Author Archives: K Anderson

I Heard the Leaves Clapping

It was a typical Sunday drive, or could have been another day of many roaming the countryside and back roads. Feeling a little nutty, feeling a little absurd. Pondering things seen, felt, and done.

Meditating on Scripture seems to be the prevalent distraction these days and while I think it’s good to do, it can take away from the faith. As it consumes my thoughts it’s difficult to give proper consideration to other things, as in, living life.

In any event, I was traveling along, windows down when I heard a crackling in the trees. It wasn’t “the wind in the trees” nor “the leaves rustling in the wind”….but a distinct sound of what I perceived to be as…. “clapping”? Yes, that was it. It sounded like the telephone wires were causing sparks or “zaps” with the leaves that were bordering them….and I recall thinking “it sounds like sparks in the wires”…or….like “clapping”…or “applause”… in the trees…it was hard to tell. So I strained to hear more intently until the trees disappeared and the phone wires continued along the ditch. And along with that, the sound stopped as well.

Until the road came to the next set of trees. And the “clapping” started again.

Never in my life had I considered the idea that tree leaves could “clap” but that was my thought of the most curious sound I’d heard.

I carried on and slowly dismissed it from thought but recall thinking how strange of a physical phenomenon it seemed. It was as audible as the crickets in the field and the sound of the road under my tires.

And it was only a couple weeks later, and as with many things in past years, it seemed as if the Lord was speaking to me when I stumbled upon Isaiah 55:12:

Yes, in joy you shall depart,
in peace you shall be brought back;
Mountains and hills shall break out in song before you,
        and all the trees of the countryside shall clap their hands.

Huh. How about that. In the midst of the court, and my anger and confusion and hurt and torment….a spiritual battle indeed, and He showed me a sign. It cannot be denied.

I know not what’s to come. But this is how it’s been, traveling with the Lord, during a time in the wilderness. Many times similar things or events occur that cannot be explained and it is only through daily reading of Scripture where I have discernment.

It’s like running with scissors but somehow the pieces continue to add up, seeming to form a whole. I should have posted about the other instances but am afraid of what’s already been stolen from mind thus far. I suppose the posts here are where I’ve allowed myself the filter, as in “guarding your words”. Since it seems apparent they’ve already been taken from me….

Footnote: this is a true story. It’s not fictitious in any way, nor is it a twisting of truth. It means precisely what it says. There are frequent seemingly-supernatural, as well as supernatural, things happening to me these days. In what I feel are “the latter days”. But who can I find experiencing the same? Feel free to like or comment if you feel like strange things are happening with you. Do you feel targeted? Do you feel like end times are close? Do you feel that things are not quite right in the world?

Sometimes I cannot tell if I’m just a whisper in the wilderness or something much louder. In any event, no matter where I turn it seems like it falls on deaf ears. Is anyone hearing, seeing, or listening? I would like to know who you are.

The Real Elephant in the Room: 5G

It amazes me that the “smartest” people running the world (the UN) are so eager to develop technologies that have obvious negative health effects on people all over the world. Has the UN ever stopped to wonder why they are labeled “evil dictators” by independent media outposts? I believe they are tripping over their “superior-intellectual” brains and have failed to see the obvious right in front of them.

Note: I took aim here due to the “lazy people” comment on your website. Sometimes “lazy” might be indicative of feeling “stuck” and lacking options. But yes, please do, judge based on appearances.

Nevermind that now.

Another consideration: the world is not in our hands.

The world is in the hands of God.

Yet we continue to erroneously believe such nonsense in our progressive pursuit of science while completely closing our minds to His Word (and as such, completely missing the obvious signs when world events are happening in line with His Word). If you fail to see or believe those signs, or would prefer to rely on yourselves and mankind to solve all world problems (that are clearly not in our ability to resolve, ever) – you might be a “scoffer”. But as such, due to your disbelief, it would make no difference to you anyway.

