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

Friday, October 31, 2008

Senior humor

As I wrote the title, I thought *Senior humor*......
NO, I think all of us have days like this.
maybe this would be a solution when you think you
need that FAST FOOD *fix*
Smiling ~~

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

When someone's blog post touches

I just read this post at
Riverbend Ramblings.
I then re-read it and I thought
WOW, this is just what I needed to hear
right now.
Does this happen to you in blogland?
It sure does to me, and I just want to
thank you bloggers , who listen to the Lord when
HE tells you what to post..
Thanks Mrs. C for your post
Lorin update:
He is now at my sister, Susie's home
Right now he will be happier in a familar environment.
Please uphold Susie and Lisa (sisters) as they care for our brother.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favorite Fall fruit

I LOVE these, do you?
I can remember as a child
eating them off a neighbors tree.
Where we lived in California they were in abundance.
They are messy
The way I eat them is probably NOT the right way.
First.....I wash it, then cut it in quarters.
Put the 4 pieces in a bowl.
I COVER myself and my surroundings with a big TOWEL
They can be messy.
I then proceed to eat these tasty little seeds with a ice tea spoon.
NOT with any special way of prettying them up
at least to me
Pomegranate or Pomegranates
is mentioned in the Bible over 40 times
Please keep praying for my brother, Lorin
he is now in-residence hospice care.
His wife is Brooke.
I am so thankful for ALL the care my sisters have given Lorin and Brooke
Susie and Lisa, YOU are the best !!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall and Spurgeon

"A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t."
— C.H. Spurgeon
Have a great Lord's day
in typing this,
I am thinking
"Everyday should be the Lord's day"
Psalms 118:24
This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
BTW, I am not sure when Iwill have my MRI
results. My medical care is not the most
consistent system.
Thank you all for asking and the prayers.
Will let you all know
You blog friends mean so much to me
I am so thankful.

Friday, October 24, 2008

True Love

Autumn in my neck of the woods, has been so vibrant this year.
This picture does not do justice for the color that
has surrounded my area of the world.
I woke up *thinkin* about *things*
Do you ever do that?
I am thankful for God's WORD
These verses came to mind:
Romans 8:38
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
Romans 8:39
Nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. .
BoldDuring these days,
during all of your days
STAY in the WORD
This is a reminder and encouragement for me
and also
for any of you.
as the song goes:
The B-I-B-L-E yes, that's the book for me

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Autumn touches

My kitchen Valance
This Turkey was made for me about 20 years ago
from a friend in England

A little this and a little that

I love these battery candles
that you don't have to be concerned about
My favorite time of year
a few more to come at another time !!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

30 questions-MRI update too

I have been tagged by Kristi for this meme
I don't usually do this,but will this time.
1. Where is your cell phone? charging on the counter
2. Where is your homework? every room inmy house, I am a homemaker
3. Your hair color? getting more grey every day
4. Your mother? In Heaven
5. Your father? In Heaven
6. Your favorite thing? My BIBLE...Time with my husband
7. Your dream last night? Don't remember, but I do have dreams often.
8. Your dream/goal? To see others accept Jesus as their Saviour, to lose weight.
9.The room you're in? Living room.
10. Your hobby? too many, stitching,sewing,stamping,reading,thrift shopping blogging.
11. Your fear? bugs and birds,life without my husband
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? RAPTURED in the Lord's will and closer to HIM
13. Where were you last night? home with my beloved husband
14. What you're not? thin..not going to HELL, Praise the Lord
15. One of your wish-list items? better health
16. Where you grew up? ALL over my parents moved alot and then we were a military family
17. The last thing you did? Made my husband's lunch,ironed his clothes for work, always include a note in his lunch
18. What are you wearing? night shirt with a long 1/2 slip.
19. Your TV? A very big flat screen.
20. Your pets? a spoiled rotten long haired chiuaha,Chloe
21. Your computer? My laptop on my lap right now
22. Your mood? thankful, is that a mood ? GOD is always good
23. Missing someone? My out of state children and their families, my MOM
24. Your car? FORD
25.. Something you're not wearing? Makeup.
26. Favorite store? any thrift store...Marshalls,sewing,craft and YARD SALES
27. Your loves? The Lord,My BIBLE,my husband and family,friends
28. Your favorite color? ALL--but into reds and PINKS right now
29. When is the last time you laughed? This morning chatting with my husband during breakfast.
30. Last time you cried? last weekend
I TAG ....ANY OF you..let me know and I will come and read...answer any or all...it's your blog
it's your time...do as you wish.
btw...have a double MRI tonight..pray for me if you think about it....these are hard on me
~~Had the MRI last night...whew..it is over and believe me it was the prayers that got me through.
it was a double one, head and back and then they wanted to go further down on my back so it took a bit.
I slept in my recliner all night as I am pretty sore from laying in one place so long. GOD is good...I had John 14:1 on my mind when I was in the tube and then prayed for so many things....THANK YOU...

