AmYHWH, the people of YHWH. A family of Torah observant men, women and children who are dedicated to actively doing the will of the Creator.
Now is the time in history to stand with the Children of Israel as we have never had opportunity before
IKing 18:21 Eliyah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If YHWH is the Mighty One, follow him; but if Baal is the Mighty One, follow him." But the people said nothing.
Shine a Light in the Darkness
Statement of Commonly Held Beliefs and Positions: ***************
As we learn and grow in understanding, we find it necessary to erase what we, ourselves, have ' written in stone ' .
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Yisrael: YHWH is our Elohim, YHWH Alone.
YHWH is the Creator of all things, known and unknown. He is the giver of life and He alone is Most High. He is worthy of exclusive devotion. Our allegiance is to Him and His Law, His will. (Deu. 6: 4-9)
His Name is not G-d, nor allah, nor L-RD, it is YHWH. According to a first century historian the pronunciation consisted of four vowel sounds. Perhaps pronounced 'E' as in He, 'A' as in Father, 'U' like the 'u' in true and and the final 'A' vowel sound, because it comes at the end of the word is a long 'A', as in faith. This becomes easy to remember in our English language, with these few words: 'He, Father, True, Faith'.
Perhaps another pronunciation is more appropriate, we are not yet in a finalized position in this matter.
Torah observance includes the seventh-day Sabbath, the feast days, (festivals of YHWH), keeping a kosher (clean) diet, and dressing, cleansing and grooming in ways prescribed. We hold that taking a human life, unless it is sanctioned by Holy Writ, is outside our jurisdiction .
Adultery/apostasy (rebellion) /idolatry, in any of its forms must be cast out and cut off from among us, His people. We must carefully put ourselves away from those who practice the breaking of YHWHs Torah.
'Love YHWH with your whole heart and your neighbor (brother) as yourself', this love is an active verb, not a passive one. In the case of our neighbor or ourselves, we also hold that this speaks of 'tough love', not permissiveness. Permissiveness is irresponsible and leads to destruction.
The walk that leads to everlasting life is continual. It is much like our temporal life which depends upon our continuing to breathe for its existence, we must take in, process and exhale (speak/do) the truth.
YHWH still possesses the power to inspire the men and women He chooses. We have reason to believe that this 'choosing' is ours in the sense that we 'choose' to obey Torah and seek to do the works of righteousness.
Scripture or Holy Writ consists of the Torah, the Writings and the Prophets and is referred to as Tenakh (Tanach or TN'K) . It is inspired of YHWH, is sound and free from error in its original Hebraic form. Translations can lead to much sorrow and therefore should be held up to the Hebrew carefully.
In translation from Hebrew, exclusions, inclusions, interpretations and even tone are sometimes made to follow policies set to defend pre-conceived belief structures. These theories, notions and grand visions distort the message and create a wound where the infection of false doctrine can fester.
We are assured that not only is YHWH our Savior but that He is our Shepherd. His sheep hear His voice.
Praise, pray, remain faithful and open our hearts to His voice. *see below
Being an offspring of Abraham is a matter of belief and faithfulness more than a matter of blood. (Ex 12: 48, 49)
We believe in and support strong families, strong marriages, and parents fulfilling their responsibilities toward their children as well as children to their parents.
*Ps 79:13 So we Your people and sheep of Your pasture will give You thanks for ever: we will show forth Your praise to all generations.
Ps 95:7 For he is our Elohim; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. To day if you will, hear His voice....
Ps 100:3 Know that YHWH, He is Elohim: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Ezek 34:31 And you My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your Elohim, says Sovereign YHWH.
The Beginning of Wisdom Sis YahChannah
We are told that fear of YHWH is the BEGINNING of wisdom. The word that is translated as fear has many connotations, fear, terror, dread, reverence, awe inspiring. Although we are informed that the fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom, that in no way indicates that this gives us a full measure of wisdom, but without the awe and reverence, I do not believe we will grow very much in wisdom and understanding.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: his praise endures for ever.
When we examine Torah, we find many, many instances of being told that when we come before His Almighty Presence, we must come humbly, with awe, fearing lest we fail to give HIM the honor and respect due to Him.
