Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Purpose of Marriage

from my book "The Famiy Unit."

2. The Purpose of Marriage

          Marriage has two purposes. The first is to demonstrate God’s relationship with the church. It is a living object lesson for us to see.

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;” Ephesians 5:25

Polygamy would demonstrate God having two or more brides, which He doesn’t. There is only one Church.

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12:5

 “A bishop (what we call a Pastor today) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;” Timothy 3:2

          The leaders of the church are to set the example of monogamy. There are no examples in the Bible of healthy families from polygamous marriages. They are a recipe for disaster.
Homosexuality demonstrates that God doesn’t need the church but should find another God to be His companion; or that the church doesn’t need God, but should just find another church to fellowship with. This of course is ludicrous.

Romans 1:26-28 “For this cause (the denial of God) God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (lesbianism) and likewise also the men leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men (homosexuality) working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (Men are not designed to have sex with men)

Homosexuality is not a genetic inheritance, contrary to what the gay advocates would tell you. It is the result of environment, and a series of decisions made throughout life (The vast majority of gays were sexually molested as children, and come from homes with physically or mentally absentee fathers). We choose what attracts us by the thoughts we choose to dwell on. God makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin. It is a violent, unhealthy lifestyle.
“What about monogamous gay couples?” This is a lie perpetuated by the media and gay advocates. It simply is rare enough to say that for all intents and purposes it doesn’t exist.

And as with all sin, there is help. Those caught up in this lifestyle can ask for God’s forgiveness and receive further help through

          The second purpose of marriage is to produce godly children.

Malachi 2:15 “And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.”
The results of a marriage that does these two things are that the needs of both parties are filled; they have companionship, sexual fulfillment, an efficient division of labor, and a life of enjoyment. These are not the purposes of marriage, but the rewards. We must be careful not to confuse the results with the purpose.

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Friday, March 23, 2012


I have avoided learning to bead jewelry because I thought I would find it teadious and cluttery (besides expensive to get started in). My mom has been given the leftovers from several people who started and decided they didn't want to continue. I have always wanted my girls to learn, but didn't want to learn myself to teach them.

All that changed a couple of weeks ago when a leady from our church taught us all how to make necklaces, including supplying what we needed for one necklace. I made a black necklace, since most of my skirts have black in them. It turned out so well, today I made me a bracelet, anklet and earrings to match.

We also made necklaces and earrings for my daughters to match their Easter dresses. I'll post pictures of them later.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


We went for a drive Sunday at the nearby industrial park (it is supposed to be the biggest in the world). Some day there will be a road from the warehouses through to the valley next to ours. If Hubby could get a job there his commute would be much less. Even without changing jobs, in bad weather it would be the best option for him, though a bit longer in good weather. So we check out the progress on the road every once in a while.

We were on the look out for Bighorn sheep since they turned 30 of them loose out there recently. Didn't see any.

But we did see around 100 mustangs.
The black blurs are horses (I have a cheap camera)

Ok, these two aren't horses. They are Corrintes (Mexican Longhorns, the breed used in rodeos). I guess the owner of the industrial park turned a bunch of them loose, too.

The Truckee River (and the reason water is not really an issue for horses in our area)

This is March- the wet season. Notice the lush green grazing.......not.

I love horses. Always have. I was one of those horse crazy little girls. Still have nearly 400 plastic model horses, in fact. Before we moved here, I prayed for God to give us some wildlife wherever He was taking us to. It never occurred to me "wild life" could be mustangs eating my garden! I feel sooooo blessed:-)

Having said that, the mustangs ARE non-native pests. Now, don't get me wrong, I would gladly feed and water them so they would hang around my house if it wasn't illegal. But then, I've been known to feed common house sparrows, too.

  • They eat grazing that native animals (deer, elk, etc) could use.
  • They eat lawns and landscaping (ask my son whose whole crop of watermelons went to the horses one night a few years ago.)
  • They tear up irrigation systems to get the water (and play.) In fact, they took out part of my dad's. He was watching them and thought it worth the entertainment of enjoying their antics to have to fix it, but not everyone agrees.
  • They often cause traffic accidents. Neither people or horses come out good in these.

