Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cleaning Green

Rhonda Jean over at
"Down to Earth"
has some great cleaning recipes for around the house.
Great information to have, I have her permission to send you over her way to check it out.

Photo Hunt *skinny*

Me at at 16 in 1977

Jewelry at a Life Uncommon Etsy Store (Under Construction)

A new endeavor!
We have our Etsy in process. Beloved has been working on the Web page for me for some time. It has consumed his evenings. It is a hard thing to learn how to do. We were able to purchase the names for the http's and then I saw how several of you are using Etsy for selling your crafts and such. Were going to do the big leap and begin to sell some of my art and crafts, sewing and hand work too. I have showed at several craft shows and such and sell out of the house to folks but now I will be trying to use a new avenue. We have photos and the details of the page set up to do yet. Beloved set up my image from a picture he took on a camping trip we took last summer up on the rim. I Linked to it. Now remember it is sill under construction.
Does any one know about the shipping and handling and setting up of the pay pal merchant accounts. I have a pay pal account. International shipping is a consideration too. I have a lot to learn.
It is sorta exciting. I thought that my Web Page was going to be my Christmas gift. It was just to hard to learn all the process. It looks like Etsy might be the way to go. If you have had any problems or have any tips please share the knowledge.

Friday, January 11, 2008


speechless ?
I guess I left you all speechless...

Somebody say hi.
I feel terribly awkward.

Aloha Friday

What intentional choice have you made lately?

If you’d like to participate in Aloha Friday, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link over at Island life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! Have fun!

The Great Escape

A life Restored
I have posted on the other blog.

I still find it amazing how drained I am after posting on the other site. It is so hard to revel myself. It is always done in the hope that anyone suffering alone might know that they are not alone. That God is right there and that there are those of us (though few) who have made it out of the vortex.
I feel sorta nervous in a way re directing this audience to that post. Many of you know my story some may not. I hope that this in no way causes you to be hindered. I saw myself writing in response to the prompt the very thing I wrote. I am a visionary woman and I am often asked to walk the few steps ahead and to trust. I still get a little freaked out and slightly panicked but I know where the vision came from and so not to walk in it is to offend my own conscience and my Abba,my Friend my God.
I am now over 25+ years married it was 4 years into our marriage I began recovery and it took 7 years to complete the majority of the issues concluding the process. It will take my life time to heal. I have been vindicated, daily I am living in His favor for eternity, for the choices I have made. The choice to Love and Trust Him.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Laminate floor Mop

Kailani: In the bottle is approximately 3 tbsp of the Murphy oil soap and water mixture. I have been using just clear water.
I think I may just like plain water better.
Today has been a full day!

I mopped all the floors today.

We got a commercial grade laminate floor mop the green one that I purchased at Target is just not substantial enough. The new one is terrific! I still used the little one around tight spots. Murphy's oil soap is iffy for me I am not sure if I liked the results. I used a spray bottle and that worked wonderfully.

That new floor mop is heavy and strong and very wide. It was a terrific investment at $36. very pricey but the work was made much easier!
Then I got the call a play date in two hours. So I finished up the dusting of the dining table and set to poop scoop the yard!
I really do not like that job!, but I got it half way done.
Big dogs sure make a big mess out of the yard.

I had a another play date today at 2:20 with a "Boy" from Dove's class and his little "Sister" who is 3 1/2. I met the Mother once before at a roller rink in mid October and she has been wanting to get together. So I got to meet another nice Mother. She is also an artist of paper and chalk, in college for elementary education. She has the four children. What a nice visit. I am so glad that I put the play date before the chores in the cue.
She told me about a Farmers Market , an answer to my prayers for some good locally grown fresh produce.

supper was an easy burrito affair with the home made refried beans every one is raving over.
Kids are now having a computer time and I just finished a long talk on the phone. Life is good I am tired, but a good tired!
I had to touch up the floor after the play date but it was not as bad as I first thought.

Thursday Thirteen * Words*

They have the power to change lives. To set the coure. There are so many of them and yet I use such a limited variety in my daily life.
Vocabulary wanting....
So today it is 13 random words.

1. abolish
There are many things on this earth that could use to be abolished.
2. common-sense' adj.
now here is one you don't see ever day :)
3. Manipulate,Manipulation,Manipulative, Manipulator,Manipulatory
I find the derivatives interesting.

