Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Discover these Jewels and live forever!-Part 6 How to live forever!

We started out this six part series of "Find These Jewels and live forever!" by making the bold statement of "living forever." So far, everything I have written about will possibly help a person live a healthy long life. It's not as good living a long life if your body isn't healthy. That's misery, not wealth.

So...back to the Fountain of Youth. What is this myth based on and is there a way to live forever? I'll answer the second part first. Is there a way to live forever? Yes!

So, let's look at how this is done...To do so, one must go back in time. All the way back to the creation of the Earth. The only records I am aware of that describe such a time is the book of Genesis in the Bible.

It says in Gen 2:15 "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

Do you see what this means!? Man was not originally designed to die! At the point man and woman had not eaten of the tree of good and evil, which means at this point they were going to live forever! FOREVER!

But we know the story goes on: Gen 3:17 "And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."

So now for the first time we see "death." Why? Because Adam and Eve choose not to obey God. God fulfilled His word and told Adam because you have done this you will return to the dust of the ground.

So...the question is, how do we return to the state of eternal life instead of death?

Good news! There has been a plan made, also way back in Genesis.
Gen 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent:
“ Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.

15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

16 To the woman He said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”

This is speaking of Jesus! What about Jesus though? How does Jesus cause us to live forever? How does He restore eternal life to us?

Romans 5:18 "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."

This is explaining that by Adam everyone was condemned to die and be under judgment.
But by one man's righteousness came justification of life (That one man is Jesus).

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12"Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

15But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Did you read that! Especially the last part..."eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

John 3: 14"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

This is the way to eternal life! It's yours, if you will only believe.

John 10:27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. "

This is where the fable "The Fountain of Youth" came from.
Jesus is that fountain! Let me prove it!!
John 4:10 "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living waterstyle="font-style:italic;">." (Speaking of Himself)

John 7:38 "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."

Revelation 7:17 "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."

Are you ready for the living water?

Say this pray and mean it from your heart and you shall be saved and have eternal life.
"Dear Lord, I believe you are the living water of life. I confess I am a sinner and ask that you forgive me of all my sins. Please come into my heart this day, cleanse me and save me; in Jesus name, amen."

If you just said that prayer from your heart and confessed it with your mouth, you are now born again.

I encourage you to leave me a comment and if you have any questions feel free to email me at dextersadventures@yahoo.com

Wishing you Wealth and Riches in every part of your life!


Friday, September 24, 2010

What A Great Birthday!

I have to back up a few days to explain how special things have been happening to me lately. You'll want to read because special things can happen in your life too, if they are not already.

You might say I've been experimenting with "The Law of Love". Some people call it the "Law of Attraction" but really in my opinion, "The Law of Love" describes it much better!

The Bible says "Love overcomes all" and also "Love never fails". I never knew how this could apply in my life other than relationships until recently. You might say the light bulb has turned on and it's getting brighter all the time!

So my first experiment was a long stem rose. I wanted one because I happen to love good smelling roses. Being a X Professional Gardner brought a real love of roses in my life for many years now.

Anyways...I haven't seen roses in the house for about a year, and decided that I would like 1 Long Stem Rose that was high fragrance. I emailed myself the intention but told no one. The 2nd day I set out an empty vase on the table and then grabbed it and smelled my rose (that wasn't there yet). MMMM SO GOOD!
2 days after I emailed myself, my wife brought home a bouquet of beautiful roses with peacock feathers in them. Even better than I had imagined!
Here's the picture

Now I know the new ages get way off into lady gaga land. lol I'm not proclaiming that everything they have said about The Law of Attraction is correct (in my opinion anyhow) but I do now understand what they are talking about with The Law of Love.

So... that was the start of a great week.

I decided to take off work today to enjoy my Birthday. I love fireworks very much. Matter of fact, 4th of July is one of my favorite Holidays besides for Christmas.
Well...as I was walking out of work the good Lord had a surprise birthday gift for me last night. Yep, Fireworks! We have a baseball stadium not too far from where I work and they just started shooting off their fireworks as I got out of work.
What an enjoyable night!

I decided to have a custom made cake with a Rhino on top. I ordered from a friend of mine that recently went into business making custom cakes and I told her I'd like a Rhino cake with some type of Jungle Thyme along with it being triple chocolate.
We agreed it would be a two tier cake, but beyond that no details were given.
BUT, I had imagined a rhino on top of the cake sitting on his rear and chocolate chips inside the cake too. You guessed it, that's exactly what I got!
Here's the picture:

By the way if you want a custom made cake of your own and you're in the Central PA area, you can contact Kitty Kakes.

