17 January, 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Another week has already flown past me!  I wish I were better at doing my days... life needs have to be dealt with, I am pondering how to do the future, and both require time to explore my options.

I was checking my emails and decided to follow a link to the Compass.org Prayer Wall.  I am about to try some designs at Printful.com so I asked for GOD's financial blessings.

I still need to find out the payment process for orders... who gets what dollars and when... but I have been thinking about designs to try.  I may need two accounts because some are for WT, some are for me.  Or... I may connect my designs for me at my Etsy shop (work2gather) and put my WT designs at the WT eBay shop.   I think that would require two Printful accounts, but I haven't figured that out yet.

I watched one movie at PureFlix.com today... my afternoon respite.  I may watch another later.  I like the ability to watch decent movies that don't  "surprise" you with a filthy scene.  They never really apply to the movie's story... they are just included to add some smut to the film.  That is Hollywood's idea of a "good" movie.

Life goes on... every day.

We just have to do our best with what we have.

Watching Christian movies helps me remember that GOD does not do things the way we do (Mankind).  Problems always exist, whether you are Christian or not, but GOD helps us to find better ways of solving our problems.  It is always a better way with GOD.

I better get busy with my drop-shipping plans...  I hope my efforts work this time...  I am like Edison and the light bulb... I have discovered all the things that don't work.  I would love to discover the way that does.  :-)

I hope GOD is kind to me this time.

Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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May the GOD we trust in help us to build a better future.  Amen.




16 January, 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Lots of change going on these days... I am working on my plans for 2019... Doing a lot of thinking about the past, the present, the future... how much I can do as a senior, within my budget... all that kind of stuff.

I started a goal collection... one of those school supply journals that I am putting pictures and notes in about all the things I have thought about getting over the years... and may still get.  I'm working on how much money I need to do the goals I want to do.  I may change to more than one of these journals, color coding them by topic... maybe.  I have been working on color coding for my debts.

Finding the path to our dreams and goals is a changing thing... for me, anyway.  It has always been a process of -- well, that didn't work, so what can we try next!?  The New Year process is a great time for that.

The other day I was lamenting how dehydrated I get so I was trying to figure out how to get more liquid into my body... I finally decided to fill up a bottle I have on hand and make it a goal to drink ONE of these every day.  I am on the third day.  It is HARD!!!  I have never been a water drinking kind of person... maybe that will change by the end of the year.  Less calories, more hydration...both would be great for me.

I finally decided to sign up for the free month at PURE FLIX (.com) … so I will be checking that site out for a month.  I wanted to see APPLE MORTGAGE CAKE and watched it immediately... I have to say I was very surprised that the filter went on for at least three words... makes me wonder what they were!  :-)  I had no idea it would be a worrisome language movie.   haha   It was an inspiring film, and I wonder if I could ever have accomplished anything like that.  It is great to see that someone else succeeded like that.

I write so many different things, like letters and social media and blogs, it is hard to keep track of what I have already said.  One of my thinking projects is deciding how to avoid that problem.

For the long term... as a senior... I think this blog will be my main effort.

BUT, it is still all up in the air.

I'm in the middle of making food, so I will think some more about what to share, and how often, until the next time I get back here... random posts are kind of good, maybe... it's hard to be out of a routine.  :-)   I sometimes have a big problem staying away... but I am trying.  haha


Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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May GOD provide all that we need to help each other... protection, provision, direction, and more.  Amen.




07 January, 2019

Monday, 7 January 2019

How are you doing tonight?!
I always hope everyone is doing well.

It has been a long day for me... I am still reorganizing my living and crafting space... I bought two new shelves with my Christmas money so I put the last one of those up today.  I am now trying to get my "stuff" organized in the shelves.  I have also decided to reduce my books as much as possible... so I am trying to decide what is essential to keep, and what can find a new home.

It is hard.  With the problems the internet brings to our information supplies, having my own book collection is really important.  I hope to get this all figured out this week.

