Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Restore Us

This in my prayer.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm running to your arms

Monday, November 7, 2011


My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas gifts for you

I love to create things out of stuff that I already have. It's the thrifty part of me. I thought up this little denim bulb in my head two days ago

I thought maybe I could make these for family gifts . Or maybe if there is enough interest I can sell them. They are made with recycled denim. I little bit of sewing on the machine. Some hand sticking and a button from my mother-in-laws button stash.

So if you like them and would like two, they sell for $8.00 With shipping.
Give me a shout if your interested. If not, tell me what you think. Cute right?

Friday, November 4, 2011


I am thankful for God's grace and mercy.
I choose to be thankful for what I need to walk though in this life.
I want to be more thankful for my husband and my children.
I need to be more  thankful for this life.

                                                  Colossians 3:15

 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"The Simple Woman's Daybook"

Outside my window...The sun is shining, the snow patches are melting, and the grass is asking if it's spring

I am thinking...Why do I think to much and complicate things

I am thankful...My God and Savior who is not complicated

From the learning rooms... We reading " Turn Homeward, Hannalee"and she is reading "Indian Captive" 

In the kitchen...Just bakes chocolate chip cookies to warm the house up.

I am wearing... Jeans , warm long sleeve shirt and home made crocheted slippers.

I am creating...A lesson plan for our sewing group

I am going...Away next week

I am wondering...If today will be a better school day then it has been the last couple of days

I am reading..."The Gift of Dyslexia"

I am hoping...to get more yard work done 

I am looking forward to...the homemade soup we will have tonight at dinner

I am hearing...the kids chat about silly things

Around the house...are piles of things that need a home

I am pondering...how to simplify my life

One of my favorite things...the smell of a wood stove burning pine wood

A few plans for the rest of the week:to lighten up and not be so worried about the things that i have no control over

Take a look at the other lovely daybooks .

To simplify would indeed be wonderful thing

 This word is something that I need to do during times of clutter in my mind.
Simplify......is not easy for me. I wish it was. I want to do so much in a short amount of time that I complicate my day before it even begins.
 I have dreams and desires that I wish I could make come true. I want to create when I feel like it. I want to have unlimited resource so that nothing will stop me. 

One thing I know is..... God has unlimited resource for me to tap into. I just need to SIMPLY let go and let him lead me.
Okay, I will work on this. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

At all time I will praise Him.

This week has been one of those tough weeks for pretty much everything.
Kids are arguing, bickering,complaining ect.

I have even jumped on board with them. I have been yelling, complaining,grumbling and down right irritable.

I don't know about you, but I do not like the way I feel while all of this is going on. I wish I could erase all the hurt and pain that I make and also feel.
When I am in the middle of all the muck, I need to remember to reach out my hands and ask for help.

Help from the one who is always there.
Help when I don't think I need it.
Help and then fall to my knees and give it ALL to him.

So simple, yet not thought of during these challenging times.

A song comes to my mind.
" I'm falling on my knees, offering all of me, Jesus your all this heart is living for"


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Monday, October 31, 2011


2 Corinthians 13:11

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Lord, you are excellent in all things. Help me to keep my eyes forever on you.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Gone is a word that is reflecting in my mind.


GONE, pp. of go; pronounced nearly gawn.

1. Departed.

It was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from

Jerusalem to Gath. 1 Kings.2.

2. Advanced; forward in progress; with far, farther, or further; as a man far gone in intemperance.

3. Ruined; undone. Exert yourselves, or we are gone.

4. Past; as, these happy days are gone; sometimes with by. Those times are gone by.

5. Lost.

When her masters saw that the hope of their gains

were gone---Acts.16.

6. Departed from life; deceased; dead.

I can identify with each of these definitions today.

Yes this is a bit melancholy... Sorry

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chicken tractors

Have you ever heard of them?
Do you have one?

Well I would love to own one and hope to create one for our lovely chickens.
I have pictures and designs that inspire me.

This one on top looks cozy and a bit small for six rhode island reds. But it's cute.

I was drawn to this tractor until I saw the one below

This coop looks like a tree house for chickens, don't you think? I guess I am thinking I am tall and I want to beagle to stand and get this yummy eggs.

So if you own one could you share with me your plans? Failures? And even
ideas? I hope to find more chicken tractor ideas.

- Jenn B.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Have you ever injured yourself and not know how it happened?

Well that's me, I hurt my back getting myself dressed for work.

How did it happen? I don't know ! So since Tuesday I have been either on my back , or sitting in a very straight backed chair. Neither one is very comfortable.

I am taking some medication for this extreme pain.
I am very inpatient and want this done and over with like yesterday!

Then I look at all that is around me, my husband and my children , dogs that show there licky affection, a house that looks lived in . How blessed I am to have all these things. Stop complaining Jenn!

Most of all the peace of the Lord is ever present during this time of stillness.

The Lord would say" be still and know that I am God" yes I know I have to be still.

Stillness in body,heart and mind.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

A heart with imagination

My title is something that hopped out of my head during a time of lowness. Why do I feel faint in heart. When the wind blows and you stand firm against it, I say I must not give up. But my heart cries out and says HELP ME!

1. My heart does have imagination.

2. My heart is full of hope.

3. My heart is looks to My Father in heaven.

4.My heart feels the hands of protection.

5.My heart sees what the blind does not see.

and then there is His heart.........

