Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Meatloaf in the bread machine?

I found this intriguing recipe for bread machine meatloaf that I am going to try. After all who wants to turn the oven on in this heat?

Meatloaf Miracle Recipe
from Zojirushi
For 2 lb. breadmaker
Makes 6-8 servings
1 medium onion, chopped
2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko instead)
2 eggs, beaten
Glaze:1/2 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except for glaze. Mix well. Remove kneading blades from breadmaker baking pan. Press meat mixture into the baking pan, and set in breadmaker.
2. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients and set aside.
3. Select bake cycle on the breadmaker (do not use preheat, knead, or rise cycles), and set breadmaker to cook for 1:10. Press start.
4. 30 minutes prior to end of baking time, open the lid and pour glaze mixture on top of meatloaf. Close lid and continue baking.
5.Once baking is completed, allow the meatloaf to cool slightly, drain juices, and remove from the baking pan. Slice and serve.

Recipe from: http://www.lafujimama.com/2009_06_01_archive.html

Grinding Ezekiel flour

I am going to grind some of what I call Ezekiel flour for myself and my mom. We use a portion of it in our mix when we make bread. We feel this adds proteins and vitamins and other benefits to our bread. It must be good for us if God told Ezekiel to make bread from certain beans. I don't have every thing God mentioned so I use what I do have. I put things like pinto, black, red, kidney, barley, rice, corn, and anything else I find into the grinder.

I am so thankful my mom has loaned me her electric grinder to use. It sure beats cranking by hand. I told mom that I would keep her supplied with wheat flour and Ezekiel flour if I could keep the grinder at my house. She said that was fine so I happily keep her supplied.

Courtney and Kaitlyn are here for a few days while their parents and aunt travel to Illinois and back. Pray for their safety.

Apparently the pool has a swim time from 8-9 pm on Tues and Thurs for women to swim with out children. A lady called me just now and asked me to go. I need the exercise but I hate putting on a suit. They do not allow anything over the suit. No t-shirt no shorts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to my sisters

My sister Carol had a birthday the day before yesterday and my sister Roberta's birthday is today. Happy Birthday sisters. I am the middle child between these two.

Great new website

I have been anxiously waiting for this web site to open.
Tah dah, its open.
Its an excellent site with many videos and instructions about dehydrating food and how to use it in your cooking. Tammy is very knowledgeable on the subject and has done an excellent job presenting the information.

Stop by her site at http://www.dehydrate2store.com/ and see what I am talking about.

Home made water treatment system

A while back I ordered the filters and spigot to make my own water filter system. Well yesterday I finally got around to drilling the holes and putting the thing together. I got the buckets free at the grocery store bakery. The filter and spigot I bought from:http://shop.monolithic.com/products/just-water-ceramic-drip-filter

I used smaller buckets than these with lids that are easier to remove for filling and cleaning.
This is the spigot. I just drilled a hole in the side of the bottom bucket and installed this.

This is the filter. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the top bucket and through the top of the bottom bucket and installed this filter. It was very easy. Both the filter and spigot were just finger tightened.
This system was designed by some Baptist men for missions. If they are told what area or country the system will be used they can actually make the filters specific for that location. To filter out what ever things are more likely to be in that area.

Making vanilla extract

This morning some friends came over and I showed them how to make vanilla extract. I had ordered two pounds of vanilla beans for me and one pound for Joella. Some of the gals made vanilla sugar too. I guess that is something the German people really like.

Joella said that Marius always wanted vanilla sugar and she didn't even know what it was.

Then I showed the ladies how to make lye soap with recycled oil. I hope they enjoyed the time together.

About vanilla beans. I went to walmart and they had a jar with 3 or 4 vanilla beans in it for 8.97. I ordered mine from ebay for 9.99 lb and 5.00 shipping. I got about 160 beans for 15.00. I have enough to make lots of things

Old cartoon-new news?

Go here to view this cartoon that was made 50 years ago. It is scary how accurate it is.

If I could figure out how to put the video on my blog I would.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Are you prepared for a disaster?

It occurred to me today that if our government is intent that as Americans we should prepare for and be ready for a disaster, why aren't they doing more in the education and awareness area? It seems to me that if we as a people are suppose to have 3 days worth of food and water which by the way has changed to two weeks. The government should be more up front about how to do this. Many folks only have enough food on hand for a day or two.

I know in the winter, every time the forecast is for a big storm the stores are inundated with shoppers stocking supplies. Why aren't we doing this all year?

Does the government want the citizens to starve? Go crazy rioting? Pillage the shops? Should there be more education from the media about being prepared for an emergency? IF not then why?

Just wondering.

Hispanic church food sale results

I talked to one of the Hispanic church ladies and she said that they sold out and that people were coming to her house wanting more. They also asked who made the banana bread and she told them a gringo made it. I laughed. Maybe the gringo will make some thing for next Saturdays sale too.

Since she didn't make any tortillas for me to buy I mixed some up while she was there and asked her to show me how to work them and roll them out. Turns out I was not kneading them and she did quite a bit. She also spent more time rolling each one out. Its always good to learn things from the pros so you can do things better.

Here I am eating all this heavy mexican food and Mr. Olson is eating salad, grapes and watermelon. I think I'd better learn something from him and do the same. Maybe I wouldn't feel so heavy and stuffed in the evening.


Today we took five loaves to the place where the Hispanic church was having their food sale to donate and bought 3 tacos and 3 bean burritos. Next week they are suppose to have some plain tortilla's for me. They misunderstood what I wanted. I think I got it across this time.

The burritos and tacos were very good btw.

I may try a green or red burrito next time depending on which one is the least spicy.

We also went to a garage sale at a church by Bryans corner where I found 3 nice hardback books and a few other things. The ladies were getting hot and tired and so my total was only 2.00. It gets cheaper the more tired the folks are. lol

I just now finished up making 2 batches of oatmeal, milk and honey soap. It is the favorite around here so I make more of it.

Last night I ordered some free business cards from Vista print, you pay postage so they are not really free, free, I use them when I wrap the soap.

My pork roast is done so I de-boned and de-fatted it and drained the juices off. Then I tore it up and poured picante sauce over it as well as two cans of fire roasted tomato chunks. I mixed this up and its on low in the crock pot.

I drained the water from the pinto beans and rinsed and refilled the pot with water and am cooking the beans to go with the pork chili. I am going to talk Christina into making re fried beans with them. If I have any left overs I will put them in plastic bags in the freezer. I like having some beans in the freezer for days when I don't plan ahead like I should.