I was able to BBQ outside. It was perfect weather for it. Warm with a slight breeze.
BBQing veggies, hotlinks (I know, not good for me, but once in awhile is okay), Chicken, and ribs. All the food was wonderful, but what was the best was my son who recently has returned from Iraq was able to spend it with us, and our daughter who recently came to join us from the Philippines also! What a special day.

On top of that, so many of my wonderful Face Book friends wished me a happy birthday too. Some people may think that's no big deal, that someone online wishing you a happy birthday, but for me; I am grateful that they take time out of their lives to wish me a Happy Birthday. If you're one of them, THANK YOU for making my day special too!

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Find these Jewels and live forever! -part 5 Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish

Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish

We all know by now that Fruits, Vegetables, and fish are really good healthy food to eat to make and keep your body healthy. But what kinds are the best and why?

Let's start with Fish

The best type of Fish to eat is the kind that has plenty of Omega 3's and Omega 6's in it.

The omega-3 fatty acides found in salmon benefit the body in many ways.
They improve blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids help feed the brain.
Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels.

I want to share a blog that talks about the dangers of too much fish oil. Here it is: http://www.aboutomega3.com/know_the_side_effects_of_too_much_fish_oil.html

Now on to what type of fish and fish oil supplements you will want to take:

Fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, and albacore tuna, contain the most omega-3 fatty acids and therefore the most benefit, but many types of seafood contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Most freshwater fish have less omega-3 fatty acids than do fatty fish from the sea. Lake trout have relatively high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon benefit the body in many ways. They improve heart, brain and blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids feed the brain. Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels. Omega fats have a protective effect, making this fatty acid a must-have nutrient in your diet.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon benefit the body in many ways. They improve heart, brain and blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids feed the brain. Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels. Omega fats have a protective effect, making this fatty acid a must-have nutrient in your diet. Wild Salmon is the best to eat especially from Alaska. You will want to avoid farm raised Salmon as they may have toxins in them.

How to prepare fish: Fish that is baked, broiled, or grilled is best. The health benefits of fish are greatly reduced by battering and frying the fish.

How often should you eat fish? Twice a week is what is recommend by most experts.

So what do you do if you don't like the taste of fish?
You can take fish oil supplements instead! Be careful though which type you choose, as fish oil if not properly handled can go rancid very quickly and cause your body more harm than good.
I recommend Young Livings "Omega Blue" capsules. Only the highest quality fish mixed with essential oils. Best of all, no after taste!

FRUITS & Vegetables

Antioxidants provide around-the-clock defenses against free-radical damage to your arteries. Researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University measured various fruits for their ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), a fancy way of saying their antioxidant power. Here are the top 10 performers

All antixoidant capacity measures are estimated by Ferric Reducing Power and are expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent (TE) per 100 grams or 3.53 ounces, accurate to ±5%.

Wolfberry, Ningxia, dried


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Wolfberry, Chinese



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Raspberry, Black














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† Chart entitled Top Antioxidant Foods, on page 48 of Discovery of the Ultimate Superfood by Gary Young ND, Ronald Lawrence MD, PhD, Marc Schreuder; Essential Science Publishing; © July 2005.

ƒ Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, Appendix F, page 493.

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Why no juices?
ORAC Issues.

We chose not to list ORAC scores for various juices for two reasons:

1. Each time juice ingredients or processing changes, the former ORAC score is rendered irrelavent and misleading.

2. When ORAC became popular, many companies started manipulating the test by using isolated/manufactured ingredients that were of questionable health benefit yet spiked the ORAC score of their juice.

We have found that a comparison of SOD activity paints a much more accurate picture as to whether the goodness of the original fruit is retained in the final product.

As always, locally grown and organic is highly recommended.

If you found any of this information helpful, please leave me a comment.

Next post will give you the jewel of how to have ever lasting life! The 6th and final part of "Find these Jewels and live forever!"

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in each area of your life!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Discover these Jewels and live forever! Part 4-Less stress

Stress is a killer!

In my work alone (in a call center) in the last 5 years I've know at least three people who have had heart issues because of stress. One of the three had a heart attack, one had a stroke, and the last one; I'm not sure.

110 million people die annually due to stress. That is 7 people all around the world every 2 seconds.

You do not have to be one of them. There are ways to reduce your stress level no matter what type of job you have.

I'm going to list some suggestions that will help you become either stress free or at least reduce your stress level.

1. Only work up to 6 days a week.

There are many good reasons why ancient scripture teaches that God took 6 days to make the world, and on the 7th He rested and that we are commanded to rest the 7th day.

It does not matter if you are a believer or not to follow this rule. Everything and everyone needs a rest and when you take one day of the week to rest, it renews your body, mind, and spirit. (More on renewing your spirit later).
When you take this day of rest, I suggest you have all electronics off for a 24 hour period. No Television, no radio, and no computer or phone.
Also no shopping and especially no work. Relax with friends and or family. Take time to know them and be with them.

Anyhow when was the last time you just had family time with no distractions?

If your the person that does the cooking for your home, then have something already prepared from the day before, and simply heat it up. Or eat something cold for a change. In other words to "slaving over the stove" on this day.

Take this time to read, and to think about what your goals will be for the coming week.

If possible, give your car a rest too, but if not; at least keep driving to a minimum.

2. Learn relaxation techniques.

I learned way back in high school from a psychology teacher how to relax my body using a bio feedback machine. When you get good at using one, you can slow your heart beat down even, like I did.

If you don't have the money or desire to buy a bio feedback machine, that's okay; I can teach you some basic techniques right now. (Yes and all for free! What a blog hu!?)

A. Sit up on your bed. We will start with your head and neck.
Close your eyes and move your head slowly around counter close wise in a smooth motion. (never a jerky motion). Now do it close wise, and back again counter clock wise.

B. Lay down flat on your back. You may use a pillow if you wish.
Bring your shoulders all the way to your neck and then let them drop slowly.
Do this and then a deep inhale from your belly, not your chest. Hold it for 3 to 5 seconds and then release your breath. (Breath in through your nose, and exhale out of your mouth). You can do it just though your nose if it feels more natural.

C. Now tighten your right arm and then relax it. Do this a few times and then your right hand and open it. Do the same with the left arm and left hand.

D. With each leg, tighten the left one, and then relax. Do this a few times and then do the other leg a few times.

E. Tighten your butt cheeks and release a few times.

F. Curl your toes and hold them and then release them. Do this a few times.

G. Breathe deep from your belly, hold he breath for a few seconds and then exhale.
Do this over and over until you feel relaxed.

To enhance this relaxation of your body, you can play very soft music if your choice if you wish and also you could use a Therapeutic Essential Oil such as lavender to diffuse in your room to bring even more relaxation to your body.

Now the neat thing about it is, you don't have to be laying down in your bed to do these relaxation techniques I've listed above. You could be anywhere including your office at your desk.

3. Take a hot bath with Epsom salt and if you like add Lavender Therapeutic Essential oil ahead of time to your bath salt as well. Soak for awhile and just close your eyes and relax. Forget about your troubles and the world and picture yourself in a hot spa on a nice exclusive island resort. ahhhhh yes.

4. Give a hearty laugh everyday

Life can be very serious at times, so take some time and just laugh at something. Go ahead, give yourself permission; it's okay. Laughter releases stress and makes your whole body feel happier too.

5. Use your 7th day of rest of meditation.

No, I don't mean ooommmmmm, but time to think about life in general. To be thankful for everything you possibly can be. There is always something to be thankful for, even if it's the air we breathe.

6. Start your day out right.

Most people hit the snooze a few times until the very last minute (or sometimes past the last minute) they can, hit the shower (maybe) and rush off to work.

Instead, when your "alarm" which you should rename "opportunity clock" sounds, hit snooze (This is after you have set the clock to sound earlier than you must get up to be onetime) and lay there and think of things to be grateful for.
My friend Mirdza came up with this idea a few months ago. She suggests you start being grateful for all the parts of your body that do NOT hurt, instead of thinking of only the parts that do hurt or are sore. Just lay there and be thankful for all parts of your body that are feeling good. Then from there you can be thankful you woke up at all, and start being thankful for the day.

7. Eat a good breakfast

No, donuts and coffee would not be considered a good breakfast.
Eat something that will make you feel full (but not lethargic) for the rest of the morning. Something nutritious. It will cause your whole body to feel better and your mind will be much more awake and able to work better. (Mama was right, eat a good breakfast before going out).

8. Stop eating at least 3 hours before bedtime. Give your body time to digest your food before going to sleep. It will help you sleep better and possibly give you less nightmares too.

