Monday, October 19, 2015

Emergent Church

As we see fellow Christians go down this destructive road, let's identify their
Distinctive Teachings and Goals:
The world is radically changing and the church must radically change with it.
Since the Church has been culture bound for so long we must reexamine and question every belief and practice in the Church, finding new ways to define and express these.
We have no foundation for any beliefs, therefore we cannot know absolute truth.
Since we cannot know absolute truth, we can only experience what is “true” for our communities.
Since we cannot know absolute truth we cannot be dogmatic about moral standards.
Since we cannot know absolute truth, dogmatic preaching must give way to a dialogue between people of all beliefs.
Since propositional truth is uncertain, spiritual feeling and social action make up the only reliable substance of Christianity.
To capture a sacred feeling we should reconnect with ancient worship forms.
Since sublime feeling is experienced through outward forms, we should use art forms in our worship.

Through conversation with them, “outsiders” will become part of our community, and then be able to understand and believe what we teach...“People in a postmodern world are not persuaded to faith by reason as much as they are moved to faith by participation in God’s earthly community.”
All are welcome to join the “conversation” as long as they behave in a kind and open-minded manner.
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce 
stopped slavery without the butchery of Abraham Lincoln. 
You can see Lincoln’s Marxists by Walther Donald Kennedy.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Vegetable Juicing

Whole lemon & lime are part of our daily routine of juicing for one gallon to last the day: 3 Zucchini, 2 large Beets & their Greens, 15 (3 lbs.) Carrots, head of Celery, 2 lg. or 4 small Green Apples, 3/4" cube of Ginger, slice of Red Cabbage, and topped with a long squirt of Flaxseed Oil and a few shakes of Cayenne. Mmm fresh juice is marvelous. The rest is stored for a snack later. 
We love it!
David is just coming off a three week juice fast yet was busy working (even taking time out to run 4 mi and do 500 pushups every 3-4 days).

Very fortunately for me, I'm thin so David doesn't bug me about losing weight.
He would tell me that he wants to be thin like me.
To this I replied, "Oh NO, sweetie. You look great!"
David stopped his juice fast when he reached his desired "perfect" 160 lbs.
Juice fasting is much easier than water fasting because the body is nourished and satisfied.

Here's Danny Vierra: 

I am concentrating on vegetables this fast, but adding a some apples, hard pears, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, jalapeño, and bell peppers from time to time. Daily, I am taking 1 to 2 tablespoons of organic flaxseed oil (essential fatty acids) and 25 grams of hemp protein powder (essential amino acids) in my juices to avoid muscle loss. Try using the hemp powder in a just carrot and celery juice because it will be easier to stomach. 
     I am using a Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer I bought off Amazon ($194.00). It is very fast and easy to clean. It juices all kinds of greens which made it attractive to me. 
     The amount I drink at a time may vary. I drink 12 oz. to 32 oz. depending on my need.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Atkins - High Animal Protein, Low Carb Diet Causes Heart Disease.

Robert Atkins, MD (taped interview)

Dr. McDougall interviews Dr. Atkins:
High Carb vs Low Carb

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: As I was going through Dr. Mercola's website, I found that he attack the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. That group, he claims, "horribly distorted the facts behind the death of Dr. Robert Atkins, one of Dr. Mercola's mentors."
I happen to know something about this, and am compelled to add my thoughts.
It is Dr. Mercola who is distorting the facts. Before Dr. Atkins was hospitalized near the end of his life, he weighed about 200 pounds. Atkins' medical record showed he had atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, had suffered from a previous heart attack, and had high blood pressure. However, many would have you believe he was merely a healthy guy who died after slipping on a patch of ice.” 
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According to his death certificate, the "immediate cause" of Atkins's death last April was "blunt impact injury of head with epidural hematoma." He was critically injured when he struck his head in a fall on an icy Manhattan street.
The references to Atkins's medical history are contained in handwritten notations on one page of the ME's document--"MI" for myocardial infarction, "CHF" for congestive heart failure, and "HTN" for hypertension. The document, first reported on by The Wall Street Journal, also lists Atkins weight as 258 pounds.
However, an Atkins representative, Dr. Stuart Trager, today attacked the Journal for reporting that the physician was obese, contending that after Atkins lapsed into a coma and lay in the hospital for two weeks prior to his death, his 6' frame became severely bloated--by 60 pounds--due to liquid retention.
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Indoctrination of the Public Schools

See the Movie:

Never surrender your children 
to the big yellow bus.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Do churches stand with God?

