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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

~~For some reason ?

For DAYS, this portion of scripture has been
going through my mind, for some reason ?
2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3
Without natural affection, trucebreakers,
false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4
Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:6
For of this sort are they which creep into houses,
and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2 Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come
when they will not endure
sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts
shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
For some reason....?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Prophecy fulfilled

Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know
Words & Music: Lela B. Long, 20th Century
There have been names that I have loved to hear,
But never has there been a name so dear
To this heart of mine,
as the Name divine,
The precious, precious Name of Jesus.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
There is no name in earth or Heav’n above,
That we should give such honor and such loveAs the blessèd Name,
let us all acclaim,
That wondrous, glorious Name of Jesus.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
And some day I shall see Him face to face
To thank and praise Him for His wondrous grace,
Which He gave to me,
when He made me free,
The blessèd Son of God called Jesus.
Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,
And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours...
to Celebrate the Season

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Noah's project

My grandson, Noah, made
this in his class...
What a clever teacher...
love seeing things like this....
Good Job Noah !!

Monday, December 21, 2009

time 2 spare?

Time to spare?
Look here for some easy...some a little harder
...but lots of ideas...
maybe not THIS year..
but motivation or ideas for other times..
Here ya go..CLICK

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Would you ?

I looked at this picture...and it made me think...would I have been *OBEDIENT* ? Do you have any thoughts when you look at this picture?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Easy paper craft

I thought this was pretty easy to do...and I know there
are other paper crafters who read my blog !!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ornaments Galore

Do you love ORNAMENTS ???
You know you can come up with ALL YEAR
decorating ideas...
She has a Mr. Linky with lots
and lots
of handmade ornament links...

Monday, December 14, 2009


what does that mean?
Can you say it with a accent?
That is what I do with words I read
on bloggers who have word verification ?
Once in awhile I am annoyed by this added duty....
but then you get a word:
and I say it with a FAKE Swedish
accent, and it becomes fun....
hope it doesn't really mean
Do you get what I mean?
Do you...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

this season,every season

This is a picture of a plaque that I
hang 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
herefore 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.
yes, this is a re-post...still
so pertinent..don't you agree.
taking a break from the
December Daily posting
whew....I just can't seem to keep it up
I wll try to post MORE in December...
but don't think I can do

Friday, December 11, 2009

First Card

This is my first Christmas Card received
this year.....from a BLOGGER !!
You know who you are...
Don''t you love Christmas Cards?
I do...still need to get them signed and addressed
but intend on sending out a few !!!
Are you?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

he loved this

We were at Sears...my beloved and I, in the tool department.
I had no choice but to be there, as for any outing more than
10 or 15 minutes, I have to be in a wheelchair.....
Wellllll......as we walked , this man of mine got stars in his eyes.
Yellow is his favorite color....and Craftsman tools, his favorite toys.
I will add that he uses them all.
....thankfully, I had my camera , as there is no way
we could afford this. It is in the THOUSANDS.....but he did
look this precious YELLOW CRAFTSMAN tool bench and had
those stars in his eyes and the smile on his face.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

5 things about me

1. Five landmarks I have seen.
Venice, Italy
Ruins of Ephesus
Sound of Music sites in Salzburg Austria
London, everything

2. Five famous people with my name.
Deborah (Bible)
Debbie Reynolds
Deborah Kerr
Debra Winger
Debby Flintstone (Couldn't think of anyone else...got creative)

3. Five foods I will not eat.

4. Five things that bug me.
People who are not kind
People with too many items in the express lane
Bad service anywhere

5. Five simple pleasures.
Hot coffee
Any time spent with my husband
Being Surprised (I am hard to surprise?)
Learning something new

Hope you enjoyed these..let me know IF you do them
I got this from Susan, At By Grace

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's happening?

What's happening ????
I was out on Saturday...my sister looked at me...
and said "Did you forget your mascara"
....felt my eyelashes...and yepppp...I did.
Not the end of the world...but I thought:
"Do I need to make a detailed check list"
In the scheme of things, no big deal...BUT
I am tryinig to post everyday...
so this is todays....

