Friday, October 26, 2012

Ezekiel 18

26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.

The second Death mentioned here is Eternal Death; Hell. Those who die not serving God will spend eternity separated from Him and in the throes of death. It doesn’t matter how much good he did before turning away from God; it will all be erased.

27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

And likewise, when a sinner repents of his sins and follows God, all his evil is forgotton, washed away, and he will live eternally in the presence of God.

28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power…”[1] The First Death is when we sin by disobeying God. The First Resurrection is when God raises our souls from spiritual death at our Repentance. The Second Death is when this ole’ body quits functioning and we are placed in the grave. This death holds no power whatsoever over the followers of God. Though their physical “houses” will decay and rot away, they will go on living with God for Eternity.

29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not My ways equal? Are not your ways unequal?

Those in Israel in those days were saying that a man who lived for seventy years as a righteous man but for the last ten as a sinner should go to heaven. God says it matters the state of your heart at your death.

30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

God so wants us to all repent! He loves us and wants to spend Eternity with us. Here is the formula for winning Heaven;

31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Friday, October 19, 2012


I hear a lot of flack being given to people on food stamps and welfare. I am ashamed to say I used to be one of them giving the flack.

That changed when I had a dear friend faced with a very difficult decision. She and her husband have a family about the same size as mine. God called them years ago to leave their family size to Him and to homeschool.

But hubby hadn't had a raise in several years, and they weren't exactly living "high on the hog" before that. (And they pay the same property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, car taxes, etc. as everyone else)

They came to a point where they simply couldn't cut anymore and were not "making it."

Two choices:
  1. Put the children in public school, take birthcontrol, and mom get a job. This violated the very life style that God had called them to in every way. And it would cost the tax payer some $60,000 PER YEAR to educate their children. or they could...
  2. Apply for Food Stamps. This would allow them to continue to homeschool and would only cost the tax payer $10,000 per year. 
They chose the later.

And I had to agree with their choice.

Why do we, in America, think it's OK to take educational charity (public school) but we jump all over anyone taking food charity? 

After watching politics and propaganda for so many years, I have come to the conclusion that it is the liberals ultimate goal to have everyone on food stamps, HUD, Medicaid, and any other form of government control help they can invent. It allows them to tell people how to live.

I do believe that, unless we have a major change in this nation, we will all one day be on some form of government assistance.

In fact  most of are or have been in our lives:

Public School
Social Security
College Grants/loans
Business loans
Artificially low food rices due to government subsidies.
Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac

I don't advocate any of these Programs. Our country would be much better off if all these things were put into private hands and the government kept totally out of it.

But that is not the world we live in. We don't even have a choice.

The day will come when we all will be on food stamps and medicaid.

Let's show a little grace and compassion for those who have been forced into this life sooner than the rest of us. Let's aim our rhetorical guns at those causing the problem (liberals) not the victims.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Toying with some ideas about blogging. I've been reading about computer businesses and it has got me to think:

Should I have more than one active blog? One each devoted to:
  • politics
  • motherhood
  • health
  • etc
What do you all think? Would it be easier to read/ less annoying to be able to tune in to only the topic you are interested in, or do you like having it all together?

Monday, October 08, 2012

Socialism means "to put under government control." The opposite of "socialist" is NOT conservative, fascist, republican or any other word being bandied about.

The true opposite of a socialist is an anarchist, someone who believes there should be no government whatsoever.

I'm not an anarchist.

We need government. The Bible specifically gives the right to punish evil doers, protect national boundaries, and administer justice to the government.

But socialism eventually leads to the other very extreme: Tyranny.

It doesn't really matter if you call the government a monarchy, dictatorship, communist, socialist, democracy or whatever. The result when ANY government gets too powerful is a bunch of dead people.

The democrats in this nation are socialists. Period. BO is the worst of them. We MUST get him out of office.

But today's "Republican" isn't really a lot better. Listen carefully to Romney's speeches. He does believe in individual power economically, but that is about it. He believes every other aspect of our lives should be "Under government control."

