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She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. -Proverbs 31:27

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What is the Trivium?
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Amazing Bread
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Acorn/Cattail Bread, etc.
Banana Bread
Breakfasts
Baked Oatmeal
Baked Custard
Baked French Toast
Lunches
Cheesy Rice
Pasta Salad
Momdorf Salad
Swai Salad Lunch
Suppers
Pizza Casserole
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Crock Pot Chili
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Sides
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Fresh Fruit and Veggies Salads
Bread Stuffing
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Sweet Potato Casserole
Desserts
Healthy Ice Cream
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Chocolate Custard Pie
Russian Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Cobbler
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Kefir


About the Bible
How to be Born Again
A Bible Quiz
How to Study the Bible
How to Find a Good Study Bible
How to Mark Your Bible
Make Your own Study Bible
Are All Bible Versions the Same?
King James Only
New King James?
Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Revealed Deceptions
Church Membership
Why There are Cults
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah vs. Grace
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
The Black Thread
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s
Homosexuality

Holiday Truths
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Independance Day?
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
Thanksgiving
The Real Christmas Story
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Eschatology
Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
The 7 Thunders
When is the Rapture, and When is the Second Coming?

More Bible Studies
Corinthians Controversy
Can Women Teach the Bible?
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Children's Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
Scriptural Prayer
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Aliens, Demons, and More
Angels, Aliens, Pyramids, etc.
The 15 Planets in our Solar System
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Friday, February 17, 2017


A Nibiru Update

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Aspergers and Hormones

Being on the spectrum, I like to read articles and lots of books about Aspergers. I also enjoy some of the wonderful Aspie videos on YouTube. I've noticed a lot of the literature delving into the topic of certain hormone levels with a lot of the people on the spectrum.

Melatonin

Many Aspies have sleep issues. They may have trouble falling asleep, and the next day, they are often not well-rested, even if they got a lot of sleep. Why? Sleep studies have shown that many Aspies produce lower than normal levels of melatonin, which is a "go to sleep" hormone. Many people on the spectrum have learned that if they take melatonin before bed, they are able to fall asleep within 40 minutes, AND they get MORE REM sleep, and therefore awaken refreshed and rested. This goes with some of the sleep studies, where it was found that many Aspies not only have trouble falling asleep, but that they get less REM sleep than the NT (neurtypical) - not Aspie person.

If you are an Aspergian, and have sleep issues, you may want to consider giving melatonin a try.

Oxytocin

Oxytocin has been known as the "bonding hormone." Many Aspergians have been tested, and found to have lower oxytocin levels than NTs. Some Aspie mamas have had trouble breast feeding their babies. They have trouble getting a let down reflex, and therefore their hungry child only gets the foremilk, which is watery, and has very little fat and cream in it. Then, they find they have to supplement with a bottle. Sometimes this is tied to the Aspergian mama not having very high levels of oxytocin, which helps trigger the let down reflex.

When a mother nurses her child, she and the child bond, and this triggers the NT woman's let down reflex. While the Asperger's mama can bond with her child just as much, the oxytocin "bonding hormone" won't necessarily flow freely. It is important to note that Aspies can bond with family, friends, and other people, even though they may have low oxytocin levels. However, I must wonder if this could be part of why we have trouble connecting to many others. For example, I am bonded to the people I go to church with. I truly feel like we are all family. But, I am not connected to them, and don't know how.

It's like everyone is walking around with a U.S. plug and jack, and they can plug into each other, and connect. My plug and jack are European, so it doesn't fit with all the U.S. ones walking around. Occasionally, a person with an adapter will come along, and we connect. My husband is adaptive, and he is one of the few humans I have connected with, but we are not connected on all things, because I can't always understand his thinking - with him being NT, and my being on the spectrum.

Another example of unconnetedness... One day, we were at a big public event, and it was intermission, so a lot of people were getting onto the elevators to go get some snacks and use the restroom, etc. We took the stairs down, and headed to a restroom. The woman's room had a line going out the door. I noticed many of the ladies freely chatting with each other, as if they've known each other for years, but I'm certain they just met. When someone would try to open a conversation with me, it would end up flat and short, and they would eventually turn and talk to the lady on the other side of them, instead.