In 1988, when we started to a church  with our first three children — in that denomination in which I grew up and have a Christian Education degree and teaching credential from its college, all 12 of the women there, came up to me and let me know in the first two Sundays, that it was uncool to have another baby.  God graciously gave us an additional three during the following seven years that we attended there.  ~Es

The Least of These

 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, 
as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, 
you did it to me.' ~Matthew 25:40

Pray for the Abortion Holocaust to end soon. 
Be thankful for those willing to witness against it.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rik Sexton Speech to Congress

Fire arms prevent anywhere from 800,000 to over 2 million violent crimes every year. The lowest estimate means that 100 times more violent crimes were prevented with fire arms than the total murders committed with fire arms. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Men Are Happier People

What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Her wedding shopping takes forever. His tux rental is simple. One mood all the time. You can be in charge without having to sweat with the details. You'll never be pregnant. You don't have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You recall only the selectively important details of life, and don’t bother with the rest. You never worry about what to wear. You don’t know why your wife keeps buying you more clothes when the closet is full and older ones are perfectly fine. You can be ready to go in no time. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase (full of books). You can fall asleep anywhere. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, it's just one less obligation.
Your underwear is $14.95 for a three-pack. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. The same hairstyle lasts till its gone. You don't have to shave. 
The garage is all yours. You can play with toys all your life. “Running and working out” is an occupation.  One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Anthony Hervey

"Hervey’s interest in the Confederate flag and the war began when he discovered that his own great-great-uncle, James Hervey, was one of those black Confederate soldiers. His ancestor served in the Army of Mississippi, and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862, in southwestern Tennessee, near the state line of Mississippi.
According to Hervey’s research, at least 100,000 black Confederates fought in the Civil War.

Accompanied by his brother Harry, Anthony began marching in 2000 along U.S. Highway 90, dressed in Confederate gray, carrying the Confederate “battle flag.” Harry wore a Robert E. Lee T-shirt. At the time, Hervey explained, “I am marching for freedom. The battle flag stands for freedom and states’ rights.”
He argued in 2000:
We currently live under a psychological form of reconstruction. Whites are made to feel guilty for sins of their ancestors, and blacks are made to feel downtrodden. This keeps all of us from communicating. The political correctness of today is killing the pride of the people."

After the speech, he was run off the road. Here's the story:

Thursday, July 23, 2015


We have work to do, repairing the fences, proclaiming God’s sovereign power and grace unto salvation, exercising dominion and subduing the earth in His name, and rejoicing together as heirs of “the grace of life” (1 Pet. 3:7). ~ R. J. Rushdoony

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What is post-millennialism?

Postmillennialism is the belief that, before Christ returns, by the power of the Spirit, the kingdom of Jesus Christ will grow to enjoy a period of prosperity and growth through-out the world through the Church's faithfulness in fulfilling the Great Commission. In general, the nations of the world will be converted (cf. Genesis 12:3; Psalm 22:25-31; Isaiah 11:9; etc.).

Reconstructionists go a step further to say that the converted nations will seek to order their common social and political life according to the Word of God in Scripture (cf. Isaiah 2:2-4;65:17-25; etc.).

To put it more simply, postmillennialism is the affirmation that Christ "must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet" (l Corinthians 15:25). While men will always be sinners until Jesus returns, the Spirit will progressively turn the hearts of men away from unbelief and sin to righteousness and faith.

Postmillennialism does not teach that a sinless utopia will be established before Christ returns, but simply insists that where sin abounded, grace much more abounded (Romans 5:20).

Gary DeMar, Christian Reconstruction, What Is, What It Isn't

Monday, July 13, 2015

Reagan Dept. of Educ. insider, Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt

Great lady! Charlotte Iserbyt has been speaking up for a long time. I am thankful that she helped us see that even when "Uncle Ronnie" was in the Whitehouse, it was no time for conservatives to relax.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Raise the Confederate Flag - Chuck Baldwin

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.

In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.  

History revisionists flooded America’s public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, traitors, etc. You know, the same way that people in our federal government and news media attempt to characterize Christians, patriots, war veterans, constitutionalists, et al. today.

Folks, please understand that the only people in 1861 who believed that states did NOT have the right to secede were Abraham Lincoln and his radical Republicans. To say that southern states did not have the right to secede from the United States is to say that the thirteen colonies did not have the right to secede from Great Britain. One cannot be right and the other wrong. If one is right, both are right. How can we celebrate our Declaration of Independence in 1776 and then turn around and condemn the Declaration of Independence of the Confederacy in 1861? Talk about hypocrisy!