My daughter is challenging this or should I say I am challenging it in her. Yet we all have to even challenge this in our own self.
4.Sacrament,sacramental,sacred,sacrifice,sacrificial,sacrilege,sacrilegious,sacristan,sacristy sacrosanct,sacrum ...but it is that next word that follows....sadden
5. girlish...It just rings of beauty and joy.
6. remnant..I always liked this word for to me it speaks of the history of the cloth whats left after a lifetime of use. After everything else has been used up.
7. Transference, transfiguration, transfigure, transfix, transform,transformation, transformer transfuse...but the next in order is just amazing...transgress...transgression...transgressor
8. Yearling... I see a colt frolicking freely and the wonder the majesty of it!
9. desolation is followed by despair
10. eyebright :) The spell break wants me to break it apart but it is one word one concept. Makes me think of "this little light of mine...."
11. ludicrous! it is just fun to say!
12. Foresee , foreseeing , foreshadow, foresight...forest it just figures:) I guess you would just need to know me on this one.
13. Quicken...I respond like when I play red light with the children it just stops me in my tracks. I am often Quickened it is a wonderful way to live. I love being quickened. The children really love it too.

Willy is pointing the dictionary.
The only thing I know about my paternal grandmother is that before she went blind she read the dictionary.
I never knew anything else about her for my parents divorced when I was an infant.
I keep a dictionary stand.
I was given this beautiful volume by my FILove when he purchased a new one.
He keeps a dictionary stand too. It is beautiful! It is wooden I think it is oak or cherry wood.
Words are a heritage given to us to bring life into the world.
When words are perverted they bring death.
The "Word" became flesh and d welled among us
My love of words is a part of my love of life.

The garage!

It still awaits me!

Thankful Thursday

Good Morning!

When I looked up from here last night it had snuck up on me!....
the time! Oh 10:30!
Oh to have such thorough joy to be so entrenched into the beauty that is all of your lives!
For last night I traveled far and wide.
I found myself amused, encouraged in prayer and in deep thought.
How wonderfully amazing to be so rich as to have so many intriguing folks to visit.
Some of you left me speechless.
some of you made me laugh, cry and smile.
I though this...this is rich.
I awake to thoughts of others who reach right back out to me.
Cords that tie our hearts together.
Interest that may be common.
New Ideas that I had never thought of before.
Hearts reaching out , touching mine...
Touching yours.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Our Wonderful news!

Beloved called me today.

He got a PROMOTION at work a whole new salary level with the potential of future increases too, and a significant raise!
This is the first time He has received a raise in over 5 years.
When The plant closed down He was in a very high level position. Our income diminished to 1/3 of what we had been living on. He was upper man and the job he began where he is at was at the bottom of the pole (so to speak). All because he was a self taught ...... Well no degree. He began again as if fresh off the street (humbled to a knee). He has now been acknowledge after all this time!
It is a significant change to our income! God is so GOOD!
I fell down before God and Just poured out my heart the day before yesterday that God would give my Husband HOPE>
Now we can make a way out of the stressful penny by penny and see to the dreams of a real back east family vacation this summer (the first in over 6-10 years) he has so longed to take the children on a history trip to our nations capital. We now may be able if we keep to task(save save save) to even be able to save enough to do so, and to be able to get my new tooth. Doves braces too.
We have a hope that we will now be able to conserve and save up enough to meet our future financial needs.

Great Blog Award Gift

Denise wrote...
You are all sweet blessings to me.

A gift of Friendship

Jaye Wrote...I would like to give it to a couple of my VERY CLOSE FRIENDS,,,, Good and Bad times friends,,,,,

1. Donetta,, Donetta and I have been personal friend for close to 20 years. Although there have been time gaps in our relationship we have never lost that friend love. To you my friend, I love and cherish your friendship.

We Had wonderful News today!!!!!!!

My prayers were heard and my Beloved has had his hopes renewed!!!!!!!!!
More later got to run to the grocery I am so very appreciative of your prayers.

Today My Beloved has to go have another minor surgery on his neck to remove the rest of that cancer. Please remember him in it. They have to remove more skin and in the three weeks since biopsy it has grown back that fast. We are trusting it to be alright for the doctor stilled our concerns. He will be undergoing this at 4:30 this afternoon.
Thank you again. More later.

