II Timothy 2:11 Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we persevere, we will also rule with him If we disown him, he will also disown us. 13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 14 Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers! 15 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth. 16 But keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, 17 and their teaching will eat away at people like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among these; 18 they have missed the mark, as far as the truth is concerned, by saying that our resurrection has already taken place; and they are overturning some people's faith. 19 Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, stamped with these words: "The Lord knows his own," and, "Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord stand apart from wrongdoing." CJB


Feelin' Productive!

What an awesome day!  Even though we all slept in til 9am, I enjoyed such a good day! by noon, I had my Bible reading done, bread rising, 2 loads of laundry done, kitchen nice and clean and picked something up from freecycle!

It is now 4 pm, bread is in the oven, a huge garbage bag of toys is purged along with another garbage bag of clothes. The kids are happy, I am happy...what more can you possibly want??!!  Well, other than winning the lottery, but you have to actually buy lottery tickets to win...lol

 I was nervous this morning though and wondered what my day was going to be like...Malachi right from getting out of bed was literally running from one bad thing to the next, looking at me with a question in his eyes..."are you paying attention to me mom?"  yes...I was nervous indeed!  He's been a good little guy though with his new toys from freecycle! Yes this is why I purged a huge garbage bag of toys...lol to make room for more...but I DID get rid of more than I brought home! Yay me! lol

Off to make supper and brave the park later on!


A short and sweet explanation of things!

Yahshua is the groom. Israel was the bride. They were married at Mount Sinai. Did he throw away his bride and replace her with another? Or did he remarry his bride? He REMARRIED his bride. I praise YHWH that I am Israel! Through faith I am joined to his family and become his bride. Who was the law given too? ISRAEL.. his bride.


Who's in Your Home?

This was on a blogger friends blog, she had read it in a newspaper
and it was submitted anonymously.

A few months before I was born
my Dad met a stranger who was
new to our small town.
From the beginning, Dad was
fascinated with this enchanting
new comer and soon invited him
to live with our family.

The stranger was quickly accepted and was
around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

As I grew up , I never questioned his place in my family.
In my mind he had a special niche.

My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me
the word of God, and dad taught me to obey it.

But the stranger? He was our story teller.
He would keep us spell bound for hours on end
with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics,
history or science, he always knew the answers about
the past,understood the present, and even seemed to be able
to predict the future!

He took my family to the first major league ball game.
He made me laugh, and he made me cry.
The stranger never stopped talking, but my Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us
were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say,
and she would go to her room and read her books.
( I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our house hold with certain moral convictions,
but this stranger never felt obligated to honor them.
Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home...
not from us, our friends, or any visitors. Our long time visitor,
however, got away with four letter words that burned my ears,
and made my dad squirm and my mom blush.

My Dad was a teetotaler who didn't permit alcohol
in the home, not even for cooking. But the stranger
encouraged us to try it on regular basis.
He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.

He talked freely ( much to freely) about sex.
His comments were sometimes blatant,
sometimes suggestive,and generally embarrassing.

I know my early concepts about relationships were influenced
strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he apposed the values
of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked..... and never asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger
moved in with our family. He has blended right in
and is not as fascinating as he was at first.

Still, if you were to walk into my parents den today
you would still find him sitting over in his comer,
waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name? We just call him T.V.

(I'm happy to say that when we move next month, TV will not be coming with us!)


Walking as Messiah Walked:Guarding TORAH

Paralyzed by Grace....by Sombra Wilson

Paralyzed by Grace?

"In most churches we’re not

 only saved by grace, we’re paralyzed by it.  We’re afraid to do anything that might be a ”work.”  The funny thing is we will preach to people for an hour that they can’t do anything to be saved, and then sing to them for a half an hour trying to get them to do something…. People need to see that action is a receptacle for grace, not a substitute for it.  Grace is God acting in our lives to do things we can’t do on our own.  Grace is not opposed to effort; it’s opposed to earning.”(Dallas Willard, Interview, Leadership Magazine, Summer 2005, pge 23)

The gift of Grace is not an excuse to cease from doing – yes DOING what we are commanded to do once we have received salvation. Grace empowers us, sets us free so that we can step out of the ways of this world and be God’s peculiar people, walking in His ways, not a Christianized version of secular ways.  Read from Matthew 5 and see who it is who is blessed. These are the righteous who are living by Torah, and being persecuted for it. And the next part of scripture is the one about salt not losing it’s saltyness. What is salt without flavour?  It’s like a Christian who has no impact on this world because really, he looks just like the world. But what about the fellow who believes in Christ, and walks just as Christ did, as the Torah teaches us, wow oh wow do we stand out from the world, and wow oh wow are we persecuted for it, with words like “trying to earn your salvation” or “forsaking the gift of grace”, persecuted for the way we look and the way we live and what we believe and what days we keep.
No, I’m not paralyzed by grace, nor have I forsaken the gift of grace, rather, I have been set free to keep the righteousnesss and wisdom that is found in the Torah. Grace has set me free and I am DOING the will of God. "

I love it when I find words from others that mirror my heart and thoughts!  Bless you Sombra!

