Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Fighting Breast Cancer with Flaxseeds"

"Women ate either a control muffin with no flax seeds imbedded or 25g flax-containing muffin starting at time of diagnosis of breast cancer for just 32-39 days until surgery. Tumor tissue analyzed at diagnosis and surgery demonstrated surprising benefits even in this short time frame."

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Immediate Action Required: Stop Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Due Process

Immediate action required!

"Deep inside the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) that the Senate is currently considering is a dangerous and unconstitutional portion that needs to be stripped out. Congress would grant the President the power to use the military in order to detain certain individuals, including American citizens, without trial or due process, indefinitely.

Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act reads: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force … includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…. [including] [d]etention under the law of war without trial....” This “indefinite detention” section hands over to the Executive Branch the power to have the military arrest U.S. citizens. No trial needed. Simple suspicion would suffice.

This could be quite reminiscent of Stalinist Russia where a knock on the door in the middle of the night meant that the person taken by the military was often never seen again, perhaps having been imprisoned in Siberia or executed. The Japanese American Citizens League has warned that this measure’s detention principles are similar to the ones that sent innocent Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during WW II..."

Please take a quick moment to contact your representative regarding this legislation.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Reunited Thanksgiving Weekend

On Our Way 
Cousins Reunion on Thursday
at Steve & Pat's house.
Dinah Explains How to "Make" Queens
Auntie Ruth & Uncle Sam

Singing Around the Piano on Friday at Greg's
After Reading from Of Plymouth Plantation

Before Friday's Thanksgiving Dinner with Greg's family, 
he had Lance read this:

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly implore His protection, aid and favors...
Now therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country, and for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
-- George Washington, 1789
A blessed surprise Saturday to see our daughter Fama & Joshua and sons:
Betty Seppi with her Great-Grandsons on Saturday
Four Generations
Greg & Grandma
Abigail Holding Caleb
Mirror Effect
We're All Here!
Seppi Bros.
Grandma Seppi's Prayer Answered
(And that of many others)
Melody's nephew, Caleb
David with his Grandson, Caleb David
Coming Together
Around Grandma's Table
It's a Wonderful Life
Seppi Ladies
Boys 'n Brooms
Piggy Back Nephew
Great Grandma is Grateful
To see the hand of God
Saturday night at Jay & Donna's
Jodavid & Daniel
Dinah & Jonathan
Dinah, you're a lousy photographer
If you didn't get that shot
Before my hands went up. :)
Holding Hands with Jonathan
Educating a Young Rock Hound in the
Art of Catching Honey Bees
Hold bees by their bodies
so their stinger can't get you.
Exuberant Morning Walk before Sunday Breakfast
Fama, Daniel, Dinah
Joseph's Rocks
Fun with Daniel
Sunday in Murphys
Before church at Chalcedon Chapel
With the Rushdoony's
Los Tres Amigos on a Three Buddy Swing
Some Piano Pieces Call for Animation
[Jay plays his trumpet out his car window
driving down Main St. Murphys
especially at Christmas time
to the delight of shoppers
and surprise of friends
riding in his car with him.]
Getting Back into Practice
Sunday Dinner at Jay & Donna's
after morning church at Chalcedon
"Uncle" Jay starts a Rose Ceremony
In which
The men offer kind words
And a red rose for the ladies
A Rose for Greg's Sweet Daughter
Who Plays Beautiful Music
Esther & David
Night Ride around the property
A blessed Grandma.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Challenge Pledge
I am committed to my health and I am taking 
Dr. Fuhrman's Holiday Challenge!

This year, as I celebrate the holidays and enjoy

 the company of my family and friends, 
I will make food choices that support my health.

For the next 6 weeks, I promise to…

• Eat at least one large salad every day
• Eat generous amounts of cooked green vegetables

, mushrooms, and onions
• Eat beans every day
• Eat at least three fresh fruits every day
• Avoid white flour
• Avoid sugars and artificial sweeteners
• Use oils sparingly

I will not allow peer pressure or tempting toxic foods

 to derail me from my
health goals.

I will not compromise my health to please others.

I will set an example of health-mindedness 

for those around me.

It's (Not That) Complicated

Excerpt from It’s (Not That) Complicated

How do young men and young women interact with one another when marriage is not in view? Can young men and young women be ‘friends’? And how does a young woman guard her heart, preserve her purity, and walk in integrity without treating young men with disdain? In It’s (Not That) Complicated, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin address these and other questions with wisdom, grace, transparency, and biblical acuity.
— Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Looking for a good church in Bakersfield?

We all enjoyed Covenant Presbyterian in Bakersfield.  The components of the service fit together beautifully as the songs applied to the teaching.  

Pastor Randy Martin is an excellent teacher.  In Sunday School he taught about sharing our faith and assisted the students to list concepts people need to understand to come to faith in Christ.  He showed from a survey, that unless believers are trained in sharing their faith, 90% of the time, they do not.  

In the sermon, Randy reminded us that after St. Paul's  conversion, he spent three years in Ephesus, going house to house, teaching and equipping the church with humility and tears, before he met Peter. It was 14 years after his conversion before he met the rest of the apostles.  Paul used his biography of negative qualifications (a persecutor of the church), and abnormal apostleship (never walked with Jesus), not for humor or to build himself up, but to authenticate his message.  pcabakersfield/sermons/Authenticity

Covenant Presbyterian Church PCA Bakersfied

Monday, November 21, 2011

No 501C3 needed, since churches are not an incorporations.

Churches are tax immune, non taxable.
No Federal or State law
 requires churches to incorporate.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vegetable Juice for Eight

5 lbs of carrots, rinsed, ends removed
Peel 2 lemons and quarter
Cut ends of a head of celery, rinse stalks
Peel beet and wash stems and leaves
quarter two green apples, remove ends and seeds
peel ginger, cut to fit down juicer chute
Juice and

The pulp (other than the beet tops) 
is good with salad dressing.
The chickens feast  on the leftovers.