Beanyâ€”were you ever able to connect with waterbaby on the other website or by phone? She hasnâ€™t been online since August 1st. I would imagine that she is quite uncomfortable from her fall last week, and hope she is healing nicely. If you are in contact with her, please let her know sheâ€™s really been on my mind the last several days. I live 250 miles from my nearest child, and know how difficult illness and injury can be when there is no family nearby. I also miss peeking in on your conversations with her.
Hello! I am new to this site (joined because I saw all of the Raw Christians on here! Thanks everyone!) I have been “going raw” for about 4 years, without even realizing it. I lost my Mom to Ovarian Cancer in June 2004, then I found out that I had stage 1 cancer in Dec. of 2004, at age 30! I have been radically and slowly changing my lifestyle since that time. (I completely rejected all conventional medicine, and dived into learning all I could about nutrition to cure cancer.) About 2 months ago, I bought one of Natalia Rose’s books, and I have been 90% raw ever since. I do eat fish, as I live high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and we catch our own, from high mountain lakes. My Husband and kids eat meat, but only meat that my husband hunts (Elk, mostly) Around here, you can be sure you are getting 100% organic meat. Anyway, I also have started gardening, trying to grow my own organic produce, but we have such a short growing season here, it is difficult. I feel so blessed to have been led to this way of eating, and to this site, it is nice to see so many other christians on here! Now, I need to go finish reading all the posts! Oh, BTW I am “Cancer Free” and healthier than I have been since I was 10! Thank You Lord!
emtpdmom-—- Sorry I have not heard a word. I didn’t phone her as I am on the west coast and she east.$$$$$ She didn’t show up on the other site. Didn’t know about her fall. Does she have a DH around? Boy and here she had so many, “putting up” plans. Will remember her in prayer.
Getting all of the crackers and breads done as my dehydrators will be full with fruit after Wed.. Thats if Azure comes through with the order.
cpagosa---I am so blessed to hear testimonies as yours. God knows what will make us well and keep us that way. I pray that more of His children will follow to His leading when it comes to eating. By the way how is your water?
Beany—She fell Friday afternoon. Here’s the link to her post: http://www.goneraw.com/forums/6/topics/7113. I’ve been worried about her and kept her in my thoughts and prayers. A fall can be so dangerous, especially as our bodies age. I believe all three of us are in our 60s. I know when I stumble I am sore fore several days. It’s been a while since I actually fell, but the pain and stiffness seems to last forever. I was just hoping that the two of you had made contact and you could update us on how she is feeling.
I posted on the A/A thread because I did not know if maybe someone over there may know her, or be in contact with her (waterbaby). I am concerned about her, also, and my heart goes out to her! I too, read about all the food prep that she was getting prepared for. She fell carrying some of it into her house. I was worried that she may get up and over do, or worse, injur herself again before she even gives herself time to heal!
I am sure you have read PS.91. For me I stand on this scriptures. I have them hid in my heart.If the enemy tries to make me worry or have fear. I Tell him NO! the “Word says.” Then I quote PS.91 or some other scripture that I may be standing on. My example is Jesus when Satan tempted Him. “The Word said.”.Satan has to obey the Word. Problems come from Satan, I don’t have to receive them. Jesus over powered Satan, and Jesus said we can do as He did. So yes, I am problem free. The Bible says I am righteous in Gods eyes, therefore I am sinless.I would not purposely go out and sin just because Jesus Blood has covered my sin, but if I did something not pleasing to God the Holy spirit convicts me and I immediately ask forgiveness. Therefore, as I am sitting right here I can say I am sinless. and problem free.
shgadwa-in light of all the discussion of the past few days, including this one, I have a scripture for you. 2 Tim. 2:16-24. And 1 Cor. 10:13. Really study them, and don’t just glaze over them. We have to realize that God is just and faithful. You may want to carry your sins around like a badge of your humanity, youth, or whatever, but God will forgive and forget in a moment. 1 John. 1:9. Seize the horns of the altar and don’t let go until you get relief from your burdens!
shgadwa-That is great! I ended up reading several scriptures surrounding those last night and then praying until I fell asleep. I am going to do more study in Timothy today. The scriptures raised more questions and I am on a quest for truth. Of course prayer and the word should be taken together so that you will be fully enlightened.
joypeace-I enjoyed your blog! You have a beautiful black face, but I could not see your nappy hair. My hair is a bit nappy, but I do not have a beautiful black face to go along with it. My face is white and a bit drawn from not eating right in the past, although it is getting better as the days go by! I do have cousins that are white, but thier hair is very nappy like black people. They get straitners put on it because it is so hard to care for, so I can relate! I like natural better! I have not been able to trasition into totally natural hair yet. I just wish I could so that I could totally tame this mane of hair that God has given me!
Hey, joypeace! I am thinking about starting some sort of blog and post before and after pics of myself. So far I am still in the before stage! The people around here have to put up with my uglies, but right now I don’t want to send my uglies clear around the world! LOL!
Beany, I am going to read PS 91 tonight and meditate on it. Thanks!
I am glad waterbaby is back on. Interesting how we miss people on the forum. I have been on H.A. forum for almost a year, Being a small forum, we really miss people when they drop out, or have to be gone for awhile.The people of our church are going through Ps. and the new Testament for the year.I have been getting some nice pearls.
I don’t understand it. I stay in the “before stage” for more than 3 years. My DH goes raw, eats what I eat, and loses 15 pounds in 2 weeks. grrrrr
On the area of to have or not to have problems- when my pastor was asked during an interview if he had problems, he answered that maybe they came and he didn’t know it. I too have imbibed this scripturally-aligned frame of mind. Problems are not the portion of the Sons of God. As many of you have rightfully pointed out, Ps. 91 offers some powerful nuggets of this Truth.
For every believer in Christ, no evil (or problems) shall befall you, neither any plague come nigh your habitation (Ps. 91:10).
Problems DO exist, but they are not the portion of the righteous. They may TRY to come around you, but the Bible makes it quite clear: A thousand (problems) shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but IT SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU! (Ps. 91:7).
joypeace-are you referring to frizzy hair? I am currently using some syrum stuff from walmart to try to keep it under control, but it looks greasy sometimes when it is not. Then if I do not wash it the greasy look and feel just gets worse and still frizzy! Sometimes I wish I were black so I could wear those cool braids and twists all over! :)
Hi, I’m a Christian and have turned to eating raw foods in order to control psoraisis. I have refused conventional treatment for this illness as it rarely works without side effects. I have eaten a diet rich in veg and fruits but with wholegrains and meats for years but when my skin appeared only to get worse I explored a vegan option. But when i heard about Raw foods and Raw eating I felt it would be much easier than vegan. I have always believed that the food we eat should be as God our Father provided it, not preserved, artifially sweetened, coloured or flavoured, chemically enhanced or devitalized. So i have always baked breads and baked as my kids grew up. I also believe that the body has a miraculous ability to repair itself through fasting and natural raw foods. So i aim to eat Raw most of the time, though just of late i am adding some steamed veg as well, no butter though, just steamed veg. I have not had the opportunity to share my journey with others at our church yet, but may be one day. They already see me as a nutter – this may confirm their suspicians :)
However, I do believe that the fruit and herb is better for us, as the nut is not a whole food unless we consume it with the hull, and who would do that?
What do you mean by a nut is not a whole food without the hull? Why not? And, yes, why would you eat it like that. If I understand you correctly, why would peel fruit anyway… or pick it off a tree… or de-seed it. Maybe I missed your point… so, I’m asking for clarification. :o) Thanks.
And a point shgadwa made a long while back about the ‘junky’ food and being in sin. Well, the fall of man had to do with food…. so I find it interesting that food, so unnatural these days, is still the cause of what makes us sick, and yes, maybe even sin!
Dr. Lorraine Day mentioned something about Jesus dying for our afflictions (as well). And, I haven’t studied this at all, but she made it sound like our afflictions are our diseases. Again, I haven’t watched her videos or anything… a friend told me this, and I found it interesting… maybe one day worth looking into it further and checking out the interlinear and parallel bibles.
I have been trying to focus on increasing whole, unprocessed foods in my diet and tripped across the “raw” lifestyle a few weeks ago. I immediately said to myself, “that’s so extreme … I don’t think I could ever do that” but no matter what I do or say, I keep thinking about it and researching it. Maybe I could do it.
As I learn more about this healthy way of eating, I’m wondering what people use as creamer in their coffee. I have decreased my coffee/caffeine consumption dramatically but am not interested in deleting it from my life all together … any ideas?
ananya-You will never know until you go! I was at the same point you are about 10 yrs ago and stayed there for years until I finally just went ahead and started eating raw. I was not an overnighter, but I have had many days of 100% raw and it is beginning to break the back of the beast. Your addictions will just dry up and blow away like chaff as you begin eat the way God created us to eat! The addictions to coffee, meat, white wheat and sugar are very strong in most american’s lives. I never though that I could be free, so I just lived in dispare for many years. I thought that it would be a daily battle to live raw. However, I have found that if you can muster the strength for just 3 days you will not even desire your addictions any more. So go ahead and set yourself FREE!
beany That is it! Isaiah 53:5. That puts it together for me. Thanks.
beany Oh yeah, it wasn’t you that mentioned the seed and the hull. It was pulse that posted. Pulse... (copy-paste), you mentioned:
However, I do believe that the fruit and herb is better for us, as the nut is not a whole food unless we consume it with the hull, and who would do that?