Monday, December 7, 2009

take a break

I was homes yesterday morning
....so I listened to a sermon
by Dr. Norris Blecher.
It was one of those where you think:
It is one that just encouraged me to realize:
and what should *I* do during these times.
So please...take a break...or while you are doing something
click here and listen...
it is the one date 11/29/09 pm
It takes a second to load.
You will be blessed.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

good thing


Saturday, December 5, 2009

I use this

I use this FREE
online source for searching
for Bible verses.
You put one word in
the rest is done...
Thought someone out there might want this link too:
This is so great...when you know a verse
and can't always remember where it is .......
Voila' !!

Friday, December 4, 2009

time to order

I have used this Bible reading schedule several times.
It is perforated so you can separate and use them to keep your place to.
They are FREE
order one or a quantity of them here.
What a blessing it is to read your Bible through in a year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I think this is true


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blackfriday--not me

No way...not me...
I could not and would not do it.
There is nothing that I would want enough
to spend the night in the cold...
must be getting old?
I wasn't in the craziness...
I just thought..
people were so EAGER to hear
the GOSPEL...
it is The only thing that is going to matter.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the GLOW

I love the glow of the lights..
Drinking coffee with LITE EGGNOG

Monday, November 30, 2009

December DAILY

My good blog friend, Susan, at By Grace is doing something
I am going to try and participate in.
Will you JOIN US ???
It is called *December Daily*
It consists of posting everyday in December.
Mine won't be deep or profound....maybe a bit
of pot-luck...quotes...just easy posts...for your
December enjoyment.
Remember, you can do them ahead of time and schedule them to
post on the day you want....
I just thought some of you might want to take the challenge.
Let me know...or let Susan know...or both....
This kind of posting is a challenge I know...but well WHY NOT?
Take a break from your baking....

Sunday, November 29, 2009

when family comes

Our son Matt and his wife Gina.
We are so thankful that they could be
here on Thanksgiving !!!
Our son Josh was serving his country
out of state...we had the meal at HIS (Joshs')home,
thanks to his wife Kristi, who let us enjoy
their huge home....and then my sisters
and neices etc...
who toiled in the kitchen...
I am so thankful.
isn't it?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am so THANKFUL for all of you !!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !!
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Monday, November 23, 2009

my mom would be so proud

This is a rectangle Granny Afghan
I have started. I have made several in the past.
The thing is.....my mom would always have
to start it for me. I would then go round and round
I couldn't get the hang of reading the instructions.
My mom is in Heaven now. I found the directions
and gave it a try. My mom would be so proud.
I haven't gotten it finished, but I will.
I put it on a basket to show you
That is my Christmas tree in the background.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Will you join me in this?

Then PRAY some more !!!
You most likely know what is going on the
the senate....
I am not scared on a personal level,
but I am afraid for *My country*
Maybe a better word would be
Oh, do we need the Lord to get ahold
of the hearts of our leaders.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Children watch T.V.

You need to go read this at my friend, Jennifer's BLOG
"Children watch TV.
We have allowed those who could
care a less about anything but $$$
enter our homes and break down our morals."
The above is just a snippet...
IT is WORTH your time...
tell her Deby sent ya !!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

You will LOVE this

Friday, November 13, 2009

fun, friends and update

This is Webkinz.
To play for a year all it takes is ONE pet.
The games are safe, the interaction is great and
some of the games even are tough on me.
I can play against my grandkids, nephew and nieces.
You can find Webkinz so CHEAP.
I am enjoying doing it.
I like challenging WORD games so this is fun.
The variety is almost endless.
I could have taken a zillion pictures of different things.
You get the idea.
The GANZ company makes sure that this is so SAFE.
This is one of my pets..
This game is sort of like Boggle
I have won the top prize 3 times
Love challenging my mind to spell and think
This is arcade. You can play games
with those you KNOW and approve.

