Month: August 2011

Building Dedication – Sterling, IL

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My latest blog post is so late it’s almost ancient ūüôā
So last weekend (August 19-21, 2011), we went to Sterling, IL and attended the building dedication of Shalom Assembly of Yahweh. This assembly has purchased their very first building for the congregation. It is a great blessing to Elder Castillo and his family because they no longer hold services in their garage. Many brethren from other states attended to support and bless the people with their gifts.¬†There was also a baptism afterwards, which is a double blessing to Yahweh’s children. Please pray for this assembly that they may grow and bless others through their ministry, and for the youth that are growing up to be stewards of Yahweh’s Word and truth.

The pictures tell the story……… ūüôā

Shalom Everyone
Micaela Rae

P.S. Here is S.A.Y.’s website:

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We Will Not Forget

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We Will Not Forget

A scar on his face, a number on her arm
They were carried away, supposedly out of harm
The broken glass, the fatal gas
Tears were shed as the hearts of many bled
Sending the terror, was a man, just one,
who won the hearts of many, to wage the war against us
A bias of race, you could tell by his face
he would have his way, before the end of our days
Many died, many fought, the families cried, as many forgot
They try to say it never happened, it’s all in our imagination
We will not forget, the sacrifice of many
for the blood of our family, scattered and torn down
Evading our thoughts, escaping our mind
is the realization, many did not think this a crime
Stand for our brothers, a unity of one,
The soldiers march on, a war has begun
The cruelty of men cannot hurt us, if Yahweh’s love is with us
Fight to the end, replay it in our heads
It’s happening again, but Yahweh will win
His children will be raised, in time to see his shining face
And let the Father’s will be done

The Forgotten People – Ted Pearce

Bounce this along

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Bounce This  Along

U.S. Postal  service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. Use them all the time when playing  baseball and soccer, and use it working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around  you.

All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels  mice.

2. Spread sheets around  foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it  keeps mice from entering your  vehicle.

3.¬†It takes the odor out¬† of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too¬† often.

4. It repels mosquitoes.  Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during  mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer)  screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen  with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from  resettling..

7. Dissolve soap scum  from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of  Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in  your home РPlace an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang  in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in  vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from  tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before  beginning to  sew.

11. Prevent musty  suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage  before storing.

12. To freshen the air in  your car РPlace a sheet of Bounce under the front  seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods  from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit  overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the  pan..

14. Eliminate odors in  wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the  wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair.  Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract  all the loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds.. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of  Bounce to prevent dust from  resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect  sawdust like a tack  cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in  dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of  a laundry bag or  hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers  overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will  keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love bugs off easily with the wet  Bounce.
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Micaela Rae

P.S. We have finally gotten the rain we have been praying for. Praise Yahweh!!! There was a red sky tonight in our area, but I hope we get the rain forecasted for tomorrow, partly because I really like thunderstorms, and partly because the earth seems clean after a rainstorm. ūüôā

Music Resources

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Here are a few resources I use in the betterment of my musicianship as an artist.
Jared Falk is an amazing teacher on drumming for both the beginner and the expert. We get the secret lessons regularly. Although, there is nothing like playing along with other band members.

I often use this site to get chords for our band songs. It is also a great resource for using alternative chords.
The guitarist’s chord book” by Peter Vogl is an awesome book for learning chord variations.

I don’t have a link for this instrument, but the instructional CD’s by Bert Casey are excellent for different bass runs.
” No Reading Required: Easy Rock Bass Lines” is another DVD I used to learn good finger exercises, minor and major runs, and drop tuning, especially as I do not know how to read tablature. That stuff is just plain complicated.

Piano: We basically have books for those. Mom teaches us most of the notes and all that fancy-schmancy stuff. We do use “Singorama” to learn to read notes by sight quickly, and “Rocket Piano” was good for that also.

Singing: I have a voice teacher, so I mostly follow her instructions, and Mom likes to use Roger Burnley and his excellent videos for vocal strength.


For recording it is just basically reading manuals and books, and relying on people smarter than me for help, namely my dad.

As always, the best ways to get better, more creative, and be happy with your playing is to practice. I have to practice often, and sometimes I don’t enjoy it. It makes you happy though when someone compliments you and says you’re blessed and you can say, “Praise Yahweh, praise him for the talents he has given and allowed us to use.”

I would name off my musical influences but I suppose it might take me a while to list. I haven’t been able to even write an exhaustive list on all the bands I like.

May Yahweh bless you all,
Micaela Rae

Pictures for Rolla, MO meeting….

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The pictures from the Rolla, MO meeting are now up on the website.
You can view them at:

Shalom Everyone,
Micaela Rae

Y.V.R. Community Meeting….

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Last weekend, July 30, 2011; Elder Barrie Wittrock held a meeting for all those around the central-MO area who are involved in the prison ministry and/or helping with the ex-inmates housing. Assemblies from the Jefferson City, Eldon, and Arkansas areas attended the meeting. Music was performed by “Praises for Yahweh” with guest musicians, and a fellowship meal followed. On Sunday afternoon, a B-B-Q was hosted in honor of the family who has kindly donated the property for use with the prison ministry. A baptism was also done for the newest ex-prisoner who has decided to make a change in his life for the better and serve Yahweh. May his commitment last…..
Please pray that Yahweh’s Vineyard of Refuge may be guided by leaders who are willing to do the Father’s will, and the people who are involved now and throughout the lifetime of this ministry will serve Yahweh whole-heartedly and minister to others with the love of Yahshua the Messiah.

Micaela Rae

P.S. The pictures from the meeting and the picnic/BBQ will be posted soon ūüôā