Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mustard Yogurt Dressing Recipe

1 teaspoon salt

black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 cup plain yogurt

3 tablespoons olive oil

Poppy seeds (optional)

Mix all ingredients until smooth.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vitamin A Poisoning

The only time vitamin A poisoning is known to occur is when a person was very overweight and lost a lot of weight fast because vitamin A is stored in the fat. ~Regina

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sweet Compromise of Neutrality

"John MacArthur says it is 'not necessarily' wrong to send your child to an institution that was created to defy God, continues to defy God, and succeeds abundantly in separating children from the faith of their parents...Contrary to MacArthur’s claims, public schools – and many Christian private schools – are pagan seminaries...Only a minister who is willing to challenge the sin of the multitudes is a true minister; the minister who has accepted the sweet compromise of moral neutrality is only an impostor..." ~Bojidar Marinov, The Sweet Compromise of Neutrality

Yes, my father worked for over 30 years as a teacher, but never sent us to government school except to teach his students about beekeeping. The scripture says, Blessed is the man who walks *not* in the council of the ungodly. How much more we should not send young children to spend 14 thousand seat hours in the council of the ungodly. The schools are a mission field, but not for young children. I know high school and college age students who go to make a difference and are a bright light in community. ~Regina

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ron Paul

Vision Forum Report card on last week:
Ron Paul - A
Michelle Bachmann - B
Herman Cain - C
John Huntsman - D
Rick Santorum - D
Newt Gingrich - D
Mitt Romney - D
Rick Perry - D

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Constitution Day

On Sept. 17th 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by our founding fathers. We celebrate its Biblical roots, especially the structure of a republic patterned after the Hebrew Republic before the Israelites demanded a King. We also celebrate the many clauses that reflect Biblical law. But the Constitution is not like the Bible - it isn't perfect, is not inspired, and thus has errors. America's solution is more spiritual than it is Constitutional - if we don't return to the God of the Bible, we won't restore the Constitution. ~Paul Jehle

"Making Babies" DVD Pre-Order

Shoshanna Pearl Easling's DVD series is almost here!
Research, recipes, herbs, exercise, expert interviews, recovery and infant care...

As much as I've experienced all these with my mother and siblings, I look forward to Shoshanna's beautiful touch as she educates a new generation on the miracle of created life.

Manipulation [Scheming] is the False Fruit of Kindness

Jesus listed, "Do not defraud" with the commandments in Mark 10:19.

Monday, September 19, 2011


“We give our hand to every man that loves the Lord Jesus Christ, be he what he may or who he may. The doctrine of election, like the great act of election itself, is intended to divide, not between Israel and Israel, but between Israel and the Egyptians, not between saint and saint, but between saints and the children of the world. A man may be evidently of God’s chosen family, and yet though elected, may not believe in the doctrine of election. I hold that there are many savingly called, who do not believe in effectual calling, and that there are a great many who persevere to the end, who do not believe in the doctrine of final perseverance. We do hope the hearts of many are a great deal better than their heads. We do not set their fallacies down to any willfull opposition to the truth as it is in Jesus but simply to an error in their judgments, which we pray God to correct. We hope that if they think us mistaken too, they will reciprocate the same Christian courtesy; and when we meet around the cross, we hope that we shall ever feel that we are one in Christ Jesus.” ~C.H. Spurgeon

Marrying Well: Practical Wisdom from the Botkin families - 5 Week Webinar

“Do You Believe in Courtship?” | Western Conservatory

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Science of Kissing

The longer a woman kisses the same man, the more likely she is to be immune to cytomegalovirus if she gets pregnant.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two Sisters Cookbook

"What we discovered has given us a new understanding of how to achieve and maintain good health. Each item of food that we consume produces either an alkaline or an acid effect in our systems. If our diet is high in acid-producing foods, the body will continue to maintain the blood's delicate pH balance through a process of neutralizing the acid. The blood maintains this balance by tapping into the body's alkaline reserves. These alkaline reserves are primarily found in the form of minerals that make up the structure of most of our organs and our bones. The result of a diet high in acid-producing foods is a weakening of the body's systems and a susceptibility to the common maladies of modern Americans. When the body robs itself of minerals, the likelihood of heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis increases." 
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Two Sisters Cookbook Webpage

Bible Translations Compared

Travis Wales addressed the topic of translations:   
 Class 2 (How to compare Bible Translations) -  

Literal or Formal Equivalents give word for word renditions.

King James Bible is the most used. The limitation is the archaic language. Many tools are tied to it, but not as useful  [for Travis] for just reading. 

NKJV is also translated from the same manuscripts without adding modern interpretation in 1980's by 119 scholars.

NASB uses the Alexandrian Text, not the majority text but believed to be an older manuscript translated in 1971 updated in 1995, stays with the flow of the Greek not the English.

ESV also uses the Alexandrian Text. 
Amplified Bible also uses Alexandrian Text with word definitions in brackets. This can help clarify more difficult words. 

Road Bikes

Victor and I went on our first bike ride with our bikes built by Nick Jesch. They are amazingly fast and built exactly for our dimensions. What a great workout!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Melody turns 17

“Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; 

Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; 
Your judgments are a great deep; 
O Lord, You preserve man and beast. 
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! 
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”
~Psalms 35:5-7

A Blessed Life

24 Straight Run Chickens
& freshly dipped lids in wood preservative
The painting process

Extracting Honey

Plywood Before Roofing
Iron Sharpening Iron

Kevin & Wendy

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Large Family?

"I always thought Mom and Dad were crazy for having so many children. Now I know where Dad's treasure is. We are here." ~Tim Jesch 

Idolatry of Judaism

"I am thankful that my father was rescued from the idolatry of modern day Judaism." Doug Phillips

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ron Paul Highlights - CNN Tea Party Debate

Ron Paul put forward a bill to prevent congress from diverting any of the Social Security funds to finance the wars and other nonsense we do around the world.

Monday, September 12, 2011


is available at feed stores.
contains the 3rd most prevalent substance we should have in our bodies.
Dr. says that a level tsp on an empty stomach 2x daily can keep allergy response to zero. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Christian Judge, Sterling Lacy

Valley of Decision author, Sterling Lacey is now a judge swept into controversy. 
Time magazine is controlled by CFR. 

Europe is Dying? from The John Birch Society on Vimeo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ginger Chicken by Regina Seppi

Set in a large frying pan:
2 T. Red Palm oil or other oil
4 1/2 lbs. chicken, thawed

Set in a Vita-Mix:
2 peeled whole lemons
2” square piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 whole bulb garlic, peeled
1/4 c. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
Blend ginger sauce till smooth.

Pour the ginger sauce over chicken. Cover with a lid and cook well. Save the broth to be used on baked potatoes, added to gravies, rice or sautéed vegetables. Serves 9

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ron Paul Highlights in 9/7/2011 Presidential Debate

Paul zeroed in on the accusation that Perry tried to forcibly inoculate 12-year-old girls against HPV by executive order. One gal bled to death from the injection. Ninety state lawmakers already have signed on as co-sponsors to a plan that would overturn Perry's executive order. STD vaccine opposition builds in Texas

Read more:STD vaccine opposition builds in Texas
War Hawk Rick Perry supported the NAFTA super highway, pseudo scientist Al Gore.
During a commercial break, Perry walked up to Paul's podium, physically grabbed Paul's wrist, and pointed at Paul's face with his other hand (photo below from Reuters).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


‎"When the sky is overcast and a violent storm breaks, the darkness and thunder terrify us and we think everything is in a state of confusion, when, in fact, everything goes on serenely up above. In the same way, when our lives are in turmoil so that we can’t think straight, we should still believe that God, in the pure light of His justice and wisdom, keeps our problems under His control…” 
~John Calvin

Monday, September 5, 2011

“The fear of man brings a snare but he who trusts in the Lord will be established”

This should be the rally cry, "No king but King Jesus." It is the single minded duty of the Christian to bring all things under the authority of Christ and His dominion, to establish Christian order.

Jesus will come back on His time. We should not try to play god determining when.

“Is that the legacy you want to leave to your children, riding the prophetic roller-coaster following false prophets over the cliff?” -Gary DeMar

They have sold our future for a mess of prophetic pottage at the expense of our children’s heritage which God will not bless.

As R. J. Rushdoony said, “We must delight in the anticipation of a godly order. We must also do it in fear of the consequences if we do not. Either we work
to establish Christian order or we will go down into the hell of total statism.”

“Raise your children as generals in the Lord’s army. Give your children a long-term vision. It stands as a continual reminder of family fruitfulness...Give your children a two hundred year plan so their vision does not die with you..." ~Geoff Botkin

We are about raising kingdom driven children that are purposeful, know where they are going, dominion oriented whose lives are joyful, fruitful, blessed, and are steered by the word of God. They pass on their legacy to their children so that their children are not part of the apostasy of covenant-breaking people that are hopeless, purposeless, without direction.

Do not fear humanist men who build up their empires and they fall down, but God’s kingdom grows and covers the earth. He liberates man internally and externally. He changes the heart which changes the family, which changes the culture, and ultimately the world.

When we are faithful to God, we shine out like stars in the universe. As Paul Jehle stated: "Good works are contagious."

We’re here to define the culture, not be defined by the culture.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


  • Meat is a low GL food, but higher meat consumption is associated with reduced lifespan and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes; the diabetes risk is likely due to weight gain and AGE content.  A diabetic diet emphasizing meat sacrifices long-term health for short-term glycemic control.
  • Whole grain products and starchy vegetables. Whole grain intake is indeed associated with reduced risk of diabetes, probably due to fiber content.  A low fat vegan diet emphasizing these foods in place of refined carbohydrates has shown some success with improving glycemic control. However, these diets tend to increase triglyceride levels (a risk factor for heart disease), and cooked grains and starches are not ideal calorie sources for diabetics because they still have a significant GL.
Nuts: an important component of an anti-diabetes diet : Disease Proof

Horsetail - Shavegrass

  1. An all-purpose herb that is good for the whole body.
  2. Heavy in silica; strengthens fingernails and hair, especially good for split ends.
  3. Helps body utilize and hold calcium; used in herbal calcium combinations.
  4. Helps kidney problems, especially kidney stones.
  5. Kills eggs of parasites and expels parasites.
  6. Helps to dissolve tumors.
  7. Good for eye, ear, nose, throat and glandular disorders.
Has been used in the following:
Kidney stones
Expels parasites, worms

Silicon is an essential element in the manufacture of collagen, the matrix material that holds the body together. It gives elasticity and suppleness to the skin, and contributes flexibility and strength to the bones, hair, and nails. Horsetail can be thought of as an “internal cosmetic,” building beauty from the inside out.

