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A Great Year to Start Learning about the Symphony of the Nature and Our Lives

With the talk of food shortage these days, it is certainly a great time to get your hands dirty and start learning about gardening with your children or expanding the garden! For those who have less space for planting, there are options like square foot gardening, pot planting or even vertical garden. It is definitely a great way to understand how God has provided for us all through history. The whole family can also learn lots of truth pertaining to life through the gardening experience!!

I am no expert in planting actually, it’s my husband and the children doing most of the work on the land here =P However, please kindly let me share our observations. First of all,  a land would not yield without God’s blessings. Secondly, soil is the key. No good nutritious plants will come out of bad soil. Two potatoes can look the same but with very different levels of nutrients. Lastly, you will need to get in touch with the nature/weather. For example, a night of frost can kill all the uncovered sweet potatoes seedlings outside.

The following are the vegetables that we found relatively easy to plant: potatoes, onion, green onion, squash, cucumber, cayenne pepper, asparagus, radish, beets, carrot, garlic (we plant ours in Sept), zucchini, tomatoes, peas, basil, cilantro, parsley, kale and lettuce, etc. The weather that year would also play a big part.

If you have not watched the film Back to Eden yet, I highly recommend you to spend some time to enjoy it!!! You soul would be uplifted after this man shows you how God loves and cares about us and how great His mercy is through his garden even if you do not plan to do any gardening.
Many people visited his garden after watching the film, that is the reason why there are many garden tours on his land like this one which are also amazing as well!

Here is a little garden tour for fun by our children 3 years ago.

One fast track way to eat fresh vegetables is eating sprouts. Thus, growing sprouts is also a wonderful thing to learn with the children during this time! They are easy to manage, fast to grow, economical, and could also get 40 times more nutrients at times than the veggies we eat normally. Some sprouts to try are mung beans, sunflower seeds, broccoli seeds, peas….so you do need to get seeds and beans!

A little more information to get started: Is It Time to Start Growing Your Own Food?

Yet another way to eat vegetables which needs more work, but worth all the efforts. That is fermenting vegetables that you can buy now. There are still cabbages to turn into sauerkraut, which can be stored for more than a year. With its probiotics and vitamin C, your immune system will be boosted as well.

Will there also be shortage on drugs?  You never know.  However, it is not quite a great habit to depend on drugs anyway, therefore, why not learning more about natural remedies now as well?  It is again another wonderful subject to learn with our children about how God cares and provides for us through the nature He created, which can help with most of our health situations. I would suggest researching/studying on the following as a start:

  • Supplements : vitamin C, A, D3 & K2, zinc, magnesium, grape fruit seed extract, activated charcoal
  • Herbs and spices : echinacea, yarrow, elderberry, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, aloe vera, comfrey, plantain
  • Essential Oils (diffuse or topical-diluted) : rosemary, thyme, tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint
  • Coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice

Here you go a lesson plan!!! =)  Have Fun!

Bless His Holy Name

The LORD is righteous in all His ways,
and holy in all His works.

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him,
to all that call upon Him in truth.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him:
He also will hear their cry, and will save them. 

The LORD preserveth all them that love Him:
but all the wicked will He destroy.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:
and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.

Psalms 145 : 17-21

A Call to Fast and Pray

This is a message from our eldest daughter and her friend.


Dear Friends,

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, a group of us Christians are planning a time of fasting and prayer to entreat the Lord, who alone can control the situation. Many are suffering from fear, anxiety, stress, or even loss of their businesses or jobs. Regardless of our opinions on this virus, where it came from or why it is here, we as Christians know that God is the ultimate author of trials and we wish to join together and petition Him. He can do what humans or governments of the world cannot do. Many of us plan to fast from our midday meal on the 14th – 17th of April, and fast the entire day on the 18th. I would like to invite you to join us for as many days as you can, and you can tailor your own fast to whatever the Lord puts on your heart.

Here are the main things we will be praying for:

  • Peace for fearful Christians
  • Provision for Christians who have had to close their businesses or have lost their jobs
  • Christian courage to meet the needs of our now fearful society
  • An evangelistic spirit in the hearts of us Christians
  • That the unsaved will take this time to soften their hearts and minds to the truth of the Gospel
  • Safety for those under the threat of domestic violence,
  • Encouragement for those feeling hopeless as their broken relationships are even worse now
  • Encouragement for those suffering from severe depression during this time
  • Strength and salvation for those under great temptation during extra time away from work
  • Salvation for those turning to things outside Jesus and the Bible for help, such as addictions to computers, alcohol, pornography, and drugs
  • Healing and comfort for those suffering in illness or loss of loved ones
  • Endurance for front line workers such as medical professionals and even those working hard to keep our grocery stores stocked

Some people would list specific prayer items for each day if they are organizing a fast that last several days. It’s up to you if you would like to do that!

