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*Podcast* Leviticus Chapter 19:32-37- Care of the Elderly & Fear of God

In today’s podcast, we will finish up the Chapter we have been studying, and discuss how we treat elderly people, and the Fear of God.

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In todays’ podcast, we touched in the Fear of God.

For further study on this topic, see these links:

Fear of God, Pt. 1

Fear of God Pt. 2

News from this Week 2/22/23

Breaking World News

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

US officials: Russia carried out failed “Satan II” nuclear missile test ahead of Biden visit to Ukraine

US officials have stated Russia carried out a failed test of its intercontinental “Satan II” ballistic missiles ahead of President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine this week, the London Standard reports.

Russia Will Never Be Victorious In Ukraine,’ Biden Says

U.S. President Joe Biden has told a crowd in Poland that “Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia, never.”

Activists Condemn Jailing Belarus Journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has decried Belarusian authorities for sentencing journalist Yury Hladchuk to 2.5 years in prison.

Latest World News Headlines

Genocide Watch warns of possible new war between Armenia and Azerbaijan this year – February 21, 2023

Russia Suspends Key Nuclear Treaty; NATO Concerned (Worthy News Radio) – February 21, 2023

President Biden Visiting War-Torn Ukraine Pledged More Military Aid – February 20, 2023

Again Powerful Earthquake In Turkish-Syrian Border Area – February 20, 2023

Kosovo Has 15th Independence Anniversary Amid Tensions – February 20, 2023

Iran: Protests erupt for first time in weeks – February 20, 2023

China Considers Sending Weapons to Russia Further Escalating Tensions – February 20, 2023

Breaking Israel News

4.5-magnitude tremor felt in Israel amid uptick in seismic activity

The Israel Geological Institute said a 4.5-magnitude tremor was recorded in the country on Wednesday morning, for the second time this week.

Netanyahu said to huddle repeatedly with military brass over possible attack on Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly held a series of secret high-level meetings with top military officials aimed at upping preparations for a possible confrontation with Iran.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel: Tens of thousands protest government bill to restrict Supreme Court power – February 21, 2023

Israel passes several judicial reforms on first reading – February 21, 2023

Senior Boeing official in Israel to push sale of advanced F-15 jets for Iran strike – February 21, 2023

Israel hits back at UN Security Council for denouncing West Bank settlement activity – February 20, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Concerning Tech Giants’ Liability for Social Media Content

The Internet could soon face a significant transformation, courtesy of the Supreme Court.

Moderna enters R&D collaboration for mRNA gene-editing therapies

Moderna Inc will collaborate with privately-owned Life Edit Therapeutics Inc under an agreement to discover and develop mRNA gene-editing therapies, the companies said on Wednesday.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Supreme Court rejects ACLU challenge to state laws banning anti-Israel boycotts – February 21, 2023

Democratic governors form alliance on abortion rights – February 21, 2023

IRS leaked thousands of Americans’ tax filings; Congress demands to know if it was political – February 21, 2023

Coast-to-coast winter storm to blast millions with threats of blizzard – February 20, 2023

James O’Keefe ousted from Project Veritas after power struggle with board – February 20, 2023

Brain implant startup backed by Bezos and Gates is testing mind-controlled computing on humans – February 20, 2023

U.S. Police Detain Man After Mississippi Mass Shooting – February 19, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Nicaragua Removes Citizenship Church Leaders And Many Others

Nicaragua has stripped more than 90 people of their Nicaraguan citizenship, including the bishop of Managua and a Catholic priest, as part of a crackdown on opponents of the country’s autocratic President Daniel Ortega.

Pakistan Christian Family Faces Deportation Despite Death Threats (Worthy News In-Depth)

A Christian family who fled Pakistan after angry Muslim crowds torched their home and one of them was nearly beaten to death, face forced deportation from Thailand, Worthy News established.

China: Government persecution of Christians worsened last year, report says

The US-based ChinaAid persecution watchdog organization attests in a new report that China’s ruling Communist Party intensified its notorious harassment and mistreatment of Christians in the country last year, the Christian Post reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

10 Anglican Archbishops say Church of England is “disqualified” as “Mother Church” over blessings for same-sex marriages – February 21, 2023

Persecuted Christians in South Asia Bravely Translating the Bible with Help from Wycliffe Associates – February 21, 2023

Nigeria: Christian leaders mark 5th year in captivity of schoolgirl Leah Sharibu abducted by Boko Haram – February 21, 2023

Mozambique: Imprisoned missionaries denied bail – February 21, 2023

20,000 Join Asbury Revival in Weekend Explosion, but Outpouring Will Now Be Moved Off Campus – February 20, 2023

Six Egyptian Coptic Christians released by kidnappers in Libya – February 20, 2023

Asbury University revival moving to new sites to accommodate people arriving from around the world – February 20, 2023

Growing Onions

It is always rewarding, and in our opinion better tasting, when you grow food yourself on your own land. You know where it came from, what you put in to it, and each step in between.

“Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”

1 Cor. 3:8

Getting Your Onion Sets

You should be able to find onion sets at most local farm stores. You will usually find yellows, reds, and white. In our experience, the reds (AKA purple) store the worst, yellows the best, and whites in the middle. We usually plant three of the bags that the farm store has. We have a good time each year playing ‘How many are in the bag’ as a family!


Early Spring is the time to plant your onions. We prefer to plant our onions on little hills. We found that planting them in little ditches makes them hold the moisture in. In our experience, this causes the onions to rot and not store well.

So, with a hoe, make small hills, about 6 inches tall. Once you have finished, push your onions one by one into the top of the hill, leaving only the stem sticking out of the ground. You want to place them about 4 inches apart from each other, so they have room to get good sized.

Nourishing the Plants

We like to put grass clippings (from the yard, not hay necessarily) in between our onion rows. We add another layer every couple of weeks. This helps to add nitrogen to the soil for the onions, as well as keeping in the right amount of moisture for the onions as they grow. This is very important when the heat of summer comes. The grass clippings also help a lot in keeping the weeds down in the onion patch. If you start to see buds come onto the tops of your onions, clip them off if you do not want them to go to seed. If they go to seed, the onion itself will not be good for eating. But if you want to keep seed, you can let a few go ‘bolt’ and there will be seeds for you at harvest time.


When the tops of your onions bend over (die), it is time to harvest! The onions will not continue to grow after this happens.

To harvest your onions, all you have to do is pull them out of the ground and lay them out to dry. The below idea will help them to dry out as fast as possible. Make sure you have them under a roof, out of the weather. You don’t want them to have any moisture in them when you store them, or they will rot, regardless of the color.

If you decide to lay them on a flat table, you will need to be flipping them every few days so they will continue to dry and not just send the moisture deeper into the onion.

Pulling your onions and seeing how much they have grown is a VERY rewarding time, and it is a great time to Praise Yehovah for your blessings and give him thanks!

Storing your Onions

When most of the tops of your onions are brown and there is no moisture left in it (rather than being bendy, the tops will be brittle) it is time to store them.

We like to braid our onions, the same way we do with our garlic. See below, and also our Garlic post.

When you have finished braiding your onions tops, hang them in a cool, dark, dry place.

I hope that this encourages you to grow your own onions this year! May Yehovah bless you this growing season and in the coming ones!

How To: Start a Southern Magnolia from Seed

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

Gen. 1:31

When we moved to our new farm, there was a beautiful evergreen Southern Magnolia tree in our new front yard. We liked it so much (and so did our goats; they love to eat it’s leaves, which are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants!) that the little ones decided to try and grow a few more. Below is a post written by one of them, on how they went about getting their new ones to grow, from the seed of our tree.

To get started, in the fall, you will see little red seeds in seed pods, like the one in the center picture above. Collect the biggest ones when they start to fall out of the pods. Let your seeds dry for a few weeks.

When your seeds have dried, get your pot(s) that you want to plant in.

Fill your pot(s) half way full of dirt, and the other half with manure until it is pretty much full.

Put your seeds into the dirt/manure about 2” deep. If you plan to plant more than one, you can plant them in the same pot in the beginning about 2” apart. Once you have planted them, water them lightly.

Continue to water once daily. Find the balance of keeping them moist; not too wet and not too dry. You don’t want it muddy, you want it damp. If it is too dry, the dirt will be cracked and crumbly. If you get your soil too wet, you will rot out your seeds before they can start to grow.

In about 3 weeks, your plants will start to sprout. Keep up with the watering, and once they are about 8” tall, transplant them into their own individual pots. Let them get between 1-2′ before planting them into your yard.

