Peace & Happiness

First Quarter 2002   Vol. 2 - Ed. 1


Lydia looked up scriptures in her Bible concordance, about peace. She shared them with me, and I took notes on them. Here are my notes. -Lydia's big sister, Rebekah

Numbers 6:22-27   YAHWEH:    bless thee
                                                      keep thee
                                                      enlighten thee
                                                      be gracious unto thee
                                                      lift up His countenance
                                                      upon thee
                                                      give peace unto thee
                                                      put His Name upon thee

Psalm 34:14 "seek peace"

Psalm 85:8-13 "peace unto His people"

Psalm 119:165 "great peace" for Yahweh's law-keepers

Psalm 122:6-9 those that love Yahweh - spiritual Israel, Jerusalem

Proverbs 14:30 "heart at peace" versus "envy"

Proverbs 17:1 "peace and quiet" versus "strife"

Isaiah 9:6   YAHSHUA:   Wonderful
                                          The Mighty God
                                          The Everlasting Father
                                          The Prince Of PEACE

Isaiah 26:3 "perfect peace" for him who trusteth steadfastly in Yahweh

Isaiah 48:15-22 "peace... as a river" versus "no peace"

Isaiah 57:18-21 "peace, peace" and healing versus "no peace"

Why We Keep The Sabbath

This is a Bible study that I (Lydia) worked up, using Nave's Topical Bible.


  • Where the commandment to keep it is given:
                    Exodus 20:8-11
                     Nehemiah 13:22
  • Examples of people who kept it in the Old Testament:
                    Numbers 15:32-34
                    Nehemiah 13:15,21
  • Examples of people who kept it in the New Testament:

                    Luke 23:50-56

                    Acts 13:13-17

  • A psalm or song for the Sabbath:

                    Psalm 92 (read whole chapter)

  • The Sabbath will be a delight to us.

                    Isaiah 58:13,14

  • We will keep it in the future also.

                    Isaiah 66:23

  • Who it was made for:

                    Mark 2:27-28

My Notes on James chapter Three

by Lydia Ellen Coover - age 11 - 02/2002


Bits are put into the mouths of horses, so that they obey us. We control big ships by using a little elm. The tongue is very, very small, yet it can boast great things. It is a little fire. It defiles us, and sets us on fire. We can tame animals, and serpents, but we cannot tame the tongue. The tongue is a deadly poison.

Blessing and cursing should not come out of the same mouth. A spring doesn't give sweet and bitter water. Fig trees don't give olives. A vine does not give figs.

We are to follow and obey the wise people. We are to be meek and quiet. Evil causes confusion. We are to be pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy, and full of good fruits.

Toby's Discovery

a rigmarole by Lydia and Rebekah Coover,  ages 11 and 12 - 01/11/02


"Toby, go to your room, right now," said Toby's mother. "I'm tired of you talking back and not doing what you're told. I've had enough. I will not put up with that, and neither will Yahweh."

Toby walked up to his room angrily. He wasn't happy. Why was mom so particular? He had only talked back two words to Mom.

"I'm more righteous than Mom," Toby decided. "I'll read my Bible like a Christian should." He got out his Bible. His motives (reasons for doing something) were not right. However, Yahweh had in store a wonderful discovery for him.

He flipped in his Bible to the book of Ephesians. "I guess I'll read some from Chapter six." He started. "Children, obey your parents in Yahweh, for this is right. 'Honour your father and mother' - which is the first commandment with a promise - that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.' "

"Oh no," thought Toby. "This sounds like it's condemning (criticizing) me." He looked in the cross references. "Maybe the cross references will say something better. They are Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16." He turned to Exodus 20:12. Oh no! It said the same thing. "Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee." "Guess I won't bother to look up the other one. It's going to say the same thing," said Toby.

Suddenly, it dawned on the boy. "Yahweh is talking to me, and I'm fighting Him."

That night, when Toby's mother went to bed, she found a letter on her pillow. "Dear Mom and Dad," it said, "I'll try to honor you more. I read in the Bible today about that, and when I looked up the cross reference, it said the same thing. I'm sorry. I'll try to be a better boy. Forgive me. Your boy, Toby."

Report on the 2002 Pennsylvania Farm Show

by Lydia Coover


Date of trip: 1/8/02 Date of report: 1/11/02

Me and my family went on a trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show. When we got there, we got out and parked the van. We then rode a bus to the Farm Show, because we didn't ride the whole way. I liked the bus. Some other people rode with us also.

When we got there, we got out of the bus. We went in. The one man out front was making sculptures. He was making them out of ice. He made an eagle, a bird, a pineapple, and maybe some other things too. Also, they made people out of butter! We didn't see them making those though.