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Seriously!  This is awesome!  I've heard no bad reviews for an ergo yet!


The Shema

The children and I are learning The Shema. 

We will start with the first verse for now and learn the English words as well, since we don't know much Hebrew as of yet and it's important to know what we're saying even if we like how Hebrew "sounds"...lol


Very cool thread on facebook today!

So.. since the common theme of thought among the world is that Paul taught the law was a burden, done away with, and taught against it.. lets make a collection of all the verses where he says the total opposite of that. Just add one's you have on the top of your head to the comment. :)
3 hours ago · ·
Suzanne McDaniel
Suzanne McDaniel
Ro 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid

In Romans 7 he goes into great detail to tell us that the law is good and he doesn't die to it.. instead he dies to the law of sin and death.
3 hours ago ·
Suzanne McDaniel
Suzanne McDaniel
Ro 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

The very next verse he tells us again that there is ANOTHER law (the law of sin and death) and that is what he dies to.
3 hours ago ·
Barbara Johnson Sandefur
Barbara Johnson Sandefur
Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
3 hours ago ·
Suzanne McDaniel
Suzanne McDaniel
Ro 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

That comes after he tells them you are saved by faith, not works.. but just in case they got the idea they no longer needed to follow the law he throws that verse in to clarify.
3 hours ago ·
Suzanne McDaniel
Suzanne McDaniel
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(all scripture being good for doctrine would certainly include the ONLY scritpures they had at that time.. the old testament)
3 hours ago ·
Ken Cagle
Ken Cagle
Do we then make void the Torah through faith? Elohim forbid: yea, we establish the Torah.
(Rom 3:31)
3 hours ago ·
Christa Stone
Christa Stone
1Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us KEEP THE FEAST, not with OLD YEAST OR with yeast of malice and evil....
2 hours ago ·
Christa Stone
Christa Stone
Galatians 3:21 Is the LAW therefore contrary to Elohim's promises? Absolutly not!
2 hours ago ·
Scotty Heidi Fitzgibbon
Scotty Heidi Fitzgibbon
Rom 8:4-9 "That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk NOT after the FLESH, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the ... See Morecarnal mind is ENMITY against God: FOR IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, neither indeed can be. SO THEN THEY THAT ARE IN THE FLESH CANNOT PLEASE GOD. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."

The Spirit will never lead a person contrary to the Torah of YHVH. Being led by the Spirit = walking in the Torah, the perfect Word of YHVH.
2 hours ago ·
Suzanne McDaniel
Suzanne McDaniel
romans is certainly an eye opening book when you learn to put it in context! In chapter 7 he tells us that the law is good and holy and that is not the law we die to.. He then introduces another law which is the law of sin and death and tells us THAT is the law we die too. And then in that verse the previous poster put he tells us WHO is not subject to the law (torah).. the CARNAL MINDED and those who are at enmity with YHVH.

2 hours ago ·


Got a question for you!

Can you prove what you believe from the old testament alone? That's all Jesus and Peter and James and John and Paul had.


Fresh Starts...

They're really nice aren't they?  I find I need one every once in awhile.  Recently I deleted my facebook account, but found I really missed the fellowship of my TO friends!  So I rejoined. My handle there is the same as my blog, so go find me if you like!

The verse I posted above is a verse that is new to me....and hadn't realized (I have no idea why!) that word battles about Torah were wrong.  I would have people challenging something I posted on facebook and I always got caught up in the fight, in the desire to be "right"...it's not worth it.  I can only read Scripture and obey.  Others can (if they want to) learn from me by example, keeping in mind I'm human!!  I will try to spread the Word of God where ever I go because there are so many that are struggling to find meaning in life!  I MUST encourage them to seek God!  But to argue with other Believers is pointless and not godly!  Scripture speaks for itself.  I try so hard not to read it with man's doctrine in my head but because I was raised in it, it's hard to unlearn! I am a work in process....we ALL are!  I hope you will be blessed by the things I post, whether my own thoughts or others that I wish to share with you!