjoy the inspiring moments of a new day as it dawns.

The light transforms our view.  It bounces all around before the sun even appears over the horizon.

Everything takes on a new vibrancy. Colors seem to pop! Details previously unseen suddenly overwhelm the senses and there is a new awareness.

The birds are very excited.  The growing light points out the location of their next meal.  They dance in the air above the waves in anticipation, expecting provision.  They do not worry.  Then when there is just enough light, they quickly dive into the water and select their free gifts for the day.

I am dancing too.  On the edge.  On the line.  In the moment I become part of the the rhythm and I dance and wait.

My feet are wet.  My toes tingle.  My nose is full of sweet salty air that energizes my breaths and my beating heart.  My eyes are drawn to the dawning light and I wait.

My spirit is encouraged.

I wait. I know it will be here soon.

My Father in Heaven set this plan in motion.

I can rejoice and dance as carefree as a little child.

I feel alive.  I trust my Father’s plan and provision completely.  He drew this line.  He put this boundary here.  I trust him.

The waves rise and fall and rise again, washing the shore.  The rhythm is a song in my heart and mind.  It reminds me there is a plan, it is not random.

He sent his only begotten son to redeem me, heal me, and wash me clean. My robe is washed by the lamb, Jesus, my savior.  God sent his son to redeem all those who would believe and call upon him.

It is a new day, a day the Lord God has made.

Sing about his goodness, I will sing about his provision for my needs.  I will tell the world about his love and his mercy.  I will praise his name forever.

In him only will I place my trust.  His plan is perfect.  His plan is in motion.  I will trust him with my life and my eternal home.

I will rejoice and be glad.

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