Monday, April 20, 2015

Godly Order

 We need to be suspicious of the propaganda about how wonderfully accurate these "forensic evidence" labs are. In over 95% of crime cases the FBI "overstated" lab evidence in favor of the prosecution!  


To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ~ Proverbs 21:3
Church progress—or church growth—should be measured by the decline of wickedness and the restoration of justice. The purpose of dominion is to restore godly justice in order that the world order might glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31).

Churches on every corner, or mass participation in liturgy, hardly give evidence to a restoration of justice. In fact, the average man is angered by the great pomp and visibility of the church. Why? Because for all the prowess of the institutional church, the world remains unjust—faith without justice is dead.

Jackson

Lance & Megan  with 
 handsome little Jackson
We are blessed.



Friday, April 3, 2015

You did not dance!

Jim's teaching is well worth listening to:
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"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.' ~Matthew 11:16-17

Is the Name “Easter” of Pagan Origin?



Contrary to suggesting a connection to a Saxon goddess, some have suggested Easter finds its root in the German word for resurrection—auferstehung. In a footnote to his translation of the work of Eusebius, Christian F. Cruse defended the usage of the word Easter:


Our English word Passover, happily, in sound and sense, almost corresponds to the Hebrew [pesach], of which is a translation. Exod. Xii. 27. The Greek pascha, formed from the Hebrew, is the name of the Jewish festival, applied invariably in the primitive church to designate the festival of the Lord’s resurrection, which took place at the time of the passover. Our word Easter is of Saxon origin, and of precisely the same import with its German cognate Ostern. The latter is derived from the old Teutonic form of auferstehn, Auferstehung, i. e. resurrection. The name Easter is undoubtedly preferable to pascha or passover, but the latter was the primitive name.”

Is the date of Easter Christian?

"It appears clear from the earliest writings of the church fathers that the Resurrection was almost universally celebrated by the church...Polycarp understood from the Apostle John that the celebration was to be observed from the date of Nisan 14, while the tradition of the Western Church was to celebrate on the Sunday following the Passover."  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Walking in the Spirit

If we say, "God told me..." is that a biblical statement? Let us walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the deeds of the flesh. [Please bear with the first 60 seconds. David got off to a slow start, but the teaching is excellent.] Here's David's teaching from today:


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Theonomy ~Dr. Greg Bahnsen

Dr. Van Til taught us that “There is no alternative but that of theonomy and autonomy.


1 Corinthians 7:19 (NKJV) 
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, 
but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Muhammad or Jesus

"Wherever you find the infidels, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection. Know that paradise is under the shade of the swords." Muhammad of Mecca

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." Jesus of Nazareth

The quotes characterize the core teaching of Muhammad on the one hand and Christ on the other. As for what might a Muslim say, that would entirely depend on whether he or she were a Sunni, a Shia, a Wahhabi, a Salafi, or a Sufi--as well as whether or not he or she were actually familiar with the Koran (like Biblical illiteracy among Christians, Koranic illiteracy among Muslims is rampant). ~George Grant

A Child is Born

-he is free.

He is 
Exiled to a land called
Nursery School

See video here:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine

To Polly, who has been with me from the beginning--from the summer we courted in Hunter Library to the summer I graduated: lover, wife, mother of my children, mentor, friend, and my favorite Puritan...a woman of singular virtue, prudence, modesty, and piety, and specially beloved and honored of all...I will say nothing of my love to thee and of my longing desires towards thee, thou knowest my heart. ~ John Winthrop to his wife. From Boston, Nov. 29, 1630.


Whence are we to find words enough fully to tell the happiness of that marriage which the church cements...What kind of yoke is that of two believers, partakers of one hope, one desire, one discipline, one and the same service? Both are brethren, both fellow servants, no difference of spirit or flesh; nay, they are truly 'two in one flesh.' Where the flesh is one, one is the spirit too. Together they pray...together perform their fasts; mutually teaching, mutually exhorting, mutually sustaining...equally are they found in the church of God; equally at the banquet of God; equally in straits, in persecutions, in refreshments. Neither hides anything from the other...There is no stealthy singing, no trembling greeting...Between the two echo psalms and hymns; and they mutually challenge each other as to which shall better chant to their Lord. Such things, when Christ sees and hears, he joys. -Tertullian, "To His Wife", c. 207 A.D."