Hence, the feeling of being “stuck”.

We MUST consider how it is that things like movies, music, text, voice messaging and the like is SAFELY traveling through the air (just like magic?),…. but not affecting our bodies. I liken it precisely to the times when germs were being discovered and scientists were theorizing they caused disease. I can only imagine that the majority of people then assumed these scientists were “crazy”. And I need not say more.

But this is precisely what we are doing today by feeling lulled into a sense of safety over the gradual increase of technological advances and wireless networking. Thousands of people have already reported having physiological issues from EMFs. I wonder how many of them have been met with the same “inside-the-box” thinking that I have – in which others would prefer to dismiss their claims, call them “crazy”, and then carry on, living blindly and obliviously, inside the box.

(Rather, the matrix, but that’s another story.)

This very work is being promoted by those “inside the establishment” but do they not recognize how their very own agenda will collapse back on them with the onset of these technologies? And for as long as they try to hide their “secrets” do they not recognize that these technological advancements will continue to expose them?

First and foremost, cities and states across the US should be petitioning to stop the advancement of 5G, and secondly, all Christians should be admonishing this work as well. For the “eye in the sky” as sung about by the Alan Parson’s project is nothing other than Satan’s (all the forces who are turning a blind eye to the word of God) biggest lie ever told, until now (well next to the moon landing and the astronomical amount of tax dollars that contribute to that lie).

I understand, there is great profit in this. However, as technology catches up to it, are you really willing to sit back and allow the collective microwaving of your selves and your children, and children’s children, etc…, just to ensure your current-day profits?

Furthermore, have you not read these passages from Scripture:

Zechariah 14:12: And this shall be the plague with which the LORD shall strike all the nations that have fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall rot while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall rot in their sockets, and their tongues shall rot in their mouths.

From a concerned group of scientists, they have proposed to the UN the following:

Collectively we also request that:

  1. children and pregnant women be protected;
  2. guidelines and regulatory standards be strengthened;
  3. manufacturers be encouraged to develop safer technology;
  4. utilities responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution, and monitoring of electricity maintain adequate power quality and ensure proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful ground current;
  5. the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies;
  6. medical professionals be educated about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and be provided training on treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
  7. governments fund training and research on electromagnetic fields and health that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
  8. media disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding health and safety aspects of EMF-emitting technologies; and
  9. white-zones (radiation-free areas) be established.

So again, Scripture is forewarning us of the results of our actions if we refuse to heed the word of God:

Matthew 24:19: It will be hard on pregnant or nursing mothers in those days.

 

Winter Skirts

This skirt transpired from a pattern at Mama In A Stitch along with a grab bag of locally-processed fibers from the Kurth Valley Fiber Mill. It contained a variety of golden-dyed skeins of alpaca, llama, wool, angora, and even some buffalo fibers. I had started the poncho but not far into it decided the pattern would make a great skirt for wearing over leggings. With a little added color from a random skein of bright orange/pink/army green/yellow wool, I realized I could mesh this with the slightly tougher llama fiber (as in sidebar picture) for the waist and hips and then allow the softer alpaca to hang for the rest.

Three-tiered Alpaca-Wool-Llama Skirt
You will need:
US size K 6.50 mm crochet hook
Approx. 75 yds llama, 75 yds wool, 300 yds alpaca (2 skeins, these are all approximate as I obtained them from a small local processor and didn’t jot down the exact lengths of each skein)

Size:
Approximately 16” wide (32″ circumference) at the waist, 19.5″ wide (39″ circumference) X 20” long.

Gauge:
Approximately 12 stitches and 9 rows per 4 inches.

