Friday, June 29, 2012

"O Sole Mio"

Could this be the next "Three Tenors"? Three young men singing "O Sole Mio".

Friday, June 22, 2012

Milk–Healthful or Harmful?

"Milk–one of the most controversial topics in the health food world. Some “experts” recommend raw milk, some adamantly warn of the dangers of it, and some say milk is only for babies."

Here are some of the topics discussed in this very thorough article at

-Over 50 milk references in the Bible
-Fresh Unprocessed vs. Pasteurized/Homogenized
-Drugs in milk
-Grain-fed cows
-Fractioned milk
-Health benefits of unprocessed milk
-But raw milk is dangerous!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Little House Living Giveaway

 I have been enjoying Little House on the Prairie Living.  Lots of great tips for living frugally, recipes, cleaning the house one room at a time, LOTS of resources and some giveaways too!

Check it out at They are having a give away right now from Whole Sweeteners.


Friday, June 15, 2012

"Here am I, Lord-send me!"

"It's easy to talk about how bad things are getting, but "mere talk leads only to poverty." It's easy to say "where are the Godly men?" but it's another matter to say "Here am I, LORD- send me!" Please prayerfully consider this. The God-fearing Americans that our nation needs so desperately might well be the people who are reading this right now."--Gabriel Hudelson

Read this young man's very inspiring blog article at Thine is The Kingdom.  We need more young people who are willing to speak out and let the world know about God and His love.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We are in a Battle, not against flesh and blood

Ephesians 6:10-13, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."

Onward Christian Soldiers
Words: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1864

Onward Christian soldiers! Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle , see, His banners go!

At the sign of triumph Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell's foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Christians, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise!

Like a might army moves the Church of God.
Christians, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided; all one body we:
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

Crowns and thrones may perish. Kingdoms rise and wane;
But the Church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never 'gainst that Church prevail; 
We have Christ's own promise, which can never fail.

Onward, then, ye people! Join our happy throng; 
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ, the King:
This thro' countless ages men and angels sing.

Onward, Christain soldiers! Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

“The seven characteristics of highly evangelistic Christians”

by Scott T. Brown at ScottBrownonline

1. They are people of prayer. They realize that only God can convict and convert, and they are totally dependent upon Him in prayer. Most of the highly evangelistic Christians spend at least an hour in prayer each day.

2. They have a theology that compels them to evangelize. They believe in the urgency of the gospel message. They believe that Christ is the only way of salvation. They believe that anyone without Christ is doomed for a literal hell.

3. They are people who spend time in the Word. The more time they spend in the Bible, the more likely they are to see the lostness of humanity and the love of God in Christ to save those who are lost.

4. They are compassionate people. Their hearts break for those who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They have learned to love the world by becoming more like Christ who has the greatest love for the world.

5. They love the communities where God has placed them. They are immersed in the culture because they desire for the light of Christ to shine through them in their communities.

6. They are intentional about evangelism. They pray for opportunities to share the gospel. They look for those opportunities. And they see many so-called casual encounters as appointments set by God.

7. They are accountable to someone for their evangelistic activities. They know that many good activities can replace Great Commission activities if they are not careful. Good can replace the best. So they make certain that someone holds them accountable each week, either formally or informally, for their evangelistic efforts.

The “Secret” of Evangelistic Churches 

The secret is really no secret at all. Ultimately, evangelistic churches see more persons become Christians through the passionate efforts of highly evangelistic Christians. More than any programs. More than any church events. More than anything else, we are the instruments God has chosen to use.

Sometimes we ask the question “What is my church doing to become more evangelistic?” But the better question is “What am I doing to become more evangelistic?”

Charles H. Spurgeon was right. We need more soul winners.

We need more highly evangelistic Christians.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Only Government Can Deliver Babies?

Watch this GREAT video about the decision to have a home birth, from the view of the father.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Birthday Gift

As most of you know I had a birthday a little over a week ago. Well, my wonderful Son gave me a great gift. He gave me a gift certificate for  Boy, did I have a great time shopping and spending. And believe me I spent every penny of it on books and DVD's, not one red cent on shipping (I made sure every thing I ordered was available for free Super Saver shipping. I did end up paying $4.52 more, just because I couldn't get my order to the exact amount and didn't want to waste any of it:)
  So anyway here is what I was able to get with the awesome gift.  (Thank you, Christopher, very much. It is much appreciated.)  Now most of the books will be helpful once we get a farm in a dire emergency situation, but I wanted to get a head start. A couple are for personal growth and the DVD's were just for fun.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How Can a Church Build Strong Families?

Posted by Scott T. Brown on June 5, 2012 of NCFIC

Here is the bottom line: You cannot minister to the weak families unless you have strong families. Strong families are dependent upon obedient men and holy women. If we never have healthy families, then we will never have healthy churches.

The following six things are biblically mandated elements of church and family life. Each one can help to foster healthy family life, and ultimately strong churches.

1. Provide biblically qualified elders When a church establishes biblically qualified elders who manage their households well (1 Timothy 3), they are providing for long term social change. As these men lead by example, the whole church begins to understand how a biblically ordered family functions.

2. Encourage biblical headship in the home How do you define a broken family? It starts with the role of the head of the house. Families are broken by men and women who do not fulfill their God-ordained roles. If the church ever hopes to minister to broken families, it must start by going back to Scripture to find how men should be spiritual leaders in their homes. We need to be about the business of equipping men for biblical manhood.

Who will minister to the lost youth of this generation? Families and churches must reach out to preach the gospel and teach all that Christ commanded.

3. Stop creating weak families through your programs We believe that the modern church has missed the mark by doing things that keep families weak. The church has not maintained biblical priorities for family life. When we do this, we end up withholding adequate role models or worse, we have no good role models for our weak families. If you want to build strong families, you have to stop creating weak families by maintaining unbiblical, family-weakening practices. Until this changes in a church, families will remain weak and broken.

4. Make the church a true family You must give broken families a biblical church family that exemplifies Christ’s love for the church. It is in a healthy church family that people with broken families learn something they did not know before – how to be a family (Mark 10:30).

5. Provide for the lifestyle of Titus 2 women in the church Titus 2 gives a picture of women in strong families ministering to young families. When you promote Titus 2 women who will instruct the younger women, you have provided a key component to church and family life that generates strong women and strong families. If you do not encourage women to be holy keepers at home, you will never be able to have strong families. This is a culture-defying act, but it must be done because it is a key component to biblical Christianity.

6. Provide inter-generational worship and education Families are strengthened by participation in biblical discipleship methodology that is inter-generational. This is the only pattern that we find in Scripture. There is no such thing as age-specific ministry in the Bible. It needs to be admitted that putting thirteen-year-olds with thirteen-year-olds is a very foolish and unscriptural practice. Until churches change this and similar practices, the vicious cycle of decline will continue.

Two critical issues need to be addressed. First, refusing to give priority to making strong families in our churches ensures that we will always be calling people to weakness.

Second, neglecting the biblical directives for family life rejects the major biblical methods for ministry to youth.

Our failure to obey the Word of God in ministry to youth is of enormous significance for the prosperity of the church. At this time, as we continue many unbiblical practices, we are systematically sending our young people on the path of destruction. It is fracturing our families. It is corrupting our churches. It is destroying the next generation.

If we ever expect to see change, it is important to stop doing the things that make for weak families and start practicing the things that strengthen them.