The Lord Intervened

This last weekend was a difficult one.  On Thursday, I had made prior arrangements with his mother to pick up my grandchild for visitation for the court-appointed weekend, and everything seemed to be fine.  When I showed up Friday the plans had changed.  I couldn’t get him unless I could promise her the child would […]


For those of you who are wondering where I went–no more blogging for a week or so–I have been  hanging out in no-man’s land.  I’ve felt like I had nothing to give.  This seems weird as I believe myself to be a very blessed person.  Things have happened in my life that I have been […]

Being a Warrior

I thought I would add a new update on our new project, the mobile home to be used for mortgage payments on our ministry buildings.  My friend and I have cut holes in the floors and repaired the sagging water-damaged former holes.  We seem to be patching around other old patches.  The mobile home industry […]

A New Project

I started another project today.  I’ve had a mobile home that has set empty for several months.  The last renter didn’t report water damage to the floors, and they got soft and weak.  Then she moved out, citing the house in poor condition.  I just haven’t felt like repairing the floors, and didn’t want to […]

A Stressful Time

Another crew is coming tomorrow to build a kitchen inside our teenage outreach building.  A local lumber yard gave us material last week to do one project and are coming tomorrow to give labor to work on the kitchen.  We are doubly blessed for such outpouring of generosity.  As soon as I catch up some […]

Mowing Season Begins

Spring is here and the grass is growing like crazy.  I’ve mowed five yards this week.  Did I say “mowed?”  It was more like bailing hay.  There have been two big rains storms recently, and the grass started growing like it was on steroids!  Much of it wasn’t the short yard-type grass, but the field […]


No, I haven’t run away and joined a circus, or gone into the mountains as a recluse.  I’ve been very, very busy.  Tomorrow is the day one crew comes to renovate the open-air venue.  The next weekend another crew will come to build a kitchen in our teen outreach center.  I’ve been busy getting supplies, […]

Leveling A House

It looks like I am still not catching up on my writings.  I am so tired  don’t know what to do.  One of our directors and  I partially leveled a house yesterday.  There was supposed to be another able bodied man but he didn’t show up.  Therefore, two not-so-young people went to work putting up […]

Taking Stock

I apologize for not writing in my blog for the last few days.  I have been working very hard in light of my physical strength, and have not had the energy to do anything but come home and fall into my chair.  A couple of nights I dozed off and woke about 3:00 am with […]


I’m trying to get the preparation work done in time so two crews can come in on one weekend and do two carpenter projects.  That means two city building permits, purchase supplies for the jobs, and get tools together.  Getting the materials and tools together is something I can handle.  Getting all the requirements for […]

Booger Red

I was reminiscing with a friend and she asked, “Do you remember Booger Red and the fishing shack he had down on the river?”  Of course, I did.  Those weekends were some of the most peaceful and enjoyable times I have ever spent. I had just gotten a divorcee and my son and I were […]

Sorting Through Things

I finally got enough nerve to finish up the shop area.  We had started on it over two years ago.  My husband hired a man who said he knew carpentry.  The man had some pressing needs so my husband paid him part way through (without asking for my opinion).  Well, the man went as far […]