I would also encourage you to use this time to:

  • Reflect on your relationship with God: are you truly saved? Do you have assurance that God has really saved you?
  • Reflect on your life: have you been following God whole-heartedly and trusting Him alone? Is there anything you need to change? Any sin you haven’t let go of yet? “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16b), but sin in our lives takes away the power of our prayers.
  • Reflect on your relationships with your family and friends: are there any persons you need to forgive or ask forgiveness from? Is there anything you should say to certain people? Is there someone you could encourage? Someone who needs your help?
  • Think about who you could share the Gospel with: is there an unsaved relative, friend, or co-worker you could call or email? If yes, then do it!

Perhaps now is the time for the beginning of a revival. Perhaps now is the time for the testing of Christians and their courage. May we pass the test, and be proved faithful to our Savior, Jesus Christ. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” 1 Peter 4:17

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:31-33

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16

Please spread the word and invite your Christian friends to join us. Thank you!


Tiffany Chan and Tabitha Koeppel

Happy New year 2020

Another year has passed and we are now entering into the 2nd decade of the 21st Century.  As I reflect upon 2019, it was another year full of God’s blessings and grace.

The most memorable incident was the downhill skiing trip back in March where my 2nd daughter hurt herself in the knee with meniscus tear.  Needless to say, semi-“bed bound” for almost 2 weeks with excruciating pain was no small thing for anyone, let alone a young lady. However, through the long road of recovery, she learned to be patient and trust God in the process. During those 2 weeks, she wrote a book where a Christian publisher signed a publishing contract with her!   Indeed, as the Bible said: “all things work together for good to them that love God”.

We also started an exercise program in summer where I required the younger children to have a minimum amount of aerobic exercises per week.  Since the easiest way is to finish a 1-mile run, they chose to do so once or twice a week.  Initially they all complained that they were going to die after the 10+ mins run on our long driveway.  However, after a few tries, all of them improved significantly and the “dying” feeling was no longer heard. Sadly, I still cannot run faster than 6:30 but given that I am now 43, the hope grows dimmer as the year goes by.  However, I did run occasionally with a 8-pound weight (it can go up to 40 lbs) under 7 minutes.

We also had our first try in the homeschool cross country race in end of September.  The younger ones had to run 1km and 2km whereas the older ones had to finish a 3km race in the Milne Dam Conservation Park in Markham.  The longer than usual run on uneven ground was certainly a challenge, but everyone did have fun. I came 2nd and I did have the “I am going to die” feeling as soon as I crossed the finishing line (although I did not express it verbally, of course).

One thing I was not able to accomplish was to build a greenhouse, although I did fix the chicken coop and built a second firewood shed.  For the month of December, I was busy building an ice rink for the first time.  I will update the blog as soon as it is officially completed.

In 2019, gold price passed USD $1500 and the world is forever drowned with more debt.  When will the bubble burst?  I have been waiting for 3 years now but the elites keep pulling tricks out of their hats and kicking the can down the road.  Nevertheless, the more they inflate the bubble, the louder the sound of “boom” when it bursts.

I was also surprised of the civil unrest in Hong Kong, where there is still no end in sight.  The hatred, violence, damage and polarization of the society are frightening.  I am also amazed at the rate of deterioration where rule of law on a once peacefully island could vanish overnight.

Geopolitical tensions are on the rise, and if the financial meltdown should happen this year, large scale civil riots and even regional wars will take place.  The trade war between US and China symbolizes the struggle of power balance between the East and the West.  It seems to me that the East is rising whereas the West is declining; however US will not go down without a spectacular fight.

We can expect to see wild swing in the stock markets, currency exchanges and commodities prices.  Be prepared.  It is still not too late to own gold.

Family Relationships Online Summit – Encore Oct 21-22!!

Update: Encore  today and tomorrow!!Do the relationships inside your home feel stormy?

Then maybe you can relate to the Ephesian church. When Paul wrote them a letter of admonishment and encouragement he recognized things were stormy (Ephesians 4:25–31).

