A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Friday, November 30, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

This is my FIRST time doing this. Go over to Kelli's,
and see what everyone else is also showing...and join in

There was a time when we lived overseas that I was REALLY into
wearing scarves. Well one day in the mail this picture arrived
lovingly drawn by my mother. She had gone to a ladies retreat
and I think she said the speaker had a scarf on and she asked her
how to do it, since she had a daughter that wore scarves.
She then drew and wrote it all out for me.
It meant alot then...BUT means such much more
You see my mom is in Heaven now.
She has been gone from our lives for not even 2
years. I have the frame and background paper
ready to frame this. My mom was the mother
of 7 children , I am the eldest.
I miss her more than words can even say.
This drawing is a reminder of her love for me

Thursday, November 29, 2007

~~Creation~~ A Political Stand

This is so EXCELLANT....sent to me from Christina at Mustard Seed
She has several more posted on her blog....really worth watching.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

7-8 Things "Places I would like to visit"

There is a meme going around....first Lisa
then Jamie and I think Ginny...tagged me
Well it is is things you don't know about me
I just did the 100 things post...
I am listing 8 places in the USA I would like to visit:
1. Washington DC
2. New York City and State
3. Grand Canyon
4.New Jersey
5. Pennsylvania
7. Vermont
8, Michigan
(there are more)
Now some reasons are personal....but since I do fly free
on Southwest Airlines...if you have a guest room
in any of these spots.
I am passing this on to ALL of YOU or any of you.
Where WOULD you like to visit????

Monday, November 26, 2007


This is a picture of a plaque that I have
hanging in my house.
with the *SEASON* upon us
Here are some scriptures I would like
to share with you all.
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Romans 5:1
Therefore being justified by faith,
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Phil. 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I hope this will help you stay focused in the coming weeks.
I know I sure need it.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas in the Northwest.....REMOVED by Deby

I have taken this post off of my blog.
I have been praying about this after discussing it with someone recently...(you know who you are)....
and I have thought and thought and it ate at me...
and I will tell you why...
Hollywood/TV etc......makes so much fun of the roll of the husband and the father in the home.
I think it is undermining the family on the whole....if a man loses his authority or is ridiculed....
it tends to make them look foolish....etc....
Even though this post was a lighthearted fun type of post...I have decided
it was not a good choice for my blog.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Rose or Thorns

Connie's post is one of
my favorites....Please visit
her blog today and take a few minutes
to read her post.
You will be blessed

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

1 Thess. 5:18
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus
concerning you.
EVERYTHING?....that is what it says,
for ME, for you.....this is not an option.
It is a choice.
Lord, help us to be a THANKFUL
people in Everything.
I am so thankful for all of you.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Friday, November 16, 2007

Question on Prayer.....added more to this post

**UPDATE on this question at the end of this post**
I have a serious question...that I would love comments on....
.either here or your blog...
Please let me know IF you put the answer
or your thoughts on your blog.

What is a prayer warrior?.....
How do you know IF a person is
what is called a prayer warrior....
give me your thoughts on prayer.
Is this a spiritual gift. I know the Bible says to:
Would love to know what some of
you know about this subject
**I have loved, as many of you have ,all the answers....
not a bad comment in the bunch...and put all together a total picture of sorts, would
you agree. You may wonder why.
I asked the question on prayer...well my friend Jamie,
kind of nailed it for me...in that she knows about fibromyalgia
and the frustration of it and lately I have been really hurting (no sympathy please)
and the fatigue has been horrible.....so I have been thinking Lord.."what can I do for you
what is the use ? "......with so many bad days I am pretty undependable*....it is hard
to make any committments and I nap ....yadda yadda yadda.....I ,at times, have had
my own pity party...sorry no one else invited....then the thought came to me
on prayer...and on Sunday night my pastor preached on Thankfulness and prayer
I would just like to develope that part of my daily walk and maybe this useless feeling
will leave...and last night I thanked the Lord for my fibro.....I am trusting the Lord that
since HE has allowed me to have it..then HE has a purpose for it
hence the question....and I need to do some more study on it
ie: a WORD study and also the books that you all have recommended.
Thank you everyone

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanks Jamie Lynn

My niece, Jamie has awarded me the "Encouraging Blogger Award"
Thank you Jamie for all the nice things that you said.
I was thinking....who really encourages me in the world of blogland.
I looked at my sidebar/blogroll
I looked at my comments
and I can't narrow it down.
in different ways, but you all enrich my life
So as my Thanksgiving gift to you
TAKE this award..put it on your blog ...pass it on
YOU ALL have earned it, you are a part of my life and
my growth as a Christian,friend,mother,sister,aunt.