When Mosheh and Aharon were obeying the commands of YHWH to build the tabernacle where He would dwell among them, they were instructed to build a brass or bronze basin to hold water and to place it between the tent of the congregation and the altar. They were to wash their hands and feet to be ceremonially clean before they dared to come before the Almighty.
Exodus 40:30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash with.
Exodus 40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there:
Exodus 40:32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as YHWH commanded Moses.
Very, very important. They did not come in a casual, careless manner before the Almighty One. They realized the consequences of showing less than fear, awe and reverence. It was indeed a matter of life and death.
We now read in Ex 28 concerning the robe which the people were to make for Aharon to wear. As the High Priest, he was the one who would enter once per year into the Qodesh Qodeshiym (the Holy of Holies). It was made very clear by YHWH that when Aharon entered the Qodesh Qodeshiym, he was truly in the very Presence of Almighty YHWH and it was not to be taken lightly.
Exodus 28:31 And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
Exodus 28:33 And beneath upon the hem of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
Exodus 28:34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
Exodus 28:35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goes into the holy place before YHWH, and when he comes out, that he does not die.
Exodus 28:41 And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Bells and pomegranates...I am not sure what exactly the significance of the pomegranates but the bell I do understand. When Aharon went into Presence of the Almighty, all must be done properly. Aharon must first have had cleansing of his sin so he could enter and he must take everything he had been told to do very seriously. He knew if he did not, he would die. As long as they heard his bells, they knew he was alive and still performing his duties....but...if the bells became silent then they knew since they could not enter that they would have to reach in with a hook of sorts and drag out his lifeless body.
Let us consider well if we were in a position wherein we would be struck dead by our Creator if we came before Him with a lightness that could be seen as a lack of fear, in all it's connotations. Would you walk into His Almighty Presence, laughing and joking and not in the least considering Whom you had an audience with? Can you even imagine Aharon going into the Qodesh Qodeshiym, with other things on his mind? Do you not envision that he prepared his thoughts to focus on the ONE before whom he would soon stand? Do you not rather believe that as Aharon, washed himself, did the necessary things to be cleansed of his own sin so he could bring the request for forgiveness for all the tribes, he thought of the awesome, fearful Presence he was preparing to come before.
Aharon probably had a great sense of humor, undoubtedly laughed, talked and visited with his friends as the time drew near for him to enter. I am sure as the hour grew closer, not only Aharon but his compatriots as well grew solemn.
Ex 18 20 And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear the Almighty, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Not just the priests (the sons of Aharon) or the High Priest were enjoined to be able, men of truth, men who hated coveteousness who followed the path as set down for them but they too were to fear, reverence, hold in awe the Almighty. Then they were to be given positions of rule and leadership.
Deut 6 2 That you might fear YHWH your Mighty One, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
Not only are we to reverence Him, fear Him, hold Him in awe but we are to teach our children so. Do our children know that when they come into a place where others are seeking the face of Yahh, that they should be reverent and respectful? If they do not know, perhaps it is because they do not see that reflected in our behaviors.
Deu 31 11 When all Israel comes to appear before YHWH, your Mighty One in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and your stranger that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH, your Mighty One, and observe to do all the words of this law:
13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear YHWH, your Mighty One, as long as you live in the land that you are going over Jordan to possess.
If the children do not know anything, it is because we have not taught them, either in word or deed, perhaps both.
The Tribes Renew the Covenant:
Joshua 24: 14 Now therefore fear YHWH, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the mighty ones which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and you serve YHWH.
15 And if it does not seem good to you to serve YHWH, you choose this day whom you will serve; whether the mighty ones which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the mighty ones of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve YHWH.
16 And the people answered and said, El forbid that we should forsake YHWH, to serve other mighty ones;
Psa 22 23 You that fear YHWH, praise Him; all you, the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all you, the seed of Israel.
Psa 33: 8 Let all the earth fear YHWH: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Ex 19: 9 And YHWH said to Moses, Lo, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to YHWH.
10 And YHWH said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify (hallow, cleanse, purify, set apart) them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
Again we see the washing of the clothes and being purified and set apart if they were to come asking to be allowed in His Presence.
11 And be ready when the third day comes: for the third day YHWH will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
12 And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever touches the mount shall be surely put to death:
Even with being cleansed, purified and set apart, the people were allowed to only come so close lest they die. Does this sound like we can come 'boldly' before the throne?
