Friday, November 24, 2017

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Beauty can come from painful things and things that have been broken.  Life is not always easy and carefree.  Still, we must keep going forward through the rough spots.  God says he will make beauty out of the ashes.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veteran's Day

A big thank you to all our vets.  And to all the families of the vets.  Where would we be without them!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Texas church shooting leaves many dead - BBC News

Let's say a prayer for all these families.  It is so terrible.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Please comfort this community.  Help the families of the ones that were killed.  Help all of your people to pray for each other.  I pray for the safety of your churches.

I pray for our country.  I pray that we will get on our knees and pray for our country to turn back to you.

Protect us dear Lord.  Give us comfort. Give us courage to stand up for you.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Three Places Online That I Get Free Samples



I wanted to share with you three places that I get free samples from online.  There are a lot of sites online that offer free samples.  Some of them you have to be careful of.  There are others that to me are complicated to maneuver.

I don't consider myself cheap but I am frugal.  Since I have retired I have the time to do things to save money that someone working or that has children might not have time for.

One link that I have used for a long time is Shop4Freebies.  I used to get some really good ones through them.  Now I still find some decent ones and once in a while some nice ones.

Another one is  On this site you fill out a short survey about your lifestyle and the number of people in your home, etc.  After they send them to you they ask you to leave feedback about each sample.  There is a place on the site where you fill in the information.

The last one is Sampable.  On this site you sign up and they send you emails each day about what is available.  Some of them are really good.  They also show you deals you can get.  Then they list the details on how get these items free.  I really use this site a lot.

I am sharing links that I use personally.  I don't get any type of remuneration from these links.  However, if you decide to sign up with one or two of them you can share a link and get some type of incentive.

Hope this helps you save some money.  Take care.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Back Yard View From Our Little Homestead In Florida

Our life is simple here in rural Florida.  In the picture you can see the fields behind us. I love seeing the bales of hay just cut.  Behind the pasture and the fields is a mobile home park.

We live on an acre of land that we think is beautiful.  I call it our little cubbie hole.  We are at the very end of a dirt road.  There is a small orange grove on one side of us.

Most people consider us less than rich.  But I don't.  This is where my parents lived for many years.  There are a lot of good memories here.  My husband and I are still able to take care of each other. We have a church we go to not far away.

My husband has a fall garden started.  I don't remember ever having a fall garden but it is doing really well.  We are learning to grow the Mittleider way.

We are working at making the yard a little nicer.  It is something we like to plan and do together.  Our project we are working on right now is cleaning around the drive and fenced area out front.

I keep looking for little ways to save money.  That is what my mom used to do.  I didn't understand back then why she did all those little things.  I know now.  It is a lifestyle.  Also, it is fun to find different ways to save money.  It gives you a good feeling knowing that you are helping your family.  Also, you help the environment at the same time.

There is a lot of people going back to homesteading now.  I love to watch their videos and see how they do things.  It gives me ideas to try here in our neck of the woods.

The book below is my favorite book to read.  I have read it about six or seven times.  It helps me stay more focused.

Monday, October 2, 2017

How to easily memorize Bible scripture passages and verses

This is a really good video about how to memorize scripture.  I want to try this each day this week and see how I do.  I know it will be difficult.  But I want to try it anyway.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Praying Scripture

This is such a good video that I wanted to share it with you.  It talks about praying God's word over you and your situation.  Praying scripture is praying God's will.

Have a great day!