Who Was She? Introducing Tsipporah

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In The Scriptures that most people read, Tsipporah’s (Zipporah) role in The Scriptures is easily overlooked.  I believe she is often overlooked because so little was known about her.  When I read of the wife of Mosheh, I only knew was that she was Reu’els’ (Yithro/Jethro) daughter and that she helped to avert the anger of YAHUAH by circumcising their son while they were on their way returning to Mitsraym when YAHUAH sough to kill him.

I always wondered how they met, how did she know what YAHUAH was angry about, what type of daughter was she and what other words might she have spoken.  So while reading the book of Yashar -which is one of the books that were taken out of the scriptures after 1611 – I learned numerous things about her and exciting insights into the middle parts of Mosheh’s life (like where exactly did he go after leaving Mitsrayim).

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Please Note:  The story of Tsipporah is about woman who was brought together to Mosheh by YAHUAH’s providence.  In sharing this information about Tsipporah I am not advocating that women of YAHUAH go into the prisons and find a man to provide support to.  Tsipporah was a mighty woman because YAHUAH’s hand was in and over her life and she listened to Him.  I pray that YAHUAH help all of us women of YAHUAH to be in the center of YAHUAH’s will as Tsipporah was.

Up next part 1!

 

 

Who Was She? Encouragement from the Lives of Women in the Scriptures

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In my youth when I would read the scriptures, I would make a mental note of the women, especially since there are not that many of them.  When we do read of women, in many cases not much is known about them.  In the last few years, I have taken time to think about a few women as I have been able to learn more about them and see how I can learn from them.  The standard 66 book bible misses some key women and points in the lives of others.  The Eth Cepher  which contains 87 books (21 that were taken out of all Scriptures that printed after 1611 when mass printing began in order to make the Scriptures lighter) has numerous stories and so much more information.

For example, in the  Eth Cepher the story of Tsipporah is given background and her role in Mosheh’s life (by the way did you know Mosheh was once a King) is way more profound in the book of Yashar (Jashar).   Here we learn of her bravery and courage before she married Mosheh.  She is even called one of the righteous daughters after Sarah, Rivqah,
Rachel and Le’ah (Yashar 78:8).

In another story and one my most favorite is that of Judith.  A virtuous, wise woman who YAHUAH helped to deliver Yisra’el from the hand of the Assyrians!

Recently I read a story about two wives (wives of Yishma’el), neither have names mentioned however their actions and attitudes are worth learning from.

I also, I read about Sarah in the book of Toviyahu (Torbit) whom married seven husbands, but they all died the night of the wedding!!!  Her story is quite intriguing and her deliverance is wonderful.

In almost all of the women I study, I found that they were BAD and MAD:

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In most cases they sought YAHUAH, they prayed and are remembered for their righteous.  I also found that they did not sin to win.  In the world today, sin is abounding more and more however, according to YAHUAH we do not have to sin.   Through Your heavenly Father YAHUAH and His Son YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH we can be over-comers.

From a few of the women we can learn how not to be as women, wives and daughters of YAHUAH.

I am working on a new studies every and chance I get, however, I have two studies finished so far and they will be posted in the next coming days:

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Tsipporah: A Righteous, Courageous, YAHUAH Fearing Woman

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by the hand of a Woman: the remarkable story of Yahudith (Judith)

The Book of Chanok

A few years ago, my husband told me about a scriptures that he was going to order that contains all original 87 books of the bible (the standard well known bible only contains 66).  We have an Apocrypha which contains a few of the books but there were a few that were not included in it either, such as Chanok (Enoch), Yashar (Jasher), Yovheliym (Jubliees), Toviyahu (Torbit), the books of Baruk and others.

This scriptures is called Eth Cepher.

A few days after my husband told me about it, arrived.  At first I was unimpressed and totally not interested.  The Eth Cepher is very heavy and a bit on the expensive side.   However, the next morning, which was Sabbath, I sat down and started reading the book of Chanok.  The book of Chanok, was written by Chanok, whom we know as Enoch, and he is called A Scribe of Righteousness.

Some of the things in Chanok include:

  • The Heavens described in detail – YAHUAH’s throne
  • The Elect One – YAHUSHA!!!!!
  • Where lightening, rain, thunder, etc. come from
  • The messengers who took wives on earth and corrupted it!
  • Noach’s birth
  • Chanok’s words to his family

My husband was a little sick that day and asked that I read aloud.  I read for nearly 8 hours from chapters 1-81.  The book of Chanok changed my life, answered questions that had and filled in many gaps that are in the standard 66.  Every time I read any portion of Chanok, I am in awe.

I encourage every one to buy the Eth Cepher!  In many of the studies that I will be posting soon, I reference the Eth Cepher many many times.  BTW, the only thing I get in sharing about the Eth Cepher is joy, joy, joy, joy!

Today I was looking through some graphics I created for Chanok and am sharing them with you:

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YAE – Planning Part 1

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For the majority of our home education, we have used a basic plan for each year.  The plan is this:

Seven Quarters with seven weeks each.

For Quarters 1, 3, 5 and 7 – we homeschool 6 weeks and have 2-3 makeup days during week 7.

For Quarters 2, 4 and 6 – we homeschool 6 weeks and take off the 7th week completely!

During each 7 week period we take 3 Thursdays  off for grocery shopping, I allow myself 1 teacher day if needed and the kids 1 sick day.   Now if for some reason we have to take off a lot time, we may have an extra make-up day on Sundays or I will add the number of days needed at the end for the year.

With our schedule we easily get 200 days of school done each year, Georgia only requires 180.  If you would like to know the laws for a particular state visit:  https://www.hslda.org/laws/

The extra 20 days gives us time to complete our work, without rushing through it.

I created this basic excel quarterly planner and it works just fine.   I get too overwhelmed with many of the planners, pages get lost and it only works for me for a few weeks and then I go back to this same basic plan!

Our seventh grader is able to work independently and she manages her time well so I only check in with her to be sure she is getting her work done.  She currently does Math, Writing/Grammar, Science, Music and Devotion on her own however History, Geography, Home Economics and some fitness is done as a group.  Those I put at the bottom of the spread sheet.

I also have areas at the bottom for notes for either child or subject.  For example, when I need to purchase a certain book I will write it down here so I can remember it in planning for the next quarter.

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Next a look at our some-times not typical day!

 

 

 

YAE – Our Homeschool

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Welcome to our school – YAHUAH’s Academy of Excellence!

We are a homeschooling family of five children.  Our children are currently in  7th, 5th, 2nd, Kindergarten and PreK.  We are working toward sharing our homeschool experiences, suggestions, curriculum, schedules, joys, sorrows and more with you.  So follow along  as we share this blessing of educating our children at home.

 

and His Name is called…

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“And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns, having a Name that had been written which no one had perceived except Himself-and having been dressed in a robe dipped in blood-and His Name is called: The Word of YAHUAH.”

Hazon (Revelation) 19:12-13

 

GF Pizza

Early in our GF journey I spotted some King Arthur’s Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Blend,  and decided to try it. I found recipes on their site for Sandwich Bread and decided to use it for burger buns that night. The recipe worked just fine and I was surprised that this blend did not have a gritty consistency as some other multi-purpose.

One day I tried the GF Pizza Crust and it was WONDERFUL!!!!! Before I made the crust I read all the comments (which have been very helpful) and made a few changes to the recipe. Here is the link to original King Arthur GF Pizza Crust and complete instructions.

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Dry Ingredients:

1 ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour or Domata

T tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if blend contains it, or use binding substitute)

1 tsp. Garlic powder

1 TBSP Italian Seasoning

½ tsp. Salt

Wet Ingredients

1 c. warm water.

2 tblspn. Olive oil

1 ½ tblspns buttermilk using raw milk & vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar syrup/honey

1 ½ tspn. Instant yeast

Follow original instructions completely by mixing the dry ingredients, then set aside.  Mix the wet ingredients and add 1/2 cup of the dry mixture to the wet mixture and let it set until it is a nice yeasty and bubbly mixture about 30 minutes.

Then add the remaining dry mixture and let rest 30 minutes.  Pour 2 tablespoons Olive Oil in the middle of the pan, the scrap the dough onto the middle of the pan (right in the oil).  Then carefully spread the dough out into a circle using wet fingers.  I had cup with water in it and used my fingers to gently spread the dough..

Let rest 15 minutes.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Bake for 8-10  minutes, add toppings, bake again at 350 degrees until done, around 15 minutes!

Everyone loved it! I even ate two slices and my stomach which normally hurts after eating anything with wheat, did not hurt at all! This is recipe is our new family favorite and I will be making it frequently.

Later switched to Domata flour because it is more cost efficient and it works fine in everything.

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Now I create my blends using Sarah’s GF Blend without Tapioca Starch (use arrowroot power in place) and no xanthan gum (use 1 egg white in place of xanthan gum, add a touch of more flour).  Here is a picture of our last pizza night which was so good I ate a good amount of it.  I will post the exact recipe soon, but I wanted to show that it is possible to be GF, NutFree, Tapioca free and gum free and still eat our favorite foods!

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