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I'm a follower of Jesus...I Love the Lord!Iam a artist,love to write,I have two grown daughters,4 grand childern.I enjoy traveling.this is my blog and I say what I think.if you dont agree thats dont have to read it.sometimes I deal with so much crap,I feel like a farmer.check out my new blog "willow in the mist."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Harvest time.

isnt this cute?I took this pic a few years was a lovely fall.
the pictures I took will always be the bes ones of fall to date.
I been so busy I havent even been able to get my new pic,s in my folder yet so Ill just put a few to give you a taste of fall till I can get the other ones posted.
God bless you all and I will be back soon.
The pumpkin tower.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

fall is on the way.

The days are getting cooler and some of the tree,s are getting touches of color.the small red maples here and there stand out from all the rest.
the nights are almost cold and there is a hint of winter in the air.the cold air from canada comes down and you can smell the freshness.
I love fall.
these pictures are from a few years back.but they are so pretty I thought you would enjoy them.
alot has gone on around here.and I dont have time tonight to post Ill come back soon and share it with you.but I wanted to put down my idias about who I believe will be president.and why.
In my prayer time I was asking the Lord how to pray about this november and the vote.and this is what he gave me last month.
Not by gender
not by race
but by heart.
John mccain for president.
and when john picked sarah palin I could see why he did.she is a christain and por life and so much more.obama is por choice witch means por murder,and his idia,s about other stuff and the way he reacts to things makes me see he does not speak for me!!!!he may be a family man and a nice person.but he does not vote the way God does there for he is not my idia for the person who should be in the highest office.
I said before I believed some day a woman would be in the white house but it would have to be the right one!!!! and as you see it wasnt clinton.there is way too much baggage in her life to be there again.and as for the country we dont need it draged down with even one more year of clintons.
so for me and my house we will vote morals not party.I vote for the unborn and for christain family values.I vote for a person who walked the walk.John Mccain sat in POW camp for a long time and suffered for this country,while being a sign of hope for the men who were there with him. John could have sold out and gone home but he didnt and choose to stay with the men who needed him.every time I see his arms only raised so far I remember his suffering and his love of country.he is a honnorable man.yes he made mistakes and he knows it.he also asked for forgiveness because of it.
but when it comes to doing the job I know he will not back down.he has suffered and he has proved his worth and his honnor.what has obama done for his country besides talk big and act like he is someone he for him being "the one" I say dont use the bible unless your real sure God wants you.and by what I see you do not cut after all the smoke and dust clears in november John Mccain and sarah palin will be in the white house.
John kerry huft and pufted to but he didnt get in the white house eather.the dem,s do not speak for God.they have too much that goes against the grain.and they have lost touch with the christain view.and that is why I will not vote family was dem,s for as far back as I can remember.but when I got saved I looked at the way they did things and I am not a dem.
so for me I vote God, por life, love of country,support our troops,and honnor,and a heart God can use to do his will.
and let me add for sarahs daughter.the one among you who have not sinned cast the first stone.God does not look down on girls who keep their baby,s he crys over those who kill them.
no baby is a mistake,the mothers who kill them are the mistake.there is and always has been forgiveness in Gods see sarahs little baby?she could have aborted that baby but she had the little one.more power to her she is a lady and I believe Gods choise.this country needs a sarah palin and a John Mccain.comon people in a place where they can do the most good.
president Bush did not drag this country down.he did his job and now he is leaving office.yes he made mistakes.why cause he believed his it his fault no.the war is because we had three planes filled with crazy,s that hit the pentigon and the twin tower,s and went down in a feild( flight 93) because some of our comon people in the face of death chose to give their lives for God country and family to stop another senceless attack.those high jakers got on the wronge plan that day.they didnt know the Lords angels where there and a small band of people would defeat satans kids.
some day the world will know that there is a God and he is only waiting for the right time to call his kids home.and all the people who have bad mouthed his kids will be looking to heaven knowing darn well they been left behind.some chuches are saying there is no rapture or catching away of Gods people.its just not ture.Jesus told us that he went to perpair a place for us,and in his fathers house are many mantions,and that where he is we would be also.
He told us to comfort each other in first and secound thessalonians 4;13-18 . 2 thess,2;1-17. 1 corinthian,s15;51-58.but the whole 1 cor 15;1-58 is good to read.
well this is my best to help you see the truth.dont mess with your soul find the truth so your ready.I believe like God does,He says in his word, "I would that none would be lost, but that all would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus christ.or knowing that Jesus is the way the truth and the life."
God bless you all and Ill be around to comment on your blogs when I get more time.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

a jewel that flys.

