LaVada’s Blog…

Disclaimer and apology:

This blog is my story and opinion.
It is placed here on our blog website. And, for that, I apologize.
You see, we are no longer a “music ministry,” per se, at least not like we once were. We do have an internet radio station where we share several genres of Christian music; but, we do not advertise, nor do we ask for donations or contributions and we do not sell anything here or anywhere else. Some people, though, take exception to our posting politically motivated articles or videos. They apparently do not feel we have a right to express a political opinion if we also in the same breath confess our faith in the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). Naturally, that makes us sad. However, they too have a right to their opinion!

I remember…

The year I became interested in politics.  I guess I was about 12 years old.  Eisenhower was running against Adlai Stevenson.  Television sets had just come out.  We watched the debates on our first TV set.  I proudly wore my “I LIKE IKE” button.  My dad and his best friend, the bass player in his band, would get into “spirited” discussions over their political views.  Daddy favored Eisenhower and Atlee favored Stevenson.  They loved each other, as did their wives.   My mom and Etoy were best friends.  They would never have dreamed of canceling out the other’s opinion, or belittling the other one because of their opinion!  They most likely could not understand how the other one could think or believe the way they did, but it did not affect their friendship, how they spoke to one another,  or their relationship.

My, how times have changed.

You are not allowed to study the issues, gather information from selected sources, and form your own opinion…if it differs from the established mainstream media.

Nowadays, you cannot speak to a group of students on a college campus if you are of a particular political persuasion.  If you happen to utter a politically incorrect word or phrase while at the copy machine or coffee bar at work, you could lose your job, perhaps your whole career and life would be ruined!  Not only that, but someone could accuse you of doing something twenty or thirty years prior, and you are guilty… until proven innocent!  And you then have to go to enormous effort to try to prove a negative!

Censorship is very real today.  Our whole country has been turned upside down. 

We allowed it to happen.  But do we have to accept it?


Freedom of thought…freedom of assembly…freedom of persuasion…freedom of speech???

Yes. We have recourse.

All provided by the United States Constitution. We are a Constitutional Republic.

No. We are not a democracy.

We are a Constitutional Republic. Look it up.

I wrote this entry quite a while ago….while we were still on Facebook. I thought I had posted it here as well as on FB but could not find it here. So, that is why it is posted now. It is amazing to me how the people who claim to be the “tolerant” ones, the ones who are not racist or discriminatory, are the very ones who cannot stand to hear someone else’s view if it disagrees with theirs!

Well, judgment day is coming…it will all come out in the wash, as my Mama used to say.

Until next time,


Posted in LaVada's Blog | Leave a comment

From the pastor down the road…

Truth…we all want it, right? We all say that’s what we are pursuing, right? But, sometimes when we are confronted with it, it makes us uncomfortable, right? We are going through some tough times right now…we definitely need to know where to go to find the Truth!

We have quoted our friend, J. D. Link, before, but this time we give you his complete article, from his daily “Quote for the Day.”

“Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets…”

1 Kings 22:23

“Evil king Ahab had his 400 “yes men” who called themselves prophets; but had lying spirits. Ahab hated the true prophet, Micaiah, because he would tell him the truth – which was never pleasant to the ears of a scoundrel like Ahab. When his 400 false prophets said, “Go to war, you will win”; Micaiah said, “these guys are lying – you’re going to die”. So, does Micaiah get a “thank you” for telling him the truth? No, Ahab throws him into prison. 

“It amazes me how many preachers – even big name TV preachers – have advocated and encouraged their people to take this death jab. “It’s a good thing, safe and effective… show you “love thy neighbor” and take it… If Jesus were on earth today, He would take it… it is a sin not to take it and may end you up in Hell… you have to sit over there away from everyone if you don’t take it… “.  Yes, all of this has been said by preachers.

“A year ago – perhaps even six months ago – this rhetoric may have been excused as ignorance and naivete. We may have been able to say, “They think they’re doing good; they just haven’t done the research; they’re just listening to the government and mainstream news; etc.”. Not anymore. At this point, you have to seriously question the motives of these people. Any preacher still advocating this jab has a lying spirit – just like the 400 prophets of Ahab (only, I don’t believe its from the Lord). They are telling people to do something that is going to get them killed – just like Ahab. My advice? Run from preachers still promoting the poison prick.

“Unfortunately, just like Micaiah, the preachers who are telling people the truth are demonized. “You’re a conspiracy theorist…. you don’t care about people… you’re church services are “super spreader” events…you’re not following Jesus and loving thy neighbor… you have blood on your hands… etc.” Of course, what else should you expect from lying spirits? They tell lies. They’re fools at best – evil at worst.

