It's about 9pm on Wednesday evening... just want to get this into the schedule for tomorrow.
Enjoy your holiday, and the weekend.
May GOD bless those who love Him and are seeking Him daily.  :-)



T H A N K S G I V I N G !


26 NOV 2014 :: The day before Thanksgiving

The turkeys are probably in the frig defrosting or brining or waiting to be purchased at the store. :-) Maybe it's ham you are going to eat, or duck, or a big chicken... or more than one. I hope your weekend is filled with joy and lots of good food.

I have been thinking about starting a Journal of Thankfulness... my name for something I heard the other day on a Focus on the Family radio program. The woman that was a guest on the program had a journal that she kept her "Thank you for..." messages to GOD, to help her remember the things that were good in her life.  In a hard time she and her family were passing through, on a terrible day during that hard time, she went to her journal instead of going to that horrid place we can go in our misery and wrote three or more pages of thank you messages.  By that time her heart and mind were changed and life had a better taste than when she started.

I was impressed. I have heard of these kinds of journals before. Some keep a prayer journal, to record their prayers and when (if) GOD answers them. I didn't hear the whole program, just parts about the prayer journal.

I have discovered myself that praying changes our heart toward people we can't seem to get along with, those who hurt us, etc...those we wish GOD didn't have in our lives.  :-)  It is something that changes in our mind, the way we see the problem, and then a way to see the issues through the eyes of GOD.  Writing down our small and large thank you messages lets us look back on those days and see what was important to us.

I wasn't raised in the Protestant church, which is very different than the Catholic worship. Since attending these new churches, and listening to programs with women from them, I have discovered a lot of different ways of celebrating the day.  The tradition in some homes is to go around the table and share something that you are thankful for.  It is a great way to keep your focus on the blessings of GOD, not just the food, and not just the holiday.  I suppose the journal would be even more helpful to keep our faith in the right place.

I hope you think of at least one thing that is a blessing of GOD in your life. 

Maybe one of your New Year's resolutions could be to start next year with a Thankfulness Journal.  :-)

25 NOV 2014 :: Tuesday's post - a copy of SERVANTS

I was busy trying to format some of my writings to list on Etsy and got carried away.  It is just a bit past midnight, so I will hurry to finish this... was just going to stop for the night.

I guess SERVANTS is one of my favorite writings. It is what I would think of as a classic writing. I hope it lasts. Right now I am too tired to remember the details of writing it... but it has been awhile.

One of my goals is to write a classic Christian book, if I am able to do that before I leave this world.  This writing, and a few others, will have to do until we can overcome the hurdles I face these days.

I hope you enjoy it. 

I am formatting it to be a printable PDF.  I suppose US$5 will be the cost. I am thinking of making some designs for using as a stationery page, when desired.  Will have to see how that works out.  Postcards are a great shape for me...I love them. I save designs that I think are really special for one reason or another.

Here it is.


Each moment, each day,
the mysteries of God unfold.
They surface in the innocent words
and complex actions
of those who share our lives…
Through our families, our friends,
through strangers and His tender
manipulations of our circumstances,
God speaks to us –
if we are willing to listen.
By the same methods
he uses us to reach out
to a lost, hurting world,
and to fellow saints –
when we are willing to be channels
of His mercy and grace.
In all things it is our choice…
to listen, to obey, to be devoted to,
and used by our Lord.
When we live in constant awareness
of the promptings of the Holy Spirit,
Life becomes an adventure
of enormous proportion,
and we become
servants of the One true God.
It is on my website, too.  But everything is up for change these days.
We are all at the mercy of those who know more about technology than we do... sometimes those who are closest to us.  But I keep remembering that GOD is all-powerful and will have the last word. He knows the things that are happening to us, but He also can't interfere with every little or big thing. He gave Man free will... that means we sometimes suffer because of the ability of others to choose wrong.  Pray that GOD will help us all as we move more deeply into the End Times.

24 NOV 2014 :: Trying another scheduled post to see if it works.

It's almost 11 am.  I have checked my first effort and discovered some details about the process.  I am trying to see if I do the process another way, will it post correctly...as planned.  :-)


It is now about 11:15 am and when I checked this blog post, it worked.  Now we can make sure there are notes within the blog post to identify it is scheduled to post, etc.

Don't forget to read the "official post" for 24 NOV at this link.   24 NOV 2014

23 NOV 2014 :: Early post for Monday (Finally scheduling one to see how it goes.)

What a weekend.  Long, battling with illness...etc.

I did watch 60 Minutes tonight (Sunday) and they had one segment on the long-lasting effects of radiation from nuclear disasters.  It was on Chernobyl in Russia.  They have had more than one program about the devastation from the disaster and the length of effects.  I was amazed when I discovered how many nuclear reactors there are in the world as energy sources, and the fact that there is no known use for waste products.

I spent a lot of time with Etsy this past week. I was playing my first networking game.  I learned a lot. Still have more to learn and do, but the evolution of online sales is something I have considered still in its infancy... the "ground floor."

That reminds me of some money programs I like to listen to on Saturdays.

I like to listen to a Christian radio program on KPDQ.com, a local station, called Financial Safari from 8-9 am on Saturdays, when I wake up and when I remember it.  :-)  Saturday mornings can be tough. I leave my radio on all night sometimes.  I heard it by accident one Saturday and try to listen to the Christian viewpoint on money issues when I can.

If I am awake, I discovered a PBS advice program at 9am called The Truth About Money, with Ric Edelman. I guess he has both radio and TV programs. I found him by accident when I turned on the TV a little early for another show called Wealth Track at 9:30. He has several segments that repeat each week. One is highlighting technology.  Saturday there was a segment on 3D printing.

The main thing I got out of this was that 3D printing is going to "disrupt" the manufacturing industries.  It was suggested that what will become the item to buy is instructions for creating items with the 3D printer.  The time frame given was about 5 or 8 to 10 years until it is really felt. 

It is hard to grasp the many changes that computers and technology are making on our world... including jobs. Energy systems are another industry that is being "disrupted" by changes in technology.  I say a post on Facebook that said one town was completely powered by solar and wind (or new energy of some kind).  I added the comment that the oil industry needs to see this as a warning from the world... they need to plan ahead and decide what the most important use for oil is going to be.  We don't need another pipeline going across the whole country, we need to create a strategic national plan that separates our energy grid and provides for disasters in one region not destroying the whole country.  (Do we have that kind of emergency plan?)  Terrorists don't care what happens to us...we better be prepared for them.

60 Minutes had another segment on our failing infrastructure in bridges and roads... wanting to raise the gas tax.  They said Washington doesn't discuss it.  I think it's because our economy is too stretched already...and Obamacare hasn't helped it.  How do we solve all these problems that are years (decades) in the making. I remember watching a program on the bankruptcy of Detroit when it first happened... they said it was 60 years of desperation leading to that moment.  How long will it take the USA to fall apart?  Can we solve these problems?  How can people who have no power in Washington prepare their lives to survive what could be ahead?

The issues are not easy. Like families, the government likes to avoid them.  And we always want to blame someone else.

Well, it's about 10:40 am and I checked the post.  It didn't publish, but the listed post time is the one it was suppose to publish at.  I think I figured out how to do it, so will try another one for later.  I wonder what this edit will publish as.  Do you think it will change the time, or be noted anywhere???  This brings up a lot of issues for when something is really published.   :-)