"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween

My thoughts on Halloween have changed over the years.  I never did much as a child for Halloween as we lived in the country.

I allowed my kids to dress up a few years and we did hand out Christian tracts as I thought if I have people coming to my door I can give them the Truth.

I have come to the conclusion after my time in the Bible to avoid the very appearance of evil.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Halloween is not a day of goodness or honor.  In fact, it really is a day celebrating the dead and if you study the history of Halloween it is astounding how it ever became something that the Christian church would embrace. 

This post isn't a post shaming those that celebrate Halloween.  Instead it is a post about how I have grown in my study of the Word.
Below are some posters that share the reasons as to why Halloween does not line up with the Bible.










These posters are brutally honest and may be offensive to some.
I pray that those that visit the blog understand I am no longer trying to 
be a follower of my Creator the way modern man has said I should.
Instead I am trying to be a follower by reading His Holy Word and living 
accordingly.
 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Things to Ponder

I have some posters this post to share.
Something to think about.  In the English Torah is often 
translated into law.  

Amen!

This one always gets me.  Forever is forever.
Oh and Torah=Law.

 
If the Sabbath is done away with, is the LORD of the Sabbath
done away with as well?
 
This posters are not to make anyone angry.
They are not to make one feel as though I am attacking.

Someone had a post similar to this that made me transform and 
REALLY SEARCH for Truth. I stopped reading all the nicities
that different churches put out.  I stopped reading what Christian author
said, and quick thinking about my purpose driven life and OPENED
the Bible. 

I read, made notes, and read some more.  I prayed, read, made notes, 
and talked with Bill.  I could not believe that many of the things that I have been
exposed to as a Christian aren't Biblical. 

Oh and this began a major change in Bill's and my life.

We are NOT Jewish.
We are not part of a Messianic Movement.
We are simply readers of His Holy Word with NO filters placed 
upon our understanding.

Instead of being combative we trusted the fact that those that 
read and believe will NOT be mainstream.  
 

Friday, October 23, 2015

The hardest thing about

having all the children moved out on their own isn't what I expected.  I have discovered that I am not wallowing in sadness that I have no more wee ones, nor am I aching for their presence 24-7.  I have decided that the hardest thing about having the children moved out is allowing me to spend time doing things I enjoy without feeling guilty.  I don't mean that I am consumed by guilt but for most of my adult life I have placed the needs of pretty much everyone else before the needs I have.  Please don't misunderstand. I am a mother.  It seems that I couldn't live any other way.  I am certain mom's 'round the world understand this.

I have been taking only art courses.  I do not have an end game aside from the pleasure of learning and enjoying what I create.  I actually have had to work through the notion that I am not wasting fuel when I go to town for class.  Crazy isn't it?  I have to put in check feelings that I should be accomplishing something for the family, and take a deep breath and embrace this new path I am on.

I have to remind myself it is okay to buy myself something without wondering who needs this or that first.  I also have to remind myself that in this new place I can say no without guilt.  I am not mom full time but mom from the side line and I need to allow each of my goofs to walk through life and learn as one becomes not because of the ease of life, but  of the things that test one. 

I love my children and yes, even as adults I will always think of them as my bubboos, cutie pies, sweeties, and snuggle bunnies, but I am confident in what Bill and I did as parents that they will be fine in life.  Oh and fine does not mean perfect without hardships, but fine in they have a foundation and from there can build and rebuild when they need to.

I guess as I conclude this post that while I am learning to be an empty nest parent, I am not alone and my partner in crime reassures me all the time that I am first and should be.  For that I am content as I embark upon this new path in earnest.
This photo is from Gila Cliff Dwellings photo credit Double Nickel Farm

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Day in the Life

I haven't done this for a while so it is time for another Day in the Life.  As it is just Bill and I at home now things have changed a bit.

