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.
I once told a young man, that I use Pinterest for information research. His face made a funny look as he responded back at me.
“Pinterest, that for women,” he remarked back.
Within a few minutes of talking, I changed his mind as I pulled out my IPad and showed him some of the many things I use it for.
The fact is this social media is an under used resource for many people including Homesteaders like us. Continue reading
As a person who is a fan of Science Fiction and a Christian, my mind obviously ponders and considers things. If you are a regular reader of some of my earlier blogs, you will have most likely noticed that I sometimes look at things from a different angle. To give you an example, while writing my own Science Fiction stuff. I listen to an eclectic collection of civil war music, Christian rock and the Gaelic music of Moya Brennan.
I also watch and observer, culture and notice patterns. The 80’s and 90’s had a lot of subtle shifts. One of those shifts, is Hope itself.
I could pick several things to use an example. But due to recent events I think I will use the subject of Star Trek to illustrate my point. Continue reading
This is a 44 minute video on the history of todays events from Dr. Bill Warner.
Please take the time to watch this and share it.
The Divided Mind of a Nation – Robert Foster.
I think it was Martin Luther King jr. Who said something to the effect of; “America has a schizophrenic personality.”
As time marches on and I grow older. I see more and more every day just how schizophrenic, not only America has become. But also the world.
There is now, hardly a subject out there that is not “powder keg” to someone. And to make it worse, it’s become obvious to many Americans that certain groups are working very hard to keep it that way.
If you’re a person who like to see that everything is getting better and better. Then much of the violence and actions of the world do not make sense to you.
If you are the type of person who see devils and angry monsters around every rock. Then everything dangerous and you feel the need to stockpile and hide everything for the end of the world. Continue reading
A little background; Tommy Hicks an American evangelist, in 1952 he was given the permission to hold a salvation and healing campaigns in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Permission was given after healing President Peron of Argentina of an incurable, disfiguring skin disease.
1961 Tommy Hicks’ Vision of
THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THE END-TIME MINISTRIES
The following is a stunning vision given to American preacher Tommy Hicks (who was a major figure in the powerful 1954 Argentina Revival).
VISION OF THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THE END-TIME MINISTRIES
My message begins July 25, about 2:30 in the morning at Winnipeg, Canada. I had hardly fallen asleep when the vision and the revelation that God gave me came before me. The vision came three times, exactly in detail, the morning of July 25, 1961. I was so stirred and so moved by the revelation that this has changed my complete outlook upon the body of Christ, and upon the end-time ministries. Continue reading
Asa Alonzo Allen (A.A. Allen)
Born March 27, 1911 – Died June 11,1970
A part of the healing revival of the 1950’s and 1960’s as a dynamic, flamboyant tent evangelist, he became known for his ability to exorcise demonic spirits from the most difficult cases.
By A. A. Allen. – July 4, 1954.
As I stood atop the Empire State Building, I could see the Statue of Liberty, illuminating the gateway to the new world. Here, spread before me like an animated map, is an area sixty or eighty miles in diameter. I was amazed that the Spirit of the Lord should so move me, there atop the Empire State Building. Why should I feel such a surge of His Spirit and power there? Suddenly I heard the voice of the Lord. It was as clear and as distinct as a voice could be. It seemed to come from the very midst of the giant telescope. But when I looked at the telescope, I knew it hadn’t come from there, but directly from heaven. The voice said, “The eyes of the lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein you have done foolishly. Therefore, from henceforth, you shall have wars.” Immediately when I heard the voice of God, I knew this was a quotation of Scripture. But never before had a thing come to me so forcibly by the power of the Spirit. The ticking of the telescope stopped. The man before me had used up his dime’s worth. As he stepped away I knew that I was next. As I stepped to the telescope and dropped in my dime, immediately the ticking started again. This ticking was an automatic clock which would allow me to use the telescope for a definitely limited time only. Continue reading
This vision of A.C. Valdez was obviously written years later, after the actual event. A.C. Valdez, helped establish the Pentecostal Church of Australia during a two year period of time (1916) And was also present at the now historic Azusa Street outpouring of 1906..
In 1929 I was preaching in Vancouver, British Columbia. I had gone to the 6th Avenue Church that seats 1,000 people. The old building is gone now. I sat down on the platform, and looked down on the congregation for the Sunday morning service. Continue reading