Ex 20: 19 And they said unto Moses, You Speak with us, and we will hear: but let not the Almighty speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said to the people, Fear not (do not be afraid): for the Almighty has come to prove you, and that his fear (His awe inspiring Being, His greatness and His Glory, which brings us to the realization that we must come before Him with awe, with reverence and with repentance) may be before your faces, that you do not sin.
Isa 58: 13 "If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on My set-apart day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and YHWH's set-apart day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
14 then you will find your joy in YHWH, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob." The mouth of Yahh has spoken.
Nothing has changed. YHWH does not change. We still are to come before Him in reverence, respect, and with awe, with fear. Fear of YHWH is the BEGINNING of wisdom...let us grow in wisdom and not be found as fools for our lack of following His desires in this matter.
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1 YHWH, who shall abide in Your tabernacle? who shall dwell in Your holy hill? 2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart. 3 He that does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor. 4 In whose eyes a vile person is disdained; but he honors them that fear YHWH. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not. 5 He that does not lend out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.
Awake Believer! by Br. Yeri
Awake for a moment, dear believer, from your sleep of death! These are the heavens and you have so much to assimilate and even more to explain. First, we must explore this nonsense of immortality. I assure you this is not the heaven of your imaginings nor is it the fiery hell you feared. You are here on trial and everything you ever said or didnt say will be held against you.
Where did you get the idea that you were vindicated because some god died for you? Not only did you accept such nonsense but, I see here in my report, you supported this lie with out any real and open research. Then, by guile and in the spirit of personal pseudo-exoneration influenced many other needy souls to its supposed veracity.
When, as you called him weird Uncle Bob questioned your celebration of the day of the sun as well as estrous and winter solstice why did you attempt to discredit his question by ridicule rather than honestly investigating his allegations?
Your formal trial is soon to begin and I personally, have been appointed to act as your prosecutor/accuser. You will be brought before the full court of justice, presently. Please have your responses ready.
Here is a complete list of the charges including those few I have already mentioned. Study well friend if you are unable to justify yourself to the satisfaction of the court the death sentence is your only option. Until your case is called then...
By the way my friend, my Name is HaSatan.
1 Make a joyful noise unto YHWH, all you lands.
2 Serve YHWH with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that YHWH He is Elohiym: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are Sis people, and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
5 For YHWH is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.
"Some Ships Have Tales" by Br. Yeri
Adam and Beaux, were about building for themselves boats,
seeing that fish were plentiful and brought a good price at market
They each began to construct what they thought was a goodly craft.
Beaux ( most just called him Bo for short)
saw the need to get to market
firstest with the mostest.
Adam took a more measured approach
knowing his four fine sons would man the ship
and this precious cargo might be found at the whim of an angry sea.
Bo had six strong sons and if He carefully employed his whip,
keeping them away from the haka laka and the island pleasure girls
he made wonderful progress on his tall, impressive craft.
The palm wood was easy to cut and form
his ship soon took on magnificent dimensions.
From the mountainous interior of their lovely island home
Adam selected teak and hard mahogany
The efforts of his dedicated sons were awesome
and keel and skeletal beams were joined so carefully
with tedious time consuming precision
It stood like a looming ghost on the day
Bo and his laughing, taunting sons
launched their slipshod ship.
While a warm sun smiled and a west wind breezed
and the island girls danced
the Sea Palm. gently slipped into the emerald bay.
The nets were hauled in heavy with each cast
and soon the market was filled
with every form of stinking briny life
or should we call it...death.
The price of fish took an unexpected dive.
A demand soon blossomed for deep ocean fish
not the mollusks and toad fish so heavy on the air.
Bos rough sons ventured out of emerald bay on forays into inky blue
The rewards were solid white meated fish so tempting to the tongue.
Deep red salmon lox in smoked delight could bring a princely price.
On days of gentle winds when skies were yonder blue
they harvested not a paltry ransom from the clutches of the deep.
Adams ship was tarred and sealed and poised to take its plunge
but they and all the villagers could not budge this bulky brute.
The call went out to aunts and uncles, cousins and clan
logs were rounded, planks were laid to make a road from ship to sea.
