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Unexpected Motivation and Inspiration

I have found that with so many things on the web like Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Stumble Upon and so on that you can really waste A. LOT. of time at the computer. So you can imagine what happened when I found Pinterest and I will tell you that I have spent quite a bit of time on there that very well could have been better spent. Now here I am, a few months after joining and I look back over the past few months and find a very surprising thing has happened that I would have never expected  in a million years- I have gotten a ton more done than I ever thought possible, I started working out again, I am inspired by new ways to organize my home (AND it is actually happening), I have found fantastic recipes not only for in general but also for better and healthier lifestyle changes, and now that I have a considerable amount of pins and boards and likes, I find that I don’t waste nearly as much time on it than when I first found it. Maybe I live vicariously through the pins on Pinterest, if I do oh well. I just see that my tasks are little lighter and I have a lot more to hope for when I find ideas and inspiration on this fantastic site. I just LOVE Pinterest.

Check out these awesome pins I found…

Tons of great teaching tools and ideas

Lots of pretty things

Tons of Sweet DIY, Crafts and Tutorials

Ball work out ideas which are my personal favorites

To die for gift wrapping ideas, ornaments, paper crafts

Organization ideas, home cleaners, decorating tips

Retro Dress pattern and other cute clothing ideas and patterns

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World View Revolution- Part 4 or “Willingly Enslaved”

I am writing this as frustrations rise up in my world. Working three days a week as a “single” mom I have found that my philosophy on working a job as a mom at all is another Lie that has us duped by the establishment systems.

We fight the grind of the 9-5 work days and traffic and gas prices and benefits and office politics and for WHAT? So we can pay the daycare to raise our kids for us? So we can have benefits for health problems from the stress,  the smog filled commutes,  the hours doing repetitive motions, heavy lifting or hunched over a computer screen or the lack of nutrition due to the drive through dinners and not having the time for preparing or researching healthy foods and living? So we can put all our money into the gas tank and into our “keeping up with the Joneses” lifestyles? Since when is this worth it? How has it gotten to this point?

What has happened is we have sold our souls and bought a philosophy; that moms should have the freedom to work and not be under the thumb of responsibilities at home, or that we can do anything a man can do, but what we have gotten instead is being under the thumb of the work responsibilities and those at home combined, it is hardwired into us that we care for our homes (even if we don’t like to, want to or know how to) and therefore we are divided. A house divided cannot stand, a woman divided cannot stand, a family divided cannot stand, a marriage divided cannot stand. This promotion of women (or should I say demotion), has created a culture of willing enslavement because we have bought into the propaganda of the system. This system has taken from us our roots and traditions and home skills; it is still taking from us, it is attempting to steal our farming heritage, our entrepreneurial spirit, our ability to remain independent.  You see when they take our animals and our ability to grow our own food and disallow us to keep a small businesses (read this). They aren’t and haven’t literally taken them Per Se on a large scale. What they are trying to do is over-regulate these things, using fear tactics in the media by hyping big stories with just the info they want you to believe, then if that doesn’t work and a few get away from them they use the law to make an example of them like they are criminals by using obscure regulations, lies, and laws  to come and shut down community based operations that don’t line up with their drone mentality of the American people.  There is also the money factor to consider, they tax us, and insist we be licensed which again costs money, they fine those who are out of line and terrorize those not in cahoots with them or their lobbyist cronies.

Why do we want a job? to have good benefits. Why have good benefits? So when we are sick and broken down at retirement we will be taken care of? Even though our quality of life is nearly non-existent due to our multitude of health issues. To have good pay? To pay for our kids to go to college and get caught up in the same vicious cycle? Or to fund our retirement that we may be too sick to enjoy? It is bad enough that our men have to go out and put these stresses upon themselves (which they are hardwired to do with much less of a detriment to their health). But when you take the wives out of the home, and take the nourishment and nurturing those wives can provide for those men, to keep them healthy for the stresses of working, you end up with men who are broken down too!

