Life Quotes for the 5th decade

C.S. Lewis ~ "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell"

Brennan Manning ~ "The reality of naked trust is the life of the pilgrim who leaves what is nailed down, obvious and secure. And walks into the unknown without any rational explanation to justify the decision or guarantee the future. Why? Because Yeshua has signaled the movement and offered it his presence and promise"

Albert Einstein ~ "My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities"

Isaac Asimov ~ "A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value"

Ursula K. LeGuin ~ “If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern"

Eliel Saarinen ~ “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan”

Elisabeth Elliott ~ "Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?"

Elizabeth Keith


Majir Tom? you there?

the battle is real

  The Warrior
By Larry S. Clark
This morning my thoughts traveled along,
To a place in my life where days have since gone,
Beholding an image of what I used to be,

As visions were stirred, and God spoke to me.

He showed me a Warrior, a soldier in place,
Positioned by Heaven, yet I saw not the face,
I watched as the Warrior fought enemies,
That came from the darkness with destruction for me.

I saw as the Warrior would dry away tears,
As all of Heaven’s Angels hovered so near,
I saw many wounds on the Warrior’s face,
Yet weapons of warfare were firmly in place.

I felt my heart weeping, my eyes held so much
As God let me feel the Warrior’s prayer touched,
I thought “how familiar” the words that were prayed,
The prayers were like lightning that never would fade.

I said to God “please the Warrior’s name”,
He gave no reply, He chose to refrain,
I asked “Lord, who is broken that they need such prayer?”
He showed me an image of myself standing there.

Bound by confusion, lost and alone,
I felt prayers of the Warrior carry me home,
I asked “Please show me Lord, this Warrior so true”
I watched and I wept,
For Mother,
The Warrior was you.

-A whole troop of foreigners would not be able to withstand a single Celt if he called his wife to his assistance. The wife is even more formidable. She is usually very strong, and with blue eyes; in rage her neck veins swell, she gnashes her teeth, and brandishes her snow-white robust arms. She begins to strike blows mingled with kicks, as if they were so many missles sent from the string of a catapault. the voices of these women are formidable and threatening, even when they are not angry but being friendly. But all Celtic women, with equal care, keep neat and clean and in some areas, such as among the Aquitani, no woman can be seen, be she never so poor, in soiled or ragged clothing.

-The women of the Celts are nearly as tall as the men and they rival them also in courage.

— Ammianus Marcellinus and Diodorus Siculus about celtic women.


The Body of Christ must come forth in the power, majesty, and the manifested glory of God in these end times, in spiritual warfare, praying the Word of God, and interceding for those who are lost and hurting. Veils are removed from the eyes, heart, and minds of the people so that they will come into the truth and mysteries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



on Rosh HaShanah, as [Numbers 29:1] states: "It shall be a day of sounding [the ram's horn] for you." - Though the ram's horn is not explicitly mentioned in the verse, our Sages derived the requirement as the Rambam explains.

The shofar, which is sounded both on Rosh HaShanah and for the yovel - to announce the freeing of the slaves and the return of property, as explained in Leviticus 25:9-13.

is a bent -Rams' horns are always bent. This, too, has homiletic significance, referring to the bending over of our proud hearts. (See Rosh HaShanah 26b.)

ram's horn. - Rosh HaShanah 16a states that a ram's horn is used to recall the akedah (binding) of Isaac.




~The woman as inner image~

purity as fantasy art warrior woman. Noteworthy.

with a smoking trespass offering. beautiful.




“Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel


















we fight on our knees

obedience is intercession for you, elizabeth
















“Women are never stronger than when they
arm themselves with their weaknesses”
~Madame Marie du Deffand


“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”






"Pain is far more than neural transmission and sensory transduction," Weiner tells LiveScience. "Pain is a complex mixture of emotions, culture, experience, spirit and sensation."



a better question, "What do you know about the olibanum tree?"

"The aroma of frankincense is said to represent life and the Judaic, Christian and Islamic faiths have often used frankincense mixed with oils to anoint newborn infants and individuals considered to be moving into a new phase in their spiritual lives."


Olibanum is characterized by a balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon and typical fragrance of incense, with a slightly conifer-like undertone.

 Frankincense, also called olibanum (Arabic language: لبٌان, lubbān), is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia, particularly Boswellia sacra (syn. B. carteri, B. thurifera) (Burseraceae). It is used in incense as well as in perfumes.

Frankincense is tapped from the very scraggly but hardy Boswellia tree by scraping the bark and allowing the exuded resins to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears, as they are teardrop-shaped. There are numerous species and varieties of frankincense trees, each producing a slightly different type of resin. Differences in soil and climate create even more diversity of the resin, even within the same species.

Frankincense trees are also considered unusual for their ability to grow in environments so unforgiving that they sometimes seem to grow directly out of solid rock. The means of initial attachment to the stone is not known but is accomplished by a bulbous disk-like swelling of the trunk. This disk-like growth at the base of the tree prevents it from being torn away from the rock during the violent storms that frequent the region they grow in. This feature is slight or absent in trees grown in rocky soil or gravel. The tears from these hardy survivors are considered superior due to their more fragrant aroma.

Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, the species from which most frankincense is derived

The trees start producing resin when they are about 8 to 10 years old. Tapping is done 2 to 3 times a year with the final taps producing the best tears due to their higher aromatic terpene, sesquiterpene and diterpene content. Generally speaking, the more opaque resins are the best quality. Omani frankincense (from Boswellia sacra)[1] is said to be the best in the world, although fine resin is also produced in Yemen, and along the north coast of Somalia.

Recent studies have indicated that frankincense tree populations are declining due to over-exploitation. Heavily tapped trees have been found to produce seeds that germinate at only 16% while seeds of trees that had not been tapped germinate at more than 80%.

quotes on healing:

"Oil of Lebanon" since Lebanon was the place where the resin was sold and traded with Europeans. Compare with Exodus 30:34, where it is clearly named levonah, meaning either "white" or "Lebanese" in Hebrew.