I had no desire to start any convos, so I didn't try. I just wanted to get to a stall, and pee. That was my sole goal in the restroom.

We took the elevator back up stairs, and people and my husband were casually chatting in the elevator. I just don't know how people do that, but at the same time, I don't care, because I don't really want to. But I wonder - why do they want to? If my oxytocin levels were at those of the common NT, would I want to? I don't want to want to, so whatevs, right? LOL

Hypersexuality

Not all, but most Aspergians have been found to either be asexual, or hypersexual. The asexual ones may have the gift of singleness. They are not interested much, if at all, in the other gender, have little to no desire to get married or procreate. They are happy being on their own, following their own routines, and don't want another person getting into the mix. This type of Aspergian is mentioned more often in a lot of the literature than the hypersexual.

The hypersexual Aspergian wants badly to have a mate, and likes and wants sexual intimacy often. When this is with a male Aspergian, it can often be seen as a manly thing, but with a female, it can be seen as a taboo. The question here, is why are the hypersexuals hypersexual? Some have conjectured that it reduces anxiety, via making the Aspie produce oxytocin via the sexual intimacy. I'm fairly certain this is correct. I don't know if this is the only reason, but I'm confident it is part of the puzzle.

To the hypersexual, I would direct you to 1 Corinthians chapter 7, where it says that if you are in lust, get married, so that you won't sin. Fornication is never the answer. The Christian Aspergian who desires a spouse will get one, if it is God's Will, and they put it into His hands.

Conclusion

Asperger's people are different from NTs in many ways, but we are still part of the human race, even if we usually feel like we are from a different planet. Just because we are different, it does not mean we are broken. Isn't diversity something that is supposed to be celebrated? That's what I keep hearing. Don't try to make yourself into an NT. Be you. What are they saying these days? Something like "You just do you, Boo." Right?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


The Rest of my Birthday Presents

The rest of my birthday presents arrived in the mail, today. I'm so glad I had a nice birthday coupon from Franklin Covey, because I got to spend it on a compact sized Aurora planner binder, and a classic sized one:

Aren't they gorgeous?! I immediately did a video on them, and there will be more to come...


Wow! So happy with them so far! :-)

Friday, January 27, 2017


Amazing Honey

Seriously, honey is great. I don't mean the "pure" honey in the store. I mean raw honey. Some stores carry raw honey, and some even carry local raw honey - this is the best.

Good, raw honey has virtually a limitless shelf life. The stuff just doesn't seem to go bad. Whether you prep or stock or not, you can't go wrong with honey.

- It is a nutrient-rich food, and great source for many vitamins and minerals

- Honey can be fermented in water to make mead

- You can distill the pure alcohol out of the homemade honey mead to run certain generators and vehicles

- Honey is a great cleansing agent, and can be used in the place of soap to wash the body, if needed

- Honey shampoo is wonderful on the hair. Just mix a few tablespoons of honey with a few tablespoons of water, then pour it onto your wet hair. Rub it into all of your hair and scalp, then rinse. It comes right out, and leaves your hair clean and happy

- A good raw honey can also be used as a salve on cuts and scratches

- Not to mention honey is one of the most delicious sweetening agents. When I make clover tea (from the clover flowers I forage outside) I sweeten it with just a bit of honey, and it is fabulous. I also like to sweeten homemade flax milk, and various teas with honey. Just a little bit does it.

I love honey, and I hope you do now, too.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Make Your Own Glasses

For those who wear glasses or contact lenses, what if you lost your corrective lenses, and were unable to get some more, for a time? This could be due to a natural disaster, financial crisis, or just not being able to get an appointment with the eye doctor for a while. What do you do?

You can make your own glasses. Have you ever heard of pinhole glasses? Years ago, I read about what they are, and then I made a pair, to see if this was hype, or real.

I took a pair of cheap sunglasses, and knocked the lenses out. Then, I took a cereal box and cut some lens shapes from it, and taped them into the empty lens slots of the sunglasses frames. Next, I used a needle and poked a LOT of small holes in the cardboard. The glasses looked quite funky, but I wasn't making a fashion statement, I was doing an experiment. I took off my usual glasses, and stood across the room. I looked at something across the room that would be in perfect focus if I had my corrective lenses on, and without my glasses, it was just a blurry mass.

