Peekers and Seekers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

pure food, no substitutes

Here's an article about the suspicions of drinking unpasteurized milk.
That makes me wonder, just what IS a pure food?  Is it pure milk when it comes directly out of the...ummm, host?  as in cow, goat, sheep?  how 'bout honey...well, that's not out of a bee, but you get the idea.  Be careful of honey if you're allergic to bee stings.  Don't eat peanuts if...don't eat shellfish if...
I remember monthly trips to my uncle's farm on the edge of town then I was young.  First thing we did was grab an enamel cup and run to the barn for uncle to fill our cup with warm, foamy milk straight out of the cow.  My mother craved the stuff, even though she had been confined to bed as a child with bovine tuberculosis.  Apparently, that disease still is watched in some dairy herds.
Just thought you might be interested.
Would I do it today?  Hmmm, let me think about that.

"Like new born infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation."
1 Peter 2:2

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I wonder where my little white Bible is?  When I was quite young, somebody gave me a small white Bible...can't imagine who, since our family didn't attend church during those years.  I kept it until I was in my late twenties, although when I read it, I couldn't understand ANY of it.

Not long after Christ was explained to me and I responded (at age 27) my husband and I drove to Florida.  We stopped at the St. Louis Zoo,( in the heart of the city as I recall)...and our car was robbed while we were watching animals.  It was a sunny Saturday morning, came out of the zoo to find luggage and belongings GONE!  Reported the break-in to police and went on our way.  But it came back into my memory today and I wondered what happened to the white Bible?

Since God's word cannot return to Him as void, (Isaiah 55:11) what did His word accomplish in whomever read that?  or did it just end up in a dumpster?  in any case,  His word is alive and eternal.  Does it live on in the heart of the robber?  or one of his partners?  hm,m,m...hadn't thought about that Bible in all these years.

Today I have many Bibles, of several translations, and thanks to God, I can love and understand the Words.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Water, water...everywhere

Yeah, I missed me.  I've been gone too long; guess life got ahold of me...but, I'm here now.
I have a tendency to believe almost everything I read...and I'm reading 98% of my waking hours.  Just now I found a website while web-cruising that states:  1 in 8 of us on the planet don't have access to clean drinking water.  I love startling statements like that because it causes me to immediately thank my God for all the clean water He lavishes on me each day.  The article goes on to say it takes 24 litres of water to produce one hamburger...does that include the dew on the grass that the cow consumed?  That's 816 oz....or 102 Cups...just for one hamburger.  Maybe that includes hosing down the muddy cow before she enters the slaughter house.  Hm,m,m.
It also says,  today 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets, but many more have access to a cell phone.
It goes on, but you get the idea.  I know, I personally am more conscious of water usage than I used to be.
All this reminds me of a part of NOTES FROM THE TILT-A-WHIRL, ND Wilson.  He says all the water that God created in the beginning is still on earth that's super-recycling.  The icicles I saw last winter might have been moving drops from a waterfall in the Garden of Eden...who knows?  At any rate,  I meditate on all this and conclude, "What an awesome God we have!"
         "...God...who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:  he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields...."  Job 5:8, 9