Monday, April 26, 2010

"Save Are Teacher"

 (Is this what they are teaching children in the government schools?
Thank you to Israel Wayne for sharing this article on fb)

Here is an image from a teacher inspired protest in Des Moines Iowa.

Terry Hoffman, a language teacher, organized the kids.

It might behoove Hoffman to spend more time teaching grammar.

Fortunately she is retiring.

In a KCCI video teacher, Terry Hoffman has the kids chanting "Show Us The Money".

In Massachusetts, teachers were telling kids that they would lose their homes if they did not get more money.

Teachers have no business organizing kids to promote their personal agendas (pay raises for themselves). I believe such actions should be grounds for dismissal.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Multitude Monday

holy experience

71. time to relax

72. helpful friends

73. watching children mature

74. a gentle caress

75. hugs from my children

76. God’s guidance

77. a leader husband

78. purity in the lives of my children

79. a husband who knows how to research...anything

80. time to regroup

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Work of a Christian

From "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers

"Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you."
--Luke 10:20

As Christian workers, worldliness is not our snare, sin is not our snare, but spiritual wantoning is, viz.: taking the pattern and print of the religious age we live in, making eyes at spiritual success. Never court anything other than the approval of God, go "without the camp, bearing His reproach." Jesus told the disciples not to rejoice in successful service, and yet this seems to be the one thing in which most of us do rejoice. We have the commercial view--so many souls saved and sanctified, thank God, now it is all right. Our work begins where God's grace has laid the foundation; we are not to save souls, but to disciple them. Salvation and sanctification are the work of God's sovereign grace; our work as His disciples is to disciple lives until they are wholly yielded to God. One life wholly devoted to God is of more value to God than one hundred lives simply awakened by His Spirit. As workers for God we must reproduce our own kind spiritually, and that will be God's witness to us as workers. God brings us to a standard of life by His grace, and we are responsible for reproducing that standard in others. 

Unless the worker lives a life hidden with Christ in God, he is apt to become an irritating dictator instead of an indwelling disciple. Many of us are dictators, we dictate to people and to meetings. Jesus never dictates to us in that way. Whenever Our Lord talked about discipleship, He always prefaced it with an "IF," never with an emphatic assertion---"You must." Discipleship carries an option with it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our Only Hope for America

"and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

God Knows All About Us

In the Bible in Psalm 139:13-16 it says:

“For You formed my inward parts;

You wove me in my mother’s womb.

I will give thanks to You for I am fearfully

and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Your works,

And my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfullfy wrought in the depth of the


Your eyes have seen my unformed


And in Your book were all written

The days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.”

Wow! what an amazing thought!

God knew the day we were going to be born before the world was even created!

He knew everything about us before we were born. He knew our name, who our parents were going to be, what kinds of animals we would like, even how many hairs are on our head.

God is so amazing!

Praise God that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made”!

An American Hero's Letter to the President

"My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man."

To read this letter in its entirety, go to Thistle Cove Farm.

Wisdom From the Word Wednesday

1 John 2:15-16
“Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.”

the world-“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27

if anyone loves the world-“You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4

the lust of the flesh-“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” Romans 13:14 “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.” Ephesians 2:3 “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.” 1 Peter 2:11

the lust of the eyes-“Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.” Proverbs 27:20

the boastful pride of life-“But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.” James 4:16

What does the world have to offer that lasts but for a moment? EVERYTHING in this world is temporary. What God has for us is ETERNAL. Why would we want to even risk losing eternity with God for a momentary “pleasure” here on earth. Once we indulge ourselves with earthly pleasures, are we satisfied? NEVER! We are never satisfied. Getting what we want only breeds discontent. We will want more and more and never be satisfied. Let’s put off all the earthly desires and wrap ourselves in God’s love, because that is the only thing that will bring satisfaction. He wants to pour His love into our lives and in return asks us to pour ourselves into others lives.

Love God NOT the world!

Political Divorce Agreement

"Divorce Agreement

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce.... I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course."
Go to Rural Revolution to read the remainder of the political divorce agreement.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bathroom Renovation Week 6.5

Here is the final step in our tile placement in the bathroom renovation.

Here is Ralph putting the first grout lines in

Here is the final floor...completed!! I think it looks AWESOME!!!
Thank you, Ralph for ALL your hard work. You are the BEST!!!!