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Is. 55:12-13

News from this Week 2/15/23

Some Israeli Rescuers Leaving Earthquake Hit Turkey Amid Violence; Christians In AreaSeveral Israeli rescue workers have left earthquake-hit Turkey after reported threats from Islamic militants and violence of frustrated local survivors, a Christian group supporting the Israeli rescuers acknowledged to Worthy News.

Clashes Devastating Ukrainian City And Its People (Worthy News Radio)Heavy fighting between invading Russian forces and Ukrainian troops around Ukraine’s devastated eastern city of Bakhmut increasingly resembles the horrors of World War One. The trench-for-tranch battle is taking its toll on the local population.

Genocide Watch NGO adds Yemen and Ethiopia to list of top 10 conflicts to watchUS-based NGO Genocide Watch has placed Yemen and Ethiopia on a list published on January 1 of the top 10 conflicts to watch in 2023.

Latest World News Headlines

UK:Catholic priest criminally charged for praying inside abortion clinic buffer zone – February 14, 2023Russia Said It Shot Down a UFO Just Last Month – February 13, 2023Ukraine Facing More Battles As Peace Talks Are Rejected (Worthy News Radio) – February 13, 2023Syrian Christians of all traditions are helping to shelter earthquake survivors – February 13, 2023Death Toll Turkey, Syria Quake In Tens of Thousands Amid Unrest – February 12, 2023Turkey earthquake opened 190-mile-long fissure, satellite images show – February 12, 2023Islamic State kills 11 in central Syria gun attack, says monitor – February 12, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Israeli officials double down on settlement construction, rebuke US criticismTwo ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet ministers on Tuesday defiantly dismissed a growing chorus of global condemnation of new Israeli settlement construction in Judea and Samaria, instead promising to double down and legalize dozens of wildcat outposts.

24 hours in Jerusalem: three terror attacksIsrael is experiencing a wave of terrorist attacks focused on Jerusalem. Many of these attacks are being carried out by young boys, many armed with handguns.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Judicial overhaul bill likely to come up for first plenum vote next Monday – February 13, 2023IDF: Israeli jets strike underground Hamas facility in central Gaza – February 13, 2023IDF launches joint air defense, cyber drill with US Central Command – February 12, 2023President Herzog: ‘Israel is on the verge of a constitutional and social collapse’ – February 12, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Biden administration announces $231M to fund red-flag laws, other gun violence preventionPresident Biden announced on Tuesday that the Department of Justice will give more than $231 million to states for crisis intervention projects, such as red-flag programs, in an effort to reduce gun violence.

WH: EPA Working Closely with Ohio Officials to Closely Monitor Air Quality, Surface and Groundwater Testing After Train Derailment in OhioA train derailment in Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 has led to toxic chemicals spilling into the Ohio River and being released into the air.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Chinese Spy Balloon Shot Down off the Coast Was Carrying 2,000 Pounds of Electronics – February 14, 2023Biden establishing interagency team to study unidentified objects in US airspace – February 13, 2023House GOP investigates Wuhan lab, COVID origins – February 13, 2023US Shoots Down ‘UFOS’ Over America, Canada – February 12, 2023US launches unarmed ICBM into Pacific days after shooting down Chinese spy balloon – February 12, 2023Urgent Threat: More Cyberattacks and Shutdowns of Critical US Infrastructure on the Way – February 9, 2023House votes to end COVID vaccine requirement for foreign air travelers – February 9, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Pakistan: Christian girl abducted into forced marriage with Muslim employer, lawyer demands police actionThe chairman of the Minorities Alliance Pakistan has pressured Pakistani police to find and rescue a 15-year-old local Christian girl who was abducted and forced into marriage with her Muslim employer: officers had ignored earlier pleas for help from the girl’s impoverished father, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