9. Feed your mind with uplifting positive stories in the morning.

A lot of people love to read the newspaper and sip on coffee first thing in the morning. If you haven't noticed already, bad news sells and that's what you're feeding your mind first thing in the morning, negative stressful news. By time you start your work day out, you're body is already feeling stressed from all the negative things you fed your mind earlier.

10. Start your morning out instead with some type of stretching. The Chinese in many Countries do Tia Chi in the morning.

11. Talk with someone you can trust.

Heart to heart talks with someone really help reduce the stress. I'm sure you've heard the term "Getting it off your chest."
Sometimes that's exactly what we need to do. Just vent.
While I wouldn't make it a habit, there are times you need to.

12. Get your own little running water fall.

"Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure." -- Patch Adams

13.Renew your Spirit by Prayer and the word of God.

God never intended for you to carry the load on your own.
He says to cast all your burdens on Him. He wants to actually take your burden off your shoulders and put it on Him instead. Don't worry, He's a big God, He can handle what ever burden you have. When you give it to Him, be sure not to take it back. Leave it with Him. Put your trust in Him that He will take care of "it".
Prayer makes a big difference, but it has to come from the heart. If it's just a head prayer, you're not really praying. Ask God to give you peace, and He will. A peace that no one else could even provide.

And what better place to find the will of God for your life than the Holy Bible.
I encourage you to read it daily and think and talk of it too each day.

And now a special 4 minute movie to help you relax and feel good: http://www.naturesinspirationmovie.com/

The next post will be "Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish." What types are the best and how often you should eat them and why.

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in your life!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Discover these Jewels and live forever! Part 3-Exercise

The Third Jewel that you want to discover and have in your life is Exercise.

But what type, how much, and how often?

I recently bought a pedometer. It counts the number of steps, distance, and calories.
Super easy to use. Just clip it to your belt and your ready to go.
Dr. Oz on the Dr. Oz show recommends at least 10,000 steps a day to get and stay healthy.

I work an office job 8 hours a day, 5 days a week ,plus at home on the computer for another 1 to 2 hours a day with my part time business. That's a lot of sitting! I've found without going to the gym or any "extra" walking, I only step around 1500 steps a day. A far cry from 10,000!

The good news is, with walking around on my 2 breaks and going to the gym for 1/2 hour I average around 5,000 steps a day.
Now I'll need to find a way to increase that without having to put another 1/2 hour at the gym, such as parking on the 4th level parking lot and walking up and down the stairs instead of taking the elevator. More walking on my 2nd break. Using the stairs to get to the floor I work on also instead of the elevator. Things like that will all add up for me, and for you too if you work a office job or spend a lot of time at your desk from home.
Finding fun activities on the weekend will increase my walking time too.

So if you haven't guessed it yet, walking is a great way to stay healthy. All the experts agree.

Gardening is an excellent source of exercise and you'll benefit from the organic aspect of it too. Nothing better to me than a home grown tomato!
My mother in-law is in her 70's and works on the family farm as often as she can. It keeps her body and mind young. All that bending, moving, walking keeps her flexible which is my next major point.

Besides for muscle building, you want your body to be flexible too. It does no good to build muscle and not be able to bend over because your so stiff you can't move.

Do you remember the Kung Fu expert and movie star Bruce Lee? He knew not only was it important to know the moves automatically and have strong muscles but also to be flexible was key to moving fast and having a healthy body.

The Chinese use Tai Chi to bring both spiritual and physical harmony to their lives.
When I was in Hong Kong I witnessed first hand that every morning they would go outside and gather in groups and do Tai Chi together. It was quite impressive to watch these different groups in the morning start out their day in this manner.
I believe we westerners have some things to learn still!

Muscle building burns calories even after your done working out. It's a great way to keep burning calories!

How often to exercise?

To align yourself with the instructions of ancient scriptures, 6 days a week, and the 7th day for rest and worship.

How Much?

At least 10,000 steps a day would be your starting goal.
At the gym as far as working your muscles, I'd recommend if you're totally out of shape, start out with no more than 15 minutes a day for the first week or two.
The important thing is, listen to your body. It's okay to sweat and feel your heart beat, but if you can't talk while walking your pushing yourself too hard and need to slow down a bit. There are more technical ways of gauging this as far as heart rate and so forth, but a little common sense goes a long ways. If you want to know more though and get more into details there are plenty of resources online and off to reference.

As you can see I am working myself into more exercise in my own life to have the full Wealth and Riches that God wants for me. It is a Jewel that I am grasping to keep for the rest of my days and it's my hope you will too.

Stay tuned for Discover these Jewels and live forever, Part 4 of "Low Stress" next.

