About Me and My Blog

I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and who ever else I am. I have been married for thirty-one years to my best friend, Greg. We live in a small town in East Texas. I am the FCS County Extension Agent. I enjoy sewing, camping, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, riding with Greg on his motorcycle. I am learning about beekeeping, soapmaking, rainwater catchment and other farmish type activities.
The name of my blog comes from a sermon I heard once about a time when Paul had been arrested and was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. The ship, on which he traveled found safe harbor, for the winter, at a place called Fairhaven. The captain of the ship wasn't content with staying so he set sail again and later was ship wrecked. I apply this to my life in that I want to be content with where God has me and what he has for me. If I am not I may end up like the ship that carried Paul, shipwrecked.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My sweet valentine

Greg is so sweet. He brought home a bag of peanut M&Ms for my Valentine's present; he knows they are my favorite. Then he wrote me the sweetest letter. I love you Greggy poo.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 32

Today, I am glad for a day at home to get somethings done that needed doing. The milk leaked in the refrigerator last night, so I had to empty out a few shelves and clean. I decided to clean the whole thing. I took out all the shelves and cleaned and emptied all kinds of stuff. Before that I fried some bacon to put in breakfast burritos for the freezer and made a big pot of beans to eat with mexican food within the next few days. I have done quite a bit of laundry and a little goofing off, too. It has been a great day and it is only 1:16.

Day 31

Yesterday, I received these beautiful roses from my
dad for Valentine's Day. The white one smelled so good. I am very thankful that my father started the tradition of getting the girls in his life gifts many years ago. I love you, Dad, thank you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 30

Today, I am grateful I was born in 1959 and grew up during the decades of the past. I look at my students and all they have to deal with and wouldn't want to be a teenager in the 21st century. I know people who are older than me probably thought the same thing about my generation. There seems to be very little shame, moral purity, honor or respect amoung this generation. The Lord, Jesus is the only hope and I hope I can show his love to these lost, wandering kids.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 29

Today, I am grateful for heat. When I was in the car earlier the thermometer said it was 20 degrees. Us east texans are not use to such cold temperatures. I put a light on my chickens last night and they were still alive this morning. I put wood shavings in Chisum's doghouse and this morning he came climbing out, so he survived, too. It is supposed to stay cold for several days. We are okay as long as the electricity doesn't go off.