Oklahoma Heritage Farm Prepares for Fall Festival — The Maze is Ready!

Oklahoma Heritage Farm is located near Vera between Bartlesville and Tulsa on Highway 75.  It is the homeplace, family farm, store and project of Mike and Margaret Snow.  Recently an article was written about them by Susan Albert in Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise.

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Margaret and Mike Snow own and operate the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Store midway between Bartlesville and Tulsa on U.S. Highway 75. Susan Albert/Examiner-Enterprise

Mike and Margaret Snow are carrying on the lifestyle of their five-generation family. Like their parents and grandparents before them, they work the soil, grow the crops, raise the farm animals and provide for themselves.

We were “self-sustaining” before the term became popular, Margaret Snow said.

With the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Store, situated on acreage south of Ramona off U.S. Highway 75, the Snows have opened up their home and farm as a way to share the wealth of homegrown heirloom produce, homemade goodies and gifts and decor that depict the diverse heritage of Oklahoma.

“We feel like we live the good life and want to share that with people,” said Snow, who acknowledged they work long hours in the garden, she cooks every day, and they don’t have a computer in their home.

“We love to work,” she said. “We’re not non-progressive; we like it that way.”

They grow heirloom varieties — the same seed they sell in the store, and they grow it as organically as possible. They sell what is in season from their own backyard and don’t bring in any produce from other vendors. Right now it’s the early vegetables and greens, she said. Later, they will have summer vegetables plus fruit.

What they don’t sell from the garden they preserve — in a jar, in the freezer or in a dehydrator. The Snows also give away a lot of produce to the church, neighbors or elderly who may need fresh produce.

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Dorindas DabblingsThe store has added a new jewelry line featuring ‘Dorinda’s Dabblings’ shared recently on facebook here >>>

doTERRa card graphicA selection of essential oils from doTERRA are also available there at the store.  If you don’t see what you need, ask about it!

Fresh ProduceFresh produce is available daily and local honey and homemade breads and so much more.

 

 

The latest buzz is all the preparation for the Fall Festival…OHF Maze 2016Talk about excitement!

The maze for the fall festival is now a reality, all 7 acres of it. Preparations for the Fall Festival scheduled for late Sept. thru Oct. are in full swing. There is a whole slate of things to do to get ready so they are in festival mode from now until it opens in September.  Watch for all the details coming soon including the dates & times the festival will be open, rates, group scheduling, & a list of events.

This festival will be full of real old fashioned family fun with lots of activities.  It will be educational too, as we share the story of Oklahoma’s rich history.

Click and watch the a-maze-ing video.

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What Do you See? What is on Your Mind?

Do you see good or evil

When you encounter a situation, what do you see? Do you see the glass half empty or the glass half full? How you perceive a matter may effect the way you respond to it. What is the proper response? I am not going to tell you the answer, because I do not know for you. I only know what I am learning — albeit very slowly.

What we see is not the entirety of a matter. We can only see from our limited perspective. We cannot know another’s heart in the matter; we don’t even know our own most of the time.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:9

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10

We need to seek Him in all matters that confront us, moment by moment asking Him to see things the way He sees and respond in the way He would have us to respond.  His ways are above our ways; and, they are way better!
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isaiah 55:6
There is a lot of division and unrest in our society.  There are lots of ways to divide people.  I have friends who are pessimists and see calamity at every turn and others who see great opportunity in every tragedy.  Which is right?  You might say that both are because a watchman is called to warn people so that they might see in time to change direction; while we are all called to encourage one another even in the midst of the calamity.  We certainly live in a time where we need to both warn and encourage one another.  It works best when we have a word in season for one another – certainly His ways are above ours and if we are seeking Him and following His word – we may yet live to see His resolution to the matter.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
II Timothy 2:15
It is, of course, very important what we dwell on.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8
Here is a powerful message on the importance of our thoughts.  We are challenged to think on good things for a reason!  Don’t miss this most excellent video on the amazing power of your mind (about 10 mins in length) with over 3 million views at time of posting.

 

A Conservative — Really?

