"So may all your enemies perish
But let the righteous shine like the sun
We are the friend of God and He will save us
Because we worship His Son!"
(from "Bad Guys, Part 2" by Jamie Soles)
I was amused at Hunter's singing and Tabby wondered if anyone around us was listening, what would they think.
It's not always easy in our family to find Christian music, of any depth, that we all like. But we seem to have found a Christian artist that we all enjoy. He is a Canadian and his name is Jamie Soles.
We got to attend a small concert of his earlier this summer and really enjoyed it. The music was simple - Jamie sang while he played his guitar. His wife sang with him on a few songs too. (On his recorded music, his children sing on some of the songs and they have some other instruments too.) There were no sappy songs. They were fun, yet "meaty." And quirky! Many songs about the lesser mentioned Bible stories such as Shamgar; Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; how the tribe of Benjamin caught wives, Ahab and Jezebel, etc. Even a song that lists all the kings of Israel, which makes them easy to learn.
What is really neat now, is that when we are doing a Bible reading, the kids really perk up and get excited when we read about something in one of the Jamie Soles songs they know. Music really does stick in our minds so much easier than just reading something. Now when I read about Jacob and Esau, Hunter adds "Supplanter was Jacob's name!" Even Solomon sings along with parts and likes to shout out "pool!" when a song about the man healed at the Pool of Bethesda comes on.
|"Pool! Pool! Pool!"|
"She struck Sisera, she crushed his head
She shattered and pierced his temple
Between her feet, he sank, he fell, he lay still
Between her feet, he sank, he fell
Where he sank, there he fell down dead!
LOL - are you shaking your head? ;) These stories are in the Bible. They are there for a reason. We don't have to just pretend they don't exist.
Jamie Soles has a lot of albums out. We have two: "The Way My Story Goes" and "Giants and Wanderers" and like them both. Hopefully we can get more at some point. By the way, if you are interested in getting any of Jamie's music, I think it may be cheapest to buy it directly from his Canadian website: http://www.solmusic.ca
|All the old bottles on our mantel came from the trash dump on our property!|
(The people that built this house in 1907 just threw all their garbage out in an area of the yard.
The rain often brings up wonderful treasures for us.)
Hunter and I came back inside and I was puzzled. The animal looked a lot like a wolf to me, but it was the wrong color. Then it hit me - a coyote! Frank has said in the past that he has heard them howling sometimes when he leaves early in the morning for work. Hunter and I typed "coyote" into Google images and there it was:
|For photo source and coyote info., click here|
I first learned about collodial silver a few years ago. It is a natural antibiotic. People used to use it all the time, before man-made antibiotics. Those old teething rings were silver for an important reason! For Lilly's 1st Christmas, I bought her a (new) silver duck teether to suck on. I figured every way to get anything remotely immune boosting into her was good.
I also bought a bottle of silver (the Sovereign Silver brand) and have never been without a bottle of it since. We take it when we're sick for it's immune boosting properties. Earlier this year, when Solomon had an eye infection, I put drops of silver in his eye and it cleared up his infection quickly.
Recently, Tabby's hyper puppy Sherlotta had a really bad looking area on her stomach, where it looked like she had not healed well from her spaying surgery. (She had lumps and open sores.) We put silver on that area several times a day and after about it week, the area looked great.
Then our goat Christa got an eye infection. (Pretty common in goats, especially in the summer.) Though it was not easy, I managed to squirt silver in her eye a couple times a day for a few days. Eye infection gone!
What timing, Tabby just called me to bring the silver because Sherlotta had a little wound on her leg. (That dog is nuts! Hunter nicknamed her "Bomblotta" which is more appropriate.) So I'm off to get the silver ....