What He Must Be-give away

Jasmine Baucham (Voddie Baucham's daughter), is giving away a set of her Dad's dvd's. "What He Must Be" conference set. Go to her blog to learn more about her give away. Go here to learn more about the dvd set.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Twisted Sense of Humor

You have got to go to Rural Revolution and see this great "funny". If you have a twisted sense of humor you will enjoy it.

Quote by Dr. Alveda King

“The great irony is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.... Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing.”
---Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., has long been a strong opponent of killing the unborn.

Multitude Monday

holy experience

61. contrite children

62. God’s patience

63. the smell of air dried laundry

64. waking up to the sound of birds singing

65. the scent of lilacs in the yard

66. the expectancy of relaxation

67. one-on-one time with my husband

68. hugs from my daughters

69. fruit of the Spirit

70. God’s light shining in the lives of His children

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wonderful Merciful Saviour by Selah

Parents Euthenize Their Own Children

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow 

"A recent study reveals that a few physicians may have facilitated the deaths of terminally ill children at their parents' request.

The study was published in the March edition of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Joanne Wolfe, a palliative pain specialist at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, interviewed 141 parents of children who died of cancer.

"They had found that study 19 of the parents had thought about having their child euthanized, 13 had actually talked about it seriously, five spoke to their physician about it, and in three cases, the parents said that the doctor agreed to give their child a lethal overdose and the child died," reports Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC)."

Unfortunately, this does  not come as a surprise to me. When you get comfortable with killing unborn babies, the next obvious step is to kill those outside of the womb who are a burden to society. May God have mercy on their souls. To read this article in its entirety go to One News Now.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bathroom Renovation Week 6

This weekend Ralph finished laying down the tiles. He had to pick up a tile saw, so he could make the cuts necessary to fit the final tiles in place. He did an awesome job!! I am so thankful for a husband who is not afraid of trying something new. As usual, he is a success!!!

Here is Ralph making the first cut on his new tool

Here is the final phase complete of laying down the tiles

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Modern Challenge to Motherhood

Here is a quote from Peter Marshall, chaplain to the United States Senate. This quote is from 1950, as he spoke to the Senate.

"The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge--that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other kind of women--beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women, but so seldom do we hear of a godly woman--or of a godly man either, for that matter.

I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realm of morals to be old-fashioned than to be ultramodern. The world has enough women who know how to hole their cocktails, who have lost all their illusions and their faith. The  world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. it needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct." 

What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

I found a wonderful quote of what it means to be a man in Doug Phillips' book, "The Little boy Down the Road". It is found in the chapter entitled, "The Rise and Fall and Rise of Motherhood in America" on page 160.

"To be a man, you must care about women, and you must care about them in the right way. You must care about them as being worthy of protection, honor, and love. This means genuinely appreciating them for their uniqueness as women. It means recognizing the preciousness of femininity over glamour, of homemaking over careerism, and of mature motherhood over perpetual youth. But when women are reduced to soldiers, sexual objects, and social competitors, it is not merely the women who lose the identity given to them by the Creator, but the men as well. This si why the attack on motherhood has produced a nation of eunuchs---socially and spiritually impotent men who have little capacity to lead, let alone love women as God intended man to love woman--as mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters."

A Christian Education Manifesto

by Israel Wayne Vol. XXIII, No. 2, February 2010

This document represents a Biblical view of the training and education of children. Since most Christians are unaware of the Biblical instruction on these matters, I have endeavored to lay out the clear direction of Scripture as it relates to the mandate of parents to teach and train their own children in the ways of the LORD. All of this is predicated on the realization that God has given children to their parents (see Genesis 33:5, 1 Samuel 1:27 and Psalm 127:3), and has charged them with inalienable rights and responsibilities.

