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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A couple of weeks ago at school I was talking to my coworker.  I got to talking about hanging clothes out.  As we talked it came to her attention that I don't use a clothes dryer, microwave, dishwasher, or have television piped into our home.  At that time we had our internet turned off as well.  She couldn't believe it.   She said we needed to come into the 21st century.  I told her I would live without electricity if I could talk my husband into it, well, we would have to have one outlet for an A/C in the summer.  I guess I am a little strange for our high tech society.  I feel like I need to do as much for myself as I can and stay as active as possible.  I don't have a lot of time to exercise so I get it as I work. 
One of my coworker's students heard me say I didn't use a microwave and asked me how I cook.  What a sad state of affairs when our young people don't know how to cook except in a microwave.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Well, I got the job as Newton County Family and Consumer Science Extention Agent.  That is a long name.  My first day will be January 2.  We are already planning a County Food Show, for the 4-H kids, in January.  I am looking forward to getting started.  Here is the website, though there isn't a whole lot of local stuff on it.  http://newton.agrilife.org/

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I haven't posted in a while and probably won't post for a while, either.  We decided to simplify and do away with internet at home.  I am hoping to be getting a new job as county extension agent, soon.  If I do I will probably have to have internet for my job and will begin posting again, then.