Month: October 2010


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Why the ugly
thoughts in life,
that make us sad
and bring up strife?
Why not share
throughout the day,
helping others
all the way?
Why be angry,
why be mean?
We have faith
in things unseen.
Rejoice in Yah
all people, all lands!
Forgive each other,
let’s join our hands!

This poem was written by Nivi Bastian
Thanks Nivi!!!


Shirley Goodnest and Marcy

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A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn’t want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.
So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn’t notice her.
The neighbor said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.
The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this for the whole week.
As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy’s little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy, ‘Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week?’
‘Do you know her?’ Timmy nonchalantly replied, ‘Yeah, I know who she is.’
The little girl said, ‘Well, who is she?’ ‘That’s just Shirley Goodnest,’ Timmy replied, ‘and her daughter Marcy from next door.
”Shirley Goodnest?  Why is she following us? ‘
‘Well,’ Timmy explained, ‘every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, ‘cuz she worries about me so much.
And in the Psalm, it says, ‘Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life’, so I guess I’ll just have to get used to it!’
May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.
Author unknown, submitted by R.A.

Feast of Tabernacles 2010: Awesome!!!!! Part 1

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Feast Of Tabernacles: one of the most anticipated feasts of the entire year.
My feast this year actually came upon me so fast that we barely had time to pack before we were whisked off to Rockford, IL for the first 2 days of the feast. (that feast was hosted by Elder Hector Castillo and “Shalom Assembly of Yahweh”:
We got to the campground a few hours before sunset, unpacked, and talked with brethren we may have not seen for years!!
That night we had a short service, listing out rules and regulations, and wishing everyone a joyful FOT. The next day was the first High Day, and a lot of the kids had fun chatting with their friends they had not seen since Pentecost.
The first High Day was a Friday, so the next day was Sabbath and they held services again. That night we had to leave because we had to check on our dog, then travel to Lake Ozark, Mo, so I took pictures of my new friends and got their contact info.
(Check out the gallery page on PraisesforYahweh for all the newest pics)
Sunday morning we arrived at home to trade out clothes and check on Sheba ( we have a really kind neighbor who like to watch her for us).
Our new destination was now Camp Clover Point, part of the Lake Ozark state parks, where Elder Howard Parsons and “Children of Yahweh” was hosting a Feast of Tabernacles.
End of Part 1

Part 2 of, “Feast of Tabernacles 2010:Awesome!!!” coming up next….

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An Avalos family story

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Man, so many things happen in my life that I might need a Twitter© account. I would probably have tweets almost every day!!!

Narrated by Micaela Avalos
Ok, now for: The robin couple that decided to build a nest on our back porch!
(Reading in a slightly mysterious voice)

It was a perfectly usual day for the Avalos family. Arriving home after working at Dad’s business almost all day, Mom was looking forward to getting caught up on the laundry and cooking dinner  (OK, so maybe not the cooking part, most of the time we don’t even know what to make!) when suddenly she spies, on the outside deck, a curious pile of twigs and grass twisted into what appears to be a nest. She walked outside, while inquiring of us if we had anything to do with this. We all denied it, and I knew none of us could have made it because it was seriously intricately designed. This was a very puzzling matter. We decided to wait and let time do its’ magic.
Sure enough, a robin soon arrived at the nest, bringing in its beak some grass to soften the nest. At the time, we could not be certain which one was the mother and which was the dad. Within a very short time, there was one, then two, then three, and FOUR eggs in the nest. They were tiny and blue, like greenish-blue, and slightly speckled, I think.
 It was a long time in waiting, but finally one of the eggs cracked, and out came a baby robin! Soon after the 2nd, and the 3rd, and the 4th hatched.
The nestlings were tiny, pink, and a little hairy. They could not open their eyes yet, and so the momma bird and the daddy bird took turns feeding them. In the days to follow they would open their eyes, make little bird sounds, shiver when you blew on them, and huddle down with feet on top of their siblings’ head!! 🙂 The babies grew up quickly, until they were practically falling out of the nest each time one of them moved. And then, one day, they left as suddenly as they came, one after the other, launching themselves out of the nest and flying away. I don’t think we ever saw them again, of course they all seem to look alike.

Next post: Really Soon
There is so much more to tell you!!!
Micaela Rae


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Seriously, no update for like, two weeks???????

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Many apologies to the readers out there who have realized I have not posted for a while
Our family has been very busy with the feasts and traveling and all that stuff.

Ok, to continue on from that afternoon, I have realized that the hardest part of fasting for me is that I get really thirsty. It’s weird, because I don’t even drink that much water. I am supposed to drink like 8 glasses of water every day, but rarely do I drink that much. Maybe I don’t really like the taste of it. I don’t know?????????!!!!!!!!!

 Sunday night, after sunset:
We went out to eat, I couldn’t eat a whole lot because I drank so much. Ha Ha Ha
Carbonation is not good for an appetite, but again neither is the sugar!!
After supper, we went to our second “Tenth Avenue North concert”. It was !!!AWESOME!!!  🙂
The music was loud, and we were right near the front, even though it had started 1 hour earlier( Addison Road and Matt Maher played during that hour) we could see everyone on stage. However, it was already dark, so the camera didn’t get very good pics. Maybe I’ll find one good one to post….

 I keep forgetting I turned 14 years old on the 14th. What a coincidence, I still feel like I am twelve sometimes 😦

I will update really soon, like maybe right after this post :0:0:0
TTYL ( Talk To Ya’ll Later)
Micaela Rae