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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Internet Problems :(

Hi there,

Sorry I have not been posting the past few days.  We are ok here. Internet is not.  The above picture is how I feel about some things right now. Poor me. Oh dear, Janet get a grip. LOL

Another cable company is taking over in town and they are switching equipment and things are a little messed up.  They say that hopefully things will be set by the 1st of February. So I guess that I may have to have problems with it for another day or two. :(

I miss being able to check for comments from you in the morning before I get up.  Aren't cell phones with internet great? :)

I hope all of you are doing fine. I will try to post again later. Just have to do it before midnight. It seems that that is when everything goes nuts internet-wise.

Miss you.  Take care

Friday, January 27, 2012

Relay For Life

Hi everyone,

This afternoon was a bit busy with appointments and grocery shopping.  When we got home it was dinner time for Mel and I was off to a meeting.

I am on the Relay For Life committee this year. A couple of years ago I was the chairperson for the Survivor activities. It was great. Now this year I am working in that area again. I still haven't met the gal I will be working with. :)

Being a survivor myself, I am very interested in this. Relay For Life is an event to educate people about cancer screening, and raise funds for a cure, among other things.  Also it is a time to honor survivors and caregivers, and those who lost their battle. It is a very heartwarming time. Tissue please.

Between now and the end of the event on July 14th I may be mentioning how things are going and what we will be doing.

Have a great Friday everyone. Take care.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Once Upon A Snowy Day...

Ok, this  picture is as close as I can come to a blizzard or white-out conditions in the mountains. :)

It was the winter of 2005  after we had celebrated an early Christmas with my son, that I had to take him to the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had been able to come home on leave to be with us for a week or so in November. (I hope I am getting the story right, my chemo-brain is still here).

The trip is about an hour and a half on a good day. We left early in the morning. It wasn't too bad going to the airport. So we got there in one  piece. Saying good bye was so hard. 

I went back by way of Parley's Canyon, which some of you may know is quite exciting in the winter weather. Actually that part of the trip was a piece of cake.  Everyone was going 30mph on the freeway. You don't see that too often on Utah freeways. I got to the overpass near Heber and it was soooo hard to see. White-out, almost. After a little ways on it cleared a little. I didn't have any trouble with sliding around. Whew! That was good. 

As I was getting off the freeway, about 45 minutes later, I fish-tailed a bit down the ramp. I was driving our big ol' Ford 4 wheel drive truck, Big Blue. :)

I got into town and called my husband from the grocery store.  He said it was bad out in the mountains where we lived and to be careful. I think he said that he couldn't even see the gate at the entrance to the property just a block or so down the road. He was very worried.
This part of the trip was scary.  There are many curves in the road, horrible winds on the flats, and a few places where you can drive off the road, down the hill and into the river. This drive takes about half an hour on a good day. I said another prayer and headed out of town and into the mountains. Just a side note: town is in Wyoming, home is in the moutains of Utah just over the border, sorta south of town. :)

I don't remember if I passed any cars at all.  I might have been the only brave or dumb one on the road that day. lol   The Wyoming side of the border was relatively mild, weather-wise. It was the Utah side of the border that was scary. We lived  just one mile into Utah from the border.

I was just driving along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I couldn't see a thing.  It lasted about 10 seconds. Not long but when you are driving you can cover a good bit of road in 10 seconds. When it cleared I was on the other side of the highway. Oh my goodness!!  This kept happening so I slowed down a little. And said, biting my lip 'Heavenly Father please don't let me be on the other side of the road every time.' This went on for about 5 minutes or so ( I was driving slowly). Then I was just about a 1/4 mile from home. I was thinking YAYYYY. 

Then from the other direction I saw 3 lights coming towards me. Ok, I thought, there can't possibly be 3 people crazy enough to be driving motorcycles in this weather with the roads like they are. Oh my goodness, again!! Snowmobiles, on the highway! Oh no! If I end up on the other side of the road at the time they are going by...ah... well....

So another quick prayer and a couple minutes later we passed each other. WHEW!  A white-out moment before and after they went by. How would it have been if I had gotten all the way through Salt Lake City, up the canyon, through town, across the border, only to wipe out within a few blocks from home?  

From the gate I don't remember seeing the house.  But I was home safe and sound. But oh my what a wild ride it was.

Take care everyone have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Second Post Robbie and Jeremy "Moose"

Hi everyone it is me again...Mommy found the picture of Jeremy. Remember I told you last time that his name was "Moose"?  I am 3 months old here and he is 7 months.  Big baby.

We found a picture of daddy and me but it is being held for ransom I guess in Picasa. Mommy can't get it out or find it anywhere else on the computer. She just downloaded the program a few minutes ago.  

Oh,  Mommy found the picture of daddy and me. Check it out below. :)

See ya, Robbie

Daddy And Me

Hi, its me Robbie again....

This is a picture of daddy and me. I am just days old. Awwww :) We are in Phoenix, Arizona. Daddy is from Italy. His name is Stellio. Cool, huh?

This picture is coming from Picasa to Mommie's blog. We don't know how it is going to turn out. I guess we will see.

Take care all, Robbie         
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Awwww, My Little Guy

Hi everyone my name is Robbie.  Mommy was having a hard time deciding what to write about tonight so I thought I'd help.  Yes, I know that I should be asleep at this hour but...well, it runs in the family. LOL

Lets talk about me, ok?  Aren't I cute? This is me at about 3 months old. My first  professional photo shoot. Isn't that smile just irresistible ?  

At about this time I took my first ride in an airplane to go to Washington state to see gramma and Auntie Julie for the first time.  They, along with  my cousin Jeremy came to pick mommy and me up from the Seattle Airport.  WOW! My cousin was just 7 months old at the time but looked like he was 2 years old.  He was in a stroller and looked like he was too big to be in one. That must be why everyone was calling him 'Moose'.  He weighed 11 lbs and 1 oz when he was born. 

Ok, back to me. :)  I suffered my first head injury while I was there. Something on the front of gramma's fridge bit me. It cut me a little.  Boy did that hurt. I cried for a long time. Mommy was crying too. She must have felt sad for me.  

I also got to see my gramma-gramma.  That's mommie's gramma.  We got our picture taken at her house. Me, mommy, gramma, and gramma gramma. Cool, huh?  I don't remember any more about that trip. I slept a lot then. Mommy? I'm tired. Wanna go night night. Zzzzzz.....

Ok, honey you go night night. Ooooh, where does the time go?  My little guy just had a birthday Saturday.  He is 27 years old now. He is in the Army National Guard and has been to Iraq and back.  He just bought his own house this past summer. He has also jumped out of airplanes. I will save that shocking story for another time.

There were so many fun moments. Mommy just may cry again :) Naww, can't, I have to finish here and go night night myself.

Well everyone, have a great Tuesday. Stay safe and warm.  Take care 


And Robbie,          

Monday, January 23, 2012

A New Background

Hi everyone,

I know, I know. I did it again. lol I saw this new background on a friends blog and loved it. I thought I would try it because it has a lighter color that may make it easier for a friend of mine to read. He says that he has trouble seeing my text sometimes. I hope this is better. I hope you don't mind that I used your background choice Lisa. :)

More later, hopefully. Take care

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Second Post....Lord Thank You...

Sleepless In Wyoming And Snow

Hi everyone,

We didn't sleep at all last night, well I got about 2 hours.  Mel was having bad pain in his legs. Fluid retention because he is diabetic.  He would try to lay down and few minutes later he was up.  He'd watched TV. The first time I watched TV too. Then he'd come back to bed and try again only to be up again  after a while. He stayed up and watched TV and I slept a couple hours this time.

It was hurting him so bad by 10 am that he wanted to go to the hospital.  He was having bad headaches too.  They checked his blood pressure and it was 146/123...higher than I have ever seen it.  They said that the fluid retention in his body could cause that and that the high BP could cause his headaches. So they gave him something for that and a diuretic and gave us both lunch. ( Didn't know I was going to get lunch out of the deal.) lol. Then they also gave him something for his headache.

We came home and Mel has been napping most of the time since. He is doing ok. We could use some help from above though. Could you please remember us in your prayers. I would appreciated it so much. It is neat that we can be here for each other. :)

We did get snow today. This morning it was overcast foggy and snowy.  I think we may have had about 4 inches or so. We got enough to cover the lawn and the prints in the old snow. Now it looks untouched, just how I like it. I shoveled a few times today for doggie. I didn't shovel out the big area I made for her in the yard so she got to just the entrance of it and no further. She came in with a very wet snowy tummy. Awwww.

I don't know if we are going to church tomorrow. As I have said before I do hate to miss it.  If Mel isn't feeling well I will have to stay home with him.  I can watch on the internet some scripture discussion programs. I love that. :)

I should go and this will again be posted before midnight. YAYYYYY me. LOL Have a wonderful Sunday. Take care,

PS there was a problem with posting as you can see, it says Sunday 12:00am.  Phooey :(  Night night

Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome, Good Girl, Weather, And God Bless

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Kim and Jan my new blog followers. :)

Well last night I posted before midnight AND went to bed earlier too. YAYYYY me.  What a good little girl I am :)

We didn't have much snow over night, just a little wet stuff that melted away in the sunshine. SUNSHINE?!?  Yes, this winter is verrrrrry strange.  So, because of this strangeness and the fact that, lately the weather is not happening like I say it will (even though the weatherman has said it first) I am not going to give a weather report tonight.  

Actually not much else is going on here. Hubby is watching a truck program on tv and I am here blogging and chatting with friends. I am going to have to stay up after midnight tonight cause hubby's blood sugar number is high and I will have to check it again in two hours. Then I will go to bed. 

I do have to run now. Have a great Saturday. Take care and...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sorta Snow Update LOL

LOL It is trying. It has been sorta snowing for the  past few hours. And it has been sticking....sorta. :) I don't think that there is even an inch yet. It is a wet and heavy snow. It will make slippery roads.  My son has to go to work at 5am or so every morning, except on the weekends. It is still cold and there's ice on the roads at that hour.  Momma will worry now, because she is going to try and be a good girl and go to bed on time. At midnight before she turns into a pumpkin. LOL And she will not be awake at 5am to worry.  Yeah right...

I am going to try...for Mel's health and my sanity. :)

I just received a neat email today with a neat prayer and  pictures of Jesus and other things that are nice. Cute animated pictures and images. If you would like me to email it to you, click on the 'email me' image on my side bar and send me a quick email.  :) You will love it.

I should go. Wow! This is weird...it is still before midnight. :)

Happy blogging..Take care...Nighty Night...

Slushy Weather Update

Hi out there in blogland,

Well, instead of snow we had rain during the night that turned left over snow from weeks ago to slush.  It snowed more today but it was wet and did not stick. Yucky, I don't like slush.
Tonight it is supposed to snow and stick so that we get 4-6 inches. We will see. Maybe I will have another update before the end of the day.

Take care my friends....

Second Post, BOO HOO!! :( And Princess Downy :)

Sigh......it is very cold and we don't even have an inch of snow.  Things gotta change here. The Ol' Man is fired. Musta fell outta bed and bumped his head. And couldn't get up this morning. lol Oh well. Oh my how violent those little nursery rhymes were. Ok, changing the subject.

Hmm, or back to the subject..snow...I did get to sweep off the porch and stairs twice for Princess Downy.  She is funny. If it is really really cold she won't go out without her coat on.  If it is only really cold she will go out and go potty and run back in.  Other times she goes out and just stands there staring at me after she is done and then barks and barks and barks and.........even way late at night or early morning I can't get her to come in without having to yell. LOL Funny doggie. :) I don't think she bothers anyone really with her barking as she is little and so is her bark.

Still need to take down decorations. I want to take pictures first.  Did I mention that in another post?  Probably did. lol
My business blog has had a couple of changes.  It should be up and running by the end of next month. I left another post and I was able to figure out how to insert my own title in the font and style that I found on another website. If you'd like to check it out go to http://bearcountryprimitives.blogspot.com. Let me know what you think ok? :)

Gotta go. It is late and I need to try to go to bed at a decent time. Or maybe I already blew it for tonight. It is 1:20 am.  Well that is earlier than usual. :)  Take care all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Post Snow Update

Well, last night we had gusting winds that lasted through the morning. No snow yet. It is expected this evening I guess.  It sure is taking its time.  It was cold though last night. It was down close to 10 degrees. BRRRR. My car door almost froze.

Will keep you posted.  More later. Take care

Snow Is Coming! WOOHOO! And Two Wild Rides

Well, as the title says, snow is on it's way.  I listened to the local forecast online.  The weather guy in his white 'snow coat' said that the mountains should get 8-10 inches tomorrow. I hope it comes and IS that much. We are in the mountains, kind of and really need it. Also there are about 4 or 5 storms lined up to hit us this week. I love the snow, the more the merrier, but I always pray that no one gets hurt on the roads.

Thank you to whoever woke up Ol' Man Winter. :)

Reading a friends blog earlier reminded me of something that happen to my husband and I about 10 years ago....

We were living in Logan, Utah in December of 2001.  We just had been married a few weeks and were going to go to the town of Morgan, Utah to see his niece get baptized.  It had snowed bad and the canyon, Sardine Canyon, which is notorious for causing accidents in the winter was the road we had to travel.  We were just tooling along in our jeep, which by the way we had only had for a couple weeks as a replacement for the little truck that got totaled with my husband in it a week after we were married. Everyone said it was a miracle that he wasn't totaled too.

Anyway, we were going a long the canyon road, two lanes each direction and a cement median in the middle, when all of a sudden we started sliding on the ice going around a curve. My husband was doing his best to turn the steering wheel this way and that to follow the direction the back end of the car was going. It was very dizzying. This lasted maybe just over 30 seconds which isn't an awful long time, but it is when you are spinning on the ice...finally it was over and we and the car were still in one  piece. Whew! I jokingly said something like 'that was fun, let's do it again'...well.....a few minutes later we DID do it again. It wasn't funny that time. Luckily we made it through again unscathed.  And I kept my mouth shut. :)

The people behind us both times were able to stop and stay back out of the way and we didn't crash into anyone or the median or into the hills on the roadside.  The rest of the trip was uneventful.  

The baptism service was wonderful and the rest of the day was lovely.

I feel the Lord wanted us to be around for a while longer. He has things for us to do. :)

Will keep you updated on the weather. Because if the weather keeps up and the storms are strong you may get them next.  Only those of you who want them, of course. :)

Stay safe. Have a great Wednesday. Take care

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ol' Man Winter, Silliest post And Welcome

Howdy all,

I am kinda mixed up. Now my hubby would probably say ' Kinda'? Well, the problem is and many of you may be having the same problem..winter has not really arrived here yet.  From October 6th when we first got some snow til now, we may have gotten only a little over 24 inches total, maybe. Most of which has melted away

Now that is very strange for this part of the country. We are in western Wyoming. We are supposed to get SNOW not snow. We are at almost 7000 feet in elevation.  We need the snow to fill up the reservoirs. We need it so the rivers and creeks won't dry up in the summer.  
I think old man winter is gettin too old. He has fallen asleep on the job. Someone please wake the ol guy up. lol 

I know that some of you are not snow people and that is ok.  I will forgive you. :)  I am glad that you are enjoying the spring-ish weather. We have had those days here too. It is nice but...not normal. LOL  All the 'snow dances' that the children are doing across the country are not working. What are we to do? :)

Anyway, that is all for my silliest post of the year. I get flakey at this time of the morning.  LOL

Welcome to my newest followers, one from the USA, I think. And one from Italy. :)

Gotta go, it is a crazy hour in the morning again. Shame on me.  Have a great Tuesday. Take care

Monday, January 16, 2012

I Have A Question

Hi there,

Again it is late. It is 2:48 am. I have had to wait 2 hours to check hubby's blood sugar. It was too high a while ago. Now it is ok, but can easily get too low.  I am also waiting for Princess Downy.  She was sneaky earlier and ate when she shouldn't have so she will need to go out again.  I forgot to put her dishes up. Oh well :)

A friend of mine showed me a neat site where I can make a signature for my posts and lots of other neat things.  I have a question..does anyone know how I can use something I make as my blog title? I made the title for my business blog with a neat font and I'd like to put it on there but I can't figure it out.  The other blog has been created with a title. Just wanted to see if I can change it. I have checked the help page and can't seem to word the question in the right way so that the right answers come up.

Let me know if you know a way I can do that, ok? :) Also below the 3rd post down I added my signature just to see how it looks..I'd like to find something with colors to match my background and text better.    This is what I want my title to look like on my other blog.It may not show up good on this color background

I should go. Have a great Monday. Take care  :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday House Cleaning, Exhausted, A Chocolate Attack and Thank You

Oh my goodness. Today was very tiring. I had less time to clean house than usual because our schedule is all out of wack.  We are awake too late and then get up too late. :(  At midnight I was just finishing up in the kitchen. Also decided to have a nervous breakdown along the way. Oh.....things just have to get better. I am exhausted but not to the point of wanting to go to bed. Like I just need to unwind first. But I will have to soon. It is almost 2:20 am.

Oh, and I am kinda sorta, starting to have a chocolate attack. And I can't do anything about it. Poor me. LOL  We have chocolate cake mix but no eggs. Oh dear.

I was having a hard time thinking of what to write here. I think I want to write here every day. Ya know why?  Because each morning the first thing I do even before getting out of bed is get the internet on my cell phone and check my email that is attached to here to see if anyone has left me a sweet comment. And you always do.  What a lovely way to start the day. :)

So am sooooooooooooooo glad that I started this blog. I have had so much fun and met so many sweet people here.  I know I am repeating myself but it is true.  You are all so sweet to me and to each other.  You care about each other.  I feel  like I have another family on here.  Thank you for welcoming me to your world. :)

I gotta run..Have a great Sunday. Take care ((BIG HUGS)) to you all. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Have a Great Weekend

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say, have a great weekend. :)
Hows that for the shortest post in history, from me? LOL

Take care all. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Where Would YOU Rather Be?

Well, here I am again in the wee hours of the morning.  It is 3:10 am.  My computer has been giving me a hard time lately. More so than it usually does. My antivirus program wasn't doing its job either.  So I un-install it and re-installed it and it updated.  Now it is doing a scan, so I decided to stay up til it is done. I don't like to leave the computer on during the night when I am sleeping.  

Today I have been thinking, I'd rather be somewhere else. LOL  So much has been going on here with my husband, and in Washington state with my mom and sister. I am exhausted.  I need a vacation.  Since I really can't have a vacation, a real 'getaway' one I guess it will have to be all in my mind :)

I'd like to be in the mountains.  In the mountains where we used to live in northern Utah.  It was lovely there. I could have a nice little log home. With a fireplace and big windows to look out and see the critters,  and the trees that are covered with snow. I'd like to just spend the whole time looking out and watching the snow fall. Sigh.....

Oh I forgot the hot chocolate and a good book... maybe even THE GOOD BOOK :)  Last night I think it was I started my third book of the year. This is my 2nd reading of it. It is called The Inevitable  Apostasy by Tad Callister.  It talks about the new testament church, and how and when the apostasy, the 'falling away'  that was prophesied in the bible (2 Thess.2:3 ) occurred.  And also about the 'restitution of all things' that is also prophesied in the bible (Acts 3:21). It is very interesting. It is also about 2 inches thick. I think it will take me a while to read. :)  

Where would YOU rather be? :)  And if any of you have read on these topics I'd like to hear your thoughts on it. :)

Well, I should go. I hope you all have a great Friday.  I appreciate all your kind comments. Take care

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thank You, Sister's Friend Update

Hi all,

Just want to thank  all of you who have commented on my last post and are praying for my sister and her friend.  I called today and found out from a friend of both my sister and her friend  that  Katherine is doing better. Because of my sister's troubles she doesn't say the right names sometimes. And I have found out that she has also got some of the facts mixed up. Poor thing.  Her friend is quite bad off, but I am told that she is expected to recover. And that is such great news.  It will be a long recovery. She has trauma to the head. She is a very sweet person. Prayers are working :)

Welcome to new followers. 

I have to go now. We have a doctor's appt in the morning for Mel.
Take care all. Have a great Wednesday.  (((HUGS)))

Monday, January 9, 2012

We Need Your Prayers, Please

Hi everyone, I do hope you are having a great Monday.

I need your help . My sister,  who is a very sensitive soul, has just been told that her best and only friend in the whole world is dying. :( It is hurting my heart right now to tell you.  Julie has a friend, Kathleen who has been so sweet to her for 15 years or so.  Julie found out that at Christmastime Kathleen was traveling to see her children for Christmas when she got in an accident. It was so bad that she was put on life support.  Yesterday they 'pulled the plug'. I hate that phrase.  Family took her home, that is where she wanted to be.  So she is dying.
It was an awful shock to my sister. They were so very close. Like sisters.  I know that it is awful news for anyone to get. But Julie, she called me awhile ago in tears and even though it was hard for me to hear what all had happened. I could hear her heart breaking.............It hurt me so bad.  I am 1,000 miles away. I can't go to her. Stopping to dry my face and blow my nose. Ok, gosh, this is so hard.  I met this sweet lady. She is like an angel.

Julie has had a crummy life, she has been epileptic since she was 5 back in 1960 or so and in and out of state hospitals and homes and all.  She has had a hard time mentally and emotionally all her life.  People have done bad things to her.  And she has had to deal with Parkinson's now for the past 20 years. But she has been tough and won't let it get her. She is so inspiring. I am very proud of her.
It has been hard for her to have friends that understand her. Kathleen was the best friend to her. She loved Julie and was so sweet to her.  And Julie loved her back. She feels so alone.  Little Julie alone on a great big planet with no one.  :( I know that she is not alone. But I have had that feeling so I know what she is going through. She said that she doesn't know what she will do. She just feels so lost. :(

I don't think that she has ever prayed til she and I did each night when I was there a year ago.  And I don't know if she has prayed since.  I told her that Jesus understands and knows how she feels. He has felt it too. More than we can imagine. He knows how to make her feel better. I told her I will pray hard for her to feel better and to be able to accept and find peace with whatever happens.  Please pray with me. Julie and Kathleen's  family need it.  Maybe you can put her name on your church prayer chain or prayer circle list too. Thank you. Take care.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snow, Good Saturday and Enjoy Sunday

Hi everyone,

We had about 6 inches of snow during the night (Friday to Saturday).  Before going to bed at I-don't-know-when-in-the-morning..maybe 5AM, I swept and shoveled the deck and stairs twice.  And Princess Downy's 'area' on the lawn was shoveled.LOL  My goodness, can't she just use the indoor potty like everyone else?? :)  BRRR

I got a late start this morning..Saturday, but got most of the cleaning done that I wanted (not needed) to do. Did that make sense?  There was still one room in the house that didn't get done.  I already kinda mentioned that one. Not my favorite room to clean. lol  We did have a good day today though and that was nice. Hubby did good. He is planning on going to church in the morning. I hope he can. We never know til morning gets here.

I plan on enjoying my Sunday. My favoritest day of the week.  I love learning from the scriptures.  There is so much to learn.  I like that when I read I can always learn something new, even though I have read the same thing many times before. 

Well, I should go. I hope all of you enjoy your Sunday.  Take care 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OOPS! I Did It Again :) Thanks and Snow

Well as you can see I did it again. I changed my blog background. It is just not fair that there are so many sites with neat free backgrounds.  I think if I stop reading your blogs I may not be changing mine so much. LOL  But I can't do that.  I love reading about what is going on in your lives.  And about the great crafts that you are making and selling.

Thank you to those who commented on my last post and others.  I wonder if I got too preachy there.  :)
Well, it is snowing again. We have a "whole" inch now. lol  I am not sure how much we are going to get.  I just finished sweeping the porch/deck and the stairs and took Princess Downy out for the last time. My goodness, it better be the last time since it is 3:17 am. LOL

We have been doing ok for the past few days. Whew! It's about time. :) I am taking pictures of my Christmas decorations and putting them away tonight and tomorrow. I will have some pics on here by the end of the month, I hope. I have to get the film developed. Don't have a digital camera yet. 
Have a great weekend everyone, take care

Friday, January 6, 2012

What is a Christian?

Hi everyone,

In my  first post I think it was, I mentioned that when I started my blog I  had the idea to respond to questions about my faith. Then even though my faith is my life, I wrote, I decided to change to doing what I have been doing the past couple months. I also said that I would talk about my faith or faith in general sometime. Well I think this may be that sometime :)

In my last post I said that I had been trying to decide what to write about and mentioned some options. One was the topic What Is A Christian?  (thank you to those who left comments there) My reason for thinking of this for a topic is that there should only be one answer to this question. Right? A Christian is someone who believes in Christ and follows his teachings. That is the basic answer. Some how over the years the definition of a Christian has changed to: A Christian is someone who believes "the same as I do." So, if someone of a certain faith believes 'this' and the next person does not then that person "is not a christian." Who has the right to say that someone who believes in Christ and his teachings, but not in the same way as the next guy, is not a christian?  People are being called unchristian just because they don't believe in the creeds that were written centuries after the death of Christ and the Apostles.  Jesus and his apostles didn't believe in them either. Are THEY not christian ?

This was just something that I have been thinking about lately because I am seeing it happen. It is very sad.  Why can't people get along? 

I do enjoy your comments. Have a great Friday. Take care

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Decisions, Decisions.....

Hi everyone, I have been wondering what I should write about. I have thought of several topics.  I think that was my first mistake. LOL  To think of more than one topic.  First, a while back before Christmas, I was thinking of,  Christmas-To Have Or Have Not, and ohhhh I just thought of this, I don't know why...What Is A Christian?...Well I do know why. Just don't know why I thought of it right now.  Then I thought,  oh, I don't remember the other topic from before Christmas...shoot.  lol  Then tonight I was thinking of maybe writing about Princess Downy. :)  Or maybe about our place in the mountains that I miss so much.  This is just too much for my poor little ol' brain. LOL

You decide? Those of you who choose the Christmas or the Christian topic, let me know your thoughts, ok? If you want to leave a comment here that is ok. And if you'd want to comment further, you can write to me here at throughthewoods2@yahoo.com Vicki, remember you said something in a comment about 'making you think'?  :) I guess I might be doing it again with this one, huh? :)

Ok, the weather here has been like springtime.  Sunshine and temps in the lower 40s.  Very nice. But very unusual. It will be like this through Friday then Saturday we are to get snow. But not much. We will see what happens. :) Don't know why we are not buried in snow. We usually are by this time. I hope it comes soon and in HUGE amounts. We will need it.

Daddy and Princess Downy have gone to bed.  I get to stay up for a little while longer, I think. lol  It is almost 1am.  AND I think I have the time thing figured out.  Don't know why it was showing the time of a different time zone. I'm sure I set it correctly in the beginnning. Strange.

I just want to tell all of you how much I love reading your blogs.  And how much I appreciate you all reading mine. I love reading your comments.  I know that when I leave comments I sometimes write a lot.  I hope you don't mind.   I love to get nice long comments. So if any of you feel so inclined, go for it. :) I also love the short sweet comments that I receive.  You are all amazing....
Have a great Thursday. Take care ((((BIG BIG HUGS))))

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Have a Happy Tuesday

Hi everyone, well as you can see I have another background. I just can't seem to decide on the one I want.  I have copied the codes for several from several different sites.  I kinda like this one but it may be hard on the eyes. The dark brown background and the color of my text.  If this is hard for any  of you let me know. If you have an idea what color the text should be I'd like to hear from you ok? It is a little hard  for me, but I like the border design. :) Please let me know what you think, ok?

I have loved reading your blogs today, as always.  And again I'd like to say I am amazed at your talents.

Have a great Tuesday. Take care  PS  Maybe this black is better, hmm? :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Wow, I just can't believe that it is 2012.  The past year just flew by.   For the most part I am glad of that. lol.  We just had too many stressful things going on. As I know some of you have. I pray for you all to have a better 2012. :)

Hmmm, thinking of some wonderful words of wisdom to impart to you to start the new year off. LOL  Me??? Imparting words of wisdom?? Never mind. lol.  Silly me, WHAT WAS I thinking. :)
Well, I rang in the New Year with my all time favorite food..CHOCOLATE :)   I had some Hershey drops or whatever they are called....yummmmm.  Later I had few chocolate chip cookies. That is what I call starting the year off right. Heehee.

Today on the very first day and first Sunday of the year I went to church. That was wonderful as always.  My two top goals this year are to go to church every Sunday....and to read my scriptures every day. These are always my top two goals.  I need to do better this year.
It used to be that NOTHING stopped me from doing these things. Now it is different because of health problems. :(  I need to focus.  I love church and I love the scriptures. These are two things that if they are a priority in your life, if you put them first, then the rest of your life seems to come together. You may still have troubles but you are better able to deal with them. Putting the Lord first is the key. 

Hmm, maybe that was my words of wisdom for the new year. :)
Take care everyone have a great Monday and a wonderful week. ((( BIG NEW YEARS HUGS)))