Monday, May 07, 2018

9 Also thou shall not oppress an immigrant, because you know the heart of a stranger, since you were immigrants in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:10 And thou shall not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard. Thou shall leave them for the poor and immigrant. I am the Lord your God.

"Gleaning" was when the farmer went back over his fields the second time to gather up the things they missed. Not gleaning the fields was God's "welfare program." The poor could go gather what they needed to survive. However, the food was not delivered to the poor's door. They still had to go work for it. People are not happy, have no sense of self worth, without work.

Leviticus 19:33 And if an immigrant lives with thee in your land, ye shall not mistreat him.

34 But the immigrant who lives with you shall be treated like a native, and thou shall love him as thyself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. 

 Leviticus 24:22 You shall have one type of law, the same for the immigrant as for the native, because I am the Lord your God.


This is speaking of ally nations such as Edom or Egypt. If their people immigrate to your land, treat them the same as you do your own citizens. Treat them the way you wish the Egyptians had treated you.

There are different standards elsewhere for those from enemy nations. Those who break the laws of the land to come into the land are acting as enemies and should be treated as such. but those who respect the laws, immigrating legally, should be treated like natives.

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 23b- Bribery and Strangers

Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 


15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do


15 Because I don't do what I want to do, and keep doing things I hate!

Today's Hymn  I need Thee every hour

3992 recorded steps yesterday.

Our new dog is fitting in nicely. Oh, there have been a few problems, but nothing unexpected or unusual for a new dog, especially one who has never lived in a house, or even with humnas, before. Pepper was a feral dog when the pound caught her. But she greets every human as her long lost best friend she hasn't seen in years.

Hubby and I went to a car auction Saturday and bought a VW van. Hubby's first car was a 1978 VW van, and a different van was the first vehicle we bought together, so we've come full circle. It does have a minor starting problem, but that won't be a big deal to fix.

To Do:
  • Pull music for worship service
  • got stuff posted to fb
  • all the normal chores
  • clean out the cars so I can mothball the volvo wagon that will take too much money to fix and have a couple other storage vehicles hauled off.
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • weekly home blessing

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

Nursing on demand and parental authority
My take? Newborns absolutely must be nursed on demand. No exceptions. But older babies need to be eased onto a schedule. There is a big difference between a newborn crying because he is hungry and a 9 month old doing the same. 


For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Starting Baby Steps
Flylady is taking this month to go over the beginning steps to refresh our habits.

Weekly zone focus:  

Kitchen, Laundry, Pantry
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Pork Chops

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean the stove top

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter & Wipe the Kitchen Counters
    Tuesday - Declutter items from 1 kitchen drawer
    Wednesday - Declutter leftovers from the fridge
    Thursday - Declutter items from 1 kitchen cabinet
    Friday - Wipe the stove top and microwave
My version that fits my house:
  • Straighten the cupboards
  • Clean the fridge
  • Clean the stove
  • Move books from one storage to another.

"Do it Now."

"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."

How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 

Have a great day!

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