I put on the pinhole glasses - Amazing! I could see the object perfectly. I almost disbelieved my own eyes. I removed the pinhole glasses - blurry. I put the pinhole glasses back on - in focus.

I decided I wanted a more official, sturdy pair, so I got online, and purchased an official pair. Those pinhole glasses worked even better than the pair I had made. I put them into my purse, and when I'd meet up with a friend who wore glasses, I'd asked them to remove their corrective lenses, and try the pinholes. Astounding. Almost always they'd report good vision with the pin hole glasses, both nearsighted, and farsighted.

If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or both, I think you should do what I described above, and make a pair of pinhole glasses. Try them out. You may not look ultra cool, but now you have a back up plan, should something happen to your contacts or glasses.

Meanwhile, if you wish to instead purchase some really nice pinhole glasses, they are much easier to find, than they were years ago, when I got my first pair. Go to Amazon.com and do a search on "pinhole glasses," to view many styles of pinhole glasses, some costing only a few bucks.

I recently picked up a pair from Wal-Mart, in their sunglasses section, for about three dollars. It doesn't hurt to check your local Wal-Mart, and see if they have any in stock. Mine did.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Nibiru Update

I know it's been a while since I've done much of any Nibiru videos, and there's a few reasons why. I share those reasons, as well as some of the Nibiru footage from September 2016 through January 2017 that we've captured:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Birthday Haul, Ya'll!

I was sick on my birthday, as was some other family members. A few days afterwards, we were all feeling pretty good, so we "had" my birthday. I wanted to eat out, and then do some shopping. Hubby and the kids were a lot of fun, and Hubby was so great in taking me shopping. :-) We ate out at Olive Garden, where I got a free dessert. I got to shop at Michael's (I had a birthday coupon from them that I got to use), Target (mostly the Dollar Spot. I love their Dollar Spot), a thrift store (I didn't get anything, they didn't have anything I wanted), and a used book store.

I also got to shop online at Franklin Covey for planner fun. I had a birthday coupon that I got to use with them, as well.

I'll probably do a YouTube video of my FC goodies, when I get them. Stay tuned. :-)

Meanwhile, here's my birthday haul, ya'll:

Monday, January 23, 2017


Schrodinger's Cat and Kittens, etc.

I read the book Schrodinger's Cat twice. It was pretty good. Imagine my excitement, when I saw the part two book, in a used bookstore. I spent the few bucks, and got the paperback. I had been in that book for months. I made it half way through, then just skimmed through the rest. I just couldn't get all the way through it. Boring. There was something missing that was in the first book, etc. I liked Schrodinger's Cat,, but the book Schrodinger's Kittens, I just couldn't get into.

I thought maybe it was because I've had less time for reading, lately, but as soon as I admitted defeat, and moved to the next book in my reading list, I found that was not the case. I sped through the next book. In fact, I finished it on Saturday night. When I get into the next book on my list after that, I'll update the list in my sidebar.

BTW, if you don't know, the two above mentioned books are on quantum mechanics. I like quantum/particle physics, so some of the books in my reading list reflect this.

Now, the book I just finished this weekend, book two of the fictional Maze Runner series... Book one was good. Book two - The Scorch Trials, amazing. It is SO different from the movie. Pretty much the only similarities are the characters' names, and that they were in the maze.

I read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent Series, and the first few books of the Ender's Game series, so far. I like these genre of movies, and it interests me into reading those books.

Speaking of sci-fi readage, I'm on the lookout for Fountains of Paradise, by Arthur C. Clarke. I checked two used book stores, and neither had it. I may just get a used copy from Amazon, or something.

Happy reading! :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


This n That n Schtuff

We have the sickies going through the house, so blogging hasn't been a very high priority for me. My birthday is coming up. We probably will wait a few days after my birthday to do something - when everyone is hopefully better.

Have a blessed week. I'll be back in blogland later this week, or sometime next week. :-)

Friday, January 13, 2017


Stock it Up

I've briefly written, in the past, about stocking your pantry. This is important, not because I necessarily think the end of the world is coming, but for more practical reasons. For example, what if your husband loses his job, or gets sick and misses a lot of work? What if an emergency comes up, and it sucks your financial resources dry? Or, perhaps a natural, public, or governmental disaster occurs, and grocery shopping is out of the question?

