April 5, 2016

I have noticed that a lot of blogs do not have the FOLLOW BUTTON from WIDGETS in a convenient and EASY TO SPOT location!

If folks see it without searching, they will click and follow!  UPDATE your site from the ADMIN section.  Leave a comment if you need clearer guidance!


Top 10 Award!

February 28, 2013

I am blessed to share with you that Betty Bolden and

Jesus Is My Joy


has presented me with a new blog award!  I woke this morning to find that she’d nominated me for the Top 10 Award!  Thank you so much Betty!  I encourage you to visit her blog and am sure you will be blessed by her writing and her heart for Jesus!


Reader Appreciation Award A Blessing!

August 6, 2012

I am truly blessed to have been nominated by Patricia “My Blog” for the Reader Appreciation Award. I seek to be a follower of Christ and to reflect Him in my writing and to receive this award makes my soul dance and encourages me to continue on this path! Patricia’s blog is a delight and she posts such a wonderful variety of treasure there.  I encourage you to visit her blog and to return often, although once you have visited it, you won’t need me to suggest that, for you will want to! 

Now the rules for accepting this award are as follows:

  • Add a picture of the award to your blog post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 5-10 other Bloggers and inform those selected that they have been nominated.

Here are the nominations:

Leaves For Healing

July 14, 2012

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.

Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear,

 because the water from the sanctuary flows to them.

Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

 Ezekiel 47:11-13

I came to this scripture and it got me thinking . . . I’m sure they ate meat in Bible times, and we have read as much, but I wonder if they ate anywhere near as much as we do today?  The words “leaves for healing” struck me too as “leaves” are one of my favorite food groups.  lol  Okay, I’m not your typical vegetarian.  I am not yet a vegetarian at all, actually but I get closer to it by the day.  That being said, each time I go onto my Facebook account I see my friends who have “green thumbs” showing pictures of their huge harvest and I think of two things.  They need to live closer to me geographically, and man I wish I had a green thumb.  lol 

It’s funny really but growing up I spent a lot of time at the dinner table.  No, not because I ate too much, but because I hated veggies.  I laugh now because I am finding myself loving them more and more and liking meat less and less.   I don’t avoid it out of respect for Bessie the cow and in sympathy for her ancestors who became my double cheese burgers of the past years, but frankly the more I find yummy new ways of preparing them the more I load up on veggies and the more I find meat losing it’s appeal.  I’m not really “dieting” since I am not suffering, but instead loving what I’m eating and I’m losing weight, firming up, in a better mood, spending less money . . . duh!  Veggies are good.  lol 

Seems that meat was and in many places in the world still is a treat and not the huge portion on the plate.  Seems to me I am finding it’s not even that much of a treat to me anymore.  Offer me a spinach and cheese quesadilla and watch me smile!  A plate of roasted veggies will get me so excited and will be eaten so quickly that the steak you serve with ’em will hardly be touched.  I’ll be much too full of my peppers, brocoli, mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower, etc., to think of touching my steak. 

This got me to thinking of other things like the fact that our bodies are a gift from God and my gift to Him is taking better care of it.  Just for fun, I did a quick search for how many times the word garden appears in the NIV Bible.  It comes up at 60 times.  For more fun, I checked out vine, which makes me think of leaves, fruit, veggies . . .  well, that brought in a harvest of 186 times the word appears in the Bible.  Clearly there is something to this.  I know the words are used for a lot more than for Jesus to discuss dinner options, but He used teachings which represented “real life” concepts and values.  If He chose vines and gardens in His teaching it was because they were a big deal and people would more likely understand the message He was conveying in the use of such an analogy. 

As I say this there’s a yummy 3/4 of a spinach Quiche in the kitchen waiting for me.  I’m the only one here to eat it and that’s fine.  It’ll keep, it tastes as good or better left over, and it’s too hot to cook too often, so win-win situation for me.  I did offer to share it with a busy friend and “brother” whose wife is away and whose dining habits, I suspect, are bad when she’s away, but he was too busy to take me up on it.  Oh, dear.  More for me.  lol  Oh, spinach – healthy leaves like the quote above states.  Okay, they weren’t speaking of spinach but they could have.  It’s said to have vitamins A, C, E, and K and a lot of other assets to the body and it’s YUMMY. 

