October 21st, 2011

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Random Ramblings...

1. ANNA (and other watchers) - have you seen this?? Umm....don't think it's legal, not that *that* means anything any more.

2. An educational video site, with contributors including MIT. I haven't done a lot of browsing yet, but wanted to get it out there.

3. In the same vein, here's a site with free piano lessons. I can't vouch for the quality of the teaching, but it's someplace to start, anyway.

4. HOW 'BOUT THEM RANGERS?!!!! :grin: *FANTASTIC* game last night, and they're home for the next 3 games. :bounce:

5. Our weekend just got scheduled. Since we have all these lovely cattle panels, we needed to find some fence posts. My main problem? SG wanted everything to "look the same" - since he did the back of the buck pen with 5", 8' tall round wooden posts, that's what he wants for the rest of the property. Do you have *any* idea how expensive that is? :sigh: $12/post, and we need 5 posts for every panel. (3 in the ground, 2 on top). So...I hit Craigslist. And I hit the jackpot - a guy had 75 8' tall, 5.5" round CEDAR posts...for $6.50. SG bought 60 of them.

Yes, *60*. We're going out there tomorrow to pay, and the guy said he'd deliver them since we bought most of what he had left. It'll only do 12 panels (if I've calculated correctly), but that'll do the buckling fence and the doe fence (not the whole pen, but the "outside" fence), and maybe finish the back of the buck pen. Although I'd rather re-do the FRONT of the buck pen...but that's minor.

6. There is no #6. I just wanted to have 7 points.

7. I'm not sure WHAT is going on, here - I know the Jews asked for a reprieve, and received it. I know we're in a waiting mode.....and I know that we keep getting blessed with things we need. It's humbling...and odd. We need hay - that's tentatively on the docket for next weekend, should He tarry longer.

Gotta get suited up for milking - yesterday it was in the 30's, today it's 50*. THIS is more "normal" Fall weather.......but it's a *cold* 50. Supposed to be chilly and WET for the 3 WS games here......fun stuff. :grin:

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Something I've been thinking on today....

I've had people tell me (NOT lately - in the past) that I can't say that God "blessed" me if I had to pay for stuff. :blink: It seems to be prevalent that if you don't get that bright, shiny, new THING, for free, then you aren't worthy of a Blessing (or even of being called a good chrischun!)

That's just...Not Right.

NOwhere in Scripture does it say that Yah will simply hand you every little thing your heart desires. He didn't do that for David - David had to FIGHT for his crown *after* he was promised it! Noah had to personally build the Ark - Yah didn't snap His fingers and *poof*! There it was! Nope, Noah had to toil for years to build the Ark that would be his promised protection. The Hebrews had to toil in slavery for 400 years before Moses led them out of Egypt...and they *did* suffer and "pay" for their redemption. (Slavery, y'all. They didn't become His people - as He promised Abram they would! - with no work.)

:shakes head: No, I KNOW He has blessed us with the things He's provided. Yes, *we* had to pay for them - but. It wasn't impossible for us to pay for them (not that *that* would have bothered Him - He could have arranged it so that we got them free if it fit His plan; it doesn't bother me. *We* have funds - at the moment - and it's only right we don't try to freeload. Or so I feel.) AND we got the panels and the posts at absolutely Fantastic prices.

Just like our goats - our Nubians were WAY under-priced. However, we couldn't have afforded them if they'd been full-priced....and He wanted us to have them.

I hate, hate HATE those preachers that say that God *wants* you to have a Mercedes. Or a McMansion. Or lots of bling. :sigh: "Prosperity" gospel ISN'T Scriptural.

We have already received the BEST gift of all - Yeshua. Anything else Yah gives us is just icing. (or balloons :giggle:)

Shalom Shabbat! I have calzone in the fridge, ready to pop in the oven....see ya on the flip side (should we be here :wink:)

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