New Lebanese Christian radio station reaching hundreds of thousands of listenersAn Protestant-led radio station that was launched in Lebanon at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is now bringing worship music and Biblical content to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese struggling with the ongoing devastating effects of sectarian division and political and economic chaos, Christianity Today (CT) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Pakistan Man Lynched For Blasphemy; Christians Fearful (Worthy News In-Depth) – February 13, 2023Afghan Christian families seeking refuge in hostile Pakistan – February 13, 2023India: Evangelical Pastor jailed under Uttar Pradesh anti-conversion law – February 13, 2023Egypt: Muslim extremists acquitted of stripping, attacking 70-year-old Christian woman – February 13, 2023Nicaragua Jails Bishop For 26 Years – February 12, 2023Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger on Genocide Watch NGO list of conflicts to monitor – February 10, 2023Church of England: ‘God’s Blessing For Gay Marriage’ (Worthy News In-Depth) – February 10, 2023

Making Soft Flour Tortillas From Scratch

Makes about 20-8” tortillas

We’ve tried many different tortilla recipes over the years. Many times we’d end up with tortillas that were too hard, not flexible, or too thick. We’ve been using this recipe and found it to work best, and we no longer have any of these problems. If you find you have any of these problems, go back through the recipe; you may have missed a step or over worked your dough.


4 cups flour + extra for counter

2 tsp real salt

1 1/3 cups warm water

8 TBSP melted butter (1 stick)

  1. Put flour in medium size bowl. Add melted butter and mix well.
  2. Dissolve salt in warm water. Pour most of the salt water in and mix until a shaggy dough forms. If your dough is still a little dry add the rest of the water.
  3. Once your dough comes together, put it on a floured counter and knead for about 5 minutes. Lightly oil your dough and place a bowl upside-down over it. Let rest for 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. (Letting your dough rest makes it easier to roll out your tortillas.)
  4. Divide your dough into small balls. On a floured counter, roll out each ball. You can roll them all out and put parchment paper in between each tortilla, or, like we do, you can roll the next one out while you have one cooking in the skillet.
  5. Heat a skillet (cast iron is best) on medium-high heat until really hot. Once your skillet is hot, carefully, put a tortilla in and turn your heat to medium-low. Let cook for about 25 seconds. You should see bubbles starting to fill with air. Flip over and let cook about 10-15 seconds.
  6. Put your cooked tortilla on a plate and continue to cook the rest of your tortillas. Adjust heat as needed.
  7. Store your leftover tortillas in a Ziploc bag. These are softest when warm so if you want to fold them, we recommend warming them back up.

*Podcast* Leviticus 19:31-Necromancy, Mediums, Spiritists, & Seeking to Know the Future

In today’s podcast, we will address Mediums, like the “Celebrity Medium” who are “tapping into the other side” (necromancy), seeking to know the future through many different ways, and what God’s word says about these practices.

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Breaking News from This Week 2/9/23

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

Death Toll Turkey, Syria Earthquakes Passes 20,000

The combined death toll of earthquakes shaking Turkey and Syria climbed to over 20,000 on Thursday, making them the deadliest in years, official estimates showed.

US: ‘Shot Down Chinese Balloon Clearly Spying’

The United States says images from U2 spy planes show that a massive Chinese balloon flying across the U.S. last week, including over sensitive nuclear sites, was unmistakably equipped for collecting intelligence and not weather data.

Bank of England considering introduction of digital currency

The Bank of England has launched a consultation on the creation of a digital British currency, the London Standard reports. If introduced, the new British pound would have intrinsic stable value and would be issued by the Bank of England, not the private sector.

Latest World News Headlines

‘Russia Blamed for Missile That Downed MH17 Plane Killing Hundreds’ – February 9, 2023

Genocide Watch includes Haiti in list of top 10 world conflicts to watch, “situation worse by the day” – February 9, 2023

Chinese spy balloon part of larger surveillance program: U.S. intel – February 8, 2023

More than 11,000 confirmed fatalities in Turkey and Syria in deadliest earthquake in over a decade – February 8, 2023

Islamic Militants Escape From Syria Prison After Earthquake – February 7, 2023

Peru Landslides Kill Over Dozen After Political Turmoil – February 7, 2023

Newborn Freed In Rubble As Earthquakes Syria, Turkey Kill Thousands – February 7, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Israel Rushes Aid To Quakes-Hit Turkey, Syria

As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.

3rd earthquake in Israel in under 24 hours

An earthquake was felt in northern Israel at about 9 PM Wednesday night, the third earthquake to strike Israel in the last 24 hours.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Chief Turkish Jewish Community Feared Dead; Ancient Torah Scrolls Saved – February 8, 2023

Senior geologist says Israel needs to prepare for major quake ‘in our lifetime’ – February 8, 2023

CIA director: Current Israeli-Palestinian tensions resemble Second Intifada – February 7, 2023

IDF kills terrorists in overnight raid near Jericho – February 6, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

House votes to end COVID vaccine requirement for foreign air travelers

The House of Representatives voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for foreign residents arriving at US airports — one of the last standing pandemic restrictions.