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Like many of you I am somewhat concerned over the upcoming election.
I am trying to spend more time in the WORD. Last week I read through the book of Daniel. Sometimes prophecy and some OT doesn't click in my brain. Well I had to miss church ( not by choice)...so I went to Church of the Open Door's website and I was so blessed as the Pastor is doing a series on Daniel. I got through the first 2 of them and I am excited to listen to the rest of them, to assist me in studying this book of the Bible.
I recommend it....I need this to help me stay focused in these days, maybe you do too ????
btw I have gotten through 4 sermons to date, WHAT A BLESSING !!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my husband.
I am so blessed. We were high school sweethearts. He is still my sweetheart and I am his. He loves God, his family and me . He makes my eyes light up although by this closed eye picture of me...well...maybe it is my dreamy look.
I just love this guy and I am so so thankful for him.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My birthday

I recently celebrated my birthday
It was a wonderful day.
It ended with dinner at my son and daughter in law's house.
She asked what I would like for dinner....
So...my choices were either meatloaf or spaghetti
We had the BEST meatloaf EVER
Baked potatoes (huge) and green bean casserole
if you want to see how CHUBBY this blogger is
and my silly side (as if today's picture didn't show that side of me)
(ahemmmm...no comments on the weight
or the hair, I am growing out the color)
Cake: Carrot Cake the best from Costco and also had cheesecake
notice the McCain-Palin button

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Encouragement for these times

1 Corinthians 2:9

I hope that , in these ever changing days
that this will be an encouragement for someone out there.
There are no surprises for GOD,
I believe we are LAST DAYS BELIEVERS

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Melissa's Dinner in a Pumpkin

This is a re-post fromlast year
It is my daughter's recipe
Let me know if you make it!!!
So delicious and smells good when you are baking it !!!
1 med. size pumpkin, topped and cleaned out
1 onion chopped and sautéed w/ground beef
1 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.
The Pumpkin tastes like squash.
Do not open pumpkin while baking or
it will expand and top will not fit on pumpkin again

Saturday, October 4, 2008

This month

This month is going to be a busy month in our home.
My husband is taking some vacation days (finally)!!!!!!
We have our 37th Anniversary this month.
I have my birthday this month.
Missions conference at our church this month.
Daughter in law Kristi's birthday this month.
Mark, son in law visits this month.
MRI (yuck) this month.
A few other things too....like laundry, cleaning etc.....
So.....those are the things, amongst others that may limit
my computer time....just thought I would fill ya all in
just in case I am not around as much as I would like.
We will see, I have been known to blog in the middle of the night !!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall pumpkin craft

I am not sure how many of you have seen these.
They are easy to do.
You get plastic dryer vent hose (you will have to figure out how much to cut, I forgot)
You glue it together with HOT glue
I painted it with several shades of acrylic paint(those little cheap ones from Wal-mart)
I used sponge brushes
The stem is a brown paper bag, rolled up
Add the extras...
I had more varieties as I made dozens of these BUT gave them away.
ALSO, there are several sizes of vent hose, try them all....
IF you make any, let me know...it was fun and VERY easy to do.