Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kevin takes his chaperone position seriously.


Kevin is a big tease. He loves this "job." Kevin bugs Lance about how many inches are needed between them. He loves giving them a bad time, but he really enjoys their relationship.

Valentine's Day Flowers for Melody


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Becky's Wedding Dance

Thus says the Lord…
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Again I will build you, and you shall be built,
O virgin Israel!
Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines
and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.
(Jeremiah 31:2-4) 



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lance & Megan

It was a beautiful sunny day.
No cloud could have dimmed the joy
when Lance Seppi
asked Megan Petersen
to marry him, and she said

YES!

"He that finds a wife, finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord." 
Proverbs 18:22

Their families ask you to rejoice with us and be in prayer 
for this young couple as they establish their lives together. 

Answered Prayers are Better Than Dreams Coming True


The Carpenters - Top Of The World by Islandpride09

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Six Worst Foods for Diabetes


"The devastating complications and premature deaths associated with diabetes can be prevented." ~Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The worst foods for diabetes — the foods that elevate blood sugar, reduce insulin sensitivity and increase type 2 diabetes risk — are the foods that are most common in the standard American diet.
are most common in the standard American diet.

1. Added Sugars: Fruit juices and sugary processed foods and desserts
2. Refined Grains: White Rice & White Flour Products
3. Fried Foods
4. Trans Fats: Margarine, Shortening, Fast Food, Processed Baked Goods
5. Red & Processed Meats
6. Whole Eggs: Diabetics who ate more than one egg/day doubled their cardiovascular disease or death risk compared to diabetics who ate less than one egg per week.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

"I think I like a guy, what should I do?"



May I try to answer that question?

R. J. Rushdoony said, "If we are members of Christ's Kingdom, the hopes of our heart are governed by covenant goals."

Fast and pray for God's will to be done on earth as in heaven (Matt. 6:10), "Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." (2 Cor. 10:5) If you desire to marry a godly man, pray without ceasing that God would prepare you and your future husband for marriage and that He would reveal His Will. Pray that God would bless this young man with a godly, faithful, loving wife (even if it isn't you) who will do him good and not evil all the days of her life (Prov. 31:12). Yes, you might even be spending nights in tears, wrestling with God (Gen. 32:24-28) in prayer, beseeching Him to bless this man (and you). Trust God to fulfill your desires (Psa. 37:3-8) and answer your prayers. He who gave His life for you will do yet more than care for you. Psalms 37:8 says, “Do not fret, it tends only to evildoing.” God loves to bless His children with good gifts. (Matt. 7:11) As Martin Luther said, "Pray and let God worry." (God doesn't worry, He decrees whatever comes to pass.)

One of the best things to do with these desires is to communicate - with your parents. Ask them what areas you need to grow in. Listen to them. Do not despise their counsel. Only "fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Prov. 1:7) For a long time my father said, Melody, you should write, read Rushdoony, practice piano, lose 10 lb...

Prepare for marriage, motherhood and home economy (Prov. 31). Love and serve your family. Nothing brings out one's weaknesses and sins more than everyday interaction with their family. Ask God to sanctify you and count you worthy of His calling (2 Thess. 1:11-12). Seek wisdom and understanding. What has God given you to do? Find ways to be a blessing to others. Disciple, have wisdom and the law of kindness on your tongue (Prov. 31:26). 

Don't get in the way of what God is doing with this man, no matter how much you desire to marry him, and think you “deserve” him. He is God's man with covenant obligations and a mission to accomplish (Gen. 1:28, Matt. 28:18-20). God is the only infallible matchmaker and He's about the business of advancing His kingdom and glorifying Himself. Remember, men have great responsibilities and corresponding temptations. Pray for them. Pray that God preserves them from the pit of the immoral woman (Prov. 22:14). Don't tempt them to sin in your dress. Show unfeigned, unselfish love for this "brother." Endeavor to see past this season of life and strive to form kingdom advancing friendships. 

Seek first the kingdom of God, loving Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength (Deut. 6:5-6); love His bride, the church; love and serve your family. 

"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." (Jude 25-26)

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Eph. 3:20-21)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Epi-pen Death?



From personal experience: epi-pens are about as traumatic to the body as the allergen (in my case bee stings). I asked an EMT about this story. He said that the girl died of Epinephrine over-dose.  Her heart simply couldn't take it. 
We have found lobelia to be a life saving herb. It relaxes the bronchial tree (so I can breathe) and causes much needed vomiting. When needed, a tincture is the easiest way for me to take lobelia.