Sunday, January 13, 2013

Preparing for the Sabbath

We believe that the ten commandments God gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai are just as relevant today as they were when Yahwh first gave them, including the fourth commandment:
Exodus 20: 8-11  
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahwh your God.  In it you shall do no work:  you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days Yahwh made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahwh blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

Every Friday we do a little extra work to prepare for the weekly Sabbath. We cook a little extra so that we don't have to cook on the Sabbath and we clean a little extra in the hopes that it will stay clean a little longer. For fun, we shot some video of us as we are preparing and we put it to music. 
The meat on the pizza is beef not pork :)
Don't forget to watch the Bloopers after the credits :)
The original song and video were produced by Shabbat Across America.

If you get this post emailed to you, you won't see the video.  So, click on this link and it will take you to the video.  Click here Mom - Brendemuhl's Shabbat

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Home Improvement

We have been doing a lot of work on the shop and house lately.  We've been replacing (or adding, the shop didn't have any) insulation and painting.

First we did the shop.  We lifted the paneling up on the outside and left it attached at the top so it would be easier to put back.

Then we put insulation up.

Joshua and I

Originally the paneling was attached with staples.  We were going to try just using the old staples but that didn't work so we had to pull all the old staples out and reattach with a nail gun.

Dad and I attempting to reattach with the staples.

Who ever built the shop was extremely staple happy.  They used so many.  It took forever to pull them all.

Deborah and I pulling staples.

After the shop we did a wall in the house.  We have been slowly over a few years doing one wall at a time.  This wall was the hardest.  We have everything attached to this wall.  The computer, TV, radio's, moniter heater, internet modem... lots of stuff.   But we finally got it done.

Dad and Quentin also reframed the window.


When the paneling was first put up it was put up with glue instead of nails.  That made for a pain to chip off before we could nail them back up.

After the boys put the paneling up Mom and I painted.  We put on a white base coat then a blue faux.

You paint the blue on, then put saran wrap on it, squish it up then peel it off.

We've also been painting in the kitchen, the upstairs and working on finishing up the basement.  I guess the winter is a good time to get all that done.