Showing posts from April, 2018

Crunch Time!

***Getting so close to our store opening! The magic date is May 5. After this weekend all but one of our booths should be set up, and she's coming on Monday. It's really coming together. We're really tired at the end of the day after working all day on the store, but it's very rewarding. *** Chick-fil-A-phobia . The loony Left is at it again: Ground zero for the latest outbreak? The headquarters of The New Yorker magazine. This week’s issue online features the bigoted lament of writer Daniel Piepenbring, who decries the fast-food chain’s “creepy infiltration” of the Big Apple and warns against the company’s “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” Chick-fil-A opened its fourth location in the city last month. The largest franchise in the country, it seats 140, employs 150, and along with the other NYC locations, donates an estimated 17,000 pounds of food to a local pantry for the homeless and hungry. The company is reportedly on track to become the third-larg

Through His Eyes

***Pastor James preached a memorable sermon yesterday (well, he always does, but sometimes he just hits me right between the eyes. :-) ). He preached from II Cor. 5, and the thing that really stuck out to me was how we are to see others as Christ sees them. In other words, when I look at Hillary Clinton and immediately get a rise in my blood pressure, I need to remember that God sees her as a lost child whom He desires to save. That is very humbling, and a good reminder. ***Wow, have we ever been busy at the store! It's really coming together, though, and we're getting excited as our Grand Opening gets closer and closer. It's really starting to look like a store now. :-) *** Alzheimer's Cafe. What a great idea! Pam Van Ahn and her sister Jean spent four years providing respite care to family caregivers who couldn’t afford a break. But Van Ahn wanted to do more to help full-time caregivers manage the stress of looking after a loved one. She founded Amy’s Place

Grand Opening!

***We have a Grand Opening date for our new store, Halo Handmade - May 5, 2018 from 10:00 - 6:00! We are very excited, and more than a little nervous. This is completely new territory for us. We have had so much help getting the store ready, and no problem at all renting the booths. The interest has been wonderful. :-) I went to Vistaprint to design the grand opening banner and a few posters - very user friendly and not overly expensive, that was a welcome surprise. ***Joe Biden is considering a 2020 run for president. He is a caricature of a man, and recently said this in an interview: Biden added that Republicans are trying to disenfranchise minorities by pressing for voter identification laws. "It's what these guys are all about, man," Biden, also a former Delaware senator, said. "Republicans don't want working class people voting. They don't want black folks voting," he said. That is ridiculous. It is no harder for a minority to get a photo


***What an uplifting, joy-filled sermon this morning! James preached from I Cor. 15 regarding our bodily and spiritual resurrection after death and with Christ's coming. "Death, where is thy victory? Grave, where is thy sting?" "Death is swallowed up in victory!"  What a great promise, that we as believers will be changed and reside forever with Him. ***The store is really coming along! We have gotten a lot done this week. Most of the major projects are done, thank goodness. That old building has really undergone a transformation! We are shooting for a May 5 Grand Opening. :-) ***I have a good friend, Elizabeth Mullins, who is in need of a kidney transplant and has initiated a GoFundMe account. She is very deserving and really needs help! If you feel so inclined, here is the link: Thank you! *** Facebook declares pro-Trump Diamond and Silk "unsafe to community." Where to st

Long Time Comin'!

***I'm talking about spring, of course. At least it's sunny today here in Indiana. We have had a long winter and can't seem to crawl out of it. ***And now for the important stuff - How to Make Your Scrambled Eggs Creamier without adding a thing. All you need is a blender! ***Well, we're still hard at work on our Halo business, well, the building I mean. We have decided to paint the walls after all - we were going to leave them as-is, but decided all that pale mint green was too monotonous, it looks like a warehouse. Just what we needed - another major project! Oh well, we're still hoping for an early May opening date! ***I have a conundrum in the upcoming election - Dick Hamm has been our state representative in this area, and according to his voting record has done a good job. He is being challenged in the primary by Dr. Brad Barrett , whom I transcribed for for many years and who also was my dad's surgeon when he had bowel problems. He is a great man

Happy Resurrection Day!

*** Luke Chapter 24 1 Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother] of Jame