I bought several cans of lye the other day so I can make soap for a while before I have to restock it. I am so glad I discovered this new way to make soap, it makes its so much cheaper and helps the environment as well. Cant beat that with a stick. Now if I could discover a new way to scent the soap for free I'd be walking in clover.

My green house is doing good despite my inattention to it. I do need to get out there and tie up the tomatoes. The peppers look good and so do the cucumbers. We have eaten lettuce from it that was volunteer. I always plant my lettuce in the same corner of the greenhouse and so I guess it just reseeded itself.

I guess this is just a rambling post. I am just sitting here thinking and my fingers are typing my thoughts.

Jeff is coming home the 1st or 2nd and I miss him. I think the weekends are hardest for him because he is alone. I am rarely alone so it doesn't get to me as much.

Well I'll post again later. I hope whoever reads this has a wonderful day. God bless you.

I thought I had lost this post. Whew.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all..

"One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

"The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?

"The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Mexican food sale

Tomorrow, Saturday the Hispanic Baptist church is having a Mexican food sale at the old gas station in Hardesty. They will be having a food sale every Saturday all summer as well as car washes and other fund raising things. They decided they want to do missions and so they are earning money so they can do this. I think this is admirable and made some banana bread to donate for them to sell. I plan on buying some tortillas.

I have a pork roast cooking now and will be making pork chili. I think I will go put some beans on to soak to go along with the pork chili.

One of the ladies involved told me they are making burritos and other good things.

Busy day

Today has been very busy. The girls went out to put the tire back on the riding lawn mower only to discover that two or three more washers were needed. Of course we don't have any that size, its a 3/4 hole in the middle. So it will have to wait until we go town.

I took the veggies out of the dehydrator and refilled it. It seems that 4 lbs. of veggies shrinks down to 1 lb. That's pretty significant. I cut some banana's up and sprayed with lemon juice and more corn, peas and green beans. I also sliced some zucchini and am drying that as well.

I put a pork butt roast in to cook and will make pork chili with that tomorrow.

I also made 6 small loaves of banana bread. Yesterday I happened to be at United when the guy was working the bananas and I asked him to mark some down for me that he had taken off the shelf, so he did.

Christina was here as well and she was making chili relinos ( I cant figure out how to spell this,its the cheese stuffed pablamo peppers that are dipped in beaten egg and fried), we had them for lunch with Spanish rice, which I made and she had made some homemade re fried beans. Wow, they were good.

The kitchen was really a busy place this morning. It was fun though.

After lunch Christina, Sam, Joy and Mollie went to Guymon to get some things so they are going to pick up the washers I need for the lawn mower and also bring me a Sonic drink. Yummy. Life is good. I picked Kaitlyn and Courtney up at school after their field trip for the summer palooza.

Bill is driving a tractor for David. They are bailing the straw from the wheat.

I had ordered two lbs. of vanilla beans for me and one lb. for Joella last week and they already came in. I called Joella to tell her they are in so Monday we are going to work with the vanilla beans. I am happy to be busy.

Life is good.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This has always been my favorite picture of Jesus. I guess its because its one that I saw a lot of while I was growing up.

I was searching the net for images of Jesus and I found some lovely ones but I also found some very disturbing ones. I worry for these people. Do they think its ok to mock the Lord?

I serve a risen Savior

The cross is empty, the grave is empty. Oh death where is thy sting? Where is thy victory?

Putting your eggs in more than one basket

Most financial advisers say to diversify and put your money in more than one type of investment.

The same is true about your food storage. If everything you have stocked up is in the freezer and the power goes out for an extended time, there goes your investment. And food is an investment. You can use food storage to save time and money. If everything you have stocked up is in canned goods and a tornado or earthquake happens, your jars may all break. Or perhaps you have limited space. What can you do then? Another way of storing food is to dehydrate. I came across a series of videos on you tube of a very knowledgeable lady showing and telling how to dehydrate and then use food.

I have done some dehydrating and even have three dehydrators I bought at garage sales. My first one was new I think. Anyway, I have dehydrated in the past potatoes, sweet peppers, mushrooms and apples.

After watching the videos I was inspired to dehydrate more food so today I am dehydrating corn, green beans, and peas. When they are done I have some bananas, yellow squash, and zucchini I am going to dehydrate.

One excellent tip the woman gave was to use a meat slicer to get consistent thickness in your slices as opposed to slicing by hand. I think this is an excellent tip.
The lady is working on a web site and here is the address. It is not up yet but you can bookmark it and come back later.http://www.dehydrate2store.com/
I also went to you tube videos and found some more videos by this lady and you could do the same thing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


New blog I found

I came across a wonderful blog that I am sure I will be visiting often. Its the Voddie Baucham blog. I watched a video of him and his wife at Much more than rubies blog http://muchmorethanrubies.blogspot.com/2009/06/leaving-legacy-interview-with-voddie.html and they are wonderful poeple of God. I just know God looks at them and smiles. I want to be a family like that.


Blue Bunny ice cream coupon

Wow! The ice cream deals and coupons just keep a-comin' don't they?
During this time of year, I've seen blue Bunny ice cream on sale for $2 or less, which would make a very good deal after this coupon.

Blue Bunny bomb pop coupon

To print coupon go to the https: link below and click on that.

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Ms Katherine Ragsdale on the "blessing" of abortion

Pro-"choice", lesbian, Episcopalian reverend Katherine Ragsdale chants to her disciples: "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done."

I found this article and could not believe the total disreguard for human life. This whole thing is so wrong on so many levels. Read the article here:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My 400th post

I like the King James Version the best.

Mat 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?


A note for the ladies. When you shave your legs make sure you shave your toes and tops of your feet now and again or they might end up looking like this. LOL Maybe even splurge on a pedicure for those toes.

BTW these are really not my feet. Seriously, I'll show you next time I see you. I mean it, really.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chocolate soap

I just finished making chocolate soap. Yummy. It looked like chocolate pudding. Tomorrow I am going to make chocolate oatmeal soap. Joy wanted to sample it, as in take a bite. I said go ahead but it will kill you. She didn't take a bite. LOL.

I have a bunch of soap made and am making a bunch more. I want to sell it at the farmers market in Guymon as soon as I get in touch with the lady in charge.


I set my alarm for 4:45 this am because I needed to get up to take a friend to the hospital for gall bladder surgery. It went well and she is here resting. The stone was the size a bante hen egg and took up all of the gall bladder. The dr. said usually there are many small stones and not just one big one.
She is doing remarkably well.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Making yogurt then cream cheese

I am making a whole gallon of yogurt today, then I will drain it for cream cheese. Let me do a cost breakdown. One gallon of milk 2.88 makes one gallon of yogurt.

