"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy New Year...Prayers

Hi everyone,

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas.

This is just a quick post to say, have a very Happy New Year.

Not sure when I will be back to post again. I will and do already miss you all. I enjoy all of your comments. They make my day. I can receive them on my cell phone internet. :) Thank goodness for that. :)

I pray that all of you will have a wonderful day. That your holiday vacation time will be what you want it to be. 

Thank you so much for your concern for me and my family. We do still need your prayers. Things are still so hard for my sister. I tried to talk to mom today and she hung up on me twice. :( Poor dear, she is just not herself.

I pray for you all each night. Take care and God bless. 

PS..We have been getting snow the past few days. I just love it. :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

 Hi everyone,
 We are doing ok here. I hope you are all safe and well. 
I wish that I could read all your blogs and comment on every one. I only have one hour here on the library computer.
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.  And if I don't get back here before the end of the year, have a wonderfully Happy New Year too.
And let us remember the real Reason For The Season. :)
Take care and God Bless you all. ((big hugs))    

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Heart Hurts....

As I was trying to go to sleep last night I was praying. Father, please get this song out of my head. It was, We Wish You A Merry Christmas...it doesn't belong in my head right now.

My heart hurts....I cried as I read about the shooting. How awful, how frightening. It hurts so bad. :(  Thousands maybe millions of people around the world have been affected by this. They are not my neighbors, friends or children. But I care. 

My Jewish friend told me the news in a text on my phone. She said don't you have fences and guards at your schools? We do. It makes us feel safe.  But this is America..we don't need this, or tanks rolling down the streets and armed guards patrolling  everywhere. THAT is frightening.  Other countries need that, but not us. I can't sleep. I wonder how many others there are in bed not sleeping.

Some of the thoughts above were what I was thinking in the night and made notes in my phone of.  It has hurt to read your posts. I  also feel your pain. I have cried.

The bible says these things will happen. Luke 12 :53 And it will get worse before it gets better. It will get better. But why do people have to suffer so? Why, the little ones? And those little ones who saw it happen?

I don't know what to say.

And of those who responded...what an awful thing to see. And to those to gave their lives for the children...

I am grateful for the knowledge that I have of the Savior and his love for all of us. And that those who died are with Him and He is holding them tight.
Father, please hold close those who are mourning. Please bless them with the strength to get through the next few days, weeks and the rest of their lives. The holidays will be so hard for them. Bless them to feel peace and comfort and Your arms around them. 

In Jesus name, Amen.

May God bless us all.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Your Prayers Did...Thank You

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post....yeah I said that last time didn't I? LOL  I just wanted to thank you sweet ladies for your comments on my last post ( I was in tears as I read them) and to tell you what happened.

My sis in law and her hubby came up and took us to dinner the other night. We went to a place called Cafe Rio. Great Mexican food. Anyway, we talked about the troubles my mom and sis are having because we were going to need their help. While we were talking I started getting an awful neck ache. From the stress I suppose. I have never had a pain like it. The pain did leave when we left the restaurant. 

We were just not sure how we were going to make this move. Now this is where your prayers come in....

After we got home and I am not sure if it was before or after I had the usual quick phone conversations with mom and sis....

I just all of a sudden had a feeling like a big burden was removed from me. I actually felt it leave me. I felt a peaceful, calm feeling. AND knew that we didn't have to hurry to get up to Washington to be with mom and my sister. Now I know that for my sister this is a very trying time and that she is at her wit's end...but a person can handle more than they think they can.  I will help her. And the Lord never gives us more than we can handle.

I felt that she AND mom will be ok til we can get there. There are so many things that have to be done on both ends (here and there), before we can leave. Heavenly Father was telling me that "it is ok. Everyone will be fine. Just take your time get organized and things will be well. All is well."

Gosh, I love when that happens. Have you ever had the "Spirit" tell you things? Remember the verse in the New Testament? 

" Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." 

Matthew 11:28

Another of my favorite verses:

Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers.

Jesus promises us "rest" from our burdens if we come unto Him. And answers to our prayers. Isn't that wonderful? 

Thank you for your support and prayers. God bless you. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hi To All And A Prayer Request....

Hi everyone,

This  will be short. I am at the town library because we don't have internet at our house at the moment. :( 

First I want to say that I will try to catch up reading and commenting on your posts. I am about a week behind. I have read through some and enjoyed the fun stories and the great pictures of you decorations for the holidays.

You are all so wonderful and talented. :)

Sunday my sister called to talk to me about our mother.  They live together and so my sister is having to cope with things on a daily basis. She has her own troubles that she is dealing with as I have mentioned before, Parkinsons's, epilepsy and such.

She says that she feels that she just can't take it anymore. She says that she is just watching mom sit there and die. :( It has been a very difficult thing for her. I understand that and it breaks my heart.

We feel that is urgent that we do there to help but don't know how we are going to do it. Money wise we are just broke. We are 1,00 miles away. And trying to work out all the details has been so stressful that I have had severe pains in my head and neck.

We need to figure out what to do and get gone before the snow flies or we will be here til late spring. My sister feels that mom won't make it that long.  I have been praying them through several winters now. I need your help.

Please prayer for them. Pray for them to have the health and strength they need to take care of themselves and each other. And to be patient with themselves and each other. And to some how have the support that they need there. I don't want my sister to be alone if mom 'goes.' And I don't want mom to be alone either.  I want to be able to be there when I am needed. 

I don't think this turned out to be short. Sorry about that.  Thank you in advance for your kind words and prayers. They are always so helpful to me. I love you ladies. :)

I may not be able to post for a few days because of having to go down town to a computer but I will get your comments on my phone internet. :)

Take care and God bless you all.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Anyone who thinks sunshine is
pure happiness,
has never danced in
the rain.

I can't believe that it is already December. Usually at this time we can expect to be under a few feet of snow. For now we are having cool days and even cooler nights, and a little rain.

This isn't here. I just thought it looked nice. :) It reminds me of when we lived in the mountains of northern Utah, only without the paved path. One day soon I hope to wake up to this...

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. God Bless    

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pancakes or Waffles

Good morning ladies,

Have you had breakfast yet?  I don't know why I am talking about this. I was just sitting here thinking that I have not posted in a few days. Thinking how since we moved and I was without internet for a month and couldn't be here, I feel that I have got 'bloggers block.'  I can't think of what to write about. I sometimes don't even have the desire to sit here long enough to write a post.  I feel that I have just lost interest sometimes. :( I don't want that. I love being here. And you guys are so fun to visit with. I would just miss you so much if I didn't come here. I need you. :)

My goodness....anyway back to me just sitting here thinking...anyway I thought I would take a survey. lol

Question 1 What do you like best, waffles or pancakes?

2 Why?

3 From box or scratch?

4 What kinds of toppings?  


I like both. But I love waffles more. Why? I think it is because when my sister and I were little we used to stay over night at our grandparents house on the weekends.  Granny would always make waffles for Sunday breakfast.  I like them made from scratch better but I have had them from the box and Eggos too.  What kind of toppings? Well....I love real maple syrup best. But since it is quite expensive I settle for regular maple syrup. I also like them with peanut butter, jelly (not together) blackberries too. :)

I'm thinking maybe bananas would be good on them too. 

Ok, I am making myself hungry now. lol So ladies, which do you like best? 

I have to run. I hope all of you have a great day. Have fun with your Christmas decorating and shopping.

Take care  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Princess Downy Update...Happy Thanksgiving

Hi there, :)

The Princess is doing much better today. She only had one 'trouble' since my last post. That was in the middle of the night.

She is feeling like her frisky little self almost. YAYYYYY :)

Thank you for being concerned about our little critter.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. May we all be thankful for all our blessings. 

God Bless 


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Doggie's Tail...I Mean Tale And A Giveaway

Hi everyone,

Well, we had troubles yesterday and today.  Princess Downy was sick. :( Around noon-thirty yesterday she threw up. Poor baby. Then it was down hill from there. She spent the next 24 hours or more having accidents and I spent the next 24 hours or more on my hands and knees scrubbing the carpet. Not fun for either of us. I think she hit every inch of carpet in one room. :(

She just had to 'go' so fast that she didn't have time to tell me so I could take her out. I just found little surprises every time I went to check on her.  Poor doggie. :(

I didn't get much sleep last night and started early this the morning to find a vet to see her. Didn't get done til 5pm. Not fun for either of us either. Vet said to give her an antibiotic and a little of some canned food that is made especially for GI troubles and it would get her 'stuff' back to normal by tomorrow night. That is good 'cept  I will be on my hands and knees til then too. 

Since we moved here about 3 months ago she has been eating everything she sees that is on the ground. Leaves, berries, rocks, bark.  I have managed to get most of it out before she swallows. I was told that some berries have a bacteria in them. But the vet said that her problem was that there is good bacteria and bad  bacteria in the body. And somehow her bad bacteria went nuts and multiplied and she had an imbalance. That is what made her sick. 

She is doing a little better now  thank goodness

Sorry this isn't the most interesting post. And that its maybe more information than you wanted to hear.

Now for the giveaway. Valerie at Yorkie's Primitives is celebrating. She has just gone over 300 followers. She wants to thank them so she is giving away these sweet little Snow Buddies bowl fillers...

And these cute wood ornaments...

Click on the Snow Buddies image on my sidebar to enter. Good luck.

* The doggie pics above are what Princess Downy looks like. Though they are not her. :)

Gotta run. Have a great Tuesday everyone.  Take care.  

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Scripture

Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand and give thee answer to thy prayers.

Take care, God Bless.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi everyone,

Brenda at The Rusty Thimble is hosting another wonderful giveaway. This time she is joined by several other crafty bloggers in a great Christmas ornament giveaway.  ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN TO WIN ALL 38 OF THE ORNAMENTS BELOW. :)

Aren't they are just wonderfulCLICK HERE  to enter and read the details. There are enough ornaments here to cover your entire tree! :) This is a blog hop so HOP TO IT. Giveaway ends November 18th. Winner will be choosen on the 19th. Good luck everyone.

I hope all of you have a great week. Take care.  God Bless.


Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a nice  Sunday. I was reading a friend's blog today. She did a  post on Veterans Day and wrote a poem too. You can find it here Nana Diana Takes A Break . Diana is a fun lady. If you have time please check out the rest of her blog. It is hilarious. :)

The poem made me think of something that I hadn't thought of before. And I am embarrassed to admit this. When we think of our Vets of the past, do we think that some of US wouldn't be here if some of THEM hadn't come home safe? This makes this a very personal thing.
I have several ancestors who fought in past wars on both sides of my family. My grandpa, my mothers father was in WWI in France. If he hadn't been protected and brought home safely there would be no Joy (his daughter & my mom) and no me or my sister. 

If soldiers of the past in my dad's family too had not come home my sister and I wouldn't be here. 

Thank you Heavenly Father for bringing them and others home safely. Please continue to watch over them.

Take care all....

Oh..sorry I was just having a little chocolate attack. Mmmmmm doesn't that look soooooooo yummmy? Wish I had some. :)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Whew! Welcome And Weather

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all having a great day so far.

Whew! Well its finally over. :)  The election is over. You know, that just wore me out. I can't imagine how it wore out the candidates and families and their staff. Now, we must continue, whether we are happy with the outcome of the election or not, to pray for those who are leading to make the right decisions. And we must pray for our country most of all. 

Welcome to my new followers. I will love visiting your blogs and getting to know you. I have recently joined some new blogs that were created by some very sweet and creative gals. 

I checked the weather forecast for the Logan, Utah area for the next 10 days.  This Friday looks like the beginning of the cold weather. The nights from that day on will have temps in the 20s and teens. And a bit of snow may be coming too. Yippie!  :)

Now we get to look forward to our next holiday, Thanksgiving. I like this time of year. I love turkey dinners with all the trimmings. I LOVE pumpkin pie. :)  Gosh, I can't believe it is already November. This year went by so fast. Well, except for the summer in our old house where we were boiling to death from temps in the 80s and 90s. lol

Well, I gotta run. Have a wonderful day everyone. Take care. God Bless.