Here is a typical day in the life of me, a housewife living in the middle of nowhere in southern New Mexico:

I slowly wake up~then I get out the ingredients to make one handsome husband breakfast.
Today I am making~hash brown potato/egg burrito
I pack Bill's breakfast as he is leaving early and will eat at work.  I also pack his lunch.
Breakfast is two burritos with orange juice.
I try and write something on his burritos just in case he forgets how
much I love him!
 
Lunch is albondigas soup and cheese slices. 
I hug Bill

 This is my view,

then I tell him I love him and he is off to work.
I read from the Bible.  This morning it was from
the Book of Romans.


I then make the bed, clean up,
This was actually my second attempt at a
photo...
that darn cat! :)
 
Breakfast dishes done.  I had orange juice
and bean/rice soup. 
 
And then I read some news,
I started with Drudge as I can go all over the world with his
links. 

I then read Weasel Zippers.
then Ace of Spades


 and I save my favorite for last Gateway Pundit.


I then head off to art class.
I close the gate,

take a deep breath and smile at the views
and thank the Creator for granting me 
the ability to see this each and every day,
and head to town.
Traffic was intense!

The views in town are as beautiful with
the stormy mountains to the east.

I parked the truck and once again took
in the views.

This is what I did in my morning art class today.

I then had lunch-packed.  Tea and applesauce. 
After I ate I then went to the library. These are the books I picked up today.  Oh I did get two DVD's as well.

Then I went to my afternoon art class. 
This is what I did in this art class.  I love Eric Carle and have been working on a few projects that are similar to his style.

After class, I drive home.
I listen to a little music. I do love this station.

I'm greeted by this one even before I finish closing the gate.

I have time before Bill comes home from work, so I do a Bible study. Right now I am studying Colossians.

Soon my handsome Bill comes home and I get a sweet hug.  We visit for a bit then it is time to feed the critters.

After feeding the critters Second and his wife and son came over to visit and stayed for dinner. 
Ended up in a major group text with the kids, their special loves and Bill and I.  It all began with this photo

Second texted the family and said " I got me some cookies!"
The back story to this is the trauma I have inflicted upon the gang of goofs
because when they were small I told them that crackers were cookies.
I confess it was not correct to do, but I do not like sweets so I gave
crackers out as snacks! They were excited~until the point that a friend
let them in on the truth. Boy I was busted!!!!
Anyhow it spiraled out of control last night and I ended up taking this
photo
and said "piping hot cookies fresh out of the oven!"

Poor Third and his wife.  As new parents to this adorable little guy
Third humbled the rest of us with this 
" I turned on my phone and had to sit here 
and listen to 112 freaking dings.  I hope you are all 
happy."

Seriously.  We all kind of chuckled. But the thread ended.
Parents of newborn win!  
The cracker/cookie brainwashing will be tabled for another day.
 


My life is pretty simple.  Some days I visit the kids, some days they visit Bill and I but this is a window of my life. 

I haven't brokered deals, done more than the average person before 6 am, or even negotiated any peace agreements.  I can't remember when I last wore high heels (Bill is so tall I realized it was futile), and to be honest know that I haven't owned nylons in two decades, yet to my goof troop, their loves, my precious grandsons and my ever so handsome husband I have the perfect life.

I am certain if you take a moment and break down your day, you may discover the same thing!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Second is as amazing as the First!

Last night Third and his wife had their baby!  Bill and I are ever so pleased to share that we are grandparents once again.  Precious little grandson #2 arrived at 21:09 on October 15, 2015.
He shocked us a bit because we are so used to dark haired babies!

This one is a blondie and like Third he has curly. wavy hair.

We all were at the hospital waiting for this one and I am certain
that this type of gathering will not grow old.  We all joked that
we should name the waiting room something after us, because with 
all the kids and their loves we had a full house. 

Grandson #1 waited with us too!

Thank you Third and your sweet wife for this beautiful baby!

Stats:  8lbs 5 oz. 
19.5 in long
10/15/2015
21:09

Monday, October 12, 2015

A big shout out


from the Double Nickel.

Grandson #1 is still waiting to announce that he has a cousin.
Any day now Grandson #2 should be arriving!