I finally ate my jicama bulb... I think it was more dried out than I would have liked.  I made "fries" with it, and saved some ends to slice thin for eating raw.  Next time I will make the fried earlier... soon after I buy the next jicama bulb instead of waiting so long and trying to figure out what to do with it.  They were OK... I ate them with ketchup.  I read something recently about how to cook veggies so they turn out right, so I tried their advice.  They said 400 degree oven... It worked OK at that temp, but next time I am going to try 375 degrees for an hour.  I did 30 minutes, then decided to turn the fries, and then tried 20 more minutes.  They were burning by then, so I took them out of the oven and ate them.  They were almost soft inside and crispy on the outside.  And that huge jicama kept me full for hours and hours.  I was so surprised.  Even so, small or medium will be enough for the next time...

In case you forgot, my resolution for this year is to eat less fried foods... and try to substitute more fresh whole foods, lots of fruits and veggies.  When you are concentrating on changes, it is hard to find a good normal.  I hope to have a good food flow by next month.  :-)   I found a wonderful used cookbook at the thrift store the last time I was looking, and I have been finding some really great recipes to try.  In my reorganization efforts, I am bringing the best of my weight-loss cookbooks to my desk space so I can keep on track.  It should help.  I hope so.

I went through many old newspapers today... I try to keep the articles I want to read later, share with someone else, put in my topical files, etc.  The process of seeing what is called news is always a very hard thing for me... I see the loss of GOD in the world, the agendas that we don't always notice, and more.  Suffering is hard to read and experience... we know the pains others are going through when it is something we have had to endure.

I posted at the WT blog today... I am working on posting at all the WT blogs over the course of every week... sorting through the topics that matter to me as a Christian and a human being, trying to get my files organized for sharing more specific details.  This should be a good year for getting a flow going... I'm trying to get more current on the details I see, the thoughts I have about Christian issues, and to share the sources I find with you.

Become a TRIAL Member of Working Together to keep up with developmental issues and how we are trying to grow to meet many needs.  There is a PayPal link on the homepage... work2gather.us

That my hope for this year... to build a base of members before next December.

Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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May the GOD we know and love bring us blessings to share with others.  Amen.




03 January, 2019

2019 is finally here! - Thursday, 3 January

It has been a long transition to this new year... I have been busy thinking about goals, finishing up the details to end my 2018, and seeking GOD about my life.  I think of lots of great things to share, but never seem to get them down on the posts... maybe I can do better for this year.   :-)

I decided I want to enter prayers at the FB Prayer page.  I always feel a burden for people that come across my path... people I have already put on my prayer lists and new ones.  I recently started to write monthly letters to a man in Pakistan.  I think I shared about that here.  It is a new focus for me and I will have to start learning what you can send to international prisoners.  He was arrested just because he wants to believe in Jesus.  I wrote to him that I hope for the day when each person will be free to choose their eternity. We have issues in our own country about matters of faith, but not as bad as some other countries.  I wonder where the Antichrist will rise from... it will make a difference.

Today I have been reworking my budget record pages.  My computer doesn't seem to like my budget work... it develops problems now.  I am not sure how to deal with these computer problems -- I can't afford decent equipment, but that is not a guarantee about not having problems.

I am going to try to get a smartphone this year.  It is close to the least expensive goal I have.  I am hoping it will solve a lot of problems in my life... with photos, selling, etc.

I was able to buy some badly needed supplies with Christmas and Birthday gifts... storage shelves and a great file for my yearly records.  A little at a time.  I am reorganizing my space to fit them in as my body allows me to.  :-)   Aging has its down sides.

Back to the monthly letter routine.  I have 30 regular letters to write now, and still building up my family contact information.  Still praying for GOD to solve the problems of no replies.

I am going through my books and other possessions to reduce the overload in my small living space.  I decided I need to get brutal and will try to get my books down to one main bookshelf.  As I use my craft supplies I will be looking for better ways to organize them, too.

I guess I am finding a way to the future for me and my goals.

I hope you are doing that, too.
New beginnings are always a wonderful thing.

May GOD bless us all with His love and abundant provision for our needs and the needs of His Body in this world.

I will be getting back into my old routines and creating new ones.  Keep in touch, share your thoughts, and lets find a great way to use the time we have in this new year.


Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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Prayer stated above...
Lets find a way to make the world better.
Amen.



23 December, 2018

Merry Christmas ! --- Sunday, 23 December 2018

I have been thinking a lot about many different things this past week... searching for GOD's directions and provisions... wondering how to conquer my goals for 2019.

It has been quite awhile since I last posted.

I went shopping on Wednesday.  Still have more to do.

