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 […]

Update

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 […]

Regulations

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 […]

Getting Ready

I bought a garden tiller today.  I have already planted my 1015 onion slips, and am watching them grow.  It isn’t time for the bell pepper, tomatoes, and Fooled-You jalapenos yet (my regular plantings), but I am watching the calendar.  I don’t dare plant the more sensitive plants before Easter, for everyone know there is […]

A Generous Heart

I stopped by my sister’s house late this afternoon.  When I walked in the door, the tantalizing smell of a pot roast cooking met me full force.  Oh my gosh, it’s dinnertime and I’m an unexpected guest, I thought, how am going to have the strength to deal with this?  My sister is famous for […]

Favored Of God

I read in the Bible of men and women favored by God, and wonder what that would mean in the present-day sense.  The people I read about were Noah, Abraham, Caleb, Joseph, Mary, Ruth, Esther, and others.  When I examined what was mentioned about their lives, some common character traits came to light.  They were […]

Abusive Relationships

Spousal abuse can be complicated, and is no fun.  According to a friend, it sucks the joy out of life, one comment at a time.  She isn’t physically abused, but is met with a, if not continuous barrage of negative words, then a roller coaster  of emotional ups and downs of complaints and accusations from […]