Pollyanna


Pollyanna

noun

1.an excessively or blindly optimistic person.

adjective

2.(often lowercase). Also, Pollyannaish. unreasonably or illogically optimistic:

Not long ago a well-known singer (Bono) commented in an interview wondering, “why so many themes found prominently in the Psalms—like hubris, rage, tears, searching—are missing in modern Christian music.” 

I saw his comment after it was posted on Facebook as well as another comment that I had to smile about that came after it that said, “Clearly he has a very narrow song list.”

How very true. Continue reading

Bad Compost


Hay   Just wanted to pass along some information that I thought some of you might find to be very helpful in your garden.

  A few years ago, my wife and I were taking classes through the University of Washington State to become certified Master Gardeners. The program had taken a major surprise in its own test garden when suddenly many things would not grow, or they just outright died. So, long story as short as I can make it, after a lot of testing they tracked it down to their homemade compost, it was contaminated. Continue reading

A Review, Not my Cup of Tea.


 

Review of the Omni hotel in Asheville N.C.
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   We stayed for free because of my wife work as a chef she had been invited to the 2017 food show. Traveling from the low midland of South Carolina to the hill country of the Appalachians. We had been amazed by the many high-quality photos online and therefore had expected much. Sadly we both felt the urge to leave in less than an hour after checking in. It was not our cup of tea. Continue reading

Longing


longingLonging is defined as;
“A strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant:”

That would be the best way to describe it. It has slipped into my soul, the very fabric of my mind. It captivates my thinking and drops by and visits me from time to time just to remind be of it’s demanding presence. What is it? Continue reading

The Mosaic


A prophetic friend of mine from years back who has not publicly posted her prophetic words for many years. Has given me permission to post her first word in “I think” at least five years.

It called, “The Mosaic.”

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One Big Tree


 the largest surviving American chestnuts left in the entire world

A Blast from the Past.

Back before my wife and I got married in the late 80’s. I found myself involved in an “event” that made the local news.

  I was surprised after all these years to find evidence of it on the internet. So I asked the American Forests magazine for permission to reprint this article on my blog.

But first, here is a little background information; Continue reading

Update, The Homesteading Network


This is just and FYI message. The Homesteading Network has now expanded to include Saturday. Follow the included link for more information.

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Foundations


Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Has any else noticed what going on?

In Captian America, Winter Soldier. He stands up against a hidden government (Hydra) within the government. Basically, he does the right thing even though it is not viewed well by the statist quo.

Then in Civil War. The well-intentioned Captain-America-Civil-War-2-Trailer-I-Could-Do-This-All-Daygovernment tries to put everyone on a list. Cap, who was born in 1920 I’m sure is seeing shades of Nazi Germany Continue reading

The Homesteading Network


The Homesteading Network, coming soon.

KHomesteadingGardenathy and I follow several Christian Homesteaders on Youtube and have done so for some time. A network around the country has been growing ever so slowly. It has now grown to the point that they are taking the next step in this growing society. Very shortly, as all the parts are getting worked out, they are going to launch, “The Homesteading Network.” It is happening on Sundays, with live feed on Youtube. Several channels will start banning together to provide quality viewing content. The hope is to cover all US time zones across America with quality content on a variety of issues. Continue reading

Reality Check


Homesteading

One of the “modern pioneers” of the present day homesteading movement was Carla Emery, who during the Jesus People days wrote a book called “The Encyclopedia of Country Living.” first published in 1969. We have a copy.

Carla has long since passed away, but during her day, her pioneering work faced seriously strong opposition over the decades. Including in the 1980’s when Kathy and I got married and started living this way. In reality, it was a good way to be quickly seen as “odd” and get uninvited from church social events.

But things are changing, there is a new wind blowing. And I will talk more about that at a later date.

Here is a reality check video, for everyone looking to move into the world of homesteading. It’s a video from Esther Emery, Carla youngest daughter. Who is living with her husband Nick in the mountains of Idaho, Enjoy.

Robert