After that we looked at things like: tractors, cars, and trucks. That wasn't very fun. We also looked at parts of videos. One video was on greenhouses. There was also vegetables that we kind of looked at as we walked past.

We got alot of food and stuff. We got: french fries, milkshakes (I got a chocolate one, and it made me feel sick.) The we got some donuts. They had potato donuts (I've never had them before), and we also had water, - bland, plain water (Rebekah, my sister, said it tasted polluted), and we had cotton candy. It's been a long time since we've had it. All together, we spent $65 for everything, but over $40 of it was for food. We spent alot.

Finally we got to the animals! They had alot of sheep there. We looked at them. Some of the sheep had coats on them. Others were being sheared; others were standing in the "Small Arena". People were holding on to them, trying to make them stand just the right way. It was kind of funny.

We also looked at the goats. They were "pygmy goats". There were only four of them. They were really cute. Two of them were black, one was tan, and one was white. They were smaller than ours. They were fat. Some of them were really fat.

We saw a cute, fat, white pony. He had a name, but I forget his name. He was as old as mom - 36 years old!

We came to the cows. They were milking some of them. Some of them were so full that they were just dripping milk on the floor. That was funny. They were all stinky. They were big bathroom- goers too. People had to clean up after them alot. Alot of people who brought animals to the farm show and stayed there all week, just were there sleeping.

We saw the stinky fat pigs. One boy was sleeping in a pen with his pig. I didn't see that, but Mom did. Then we saw a boy playing with his pig in the pen. He was rubbing him and stuff. I wouldn't want to do that. Yuk! Pigs just aren't my favorite animal.

We came to the rabbits. Some were little, some were big, some were fluffy, some just had plain hair, some of their ears went up in the air, and some of their ears went down.

There were no chickens this time. There was a chicken disease, and they didn't think it would be a good idea to bring all of the chickens there. They only had eggs. We watched the eggs. They were not very interesting.

We went and sat in some chairs to watch the horses. The men down there were having the horses (two horses at a time) pull a truck. It was a dynamometer truck from Michigan. There used to be forty of those trucks, but now there are only four.

By the time we decided to leave, it was dark out. We rode the bus back to our van. Our one door on the van had frozen shut. We just all got in the front door. The side door was the one that froze on us. Anyway, on the way home, we stopped at McDonald's. That was fun. I would like to go back another year. I think other children should go too. I learned alot there. I think my favorite part was the horses.



By Lydia's Mama

Some poor unknowledgeable, or perhaps some deceiving people too, claim that all of the 10 commandments are found in both the "old" and "new" testaments, except one. They SAY that the Sabbath is not reinforced in the new testament. What they say, ofcourse, is very wrong, as we shall prove with this worksheet activity. The truth is they're all there ..... all ten of them, both in the "old" and in the "new" because, you see, Yahshua (Jesus) is "the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Heb. 13:8) Below you will find the first through the tenth down the left hand column and then where that commandment is found in Exodus and Deuteronomy. Your job is to match the new testament references for that commandment by drawing lines. That means you will have to look up the new testament verses to know which commandment they go with because they're not in the right order :-)

1st Exodus 20:1-3, Deut. 5:6-7


Matt. 19:19/Ephesians 6:1-3

2nd Exodus 20:4-6, Deut. 5:8-10 Matthew 19:18
3rd Exodus 20:7, Deut. 5:11 Romans 7:7
4th Exodus 20:8-11, Deut.5:12-15 Matthew 4:10/Rev. 19:10
5th Exodus 20:12, Deut. 5:16 Romans 13:9
6th Exodus 20:13, Deut. 5:17 I Timothy 6:1
7th Exodus 20:14, Deut. 5:18 I John 5:21/Acts 17:29
8th Exodus 20:15, Deut. 5:19 Romans 13:9/Ephesians 4:28

9th Exodus 20:16, Deut. 5:20

Romans 13:9/James 2:11
10th Exodus 20:17, Deut. 5:21 Mark 2:27-28/Col. l:16/Heb. 4:4