Push and pull, heave and steady, stop and rest,
another day would come and go.
was anything but a light and nimble frigate
when she stood on oceans lip.
On one dark day, Sea Palm set out
in winter, in gloom, in search of more rewarding fare
they headed for the bigger fish
in seas stirred dark and crowned with caps of white
she wallowed deep and daunting being heavy water logged
and even smelling punky in her hold.
when shadows had grown to their greatest length at noon,
the tide embraced old 'Follies hull
and she became a ship in every wondrous way.
Adam, his four sons, aunts and uncles, cousins and kin rejoiced.
Four proud sons
Set her sails and rode the sea as sure as any ship can ride.
out of port and emerald bay into open sea on tossed and foamy waters
riding high, leaning hard and taunting the irate wind.
Sea Palm To starboard, floundering!
Six men saved from certain death
and if the sting of the leather's not forgotten,
They make good crew on Adams Folly.
They work for shares from dawn til dusk and keep the Folly fast and floating,
fishing deep and catching meat and substance for their clan.
Adam sits in splendor, in exalted excellence, telling those who have an ear to hear,
"Choose well your girding beams then join with excess care,
for integrity will tell.
Oh yes, integrity will surely tell."
Bo, do bring me one more coconut.
My throat is parched from telling.
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Announce to the entire world the One whom we serve. Declare His glory and salvation. Do not allow His honor to be given to another.
1 Chr 16:23-36
23 Sing to YHWH, all the earth; show forth from day to day His salvation.
24 Declare His glory among the heathen; His marvelous works among all nations.
25 For great is YHWH, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but YHWH made the heavens.
27 Glory and honor are in His presence; strength and gladness are in His place.
28 Give to YHWH, you tribes of the people, give to YHWH glory and strength.
29 Give to YHWH the glory due to His name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship YHWH in the beauty of holiness.
30 Fear before Him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, YHWH reigns.
32 Let the sea roar, in all its fullness: let the fields rejoice, and all that is within them.
33 Then shall the trees of the woods sing out at the presence of YHWH, because He comes to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks to YHWH; for He is good; for His mercy endures for ever.
And say, Save us, O Elohim of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to Your holy name, and glory in Your praise.
36 Blessed be YHWH, Elohim of Israel forever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised YHWH.
Let us proclaim the word of YHWH.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!
The Ten Commandments Exod 20:1-17
And Elohim spoke all these words, saying,
1. I am YHWH your Elohim, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other elohim before me.
2. You shall not make for yourselves any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: You shall not bow yourselves down to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH, your Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
3. You shall not take the name of YHWH your Elohim in vain; for YHWH will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHWH, your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates: For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them , and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHWH blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
5. Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which YHWH, your Elohim gives you.
6. You shall not do murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet thy neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbor's.
Deut 6:4-12 4 Hear, O Israel: YHWH is our Elohiym, YHWH is one.
5 Love YHWH, your Elohiym with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 When YHWH, your Elohiym brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you-- a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,
11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant-- then when you eat and are satisfied,
12 be careful that you do not forget YHWH, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Ps 51:1-19 CHAPTER 51
1 Have mercy upon me, O Elohiym, according to Your lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight: that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge.
5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part You shall make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O Elohiym; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Your presence; and do not take Your holy spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation; and uphold me with Your free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways; and sinners shall be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O Elohiym, Elohiym of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O YHWH, open my lips; and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice; or else I would give it: You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of Elohiym are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohiym, You will not despise.
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion: build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar.
"Im here to inquire about that beautiful gelding you have boarded in the pasture near my land."
He stood wide eyed and nervously expectant, waiting for a reply. With out eye contact the old man responded,
"Rebel's been up to his tricks again?"
Tricks? No, I just wanna know what youd take fer em?
"Oh you mean he hasnt broke down no fences ner run your cows down ner bit nobody? Now thats a real improvement. You know Rebel is the talk of these parts?"
"Well no, were new to the mountain and..."
"Oh, wheres my manners, come right in. Well talk bout ol Rebel to your hearts content... Mama!. come in here,. We got the new feller from the west face here. Its them whats bought the Ferguson place .This heres my wife and best half, Norah. Dont believe I caught your name."
