"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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's All Perspective!

I had the great opportunity to speak with a blogity friend from Canada last night.  Oh my, I was so happy to finally hear her voice and to be honest listen for the infamous Canadian accent.  I was not disappointed and must tell you that my northern BFF and her honey wanted to hear my accent!  Crazy that I forgot that perhaps I may have an accent. Hmm...I'm a fast talker so maybe my accent was missed~but no. I was told I have some sort of an accent, but it mostly has to do with me being short (Kidding!)

To those that wonder, I really have no idea what my accent is aside from a whole lot of mixed up, as I was born in the south, raised in the mid-west, lived on the west coast, and now live in the southwest!

Perspective is important though, as we all were anticipating accents and none of us was disappointed!

Now for the much awaited almost always added random photo or two that connect nothing with the post nor the other photos~please enjoy as this is my brain on blogger!

My Bill. 
My everything.

Above my stove.  
Yes, those are brooder lights from the chicken coop, 
well one was new and one I super scrubbed.
Thank you Bill for letting me do things that 
aren't always conventional but always are penny pinching.

And an oldie but a goodie. These were our Navajo Churro sheep.
We now have sheep that have no wool.  Crazy but true. 
And the current flock are named pretty girlie names as we do not 
have a ram anymore.  Bill doesn't care as he calls them the girls.

Photo bombing by Snake dog and henny penny!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chicken Little

The best broody hen we have ever had is this bantam. 
She has been sitting on a small nest of five eggs.
The other day they began to hatch!! 

 The really cute thing about this is that I am certain that the chickie is a Brahma and to be mothered by a teeny hen is a sight to see.

Now to my cheesy time management.  When I am sitting in the family room at the end of the day I draw/doodle/paint. Here is a simple doodle to add to the All Because files:


Hey Fred Sharon

and the girls~  we haven't heard from you and have been praying you are all well.  Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know how you are doing!

xoxoxxxooo
Bill and Jen

Thank you for your Prayers

We have needed them and they have been effective. Since a week ago Saturday I have been to the ER/Labor and Delivery and the OB/GYN(3x) with one of my pregnant daughters.  The bacterial infection that they have been treating for a few weeks seems to finally have been beaten!!! My on-line footprint has been a bit scarce as these past weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for us.

The good news is that baby and mommy are doing fine.

Stay-tuned to some photo postings sharing some other things that have happened over the past week.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Once again it is the

Sabbath.
Have a lovely weekend and remember that a day of rest was given to us by God, so rest in Him and regroup so you can work refreshed again.

Six days thou shalt labor and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, an all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:9-11

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath Mark 2:27

The past several weeks have

been a bit rough for people close to Bill and I.  My precious Fourth ended up with an infection that left her with a temperature for several days following.  One of my son's mother-in-laws had a massive heart attack last Thursday.

Both of these health scares kept me in prayer and away from home for several days and nights.

My daughter is doing well now.

The mother of one of my precious daughters(in-law) is also doing well, although she has a slow, steady course for recovery.

It is hard in the moment to stop and ask for prayers.  In fact, it is hard when one has a moment to think to share the emotions as it may be too raw.  What I have reminded myself during these past weeks is something simple.  If you feel pressed to pray for someone, stop and pray for them.  You need not know the reasons why.

Thanks to those that have been praying: now I am adding specific prayer requests, one for my Fourth and one for a woman that I share a grandchild with.