Over the course of three days, you’ll hear from 19 incredible authors, speakers, and Bible teachers – all sharing practical, encouraging, and biblically-sound tips and advice for reading, understanding, and applying God’s life-changing Word.
How to Hear God’s Voice Leading You – Mark Batterson, pastor and bestselling author How to Accurately Understand God’s Word – Mark Strauss, seminary professor and NIV Bible translator Overcoming Your Past and Finding God’s Will – Shari Rigby, actress How to Trust God Through Seasons of Waiting – Wendy Pope, author and speaker How to Get the Most Out of Your Bible Study – Arabah Joy and Jen Evangelista, founders of Sojo Academy and many more! Tickets are free, but you do need to register in advance.
Robyn Openshaw is the Green Smoothie Girl, and I have often cited her in my blog. After following her for several years (blog, e-mails, website),I have developed a great respect for her information, her research, her thoughtfulness and common sense, and her presentation of the information she presents. I have never paid a dime for the valuable information she freely shares (although I could because she sells really good nutritional products). She is a Christian, and follows Godly principles, as far as I’ve ever seen.
For a limited time, Robyn is offering a free, 1-hour, 20 minute introductory webclass in preparedness. Nearer the end of the video, she offers her reason for sharing what she has learned (God).
June 3, 2022 Secret Faults vs. Presumptuous Sins “Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.” (Psalm 19:12-13)
David, the author of this majestic psalm of praise to God for His revelation of Himself and His nature, voices his own frustration at his inability to mold his life totally in accordance with God’s revealed plan. He recognizes and asks for God’s forgiveness for his failure to measure up, and asks for strength to avoid habitual sin patterns and willful rejection of God’s way.
God had already made a careful distinction between these types of sins. “The priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him….But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously…the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him” (Numbers 15:28, 30-31).
Paul also recognized such a difference. Keep in mind that all sin is abhorrent to God and must be repented of, resulting, of course, in His forgiveness. But Paul claimed that even his blasphemous, murderous persecution of the church was done “ignorantly in unbelief” (1 Timothy 1:13). His plea of ignorance did not excuse his guilt, but through it he “obtained mercy” (v. 13) and “grace” (v. 14).
This is a “pattern to [us] which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” (v. 16). Let us not be guilty of willful, presumptuous sin, but on these occasions when we do fall, we can be thankful that our “longsuffering” (v. 16) Savior still affords us such mercy. JDM
A unique opportunity is available for free from this site:
Here is an excerpt from the email:
Starting today, we are starting our free showing of Wildcrafter’s Toolkit. Here are the skills covered in these short video lessons…
7 foundational wildcrafting principles
8 wildcrafting practices (such as knowing when to harvest, having a plan for your harvest, and being safe)
How to harvest leaves, flowers, seeds, fruit, roots, and bark
Processing plants (washing, storing, drying, garbling, and freezing plants)
On the final lesson, you’ll receive a printable Wildcrafting Checklist It’s important to learn how to wildcraft correctly, so simply go here to sign up. The first two videos are already posted. Wildcrafter’s Toolkit is free, the videos are short, and there’s no homework. So, what are you waiting for? 🙂 Enjoy! John Gallagher LearningHerbs
I read the Denison Forum this morning, and my first thought was deep dismay. Oh, how we have fallen, and turned away from God! My heart grieves.
Dr Denison presents some interesting headlines, and comments in an unbiased manner. He then outlines what we, as Christians, may do in response:
Read God’s Word
Speak God’s Word in truth
I would add another: Pray. Pray without ceasing. Lift all this up to our Heavenly Father. Lift Him up in praise. Ask for wisdom and discernment, for yourself and for those in authority. Fall on your face before Him, confessing our sins, and claiming His mercy and forgiveness.
Here is another great / informative / encouraging article from Wardee Harmon. She offers information about why we should quit sugar, then offers helps. I scrolled down to read the comments, and was glad I did.
Jacob has often been given a bad reputation for his deception of Isaac. He is branded a liar and worse, while the Scriptures describe him very differently. To begin with, the Hebrew word translated “plain” in our text is tam, everywhere else rendered as “perfect” or “upright.”
The same word is used most often by God Himself of Job—a “perfect” and “upright” man (Job 1:8). All other references in the Bible where tam is used verify this upright and undefiled character. The deception is not rebuked by God, and Jacob is honored by God far more than Isaac. In fact, Jacob is renamed “Israel” by God—hardly a punishment for a bad life, but rather a recognition of a great life (Genesis 32:28).
The sin of Isaac and Esau is infinitely greater. Esau has “sold” and “despised” the birthright (Genesis 25:33-34). Isaac would have given that blessing to Esau (Genesis 27:1-4) in spite of God’s plan (Genesis 25:23). The intention of Jacob and Rebecca was to prevent a horrible disobedience and catastrophe.
Jacob’s action gave him no temporal advantage and was taken at great personal risk. Jacob spent 20 years in exile and servitude to his wicked uncle Laban, 14 of them for Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29:20-29). While there, he endured the awful trickery of Laban, but God gave him 12 sons and at least one daughter (Genesis 29:31–30:24).
God’s intervention and Jacob’s careful attention to detail brought wealth and a growing confidence that God had turned his life around, providing the leadership his family needed to leave suddenly and go with confidence back to the land of Abraham (Genesis 31), having received personal assurance from God (Genesis 32:24-30).
May we all have the reputation of a “plain” life. HMM III
I’m super excited about this class, and even more excited about you learning these skills to help your family, especially this winter.
If you are wondering why I love to teach this class?
In this class you’ll not only get recipes to make 5 essential cold and flu remedies that have helped my family weather the current “big nasty”. But you’ll also learn 9 herbal medicine making skills that you can use over and over.
I believe strongly in giving you a quick-win to build your momentum in learning these essential self-reliant skills. And this class will help you do just that.
The class is on Monday, October 4th at 3pm EST (12 Noon Pacific time). Its a live class where you can get your questions answered in real time.