A Conservative — Really?

by Margaret Snow

 

After many years of following politics and being a active voter and frankly, a citizen activist who actually follows legislation, reads bills, and spends time lobbying my legislators for what I believe in — I am quite amused that here in Oklahoma politicians ALL seem to be running as “Conservative.” I make no apologies for being a Constitutional Conservative, a Fiscal Conservative, and a Social Conservative in my views. The references that I find helpful in forming what I believe are on the nightstand next to my bed. They are the Bible, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus an old US History book written before revisionist history was introduced into our schools.

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Conservative or Progressive

 

If you don’t agree with me, I will still love you but for goodness sake, “Who do you think you are fooling when you call yourself a conservative?” I think the answer to that very question could be a lot of people are confused about the fact that they are likely to be “Progressives” rather than Conservatives.

 

If you are a Progressive, please have the integrity to claim it for those that agree with your positions. Claiming verbally now as a candidate to be conservative will not override your actual views and the positions you will take when elected. Most of your supporters will potentially be one-issue voters who don’t want to look past the agenda they feel will benefit them personally. Many of them are looking for immediate gratification regarding a particular issue that they are passionate about. They will care less or even refuse to consider, the larger picture of how a variety of positions taken today will affect the freedoms and prosperity of generations to come.

 

Being truly conservative requires applying the same liberty standards to every issue and doing it all the time even when we have to consider giving up something in the present that might benefit us personally.

 

Ideas Have Consequences

 

As an observer, I have come to the conclusion that voters are confused about what a real conservative is and even more confused about their own conservative status. It seems many voters are actually confused to a point where they fail to recognize that when a progressive claims to be conservative, they verbalize support for rights and liberties for citizens but take positions that are very much at odds with conservative values. Here are some examples of this type of belief system:

 

  • Government knows better how to spend your money than you do and in order to balance a budget, government just needs a few more tax dollars to be sure its spent right and the right programs are funded.
  • Progressives might agree that we should be afforded our 2nd amendment right but feel government may just know better than the citizenry how far that right goes.
  • Progressives say that we should have private property rights but at a certain point, they feel government knows better than we do how to manage the property we own and love.
  • Progressives think that government knows what is better for our children than we as parents do.

 

Truth in Labeling

 

Some would argue that this explanation is too extreme to describe the views of their particular candidate and that there are exceptions, but in reality a conservative believes that if we give government an inch today (or a 1% tax) they will be taking a mile (or making it 30%) in the future. I would like to see more truth in labeling. If you really are a Progressive then own it. If you really are a Conservative and get elected, please don’t open the door even an inch because we all know where that leads.

 

Not even in my lifetime have I actually been able to experience a period when our government has held to the guidelines that our founding fathers wrote in the most perfect document to ever govern a country. I do believe though, that there are many, like myself, who actually come close to an understanding of that precious concept and have a true desire to preserve liberty for those we will leave behind.

 

Margaret Snow

 

 

Graphic Credit:  Cross Examined via article here on topic.

 

About the Author

Margaret Snow - OHF ThumbnailMargaret Snow is a mother, grandmother, business owner, and native of Oklahoma. She has enjoyed a long successful career in the interior field and started five small businesses over the years both in Oklahoma and in Colorado.

She attributes the foundation for her philosophy on life as being engrained growing up on a dairy farm with hard work ethic and responsibility. Along with her Dad one of the most influential people in her life was her grandmother who lived in the home until she was ten years old. Spending many days literally side by side with her grandmother who was extremely creative, a wonderful story teller, a real historian, and a valuable instructor probably influenced Margaret’s interest in both history and current events throughout the years.

Several years ago Margaret along with her husband Mike returned to Oklahoma to live on a small portion of the old farm where Margaret grew up. Mike recently retired and although Margaret still works on select projects for her clients, today they are enjoying what they consider “the good life” and have opened a real country store on the property.

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Rooted in faith, Cultivating family and freedom

 

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The Paths of Life – Cancer and what is really going on!

Clint Young Profile Pic sharpenedRecently a good friend of mine, Clint Young, from Texas shared a book he is working on.  He has a pretty remarkable testimony which he reveals along the way; he has a lot to share regarding the problem of cancer and choosing the Lord’s way in our lives.  He told me that he will not have any books available for at least a month.  He plans to place the first printing order in soon.