I bought a quart of yogurt for starter, this will start at least two gallons of yogurt. 2.50 approx. so 1.50 for the yogurt.

This will make about 32 oz. of cream cheese which is 1.69 per 8 oz. so 1.69 X 4= 6.76 for store bought, home made is 4.38 for the same amount. Not a bad savings, plus it tastes so much better and is so creamy for spreading.

I use it for sour cream, thick yogurt or cream cheese. Plus you have the whey.

You can flavor it or leave it plain.
I use the recipe from Candy's site.

Father's Day

None of the things I remember about my father had anything at all to do with his lifestyle of whom he knew or the places he had been or the style of the clothes he wore. I just knew that he was always there. -Cal Thomas

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. -Author Unknown

There is no more vital calling or vocation for men than fathering. -John Throop

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him Father! -Lydia M.

ChildChildren's children are the crown of old men and the glory of children are their fathers. -Proverbs 17:6

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person--he believed in me. -Jim Valvano

One night a father overheard his son pray, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is."---Later that night, the father prayed, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. -Anonymous

Weekend enjoyment with friends and family

Mr. Olson is here for the weekend so we are enjoying each other and friends.
The men's prayer breakfast was this morning and only Mr. Olson and one other man showed up. While that was disappointing we did get to eat the extra food. Yummy.
Tonight we are having steaks and movies with our friends Bill and Christina and our families. Mr. Olson, Bill and I want to watch Pendragon, a movie done by a homeschooling family. Joy has seen it and doesn't want to watch it again. I think I may overrule her.
Christina is working on the fathers day gifts for the fathers of the church. We didn't know what to give them so we brainstormed and came up with a nice homemade idea which I think they will all enjoy.
My step dad Don is in the hospital with chest pains. I sure hope he gets well quick and come home so he doesn't spend fathers day in the hospital.
Its raining here, a nice gentle rain. I think its great but the farmers are trying to harvest their wheat so its not good for them.
I have the greatest friends. While I was gone Christina came and fed the animals and watered them and the flowers.
Then Glenda came and did the same thing and turned the water off in my greenhouse that I had forgotten. I didn't even have to ask her to do it, she just did because she is nice like that.
Glenda also watered Christina's flowers while she was gone to camp. What a sweetie.
Also Jarrod came and fed and watered the animals. And here I was worrying that they would starve. LOL
I am thinking what I can do for others.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Now for some pretties

One can only take so much ugly, here is some of God's beauty.

To Tatoo or not to Tatoo?


Leviticus 19:28 is the Christian (or so-called Christian?) tattooist and tattoo-bearer's worst nightmare. The Lord plainly, clearly, strongly, and without a doubt – condemns the tattoo.

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.Leviticus 19:28

Could that be any more clear?

"Ye shall not. . .print any marks upon you. . ."

Simple. . . Straightforward. . .Settled. . .

God Said It. . . I Believe It. . . That Settles It. . .

Right. . .?

Not hardly. . .

The clear statement from the word of God does not settle anything for this generation of disobedient, carnal, worldy, tolerant, non-judgmental, Christians. Rather than obey God, they run miles and miles and miles to "justify" their open disobedience to the Word of God.

How do they get around Leviticus 19:28?

Clearly, there it is. "Ye shall not. . .print any marks upon you. . ."

A lot of Christians when confronted with Leviticus 19:28, scream, "Hey dude, that’s not for today. Man, that’s the Old Testament. I’m under the New Testament".

Did you know that "bestiality" (sicko, perverted, sex with an animal) was ONLY forbidden in the Old Testament Levitical Law? Only in Leviticus 18:23 and Leviticus 20:15-16. Dude, only in the Old Testament Law. Does that mean a Holy God NOW – under the New Testament, approves of bestiality?

By the way, have you ever read Leviticus 19:29? The verse immediately AFTER the "it’s not for me" Leviticus 19:28?

Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.Leviticus 19:29

This is the only place in the Bible that God directly forbids someone to prostitute their daughter.

And since, it’s ONLY in the Old Testament Levitical Law (and "hey, dude, we’re NOT under the law") – it MUST be ok by the Lord for a parent to cause their daughter to prostitute.

Same sick, perverted, wicked, line of reasoning as the "it’s ONLY in the Old Testament-tattoo-bearer-wearer". Same reasoning. . . Same disobedience. . . Same perversion of the Word of God.

There are many other "moral laws’ that are ONLY forbidden in the Old Testament, such as the human sacrifice of children. No where in the New Testament is this forbidden. Does that mean that NOW under the New Testament, God Almighty endorses throwing babies into the fire as a human sacrifice?

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.Leviticus 18:21

Matthew Henry’s Commentary at the beginning of Leviticus 19 explains that most of Leviticus 19 (such as verse 19:28) are moral commandments that applies not only for Israel but for the

New Testament Christian today.

"Some ceremonial precepts there are in this chapter, but most of them are moral. . . Most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are expositions of most of the ten commandments."(Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Leviticus 19:28)

But by far the Christian tattooers favorite excuse for disobeying Leviticus 19:28 is the "that means nor print any marks upon you – for the DEAD". It’s ok, as long it’s not for the dead". See the "for the dead!!! . .for the dead!!!!".

Is it ok to practice satanic bloodletting, self mutilation or cutting of the flesh as long as it’s not for the dead? It’s in the same verse. . . Hmmm. . .?

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.Leviticus 19:28

Notice also, the phrase "for the dead" is ONLY referencing the "cuttings in your flesh". The condemnation of "nor print ANY marks upon you" is not qualified by the phrase "for the dead". Also, if you’ll notice the verse clearly says "ANY marks" period.

Merrill F. Unger's, very popular and authoritative, Unger's Bible Dictionary under the definition for "Mark" includes the following reference for Leviticus 19:28:

"In Lev. 19:28 we find two prohibitions of an unnatural disfigurement of the body: 'Ye shall not make any cutting in your flesh for the dead, nor any print any marks upon you.' The latter (Heb. qa aqa, incision) refers to tattooing, and has no reference to idolatrous usages, but was intended to inculcate upon the Israelietes a proper reverence for God's creation."(Merrill F. Unger,

Unger's Bible Dictionary, 1974 ed., p. 696)

Notice that Unger teaches that tattoos were forbidden without any reference to pagan, heathen, or idolatrous usages. In other words, the tattoo itself, regardless the reason, was forbidden.

Amen. Brother Unger.