Falsehood. Anger. Corrupting talk. Bitterness. Wrath. Clamor. Slander.

And sometimes our homeschooling days can have their fill of these things, too.

But the cheery news? God’s grace and power are MORE than enough to equip us to walk in love. We CAN walk as children of light, making the best use of the time, giving thanks, doing the will of God from the heart (Ephesians 5) AND we can lead our children to do the same.

God’s truth is available for us today, just as when Paul shared it with the Ephesians, and that’s what the Homeschool Family Relationships Summit, coming this October 14–19, 2019, is all about: We will be urged (and equipped!) to find God’s wisdom for our closest relationships so we can communicate with truth and grace, strengthen our unity even through conflict, and lead our families to become world-changing forces for the kingdom of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

All of the video sessions, with top Christian homeschooling and parenting speakers and authors, bring a Christ-centered focus to these topics:

  • Biblical Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Sibling & Peer Relationships
  • Your Family & the World

The entire event is FREE if you sign up by October 14th, and in addition to the video sessions, you’ll also get access to an online exhibit hall (with exclusive discounts and freebies), daily devotions to help you set your heart on the Lord, and a private Facebook group to connect with speakers and other attendees.

By God’s grace, you’ll walk away from the Homeschool Family Relationships Summit with a fresh start for Christ-centered, healthy relationships right in your home.

Don’t wait! Learn more and register for free (for a limited time only!).


STOP LGBT indoctrination at Disneyland

For many years, I have not allowed Disney movies/products into our home, although from time to time we would discuss the latest anti-Christianity worldview subtly (or more overtly) embedded in its movies.

When our children were young, we had a couple of books about and toy gifts of characters portrayed in Cinderella, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, etc…  However, we feel that “fairy tales” are probably not the best reading material for children.  In Philippians 4:8:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

We should first immerse ourselves and our children in the Word of God, followed by books written by good Christian authors (both fiction and non-fiction).  Then we can read “secular” books that would teach us practical skills and knowledge.  Finally, when our children are old enough, we would carefully allow them to read books by secular authors but with discernment.  This goes the same with movies, websites, etc…  Granted, we are unable to do a perfect job on keeping an eye on everything our children read and watch, but we try to discuss the evil agenda hidden behind the movies or books whenever we can.

We have never and will never bring our children to Disney World simply because of its anti-God culture.  I know this statement might offend some Christian parents but I believe our money can be better spent on other “theme park” such as Ark Encounter

In recent years, Disney has increasingly shifted their direction to proclaim the LGBT agenda.  In June, Disney Paris made history by hosting its first “Magical Pride” parade indoctrinating families and children about gay lifestyle.

If you are a concerned Christian parent who stand on the biblical truth, please sign this CitizenGo Petition


Persecution of Christians in Canada

When being asked what they think of Canada, most people around the world might answer “maple syrup”, “hockey”, “snow/cold”, “peaceful”, “freedom”.  When my parents immigrated from Hong Kong to Toronto 26 years ago, Canada was a free and stable nation.  The tax was high (even higher today) but the general public were loving and welcome multiculturalism.

Since the Liberal government took control, Justin Trudeau has been pushing his LGBT and “equality” agenda to all corners of the society.  The result?  Christians have been demonized, marginalized and ridiculed because the Word of God condemned any sexual immorality, be it homosexuality, adultery or fornication.

The LGBT group promotes “love”, “tolerance” and “equality”.  Yet, we witness over and over again that certain LGBT advocates hate and are intolerant to Christians who speak the truth about sins and the coming judgment of God.  Most importantly, there is hope in Jesus Christ who forgives all sinners willing to repent and live a new life.

We have seen Christians being arrested, jailed, fined and dragged in legal battles when they refuse to adopt the LGBT lifestyle.  The Christians are not stopping those people from living a LGBT lifestyle; they are simply exercising their freedom of speech and religion protected by Constitution (or Bill of Rights in Canada) .

Yet workers of darkness cannot “tolerate” when someone shine the light on their deeds and they have to call the police or lobby the lawmakers to stop Christians from expressing their views.

Recently in June 2019, a pastor in Toronto was arrested while preaching on the street, which is perfectly legal in Canada.  In the following video, I ask that you to judge if pastor Lynn was “hateful” or “violent” during this unfortunate incident.

Please pray for pastor Lynn and the LGBT advocates.  We all need God’s mercy.

