All About Mii

my blog is filled with lite-devotionals, some thoughts, just stuff from my world

Join me @ My Amethyst Garden

this is where you’ll find me, as I will be closing down this site soon… so you’re more than welcome to come on over to Amethyst Garden here’s the address:  http://myamethystgarden.blogspot.com   

Why the name Amethyst?  Well its my birthstone.   And well there’s a bunch of other reasons to…but just too much!  :O)      See you there.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Japan~a place we called home

A place we called home

 The duplex we lived in is just behind the one in front, location Fussa-Shi, Japan.

January 25, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Security in Jesus

psalm 23:6- Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;   And I will dwell in the house of the LORD  Forever.

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”  – John 6:27

There may be times you don’t feel “secure” … trusting in the world to give us security isn’t real security… money is nice and can make you feel secure to buy food and to keep a roof over your head.  But to completely place our whole trust in things of this earth… well, the earth one day will fall away… then where will your trust be?    I’d rather place my trust in the Lord of Heaven.     If you are a child of God then you have eternal security.     If you aren’t sure, then think about a relationship with Jesus.   He will not let you down.   And you will have eternal security.

Just food for thought.  ~mii~

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out~

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout   would not take the garbage out!     She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans, Candy the yams and spice the hams,   And though her daddy would scream and shout,   She simply would not take the garbage out.     And so it piled up to the ceilings:   Coffee grounds, potato peelings, Brown bananas, rotten peas,  Chunks of sour cottage cheese.    It filled the can, it covered the floor,  it cracked the window and blocked the door.   With bacon rinds and chicken bones,  Drippy ends of ice cream cones, …..

Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,   Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,  Pizza crusts and withered greens,  Soggy beans and tangerines,   Crusts of black burned buttered toast,   Gristly bits of beefy roasts…..

……The garbage rolled on down the hall,   It raised the roof, it broke the wall……Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,  Globs of gooey bubble gum,   Cellophane from green baloney,   Rubbery blubbery macaroni,  Peanut butter, caked and dry,   Curdled milk and crusts of pie,   Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,   Eggshells mixed with lemon custard, Cold french fries and rancid meat,   Yellow clumps of Cream of Wheat.

At last the garbage reached so high  that is finally touched the sky.    And all the neighbors moved away,  And none of her friends would come to play.      And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,  “Okay, I’ll take the garbage out!” 

But then, of course, it was too late….

The garbage reached across the state,  From New York to the Golden Gate.    And there, in the garbage she did hate,   Poor Sarah met an awful fate,  That I cannot right now relate   Because the hour is much too late.

….But children, remember Sarah Stout….. AND always take the garbage out!

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our House Blessing to all…

This is a poem, “Our House Blessing to All Who Enter Here” … I want to extend this as a blessing over this blog..just as if it were a house, and all who come by to visit are my guests.   May this place be a blessing for you.

Be it elegant and spacious or simple and small; Our friendly home welcomes you when you come to call.   There is rest for the wreary, food lovingly prepared;  whatever God has given us is willingly shared.

Perfection doesn’t live here!  Please try to understand, we’re still under constuction by our Father’s loving hand.   If you seed goodness and beauty,  it’s not virtue of our own,  For we serve a risen Savior, all the credit is His alone.

Is there anything you need that burdens you with care?   He graciously answers when we ask in believing prayer.   A blessing comes upon you when you enter this place;   The Lord himself is pleased to dwell in hearts He’s touched with grace.   ~by Elaine Hardt~

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Month After Christmas

Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house~ nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.  The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste at the holiday parties, had gone to my waist.  When I got on the scales there arose such a number!   When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared; the gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.  The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese and the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please”.   As I dressed myself  in my husband’s old shirt and prepared once again to do battle with dirt–as I said to myself, as I only can– “You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”   SO~away with last of the sour cream dip, get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip every last bit of food that I like must be banished till all the additional ounces have vanished.  I won’t have a cookie–not even a lick.   I’ll want  only to chew on a long celery stick.   I won’t have biscuits, or corn bread, or pie, I’ll  munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore–But isn’t that what January is for?    Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.   Happy New Year to all and all a good diet!

By~Schwartzie~

I’ve had this poem for quite some time, thought now would be a good time to share it.  ~mii

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sowing Blessings in the new year…

here we are in this brand new year, already into the second day..lets make it a good one!    Be blessed.   Here’s a poem I ran across. 

Sowing Blessings

If you want to make a difference in other people’s lives, be thoughtful and considerate, be slow to criticize.

Be helpful when you’re needed, let others know you care, be patient and forgiving when hurts are hard to bear.

Do always unto others as you’d have done to you, for when you sow God’s blessings, you’ll reap His harvest too.

by Vi B. Chevalier

What a wonderful poem.   What a wonderful way to start this new year! 

Hugs,  Mii

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

December 30th

the weather today, is just overcast, a light covering of snow still on the ground. got to do some errands today. wanted to get out yesterday but never did. oh well. soon my vacation will be over and time for work.

just random thoughts right now, I might add to this post later.

think positive, and have a good day!   ~mii

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m on a mission, to find my desk!

my mission today is to clean my desk.    if you could peek into my desk area you would find:  2 address books, paypal plus bill (which is paid!),  a drawing of winter, 2 pages of christmas address labels, 2 ink pens, 5 markers, pak of batteries (that actually work!), 2 calculators, 1 book of devotions, 3 packages of Easy Peel Avery labels, 1 word search book, 1 box of christmas cards, postal scale, memo pad, notebook paper, my computer, printer, newsletter,  1 sewing machine (need to move the junk so it can be used again), card stock paper, 1 very full box of rubber stamps, 1 roll of bubble plastic… Gee, i have enough here to fill a store!   Well, maybe.      I didn’t mention what is on the floor next to my desk… its a jungle for sure…   1 tote bag (full of school stuff), 1 empty plastic container, 1 box of christmas cards (only 1 card remaining),  several sizes of christmas gift bags, 1 sewing tote, 1 coloring book, 3 plastic totes of sewing notions & ribbon & materials….  that’s all I think.  yep…  that’s a complete inventory of stuff…LOL.    and you thought your desk was messy…hah.

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

each child a success

5 ways to help children like themselves;

  1. Encourage children.  Recognize children’s accomplishments, responsibilities, and good actions throughout the day.
  2. Take their ideas, emotions, and feelings seriously.   Don’t belittle them by saying “don’t cry”,  “you’ll grow out of it”,  or “it’s not as bad as you think”.   Encourage children to tell you how they feel.
  3. Allow children to help clearly define limits and rules, and be consistent with enforcing them.   Do allow leeway for children within these limits, but be consistent when guiding children through the rules.  Make sure children can expect to be safe and receive kind actions.
  4. Be a good role model.  Let children know that you feel good about yourself.   Also, let them see that you too can make mistakes and can learn from them.
  5. Teach children  how to deal with time and money.     Help them spend time wisely and budget money carefully.

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment