Month: October 2012

Prayer Reminder

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The bad weather predicted for the coasts reminds me that we have family, spiritual and physical, that will be affected by the hurricane. Please, pray that everyone will have a chance to leave safely and/or be protected from the harsh effects. This combined with the predicted civil unrest could cause major problems in our country and within our assemblies. May Yahweh strengthen his people in the midst of turmoil.

Shalom
Micaela Rae

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FOT 2012

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Shalom to you all,
I pray your Sukkot was as blessed as ours was, though somewhat bittersweet.
I think this year’s feast was the farthest I can remember traveling for Sukkot: 12 hours!
Now, my pre-conceived notion was that Texas is warm, very warm. Apparently, this was not always the case. In the mornings while we were camping, it would be extremely cold, and combined with our wet hair from taking showers at four o’clock in the morning, it was slightly uncomfortable 🙂 Oh well, besides that, and the fire ants and bees/wasps, it was really enjoyable. I was somewhat skeptical about attending a feast where we only knew one person, or one family, but we were blessed with meeting many new people. My favorite part of the different Sukkot we attended this year was the worship music and dancing (not myself dancing, but watching everyone else!) It is a blessing to play with so many different talented musicians and worship the Heavenly Father through music. I became acquainted with several musicians whose music I now enjoy listening to periodically.
However, even with all the awesomeness of the feast of tabernacles, I still missed all my friends who weren’t present at the locations we attended. Hopefully, someday we all will be reunited in the kingdom to celebrate the best Sukkot ever, the one with our Savior and brethren! 🙂
Now, my favorite way to remember the joy of different events is to look over pictures I and others took. So, I’ll give you the link for the first part of Sukkot, spent in Rusk, TX:
http://praisesforyahweh.org/PhotoAlbum/FeastofTabernacles2012PartOne/index.html
Here’s the group picture, taken after we left; most of the group was in this picture, but not all:

and here’s the model tabernacle a bunch of kids put together, my sister Sarah got to paint the high priest!

I hope to have pictures from Glen Rose, TX up soon. The video camera seemed to take better stills than the still camera, but some pics were still blurry. Sorry about that 😦
Here, also, I will post a link to music and video from Rusk:
http://www.youtube.com/user/elshadiesglory/videos?query=Feast+of+Tabernacles

Until my next post,
Shalom from Micaela Rae

P.S. I’m organizing a post for “youth resources.” If anyone has websites, books, music, videos, blogs and such that they would like to share with others, please, email me at micaela@praisesforyahweh.org or leave a comment on my blog/Facebook. I am constantly looking for new material for our kids/youth website and for my blog.
Also, my “Oneness” article has been revised and updated on our website: http://praisesforyahweh.org/KidWeb/KIDSCORNERNEW/oneness.html
-Many thanks to Jared Leys, of YouthforYHWH, for help revising and minor rewriting 😉

Yom Teruah Conference

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Hey everyone,
I pray you all had a blessed Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur.
We had an AWESOME weekend at Passion For Truth’s pre-Yom Teruah conference.
There were several speakers and Mason Clover led the worship for the weekend.

The two speakers on Sunday were especially interesting. I am very convinced now that my kids are NOT going to get vaccinated. It is amazing how badly vaccines affect kids at such an early age and the rest of their lives. Many mental disorders are caused at vaccination time; some don’t even show up until later in life. Think of how many people could’ ve avoided these problems if they hadn’t been vaccinated! I used to think that vaccinations were extremely important to the health of especially little ones, but now I know it’s not true. Praise the Father that I have learned before I have kids. 🙂
The second speaker on Sunday spoke less on external components and focused on the building block of life, the cell.
It is truly amazing how Yahweh engineered such a tiny speck of life to coordinate everything inside our bodies and know exactly what to do in a situation. It’s also sobering to think of how easily you can mess the human body up by diet choices, lack of exercises, even your surroundings have an impact. Praise Yahweh that he has made ways to clean the human body up and cure “uncurable” diseases and malfunctions.
What was extremely telling is that Jim Staley, the founder of Passion For Truth, apparently had a high chance for diabetes a couple months ago because of his poor diet. However, after he went on on a 21-day juice cleanse, he didn’t even want the sandwich and chips offered to him for lunch, he’d rather have his juice! Yahweh created our bodies to only crave the stuff we should be eating.
That’s just awesome!

Anyways, the pictures are finally up on our website, so here’s the link:
http://praisesforyahweh.org/PhotoAlbum/PassionForTruthSeptember2012/index.html

Shalom,
Micaela Rae

P.S. If you want to see more photos from Yom Teruah, and have some time on your hands, check out the 600+ taken by the professional photographer for PFT here:
http://meghanw.smugmug.com/PFT/Feast-of-Trumpets-2012/25447566_5MbbgC#!i=2095603795&k=SWqhVXt

In Loving Memory…

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December 11, 2001 – October 3, 2012

Dedicated to Bear Sheba Shalom, who passed away prematurely, but leaves fond memories behind.
The Father took her for a reason only He knows, but we thank Him for the years we did have her.
Praise Yahweh for the blessings of her and her daughter Cinnabon, who died many years ago.
We’ll miss her a lot, but thankfully she’s no longer in any pain.

Ecc 3:1 For every matter there is an appointed time, even a time for every pursuit under the heavens: Ecc 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot;

Job 1:21 …Yahweh gave, and Yahweh hath taken away; blessed be the name of Yahweh.

– The Avalos Family