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                                                               Different Kinds of Onions

“Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”
~ Carl Sandburg

Tears started flowing. As I removed my eyeglasses and started squinting my eyes from the burn I felt immediately after. I started feeling better yesterday, Thursday. No more nagging cough. No more box of tissues nearby.

“Why don’t you rest?” queried my hubby.

“Because you know me, I can’t sit around.”

He was concerned because I never rested the entire week that I was sick. I had been thanking God for giving me the strength that He sustained me with. That I was able to clean, cook, wash dirty clothes.

I always try to make something early for dinner. I made a sour broth with the beef I had in the freezer. Because it was easy to make. Just chop up tomatoes, onions and added the veggies I had in the freezer. I didn’t want to waste any.I wanted to use the lemons I bought the other day.

I was chopping up those onions when I felt the stinging, tangy scent that wafted under my nostrils. I was thankful it didn’t become a “crying fest”.

Onions remind me of us. How we all look different. How some can produce mild or others, strong aromas. Same aromas that give the taste or flavor of what is being cooked.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 [NIV]

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  1. I love you sis, so happy that you are feeling better. Prayers continue for you always.

  2. Oh Rosel! First of all I am glad you are feeling better! You are alot like one of my friends...she won't stop for ANYTHING!! :)

    Oh Gosh !!! This video is soooo true. I have to say that when I learned this lesson it was sooo hard to be peeled and then to learn it came in LAYERS??

    Sometimes it was REALLY STINKY while others just plain painful but no matter what came off it was ALWAYS for the best and continues to be that way! I just told DH the other day.."we must be getting through yet another layer....HOW many could there possibly be???" He just smiled at me and said "It is ok (as he held me tight and continued on) ~ as many as the Lord needs to remove ~that is how many there are!"

    Thank goodness HE loves us more than to leave us the way we are!!

    Have a blessed weekend Rosel. Love you

  3. I love that onion video. Where do you find these. Glad you are feeling a bit better Rosel. Great post. Blessings.

  4. Oh, what onion might I be. :) Love the video!

    Glad your doing better.


  5. Glad you are feeling better. I am amazed how you look at things. Good post.

  6. Glad you are recovering. And really liked the discussion of the onion, and the opening quote. I don't do well peeling onions, usually, but I do love to eat them.

    Thanks for the nice comments about the deer antlers.


  7. I loved the Carl Sandburg quote. So very true. Glad you are feeling better.

  8. Great minds think alike! I was reading your blog as you were leaving a message on mine :) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a nice weekend, too. Glad you are feeling better :)

  9. Oh, I love this. I will remember the video next time I cut an onion!

  10. Thanks - this is such a great post! Glad you're feeling better and praying for continued health for you.

  11. How wonderful. Great post my friend.
    Glad you are fine now. Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Oh how true is the video. The first two removals : roots and crown are SO necessary. Then our precious Lord can work on steadily peeling away the outer layers. I followed your link through Regina's post and am so glad I did. Pleased to meet you, Sister - in - Christ. I am following your blog now. I pray for your continued healing and well-ness. Blessings Jo PS: Your hubby is right: rest a bit.

  13. Whoa!!! love this video. Really cool. Feel better ok. PRaying for you. And know Rosel...as always...you inspire me.

  14. I love to eat onions when they are cooked in other foods but raw onions give me the creeps and make me cry. Mrs. Geezer is the designated onion peeler in our family.

  15. Hi Rosel,
    Glad you're feeling better. Thank you for sharing the analogy and the video about the onion. You're always an inspiration! Have a beautiful weekend.


  16. I'm so glad your feeling better. What a great analogy of a onion. I will never look at a onion the same.

  17. Lucky for me I wear contacts so have no trouble at all cutting onions. Before that I always put them in a zip-lock bag. The knife cuts the onion but surprisingly the bag stays almost totally in tact.

    Love the video and yes, I too, will remember His body, all varieties, just like the onions.

    Great post. Thank you.

  18. I love the way God is speaking to us all the time if we will but open our eyes and ears to see and hear. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  19. How interesting. I love the onion video. I love onions. We eat them all the time. I find the sweet onions don't make me cry. Maybe like "sweet" people? Sometimes I buy what I think is a sweet onion and when I cut into it and eat it, I find it is very strong. I had never thought about it before, but I guess onions are a lot like people. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you're feeling better.

  20. Great video, Rosel! Never would have thought of this analogy. As Charlotte pointed out, looks can be deceiving, but thankfully God knows and looks upon our hearts.


  21. Hope you get to feeling better. Thanks for your kind words that are always encouraging to me.

  22. What an interesting video. I never thought much about this before in regards to our Christian lives.. Thanks for sharing it!

  23. I'm so glad you are feeling better, Dear. That was a neat post. I loved what you said about the aromas. Blessings ~

  24. A great post! The video and post about onions is very thought provoking.

    Glad you feel better. Have a blessed Sunday.

  25. Nice analogy. Sorry to hear you were feeling sick. I did not know. Glad you are feeling better now. (Onions also keep us healthy!)

  26. I love onions and I appreciate the lessons you brought out in this post today. I too am glad that you are feeling better. I pray that you have a great week.

  27. Rosel,
    You always come up with the neatest videos - I just love this one of the onion! It is so true! I'm glad you're recovering from that "bug."


  28. Wonderful lesson & illustration ! I 'm glad you are better . So sweet of your husband to be concerned , rest does help the body heal .
    Love in Christ,


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: NLT Bible ]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].