Thursday, February 27, 2014


Leviticus 19:2 (NIV)
"Speak to the entire
assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy
because I, the LORD your God, am holy....

Holy: unmixed, pure, undefiled, set apart for
one use, not for common usage. All these
terms are used for the word 'holy'. Of all
God's attributes, this is the one that seems to
draw from creation the most reverential awe.
The special beings of praise fly around the
throne singing, "Holy, holy, holy!" As they do,
all those around the throne, men and angels,
join with them, in awe of His holiness.

What is God commanding us to be? Fallen
man is so polluted with desire for the
temporal and self-appeasing pleasures. God
is telling everyone that this is not His plan for
man. God wants to commune with us and the
Holy will not commune with the vile. There
must be a change so that we can enter into
that relationship God desires to have with us.
All the rituals in Leviticus are painting
pictures of how God will one day bring it
about through the sacrifice of His only Son.

The reason that we are to be holy is so that
we can come into communion with Him. But
that is not the only reason. The main reason
is the one stated here, "...because I, the LORD
your God, am holy." A thing is right or wrong
because it is consistent or inconsistent with
the perfection of God. All that is good is truly
good because it is like the goodness of God.
All that is genuine love is like the love of God,
who is pure and perfect Love. You should be
gracious toward others in the same way God
is gracious toward you. The same is true of
all His attributes. You, as His people, are
expected to reflect His character, including
His holiness. Be holy BECAUSE He is holy.

Meditation: Is there something in my life that
I must forsake to be more like God?
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Homemade Crackers: Alternative to Goldfish Crackers!

My 3 year old used to love Goldfish crackers.  Every time she asked for a snack, she would ask for Goldfish.  Personally I don't really care for them, and have often wondered why toddlers love them so much.  And I finally realized why.  It is because we have encouraged our children to love them by having them available in every situation of their little lives!  At home, on the road, at church, at friend's houses, at preschool....and on and on.  For some reason it is the go-to snack cracker for little kids.  They are packed full of preservatives and they really aren't even good!

These homemade healthy snack crackers may replace our old friend Goldy....... These are packed with nutrients and are delicious! (for toddlers and adults alike)  The great thing about homemade crackers is that you can change up the recipe and make them different every time.  Here are a couple of ideas to try:
  • Try adding different cheeses to change the flavor
  • Garnish with different types of nuts or seeds (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, crushed almonds, etc)
  • Try different herbs - fresh or dried - or don't use herbs at all!
This is the recipe I used on this batch:
In a food processor or blender add the first 5 ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, blended until fine in a blender or food processor
  • 3 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs- OPTIONAL (I used dried basil and they were delish)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive or other oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Then add the water, olive oil and cheese.  Blend - the dough should come together into a ball. You can add more water or oil if the dough seems to dry.
Roll the dough out as thin as possible on a floured surface.  Cut out shapes using a knife or cookie cutter.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (or silpat or parchment paper)  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes - until they start to turn golden.
Serve to your snacky little toddler.
Devour and feel happy about knowing exactly what they are eating!

Devotion Of the day..

Leviticus 6:9, 12-13 (NIV)
"Give Aaron and
his sons this command: 'These are the
regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt...
offering is to remain on the altar hearth
throughout the night, till morning, and the fire
must be kept burning on the altar.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning;
it must not go out. Every morning the priest
is to add firewood and arrange the burnt
offering on the fire and burn the fat of the
fellowship offerings on it.
The fire must be
kept burning on the altar continuously; it
must not go out.

Exodus 29:39f God lit the fire. We must guard
that flame carefully and tend it well. Keep it
on the altar. It is for God that it burns. Don't
be zealous for any other thing. God has a
flame in His heart for us, the same one that
took Jesus to the cross. To not have one for
Him in our heart is the height of ingratitude
and selfishness.

The sacrifice was performed both morning
and evening. It remained on the altar through
the night. We should send up our prayer
sacrifice at least this often and always be a
living sacrifice. Ex 39:42 "There I will meet
you and speak with you."

Three times in 5 verses we are told to keep
the fire burning. The spiritual picture is clear.
You probably remember the children's song,
"Don't let Satan blow it out, I'm gonna let it
shine. Let is shine, let it shine, all the time." I
bet you didn't realize that song goes all the
way back to Leviticus. If the fire goes out, the
one that God lit, there is always the
temptation for man to relight it. We need the
fire of God in our sacrifice, not the fire of
man. Man's fire is zealous but ends up
glorifying man and not God. The altar of our
hearts should always be prepared for
sacrifice on the flame that God lit in us.

Meditation: Is the fire on the altar of my heart
burning with God's fire?
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Devotion For the day

Exodus 32:31-32 (NIV)
So Moses went
back to the LORD and said, "Oh, what a great
sin these people have committed! They have...
made themselves gods of gold.
But now,
please forgive their sin–but if not, then blot
me out of the book you have written."

While Moses was on the mountain receiving
God's instructions, the people had gone their
own way, insisting that Aaron make them a
god to lead them. Freed from the bondage of
Egypt and now thinking they are free of a
moral leader, they threw caution to the wind
and gave in to their lusts. While Aaron
formed a golden calf from their donated
earrings, the people partied wildly.

God told Moses to get back to the people, for
they had already broken the commandments
He had just given. God described the people
as stiff-necked. In other words, if you call to
them, they will not turn their head to hear.
They go their own way. God said He will
destroy them and begin again with Moses'
children to make a nation for Himself, but
Moses pled to God with the above prayer.
Imagine if Moses had not had such a heart
for the people. The nation would be called
the Children of Moses, not the Children of
Israel. Here we see the real heart of an
intercessor. Paul the Apostle had the same
burden for Israel. These men shared the
heart of their LORD.

God so loved the world that He gave His one
and only Son that we would not perish. How
much are you willing to give of yourself for
the lost around you? Pray for a heart for
others like Moses and Paul had, and most of
all, like our heavenly Father, who is not
willing that any should perish.

Consider: Do we carry such a burden for
those whom God has called? Would we give
up our eternity to gain theirs?
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Farm updates..

Good Afternoon all.. Hope all my followers are well.. Its been a long time but I never seem to find time to get on the lap top cause I use my tablet. Or I use my phone don't know how to add phone and the tablet I get some what confused on how to post on here.. I need to spend more time..

I do have a group on FB called the good life if anybody would like like to join please let me know . I post recipes and devotion and more.. Try to keep it basic..

Now on the Farm here in Maine we have so much snow lets say our snow banks are six feet tall and we have ice like most.. Ray has been busy snow blowing and myself keeping myself busy as a homemaker..

We have made a decision not to sell produce this year or bake.. I have kept my license in case I change my mind.. But after 14 years of up very early to make in the hot summer go to bed late at night do in over again for four months was getting old and I'm not getting any younger..

Today is a beautiful day of sunshine but we have rain,,snow sleet coming in tomorrow... God is good spring is right around the Conor...

Well might try to get back here sooner than later.. Blessings..

Blessings to all have a great day..