I love the hummers.they come to Anna,s feeders.they bless her so.
I been busy this summer.visiting the grandkids and enjoying the weather.
TJ had his party for graduation.Anna and her hubby worked to get it all ready.they worked on the house and the yard.all was lovely.alot came.
my step mom brought her potatoes salad.I beans,Lucy made a salad.there was ham sandwichs with cheese,chips,and a yummy cake.
the weather held off till time to eat and we got a call that a tornado was spotted and everyone came in the house.the sky was black and the wind came up.but we just got nice down pore of much needed rain.
Then this tuesday Anna ,me,and helen my step mom and her sister geana got together for a veranikey party.its a UKrainian dumpling.the step mom made the dough and we each made fillings.I made crabmeat onion,s and cream cheese,Anna made parm cheese and cottage cheese and potaoes and dill.step mom and geana wild cherrys.
let me tell you those cherry ones were the cat,s meow with sweet cherry surp over them.yummy yum yum..we had a great time.they are sweet girls.
I had a problem thow, I was not handling the heat so well.Anna,s air was on the it was I couldnt teast the sfuff till I was able to go in the living room after I stuffed my dumplings.I did try the cherry ones and half hour later was on the run to the ladys room.
lets just say nothing stayed in long.I had the back door troots.and again when I tryed later the same thing I didnt eat anything for a long time.
well this will be short on this blog.go to my other one for the up date on the summer.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

God bless the troops in every war.

They stood for freedom and answered the call.they were young and they stood tall.they had to do what was asked.their memories have not pasted.
God bless out troops.....
Pray for our men and women in harms they my live...keep their familys in your prayers as well..pray that the job gets done soon so they can all come home.pray that freedom for all man kind is done on earth as it is in heaven.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

trip to the mississppi with the family.

The egrets were back and the day was lovely.I had stayed at Anna,s for a few days,had planned on only over night but the boys wouldnt let me go home again.
so we desided to go for a ride on sunday.we took a drive down by the mississippi.the swans were what we were looking for but they were long gone already.but the Egrets were there to bless us.
we took the van and Eric drove,as we rode along we seen eagles and their nests in the tree,s.we stopped at a cheese house and I got some cheese curds to eat on the way.

We stopped to watch the Egrets in the swamp.Jake used the teliscop to find the ones way out in the swamp then he called me over to see them.they are so pretty and the picture you can see how big they are.
we were going to go up to the bluff to over look the town and the river.but we saw the house boat rental and stopped there first.Anna and Eric went in one and talked to the owner.we were going to go down the river on one this year but its too much to do this we just day dreamed.the ride home was peaceful.both the boy caffen was worn off so it was guiet.
we just were in our own thoughts.we went to drop off TJ so he and his friend could go fishing and Jake said he wanted me to stay one more nigh so he could stay with him while his mom and Dad cleaned the eye clinic.Anna has a cleaning business.and Eric helps her so she can get done sooner.
so they drove home and dropped Jake ,I,and little teddy the dog off at home.Jake diid his school work and I fell asleep in the chair.those long drives wear me out.but it was a wonderful day.
we watched movies that night till boys had to go to sleep for school.then we all went to had been a long day.
Anna and I were talking the next day and we were trying to figure what to do for a vaction for us all.we needed to pool our money cause alone none of us could I was racking my brain thinking about where we could go.then I thought about a place hubby and I had gone few years back.and I told her about it.I told her to look it up on the computer.she punched it in and soon I remembered the name of the was called Rocky Shores.but I called a place called scotts cabins.he told me rocky shores was no longer open.but he said hehad a log cabin to we asked about it.he asked us when we were thinking about coming?Anna just throw out a date.he said gee that is the only time its open in that month.

so then Anna said hope Eric call,s cause we will have to see if he wants to go there.Eric had his hopes up on the house boat.but when Anna and I figured it out the money would not be as soon as Anna had said wish Eric would call.he called about 5 minutes later.I said this must be he Lord cause its all fitting frist Eric wasnt too up on it cause he wanted to take his boat.
so I said Anna just let the Lord work it out.if this is the place it will still be open when we call back after Eric desides.if not then the Lord has we just prayed and waited.monday I went home and just today Eric desided to take that one.well the place was still open and they set it up.
we go in june for sunday to wed.its up in michigin by silver city.porkipine mountain is only a little way down the road from our cabin.its a log cabin with 300 feet of shore line all to us.a place to have camp fire by the beach at night.a deck to set on and a fireplace made of river stone.all we were looking for in one place and the price is the Lord has to work te rest out so the money is all there at the right time.
there are light houses for me to see and a fort for the boys to explore.and they have waterfalls for the kids to go see.and some I can see cause they are easy to get to.I said Id stay with little teddy the dog whn they had to go it works for us all.I enjoy sitting at the cabin and reading or writing in my journal.
the guys want to go fishing so Anna and I can visit while they fish.any way I cant wait to will be nice to travel again.the Lord is making a way so I can go for a trip way off and dont have to go alone.
Ill be sure to take some pictures so you can see the place.and the high lights of our trip.

