Saturday, September 1, 2018

Edgerton Defends Desecrated Confederate Monument

Here's a dynamic black man defending a Confederate monument.
American patriot H.K. Edgerton stood beside the destroyed remnants of the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Wednesday with a Confederate flag to protest the destruction of Southern American history.
Edgerton, the former Asheville, N.C. chapter president of the NAACP, delivered an eloquent defense of the statue, which was torn down in an Antifa riot in which the University of North Carolina was clearly complicit. Edgerton explained how the Confederate military was integrated and spoke of the numerous black heroes who fought and gave their lives at war — black heroes who used to be honored by Silent Sam, but are honored no longer due to Antifa’s criminal actions.

Watch this brave man’s history lesson, which UNC students could learn something from:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Betrothed: Victor & Cassie

Jen, Cassie, Nadia (Lance & Megan's daughter), Victor
Dec. 26, 2017

Cassie with her mother, Jen, on Dec. 27, 2017

Victor and Verity (Cassie's sister) Feb. 15

First Fight Feb. 18

Cassie & Victor in Washington Feb. 22

Victor Playing Ticket to Ride with Cassie's Family

Victor & Cassie
Children Wanting to see what Cassie is Watching

Betrothed 5-23-2018

Increase on the Watch

Victor and Cassie, May 24, 2018

Great Catch, June 3

Celebrating Regina's Birthday

Victor & Cassie
 Jackson, Esther, Paul
Jodavid, Casey, Jackson, Adam
Honoring the Lord's Day and Celebrating Regina's Birthday

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ginger for Osteoarthritis

A quarter- to a half-teaspoon a day of powdered ginger can be as pain-relieving as ibuprofen, without the risk of damage to your intestinal lining. Click the image below to watch the video:
We use fresh ginger, but ginger essential oil is effective as well.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Peter Graduated with Honors from Covenant Seminary


Peter with Parents

Campus Flower Garden
Peter's family arriving for Baccalaurete
Peter, Melody, Alfred & Kathering at the Baccalaurete
Peonies on campus were beautiful

Photos by Neal Bringe

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Raving Raw Honey

Unfiltered honey contains propolis, a compound that kills bacteria. Raw honey is best because it has not been through a heating process (over 100 degrees, as it is in the beehive) Therefore, it tastes much better.

Honey is one of only three common foods containing pinocembrin (ginger is another), an antioxidant associated with improved brain function.

If you would like a 6 lb. jug, please send your address to so we can send you an address where you can send a check of $45. [35. for the honey + $10. for shipping]

Or $80 for two jugs: $35 ea for honey + $10 for shipping & handling within the continental US.

Glucose is good for learning and memory. Honey is primarily composed of two types of sugar: glucose and fructose. Honey high in fructose rarely crystallize. Honey high in glucose has a stronger tendency to crystallize over time. To re-liquefy your crystallized honey, leave in your car sitting in the sun or stand the lightly sealed jar into a container of warm water for 20 minutes or run under a hot tap. The honey will gently liquefy.

Switzel - Our “Ginger Ale” - Love it!
⅓ c Apple Cider Vinegar, raw and unpasteurized
⅓ c Raw Orange Honey
1 large Lemon, peeled w potato peeler
1" cube of Ginger, peeled
Blend above in filtered water, then pour into a gallon and fill with filtered water.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rembering Uncle George Stoops

Gathering with Cousins
Letters from George's three daughters (center in photo) and his one biological grandson were the best part of the memorial service.
I remember Uncle George most for his delightful humor, sensitivity, prayers, singing with gusto and his stories.

George was born on April 26, 1922 to Matie (Jones) and Clifford Stoops at Viola, Wisconsin. He was the youngest of three brothers (Marion, Westley, and Norval), and one sister, Pauline. Brother Marion drowned at 17, and sister Pauline died at 19. His father passed away at 43 years old, so his mother was left to raise the 3 remaining boys, Westley, Norval and George. Matie moved the family to Nampa, Idaho in 1936 where George first attended junior high school in Nampa, then graduated from Nampa High School in 1941. After graduation, he attended Northwest Nazarene College for two years where he met and married Betty Jane Dillon on June 28, 1943. George worked on a dairy farm for a brief time and also received schooling in welding and meat cutting. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1943 but transferred into the army in 1944 and ultimately was stationed with company F 383rd infantry on the island of Okinawa. Not long after arriving on the island, George was severely wounded in direct combat by a hand grenade but miraculously survived his wounds and was later awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in April of 1946 at Fort Lewis, Washington, Madison Hospital Center. George started working for the Idaho Department of Employment soon after his discharge from the service and worked for the state for 34 years before retiring. During those years with the state, he worked for the employment office in Nampa and was responsible for placing many local individuals into their lifetime jobs, as well as many teenagers with summer jobs. George's later years were spent in the Boise office. In addition to placement of individuals in various jobs he served as secretary to governor's committee on hiring the handicapped. Part of his duties were to oversee statewide contests in the schools where students would compete by drawing posters or writing essays, all promoting the theme of hiring the handicapped. When the contests were concluded, he would travel to Washington, D.C. with the student winners. George was also instrumental in the passage of a bill to designate handicapped parking spaces, not knowing that one day in the future, one of his own daughters would benefit from this law.

George was a member of Bethel Nazarene Church & taught Sunday School for more than 30 years. As a younger man, he was also a youth leader. Music was always important to George. He loved to sing with several quartets and also as a soloist and did so, often in church, as well as other special occasions.

George is survived by 3 daughters; Judy Rice of Caldwell; Connie (Terry) Rogers; and Georganna (Jim) Bower of Nampa; a sister-in-law, JoAnn (Roger) Wilcox of Nampa; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty of 73 years; 3 brothers, Westley, Norval and Marion; a sister, Pauline and an unnamed baby sister.

City on a Hill

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

(Flashback Photo from Christmas Day 2009)