Do you want truth? Here are the latest numbers from the CDC VAERS (a voluntary system representing 1% to 10% of the actual, according to Harvard). [Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System] This means the numbers below are in reality much greater.

463,456 adverse reactions
10,991 deaths (for you locals, that’s the entire population of Fredericksburg, TX – man, woman and child – DEAD)
30,781 hospitalizations
59,402 urgent care
82,535 office visits
2,487 anaphylaxis
2,885 bell’s palsy
9,274 disabled
19,814 severe allergic reaction
3,906 heart attacks
1,703 miscarriages
2,466 myocarditis

“Go here to see the above data: And this is better than a cold we have a 99.9% of surviving? Did you know most “delta variant” cases are in va$$cinated people? Wake up. I could give you a lot more information than this, but space doesn’t permit. However, I believe the above information alone should make up the mind of anyone who isn’t totally brainwashed. Sadly, like Ahab, many Christians are going to continue to ignore the truth-tellers and listen to the lying prophets. And, like Ahab, they’re going to be injured and they’re going to die. It may take another year or so for some; but the experts (the real ones, not the TV docs) are basically unanimous on this.

“I don’t claim to be a prophet, but I am a watchman (Ezk 33:1-7). As a watchman, I warn you: DO NOT TAKE THAT SHOT FOR ANY REASON. Avoid it like the plague, because that’s what it is. If you’ve taken it, you need to start praying for deliverance and healing; and start believing in miracles. This is not hyperbole. It’s way past time for the saints to awaken out of their zombie stupor and see what’s really gong on in the (new) world (order). 

“Tomorrow, I will send out a prayer I wrote for those with “jab remorse”. If there’s any hope of getting this stuff out of you, it will only be found in The Lord Jesus Christ. He is the gracious and loving God of the impossible.

“In HIS Love,”
Pastor J.D. Link

Copyright © 2021 Abundant Grace Fellowship Church, All rights reserved. 
To subscribe to Pastor J.D.’s “Quote for the Day,” click here.


Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in LaVada's Blog, Newsletter Updates | 1 Comment

We’ve been talking about Truth lately…

We pray a whole lot for Truth to be revealed and evil to be exposed.

Take a look at this 50 minute discussion on American Thought Leaders about a documentary that came out a year ago, called Uncle Tom. In this episode, Jan Jekielek talks with radio talk show personality and bestselling author Larry Elder, who hosts The Larry Elder Show for The Epoch Times. He is the executive producer of the new documentary “Uncle Tom.” 

If you’ve never heard of Mr. Elder, we highly recommend you watch this interview in its entirety! The facts, yes, FACTS, that he reveals regarding “systemic racism” in America are stunning!

So, now, if you are still with us, let us take a look at some scriptures in the Bible that talk about Truth and tell us what it is.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

We’ve all heard that scripture verse before…we’ve read it….recited it….memorized it….etc., etc.

Have we thought about it like this…. ?

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Way

[Psalms 119:1 “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! Also, 1 John 2:6 “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”]

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Truth...

[what is Truth? Pilate asked! — So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

And, Psalms 119:142, “Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.“]

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Life!

[John 6:63 –It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. Also, Proverbs 6:23, “For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,”]

Well, that’s all for now!

Until next time…

Gene and LaVada

Posted in Newsletter Updates | Comments Off on We’ve been talking about Truth lately…

Left Behind or Led Astray?

We thought we would share with you one of our lessons that we watched in our Sabbath Assembly yesterday led by Tom Bradford, of Torah Class.

Torah Class, Lesson 29, Matthew 8, con’t. 2.

“We plead with our brothers and sisters of the faith to reconsider, repent, and reconnect with the entire Bible and to once again embrace full obedience to God’s laws and commands. We acknowledge that we do not, ourselves, do it perfectly. Whenever it is clearly impractical or impossible to follow a commandment to the letter due to the circumstances of our modern times, including the lack of a Temple and Priesthood in Jerusalem, we shall follow the Law of Moses in the spirit it is intended, guided by the Holy Spirit that Christ Himself sent to us. And at the same time pray for God’s forgiveness when we fail. These issues of the relevance of the Law and of the totally Jewish character and culture of Yeshua are assumed throughout Matthew’s Gospel.” Tom Bradford

We encourage all our friends and family to watch this lesson in Matthew Chapter 8! We would only add here that obedience to the Torah is not ever for salvation. As Paul said, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” – Ephesians 2:8

We also watch the weekly teachings of Pastor G. (Gary) Steven Simons, of Triumph in Truth. We think you will find him interesting as well as a valuable source in your quest for Truth!

Many have asked why a Sunday mega-church pastor with a global ministry would leave it all behind to embrace the Truth of Torah. This video tells the story!