I know there is a tendency when someone
leaves an award for all..to think:
"She doesn't mean me"
ALL of you
SO....if I know you are one that allows awards on
your blog, and I see that you did not take this from
me.....you are in trouble. I honestly could NOT narrow
this down as you ALL bless and encourage me

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Our daughter recently had us over for dinner.
This is what she served
I love how it looks,

1 med. size pumpkin, topped and cleaned out
1 onion chopped and sautéed w/ground beef1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3 Cups Cooked rice (white or brown)
1 can mushrooms or 1 c. fresh mushrooms (optional)
2 can cream of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper to taste (I also add pumpkin pie spice)

Combine ingredients and put in pumpkin.
Put top on pumpkin.
Place pumpkin on cookie sheet in oven preheated to 375 degrees.
Bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours. (you can tell it is done with pumpkin scrapes easily out of the pumpkin)
Serve dinner in pumpkin.
Scrape pumpkin out and serve on top of rice mixture with brown sugar.
Do not open pumpkin while baking or
it will expand and top will not fit on pumpkin again

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Grace Livingston Hill

I got this from a list that I am on and I KNOW a few of you will
Appreciate these and understand.
For the rest of you....you need to read her books
You know you love Grace Livingston Hill books when...
...you know that if you had to, you could make a dress from scratch in one afternoon.
...you would sell one of your children for the first edition of the Esselstynes.
...you wonder what it would be like to be kissed reverently.
...you've considered naming a child Pansy, Marigold, or Amorelle.
...you know that you could move your family into a barn and like it.
...you know that you've met the love of your life when he tells you he saw you once as a child, you smiled at him, and you changed his life with that smile.
...you know the difference between being a Christian and being a church member.
...you know the best thing for an invalid to eat is a fragment of a chicken breast,
some delicately browned toast, and a nice cup of tea.
...you wonder if you have the nerve to appear in public without a hint of makeup or
lipstick but with a natural blush to your cheeks.
...you wish you had hair that naturally waved...and you would never dare think of bobbing your hair.
...you believe every child should have a Scottish nurse.
...you spend a lot of time looking up Scripture verses because there was no chapter or verse listed.
...a dinner is just not a dinner without slivered almonds.
...you spend a lot of time looking at the covers of the books, thinking,
"Do they really look the way Grace described?"
...finding a book you don't remember reading is like finding a treasure.
...you get to Heaven, you might bypass beloved family and friends to get to Grace first.
...you know that no matter what happens, you'll always have God...and your furniture
that has been handed down through generations.
...you also believe that somewhere down the line you have a rich family member who will die
and leave you an inheritance, perhaps even a Scottish castle!
...you read a book, realize you did not read anything about a bathroom, and silently thank God for running water.
...you can make a Bethlehem out of a few items you can buy at a five and dime.
...you believe that a little gray haired lady could have a baby of three or five.
...you truly believe that milk and crackers
would be a good lunch
Hope that you enjoyed these

Monday, November 12, 2007

Which Treat are you ????

You Are a Gingerbread House

A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Thank you Ali

I have left replies finally
to all of your comments...
thank you so much

I am so excited at the new blog look....
Thank you...thank you..thank you Ali
She is a very humble, talented AND patient lady
She has worked HOURS on my blog
She has several blogs of her own
Please visit her.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pray for Lorin...updated

Wednesday....14th of November
Can you pray for BROOKE,
Lorin's wife....She is his
caregiver and just needs some
extra prayer and I know SHE
Appreciates it
Lorin is home and has a long road ahead of him
with many possible bumps. .
He and HIS wife, BROOKE *both* need continuing prayers,
Please add in my sisters Lisa and Susie, who live by them.
Tuesday evening
Just got home from the hospital.
He is more wide awake and they did have him up walking today..he is eating.
Terrible headaches...very medicated, but in good spirits.
YOUR PRAYERS are so appreciated by all of us.
MRI said they got it...
Lorin did well in surgery. He is in ICU tonight. The surgeon got all that he could see
We are all very tired out...... I have been up since 1:00 this morning and need to get some sleep.
WE so appreciate your prayers for Lorin and his wife, Brooke.
This is my younger brother ,Lorin ,with my sisters two boys
Lorin is having BRAIN SURGERY tomorrow, MONDAY
Lorin has a GBM Brain Tumor. This is his second
brain surgery this year. He and his devoted wife, Brooke
are Christians. This is still a rough time for them and for all of
us that "LOVE" LORIN. Would you pray for LORIN and of
course his wife, BROOKE,who has been so wonderful with him
Thank you,