BUT, the work on The Shepherd's Studio is coming along! The Hired Hand has been doing the finishing work and fixing all the problems the contractors left behind. We're (don't ya love how I make that plural as in WE and not HE!) almost ready to lay the flooring and then....it's move in time!!! I have done my small part in working on that space...I stained ALL the tongue and groove boards for the ceiling and I will help lay the floor. My computer guy has had his learning curve at being a builder. He doesn't want to trade his day job (still a computer guy....just not a paid computer guy).
Oh the places you'll go! Cause I'm dreaming of all these carpentry projects for him....and he just laughs at me!!! Imagine that!
You can follow me on Instagram....Texas_Peaceful_Acres_Farm. Just an FYI, I'm not using it as a replacement for FB! So don't expect me to follow you back. And I don't know how long I'll stay on....I'm growing very weary of all this social experimenting!!!! "Come out of her my people!"
What Else is New?
Baby number 4 is due to arrive at the end of July. She will be our lone girl in a tribe of boys! Of course we believe in a full quiver, so there is still time for her to have some estrogen company down the road as YHWH blesses.
I harvested Meyer Lemons, Satsuma, Grapefruit and Kumquats this winter!!! How fun is that! They are wintering over right now in the garage due to some pretty frigid temps.
This year I'm planning to push out my boundaries on container gardening. It's not my number 1 choice but when you have to chase the sun in a pine forest....there aren't many options. I have been amazed that 1 artichoke plant has survived the few cold days we've had. I count that as a win! Now to see if I can't get some fruit off it this year.
After some research I decided to go "carnivore" for a few months to see if I had any improvements. So for 60 days I ate nothing but meat; beef, chicken, pork and salmon. After day 30 I came off my nebulizer for the first time in 10 years!!! How exciting is that?!!! VERY!!!!
After 60 days I decided to try adding veggies back in and I did so with some success....success being I'm still off my nebulizer and breathing freely. The Hired Hand and I went on a cruise in December and I enjoyed myself! For the first time in SO very long, I ate almost like a "normal" person. I didn't have any fear of not being able to breathe.
I've been searching the Scriptures again trying to make peace with what Elohim laid out for us and his instructions pertaining to food. It's pretty clear. But finding that happy place where you can obtain health with those precepts is sometimes another thing. Peaceful Acres....Peace with food. Shalom.
So, I purchased another old fashion Address Book and will NEVER throw it away! Big mistake!!!
Coming Out of Her!
The Hired Hand just got his first "smart phone" about 6 months ago. He already lost it. I told him that in many ways, that was a good thing. It showed that it didn't have a hold on him!!! It wasn't an appendage like it is on most of us. It is on me. I know that, however I also carry a purse and have had to gather children, diaper bags, purses, etc for 60 years...I'm pretty good about scanning the area before I leave anywhere....not shaming him AT ALL! He never used his phone, except for this one time he was at Whatabuger and forgot it on the table. Gone. That's sad. Someone needed some quick drug money. Trust me, it wasn't the newest model nor did it have a great service provider....it probably didn't get anyone more that $40. It was just a pain in our necks. Just a cheap Android that was used for travel.
So, in 2019....what will you do to free yourself from this grasp? I might smash my phone...seriously!!!
Christ came to fulfill the law not to abolish it.
Yes, that even means in observing the Seventh Day Sabbath, Diet, Dress....even the details of appearance. I know....you're screaming....legalism! No, it's pretty clear that in keeping the Torah, we are keeping what Christ kept. If it was important to Him, I think it should be important to us. I'm taking baby steps because frankly, I don't really know what this even looks like. I do know that Elohim will make it clear to me as I seek Him on this matter.
The first place that I started was by getting a new Scripture....it's word for word translation from Hebrew and Greek. It uses the proper names for Most High Elohim....and so, I will also. I became troubled by the fact that most of what we do as the modern day "church" is not Scriptural. It's just not! The name Jesus....it is NOT a translation or transliteration....it's just a name that was made up!!!! That enraged me! His name is Yehoshua which translates "Joshua"...where on earth did they come up with Jesus??? Why have we been lied to? Why is the modern day "church" still lying???
This will obviously be a personal decision....right now The Hired Hand isn't being lead. I'm still under his covering. I will continue to be. But I will begin observing the Torah.
You can call me cray cray. It's ok. I've always been willing to walk alone for 47 years. I have to do what I feel Elohim leading me to do. You'll know me by the Tzit-tzit!!!
You can find some answers at The Refiner's Fire.
That's All Folks