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Thoughts for the Month ~ March

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JudyB







If ever we are in a storm it is now!







Carol

Judy:  Thank you for "Eye of the storm" music.  Perfect to this time and peppy too. 

A new to me book, by Max Lucado, is on loan from a friend. 

We lived in the country in Minnesota raising the children for some years and that is where going to the grocery 7 miles away was not always a good idea.  So, I usually have some things handy and I used to can food too - not now though.

Take that back - I read the Max Lucado  some time ago - that is OK for me because I probably forgot most of it.   


Janet

Jacqueline, listening to the birds sing is great! Let them remind you that just as God watches over every sparrow, He watches over you.  The worst thing we can do in times like this is to get into fear.  Fear works, just as faith does.  But fear draws to us the very thing we feared.  (Not trying to preach to you, just encourage you!)

There has never been a time like this before.  In the Great Depression, people suffered lack and want; loss of jobs and livlihood, even homes.  Sometimes they were hungry, but I have never heard or read of anyone starving to death.  Neighbors helped neighbors,  friends, and strangers, too.   And when it was over, everyone dusted themselves off and got back to work. There was no multi-trillion dollar handout to everyone!  Yes, I do believe in helping people, but I don't think anyone should collect more on unemployment than they made while working!  Why would they want to go back to work?  (Unless, like right-thinking people, they like to and want to work!)

Okay, enough already!  Sorry.  Guess you can tell I am more than upset about this.  But GOD is still in control.

I will be happy when lockdown is over!  I miss my friends, my family and my church!!

Love and prayers for each of you!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Jacqueline

March 28, 2020, 02:07:29 am #33 Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 02:14:13 am by Jacqueline
Janet...
...when one is all alone, have a debilitating illness, my MS, one cant be anything else but frightened and fearful and lonely as i am at this present time but, one thing i learnt from my late father was.." in this world, it is survival of the fittest," and survive is what i am trying best to do, the best and only way i know how, by myself and grateful for any outside help that comes my way, i will grab it with open arms...May God be with each and every one of us as we go through this now, very uncertain -  very unpredictable world event of ours..Link...


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

JudyB

March 28, 2020, 09:50:35 am #34 Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 09:53:27 am by JudyB




My God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYMEKI0OEEM






JudyB



JudyB






"The Robin and the Sparrow"
Said the robin to the sparrow,
"I should really like to know,
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so."
Said the sparrow to the robin,
"Friend I think that it must be,
That they have no Heavenly Father,
Such as cares for you and me."






Carol

There is a song out by Dolly Parton singing "Hello God".  I like country music but this is for everyone.  I am having some dizzy problems with a prescription.  It makes me very careful to walk even in the house. 

We had several inches of snow last night and as always the ravine in back looked wonderful.  There were animal tracks.  The best part was watching dogs romping around and having a great time.  So glad we missed this snowfall by a day and half.  I am making a grocery list online and do not know when I can pick it up yet.  It will be about two weeks and sometimes they cannot give you the item or will try an exchange.  We don't care - their exchange is OK with us.  Not fussy.  Just so happy to have a service like this - they put it in the trunk.  Don can certainly not go into a store and I cannot bring the viscous germ into the house.

Janet:  They voted this payoff and did you know the woman senator from California made sure a ton of our money is being given to cultural arts Linclon Center  How many US citizens will ever get to see that place?

Judy:  Are you seeing signs of spring?  Thank you for the beautiful music & their sweet faces. 

Janet:  Police are out watching for people who have no business being on the roads.  Some tickets. 

 

Janet

I got sidetracked listening to Lance Walnau, and it was 45 minutes long--but well worth it!  Judy, thanks for the links.  We all need our faith strengthened during this time of craziness.

I checked in with both my daughters today, am happy that they and theirs are doing well.  Daughter near and her husband may have to permanently close their businesses.  Our governor has issued a statewide closing order for all but "essential" businesses.  And I highly doubt that a greenhouse/nursery and car washes would be considered essential.  They would qualify for help, but will it be enough?  Times that try our faith, for sure!  But I do know God's plans for us are always and only for our good!

Carol, you and I were typing at the same time.  I watched/listened to Dolly singing "Hello God" and loved it.  I guess it's been out for a long time, but it surely fits this time!