In the following video, Pastor Gary discusses the promise made to Abram and to his Seed, the Messiah, and how this promise, the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit, would be fulfilled as the prophet Joel had spoken.

We hope you will take a look at these videos and consider these Bible teachers as they draw upon God’s Holy ( Set Apart) Spirit to reveal the Truth of the whole Bible.

We believe we are living in the times spoken of in Bible Prophecy as the Last Days….as Yeshua (Jesus) said, “the generation” which shall not pass away before all these things happen! (Matthew 24:34)

“O LORD, my strength and my fortress,
My refuge in the day of affliction,
The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies,
Worthlessness and unprofitable things. ”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭16:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in Newsletter Updates | Comments Off on Left Behind or Led Astray?

Truth matters… does it not?

Please take a look at these two clips of a young man who used to work for Facebook…

The smart thing for all of us to do, is get off Facebook. Do not support these kinds of people. They and the so-called “journalists” at the main stream media outlets think they are smarter than you…and they can decide for you whether or not vaccines are right for you. It’s as if we are not intelligent enough to do our own research and make up our own minds whether or not to jab our children with experimental, Non-FDA approved chemicals. The FDA only approved these vaccines for “Emergency Authorization Use.”

And, while we’re at it….

Check out Naomi Wolff…

Naomi Wolff is a DEMOCRAT. She is very concerned about the idea of “vaccine passports.” She believes it is a dark place we will never be able to return from! Watch her conversation on the War Room this morning…

You can find out more about her and her efforts to stop this runaway socialist train on her website. CLICK HERE.

We simply must wake up and recognize where this nation is headed and do our best to change the course before it’s too late!

As always, we’d love to hear from you. We miss all our friends and family that we used to communicate with on Facebook! But we will not go back! You can find us on Gab. We are also on CloutHub and Telegram.

Psalms 119:142

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in LaVada's Blog, Newsletter Updates | Comments Off on Truth matters… does it not?

Dr. Mercola…

You may not have seen this doctor on the cable news, or the alphabet networks lately… but here he is on a podcast that boasts of almost 53 million downloads. The host, Steve Bannon, asks Dr. Mercola some tough questions.

There are many other doctors who have taken a stand against this experimental non-FDA-approved, DNA-altering vaccine. But you won’t find them on mainstream media! It has been very difficult to get trustworthy information over this past year. Before he brings Dr. Mercola on, Bannon plays a clip here in this video of Laura Ingraham on Fox News, whom we have not seen in a very long time. I thought she brought up some very valid points. But the best part is Dr. Mercola!
Here, take a look…

Here are some links Dr. Mercola mentions… Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s ChildrensHealthDefense, Barbara Fisher at National Vaccine Information Center, and of course, Dr. Mercola’s website.

Until next time…


Posted in LaVada's Blog | Comments Off on Dr. Mercola…

Wise or Foolish… Which one are you?

We wanted to share with you the lesson we watched this past Sabbath in our Assembly. Our teacher is Tom Bradford, of Torah Class….The complete video of his lecture is below his cool graphics here…. 🙂

Our teacher begins with…

“We’ll conclude Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount today, which we have spent 17 lessons studying because of its incomparable value, and we’ll also open the door into Matthew chapter 8. But first let’s take a look back on the all-important (and not just a little bit scary) topic from last week about what Yeshua meant by what He said in Chapter 7 verses 22 and 23.

CJB Matthew 7:22-23 22 On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

“The phrase of our focus is “workers of lawlessness”. The bottom line is that after a thorough study of this term last week, the conclusion is that the term “lawlessness” can only indicate one thing: “Torah-lessness” or “The Law of Moses-lessness”. It is the Greek word anomia being translated that most literally means “without law”. We even find Paul using this same term (many years after Yeshua’s time on earth) to describe the anti-Christ.

“Working backwards from Paul, we have to ask ourselves a basic question: is the anti-Christ called the “Man of Lawlessness” because he thumbs his nose at societal civil and criminal laws? If so, according to which set of human laws is he rebelling? International law? American law? European Union law? Sharia law? My question is somewhat rhetorical in that the answer is obvious: it can be none of these manmade law codes. The anti-Christ is called such because He is by nature against (he is anti) God. The only laws that God validates are the ones that He has laid down for mankind: the biblical Law of Moses; the anti-Christ wants none of that. So it is that in Jesus’s statement in verse 23 that “workers of lawlessness” is a term describing all those who deny and/or disobey God’s commandments; the Torah, The Law. Remember: there was no such thing as a New Testament in Yeshua’s day and such a thing wouldn’t exist for nearly 2 more centuries after His death and resurrection. So neither Christ nor Paul could in any way be referring to the supposed New Testament laws that replace the Old Testament laws.”


