Howdy Y'all!!!! I hope that where ever y'all are, that the sun has been shining and you were able to look outside and see and enjoy the beauty around you. The color of fall is not as beautiful right around here as I had hoped it would be, but I have heard from others that are enjoying the wonderful colors. That is awesome for y'all. One of my friends and her husband in North Carolina, went for a drive earlier this week and she mentioned seeing acres of sorghum, and of course that just made me think of some of the times as a youngster getting to enjoy freshly made sorghum, right at the mill!!!! You talking about "yummo", whew, that is some of the best stuff ever squeezed from a green stalk!!! hahahah Well, it is!!!! hahaha One of my Momma's fresh hot biscuits, my Mamaw's freshly churned butter and a little sorghum molasses...........a meal fit for a king!!!! It was certainly good enough for this lil' country gal!!! Oh........I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get 'lasses on ya!! hahaha
I have been busy as of late and I am ready to take a breather. I have been going from one endeavor to the next event to the next happening, and I'm just ready to not have to think. Oh, everything I've been doing has been a lot of fun and just a pleasure to be doing, but it has been tiring. My body doesn't recover as quickly as it used to! Dognabit, it don't! But that's ok. I think most everything has calmed down a bit for me though and I hope to get back in my art place and play. Everyone needs to play a little from time to time. It's good for the soul and cheaper than therapy! hahaha
I had shared with y'all about the Hebrew class that I had been taking, well, I'm sad to report that it is over. Just broken hearted! But, if I heard and understood the teacher correctly, she will pick back up in the Spring!!!! Woohoo!!! Yes, I was paying attention. hahahaha Is it Spring yet?????? I just can't tell you how much I enjoyed the class. I did learn a lot, but I know I have soooo much more to learn. I hope I can share a little more with y'all, of what I did learn. One of the ladies wrote out Psalm 23 on the white board in Hebrew and the imagery that goes along with each Aleph-Bet and she done such a great job!!! It took a lot of courage to do that, and it was quite impressive to see. You know who you are, big hugs and much love to you, Ms. Pam!!!! WooHoo!!!!
My Family Community Education Club, through the local County Extension Office had our All Clubs Day event yesterday. All of the clubs in the county come together for one event to tell about how each club ministered to the community. It was quite impressive to hear about what all the clubs have done over the past year. And that's why I'm so pooped today, but it's a good thing!!!! It was a huge success!!! My club was the one that was over the meal prep and serving and all that good stuff. Everyone always says we do such a great job and we do! We do put a lot thought in to what we want to do and try to make it a good and fun day and it was. I did not take pictures of the event, I was too busy. But I did take a picture or two of the favors I made and of the Sweet Potato Casseroles I made. So I will share those with y'all. Don't blame me if you drool over your key pad and ruin it! hehehehe
I'm gonna throw in a commercial break right about now.........If you are a telemarketer, stop calling me!!!! If you are campaigning for your favorite politician, stop calling me!!!! Sorry, but I DO NOT like all the calls from whom ever is making them!!!! All these calls are getting quite ridiculous!!!!! It's one thing for the calls to come in all hours of the day, but all hours of the night......I'm telling you, "I would love to reach out touch someone!!!!" Remember the commercial back in the day, being sung so nicely by this beautiful female voice "Reach out, Reach out and touch someone"? Consider it being sung by someone who can't carry a tune in a bucket but would dearly love to reach out and touch someone!! Well, that's me, and I would love to, seriously!!!!! Trust me, if you are selling something, I don't need it!!!!!! If you are campaigning, trust me, the only solution for that, is strong toilet bowl cleaner!!!!! Does that sound like something that a Christian woman would even want to say? Not hardly, but I have just about had it with all the calls!!!!
I don't know a whole lot about much!!!! I'm the very first one to admit that. But let me tell you this folks, if it stinks, no amount of the finest perfumes is gonna cover the stinch!!!! One of the sisters at the tomb of Lazarus told Jesus, "but he stinketh by now". (my paraphrase, you can look and see what she actually said.) Well, after listening to all the campaigning for over a year now, I can truly say to you "this campaign stinketh by now!!!!" No amount of the finest perfumes or in this case, fancy talking, is going to cover the stinch! It stinketh!!!!
