Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………
1 hour ago
What I see and what we're doing or think should be done.
|The Bible says we are to love other Christians. I do realize that not everyone is at the same place in growth in their Christian walk, but why do so many seem to get great delight out of setting up others to look bad? Why are conversations twisted to ruin reputations? |
And yet I do realize that diminishing another can make the tale teller feel better about themselves, and, for a time until the truth is revealed, can make the victim look bad and give the tale teller a feeling of importance. Sometimes this damage is irrepairable. Sometimes the hurt runs too deep. Sometimes the tales told and rumors spread have simply gone too far and the victim is driven away from the church.
Hopefully the victim is a strong Christian and uses this experience to help others who have been hurt similarly.
What really matters?
God knows the truth~
Breathe deeply, feel His love~
|Today I'm bleaching out my coffee maker, something I do periodically. Although I've never been advised to do this, nor do I know anyone else who practices this, I do it at intervals in order to keep any waterborn bacteria at bay. Running hot water with bleach and dish soap through all the parts of my coffee maker kills any bacteria caused by standing water. |
Once I run this recipe through, I follow up with several pots of clear water until all bleach and dish soap has been rinsed away.
And the scalding hot water produced? I pour that down alternate drains, thereby clearing those as well.
Bacteria be Gone!!
|Good morning! Hope you're well this fine day! |
For us this is a sleepy morning. For some reason I could not fall asleep until well after 2:00am so I'm already longing for my soft pillow and thick fluffy comforters!
Hopefully my good, hot, fresh coffee will put a little pep in my step!
|After a nice lunch/ dinner of bacon, country fries and eggs scrambled with ground flax seed, potato flakes and mozarella cheese while once again watching 'Eat, Pray, Love', I am ready to prep Avon brochures for my favorite customers! I do love being an Avon representative. Owning my own business gives me a sense of self that 'jobs' just couldn't provide. I do think that I would do well to take an accounting class so my record keeping would be better. Maybe I can just make more of an effort to track expenses every campaign And talk to new people about buying from me?? |
Watch out world! Here I come!!!
|Well, folks, although it's currently 38F here, we're looking at 31F as a low tonight. It's so good to have a steady fire already burning and a house that is slowly warming. |
Currently it is 62F in the living room with the thermostat set at a mere 55F! I'm proud to say we are comfy and our furnace has not run all day!
We're saving money and staying warm...
And our house will remain toasty all night tonight without me having to give any of my hard-earned money to Nicor gas!!
|As Matt hangs outside contemplating gathering kindling and tinder for me, I am going to take a quick break to knit, pray and think... those of us who knit and crochet call it 'yarn therapy'.|
|With a warm fire glowing and laundry running, this seems like a good chance for me to sit and knit. I finished that pretty pink and gray snood and have moved on to a lavender, cream and mint green stocking cap! I'll post pics in a bit.|
|Well, the teen is finally almost awake (we chatted, but he's still sleepy) and I've stripped my bed and am washing my work clothes. I've also set piles on my bed of today's projects to be done. I had totally forgotten that I need to stamp my information on all my Avon brochures (www.youravon.com/karenjoyce) and bag those up to deliver to my customers. I'm a bit disheartened with current sale amounts and am struggling with the thought of closing my Avon account altogether. The economy is hitting me hard in this area. I'm currently looking for new customers, though, in hopes of rejuvenating my business. I'd so like to see a positive cash flow to the point of actual profit!! |
As I gaze into the fire I remember I must add a log to this fire, fabric softener to my laundry and head back down the hall to finish the snood for the craft fair.
Busy, busy, busy!
|A nice fire to warm our bones and keep the furnace from eating my money! Between now and next heating season I need to do a lot more with passive solar heating as my homestead is situated perfectly for that. |
More Free Heat!!!
|Good morning! Would you like a cup of fresh, hot coffee? Come sit with me while I knit, sip coffee and watch 'Eat, Pray, Love' while waiting for Matt to wake up (teens need a Lot of sleep!). |
As I woke overwhelmed this morning, I reworked all I want to get done so I have a managable list for today. I need to learn to remember there are a finite number of hours in a day. I can only get so much done, especially since I am recovering from a back injury.
On my list? Drive to 7-11 (wish I could walk over) for 3 newspapers (coupons!) the LaLomas for copper pot scrubbers, bleach and milk. Once home? I need to set up seven (7) boxes for sorting out this house. Sorting is high on my list of needs in order to move ahead and is a sit-down chore. Then I need to sort coupons with sale flyers (extreme couponing!), find gardening books from Aunt Elle, sort crafts to sell and print forms to track Avon expenses.
I have a finite number of hours and a lot to do. Need to be productive and have fun too!