Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Daily Fix: Cover a Scratch or Chip in Your Hardwood Floor - DIY Life

For those of you out there with hard wood floors, this is an easy fix to any markings on your floor. I thought we were going to have to redo the whole floor in our kitchen/diningroom, but may not have to now. I love our flooring, but being a soft wood, it gets marked up easily by chairs and dropping things. We have marks everywhere, which we may still have to redo the whole surface, but at least we now have the knowledge of what to do when they first appear and keep it from getting so bad.

Hope this article is helpful to others as well. Always looking for DIY ways versus all those expensive fixes that often occur.

The Daily Fix: Cover a Scratch or Chip in Your Hardwood Floor - DIY Life

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Can anyone tell me how to translate when someone uses a different language in comments? I have received comments in Chinese or Japanese or something and have no idea what they are saying. Thanks!

He's Not Finished With Me Yet!

The song "Wait and See" by Brandon Heath brings comfort during what I'm experiencing right now.

The night has been long. Lay on the right side and it hurt. Lay on the left side and it's better but have to lay a certain way. Kept waking up having to reposition. Up at 3:30 am as I couldn't sleep. More lumps on the head. The ones already there have grown. I now have one on my shoulder about the circumference of a baseball, and one in my armpit about the size of an egg. Still all on the left side. Along with numbing in my forhead and the top of my head. I don't feel well and am just wiped out. Have been the past couple of days. It's getting to where it hurts to talk.

Am I scared, well I woldn't say that, but yes, concerned. But then this morning--I love God's timing--hubby turned on some worship music on the tv and the above song came on. I knew then it was meant for me. He's not finished with me yet. I have a lot more to do here on earth before He takes me home. Am I ready to go home? Yes as I can't wait to meet our maker and leave the ways of the flesh and world; but know that I'm needed hear right now. I need to learn more aobut our Father and grow closer first. He has work for me to do first. So a certain peace and comfort has come over me.

What bothers me most is the thought of needles going into these things that already hurt. The thought of a needle going in my neck makes me nervous. The numbing stuff is even worse. But better to know what is going on than keep suffering.

Please say a prayer for my family and I. I know hubby and son and sister is very concerned. Ask for peace and comfort to come over them as well. Thank you and God Bless!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Doctor/Science Mystery: Once Again!!!

I swear my side of the family should really consider selling our bodies to science. They would have a field day with us. Today I went in as I had a lump on my left elbow that showed a few weeks ago. Yes it burns in there constantly but figured it was another ganglion cyst and blew it off.

Then two days ago I found two lumps just in the hairline of my forehead on the left side. They itched like crazy. I figured I probably had those darned underground zits popping up. Then one became really red all around a large area.

Then last night I found a good sized lump in front of my left ear. It hurt. Today I found an even larger on in the gland on the left side of my neck. That's when I decided to go get checked out.

I saw a practioner student first, who was totally confused and went to look some things up. The PAC came in next and she was flabbergasted. She had ideas, but nothing fit what was going on with me. She went and talked to my doctor who decided on a cat scan.

I was not thrilled with that, as I've had so many MRI's, a cat scan and x-rays in the past two years. That didn't make her happy, and I agreed to have it done.

Well that showed no infection going on in there, but did show a lot of nodes, which explains why I've found two more lumps.

So now they are trying hard to get me in to see an ear, nose and throat specialist to have some biopsies done. Ughhhh. I am not thrilled with that notion at all. I may end up in the ER tonight if the lumps continue to grow. The one by my ear is causing an ear ache now. The one on my neck is creating an uncomfortable pressure, and something is causing some blurring in my left eye.

The blood work drawn hasn't come back yet. I'm hoping to hear something back on that yet tonight. We'll see. So here I sit, wondering what in the world is wrong with me. I'm not pannicked and actually find it a bit hilarious as this is par for the course. Each of us three girls and my daughter have experienced the unknown so many times. It's our family. We are sciences mysteries. But please don't let them know. I don't want them banging down our doors just yet. ;)

I have to laugh, as worrying solves nothing and can actually complicate things more, and I just find a peace in my heart knowing that the good Lord will take care of me. I will take what ever is handed; but Lord, when are You going to give me my health back so I can go on to do the work You have planned for me??? Although, and this has come to me a lot lately, that perhaps I'm going through these things to be able to share a great testimonial of His great love!