If anyone has an immediate cancer problem, he will give the entire book to them a chapter a week by email – until he has some available for sale (maybe beyond that).   So if one is patient and can wait for 19 weeks, then he will send the total book of 19 chapters for free.

If anyone wants one of the first printing, the cost is $29.  This includes mailing costs.  Contact him via his email if you are interested or to place an advance order.  His email: young749[at]yahoo[dot]com

[I recommend you place an advance order NOW]

Clint told me that he has read a lot of cancer books in the last 14 years.  The one from Dr. Gerson was one of the best.  He was helping terminally ill patients recover from cancer 70 years ago.  Clint has collected his best analysis on the cancer subject.  It is one of the best, if not the best, for someone that has cancer and does not want to go down the conventional path. [I just read chapter 19 and was blown away!]

Below is the table of contents, forward, and first chapter.

Cancer – What is really going on!

Copyright:  C. Young, 2016

Disclaimer:  This contents of this book is not for medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or for medical therapy. Consult the proper health professional for medical diagnosis and for medical treatment or medical therapy. You are entitled accurate information from your health care provider for a complete and clear understanding of the risks and benefits of any medical diagnosis or medical treatment or medical therapy. You are entitled the time to make an informed decision that is best for your longevity, health and quality of life.  Ask your health care provider good questions before you engage in any cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment to understand the risks and benefits so that the best decisions for your health can be made.  Chapter 16 provides good questions to ask health care providers so you will be well informed before making any decision regarding cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:   The Paths of Life and Cancer
Chapter 2:   Cause of Cancer
Chapter 3:   Purpose of Cancer
Chapter 4:   No Need to Fear Cancer
Chapter 5:   Cure of Cancer
Chapter 6:   Real Hope in Resolving Cancer
Chapter 7:   Effective Resolution of Cancer
Chapter 8:   Knowing
Chapter 9:   Foundations for Life
Chapter 10:  As a Man Thinks
Chapter 11:  Reducing Internal Toxins
Chapter 12:  Reducing External Toxins
Chapter 13:  Improving Detoxification
Chapter 14:  Miscellaneous Helps
Chapter 15:  Specific Cancers
Chapter 16:  Good Questions
Chapter 17:  Medical Treatment of Cancer
Chapter 18:  The Table of Life
Chapter 19:  Energy and Life

 

Foreword:

A battle is going on.  It is a very serious battle if you have cancer.  It is a battle for your life.  This enlightening book will shine light on what is really going on when it comes to cancer.  With this enlightenment not only is found the knowledge to effectively resolve cancer but to address the cause of cancer which is much more important.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  At that time my urologist could not give me a satisfactory reason for the cause of my prostate cancer.  Without him knowing the cause, I certainly did not feel like his advice would be the best to follow.  He wanted me to have my prostate removed.   Yet, he did not have the most basic of understandings regarding the cause of cancer.   I have found out over the years that it does not really matter how educated or highly esteemed one is in the medical profession, if they do not understand the real cause of cancer, then they are not capable of defining the best resolution for cancer.

To stay alive as long as possible and to thrive, I needed to find what did and did not work when it came to cancer.  It quickly became apparent that the medical system could neither provide a higher quality of life or more life if I followed their cancer treatment recommendations.  When looking at the long list of potential negatives and with no respectable documentation to substantiate the few positive claims they made, I decided not to go down the medical path when it came to cancer.

Instead, I followed a natural approach in dealing with cancer.  That was 14 years ago.  Taking this path has proved to be most beneficial.  This has become more and more evident as the years have gone by.  I know that I have obtained many more years of life by following the paths of life that will be discussed in this most enlightening book about cancer.

This book mainly focuses on our physical body. However, the spiritual is also looked at because therein is found direction and help to find your own special paths of life. Therein is found the strength to follow each path of life that is revealed to you.

I have a Biblical perspective in writing this book.  Jesus Christ is my Lord.  I encourage all not to trust in any of man’s religions when it comes to their eternity.  That includes any of the many sects of “Christianity”.  Instead, repent as Jesus Christ commanded all men to do.  In true repentance is found eternal life.