But being a stay at home mom is not easy; do you know why? Because all or most of the skills that mothers pass down have been lost to a huge majority of women; thanks to the feminist movement. It is boring to stay home; we don’t know how to fill our time, or how to care for the home. Our work schedules and mentality have taken from us the ability to set routines in place to efficiently accomplish what we want for our homes and families. The skills of meal planning and nourishing our family have been lost to a convenience lifestyle of prepackaged chemicals. The skills of sewing and yarn works have been lost to store bought, inferior quality clothing. The skills of raising up strong, driven children of character and purpose have been lost to inferior education, schools of propaganda and peer pressure. The skills of hospitality, communication and community have been lost to a social media, texting,  gaming and amusement driven populace. The skills of healing our families with God given herbs and remedies have been lost to the greed driven big pharma corporations with there lobbyists that feed the greed in the media to lie to us and in the universities to propagandize our nation’s youth.

I am not talking about politics here, I am talking about the thought processes of individuals that have driven the American culture collectively en mass to sell there birthright and dignity because of the deception in a worldview that is not grounded foundation-ally in Truth or even in logic, reason and common sense. This is about thinking; thinking about the things that we hear and see passively throughout the day whether others say it or the media says it or a concept on a mindless television program says it; it is about discernment and telling apart the truth from the lies. The things I am writing are not about proving anything they are about piquing the curiosity of those who are willing to think outside their comfort zone and grasp the truth behind it. I am not an exhaustive researcher of specifics, I am attempting to portray tidbits of truth in my own journey for Truth. I know very little and in fact what I do know is minute in comparison to what I should know.  Does anyone else ever wonder why things just don’t make sense? Am I the only one wondering why common belief systems are so backward? Don’t you wonder about these types of things, too? Leave me a comment telling me what kinds of things just don’t make sense to you in the culture, let me know what has you mystified and why.

Randomness …of perfection, writing, inadequacies, faith and trust

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that…”

Mark Twain

am i a small person?

small and unforgiving?

sometimes my confidence makes a fool of me.

i am so sure of myself

and then i do something

and it fails…

my mind attacks

me telling me

why.

i.

failed.

telling me

i am stupid and ignorant

laughing at my confidence

dispelling my joy

mocking me for being.

so.

sure.

i fold into myself introspecting every little thing

i think i know and believe

i feel silly and selfish

shy and ashamed

that I put myself out there

so vulnerable

standing so tall on my soap box

of opinions

choices

words i say

and the me i reveal so openly to all.

i despise hypocrisy

so i reveal so much of myself

my mind calls me a fool

it asks “where is the mystery?”

maybe there is none when it comes to me

i rebel and flap about

like i know everything

and can do anything…

i get disconnected from so many

not on purpose

just my mind (that smallish part of me)

tells me not to bother because

they don’t care

they are too busy

so i forget to call

because i don’t know what to say

i like to write

i express my thoughts well

but i never bothered with

punctuation

too many or not enough and in the wrong spots

so i write and am humiliated

writers block is fear

that my dots and dashes don’t add up

my mind tells me i am dumb

elementary grammar

forgotten

in the need to put pen to page

and then confused

expression is a joy to me

yet i am failed for words to put all of it down

disjointed

thoughts

flying about my head

ricocheting from B cell to T cell

synapses firing away

and i try to catch them

these dragonfly thoughts

flitting one way

invisible then standing in midair…

sparkling

iridescent

thought

and I reach out with my jar of letters

to encapsulate the phantom phrase

on paper

or screen

but then its gone again

i am off on these

paper airplanes

and glitter screens

to lands of expression, of words, of poems

of classy fairy friends

of opinions to fuel my passions

of art to wonder at

and of my clumsy attempt

to join in the cacophony

that i travel

in the corner of my room

on the shiny little screen

and sometimes

maybe more so than not

my dishes are ignored

my bed unmade

or the laundry is left waiting on its mountain

or words tumble from my mouth too fast

and they’re sharp

and i regret

that they hurt

those i care for the most

and i wake

another morning

and i crawl out of bed

and i fly by my life as it comes

and i trust

the work in me will be completed

grace will be given each day anew

i will write and not be fearful

and i will hope myself breathless

and i will be silly and embarrassed

holding my chin up high

as i learn to forgive and be forgiven

and look up for my help

…..

;;;;

,,,

?

!

:

and i will TRUST.