At this point, it's painful to think about who wins!!!! What I do know is this, the American people, the voters and tax payers, will be the ones hurt by this election!!!! I DO NOT like feeling like that at all!!!! Where is morality? Where is common sense? Where is honesty? Where is truth? Where is character? Where is championing a cause? Where are the true heroes that we desperately need now?
Morality has gone the way of the dinosaurs! Common sense flew the coop so long ago that it too has become extinct. Honesty, what is that? Truth.....oh that depends on who you talk to and what day of the week it is. That didn't make sense, did it? Well, the so called truth that spews forth from some peoples mouths don't make much sense either. There is no such thing as absolute truth for them. Everyone wants to throw in a little gray area. When we start putting in the gray area, that's when it becomes a lie. It's either black or white. It's either right or wrong. A little bit "right" is still 100% WRONG. A little bit "wrong" is still 100% WRONG. It can't be both ways. It's right or it's wrong. A few years ago, in my neck of the woods, on all the school billboards we seen the phrase "Character Counts". I am 100% convinced that our politicians don't know how to read, otherwise, some of them would have read that and at least googled it to find out what it meant. If they had read it and understood what it meant, would they not have tried to live up to those words, "Character Counts"? Maybe they misunderstood it for bad character, I don't know, I really don't. Who knows, maybe I'm the only one that feels like I am drowning in the stinch of what's happening around me. I am just waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and praying that the light is not attached to an oncoming train!!!! Championing a cause today has become taking a stand FOR sin. Go figure. And the only true hero we ever had was crucified some 2000 years ago between two common thieves. So what do we know or care about a hero?
Oh yeah, I was about to forget this one. I don't know how I could, but I almost did. About all the calls, some of them have been for the proposed bill that will be on our local vote ballot. You want to know what that one is for? Wine in grocery stores!!!! Oh boy, MORE DRUNK DRIVERS!!!!! Ask anyone that has ever gone to the cemetery to look at the headstone of a loved one who's life was cut short by a drunk driver what it feels like. That's all I'll say about that. End of commercial break.
I don't know what all the answers are to all the questions that are on some of our minds, but I will tell you that I know where we can find the answers! We can start with:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
What people group is being spoken to here? Yahweh is not speaking to everyone. He is speaking only to His people. Who are His people? Have you accepted Yeshuah as Messiah, Lord and Savior, of your life? If you have, then you are who Yahweh, God is speaking to. He is not speaking to those who have blatantly made a mockery of Him and blatantly turned their back on Him and the call that He has had on their lives. In other words, His words are for "Christians". The lost people don't know or care that they are living in sin. But, Yahweh, is speaking to the ones who belong to Him and call Him Father. He is calling on His people to humble ourselves; He is calling on His people to pray and seek His face; He is calling on His people to turn from OUR wicked ways. What are some of those wicked ways? We are not living our lives in such a way that is making a lot of difference to the lost people we know. We have allowed the culture of the day to rub off on us and we have started to stink a little. There used to be actions or behavior in society that we called sin. There is no such thing as sin in the culture today. Oh, we wash it and clean it up with new names, but what Yahweh called sin from the very beginning, guess what, it's still sin. I finally realized that Yahweh was speaking directly to me and not the lost person that doesn't know or care. He is speaking directly to me! How humbling is that? If all of us that are called by His name would do as He asks of us, He will forgive us of our sin and heal our land. Oh how the land cries out to be healed!!!!! Yahweh's people are one people divided by a bunch of man made denominations and legalism within those denominations that has all but destroyed the testimony that His people should have. We all should be running from that which we know has no basis, ground or foundation in the Holy Word of Yahweh! There are no gray areas with Yahweh. Trust me, I have tried to find the gray areas, there are none. Just what am I willing to call "sin"? If Yahweh called it sin, then I will call it sin. You know, I don't want to hurt anyone, but I would be doing a far greater disservice to someone if I agreed with sin and a life of destruction. I don't know of anyone with the heart to serve Yahweh that has a desire to walk up to someone and call them a sinner point blank to their face and that's not what anyone who loves Yeshuah ever wants to do. But, sometimes it has to be done in love.