What do you mean by a nut is not a whole food without the hull? Why not? And, yes, why would you eat it like that. If I understand you correctly, why would peel fruit anywayâ€¦ or pick it off a treeâ€¦ or de-seed it. Maybe I missed your pointâ€¦ so, Iâ€™m asking for clarification. :o) Thanks
I really was just kind of blabbering on when I said that about it not being a whole food. However, I will tell you that I have been told that almond hull can be eaten, but is not very good. The almond is inside of a peach like fruit called a hull. The nut is not harvested until the fruit/hull becomes kind of shriveled and dry. Hulls are usually fed to cows, but people can eat it. I am curious as to how it tastes when it is fresh before the nut is considered ready to harvest. Gen. 1:29 seems to idicate that the fruit we are to eat has in it a tree bearing seed. To me this indicates that the fruit is what is to be our meat, or our sustanence. The ingestion of the tree bearing seed (which is what a nut is) looks to be considered more incidental. From just looking at it in that light it looks like maybe we eat nuts that are past thier prime. However, when the hull is “ripe” the nut would be more of the consistancy of a water chesnut I would think. I really do not know what hulls taste like. I do not even know if the hull of fruit of any other nut can be eaten. I am just kind of researching and learning and keeping my mind open to what the scriptures can teach us about diet. I hope I made some kind of sense with this and did not have to many mispellings! LOL!
Did any one see David Wolfe on www.ustream.tv I thought it rather interesting what he said about coffee.
Strange I have hulled a lot of nuts but I never tried to eat the hull. Maybe we weren’t meant to eat nuts, grains, seeds, and legume seeds. Course then we eat tomato seeds and other seeds we don’t remove. Hum. I think it could get rather mixed up.
Hi ya’ll. Count me in as a redeemed child of God, saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s so encouraging to see so many Christians respond to this thread. I’ve felt more like a fish out of water being a christian in raw world with so much eastern mysticism associated with it, than I have in eating lots of raw in the christian world, but maybe that’s because I’m not 100% raw, so can blend in bringing raw stuff to potlucks, or ordering salads eating out. Anyway it’s great to read what each of you have written.
I am soooo happy I found this forum. I just started this raw food journey about 2 weeks ago and I am also a Born Again Believer who loves Jesus. There is something that has really been bothering me. I have been feeling quite anxious lately and even losing sleep over it. I’m hoping someone can encourage me or even shed light on what I am feeling. I have been eating “healthy” for a few years now. I eat organic as much as the budget will allow and stay away from processed foods. I am so drawn to anything that has to do with “living green”, especially nutrition. I have read countless books on different diets. I have done detox diets, colon cleanses, etc. This is such a passion for me. BUT, nothing has captured my attention like this whole “raw food” thing. I went to a local raw food fest a couple of weeks ago. The food was absolutely amazing. The people were all so nice. It felt like such a “community”. Everybody had the same passion, which was to eat raw food. But, here is my problem. Even though I love being a part of this whole raw food “movement”, with it seems to come a lot of new agey beliefs. You know, where people worship the creation and not the Creator. Where they don’t even believe in Jesus or His work on the cross. I know a lot of these people also believe that their power comes from within ourselves and not from the Lord. At this raw food fest there was even a tarot card reader. I am wanting to join my local raw food meetup group, but I’m afraid of connecting myself with people that have these beliefs. I am really seeking the Lord on this, but I am feeling like I can’t hear from Him because I am feeling too anxious and fearful. I really believe that this is the way to eat. I feel great since implementing more raw foods into my diet. I have even thought about getting ladies involved in my church and talking to them about raw foods. I decided last week that I would have some friends over to show them a movie (Raw for 30 Days) and then make a couple of raw food dishes. Well, I got an email yesterday from a girl from the Raw Food Fest. She asked if I wanted to have a raw food chocolate party. This is what she does for a living. She teaches people about raw foods and then makes some awesome chocolate treats. The ingredients she uses she sells (www.noblelifeelements.com). I told her maybe we could just do my “party” together. She even has the video I wanted to show, so I wouldn’t have to fork out $30 for it. I really enjoyed talking to her and she seems really nice. But then she started talking about a product she uses called Gold Rush. It’s colloidal gold. I told her I have taken colloidal silver in the past. She said that colloidal silver is for the body. Colloidal gold is for the spirit. I thought, “Oh, here we go!” Now I don’t know if I should partner up with this lady.
I’m sorry for the long post. I am just so needing Godly input and encouragement. My heart longs to do the right thing and to be pleasing to the Lord. Thanks for listening!