Monday, December 9, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
One thing I learned early in my business career was to identify my weaknesses and try to make adjustments for them. It might be surrounding myself with people that had those strengths. Nevertheless I had to find a way to accommodate for them. If I couldn't hire someone to help me, then I had to make a system that would work for me, one that would allow me to manage my home. Some women today do this by carefully scheduling their children's feeding and sleeping times. That is a one great strategy. In the past I utilized resources from the FlyLady. While I never did adopt her whole system, I did find great success in some of her ideas, especially the 15 minute zone cleaning at times, and the quick de-clutter.
When we moved to Middle Tennessee I met another family. They had 5 children. She was a little more modern, no farm animals, she had modern conveniences; dishwasher, dryer, she bought her bread, milk and vegetables from a store. She had a church with a nursery and children's church. She had family around, she had moms support groups around and she took advantage of them. She learned from other moms, and helped teach and encourage other moms. She traded off babysitting for time alone, or time to run to the store, she learned to network. She also homeschooled her children. She utilized homeschool groups, and co-ops to help her in this endeavor. She knew she didn't know it all, have it all. She was however, resourceful in getting the things she needed in order to get what she needed done.
When we moved to East Tennessee, we met a family at a local church we were visiting, they also have 9 children. They invited us to dinner. (I am sure her family seldom gets invited to dinner, I wouldn't even know where to start to feed a crowd like that.) Nevertheless adding 4 more to her dinner plans were no big deal to her. We got to their house, it was clean, it was inviting, it smelled great, there was a piano and musical instruments that it was obvious their children knew how to play, their children were well behaved and polite and they were happy. I saw a woman who had learned to manage her home. She was not overworked and frustrated, She was/is a beautiful woman, who cares for her own health as well. She planned a meal for her family of 11 and our family of 4 and even made dessert too! (Something I rarely do, but it was common at their house,) She didn't look like she was neglected. She has been purposeful in her attempts to run her home and train her children. One of the things they mentioned was that after child number 3 they really had to get a handle on having the kids obey. They worked on obedience training. You might handle 2 kids bickering or being disobedient, but when 3 unruly kids get into the picture you better start doing something fast to get it corrected. You have to diligently work to make things go smoothly. You have to shape attitudes. I left encouraged, not discouraged. I didn't think "well she can do it because she now has older kids to help her and mine are still so young,) Instead I left thinking if she can manage 9- then I can manage 2!
So my encouragement today is to begin to see your self in a different light. You are not the maid, the cook, the chauffer, etc, You are the queen of a castle (no matter how big or small). It is your job to bring these things under your command, you are the manager, start managing, the sooner the better. You cannot do it overnight. You have to begin where you are and start taking small steps. Taking a lot of small steps will add up over the course of a week, month, year.
1. Assess were you are now.
2. What is the biggest problem you face? Your house, misbehaving children, meal planning, trying to get the shopping done, no time to yourself?, you just want to take a shower? (Every mom can relate to this. We have all faced these issues.) We found ways to work around these things and to change them.
3. Pray and ask God to show you how to better manage these areas. Seek Godly counsel from other women at church.
4. I'm A list person. Make a list of what you want to tackle/change. Then list things that would help you. Gather resources to help you.
5. Share these things with your husband -ask for his help. My husband was good about watching the kids when he got home so I could get dinner ready. Some days we ate left overs, some days I used the crockpot, some days we got pizza. (My sanity was worth it!)
6. Get in moms support group or start one. A MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) group was a great encourager for me as a young mom. Even though we only had a meeting once a month, it was a time of refreshment, meeting other moms that had the same challenges as I did, most of the time more challenges than I had. We had a small group, then a large group meeting, usually with a fun craft of activity that encouraged bonding. The children were taken care of for 1-2 hours during this time for a very low fee of around $5.00. Well worth it! I also got involved in a MOMS club. Just an attempt to meet other moms and network, fellowship, and have play dates.
7. Adjust your expectations-prioritize. I remember asking my husband one time, "How do you stop, how can you just sit back and relax? I can't stop till everything is done or I can't sleep" He said that is the problem-but I realize that no matter how much I do, there will still be things left undone and I will work on those tomorrow." He said if I had to finish everything at work today-I would never leave. So I learned to prioritize for the day. Tomorrow I start a new list. With the most important items at the top.
