Catholic History

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How Old Is Your Church?

If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.

If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.

If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.

If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.

If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.

If you are a Methodist, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are a Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.

If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1829.

If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.

If you are of the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your religion in New York in 1628.

If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.

If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as 'Church of the Nazarene," "Pentecostal Gospel." "Holiness Church," "Pilgrim Holiness Church," "Jehovah's Witnesses," your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by men within the past century.

If you are Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.

Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground

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What kind of Society do we live in? This is Heartbreaking!


OBION COUNTY, Tenn. - Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight.

A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.

The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.

Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.

The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.

This fire went on for hours because garden hoses just wouldn't put it out. It wasn't until that fire spread to a neighbor's property, that anyone would respond.

Turns out, the neighbor had paid the fee.

"I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong," said Gene Cranick.

Because of that, not much is left of Cranick's house.

They called 911 several times, and initially the South Fulton Fire Department would not come.

The Cranicks told 9-1-1 they would pay firefighters, whatever the cost, to stop the fire before it spread to their house.

"When I called I told them that. My grandson had already called there and he thought that when I got here I could get something done, I couldn't," Paulette Cranick.

It was only when a neighbor's field caught fire, a neighbor who had paid the county fire service fee, that the department responded. Gene Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception and save his home, the chief wouldn't.

We asked him why.

He wouldn't talk to us and called police to have us escorted off the property. Police never came but firefighters quickly left the scene. Meanwhile, the Cranick home continued to burn.

We asked the mayor of South Fulton if the chief could have made an exception.

"Anybody that's not in the city of South Fulton, it's a service we offer, either they accept it or they don't," Mayor David Crocker said.

Friends and neighbors said it's a cruel and dangerous city policy but the Cranicks don't blame the firefighters themselves. They blame the people in charge.

"They're doing their job," Paulette Cranick said of the firefighters. "They're doing what they are told to do. It's not their fault."

To give you an idea of just how intense the feelings got in this situation, soon after the fire department returned to the station, the Obion County Sheriff's Department said someone went there and assaulted one of the firefighters.

Hummingbirds in South Florida

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South Florida Hummingbirds

October is the time to begin to get your Fall gardens in order.!
The hummers are heading down South again and you can easily attract them into your yards. These little guys are amazing to watch! It's fun to watch them hover and remain in one spot while they feed.
Simply hang out your hummingbird feeders, Fire spike is a wonderful plant to use to bring them to your yard. Make sure all other bird feeders are removed. You don't have to buy commercial food for the hummers. Just add 1 part sugar to 3 parts water. Make sure your feeders are cleaned out regularly. You don't want to make them sick!
It's as simple as that! Have your camera ready because these guys are not easily photographed! They are so quick, but what a delight they are! They will be here from about now till April so enjoy them while you can!

Vege Gardening

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Starting my Vegetable garden today!

Today , May 3 The weather is incredibly beautiful! Monday blah.... Wish the weekend didn't pass so fast!
I'm going to begin my organic vegetable garden today. Getting ready to go pick up some organic soil and then I have a work table I use as my planting place! And I actually picked up a "green house" of sorts . I'll post pictures as son as I put it together.
I'm excited! Every year I have a herb & Butterfly garden going, (once you start Butterfly gardening you'll never stop!) LOL
First seeds to get going will be my organic cucumbers. They are so expensive a whole Foods! :~(
Organic tomato's, carrots,cayenne pepper, lettuce & cilantro,maybe a few more?? I know I'll have to cover some of these with bridal vale to keep my butterflies away.I thought I'd jump this season & not plant Butterfly plants but when was at Flamingo Gardens a young girl walked in with a container of caterpillars and I was hooked again! Oh Brother!
Well off I go to begin my day! Love & Good Health to all you!

Dr. Mercola Shocking Warning about Swine Flu Vaccine!

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Another Shocking Warning About Swine Flu Vaccine
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
September 08 2009

swine flu, vaccineThe swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shocking warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals, and some fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

The vaccine can also cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.


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Dr. Mercola''s Comments Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Finally some good news to report about the swine flu mess.

This site, and many others seeking to shed light on this deceptive manipulation, are making a huge impact and the people are refusing to believe the government propaganda.

Vaccine safety advocates everywhere are beginning to make a serious dent. According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of people in the US now believe the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus.

Additionally, there is more good news when it comes to what health care professionals believe. Research published in the August 25 issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that more than half of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would also refuse the H1N1 vaccine, due to concerns about side effects and doubts about its efficacy.

New Potential Health Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine Emerge

Just last week I reported on the confidential correspondence between the British Health Protection Agency and 600 neurologists, warning them to be on the lookout for cases of Guillain- Barré Syndrome once the swine flu vaccine campaign begins.

I’ve published earlier articles about some of the more dangerous ingredients in this vaccine, such as mercury, and squalene, which has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Now, German lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has come out about even more potential health risks associated with the swine flu vaccine. Interestingly, Dr. Wodarg also holds political office, as the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council.

According to Dr. Wodarg, the swine flu vaccine contains animal cancer cells, and there’s no data indicating whether or not this may cause an allergic reaction when injected.

It also raises questions about the risk of contracting cancer.

He also told the German press that the widespread fear of the pandemic was an “orchestration,” stating,

It is great business for the pharmaceutical industry. Swine flu is not very different from normal flu. On the contrary, if you look at the number of cases it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak.”

More Documentation about Swine Flu Vaccine Safety

A recent article by Dr. Blaylock also highlights the many reasons why the vaccine may be far more dangerous than the virus. If you have interest in this issue I would strongly encourage you to read Dr. Blaylock’s article.

He states that the Baxter swine flu vaccine, called Celvapan, uses cultured cells from the African green monkey, which has previously been implicated as having transmitted a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses, including the HIV virus.

Likewise, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, believes the side effects of the vaccine can be far worse than the actual swine flu virus, which typically causes only mild symptoms, requiring just a few days in bed.

As you may already know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consistently claim the seasonal flu kills about 36,000 Americans each year. After investigating that figure, it has been found to be a gross exaggeration based on flawed data compilation, but still, the swine flu has claimed FAR fewer lives than the seasonal flu in any given year, and no draconian measures have ever been taken to curtail the seasonal flu.

Based on a rational view of the numbers involved, the widespread fear over the swine flu certainly appears completely unwarranted.

I’d also like to point out that even though the World Health Organization’s web site claims that there has been at least 2,185 deaths from the swine flu worldwide, stating that: “Given that countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, the number of cases reported actually understates the real number of cases,” the truth is likely quite different..

Why?

Because some countries, such as Great Britain, are now recording any and all cases of flu as the swine flu, based on nothing more than an online questionnaire.

How would this practice lead to an understatement of the real number of swine flu cases?

Without laboratory verification, it’s quite likely that a very large number of these so-called swine flu cases are in fact cases of seasonal flu.

Industry Versus Independent Research Findings -- Who are You Going to Believe?

Dr. Blaylock claims to have reviewed a number of studies on the immune adjuvant squalene, and found that several of the human test studies found it to be very safe. However, upon further investigation, they were all done by the pharmaceutical companies using the adjuvant.

However, a great number of the studies done by independent research facilities all found a strong link between squalene or MF-59 (which contains squalene) and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Blaylock warns,

Studies of other immune adjuvants using careful tracer techniques have shown that they routinely enter your brain following vaccination.

What most people do not know, even the doctors who recommend the vaccines, is that most such studies by pharmaceutical companies observe the patients for only one to two weeks following vaccination—these types of reactions may take months or even years to manifest.”

This is a major point.

If you were to develop an autoimmune disease years down the line, how would you ever be able to prove that your disease originated in a needle?

And worse, even if you could prove it, it wouldn’t do you any good, because vaccine manufacturers have cleverly manipulated government into granting them immunity against lawsuits, should any harm be caused by this experimental vaccine.

Why You Should Avoid Other Anti-Virals as Well

British researchers recently warned that the antiviral medication Tamiflu is “inappropriate for healthy adults.”

"Recommending the use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with [flu] symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action," they concluded.

The study, published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, recommends that healthy people who get the swine flu should NOT be treated with antivirals like Tamiflu or Relenza, unless they suffer complications from the flu.

Based on their findings, either drug will reduce your illness by about HALF A DAY.

For people with health conditions like diabetes or asthma, Relenza was able to cut sickness by just under one full day, and Tamiflu by three-quarters of a day, on average.

Seriously… Are the potentially serious side effects really worth the risk, to gain maybe half a day? You’ll STILL spend five or six days in bed, with or without the shot, as it does not necessarily PREVENT the flu, it just reduces the length of your illness by a few hours if you do get it!

Free Book on Vaccine Dangers

All truth passes through 3 stages:

First it is ridiculed
Second, it is violently opposed
Third, it is accepted as self evident

This famous quote by Arthur Schopenhauer is one of my favorites, and is, I believe, how history will in the end view the issue of vaccines.

Right now, we are in the second stage, and you can see that by statements such as the one made by the chief medical editor at NBC News, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is quoted as saying that “people should reject conspiracy theories about the vaccine’s safety, trust the government, and get your damn vaccine.”

Don’t fall for such irrational attempts to emotionally manipulate you away from the facts.

For a great review of why mandatory vaccinations are unconstitutional and illegal, I recommend the book “Horrors of Vaccination Exposed and Illustrated; Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in the Army and Navy,” by Charles M. Higgins.

Written in 1920, the book is now in the public domain and can be read and downloaded for free by clicking this link. It discusses the dangers of vaccinations, the cover-ups of vaccine deaths, and explains your constitutional rights and the medical trends that are stripping those rights away, and is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first written.

