Wednesday, April 29, 2020

LIST: Uses and Information for Many Herbs

pc: wikipedia
Useful!  I found a web site with an alphabetical list of over 250 H E R B S.  

When you click on the link for any of the herbs, it takes you to a dedicated page for that herb - and it is chock-full of information. 

Beware, they may have a section on the  "magickal" uses for a herb.  I am definitely not promoting that section at all. I am most interested in an herb's (proven) health benefits. 

Lavandula stoechas, the Spanish lavender or topped lavender (U.S.)
French lavender (U.K.)

Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent;
 his glory is above the earth and heaven. (Psalm 148)


Sunday, April 26, 2020

COVID-19: Christians, You are Surrounded by the Enemy! They That Be With Us are More

Good morning all,  
Katie’s church in Indy is live streaming their Sunday service. The pastor and worship team are on site, but the rest of the church family is home. We enjoyed the sermon and then had our own time of singing and then remembered the Lord in the breaking of bread.

The message was encouraging. Taken from 2 Kings 6:8-17 where the King of Aram is warring against Israel and is mad at Elisha specifically because he is giving his plans away to the king of Israel; he sent his armies to the city of Dothan where Elisha was and surrounded the city.  Elisha's servant saw the armies and was a afraid.  Elisha encouraged by telling the servant those that were with them were more than that were in the king's armies.

[The Pastor] likened the armies of the king of Aram to the coronavirus - making us feel like we are surrounded by the enemy!  They pulled encouragement from the situation.

First - We can respond to the what we see.  Elisha's servant saw the armies and feared

Second - We can respond to what we perceive.  There is a lot of things being said and reported that can make us uncertain of the situation

Third - We can respond to what we can't see.  We can remember that the Lord has promised to be with us and lead and guide us.  He never said there would not be difficult times, but that HE would be with us in them.  Elisha asked the Lord to 'open his servants eyes to he could see'. When the Lord responded the servant saw the mountains were full of horses and chariots of fire!

Let's remember that God is still God ad on the throne!

Stay well,

Thursday, April 23, 2020

COVID-19: Shop Small via Instagram, Part 1

Doing my part to support small businesses during this season of Coronavirus. White Pine Vintage is a one-woman operation that has an account on IG. 

Found her through word-of-mouth via one of the people I follow.  I ordered thru her website for her beautifully-scented hand-poured candles. I do not know much else about Katai  (and vice versa) other than my personal orders and her daily posts on Instagram. You will notice that she is a hard worker and has a good nose for scents. You be the judge, but I give her a thumbs-up so far for her popular candles.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Kitchen Renovation: Open Concept Floor Plan

Yes, indeed, that is  why we renovated our kitchen -- a desire for a larger-looking space!! A few Before and After pictures below; particularly of the same wall corner in our living room. Our area is not as large nor professionally-staged as the linked articles, but it turned out well. We are pleased.


Opening the Layout Calms the Chaos

42 Open Concept Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room Floor Plan Ideas

Proverbs 3


Sunday, April 19, 2020

While I Was Driving, 16: Filipino Drivers, License Plates, Joke Only

I am almost 100% certain that the drivers or owners of these vehicles are of Filipino descent. Mabuhay! 

funny, funny, and FUNNY!

Hope in Christ alone!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

House & Home: Meaningful & Modern Wow Doors

Beautiful Doors:  either by design,  size, aesthetics, or meaningful experience

pocket doors @ apartment in Europe

Front doors set the tone for what lies ahead. - HOUZZ
BIL during our visit to Versailles, France

curious grandson figuring-out the back door

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Classic Black & White in Design

The color-combo that is pretty close to the top of my list of designs that make my heart go pitter patter. Contrast. Timeless. Beautiful!

I own this skirt

WoW wall