In fact, southern states were not the only states that talked about secession. After the southern states seceded, the State of Maryland fully intended to join them. In September of 1861, Lincoln sent federal troops to the State capital and seized the legislature by force in order to prevent them from voting. Federal provost marshals stood guard at the polls and arrested Democrats and anyone else who believed in secession. A special furlough was granted to Maryland troops so they could go home and vote against secession. Judges who tried to inquire into the phony elections were arrested and thrown into military prisons. There is your great “emancipator,” folks.

And before the South seceded, several northern states had also threatened secession. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island had threatened secession as far back as James Madison’s administration. In addition, the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were threatening secession during the first half of the nineteenth century--long before the southern states even considered such a thing.

People say constantly that Lincoln “saved” the Union. Lincoln didn’t save the Union; he subjugated the Union. There is a huge difference. A union that is not voluntary is not a union. Does a man have a right to force a woman to marry him or to force a woman to stay married to him? In the eyes of God, a union of husband and wife is far superior to a union of states. If God recognizes the right of husbands and wives to separate (and He does), to try and suggest that states do not have the right to lawfully (under Natural and divine right) separate is the most preposterous proposition imaginable.

People say that Lincoln freed the slaves. Lincoln did NOT free a single slave. But what he did do was enslave free men. His so-called Emancipation Proclamation had NO AUTHORITY in the southern states, as they had separated into another country. Imagine a President today signing a proclamation to free folks in, say, China or Saudi Arabia. He would be laughed out of Washington. Lincoln had no authority over the Confederate States of America, and he knew it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Saint Andrew's Cross - Confederate Battle Flag

The star in the center is for the State of Maryland. When it came time for Maryland to vote, President Lincoln had the Maryland government legislatures locked up so they could not vote. Some today may not realize that Maryland is a Southern state. 
This is a heritage we all can claim.

Red - Valor of Confederacy
White - Purity - Christianity
Blue - Justice
Stars - Southern States fighting to succeed from the tariff tyranny of the north.  [There were slaves in both north and south. This was NOT the cause of the war.]

Cross - What looks like an X on the "Confederate Jack" is actually the cross of Saint Andrew. Andrew was the disciple of Jesus who was the first martyr. When the Roman government set about his crucifixion, Andrew protested. He asked to be crucified in the form of the X as he didn't feel worthy to die in the same manner of Jesus. The Confederate leadership apparently felt inspired by Andrew's fortitude and adopted his cross into their flag.

Here is a quote of a black man who fought for the Confederacy from a sermon by John Weaver.
You see the Confederate Battle Flag is not a racist symbol and it never has been. One of my favorite stories is about a black representative, John F. Harris, who was a legislator in Washington County, Mississippi. And he had the opportunity to vote for Senate Bill #25, which was a bill to erect a Confederate Monument on the Capitol Square in Jackson, Mississippi. Now the bill did pass and Mr. Harris, who was sick and got out of his bed to give his speech before the Senate, did so and, on February 23, 1890, the Daily Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi printed his speech in full. Let me read a portion of it to you. He says, 

"Mr. Speaker, I have arisen here in my place to offer a few words on the bill. I have come from a sick bed. Perhaps it was not prudent for me to come, but Sir I could not rest quietly in my room without contributing a few remarks of my own. I was sorry to hear the speech of the young gentlemen from Marshall County. I am sorry that any son of a soldier should go on record as opposed to the erection of a monument in honor of their brave dead. And Sir, I am convinced that had he seen what I saw at Seven Pines and in the seven days fighting around Richmond, the battle field covered with the mangled forms of those who fought for their country and for their countries honor, he would not have made that speech. When the news came that the South had been invaded, those men went forth to fight for what they believed. And they made no requests for monuments. But they died and their virtues should be remembered. Sir, I went with them. I too wore the Grey. The same color my master wore. We stayed four long years and if that war had gone on until now, I would have been there yet. I want to honor those brave men who died for their convictions. When my mother died I was a boy. Who Sir, then acted the part of a mother to the orphaned slave boy but my old misses. Was she living now or could speak to me from those high realms where gathered the sainted dead, she would tell me to vote for this bill and, Sir, I shall vote for it. I want it known to all the world that my vote is given in favor of a bill to erect a monument in honor of the Confederate dead."