Wycliffe’s Bible Encyclopedia under the definition for TATTOOING distinctly says:

"While ‘cuttings in the flesh’ have reference here to mourning customs [for the dead], the tattooing does not appear to pertain to such practice."(Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia, 1975 ed., p. 1664)

The New American Commentary on Leviticus 19:28 writes the condemnation was for, "cutting the body either for the dead or with tattoo marks." (Mark F. Rooker, The New American Commentary on Leviticus, 2000 ed., p. 262) Explicitly recognizing the tattoo was not "for the dead."

Do you see how dishonest and disobedient this "it doesn’t apply to my New-Testament-Christian-marked-for-Jesus-tattoo" is? Find what you don’t like in the Word of God, cut it out (doesn’t apply to New Testament Christians) or misapply (it’s just for the DEAD, when it’s clearly NOT). Same tactics used by the satanic cults and heretics for years. You can prove anything and everything with such deceitful methods.


One of the silliest and childish arguments to justify the Christian tattoo is the: "Hey man, do you get a haircut or trim your beard? God condemned getting a haircut or trimming your beard in the verse before forbidding the tattoo. Dude, the tattoo is the same as getting a haircut."
Believe it or not . . . this is a widely used argument.

Leviticus 19:26-28 is a clear condemnation of pagan, witchcraft and heathen practices. Look at the context. Verse 26 is plainly referring to "enchantment [spells or witchcraft] nor observe times [astrology]. . . Verse 28 is the pagan, demonic practice of bloodletting [cuttings in your flesh] and tattooing. Why would the Lord stick in the middle a verse that "condemns simply getting a haircut"? Of course, He wouldn’t. . . And He didn’t. . .

Leviticus 19:26-28 reads:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

The condemnation found in verse 27 of "rounding the corners of your head" or "mar the corners of thy beard" was the forbidding of a common pagan practice that cut the hair as worship and honor of the hosts of heaven.

Here’s how Matthew Henry’s and Coffman’s Commentaries reflect on the "forbidden haircut" of Leviticus 19:27:

"Those that worshipped the hosts of heaven, in honour of them, cut their hair so as that their heads might resemble the celestial globe; but, as the custom was foolish itself, so, being done with respect to their false gods, it was idolatrous." (Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Whole Bible, Leviticus 19:27)

"Herodotus tells of the use of this type of haircut, forming what is called a tonsure, as the practice of pagan religious cults of ancient times who did so honoring one of their gods."(Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament, Leviticus 19:27)

The fact is. . . Up until a few years ago, virtually everyone, including the most liberal Christian, KNEW the tattoo was clearly forbidden by the Word of God. And throughout history, the tattoo has ALWAYS been condemned by Bible Believing Christians. Always. Every historical resource ever written on tattoos clearly confirms this fact.

"Just as occurred in other cultures with tattoo traditions, when these pagan tribes were ‘converted’ to the Christian religion, their spiritual and cultural rites (which included tattooing, piercing and scarification) were outlawed. . ."(Jean-Chris Miller, The Body Art Book : A Complete, Illustrated Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Modifications, p.9)

"Whenever missionaries encountered tattooing they eradicated it."(Gilbert, Steve, Tattoo History: A Source Book, p. 101)

"While these and other body modifications continued to be practiced underground as a way for non-Christian people to identify each other, God forbid you got caught and your mark was revealed."(Jean-Chris Miller, The Body Art Book : A Complete, Illustrated Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Modifications, p.11)

Up until a few years, virtually every commentary written understood Leviticus 19:28 as an open condemnation of the tattoo. The Christian acceptance of a tattoo was not even considered for serious discussion.

Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary and Explanatory on the Whole Bible writes under Leviticus 19:28
"nor print any marks upon you–by tattooing, imprinting figures of flowers, leaves, stars, and
fanciful devices on various parts of their person. The impression was made sometimes by means of a hot iron, sometimes by ink or paint, as is done by the Arab females of the present day and the different castes of the Hindus. It it probable that a strong propensity to adopt such marks in honor of some idol gave occasion to the prohibition in this verse; and they were wisely forbidden, for they were signs of apostasy; and, when once made, they were insuperable obstacles to a return."(Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Leviticus 19:28)

James M. Freeman in his excellent book, The New Manners & Customs of the Bible, says of Leviticus 19:28:
"Tattooing ForbiddenBoth cutting and tattooing were done by the heathens, and so God forbade His people from doing so in imitation of them."(James M. Freeman, The New Manners & Customs of the Bible, 1998 edition, p. 157)

Coffman's Commentary on the Old and New Testament under Leviticus 19:18 says:
"The cutting of one's flesh also characterized pagan worship as attested by the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel in the contest with Elijah. Tattooing was also a device of paganism. . . Christians generally disapprove of tattooing, despite the fact of the widespread use of it by many even today. In the light of what God says here, and in view of the history of it, it seems strange that anyone would pay someone else to tattoo him."(Coffman's Commentaries on the Old and New Testament, Leviticus 19:28)

Charles R. Erdman in his commentary on Leviticus 19:28 writes:
"The custom of tattooing was forbidden, while among all the nations of antiquity it was common." (Charles R. Erdman, The Book of Leviticus, 1951 ed., p.93)

But Naves famous Topical Bible puts it best. Under the topic "Tattooing", Nave’s simply and bluntly writes: "TATTOOING, forbidden, Lev. 19;28" (Nave's Topical Bible, p. 1312)

I've seen several references by Christian tattooers who claim Isaiah 44 and Ezekiel 9 are examples of God-ordained tattoos in the Bible.

And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.Ezekiel 9:4

One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.Isaiah 44:5

The following excellent explanation of Isaiah 44:5 and Ezekiel 9:4 came from a Jewish web site:
1) In Leviticus 19:28 the term used is "k'thoveth qa'aqa." "K'thoveth" means "writing or inscription." "Qa'aqa" comes from a root whose meaning is "to insert or to stick in." Together, "writing that is stuck in"(see Rashi's commentary on the verse). Jewish oral tradition explains that the verse is talking about what we refer to today as tattoos, i.e. scratching or piercing the skin and filling it in with pigment.(see the tractate "Makoth" 21a).

2) Isaiah 44:5 uses the word "yichtov" which means "will write" without the word "qa'a'qa" "to insert or to stick in." Isaiah is not talking about tattoos. What he is saying is "...and he will write with his hand to the L-rd..." like someone who signs a contract to express his utmost commitment and obligation(see Metzudath David's commentary on the verse).

