Thursday, August 10, 2017

I Like Charlie's Soap


I use it for laundry, for pre-washing, if I'm out of dish washing liquid, to clean the bathroom. If it's dirty, I can use Charlie's Soap.

I just read this article:

from their newsletter. I know about dust mites, but from one Monk to another, imagine my horror! ICK AND EEK!

I do wash our pillows, but I'm guilty of washing most laundry in cold water. From now on, the pillows and bed clothes will be washed in hot water and of course, with the Charlie's Soap. For those of us who are sensitive or allergic to corn, this is a blessing. No skin irritation, no itching in my eyes, no nasty fumes or perfumes. It's just laundry soap. It does the job and then some. And that's all I want from it.

(The usual disclaimers: I don't work for them, just one happy customer.)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Eddie and the Pumpkin!

Eddie, cutting up the pumpkin we harvested last week. Plenty for fritters and soup!! :)

Friday, May 26, 2017

He's Just Wondering...

If I'm going to pet him or not. That's just the way Slinky is made, always wanting affection.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Am I a Soldier of the Cross

Am I a Soldier of the Cross
 by Isaac Watts

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.

When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy with a new car and sundries

Son #1 bought a new car. It's all his. Well, his and the bank's! haha!  I'm proud of him and thank God that he's able to pay for it. Here he is, looking at me like, "Mom, really? Taking a picture of me? Really?" He had just got home from work and come to raid my fridge again. I don't mind at all, it means I get to see him.

Today is a very windy day, and I wish I were at the beach. I just finished working, and unless there's some document to proofread, I'm free to do the odds and ends I'm always promising myself I'm going to do "tomorrow".  Praise God that I can do some housework, and hopefully, prepare some dinner tonight, probably soup, for the menfolk. I'm blessed!

Plus tonight is the Bible teaching, very happy about that. We're studying Psalms, and it is NOT easy, so much more when you get into the history and the meaning of the original Hebrew.

Back to checking emails, in case some new work came in and then off to do a Tomorrow Chore.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Today's Creation Moment Raccoon Bear?

Today's Creation Moment

Raccoon Bear?

Romans 1:24-25
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
In creation, things aren't always as simple as they seem. Even before Charles Darwin, scientists who believed in evolution classified plants and animals by appearance. A story about the creature's evolutionary history would be invented, based on its appearance and, sometimes, its habits. However, God is too creative for this kind of attempt to write Him out of history.
Raccoon BearThis background information helps us understand the problem of the giant and lesser pandas. Are they related to bears? Are they related to raccoons? Or neither? Evolutionary scientists have been debating this for more than a century. They were sure the giant and lesser pandas should be grouped together because of similarities in their teeth. And even though the giant panda looks like a bear, it doesn't hibernate. Nor does it roar – it has a very unbear-like bleat, like a lamb.
Modern molecular biology has now investigated the panda question. DNA and proteins from greater and lesser pandas were examined and compared. Researchers arrived at a startling conclusion, based on what they knew about raccoon and bear DNA and proteins. The greater panda is a bear. The lesser panda is not a bear, but is related to the raccoon.
In their rush to deny the Creator, humans built huge claims out of tiny amounts of information. It is, in fact, much easier to see the greater and lesser pandas as unique creatures that have come from the hand of our imaginative Creator.
I thank You, Lord, for the wonderful creatures we call pandas. In addition, I thank You that they witness to Your creativity and confound those who wish to deny You. Protect these creatures so that we may always enjoy them. Amen.
"Panda pedigree: giant and lesser." Science News, v. 128, p. 216.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Saw the inauguration, am watching the parade. It's impressive, the first time I see this since Reagan, I think.  Here's part of President Kennedy's speech, from William Federer's An American Minute:

The 35th President John F. Kennedy stated in his INAUGURAL, January 20, 1961:

"For I have sworn before you and Almighty God, the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.

And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."

Friday, December 30, 2016

Those ears...

Pathetic, really pathetic. This drives Son #1 crazy, Slinky having his ears flipped this way. He says, "Jerk dog!" and then unfolds them. But, Slinky manages to flip them back. This can happen all day long. I find it hilarious, how the "Monk" in Dan comes out on account of this dog.

Proverbs 30:
5 Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7 Two things have I required of Thee; deny me them not before I die:
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.