Linked up with Life: unmasked

World View Revolution- Part 3 or Seeing Red Over Being “Green”

Go green… Right? Yeah, I am all for being green (the right way)… but it is annoying, because it has become a fad and a new money maker for the industry giants to peddle their wares and in my not so humble opinion dupe us even more, probably by sneaking in the “junk” in the pretty repackaged bottles or by hiding what is really going on. But I think that the “green” movement (at least the faddish media hyped part) hides an even greater deception. Watching PBS nature programs especially infuriates me, when they talk of the horror of the human encroachment upon animal’s natural habitats, as if humanity is an infestation of parasites upon the planet and the bleeding hearts who decide the wording for the narrator, thinking that they (and their own “elite” groups) are the only redeeming chance our planet has for survival. It is ridiculous to the point of rage for me, these bleeding heart elitest few (or not so few?) are likely the same as those in our government who decide how much poison is ok in our food and medicine and how much poison is too much… I mean why be so gruesome as to dig a ditch and shoot people into it when they can slowly torture and kill us by brainwashing us into believing that they can tell us what to eat and how to treat the diseases(their processed foods cause) that plague us. Oh and these are probably the same “few” who are all for the funding of the murders of millions of tiny babies, horror of horrors we wouldn’t want to over populate this poor burdened planet would we? The deception lies in the attitude and belief system that devalues humanity by promoting the “planet” and the “environment”. Look at the world around you, watch a commercial, they degrade humanity in one way or another constantly- as though we are mindless and incapable of taking care of ourselves anymore… have a conversation and listen to the pervading worldview of those speaking. It can be minor but it is still there… as in “…wow, you have your hands full…” in regards to children or “…men. can’t live with ’em, can’t live without em…” or “…your not going to college?” to a young lady who wants to nurture her family or “…you have to work; don’t you want to support your family?” to the mother who stays at home to bring up the next generation. The pervading attitude of our culture is that of what we have been fed by a media and a system that works against the people and for the growth of a larger and more controlling gov’t. Take mothers out of their homes, promote rampant immorality, create poor single mother led homes, day-cares and schools to effectively brainwash our children into more mindless drones, denigrate men by a continual onslaught of disrespect and dishonor in society causing a huge number of men to need “mommy’s” to take care of them, or become criminals, or deadbeats. While I am all for being a good steward of the things that God has created for our use, I would like us to never consider for a single second that the media, the system, or the gov’t has any desire to protect this earth or the people on it for them it is all about power and money, they are destroying the eco-system out the back door (as in GMO crops, pesticides) while putting on a good face by fighting global warming. GMO’s are messing us up I can almost bet money that new super illnesses that mystify the medical community are a direct result of GMO’s!!! And pesticides are killing our pollinators and are likely the cause behind a lot of our many current disease epidemics, read up on it!!! These industry giants are in the back pocket of our gov’t who allow this massive poisoning to create a nation too sick, mindless, ignorant and messed up to defend itself, the food supply or the environment. To them our ignorance is their power.

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues(heart disease, cancer, diabetes, AIDS, mental illness, infertility, autism, etc.) .

Revelation 18:23

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants(big business and gov’t, industrialized food, pharmaceuticals, educators) were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Revelation 9:21

Neither repented they of their murders(abortion), nor of their sorceries(pharmaceuticals, see below), nor of their fornication(culture of immorality), nor of their thefts(the national debt, our freedom).

Greek- Pharmakeia

Strong’s Number:   5331

Definition

  1. the use or the administering of drugs
  2. poisoning
  3. sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
  4. metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

I know sometime when I put this stuff out there it doesn’t seem to be related, but it is… It is a systematic dehumanization of this planet, it is a culture of death, a death of humanity by the belief systems that pervade out minds.