Yet some people act like they are this infallible, perfect resource. Fact is, the only thing positive they provide for our society is entertainment and tourist attraction (well, free lawn service too, if you don't have a fence).

So I have no problem with rounding them up to keep the numbers down to what the land can support.

I do have a problem with how they do it.

They take tax payer money to round the animals up, corral, vet, feed them.Then they adopt them out and pay more money to check up on the new owners to make sure they are taking care of them right.

I think it would be much better to do like we do with Elk.

Every year we have a lottery for elk tags. If you win a tag you get to try to shoot one elk. If you shoot an elk without a tag you are in BIG trouble. The number of tags is determined by how close to over population the herds are.

So let's auction off "tags" for mustangs. If you hurt yours when you catch it you can't ever get another tag plus you have to pay a big fine. This would make the horses bring a little money in instead of costing tax payer so much.

And for those who say we shouldn't grow beef out west because we can feed more people on an acre of wheat than an acre of beef, go look at those pictures again. There is no way on earth you can grow wheat here. That's lava bedrock with a few sagebrush. But you CAN support beef. One cow/calf unit per 40 acres, true. But it puts the land to some good, economic use. It really T'aint good for nothin' else. (Well, industrial parks obviously, but somehow I don't think the greenys will think that's a viable alternative either)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kindle Hymnal

(This will make more sense if you understand that each child picks a book for me to read before bedtime. Little ones pick "Cat in the Hat" type books. The older children pick chapter books and I read about 5min in each, every night. Then I read a chapter from the Bible, we sing a hymn, pray, and go to bed)

After we lost the cover and part of the first chapter of our third copy of "Understood Betsey" I got the idea to find it on Hubby's Kindle (free-$2) and just read it to the dc that way (It gets picked every once in a while for bedtime reading, this time by Jackie, my 7yo). While there I downloaded a Bible, too, so I wouldn't have to juggle a full sized KJV while juggling a tired Baby. The hymnal I use is getting pretty shabby so I looked for something I could use on Kindle to replace it too. I discovered a wide range of resources, but unfortunately the only thing I could really use only had 101 songs and cost $10. I'm way too cheap to pay that much for a Kindle book, so I'll just juggle the real one for a while longer.

But I ran into an article that pointed out something interesting; 150 years ago devout Christians carried around their Prayerbook/Hymnal everywhere they went. We are fast returning to this! We just carry ours the same place we carry our address book, games, music, pictures, and....oh

Churches will return to using hymnals, too. Can you picture the day when the pre-service announcement slide-show won't remind you to turn your phone off, but give you the address to download the church hymnal?

As the worship leader for several years I really balked at moving to just Power Point for all our songs, even after our favorite hymns were put up there. It ruined the spontaneity of being able to pick whatever the Spirit called for at a moments notice. Electronic hymnals would return that. We could have thousands of songs available at a touch of a button for everyone to custom fonts and sizes no less! And with a large tablet, the piano should be able to move right along with us:-)

Can't wait!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hubby's Boss Owes me a Horse.

Allysia Finley: Coffee Is an Essential Benefit Too -

Been following the bc/ healthcare/ obamacare/ Catholic church issue. I have something that needs to be brought to BOs attention. He should force my hubby's employer to buy me a horse and some hay.

I have always loved horses but simply can't afford to feed one. I am mentally much more balanced when I have livestock around and we all know that caring for horses is great exercise. In fact, a horse should be cheaper than gym membership plus a psychiatrist. This, of course means I have the RIGHT  to have a horse. And Hubby's employer should pay for it because we all know employers are evil demons from hell and so don't have any rights to property or anything like that.

Really the whole BC/Catholic Church uproar has nothing to do with BC or insurance. It is all about how much power the government has.

BO and his buddies think it should be illegal to believe BC and abortion are sins. Pure and simple. Unfettered sex, blatant hedonism, and self worship are now the official State Religion.

How dare the Catholic church so blatantly deny the Official Government Religion!

"When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out."

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Babies, music and jedi's

Baby loves baby.

Our newest musician

And the Jedi's battle with light sabers.