Saturday, September 30, 2017

This and That

 Mavis Butterfield over on www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com has a time when she has bits and bobs, this and that things she talks about that are weird or funny! So this a take off of her "bits and bobs".
 So, I am part of an group of ladies team with Young Living essential oils. I'm slow on the uptake, so I'm finally reading what they read last spring, Jon Acuff's book called "Start", it's pretty interesting and I'm glad I'm not pressured to get it read by a certain time. It has made me think about my life and the time I have left to change it! Not much, but worth a try! What would I do different?? Not my marriage or my kids, maybe more kids, but I love my kids. But as far as a job, I would love to have a coffee shop with books. Or I would love to rock newborns in the hospital, but where I live, they don't deliver babies here anymore, bummer!!
What would you do different?? Would you be married or single, have no kids, or a bunch of children?? Would you work or stay home??   Go back to school or write a book ?? These are questions I never asked myself, I just wanted to be married to Gordon and have a few babies. which I did, I volunteered at school and women's groups, painted, quilted, crafted and worked many jobs. My most fun job was being a wife and mom, creating and cooking meals, feeding people and reading books! So, how do I make a job out of that mix or what?? Help me!!!
So, Gordon and I ran, literally, to Duluth today. I got 20 minutes in TJ Maxx and saw this carry on
     How cute is this!!!! If I was traveling, I would snatch that up in a heart beat and make a statement! Blessings!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wrapping up Psalm 91

 I want to finish this Psalm short study on a high note. The last few verses are so wonderful!
 God's absolute power is proof for all believers! God is there through thick and thin, we can cling to Him through all things! Bad, ugly, great, sorrow, life and death! God is our Rock and Salvation!!
 Be sure to have no regrets and seek the fullness of salvation that Jesus has given us!! Amen!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Psalm 91

 Psalm 91 verses 11-12 , talks about that God will sent His heavenly messengers to guard you whenever you need to kept safe! They(the messengers) will hold you up in their hands so you won't crash! This is so true, as I found out today.
 Co workers can be so thoughtless and mean! If I wasn't a believer in Jesus and know the Word, I would have been mad, instead I was sad on the verge of tears. One co worker accused me of something that isn't true and I was so sad about it! Why would she say this awful thing! But as my daughter said , 'Mom, you know that's not true and you have Jesus!", so I started to pray and to speak the name of Jesus out loud."  It didn't happen instantly, but within minutes I felt the peace of Jesus and knew that God had turned my heart around from being sad to being grateful that I could pray for this person! I felt so relieved and blessed to know that Jesus was healing my heart, that He had protected me from bitterness and revengeful thoughts! I even gave that person a ride so she could catch her ride home! God is awesome! Blessings!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Psalm 91

Hello,
Today I want to talk to you about verses 9 and 10. These 2 verses are in kind a turning point in the Psalm.
 Verse 9 says that "you have made God the Eternal One your refuge", "the Most High your only home", I'm thinking this means that you have made your peace with God and will rest in Him! Your Heavenly home is what you are aiming for and this becomes your reality!
 Verse 10 says "nothing evil will harm you and plaques will turn away from you". Evil may surround you and try to over take you, but you belong to God, Jesus hasn't brought you this far to let harm come to you without making a way! His name alone is your armor!!Your main protection in those times! God is amazing and so faithful!! Put on the armor of God daily, maybe even moment by moment because the enemy is sly! We can be fooled sometimes! Be aware of what is going on and PRAY!!!Speak the name of Jesus out loud daily as you need protection! Blessings!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Psalm 91

Okay, now we are looking at verses 7 and 8 today, you its daytime study today, home early from work! So, verse 7 says and I am paraphrasing , you may see evil all around you, but nothing will befall you, evil will receive its reward when God deems it! Every time I would like to do a payback to someone, God reminds me that they will receive their payback in His time, I don't need to worry about plotting and planning revenge! So wrap yourself in God's unending love and forgiveness, That is enough for you! Blessings!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Psalm 91 continues

 I hope you are enjoying this little study I am doing on Psalm 91. Moving on the verse 5 tonight, question, have you ever experience horrifying night terrors??? I used as a kid, but I didn't know Jesus and the power that His name has over these things!!! This is what verse 5 talks about, we don't have to worry about these things anymore because of the power that Jesus has in His name! God in His infinite mercy has wrapped His arms around us and will protect us! Just keep reading!! Dream big, just dream big on what God can and will do for you!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Psalm 91

As I continue on with this wonderful Psalm, I hope you are reading ahead. Verse 4 talks about as a parent bird protects their young, God will protect you. He will cover you with his feathers , what a great picture of God's love for us! It says His faithfulness will be a shield around us, and  a rock solid wall of protection! WOW!!! A rock solid wall, what does this look like for us! Can you imagine a wall of protection, rock solid! Jesus is the corner stone or rock that we build our lives on! God gave that to us! I hope this is painting a wonderful picture of what kind of God we serve!!
I realize I am keeping this study a little short, but I have found that long winded studies are just that, long winded and boring! You just need to paint a picture and you can fill the colors in! Just like this photo shows of the fall colors that God has painted for us to see, His word paints a picture of His love for us! He will go to the end of the earth for us to show us His love! Keep reading till next time! Blessings!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Psalm 91

Tonight as I continue on with more of this wonderful Psalm, please read ahead tonight and tomorrow, see if you have any questions to ask me or ask yourself!
 Verse 3 says" he will rescue you from any snares or traps that the enemy has set for you and from the deadly curse"
, which I think means the curse that was placed on humans in the Garden when Adam and Eve sinned against God, He is making a way for us to salvation.
 I have experience the presence of God many times when I should have been scared! He has protected me from many snares, you just need to pray when you are going anywhere or a new place! When I was selling At Home America products, I was in many homes that I realize things could have gone so wrong, but didn't! I think because I had prayed for help before I left the house!
Give me some feedback! Blessings!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Psalm 91

 As I stated before I love Psalm 91. So, I'm going to do a little study with you using this Psalm to help anchor your life and all the busyness that is going on!
As I stated last time, I think verse one is the Headliner for the Psalm. God is our refuge and shelter, do you need anything else, no not really!! The writer of this Psalm says that God is my shelter and fortress, so what is a fortress in this verse. I think it means that God is our building that is impenetrable. Isn't that cool?? Webster's dictionary also says it could be a person or thing, that is not susceptible to outside influence, that is our God!! He's God, He doesn't need help! Just think on that for a minute!
David goes on to say he puts all his trust in Him, God!!. I don't, do you, not all things, some things I do, but not everything. Things might be different if I did, that much I know because when I do trust Him, things work out always better!
Well, that is all tonight, blessings!!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bits and Bobs

 I love that saying, bit and bobs, sounds so silly!! But I have been asked a few questions not here because all of you are quiet, but in person!
 !. Where did you grow up?? Evergreen Park, Il, as suburb of Chicago. It was a fun time and we had a lot of neighborhood kids to play with all day long! Hula hoops, roller skates that used keys to tighten to your shoes, picking up pop bottles in the alley to take to the local penny candy store for penny candy, playing all day long outside , hopscotch and jacks. Does anyone play these games anymore??
 2. Did you have a big wedding? No, we eloped! My mom and his mom were not seeing eye to eye on the wedding, my mother was in tears and that was it, Gordon said we just want to be married, end of statement! So we went off and did it! Parents were shocked , I think. The only sad thing is no pictures , so I would do that over!
 3. I love Instagram! I love looking at recipes and posting some of my favorite pictures!
 4. I love Psalms 91 also! It has a lot of interesting things and it means a lot to me! Read it and see if it doesn't speak to you!! I starts off saying" He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High, will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty". That is cool, I can take shelter and be safe!
 5. I wish I had more time to learn all I would need to learn about essential oils! There are so many benefits and I feel pretty insecure talking about them, but please check them out. Pray for me! I'm not usually tongue tied!
 6. Shopping at Aldi's is growing on me. I love some of their deals which are really not deals, but they are everyday prices
 7. I love old family photos! So, I'm going to post some of them now!! So enjoy! Blessings!!
Grandpa and Shea, she was probably 3 or 4! Now she is 17!! And probably taller than Grandpa!
Best dog ever, Chip has been gone since 2006!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Where did summer go??

 I don't know about you, but summer went by so fast for me! Swish it's gone!! The twins came only once this summer and Kora none! I was so busy in June with the store issues that the month went by and onto July, where the issues still existed and now into Sept, they are less, but still there! So the lesson here is, that life will go on after you are dead or too busy, but family needs to feel loved and to enjoy them now!!!
 Our tomato plants area bust, lots of branches and flowers, but not many tomatoes, I think next year I will not plant any and just rely on the farmers market! I have made quite a few pints of spicy sweet pickles as the cucumbers did well! I told Gordon, don't pick any more as I am done making pickles!! 8 pints is enough! I froze quite a few bags of peaches for winter and made 2 cobblers.
 Tuesday is our daughter's birthday! Big shout out to Erika!!! Happy day!!! Blessings to you for the next year!!!
A few weeks ago we went to Game Fair over near Anoka, Mn. It was dog on parade day, lots of dogs and lot of fun things to see. Dogs jumping off the dock to retrieve dog decoys, or swimming from shore to retrieve.  It was a fun day to see dogs and puppies!!
 Have a great day! Blessings!

Annual Craft show, year 14 for me

I figured out the other day that I have been making and selling my Mom's fudge for 14 years. No wonder after pan number 6, I'm all i...