The Psalms

I love this playlist on YouTube – thought you all might enjoy it too!  It has every single Psalm put to song.  150 Psalms for HOURS of listening and easily memorizing Scripture!  =)

Later I will be sharing a new recipe for Molasses cookies that my daughter found.  DELICIOUS!

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you all about the state of the world.  Whew!  Unbelievable, really.  The only safe place is where Yah, the Creator, has put you.  Please make sure you know Him and that you can *hear* His voice!

HalleluYah for the perfect Shalom that He gives!

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Songs of Praise for Shabbat

Below are three songs that have really been ministering to me lately.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!  =)

SHABBAT SHALOM, my friends!

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Needs, Wants and Contentment


Shabbat Shalom! It is a PERFECT day here in Central America – I would guess it is around 75º. The sun is shining between the wispy white clouds and there is a very slight breeze. Simply. Lovely.

As I type, I am sitting on the bench on our small front porch with the hammock opposite of me, and I have been browsing my blog. Sometimes I do that to update old posts. This morning I was particularly drawn to a post I made about a year ago in regards to what we really need.

Five members of our family have been living in a tiny house for the past 2 months. It has one small bedroom with a closet; A loft with 4 twin beds and a tiny dresser; A small bathroom with a shower; And the rest of the house is one room divided into kitchen/dining/living area – all of which are quite small. My guess is that the square footage is just over 500sf including the low sides of the loft where you can’t stand. The furniture consists of the four twin beds and small dresser, another queen bed, a night table, a very small couch and two living room chairs with a corner table, a table for four, two bar stools and a kitchen storage shelf with 4 shelves. Are we suffering? Absolutely not. We have plenty of clothing, food, water and it never gets below 65º here, so no need for a heat source. In fact, I would venture to say that there are many locals who do not have as much as we have and THEY are content!

There is such shalom and joy in living simply. I have to admit, I do miss some of my kitchen servants, such as the vitamix, the crock pot and the ice cream maker. I also miss our chickens and goats, dogs and cats. (However, there is a freedom that comes from not having animals, so that one is a “catch 22” ~ hmmm? I wonder where that phrase came from? Will have to look that up) But I have found that I can be content without them!

As a group, we have learned, in this short space of time, just how amazing it is to relax in a hammock. Also that we can still invite people over to our tiny house and share a cup of coffee and some cinnamon rolls from the local bakery (only $1 for 12!). Hospitality doesn’t need a big house or a lot of furniture! We are learning that we don’t have to be limited to the walls of our home, we can enjoy sitting on the porch or throwing a frisbee in the front or taking a walk down the street. We are learning that sharing the laundry with the other cabañas on the property is an excellent idea. In fact, we have even been known to wash our clothes while we shower and then hang them on the line, saving $1.50 for the washer. We are learning to barter and borrow instead of buying and selling everything. We are definitely learning to do without. We are learning to be extra thankful when the internet is working properly and to read, play games, or simply have conversations more often. We are still learning about not having our own personal space. As americans, we are very spoiled in that way. Our house does not give any privacy as far as sounds… even in the bedroom with the door shut I can hear someone rolling over in the bed upstairs or playing songs on their headphones. If we need some alone time, it isn’t as simple as going in your room and shutting the door… but that is the norm for much of the world. Why do we think it is a “right” that we must have?

I know there is a fairly new growing interest in tiny houses and living more simply and I am all for it! I also know that YHWH gives more to some folks and expects them to use it for HIM. That is another topic for another day. =) I’m just here to share that living simply is everything it is said to be and more. Though we have eliminated a LOT of possessions in our home in the north, I still think we have WAY too much! It’s so easy to do. Even here, I have noticed that if I enter certain stores I am tempted to purchase things that I do NOT need. Hello? That is the advertisers job to create wants for things we don’t need! So, I will purpose to stay away from those stores unless there is something I need that I can’t get somewhere else. And/or to go in with no way of buying anything.

There are still a couple of areas that I believe we still need to work on, and those are food and entertainment. We are definitely eating much more simply here, but I know we can do better. There is no need to have so many sweets, even if they are amazingly inexpensive. Entertainment – meaning internet, non-competitive sports and games (both on devices and at the table) … we need to seek the Father on that. I don’t know how much we should be doing. Hebrew thinking is so different that the Greek thinking we grew up with. For the Hebrew, ALL OF LIFE is spiritual ~ there is no dividing of secular and spiritual. So how do we live? Ah, that is the question. The five of us definitely do much less than *most* people, but we should never compare to *most* people. Our standard should be what HE wants! Please share your thoughts on this subject!


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Oops! Wrong blog! =)

Please forgive the previous post.  I have now deleted it from this blog as it was meant for our other blog…  If you are interested in following our journey in Central America, send us a message here and we will gladly give you the blog address!

In summary, we have been here since early September and although we are uncertain of all the details as to why or etc, we are putting our hearts into it and building solid relationships for the time that we are here.  There are definitely challenges due to not knowing the language and culture very well, but nothing our Creator can’t handle!  He is bringing the people across our path that He wants us to connect with.  We just want to be His instruments.  =)

One of the ways I want to connect here is by having a booth at the weekly market.  I hope to sell fermented kefir and products used to make it, plus some things having to do with frequency healing (see my previous post on this) and maybe linen and a few odds and ends such as woven fans or things I can make using essential oils.  As you can see at the top of this page, I now have kefir and other fermenting solutions listed in my store.  If you are not familiar with fermented foods and why you need them in your daily diet, I would HIGHLY recommend doing some research on the subject.  I have a couple of posts to start you out.  One here and another here.  As I research, I will be sharing more with you as well.

Please contact me if you have any questions about fermented beverages, foods or sourdough and I will research and write a post about it!