HDC: half-double crochet
BLO: back loop only
DC: double crochet
SS: slip stitch

Starting with the waist (llama)
Ch 112, SS to first chain to join in the round
Round 1: HDC in each of the starter row chains, working in the round, SS to both loops of starting chain to join in the round
Round 2: Ch2, HDC in BLO beginning with the first open chain and repeating through all, SS to both loops of starting chain from previous row to join in the round
Round 3: Ch4, DC in 7th ch from hook (this is the 3rd ch on row below), *ch1, skip1, DC*, repeating between * throughout the round, SS to both loops of starting chain from previous row to join in the round
Round 4: Ch2, HDC in BLO beginning with the first open chain and repeating throughout, SS to both loops of starting chain from previous row to join in the round

Repeat rounds 3 and 4, three more times.

Switching to the hips (wool) and the body (alpaca)
This is where you begin working all rows as HDC in BLO, beginning each with a chain 2, and SS to both loops of first HDC of previous row.

To increase from the waist to the hips, I worked two HDC in BLO in one chain, once every 10-12 chains (an increase to 122-124). (I meant to do this every 10 chains but toward the end worked every 12. I ended up with 120 total. Considering the fiber and the stretchy-ness of the stitch, you can choose if you want more or less so there is some flexibility here. If you want to increase to the hips a little more then work two HDC in BLO every 10 chains (this increases your count from 112 to 124). If you want to increase less, work two HDC in BLO every 12 chains (this increases your count from 112 to 122).

I ended up with a seam that runs slightly diagonal which for these fibers, and the skirt, I liked how it turned out. I’m not an experienced crocheter so if you want to get a straight seam you can find out how to adjust this (in a skirt, not working in a circular pattern which increases, like a hat), here (https://wilmade.com/crochet-a-straight-seam-joined-rounds/).

Tie off and weave in ends.

Now, the funny part of this is that while I knit or crochet, I tend to find myself working out other mental gymnastics usually associated with Scripture. And for some time I’ve often wondered if there is something more to
Deuteronomy 22:11 “You shall not wear cloth of two different kinds of thread, wool and linen, woven together.” other than the symbolic reference where it is resurrected in Matthew 9:16. The verse from the old testament, similar to other precepts and laws laid out by the Lord during old testament times, were then, taken as literal commands.

Similar to Deuteronomy 22:9 “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited,…” where the aim of the command seems to be to maintain healthy crops by keeping seeds separate.

So why, I’ve wondered, would the Lord be concerned with giving precepts of this sort, with regard to the ancients’ clothing, and how, if at all, can it be applied today. This certainly goes deeper than it would appear on the surface (and more than this post is intending to express) since to understand the Lord is to know that He is concerned with ALL aspects of our lives. For after all, “even the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Luke 9:16).

But perhaps sometimes, his precepts really are just a simple as they seem (which again goes to show his great concern for even the tiniest details of our lives). Because now I find myself wondering how I’m going to wash this skirt, where the wool and llama are quite resilient but the alpaca is soft and vulnerable to damage. On retrospect, I should have (and originally intended for) the wool to span only 2-3 rows to break up the colors between the llama and alpaca. But since I completed 6, it may have added too much bulk and especially with respect to the care instructions.

So, depending on your fibers, there is a lot of flexibility in the number of rows for each but if you’ve made it this far in the post, it’s a good idea to consider the stretch and composition of the fibers that you decide to use. My goal was to have a warm yet durable skirt for wearing over leggings in the winter. I may return to the fiber mill to pick up more llama as I think this is a great material to use for this type of skirt, especially around the waist and hips where there is more tension. The alpaca, however, gives it a nice flow without being form-fitting, as you might find in a cotton-polyester blend.

Guarding your words

Exodus 23:1-2 “You shall not repeat a false report. Do not join the wicked in putting your hand, as an unjust witness, upon anyone.

Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong, nor shall you, when testifying in a lawsuit, side with the many in perverting justice.

In both my custody case, as well as in my criminal case, these precepts set forth in Scripture were blatantly, intentionally, and maliciously ignored by nearly every party from attorneys to judges to probation officers and claimants. What good are affidavits when they, in our culture, are easily used to manipulate people and there is no moral conscience of any of the people involved. And moreover, when they are not held in contempt? When there is no justice?