Often extended physical life is also found in true repentance.  In the humility of true repentance is the willingness to follow the leadership of God.  Such following is most important not only for eternal life but also for physical life.

I present to you not only the resolution of cancer but also the keys to a longer and more vibrant life.  I hope you choose the paths of life designed just for you by a most gracious and loving Heavenly Father.  If so, you are on a most exciting journey that you will be most grateful to have found, embraced, and followed.  There are many rewards both physical and eternal for embracing and  following the paths of life revealed to you by the Heavenly Father.

 

Chapter 1:  The Paths of Life and Cancer

The paths of life are just that.  That is, they are paths that provide life.  To pursue the paths of life you must first believe that you will be adequately rewarded for that pursuit.  Second you must be willing to die to going your own way.  Finally, you must actually die to what you want to do in both how you think and how you live your daily life.  Instead of going your own way, you embrace and follow the paths of life. This does not occur in an instant.  It occurs one path at a time over years of time, perhaps even a life time.

The paths of life are provided to each person by God Himself.  They are there for those who are humble enough to embrace them.  As one finds and embraces the paths of life, more and more spiritual and physical life springs up.  Each step in walking the paths of life requires putting aside what you want to do.  It requires dying to self.  In this death to self life is found.

Acts 2:28 shows us the verse, “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence”.  This verse shows us that God makes known to us the paths of life.  In that revelation is found both physical and spiritual life.  In that knowing is a wonderful plan and path for each person.

Life is far more valuable than anything this world has to offer.  Without life nothing here in this world has any further meaning.

The paths of life provide not only more life but also a better feeling body and joy.  The pursuit of the paths of life is a faith walk.

God reveals.  As we pursue that personal revelation, faith begins to grow within our being.  That faith may start out very tiny, perhaps as tiny as a small mustard seed.  But that tiny or little faith should never be discounted.  Even a little mustard seed can grow into a large and magnificent mustard tree over time.

When I seriously embraced the paths of life, I was just about to fall off my table of life.  Go to chapter 18 for more insight about the table of life.  I was pretty desperate to stick around.  I got real serious with God and His universe.  I actively pursued God to find out what I needed to do to live a while longer.  I was strongly impressed to begin my journey down the paths of life by getting off of both alcohol and coffee at the same time.

NOTE:  Not all are led the same way.  This is how I was led.  Others with cancer have other problems that are causing their body to be toxic.  In my case both alcohol and coffee where causing major problems because of my high daily consumption rate of both alcohol and coffee.

Soon after making these diet changes, I was impressed that I would gain an additional 2 years of life for adopting these changes.

Then 2 years went by and I got concerned.  I knew that I was about to fall off the edge 2 years earlier.  I knew that 2 years had passed.  I realized that I needed to adopt more of the paths of life to continue to live and to thrive.  In the last 2 years I did just that.  My life style is much different and much better than it was 4 years ago as I have embraced more of the paths of life.

My goal now is to adopt enough of the paths of life, fast enough to move away from the edge towards the center of my table to life to not only to stay alive but to thrive.  Most days I express the desire to move to the center of my table of life as fast as I can.

How do the paths of life relate to cancer?  If you have cancer, then your body is over toxic. It is toxic enough for the cancer mechanism to be activated.  This is pretty toxic.

Usually, multiple things need to be followed to help the body detoxify to the point that cancer is no longer needed to isolate the accumulation of excess toxins.  Many that have cancer have time to adopt enough of the ways of life to resolve their cancer and live for years and even decades longer.  Even those who have faster growing cancers can possibly find resolution if they pursue the ways of life quick enough.  How much benefit one gains from pursuing the paths of life depends upon how aggressively and how thoroughly one pursues their revealed paths of life.

I am aggressively pursuing the paths of life.  At first I was aggressively pursuing the paths of life just to stay alive.  Now I am aggressively pursuing to achieve a much better feeling body.  Also, I would like to achieve my full life potential.

I realize the reward of pursuing the paths of life is a great reward.  It is far more valuable than any other reward found in this world.

