If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1.Why do you blog? Have your reasons changed over time? My first post was on September 13, 2008 and can be seen here.  I was challenged by a co-worker who had started blogging and it sounded like fun.  I really didn't have more of a reason than that.  Now, all these years later, I'm still here.  Sometimes I consider stopping, but I've made friends here and I really don't want to lose those friendships.  I just really like you people!

2. What's a typical Friday night look like at your house?  Friday evenings are typically, very quiet and often we will order in for supper.  We usually watch some of the shows we are currently binging.  

3. Do you like donuts? Yes Your favorite kind? Creme filled powder sugar donuts and jelly filled donuts.  How often do you treat yourself to a donut? Maybe once a month, but not always.  Have you ever made homemade donuts? Nope.

4. How do you feel about shopping? It's an evil necessity.  lol Are you an online shopper? Yes Catalog shopper? Rarely Brick and mortar shopper? Yes, mostly Walmart and Krogers and of course, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Joann's for my yarn habit.   Do you order groceries online or prefer to select items with your own two hands? We use Krogers' Click List when we need a lot.  If we just need a couple of things, I'll run in and get it.

5. Next week's Hodgepodge finds us somehow in the month of April, which just so happens to be National Poetry Month. Sum up (or tell us something about) your month of March in the form of a limerick. You can do it!! 

March had lots of rain
Which was sometimes rather much of a pain
But the green green grass and budding trees
Were really beautiful when I took Lucy out to pee.
And I believe in April we'll do it all again.

Wow, that was hard and I am definitely not a poet.  lol

6. Insert your own random thought here. I sure could go for some beach time right about now.

Thanks for the questions again this week, Joyce.  Thanks everyone for visiting and I hope you all have a great day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Tuesday 4 - Home Sweet Home


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
 Welcome!  It's time again for Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.

How would it be if we talk about some things related to home?

1. What styles of d├ęcor do you like?  Mid Century?  Colonial?  Contemporary? I call my style Early American Garage Sale.

2.   What  makes your bedroom comfortable? Really nothing right now.  I actually sleep in the livingroom in a recliner and I'm pretty happy with that.

3   What do you think makes a home comfortable and welcoming?  To me, it would be plenty of seating for friends and an open ear and a smile on the face.

4. Do you share your home with pets? Yes. Would you tell us about them please? We have a dog that is half Yorkie and half Lhasa Apso.  She is 9 years old and she is very spoiled and pretty much runs the household whenever she can get away with it.  Her name is Lucy and her personality would be very much like Lucy on Charlie Brown or Lucy from I Love Lucy.


Lucy on Gotcha Day, December of 2013.

Thanks Annie, for these questions.  They were fun.  Thanks for visiting everyone and you can link up here if you'd like to participate in Tuesday 4.


Monday, March 27, 2023

Bits of This and That


Good Morning:

We have a gloomy, rainy Monday morning around here.  Hubby checked the weather and told me that the rain was going to stop in the next hour or so and then the sun is supposed to show itself.  Looking forward to that.  We had a good weekend.  We've had some rain, some sunshine, and fairly decent temperatures.

I read a book by one of my favorite authors, Lori Wick.  The book is called Every Storm.  This is at least the third time I've read this book and I still love it.

We went our for lunch some of the days and each evening we spent at home, doing a bit of housework and watching some TV and even crocheting.  Both blankets I'm working on are coming along slowly, but that's okay as long as they keep growing,

On Sunday, we went to Sunday School and Church.  Below is the pre-recorded Sunday morning Sermon which is #4 in the series What the Cross Meant.

And that pretty much sums up our weekend.  I hope you had a good one too.  Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, March 25, 2023

Share 4 Somethings - March 2023


I'm linking up with Jennifer at Overflowing with Thankfulness for Share 4 Somethings.  The prompts are things we loved, read, learned and ate in March.

Loved:  I loved getting some clearance yarn to make something with.  I haven't yet finished the other project, but started a new one with the yarn I bought as a friend has a new grandbaby coming in May and I want this for him.  This yarn is regularly $13.99 a skein and it was on sale for $3.49 each.  I think that's pretty awesome! 

This is the new one I've started

And here is the other one

Read:  I've read 5 books in March and currently I've started a 6th book and hope to finish it before the end of the month. If you're curious about what I've read you can check my Good Reads link in the right sidebar. EDIT this morning.  I'm having a hard time getting into the book I started (it's the 4th in the series I've been reading by Alana Terry.  I'm pretty sure I'll get back to it soon though.), so last night I started a book by my favorite author, Lori Wick called Every Storm.  I've already read it a couple of times with the last time being in 2021.  

I've also been reading the 4 Gospels along with Annie F. Downs.  This month we're reading the Gospels in the NLT version and chronologically.

Learned: Though I've read Amos before, I never realized how much good there really is in it.  I'm really enjoying this study by Jennifer Rothschild.

Ate: Probably my favorites this month are both Chinese.  One is called the Great Tang and it is a very good, small sit-down type place and the other is Hunan House Buffet and it is also very good.  

Well that's my 4 Somethings for March.  You can link up here if you'd enjoy writing a Share Something post or visiting others who have.  

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend.


Thursday, March 23, 2023

Thankful Thursday


Today, I am so thankful for many things including, my hubby, my daughters, my grandson, my extended family, my church family and most of all Jesus Christ who died for my sins. I'm so thankful for all of God's creation and often stand in wonder when looking up to the sky (both day and night) and looking out on the ocean when I'm on vacation and also the beautiful mountains.  I'm also in awe of the animals and birds and all He made (well, maybe not snakes and spiders lol)

I've been watching a live webcam for the last week or so where 2 eagles (Bette and Baker) are taking turns sitting on the eggs. I'm so thankful to have this view and get to watch these wonders of God's Creation. The first one hatched on Monday and the second one hatched yesterday.  They are just little fluffballs right now.  But when you see mom and dad, both of who are so regal and magnificent, I realize that one day the little fluffballs will be just like them.  I've snapped a couple of photos from the live feed that I'll post below.  If you'd like to watch them you can google Little Miami Conservancy.  It's worth a watch.  

Aren't they the cutest!

So magnificent looking

There are so many more things, such as waking up another day on this earth and health and freedom to worship (so many others do not have this privilege).  I hope you will take a moment to consider what you are thankful for and to take a moment and thank God for all He has done.  And if you haven't accepted the precious blood of Jesus to cover your sins, I hope you will make that choice today. Romans 10: 9-11 says "If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”

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10:11 Isa 28:16 (Greek version).