Thursday, April 27, 2017

Meet Little Bertha

  That thing  called a pressure canner. I had never pressure canned before because they look so menacing! Remember  on I Love Lucy when Ricky tried to pressure cook two chicken and the thing exploded?😦😄
Well I did a test run to familiarize myself with using Little Bertha(my name for the canner) scared me half to death when it was making strange noises. After watching another canning video I realized it was actually behaving itself the first time.

Anyway, my first pressure canning was a success. (After I got over the initial dear of the thing!) I canned three pints of beans and now I can't wait to try again!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Feeling Slightly Nervous

Since I made te space in my payer closet I'm sure my husband is thinking I've gone off the deep end. I too wondered as I was clearing space if I had finally lost my mind. If that is what it means to go to war for my family then I welcome "losing my marbles". My family is worth fighting for.We Christian wives and mothers must pray daily for our husbands and children. And we must always get into the Word. In my earlier post I mentioned having your Bible in your prayer room. I recommend a actual hard copy instead of the smartphone Bible app. I say  this because it's too easy to get distracted by the other apps on our phones like texts, Pinterest, etc. And besides there is nothing like the sound of Bible pages being turned!

My "War Room"

This is my small space in our master closet  that will be my war room prayer space. It's not much but  when you go to war with Satan, you don't need a lot of space. I have on the wall which isn't shown a label for requests and one for answered prayer. This means however God chooses to answer.

Creating a War Room

Awhile back I had the opportunity to watch the movie War Room on DVD.  I don't always like to watch Christian movies because some have doctrinal issues I don't agree with or the cast may have lifestyles that are contrary to God's Word.
So anyway, I came away with the idea of creating one's own war room or prayer closet. I must say at the time, I didn't think I really needed to have a quiet space to pray because I usually just have my quiet time in my bedroom in the mornings.
Well that has changed recently and now I am done! Satan can mess with me all he wants but when he messes with my family, this means WAR!

I've decided to clear a small area in our walk-in closet for my war room. I'm still working on it. I have clutter and it so happens this weeks Flylady zone is the master area which is the bedroom, closet and bath. Thankfully the tasks this week are things I've done already so I can work on my war room space. When it's complete, I will post a picture of what I've done.

What does one need for a war room?
1.Space! It doesn't need to be huge. Do you have a closet that has stuff than can be put somewhere else? How about a spare bedroom? Do you have a space in your bedroom, that you can corner off to get alone with God?

2. Bible and pen.

3.Post it notes for writing names and prayer requests

4. A pillow for kneeling on or a small chair

5. If you are a headcovering lady, a veil or scarf if you don't cover all the time. I don't always get dressed right away when I get up in the mornings so I will have my quiet time in my jammies.

6. Tissues because many times we will be in tears.

7. A listening heart. Sometimes we are so busy talking to God we forget to take the time to listen.

I hope this has helped any of you who want to create your own prayer area. For more ideas go to

Have a blessed day ladies!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lift Your Glad Voices- Henry Ware- Courtesy The Cyberhymnal

Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die!
Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him,
And short the dominion of death and the grave;
He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound Him,
Resplendent in glory to live and to save!
Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
The Savior hath risen, and man shall not die!
Glory to God, in full anthems of joy!
The being He gave us death cannot destroy:
Sad were the life we must part with tomorrow,
If tears were our birthright, and death were our end;
But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow,
And bade us, immortal, to Heaven ascend:
Lift then your voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

He Arose--George C. Hugg Courtesy The Cyberhymnal

Lowly entombed He lay,
My blessèd Savior;
Waiting the promised day,
My precious Lord.
Up from the tomb He arose!
And in triumph, vanquished all His foes;
He arose a victor o’er the realms of night;
And He reigns forever with His saints in light,
He arose (He arose),
He arose (He arose),
Victor over all His foes.
Vainly they watch Him now,
My blessèd Savior;
Surely He’ll keep His vow,
My precious Lord.
Bursting the seal, He rose,
My blessèd Savior;
Scatt’ring His armèd foes,
My precious Lord.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday- Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies-Charles Wesley- Courtesy of The Cyberhymal

Tis finished! The Messiah dies,
Cut off for sins, but not His own:
Accomplished is the sacrifice,
The great redeeming work is done.
’Tis finished! all the debt is paid;
Justice divine is satisfied;
The grand and full atonement made;
God for a guilty world hath died.
The veil is rent in Christ alone;
The living way to Heaven is seen;
The middle wall is broken down,
And all mankind may enter in.
The types and figures are fulfilled;
Exacted is the legal pain;
The precious promises are sealed;
The spotless Lamb of God is slain.
The reign of sin and death is o’er,
And all may live from sin set free;
Satan hath lost his mortal power;
’Tis swallowed up in victory.
Saved from the legal curse I am,
My Savior hangs on yonder tree:
See there the meek, expiring Lamb!
’Tis finished! He expires for me.
Accepted in the Well-beloved,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
I see the bar to heaven removed;
And all Thy merits, Lord, are mine.
Death, hell, and sin are now subdued;
All grace is now to sinners given;
And lo, I plead the atoning blood,
And in Thy right I claim Thy Heaven

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holy Week

This is the week when we take the time to remember what Jesus did on the cross for us. I'm ever so thankful for God's love but have you ever thought about what Jesus really experienced while on the cross. I don't mean just the emotional aspect but the medical aspect. It's not a pretty picture at all.
Pastors have explained what a body goes through when a person is crucified. And yes it is still practiced occasionally in the Middle East.

 When I think about the horrible way Jesus died for us it makes it much more upsetting to me that people reject Him. I'm follow the Duggar Family and Bates Family Blogs and the things non Christians write is just so sad. If only they knew the sacrifice Jesus made.If only they would acknowledge the existence of God.

Tea Things

I just realized after reading another blog I hadn't posted anything about my tea exchange. If you recall awhile back I posted about the tea exchange hosted by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose. In the tea exchange you make two new friends. One you send a tea package to and one the other from the lady who gets your name. Two of my daughters plus myself participated for the first time. It's such fun to send out packages.
Here's a picture of the lovely items I received. The fabric underneath is fabric I bought to make an apron. Can you tell I love tea!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

When We Don't Know Why

I've been struggling about this post for the past few days. My heart is heavy for families who have had terrible losses. This week there was the loss of thirteen senior citizens who lost their lives in a bus accident who were on their way from a church retreat.  That's thirteen grandmoms and granddads.  I can't imagine the grief that church is experiencing.  But before this loss their was the devastating loss of blogger Mandy Kelly, her husband Scott, and two of their four children Lizzie(9) and Judah (10 months) in  a house fire on March 21st.  Mandy was the author of the blog Worshipful Living
She loved the Lord and her family. Their two surviving children Bekah and Jared will certainly need our prayers.
We don't know why God allows these types of tragedies to happen. I do know that when these things happen, God is right there to comfort us. And He will comfort Bekah and Jared. He will comfort the families of those grandparents.

Moving My Blog

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