Sometimes I get stuck in making the paths of life a part of my life as fast as I would like to see.  When you understand the tremendous reward of a long living, vibrant, good feeling body; you really don’t want to get stuck in getting down the road with your paths of life.

Recently, I asked the Heavenly Father to give me a breakthrough in totally adopting several of the paths of life that I have been attempting to have victory in.  I prayed the following prayer:  “Heavenly Father, please help me to have a breakthrough in totally embracing 3 paths of life that I have not been able to have total victory in”.  Immediately, after saying this prayer, I was reminded of 2 things that God has shown me to do that I was not following.  These 2 things did not seem to relate to my physical life.  But they were hindering me from getting down the road.

All things that God and His universe reveal to you are related.  The paths of life may seem at times to not relate directly or immediately to your physical life.  But each revelation of what to do is important.  Until what has been revealed is being completely followed, progress often comes to a standstill.

I do hope you decide to pursue the paths of life.  The reward of doing so is GREAT!  This pursuit of the paths of life and the life, love, and faith that results from it is the most valuable thing you can ever possess in this world.

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Astronomy vs Astrology — One to Study and One to Leave Alone!

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

The One who set the stars in place should know best about our proper interpretation of the signs in the heavenlies.  While I believe His instructions in Deuteronomy are crystal clear on the topic, I found a really great modern day article which I will share with you.  However, I want to preface that with an important thought. The definition of ‘an observer of times’ is sometimes given as one using divination or magic.  Anytime we are seeking information about the future, or guidance from above, it is best to go straight to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to come to Him and seek His will and His ways in all matters. He wants an active relationship with us.  He tells us not to seek guidance from anything other than Him for best results and for our own well being.

Question: “What does the Bible say about astrology or the zodiac? Is astrology something a Christian should study?”

(GQ) Answer: The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are God’s “handiwork” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1). He has all the stars numbered and named (Psalm 147:4).

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A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit. (source Wikipedia)

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(GQ) Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God forbade the children of Israel to worship or serve the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 4:19). Several times in their history, however, Israel fell into that very sin (2 Kings 17:16 is one example). Their worship of the stars brought God’s judgment each time.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) - HubbleSite: gallery, release.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) – HubbleSite: gallery, release. (source Wikipedia)

(GQ) The stars should awaken wonder at God’s power, wisdom, and infinitude. We should use the stars to keep track of time and place and to remind us of God’s faithful, covenant-keeping nature. All the while, we acknowledge the Creator of the heavens. Our wisdom comes from God, not the stars (James 1:5). The Word of God, the Bible, is our guide through life (Psalm 119:105).

It is quite another matter to recognize the signs of the times outlined for us in the bible.  We are clearly in interesting times and there are signs in the heavenlies that I have written about in previous posts.  Our Jewish heritage is rich with feast days and instructions for learning about and following in His ways.  Much of it is unfolding before our very eyes with the unique alignment of the feast days with the lunar tetrads in 2014-2015.  (see more on this topic here).

So while creation points to our Creator, the instruction to seek Him rather than His creation for guidance is clear.

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Advice from an Old Farmer

Advice from an old farmer via Stacy Parrish Whiteside on fb 2013

Advice from an Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing Them [Editor’s note:  This was shared on facebook by a friend of a friend.  I am unsure of the original author.  Doesn’t seem to matter.  Most of it is biblical wisdom practically conveyed.  Some of it is plain old common sense.  It touched my heart and so sharing with you./sc]

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Celebrate with doTERRA oils – Wassail and Gingerbread Recipes

Holiday Wassail with doTERRA oils

Fall is in the air and parties are all around.  Essential oils help us year round with health and wellness.  Here are some ideas for cooking and sharing in special ways.  Wassail for toasting and Gingerbread Cookies for sharing.  The catalog has some great gift ideas too.  If you want to peruse my store visit here >>>

If you want to become a member of my Essential Oils Team visit here >>> (select tab JOIN).

Becoming a member offers you products at a discount and a way to share and market oils yourself if you wish.  In any event enjoy the ideas and stay healthy and bless as many as you can as you go!

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