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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Passover

Today is Passover. It is a day for God's power to be shown and slaves to be set free.
I was reading an article in the news paper yesterday. It was very interesting and encouraging, and the fact that I am near that era in my daily bible reading just brings it into my heart more. The Era or reminder...that God is still the I AM, and does still set slaves free. For some that freedom comes in an instant for others it is a process (of the wilderness). I am going to quote Rabbi Hollander from the article I read " Each spring we are called out to our destiny to live as free people, and to work on a better world, which in the Jewish tradition is to be in a relationship with God"

They also gave a list of the symbolism of

Pesach (Passover) Feast
  • Matzah, a flat, unleavened bread, reflects haste when Israelites fled Egypt.
  • Bitter herbs (maror) represent the bitterness of slavery.
  • Nut and fruit paste represent bricks and mortar slaves used to build cities in Egypt.
  • Shank bone of lamb recalls lamb killed at the first Passover.
  • Salt water, a reminder of the tears of slavery
  • Egg symbolizes sacrifice.
  • Vegetables represent spring.
And the "Ma Nishta-na" is where the youngest child asks "why is this night different from all other nights?" This is where they use the senses of sight, hearing and taste to tell the story of there nation being freed from slavery.

We are all on a journey, and God is the Hero of my story too.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Adam and Eve Were Vegaterians

DON"T FREAK OUT ON ME! I am not telling anyone they have to be vegetarian. I am not making some twisted point, just interesting facts.

Adam and Eve Genesis 1: 29 "I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.

After the flood God tells Noah, he can eat meat Genesis 9:3 " Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you." Also interesting that shortly after this is when men only live to be a little past 100. I am not stating that is the reason. God said he wanted it this way. It is just interesting they coincide.

Later in the New Testament we look at the prophet Daniel.
Daniel 1 : 4 (Those that served the king were) "youths in whom was no defect, who were good looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom , endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge and who had ability for serving in the kings court."

It only seems a little interesting that Daniel had the right to eat meat , but he choose not to at this time.
" test us for ten days, and let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be observed in your presence and the appearance of the youths who are eating the king's choice food; and deal with your servants according to what you see." Wow Daniel was a wise youth.

The way we eat is a matter of wisdom, not salvation. Our finances, marriages, relationships, health all reflect on the wisdom we are using. Health is not just genetics. We eat way to much meat and processed food. Eating pasta, white rice, white bread, and potatoes spike your blood sugar faster than pouring raw sugar on your tongue. I also feel many diseases can be directly linked to your amount of meat consumption or your lack of vegetable or fruit consumption.

Wisdom is calling out to us and we can choose to seek her, or ignore her, but there are consequences attached to our decision.

I am not saying it is our fault we get sick....... I am saying we are responsible for the choices we make with our diet, and our diet directly affects our health.

Lets listen to wisdom....and be responsible.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Well this is before Easter. This is Jeff and his dad bowling against each other on the Wii.
They were very into their game, and sooo cute:)

Noelle with her Gigi, making her classic "I will not smile" face.

Easter joy
He is a pro at having fun.

Easter surprise
Abby encourages me to make holidays special.

Easter Cheer
Noelle with her other GeeGee.

Easter Family
By the way those are yellow candy necklaces, don't
they match their dresses so nicely?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Over fed and undernutritioned

I have heard many speakers speak on the need for us to eat living food(fruits vegetables and whole grains) , and the recognition that most of our diets are dead seven times over. I am sorry if I am the first to inform you, but white flour and sugar, and processed food make up the majority of what we like to eat and are eating.

We, as a population are not getting healthier. Heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes and other degenerative diseases are on the rise, and most of these can be linked to diet along with several pages of other health problem.

And by the way amazing things have been happening for us. I am so busy right now. I am not sure how regular my blogs will be, but I don't think many are just going to love this topic anyway. I think I will just make short fact posts. I am just not really sure of the correct blog way to sight your sources.