8. Keep in mind this is just a season. This too shall pass. Whatever you are going through today, things will change. (Enjoy the season you are in, you will miss it later.) While it was hard when the kids were so little, now that they are older, they can take care of themselves more now. As I delegate responsibility it frees me up to do other things.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This was actually my first experience with a Priscilla Shirer bible study and I can't wait to do our next one. I wish I could say that now that I have went through this study I feel competent and think I have mastered this subject. Instead, this is something that comes as we build a relationship with Christ. Some of the things I have learned in this study is that we need to come expecting to hear from God. Another thing that was brought up in session 6 was that we have a hard time hearing from God when we have our own personal agenda and also if we are unwilling to truly surrender to God. I have to admit there are so many times I think I am surrendered, but then realize there are many things in the comfort of my life that I hold on to. God is okay with us having things, as long as things don't have us. So I seek to become more pliable in the hands of the father.
Just a few things about this study in case you are considering it. It is 6 sessions that are about 30 minutes each as far as the video goes. The 7th session is a follow up. wrap it up type study. (only 5 minutes.) The homework is really short. 15 minutes or less is all that is required. This was one of the rare studies though-that I really went into every day looking forward to learning more. It never seemed burdensome as some other studies have left me feeling burdened and guilty about not being able to complete the work. (I know that isn't God's desire.) Learning to quiet myself to listen. Pressing in to try to discover more about God, about his will in me and through me and for me. Our next study begins in January and this is the one we have chosen. I can't wait!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
During Thanksgiving we have been visiting friends and family. I took some time to grab some great pictures to remember the scenery.
The Alcoa Plant in Rockdale Texas. At night it looks like a giant ship lit up with lights.
Barbed Wire Sunset
Blackjack Ranch Entrance
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Then I joined Genesis Pure, and began to Cleanse, Balance and Build my body. Cleansing to eradicate toxins, Balancing my body's ph, hormones, etc. and building my body up with better nutrients that give my body what it needs to begin to heal from the damage over the years-that I have done to it from poor nutritional habits. Building it to perform better, and so I can feel better each day, having more energy, and vitality.
So here are the changes I have made over the past few weeks.
I stopped buying foods with HFCS. I eradicated these products from our home. I have to admit that there was whining in the house, when the Sweet Baby Rays hit the trash can. (Maybe they will come out with a non-HFCS version.)
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Many people experience success in areas of life, where others fail. The main difference? Stickability. Anything worth having is worth working for. Whether it is marriage, raising children, a job, a relationship, or another passion. Those that succeed are those that decide ahead of time-that quitting is not an option. See, when I got married, I decided that divorce would not be an option. Thankfully, my husband has the same conviction. When you are in relationship with another person-it takes both people deciding to stick with it.
Most people quit way too early in an endeavor. Anything worth having is worth working for and pursuing. It is worth the effort it takes to grow and learn. When I first began homeschooling, I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't have a 12 year plan laid out. I knew I had a passion to do it. I knew I had been called to do it. I didn't necessarily feel equipped to do it. So the first step was to decide that I would do it. Once I made the decision the path became clearer. The first thing my husband and I did, was to establish our WHY... Why did we want to homeschool? So we listed those reasons. And when it got tough, I went back to my WHY. When days came that I wanted to quit, I went back to my WHY....Then it was no longer about the why. (I knew why. It had been made clear.) So then it was no longer about why-but instead it was about HOW. How am I going to homeschool? What resources am I going to use? Who am I going to learn from, etc.?
I have been working out the how for 8 years now. As my son is an 8th grader and my daughter is a 6th grader. You know how I did it? I decided I would learn about homeschooling, I would become teachable. I wouldn't pretend I knew it all. I would become a student myself. I would learn from others who went before me. I would unite with other like minded families who also sought to homeschool their children, etc. Each semester I would pray about a plan. I would ask God for a vision. I would pray about the curriculum to use, and I would do a lot of research on the curriculum. I went to conventions and conferences. I didn't always make the best choices, there were times I ordered a curriculum and saw it wasn't a good fit. (Even after hours of looking it over.) There were times I had to abandon my daily schedule and routine. I had to learn to become flexible. My HOW is the process of the WHY!