So my final question: has anyone ever experienced this sort of thing? If so, what did it turn out to be, and what did they do for you? Thanks! So if you all could say a prayer for us, as my family is going through this with me, I would greatly appreciate it, as in numbers we are stronger!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Police Credit Dog With Saving Lost Toddler's Life - AOL News

I love stories with happy endings. Mans best friend. Thank the Lord this baby is safe and sound. I can't even phathom going through what the parents must have endured during the time she was missing. So important to know where your children are and what they are doing.

Police Credit Dog With Saving Lost Toddler's Life - AOL News

Friday's Funnies

Please Read This Carefully, as I don't want anyone I care about to get hurt.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Millionaire Gets Rid of Everything!

For some time I've felt that hubs and I need to get rid of "stuff" that we have in our home. We don't live richly, but we do live in a nice home. I used to desire a larger--well not necessarily larger, but a home set up differently with a different kitchen and bath. Coveting is so easy to do, and I'm guilty. When I catch myself, I stop it--but sometimes forget. Ahh the ways of the world/flesh; gets us everytime. The important thing is we realize and stop ourselves.

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I realized there was a good reason for my feeling like we needed to unload some "stuff" in our house. I've slowly been doing that the past year and can't wait to do more! The article made me thankful that we aren't rich--and honestly, I've never wanted to be, as it seems to change people. Uppity people that think they are better because they have money and nice "things" I have little respect for due to the fact that there are so many people hurting out here and we should think of them instead of turning our noses in the air. The competing to see who can do better than another just drives me insane!

Many a time when we've seen someone on the corner with a homeless sign, we stop and give them what we have on us; but when I have nothing on me, it breaks my heart to just drive by. I do pray that the Lord fixes their situation, but still feel empty hearted. If I could, I'd take every homeless family in and help them.

My whole point here is be thankful for what you have. Accept it when you are given a financial struggle, as it's the Lord working on us to draw us nearer, and/or teach us a lesson. Honestly, when we struggle financially like we are right now--due to no construction going on--I realize He is probably telling us to slow down and live within our means. I have a habit of getting excited when we have money and buy for the grandkids "stuff", and things they need. But the stuff they "need", I have a tendency of going overboard, as I just want to make sure they have what they need and not have to want for. But wanting for things is a good lesson in life.

All too often in today's world with all the latest gadgets and what not, kids are spoiled and become selfish. I'm thankful I grew up in the country and wanting. We didn't have the newest and coolest "things" that came out. We didn't have game systems, VCR's and what not. We had animals and a large garden and hay field. We had to walk, ride bike or horse--or in the winter time thankfully we had snowmobiles; but could only take them occasionally due to gas--to get to our friends house, as our parents both worked full time. We lived at least a mile from our friends except for one house, it was a 1/4 of a mile. Did we ever complain, oh yeah, you bet we did. We were jealous of those that lived in town. We coveted what they had.

Today, I'm glad we lived like that. I'm sooo thankful that we didn't live in town, as many of them are now struggling in life, drug addicts and alcoholics. Some are of course living on the high life. Jealous, no way! I do hurt for those that are struggling. At one point in life, I wanted them to hurt like I did. I wanted to "get back" at those that turned their noses up at me, and they still do, as I "hated" them at the time. Such a hurtful word. Now I pray for them.

So for every struggle we go through, its for a reason. It's a testimony to those that are lost and confused. It's a testimony to those going through the same thing, that it's okay. The Lord is working on us. For we are all a work in progress as long as we are here on earth. Instead of moaning and groaning, we should be listening for his voice and follow the path he sends us on. Think about it; Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert fasting. He had nothing for that time. He was tempted but never gave in. We must learn to do the same. Be blessed all, and live the life the Lord intends for you to live and rejoice in what you have!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be Sure to Check This Out!

Today I finally had time to check my followers list and found new followers. When visiting the first one I cam across, I was elated with what I found. This person truly is a child of the Lord! The article talks about a problem that occurs all too often.

I remember when I had started to go back to church. I went with a friend. Upon arriving there, I realized that people were unfriendly. They would look you up and down and scowl. You might get one or two smiles, but that was about it. I was dismayed, but loved the Pastor of the church. He was down to earth, and knew how to spread the word in terms everyone could understand.

Eventually hubby decided to go to church. He church shopped until he knew we were to go to the church we are now members of. We knew the minute we walked in that it was where we were suppose to be. We were instantly greeted with smiles and blessings. We met with a Pastor and they welcomed us and made us feel like we had known him for years. We have attended ever since, and our Pastor encourages everyone to get to know one another and fellowship with one another. We have several small groups that meet to help one another with our walk with Christ.

