Thursday, November 30, 2017

Avoiding Scams and Rip Offs Part 1

Photo by Hanny Naibiho courtesy

The holidays are here which means thieves are lurking about ready to steal from unsuspecting victims. I will try to offer some tips that I hope will keep you from becoming a victim.
Phone Scams:
1. Your computer is sending error messages. Ladies your computer is not sending error messages. Windows techs do not call people telling them their computer is sending error messages. The caller wants to take control of your computer and steal your information. Just hang up if they call.

2.Sherrif Scam/IRS
I've read about this recently. The scammer will call posing as a sheriff. The caller will tell you there is a warrant out for your arrest  because you owe money and you can avoid jail time by paying x amount of money.  Law enforcement officers will never alert someone over the phone if there is a warrant. If they did this real criminals would skip town.

3. Charity Solicitors 
These are hardest to discern real ones from fake ones. It's better to just donate to a charity you are familiar with or note the name of the charity and look it up online.

I'm sure there are phone scams I'm forgetting but these are the ones that come to mind.
So ladies please be careful!
Next I will  discuss shopping online and in stores.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Agreeing to Disagree

There are some things as Christians we will never agree with each other about.
Some ladies like myself wear dresses or skirts only.  Some ladies wear pants.  There's no need to argue one way or the other but we all can agree that we need to be modest in whatever we wear and that our clothing honors the Lord.

There are some Christians who only listens and sing hymns. There are others who like the more contemporary Christian music. I personally don't like Christian music that is so loud my ears are ringing and I can't hear the pastor's sermon. Whatever music you choose make sure it is God honoring and that the songs are doctrinally correct.

There are Christians who celebrate Christmas and will have a Christmas tree. There are some who celebrate Christmas but don't put up a tree. There are Christians who don't don't celebrate the holiday at all. I believe whatever you do remember Jesus is the reason for the season. There are people who are church CEOs( they attend church Christmas, Easter Only). Some of these people have come to the Lord (or came back) after attending a Christmas service or Resurrection Sunday service and heard the gospel. I have family members who have done this and oh how that warms my heart!

So now Jesus probably wasn't born on December 25th but I find it encouraging that a day is set aside to remember the One who came as a baby, grew up and was crucified and rose again for us.

That being said, I think we can agree to disagree. When we get to heaven it won't really matter because will be too busy worshipping the Lord to argue amongst each other.😊

Ana, if you are reading this, I'm sorry you were offended. If you would like to comment, please respond without all caps and in English.
Thank you!

A note about the bookmark giveaway, I'm going to enclose some coloring pencils for you to use to color your bookmark. Remember Friday is the deadline and I will announce the winner on Saturday morning. Just leave a comment on my original post about the giveaway.
Have a blessed rest of your day!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Giveaway! Bookmark

Good morning ladies so as promised, I'm posting details about the giveaway. As I said it is really nothing much so here goes.

Okay I got these bookmarks from Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministries and they sent me two. So I would like to give away one.
It measures about 8" x 3" and it's for coloring. Most of you know I love coloring books ever since coloring books for adults became a "thing".
So in order to be in the drawing just leave a comment below. I'll put everyone's name in a bowl and pick one ramdomly. The winner will be announced this Saturday December 2nd. Have fun!
Note:11/2817 I will enclose coloring pencils with the book mark to get your creative juices going!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Giveaway Coming Up!

I have a small something I would like to giveaway. It's nothing much though. Details coming up on Monday.

Friday, November 24, 2017


My previous post my typo for Prov 25:11 should have said "An encouraging word is like apples of gold in places of silver" not "pictures of silver".
Sorry about that!

Another Thanksgiving Has Come and Gone

Yesterday was a sweet Thanksgiving but it was also hard because my oldest daughter is overseas on a missions trip. She messaged my husband to let us know they had gone through the Panama Canal. She misses us and we miss her terribly but we know God has some good things planned for her and the team.

Our meal was great and I want to pass along some tips for meal prep that helped me not dread preparing the Thanksgiving meal. You can use these for Christmas or any special occassion.

1. If you are going to roast your turkey, use oven bags. The only company I know of that makes them is Reynolds though I'm sure there must be more.
The turkey is juicier, reduces roasting time and clean up is easier which leads to numbet two.

2. Use a disposable roasting pan. I got my at Dollar Tree for, you guessed it a dollar. I hate cleaning roasting pans so with the roasting bag and disposable pan, I'm able to just gather them both and toss. Note: Always, I repeat always support pan with a cookie sheet, otherwise you run the risk of a severe burn. Believe me, there is no fun in spending the holiday at the ER!

3. Clean up as you cook. If you have a dishwasher load each utensil, dish or pan in the dishwasher so you don't have a huge mess to clean after your meal.
If you don't have a dishwasher then have a sink ready with soapy water to wash your dishes.

4. When it comes to buying  for your holiday meal check your local dollar type store.
I bought my disposable pan, stuffing and broth all at Dollar Tree. Some of you might live near the 99 Cent Only store. That was our favorite store when we lived in CA.
You can also find Ziplock type containers there too and " doggie bag containers".

I hope these ideas will help you have a little less stress when planning your next holiday gathering, whatever that holiday may be.

Switching topics, yesterday for the first time ever since I blogging, I had to reject a comment.
It seems that this woman who wanted to argue with me over at a blog I follow, wanted to continue over on my blog. I had let her know on the other blog that I didn't want to get into a comment war with her. I ended with the scripture Proverbs 25:11 "An encouraging word is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." I guess that made her angry so that's why she tried at my blog.

She always writes in all caps and in Spanish. My Spanish is very limited but I can tell that that she was very angry with me and others who don't agree with her. She claims to be a Christian but she seems very rude and judgemental.

She doesn't have a blog so I have no idea how to block her or if I even can. Any ideas will  be helpful.
What did she want to argue about you may be wondering? It was over Christmas and whether it was Biblical or not.

The thing is, I never even argued with her over that. I asked her and someone else asked her to please not write in all caps. Someone else asked her to post in English since she apparently spoke English.

I'm guessing she targeted me  because most people will comment anonymously but I like to use my name.
I do hope I seen the last of her on my blog and hopefully over at the over blog. Maybe she will give up and find someone else to argue with. She reminded me of the odious woman in Proverbs that Debi Pearl in Created to Be His Helpmeet warns us not to become.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. If things get rough today, it's okay to escape to a quiet place to pray.
Photo by Jessica Bristow courtesy of

Monday, November 20, 2017

Blessed Thanksgiving!

Just in case I don't get on this week I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I will  be very busy with preparing for Thanksgiving
so I will be limited with posting and reading your blogs.
Let's all take time this week to be thankful for the big things and the little things in our lives.
(Photo by Pro Church Media courtesy of

Friday, November 17, 2017

Feminine Friday

I'm late to the game today so I will just saying one of the things that a godly woman will do is to dress the way she would other women to dress around her husband, son, brother or father.

The original quote : "Dress the way the way you would want other women to dress around your husband" - Kim Doebler

Friday, November 10, 2017

Feminine Friday

Ladies today instead of posting a picture I want to talk about being a godly feminine woman/ young lady.

Being feminine is not just about what you wear but it also includes have a meek and quiet spirit(1 Peter 3:3-4)

Being feminine doesn't mean participating in women's marches wearing(yes I'm going there!) vagina hats demanding your rights to kill your unborn baby.

Being feminine means having a thankful and submissive attitude.

A feminine woman gladly accepts her role as a woman and rejects the notion of wanting to do jobs reserved for men.

A feminine woman will reverence her husband and submit except when it violates scripture.(1Peter 3:1-6, Ephesians 5:22)

Being feminine is not flaunting our bodies by dressing in clothing that makes us look like harlots or posting pictures online of ourselves in harlot attire for all to see.

Being feminine loves her husband, children and being a keeper at home(Titus 2 :1-5)

These are a few things I wanted to share. Scripture is full of teaching aimed at us women. Now I'm not perfect by no means. I've definitely come short of being the wife God wants me to be.

Resources  I recommend
The Bible of course
The Excellent Wife- Martha Peace
Daughters of Sarah-Genevieve  M. White
The Transformed Wife- Lori Alexander
Any books by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies
Created to Be His Helpmeet- Debi Pearl

I'm still in the middle of Created to Be His Helpmeet but so far it's been very encouraging.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Better Picture of Tea Cup

Here's a better picture of the teacup and saucer I recieved and there is a handmade doily. I want to examine the pattern to figure out how to crochet one.  I've never made a doily in my life So I hope to be able to do this pattern.

Completed Shirt Apron

Here's a picture of me in the completed apron after I disguised the shirt pocket I forgot to remove before I started sewing.

A Lighter Post-Tea Cup Exchange Reveal

I've posted in the past about the wonderful teacup and mug exchange that Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose hosts at least twice a year.  I participated for the first time in the spring of this year and was blessed to do it again for the fall.
So for the fall exchange I sent a package to JoJo over at Through My Hands. She is a very talented craft lady. I didn't snap a picture of her goodies because I wanted to get her package out.

I recieved a lovely package from Kim and I just love it! I love having tea time and this just makes it all the more lovelier!
If you would love to see more pictures of tea loveliness check  Stephanies post tomorrow at The Enchanting Rose reveal and information for the next exchange.

Being Fearful

This was in my inbox today and it is just what I needed today. I realize that not many agree with the things Lori writes but this post is important for all of us who may be experiecing fear .
The Transformed Wife
If the link doesn't click or copy and paste.

Monday, November 6, 2017

One More Confession

I really don't like confessing this but sometimes I get fearful due to the recent shootings. When I heard about the shooting at a church in TX yesterday , that made things much worse. Twenty- six people(including a 18month old baby) as of the time of this writing died for no reason.

Here in AZ people are allowed to carry weapons.  I get nervous someone is going to go on a shooting rampage. I get fearful at church or Bible study that someone who has a beef with God or Christians in general and come in shooting.
I know this is not how God wants His children to live but yet the fear is there.

Confession Time- Last Night I Whined to God

First of all I want to thank you all for your kind comments regarding my oldest daughter Miranda leaving on a long missons trip. They are very comforting to me. She and the team from YWAM Bishop, who are friends of our since all our kids were little, will fly out on the 16th.

So now I will explain why I whined to God last night. Yesterday we drove Miranda to Las Vegas to meet up with our friend from Bishop who was housesitting so they can drive back to Bishop together. That was fine.
So we drove back to AZ and we stopped in a small town outside of Kingman,AZ for gas and potty break. That was fine. It was fine until we were leaving the parking lot and Tim says "Really?" I'm thinking perhaps the driver in front of us did something silly because we saw alot of that during the drive. Tim says "Why isn't the alternator alternating?" I'm thinking this is not good and so I'm praying that the car would continue to work but the car wasn't having it. The headlights were starting to dim and the car was starting to die. I kept praying that we would get to Kingman where it was well lit but nope that didn't happen.
We ended up pulling over to the side of the road in the middle of no where it was dark and all we could see were the lights of Kingman which was an hour away. That's when the whining started. (Cue the violin music) "God why didn't You honor my prayer?" "How can I trust You to keep my daughter safe while on her mission trip  when you won't honor a simple request to keep our car running?"  I was very much pitiful.

After we pulled over Tim called our friend(praise God for cell signals despite being in Nowhere Land)  who are three hours away. So making a long story short, we got around rescued 11:30 last night. Our friend had a trailer to load our car on and off we went. We got home around 3 this morning,.
So these are the things I was thankful for last night:
We were kept safe from cars because our hazard lights quit working
Thankful there were signals on our cell phones because usually in remote areas like that there is no cell service
This one might be tmi but were girls were grateful for empty drink cups, napkins and hand sanitizer because there wasn't a potty around
Thankful for the bright moon which shown on our car after the hazard light dimmed out
Thankful for our friend who we think is an angel in disguise who came to get us
Thankful God got us home safely even though, it wasn't the way I had planned.

Ladies, I confess I'm still a little troubled that God didn't answer my prayer to keep our car running our whole trip. And yes I'm worried that God won't keep Miranda safe as she won't be in  very safe places.
This is a hard thing for me to admit because I always thought my faith was strong. If last night was a test, I failed miserably.

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