"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, July 24, 2015

Remember

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Before the Jew or the Christian, God created the day of rest.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;  and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which God had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:   because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.  Genesis 2: 2-3

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20: 8
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,  and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.  Exodus 20:11

Friday Five


Children's children are the crown of old men; 
and the glory of children are their fathers.
Proverbs 17:6 

I do feel crowned holding this precious one!

I have been using oil pastels this summer and 
have discovered that I like them. 

My favorite float of the 4th of July parade. 
 


Oh rattlesnakes how you scare 
me ever so much.
Oh Bill thank you so much for coming home 
over lunch to take care of the scary things 
that give me the weebie jeebies.




I snapped this photo and every time I look at it
I think OH!
 Little one says, "What?"  " I get to visit Papa and Gigi?" "Yay!!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Randomness of Face*book

and smiling when checking out the kiddos pages.
Found on First's page. 
Yep. Pretty much made me smile.  Double the 
middle shirt for Second and Third and this is truth.

Found on Second's page.
Zoey is the pug.

Found on SW(Second's Wife)'s page.
Sigh.  Seems like the world is either pranking
or clueless.

Found on Third's page.  He loves to fish and actually
went fishing last night with my Bill.

  
Found on TW (Third's Wife)'s page.
Wow this is a lovely post and is raw and genuine.
 

Found this on Fourth's page.
This is a photo of the remains of a spider
on the bottom of a swiffer.
Fourth likes spiders as much as I like snakes ;)

Found on the page of someone special for one of the
single ones.  Yep, this is a keeper too.
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

The previous post

is more than plain truth.  It is an awareness that man has changed clarity and no longer has the knowledge of right and wrong. We no longer see everything as black and white and instead blur the lines and live in a shade of gray.

The truth is simple.
The world is black and white.  We have a standard set by the Creator.  Truth is and will always be truth and lies will always be lies.

Gray is man muddling the water. 

We must remember that whenever one begins to suggest that something is in a gray area, that this person has left the truth and ventured off into a place that changes with the blowing of the wind and the whims of man.

I stand in Truth.

I am not perfect, but I try quite diligently to live the life granted me by the Creator.  I believe wholeheartedly in the Bible.  I believe that the muddled water by man has driven the master of confusion into bliss.  Satan is this master and wishes for nothing but man to take their eyes off of God and live in times where up is down and vise-versa.  In spite of the world and the actions by man, a believer and follower of Jesus Christ the Messiah, lives separately.  We are not to blend or join the gray masses.

With that I shall continue to live with my heart, mind, and soul directed towards God.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Defining Words

The words I am going to define are for ever, forever, and remember.

The words for and ever are defined as:
for-1. with the object or purpose of. 2. intended to belong to or be used in connection with.(1)
ever 1.at any time. 2. in any possible case. 3. at all times.(2)
Therefore the words for and ever combined mean with the purpose of in or at all times.
 
The word forever is defined as 1. without ever ending in time. 2. constantly or incessantly.(3)
 Therefore forever is endless and continues on without interruption. 

Remember is defined as 1. to recall to the mind by using memory. 2. to keep in mind. 3. something that serves to bring to or keep in mind.(4)

I selected these words because the Bible uses these words and to the best of my experience in Christian Churches these words have been ignored or redefined.  I pray as I am typing not to anger those that may read this post, as that is not my goal.  We live in times that many shake their heads and wonder how we arrived at the situation we are in.  I am leaning towards the idea that whether knowingly or unknowingly man switched the meaning of what God said in His Holy Word, the Bible. 

In Leviticus 23 God is speaking with Moses and he says to Moses: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.  Lev 23:2

The feasts of the Bible located in the Old Testament are not the Jewish feasts, but the feasts of the LORD.   All twelve tribes were at Mt. Sinai. In fact, there were also numerous people that fled with the Hebrews away from Pharaoh.  This is very important to understand.  The Ten Commandments were not given only to the Jew nor were the feasts of Leviticus 23.  If you read Exodus 12:48-49, you realize that those that fled, became one with the Hebrews and then participated in the feasts and were given the law.  One law for the homeborn and the stranger.  

When reading the New Testament especially the Gospels when Jesus Christ walked the earth, it is impossible to miss that the disciples and Jesus celebrated the feasts.  In fact, the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits become switched to the modern narrative of the passion week.
   