3) Ezekiel 9:4 uses the word "tav" which means "a mark or a sign." The man clothed with linen is going to mark the foreheads of the righteous with ink, not tattoo them!
Someone who read the verses (Isaiah 44:5 and Ezekiel 9:4) in the Hebrew original would never dream that they are referring to tattoos.(www.geocities.com/mnlerner2000/let007.html, used with permission)


Some Christian tattooers go so far as claim that the Lord Jesus Christ has a tattoo!

Many Christian tattooers claim that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns in Revelation chapter 19 on a horse – He has a tattoo on his thigh!

Revelation 19:11-16 says:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
I know you don’t believe Christians can be that deceived so here’s the proof:

"And what of Christ Himself? Twice in chapter 19, our Lord is depicted as having a name written on Him (verses 12 and 16). As unthinkable as it may be for some to picture our Lord Jesus as having a tattoo, the author of the Apocalypse had no problem with it."(www.larryoverton.com/berean/tatoos.htm)

Revelation 19:16 clearly is referring to the "vesture his thigh" – ". . .he hath on his vesture and on his thigh. . ."

Can anyone with any spiritual discernment (and a brain) really believe the Lord Jesus Christ has a tattoo? Isn’t it amazing how spiritually blind someone becomes when they began to justify their disobedience to the Word of God?

But what really is frightening about this gross, perverted, wicked interpretation of a "tattooed" Jesus Christ in Revelation 19:16 – it makes the Lord Jesus Christ a SINNER!
It means the Lord Jesus CLEARLY disobeyed Leviticus 19:28! It means the Lord Jesus Christ was not Holy! He was not the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. He clearly was disobedient and broke the Leviticual Law of Leviticus 19:28!

And if the Lord Jesus Christ committed sin – everyone is either in hell or on the way to hell. There is no salvation without a sinless, spotless Lamb of God. It took a sinless, perfect, Saviour to pay for your sins.

And thank God – despite what these spiritually sicko, perverted, Christian tattooers "preach" – The Lord Jesus Christ was without sin – and without "tattoo"!

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:1 Peter 1:18-19

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 4:15

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.2 Corinthians 5:21

21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:1 Peter

4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.1 John 3:4-5

Most Christians, even the most carnal and backslidden, would never desecrate or defile the local church building. Even among most lost people there is a reverence and sacredness to the church building.

But. . . Did you know?

If you are truly born again the Holy Spirit of God dwells within in (John 14:17, Romans 8:9, 11) and your body is the temple of God. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 makes this very clear.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.1 Corinthians 6:19-20

And . . . Did you know?

The Lord warns several times of the seriousness of defiling the temple of God – your body! In 1

Corinthians 3, the Lord clearly and sternly warns against defiling your body – the temple of God.

If any man defiles the temple of God – HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY!

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.1 Corinthians 3:16-17

My Christian friend, you’d better watch what you do with your body. It is the temple of a Holy God. You’d better not defile it with pagan, devil-worshipping tattoos!

". . . If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. . ."

What God said – He meant!

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?Numbers 23:19

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.Galatians 6:7-8

Do you really believe the Lord Jesus Christ is pleased with a Christian wearing a pagan tattoo?

Do you honestly believe God’s perfect will is for a Christian, any Christian, to be "marked" with a demonic tattoo?

With the unbiased documentation and Bible we’ve given (and we could supply much, much more) there is no question to the pagan and devil-worshipping source of the tattoo. Every tattoo historian I’ve read, traces the root of the tattoo to religious paganism. Every one.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 is another warning against the tattoo. Notice the warning against the "fellowshipping" and concord with Christ and Belial (the devil). Verse 16 is very interesting. . . As it relates the "fellowshipping" with your body – the temple of the living God.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 reads:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

I realize in writing this, a lot of Christians (or so-called Christians?) could care less what God says. They’re gonna do what they want to do – despite heaven or hell. But there are many

Christians who want to serve God more than anything – with ever fiber of their soul. I’ve talked to many, many Christians who were thinking about getting a tattoo. But after showing them the satanic origin of the tattoo they realized a tattoo was not the will of God. And it was for those "good and faithful servants" of the Lord Jesus Christ that this was written for.

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.Matthew 25:23

Friend, God loves you and desires more than anything you love and obey Him. He desires first of all obedience unto salvation by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:12). And after salvation,

His will for you is to serve and love Him with all you heart, body, mind and soul.
You won’t regret it!

It’ll be worth it one day!

If you are truly a Christian and still have doubts about whether the tattoo is the perfect will of God, go back through this article with an open Bible and an open hear. Prayerfully, look up the verses. And before you start, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to "guide you into all truth" (John 16:13).

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.2 Peter 3:17-18

Source and For more on this subject go here:http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/intro.html

IMPORTANT: It’s strongly advised for people who have tattoos to get a Hepatitis check. And soon. . . Hepatitis can lie unnoticed for many years while doing serious damage. The sooner hepatitis is detected the better the chances for survival. If you have a tattoo – get checked.

Hell Diminished or missing from the NIV

Hell Diminished or MissingThe doctrine of eternal hell is a fearful Bible truth. The word itself has, from the beginnings of the English language, always had a fixed and established meaning. "The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God" (Psalms 9:17) is very plain. In fact, for many (including preachers and Bible translators) it is apparently too plain. Many people today do not mind using the word in their daily conversation, but do not like seeing it in the Bible.
Modern translations have tried to make the Bible more palatable and socially acceptable by taking some of the terror out of the fact that a man or woman who dies outside of faith in Jesus Christ goes to an eternal and conscious hell. Translators do this in two ways. First, the word is often left in its untranslated Hebrew or Greek form (Sheol or Hades), thus greatly diminishing its impact upon an English reader. The New American Standard version frequently reverts to this practice. Secondly, some simply translate sheol as "death" or "grave". The Jehovahs Witness "Bible" does this and (if you can believe it!) the New International Version is guilty of the same stratagem.
In the previous lists, the point at issue has been the underlying Greek text of the New Testament. Nearly all modern versions are founded on a radically different text from the KJB. This is the reason for the many omissions which we have noted in appendices AÑC. Here, though, it is a question of the philosophy of the translators. In the case of the NIV, this philosophy has led to their having completely removed "hell" from the Old Testament!

to read more go here:http://www.biblebelievers.com/Floyd_Jones/Jones_Ripped_index.html

Is God the Author of Confusion?