Here was a man, a black man, who wore the Confederate gray and he understood the War was not a racist War. Now, let me tell you, the Confederate Flag is not a racist flag.

The early KKK protected blacks. Later northerners dressed like them and attacked the blacks to cause racial dissension in the South. Here’s a little on that subject:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vegetable Pulp Crackers

Prepare a delicious veggie juice and drink! Save the leftover juice pulp for use in this recipe. 
We juice 3 zucchini, 2 lbs. carrots, a head of celery, 2 green apples, a beet, and greens if available, a few leaves of swiss chard or kale, a lemon, a lime and a knob of ginger.
Juicer Link:

Raw Vegetable Juice Pulp Crackers

2 1/2 cups leftover vegetable pulp
1 1/2 cups water (less than)
1 large chili
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. ground paprika
¼ t. ground chipotle chili pepper
¼ t. ground ancho chili pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
Combine the above ingredients in a Vita-Mix blender or other food processor.
Add these using a Bosch or mixing bowl 
1/2 cup flaxseeds
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 c ground almonds

 Spread the mixture over the sheets of a dehydrator sprinkled with ground sesame seed and using a rolling pin, roll to about 3-4mm thickness (it will help to use baking paper or plastic wrap between the mixture and your rolling pin). Score lines on the surface to your desired cracker shape. Dehydrate at 115º F. for approximately 12 - 24 hours. Remove, break along the scored lines. Store in an airtight container in the pantry, refrigerator or freezer.

Pizza Base: Roll them out to the size of a pizza base (and leave them a little thicker than a cracker) and dehydrate them for less time (so not super crunchy). You could then spread them with some homemade pesto, fresh cherry tomatoes, olives...any of your favorite combos
How about a wrap? Give them about 4 hours on one side and flip them over for another few hours or until it is pliable enough to wrap around your chosen salad ingredients
Add leftover cooked quinoa to the pulp for a health addition.
You'll need:
* If you don't have a dehydrator, an oven on 120º F or 50 degrees Celsius will produce a similar result.

Link to heavy duty dehydrator:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

34 Good Years - Happy Anniversary Sweetheart

It was about a month after we met that you shocked me (Nov. 7, 1980) with a marriage proposal. I made you wait seven l-o-n-g months so I could get to know you and feel like I was marrying a good friend and for just the right day when we’d be off from teaching for the summer. It was 106º that day, but we were filled with gratitude to the Lord that He had preserved us, for bringing us together and for the support of family and friends who came wishing us well. 

In these 34 years, God has brought us seven children and is in the process of giving us a dozen grandchildren (some here, others anticipated) not to mention what God may do in years to come. 

The Lord showed us that we could trust Him to provide for the children He sent and the work he gives us to do. 

Through many dangers toils and snares, we have already come. He has led us safe thus far and He will lead us Home.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Are We Supposed to 'Take Back" Government?

Have you seen Chalcedon's post? 

Christian Marriage is Married to the State
Isn’t the reason that Christians accept the state-licensing of marriages because of the fallout of divorce? Don’t Christians believe they need the state to guarantee things like alimony and child support? Isn’t it the benefits provided by the state that is part of the driving motive of the legalization of gay marriages? Gays “want in” the state licensing of marriage, but why are Christians not wanting out? What business is it of the state to rule over God’s primary covenantal institution—the family?

If it’s a question of alimony and child support, the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:7, “Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law with one another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” The greater sin, he said, was going to the wicked for judgment.

Chocolate-Fig Pudding

 Chocolate-Fig Pudding
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding!

In your DRY Vita-Mix container
Grind: 1 c almonds + 10 apricot seeds - Break open the apricot pit with a nut cracker. The seed will look like an almond.

In your WET Vita-Mix container blend well:
10 figs 
⅓ c. cocoa
⅓ c. carob
2 T vanilla
add powdered almonds & apricot pits
opt. add 2 T coconut oil or 2 T Concentrated Coconut Cream.
Fill blender with soy milk OR water and two droppers of Stevia sweetener
Blend and pour into 8 cups.
Chill & enjoy.

Here are an evaluation of the health qualities of figs:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Elisabeth Elliott Gren

Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926) died June 15, 2015 at the age of 88.