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Discover these Jewels and live forever! Part 2-Fables?

Discover these Jewels and live forever! Part 2 寧夏枸杞

Have you heard of the fountain of youth? The fountain that if drunken from, will make you young and keep you young forever? A children s fable right?
Perhaps...but I've found many of our fables are indeed based on fact.

Can I prove it to you? Yes? Okay, great. But before we talk about the Fountain of Youth, let's talk about another fable, Dragons!
What about Dragons? Another child's fable of Knights in shinning armor slaying the dragons and being hero's! What a great story and so exciting too. Too bad it's just a fable right? After all, we all know there were never any dragons...or do we?

I found something in the ancient scriptures. A real jewel indeed that describes a real dragon! Not a symbol of one, but an actual dragon. Would you like to know where that scripture is? Yes? I thought so, lets keep reading.

Isaiah 30:6 The burden against the beasts of the South.
Through a land of trouble and anguish,
From which came the lioness and lion,
The viper and fiery flying serpent,
They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on the humps of camels,
To a people who shall not profit;

Job 41 (English Standard Version)

Job 41

1 "Can you draw out(A) Leviathan[b] with a fishhook
or press down his tongue with a cord?
2Can you put a rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3Will he make many pleas to you?
Will he speak to you soft words?
4Will he make a covenant with you
to take him for your servant forever?
5Will you play with him as with a bird,
or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
6Will traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7Can you fill his skin with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?
8Lay your hands on him;
remember the battle—you will not do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of a man is false;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
10No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
13Who can strip off his outer garment?
Who would come near him with a bridle?
14Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth is terror.
15His back is made of rows of shields,
shut up closely as with a seal.
16One is so near to another
that no air can come between them.
17They are joined one to another;
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18His sneezings flash forth light,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
19Out of his mouth go flaming torches;
sparks of fire leap forth.
20Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke,
as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21His breath kindles coals,
and a flame comes forth from his mouth
22In his neck abides strength,
and terror dances before him.
23The folds of his flesh(I) stick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.
24His heart is hard as a stone,
hard as the lower millstone.
25When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.
26Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail,
nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
27He counts iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee;
for him sling stones are turned to stubble.
29Clubs are counted as stubble;
he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
30His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31He makes the deep boil like a pot;
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32Behind him he leaves a shining wake;
one would think the deep to be white-haired.
33 On earth there is not his like,
a creature without fear.
34He sees everything that is high;
he is king over all the sons of pride."

There you have it folks! A fire breathing dragon in more than one place found in ancient scripture.

So, we see a so called fable to be based on truth!
The same I dare say about the "fable" of the fountain of youth.

Once upon a time, man use to live for hundreds and hundreds of years. We don't see people living past 120 years any more. The average life span considering the whole world is 67.2 years. That's it folks! Poof, done!

But now, let's look into possible causes of people to live into their 100's, in other words a centenarian and not only live into their 100's but also still able to get around and work in their gardens. (Not bed bound with tubes sticking out of every hole).

While there is no one single source, I have found some possible "Fountains of Youth"

I found this article in the China Daily paper (online) stating that there are many Centenarians in the Xinjiang, China region that has the highest proportion of centenarians in the country, with 1,413 people aged 100 years or older, or 73 in every 1 million people.

A 121-year-old Sadiq Sawut from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region topped the list as the oldest man, while Maihefu Zihan, from the same region, was the oldest woman at 118 with pictures. You can find the article here: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-10/08/content_7086173.htm

I then looked up NingXia Wolfberry in Wikipedia and it reads:
"The majority of commercially produced wolfberries come from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of north-central China and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China."

Perhaps one of a few reasons there are people living to very old ages there?

There is also a unsupported claim that a Chinese man named Li Qing Yuen, who was said to have consumed wolfberries daily, lived to the age of 252 years (1678–1930).

There are other contributing reasons people there and else where are living to a very old age such as
* Exercise
* Low Stress
* Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish
* Prayer

We will examine more of each of these in a later blog.

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Discover these Jewels and live forever!

Have you ever gone Treasure Hunting? How about to Yard Sales?
It's it great when you are looking all over and you see all kinds of stuff that you
at use at the time, and then suddenly you see that very thing you've been looking for for so long.