Exodus 10:2: “That you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians, and how I performed My signs among them; that you may know that I am the LORD.”
Instruction of the young is given to parents and grandparents.
Exodus 20:3: “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
Evolution and Humanism are substitutes for the true and living God.
Exodus 20:12: “Honor your father and mother.”
Government schools dishonor parents (and by example teach children to as well) by claiming that the State can nurture children better than the parents.
Exodus 20:15: “You shall not steal.”
Government schooling forcibly takes money from property owners (who may not even have children) to pay for the education of other people’s children. This is legal plunder (socialism—taking from the “rich” to educate the poor) and it is immoral. It is hypocritical that schools expect Johnny not to cheat on a test (taking answers from Billy—i.e. Billy’s intellectual property), but they see nothing wrong with taking money from Billy’s dad (i.e. his physical property), to pay for Johnny’s education. Government schools do not operate upon the Biblical ethics that insist that giving to the poor should be voluntary (See Matthew 6:1-4, 2 Corinthians 9:7). While taxation is not Biblically immoral, confiscatory taxation for things that are outside of the proper jurisdiction of the civil government (i.e. abortions, education, etc.) is immoral.
Matthew 5:19: “Jesus said, ‘Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven;
but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.’”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, 11:19: “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
This describes a 24/7/365 discipleship paradigm.
Deuteronomy 32:46: “Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.”
Education is modeling first, instructing second. You have to have God’s law written on your own heart. If you don’t own it, you can’t sell it.
Psalm 1:1-2: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”
We are blessed if we avoid the unGodly counsel our children will receive in government schools, and the socialization of sinful classmates and the mocking, scoffing attitudes they pick up in school. How can a child meditate day and night on God’s law in government school? He can do this when his parents teach him to apply God’s law to every area of life. Contrast “Blessings” promised in this passage with the “Cursings” in Deuteronomy 28, and see which one you want to receive.
Psalm 34:11: “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”
How are children supposed to learn the fear of the LORD? Parents teach it to them by instruction and example!
Psalm 78:4: “We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.”
We should not allow the faithfulness of God in history to be revised, hidden or concealed in their textbooks or by unGodly teachers. Parents must take responsibility for passing on true providential history to their own children and grandchildren.
Proverbs 1:8: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
It is assumed that the father and mother are doing the teaching. No one else is mentioned in Scripture as having that role.
Proverbs 9:10: “Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.”
Government schools lack the fear of the LORD, therefore cannot properly transmit wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Proverbs 13:20: “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
Children should not be allowed to have foolish companions. Proverbs 22:15 tells us that foolishness is “bound” in the heart of a CHILD. Ecclesiastes 4:12 indicates that a “cord of three strands is not easily broken.” It is hard to break a bond of foolishness once friendships with fools are made.
Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is grown, he will not depart from it.”
There is a way a child should go, and parents need to be training the child in THAT direction, not in the direction of the world.
Isaiah 38:19b: “A father tells his sons about Thy faithfulness.”
This mandate is give clearly to fathers, not to another person or institution.
Isaiah 54:13: “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”
Children who are taught of the LORD will generally be peaceful. The converse is also true.
Jeremiah 10:2a: “Thus saith the LORD, ‘Learn not the way of the heathen.’”
What part of “Learn not the way of the heathen,” do we not understand?
Joel 1:3: “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.”
Education is best understood as the equipping of each successive generation to train the next. This is a family matter, not a governmental mandate.
Matthew 10:32-33: “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in Heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in Heaven.”
John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 declare that Jesus made the world. The government schools refuse to acknowledge this. Therefore they are disowned by Christ.
Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23: Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.”
          Are the government schools for Jesus? If not, they are against Him.
Matthew 18:5-6: “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My Name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Studies show that between 65-88% of all churched youth indoctrinated in government schools leave the faith by their freshman year of college.
Matthew 19:14b: “Do not hinder (the children) from coming to Me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”
We must not allow our children to be hindered by any other influences (secular instructors) from coming to Jesus.
Luke 6:39-40: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
A Christian parent must not turn the leading of their child over to someone who is spiritually blind. Education is discipleship. The student is becoming like the teacher. Do you want your child to become like his atheist teacher?
Romans 14:23b: “Everything that does not come from faith is sin.”
The government schools are not teaching from a position of faith in God.
2 Corinthians 6:13-18: “I am talking now as I would to my own children. Open your hearts to us! Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can goodness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: ‘I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be My people. Therefore, come out from them and separate yourselves from them,’ says the LORD. ‘Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your Father, and you will be My sons and daughters,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
We are forbidden to partner with unbelievers in the education of our children.
Ephesians 6:4: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the LORD.”
It is Dad’s job to bring his children up the Biblical “culture” and “counseling” of the LORD.
Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world.”
Education must be predicated on the foundation of Christ, not on humanistic thought.
1 Thessalonians 2:11: “Just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children.”
In this passage, EXHORTING means, “inviting” or “calling near,” ENCOURAGING means, “console” or “comfort,” IMPLORING means literally, “flog” or “scourge.” It is assumed in Scripture that fathers are taking responsibility for drawing their children to themselves for instruction, comforting and being gentle with them, and for their physical discipline. Notice that the verse says, “his OWN children,” not someone else’s.
1 Timothy 3:4: “He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity. Let deacons be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.”
Church leaders must set the example for the rest of the Body of Christ by taking responsibility for managing their own households. If men are not successfully training their own children to follow God they are not eligible for leadership in ministry.
Titus 2:4: “That (the older women) may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children.”
A young married woman’s primary responsibility is to her own husband and children, not to someone else’s.
Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
According to Hebrew 11:6, government schools CANNOT please God because they refuse to teach students that He exists and can be known.
Proverbs 16:25: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
James 4:17: “Therefore to him who knows the right thing to do, and does it not, to him it is sin.”

Israel Wayne is the Marketing Director for Wisdom’s Gate. He is the author of Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview, an excellent resource which is available from Wisdom’s Gate.

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"The news out of Sarasota, Florida caught many people by surprise. A doctor in the city has lost his license because he aborted what is now described as the “wrong” baby. Back in 2006, Dr. Matthew Kachinas had been asked to perform an abortion on a baby that had been identified as having Down syndrome and other congenital defects. Instead, the doctor aborted that baby’s healthy twin."

This article is very disturbing. Who do we think we are that we will decide who will live and who will not? To read the article in its entirety to to

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

“If man had not sinned, he would always have ruled with wisdom and love; and, if the woman had not sinned, she would always have obeyed with humility and meekness; and then the dominion would have been no grievance: but our own sin and folly make our yoke heavy.” - Matthew Henry

Wisdom From the Word Wednesday

1 John 2:4-6

“The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected by this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”

Last week we saw that we know we have come to know God WHEN we keep His Commandments. This week, in verse 4, we discover that we are a liar if we claim to know God and yet DO NOT keep His Commandments.

What are God’s Commandments? We know the 10 Commandments:

Deuteronomy 5:7-21

1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

2. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

4. Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.

5. Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'

Jesus let’s us know what the greatest commandment is:

Matthew 22:36-40

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' "This is the great and foremost commandment.”The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

Why did God give us His Commandments? Was it to be bossy? Was it to keep us from having fun? Was it to be mean? Did He have a purpose? Yes, He did have a purpose. He knew we would need boundaries, because they provide us with security and we know what it expected of us. God loved us enough to give us our boundaries. We see this in our children. If we don’t provide them with boundaries, if they don’t know what is expected of them, they become fearful and out of control. God gave us boundaries to protect us, protect others and to teach us to respect and honor Him. So, if we truly love God, we will demonstrate that love to Him by keeping His Commandments.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2 Timothy 3:1-5

"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; avoid such men as these."

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Fourth Commandment

by Scott T. Brown of National Center for Family-Integrated Churches

"Fear will overrun it
Greed will overturn it
Obsession will overwhelm it
Ungodliness will overthrow it
Antinomianism will nullify it
It has to be kept safe from the barbarians in the heart, the culture and even in the church which will trample on it until there is no one left on earth whose schedule is governed by God. What are we talking about? The Fourth Commandment requires that we, “keep” it, meaning that we guard and protect and build a fence around it so that it is not trampled on.
This is hard because there is a public war against the keeping  the Sabbath day.
As with all the commandments the devil is always waging war with the fourth commandment. He places many stumbling stones in our way and attempts to disfigure it and eliminate it or keep us from it. This is why we must "observe" or guard the Sabbath day.
The French revolutionaires abolished the Sabbath.
In Egypt the children of Israel had lost their computation of it and Pharoah did not allow the children of Israel to observe it.
The pagan enlightenment' philosopher of the eighteenth century, Voltaire, wrote, "if you wish to destroy the Christian religion you must first destroy the Christian Sabbath."

Multitude Monday

holy experience

51. herbs with their many uses

52. the wonderful aroma coming from the dehydrator

53. challenges

54. the potential in my children

55. endurance of a strong man

56. sacrificial love of my Saviour

57. Prayer

58. God’s omnipresence

59. dirty laundry

60. clutter after a relaxing weekend