By Lydia Ellen Coover, age 11


We got a little baby goat, and named him Billy. We played with Billy, in the house. He was like a member of the family. Anyway, one day, my sister Rebekah said that Billy was acting strange. None of us really took her serious. She said she thought he was standing funny. Mom had Matthew, my brother, bring him in the house. So Billy stayed in the house like he had done when we first got him. We found out that there really was something wrong with Billy. He was having trouble using the bathroom. He got real bloated up, and his sides were big. We didn't know exactly what was wrong with him though. Billy didn't want to walk around. He just wanted to stand still. We tried to get him to walk because we thought maybe that would help him use the bathroom. It didn't really help much though. He hadn't used the bathroom any for a few days. We were worried about him. Billy started not wanting his milk. We fed him milk from a syringe for a while, but after a while, he didn't want it anymore. One evening Dad said, "Rebekah, why don't you go out and check on Billy." Rebekah went. After a while, she called Mom and Dad out. He was really acting strange. He stood there and just cried. I wasn't down there yet, but upstairs I heard him crying. I went downstairs. Mom told me to come out to the furnace room, that's where Billy stayed. She said she thought he was going to die. Matthew was out there too. Dad ask Rebekah if she wanted to hold him before he died. She held him for a while. He was crying. His cries got weaker and weaker. Soon he stopped crying altogether. His eyes started to roll back in his head. Dad said he just couldn't get his breath. I thought how awful that would be, not being able to get your breath. Dad said Billy hadn't wanted to die alone, so he was glad we had all been there. I was glad, too. A few minutes later, he died. That was really sad. It made me think how much we should appreciate each other while we have each other. Our lives could be taken any time. Dad and Matthew couldn't find a place to bury him here. So the next day Dad and Matthew took him down to the place where we used to live. We haven't sold the house down there yet, so they took him and buried him there. So let us treat each other like we would want to be treated, as the Bible says.


This is a story that we got off the internet. We changed a few things, but not much. Enjoy!


"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..." "You'll find Yahshua there," the boy interrupted. The surgeon looked up, annoyed."I'll cut your heart open," he continued, "to see how much damage has been done..." "But when you open up my heart, you'll find Yahshua in there", said the boy. The surgeon looked to the parents, who sat quietly. "When I see how much damage has been done, I'll sew your heart and chest back up, and I'll plan what to do next." "But you'll find Yahshua in my heart. The Bible says He lives there. The hymns all say He lives there. You'll find Him in my heart", said the boy. The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell you what I'll find in your heart. I'll find damaged muscle, low blood supply, and weakened vessels. And I'll find out if I can make you well", stated the surgeon. "You'll find Yahshua there, too. He lives there", said the boy once again. The surgeon left. Later the surgeon sat in his office, recording his notes from the surgery, "...damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration. No hope for cure. Therapy: painkillers and bedrest. Prognosis:," Here he paused, "death within one year." He stopped the recorder, but there was more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud. "Why did you do this, God?", he asked, "You've put him here; You've put him in this pain; and You've cursed him to an early death. Why?" Yahweh answered and said, "The boy, My lamb, was not meant for your flock for long, for he is a part of My flock, and will forever be. Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and will be comforted as you can not imagine. His parents will one day join him here, and they will know peace, and My flock will continue to grow." The surgeon's tears were hot, but his anger was hotter. "You created the boy, and you created that heart. He'll be dead in months. Why?" Yahweh answered, "The boy, My lamb, shall return to my flock, for he has done his duty.I did not put my lamb with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve another lost lamb." The surgeon wept. The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boys parents sat across from him. The boy awoke and whispered, "Did you cut open my heart?" "Yes," said the surgeon. What did you find?" ask the boy. "I found Yahshua there," said the surgeon.

Having Chores To Do

by Lydia Coover

Having goats is a big job, but I like it. You need to clean up after them. You need to also trim their hooves once in a while. Then every morning and every evening, you need to feed them and check their water. They're a big job, but a little bit of work won't hurt you. Right?

Mom's Age

By Lydia Coover

We have had some interesting studies in school, this year. Once, Mom gave us a math problem. It led into when she might be 99,000,000 years old. :-) She told us that when she was one, and Dad was 10, she was 10% of Dad's age. The older she got, she was more percent of his age. She said she thought that soon she would catch up, and be as old as him. But of course, it doesn't work that way. Dad gave the example that when he was 120 he would die. Mom would be 111. She would have to wait 9 years, and then she would be as old as him. Mom liked that. I said no, because Dad grew older in the grave too, even though he didn't know it. Anyway, it was interesting. :-)

Note from Lydia's Mama: This might sound silly, but it was definitely much more interesting than figuring out how many pencils you would have to lay end to end to reach Tim-Buck-Two if each pencil was 5 inches long and the distance to Tim-Buck-Two was 617,003 miles!

Our Daily Pledge

We pledge allegiance to the King of Kings, the creator of the entire universe, and to His commandments and laws by which we stand, one body, under one God, indivisible, with deliverance and salvation for His obedient.

--- Mrs. Tina Oldaker

I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalms 139:14

Proverbs 7:2 - Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye.

The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness? Matthew 6:22, 23

Keep my commandments, and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye. Proverbs 7:2


"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of PEACE." Isaiah 9:6

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