All through history, we have seen people in every generation that have thumbed their noses at God and His way and the people that have tried to point them to a better way of living. Yahweh calls on us, the righteous few, to keep praying for the wicked generations. So, the righteous few pray. The righteous few will keep praying, even in the face of persecution. There have been more people martyred in the last 100 years of history than in the previous 4 to 6 thousand years. What does that say about the wickedness of the land, across the whole world. I think it says that we are looking at a world that has no morals, no common sense, no honesty, no truth, no character, no worthy causes, and no hero. The only way to fight the first 6 things that we as a world have lost, is to put our eyes on the only real hero this world has ever known, Yeshuah, Jesus Christ. I am ready to do that. Will you join me?
One of the things that I will mention here is this. Some of our drs have successfully, single handedly, with permission from something called Roe v Wade, killed out a generation of human beings; we normally call them babies until they are being killed and then they become fetuses. How can killing over 50 million human beings be a good thing? It was horrible when Hitler done it, but there are laws today that protect killers and make it ok to wipe out generations. How sad does that make your heart? Go study that "law", and study it hard and look for truth in that law. There is no truth in that law because it was founded and based on a blatant lie. Its out there, go look for it, you'll find it. For me, I despise the word fetus!!! I know that it's a technical medical term. It is a term that needs to be done away with, in my feeble opinion. The term, in every circumstance, should be baby. Again, my opinion.
This is not meant to hurt any woman that has had an abortion. I know how you have been lied to, coerced and threatened. I know the stories of far too many women to make light of the subject. I've seen the faces of those who have dealt with this. I know that there is MUCH mental anguish associated with it. I know that there is much needed heart and spiritual healing for this. I would love to see some of our tax dollars being spent now on the grief counselling that Roe v Wade has caused. So, for you ladies that have been in that situation, please search out support groups in your local churches. Some of the churches in my area offer Celebrate Recovery program and it is a great program to go to if you get a chance. If there is a Crisis Pregnancy Center in your area, call them to see if they offer the bible study "Save One" written by Sheila Harper. Any Crisis Pregnancy Center that does not offer that bible study should check it out. You will be thrilled you did. It is an awesome bible study and there is healing in that bible study!!! I have seen many women gain spiritual freedom from that bible study! Google it and see if you can find out where a bible study is offered in your area. The ladies and volunteers that work in Crisis Pregnancy Centers have a heart of love and compassion and are passionate about you! It will always be confidential, so you don't have to worry about your story being mishandled. It will be one of the best things you will ever do for yourself. Just know that Yahweh is good and in Him is freedom!!!!
On Sunday, October 30th, at 3:00 pm cst in my neck of the woods, there is going to be a prayer rally at the local court house square. There will be several counties that will be praying at the same time, at their local court house squares, for our nation and world as whole. You don't have to have an organized rally to join in this prayer. Just mark your calendars and join in, where ever you are, join in. Who knows, it could just be the call to prayer that sets this nation on fire for the truth of Yahweh's Word once again. I am reminded, "For such a time as this". Oh how I pray for a spiritual re-awakening in the land!!!!! If now is not the time, then when?
Well, I have just about covered it all again tonight. I don't know what my tomorrow is going to bring me, but I know the One who will bring my tomorrow to me. I just pray that I can live as He would have me live in the blessing of tomorrow. I pray that for you too. I pray that as you lay your head on your pillow tonight that you will give all your worries over to the One who took your place on the cross and know that you can sleep well with Him in charge of it all. Always remember that Yahweh, Father God loves you. I love you too! Till we meet again, right here at the next appointed time, hugs and love.....Patty