Health & Hope

You are fearfully and wonderfully made! — from Psalm (Tehillim, in Hebrew) 139, verse 14

Elohim (The G-d of Israel) YHVH designed and made you beautifully, inside, and … outside, … even if someone (a person, or any other being) has told you you are anything other than wonderfully made and beautiful!

The One Who made you, and designed you, to do Good Works (your actions) on earth … also engrafted you into His own family of beloved ones. — from Ephesians 1 (the entire chapter)

Like he told Jeremiah (YirmeYahu, in Hebrew), He really has loved His family, the children of Israel (Yisrael, in Hebrew), with an everlasting Love; therefore, He has drawn them (and you) … closer to His Heart.

In other words, since you are His beloved child, young or older, no matter which, He wants you to be Willing to do Good toward others, even if they have treated you with disdain, contempt or hatred.

He merely asks you to sincerely humble yourself before His Face and let His Spirit work His Will *in* you, … His Ruach haKodesh (in Hebrew) Whom Yeshua haMashiach (some refer to as Jesus, though His mom called Him by His Hebrew Name) promised would be with you and in you, to be your Teacher, Advocate and Comforter, … after Yeshua returned to sit at The Right Hand of Elohim YHVH, in His heavenly place. — from (The Gospel of) John 16 – 17

Trust Him Who made all things! He will enable you and sustain you! — from John 1, verses 1 – 14 … and … Colossians 1, verses 9 – 23 (especially verses 16 & 17)

Shalom (Peace!)

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Rejoice in Adonai Yeshua!

Rejoice in Yeshua, our Lord!  In Hebrew, Lord is Adonai, or Adon. (long o)

If any of you moms do home educate, as I did do, I believe you will find that you *must* take lots of time, each week, to stop and Pray, Rejoicing in Who YHVH our Father is, and in Who Yeshua, His Son, is!  We are to rejoice in Who He is!  We can Thank Him for what He has done, or will do.  Yet, Rejoicing is reserved for enjoying His Character, and how awesome and amazing our Lord, Adonai Yeshua, is! …and in Who our Mighty Warrior King, Elohim YHVH is!  …and in Who our Loving, Righteous Redeemer, and Father, is!

Yeshua said:  I and My Father are “echad” / one.  — see Yochanan / John 10, verse 30

Glory, glory, glory to Elohim in the highest!  He is El Elyon! (The Most High Elohim!)  He is The Only One, because there is no other beside Him.  — see Devarim / Deuteronomy 4, verse 35, and Isaiah 44, verses 6 & 8, Isaiah 45, verse 5 & 18.

(Note:  At times, I may spell “Elohim” in that way.  At other times, here, I may spell “ELohim” in this other way.  Both are acceptable.  One just emphasizes the EL, The Mighty One, Whom ELohim truly is, in His universe He designed and created, to reflect His Good, all-Powerful, all-Knowing and all-Merciful, yet all-Just, Chayil Self, The I AM.)

Home Education is only for Brave Souls

What can wise, discerning parents do, when confronted with well-meaning individuals who incorrectly figure that home education is a recent-times phenomenon?

Smile, first. Patiently, calmly respond, in Love (real, Yeshua-like Ahavah, which means Love, in Hebrew),

… realizing you have learned that not only was Benjamin Franklin taught at home, but also, George Washington, Sir Isaac Newton, John Quincy Adams, as well as Marie Curie, Thomas A. Edison and Johann Sebastian Bach, among many, many others, whose names most all of you would know, because they have accomplished so much good.

Think about this, if you did not know the few people I named *were* taught at home, for all or part of their entire education. And, do your own research, by using your favorite search engine to ask it about whichever well-known individual you wonder about. You might be delightfully surprised! ( grin )

Shalom!

 

Helpful Homesteading Ideas…for Income

Schedule For Succession
( This article is really helpful!, with Good Advice on how to figure out the best plant species and varieties to plant, in order to yield the best crops … IF you plan to sell your veggies, your fruits, etc., you have grown on your land. )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/schedule-for-succession/

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Making The Most of Your Space
( This is a helpful article!  If you happen to, also, live on a piece of land sizeable enough to “farm,” even on a small scale, and IF your land is also one that has been farmed, for generations, as the article-writer’s land is, you will really appreciate what she shares, in this article, about some ways she’s found that “work” for her! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/making-the-most-of-your-space/

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How to Use Skill-Teaching As An Income On The Homestead
( This article looks like a great one to inspire many of you, maybe, to think about Other Ways You Can Earn a Decent Income through sharing what you are, and have been, learning while you have been homesteading / farming! Check this out! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/teaching-as-an-income-ze0z1705zjsar/

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5 Easy to Grow Plants to Sell on Your Homestead
( This article might save you, and me, quite a lot, through all that is shared … from one who knows first-hand! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/5-easy-to-grow-plants-to-sell-on-your-homestead/

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Sometimes, I think I save “the best” for last.  Do you?  Here is another great article that should bless your heart, my friends!  Enjoy!