If you prefer a hardcopy version, you can also purchase the book, as it has recently been republished.

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Easter Basket Goodies

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Are you beginning to think about some "healthy alternatives" to fill Easter Baskets with.
These are great as gifts to friends or just to use in your own baths!
They are "fun" little bundles! You can use them to keep your skin soft and clean.Keep extras around to tuck into gift baskets for friends.
Ingredients vary for different effects and different individuals.

I like to use the natural cheesecloth materials, but you can choose any materials you like.
Open up the cheesecloth mix together the herbs,natural soap flakes, oatmeal and essential oils.Pull the side up together to create a sack or pouch and tie the corners up with a pretty string or ribbon.
Use this in the shower to scrub your skin, oatmeal for dry skin, essential oils for their many healing properties, herbs for their own healing properties and of course the soap for cleansing.
Hang to dry between baths to make it last longer.

You can experiment with your own combinations to create your favorite.
It's a great little gift made with Love!

Scrubbing Sacks

1 large square of cheesecloth or even gauze will work 4x4
1 tablespoon of dried herbs
or 3 tablespoons of fresh herbs
1/2 cup grated natural soap flakes
1/2 cup oatmeal
3-4 drops of essential oils
1- 6 inch piece of string or ribbon

*¨¨* Wake Up Sack *¨¨*
Use peppermint herbs, oatmeal, natural soap
and peppermint essential oils

*¨¨* Relaxing Sack *¨¨*
Chamomile herbs, oatmeal, natural soap
and Lavender essential oil

*¨¨* Woman's Healing Sack *¨¨*
Rose hips herbs,Oatmeal, natural soap
Rose essential Oil



*¨¨* Men's healing sacks *¨¨*
Sage herbs, oatmeal, natural soap flakes,
rosemary essential oils

Remember Essential oils have so many healing properties.

They have excellent germicidal and antifungal properties.
It takes one ton of some herb leaves to create one pound of essential oils.
They offer wide ranges of uses.
Including, treatment of colds, flu's, herpes, thrust, athletes foot, warts,and infections.
Essential oils fight against bacteria, fungi and viruses. They are a powerful immune stimulant.
Each essential oil has it's own properties. Be sure to check out which ones you include in your scrubbing sacks.

Relax and enjoy! *¨¨*

Coloring Easter Eggs with Plant Based Dyes

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If you would like to start a new healthy tradition with your kids at Easter time how about making your Easter Egg dyes "the old fashion way" plant based dyes!

No more synthetic food dyes. Although they are FDA approved these colors include synthesized petroleum derivatives and even coal tar. Even the ones that are labeled "natural" come from things like carminic acid, commonly used in red food coloring. It comes from dried crushed bodies of pregnant female scale insects called cochineal.

When you use plant based dyes for coloring eggs you know exactly what your getting.
The colors are more vibrant, and we as parents can have a greater sense of relief knowing the source of the dyes! This also becomes a creative project to share with your children, compared to dropping a tablet into a cup of water. It opens up doors for our children to become more in touch with earth materials. It teaches them a better way and lets them know there are other choices.


Some of these materials work best when they are boiled with the eggs (they will be noted below), and some work well made ahead and used by dipping or soaking the eggs. If you are using juice, just use it straight. Bulky materials will be boiled with the eggs or boiled and allowed to cool for dipping. The longer you let the eggs soak, the more intense the color will be (for the boiled versions, you can remove them from the heat and allow to cool in the dye bath).

You can use your favorite egg-dying tricks here as well: Like crayons for a batik effect or rubber bands for a tie-dye effect. If you like a glossy egg, you can rub the dyed eggs with vegetable oil when they are dry.

Red
*Red onion skins, use a lot (boil with eggs)
*Pomegranate juice

Orange
*Yellow onion skins (boil with eggs)

Yellow
*Lemon or orange peel (boil with eggs)
*Carrot tops (boil with eggs)
*Celery seed (boil with eggs)
*Ground cumin (boil with eggs)
*Ground turmeric (boil with eggs)

Yellow Brown
*Dill seeds (boil with eggs)

Brown
*Strong coffee
*Instant coffee
*Black walnut shells (boil with eggs)

Yellow Green
*Bright green apple peels (boil with eggs)

Green
*Spinach leaves (boil with eggs)

Blue
*Canned blueberries and their juice
*Red cabbage leaves (boil with eggs)
*Purple grape juice

Violet Blue
*Violet blossoms
*Red onion skins, less amount than you need to make red (boil with eggs)

Lavender
*Diluted purple grape juice
*Violet blossoms plus squeeze of lemon (boil with eggs)

Pink
*Beets, fresh or canned
*Cranberries or cranberry juice

*Raspberries
*Red grape juice

Also you can wrap the eggs with onion skins and then in cheesecloth
and it will have a marble effect.

