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Bags and Burns …S’up?

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I have an appointment and after that I’ll post new ones here 😎

Saturday Stew 11

Dear Jesus, I thank You for what you have given up for us, that we might have life everlasting, ever so complete!! Forgive us for forsaking You ❤ I pray that our eyes and hearts are open to what You are speaking to us and teach us each day ❤


Yuck!! Yellow gunk, hardened. Black crumbs, speckling the grey Teflon coating of my waffle iron! I had poured vegetable oil over the griddle to let it soak, thinking that would help remove the grossness, to no avail. Scrubbing did little to remove any of the baked on grease and remaining food.


Yes, I now know how to make waffles in there, but to clean a waffle iron…this was…is an embarrassing topic. Yet do you know, I found out something. The Holy Spirit had me plug the waffle iron in and heat it up as if I was going to make some waffles. I waited a few minutes until it was good and hot, then all I did was wipe it down. Simple. All that time before spent scrubbing and being stressed, not getting my waffles due to a dirty iron…what wasted time.


I find when I go through the heat of life that the Holy Spirit carries me through, peeling me out of those difficult situations, as I am trusting Him.  It is those times when I am coldhearted, when my focus is off, when there is a lesson I have to learn that I have to wait a little bit longer. Whatever the reason, God has a plan, for how He is “cleaning” things up in my life. Whether it be on this earth, or whether I get to celebrate with my Dad and Grandparents and all my loved ones in heaven, I know I will be filled with joy everlasting as I am practicing my faith praising my King ❤


Luke 10:41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”


If only going through the difficult times were so easy ❤


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Springtime, Where Are You?

Why doesn’t a farmer wait by a seed to watch it grow?

Or dig it up to see if it is breathing?

How painful it is to wait!

The birds tease with their song –

I’ll go take a nap.

Saturday Stew 7

 Last week I was so busy with the Ranger Derby Race that I missed posting Saturday Stew…and possibly Flashback Friday! My Apologies.  You can read about the Ranger Derby here:


My hubby’s car:


My car:


Then there was so many other things I needed to do, when I got hit BIG TIME with the WHAMMIE sick stick.  I am just beginning to feel a titch like myself, but at the same time….the enemy likes to jump in and remind me of all the responsibilities I’ve missed out on.  But God’s God a GREATER PLAN! HE reminded me of this song and showed me this version. 



What song carries you though the night?

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My hubby’s Derby Car

He almost didn’t enter his first race…..



This Side Of “I Can’t”

Throbbing. Even after taking my shoes off a half hour ago.

It all began about a month ago, with a simple block of wood.  The idea really had been churning around in my head long before that, dancing with my love of elephants. A few years before, a doe resting with a fawn accompanied by a moose overlooking them was the last design the Lord gave me favor to complete.

I mapped out the body of the pachyderm, staying within my boundaries. I cut out the boxes of the paper map and glued it to the rectangular block of wood. Facing my fears, I stood before the scroll saw (after I was given a brief lesson, and practiced with a trial piece) and flipped the switch. “RWAWR!” Its teeth swished up and down. I felt my shoulders begin to stiffen, my breaths shorten, and I blinked more as I tried to focus on the line I needed to follow.  The block rumbled at times between my hands, but I only needed to press down firmly to guide it, making sure my fingers remained far from the path of the teeth.

From there, I had fun with a dremel tool, carving out where I would have the feet and the trunk and so forth. Two inch and a half inch closet rods made up the ears and the hip of the elephant.  This was an amazing idea…but I lost “sight” of the elephant.  I fell into a funk. During the work day at our church dear friends would pass me, making eye contact, pats on the shoulder, passing little bits of wisdom, which kept me going. My hubby even introduced me to wood puddy 🙂

Then came the day right before the race. I had so many plans of staining and wood burning….yet, it wasn’t going to happen. I just didn’t see the stain working the way I thought it would as I studied it.  So, I my friends showed me how to spray paint for the first time….. (I don’t remember when the last time I did) 😉   It looked OK…….however….I sat and studied how I wanted my car to look. Then lots of cutting and taping. And taping.  Even MORE taping.  Then spraying….shwish….shwish….a sweeping motion, is what it’s supposed to be.  However, I was leaving a bunch of puddles. 

After much waiting and greasing my wheels with dry powder, sanding the axles, the un-taping revealed……….sigh – it was, pretty.  Yet, it needed….help. So, with my sticky pink paint fingers, I sat and studied and thought. A quick trip to the craft closet helped me complete the look.

Isaiah 41:10  “Fear not, For I am with you.” Is the Bible verse I have to remember every moment of every day…not because I live in fear…but because too often I hide from the things that will bring me strength.

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What do you think of Rasp-berry?







Working Wood Advice

I am in the process of making an elephant derby car out of wood. As much as I want to display current pictures, for judging purposes I need to decline. However I would like to ask is there any advice you would like to share ? Thank you so much ❤

Preparing Rasp-berry

In just two Sundays from now we will be racing our cars down a high track. I’ve chosen the name “Rasp-berry” because later today, after class, I will use a couple of rasps that you see in the picture. Up until now I’ve only used a scroll saw and a lot with my dremel tool. Yet I had come to a spot I felt I would butcher my “baby” elephant. The Royal Ranger leader showed me these treasures. I am confident within the next few days my car will begin to be even more detailed 🙂 However , I think Rasp- berry looks as scared as I am about this race!







What started as a block of wood and a bunch of faith, I began because I saw the image in there. Yet , he looked so underfed. When I added extra wood for his ears and tummy , I lost sight of him and panicked. A dear friend encouraged me to be obedient and to keep working. Sure enough, he started to appear 🙂 I’m looking for a name for him. Any suggestions? March 9, 2014 is the big race day 🙂

My Treasure

Temperature’s dropping as the heat rises. My tent’s beside yours. Conversations blanket the night, how many stars’ll we count through the hours? Snow is predicted… Tell me a story that IS scary! Marshmallows pop past our jaws. Look at the time….the sun is rising – the grim tale !! Do we have to pack up and withdraw?