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  1. @TriTaylor Dandelion (eating the flower) by itself was quite bland and neutral, maybe very slightly bitter. Would likely not even notice adding the petals into a salad but I just ate them whole. Just have to be sure they're not growing in contaminated (chemically treated / fertilized) soil or by the road etc I have grown to like the taste of the dandelion root tea, one of my favorite teas's right now. - - - - - - - Hah, you were the wise one, it certainly has stinging in the name for a reason!
  2. "gospel of ......." Matthew 4:23 - gospel of the kingdom, Matthew 9:35 - gospel of the kingdom, Matthew 24:14 - gospel of the kingdom Mark 1:1 - gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; Mark 1:14 - gospel of the kingdom of God, Acts 20:24 - gospel of the grace of God. Romans 1:1 - gospel of God, Romans 1:9 - gospel of his Son, Romans 1:16 - gospel of Christ: Romans 10:15 - gospel of peace, Romans 15:16 - gospel of God, Romans 15:19 - gospel of Christ. Romans 15:29 - gospel of Christ. 1 Corinthians 9:12 - gospel of Christ. 1 Corinthians 9:18 - gospel of Christ 2 Corinthians 4:4 - gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 9:13 - gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:14 - gospel of Christ: 2 Corinthians 11:7 - gospel of God Galatians 1:7 - gospel of Christ. Galatians 2:7 - gospel of the uncircumcision Ephesians 1:13 - gospel of your salvation: Ephesians 6:15 - gospel of peace; Philippians 1:27 - gospel of Christ: 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - gospel of God 1 Thessalonians 2:8 - gospel of God 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - gospel of God. 1 Thessalonians 3:2 - gospel of Christ, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Timothy 1:11 - gospel of the blessed God, 1 Peter 4:17 - gospel of God? "according to my gospel" Romans 2:16 Romans 16:25 2 Timothy 2:8 "(an)other gospel" 2 Corinthians 11:4 Galatians 1:8-9
  3. @Adam Moore I think many are into healthy eating / living, recovery so a section for that would be a good idea. I really enjoy bush-craft in terms to trying to learn, but haven't done much more than hiking and basic camping etc... Seems like it would be very beneficial to experience building a shelter from wilderness materials / eat from the land, for a period of time.
  4. I got most of my initial info from: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrEricBergDC Also recently found: https://www.youtube.com/c/drekberg
  5. @Shane M Nice, looks like they don't ship to Canada ๐Ÿ˜ž so I'll have to find something similar or wait until the border opens and use a PO box.
  6. It cracked me up ๐Ÿ˜† early on seeing the Catholics doing drive through confession:
  7. @Shane M Excellent I will look into that, are you taking tincture of all those listed daily, or you recommend a particular one to start with. - - - - - - - - - - - - I've also been trying to learn about foraging wild edibles in general, herbs and perhaps eventually mushrooms also, but will have to be quite confident before consuming wild mushrooms. So far the only wild things I've found and eaten are dandelion, some red-huckleberries, and of course blackberries / salmon-berries but I think nearly everyone is familiar with those plants. Also want to learn trapping / fishing, coastal foraging. Modern society has us so disconnected from, and unappreciative of our food, so reliant.
