Ephesians Five Wife

The writings of a wife who loves her husband and family more than anything except Jesus. From a Christian truth seeker/natural health/homesteader point of view. In that order.

The Chemical Attack: Endocrine Disruption/Dr. Theo Colborn

Good 2013 (?) lecture from Dr. Theo Colborn re:  endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effects on feminizing males.  These chemicals are everywhere and cannot be avoided totally, although I do personally believe that education and awareness in making better choices can go a long way.  I’ve been watching this stuff with my own kids for years.

She talks about sources too, but I will link to this old post I wrote in my other blog several years ago.


I also found an older article about the FDA “reassurance” that BPA is safe…I must have missed (or forgot) this but it appears to have happened around 2013.  Welcome to the world where corporate interests outweigh our own.  Oh wait, I think it’s been like that for a long time.

The FDA Declares that Bisphenol A is Safe, Despite Scientific Evidence – Union of Concerned Scientists

Our Stolen Future – Dr. Theo Colborn

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange – Dr. Theo Colborn




Portabella Pizzas (Wahls Paleo, GF, GAPS option)


Sorry for the bad pic.  I tried to at least edit it and turn it horizontally, and somehow WordPress didn’t like that idea. 🙂

I made these last night, all for me.  I am doing a reboot on Wahls Paleo Plus program (ketogenic diet) now, and am off grain, dairy, sugar and everything else LOL.  Just kidding, I don’t mind…I feel better…lost five pounds in the past week and I am in less pain today than I’ve been in awhile.  My bloating seems to be gone as well.  I was looking a bit “pregnant”, and my digestion was a mess, which is not so good!!!

Anyhow, this was easy…


Portabella Mushrooms

1 c. tomato sauce (I had frozen my own, which was delightful)

ground pork

whole fennel

peppers and onions

Daiya cheeze (optional)

Brush the mushrooms with olive oil, inside and out.  I baked those for about 10 minutes just to soften.

While the mushrooms were baking, I browned the ground pork until done, I added about 1/2 tsp ground fennel (adapt to your portion, I only cooked 1/2 pound pork for me).  I added more coconut oil as pork seems to be VERY LEAN these days 😦 and there was literally no fat in it.  I added the peppers and onions and cooked until they were done but not mushy.

After the mushrooms were done baking, I scooped tomato sauce in the middle, and then put all my toppings on.  I put Daiya cheese on top, which would be optional.  It did not seem to bother me personally, so I will keep doing it when we have our family pizza nights.

I baked for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, until Daiya was melted.  YUM!

Bible Believing Christians and Halloween


Halloween has gotten progressively worse and worse over the 44 years that I’ve been on this earth.  The costumes more and more gory and grotesque, or magic focused, as we now live in a culture that celebrates death and witchcraft.  I hate this time of year, every time the TV is on  there are commercials for horrific movies…even the “tame commercials” seemed to be filled with gore and death.  Seems like it’s everywhere we look, it gets hard to avoid.  I’ll be glad when it’s over.

I will warn you, if you are looking for a post to tell you we should all get together, sing Kumbaya, carve a jack o’lantern and get some candy for the sweet little children who shouldn’t miss out on any fun ever because their parents are weird, crazy and mean Bible thumpers……this is probably not for you.  I was looking for one of links below and came across MANY articles from the “evangelical community” saying it’s just fine, those crazy Bible thumpers are WRONG!!!! (sigh, as is the case with most things these days)….so I totally understand that this is a very unpopular perspective.

Our family does not take part in the holiday anymore.  It feels strange to me sometimes.  Before we knew the origins a few years ago, we LOVED Halloween….spent a month or better planning costumes, new decorations for the front porch, etc.  I just can’t do it now.  I remember when I was a kid, we had one child in school whose family was Jehovah’s Witnesses, who was either kept home that day, or sat in the library during the parties.  Now I guess we are “that weird family” now, although not JW’s.   It gets hard to separate sometimes, although I know we are supposed to do so.

We do stay home and pass out Chick Tracts wrapped around a candy bar.  It is a good way to reach a lost and dying world, everyone comes to you.  We have done this the past three years and people seem to like them.  Here is a link to their Halloween tracts.  We like “The Little Ghost”, as we tend to get more small children trick or treating where we live.  I know people who firmly believe they should stay home with the lights off and not do anything, I’m not judging them either.  This is just what we have been led to do.

Here is some good info from a Bible believing Christian perspective if you are seeking truth in this area.  Although see above, Anton LeVey quote…I guess he knew.  If memory serves, he is also one who never let his kids watch TV.  Go figure.

Halloween: A Covenant With the Devil – AV1611

Halloween and the Forces of Darkness – Pastor David J. Meyer, Last Trumpet Ministries (former witch and occultist)

Galatians 4 Blog: Warnings About Halloween

Halloween and Satan by Bro. Bryan Denlinger:


2 Corinthians 6:14-15:  14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

Psalms 101:3:  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:  I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

2 Corinthians 6:17:  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Gail Riplinger:  New Age Bible Versions

Long… but worth watching video re: the Bible version issue.

We got our 1611 KJV Bibles from Bearing Precious Seed.  Local Church Bible Publishing Company is also a good source.

Not an endorsement of Prophecy Club.

Tracing Genesis Through Ancient Culture: Paul James-Griffiths

This was great…the last five minutes, WOW.

He talked about the Syrian Ebla Creation Account clay tablets at 24:20…written 2300 BC…about “The Great One Who Speaks, by the power of His Word, and the whole universe comes into being.” 🙌🙌🙌

Psalm 33:6-9: 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth 7 He gatherers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Modern Day Paganism-Phil Holden

These were good:

This one was only 45 min., not 1 hr 37 min. 

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