Indicated Usages - Internal:

Bedwetting (enuresis)
Blood in urine
Bursitis, tendonitis
Cystitis, urethritis
Dropsy, edema
Heavy menstruation
Stones, calcium deposits
Trauma, injury
Prostrate problems
Hair, skin, nail maintenance

Indicated Usages - External:

Fresh wounds
Profuse bleeding
Ulcers, old sores

Its high mineral content, astringency and effect on the urinary and circulatory systems gained it high regard among the old herbalists as a wound healing herb.

We make a "tea" or herbal infusion using equal parts of all herbs presented in these past nine posts. Just before water boils, turn it off; add herbs. In five minutes, it is ready to serve. Sieve and fill glass pitcher(s) with plenty for the day.  For sweetness, double the licorice root and peppermint leaves.

Red Clover

Has been used in the following:

Blood purifier
Wash sores

Red clover has been used to treat cancer, rheumatism, jaundice, inflammatory skin conditions, spasmodic dysmenorrhea and bronchitis.
Contain bitter compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, especially bile. These compounds also shrink inflammation and relieve pains. Red clover is an excellent herbal source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It has been used to treat arthritis, jaundice, liver congestion, muscle cramps, and inflammatory skin conditions.
Red Clover is high or very high on the following nutrients:

Vitamin C

Peppermint leaf

Peppermint is a delicious mild tea. It is wonderful to use as a beverage – hot in the winter and cold in the summer. Dieters, it contains no calories.
  • One of the oldest and most popular remedies for simple colic and minor bloat in children and adults.
  • Good for all digestive problems, helps stomach pain caused by indigestion and is soothing to the stomach.
  • Expels stomach and colon gas.
  • Excellent for fevers, flu, diarrhea, ulcers, and colitis.
  • Strengthens nerves and heart muscles.
  • Cleanses and tones the body.
  • Can be used instead of aspirin for headaches.
  • Can take the place of coffee for a stimulant.
  • Promotes relaxation.
Has been used in the following:

Heart palpitations


Contains mucilaginous compounds as well as crude fiber that encourage normal bowel function. These compounds reduce bowel transit time, absorb toxins and enhance the efficiency of digestion. Oatstraw is an excellent herbal source of magnesium. The herb has been used to treat hysteria, calcium deficiency, nervous disorders, urinary tract infections and osteoporosis.

Oatstraw is high or very high on the following nutrients:

Crude Fiber
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A

Licorice root

Licorice root is specific for upper respiratory infections, coughs, colds, and ulcerations anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach. It is highly useful for helping repair damaged adrenals, and this helps restore overall system health and vitality. There is good evidence that it stimulates the thymus gland, one of the most important organs in the immune system. Scientific studies have shown that licorice increases the generation and activity of white blood cells, stimulates interferon production in the body, and enhances antibody formation. Several trials have shown that it also possesses a distinct immuno-modulator activity. That is, if the immune system is overactive, licorice calms it down; if under-active, it pumps it up.
Licorice has shown distinct anti-fatigue and anti-stress activity, and in vivo studies have shown strong activity against cancerous tumors and some protection from the effects of radiation. Perhaps it is best known for its estrogenic effects, which make is a useful herb for menopause, and its anti-ulcer activity, making it an herb of choice for both stomach and duodenal ulceration. Because it stimulates expectoration and is powerfully healing for mucous membrane systems, it has a long history of use for upper respiratory infections.

Dandelion Leaf

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
The dandelion we are talking about really is that little yellow weed in your lawn. All its parts are used – the leaves, flower and roots. It can be used fresh in green drinks and salads.
  • One of the best blood purifiers and builders available.
  • High in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium.
  • Contains all the nutritive salts for the blood. Dandelion restores and balances the blood so anemia that is caused by deficiencies of these blood salts disappears.
  • The herb for low blood pressure, helps build energy and endurance.
  • Overweight people when losing weight can become over acidic. These acids in the blood are destroyed by dandelion.
  • One of the best liver cleansers. It increases the activity of the liver and the flow of bile into the intestines.
  • It is fantastic for use in hepatitis.
  • Increases activity of the pancreas and the spleen.
  • Good for the female organs.
  • Helps open urinary passages.
  • Used to treat skin diseases.

Has been used for the following:

Age spots
Blood purifier
Liver cleanser
Low blood pressure
Weight loss
Yellow jaundice