It is like this in any endeavor. When you get married, when you have kids, when you join a church, or get a job, you have first decide: WHY. Why am I marrying this person? Why am I choosing to homeschool my children, Why would I work here, why am I getting involved in this church or take on an extra job? Why am I pursuing this? Then it just becomes about the how. I know why I am doing it. Now I just need to work out the how. So I learn as I go- It is OJT-(On the job training). I learn how to be married while I am married, I learn how to be a mom, by messing it up at times, and brushing myself off and starting again. I learn as I go with a new business.
I read an article in our local paper about Thomas Edison. It wasn't his IQ, or his charisma that made him who he was. It was his "stickability". He failed in many inventions, but he started again. He learned from his failures, he improved and then he had success. He was one of the most successful men ever to have lived. He must have also experienced much failure, the difference was that he kept on going, when others quit. (Those are the ones we never heard about, because they gave up.)
What I see is that people quit on the why, long before they even start on the process of how. The difference is stickability.
Monday, November 4, 2013
This past weekend I went to my 2nd large event in Dallas Texas. It was the 2nd time I had the privilege to hear him speak. I can tell you it was life changing. He knows more about the human body and what it needs than any other person in the world. He spoke about toxins in the air, in the soil and in our foods. He shared his heart on how the typical American diet is killing us, causing cancer, and other illness. He talked about not having to get sick.
The average American spends more on their car payment per month than they do on taking care of their health. The car will be old in ten years and we will need a new one. We only get one body-and we cannot get a new one. How we treat this one matters. What we chose to do each day, what we chose to eat, if we chose to be physically active etc. all matter. We can pay the price today, by investing in better quality foods, in supplements, and in a good strategy or we better start saving our money so we can pay for our impending future illness.
Monday, October 28, 2013
God's goodness in guiding me to himself-first and foremost at the age of 26. This is where I accepted his forgiveness, and decided to begin surrendering my will and life to him.
God opened the doors of opportunity for me with a great company and a great job.
God planted me in a great church with friends, and a great pastor.
God led me to resign from that company in 1995 and go onto the mission field. There he opened my heart to others and to a much bigger picture. (Wow, it's not all about me.)
God led me to my husband in 1996.
He opened the doors of opportunity for us with a part time business. (Over the course of the next few years we would earn over a quarter of a million dollars part time.)
In late 1999 he led us from Central Texas to move to Nashville, Tn.
In April of 2000 I gave birth to a beautiful boy. Peyton (After being told I would probably never have children.)
God led us to buy a great home in the Nashville area, and provided for us there.
He gave us a great church there.
In 2001, he blessed us with a beautiful baby girl. (Lexi.)
In 2005 he led us to move to Beautiful East Tennessee, here He saw fit to increase us. We retired a lot of debt. We doubled the square footage of our home, my husband was blessed greatly with his new job, and I was fortunate to be able to stay at home and be the wife and homeschool mom I always wanted to be.)
He led us to a great church, and a great homeschool community.
This year he opened a second door of opportunity for us. It has been great so far. I know God is doing great things in and through our lives. Living lives of passion and purpose, helping others to attain a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, better health and also better finances.
I am blessed indeed.
I have to say that in the midst of all this goodness, there were trying times. There were sad times, there were bad days. But God came through and walked with us through each and ever situation and today I am stronger because of it.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I mentioned past changes/circumstance in my last post. Another example I came across was in Egypt. God spoke to the Pharoah-through Moses. Moses was his mouthpiece. But the Pharoah would not listen. So God used circumstances to get Pharoahs attention. So many times, circumstances are used to gain our attention-so we will draw near to him-so He can speak to us.
God speaks through Prayer and fasting- We see examples in scripture where God spoke to people while they were in a state of prayer and fasting. Praying and fasting-sets our flesh down, and many times it helps us hear more clearly. Here we see an example in scripture-In fact the ministry of Paul started after a period of fasting and praying. “While they were worshipping and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set a part for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them, So after they fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off,” (Acts 13:2-3).
