"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

Friday, August 5, 2016

I have been

not posting my thoughts very much.  It seems as though I have lost my backbone.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  We live in very strange times.  People are offended by gender sorting bathrooms, pronouns, and if we suggest that Muslims do anything wrong.  People are offended if we say anything about homosexuals, people of color, or women.  People are offended if we want to identify all those that enter our borders.  People are offended if we ask someone for a photo ID before someone can vote.

Well I am offended too and I will tell you why.

1.  I am offended that truth no longer is truth.
2.  I am offended that right and wrong do not exist (well they do but not the true way).
3.  I am offended that marriage is whatever one decides it is.
4.  I am offended that abortion is the method STILL of birth control, even though many options are available and very inexpensive.    
5.  I am offended that men are treated as though they have no brains and without a woman would be bumbling around.
6.  I am offended that women that say that women are the same as men, dress so provocative and to be honest whorey, that their stance is offensive.  
7.  I am offended that a flag is offensive, even the American flag, but making people walking talking billboards is in style and vogue. (The tattoo is now more in than any other fashion item)
8.  I am offended that I am taxed for not having medical insurance BUT those that break the law when entering illegally are afforded benefits for free that I am penalized for not having.
9.  I am offended that God is offensive. 
10. I am offended that His Son is offensive.
11.  I am offended that law enforcement is being treated the way that they are-from the top of the government all the way down.  I can understand why criminals dislike law enforcement but our elected officials?
12.  I am offended that I am forced to stop EVERY SINGLE time I return from El Paso to identify if I am an American citizen seriously~read #8 once again as it does not matter.

That's 12 so I will stop.

Now to how I am and why I stopped writing so much about the events of the world.  Here is why I post the things I do.

1.  I know the Truth.  I do not say this proudly, but boldly and we offer a free Bible to anyone that wishes so they too can know Truth.
2.  I love my husband and cherish the union of marriage that the Creator ordained.  I pray each day to live the way He tells us to in the Word.
3.  I love being a woman.  This does not mean that I am frilly and dainty.  No, it means that I love being a woman.  I love that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
4.  I love that I am a mother, grandmother, and sister. 
5.  I am supportive of law enforcement.  For every story one can tell me about some bad cop, I can tell you hundreds of good stories.  But you see the good stories don't often make the news. 
6. I love America.  I could go on and on about America but I will not.  Times have changed for the younger generations and this is most likely now offensive to say.
7.  I love that in spite of everything going on, if I take a deep breath I can see the simple beauty in life, and I write about that. 

Well my list of the simple life could also go on and on.  Instead I will close with this:  perhaps those that visit the blog need a moment of fresh air because the world is so negative and consuming.  Perhaps, the simple life I live is something that people do not believe can exist anymore and visiting allows them to hope that someday they can live this way as well.  Perhaps people visit the blog for fuel to inspire them to NEVER live the way I do and it challenges them to work hard.

Whatever the reasons for you, the reader to visit, I pray that you understand that I share my life I do as this is who I am.  I seek the best in all.  I pray daily.  I love life and I am thankful for the very breath I take.  I am thankful to get older as many don't get this chance.  I am corny.  What you see on the blog is me in written form.  I am one that can no longer waste time standing against the current and instead will allow for my peace, comfort, and corniness to be how I battle the ways of the world and the negatives that are promoted.

Thank you for visiting.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you for your emails.  I am very thankful that each of you stops by.

Jennifer

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Going through the files

and found sound photos that made smile!
Digging deep post holes and still time to goof.
 
Trying to sneak a photo and I am the one surprised!
 
Ran into these three cuties at the store one day.
 
Fourth's 18th was a great day!
 
Got photobombed by a horse and I think I see a bird!
 
Not sure what Second was doing!
 
Birthday party for Third and photobombed by First and Second~
although you can barely see Second.
 
Photobombed by First, Second and Fourth!
 
Independence Day waiting for fireworks with Third's Wife,
Fourth, Second's Wife and Second.
Cell phones to text to each other even though sitting side by side!
 
Fourth and her baby!
 
Our first grandbaby news!
 
The four and how they are when they are together.
 
First photo of first grandson.
 
Almost first photo of Second grandson.

That concludes my smiling while posting a Going through the files post.

To Bill,

 
Have a great day! 
Love,
Jen

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dinosaurs Hanging About

I finished this dinosaur mobile yesterday.
It is made of felt, thread, old pillow stuffing, sticks,
wire and twine. 
 
Just another project from the Double Nickel files. 

In the coop

snack time.  
I take a cool snack of leftover slops (of food) out to the chickens
everyday around 1pm.  


Lately, snack time is mostly watermelon because I am enjoying 
the watermelon myself.  As the chickidoodles are so young and
it is so warm out, I have been leaving a bit more on the rind than
I usually do.  If it is refreshing to me, it can be refreshing to them!

That is the coop scoop for the day!

Monday, August 1, 2016

The weekend

teased us with rain.
It smelled like rain, it looked like the rain was almost to the house, but no.
 
I canned watermelon.  Okay I did not can watermelon,
I put watermelon in canning jars.  I LOVE to eat the watermelon 
after it has been in the jar a day or so.  The bottom pieces
are so juicy and the watermelon juice is a reward for eating 
every piece to the end of the jar!
 
Oh and we integrated the flocks yesterday.  Brigham and 
his Brahmas are no longer alone and Brigham is definitely
showing his dislike.  All will be well in the time of adjustment.
As I type I realize all you see are the Brahmas.  Well 
imagine 17 miscellaneous chicks a few bantams the rest not~
weaving in and out of feathered legs!

That was the weekend minus a few other things.  We did the first part of the presentation on the feasts of the LORD, we saw all the kids.  Bill and a few of the kids and a helper worked on the coop expansion.  We had dinner with one of our son's~ in laws.  There you go, that is the weekend pretty much.