Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanks Giving

I'm praying that today will be magical to your family in giving thanks! Thank you for reading this blog! Blessing to you all and enjoy the day!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Craft Show

Yesterday was my annual craft show at the American Legion hall in Spooner. We always have fun and this was no exception! The weather had turned ugly the day before in the late afternoon and the roads were awful for most of the evening before and icy in the morning, but people came out and we had a nice crowd! Here is a few photos of what was there

I took my fudge as usual, I had better not retire from doing that for a while as people start asking me in April if I will be there in Nov. It was a blessing and a great day as the sun came out for a few hours ! Blessings!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


 Have you ever needed to be hopeful??? Have you ever needed to be encouraged and no one around to help you out except yourself! I have been there too many times over the years and you know what, I think I am okay and very hopeful for many reasons!
  I've learned to depend on my heavenly Father for hope, joy and peace! They come as a package set! I love package sets, don't you??
 Proverb 13:12 says " hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled brings life and joy." Hope through believing in the life giving joy of knowing Jesus brings joy! It may not always be the joy you want it to be or thought it should be, but when you look back there's joy and hope looking right back at you! Over the years this is one of the many lessons I've learned!
 This time of year should bring us so much hope! Hope if the giving of thanks next week for all that has been given to us. Then the Christmas season brings us more hope in believing in what happened so many years ago for us in a lonely stable! Find hope this season and enjoy the time with family/ friends! Blessings!

Monday, November 7, 2016


Well, I'm a huge fan of good challenges. so when I found this Bible challenge I in! I bought myself another Bible, I think this number 6. But this is a journaling Bible and I plan to doodle in it, not just write in with notes. I think the website is I've started, but behind already just because I am!
I had a great weekend. Made black raspberry jam for gifts and Italian beef in the crockpot! It was actually hot here this weekend and I had the car ac on! Go figure! Have a wonderful week!! Blessings!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


I have a friend Chris who has a great blog called Today she posted a great one. so please go to her site and check it out.
 I read Ann Voskamp's book on 1001 gifts  a few years ago and it made a BIG impact on me. I started a journal for a year and filled it, then I started a different prayer journal as that is what I needed to do and knew it! Learning to listen and be grateful is hard after number 20.
 I bet most of us have 20 things we can and are grateful for, but after that going the distance can be rough some days. So, now I'm thinking and praying if I'm to combine the two journaling issues.
 My prayer journal now is all on my son's family because his family needs prayer, well we all need prayer, and I feel called to pray for them, so since there is 7 of them, each one has their own day that I write down a prayer for them or scripture verses that the Lord leads me too for them! It may sound complicated, but it's pretty easy!
Joy comes in so many ways and to acknowledge them is so important to you and the Lord! When we acknowledge the everyday joys, we are drawn closer to God!
Blessings to you all!!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...