Moving on to the garden…
And several for the homemaker….
A few links for the Christian Agrarian…
Birth of a Christian Agrarian Nation
Three Views on Property and Stewardship
The belief in, and understanding of, this biblical truth sets the covenantal agrarian doctrine of property and stewardship apart from both the industrialist and environmentalist view. Often outsiders see our doctrine as a hybrid of the other more popular views, but this is a gross misunderstanding. Both competing views are built on faulty premises and deny the plain teaching of scripture.
A Few Thoughts on Freedom and Agrarianism
As long as people are content living as slaves in an urban and industrial society than they should be consistent and love their political slavery as well. Whether they want to believe it or not, this will be their lot in life. Any society that controls you through your dependence on food can say “you have a right to free speech”. They can also tell you the only folks allowed in the food line are those who say one thing and those who say another can go home. The truth of the matter is people do not want real freedom. They want license to do “what they choose” with their bodies or the freedom to sin against God in numerous and sundry ways, but they don’t want the work or responsibility that comes with freedom. Even if the seek lawful and legitimate freedoms, they want them outside of the culture that produces them.
A trailer teaser from the Beyond Off Grid film…
How an Agrarian Lifestyle Provides Fulfillment and Purpose for farmer Noah Sanders
Should We Prosecute Parents Who Refuse Medical Interventions
When interventions are trusted so much that people are talking about forcing people to accept them or face criminal charges, when they shut down the discussion, when they deny rational risks, they are putting faith in them. They are creating a belief system around them instead of treating them as what they are, a piece of medical technology. They can be good or they can be bad, but they are not always good, for all people, all the time. That is religion, not science.
I can never put my newborns down… glad to have some affirmation…
The Fourth Trimester: Why Your Newborn is Only Happy in Your Arms
To empathise with our newborns feelings we need to put ourselves in their place, to imagine experiencing their world – but which world? The world they have spent most of their life in, their ‘womb world’ or the world they are in now – our world. To fully understand we must appreciate the enormous transition they have made – a concept known to many as ‘The Fourth Trimester’ -some make the womb to world transition easily, others less so and it is this latter group in particular “the clingy babies” we can learn so much from through this concept.
We’ve been watching one of the five parts of this series of EXCELLENT, thought-provoking, half-hour long videos and chewing on them throughout the week. They inspired change in our home… I highly recommend watching them.
The Worship of God
Watch the five part online instruction video series entitled The Family That Worships Together hosted by Scott Brown with interviews from Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, Conrad Mbewe, Doug Phillips, Kevin Swanson, Jeff Pollard, Joe Morecraft, Michael Gobart, Boyd Dellinger, Fikret Bocek, Marcus Serven, Paul Thompson.
These videos are deliberately not exhaustive but are interview compilations on key subjects designed to whet your family’s appetite for the glorious and expansive subject of our highest duty – to worship God.
I think I’ll wrap it up with that. There’s a lot of good stuff here to hold you all over until next time.
Have you gleaned anything of value from the internet lately?
That’s it. I’ll send you a jar of blueberry jam with the package I am putting together. I don’t have as many hand made items this time around but there are some and I know you can use them . I have been lax with my sewing as I have been moving some of the spaces around to make it easier to sew. The basement was to cold! Now I am off to check out some of the posts that you mentioned and I haven’t seen yet.
Sounds WONDERFUL Bekki! It’s always a treat to be blessed by your handiwork. My girls wore the purple crinkle dresses to church a week ago and had so many compliments 🙂 I can’t blame you for wanting to move your sewing area from a cold basement! I would hate being tucked away from all the action of rest of the family. Thank you so much for continuing to be a blessing to us 🙂
It always makes me smile when I know the clothes are being enjoyed. I know I shouldn’t have such an attachment to things, but after working on them for so many hours I tend to want to hold on to them longer. I am so glad that they can be use by someone who can appreciate and enjoy them. I just put the finishing touches on my sewing closet and hope to share soon!
Hope you have better luck with the 3 ingredient chocolate bars than I did. I guard my coconut oil jealously (since it’s so expensive) and was SO disappointed with the bars; they were bitter, gritty, and not at all the Hershy-esque experience I was anticipating. But, maybe I did something wrong, or didn’t put enough Stevia in or something.
Well that’s disappointing to hear. If I can part with my coconut oil and I figure out a trick to it, I’ll come back and let you know, but I haven’t had much success with getting coconut oil from separating in recipes like this anyway :/
So the chocolate picture you posted on FB made me come running….
I always enjoy your gleaning posts & it’s always nice to have recommendations for things around the web. I never know what to try, although like you I do know when something sounds like what we would normally like! I will have to go & pin some of these myself so I can refind them at the correct time. Now I’m going to search for your cheese recipe as we currently have two cows milking (although one is very close to being dried off) & I find myself swimming in milk!!! YAY!!!