A Creationist's Defense of the King James Bible
by Henry M. Morris*
In this day of rapid change, when many Christians have suddenly started using one of the many modern English translations of the Bible (NASB, NIV, NEB, NRSV, NKJV, etc.), abandoning the long-used King James Version read and loved by English-speaking people of all ages and walks of life for over ten generations, it may be appropriate to review a few of the reasons why many creationists, including this writer, still prefer to use the latter.
The King James Translators

Go here to read the rest of this excellent article:http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_kjv/

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Was King James a homosexual?

QUESTION: I have been told that King James was a homosexual. Is this true?
EXPLANATION: King James I of England, who authorized the translation of the now famous King James Bible, was considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monarchs that England has ever seen.Through his wisdom and determination he united the warring tribes of Scotland into a unified nation, and then joined England and Scotland to form the foundation for what is now known as the British Empire.

At a time when only the churches of England possessed the Bible in English, King James' desire was that the common people should have the Bible in their native tongue. Thus, in 1603, King James called 54 of history's most learned men together to accomplish this great task. At a time when the leaders of the world wished to keep their subjects in spiritual ignorance, King James offered his subjects the greatest gift that he could give them. Their own copy of the Word of God in English. James, who was fluent in Latin, Greek, and French, and schooled in Italian and Spanish even wrote a tract entitled "Counterblast to Tobacco",which was written to help thwart the use of tobacco in England.

Such a man was sure to have enemies. One such man, Anthony Weldon, had to be excluded from the court. Weldon swore vengeance. It was not until 1650, twenty-five years after the death of James that Weldon saw his chance. He wrote a paper calling James a homosexual. Obviously, James, being dead, was in no condition to defend himself.

The report was largely ignored since there were still enough people alive who knew it wasn't true. In fact, it lay dormant for years, until recently when it was picked up by Christians who hoped that vilifying King James, would tarnish the Bible that bears his name so that Christians would turn away from God's book to a more "modern" translation.

It seems though, that Weldon's false account is being once again largely ignored by the majority of Christianity with the exception of those with an ulterior motive, such as its author had.It might also be mentioned here that the Roman Catholic Church was so desperate to keep the true Bible out of the hands of the English people that it attempted to kill King James and all of Parliament in 1605.

In 1605 a Roman Catholic by the name of Guy Fawkes, under the direction of a Jesuit priest by the name of Henry Garnet, was found in the basement of Parliament with thirty-six barrels of gunpowder which he was to use to blow up King James and the entire Parliament. After killing the king, they planned on imprisoning his children, re-establishing England as a state loyal to the Pope and kill all who resisted. Needless to say, the perfect English Bible would have been one of the plot's victims.

Fawkes and Garnet and eight other conspirators were caught and hanged.It seems that those who work so hard to discredit the character of King James join an unholy lot.


John 3:16

Thanks Kay.

A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the people were in and out of the cold.. The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell many papers.
He walked up to a policeman and said, 'Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you?
You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.'
The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door.
When they come out the door you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in.' So he did.
He walked up the steps and knocked on the door, and a lady answered.
He looked up and said, 'John 3:16.' The lady said, 'Come on in, Son.' She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went off.
The boy sat there for a while and thought to himself: John 3:16...I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm.
Later she came back and asked him 'Are you hungry?' He said, 'Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of days, and I guess I could stand a little bit of food,' The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat any more. Then he thought to himself: John 3:16...Boy, I sure don't understand it but it sure makes a hungry boy full.
She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked for a while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John 3:16... I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean.
You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out.
The lady came in and got him. She took him to a room, tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers up around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he lay in the darkness and looked out the window at the snow coming down on that cold night, he thought to himself: John 3:16...I don't understand it but it sure makes a tired boy rested.
The next morning the lady came back up and took him down again to that same big table full of food.
After he ate, she took him back to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and picked up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of him and looked into his young face. 'Do you understand John 3:16?' she asked gently.
He replied, 'No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it was last night when the policeman told me to use it,' She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began to explain to him about Jesus. Right there, in front of that big old fireplace, he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He sat there and thought: John 3:16 -- don't understand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe.
You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how God was willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus would agree to do such a thing.
I don't understand the agony of the Father and every angel in heaven as they watched Jesus suffer and die.
I don't understand the intense love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross till the end. I don't understand it, but it sure does make life worth living.
John 3:16 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Update on Nickitta

I got an email from Roberta:

Kitta just called and she has a bulging disk which is reversible by therapy and exercise. So that is good news. I think they will probably send her home from the hospital tomorrow.

Good Idea

Wasp SprayI have a friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead. The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use...

Would you take a magic marker to your Bible and cross out words from passages?

Go here to see how Wescott and Hort used the cross out method for the NIV

News Flash

NIV Reader: Do you have enough confidence in the NIV to... tell God, OUT LOUD, that these verses do not belong in the Bible?If not, you need to get a King James so you can have some confidence.
WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV

The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes...over 40 IN ALL!!!

Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes

Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"].

What are you NIV readers missing?"Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting."

Matthew 18:11 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"].

What are you NIV readers missing?"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."

Matthew 21:44 -- removed in the footnotes

Matthew 23:14 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"].

What are you NIV readers missing?"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye

devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the

greater damnation."

Mark 7:16 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."

Mark 9:44 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

Mark 9:46 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

Mark 11:26 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in

heaven forgive your trespasses."

Mark 15:28 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was

numbered with the transgressors."

Mark 16:9-20 (all 12 verses) -- There is a line separating the last 12 verses of Mark from the

main text. Right under the line it says: [The two most reliable early manuscripts do not have

Mark 16:9-20] (NIV, 1978 ed.) The Jehovah's Witness "Bible" also places the last 12 verses of

Mark as an appendix of sorts.

Luke 17:36 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the

other left."

Luke 22:44 -- removed in the footnotes

Luke 22:43 -- removed in the footnotes

Luke 23:17 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)"

John 5:4 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and

troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made

whole of whatsoever disease he had."

John 7:53-8:11 -- removed in the footnotes

Acts 8:37 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. It's

deletion makes one think that people can be baptized and saved without believing on the Lord

Jesus Christ. Sounds Catholic. What are you NIV readers missing?"And Philip said, If thou

believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ

is the Son of God."

Acts 15:34 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still."

Acts 24:7 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great

violence took him away out of our hands,"

Acts 28:29 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What

are you NIV readers missing?"And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had

great reasoning among themselves."

Romans 16:24 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"].

What are you NIV readers missing?"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

I John 5:7 -- Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's

Witness "Bible"]. In the NIV it says,

"For there are three that testify:"

Compare the NIV reading with the following Jehovah's Witness reading--

"For there are three witness bearers,"

What are you NIV readers missing? What does the real Bible say?