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Three Delicious Recipes

We are learning a whole new way of cooking on our travels, but I thought I would share a couple of recipes that I have been wanting to write on here.


Picture from Simply Recipes

The first one is for Tomato Pie.  My daughter-in-love made this for us one day.  The recipe is from  This is not pizza.  It is an exquisite deep dish pie that will make your tastebuds dance for joy!  Wow!  It only takes 10 minutes to put together and then bakes for 35 minutes!


  • 9″ pic crust
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 3-4 tomatoes, cut in half horizontally, squeezed to remove excess juice, roughly chopped again to yield 3 cups chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh sliced basil (appx 8 leaves)
  • 2 cups grated cheese (combo of sharp cheddar andMonterey Jack – or Gruyere or Mozzarella)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º  Place pie shell in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or til lightly golden.
  2. Squeeze extra moisture from tomatoes with paper towels
  3. Sprinkle the pie shell with chopped onion, then tomatoes and finally the basil
  4. In a bowl, mix the cheese, mayo, hot sauce, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste
  5. Place in oven and bake 25-45 minutes or until brown and bubbly


The second recipe is for Pickled Cucumbers.  I grew up eating these and they are just the right side dish for the tomato pie!  You will want to start these the night before or at the latest, in the morning so they have time to marinate.


  • 4 large scrubbed cucumbers, cut thin
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar or 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill and/or parsley


Mix together salt, vinegar, sugar or honey, pepper and spices.   Pour over the cucumbers.  Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.  Makes 6 cups


The final recipe for this post is Fudgy Oat Brownies.  My mom made these for us while we were on our special diet and we LOVE them!  My favorite brownie of all time!


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla


Grease an 8″ square pan.  Melt the chocolate chips and butter together.  Stir together dry ingredients.  Beat eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients, then blend in the chocolate mixture.  Bake at 350º for 20-30 minutes.  Cut when cool.  You will want to eat the entire pan.  Pour yourself a glass of milk and hide in the laundry room =)

Would love to hear your comments when you try these recipes!

Also, for anyone who is interested, we have created a blog for our family journey out of country.  You are welcome to read about it at  On the right hand side of that page you can subscribe for regular updates.

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New Directions

At present our journey has taken us away from home for an extended amount of time.  A place where the internet is harder to come by, where we are meeting wonderful new people, where we have had to leave convenience behind… And most importantly where we have been told to go.  We arent sure about details of how long or why, although we have a few guesses :).   I apologize for being so vague, but I feel discretion is wise at this point.

What has Yah been teaching us?   That He is our Shalom.  He will be our shield and buckler.  He will be our Shepherd.  He is our Salvation.  The family is divided, but the rest said they will join us at a later time.  Our hope and prayer is that there will be a unified mind and heart when that time comes.  Please join us in prayer to that end!


Within those of us who heard the Father tell us to go, there is need for healing ~ physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Again, we covet your prayers in this regard.  Our hearts desire is to be pleasing and obedient to the Almighty Elohim, YHWH.  We fall short much too often.  Hineni is our prayer.  We want to be His instruments, His humble servants, His devoted people… Ready to meet the needs of those around us at any time, to share our journey and His Truth.

I see that our posts have been far too sparse over the summer, and hope to remedy this.  Bear with me!

We have given up much, but we trust in Yah.


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This is amazing!

There are a lot of things I appreciate about this teaching.  It is not full of infomercials – halleluYah!  It is FASCINATING!  It goes right along with what I have been studying/learning about frequencies.  I LOVE it!  I will definitely be listening to more of her teachings!  And I am on a hunt for linen!

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On a joyful note


There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of news on the earthly level to be joyful about these days, so I won’t even go there!

What I do want to say is that it is SO wonderful to know WHO holds the future!

It brings such JOY to trust in my Creator and Savior.

I am so THANKFUL for the many gifts He gives –

  • daily food, clothing and shelter
  • a weekly day to rest, refresh and spend time with Him and those who truly love Him
  • a precious family
  • a breathtaking creation to watch, touch, hear, smell and taste
  • dear friends, brothers and sisters on the journey with us
  • animals that give such simple pleasure to our lives

I don’t know how much longer we will be gifted with these things.  Daily I wonder how it can get any worse, yet it somehow does.  Oh how I long for THE DAY when Messiah reigns and there is SHALOM and the earth is renewed.  HalleluYAH!

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Call Me Crazy!

A while back I posted this video about a Geocentric model.  This seems to match up better with what Enoch says and the man who explains in the video (although a little too scientific for my brain) made sense.

For several months now I have been considering something else which makes even MORE sense, but which is even CRAZIER by today’s standards!  Whew!

What if

the earth is


Yep, you read that right.

Now before you dismiss the idea, pick a video from this list by Rob Skiba, a well-known Torah teacher and watch it, just for fun:


Who cares if the earth is round or flat?  Is it really that important?

I believe it is and here are a few reasons why:

  • 1. it’s yet another lie we have been told
  • 2. there are MANY other lies about geography, astronomy, history, and even math that are based on this lie
  • 3.  Scripture teaches a flat earth


Ok, enough for now.  Ha!  I probably won’t be dwelling on this subject, just wanted to put it out there for ya’ll to consider.  It has made a HUGE difference in my thinking over the past few months…




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I Just Have to Share!

A dear friend of mine posted about this subject on faceb00k…  I have to tell you, typically I run from anything “different” because of the beliefs I was raised with.  But I really trust this friend, so I decided to take a look.  WOW ~ am I ever glad I did!  I hope you will enjoy this as much as I have been!  You may need to put aside your own preconceived ideas and think of King David before Saul… maybe read the page in the link… and definitely bring it before the Father…  =)  As always, feedback is encouraged and welcomed!

Here is a sneak preview and if you like this, there is more at the link below.

More info about WholeTones

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