  8. I don't really like the โค๏ธ symbol (or certain similar symbols in general), it's not that big a deal, just saying. Perhaps โœ”๏ธ or โฌ†๏ธ or ๐Ÿ‘ for like ๐Ÿ‘ˆ The Catholics seem to love it, as well as: "Another belief has the โค๏ธ symbol originating from the shape of leaves, typically ivy leaves. The Greeks associated ivy with the god Dionysus, the god of passion, wine, and other sensual things." In addition to haha ๐Ÿ˜†, confused ๐Ÿ˜•, and sad ๐Ÿ˜ข. Maybe adding some along the lines of shocked / surprised ๐Ÿคฏ, disappointment ๐Ÿ˜ž ? (I think all reactions should be +1) Someone might, for example, post a news story that makes you sad or otherwise disappointed, but sad ๐Ÿ˜ข (+1) because you are sad but appreciate it being shared. For a dislike or a negative Perhaps โ›” (-1)
  9. @Marijo Juric Amen, Proverbs 27:17 In the process of sanctification I've been gaining experience in recognizing sin and temptation afar off, and acting fast (avoidance / prayer) as to not fail myself and earn the wages of sin, and suffering chastisement. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 27:12 God seems to have great blessings, in rewarding obedience, but I must learn to wait with patience and faith. This is a generation (including myself) with the expectation of immediate gratification, but God's timing is perfect and generally seems slower than one would expect or desire. I've been getting into growing plants and it has been a blessing, watching days, weeks, months, as they slowly grow, how one is rewarded over time with patient and diligent care: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. James 1:6-16 I think many of us share such experiences @TriTaylor and have the conflict of debates for pride (self satisfaction) vs boldly standing for unpopular truths (humble service): I many times have to focus on, Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:12-17
  10. Here in the Vancouver area many places will not accept any cash or change in general, not wanting to touch anything; quite annoying.
  11. For a long time I had poor health, poor diet, lack of exercise, bad sleep. After being saved and changing my thinking from an evolutionary adaptation perspective to a designed by God perspective I eventually started to actually wonder about the details of what food is, what it is made up of and how our body uses it. Partly (in regaining my health) to be of greater service to the Lord, partly for a better testimony and of course just wanting to be healthier in general. After prayer I believe God lead me into an understanding of Intermittent Fasting, combined with Nutritional Ketosis, which for me seemed to be the optimal method for a quick recovery; and after adopting that strategy I lost 70lbs in 7 months with virtually no exercise, and without the fatigue and potential rebound of extreme calorie cutting, it's much better to exercise (high intensity) once you have lost the weight and healed your organs for a variety of reasons, but as I was losing weight I would do more and more low intensity exercise like walking. All glory to God for the wisdom and the success. Specifically: [Intermittent Fasting] I was eating generally one, sometimes two, meals per day with no snacks in-between [Nutritional Ketosis] trying to stay under 20-50g of NET(Total - Fibre, or sugar alcohols) Carbohydrate / day, while having large salads or amounts of vegetables and or raw greens supplements to meet nutritional requirements. If you attempt this after living your whole life running on constant sugar and carbohydrates 3 meals / day + snacks (like I had) the initial transition to fat burning will be rough, my strategy (after a few botched attempts) became to eat my last 'normal' meal late on Thursday and try to make it as far as I could on Friday water fasting, have a Keto meal and just crash, again fast as long as I could on Saturday eat Keto and crash again. generally adaptation would occur in 48-72 Hrs in this case the goal being fully adapted by Monday morning to go back to work. During the adaptation phase I'd try to stay as close to 0g NET Carbs / day rather than the normal 20-50, once adapted. Supplementing electrolytes (mainly sodium, potassium but also the others), trace minerals, and B vitamins helps get through it, also providing an easily convertible source of Fat -> Ketones, in my case "MCT Oil" helps as well, especially if just resting for a few days isn't an option and you need to work look after the home / family etc... In the beginning you will mainly be converting nutritional fat to ketones, but after a few weeks(months) you will be fully transitioned to the point of burning body fat for fuel when that is the case you can do long term fasts and barely feel it, or even feel better than normal. The longest pure water fast I have done so far is maybe 4 full days and nights (eating part way through the 5th day) which felt great, not tiring at all. The problem is most people enter into a fast with a pre-existing nutritional deficiency and the fast will exacerbate it, which can cause a lot of problems. The primary effect of all this is to correct insulin resistance / pre-diabetes from constant blood sugar spiking with constant eating throughout the day for years, and associated organ damage. As most of us know you generally can not trust