God speaks through Nature and His Creation-
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above[a] proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
Now even though we realize this isn't literal-The heavens speak in revelation-we cannot literally hear the Heavens above speak to us. But nonetheless-God can speak to our minds through revelation-and it doesn't have to be audible. There are many times that God has shown me something. Maybe I looked at something a certain way-and then God gave me a new revelation in how to see something. Or I was able to see his hand in the matter. This happens a lot when I look back at a situation I can see clearly how God moved. But when I am looking forward I have to walk in faith and trust God.
God speaks through Music. This is probably a big one for me too. Lyrics, often speak to me. It is probably because when I hear something over and over the words get into my spirit. As I sing along, and listen then words get in my soul, and I meditate on them. God speaks to me through movies, through songs, and through his word.
God speaks through his word. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
As I have meditated on God's word in the past, he has revealed things to me about himself, and about my life.
God speaks through other believers.
Listening to parents-elder Christians-Proverbs 1:8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Psalm 73:30 The godly offer good counsel; they know what is right from wrong. 31 They fill their hearts with God's law, so they will never slip from his path.
Listening to our pastors and the teaching of the word. So many times I go to church, and hear the pastor speak and God uses that to show me things. I remember being very staunch about something I believed and one day in service as the pastor preached, I had a paradigm shift. That which I previously believe-suddenly changed. I left that day-with a changed mind on that subject. It is wild how 10 people can walk out of the same service but all hear something different, special and unique from that same message. Why, because we are all so unique and we are all different parts of the body, and we have different functions.
I really have to say, that the more I study this, the more excited I have become. I think so many times I think God isn't speaking to me, but when you look at all the ways he does speak to us, just because we aren't hearing an audible word-or maybe even the quiet whisper in our inner spirits daily, God can and will speak to us-if we approach Him in expectation. Expect God to speak to you today, I know I am!
Monday, October 14, 2013
God has a way of showing up unexpectedly in unforeseen ways. After seeing the presentation- I knew it was an answer to many prayers I had been praying.
The Goyin is the 2nd product in our Core system. Part of the Philosophy of the Cleanse, Balance Build. Which sets GP apart from other companies.
Goyin is a unique formulation of fruits and it come from ancient Chinese Medicine. Go means "Abundant" and Yin means "health".
Supports healthy energy
Provides antioxidant power
Supports a balanced body
Reduces tension, depression, and fatigue
Thursday, October 10, 2013
But I was busy dealing with my own stuff. I had to deal with the cancellation of a field trip I was organizing, also a Ladies event at our church, along with just juggling our normal family life, routine, dentist appointments and homeschooling.
I happen to be one of those people that sets priorities on when to deal with a matter. So as the week progressed I tackled one event at a time. I got my event cancelled and the people notified. I dealt with the kids, helping them meet deadlines on assignments. I briefly saw a message about the upcoming Field Trip for today. In fact I even got an email and sent it to my printer. My daughter brought the papers up last night. (I again just glanced at them.) But I thought-OK that is Friday, So I will deal with that on Thursday. Since I already have stuff to deal with about Thursday. Well guess what-the field trip was for Thursday not Friday. So waiting to deal with it, made us miss out. Or maybe it didn't. Maybe it was supposed to happen. I really don't know. I have to say that some good things actually came from us missing the trip today. I did get to spend some extra time studying God's word and learning about how he speaks to us today. I am not worn out, and I have a ladies event tonight. So I should be ready for it. The kids weren't terribly distraught either. So maybe we can hit that event next year.
But I wonder, how many times do we miss out on something God has for us, because we have a wrong mindset or we are not open to God. We have preconceived ideas, or maybe we put God in a box on how He will or can work. Many times in the past I expected God to answer in a different way than he did. And when he answered I was blown away at the way he decided to come through. Other times perhaps God wants us to change course, but we have our mindset-and we are stuck on doing it a certain way, when God has a better way.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This year, things worked out different. We began a new co-op and the kids go at 9:00 AM. I drop them and then get to go to the study. Then I return to the co-op in the afternoon to work my required hour. (It really works out well and I am really thankful for it.) It has taken a lot of pressure off of me this year, in helping the kids get the subjects and teaching they need!
Anyway, we are using Phyllis Shriver's Bible study. "Discerning the Voice of God." This week we went through the intro part. First, we see in the scripture that Jesus says "My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they follow me." This statement-doesn't say he only speaks to some, he only speaks to the leaders. It says His sheep (his people, that are called by His name) hear his voice, He knows them, and they follow Him. So as I got through this study I really hope to learn to discern the different ways God is speaking to me. Listening to God takes practice, and I want to fine tune my ability and also approach God with expectation that He will speak to me.
