Thursday, April 11, 2019

SETS & SPROUTS


My onion sets arrived from Territorial Seed Company yesterday, and I am not particularly happy with them. The clipped tops were browned, the bulk of the bulbs are very scrawny, and the roots were so matted together that it was tough getting them apart without damaging the roots. Makes me wonder how long they were pulled, and how long they have been on the shelf before shipped to me.

The set cost me a pretty penny too!

Hopefully these sets will survive until I can get them in the garden beds, and hopefully they will thrive once set in place. I use a LOT of onions from season to season:


I think I will try to start onions from seeds in 2020.

This morning I noticed that the seedling trays were looking a bit dry on the surface, so I misted them to keep the soil soft for the seedlings to push through; and I noticed there were sprouts already in the pots under the kitchen skylight!

I am happy about that discovery this morning; these seeds were planted 2 days ago (https://jeastofeden.blogspot.com/2019/04/housegarden-preparations-underway.html

Wa Wa Tsai, Chinese Cabbage

THE BOOK OF ROMANS ~Chapter 14



If there is someone who is weak in the Faith, receive him kindly and do no argue about his personal views. One man’s faith may permit him to eat anything, while a man of weaker faith feels himself limited to vegetables. Let not the one who eats anything despise the vegetarian, and let not the abstainer criticize him who eats freely, for Elohim has received him. Who are you to condemn someone else’s servant? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. Why should he not succeed? For Elohei is able to make him stand.

One man thinks that one day is greater than another, while another esteems every day alike. Let each decide the matter in his own mind. He who observes the day should observe it in Adonai’s honor. IT is just so with regard to eating. Either one eats in Adonai’s honor and thanks Elohim for the food; or one abstains from eating certain foods, also in Adonai’s honor, and he too gives thanks to Elohim.

None of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself. For when we live, we live to Adonai Yeshua – and when we die, we die to Adonai Yeshua. That is, both when we live and when we die, we are His: that is why Mashiach died and rose again on the 3rd day, that He might be Lord over both the dead and the living.

Why, then, should you condemn your brother? Or why should you despise your brother? For we shall all have to stand some day before the judgment seat of Elohei. As to this, Scripture says, “As I live,” says Adonai, “Every knee shall bend before Me and every tongue shall make confession to Elohim” (Isaiah 45:23). It is to Elohei that each one of us must give an account of himself.

Let us, therefore, stop criticizing one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or a trap in the way of a brother. I know, and am convinced in Adonai Yeshua, that nothing is unclean in itself. Nevertheless, it is unclean to the man who thinks it is unclean. If you grieve your brother because of meat, you do not walk according to the ruleof love. Do not, by your use of food, bring ruin on one for whom Mashiach died. Don’t let that which seems good to you become a subject of reproach. Surely the Kingdom of Elohei is not a matter of what to eat and what to drink, for it is justification and peace and joy in The Ruach. He who serves Mashiach in these things finds favor with Elohim and is approved also by men.

We should, therefore, do the things that make for peace and for strengthening one another. Don’t destroy the work of Elohei for the sake of meat. Even though all things are clean, still it is wrong for a man to make others fall because of what he eats. The right thing to do is not to eat flesh nor to drink wine, nor to do anything that makes your brother stumble or that offends and weakens him. As to your faith, hold fast to it, as before Elohim. Happy is the man who need not find fault with himself for what he approves. But if he has misgivings, as in eating, he is condemned if he eats, because it was not an act of faith. For everything that does not rest on faith is sin.