I am a child of God, and the Holy Word tells me that if I seek righteousness in God, then Heavenly Father will provide all I need. However, I also have a push to stock up on some essentials. I'm glad I have followed that urge, because there was a time when my husband was between jobs, where we lived off of my stock. There have also been other unexpecteds that have come up, over the years, where we needed my stock, so I've been happy to have had it.

Some people stock up on stuff they get from coupons. I am not one of those people. Many coupons largely get you junk food, and chemical laden body products. I'm just not interested. I believe that if you have basic skills, there's not a whole lot you need to stock up on.

Below is an annotated stock up list. Let's keep this simple, shall we?

NOTE: I give example uses for some of the following items, but these are just some examples, and are not exclusive. Many of the below listed items can cross over into cleaning, medical, and cooking. Many recipes can be made from the oils, grains, vinegars, salt, oats, legumes, etc. I only give a few examples, but there are a LOT of delicious meals that can be made from these things.

Body Care

Washing Hair and Scrubbing Scalp - Baking soda and water (2 tablespoons mixed in one cup of water)

Conditioning Hair Rinse - Apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons mixed in one cup of water)

Washing the Body - Obviously, soap - if you have it. Otherwise, forage the roots of yucca cactus or prickly pear cactus. The roots have natural saponins and will mildly suds. These can be used as natural soap. Or, if you have the stuff and skills, make your own soap from leftover fats from cooking, collected rainwater, and ashes. If you can't get the roots or make soap, then you can clean yourself with wood ash, or baking soda and water. I suggest you stock up on a LOT of baking soda, for various reasons. You can also wash with ground, dried chick peas.

Teeth Care - Brush teeth with a paste of baking soda and water (this is salty tasting). Floss with available string, yucca cactus string, or thick, clean head hair. Rinse with a very small drop of oregano oil in water (this is spicy tasting).

Deodorant - You shouldn't need any, if you are clean and healthy, but if you feel you need it, mix some cornstarch and coconut oil together, and pat onto armpits.

Baby Powder - use corn starch.

Cleaning

Multi-Purpose Cleaner - Half white vinegar, and half water, in a spray bottle.

Toilet Cleaner - A paste of baking soda and water.

Scouring Powder - Baking soda

Wood Oil - A very light layer of extra virgin olive oil.

Washing dishes - If you have it, rub a bar of soap onto your scrubbing cloth. Otherwise, roots from yucca or prickly pear, or use baking soda to scrub and scour, in addition to hot water. Place dishes in hot, just boiled water before drying and putting away, if possible.

Powdered Laundry Detergent - Use heat to convert baking soda into washing soda, then mix that with grated soap, if you have it, and borax, if you have it. Else, wash in very hot water with converted washing soda, and use some white vinegar in the rinse.

Medical

(Do this at your own risk. You decide what you do. I don't decide for you. Do your own research.)

Skin Issues - Eczema, bacterial, fungal - topically apply coconut oil several times a day, or oregano oil twice a day. Sometimes only one or the other will work.

A Natural Antibiotic, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral, and Anti-Parasitic - Oregano oil - drink several drops, three times a day (spicy!), and/or use topically. I've successfully used this for a UTI I had, and a double ear infection. For the ear infection, I took the oil internally, and also mixed it with olive oil, and gently dropped some into my ears several times a day. Both the UTI and double ear infection were fully cleared up within three days. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THIS STUFF. Oregano oil can also be diluted and applied to wounds.

Headaches, etc. - Stock up on aspirin and children's ibuprophen. Learn to relieve headaches via relaxation, and handle pain without the aid of painkillers, whenever possible. Try turmeric.

Tummy Troubles - Drink some homemade whey, made from strained homemade yogurt, if you got it.

Wounds, Toothaches, etc. - Hydrogen peroxide. Can disinfect wounds, and heavily diluted (get food grade, if possible) can be swished around, over a sore tooth. Diluted oregano oil can be used, instead, for both of these things.

