Praise Yah

Yahoshua said to them, Take heed and beware of greed. For one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses. He who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward Yah. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:15,21, 34. HalleluYah.

I was thinking about this scripture yesterday.

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Books From the Past

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Do you know who this woman is?

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You may recognize her in this picture.

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Norman Rockwell painted her picture. She is Ruby Bridges the first ‘African-American’ child to integrate the school system in New Orleans. She is originally from Mississippi. There was a children’s book and a movie done about her life called Through my eyes: the Ruby Bridges Story.

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Did you know that Bugs Bunny and Peter Rabbit are based on the children’s stories of the Israylites? The slaves told stories of a rabbit called Brer Rabbit who taught the children morals and values and how to out smart the tricksters, brer fox and brer bear. The stories are narrated by a character in the book named Uncle Remus. It is so good to see children are still reading stories that were once told in Africa (see above picture). Oh yeah, brer or br’er means brother, brother rabbit.

Our Own Feasts

Jeroboam made up his own feast day in 1 Kings 12:32.  Man still makes his own feast days whether they are Israylite or Gentile.  Yah says He despises your feast days and I do not savor your sacred assemblies in Amos 5:21. We make our own Passover and feast of Tabernacle on the days we choose and not the day Yah chose. Remember we use to pray over our turkey on Thanksgiving thinking we were praying to the Most High? Yah says he does not hear the prayers of the unrighteous in Proverbs 15:29 and Proverbs 28:9. He says He turns His face from us when we are sinning in Isaiah 59:2.

Beautiful Pictures

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David the shepherd boy!!

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We know when they say racist that they mean prejudice.

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Friends til the end. John 15:13.

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Boys like to fix things like dad.

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You can tell he is loved by mama by all the kisses.

Beautiful pictures of our sons.

Osmosis

Osmosis 1. the passage of a solvent through a semi-permeable membrane from a less concentrated to a more concentrated solution until both solutions are of the same concentration. 2. Diffusion through any membrane or porous barriers in dialysis. 3. gradual or unconscious assimilation or adoption, as in ideas. The origin of the word osmosis: originally endosmose (1830s) the inward passage of a fluid through a porous septum. Osmosis is just a science-y word for filtration or to filter through.

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This is a picture of biologist Jeremy Wade with a tiger fish in the Congo. The people wondered what was attacking humans in the river.

I use to watch this show on the animal planet called River Monsters. The host of the show is a biologist named Jeremy Wade. One of the most interesting and terrifying shows was when he went to India along the Kali River. Kali is the goddess of destruction in Hindi. Mr. Wade went to investigate why people were dying in the Kali River. He found out that the Indian people who live along this river would throw their deceased into the river and the cat-fish would eat up the dead bodies. The problem was the cat-fish began to eat the people who were bathing and fishing also. The cat-fish in this river are hundreds, upon hundreds, upon hundreds of pounds. Mr. Wade said the cat-fish kill  humans similar to how an alligator kills its prey by doing the death roll and simultaneously tearing off its flesh. Cat fish eat humans this is why Yah doesn’t want us to eat them.

I have been a fish keeper on and off since I was eight years old. My mother bought my first gold-fish tank. I’m a biologist too, well at least on paper. Have you ever thought about how a filter works in an aquarium? Aquarium filters remove physical and soluble chemical waste products from the aquarium like old food and nitrogen from their fecal waste, purifying the tank. The aquarium filter purifies the closed volume of water compared to the natural (open) environment of most fish. See, biologist copy Yah’s filtration system. Yah uses animals to filter the ocean water and to also clean up the ocean floor. In my fish tank, I have a filter on the back to purify the water. I also have a fish that eats up all the algae from the sunlight called an algae-eater (common name of the fish).

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This is the interior of a clam. The gills are what filter the water much like our lungs.

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Picture of clams outside anatomy with siphon (filtering) system.

Yah uses animals such as clams, oysters, mussels and scallops that have bivalves (or 2 shells) to filter oceans. They are called mollusks. They have two shells that open and close, filtering the water through its siphon and gills.

Yah also uses shrimp to filter fecal wastes out of the oceans. I was watching an episode of the food detectives on the food network a couple of years ago. They did this experiment with shrimp  in a tank and sure enough the shrimp filtered out the contaminated fecal water. Food Detectives doesn’t come on television anymore, that I know of. They put that information out, then take it away quickly. It’s for those its meant to be seen by. Anywho, crabs, lobsters and crawfish (northerners say crayfish) clean our rivers and ocean floors of dead animals and humans.

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Octopus are called cephalopods. The word cephalopod means brain or head and foot. It is a mollusk like the clam but it has a big brain. Did you know the octopus is a critical thinker? I saw this documentary where a scientist put an octopus in a jar and the octopus figured out how to get out. Then he put a crab in a jar and the octopus figured out how to get the crab out to eat it. The scientist let one octopus observe the other octopus figuring out how to open the jar with the crab in it. Then put a jar with a crab near him (the observing octopus), the octopus went right up to the jar and opened it without having to figure out how to do it. The octopus learned by watching the other octopus. They are as smart as a dog, cat and even some birds like parrots and crows. I once saw a crow shaking a brown paper bag at the grocery store parking lot. It was trying to shake out food. Animals have plenty of sense.

Yah gave us clean and unclean animals to eat and not to eat in Leviticus chapter 11. The ancient Israylites may not have known why Yah said not to eat certain animals but we know more today about why. Yah tells us when we need to know. Daniyah didn’t understand prophesy, Yah told him to close the book. It wasn’t for him to understand. It was for us to understand. Yah said in the last days our knowledge would increase, Daniyah 12:4.

*The same way Yah has animals to clean the oceans and rivers, He has animals to clean the land. I just chose to focus on some animals of the ocean for this post.

In the Garden

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I’m growing baby bibb lettuce in pots.

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Green onions. It looks like one side did not germinate. I will add more seeds.

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More Ponderosa lemons are getting ripe. I had a harvest of about 5 lemons about a month ago. I made lemonade. Delicious backyard lemonade!