In a country patterened after our constitution, he individual is free/requiered to find his own solutions to problems. If individuals can't solve a problem than small groups try (i.e. churches, neighborhoods). Then a solution would be sought at a citywide, county wide, then statewide level. Only if a probablem couldn't possibly be solved at a lower level would the feds be called in.

Now think about it; If your neighborhood was totally free to solve the problem of, say, educating the children in your neighborhood, and ONLY YOUR neighborhood, what solutions would they invent? What innovations would be applied to this problem? How much better of an education would the children receive?

Now, I will vote for Romney.


But, you know, crashing into the ground of tyranny at a 45 degree angle is only a little better than doing so at a 90 degree angle:-(

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Sunny Days, Keeping the Clouds Away....

California has budget problems. They decided they couldn't afford to keep the state parks open. When news of this got out those who love the parks got out their check books and DONATED enough money to keep them all open.

Now let me ask you, if enough people care about the parks to keep them open out of their own pockets, why is the government forcing the tax payer to do it? Why not make this permanent? And how many other programs that we think the Gov has to do would fall under the same category?

Let's take Big Bird for example; If the Gov quit funding Sesame Street, how many would send a donation to keep it going? And if enough people didn't care enough to donate to it, should it really survive?

(Actually what would happen is that Discovery Channel or TLC would pick Sesame Street and a whole bunch of other PBS programs up and continue them, just with commercials between shows. Hey, you know what? Let's put them up for bid and put the money on the debt!)

Friday, October 05, 2012

insulin resistance

I thought it was time to write up a post about what I did different in my last pregnancy. Just to recap:
Baby 1 weighed 8.5.
Baby 2-9.1
Baby 3 was miscarried at 10 weeks
Baby 4- 8.12
Baby 5- 8.8
Baby 6-9.2
Baby 7- 9.8
Baby 8- 10
Baby 9- 10.8
Baby 10 miscarried at 11 weeks
Baby 11 miscarried at 10 weeks
Baby 12 miscarried at 6 weeks

At this point I have too big concerns;

Stop the miscarriages
Grow smaller babies

When I realized I was pregnant for the 13th time, I began using progesterone cream every day. I did that for three and a half months and weaned off of it.

Miscarriages apparently solved.

Those big babies though are a sign of gestational diabetes. I had perfectly normal numbers until baby 9. Then I tested borderline gd and had a couple of fainting spells. GD carries several potintial complications for both mom and baby. When I first realized I was pregnant, I started my mom's "hypoglicimia diet." I tweaked it a bit with help from my midwife. The results?

Baby 13- 8 pounds even 
(and me 20 pounds lighter by my 6 week than before I got pregnant.)

Here's what I did:
I ate some sort of protein food every two hours (this would be meat, nuts, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs or in a pinch, a protein bar, though I had to watch those. They have sugar and taste too good, so I am always tempted to eat too many of them. Half a bar is suficient)

When I ate a meal, I made sure I had no more carbs than protein. I did not count most veggies as a carb, but I did count fruit and all grains (including corn) and breads.

No sugar. (Well, ok, if the hubby and the dc were having cookies for desert I would have ONE. Or if there was one of my favorite deserts at our church potluck, I would have about three small bites. Otherwise though, no sugar)

I did NOT limit my calories. If I was hungry, I ate. i just made sure it was mostly protein.

I drank lots of water.

We monitored my blood sugar with A1C tests every three months instead of one glucose tolerance test at 20 weeks. The GT test tells you how your body is responding today to sugar (and always makes me sick for the rest of the day). The A1C measures the amount of glucose attached to your hemoglobin. This tells you how much sugar has dumped into your blood over the last three months. No fasting or sugarry dirnks necessary!

An A1C score of 8.0 is considered diabetic, 6.0 is pre-diabetic, 4.8 is "normal." With baby 9 I was 6.1.

My scores with baby 13, while eating the above diet, were:

And baby was 2lb 8oz lighter than his older sister. Because of the complications we had in his delivery, had he been a bigger baby, he would likely have died. (You can read about Josh's birth here, but I don't recommend it if you are subject to fear)

As it was, today he is a perfectly healthy toddler who just celebrated his first birthday.

I highly recommend this type of diet for anyone concerned about too big babies or Gestational diabetes.