My mom had that happen to her many years ago. We were driving around on the weekend as usual hitting up all the local Yard Sales. It's so fun seeing all the interesting things that people have for sale. Sometimes you even run across something you have no idea what it is. Well, one of the habits my mom developed is when she met someone having a sale that was elderly, she would ask "Do you have any jewelry you would like to sell?" More times than oft. they would say "No I don't think I do" but this one day the answer was different.
She said "Yeah, you know I've been meaning to sell some jewelry I have." She went into the house and came out of the house with something wrapped in a white tissue.
She handed it to my mom, and my mom slowly opened it to reveal a old pocket watch that was real gold and had jewels in the works also. It was beautiful. My mom asked
"Do you really want to see this?" and the lady said "yes I do." My mom asked how much she wants for the watch and the lady answered "One Hundred Dollars." My mom looked it over some more and offered the lady Sixty instead. (You learn how to haggle at yard sales). The lady happily took the Sixty Dollars and we walked away with a treasure worth back then $400. Today, I still posses that very same gold pocket watch and value it not only for what it is, but the memory of my mom who has since passed away many years ago.

It's much like that with learning about life also. There are clues and jewels to be found that once found, you'll keep with you for the rest of your life because they are so valuable and useful.

The Holy Bible that is thousands of years old contains many such jewels. Today's Christian's tend to glaze right over them, because many of these jewels are found in the Old Testament. Since we have the New Testament, many people disregard the advice found there in. Since God is the author of both the Old and the New Testament, what He has to say is equally important. Makes sense right? What I'm trying to say is the New Testament does not make invalid the Old Testament.

Ah but on to these jewels. Where are they to be found?

Let us examine one of many. Genesis 9:2-4 (New International Version)

2 The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. 3 Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

4 "But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.

So, we learn quite a few things with these passages of God's instruction to Adam and Eve.

First we learn that before the fall, God designed it for them to eat plants and fruits. It was their "meat". After the fall, God told them that now the animals were to be food for them also.

We then learn that even though God has given them animals to eat, the lifeblood of the animals was not to be eaten. This is an important point that we are not to ignore. So in other words, we are not to eat meat raw like an animal, nor to have it bloody.

So from these scriptures we learn that plants and fruits were in God's original design for us to eat. Therefore it should be our #1 choice to eat also. I'm not advocating being a vegan (unless you so choose) but our main foods to live a healthy life should be vegetables and fruits.

We also learn that when we do eat meat, it's not to be bloody.

These are MANY MORE jewels are to be found in the ancient scriptures. Jewels we can use to live a totally healthy life both spiritually and physically.

I will touch on more of these in future blogs.

I also am writing an e-book about these treasures. Let me know if you have an interest.

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

What will you do without your pills?

What will you do without your pills?

In today's modern lifestyle have you ever stopped and asked yourself "What did people do before there were pills?"

Have you ever watched one of those pharmacy commercials on Television that tell you about the latest and greatest pill? A pill for breathing easier, a pill for anxiety, a pill for erection dysfunction. On and on. GREAT, right? Wrong. Because towards the end of those miracle drug pills is the disclaimers of some of the many things that your body could react to in taking these pills. All the way from Diarrhea to death and everything in-between.

As one stand up comedy show I watched said. "My cousin Lewie has the hook up on different drugs taken from his Doctor. He gave him a purple pill which causes a very hard erection. Well, the man needed this and took it from his cousin. Went home and right before sex, he took the pill. Sure enough it worked. It was great! No problem getting it up at all. As he was going at it with his wife, his stomach started feeling a little funny. Then it started cramping, then suddenly diarrhea hit, uncontrollable diarrhea! Yeah...right there in the middle of the act!, what a mess! He didn't read the side effect on the bottle that said "might cause severe diarrhea. See your Doctor if this happens."

Funny! But not so funny if you have to choose between the two. Not funny with other severe effects on the body. Helping one thing while causing another problem else where.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not against medicine or Doctors. What I am against is when we take a medication that can cause other health issues when there are natural alternatives that cause ZERO side effects.
What I am against is vaccinations that have not been proven effective or safe when we could be building up our God given immune system in a natural way.

Long before there were pills there were herbs, essential oils, and prayer.
Today's modern World has almost lost these natural wonders in bringing relief.
See I can't even use the word "healing" because the FDA would come down on me and others card if we said "This Herb or oil can heal you". What ever happened to freedom of the press and speech in the USA anyhow?

How is it that cigarettes are approved by the FDA when they are proven to contain known chemicals that can cause cancer but a person that knows of a natural substance that can help a person can't say "cure"? I think it has to be all about the $$$.

The next time something comes up in your life, find out instead what Essential oils and herbs can do for you instead. Educate yourself, because the FDA will not.

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!