Back to being green the right way. Support green efforts first by being local, that will cut back on the costs of importing and shipping of products over great distances, eat local and seasonally, and if possible preserve your own food by canning and freezing and lacto-fermentation (refer to the Nourishing Traditions cookbook for more on this). When it comes to local products obviously you want a product that has quality and if you find it locally then go for it but if not look online for resources of cleaning products, home keeping products and childcare products and so on. Next be green in your food choices, Organic may be more expensive but the more is bought the less expensive it will become and if you want to get technical just because the cost is low now doesn’t mean it will be low later when you are paying for medical bills for multitudes of problems brought on by the cheap, easy foods. Growing a garden is a relatively easy way around this as the cost outset is minimal and the rewards huge, as long as you have a small idea of how its done and understand that it is a learning process. Realize that pollution is in our food supply as well as  the environment, the global warming, sustainable energy and landfill debates in the media are masking the real truth of what is  happening to the world around us. Supporting local sustainable farming practices is one of the best ways to be green, in supporting an organic farmer you are telling the “industry” that you no longer want poisons in our livestock or plants or wildlife or pollinators or our soil and water supplies from their chemical pesticides use. We all have a choice to make; we can choose to not think and do nothing and buy the garbage they are selling us literally and figuratively or we can stand up and vote with our pocketbooks, we can slowly make one decision in the right direction every time we do it; it is another nail in the coffin of these tyrants trying to steal all that we have… our freedoms. Without the freedom to eat true nourishing food, all of our other freedoms may as well be handed over to them on a silver platter. True food gives us the ability to have discernment and to choose right because true food nourishes our minds and bodies to give us the strength and ability to retain the knowledge of these truths.

“Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good” (Isaiah 7:15).

Masquerade of a Dead Life.

Sorting out some recent thoughts…

It is amazing the way a person can become so sure to you, how they can seem like they can be relied on for one small thing and still let you  down so harshly. I learned a long time ago how crushing it can be when someone you admire falls so hard and far from the pedestal you have put them on, but what I didn’t count on was the complete coldness and disregard a person can have for the values that keep family strong. It is one thing to disappoint another person it is another thing to aid in the destruction of family.

What an experience it is to see such a desperate attempt to keep certain “skeletons” from escaping the closet of a masquerade of a life. The broken attempts of hiding behind false pretense while in reality being the horrible victim of senseless acts of sins against you is just a pitiful and frightening reality for so many people. Unfortunately it can become a reality so big that in the end it affects not only you, but can affect generations to follow in ways that are devastating. All because you don’t want or can’t face what people might say or think of you even though what happened was not your fault. Sin when hidden becomes an insidious guest even when that sin has been done against you and you are not the one who has committed it. Typically when sinned against anger then unforgiveness then bitterness takes root in the hurt. The hard thing is that we have every right to be hurt and angry, but the key after that is to not sin in our hurt and anger. I know how hard it is to be hurt and angry and then have to deal with a child while wrestling with those feelings towards someone else, I have on numerous occasions snapped at them or yelled at them when they had nothing to do with my pain at all, but being so consumed by my pain, I overlooked what it might do to them to react in a way that will confuse and hurt them. Thus the cycle can continue and inevitably does in this fallen world. I have personally tried to make it a point to apologize to my children when I have done this and have when necessary attempted to explain to them some lesson of human nature and the mercy of God and His love.

What is remarkable to me in this is how the extent of someone else’s sin can cause us to sin against the innocent or those who are not the cause of the pain. Either way we are not to sin, in reaction to the person sinning against us or in reaction to those not involved. I can say that this is a very difficult ideal to grasp, I believe and know it, and I fail in it so many times. How I was shown this by God’s mercy, was in wondering about the resurrection and it’s importance in the life of one who believes. The refrain of the gospel is that we can be saved from our sin, it is beautiful to know this, however it is incomplete, because so many do not understand their own sin, and stand in judgement of others sins and the sins that they have been the victims of. Sometimes a person does not see the depravity of there own sin and only looks at the sin and suffering around them and wonders about how so much bad can happen. Christ died for my sin, your sin, and every individual’s sin. It becomes our responsibility to accept that gift of salvation from our sin. What happened after His death is three days later he arose from the dead, we all know that right? But see he didn’t go in the ground for three days, in those three days he conquered death forever and rose victorious over sin and death so that we may experience the same freedom and victory over sin and death because of our salvation through him. And that means sin. Period. Any sin that has been committed against us. Period. Any experience of death. Period.

In the light of His great salvation all of this has no hold on any believer, ever, unless the believer chooses to hold on to it, either in their ignorance to this or in their inability to fully grasp this victory. I have a hard time fully grasping the truth of this especially in moments of pain, and unfortunately pain doesn’t just go away in knowing this. What it does do though is it gives me hope in pain and joy in the hurt, that I do not have to remain imprisoned to someone else’s sins against me or others. It helps me to know that God has conquered it all and he is the only conqueror, and only through his salvation can I be more than a conqueror even though I have experienced the pain and hurt and horror of being sinned against.