the medical establishment, they have a multi-billion dollar incentive for keeping people just healthy enough to live, but unhealthy enough to require constant symptom management $$$. It became clear that I was essentially going to have to become my own doctor, or rather rely on God's mercy and prayer for wisdom, as what better source for information than the designer himself, Jesus Christ. To those with interest I would suggest start researching the symptoms associated with particular vitamin / mineral deficiencies and compare to your own health, or analyze your diet and it may become clear just from that what is lacking, also consider potential organ damage from past (or present) substance abuse, or environmental / chemical exposure, maybe you have even had things removed: Gallbladder Appendix Thyroid etc. If you are currently taking prescriptions for anything that complicates things and each medicine has to be considered individually, how to not have adverse interactions and to gradually (or quickly) come off of it as necessary. Here is a spreadsheet I made for myself as I was trying to correct my diet, perhaps some will find it useful even thought it is very lacking (centered around my personally preferred foods, and diet), and still a work in progress. Nutritional information can also vary wildly depending on the source of information but for the sake of maintaining a pattern I took all info from this website in portions of 100g, making a few exceptions if that site lacked the info I was looking for; also generally choosing organic over regular. KETO - Google Sheets DOCS.GOOGLE.COM Sheet1 Vegtables +,Peppers <a href="https://nutritiondata.self.com">https://nutritiondata.self.com</a>,MAX,RDA,Per... Different tactics seem to work for different people it depends on current state of health, organ health, body weight, metabolism, so called genetic factors etc... Some people are all about vegetarian / vegan, while some thrive on the carnivore diet, some people even seem to do well no matter what they eat. I'm just sharing what worked for me and I'm curious what has worked (or not worked) for you, to anyone who has had or seeks victories from the Lord regarding their health. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now I'm starting to get into other remedies but just starting out the learning process on that: So far I've been experimenting with: Various Tea's: Green (antioxidants) Black (antioxidants) Chamomile (for sleep / stress) Dandelion (digestion) Stinging Nettle (for kidney) Lemon Balm (for sleep / stress) Herbal or Enzyme or other Supplements: Milk Thistle (for liver) Choline (for liver) Apple Cider Vinegar (digestion) Digestive aid (digestion gallbladder / pancreas) Valerian Root (for sleep / stress) Ashwagandha (for sleep / stress) Serrapeptase (for heart / inflammation) Nattokinase (for heart) I'm interested if anyone has experience with other useful herbs or other effective supplements.
  12. Quite the evil little smirk(s) on their face when he mentions "next one" 6:44-6:57
  13. @livesimplyforJesus That's a great verse, those images inspired me to make one of my own:
  14. Classic divide and conquer, as you said; global agenda(s), but striking the U.S. particularly hard it seems. "And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand." Mark 3:24 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:11 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying." Romans 13:12-13 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." 2 Timothy 3:12-13
  15. She seems to start getting into it 9:11+ Enforcement details 17:00+ Protesters 32:24+ / 37:25+ The like/dislike ratio seems to show how people feel about it...
  16. Some of Bryan's related video's on the subject (calling), for those with interest:
  17. I guess the argument they are making (although none state it very clearly) is that black people wearing non-standard face masks (bandanna etc...) and entering a store will be shot by racist police thinking they are criminals or something!? So it appears they are pandering to delusional paranoia. In one of the stories cited: Miami Police Handcuff Black Doctor Who Tests Homeless for Coronavirus - The New York Times WWW.NYTIMES.COM The Miami police chief promised an investigation after a video showed Dr. Armen Henderson being handcuffed outside his home on Friday. Seems like the the situation could have gone better but wouldn't you know... he didn't just shoot the guy on the spot as the paranoia would have one expect. And perhaps it was activity profiling, rather than racial profiling, with the police aware of a neighborhood issue of: The soundless video makes it hard to discern exactly what happened but with the admission of emotion: It's easy to understand why things un-necessarily escalated, not that it was right, but just why. Once the officer had the information he wanted originally (what was going on, and who the guy was) he let him go straight away... If the officer presumed the guy was guilty from the beginning I expect he would have gotten out of the car immediately, instead he just seemed to want to know what was going on, and only got out of the car after the guy turned his back and started walking away. On a health note: Dying is many times from the so called: Cytokine Storm (overactive immune response) which can be offset / balanced by high levels of vitamin D [so was really smart of Government to lock everyone inside] also people with darker skin (also elderly) do not absorb(generate) as much Vitamin D. There is also the statistical difference in general state of health among different races, diabetes etc. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/early/2020/04/10/2020.04.08.20058578.full.pdf
