Kind of a long video. I’m a bit sleepy and rambling in places but… that’s me!
Although I have not yet reached, Exodus in my daily scripture reading, other readings with which I am presently involved have mentioned, Miriam and some interesting aspects of her story of which I previously was unaware.
Miriam was not only the sister of Moses and Aaron, she was a prophetess, she was brave, she was a source of water for the Israelites while they were wandering in the desert. One thing I doubt she would have called herself, especially since the word did not exist back then would have been, ‘feminist’.
I do not understand the need for feminists to attach the word ‘Feminist’ to brave, righteous women of the bible. Is it virtue signalling? Is it a desperate plea for recognition in yet another male-dominated traditional religion?
When I see women ordained as Rabbis, Anglican priests, or stamping around stage in their Protestant ministry, dressed like men and speaking like men I think, ‘how unimaginative’. I believe asserting oneself into male dominated arenas
Miriam stands alone as a righteous women without the need to clarify her through the use of modern feminist language. I cannot imagine her, or any other strong woman of the bible, standing on a street corner wearing a big, pink, vagina costume or cat ear hat.
Whatever feminism started out as, it has become a joke.
Miriam’s water cup should be allowed on the Seder table but not as an act of feminist inclusion, but rather as an acknowledgement of the very important contributions of a brave, righteous woman not only to the Israelites, but to the entire world.
You can be righteous and do brave things without being a ‘feminist’.
It is more important to be obedient to the Lord (which is why, Miriam did what she did and was able to do what she was able to do. Not because she was a feminist but because she was obedient and righteous!), than to be a feminist. You can live without feminism but living without God, without the spirit of obedience (obedience is not a character of feminism so how could feminists label an obedient righteous woman as a feminist?) can have disastrous results in one’s life. Being disobedient, is something, Miriam, a pious Jewish woman, would never have done. she would have known that blessings come from being obedient.
when reading about, and studying, the women of the bible please keep in mind they existed in a different time. this might sound very basic and obvious, but I constantly see people making the great mistake of trying to either judge people in the past by our modern standards, or make the other mistake of trying to give modern labels to the behaviors of those in the past who do admirable things.
The things done by, Miriam were brave, different, maybe even a bit scary to those looking on in awe, or wonder, or even skepticism. To, Miriam however, they would just have been the things she did in obedience to hearing God’s voice. A stirring in her spirit perhaps, or a vivid dream she prayed about the next morning and went on to accomplish in ‘real-time’.
Labeling things done by brave, pious women as ‘feminist’ can be considered exclusionary or even as theft by those who are more traditional. Piety fits into tradition but the modern label of ‘feminism’ is not readily accepted by everyone… nor is it necessary. It is another act of exclusion if one thinks applying the label of ‘feminist’ to brave women of the Torah or Bible is the only way to acknowledge that what these women did was extraordinary (Extraordinary yes, but not unattainable to today’s pious women).
What women like, Miriam, the Myrrh Bearing women celebrated during Pascha and Pentecost, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos) and other women of renown, were able to do was only because of their piety and obedience. the willingness to be a vessel for God. To take a risk in order to help others. Feminism has become such a terribly selfish thing. More like a ravenous, self-serving beast in need of a shock collar (abortion, promiscuity, rage, hate, division, etc.), than a thing of beauty or of benefit. Women of the Bible who were brave and accomplished great things did so out of love for their community. They saw a need and fulfilled it. They were selfless, brave, loving, giving, self-sacrificing.
Women such as Miriam, Sarah, Anna, Mary, et al, are exemplars of piety, righteousness, sacrifice, obedience, and love. They already have crowns of glory. They do not need the label of, ‘feminist’ in order to make them ‘relevant’.
Thank you, Texas for your tireless efforts to stop and stem the killing of unborn children. Abortion is murder. Just because men have made it legal does not mean it is not moral reprehensible.
That said pray for God to have mercy on women who have had abortions. God forgives every sin even abortion if the person who committed it repents.
Please do not condemn anyone to hell for their past. why do you think Jesus came? To forgive our sins.
Genesis 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. Emphasis mine. This scripture shows that God is the ONLY one Who says who is in and who is not IN. In heaven… get it? We have no business saying someone will go to heaven or hell because we are not God.
Pray for God to have mercy on women who have had abortions. Pray… do not condemn.
Or, the Happy Husband, Chicken Alfredo, yum-yum casserole
For lunch today, I made a chicken Alfredo casserole. This is a mostly, from-scratch recipe with a few helper items to speed things along cuz as much as I love cooking, I have a life to live! and so do you.
Maybe it is the cooler weather combined with the cloudy days, and the leaves that have begun, whatever the reason, it is beginning to feel fall-ish here in the Rocky Mountains. time for some rib-stickin’ food.
I made not only the casserole, but a Caesar salad and Texas toast French bread. What fun is it being married if I cannot go all out for my wonderful husband?
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The collection includes: 4 oils to use internally, and three to use externally.
Taking these oils, rubbing them on pressure points, the bottoms of my feet and on sore muscles (the Raven oil), placing them in a diffuser and letting it run, had a noticeable impact on me both physically and emotionally. My sugar cravings have been reduced to almost nothing noticeable. If you struggle with sugar addiction you know how forceful the cravings can be. My mood has been elevated. Many of us have been in a perpetual state of stress since this whole ‘pandemic’ scenario began.
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For decades they sat by silently while a high carb, low-fat diet caused illness and death and did nothing. They did nothing while doctors around them caused people to become addicted to painkillers. Soda and candy machines in schools, silence. They kept to themselves the information about the long term effects on women’s bodies caused by birth control pills, ivf, and abortions.
I truly think that if doctors suddenly had a pay cut and/or could not make as much money (books, speaking gigs, supplements, etc. as they do from illness things would turn around in the medical community.
Suddenly THESE doctors are showing ‘deep concern’ about being around un-‘vaccinated’ people?
Australian Parliament member, George Christensen fighting for the rights of the people. Short summary of video: The Australian gov. fired upon its own people. See what happens when you give up your guns? You have fight, unarmed against a well armed foe.