How to Buy Farmland, Even If You Think You Can’t
( As I read through this article, I see a bunch of very helpful ideas shared!  You’ll love this one, IF you have been thinking about homesteading, but have not yet bought land to “do it” on!  This one is well worth your time to read!  I know it was well worth my time!  And, I’ve gained some great ideas I can use! and share! — on twit’r and on face-m-up-book, & elsewhere online )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/how-to-buy-farmland/

Shalom, to you, my friends!

Are You Hurting?

Below are several links to websites that offer encouragement & help for any of us whose hearts and lives are sensing enough hurt to alert us that we DO need to do *something* about it:

https://setapart.net/category/hope-when-it-hurts/
Set Apart — Hope on the Road Less Traveled

( below is a specific blog post, on a site by Stephanie Orefice )
https://stephanieorefice.net/2015/04/10/trusting-god-when-your-heart-hurts/
Trusting God When Your Heart Hurts

( below is a devotional post, by the author, Tracie Miles )
https://proverbs31.org/read/devotions/full-post/2017/10/11/it-takes-more-than-time-to-heal-a-broken-heart
It Takes More Than Time To Heal A Broken Heart

( this is an article by Rachel Coulter, who is a contributor on the site “desiring God”
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/worshiping-with-a-broken-heart
Worshiping with a Broken Heart

( a blog post on the Dawson McAllister Network “The Hope Line” site )
https://www.thehopeline.com/35-getting-over-a-broken-heart-part-4
Getting Over a Broken Heart — 6 Steps to Healing

( a site with posts that share quotes “To encourage you to keep going. To remind you to be strong.” )
http://lessonslearnedinlife.com/
* Note:  This site seems to share general encouragement, as well as relationship encouragement / advice.

Friends,
please share your own *favorite* sites, and blog posts, that you have felt encouraged and helped by!  Leave us a comment.

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movies to see …

The True Story behind the movie Glory:

https://communitytable.parade.com/54012/brianpalmer/the-true-story-behind-the-movie-glory/

The write-up about Glory:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/

History-based Films for High Schoolers

 

Wyatt Earp was an interesting man, who lived a life that, as did all people during that time in American history, was full of heartache, suffering and close family ties, as well as triumph, opportunities to help others by showing courage and determination to try to do the right thing (regarding “the law”).  After recently viewing the 1994 movie “Wyatt Earp,” I realized that a number of events depicted in it were done well enough (i.e., depicted pretty close to what “the real story” of his life seems to show really happened) to recommend it to others.
Below are several of my recommendations, if you or someone in your family have an interest in learning about the lives of either Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday.  John Henry “Doc” Holliday was a key figure and a close, loyal friend to Wyatt Earp.  So, his life story, after he met Wyatt Earp, is tied to Wyatt’s.

I do highly recommend you parents do your due diligence in researching (in some cases, you may want to view the movies before allowing some of your children to view it) what scenes you are willing for your children, including those in high school, to see.  The language (and what is shown) can get rather nasty & immoral, folks!

I am quite conservative, in my thinking, so (for me) I can only recommend mine see a movie like “Wyatt Earp” … after they are 18.  Some of you may think that very limiting! Yet, I am responsible for what my children see that I personally recommend to them, for whatever reason I may choose (in my case, regarding a movie of this sort, it would be for educational purposes). And, I am the one who will have to give an answer to my heavenly Father for anything (including, but not limited to, movies) I may recommend to my children to listen to, or to read, or to see.  So, I take this seriously! And, I trust you do, also (if you are a parent, reading this blog).

** Wyatt Earp **

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Earp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Earp_(film)

** John Henry “Doc” Holliday **

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Holliday

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone_(film)

 

Obviously, both men are in both of these movies.
There are so many other movies that try to tell at least some part of Wyatt Earp’s life story, that I decided to only share links to these two, here.  You will easily find links to the other movies, yourself.  I’ll leave that to you.

In the process of viewing the film “Wyatt Earp,” I learned quite a lot.  It inspired me to go on the web & read what I could find, to learn more facts about his real life story.  In the process, I also read a good bit about “Doc” Holliday’s life.  He lived to the age of 36.  You will learn why, if you do not already know why he died so young.  He was not shot to death.  Neither was Wyatt.

Enjoy learning about these men!  I liked how some of their business / earnings choices, one might call them, … were (or maybe only seemed to me, to be this way) actually just a way to earn a decent income, since (in the southwestern U.S.) there were not a lot of ways to earn enough income to support a family.  Wyatt became “a law man” partly because he thought men should obey the law.  He filled that role, as “a law man,” for much of his life.

