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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Penny Chores

There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Children need something to do in their life.

They don't need harrassment.

They need chores.

Chores are not harassment, they are a way to keep the child healthy and strong.  Capable of overcoming obstacles.

In our home, we use the "penny jar" method of fulfilling chores.

Each "little task" that a child completes, allows the child to get one penny.

If the child spray's one appliance, the child gets one penny.  If the child does it with a sour face.  He still gets one penny.  If he sprays and wipes down the appliance with a smile on his face and joy in his heart, he gets two pennies.  One for doing the job and one for good attitude.

If a child solves a rubix cube or some other intellectual challenge, the child gets one penny.  If the child has a smile on face and decides to do another challenge like study astronomy, the child gets two pennies.

See where I go with the penny jar approach.

The child will get one penny for cleaning toilet, folding a certain number of towels, helping cook some soup and other such things.  The child will get an additional penny for positive attitude.

I'd give a penny for other positive things in the childs life too, like going sledding, brushing teeth, solving a bible crossword, baking some cookies for a neighbor in need and so forth.

Are there times where the penny can get taken away?  Yes and no.  If the child does something bad, he will have to do "penny chores" he doesn't like.  If the child was "cheating" and didn't really do the chore or something else sneaky, the penny gets removed.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Giving and sharing gospel during the different Bible Feasts.

Here is a unique way to give this Holiday Season (yes, you can celebrate Messianic or "plain people" style as well).

I had ** extra dollars I saved up to give to some one special. I believe "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" and the reason we learn kindness. In John 10:22-23 (KJV Holy Bible) it says Jesus Walked and Taught in the temple in Jerusalem at the "Feast of Dedication." This time of year would be the nineth month in Jewish Calendar and the 24th day of the month. I would like to wish you a blessed Holiday Season. All I ask for you in return is to put God's word in your heart and "Pay it Forward" yourself. Spread Gospel truth, keep the chain going.

Listed and included in "gift form":
Churches that support bible study.
Online resources to gain knowledge of bible.
A simple KJV "Holy Bible" with bible study guide.
**Personally** I'm listing KRJE 89.9 FM radio for Jesus from Hawkeye, IA

Use this idea for other Bible Feasts as well.  Include a way to encourage the receiver to study the bible.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Calculate the time of Christ on the cross....Calculate "Feast of Dedication"


Look at the Naza....NASA website.  Find the year "31."  Look for lunar Eclipse.

Now once you have found that, reduce the possibility of a "new moon" over Jerusalem.

Surprise Surprise, the new moon was timed at 9 Apr year 31.

Look at the free planetarium program from http://www.stellarium.org/.  Look up 9 Apr year 31 from location in Jerusalem.

Look in sky and find the moon near the sun, for a possible miraculous Solar Eclipse qhile Christ was on the cross.  This makes the scripture TRUE!

This timing coordinates with the Qumran Calendar and how the calendar calculates the month of Abib and the timing of Passover, so long as the Full moon is the beginning of the month for the first calendrical cycle.

Look at the passage in the bible for "feast of Dedication" as indicated in John 10:22.  Notice the events that follow from "feast of Dedication" to the next passover, which is Jesus final Passover.

So the feast of dedication when Jesus was on earth, would follow the Third cycle in Qumran calendar calculations.  Knowing when the leap year happened to fall would indicate how to calculate what the sky appeared to be doing during the feast of dedication.  http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2003/qumran.html

The Feast of dedication is biblically indicated to occur on Kislev 24 according to Haggai chapter 2.  There should be a total of 30 * 3 + 1 and 7 days from the "Feast of Dedication" to the first day of Abib or to the First day of the Leap year.

Check moon phases to see if it matches the pattern of Qumran Calendar.....

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