6. His heart KNOWS my heart.

7. His heart sees deeper then anyone can see.

8. His heart longs for my my hands to reach out and cry... DADDY!!

9. His heart breaks when my heart breaks.

10. His heart hears those unspoken hurts and pains.. and yet...... He still loves me.

Thank you, Daddy♥

p.s. It is hard to count 1000 gifts I am sure there are many that I don't see. I hope to have my eyes open to His grace and mercy and that is new every morning

Monday, February 14, 2011

Looking in from the outside

My trip to Virginia was wonderful in many ways. Having long conversation with many and and even short meaningful words received.

However, I have walked away with a newness in heart and hope that I can express the very thing that I am feeling.

There are four different ways I seen love given, received and remembered.

My first look in was looking into the eyes of one who longs and misses her true love. I see the hurt and pain that is caused by never being able to see or touch her spouse, but received the healing through talking, crying and looking through old pictures of the days that he lived.

Secondly, The visiting on two that are just united and seeing the passion in the eyes of one who truly can't believe that she is worthy of such a love and yet is so blessed to receive such a love. The newly weds have such a gaze that is hard to put into words. It is such a faraway feeling for me, but comes alive when seeing the two who are just happy to have each other.

Thirdly,seeing the eyes of my father look upon his bride of 13 years.And seeing that they are there for each other. She is there for him ,as well as he for her. His silent words speak so loudly to me, and moves me to look at the deeper things that I choose not to look at because of fear.
And last but not least, The love of my grandparents. She is 87 and he is 91 and they just want to be with one another no matter what. She is physically blind, but yearns to hear him breath next to her in there bed. He is unable to walk with out help and just wants to be home with her at his side. She listens to him read there daily devotional, even if he is not clear the words melt into her heart.........I want this, I need this....
So I came home with a newness of heart and my eyes have seen and heard that there is restoration and healing .... and a NEW feeling of love in my heart for Tom Bernhardt... My love.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Going on a trip

The kids and I are going on a trip to VA. This trip is meant to bless those who have lost a loved one as of last year. Lose is difficult to think about. However, it stirs and helps us to grow no matter how it makes us feel.
The road that we go down during our heart aches is so unpredictable, yet in the end the Lord really does have a purpose . We may only see lines like a map and not know what direction we are to go in.

But He knows.
I am so greatful for His cleansing power. That he washes me white as snow.

So during my trip I will bless the widow. I will lend a ear. I will shed some tears for the heart that is longing for it's partner. I will hug the parents that have lost a son. I will look into the eyes of a brother who has lost a sibling.

I hope that you all can bless someone who needs a hug, or someone who just needs to talk.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Being thankful no matter what

Today I am choosing to be thankful even when it's difficult.

I am thankful for my husband who was there when the car stopped working this morning.

I am thankful for a warm home to come home to.

I am thankful for dishes that need to be done. It means we have food in our cabinets.

I am thankful for my children , even if they do argue. It just means that they love each other and are trying to work things out.

I am thankful for laundry that needs to be done, it means we have clothes for our backs.

and most of all!

I am thankful for my salvation, because I don't deserve it, but HE thought I did.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday

Today was suppose to be this huge storm. Now we did get snow and freezing rain however it's not as bad as the weather man was saying. Here are 2 pics my son took .

If you would look to see more outdoor Wednesday posts take a look over here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The simple womens day book

Outside my window...IS to much snow... we have had storm #1 come through and now are waiting for storm # 2.

I am thinking...That I need to stop complaining about this weather. I live in NY for goodness sake.

I am thankful for...My kids who are always wanting to do something with me. I am greatful that I am never lonely
From the learning rooms...Christopher is no reading a book about Hercules and Bekah just can't stop reading .

From the kitchen...I have a pile of dirty dishes that I should tend to.

I am wearing...Wool socks , jeans and a long sleeve shirt. I love my wool socks!

I am creating...sadly I have not taken the time to create... I will have to work on that.

I am going...to VA in 5 days. Looking forward to that.

I am reading...I am reading One thousand Gifts

I am hoping... This storm passes and that we don't loose power.

I am hearing...My daughter play her piano.

Around the house...Are Christmas lights that have been left hanging in the house . It brings a twinkle into the house during this long winter.

One of my favorite things...Learning music, hearing music that is tickling my ear and my heart.

A few plans for the rest of the week:to take deep breaths and to slow down and enjoy my children

PLease come and look at all the lovely daybooks that other women have shared over here


He is gentle and kind and most loving.
Full of dream and desires and hopes for the future
The sky is open to so many opportunities and I know that what ever he puts his hands to it will thrive and grow.
Here is to a blessed year my love.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

May I brag

Christopher just read this book all by himself. This is a huge accomplishment for him.
He also loved it!!!!

Snowy mornings

This morning I woke up to the smell of wood burning in a wood stove. Now mind you I don't own one. My neighbor has an outside wood furnace. I looked outside and the snow was gently flowing through the air, like a picture on a Christmas card. How wonderfully refreshing.

I then went to make coffee so that Tom and I can have our quiet time before the rumble and tumble of the kids and animals.

I love how the peace of our God can show it's self in the simple things that surround us.

Isaiah 52:7

7 How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
the news that the God of Israel reigns.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


♪♫ Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you, I want to see you. ♪♫

Psalm 119:18

18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.


Looking back in the year 2010 , I can choose to be over whelmed by the mountains or be challenged by them
I have had pallets move in my life like a earth quake in my heart that have caused huge cracks and wholes were there wasn't any before.
The valleys are peaceful at times of heart ache.

1-3 God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

4 Even when the way goes through
Death Valley,
I'm not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd's crook
makes me feel secure.

5 You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.

6 Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I'm back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life. Ps. 23

I think this scripture says it all.

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