There is not one shred of evidence that any of what was said in the affidavits against me was true. I was forced to play along with their game, just to see my daughter again. I was forced by my county government’s lack of critical thinking, and underwent forced psychotherapy (for a condition that did not exist). It existed only in the lies fabricated on a falsely sworn set of affidavits.

Following the forced psychotherapy, not a single psychologist suggested anything further than mild anxiety and/or *maybe* depression – a documented fact from my sessions. Not enough for a medical prescription. And obviously not enough to remove a child from her mother. Yet that is exactly what was done.

And still, 4 years later, I am still subjected to, those lies. Those lies became my reality. So whomever said a lie could not become truth, well yes. Yes it can.

Because my custody issues drag on and on and on. Because the harassment I experience around me goes on and on and on. I was falsely labeled as “crazy” and now this is the only reputation I have. Because the label was applied yet the evidence never accepted as truth. This is precisely how one becomes anxious and depressed (not that she was in the first place, as falsely claimed).

It has become rather clear we here in America have lost touch with truth. We prefer the easy path, to lie our way into whatever we want to get. I think we like to think “most people are good” (I used to anyway). But now I no longer do. I have been shown exactly what kind of evil exists in the world. Scripture itself provides hundreds of examples of “guarding your spoken word”, that which “passes your lips”. In nearly all cases there is an emphasis on the fact that it is what actually comes through your mouth. A rather sharp rebuke can be found in the book of Proverbs:

Proverbs 6:16-19:

16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
        and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

“…the Lord hates.” Wait, what? The Lord hates?

There is a reason God despises these things. Just a little white lie here, and a little white lie there….and the cumulative effects of all these little white lies is a destroyed life (lives) with none to care. Does God care about LIFE? (This is not even a sound question.)

The point here, I guess, is the necessity to evaluate ourselves. Do we love liars and praise falsehood? (It seems so, and in fact, by listening to the news every day, it would seem we idolize falsehood….and I’d be seriously concerned with what Scripture tells us if I were to write a post on idolatry.) Do we care about life?

For further consideration, is to suppose a person’s “filter”, i.e., the ability for a person to decide on his/her own which words to choose to “pass through one’s lips” (whether directly face-to-face, or in type, correspondence, journaling, etc….), is removed without consent, or knowledge. Again, Scripture has the answer. Thank and praise the Lord.

So unless we consider that perspective, while we still cry out about witch hunts, porn stars, and Russian collusion…and this is OUR (as a nation) “reality”. Our tweets and posts and comment threads, the 24-7 news feeds, a continual flow of words (outright, filtered, spoken or written). How does that stand to Scripture, given the many and numerous warnings weaved throughout the Bible….

Proverbs 18:1-4
[1] In estrangement one seeks pretexts; with all persistence he picks a quarrel.
[2] The fool takes no delight in understanding, but rather in displaying what he thinks.
[3] With wickedness comes contempt, and with disgrace comes scorn.
[4] The words from a man’s mouth are deep waters, but the source of wisdom is a flowing brook.

 

The case for the need of a Savior. Is it possible for mankind to ever fully recover truth, on our own? We seem to strive daily for truth, honesty, and justice and equality for those who have been deprived such. But if we are honest with ourselves and our history (world history even), is that truly possible?

I read recently in an area publication that there is a “great falling away from God’s word and truth. A great apostasy.” That we’ve fallen away from God’s word is not new as is evident in our culture of the past few years alone, never mind the 60s, 70s, and up. But worse, it seems, is our ability to self-regulate the truth (a direct consequence of falling away from God’s word). Words in the English language mean something entirely different that their original meaning and if you’re not “hip on the latest” buzzword or fictitious “story”, you simply have absolutely no idea what people are talking about.