Had my eyeglass appointment.  Now I am waiting for my glasses to be done so I can pick them up and see how the go... it has been a very long time since I had new glasses... too long.

I work a lot on my budget.  I have to finish my Christmas gifting (tomorrow!)  --  this is my latest year yet.  Just haven't been able to get out shopping like I normally can.  One of my "goals" for 2019 is to find a solution for that.

Mailed all my cards and gifts last Wednesday...  sent my first letter to a faith prisoner in PAKISTAN.  I hope my letter gets to him, and that he can read English.  I included an SASE to see if it helps.

I watched some Christmas programs online... via email links.

TBN has a special with Andrea Bocelli (hope I spelled that right)… and his family... and others.  You can watch it online.

I watched a Christmas service at Alistair Begg's church via an email to online link.  I hope to see their Christmas Eve service, too.

Not sure what else I will see that is Christmas-y.  :-)

Mostly I am thinking about the problems in the world, the changes we are not prepared for, dying, the lost, life here and elsewhere, the government, and the futility of my dreams at this point.  BUT, I will continue to the best of my ability, whatever Satan seems to throw into my path.  It is all there is left to do.

I created some "bookmarks" for an inmate Christmas letter... One has captured my attention more than the others.  It says ::


TODAY is what I have.
TODAY is a clean slate.
TODAY I can change my life.


I think I will make it into something to sell, something to offer free, something...  a postcard would be nice...  I am trying to think of something that can continue to inspire, not just a one-time read.  I want to remind myself of these things, too.

Printful would be nice... a cup design, maybe.

I am working on the design options... which software to get and use that creates designs for more than one website.  It is quite a challenge, especially if you don't want to use the "Cloud" for everything!

I learned that Twitter has a file of free GIF's today... so I posted two...  :-)  fun!  I have been waiting to figure out how to make them.  :-)  I want to do photos that show up on Twitter feed, too.  AND videos!  Not sure how or when, but 2019 is going to be a good year, if I can get these things done.

I have lots to read now... on Cash Flow, Patreon, homelessness and solutions, GOD, goals, Etsy, selling, and more.  Some days it is hard just to get the dishes done, but I am hoping to find help soon.
Well, I hope your holiday is filled with love and presents that you like!  :-)

Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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May GOD bless the good people, and prevent the bad ones from hurting anyone.  Amen.




18 December, 2018

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

I'm not going to last much longer today... I better get this done!  :-)

Been listening to CHRISTMAS on YouTube the past several hours... starting with the Alistair Begg Christmas Concert for 2018... to a 2017 Carolers Concert by Hillsong… to Nat King Cole Christmas albumn (now).  Sure love his voice...

Been sorting more piles today, after a mountain of dishes washed and kitchen cleaned up.  Made salsa, sweet potato fries, and tried to recover some leftovers.  As I wrote in one of my letters today, I need a BIG compost pile and to make smaller portions.  Leftovers are just not that great.

Most of my Christmas is done, except the main package to send and the main gift for at home.  This is the way life goes... what to give?????????????????????????????   I don't know...yet.

I hope I survive tomorrow.  Lots to do.  It will probably take me until Christmas to recover.  Oh, well... that's what Christmas is about.  Right?   haha

Well... I better go get my Christmas done.

Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End Times

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May GOD help all His people to keep their Christmas Spirit, and remember what matters.
May we all enjoy the end of this year, and make a plan for next year.
May our hearts find their joy in salvation, in love, and in their place within the Kingdom of GOD.
Amen.



17 December, 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018

I realized today that Christmas is nearer than I thought... only a WEEK away!  I'm just trying to get my cards and packages into the mail before the USPS deadline!  What else is there to think about!!  haha

One more package to make ready, and no idea what it will finally hold.  Fun.  Not a well-planned year.  We will try to do better next year.

Life happens in years these days.  This year I did this, next year I will try to get this done.  Like my summer projects.  :-)

So... I am working on my goals for next year.  Trying to make a list I can check off.  Hoping to get it all organized into some kind of "project management" style.  Is this a good goal?  I hope so.  I'm still trying to figure out how to break my BIG goals into small achievable parts.

I better go... lots to do for my last package to mail.

Until next time,
In Christ,

Deborah Martin

work2gather.us
Working Together Inc
Building for the End TImes

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May GOD make His Presence known, glorify His Name, and make the world better.
Amen.