SHALOM-SHABBAT

Friday evening through the next day til dusk,

The Sabbath comes for Jews…

A time of peace and family

Your kippah (Kippot)  to use.

Synagogue time for readings and prayers,

The Cantor sings out loud…

The glories of your Most High God–

God’s people can be proud.

For God, despite Gentile threats

His people has not forsaken…

Someday He will come to rescue

And earth’s foundations be shaken.

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

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Bathing Cabins!

I DIDN’T KNOW THIS!

Fun Fact Friday!

If you happen to travel back in time to the 18th or 19th century and you fancy a swim at a beach somewhere in Europe, you might see something strange. More than likely you would gaze out into the water and see small wooden cabins with wheels sitting out in the surf, or perhaps some being rolled out into the water by a horse.

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These strange contraptions are bathing cabins, and their purpose was to prevent the indecency of the male population seeing females in their bathing suits. Women would get into these cabins and change while being towed out into the water. Once they were far enough out, they could exit the cabin and enter the water without the fear of being seen by the prying eyes of the men at the beach.
The cabin itself was rather luxurious on the inside. Often painted white with one half outfitted…

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Is it a Sin to be Depressed or Anxious?

VERY GOOD DISCUSSION OF DEPRESSED CHRISTIANS AND AMONG GOD’S PEOPLE. IT IS NEVER SIMPLE IS IT?

FOR HIS GLORY

IA76WO3XF2As I have struggled my entire life with depression and anxiety, there have been times when I wonder what God thinks about me. Is he angry with me? Does He see me as a faithless daughter? I have pondered these questions, which have led me to feel condemned and guilty; however, as I have given much thought and study to depression and anxiety in my 30s, I think differently now. Ultimately, I hope to encourage you, the depressed and anxious Christian woman who is convinced that she has disappointed God, that you are not alone and that you are not sinning against God.

First of all, why do we experience depression and anxiety? You can check out my last post here for the various reasons that one could be depressed or anxious. As I said in that post, there are lots of reasons ranging from our upbringing to our nutrition…

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What About Now?

WELCOME TO THE FRAY, SO TO SPEAK! :)

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Why are we forever putting things off until the last minute, or using the excuse ‘I’ll do it later’. Why not now?

I find we’re an extremely lazy generation and have lost our get up and go. I’m no different. When I’m handed an assignment a month in advance, you’ll find me holed up in my room eight hours before the deadline looking at the title for the first time, ready for a cramming sesh. Although in my opinion this is when I work best – under pressure. Not good for my stress levels or blood pressure, but knowing that I only have a small amount of time to complete something, motivates me to get it done.

In general everyday life however, I feel like I’m always saying I’ll do things but then never bother to actually do them. I’ve wanted to blog for a long time and always said ‘I’ll…

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WARNING: ADULT SUBJECT!

SONG OF SOLOMON (book)*

This author from the library took…

This tome

He should have left alone,

Or early on—forsook!

The ultimate aim of males

Is pleasure with whatever avails…

Too many to list

But the gist

Is lusty invention prevails.

Some things inadvertently seen

Are accordingly twice as obscene…

Female and male

In the same detail,

Unnatural abuse gleaned!**

–Jonathan Caswell

+NOTE:  SONG OF SOLOMON is a 1977 novel by Toni Morrison

** see Romans 1:18-32.(

 

Biosphere 2 – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot

LOOKS LIKE THAT INDOOR RAIN FOREST COULD USE SOME TRIMMING ALONG THE EDGES! GREAT JOB!!!

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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my blog about Tombstone, Arizona, we also visited Biosphere 2 during that same weekend. Biosphere 2 is located in Oracle, Arizona, northeast of Tucson. I can remember reading about it in the early 90’s when the self-contained environmental system had the first group of humans (8) close themselves into the facility for two years (1901 – 1993). A second experiment of locking humans into the facility lasted from March to September of 1994. The original concept was to see the viability of an enclosed eco system for colonization in space. It is now fully owned by the University of Arizona where it is used for research, outreach, teaching and life long learning about Earth, its living systems, etc…Earth being Biosphere 1. That’s the quick run through, for more information: Biosphere 2 (Wikipedia).

I have attached 10 shots from the afternoon to…

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