We are told in 1 John 2:3-6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.    
We are to walk as Jesus walked.  None of this what would Jesus do nonsense, rather it should be what DID Jesus do...as His example is how we are to live. He kept the feasts of the LORD, yet pretty much only the Jews keep the feasts today. I recognize that some are beginning to awaken to this realization that if one is a follower of Jesus, one need to walk as he did.  

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  Matthew 7:20  
This verse means that others should be able to identify those that are walking as Jesus walked by their lives and what they do.  This is not a requirement for salvation, but something that occurs after one is saved. 

Yet, man in his ways was able to convince the world that God did not mean what he said. Constantine changed the course of Christianity by stating:"Christians shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday (Sabbath), but shall work on that Day: but the Lord’s Day, they shall especially honour; and as being Christians, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ."(5)

Imagine being told if you worked on the sabbath you could be shut out from Christ.  This is insane and yet this occurred.  If Judaizing was bad then those that wished not to be shut out from Christ would jump ship and try and do nothing similar to what the Jews were doing.  

Let me make this clear, those Jews that did not recognize that Jesus was the Messiah were wrong, but here's the sad thing, we Christians that allowed a man to change Christianity are also wrong.  God does not change. 
For I am the LORD, I change not. Malachi 3:6  
The feast of Leviticus 23 are God's feasts.  They are to be kept forever as a holy convocation (Leviticus 23:21) and a memorial (Leviticus 23:24). 

Those that Moses spoke to were all those at Mt. Sinai.  I know I am repeating myself but I need to not only for the reader, but for me. Undoing wrongs are never easy.  

Those at the foot of Mt. Sinai were the 12 tribes of Israel.  This is critical and this also includes the stranger that joined, as in the New Testament we learn that once we accept our Saviour, we are grafted in, as it says in Romans 11.  Well I will tell you that once you are grafted in you become part of Israel.  Knowing that you are now part of Israel(the 12 tribes, and the stranger that receives Him) Matthew 15:24 makes sense, as Jesus himself says I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 

His bride is not the common saying that Christians hear over and over, you know that you are now part of the body of believers.  This is not what Jesus said, as He is coming for the bride which is all those that are grafted into Israel.  This is the new covenant which is in Jeremiah 31:31-34.

As Christians we have changed keeping the feasts of the LORD forever to mean only the Jew keep the feasts of the LORD forever.  We are under "grace," not the law.   Keeping the LORD'S feasts are bondage.  

I find it bondage to redefine words.  

I find it bondage to suggest that the new covenant means 
one can sin and live, eat, and drink differently than 
Jesus, yet be one of His.  

I am a totally different follower of Jesus than I was when I simply went to church, listened, nodded, and felt good for the moment, and then went home and continued to live my way, my choice without applying the standard that 1 John 2:3-6 states.  

If we wish to ponder why the rainbow has been stolen, and how an abomination to the LORD is now mainstream, we must first look in house and turn over some tables, and throw out the money changers, if I can borrow the actions that Christ did.  

I defined remember to use in an upcoming post.  The Ten Commandments uses the word remember.  It is amazing how God knew that some day man would forget one of the ten, all the while suggesting that the other nine are still valid(by stating that Christ only repeated 9 in the NT).  This is the slope I am talking about. If Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, then, the sabbath must STILL exist.  It is not a spiritual rest alone, but an actual day, set aside.  More later on this.

Back to my post.  For ever means forever.  God said to keep His feasts forever and much of those calling themselves Christians decided that God does not mean forever, and perhaps he changes just a bit. 

I will close with a verse that really made me begin to study the word.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Matthew 7: 22-23 
 
Works Cited
1. "For." Websters Desk Dictionary of the English Language. Classic ed. 1990. Print. 
2. "Ever." Websters Desk Dictionary of the English Language. Classic ed. 1990. Print.  
3. "Forever." Websters Desk Dictionary of the English Language. Classic ed. 1990. Print. 
4. "Remember." Websters Desk Dictionary of the English Language. Classic ed. 1990. Print. 
5. Veith, Walter J. PhD. "Constantine and the Sabbath Change." 2010. web. 10 July 2015


Thursday, July 9, 2015

All About Me

This is an updated post to share with those that stop by a bit about me, the author of the Double Nickel Farm blog.  It is easier to describe or define me with visual aids, so here goes~
I am a bride.  Well I feel like I am still a bride although in
August 2015 we will celebrate our 27th anniversary.
That handsome man in the tux is my Bill and I love him ever
so much. 

