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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Why I Wear a Headcovering- Take 2 Part 1 Again

Okay ladies! I'm going to try this again and I hope it will come through clearly.

I started covering  in obedience to 1Corinthians 11:1-16.  Rather than me typing out the verses, you may look them up on your own. In these verses the apostle Paul teaches about women covering their heads while praying or prophesying and men are to pray uncovered.

I really wanted to research this topic because I remember a lady named Charity wearing a hanging veil at an Above Rubies retreat around 2003 and a few months later a mom whose name was Sherry and her daughters, one of which had a CaringBridge health update page wore similar head veils. I really found this odd because the lady at the retreat was Filipino and these ladies were white. So I figured the Above Rubies lady was doing for cultural reasons and the ladies from the CaringBridge site were probably from a foreign country. They were actually from Florida, born and raised.

That is until I came across a link on Sherry's page which lead to the ebook, Let Her Be Veiled by Tom  Shank. I found this book very interesting because I had never, ever heard of such teaching. I asked several ladies about it but they all thought Tom Shank didn't know what he was talking about.
I really wasn't satisfied with their answers but put the matter on the back burner until I spoke with Charity who would be at the upcoming Above Rubies retreat. This was in the dark ages of 2005.😊

I spoke with Charity at the retreat about her headcovering and she explained it was because of 1 Corinthians 11. Now I will confess, I was really hoping she wouldn't mention those verses. As a matter of fact I kept saying in my mind ("Don't say say 1 Corinthians 11")  and when she said the scriptures  I was thinking in my head ("You just had to say it"!)  but deep down I knew it was something I needed to really study and pray about.

So after that retreat, I got my Bible, a physical copy of Let Her Be Veiled and studied and prayed. I talked to my husband Tim about it. He studied and prayed too and he also read Mr. Shank's book. I really wanted to cover by now because I really wanted to obey the Lord in this area but I wanted it to be okay with Tim first. He finally gave the okay and I've been covering ever since.

The thing is at that time I didn't realize that people would have a problem with it. I got odd looks from people at church and was accused of being legalistic. I found an online support group for Christian ladies who covered and they all experienced the same thing. I was quite surprised because I never judged any woman who didn't cover her head. I didn't think it was such a big deal. I was wrong!
 Why is it okay for a man to remove his hat in church but a woman who wears a piece of fabric on her head is scorned?

I'm going to send this post  now because I completely lost my train of thought for some reason. This is part one and this should post without a problem.
Part two I will try to post later this evening or tomorrow.

Uh Oh! Part One Didn't Work!

I'm not sure what happened with part 1 of my post but it didn't come through correctly. I started writing it on my Android tablet and finished it on my PC. I'm so sorry about that. And after all that hard work too. Sigh...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Why I Wear a Headcovering- Part 1

I've get asked frequently why I wear "that thing" on my head. "Are you Amish" "Are you a nun?" "Are you from a foreign country?"

I started covering in 2005 after doing a thorough study on the subject.  In the Bible the topic is in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.

 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
I didn't even know what an actual headcovering looked like at first until I spoke with a lady at a retreat who wore a covering. I had remembered I was following a CaringBrigde site and all the women in the family wore similiar coverings to hers. She explained that she was obeying 1 Cor.11:1-16.

I founs a book called "Let Her Be Veiled" by Tom Shank and read it through twice cover to cover. Studied the scriptures and prayed. I shared my thoughts with Tim. He read the book, studied all the scriptures and prayed.
He finally gave me his blessing to start covering my head and that the headcovering is for today and it's not a cultural thing.
I didn't know any other women other than the woman at the retreat who covered their heads. I sought support through online discussion groups for Christian women who were following 1 Cor. 11.

Since this post is getting rather long I'm going to end this and post part 2 tomorrow.

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is having a pleasant morning. I want to thank everyone for my birthday wishes and the responses to my goals for the year.
Now that it has taken me a whole week to recover from the holidays I can get back to posting again.  I'm preparing to write a post on why I wear a headcovering since some have been wondering. I hope to get that up later today. Right now homemaker duites call.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fot Those Who Couldn't View Video

Here is the link to the video I posted yesterday for Hot Tea Month

Monday, January 1, 2018

It's Hot Tea Month!

In honor of Hot Tea Month I'm posting this cute video. I've only tried posting a video once so I hope this works. Enjoy and then go have a cup of tea! Or better yet watch with a cup of tea!

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year! It's 2018 ladies and that means is time for my yearly post on my goals for the year. Most of you know I dont do New Year's resolutions because  resolutions can easily be broken but with goals, I don't set myself up for failure.

 I must confess that I had thought about not blogging anymore or taking a very long break.
But I realize I really like encouraging you ladies whom I consider you all friends so as long as the Lord wants me to blog I will continue to write.

So here goes my list in order this time.

1. Improve my prayer life. My prayer life isn't horrible but I want to take more opportunities to go in my "war room" to pray not just during my regular prayer time.

2.Start a Bible reading plan and not get frustrated with myself if I miss a day. I have assigned reading in my daily devotions but I want to increase my reading of the Word.

3. Have more grace with my husband and daughters when they do things that frustrate me. I find myself getting irritated with  silly things that really doesn't matter in the long run.

4. Having more grace with our second service worship leader and the music choices at church. Ladies, this one is a hard one because I don't like most of the contemporary Christian music out there. I get really irritated with updated versions of hymns that don't take away the message of the original hymn. 

5. Stay focused during my prayer time. I get distracted very easily and then my mind wanders to things I need to do during the day.

6. Make better use of my daily planner. I'm old school and use a spiral planner instead of a calender on my computer or smartphone.

7. Make a daily dinner menu. This one is hard too because sometimes I just don't know what everyone wants to eat on any given day.

8. Finish a book before starting another. Currently I'm reading "Created to Be His Helpmeet" (Yes I'm still reading it.) and" Fragrant Whiffs of Joy" by Dorcas Smucker.

9. Complete one  sewing project from my sewing lesson book. My sewing machine is out of the repair shop and so far isn't "mocking" me by messing up the tension or having a bobbin threads that look like a bird nest.

10. Stay on top of my cleaning routines with Flylady. I got a little off schedule last year so I want to get back on board. 

So that's my goal list for this year. I hope to see what your goals for this year here in the comments below or on your blog.

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