Personal stuff

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Had to go to the library today to pick up some research books for my son’s paper. Browsing my favorite sections, cooking, handicrafts, and Christian, I came across a gem of a book.

Margaret Moore Jacobs Roses Every Day

It seems to be a book of jottings that she wrote. An avid gardener, many of her comments are related to plants. It is a small, inspirational book divided by seasons in the garden.

Here are a few that caught my eye,

“Precious Bible verses learned by heart in his youth are later in life like hidden springs to a child of God. They are there to refresh his mind and heart, body and soul, when he wearies himself with too much of the everydayness of his world.”

“The sound of the summer breeze, the birds’ sweet song, our own hearts’ song; the sound of raindrops, of footsteps of friends; the soft silent touch of the leaves; the fragrant smell—these are all gifts received from the hand of God.”

“The true Christian way of life is of such a wonderful quality and has such a glorious spirit that it will “sell itself” to the human race. Christians won’t have to advertise it because all others can see it for themselves.”

“Love” is the first word in the language of the heart a child of God learns to speak. It is the one word that will open the very doors of heaven for divine love to come in. And when God’s love fills our hearts, we partake of the heavenly happiness that awaits us there.”

“Prayer is the best way to keep those whom we love close to us at all times. We are never far away from each other when we are praying for one another, and when we pray for each other we are closest to the heart of God.”

Hope you enjoyed these. The book was written in 1959.

Well after taking my kids skiing this morning on our ski pass, now they all and a few friends are going skating as a fundraiser for the marching band. Guess they will all sleep well tonight.

Hope you have a blessed night and a good day tomorrow.



This made me laugh today when I needed a laugh. Hope you enjoy it.



~ Home is where you hang your @.
~ The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
~ A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.
~ You can’t teach a new mouse old clicks.
~ Great groups from little icons grow.
~ Speak softly and carry a cell phone.
~ C:\ is the root of all directories.
~ Don’t put all your hypes in one homepage.
~ Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.
~ The modem is the message.
~ Too many clicks spoil the site.
~ The geek shall inherit the earth.
~ A chat has nine lives.
~ Don’t byte off more than you can view.
~ Fax is stranger than fiction.
~ What boots up must come down.
~ Virtual reality is its own reward.
~ Modulation in all things.
~ A user and his leisure time are soon parted.
~ There’s no place like
~ Know what to expect before you connect.
~ Oh, what a tangled Web we weave when first we practice.
~ Speed thrills.
~ Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net and he won’t bother you for weeks.


Yeah, you can send this Funny to anybody you want. And, if you’re REAL nice, you’ll tell them where you got it! 


About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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