  18. I'm not aware of any, I used to watch Kent Hovind, Walter Veith, Spike Psarris, MarkHArmitage (and a variety of others I can't recall), and as long as someone has discernment (saved, Holy Spirit) and can disregard things that don't line up to KJV doctrine it can be an interesting subject but I will never broadly recommend them because of the problems they have. - - - - - - - - - - - - Shortly after being saved, although I never stopped to think about it (evolution, because for me it was all about sin and punishment vs grace and forgiveness) some old atheist / agnostic friends started to ask "what about the dinosaurs!?" questioning my salvation / new life, at first I thought that was really odd, as who cares about the dinosaurs... (early in salvation I knew very little about the bible, genesis etc...) and didn't realize the dilemma. But I was saved and was going to stand by the KJV no matter what, so I asked God "what about the dinosaurs?" and that led me to the above mentioned material in which there are many good arguments, but also many problems; the Holy Spirit bears witness of the truth and reveals lies for those who are saved. The more I learned the more ridiculous and improbable evolution became (strengthening my existing faith), but no matter how knowledgeable I became, no matter how strong my reasoning, to the atheist it didn't matter; because it was never about dinosaurs, it was about sin. There are those who love to sin, and are so offended at the thought of judgment and condemnation they will latch onto anything that absolves them of guilt, they simply do not recognize when their "science" crosses over into a type of faith (biased interpretation of data); I clearly acknowledge my bias: I believe the King James Bible and interpret observations through that lens, that way of thinking. - - - - - - - - - - - - Without knowing more, I feel like 7 years old is too young to be spiritually accountable (and then saved) which would (not being saved) make introducing questionable material dangerous, which you seem to recognize. To me it's telling that many sound bible teachers do not focus much on the evolution vs creation science arguments / information, though most are well aware of them, maybe we are not meant to...
  19. Governor Laura Kelly Announces Masks Must be Worn Statewide - Governor of the State of Kansas GOVERNOR.KANSAS.GOV Will be interesting to see the final wording of the order, and similar orders I'm sure will pop-up around the U.S. and rest of the world. so far: "Under the order, most Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside." -So who, I wonder, will not be in the category of 'most'? -Will it not be required if >6' distance can be maintained? As far as I know, not really paying attention to the latest ๐Ÿ government statements, mask wearing is still just a suggestion up here in Canada. In terms of observations on the streets, I see maybe 10-20% of people wearing them in my area; traffic levels have pretty much returned to normal, small business maybe <20% of normal.
  20. The ability to customize colors would be ideal, if it's possible. I really like black background with orange text which I use for Notepad++ and is really easy on the eyes (yet with enough contrast) to work for extended periods of time with large amounts of text.
  21. This video may interest you if you have not seen it TriTaylor. I'd also agree word for word with what DIVISIVE INERRANTIST said, 4 or 5 years for me as well; still a work in progress obviously. I think that may just be part of the normal process, a certain maturing over time, that has to take place for one to really come to the end of one's-self; as said, as soon as you are genuinely saved many things will change immediately, but certain things are harder to give up and that can be a different set of problems for everyone. The "Christians" I worry about are the young ones that claim to not have any problems at all with sin, if you aren't being convicted of sin and sanctified over time you are blind / self-righteous or likely not saved, we are all VERY flawed and it can take a good amount of time to even begin to see how much, let alone choosing to fully yield to God in the process of sanctification.
  22. Deaths This Year (approx) Covid: ~500,000 (allegedly*) [92% recovery rate, and really much higher considering the amount of un-tested people infected] Abortions: 21,000,000 Cancer: 4,000,000 Smoking: 2,400,000 Alcohol: 1,200,000 Traffic Accidents: 670,000 Suicide: 500,000 Seasonal Flu: 240,000 *Also many reports of Covid death #'s being massively inflated, for a variety of reasons.
  23. Great to be back, all your hard work is appreciated; I'd like to help in any way I can. As for suggestions, the implementation of some kind of 'dark mode' would be nice, as the bright white screen is kind of hard on the eyes.
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