"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and

these three are one."

This is one of the GREATEST verses testifying of the trinity. That is why the Jehovah's

Witnesses leave it out. They do not believe in the trinity and they do not believe that Jesus is

God. Why does the NIV leave it out...? Whole books have been written on the manuscript

evidence that supports inclusion of this verse in the Bible. Reader, do you believe in the triunity

of God? If so, then this deletion should offend you. People are playing around with the Bible and

it ain't funny.

Nickitta is in the hospital

I just found out that my niece Nickitta is in the hospital in Jetmore. She was giving her daughter a bath and was unable to get back up. She may have a ruptured disk.

J'Tiah, her daughter is the one who will undergo surgery at the crippled children's hospital next month. I sure hope Nicki is healed soon because she will need to be able to carry JTiah around when she is casted after her surgery.

Luckily my sister and my mom live close and help a lot. My mom and step dad take care of J'Tiah and will be in St.Louis to learn how to care for her after surgery.
Please pray for Nicki and J'Tiah.
Also, Jeff's job situation.

from the Sacred sandwich-funny

When giving a hearty “amen” to the preacher, timing is everything.

Swine Flu progression

This is how it starts and then the next thing you know, this is what happens.

This is why it is so important to wash your hands.
The picture shows the advanced stage of a person with the Swine Flu.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stocking up

My plan for Walgreen's this week is to stock up on paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex.
I will buy many St. Ives body wash for 2.99 each. For each one I buy I will receive a 3.00 register reward.I will buy each one in a separate transaction. I just say I have five transactions or whatever and they ring them up one at a time. I will use these RR to buy the paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex. The Scott tp is on sale 2 4pks for 5.00 this week, this is the only kind I use because its safe for the rv and the septic system at home. I love using the same money twice.
I like stocking up while things are on sale and never paying full price.
If you can buy enough to last until the next sale that is good.
On average, most things go on sale approx. every three months. So for a minimum, get three months worth of whatever you are buying.
If I were to get one years worth of toilet paper for the rv I would buy about 52 rolls or 14 4pks. That is assuming we use one roll a week. If your usage is more than that you would have to up the numbers and recalculate and stock up according to the new numbers.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The deal is broke

Well we visited the Eden Mennonite Church today and although the people were friendly they did use the NIV the NKJV and the ASV. That was a deal breaker for us. Mr. Olson and I are wondering if anyone still believes in the KJV.
Its really heart breaking to see so many deceived. Mr. Olson says its the end times and the great falling away.
The preacher this morning was proud to have sat under one of the translators of the NIV in one of his classes.
He stood in the pulpit and several times contradicted himself. Its so sad.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New clothes

Mr. Olson and I shopped at two Goodwill stores today. We were able to buy quite a few new clothes. I was able to get about 8 new shirts, 2 still had tags on them and a skirt. Mr. Olson got 3 pairs of shorts, a pair of jeans and 2 new shirts.
We decided to make a trip to the laundry mat to wash them. We brought them home and hung them out to dry. I hope they get a chance to dry before it rains again.

We found a church called Eden Mennonite church we will visit tomorrow. I just hope they use the KJV. That's a deal breaker for us.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Til the storm passes over

The storm has passed and all is well. Thank you Jesus.

oh dear

The wind is blowing like crazy. The camper is rocking, the rain is pouring down. Scary.

Its raining in Tulsa-Suprise

It is very different in Tulsa than the panhandle. It rains almost every day or every other day. We sure could use some of this rain in the panhandle.
Right now it is raining off and on. No tornado's though, good. Uh oh, they just put our town on the warning thing of tv/
I will be here for one more week. So I don't get to go to church at home. I hope our teacher sends me scripture references and notes. Hint hint
Tomorrow Mr. Olson is taking me to look for material for Mollie and Hannah's dresses for Kaleena's wedding. I have been studying the pattern and I think it will be something I can handle. If I run into problems I know some great seamstresses I can go to. Mom and Joella and Kay.
Today I am just going to stay home and try to rearrange some cabinets.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Visit to an Amish bulk food store

I visited an Amish bulk food store in the area today. It was similar to the one near Hutchinson, Ks. but on a much, much smaller scale.
The lady was friendly and we had a nice time talking. She has an embroidery machine and has a few of her crafts on sale in her store.
I ended up buying some garlic bread sprinkles and some toothpicks. I was hoping to find oatmeal in bulk but I don't think she has that.
This morning I went to the bank to get some cash so if we find a 5th wheel hitch for Bill and Christina we can buy it for them and they can pay us back.
Then I went to Goodwill where I found a smaller rolling pin, a square glass Pyrex baking dish, a book for me and a book for Joy.
Jeff and I went to Baja Jack's burrito shack for lunch. I love their carne asada burritos with mango sauce. They have great chips too.
This evening Jeff and I will drive to Henryetta to look at a 5th wheel hitch. We have not been in that area yet. It will be fun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A man living in a tent

Mr. Olson and I went to a nearby town to look at a 5th wheel hitch for Bill and Christina and we saw a man living in a tent. The town seems to be kind of a poor town and right along the main road there was a homestead with a tent.
I was intrigued of course and drove slowly on the way back. The guy had an actual home set up there. I could see a regular bed in the tent. The fellow was standing there talking on a cell phone with no shirt. I wish I had the guts to take a picture.
Why was I so fascinated? I wanted to stop and talk to him and see how he manages regular things like cooking, washing up the dishes, refrigeration, bathing and such.
Maybe I am too interested in things and how people do things.

BTW the 5th wheel hitch was too old.

Meditate on these

Meditate on these:
I Am (I Am That I Am),

Elohim (The Creator),

El Elyon (The Sovereign One),

El Roi (The God Who Sees),

El Shaddai (The All Sufficient One),

Jehovah Y'shua (The Lord My Savior),

Adonai (The Lord My Master),

Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord Will Provide),

Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord That Healeth),

Jehovah-Nissi (The Lord My Banner),

Jehovah-Mekoddishkem(The Lord Who Sanctifies),

Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord Is Peace),

Jehovah-Sabaoth (The Lord Of Hosts),

Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd),

Jehovah-Sidkenu (The Lord My Righteousness),

Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord Is There),

Qanna (The Jealous One),

El Olam (The Everlasting One),

Yahweh (Jehovah)

I found this at Barbara mom of 12's blog and thought it was beautiful.

I did notice that Immanuel wasn't listed with a meaning at the bottom. I believe Immanuel means God is with us.