Short version:

Long version:

Also, I am copying an email sent by CitizenGo:

It’s starting to become an epidemic. I call it the “Pride Month Arrests”.

I already told you about the arrest of David Lynn on June 4th, a Christian man who was peacefully sharing the love of God with pedestrians in the Church St. area of Toronto. He was mobbed and attacked by LGBT supporters, and when the police came to investigate, he was the one who was arrested. The victim was victimized.

Well, I just heard from the Rebel that another peaceful Christian, Dorre Love, experienced a similar fate last Friday, June 21st, also in the Church St. area of Toronto. He was mobbed and harassed by LGBT folks, then the police came and arrested him. They did not arrest the assailants, but the victim.

And of course, you will recall the “hate crime” charge laid against Christian activist Bill Whatcott for handing out Gospel literature at the 2016 Gay Pride parade in Toronto. (You can sign our petition for Bill here).

What is happening to our country? Why do we see LGBT mob rule in our streets? Why are the police ignoring real harassment and violence? Why are they targeting Christians? This is getting serious!

What’s next? Concentration camps for Bible-believing Christians? Maybe this is not so far-fetched.

I had the opportunity and privilege to meet with David Lynn yesterday in Toronto. I spoke with him about his arrest and what this means for Christians, churches, and priests and pastors in Canada. I also got to meet his lovely wife and four-month-old son.

Pastor David Lynn

Pastor David Lynn struck me as a patient, kind, and reasonable soul. His number one passion is to share the love of God with everyone all across Toronto. He really cares. He really wants to make a positive difference in this world. There was absolutely no hatred in his message – no anger towards homosexuals.

It is an absolute crime that people like Pastor David are the ones being persecuted and punished. If we do not act now and stand up against this injustice, who knows who will be next.

As Pastor David says, “We’re all in this together and we have to stand with each other.”

I invite you to watch my full interview with Pastor David. It shows his heart, tells his story, and unmasks the injustice that took place when he was arrested on June 4th. It is a short, twelve-minute video that I am sure you will want to share with others.

Please watch, comment on, and share the video here:

If you have not yet signed our petition in support of Pastor David, please do so here:

Yours for Freedom,

David Cooke and the Entire CitizenGO Team

Say NO to Canadian Gay Loonie

Loonie is a “one dollar coin” in Canada.  It is named as such because it bears an image of a common bird loon. 

But now the Canadian government plans to issue a new loonie to commemorate the end of laws against homosexuality.

Since they won the last election, the leftist/socialist/Marxist liberal government has been pushing LGBT agenda on all Canadians ferociously.  Anybody who simply does not agree to their agenda is labelled “intolerant” and could face judicial persecution under Hate speech laws.

Do we have freedom in Canada?  Not really if you are a conservative person who hold true the traditional definition for marriage is between one man and one woman.  Just because the Canadian government legalize same-sex marriage, abortion and divorce, it doesn’t make these laws right.

In fact, these laws are harmful and devastating to our society and children.  If you think deeper, these laws encourage the breakdown of traditional families.  Traditionaly, marriage/sex/babies come as a package.  Same-sex couples are inherently sterile.  Abortion is an act of murder and children from divorced parents lack love and support while growing up.

None of these laws bring any benefits to the human race.

Now, our Trudeau liberals want to permanently put a shame on our country by issuing a homosexual coin.  All I ask is for the government to stop pushing the agenda of less than 1 % of the population.



Organized Global Pedophilia

Recently in Pennsylvania, state officials have released a landmark grand jury report that identifies more than 300 “predator priests” who molested children in six dioceses. It also accuses church leaders of taking steps to cover up the abuse:

Rick Wiles from Trunews also discusses thess horrific findings: Society’s Sickness: Molesters in High Places

The Catholic church has been plagued with reports all over the world regarding predator priests sexually abusing young children repeatedly without any arrest and punishment for their crimes.

The worldwide, systemic pedophilia attacks take place not only in the Catholic church, but also in United Nations: HORRIFYING UN REPORT DETAILS WIDE SPREAD CHILD RAPE BY HIGH-LEVEL UN EMPLOYEES

I have long believed that both the Vatican and UN are satanic organizations in disguise.  The most senior leaders of these organizations are most likely devil worshipers who instigate all forms of sins, including pedophilia.  That is not to say a layman in the catholic church is not a real Christian saved by blood of Jesus Christ.  That is not to say a UN worker who wants to maintain peace and help the poor is faking his way.

