He IS Risen!


He IS Risen!

MATTHEW 28:5-8

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.


Clutter Conqueror

5 Days to a Clutter Free House by Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims is not your typical de-cluttering book.

The book is divided into two sections.  Section one deals primarily with the way to de-clutter, whereas section two deals with how to develop habits to keep your home clutter free.

Section one is brimful of incisive de-cluttering tips.  For example the authors urge us to divide room cleaning into stages, using the body as our guide – feet to knees, knees to shoulders and shoulders up.  As I read section one, I realized my problems are at the level of about my waist.  Counter tops, tables and desks are cluttered.Image ImageInterestingly enough the floors, top of cabinets, refrigerator, bookshelves, etc. are free of clutter.  Paper, not mail or newspapers, is on almost all available surfaces.

My Mom was the classic hoarder and emotional buyer personality described in the book.  As I was growing up, I determined I was going to keep my house in better shape (and I have).   I have no paths from room to room, no stacks of newspapers everywhere, and no boxes and packages of “sales” purchases.  However, like her, I struggle with emotional attachment to things.  I cherish letters, cards and kid’s school work.  The authors address this issue in a way that helps ease the discomfort and sadness of letting go of emotional “clutter” items.  Also, like my Mom, I start projects I never finish.  The results are “piled” on and in every available space.

I now realize my qualities, as listed in the first section of the book, are what lead to the cluttering aspect of my life. The authors show how different good qualities are the cause of disorganization.

I’m not into the team aspect of section one, so I plan to apply the ideas to one room at a time until everything is corralled and controlled.


This book was provided to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.


We had a horrible storm roll through a few days ago. Winds over 70 miles an hour!

We lost cable and as a result TV, internet and telephone were out too. We were fortunate and did not lose electricity like more than 200,000 others did.

We had siding knocked off the house, the front porch columns moved back about 6 inches and a leak in the ceiling, along with tons of tree branches in the yard.

Where oldest daughter lives and works, about 20 miles away, lots of homes were damaged along with trees and power lines down.

Electricity out at my Dad’s, my great Aunt’s house had it’s roof sheared off and lots of trees down. Dad’s next door neighbor lost large portions of their metal roof and 2 doors down a tree fell on their house.

Overall the surrounding area had horrific damage from excessively high winds but no reports of tornadoes. It’s scary driving around town!

Thankfully there were no deaths (that I’m aware of) reported, despite horrendous damage.

Strange Weather

We’ve had strange weather lately. We don’t usually get snow in our neck of the woods and we didn’t get much this year, mainly BITTER, Bitter cold.

But. . .we’d jump from this:

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ImageSince today we’re at this and who knows what tomorrow will bring I think I’m going to :