Carol, I'm not going out unnecessarily, and don't think our few cops would bother with me, anyway.  Went to town this morning for a prescription for Darrel, then went thru drive-up window at donut shop, and also same at bank--the straight home again.  We don't have access to delivery of anything, not even pizza, as we live out of city limits.

Yes, Carol, I'm furious about the Democrats' add-ins to a bill intended to help people who are out of work, small businesses suffering, etc.  "Never let a good crisis go to waste!  That's when we can do the most damage to the country by our idiot wastefulness that has nothing to do with the crisis!"  GRRRRR!!!

We now have first case of coronavirus in adjoining county here, and one in adjoining Colorado county.  But the manufactured virus has no power nor protection against PRAYER!!

Please stay safe, everybody!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Marilyn

March 28, 2020, 06:48:00 pm #39 Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 06:52:00 pm by Marilyn
hello everyone,, though 's better check in. We are both fine just hanging in  there and only going out to take Freckles for her daily walks vand to get groceries.

I had a wonderful 1.5 hour talk with my estranged daughter yesterday We talked  o a lot about family history on my side and told her things she had never known. We have been talking a lot since Ronnie's death in  January.

Today I was  making  bread dough in my bread machine and about  90 minutes into the 1 hour 20 minutes the machine stopped. I went to to see why and Keith was there telling me he unplugged the machine because it made too much noise. I was so angry with him.  The bread turned out OK, I had to take it out rather than restart the machine.  I haven't cut it yet so I hope it is  as good as it would have been on the inside.

I need a vacation!!!! Alone. I got ready for my shower this morning and there he was  ready to get in  with me. He did and I told him that is not going to happen again because I like to take my time in the shower and not have to take care of both of us after I get out. I have to help him dress. Enough of my  complaining now. See you al  tomorrow. God Bless and be safe.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Janet

What a beautiful song!  Thank you, Judy. Well, did you all attend online church this morning?  We did, it was very enjoyable.  Then I listened to a short teaching by Andy Stanley. I don't care for Charles Stanley, but I love Andy!  Such a great teacher.

I watched some little videos from Michaels, and am going to my studio and try one or two before I forget how they showed me to do them!
Won't take long.  lol

Looking at Larry Hanna's dear face in the random images on the left. I miss that sweet man so much!  And our dear Pat, of course!  And Jeanne, and, and, and.  Guess this is the way it is when we get older.  :'(

But God's still on HIs throne, and He still loves us, even with all our faults!  Praise HIs Name.

We have terrible wind here.  Hope the sun is shining on you, wherever you are!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Jacqueline

March 29, 2020, 02:00:27 pm #43 Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 02:06:20 pm by Jacqueline
In the light of our world troubles...Gerry and the Pacemakers...You'll Never Walk Alone...Link...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOXwzvk1WTc
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

Jacqueline

" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

Carol

Snow here has almost melted and another storm is waiting.  We only go out to get groceries - all churches are closed or should be closed.  Hope and pray that this exercise in closing so many places will help fight this virus. 

Marilyn:  You have to be so pleased and grateful for a great chat with your daughter.  Super news!

Judy:  Have schools closed in your area? 

Our family had an internet meeting at 5 locations - all cameras were on the screen.  It was with Zoom (much like SKYPE and we got to see all the faces talking to us and they saw us - isn't some technology fantastic?  One son lives in Montana.  The rest of us are in Colorado.  It is a free service, but I am sure there will be ads coming out - they have to make money too. 

Janet:  I wish we would have met Larry.  We did have Pat stay one night with us while they were on a long trip. 

We are really following orders and not meeting with neighbors or walking with them either. 

Keep on keeping on. 

 

Jacqueline

March 29, 2020, 11:50:57 pm #46 Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 11:53:49 pm by Jacqueline
I seem to be invisible on this forum...Janet, and Marilyn, thank you, at least you see me...
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

JudyB



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Rebot

Greetings Jackie  When you say you appear to be invisible on the forum, is it your posted mails are not being seen by members.  I see your posted mail today.

Ellie

Rebot

Greetings Everyone   I am delighted to be posting once more.   Home responsibilities with hubby these pasts few months have necessitated my internet time being trimmed down to family time and a chosen few UK contacts.

Sad news around the world with Coronavirus.

Ellie

Marilyn

Good morning Ellie and Jackie I come here every day to read the posts but I don't always post something.