"Fred, Fred Maxwell with an x and two ls."
With his best straight face for which he had become locally famous in the poker circles Howard glibly chided:
"Fred, well most folks call me Howard to my face.... last names Abba...with an A, two bs and a little a."
The man called Fred seemed transfixed, he passed over the barb without comment and Howard continued shakily after a silent laugh pause although a bit embarrassed.
"We did hear tell of you being blessed with a passel of youngsters over there. Best keep them children away from Rebel, bites ya know."
"Howard, speaking of Rebel, would you consider tradin fer im?
That high kickin, keg-a-stout is by far the most beautiful, freest, spirited animal we have encountered. Looks to be a Belgian, Appaloosa cross.
"I see you know your horses, Fred. The parentage on Rebel is some questionable though his dam was a blooded Belgian, and the Appaloosa is sure one who could have serviced her. Before you make any offers you need to know Rebels history. Hes a three year old gelding who is known to be un-trainable. Me, nor three other handlers, could tame that specter. He wont take saddle, bit, yoke or encouragement. We even had one of them whisperin witches try is hand." He just up and walked off didnt send me a bill for that nasty bite, could a blinded em but he just walked off with out an understandable word."
Fred seemed unmoved by the disclaimers and then, seeking to explain, he took a long breath and with eyes narrowing, began.....
"Well our oldest boy, Zak has just come so attached to him. Takes carrots sugar, never passes the field but he tears some grass loose and tempts him close. Seems they have a lot in common them two, cept Zaks bites words mostly. Zac would be ever grateful to own that steed."
Seeking to be unto this neighbor as he would have him be, Howard, quite unaccustomed to full disclosure, particularly in business dealings, interrupted apologetically...
"Fred let me level with ya, that beast is nothin but a candidate for the glue factory. They would give, maybe thirty cents a pound, on a good day and Rebel would go maybe 1500 lb. If my cipherin is up to snuff that would bring near $450.00 but that glue factory is clear up
in K.C. and... well I would have to have $400.00 and thats a lot to pay fer a big fella like him. Eats proverbially you know. Oh heres Ma with fresh coffee. Norah, you can brew a pot of hearty Joe faster than a coon can shred a carrot. Fred you want cream, its this mornings and we use honey, some dont cotton to it much but the diabetes keeps the store bought sugar out of this house, ya know."
"Well 400 seems right to me would you have any hay haulin that he could do to pay for the beast?"
"Loads of Hay work come summer.
But, now dont forget the other expenses of keeping that out law,
theirs fences and out buildings and food, Rebel loves to annihilate bales of hay then lean out buildings down. There is one thing Fred, I really dont understand why you would want this worthless brute for your Zac."
"Well, Howard, like I said, these two got a lot in common."
Freds face grew taunt and his chin quivered almost imperceptibly, he took a short breath steeling himself to continue :
"Zac just may come to learn about the baffling dance that beauty and futility can wreak. This gelding of yours may teach him better than Ive been able. He has given his word to be responsible for the beast in every way, purchase price food and what ever extra costs might be incurred."
"Fred Maxwell, with x and two l's, you are delightfully auspicious and a father of undeniable worth ...You take that wild apostate and then me and that Zak of yours will sweat hay this summer."
Fred took the last sip from the cup and smiling he looked whole again, saying;
"Thanks Howard, and Norah, Big A two bs and an a little a,
you make a darn good cup of java."
by Yeri BenA 1-18-2002
I Weep For My People
Sadness overwhelms me, I am sick at heart, There is no relief. Hear the cries, the people call out. Where is God? Where is truth? There is no relief. Idols, have you made idols? Bow to your foreign gods. He is angry!
"The summer is gone, the harvest is over," We are still lost, is the nations cry. Is there no balm? Healing?
Tears flow, I mourn for my people. A desert place I seek, Separate me from them. Faithless traitors, lying lips rule. Brother turns on brother. Evil burns in the marrow, Blood flows. There is no relief.
Wildlife flees, Cattle no longer cover the hills. The sound of birds, no more. Weep for the mountains, Mourn for the green meadows.
Washington, a pile of ruins, Dwelling place of jackals. America, deserted, void, Rejected? Thus says, Yahweh, the Eternal?