Chuck Schumer talked about the border wall not even being a “border wall”. Well then, Mr. Schumer, what is it? In English, please. Similarly with a “space force”. Anyone care to enlighten? No, because you can’t. Because you can’t.

But you could make the case for a Savior.

To further unravel this thread (which man alone cannot): our elected officials are speaking truth yet we perceive it to be something else. The idea is that what sounds like fiction is truth. Fiction has become truth. It’s the bywords and phrases and “stories”, when not elaborated on with explicit and definitive explanations, where this occurs.

It’s the story about a doorpost dog. It’s the story about hawks along the river. It’s the story about bears on the interstate.

It’s gotten to the point where by trying to be wise (crafty, one might say) we have, or will eventually, no longer be representatives of truth, honesty, or justice and equality….and instead have unwittingly spurned God’s word and seem to be making only fools of ourselves.

How long can we go on where the dog turned cat turned unicorn turned popcorn bowl… and wait, where were we again? I know where it has gotten me. To dig deeply into the word of God to see where truth is (and thankfully so). And as such, rightfully, the devil has eroded our sense of truth, our realities are twisted, and as we grind further and further into that kind of madness we easily fall away from the Word of God.

Now, His word is myth and if you rebuke that and say “no, everything in the Bible is true” (i.e., as every Christian should), you will be standing in the “wrong”.

America, it is time we choose which side we want to be on.

The featured image shown above was taken by me over the skies of western Wyoming in February of 2018. Through all my travels in recent years, however, I realized this was not an isolated sighting of what is being termed “chemtrails”. I’ve seen these over the skies of SD, MN, and WI. While I have not seen our skies in the midwest littered as much as some pictures in areas of FL and CA, it certainly raises the question as to whether they will increase, what are they, and who is doing this.

As I started looking for information I found some seemingly credible websites. By far the most comprehensive I’ve found so far is Dane Wigington’s Geoengineering Watch.

In a 2016 article entitled To fight global warming, Senate calls for study of making Earth reflect more light, Science magazine explained: “Albedo modification would work by lacing the atmosphere with tiny particles or aerosols that would reflect sunlight and mimic natural processes. For example, in 1991 the volcano Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines spewed 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, which spans altitudes from 10 to 50 kilometers. There, the sulfur dioxide produced aerosols that reflected enough sunlight to reduce global temperature by an estimated 0.3°C for 3 years. Albedo modification might also work by using aerosols to seed cloud formation in a lower atmospheric layer called the troposphere.”

(So…mother nature can’t reverse all this global warming on her own? We must do it?)

While I have a tendency to prefer the big-picture view, I often skip over the details and make the simple and rational (if you believe in God) link between climate-engineering and the fact that we ought to not play God (lest we share in His wrath).

Proverbs 17:15 tells us: He who condones the wicked, he who condemns the just, are both an abomination to the Lord.

and,

Ephesians 5:11 tells us: Take no part in vain deeds done in darkness; rather, condemn them.

So taking a cue from Science magazine, to fight global warming we should make the Earth reflect more light. Bringing light to darkness requires the details of the evidence needed to spur real change.

So, what do we DO, short of living in a kerosene-lit shack on the beach?

I don’t know because when I think of the details I am overwhelmed. We can map out the chemtrail network, who’s doing what, who supplies the planes, verify the chemicals, find related legislation, track patents, consider health implications, follow the money, etc…

Bring light to darkness. But oh, how dark is the dark! It’s 70 years dark!

Climate modification has been going on for about 70 years. It seems that just now we’re noticing the physical effects in our environment and it’s hitting close to home (especially, and I’m sorry, for those in California).

Having been in medical research for 15 years, I decided to check the health impacts of the chemicals that are used for climate modifications. Those details will go in another post but following advice from the most recent video posted by geoengineeringwatch.org I did conduct a quick search on Beijing’s artificial winter weather and wound up with numerous articles on cloud seeding and it’s lengthy history.