I am an American.


I am simple and love picnics and getaways to quiet places.
This was from an anniversary picnic a few years ago.

I love romantic gestures. My Bill gave
me this heart shaped root and I love it.
 

I love that I see the Creator's hand each and every day
as this is the view from my front porch.

I confess I look for sweetness and goodness. Isn't this 
precious, our little lamb Obed was born with a heart in his
wool.

I love animals and watching them playful 
is incredible. What was a simple cover from
the sun became a slide for the lambikins!

The goats wanted more so they had a tire playground to
hop upon and run under!

The chickens needed only the sheep. 
I have loved watching the animals and take quite seriously
that man has dominion over the animals.
This is not an abusive, powerful situation, but one
of care, compassion, and respect. 

Although this is not first photo, it is first in my life. I am 
one that studies, prays, reads, and shares what is found
in the Bible.  In fact, if you would like, I will send
YOU a Bible for your very own.  Simply leave your
name and address in the comments and I will send you 
one.

I look for goodness in spite of the world, and guess what?  
I can find goodness all the time. This is an actual 
intersection in NM.  Bill and I stopped for a roadside
picnic and after we ate I noticed the signs. Amazing isn't it?

Oh I love onions.  I still remember as a little
girl eating onions like they were apples.
I am alone in this love unless they are cooked.
I am not saddened though, as the less others
like, the more for me!!

Oh I am corny.  Really corny. This heart shaped
wire thingie Bill made for my garden gate.
I LOVE IT.

I made this for my Bill.  To share how difficult this was, I must
share that I climbed the highest mountain (of sand) at The White
Sands National Monument to engrave this profession.  No I am 
not in 6th grade...but I do think marriage is something that
I should place first and foremost (after God) in all that I do.

This is the road heading away from the farm.  I love 
solitude. I love that the less traveled road has made all 
the difference in my life. The only travelers on this road 
are my family. It isn't really even noticed from the other
roads.  Simple is really lovely. 

I love rocks.  Oh my goodness!  I used to be embarrassed
to admit this. Now I use the rocks to share about
the Creator.

I love to create things.  The heads are from 
gourds and the clothes from old clothes
and the wire from baling wire.  You get the idea.
Many times I will stash something in my craft 
room planning a project. 

Although a very old photo of me, 
it is representative of me 
today. My hair is wavy and usually 
windblown(I live in New Mexico after all)
and note the feet...that is me 24-7.  
Oh the darn goatheads and thorns of NM,
you many poke me, but I will not change!

Another oldie but one that captures the me 
of today.  The eyelashes and eyebrows always
were dark and the hair was blondie brown(aside from
a few years of dying it).  Now the eyelashes and eyebrows
are dark and the hair is blondie but mostly gray~

My life and the roads around my house have as many of the 
four footed critters on them as they do vehicles.  
It is pretty neat to see cattle here and there and everywhere. 
 
I have mentioned how I love to create.
This is a rag rug made from old tee shirts. I discovered 
awhile ago that many things are better when you handcraft 
them yourself. What began as necessity turned in to something
that brightens the home. 

As I create I try and capture the simplicity of life. This is a
relief I made of New Mexico. Unfired...
 
I am like this photo very much.  In the midst of a storm is 
hope, happiness, joy, love and clarity.  In the midst of the 
world is me, the chaos may surround me, but I am and will
always be strong as I am anchored with my Savior.

But who I really am is thanks to my Bill and even though
my goof troop is grown...I am and will always be mom
First with Second on his back and Third with Fourth on his back
 

My lovely Fourth

My First and his sweetie 

First family photo of Second with new son.

  
Third with his bride...
 
  
Second with his bride.

Second's little mouse!

Third and his lovely wife.
 
First Third Fourth and Second

The oldest in front (l-r) Fourth, Third, Thirds wife, Second and Second's wife.

My life and my story is one of simplicity, love, faith
in God, family, deep love for my Bill and laughter...

 With laughter life has been ever so wonderful.

I am my as my moniker has defined me...Humble Wife
grateful for the life I have, the family I have, and the faith in
my Creator.