Those Hummingbird Pictures on Yesterday’s Blog

I’m glad so many of you enjoyed that hummingbird picture.That little nest is right out front of our house. Ron hasn’t been able to do too much this year and  believes that God sent them for his personal enjoyment. I do too.

We only happened to spot the nest by keeping an eye out for the mother flitting back and forth. Even as she enters the maple branches, she weaves back and around to discourage any followers.

Apparently, the nests are made from spiders webs! How is it that the bird can get hold of those things and not get strangled, when humans walk into one and are picking off bits for ages?

Answer? Because humans don’t need nor want a spider web. That might be the answer to why we don’t always get what we go after. We didn’t need it in the first place. God knows it but we persevere in finding out the hard way.

Brenda J Wood

Recipe Overload

     My friend decided to stop baking and gave me all her recipes. Whew! What a stack.I thought all of them would be great because after, all she had them in her possession.

   Sadly this was not the case. No matter what I did to tofu, my hubby would not believe it was hamburger. (Please don’t send me your favourite version…it won’t wash here!)
   The Rocky Road bars really were rocky while the Spinach rolls were for admiration only.
   Finally I figured out her system. A barely legible recipe, with sticky edges and brown blobs met “Try me. I taste good.”  In a very short time, I edited that recipe pile down to a few special ones and tossed  the rest.
Her most spotted recipe?
Cherry Snacks
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
Crumble these ingredients together and pat into bottom of 9″ square pan. Bake at 350F for 8 minutes, then mix the following ingredients and spread on the top.
2 well-beaten eggs
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup walnuts
1/2 pound candied cherries
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
Return to oven and bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Top with butter icing if desired.
   Just like recipes, life gives us lots of opportunities. Some are worth trying at least once but too many are not worth even one experience. Only a few are really worth the money, time and effort they demand.
    We’ve all chased a few bad recipes. Some should have been thrown out immediately because we saw others make the same mistake.
   Still some of us must try….  Lesson learned the first time should be enough.
Made a mistake and tried it? Too bad. Lesson learned.
    Repeated the same mistake again—and again—and again…?
Shame on us.
Brenda J Wood

Hot Stuff

You know the new greeting line people are using now? It is so hot that….

Well It was so hot that …my watch band was soaked through.

That might be common news to you but totally a new experience for me!

Interesting how the word ‘hot’ has taken on new meaning in this extreme Ontario boiling temperature….

If you think this is hot? Well let’s cool off by thinking of a few places that might be worse.

Sitting in a volcano

Boiling in a Geyser?


This is just a ‘dry’ run…be grateful for the humidity.

Brenda J Wood

Just to Bath Alone….

About 1 1/2 years ago my cousin Shirley Bjarnason (wife of Logan) had to have here legs amputed from blood clots. She is desperately hoping to win the money for a bathtub
that will allow her to have a bath all on her own…If you wish to vote for her after watching her story…(See address below) she would be so grateful.
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Hey Saskatchewan! Go vote on who you think should WIN BIG and then register for your market!

Just A passing grade? or More?

      I’ve been blogging about a year now. To my surprise

Heartfelt is doing better than I thought. The website checks it out for you! You can see their response below.


The website
ranks 1,795,482 of the 3,675,462 websites that have been ranked so far.
A website grade of 51/100 for means that of the millions of websites that have previously been evaluated, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 51% of them in terms of its marketing  effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over 50 different variables,  including search engine data , website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others.

WOW! Now when I was in school, I’d have been depressed about this mark…but in the world of millions of blogs…..I’m patting myself on the back and aiming higher for next year!

That applies to my spiritual life too…I know what to do. I read the book (Bible) I know what God asks/expects of me……and so the final line is….will I ‘Just Do It?’

How about you????? What will the next year show on the personal blog of our life?

Brenda J Wood

Living Without? Not Likely!

Our great-great-great grandparents had no sugar till the 13th century,

no coal till the 14th century and no buttered bread till the 16th.

Imagine them living without coffee, tea and soap until the 17th century,

without gas, matches and electricity till the 19th and no radio or TV till the 20th….

And we,  their offspring, refuse to live without anything.

The World Council of Churches puts it this way.

“I was hungry and starving and you were obese;

thirsty and you watered your garden;

no road to follow and no hope and you called the police and were happy that they took me prisoner;

barefoot and with ragged clothing and you said ‘I have nothing to wear. Tomorrow, I will buy something new;’

sick and you asked: “Is it infectious?”

Brenda J Wood


sick and you asked