The pictures I took, above, are not cloud seeding. In fact, the many times I’ve seen these types of trails are often on clear-sky days. The results of a quick search on cloud seeding brought forth even further details of just exactly, how dark the dark is.

Want a Weather Forecast? Ask Wall Street

Talk About High Pressure: If Wall Street Meteorologists Don’t Get Their Forecasts Right, Their Banks Can Lose Big

Well, if you can cloud seed to alter the weather (i.e., bring excessive rain, cause drought, etc…) AND you can wager on weather forecasts…

And that might be a post for another day, or for someone who wants to “follow the money”.

 

New yarn and new techniques brought my new favorite winter hats this season. Crocheted bean stitch, knit pillars, and a soft chunky yarn from Loops & Threads.

The top left pattern is a modified version of the Malia Beanie – Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet at littlemonkeyscrochet.com. I modified this pattern by using a chunky yarn (rather than a worsted weight) and a K hook size – thereby decreasing the number of chains required for the vertical rows (I used 22: 18 for the main section and 4 for the brim). I also eliminated the 3rd round of the magic circle and worked directly from the 2nd round. To compensate for the loss of chains on the 3rd round of the magic circle, I (randomly and inadvertently) created 2 rows from each chain rather than moving to the next for every row. Also, for the large bean stitch, I pulled through after 6 sts on the hook rather than 8 – again, to compensate for the bulkier yarn. And finally, at the end of my rows, I crocheted (using a slip-stitch) the last row to the first (rather than sewing together). That gave me an additional row of a raised chain but I could have eliminated this by ending one or two rows earlier.

Added note on size: this hat turned out to be a Large, or possibly even XL. Since I was somewhat winging-it with the modifications I was really happy how it turned out but would like to try again with a little more systematic approach. Working from the 2nd round of the magic circle gives you 24 chains to work your rows from, and if you start 2 rows from each chain you’ll end up with 48 rows.

The bottom two hats use some of the Carbon Copy pattern from Sarah Keller at knotanotherhat.com.
Here again I used Loops & Threads, Charisma – a bulky yarn, with US 8 circular needles.
I inverted the purl rows for knit and used 2×2 ribbing for the brims.
With the blue I stopped short of a slouch hat because I wanted this for a ski hat and it turned out great – it’s warm and stays on tight! With the off-white I completed the full slouch but it makes a really bulky (read: heavy) slouch hat. It’s okay but not my favorite.
Regarding size: I cast on 72 sts and used about 10 rows of 2×2 ribbing for the brim. This created a ladies M/L.
Regarding the rows/pattern: After the brim I purled for 2 rows then knit for 6.
The “pillar” rows can be done in any way – on the blue hat I purled for only 1 row before beginning the 1×1 ribbing – but for the white hat I purled 2 rows before the 1×1 ribbing.
No matter how it’s done, the pillars give the hat some flexibility – especially important with a bulky yarn using size 8 needles – otherwise you get a stiff hat that’s not very form-fitting. Also, these are really quick and easy to make so I plan to do a few more and will try to post a standard size chart for the ski hat in S/M/L after a few more.

This is my version of Light & Up from Caroline Wiens. I used Schoppel-Wolle, Das Paar (Warmfront Color 2208). I’m calling it my passion scarf because I absolutely loved how it turned out. With over 200 sts on the needles at the end of the project, it takes some serious time and commitment to finish this scarf (kudos to all those who have, seeing the pictures on the link above there are some very pretty results with this pattern).

Also, I loved how the colors turned out with the Das Paar. I ran out of the it at the end and finished with a heavier weight, black yarn similar to Lion’s Brand Landscapes (100% acrylic) (you can see this in the pictures). Unfortunately, I finished this project over a year ago and can’t find the label for this yarn! It turned out nicely, however, because the smoothness and added weight eliminated the need for the tassels and gave it a nice border.