Tasks to do with a clock ticking.

Wordless Wedensday

Carded by a friend

I have thought about this today....
5 gifts I would like to receive in 2008....
To me a gift comes from another's heart to mine freely. It is not something that I can ask for or by definition it is then no longer a gift in the purest since of the word.

Of all the many Gifts I am given It is my desire to truly be able to "receive" them

1.Peace as in the absence of strive and striving after the wind. It is a gift that would preserve me even in the midst of every battle. If I could receive and hold on to this every moment and never forget it is mine I would really succeed. Trusting for HIS best interest is over me.
2. I want to be able to deeply receive the truth about how God sees me, Beautiful treasured and captivating. Whole, perfected through his unmerited favor.
3. I desire to be the best parent for my children in my own eyes. He placed my chosen children into my life and I desire to embrace this when I err to never falter in the truth of this. I become so depressed when I an adoptive Mother the wound remains that I must live up to a higher standard for I have been given such a great privilege.
4. I desire to be captivating to my husband in such a way that I take his breath away! My body needs to be better cared for for many reasons this is only one of them. I desire to walk in my own power and shine so brightly that he looks at me that way when I giggle and know that he is pleased with who he sees. Not only sexually but in every way.
5. I wish for the treasure of hand fashioned creations from other crafts women and men. I love the glorious handy work of crochet wash cloths of absorbent cottons, the needle work, or creative arts of any thing with the heart poured into it. That is an expression of pure love and sacrifice those gifts from the heart that were stitched just for me... That each time I touch it I heal in the knowledge that someone was thinking of me and that "I am" ...that I belong here on this planet...rooted and established in the hearts of others who are too, rooted in love. Maybe that sounds strange but each thing I have been given has had this amazing healing effect and that feeling of my life time is begining to fade (I was always such a black hole). I always felt like I was an alien here on this earth, and that I did not belong. I have this apron I got in a swap and she made this dish cloth and when I use it something wonderful happens it is like I am loved. Weird maybe but so has been my journey. When I create I put a little part of myself in it. I find that "piece of another" in those things. That is an awkward one to share.

1. Trisha at "Photo Daughter of the King"
2. "Nazarene Family Services"
3. Michell at "Life in the midst of Writing"
4. Bob at "Bobs Blog"
5. Kalani "Island Review"
Here are the rules:1. Each player starts with 5 gifts that they would want for the New Year.2. People who are “CARDED” need to write their own Blog about their 5 things & post these rules.3. At the end of your Blog, you need to choose 5 people to get “CARDED” and list their names.4. Don’t forget to leave them a COMMENT telling them they’re “CARDED”, and to read your Blog.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


pay bills
Knee exercise

This morning as I prepare for a new day of tasks. I paused....
Yes I have these to wrap to stow away

This table to clear and things to organize...

I managed to take my dining room and living room back.

A life was more important than this today.
And with the space heater is warming the garage even as I type this....
I stop and spend a few moments time Remembering Him (Ecc. 12:6)

This looks great now!
As I tend to all my labors I reflect on (Ecc. 2:10).
Realizing that the reward for all of this can be rather vain, empty and seemingly futile.
It is the reward in itself. To think that this is all there is to my day would be a mistake.

Maybe later tonight?
I have the Hoodies to make for the kids but, the joy and duty of task of all I have to do I want to stop and remember...Before I am an old woman spent of task and busy of daily responsibilities...I want to stop and Remember Him....

I want to be one who finds delightful words. My desire is to write words of truth correctly. Encouraging goads to spur onto movement my fellows.
I am going to spend some time composing a post that I see (have a vision of) for the other blog.
We have a Party to attend as a family on Saturday and I want to nurture my body. Manicure/pedicure and legs and such. The warmth sounds good. Cold Morning here (Ha)! I think it is 50*?
I found myself an hour to do a spa time for myself. I was just relaxing and praying for (talking to God about)folks I care about. I did a facial mask, lip mask ad shaved the forest off my legs, "timber"...:)
I heard the phone ring in the other room twice and got concerned...
It was my nephew who needed an ear and a restful place to come.
It was so amazing to be in the role of an Aunt to this awesome young man. He arrived with his heart in his hands. I shared some knowledge, experience strength and hope. He had some lunch while I drove to bring the children home. Only to find he was doing the dishes for me. That sweet young man.
Then he met my play date family at the door for they made it to the house a couple of minutes before me. He was very comfortable to rest there with us until it was time for me to go to my 4 pm appointment. Beloved met me at the school.
Thank you Debbie for covering us so we could attend to Doves teacher/parent conference.
I'll have to tell you about that later.