I have to go for today cause I been gone and need to get some stuff you all have a wonderful week.enjoy the weather and stop to smell the flowers.look for the little things God is sending your way to bless you.those things are free and worth their wieght in gold.dont stumble throught your day with our eyes down cast look for his blessings and you will see them.a bird who sings out your window to bless you.a cardinal that flashs his lovely red body in a tree near you.a good buy at the store on just what you need.a friend stopping by who you havent seen for a while and having time to just visit.someone telling you how they value and love you.

God does good for us every day.dont miss his blessings just cause the devil throws a few things at you to mess up your day.God has good for you not bad..remember that and you will look for the good,and brush off the bad.God loves you and he blesses us cause he loves to.

but if your exspecting only bad that is all you will see.believe me I speak from experance.I looked for only the bad cause it seemed it was all that came my way.till one day I said Iam sick of seeing only bad.Lord show me the blessing your sending my way.and my eyes were open to the things he sent.

God bless you all have a wonderful week.count your blessings at night and you will see how much better you sleep.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

spring rain brings the flowers.

its over cast today and mild.they say the rain may come in about 3:00 or so.
the birds are singing in the park.and for a long time a cardinal sat on the big maple tree and chirped his little song.guess his is looking for a mate.
the men are working in the park yet.they seem to be putting in some pipes for something.there already is water in the park so I am not sure what they are could be to house electic lines.
they have christmas lights up for christmas and maybe that is what they are doing.some times people steal the lights off the tree, maybe its a way to stop it.
the air smells fresh this morning almost like it rained some place close.I would love to hear some thunder and see some flashes of lighting.I see the storms move in from the west and its so cool.
A few weeks ago it was snowing and you could hear thunder and see lighting flashing.we call it thunder snow around here.
when I was a kid on the farm I loved days like this.Id go for a walk to the little lake or to the creek.the wild life would be busy making nests or singing in the bushes trying to draw a mat.I would be careful not to scare them off.
the robins were the ones that always hopped around on the ground showing off their bright red big belly,s.and the sand hill cranes would call from the swamp.the frist time I ever heard one it scared me.Id never heard a sound like that around our farm before.and if you ever heard one it sounds wierd.
I walked slowly to the place I heard the sound and looked around.soon I saw three big birds fly over me.they were so big I was shocked.when I finely got home my Dad said they were sand hill,s.and they hadnt been on the farm for a long time.he was shocked to see them back again.he also said dont mess with they when they are nesting.cause they have some pretty big sharp bill,s and they would pock my eyes out.
now I dont know if its true or not cause I never did mess with them to find out.but guess what Dad told me helped a noisy little kids to keep her eyes.I wouldnt have found their nest anyway.cause they nested over across the swamp near the old pine Island.and there was no way to get over their cause the road was too wet and the path had long sence filled in with swamp grass and cut weed.
I remember the day I was walking down the path past the ran along the edge of where the old cabin use to be .it was where great grandpa first built when he came to live on the land.there were alder brush ,black willow, oak tree,s and elms along the could hear the ducks splashing and qwacking in the creek.when I got close they flew off scared.
I sat down by the bank near a old badger hole next to a old oak tree.I lended my back against it.I was in a small dip and around me was soon I was able to see the ducks come back.they didnt see me behind the grass.but I could see them.I sat and felt good cause I was able to see the ducks and enjoy them.they splashed and played together.there where 4 or 5.
then a blue jay flew over and called out when he seen me.he cryed for a few more times to "say stranger in the woods". but no one payed any mind to him so he flew off.I desided to move on before my granny would call for me.
I was just coming to the start of one of the ditches my Dad had dug out with his ditching machine.and a voice said be very quiet and peek through the long I walked very still to the long grass.and was ever so careful to part the grass.and there in the water no more then 5 or six feet from me was a mother swan and her yearly and the father.they werent scared cause they didnt see me.
they swam around eating bugs and keeping the young one away from the shore.I stood for a long time just watching them.that was the first time I knew God liked to bless little kids.even ones that didnt belong to him yet.cause it would be years later till I asked him to be my savoir and the Lord of my life.
but the day He showed me the swan,s I knew it was his voise.many other times as a kid He showed me things that blessed me.and one other time He saved me from getting hit by ball lighting.I was walking along near the fence where it met at a corner.the Lord said run and stop away from the fence so I did .about 5 feet away from the fence I heard the wire making odd nosies.and looked at the top wire.and along the top a odd looking ball of asid green was dancing along and jumping over the came at a high speed and when it came to where I would have been standing it jumped out about 5 feet and dispaired.
I stood there wondering what the heck it was.and knowing if I had been standing there I would have been in its path.I found later it was called ball lighting.but I wondered if it had been caused by electec fence on.but I never seen anything like that before of sence.
have any of you have something like that happen to you.or have you heard of ball lighting.if so please tell me.
have a great weekend and God bless you all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

this speaks for its self.

yikes a nightmare in the making...