Friday, November 28


So, my Thanksgiving was spent with friends. It was a wonderful time, excellent food, great fellowship with believers...

Wednesday night, I was in a car accident.

So, I was sore, limping like I was 80 which gave a few of my friends some good chuckles. I had a green light and a car turned left in front of me. Some weird things happened like the passenger disappeared and a witness said I floored it to make it through a yellow light which turned red. I don't get it. I was insured, they weren't... That's probably where the lies came from, but the Lord is in control. So, I am not going to worry about it. I feel like I got hit by a train, sprained my good (haha) hand so now I went from a brace on my right hand to one on my left. Go figure. House smashes into my porch last month, and now this. Thank God for insurance...Thank God for everything.

Such a blank statement, eh? Thank God for everything. What if God took away everything we've not verbally thanked Him for? What would we have left? We say Thanks for everything, but what is actually included in that "everything"? Are we really saying thank you for everything or is it really just thank you for everything that I am really thankful for? I don't think it includes the things we take for granted. I was thinking of something as simple as water. I have water. I have running water. I have water on demand. I don't have to go get it from a nasty stream or even a clean stream. I have water that is filtered with things in it to make my teeth healthier. And if I am really picky because I don't care for the taste of the water that freely comes out of my faucet, I can got to the store and buy some good water...I can buy water with vitamins, or I can get some with a nice flavor in case I don't like the water I get freely out of my faucet...That's just one small thing. What about my closet filled with clothes or my rack of shoes, or my cooshy bed with a pillow top mattress that wasn't good enough so we added some memory foam...hmmm...I am really thankful or do I just say it because I know I should? Or because it sounds good to other people when I say it?

I am so spoiled...
I usually call it being blessed.
But is it? When is what I have too much? Computers laptops, cell phones, regular phone, dial-up high speed or road-runner fast...13" or 27", soap or soap with soft lotions that feel nice... what am I giving up in this life to gain in eternity??

Thanksgiving and a good smashing always makes a person think a little, eh? Thanks for hearing my thoughts...

Monday, November 24

A decent holiday being smooshed off the calendar

I saw some commentary blub with a guy ranting about how the stores were smooshing out Thanksgiving with Christmas. He was so right in everything he said. Seems every year the stores get the holiday stuff out earlier and earlier...Thanksgiving is such a peaceful national holiday; it is a shame commercialism is trying to wipe it off the calendar! Some stores got out the Christmas decorations right after Halloween! What is wrong with these people!

Sunday, November 23

A little story...

In reading at Bible study I was reminded of a story I once read. I'm sure I will butcher the story, but I hope you all get the idea. (As I type this, I am thinking Sharon at Sit with me Awhile could write this so much better!)

There was a little girl who ate breakfast in her room every morning. She had a cupboard of lovely dishes, teapots, tea cups...Then she had one ugly wooden bowl. The wooden bowl was sad and wished he was as pretty as all the fancy teacups lined with gold rims and pretty paintings all over them. The teacups and pots got to be used on special special occasions. Oh, how he wished he could be like them. The wise old teapot encouraged the little bowl. She said to him, "yes, you may be ordinary, while we are fancy, but you are used EVERY day by the little girl. She cherishes you!

So, I was thinking, it is the same with us. We can be a fancy dancy Christian, that looks nice and talks nice, but how much better it is to be that ordinary wooden bowl, useful to the Master!

2 Tim. 2:20Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Saturday, November 22


I was posting a comment on someone else's blog and thought I'd share it here. Seems time appropriate.

We did the first Thanksgiving as a research report and it is interesting to see all the errors we have grown up to believe. One example of a falsely is that the Indians were invited to the feast. They heard gunshots from the English hunting and came to scope out if it was war-- that's why only men were there. The Indians later finding out it wasn't war, had the wives and kids come a few days later.

The famous painting of the Indians and the settlers at a long table filled with food have the Indians painted wearing the wrong kind of clothes for their tribe.

And the Wompanog Indians (I know I'm spelling it wrong...)are the same tribe that later killed that missionary...shucks, I can't remember his name...The movie End of the Spear was made after him. Anyway, had they not been wiped out by some sort of plague, when the pilgrims landed on the new land, the Wompanog would have massacred them...

Monday, November 17

Obama's priority

I saw a snippett of an interview of Obahma and his wife with some reporter guy. No clue who. ANyway, he said his priority in the next 4 years was to keeps his girls normal. I suppose with a new bowling alley, personal restraunt, popcorn machine , ect. in the white house, in may be difficult. he also mentioned how he was a normal american. Umm...doesn't he live in a 3 million dollar home? hmmmm...that's normal in America? I mean, I know we are arich nation, but are we really that rich??
Oh, and did I mention that Michelle made note of them still deciding whether or not to put the girls in public school? Why is it ok for them to have the choice of how to school their kids but not me? Just a thought...

Wednesday, November 12

It's done!

I made a big boo-boo when it was done. I was shaking a bottle of gold ink and some must've been ont he rim and splatted right on the finished picture. I said "oh no..." and then got to thinkin' how I could fix it. I took some paper towel and tried to get it off, but it just smudged, so I took the ink, watered it down and sarted smearing it all over the paper, making hte cool green background! Thank-you, Lord, for making my picture even better!

Isn't that the way it goes, though. We mess stuff up and God turns our mess into beauty!

Monday, November 10

Just for Fun...

Found this on Sharon's blog

Pick the 4th picture folder on your computer

Pick the 4th picture in that folder

Explain what the picture is about

Tag 4 blogging friends to do the same

I went to the fourth folder, and there wasn't a fourth picture! Go figure. So I went by dates instead, and this is the fourth picture out of the fourth folder I added to my computer. No, this is NOT my kitchen. It's a kitchen my hubby built many moons ago for some family that lives on Lake Michigan. It's one of my favorites he did. (The picture only shows part of the job! lol--It was HUGE!) There was a wall with a desk, which you can see the chair for, and the doorway led to the butler's pantry and then there was a cherry entertainment center wall/ fireplace.

Wednesday, November 5

Sort of a poll...

I was going to make my grandma one of my pictures. She's in a nursing home and I don't get to see her much. She claims to be a Christian but has her faith to get to heaven in how good she has been in her life, and the blood of Christ. The one nullifies the other according to the Bible.

If there was one verse you would want
an unsaved person
to see on a regular basis,
which would it be?

Tuesday, November 4


Here are a couple pictures of a sketch-up of the commissioned work I am tackling for the lady at the bank. The only instruction I got was to have a crown, the initials COP, kids bithdays and names and a Bible verse. I am wondering if you all could give me some advice before I finish it. I know that it needs to have more white space around it, so I was going to move the kids names and birthdays closer to the crown. I also know that I need to drink less coffee before I write so I don't have the shakeys when I write! This is just the mock up, so the writing isn't the greatest, I don't think...Any critiscm that I can put into it would be great!

This is the picture since I fixed the spacing on the outside edge. And I wrote the scripture smaller to make it fit better.

Saturday, November 1

I pretty much sold another of my plaques... maybe it's time for me to get business cards?? The teller at the bank and I always have small talk about the kids and such. SHe commented on a signature on one of my checks (not mine) and I said I do fancy writing and she told me of how she loves handmade custom stuff, so I happened to have Jessica's verse in my car to show my friend at church so she begged for me to go to the car and get it so she could see it. She wants me to somehow write her 6 kids names and birth dates on a picture for her...How cool is that?? Someone slap me, cuz I think I stunned!! lol


The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction

2. Foul vocal emissions

3. Amnesia of origin

4. Lack of peace and joy

5. Selfish or violent behavior

6. Depression or confusion in the mental Component

7. Fearfulness

8. Idolatry

9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is:

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "kneemail".