I once wrote to Elisabeth Elliot. Her handwritten response was this: 
"For the Seppis, 
with gratitude for your 
encouraging words. 
Elisabeth Elliot Grim”
and imprinted on the reverse side was her prayer: 
Loving Lord & Heavenly Father I offer up today all that I am, all that I have, all that I do, and all that I suffer, to be Yours today and Yours forever. Give me grace, Lord to do all that I know of Your holy will. Purify my heart, sanctify my thinking, correct my desires. Teach me, in all of today's work and trouble and joy, to respond with honest praise, simple trust, and instant obedience, that my life may be in truth a living sacrifice, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, my Master and my all. Amen. 
Elisabeth Elliott Gren

Here’s a conglomeration of what I’ve found on the internet about Elisabeth Elliott today:

“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”   

Christian higher education, trotting happily along in the train of feminist crusaders, is willing and eager to treat the subject of feminism, but gags on the word femininity. Maybe it regards the subject as trivial or unworthy of academic inquiry. Maybe the real reason is that its basic premise is feminism. Therefore it simply cannot cope with femininity.

Elisabeth Elliot is a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca (now known as Huaorani) of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand. Elliot toured the country, sharing her knowledge and experience, well into her seventies.

“God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful ― 'severe mercies' at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” ―Elisabeth Elliot

Submit radically to God, and do what is right no matter what. Put your love life on the altar and keep it there until God takes it off. Suffering is normal. Have you no scars, no wounds, with Jesus on the Calvary road?
“Pursue obedience with all your might.” ~EE

 Elisabeth made famous an anonymous poem that seems to describe her own life of perseverance, as two of her three husbands preceded her in death:

At an old English parsonage down by the sea,

there came in the twilight a message to me.
Its quaint Saxon legend deeply engraven that,
as it seems to me, teaching from heaven.

And all through the hours the quiet words ring,
like a low inspiration, ‘Do the next thing.’
Many a questioning, many a fear,
many a doubt hath its quieting here.

Moment by moment, let down from heaven,
time, opportunity, guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrow, child of the King,
trust that with Jesus, do the next thing.

Do it immediately, do it with prayer,
do it reliantly, casting all care.
Do it with reverence, tracing His hand,
who placed it before thee with earnest command.

Stayed on omnipotence, safe ‘neath His wing,
leave all resultings, do the next thing.
Looking to Jesus, ever serener,
working or suffering be thy demeanor,
in His dear presence, the rest of His calm,
the light of His countenance, be thy psalm.
Do the next thing.

Here is her brief testimony, told in her typically understated way:
My parents were missionaries in Belgium where I was born. When I was a few months old, we came to the U.S. and lived in Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, where my father became an editor of the Sunday School Times. . . .
Our family continued to live in Philadelphia and then in New Jersey until I left home to attend Wheaton College. By that time, the family had increased to four brothers and one sister. My studies in classical Greek would one day enable me to work in the area of unwritten languages to develop a form of writing.
A year after I went to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, whom I had met at Wheaton, also entered tribal areas with the Quichua Indians. In nineteen fifty three we were married in the city of Quito and continued our work together. Jim had always hoped to have the opportunity to enter the territory of an unreached tribe. The Aucas were in that category—a fierce group whom no one had succeeded in meeting without being killed. After the discovery of their whereabouts, Jim and four other missionaries entered Auca territory. After a friendly contact with three of the tribe, they were speared to death.
Our daughter Valerie was 10 months old when Jim was killed. I continued working with the Quichua Indians when, through a remarkable providence, I met two Auca women who lived with me for one year. They were the key to my going in to live with the tribe that had killed the five missionaries. I remained there for two years.
After having worked for two years with the Aucas, I returned to the Quichua work and remained there until 1963 when Valerie and I returned to the U.S.

Since then, my life has been one of writing and speaking. It also included, in 1969, a marriage to Addison Leitch, professor of theology at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts. He died in 1973. After his death I had two lodgers in my home. One of them married my daughter, the other one, Lars Gren, married me. Since then we have worked together.

She embraced the secret to practical Christianity, the very thing we today are most disinclined to: “Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24).  Oh, may we not lose our way but follow this woman into the death that cannot die! ~Ray Ortland

"“The routines of housework and of mothering may be seen as a kind of death, and it is appropriate that they should be, for they offer the chance, day after day, to lay down one’s life for others. Then they are no longer routines. By being done with love and offered up to God with praise, they are thereby hallowed as the vessels of the tabernacle were hallowed–not because they were different from other vessels in quality or function, but because they were offered to God. A mother’s part in sustaining the life of her children and making it pleasant and comfortable is no triviality. It calls for self-sacrifice and humility, but it is the route, as was the humiliation of Jesus, to glory.” -EE