Foraging, Snaring, Food Growing Resources, and Homeschool Supplies

Search Amazon.com or similar, for the needed books on these topics, and obtain them. Invest in some science and history encyclopedias, and a good math book, such as "Math Made Easy," - the one written in the 1950s - it starts with basic arithmetic, and goes up to algebra. Consider having some of these books on an e-reader. You can get a solar battery charger for e-readers. However, have super-important books in printed, hardbound copies. THE most important book to own and read from daily, is the King James Bible. Have multiple copies, and give them away regularly, as you encourage others in their Christian walk, and as you spread the Gospel.

Baking

Flour, or wheat berries if you can grind them with or without electricity. You can make bread from just water and flour, by making a sourdough starter from the flour and water, and then making a dough from some of the starter, adding more flour and water. The bread will be a fully risen bread, but will have a strong flavor. It takes getting used to. It is very healthy and hearty.

Water - You need water to live, clean, and to cook, bake. and clean.

Cooking

Dried pinto beans, black beans, split peas, and lentils. You can slow cook these in water in a crock-pot, or a homemade fireless cooker. You can also sprout these legumes for some quick, homegrown greens.

Brown rice - Add these to any of the above legumes.

Sea salt - Legumes and rice can taste a bit boring, but add some sea salt, and their flavor comes alive. You can also add great flavor to your flour and water bread, by mixing in a little bit of sea salt, and left over legumes and rice into the bread dough. Then, it becomes a bit closer to the bread Ezekiel made, and the protein content goes up, in addition to flavor.

Oats - Oatmeal is a hardy breakfast, and simple to make. If you have nothing to flavor it with, and/or no electricity or gas to cook it with, then soak the oats overnight in water with a bit of apple cider vinegar. The next day, cook the oats over a fire - they will cook quickly, have a sour flavor, and will be very healthy.

There is edible food that grows wild just about anywhere, whether you are in the city, or the country. Learn what seasons these foods grow during, and where to find them. Learn how to harvest, prepare, and preserve them. For example, in some areas of the country, late spring brings black/dew berries, the heat of the summer brings peaches, and the first autumn frost ripens persimmons. Supplement your diet with foraged fruits, nuts, seeds, tubers, veggies, and greens.

You may want to collect seeds from some wild foragables, and start a garden. Either way, you should have a garden, and grow edibles, whether from wild, or cultivated seeds. Learn to preserve your harvest, and stock up on that, as well.

Alternate Power, Lighting, Fireless Cooker, Iceless Fridge

Ask your husband to please be in charge of the alternate power, set up solar power, a battery bank, a generator, etc. For short term, he can hook up an inverter to a running car, converting the car's engine into a generator. We've had to do this on a few occasions - one of them being a very bad, complete white-out blizzard, with the electric being out.

Lighting - You can make a simple, homemade lantern, by putting a piece of small rope or string, attached to a paper clip or safety pin, in the bottom of a clear jar or glass. Then, pour in a bit of olive oil, but make sure the string is sticking out of the oil - like a wick. Light the string. This will last a while, and makes a neat little lamp. You should try this, as a homeschool project, if nothing else. It is fun, and the kids will love it.

Fireless Cooker - This cooker works much like a crock-pot, in that it slow cooks food. The concept is that you would get what you are cooking boiling hot in a pot over a fire. Then, you would remove the pot from the fire, and put it somewhere insulated, to trap in the residual heat, and leave the pot there for several hours. When you come back to it, the contents should be fully cooked, and taste like they were cooked in a slow cooker. This is an ideal way to make a crock-pot meal if you don't have electricity. Just do this in a Dutch oven, and then place the Dutch oven, covered, in a box or storage container, surrounded by towels and blankets, to insulate in the residual heat.

Iceless Fridge - This will only get to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit or so, so don't count on this for food safety. Basically, use some open backed bookshelves, or build a frame with shelves. Put this unit out on the porch, or right in front of an open window with a breeze. Cover the unit over with cloth, and then put a corner of the cloth into a bowl of water, and let the water get wicked up into all of the cloth. Keep the cloth wet, and near a breeze. This will create a swamp cooler effect on anything you place inside the cloth, on the shelves. This can also be done to help cool a house, but will make it humid, and will not cool it a whole lot - but it can take the edge off - Open windows on the side where a breeze comes from, and hang wet cloths over the open windows. Open the windows on the other side for a cross breeze. The breeze blowing in, goes through the wet cloths, and cools.

