Sunday, December 23, 2012

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!! 

MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH GOD'S PERFECT PEACE.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

Clean your glasses -  Here's a tip that's right on the money.  Use a dollar bill - or a $5, $10, or $20 bill - to clean your eyeglasses or sunglasses.  It will pay off in the form of clear, streak-free lenses.

Children's Christmas Program

We went to the children's Christmas program at church last night.  How happy and proud the kids were as they sang their little hearts out.  Everyone knew there lines and even the youngest ones knew the songs and sang so well.  They were not afraid to let the Good News.
Our Pastor challenged us to "become like little children" as we share the gospel with the people we come in contact with each day. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

Jesus was content to be born in a stable so that we may have a manison when we die....

Though he was rich....he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
                                                                             II Cornthians 8:9

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Second eye surgery

I had the cataract removed from my left eye this past Monday.  Everything went well.  But I'm still a bit tipsy.  I need to do drops in my eyes 4 times a day for this week and next; then 3 times for a week, then 2 times for a week and then I'm done.  I have a eye appointment the first week of January 2013 for new glasses. Can't wait for that.

My thought for Thursday is this  --
                We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

                                                       

Monday, November 26, 2012

cateract surgery


 Right eye done, left eye next Monday.
Some discomfort but not bad.  Been resting and sleeping much of the day.
Tomorrow should be much better.

 Some discomfort but not bad.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A THANKSGIVING WISH FOR YOU

Wishing a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
                                      I Thessalonians 5:18

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

Monday, November 12, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

Stop pussyfooting around ice sidewalks:
When your outside deck or sidewalks turn into a ice skating rink toss cat litter onto your sidewalk instead of salt.  The litter will provide traction, but it won't damage the walk, unlike salt.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

A quote from Ruth Bell Graham -

The center of power is not to be found in summit meetings or in peace conferences.  It is not in Peking or Washington or the United Nations, but rather where a child of God prays in the power of the Spirit for God's will to be done in his life, in his home, and in the world about him.

DAY AFTER THE ELECTION

My choice did not win but GOD STILL REIGNS!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

TUESDAY VOTE.......

Be sure to exercise your right to VOTE TODAY!!   and  PRAY!!
God still rules -never forget that!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

It is the little things that matter most; what good is a bathtub without a plug?
                                     Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

Learm a great way to grate cheese.
If you place your cheese grater in the freezer for several minutes before grating, cheese won't stick to the metal.  Running it under cold water will work too, but be sure to dry it completely before grating.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

When everything is going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
                                                           Henry Ford

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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TIP FOR TUESDAY

Hold up your boots with a bottle:
No need to keep tripping on those tall boots slumped over in your closet.  Just place an empty, one or two liter, plastic soda bottle in each boot.  They will stand at attention without the cost of expensive wooden inserts to keep them upright.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A REUNION

Last Saturday evening we had a Chiveree Reunion at Windmill Restaurant in Holland, Mi.  Many of you may not know what chivereeing is all about.  Back in the olden days people used to go to wedding receptions and make a lot of noise, with pots and pans etc.   When the bride and groom had enough of this noise they would pay the group to leave.  Well, my husband was part of that group.  When the last of the guys got married he said he would pay them but they had to use the money for a get-together of all the members of the chirveree group.  That was 49 years ago.

So every year since then we have been getting together for a reunion.  First we had a picnic, but after several years and with our families grown, we decided to go to a restaurant to celebrate.  We had 34 people at this one on Saturday night.  This includes the men and their spouses.  We have some widows and widowers that come too.  The oldest man is 81 years old.  Each year we miss one or two because of death.  At this time we are all retired; some come with canes and walkers. All in all we have a really good time - telling stories of when we were younger and sometimes foolish.  The meal was delicious and a good time was had by all.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY


A quote by Mark Twain:
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessal in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

TIPS FOR TUESDAY

Get diry sock clean:
Even those dingy sweat socks come out white when you sock them in a solution of a half cup lemon juice or two tablespoons automoatic dishwasher detergent in a gallon of super-hot water.  Soak for 30 minutes, or overnight if they are very dirty.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

Violent exercise after 40 is especially harmful if you do it with a knife and fork.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

Cleaning Graters:  Get debris out of graters and sieves with an old toothbrush.  Boil a few old toothbrushes to sterilize them, and keep them in your kitchen cupboard.