We were given a sheet and we looked up and wrote down different times, and persons God spoke to, and how He spoke to them. I guess I just never sat down and thought about all the different ways God choses to speak to us. So I will list some that came to my mind here.
God Speaks in Various Ways
God's Audible Voice
Saul on the road to Damascus, Samuel as a boy called by the Lord, At Jesus Baptism, Moses at the Burning Bush, Moses at Mt. Sinai, through a donkey-Baalam, through the prophets to the people, Jesus in the Flesh on earth, Noah
The burning bush, The transfiguration, The baptism of Jesus (he sent a dove), the rainbow, the cross,
parting the red sea, wilderness provision, alter of Baal with Elijah.
This one is really used a lot in the old testament, and we see those that follow God receiving visions, and also interpreting visions of those that God uses-even though they aren't actually following God.
King Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel Joseph, John on the Island of Patmos, Paul, Peter, Mary's fiancé -Joseph. Stephen when he was being stoned.
Through the Holy Spirit
Peter Acts 10:19, Paul, Phillip told by the Spirit to baptize the Eunuch. (This is one where I really need to study and find more.)
Unpredictable Past Changes/Circumstances
Jonah, Saul, Joseph in the Well (I need to look into this one more too.)
I also want to make a list of the different ways God has spoken to me in the past. I think that will be helpful.
So anyway, how does God speak to you? Does He use one method more than others?
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Genesis Pure makes high quality nutritional/health products. These products were formulated in a clinic. One of the things that really sets Genesis Pure apart from other companies is the fact that our founder Dr. Lindsay used these products and formulations with his patients in a clinic for many years. So he has documented over the years how they worked for various clients he had. His clients were among many Hollywood stars-Jennifer Anniston, Demi Moore, also major athletes like Reggie Bush and Tony Dorsett. He has been called into the White House to work with past presidents. His waiting list was 18 months just to get in and see him. Dr. Lindsay wanted to make these products available to the public-to be able to touch many more lives with these products that supply the nutrients to the body so it can begin to heal itself. So he shut down his clinic and went to work to make these products available to everyone!
When most companies decide to made a business. They get a marketing group together and get someone to make products for them. But Dr. Lindsay did it different. The products were already being used, he just made them available to more people using Network Marketing as the way to reac people-word of mouth. I love that-and I love that he invests right back into the people that are out there sharing these products every day. Instead of marketing products and putting them in a big company and trading the stocks on the market-the share holders are those who decide to get involved in the business side of GP and earn income.
What I really wanted to share today was a few of the products that I take, and the benefits I have seen from them. Many people ask me what my favorite product is...Well that is like asking me what my favorite food is because I would never want to be limited to just one.
If I had to choose one product that I just could not live without -for me it would the Daily Build.
The name speaks for the product. This product is designed to build the body up with the nutrients it needs on a daily basis. It helps fill in the nutritional gaps-that we don't get through our diets today.
It comes in a bottle or in to go packs. This product is a liquid vitamin, so it gets assimilated into the body within 15 minutes. It has over 290 vitamins and minerals and 7 super fruits. After a few days of taking this product, I could really tell a difference. My hair is stronger, my nails grow better, and I feel better. ( Prior to this I was taking vitamins in pill form from another company).
As an IBO (Independent Business Owner) with GP, I get a discount on all the products I take. I also earn free product points every month because I voluntarily participate in their auto-ship rewards program. (Which allows me to earn 20% more in free products.) So if you are looking for good quality nutritional products send me an email I would be happy to get you more information on how you can get your own discount on these great products.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Really? Are you kidding me? I could die in embarrassment! So I again re-iterated our rule-that when you go to someone else's house, you eat what they offer you! Unless you have an actual allergy to a food. Now neither of my children have food allergies-so they can eat what they like. I do like them to make good choices on how much they eat. So on Sunday morning when they go to church-and there are donuts available. I tell my kids to have one, maybe 2. They are not to go in and gorge themselves on 6 donuts because they can and because they are free, and because, well-they never get them at home.