Maryland to consider allowing children to be vaccinated without parental consent

A Maryland state senator has introduced a controversial bill that would give children the same capacity to consent to be vaccinated as an adult – i.e., without parental consent. Democratic State Sen. Cheryl Kagan introduced Bill 378 on Wednesday; the proposed legislation will go before a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on February 22.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

As Capitol Hill Hearings Begin, ‘Legend’ Agent Says FBI Needs ‘Serious Shakeup’ – February 9, 2023

Biden Under Fire Over Abortion Remarks – February 8, 2023

‘Doubling Down On Crazy’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Slams Biden In GOP Rebuttal To State Of The Union Address – February 8, 2023

Biden, Facing Divided Congress, Pleads Republicans To Work With Him In State Of The Union – February 7, 2023

U.S. trade deficit surges to record high of nearly $950 billion – February 7, 2023

Marines continue fight with DOD over vaccine mandate even though it was ended – February 6, 2023

National security adviser says U.S. wants to ‘exploit what we recover’ from Chinese spy balloon – February 6, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Church of England considers referencing God in gender-neutral terms

The Church of England has confirmed it is examining the possibility of changing its liturgy to reference God in gender-neutral terms instead of as “Father,” “Him,” and “He,” the New York Post (NYP) reports. However, the denomination has said there are no plans to make changes to the current liturgy at present, and any future change would require “extensive legislation.”

India: 10 Christian families denied essential rations for their faith, “we did not worry, we are ready to pay any cost”

Ten Christian families in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have been barred on account of their faith from receiving essential provisions the government gives to the needy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Ethiopia: Three Christians killed in sniper attack on their church

Three Christians were reportedly killed, and four were injured in Oromia, southern Ethiopia during a sniper attack on their church by suspected regional government special forces on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Pakistan: Muslim extremist throws acid in the face of young Christian woman – February 8, 2023

Chinese Church Elder Facing 10 Years Jail Without Bible – February 7, 2023

China Frees Jailed Preacher To Care For Father – February 7, 2023

Nepal Releases Jailed Pastor On Bail – February 7, 2023

Church anti-abortion organization to pay Planned Parenthood $960,000 in settlement of suit – February 7, 2023

Myanmar: Christian persecution has increased “exponentially” since military coup – February 7, 2023

A third of UK adults more interested in Jesus after talking with a Christian, survey shows – February 7, 2023

Making Vinegar Cheese

Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

Job 10:10

In our family, we usually don’t have a lot of leftover milk from our Milk Goats or Milk Cow. But, if we ever start getting quite a few gallons backed up, we like to make vinegar cheese!

It is one of our families favorites, and has a higher, better tasting yield when made from milk a few days old (but not sour).

Here is the recipe we like to use, and that works best for the amount we usually have that needs converted to cheese. You can half or double it and get the same result.

Homemade Vinegar Cheese

*Have your ‘candy’ thermometer on hand to monitor temperature

1 gallon milk (goat or cow)

1/2 c. White Vinegar

2 tsp. Real Salt

Pour your milk into a large pot and turn your stove on medium heat. Stir your milk and check the temperature frequently to keep it from scorching. When it reaches 180°, turn off your burner and add in your white vinegar. Cover with a lid, and set your timer for 20 minutes.

When your timer has went off, remove the lid. You should be able to see that the curds have separated from the whey.

Line a colander/strainer with cheese cloth/butter muslin, and pour your curds and whey into it. Tie the top of your cheesecloth/muslin and hang. (If you haven’t made cheese before, remember to put a bowl or pot underneath your hanging curds; this is to catch the whey as it drains out.)

You can let your curds hang for 1-24 hours. We like to just let it hang for an hour or two. The longer you let them hang, the drier the curds are. We just prefer ours more moist.

You can also take this recipe, and instead of hanging the curds, squeeze out most of the whey and put the remaining curds in a bowl. You can then add a little cream, and have something similar to cottage cheese. We enjoy it both ways.