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THANK YOU .....Your last line really encouraged me "God cares about the little stuff" Continue to be BLESSED and used through your Blog.

Love n Hugs to you all
xx oo xx


Hi Toben and Joanne- I'm not sure why that is except maybe God gives us those special moments to sustain us. I know I've asked God to encourage me with something, anything, when I'm down and he always seems to do that. Then sometimes I want to be miserable and not accept anything good. Life is just ups and downs. The goal for me is to remain steady. So hard. About the MHD's. I'd suggest to use those sparingly. I was allowed to stay home whenever I needed to and lost a lot of ground with school work. Teachers also have less respect for students who miss a lot. I wish my parents had been stricter. That's just my experience. :-)

Kim Feth

I don't believe in Karma because I don't see it preached in the Bible. But I do believe that God is in the little things. How else could anyone explain blow holes on the tops of whales or why he put us on the third planet from the sun - not too hot - not too cold. Just right. He knows your strengths, your weaknesses, and what you can bear. Carry on in prayer and love.

Kim Feth
Apex, NC

Sis Kristen

I cannot remember a day that was ever "all good". It's part of living in a fallen world. There will always be bad. Our job is to look for the good and give thanks for the good that we find. Even thank for the not-so-good. But that's the hard part. I think God absolutely cares about the little stuff, good and bad. But I think he cares more about how we react to it.


Hey y'all! I don't believe in karma either - but I know what you mean. God is just. I think he mixes the good with the bad to help us stay close to him. I agree that the bad is from living in a fallen world. I picture God saying "I'm sorry this world is fallen but I hope this makes you smile". I know - for me - the bad tends to pull me back to prayer. I have a tendency to flash angry when traffic is bad, the line is long, etc., etc., but I am learning to thank -yes I said thank - God for this aggravation and pray for a calm spirit. Some days are easier than others. LOL. I am still a work in progress.


Please pray for the Turner family. They suffered a terrible loss this past weekend.


God cares about every hair on my head. I so glad things are going well. I read but do not comment often.

crystal staggs

I am so glad to finally be able to read your post again my email got hacked and i thought i lost all your post and then JoAnne facebooks me and says just go resign up for the blogg so i google it and well what do you know there are all the blogs from now to then so guess what i bookmark this page to my favorites and now i have all your blogs again cause i have been saving everyone of them in a special folder simply marked the simple wife and now i have access to them again and now i will get your email and be able to write to you again back and forth to keep in touch with how you are doing so yeah i say God gives us the good with the bad just to remind us life is not always about the roses there is some junk in there too that has to be worked out.
Take Care and GOD BLESS


No Karma just the love and grace of an amazing God.


Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

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