This morningI made a new batch of my Fire Cider I like to,keep it on hand for various reasons. 1. it keeps the cramps out of my legs at night. 2. It keeps the colds away even help one to get over a cold quickly. So it is an organic medicinal tonic.

I did  take Freckles for her morning walk, The wind and rain has stopped for a bit, more is expected though today.

Carol I  m so happy to finally be in contact with my only daughter after all these  years. I always felt that when she needed more family history or medical history  that she would relent and  talk with me. The conversation was a cheerful one.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Janet

Good morning, friends.  I haven't listened to any of the musics linked to our site yet, as I have news today. Not good news, though.  Our Beth's husband John was found dead in his apartment yesterday afternoon.  They think he had been dead since Friday.  Since we are the only family he has here (his family all being in upstate New York) it falls to us to make arrangements for his burial, disposal of the few assets he had, and all that goes with it.  Since we cannot have a funeral because of the Corona virus, we are trying to figure out the best way to go.  Cremation, for sure. But he hasn't enough in his bank account to cover even that.  We talked to funeral director, told them there isn't enough money to cover what they are asking ($4415 for just a direct cremation!!) and asked what their rock bottom cost would be.  Instead of a direct answer, she asked, "How much is available?"   >:(  I had figured in my head after going to the bank to check what he has, and knowing of several hundred dollars he owes to other places, and gave her a figure of $2500.  We pretty much told them they can accept that or nothing!  Too greedy--and uncaring!

His apartment is stuffed full (he was a hoarder) filthy and smelly, and I don't even want to step foot in it without a mask and gloves at the minimum.  And it's the end of the month, so his rent will be due on Wednesday.  Wish there were someone I could hire to take care of cleaning it out, but they would have no idea what to keep and what to pitch. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated concerning this matter. Thanks.
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

JudyB





JANET go directly to the crematorium. Get a price from them.  You will likely find it will be about half of what a funeral home charges.


Rebot

Greetings Janet   We send our condolences to you and the families of John.  It is sad time for you all.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Maybe the funeral director we see that at times, there is a caring side needed to business and that they will help to come to an agreement for John's funeral.   

Ellie
 

Jacqueline

March 31, 2020, 02:43:31 am #55 Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 02:57:49 am by Jacqueline
oh Janet...
...just read the sad news of your Beth's hubby John, your son-in-law, and all the problems you are now left to deal with..
...I am afraid under this world wide now C-Virus situation, this we will find will become the norm...no means to buy food, no means to get medical attention... there will be people all alone found dead in their homes who have had no one to check up on them...
I know we ( UK ) have what is known as a " paupers funeral."
He will now be with his darling Beth, God Bless John..in spirit if not in body..
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

JudyB





From Chris Saunders:
"Yet a little while and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Now the just will live by faith, but if any draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him." Heb. 10.
Oh He is coming as He promised, I do hope that many shall surrender their lives to Him before He comes, once He is here then it's too late!
And we who await His coming with clean hearts and minds must live by faith, believing all His promises, and living right, living not for ourselves but for Him, and doing our best for our neighbours, and especially loving our brothers in the Lord, brothers are saved, our neighbours are not.
God bless you and strengthen you.




Carol

Hello all! 

Judy:  Thanks for the news from Chris.  Very timely.

Janet:  So sorry you are having to deal with the added work and cost of this - such a sad story.  Judy made a very interesting comment about dealing straight with the crematorium.

We give thanks each and every day for what we have - good family and friends and this little spot of comfort - to air our thoughts with cyber friends. 

Jackie:  Sometimes I just can't think of anything to add to any of the posts and sometimes there are numerous interruptions with friends and family issues and duties.  So it goes with each of us.  Take care. 

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Even though I do not live in the UK now.  I have been gladdened at how much the United Kingdom Administration are being of assistance to workers who are laid off due to the Coronavirus infection, by means of workplaces, shops, public houses, or what are called bars closing down.  In effect a huge number of employees and self-employed will have 80% of their wages or salary paid every month, they are off work.    In this sad time with coronavirus, having reassurances that families can pay their rent, buy food, and heat their properties, tells us everyone is working together in their efforts to overcome this pandemic.  Splendid to appreciate the community spirit that abounds at this time.  And I praise the viewpoint that the UK administration will spare no expense in assuring the people get the monies they need.   Ellie