So now, I will be making a phone call today to our friend, (who so graciously offered to feed my children a home cooked meal at her house last night.) And today we will have a science lesson, and a general manners lesson. And we will learn how we handle and decipher some of this.
Just a note on why my son said "My mom thinks it will make my stomach explode." When I began researching GMO's foods, I came across yet another article that said GMO corn caused insects stomachs to explode. So I told the kids-since we were in the process of switching to non organic corn-that the other corn wasn't really good for them-according to what I am learning.
About 6 months ago I starting seeing facebook posts about GMO foods. So I began researching more about it. The words GMO are everywhere you look now. So I have been making changes in what our family buys as far as food products go. Now I have to say-that I am no expert. I haven't tested one rat of my own to know what is safe and what isn't. I don't trust the FDA, or any company or agency formed by our government. So just because the government says it is safe-doesn't make me think it is. It is hard to decipher all the different information out there. If you google GMO -you will see many articles saying GMO's are perfectly safe, and also many that say it isn't. So how do we get to the truth of it all? I am just a wife and mother-trying to do the best she can -trying to make better choices today for our family as I learn these new things.
I went to Youtube to see what info there was on GMO. Just a simple search on "GMO" brings up more videos than I could possibly sit and watch in one week. (Who has this kind of time?)
Now 88% of our nations' corn crops are now GMO. (You can see this article here.) Canola oil is made from GMO products and Beets are GMO. Now this didn't mean much to me a year ago. Actually I didn't even know about the canola oil until I began this post today. I did find out about beets a month ago. Now we aren't people who really eat beets on a regular basis, so it wouldn't have mattered a few months ago. Then I found out the connection. Most granulated sugars are actually made from beets today-(not from pure cane sugar.) I actuallymade the sugar switch a couple years ago and went to organic cane sugar. (Hoping that somehow this would be a better alternative.) Since we are going to bake and going to use sugar.
We don't own a farm, we don't have our own chickens that we raise to get eggs. We don't go out behind the house and kill and pluck our own chickens to provide dinner. We don't raise our own beef which is fed non-organic corn. So I also made the switch to organic chicken breasts. Since they are hormone and antibiotic free. On the beef, I really don't know what I am eating. I get my meat at a local store that has it's own butcher shop. But not sure about the origin of the cow. I buy organic corn because I can, and I pay 2 and 1/2 times more money for it. :( So in my home the corn we eat and the chips we eat will be organic-non gmo, for the most part. It is hard to read over every ingredient in every cracker, etc. that I buy to try to make sure there isn't a trace of corn or some other GMO produced product in it.
So as I learn more-I try to make better decisions regarding the information I have. I cannot tell you I now eat everything organic. Heck I can't find everything organic. When I have a good option and it is affordable enough I weigh the options. I also have to say I cannot tell you how many articles I have read that say even organic labeled foods may not be organic or that healthy. But I can tell you that I am frustrated over it all!
Now our family doesn't eat out a lot, and we don't usually do fast food. We occasionally do Chick-Fil-A. When we go out to eat-we eat what's on the menu. I don't know where you live, but where I live-there are no organic restaurants. So the food I am consuming, the chips and salsa I eat there most likely have GMO's.
So how do you decipher all this information? All the bad information. Do we just throw our hands up and say-"Well I could have a wreck today and die, so let's just eat, drink and be merry?" Or do we go to the other extreme? Where we no longer buy any processed foods, we eat no sugar. We check every source for every bit of food that enters our mouths? We don't eat out, because we can't trust the food or the source from which it came? Our kids go to friends' homes and then begin to tell their parents that they can only eat organic this and organic that. etc. (And those parents in turn think we are some kind of nuts!) Really, why, with all there is to be concerned about in the world today, are we having to worry about -if we are being slowly poisoned by our food?
Really I would love some thoughts here-how do you handle all this? Do you never eat GMO foods? Do you eat them anyway in moderation? Are you trying to make small changes over time? What do you do when you eat out?
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Woman Speaks to the Friends
by the gazelles and the deer of the field [C in Hebrew sounds like “by the (Lord) of Hosts” or “by God Almighty”]
not to awaken
or ·excite [arouse] love
until it ·is ready [so desires; C likely a warning to the women to wait for love until the right person comes along; 3:5; 8:4].