Debbie and I had both put out a roast to cook for supper and we had made her late. My 10-15 minute appointment was 45 minutes long.
After the play date we had both the thought of "Dinner"??? too late to make a roast (as we each had independently planned). So I taught her how to slice it and make broiled steaks which I also made. After supper we played with the kids. It is now bath time.

The conclusion when all has been heard is : fear God and keep his Commandments, because this applies to every person. Ecc. 12:13

Another day.
And if...when all is said and done I may just tackle this tile.
I have a play date here at 2:15 pm
Tomorrow I have the whole house of floors to do. I did not want to do floors to have them a mess by the end of the play date.

Teacher conference at 4 pm

Supper to Make
I must stop staying up to late!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jedi Coat for Dash Hawk ; Obi-Wan Kenobi

This is what I am up to today.
You think he looks just the slightest bit happy about it?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He is one of the most prominent characters in the Star Wars saga

I just finished it.
I have a few small details yet.
It is fully lined and has a bit of weight to it. It is actually made of coat wool and is very warm.
I need to work on a rustic closure for it perhaps a toggle and eye.
The force is with you. Of course they know the true force.

I have one happy little boy.
I am on tired little Mommy!
I already have an order for another one from Dove.
Beloved thinks I should sell them on E-bay.
This is high quality for a cloak.
My boy will be warm tomorrow!

The Men just finished group and one asked me if I might take orders. He wants a Monks Robe.

My busy day...

My day began at 4:45 today.
A bad dream awoke me to prayer.
In the shower I had a talk with God and began to open up to Him.

After my shower I hung out quietly in my master Bedroom Closet to hang up the laundry I had washed up at the end of last week.

After my dogs got fed and hushed I sat down to read
Keeping interested in my own career is vital.
Part of my role as mother is to understand their ever changing developmental stages.

Menu Plan Monday is a great meme I like to participate in.
I set up "Vanilla Spin" (Dove named the mixer) to make slaw.
Cabbage and carrots, later chopped up tri-colored bell pepper was added.
The children LOVE slaw.

1/3 C Mayo
2 tbs. vinegar
2 tbs. sugar
1 tea.celery seed
1 tea sea salts

I needed to double this batch for I made a good amount of slaw.

I made some cookie dough by using this egg replacement so I did not have to go to the grocery.
When the kids were gathered after their half day of school, I surprised them with cookies waiting to be baked.
they were so excited to get home.

After stopping at the cur for the mail the kids had home to jump in every puddle and plash all they could. After I shut the garage door I made them remove the wet things in the garage and put them right into the washer. Then they were off to do again the wet things a rainy day calls for. Like getting caught making mud prints on the wall. Luckily for them I had been reading and handled it much better than normal. I reminded them of what is right and they went to correct things without me even saying another word.

They trudged of to de-mud the shoes, and hands of earthen glee.

The prints on the walk and the porch will be visible on the next dry morning to be sure. If anything ever happened to either of them these foot prints would be invaluable to me. So should they be now. :)

She was not sure if she was in trouble too. She was not, but she looked like she was thinking about it.

Dove helped her brother to wash up :) then she washed up the dogs water bowl and refilled it with clean water. She even washed her brothers shoes.

Once dry they came in to get warm and have snacks.

Delight in the Lord and He shall give the the desires of your heart.
My desire was met in that I poured out my heart and gained understanding and knowledge how to respond better to the kids. The knowledge of just one mornings read really helped to refocus. 6 an 10 are just infants in the real line of time!

I better get back to the coat.

The Daily Dose Award

Connie Wrote:

This award and it's originator are special. I always love to find out where something comes from and why. What is the heart and soul behind it. So, I am glad that I can give you the information to go back and read. It's not just about who's who but about passing the torch of love.

"So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog".

From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award

Connie Wrote:
Donetta - the girl can cook...and pray... and she has great advice...

Well this was an unexpected kindness...When I came home from church today I found that Connie had left me a little embrace. Being the benefactor of such an uplifting I stand reminded of all that I am because of all that He is and has done for me. Alive to the potential of all that had ever been intended for all of us to know. There are so many of us who forget all that we were destined to be before we were even formed. If your like me perhaps you try to hit the mark and fall shot. I think that my efforts need to be relinquished over to HIM in me. I can not of my own do all that I am destined too or be all of whom He desires me to be. It is doable thought for I am becoming new. I am alive to right standing, and I am in right standing simply through belief.

Connie thank you for the "hug". I am glad that I make a difference in your day. I (like so many others ) need to know that. This award is a inspiring way to pass that reminder on.

So many come to mind here. I want to try to pass the love arround a little .I loved Connie's list of folks and so many of them have it now, so...

Three Peas in a pod This sweet heart is full of delight as she treasures her role as Wife and Mother

Scamps Place (I goofed (confused identity), but noon the less) This is an awesome woman who is a fun loving mother. The gift remains true to you.

Living life and loving every minute of it Motherhood is a pure joy. Even in trial, to find the joy and delight in it one can overcome. Photography is an art form that Corey has been gifted with.

Pieces of me When we walk the road as mother we have to keep sure footed and use every talent to live a full rich life. Bren effort to be and do all for the sake of her special children and grandchild.

Charity Grace The heart of a keeper of the home is a rare one. It is steeped in the rich herbs of simple pleasure. The most divine of beauty is found in the heart of the home.

Coopers Wife Mentor the young women and pass on what we know. If ever we withhold knowledge we deprive the diversity of skill. Coopers Wife does not withhold.

In the life of a child If we own the world and yet deprive even one of these little ones we have nothing. With the ebb and flow of ease and trial it is in the grace given us that we flow as the sea in the season of the tide. Bringing in the life of the vast open waters.

For today I must close although there are so many many more of you that belong here. I have a coat to create to all of you thank you for being true to who you are.

So come on girls, share the love!! (But don't forget to visit Xandra at Heart of Service to sign Mr. Linky!! ;-))

Menu Plan Monday

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Good Morning!
Here hoping everyone had a good weekend!
This weekend I was able to finish my home inventory.
It is a great time of organizing the things I have.
We have the opportunity to use up our stored goods a bit.
This is a good thing to do. The inventory helped me to have everything on one list so as to have a better idea of what to keep an eye out for on clearance. This really pays off in the long run. Year after year I have watched this process keep me a full time homemaker.
This month we will be avoiding the grocery store except for eggs and produce. I wish I had a friend who gardened :)
I am pulling in some creative ways to balance the diet more efficiently.
With Dash's CRS we need to not do any overtime.
We also want to be able to do a trip this , we are living intentionally so as to be frugal. It is sorta fun in a way but immaturity creeps up here and there like a whiny little child.
Even children need to count their blessings :)
This child is...:)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Three Things My Daughter Must Know About Her Marital Needs

1st Monday Every Month at Chrysalis
"Three Things My Daughter Must Know About Her Marital Needs."

First and foremost would be that a lasting marriage is a triune affair. I want her to always remember that I prayed for a man who loves God, not a religious (mans rules) man.
That with a triune marriage it is a covenant (an unbroken agreement where each lays down his own life for the other) between three parties. God, Wife and Husband. We have a built in advocate. We have a promise to God as well as our self and our mate. That this should be clearly understood by all parties.