Lots of things to do in here..
So safe, no idle chatting.
All phrases are *canned* you
cannot divulge any information
even if you wanted to.
SAFE !!!
One of my pet's gardens
You design these yourself and can plant gardens
You can invite approved friends over to visit you
This is a room I made for some of my pets.
I made it this way....because...
I like to sleep in a COLD ROOM !!!
Since you asked.
My foot is healing...I am walking.
My knee is very slowly getting better.
my BACK...
way before surgery I had 3 visits for Cortisone injections.
Well, that is the rough thing. All of this has made the back MUCH worse.
I will start hyrdotherapy next week.
oh I hate to share this.
On Wednesday I was wrapping gifts. I was curling ribbon with my
my medium size SHARP FISKAR scissors..
they flew out of my right hand...and instead of letting them
stab me in my leg...I tried to grab them.
I got a cut in my palm, but worse than that
they have injured something that makes my pointer finger and middle
finger hurt so bad and seem stiff and swollen.
I am NOT going in, not yet.
I am not ready to have them immoibilize it.
I believe it is just bruised.
Silly me....but I am right handed and have little strength in it right now.
So there you have it, TMI ?
So many of you asked.
I tell you...it has been a year.
but it could be WORSE,
Jesus is coming soon
and HE has allowed all of this for HIS GLORY and my Growth.
This I know to be true.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So Easy.....REALLY

This recipe was floating around when I was
doing W. W.
I then was in a recipe card swap
and this was my contribution...

Sooo Easy....I told you
IF you have any variations let me know

Monday, November 9, 2009

good morning blog friends

This was the view from a window in my home,
this morning. It was even more redish in person.
ohhhh.....it made me think of this:
Mark 13:26
And then shall they see the Son of man
coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
I am sorry I have been SOOO absent
from blogland.
THANK YOU for your emails, prayers,love....
I start physical therapy today for my *knee*
it's a long and VERY boring and frustrating story.
I believe that using the drug L e v a q u i n
is what has caused all of this...and continues to do so.
My story is like many mentioned here
The pain is draining.
Do your own homework on the drug and include
I am not a professional, I just know how bad I hurt !!!
Just trusting the Lord

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cookie fun

I found this neat site...all wonderful things...
and the best part is she has :
On everything to do with baking cookies
and decorating them
Perhaps, you never learned to bake,
or your skills are rusty.
I just thought this site looked fun.
I don't advertise for anyone for anything.
I just like to share when I find a site or blog
I think some of my readers might like.
Check it out here

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This morning I was ALMOST all the way ready for Sunday School and Church. I sat down in my recliner and noticed a swelling in my left foot I have never had. It has me concerned, so I missed today and I am now elevating and icing it..hoping it goes down and I can go this evening. I was sooooo disappointed.
So ....
instead I listened to a teaching by S.M. Davis. And I JUST "know" there is someone(s) out there that "needs" to hear this. So please...it is less than a hour, the time will fly. You will be blessed and HELPED....yes helped !
It is titled "Knowing when to Let Go"

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Enjoy

Enjoy !

Monday, October 26, 2009

some Monday thoughts

I just love the book of Philipians
I will share a few of the scriptures that
spoke to me last night, and what I am reading this week.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When I think of the word CAREFUL...
I have heard it explain
That hit me...
I need to give these *cares*
which this year .....
have seem to be overwhelming,
moment by moment
over to the Lord.
I am working on this and need to spend
more time in the WORD.
Last night we were blessed to have
the singer, Mark Gray at our church.
What a beautiful ministry through
song and word.
Check out his website here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn this and that

Autumn from my craft room window--
I put the fake leaves up...guess I didn't need to.
My beloved with our youngest grandson, Adam.
We just celebrated our 38th Anniversary.
A house not to far away....this bike is
Always up there
Why...why ??? Maybe just for pictures for bloggers?

Silly me (eyes closed)
my Crown, I wore it on my birthday
and I now have a PINK Snuggie
My crown reminds me
I am a princess....oh yes...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Could it be ?????

What a year this has been for my health. I know so many of you have stuff always going on too. My heartfelt prayers and concern go out to you.
I am writing this as a what I think, could have, possibly been the cause of this tendon thing going on in my body.
It is a guess, and of course my opinion. It doesn't change anything or I am not going to do anything about it. I am writing because I want you to know what I *think*....
I was prescribed a anti-biotic the first of the year called:
L e v a *q u i n ..... it caused my liver functions to go sky high, they were worried. Then as I am going through these TENDON tears , I hear on t.v. that IT is causing MANY kinds of Tendon tears....yes...this antibiotic.
So is C I P R O.....yes...these are true. There are class actions suits going on. I am NOT participating and just trying to figure out what is happening. I personally will NEVER take either drugs. I would not want ANYONE I know and love to take them either.
I know every med has it's contraindications, everything we do has RISKS....I just know for me, this is my best guess. Let's face it we could choke to death eating a piece of Rib-eye (my favorite cut) steak. Do we give up steak ?
Not I.
So with that said....research it out..here is a link I found for anyone that is interested. I hesitated posting this...but so many of you know me....I am not jumping to conclusions , just thinking ????????......I have tried spelling out the name of these meds so when googled...they won't come to my blog...just thought some of you would find this interesting.