To do list for today:
1. shower
2. put cream cheese and whey into containers
3.tidy the house
4. pick a few things up at Wal-Mart
5. meet Mr. Olson for lunch
6.make baguette breads
7.do supper preps
8.Bible study
9.prepare fresh vegetable juice for tomorrow.
10. spend time with hubby

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The new religion? No thanks

Read this article.
In Sunday school we will be studying Christianity without Christ---well this is what its like----http://www.religionnewsblog.com/21365/christianity-without-christ

If this is the new religion we'd better beware.
I know that folks are being led slowly astray by the new Bible versions and the talk that no Bible is correct.
My Bible says that God will and has preserved his word. I believe that.

I am saddened by the deception we face each day.

Pray for revival.


My yogurt turned out great. I have a big butter dish full. I also put about that much in a paper towel lined strainer over a bowl to make some cream cheese. I would rather have used a cotton towel but I don't have any here in the 5th wheel. Better put some in.
I also put onions and a couple sprigs of cilantro into the roast that has been cooking in the crock pot since last evening. I also put a couple of sweet potatoes in the crock pot.
Last evening I put some oatmeal on to soak so this morning Jeff cooked it up for his breakfast. When I got up I warmed it up for mine.
I have tea brewing on the stove and water filtering in the Brita to make iced tea.
The tea is done yum.

Living in the 5th wheel does not prevent cooking from scratch. The space is limited but you learn the crock pot will still cook on the counter in the bedroom as well as in the kitchen.

The girls aren't here right now so I have been using the bunks for counter space.

Tomorrow I will make some baguette breads. I looked at Wal Mart but they were 2.00 for one baguette. I can make a couple of them for less than 1.00.

When you begin looking at prices like that you realize that cooking from scratch does indeed pay off.

Homemade Fly Catchers

Instead of buying fly catchers at the farm store I make my own.
Take an empty two litre bottle
Put a banana peel into the bottle
Add 1 c. sugar
1 c. cider vinegar
Fill up to the curve of the neck with water. Put the lid on and shake. Remove the lid and tie twine on the neck and tie into a tree.
This will fill up with flies like you wouldn't believe. When it is full just screw the lid on, cut it down and throw away.
This will save lots of money.
These are especially important if you have farm animals. Its amazing how great these work.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I have a menu worked up for a couple of days. We will leave Thursday to pick up the girls at church camp and take them back again on Sunday so the week is short.

Breakfast will be oatmeal or eggs

Lunch will be fresh vegetable juice and a sandwich

Evening meals will be:
Monday-Steak and sweet potato

Tuesday-jalapeno poppers (made with fresh homemade cream cheese)

Wednesday-toasted baguette slices with cream cheese (fresh homemade), pesto, tomato spread

Edited to add: We just found out we are staying until a week from Friday so the menu will have to be extended. I had to take a roast out of the freezer to make some room so it is in the crock pot right now.

My eyes are dilated.

My eyes are dilated. I went to the eye doctor this morning and he dilated my eyes. I was glad he gave me some disposable shades. I don't know if I have ever had that done before.
I picked out new frames. Mercy they are expensive.

I am making a big batch of yogurt today. Tomorrow when it is done I am going to make some cream cheese. It has really gone up at the store. Its 1.69 and I don't like paying that much.

Jeff found a 5th wheel hitch for the preacher, I just need to get hold of him to see if he wants me to pick it up.

I am now going to sit down and make a menu for this week at the fiver.

Kaleena posted this on the family blog

Hey everyone,I am just writing because it seems like no one is using this. If you are planning on coming to my wedding we have a hotel reserved. It will help Justin and me out because if we have a certain number of people stay there than we get the reception hall for free. If you would like information about how to reserve your room at the hotel, please e-mail me at teacher_kkr@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 6, 2009


The last few days have been very busy. Jeff came home to interview locally and the man said he was too busy. He had put Jeff off last week, so I guess he lost his chance. Jeff will have driven 24 hours for nothing except we got to see him and he has done a lot of work.
When Jeff arrived home we had company and the house was blazing hot. Come to find out the breaker had tripped because the motor on the furnace/ac unit had burned out. The preacher was here changing out the thermo coupler in the water heater because that had burnt out the day before and we had had to shower at their house.
Jeff and Bill then went somewhere out in the country and pulled Bill's pick up to town because it had broken down way out in the boonies.
We finally had a hot supper in a hot house. We spent a lot of time outside where the wind was blowing like crazy.
Today Jeff and I went to town and bought a new motor for the a/c which he then installed. We then went to the preachers for lunch. After lunch we hooked their 5th wheel up to our pick up and hauled it to camp so the guest speaker could stay in it.
We then came home and took our leftovers to Bill and Christina's and they got out all of their left overs and we ate those.
Now we are at home again and the girls are getting packed for camp which starts tomorrow.
Jeff is installing new lights in the bathroom that the girls finished painting. And I am catching up on my blog.
Jeff then has to put a new pump in the water cooler in the garage. He is so great. The girls said he never gets to just come home and rest, we work him like crazy when he is here.
I am just so thankful that he is such a willing worker. He is happy to do things here. I am so thankful for such a wonderful husband.
Tomorrow we have church and then a hamburger cookout, then its off to take the girls and others to camp.
Then I am going to Tulsa and spend the next few days there with Jeff.
I get to go to the eye doctor on Monday, yeah, new glasses. Mine are so scratched it awful.
We met Christina's foster parents and have spent quite a bit of time with them. We like them a lot.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Think on this

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written."
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind..
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Fruit of the Spirit


Summer Vacation Bible School

Our community VBS will be held July 19th through the 23rd. It will go from 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. each night. We will start and end each night at the Baptist Church.
All three community churches are within two blocks of each other so it is handy to do part of the VBS at one then switch to the next and so on. We did this last year and it worked out great.
Each church contributes the same amount and we all help and work together. Its good to work with other Christians who worship under a different banner.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Make your own Betty Crocker Warm Delights

Frugal Homemade Betty Crocker warm delights personal dessert recipe.

To make your own personal dessert of Betty Crocker warm delights just put 4 Tbsp of any cake mix in a microwaveable bowl. Add 2 Tbsp water and stir. You can add things like nuts or chocolate chips if you want. Microwave for one minute and let sit for a couple of minutes, then enjoy your warm delight for a fraction of the cost of Betty's.


I foung this at Twice upon a time's blog...very interesting.

'Water Displacement #40'The product began from a search for a rust-preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the 40th formulation, thus WD-40.

The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. Then try it on your stove top ... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
Here are some other uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from t he kitchen floor!
Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicyclesfor easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL