Friday, February 23, 2018

Okay I'm Ready for Spring!!

This was taken from the comfort of my nice warm  living room.
I really like the snow but I think it's time for Jack Frost to leave and come back in December. Yes  it's time for flowers to bloom and birds to come back to their nest. Even Kirstie Kitty is seeking refuge in a box.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Scare at the Local High School

 Yesterday there was a scare at the local high school in town.  Apparently a 16 year old former student had supposedly "jokingly" threatened to shoot up the school.  Police were called and the suspect has been taken into custody for questioning and mental evaluation. I shudder at the thought that this could have been another school shooting. My 17 year daughter doesn't attend this school. I can probably see the school from our back property if some of the trees weren't there.

It's a scary thing to think that parents can't even send their children to school without fear of something happening. Kids should be able to go to school without worrying if this will be their last day on earth.
Lord Jesus, come quickly!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Simple Woman's Daybook

       For Today


 Looking out my window  ...It has stopped snowing. It's been a mixture of snow, hail and rain today and it is very cold and windy out.

I am thinking... about whether I should prayerfully and gently confront a sister in the Lord who is being dishonest about something, though I hoped I had imagined it, sadly today I discovered it was true.☹

I am thankful... We made it home safely today after going into town and getting caught in the snowstorm. God is good!

One of my favorite things... is to read Keepers at Home magazine

I am wearing... a purple flowered dress covered up by my apron and black slippers

I am creating... well I will be sewing up some hanging veil head coverings. Some of the ones I have are getting stained. My middle daughter suggested I save my white veils for church or other church related activities. My husband suggested that I keep the stained ones for when I clean the house. They are so wise in their suggestions!

I watched... an old movie last night called "The Fabulous Dorseys" It's was about big band leaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. I love to listen to big band music and watch big band movies!

I am hoping... that gun laws would be changed. My heart is still breaking over the people who died in Florida's massacre especially those kids!

I am learning... many things in the book of Acts each time I study it.

In my kitchen... we just finished a dinner of ribs,spinach salad and mashed potatoes. 

Post Script...I'm linking up with other ladies for The Simple Woman Daybook here http://thesimplewoman,

Shared quote..."Girl don't you be rolling your eyes at me!"  Robert J. King who was my dad who said that to us when we would get mad at him and we would roll our eyes. 

A moment from my day... the fabric and pattern for my headcovering.

In closing... I hope you enjoyed reading my daybook. You can find out more about creating your own daybook by visiting the links above that I provided.  Peggy Hochstettler is the original creator of TSW Daybook and has provided prompts to keep it in it's original form. Have a wonderful evening (or day if you are reading this on Tuesday)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Prayers for Florida

My heart is breaking for the families of those 17 people who died in yesterday's school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. I don't understand how something like this can happen.

I suppose, no I KNOW I should pray for the shooter Nikolas Cruz too. I know as a believer in our Lord Jesus I should pray for him. I know that God loves him. As one who wants all to experience the love of Christ and wants all to receive  Him as Lord and Savior I should pray for him.  But the mother heart in me wants him executed swiftly for what he did.  Back in the old days he would have been executed almost immediately. So I will pray for Nikolas Cruz's family. I can't even imagine what his family is going through. The shock and shame they must be experiencing.  Maybe  in time my prayers will extend to Nikolas too.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

25 Years Ago...

I married the love of my life. Back then I couldn't see 25 years into the future. I never imagined having three daughters.  We didn't anticipate struggles on both our parts but we are so grateful for the way the Lord has brought us through. Things are not perfect between but we continue to trust God and know that He can work things out.
And now for your giggling pleasure, here are a few pictures from our wedding. This was before I was into a conservative plain lifestyle. Sorry for the blurriness.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Simple Valentine Craft

I really hate tossing out the used lids from my canning jars so I like to save them other uses since they can't be used again for canning.

So I got a lid. Cut out some pretty fabric in a circle. I glued it on the lid. Got a floral sticker and hot glued it to the fabric to make sure it wouldn't fall off. Then I glued some heart stickers all around the lid and hot glued a piece of lace on the back.
Here's my finished project. This would be fun for children to do. Sorry it's off center.

Silly Things I Believed When I Was Little

I want to thank you all again for your sweet comments regarding my friend's homegoing. They were precious to me!

I watched a YouTube  video last week about silly things we believed when we were children so I will share ten silly things I believed when I was little starting at number 10. * Denotes things my parents told us and they were so convincing too!

10. If you are being chased by a snake, they will "stand up" and look for you.*

9.Thunder is actually God bowling with the angels and if the thunder is loud, God made a strike.

8. People lived in the tv and radio. I used to look in the back of the television trying to find the people. The tubes used to confuse me because I thought perhaps the people were hiding.

7. When my dad was driving and he would pass the sign that says " Do Not Pass" I was terrified we would either get into an accident or he would get a ticket for passing by that sign.

6. If I swallowed any kind of seed it would grow in my stomach.*

5. I was totally convinced my parents were lying about us ever being babies when they showed us our baby pictures. And oh the horror of finding out we were born naked!

4. I thought tornadoes were like the one in Wizard of Oz so I wanted to be in one so it would land at Disneyland.

3. I was convinced the actors on tv had something wrong with them because everytime I saw them they looked completely different.

2. Japan was home to monsters like Godzilla.* I was terrified Godzilla would make his way to Los Angeles.

1. Sunflowers ate people.  This was a result from watching scary movies with my parents and there was always the man eating plant that looked like a sunflower!😮

Bonus-  B.B. King was our long lost cousin *.  Every time my parents put on a B.B. King record, we would say " Cousin B.B.!" I was hoping he would come visit us sometime but of course he never did.

So how about you dear friends? Are there any silly things you believed as a child? Please share in the comments below or in your blog.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Yesterday I received word that a precious wife and mother from back home lost her battle with cancer. She was a believer so she is rejoicing with the Lord but I'm angry because as I have said this before I HATE CANCER!!
Cancer has taken so many moms and dads from our little homeschool group over the years we were part of this community before we moved. Cancer took my mother and niece.

As I was cleaning yesterday after I found out about this mom's death I found myself getting angry at many things:
 Angry at abortion because I wonder if one of those aborted babies could have grown up to find a cure for cancer.
Angry at this woman who professes to be a Christian yet is trying desperately to convince me that the scriptures regarding wives submitting to their husbands don't apply today.
Angry at blatant Satan because he is deceiving people and their souls are lost.
Angry at sin. We live in a fallen world and our only hope is in Jesus.

So I'm just plain angry but I'm now my anger is starting to turn to grief. I'm sad for the family of the mom who passed on to her reward.
I feel rather helpless because her family is in CA and I'm in AZ and I want to bring dinner.  I know that even though I can't help them with meals, I can ask the Lord to comfort them in the days ahead. I can ask the Lord to reassure her family they will see her again. That's so comforting.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WARNING: Some Parts of This Post Is Controversial!

I wonder what would happen if men had a march similar to the recent women's marches demanding their right not to be exposed to half dressed women in the workplace, in church, on the street, on magazine covers, etc? What if they marched demanding their right to be treated like men and not a child by their wives and girlfriends? To be allowed to be a dad instead of their child being killed in the womb? To not be portrayed on television and movies as idiots?

What would happen if they  wore (like inappropriately shaped hats the women wore on their heads to prove their womanhood ) on their heads inappropriately  shaped hats to prove their manhood?

 Satan has been telling lies to women ever since The Garden:

" I can wear this see through dress! It's my body!"

"It's his problem if my low cut blouse causes him to lust"

"It's not a baby, it's tissue! It's my body!"

"Motherhood degrades women"

"We don't  need to submit to our husbands"

The women's marches are shameful. Maybe we wives and mothers need to have our own march. To march for our rights to be godly wives and mothers who respect our husbands without criticism from the feminists.

Actually instead of marching for our " rights" we need to point people to Jesus. Jesus didn't march against the Pharisees. He pointed people to the kingdom of God. He died for both men and women to save us from eternal punishment.

Monday, January 22, 2018

In God's Eyes All Babies are Precious

Whether they have been born: My youngest daughter when she was 10 months old, now 17...
Or unborn:
Photo by Suhyeon Choi at

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Snow Day and Feeling Better

 Thank you all for your prayers for my "cooties". I'm better today. Last night the snow started but by the end of today it it was nearly gone. This is part of our back yard about 8 this morning.
Poor Tim had to scrape snow and ice off the car.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Feeling Almost Better

Thank you friends for your sweet comments. I'm feeling almost better but I have this ridiculous chest cough😧
I hope to avoid going to the walk in clinic. It's cold and rainy and may turn to snow so if I can just ride it out but if it gets worse I'll have to go.

I think I'm going to make a pot of hot tea and lemon. You all have a blessed Lord's  Day tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sick Today

I also wanted to tell you I will be out of commission for a few days. I have a sore throat and body aches.🤒😷😩 I hope to be better in a few days.

Oh Happy Day

When I was a child  Oh Happy Day  by the Edwin Hawkins Singers was very popular on the secular radio stations. I was always singing along with it. Edwin Hawkins went to be with the Lord this week. It's  in his memory I share this video.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Why I Wear a Headcovering Part 2

Before I continue with my post I want to ask you all to pray for the residents back in Montecito, CA. As you probably heard Tuesday's rain storm caused terrible flooding and mudslides. As of today seventeen people lost their lives and there are still people missing including an entire family.  KETY news in Santa Barbara has been releasing names of victims as they become available and quite honestly I'm afraid of seeing the full casualty list when it is released. We know a few families there because our children all used to take music classes together.
Montecito may be home to some  wealthy people  but not all that live there are but nevertheless they all need our prayers.
 Thank you ladies
So like I said last time, I couldn't understand why it was such a big deal over a piece of fabric on a woman's head.
I struggled with that and wondered if I had indeed lost my marbles but then that would mean Tim had lost his too since we both believed in 1 Corinthians 11.
But we both continued to seek the Lord in this issue and we just knew that wearing a headcovering was the right thing to do.
At that time the only congregations that we knew where the women covered were Conservative Mennonites so we were able to visit a few times and have made life-long friends.

On my headcovering online group which has ladies from many denominations, nearly all the ladies are lone coverers in their church. I met a fellow blogger here in AZ  who covers and lives just a few miles from here and I've made friends with some Mennonite ladies who live about an hour away.

I want to say this. I love ALL my Christian sisters and it doesn't matter if she wears a covering or not. I don't care if she has long hair or short hair or no hair at all. We are all sisters in the Lord.

I hope this post has helped and if anyone has questions please post in the comments below. I will do my best to answer your questions.