A Little Bit of This & That

It is cold in my neck of the woods this morning.  30 degrees.  Time to put the electric blanket back on our bed.  I run the furnace too this morning to get the chill out of the house.  As I type the sun is coming out so it should be a nice day.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and are ready to begin the week. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

A quote from Barbara Johnson -
   "Remember, you may be older today than you have ever been before  but you are younger than you will ever be again!"  
                                                 So what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - view from our back porch


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Tip for Tuesday

Boiling Pasta -  Cook more pasta than you need.  After draining, toss the extra pasta lightly with olive oil, and store it in a zip-lock plastic bag in the refrigerator up to three days.  Reheat the pasta in boiling water just until thoroughly heated.   Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beautiful Fall Colors

 We went for a short color tour yesterday afternoon.  You don't have to go far to see the beautiful red and yellow leaves.  The sun was out just right and the leaves were beautiful. 

The heavens declare the glory of God............
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

GETTING READY FOR PENTWATER


On Wednesday we leave for camping in Pentwater at the Mears State Park.  There is a Craft Show in Pentwater on Saturday and Sunday which we always include in our week.  We're hoping for nice weather but if it is cold we will have a campfire going every night to keep us warm. 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and  lean not unto thine own undertanding.
                                                    Proverbs 3:5

When we lean on our own understanding, we don't have a leg to stand on!
                                                    
                                                               Roy Les

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

To speed up the ripening time for your bananas, place them in a brown paper bag.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

VACATION TIME

 
 
 
 
We spent a week at the CRC Conference Grounds.  We had beautiful weather all week and we had a great time. But it is alway good to be back home again.                
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

Our Lord does not care so much for the importance of our works as for the love
with which they are done.
                                                  Teresa of Avila

Monday, August 27, 2012

TIP FOR TUESDAY

Freeze your Cookie Dough:
You can freeze slice-and-bake cookie dough in wax paper p to three months.  Better yet, if dough is tightly wrapped in freezer-weight plastic wrap or heavy-duty aluminum foil, you can freeze it up to one year.
If the dough is too hard to slice, let it stand at room temperature 15 to 30 minutes.
To keep the dough round when slicing, turn the roll a quarter turn every four slices.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

You can get almost anything accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

He/She who slings mud generally loses ground.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

                         Tact is getting your point across without stabbing someone with it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Good Summer Eating


Our vegetables are growing nicely in our garden.
Notice the little roaster lamp - I found it at a garage sale
while camping. 
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

BACK FROM CAMPING


We spend two weeks at Ottawa Beach with my brother and his wife.
We had a great time.  It is very hot most of the time but our trailer
was in the shade a good part of the day.

This was first time out with our new trailer.  It is some bigger than
our old one which made it much more enjoyable.
Our trailer isn't brand new - just new to us.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

Our days are identical suitcases......all the same size---but some people can pack more into them than others.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday evening we attended the community worship service held in the Allendale Park.   Believers from various churches met together to thank God for our country and the  freedoms we enjoy.

Sometimes when I hear the news or read the papers I wonder just how long we will have this freedom.  The freedom to meet in a public place to worship and to honor the One and Only True God without anyone tiring to put a stop to it.

 Sometimes it seems like our freedoms are being taken away.  We have so much goverment control these days; so many laws and regulations. Common sense should tell us what to do instead of having a law to dictate what we should do.  Common sense?  We don't hear much of that these days.

What will our world be like for our children and grandchildren?  We don't know what the future holds BUT we do know who holds the future.  That is our comfort, our hope and our promise.  OUR GOD REIGNS!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

All we can take with us to heaven is what we leave behind in the lives we touch.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

RECIPE FOR A HAPPY DAY

1 cup friendly words
2 cups (heaping) understanding
4 T. (heaping) time and patience
Pinch of warm personality
Dash of humor

Method of Mixing;
Add heaping cups of understanding .   Use generous amounts of time and patience.  Keep temperatures low.  Do not boil.
Add a dash of humor and a pinch of warm personality.
Season to taste with a spice of life.
Service in individual molds.

                  Author Unknown

Enjoy your day!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

TROUBLE WITH MY COMPUTER

I was looking on my computer last week when all of a sudden there came a screen on saying my computer had a virus and it was ready to crush.   I didn't know what to do so I called Staples (the store I bought my computer from a year ago).  They told me not to touch anything and to bring it in.  There was a virus.  I do have Norton Virus protection but the virus got through.   I did have to pay for them to fix it  So $150.00 later my computer is up and running again.  Hopefully it won't happen again.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

A little smile can brighten someone's day. And while you're smiling you might as well go one step further and share a chuckle or two.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Thought for Thursday

You cannot control the length of your life, but you can have something to say about the width and depth.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

As a sinner I have no right to God's blessing, but in Christ I have them all.
                                       a quote from our pastor on Sunday

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Thought for Thursday

Man weighs your actions but God weighs your intentions.
                                       Thomas A kemps

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY


    anitque lamp
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