08 November 2018

The Birthday Special Rides Again!

Courtesy of Microsoft

Dear Fascinating Ones,

My birthday is next week, and as my gift to you, I am pleased to offer you a $26.50 discount on my Advanced Marriage Enrichment class, bringing your cost to just $83.50, a fantastic deal.  If you have taken a class from me previously, you qualify for the alumna discount, too.  

Because of health concerns, I have accepted only a few new students this year, so I have ten openings right now.  My health concerns have now been addressed; therefore, I feel that I can make new commitments.  

You will need a copy of Mrs. Andelin's book, a copy of Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones, and a copy of Daryl Hoole's The Art of Homemaking.  

You will receive a copy of my curriculum, A Fascinating Companion, as well as a copy of the workbook to accompany my curriculum.  A Fascinating Companion is available for sale on my etsy shop, but the workbook is not yet available to the public.  

You can read more about my class offerings here:

We have had many troubled marriages healed and many mediocre marriages transformed to marvelous marriages.  For you single ladies, every one of the students who successfully completed (not just enrolled in) my marriage prep class married well within two years of finishing the class.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Agape always,

24 October 2018

Is Your Youngster Being Blackmailed? Mine Was!

Courtesy of Microsoft
Dear Ladies,

Are you having a happy "Wed"nesday?  I hope so!  If you have not done so already, I challenge you married ladies to take one action to improve your marriage and you single ladies to take one action to prepare yourself for marriage.  I prepared myself for marriage today by enjoying the simple pleasures of watching the dawn and listening to birdsong as I did so.

Alas, however, I write today because of something rather sinister that happened to one of my youngsters.  This exemplary youngster received an email attempting a very nasty blackmail scheme to the tune of $3000.  He said, "I wouldn't have even opened it, but they had [Braveheart's] password as the subject."  Fortunately, he came to me immediately and showed me the email, and fortunately, I had heard a report on the radio about the scam just yesterday.  

I thought that you all would like to know about the scam so that you could consider chatting with your youngsters, so I found an article about it in the New York Times.  I hope that nothing like this touches your family; at the same time, it's best to be prepared, yes?

Agape always,

Link:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/technology/personaltech/phishing-password-email.html

21 October 2018

In Which God Has My Six, Yet Again...

Courtesy of Microsoft
Dear Ladies,

In September, I paid the monthly payment for my car insurance.  Because of our current situation, I am obsessed with keeping everything as perfect as possible with my car.  However, despite my care, something went wrong on the company's end, and my car insurance was cancelled on October 5.  

I received no notice of that cancellation, nor did I know anything about it until this morning when I stopped by my post office box and a refund check from my car insurance company greeted me.  I called my insurance company immediately, my insurance was reinstated retroactive to the fifth, and all is well, Deo Gratias.

I drove a thousand miles in the two weeks that I was uninsured and had two near-accidents.  Neither of the accidents would have been my fault, but I would still have had my insurance company contacted.  In addition, I interacted with a police officer who, if he had known that my car was uninsured, would have been obligated to tow my vehicle, an act which would have been disastrous for my family right now.  

A family member recently opined that God must hate me because of all the troubles I have been experiencing, but I take the experiences of the past two weeks, in particular, as evidence that God continues to protect my family and me.  

God is love, and He loves all of us.

Agape always,

05 October 2018

Thou Shalt Not Steal

E-book Cover from My Etsy Site

If you have received a copy of The Original Fascinating Womanhood Pamphlets e-Book from anywhere but purchasing it from my Etsy site, you have received said e-Book without my permission. 

I have not given any person permission to distribute any of my e-Books, for free or for a charge. 

The revenue from my Etsy site and from sales of The Original Fascinating Womanhood Pamphlets paperback on Amazon go to support my family.  Our circumstances are extremely dire, so please do not worsen our lives.

If you have received a copy of the e-Book, would you please consider donating $5.00 to compensate me for my loss?  

Please note that I am not referencing any of the scans of the original pamphlets that are available at various websites on the 'net.  I am referencing, specifically, the transcription of the pamphlets that I worked on over the course of several years and which I published and copyrighted in 2013.

Agape always,

PS: I have also not given anyone permission to distribute my planner pages that I used to give to my students, but since I never formally copyrighted those or sold the planner pages to the public, I have less of a claim, even though I designed the planner pages.

02 October 2018

October's Fascinating Days

In the public domain via Wiki Commons
Dear Fascinating Ladies,

I hope that everyone is feeling well, doing good, and sharing her joy with others.  

I am keeping up with the second and third items in the list, but the first continues to challenge me, so please continue to pray for me.  My lower legs are horribly swollen, but nobody seems to know why.  

Our housing and my job situation still continues to be frighteningly unstable, so please pray for those intentions, too.  If the time period from now until next March doesn't break me, perhaps nothing will.  

I pray for all my students (past, present, and future) and for everyone who visits this blog, so feel free to leave a comment with your prayer needs or send me an email.

Here follows some special days in October to brighten what can be a somewhat dreary time.  Enjoy with every blessing!

Agape always,

All Month:  
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Get out and enjoy the autumn or spring seasonal changes
4:    Ole!  It's Taco Day!
6:    Have a wild tea party on Mad Hatter's Day
12:  Traditional Columbus Day - Italian fare for dinner?
21:  National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
27:  Navy Day