However, the rampant and extremely high number of abuses and offenses in the Catholic church and  UN should sound the alarm for one to examine the root and background of these organizations.  Why did the leadership cover up for the pedophiles?  Why did they let the pedophiles continue to abuse young children over and over again in different dioceses or countries?

One better believes that at the highest level of government and entertainment industry, well-known political figures and movie stars are also involved in pedophilia, human trafficking and sex rings.   Do a quick search on the ‘Clinton Lolita express’, ‘spiritual cooking’, ‘Hollywood sex scandal’ would reveal the truth.

Parents, keep your eyes on your precious children at all times.  Do not trust anyone, including yourself, grandpa, pastor or your best friend.  We do not allow our children to sleep over at anybody’s place unless my wife or I are also present with them.  We ask at least 2 of our children to go together into a public washroom and into our barn.  If someone attacks them, hopefully one of them can get away and ask for help immediately.

There are reports that grown men of  Americans, Canadians and Europeans have regular, organized “sex tour” to Thailand, South America, Philippines, etc…  Sadly, children are the prostitutes.

This world has become more wicked than Sodom and Gomorrah.  Lord Jesus, do come quickly and judge the unrepented sinners, save the little children and execute justice.  Amen.

Time to take action

Back in June 2018, voters in Ontario have rejected the Liberal government and chose the Conservative government, led by Doug Ford, to be their new provincial government.  I voted for the Conservatives Party because I am deeply concerned of the social engineering agenda (LGBT, sex-education) and rampant corruption among the Liberal government.

That is not to say the Conservatives would do better, but as least this is a glimpse of hope that Mr. Ford would repeal the sex-education curriculum and resist the carbon tax from the federal government.  Soon we heard the news about the repeal:

Ontario Ford Tories to repeal Wynne sex-ed by September

However, the liberals and media have since bombarded the government and criticized the move, so much so that Minister says students will learn about cyber safety and gender identity.

It has been my position that at the core the liberals are socialists whose agenda is to abolish Christianity, control our children and ultimately enslave everybody with the elites standing above the rest.  In essence, serfdom.

I can bear with the tax burden: property tax (means you don’t really own your home), income tax (which was supposedly to be temporary during war time) , sales tax, carbon tax, education tax (even though we homeschool)……  However, I would resist then they try to force their twisted, perverted and evil ideology of “gender identity”, “sexual education” and “equality” to our innocent children.

Why does a first grader have to question his/her own biological gender?  There is only male and female.  Simple.

Parents, if you voted for Doug Ford because you have the intent to repeal the sex-ed, you need to get up and ACT.  Here is the email I got from PAFE:

I need your help with a special project.

I am concerned about the repeal of the sex-ed. There has been a lot of noise in the media from those who want to see the Wynne sex-ed remain in classrooms.

I have also heard from several supportive PC MPPs who say they are not hearing from enough of us, who want to repeal the Wynne sex-ed; our supporters have been too quiet. PC MPPs are worried.

And now, NDP MPPs are introducing and reading aloud in the Legislature petitions from Ontarians who SUPPORT the Wynne sex-ed!

So far, not one petition from our side has been presented to the Legislature.

Premier Doug Ford and the PC MPPs need our help.

The Ontario Legislature is still sitting for a two more weeks in August and we have a special opportunity before us.

Would you like MPPs, every day, to speak for you and your family, for the full repeal of the Wynne sex-ed? I sure would.

Well PAFE has created a paper petition and the goal here is just that- to have several MPPs everyday, stand and read aloud the petitions in the Ontario Legislature.

Unlike online and electronic petitions, these paper petitions can be formally submitted to the MPPs who are then permitted to read the petition aloud in the Legislature. These paper petitions must contain original names, addresses and signatures, have been carefully designed to meet the government guidelines.

Can you please help gather signatures from your family and friends over the next few days? You can see people this weekend at BBQs, places of worship, or wherever you go.

We have a narrow window here, just a few days. Can you collect at least 10 signatures this weekend? Contact us Monday and we’ll get them to Queen’s Park as soon as we can.

Before you do anything, please click this link to read the specific instructions and FAQs.

To download and print the petition, click here.

When you’re done collecting the signature, call us at 416-763-7233 or email to arrange for a pick-up/drop off.

For the Family,

Tanya Granic Allen, President

Contact your family members, pastors, church members and friends to repeal the liberal sex-ed.  God has heard our prayer, we need to step up to the plate and do our part.