On Easter when eggs are removed from the refrigerator to be displayed in baskets, How about gathering twigs and leaves and herbs from the garden to make a beautiful display of your creative work. Not only will it look lovely but you'll add a natural aroma to your home, straight from the garden.
Be creative, and most of all let the kids participate. It helps to develop creat
ivity!

Natural beauty at Home

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Lets begin with 10 steps to "Natural Beauty"
1. "Most Important!" Get Plenty of Rest!
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Eat a balanced(Vegetarian if possible) diet.
4.Drink at least 8 glasses of clean purified water a day.
***my favorite is "reverse Osmosis"***
5. Keep your skin and hair well nourished.
6. Give yourself a weekly facial and monthly body treatment.
7. Brush your teeth after every meal.
8. stay out of the sun during "high peak" hours 10:AM-2:PM.
9. Always use natural products!
10.Have a positive attitude!



AVOCADO STONE SCRUB

"Avocado pits contains skin softening and conditioning powers that remove dead flaky skin."

In a clean seal able bag place clean avocado pits. With a mallet crush the pits into small pieces,about the size of peas. spread the crushed pieces onto a plate or cookie sheet and allow them to dry for a few days.

After they dry grind the pits into a fine scrub the size of coffee grinds using a food processor or coffee grinder. Spread the pieces on the plate or cookie sheet again and allow to them finish drying.

When they are completely dry, store them in a seal able plastic bag.

Now add these small pits to your favorite natural cream or natural soap
such as Dr Brommers to use as a scrub to remove dry dead flaky skin.

You'll notice a beautiful glow to your face.

Ground avocado pits are big news for their powerful cancer-preventive properties.

Apricot Kernels may be substitute for the avocado pit.

Here are a few benefits of the Apricot Kernels and what they are used for.
Apricot kernels and oils have been historically used to treat tumors. The Japanese folk remedy bainiku-ekisu (concentrated Japanese apricot juice) has been used for the treatment of gastritis (stomach inflammation) and enteritis (bowel inflammation) since ancient times, and has recently been studied as a bacteriostatic (stops the growth/reproduction of bacteria) agent. Amygdalin may also be useful for AIDS patients, psoriasis, and hyperoxia (excess of oxygen).

So here's a few thoughts on how to incorporate items from your kitchen and turn them into
beauty aids. They can save you money and by far they are much healthier for you.
They are filled with so many healing properties.

Stay tuned for more at home beauty tips!

Incorporating Magnesium into our Bodies!

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Our Bodies are starving for magnesium, and an easy way of incorporating it into our bodies is by simply soaking in a relaxing bath with magnesium-rich Epsom salt. Magnesium is a very important element.

Magnesium is the second-most abundant element in human cells. It is an important positively charged ion in the body.
Magnesium helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions.
Function such as muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and eliminating harmful toxins out of our bodies.



Science states that most of us are magnesium deficient. That would account for the high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.

Our magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical Standard American diet (SAD) contains much less magnesium than ever before!. The truth is the Standard American diet (SAD) with its fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.

Many think that by taking calcium supplements we are fulfilling that calcium/magnesium quota. But studies show that taking a calcium supplement without enough magnesium can increase the shortage of both nutrients.
Many have five times as much calcium as magnesium in our bodies, although the proper ratio for optimum absorption of both minerals is two to one.

Magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. It is affected by certain foods or drugs, some medical conditions, and the chemistry of a person’s stomach acid can attribute to inefficient magnesium absorption.

So what is the best way to get magnesium into our bodies? Believe it or not Epsom Salts. (Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate) It is very rich in both magnesium and sulfate.
Scientific studies reveal that soaking in Epsom Salt is the best way for our bodies to absorb magnesium and to raise our magnesium levels!




Sulfate plays an important role in the formation of brain tissues, joint proteins
and the proteins that line the wall of your digestive tract.
Sulfate stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants

Here are a few of the benefits you will receive while soaking in an Epsom Bath......

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved oxygen use.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved absorption of nutrients.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

»-(¯`v´¯)-» Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.

*¨¨* Add to the Epsom salts 15 to 24 drops of your favorite Essential Oils
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Recipe for a Relaxing and Calming Bath:

* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Bergamot
* 2 drops Cedarwood

Recipe to relieve Nervousness:

* 6 drops Geranium
* 4 drops Basil

Recipe for Insomnia:

* 4 drops Chamomile
* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Neroli
* 2 drops Marjoram

Recipe for an Energizing Bath:

* 3 drops Rosemary
* 2 drops Lemon
* 2 drops Frankincense






If you are pregnant or have any health concerns, check with your doctor before using Epsom salts.






Now that you are feeling complete your energy levels will soar!



Have an energenic blessed day!