So, when you think of dinner, think of how healthy those vines are . . . and stay away from the pasture a bit more.  You’ll find you hardly miss the big huge portion of meat when you try your hand at seasoning up some nice veggies.  I wish I could tell you how I make my spinach Quiche, but it changes each time I make it.  lol  Play with your food.  Really!  Life’s too short to fuss about reading the directions.  lol  Okay, read ’em but the only rules you have to follow are the ones from God, the rest are negotiable.  lol 

For more good ideas on food and recipes, here are a couple of friends’ blogs you’ll want to check out.

Mary’s Blog:  http://maryaquino.wordpress.com/  Are you a dog lover?  Talk to Mary about that too!

Trisha’s Flying Meatballs: http://trishasflyingmeatballs.wordpress.com/  Ask her to tell you the flying meatball story!



July 3, 2012

Hey, everyone!  Seems more and more of my friends here are having trouble getting their comments onto posts because they get slammed into SPAM folders on WP.  In my experience, this is happening to folks who’ve been on the blogs in question many times and made many comments in the past, yet still this sometimes does happen. 

Since much of the content of my SPAM folder is pretty nasty, I’d not been looking into it, but just emptying it.  Now I look to see if there’s a friend or two waiting to be rescued.  I recommend you do this as well.  There’s no clear pattern to this as one active blog buddy suddenly found all her comments going there, while another just had one or two land there and most of hers still posted.

Once you click “not SPAM” to rescue your blog buddies, you may find as I did that they wind up awaiting approval rather than posting regardless of your specific blog settings . . .

I’m hearing at the WP water cooler that this is an ongoing challenge, though my experience in this battle is limited.  Just an FYI so y’all may be aware of it and not miss out on anything in your blog experience.


One Lovely Award and Blessing

June 13, 2012

The Lord loves us so much that He puts special people in our lives and hearts so that we cannot possibly fail to recognize how very much we are loved, so when I found this LOVELY award was being presented to me by http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/ I was reminded of His love just when I needed it for I was feeling low and my sister in Christ lifted me up again by honoring me this way.  As usual, these awards come with a few rules. It’s a cute, fun way to help other bloggers get to know a little more about you. And an excellent way to let others know about some of the blogs you follow, as well.

The rules:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other blogs you like for this award.
  • Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.

7 things:

  • I love Jesus (and I want the whole world to love Him too)
  • I have no favorite color.  God is such an amazing artist, I love all of them!
  • I could eat spinach every single day!
  • I love telling children stories!
  • Paul’s letters are my favorite books of the Bible
  • I love thrift store shopping!
  • I have a weakness for purses and tote bags – make ’em, design ’em, buy ’em!

The Nominees

  1. http://justmywritings.wordpress.com/
  2. http://foreverpoetic.me/
  3. http://lscotthoughts.com/
  4. http://womenswindow.com/
  5. http://jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com/
  6. http://patromine.wordpress.com/
  7. http://ptl2010.com/
  8. http://rebecaurora.wordpress.com/
  9. http://pbus1.wordpress.com/
  10. http://twominutesofgrace.wordpress.com/
  11. http://genesisone.wordpress.com/
  12. http://fourwindowspress.wordpress.com/
  13. http://thoughtfulbeliever.wordpress.com/
  14. http://godspeaks-i-listen.com/
  15. http://faithrises.com/

Social Media Users – The Latest!

September 3, 2011

So, dear readers.  Are you over the age of 18?  You do not have to answer the question, but if your secret answer is “yes” I shall have to admit it does not surprise me.  Why you ask?  Read my recently published article on Techcnorati and learn more!



Passionate for Jesus? (via )

August 17, 2011

You have got to read this! Passion IS NOT DEAD!

Passionate for Jesus? Today whilst on facebook I found a link  posted by Kate to an article called The Obstacle of Dullness. It is really worth a read. Don't worry, it's not really long and complex, but just takes a few minutes to read. It really resonates with the challenges of Christianity being dull, asking 'what happened to the un-nice brand of Christianity which turned the world upside down?' I have often wondered what the visible difference is between people who … Read More


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