So, his other business enterprises were not considered to be illegal in the towns where they were, but some facets of them were wanted, some might even say “needed,” in those “wild west” towns.

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#WyattEarp, #wildwest, #lawmenoftheoldwest, #gamblers, #DocHolliday, #gunfightattheOKCorral, #OKCorral, #gunfighters,

What have Y O U been learning?

This blog has shared, over the years, a number of educational links.  I hope to continue doing that, in the coming days.
Today, I hope (instead) to point you to a couple of sites that I consider to be educational, yet someone else may consider some of them to be comical.
You may leave me a comment as to whether or not you consider the information shared to be comical.   …or educational.  Deal?

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shared, on his you-tube channel, at:  standupmaths

and

This one is also shared, on his you-tube channel, at:  standupmaths

Enjoy learning all you can, today!
Tomorrow, you’ll have more you can find to discover and learn from!  Shalom ….
Psalm 112

Thoughts from Along the Roadside’s Journey

Have you recently been in a situation in which you had a real need … involving either a bicycle, or a motorcycle, or a car, or a pickup, or any motorized machine, including a lawnmower, … or tractor, …
and you were left thinking:

 Thank You, YHVH (Yahweh) my Elohim, for Loving me today (or tonight), and making a way for someone to come alongside me, in my need, and give me a much-needed helping hand!

and, while I am thanking You, Father so Faithful to Provide, Protect and Pick-us-up, just because we are Your beloved children, …

… may I ask You?:  Why is it that so many other human beings can drive by, see that (in the case of some, as an example) an automobile hood is open, meaning someone is in need, … and yet, no one stops to ask if help is needed … ???

What is wrong with the (American) younger-than-50-year-old people, these days?!?

Please, do not tell me “the young people these days are selfish.”  That would mean they have no decent, Elohim-fearing (aka God-fearing) parents or grandparents, or aunts or uncles, cousins, friends, etc.
For me, that is no excuse, friends.  (grin)

I will only accept a response, from a *thinking* human being, similar to this:
The younger generation (than folks who are over the age of 50) have no understanding of what it means to treat another human being as they expect to, and want to, and hope to, be treated, themselves!
i.e. —  The younger generation assumes far too much.  For example, they wrongly assume that they will always have some type of electronic device to be able to use to waste time while not thinking about their personal responsibilities that concern another important-to-them human being, …

… they also wrongly assume they have some right to food, entertainment, free time (to use as they please, with no regard for other human beings, to whom they do owe a debt of love, kindness and responsibility, with a positive, and servant-minded, attitude from the heart (yes, I did say that!), …

… they also wrongly assume they have some right to clothes of their own choice, but bought only with money someone else earned (parents, for example), … and in the styles they wrongly assume are acceptable … to a peer group, rather than the styles totally accepted by their own parents, grandparents, and those to whom they are responsible to report to, … for reasons The Creator knows, …

… they also wrongly assume they have some right to their own personal choice of how to use what they consider to be their free time.  There is no basis in reality for this one! (along with all the others), …

… they also wrongly assume they get to choose which music, reading material, movies or tv series, or … video games, and which video-game player(s), … as well as radio stations, … they should get to listen to, interact with, or participate in and with, … on a regular basis, for as many minutes or hours, or days, they think is reasonable, though it is not considered reasonable by The Creator Who carefully designed each of their minds and souls to be used only for activities, and thought processes, which would benefit each of those human beings, …

 

… as it is quite late, I will continue writing this at another oment in time, … hoping it’s completion may benefit you and those whom you know, and love, who tend to think even a little like the ones whom I am using words to describe, after a rather ridiculous experience, this week, involving a real need I was a part of, yet … no one would stop to “give any time or attention” to what the need was, … except those who were too far away to be able to offer assistance.  So sad!  This younger generation may be on the brink of being destroyed, simply because they cannot (read “will not”) bring themselves to the point of caring enough, or taking their attention off of themselves long enough, to take any significant action toward reaching out to a fellow human being who is in real need.  They think they have the right NOT to care or give, to serve or reach out, … unless the one in real need is a friend or a personal family member, and … too often, the younger generation gives *help* begrudgingly.
Prove me wrong!

Yes, I know my own children would NOT do what I observed going on, in someone’s time of real need.  They’d better not!!  Yet, the ones in the immediate vicinity of where a real need occurred, this week, acted only in a selfish manner, even looking over at the person, close enough for the human being in need to see the face of at least one drive, who was looking directly at the person in real need, … yet no care, no concern, no recognition of the *need to stop* ever led the younger person to *take any positive or helpful action,* which would have greatly helped the one in need.  Ya know?