--- Basic Stock Up List ---

Two King James Bibles per family member, and more KJV Bibles to give away. (Dollar Tree sells full KJV Bibles for a dollar a piece)

Water

Flour or wheat berries

Oats

Dried pinto beans, black beans, split peas, and lentils

Brown rice

Sea salt

Black tea bags

Paper and pens

Toilet paper (if you run out and can't get more, then switch to family cloth)

Flour sack cloth (can be used in the place of cheese cloth, but can be washed, and reused. Can also be used to make feminine pads, diapers, cloth napkins, dish clothes, family cloth, medical bandages, and more.)

Baking soda

Borax

Ivory soap

Apple cider vinegar

White vinegar

Oregano oil

Organic coconut oil

Olive oil

Hydrogen peroxide

Corn starch

Aspirin

Children's iboprophen

Thursday, January 12, 2017


What's in my Purse

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


A Purse With a Purpose

Do you carry a purse around? I do, and have since I was a kid. When I was younger, my purse's main contents were gum, my wallet, and makeup.

A lot of ladies carry a purse around simply for their keys, makeup, and wallet, but I think it's worth it to have a bigger purse, to throw some more things into it. Let me ask you a question - if the unexpected happened, and you were stranded away from civilization for a while, could you use the contents of your purse for survival? I am happy to say that I can live out of my purse, if I needed to. Further, there have been times where we were on a weekend getaway, or vacation, and I'd forgotten to pack something - no problem, I had one in my purse.

Because of the contents in my purse, I can have help foraging, hunting, making shelter, making fire, distilling or collecting water, etc. Below are some suggestions of some things to consider having in a purse with a purpose:

In addition to hair stuff, an extra headcovering, makeup, keys, lotion, wallet, etc. consider also having:

- A Bible. Never leave home without at least one King James Bible - ever.

- One or two of those folded, silver emergency blankets. Not only can it be used to build a shelter, but it can also reflect heat on you from a fire, it can (of course) be a blanket, and it can also be used to collect or distill water.

- One or more knives, especially a Swiss Army knife.

- A dependable, small foraging book that you trust, have read, and know how to use.

- A dependable, small trapping book that you trust, have read, and know how to use, for making animal traps for food.

- Three or more different methods for starting a fire - matches, a lighter, and a flint or strike stone.

- A flashlight - not only as a source of light, but it can also be used as two more sources to make fire. 1. By breaking the bulb, and using the filaments. 2. The reflective, curved piece inside can be removed, and used to reflect the sun, much like a magnifying glass.

- Nuts - to snack on.

- A small container that can withstand heat. You can get small, collapsible ones from camping stores. This can be used to hold and boil water, and to make wild teas and broths, etc.

- Little baggies for collecting wild nuts and berries, or just for holding something small.

- A couple of bandannas - MULTIPLE uses for these - medical and practical. You can also tear a piece off, and make some char cloth.

- A mint tin. Not only a great little container for various things, but can be used to make the above-mentioned char cloth in. Meanwhile, keep strong peppermint mints in this tin. Peppermint settles tummy aches.

- Oregano oil - MANY medicinal and soothing uses. Can also be used to clean your teeth, should you be without a toothbrush for a time.

- Floss. Not only for flossing after meals, but it's also a good source of string, should you need to fashion something together. Speaking of string, do you know what plants you can make quick, strong, natural string from? If not, that is something to learn. Yucca is one such plant - this cactus can grow edibles, its root can be used as a soap, and its leaves can be split into excellent string.

- Pen and paper - the tube from the pen can be used as a straw or other implement, and the paper can be used to help get a fire going, in case of lack of other good tinder. Otherwise, its just good to have something to write with, and on, don't you think?

Now, you are not only ready for an emergency, but you are more ready for spontaneity. Also, should you go camping, and forget something - you can camp from your purse, LOL.

Do you have a purse with a purpose? What else do you think should be in there?


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"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." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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2017 Reading List

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The Death Cure

Schrodingers Kittens and the Search for Reality

The Scorch Trials

Higgs

The Death Cure

Fields of Color

The Kill Order

The Professor

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything

Frankenstein

Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft

Anthem

Cleopatra

Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble

Middlemarch

The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina

Sisters

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird