gardening

How to Garden in a Drought

It is so dry. According to the National Weather Service we are in a severe to extreme drought. We have had a few brief sprinkles of rain in the last three weeks. Our grass is not growing, but our garden continues to thrive thanks to a layer of wood chips. We were introduced to Back to… Continue reading How to Garden in a Drought

Decorating, Grandparents, Home, Legacy, prayer, Youth

The Porch

Did he know, or did God know that I needed these gifts?

camping, Vacation

Peppermint Oil to the Resuce

Instead of going to Hawaii for our 50th anniversary we purchased a travel trailer which I dubbed Hawaii. It has blue stripes after all and reminds you of the ocean, sort of? The plan was to park at the local camp ground, tie up our pontoon boat and have a relaxing week. Knowing the used… Continue reading Peppermint Oil to the Resuce

communication, Decorating, family, Ministry, prayer, Youth

Do you think before you speak?

During a recent bout with laryngitis I was reminded of the number of words a woman uses daily versus the number a man uses. Louann Brizendine who wrote The Female Brain concluded that women use 20,000 words per day while men use 7,000. More recent studies do not agree with his findings. But in my… Continue reading Do you think before you speak?

prayer

My Sister Needs You

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the needs around you?  How can I encourage my sister?  I worry for her, her health, her state of mind.  What can I do?  I feel so helpless.  Lord, please help me to extend hope and encouragement to her. Her husband is terminal. She has no husband. Her child… Continue reading My Sister Needs You

communication, Home, prayer

How to Temper Your Tone

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. New International Version (NIV) Was it necessary to speak to me in that tone? “Not your wife, she is… Continue reading How to Temper Your Tone

children, Grandparents, Legacy, prayer, Youth

Unlimited Data Plan

“I love my phone.”  “I hate my phone.”  How can one be so fickle?  When you upgrade to a new cell phone it is easy!    After using an android smart phone for several years, I upgraded to a newer version.  At the same time my husband changed from a flip phone with no data… Continue reading Unlimited Data Plan