Tom is the founder and Senior teacher. In addition to his business degree, he was an Egyptology and Archeology major at university. He has studied with learned rabbis in Israel and with Christian academics. His specialties are in-depth exegesis of the Old Testament and Bible history.

We hope you will check Tom out and see for yourself how much you can glean from a study of the whole Bible! Let us know what you think!

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in Newsletter Updates | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Wise or Foolish… Which one are you?

Let us introduce you to…

Our friends, Mike and Paulie Heath, of Helping Hands Ministries…

Mike & Paulie Heath, LaVada & Gene Triesch

We met them way back in our days of writing and performing Country Gospel Music! So much has happened since then…to us and to them! Living life….doing what the LORD has given us to do! And then, out of the blue–we received a Newsletter from Paulie! We are including some of it here.

But, first we want to share with you a beautiful song that Paulie sings on one of her albums… With all that we have been through this last year… and then some, have a listen to her lyrics. We play many of her songs on Menorah Music Internet Radio!

If you’ve ever wondered what an angel must sound like, this may just be pretty close…

Thursday, April 29, 2021

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me.  My husband, Michael, wrote and published this on Monday.  I thought I’d send it along.  Let me know how I can be praying for you! — Paulie

Building Back Better

Paulie and I have been building back better since we gave our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.  C.S. Lewis says that we live our lives going in one of two directions.  We either live toward heaven, or we slouch toward hell.  People are bereft of hope and faith.  Helping Hands Ministries is uniquely positioned to assist.  Visit our websites and get started in hope and faith.  My website is  You can check out Paulie’s by clicking the image above.


We hope you visit Mike and Paulie on their websites! We look forward to hearing more from the Heaths in the future as we are very excited to hear that Mike has announced that he will be running for Governor of Maine!

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in Newsletter Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Let us introduce you to…

Studying Matthew…

Matthew 7:22-23 22…  

On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

That’s a thought-provoking picture there, isn’t it? We have been studying the Book of Matthew through one of our favorite Biblical scholars and teachers, Tom Bradford, of TorahClass. Here is what he says in this Lesson 26 on Matthew, Chapter 7, right off the bat….

“We’re going to focus the bulk of our time together today on this passage that ought to be a shot across our collective and individual bow, because too easily Believers…. especially casual Christians…. dismiss it and think that this could not possibly be speaking about them or their congregation. What is a casual Christian? There is little better description of that than what we find in 1Corinthians.

  1 It is actually being reported that there is sexual sin among you, and it is sexual sin of a kind that is condemned even by pagans- a man is living with his stepmother! 2 And you stay proud? Shouldn’t you rather have felt some sadness that would have led you to remove from your company the man who has done this thing? 3 For I myself, even though I am absent physically, am with you spiritually; and I 4 have already judged the man who has done this as if I were present.

In the name of the Lord Yeshua, when you are assembled, with me present spiritually and the power of our Lord Yeshua among us, 5 hand over such a person to the Adversary for his old nature to be destroyed, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.


1 Corinthians 5:1-5 CJB

Bradford says, “A casual Believer, or a casual Christian, is one who practices disobedience to God, and is even proud of it. Notice that while the immediate consequence on earth for a casual Christian may be little more than expulsion from the congregation, the eternal consequences begin upon the arrival of the Day of the Lord.”

We are instructed in the Bible to “Hear and obey”… to “ask, seek, and knock”….

Yeshua (Jesus) says this in John 3:36: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” In other words, belief and obedience are synonymous!

We should study and know what “obedience” and “lawlessness” mean in the context of Biblical instructions for living. Yeshua, the Son of God, obeyed and taught the Torah in its fullness, and said, “Follow Me!”

Watch the full teaching here!

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in LaVada's Blog, Newsletter Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Studying Matthew…

In the midst of the rock…

Photo by Jim & Penny Caldwell, Split Rock Research Foundation

“They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts. He caused the water to flow out of the rock for them. He split the rock also, and the waters gushed out.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭48:21‬ ‭TLV‬‬

We recently heard from our friends Jim and Penny Caldwell, the very ones who found and produced most, if not all, the photos and videos of what has now become known as the real Mount Sinai, located in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

If you haven’t already done so, we recommend visiting their website and perusing all the information available… read about their remarkable adventures…adventures that could only have been designed and orchestrated by our loving Creator of the Universe!

We want to share with you a powerful song written and performed by Penny Caldwell! She is masterfully accompanied on lead guitar by none other than her talented husband, Jim! We were thrilled to get this song and have Menorah Music Internet Radio – MMIR be the first radio station to air it!


Keep in touch! Let us know what you think about Penny’s song! Even better, you can contact her from their website and let her know!!!!

The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock;

and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

2 Samuel 22:47 TLV

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

Posted in Newsletter Updates | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on In the midst of the rock…