But at the article I read said, we often neglect to welcome newcomers and they end up feeling like they don't belong. Go here: to read the article. Thanks to Free In Christs writer.
A very good article that talks about foods that help with different things can be found here. Some most of us already know about, some I had no idea, and perhaps some of you are'nt aware of the benefits as well. There is also an article on anti-cancer foods that follows the slide show at the end of the article.

If this does not link you to it, just copy and paste the link in your url bar.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pray for Our Nation

The following is a video I received. It is so true and well worth the time to view it.

Friday's Funnies

OH MY GOSH! I laughed so hard when I read this one. I've had a hard time stopping and my stomach hurts. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant?

So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I
was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to
mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me.

I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's butt and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Costco won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. Pass this on, (especially) to all your retired will be their Laugh for the day..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The ElijahList - Prophetic Words and Prophecies

The ElijahList - Prophetic Words and Prophecies

This is an amazing site. Be sure to read; The Merging of Three Kingdoms is at Hand by Theresa Phillips, the article of the Son of Voodoo Priest Leads Fellow Haitians to Christ; the article about Oscar the Cat, and watch the video at the bottom. You will be blessed!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Looking for Romance in all the Wrong Places

I just read an excellent article written by Cindi McMenamin from Crosswalk's Live It! The title was: When Your Heart Longs to be Romanced.

The article talks about how so many of us women end up being disappointed on Valentines Day. We want to be romanced and doted on; but most the time, men fall short of giving a woman what she wants. When women were questioned as to what they look for more; a man that is in tuned to their woman and is sensitive to her needs, or a man that does half the housework. The majority wanted a man that was in tuned to her.

But have we forgotten the true romancer, our true love for all eternity? Are we looking for romance in all the wrong places?

Cindi wrote:

But what if this year you took the man in your life off the hook? What if this
year you focused not on your expectations or the disappointment that the
"Day of Romance" tends to bring, but on the Author of Romance, Himself, and
what He's been trying to show you day in and day out about how cherished you
are in His sight? In other words, what if this year you looked to God to
meet your expectations first and then let the man in your life (if you have
one) do what he can and see it as an added bonus?

Boy does this make sense or what?
The following are some Scriptures she had offered without the extras she had
written with them. I wish I could have found the link for the article but was
unsuccessful. I received this in an e-mail.His promise to us stands true:
Isaiah 49:15
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you."

Something to treasure and never let go of.
Jeremiah 31:3
"The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying; 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn to you."

He has never left us!
Isaiah 54:5-6
"For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; His is called the God of the whole earth,
6 For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a youthful wife when you were refused," says your God.

No one can match His love for us.
John 15:13
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."

We should always be thankful for what He has provided for us.
Hebrews 13:5
"Let your covenant be without covetousness: be content with such things as you have for He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you."

His love for us is unconditional!
Ephesians 1:4
"Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love."

Praise God for His undying love for each and every one of us!
Romans 8:39
"...nor heighth or depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

After having read this and the Scriptures I realized how often when I've walked away to some degree and not in the Word; coming closer to our Father; life gets crazy and no matter how much my husband dotes on me and loves on me, I don't see it the way he shows it. Now I know why.

I accept what He has give me. I accept His love! What greater husband could we ask for than the one true romancer and author of Love? I for one want that. How about you? Okay ladies, are you going to join me in letting our earth husbands off the hook this year? I think they deserve it!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Resume of Jesus Christ

The Resume of Jesus Christ

Address: Ephesians 1:20
Phone: Romans 10:13
Website: The Bible. Keywords: Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus

Hello. My name is Jesus -The Christ. Many call me Lord! I've sent you my resume because I'm seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.


I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19)
I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7)
I breathed into man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7)
I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (See Galatians 3:13)
The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through me, (See Galatians 3:14)

Occupational Background

I've only had one employer, (See Luke 2:49).
I've never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.
My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew 3:15-17)

Skills Work Experiences

Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (See Luke 4:18).
I am Wonderful, Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (See Proverbs 1:33).
Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (See I John 1:7-9)

Educational Background

I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (See Proverbs 2:6).
In me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians 2:3).
My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a lamp unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).
I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).

Major Accomplishments

I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See Genesis 1:26).
I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15).
I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, (See Colossians 2:15).
I've miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!
There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at: www dot - the BIBLE. You don't need an Internet connection or computer to access my website.


Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healings, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance

In Summation
Now that you've read my resume, I'm confident that I'm the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (See John 6:47). When can I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15).