Category Archives: Just A Day

Wow! I still have this site?

I knew I kept my WordPress account, but I thought I deleted this old site.

I am currently working on a new blog. It is mostly about my jewelry and home decor business, but I pretty much talk about everything on my blog.

I will try to remember to post here, but it would be great if you want to follow me on Facebook ( or just visit my website 

Thanks for hanging in there!

Be Stronger Every Day!



I am very Blessed!

I have been so blessed with a truly wonderful package of gifts. I can sing well, make balloon art, paint some cool stuff on faces and arms and legs, and entertain people while I teach Science. I really have been given so many gifts, I find it hard to use them effectively all the time. I want to use my gifts, but when I try to use them all at once, I find myself very fractured. I feel the pull from all different directions to use ALL my gifts at every opportunity. But that is impossible!
I have recently felt that pull even more because my husband has made it possible for a lifelong dream of mine to come to fruition. I am teaching classes in a classroom, in the attic of my home, in North Pole, AK. I have wanted this since I was a young child, teaching my dolls, in my Howard Johnson’s colors playroom, in the basement of our home in Fall River, MA. That dream has traveled many miles, and has changed a bit over the years, but it was a seed planted by God even before I knew what homeschooling was! He has been guiding me even before I accepted Him! Wow!
Anyway, back to my feeling drawn and quartered…
I feel that my teaching these classes is part of the ministry I have been called to do. This, along with being a godly wife to my husband, and a godly example and mother to my daughter, is what I was designed to do by the Master Creator. When I realize how blessed I am, to be able to do these things, I just want to sing His praises at the top of my lungs!
And there lies the problem. I love to sing! I am at my happiest singing in my church choir, surrounded by all the music and voices that join with my voice to praise Him! Unfortunately, I have had some problems with my ear that have prevented me from being in choir for quite awhile. I am fine doing solos, but I don’t enjoy those as much. I really have a hard time taking compliments after them. But in the choir, I can just experience the whole uplifting experience of praising Him, and not have anyone compliment me on what HE did. It may seem selfish, but I have just stopped singing in public because I don’t want the attention in that way.
So back to the problem. I do feel the teaching is what I am being called to do, but what about not using my talents? I have prayed for some guidance, and felt led to blog about it.
Are you going through a similar struggle? How do you know that you are supposed to focus on one gift and not another? Will God take away some gifts if you do not use them?
Please, let me know what you think.

This looks fun!

A friend of mine homeschools with CyberLynx here in Fairbanks. She posted the link for their curriculum fair, September 2 @ Pioneer Park. I want to go, but I know I can’t buy anymore curriculum until I finish unpacking the old stuff, sooooooooo… I wanted to share the link with y’all so you can take advantage of it!
I hope y’all enjoy yourselves!

Take Time to Pray

I got this list from “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian

It is a good thing to pray for your husband every day.

Don’t ask God to fix him.

Just ask Got to strengthen and bless your husband in a different area each day.



Today’s prayer is for…

1. His Wife

2. His Work

3. His Finances

4. His Sexuality

5. His Affection

6. His Temptations

7. His Mind

8. His Fears

9. His Purpose

10. His Choices

11. His Health

12. His Protection

13. His Trials

14. His Integrity

15. His Reputation

16. His Priorities

17. His Relationships

18. His Fatherhood

19. His Past

20. His Attitude

21. His Marriage

22. His Emotions

23. His Walk

24. His Talk

25. His Repentance

26. His Deliverance

27. His Obedience

28. His Self-Image

29. His Faith

30. His Future


There is no specific prayer for the 31st. I try to take a little extra time to pray a little about each of the above, or take an extra day to pray for my husband’s wife… She needs a lot of help to remember that God needs to work on her heart so that she may pray for many blessings in all the above areas.

West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy – Essential Oil Safety – Internal Use








West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy – Essential Oil Safety – Internal Use.


This is a great article about using essential oils internally. I have heard of this, and have even considered using a method not mentioned in this article, but I will share that another time.

God Bless,


Snow Spider

How creepy is this? A spider, about an inch long, is crawling in the snow.


Snow Spider

How creepy is this? A spider, about an inch long, is crawling in the snow.


Now share Google Docs and Google Calendars

Now share Google Docs and Google Calendars.

When you need Him fast…

Emergency Bible Numbers

– When you are sad, call on John 14

– When you don’t feel loved, call on Romans 8:38-39

– When you have sinned, call on 1 John 1:8-9

– When you are facing danger, call on Psalm 91

– When people have failed you, call on Psalm 27

– When God feel far from you, call on Psalm 139

– When your faith needs encouraging, call on Hebrews 11

– When you are scared, call on Psalm 23

– When you are worried, call on Matthew 6:25-34

– When you are hurt, call on Colossians 3:12-17

– When you feel no one is on your side, call on Romans 8:31-39

– When you are seeking rest, call on Matthew 11:25-30

– When you are suffering, call on Romans 8:18-30

– When you feel you’re failing, call on Psalm 121

– When you pray, call on Matthew 6:9-13

– When you need courage, call on Joshua 1

– When you are in need, call on Philippians 4:19

– When you are hated because of your faith, call on John 15

– When you are losing hope, call on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

– When you are seeking peace, call on John 14:27

– When you want to do good works, call on John 15

– When you want to live a happy life, call on Colossians 3:12-17

– When you don’t understand what God is doing, call on Isaiah 55:8-9

– When you want to get along with others, call on Romans 12:9-21


Updating my blog for MLK Day!

Well, as part of my promise to myself to update my blogs, and since Darren is home because of MLK day today, I am not going to come up with anything original. I am just going to re-type an entry from a book I got at the Scholastic Book Fair.

Happy MLK Day, Y’all!


Civil Rights Time-Line

from Everything You Need to Know: The Answer Book for School Survival

from Scholastic Book Clubs, Scholastic, Inc

With the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. But just because African-Americans were officially free it didn’t mean they had equal rights. Here are some of the important events in the struggle for civil rights since Emancipation:

1868:    The Fourteenth Amendment declares rights to all Americans

1870:    The Fifteenth Amendment declares the right to vote to all male citizens.

1896:    In Plessy vs. Ferguson, the Supreme Court upholds segregation declaring that facilities can be kept “separate” as long as they are “equal”

1909:    Riots in Springfield, Illinois, lead both black and white intellectuals to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

1939:    When the Daughters of the American Revolution refuse to allow Marian Anderson into Constitution Hall, she draws a croed of 75,000 singing at the Lincoln Memorial.

1942:     The interracial Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is founded in New York City.

1947:    Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player in major league baseball.

1545:     In Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court bans segregation in public schools.

1955:    In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person; her action leads to the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 to 1956, and to the desegregation of Montgomery buses in 1956.

1957:    Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas tries to block the entry of nine black students to Central High School in Little Rock; President Eisenhower calls in 1,000 paratroopers to restore order.

1960:     Afro-American college students insist on being served at an all white Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina; their action launches the “sit-in” protest movement across the country.

1961:    In “Freedom Rides” sponsored by CORE, groups of black and white people test desegregation by riding together on buses through the south.

1963:    Police arrest a group of ministers, including Martin Luther King, Jr., for demonstrating in Birmingham, Alabamam. He gives his stirring speech, “I Have a Dream,” at the March on Washington.

1964:    The march from Selma to Montgomery, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., leads to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Black leader Malcolm X is murdered.

1968:    The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., is murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, leading to a week of riots in 125 cities.

1978:     Seattle desegregates its schools, becoming the largest U.S. city to do so without a court order.

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