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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Bible Study

I am so excited to be a small group Bible study leader at Women's Bible Cafe. This is an online site for women's Bible studies. The ladies I have met there are just the best and it is obvious they love the Lord.  The study that I am leading is Knowing God by Name by Mary Kassian.  We just started yesterday and it is going to be very thought provoking.  I pray that all the ladies and myself will be drawn closer to God and understand even more so just how awesome He is. 

As I was meditating on His name YAHWEH last night I was made very aware of His greatness and might, but yet this migthy God created, knows and loves  me. That just takes my breath away!   I am so unworthy but I am SOOO thankful!!  I will be praising and worshiping Him forever. 

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM".  And He said, "Say this to the people of Israel, "I AM has sent you"...This is My Name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations."  Exodus 3:13-15.  God did not leave us wondering who He is, He has made Himself known from the very beginning. I am so very thankful that He did.  My heart and life belongs to Him forever. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New ladies on the farm

We have our new ladies and they are gorgeous!  I am so excited to finally have chickens again after about 25 years.  They are staying in their new chicken house as hubby and I finish up fencing the chicken yard.  They seem to very content.  From time to time yesterday I went into their house and just sat and talked to them so they will get to know me.  They talk back to me in a very friendly way and I think we are going to be best friends. 
Pansy is a Rhode Island Red and Tulip is a Dominique.  I think as we add to the flock we will give them all flower names.  But I'm not sure what flower to name a rooster after. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I have started a new online Bible study that I am very excited about.  It is Lies Women Believe at the Women's Bible Study Cafe. The book, Lies Women Believe is by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I have a two-fold purpose for this study. First, to search out and remove any lies that I have believed, and second, to be able to help other women that I come across. I see so many hurting and disappointed women that are believing the lies that the world dishes up to them. I have been one of them. It is always the Truth that sets us free. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Old Mantle Clock

Along my way today...I finally found someone to repair my mantle clock. My mom gave it to me a few years ago and it has set on my mantle without running all this time. So I was thrilled when I met Katherine that knows how to fix old clocks. She says it may take a little while for her to look at it and get it cleaned and to know what needs fixing. If any parts are missing or broken, she may even have to make parts. I can't wait to hear what it sounds like when it chimes! Can anyone tell me about how old it is?

My love for old clocks began when I was a child. My grandma's Aunt Mandy and Uncle Tee had an old mantle clock that sat on their mantle over their fireplace. There was a picture on the face of this clock that depicted an old lady and an old man sitting in rocking chairs on each side of a fireplace with a warm fire blazing. In the room, Aunt Mandy and Uncle Tee would be sitting on each side of their fireplace with a warm fire blazing just underneath their clock sitting on the mantle. They looked just like the picture on the face of their clock. As a child, the whole scene looked enchanting.

The second clock belonged to another old man named either Jasper or Elijah. Funny thing that I can't remember which name belonged to him. He was my friend Kathy's great uncle and he lived with her and her family. He had a long white beard that I liked to touch. I remember him being very kind. On a table in his bedroom, he had an old Anniversary Clock. Underneath the clear glass dome I could see all the workings of the insides. That was mesmerizing to a little girl.

And that's how my love affair with clocks began.

Thinking Out Loud

I really need to get busy and work on this blog! There's so many things I want to blog about, but then I "wait" until I have plenty of time to do it just right, and I end up waiting and waiting and it never gets done. Besides, I will probably never get it just right and I certainly will never find all the time I need, so I just need to go ahead and work with what I have!

All the blogs that I follow are just SO beautiful and creative. Mine will never measure up to them. And that's okay, actually. But I sure do love reading all of them. I have found so many that are helpful and inspiring in so many ways. I find this a very enjoyable way to connect with real women in a real way that otherwise I would never even meet. I love blog land!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Along my way today...I have been watching old, like black & white old, videos of The French Chef, which is, of course, Julia Child. I'm getting them from Netflix. But you know what? After 40 years of cooking for my family, I am learning a lot from her. And I'm loving it. I should have watched her years ago.