• What do you do for fun?

    Have you ever asked yourself that question?  What do you do for fun? I have to be honest, I haven’t asked myself that question, purposely and seriously ask myself that, for so long, maybe never.  I’ve thought it, you know with things like ‘This is one of my hobbies.’  ‘Yes, I like to crochet.’  ‘I’m trying to learn photography.’  things like that.  But not that specific question. Then last week I was chatting with a new friend on Facebook.  A woman I become friends with from an online bible study group I was a part of.  We were just chatting back and forth getting to know each other a little…

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 2/15

      FOR YESTERDAY Outside my window…Sunny, blue skies and around 50, which for February is extremely odd for Idaho.  Everyone around here keeps saying how happy they are that spring has come early.  I just chuckle.  Early?  Really?  And these are from people who have lived in Idaho their whole lives.  I’ve only lived here 11 years, but even I am not fooled.  We will get dumped on with lots of snow and cold weather before spring fully arrives.  😀 I am thinking…About what a great teaching from our pastor on Sunday.  It was such an encouraging message, and one I really needed to hear.  I’m so blessed we made…

  • The beginning of 2015

    It’s been a busy first days of 2015 and it’s already going by too fast.  🙂 I would like to say that I’ve been busy crafting, reading and fun things like that but what’s kept me the busiest is my job.  But that is a good thing for me because we’ve opened up a new site and now I have my own cottage shop to sell my crafts.  Now that the site is up and running, the rest of my month will slow down with work, which means more time to create crafts to go in my store.  😀 I’ve also been playing with my new toy too, and enjoying…

  • Learning to live intentionally

    I never realized how much my days just consisted of me sort of ‘floating’ through the day. I mean, I got things done, took care of my family, took care of my house, things like that. But I just did them as I wanted. If I wanted to clean one day I would, but if I didn’t want to, then I wouldn’t. Things needed to get done, but truthfully, I had as much time as I wanted to to get them done. Most days I didn’t feel like I ‘had’ to do things, I just did them as they came along, but things are different now. Now that I’ve started…

  • The Lord takes care of me. . . .

    Yet I doubt Him so very much.  I don’t know why I doubt, why I don’t believe that He can bless me with something when I really want it.  Actually, I take that back, I do know why I have a hard time believing He will bless me, I don’t feel like I deserve it.  I feel like, “Why would He want to bless me when I’ve doubted Him, not trusted Him, tried to manipulate a situation, I complain, I whine, I stomp my feet (figuratively, though at times really 🙂 ), and I create tons of headaches for Him.  So why would He want to bless me?  He probably…