a few tidbits

I mentioned before that this month I would be
posting some things that are special about me, or my
quirks etc....
This is my anniversary month. We will soon be
married 38 years. My husband was my high school
sweetheart. HE STILL IS !!!!!
I don't celebrate Halloween in any form. I will decorate
for fall. I have strong convictions about this. I haven't
always, but I sure do now....
Autumn colors can just bring joy to my heart....I love to
see the contrast of the reds...oranges, golden colors against
green..fir trees in our area....
I am pretty crafty. I can get a bit distracted and work on one
thing without finishing something. I am working on this.
When the days get shorter and darker, I use much lighting.
Low wattage around my home, to include candles and battery operated
candles, mini lights...anything to just make things seem more cheerful.
so.....just a few tidbits, nothing exciting....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's not about me

Since many of asked what is up?...I will try and make it brief.
I am 8 weeks past surgery. The pain in the foot is MUCH better, but when I had to wear the BOOT--it really did some RUIN to my back and hips. I also had something happen in my right knee....so I went for more MRI's....
There are some tears in the miniscus. I have to get referred to a orthopedic surgeon (VERY SAD FACE )...my right ankle has much wrong with it, but does not need surgery.
I am in different lace up (ugly) braces to keep the ankles stable. I am trying hard to find comfortable and supportive shoes, so far I am trying out the New Balance 927.
........I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I can barely walk any distance without the pain in my back being excruciating, where I will break out in a sweat. We bought a wheel chair off of Craig's list for $100.00, just so now and then I can *get out*. I am not sleeping much yet, the knee pain seems to wake me up...aaARGH !!!!!
I had one really LOW, low day. I know it is the prayers of the saints that have upheld me.
Let me tell you what I dislike about ALL of this:
You become so self focused.
You can't sometimes help it as the pain controls you. The meds mess with your mind (at least for me) sometimes. I feel like it has made me so narcisstic. I feel like I fight it. I know life is NOT "ALL ABOUT ME". I don't want it to be. Then the flip side is I find myself getting very hard on myself...those nagging voices....come on we ALL have them.
Yet.....I still still KNOW, this is nothing in the scheme of things. Jesus is allowing this, it could all be WORSE and WORSER and even WORSER....I know this. So with all that being said. Can I end this saying : I am fine....I am saved and going to Heaven one day...and whatever the future holds I know it is for my good. I appreciate you all so much and hope to start catching up on all of your blogs. I hope this hasn't been too much information...
btw...picture taken downtown by a cupcake shop..thought it was sooooo cute...

Monday, October 12, 2009

my day

My day
Enough said
Click HERE
My sisters, Susie and Lisa showed up at my
home last night.
"US" sisters are spending the day together.
We miss you TRUDY !!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

~~Just me

"The fact that I am a woman
does not make me a different kind of Christian,
But the fact that I am a Christian
does make me a different kind of woman."
~~ Elisabeth Elliot
My heart's desire is this quote is true about my life.
Lately.......if I were to run on feelings and emotions...
welllll...let's just say ...
I am so thankful for God's grace and mercy.
Still pressing on, as many and most of you are.
Keep looking to Jesus !!

Monday, October 5, 2009

~FAST Snack

It is my birthday Month--
and so...in the spirit of that...
and in lieu of doing a Meme--
Well...throughout the month I am going to
to share some of my peculiararites.
So this is one of my most favorite snacks;
Non-fat plain yogurt
Dill pickels
Sometimes, cherry tomatoes
I use the yogurt to DIP the peppercini's in.
Yogurt is good for you, the other 2 probably not.
The yogurt cuts the HEAT from the peppercini's.
I am weird...I know it.
I also like pickle juice????
......and YOU?
BTW....I did have my MRI...and this time it was a bit rough...
It was supposed to take less than a hour,
I was in the machine almost 2 hours.
I will get the results, prayerfully, this week.
AGAIN...and again...thank you for your prayers
and caring kind words.