Life is a shared adventure...
A man need a beauty to rescue, this is a cause to fight for . It is in a mans heart to be able to fight for his beauty. If she be to independent and remove herself from inter-dependence he has lost his cause and will look for another cause to fight for.
It is err if she "becomes" his adventure to live for . A woman needs a shared adventure .She does not want to BE the adventure but to share a common adventure. A man needs to know that he has what it takes. This is something that that only God can answer for a man. However a wife can be an example of Gods grace and mercy in this through believing in her man and by encouraging him daily.
A woman needs to be "the beauty" at the table. The thing that captivates her husband. A Man who admires and encourages a woman to walk in her power is a man who admires true beauty in his woman. He empowers her to be who she is created to be. He is not intimidated by her power.
"Life is a Battle"
Life is a battle an ongoing war between all that is Holy Righteous and good, and all that is perverse evil and wicked. Life and death. We have to choose life moment by moment in every word that we craft from our lips. We must craft life.
It is not what goes into a person that defiles them but every word that comes out of the (heart) mouth.
The power of the "Word" is paramount. We must guard our tung for it will bring life or death. It is not easy to ever take back a word spoken and the enemy of our life will replay those words and twist them into a bitterness of heart that will often harden the hearts of each other toward the other. We must hold our tung in anger. Never go to sleep on anger. Peace above all to guard hearts from hardening. Hardness comes by one wound left un-healed at a time. Then year after year the hearts become a more ridged stone that is brittle and breaks at tragedy or cold to love. We must season our words with kindness and like Ester of old we must use perfect timing too. When our hearts are FOR each other and FOR Gods will over our own this is accomplished.
I have been able for many years to be a party to healing the wounds of my husbands heart in this. When I consider his heart before my own and see the restoration of his wound he then loves with a gratitude that is un-dieing and everlasting. And visa versa.
Knowing that our battle is not against flesh and blood (each other) but against principalities and rulers in heavenly places. Modern Christianity (using the term loosely) teaches salvation, tithe and all will be roses and such. If you have a problem it is because your not DOING it right (this is a lie) or a half truth.
The Gospel teaches that it is Grace plus nothing and that we are in a battle. That we have an adversary. In recent history we have been lulled by our enemy to think that he is not really there. He is!, and marriage must fight as a unified front to this assault of the family. For it is in breaking down the unity of the family unit that so much of the success of the dark side has prevailed. Often when a couple hit hard times the accusations will fly because someone must be doing IT wrong. Divide and concur. When a problem hits instead look to the root cause, is a wound making one of us act strange address the wound with loving kindness do not attack the other for behaving badly. The behaviors are a symptom of a deeper need. Address the root and heal the problem.
Immaturity is one of the greatest challenges. Grow up together. Learn together.
Choose wisely. By gaining understanding before you mate for life. Gain knowledge as you go and live WISELY.

Your invited to join us over at Crysalis
Just a friendly reminder that Marriage Monday is coming soon!

Please consider writing on the topic, "Three Things My Daughter Must Know About Her Marital Needs." Then link up at Chrysalis any time between Monday Jan. 7 and Friday Jan. 11, 2008. (

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I hope you'll join us this week!

Many blessings,

e-Mom :~D

Kitchen Maintenance.

Our Garbage disposal is 7 yrs old and works well.
It clogs sometimes, but it is a real convenience to use.
We are not in a situation where we can compose.

This stuff works well to clear the drains, it comes up through the other side clearing out the pipes. When we moved in Hubby and a friend put in this executive chef sink. I love it! If you ever get a chance to upgrade your kitchen this would be a priority in my experience. It is very deep on on side. I need to clean it.

We have very hard (lots of minerals) water in our location.
Many people have water softeners, however we do not prefer this salt in our water nor the costs of keeping up the unit.
I used to order a product called "glisten" from the Kitchen Aide company.

I found these at the grocery a few months ago on clearance. So I purchased a few. Once a every couple of months or so I run it in the machine.
It really makes a big difference.

Beloved recently replaced the "washer" that was worn in the armature that spins. We did it ourselves at cost of a part. No service call. There are so many things you really can do for your self .
We priced the racks to replace them. When we purchase the unit I researched it and got the stainless steel unit. It is very quiet. We have however almost worn out the racks. So eventually we will replace them.

A new unit is not that much more in a way but the quiet unit makes it worth replacing the racks eventually.
Kitchen Maintenance is important to keep all your "maids" a functioning well.
Sorta like an insurance and a investment in the health of your appliances.

PS GUYS I'm not making any money on this just things I like.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Please pray for her parents and family
Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

Thank You Ross

Getting to know Me

What warm hearts you all offer

Thank you all for the kindness you have shown me with every Award. I am embraced. You Are a blessing.

Thank you Michelle

Thank you Michelle

Thank you Annette they are beautiful
Thank You Annette
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