What in the world …?!?
I am horribly ashamed of the ones who were near enough, who drove by, who never slowed down, who appeared to completely ignore, who did not even ask “do you need any help, … sir (or ma’am)?” …!!
How could they ever figure that an All-Mighty One (Elohim, El Shaddai), The Creator Who is also The Judge (of every human being who ever lived on His earth), would consider them as “special,” or “beloved,” if they choose, freely, to ignore another human being, … yet, IF they were *the one in real need,* they would expect, even demand, that another human being SHOULD come over and freely offer *help* to THEM …!!!

So, when the tables are turned,
and when you happen to notice, even out of the corner of your eye,
some human being who appears to be in *real need,*
what will you do?

I leave that to you, to answer, in your own mind and soul, friends.

Shalom Shalom,
the Threads of Silver author

… one who has been there, and if something, somehow, prevents me

from stopping to assist anyone, alongside any road, … I immediately being

praying for the one in real need, … and ask that someone else, who is kind,

honest & honorable, and upright, will come by a s a p, to provide the needed

assistance, to the one in need, … because I have been there.  Right?  Of course right!
(grin)

A Site We Highly Recommend… For The Hurting

 

our PURPOSE at *Listen To The Heart Of The Hurting*

We are a group of believers in Yeshua haMashiach, who believe that, if you’ve been made a victim by an abuser, a user or a hateful or bitter work associate or boss, neighbor or relative, or even a friend, you need one who’ll *really listen* to you! That is what we are here for!

We intend to *be there* for you!

We intend to *Pray with you.* … if you are willing to contact us and share with us a way to contact you.

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Disclaimer:
We are not an official ministry.
We are not a 501-c(3).

We are a group in development toward becoming a fully-operational non-profit which seeks to listen to your story, and
we would verify any necessary information, while also seeking to share with you as many ways, and other organizations, which we know to be able, and ready, to assist you in ways we cannot.
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We exist as an educational entity that will publish helpful, advice-type information to help you with, and on behalf of you.
We hope to work with you, both in person and online, through video and audio formats, to help your story (if you choose to make it public, through us) “get out there” where others can benefit from seeing where you are at, and the progress you are making toward *the freedom in your soul* you seek to attain, and
We trust, in the future, we’ll be enabled through donations and through other funding we are seeking, to continue to assist you, while producing information that will be disseminated through various means, through livestream type webinars and also video conferencing, to
continue supporting your efforts to help others find *the real freedom they seek,* as well.
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We also hope to share with you all available information which has no cost associated with that information:  that is, articles, books, blog posts, and more, including flyers, and brochures, or booklets/pamphlets, that other appropriate organizations have produced and want to provide for you.

We also hope to connect you with active helpers who are available for you to contact and stay in touch with, who can help you on another level that we are unable to provide you with, through our staff and any volunteers who offer to assist us in helping you with the needs you have, for emotional and mental support, comfort and assurance.

One of our main goals is for you to gain the confidence you need, to make it not only through this day, or this week, but … to propel you through the coming decade!
We all need someone to hold our hand while we are walking through a deep, dark wilderness or forest of sorts, … one who will guide us along, who knows The Way to get through and into The Light past the end of the tunnel many of us have felt, or are now feeling, we are in, due to past life experiences.
oh my!
I’ve been there!!

Kathy
Founder and CEO of
Listen To The Heart Of The Hurting
… a non-profit organization
meant to help younger and older ladies
navigate through the challenges of life
in America in the 21st century

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~*~  Our Purpose, at *Listen To The Heart Of The Hurting* is to listen to your story!  ~*~

We will pray with you, when we are at an event during which we, or just one of us, speaks, to share *our* (her) story.

We will laugh, cry and chat together, about whatever is on your mind, regarding anything you have been through, that has left you with scars … of thought, of emotional pain, or mental anguish or negative thought patterns, … or an attitude toward certain types of people which is directly linked to life experiences, in your past, recent or further back in time, ….

We want your story to be told!  and heard!

We want you to be the one who gets to tell your story!

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We will, however, not put up with fakes, or those who just want to rant on and on with no real desire to be helped to find the roots of “what went on” and “where you can get to” … because there IS a Goal,
there IS a reason WHY this happened to you, and
there IS a Way To Find The Healing and Freedom you sooo desire to find and Experience!
oh my!  yes!

So, leave us a comment, below, dear friend!
We will respond as soon as possible, hopefully within the next 48 hours, or less.  okay?

YHVH (Yahweh) your Maker and Redeemer says:  “… I have loved you with an everlasting Love!  Therefore, have I drawn you” (unto Myself). — Jeremiah 31:3

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