Friday, January 30, 2015

Almonds, Honey & Beeswax

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E. 25g provides 70% of the recommended daily allowance. They also have good amounts of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fibre and healthy monounsaturated fat. They contain more calcium than any other nut.
Health Benefits of Almonds: High Protein, Heart-Friendly and a Good Diet Aid 

 8 lb box @ $6.50 per lb. = $52 + $8 shipping=$60 total
14 lb. box @ 6.50 per lb= 91 + $9 shipping = $100 total. If interest please send your name and shipping address to dneseppi@aol.com. We will give you an address to send check. Expect your almonds within 4 business days.
$6.50 per lb. + shipping
Regional Rate A holds 8 lbs Almonds
Regional Rate B holds 14 lbs Almonds

Most raw honey contains propolis,
a compound that kills bacteria.
Raw honey is best because it has not been through
a heating process (over 120 degrees)
And it tastes much better, too.


 Raw Honey 
8 oz. honey bear is $3.
2 lb. honey bear is $12.
6 lb. Honey is $30. 

Paraffin candles, are petroleum based wax, burn sooty, blacken your walls and ceilings and are known to be toxic.

Beeswax has a totally clean non-toxic burn. Beeswax, when burned, emits negative ions. As in a rain storm, which is a negatively charged event, burning beeswax will clean the air. This happens when negative ions attach to positively charged ions that are holding dust, molds and other airborne contaminants. This attachment weights the positive ions and drops both the positive ions and the contaminants to the ground surface to be swept up and vacuumed.

Clean Beeswax is $6 per lb.

Shipping
USPS flat rate boxes are the best buy for shipping these heavy items:


$11.30 Med Flat Rate Priority Mail box 
Holds two half gallons of honey
      or 12 lbs almonds


$15.80 Lg Flat Rate Priority Mail box
Holds four  half-gallon containers of honey.
      or 18 lbs almonds
Please e-mail your address with orders to dneseppi@aol.com
We'll give you an address to send a check.
When it is in the mail, please let us know.
We usually ship within 48 hours.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Foods that Heal


Men who ate a lot of cereals and some types of meats had an increased benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH risk. A diet that is low in starches and meats, and high in vegetables and polyunsaturated fats seems to be best for preventing BPH and relieving its symptoms.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men but soy products such as soy milk, tofu and tempeh can reduce the risk of this cancer by as much as 70%. 

Zinc: Sesame Seeds, pumpkin seed, almonds, adzuki beans

Omega-3: walnuts, ground flax seed, kidney beans, salmon

Soy: Soymilk, soy yogurt, tofu, tempeh

Vit. C: Raw Bell Peppers, broccoli, caulaflour, Kale, Brussels Sprouts

Lycopene: Tomatoes
You can also get this carotenoid from watermelon, apricots, pink grapefruit, and papaya.


Avocados and other foods rich in beta-sitosterol which include pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, soybeans, and pecans.

Vegetables:  Eating more vegetables can help lower your risk of BPH. Green leafy vegetables are especially important because they are rich in antioxidants. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli also reduce the risk of prostate problems, including BPH and prostate cancer. People who eat onion and garlic regularly might also have a lower risk of BPH.


It is also treated with Saw Palmetto, Rye Grass Pollen Extract, Stinging Nettle

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Millet & Milkshake Breakfast



Milkshake:  2T chia seed, 2T buckwheat, 2T ground almonds + the contents of a pro-biotic capsule soaked in a cup and a half of soymilk or water for 10-15 min. I sometimes combine these in a blender, capped with the lid overnight in the refrigerator. Soaked chia seed makes the milk shake thicker. Blend this with 2T Costco's Plant Protein Powder or 1T cocoa pwdr with  and a half banana. If you use water or skip the protein pwdr, you'll need the banana!

Millet: Boil 1 c water, add ¼ c millet + ⅛ t. salt per person. Cook over low heat till millet is done, about 20 min. Top the Millet with Ground Sesame Seed and Flax Seed, Mixed Raw Nuts, Costco's Frozen Three Berries, Cut Apples, 2T Hemp Seed and perhaps some Unsweetened Shredded Coconut. 

Mixed Raw Nuts: We buy bags of raw nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios also dried cranberries, toss these together and divide into sandwich ziplock bags and store in the freezer, so they are always handy for breakfast or a snack.