Realize that sin is a work of Satan himself and that every person has the choice to sin or not. Do not deceive yourself about sin there is no small sin that we can commit as in letting our words hurt people or laziness or being false, and do not allow yourself to be deceived into the belief that there are sins that are too great for God’s power as in rape or murder or molestation. God’s power abolishes sin, God’s power heals our souls from sins, God’s power gives us peace in this sin stricken world. In pressing on towards wholeness in body, spirit and mind; this truth has been a balm for me, it has put my mind at ease even though the feelings of hurt and anger remain, it has helped me to sort through the mess that is life on this planet and it has helped me understand the pain that others face in there own lives. I hope it allows me to see healing in the lives of those I love and I hope that maybe it causes others curiosity to seek out this truth for them self.

World View Revolution – Part 2

So, I am absolutely convinced that in light of what I am learning about food nutrition and health that the “ills” of so many of our pop culture tragedies; such as obesity, homosexuality, infertility, mental illnesses, chronic diseases, crime rates and addictions- that many of these things are avoidable and preventable. I don’t know to what degree these things could have been avoided but I know that due to our nutrition and so-called treatments of these ailments, and the length of time that these have been the norm for people it is unsure to me how quickly these things could be reversed.

The increase of infertility and homosexuality I think are largely due to birth control methods and lack of nutrition that effects hormones. I read a discussion on birth control and attraction on Rush Limbaugh’s website that stated a study about how men were more attracted to women not on birth control, they had men smell the shirts of women on it and women who were not on it and they found that the women who were on it were less attractive to those men. Now in light of this does it not make sense that men would find other men more attractive? But compounding this whole situation you have nutritional deficits that cause lowered hormone levels, such as the lack of appropriate fats, enzymes, synergy of whole foods, vitamins etc. do you not think that this may be a factor to consider? On top of that you get men whose hormones (or lack of) cause personality problems, aggression, hostility, addictions, among others- making them nearly unbearable to be around, causing a shift in women to look for partners they can better understand- other women. These same problems turned around creates unnatural behavior in women as well, even further compounding the problem. As a result you get a desexing of humanity that creates an almost unexplainable horror in the lives of so many. Pastors and priests who prey on the people they were called to help, little girls and boys becoming the victims of heinous crimes, mothers without natural nurturing instincts, fathers who are absent and irresponsible. Obviously sin is a huge factor in all of this and each person has the ability to choose the paths they wish to follow, but doesn’t this give rise to a new way of looking at these issues, with less judgment and more understanding? I can take a page from my own life and see how these things can certainly be true, when I take certain vitamins(B’s) my ability to handle stress well is directly improved- maybe just by the skin of my teeth but I do see a difference. Now if I were getting these vitamins synergisticly in the foods I eat with other factors such as enzymes and minerals and so on that assist the bio-availability of those nutrients to my cells would it not make an even greater difference in my health and well being? I certainly think so!

The famine of this nation is a starvation for reality and Truth, and in this culture those two things are desperately hidden from us. The reality is, this earth was given to us from God to nourish and care for us, not in man made materials and chemical compositions used to exploit us for the greed of industrial tycoons trying to make a quick buck. The Reality is we are being lied to every day from nearly every source into believing that man knows better than God and that science is wiser than His perfect creation. The reality is that we can be saved from our sin regardless of our nutrition deficits, mindsets, mistakes and habits. The reality is that these Truths when sought out can set us all free. Humanity’s first sin originated with food… maybe our repentance needs to start there, too? Could it be that the more nutritionally real our food is that maybe the more our minds and spirits would be able to understand and accept the spiritual and the unseen? Research has shown countless time that food can make you feel lethargic, unmotivated, depressed, hyper and so on. What we put in our bodies really does count so why not make it a little change here and there and slowly remove the processed and chemical and replace it with the real and the created?

Please, please read Nourishing Traditions by: Sally Fallon, This post is to provoke thought and curiosity, it is in no way meant to offend anyone. This has been in my drafts for awhile I wanted to tweak it to perfection but if I waited for that than I would likely never post it and that would defeat the whole purpose of a blog now wouldn’t it?