28 May 2015

RIP Tabaitha Brown (Plain Torah Keeper)

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Through one of those Internet happenstances, I learned just a moment ago of the death in March of one of my favorite bloggers:  Tabaitha "Tabby" Brown, also known as Plain Torah Keeper.  

The last I knew of her was earlier this year when she announced a new relationship had come into her life; just over two months later, Tabby passed. I admire Tabby for overcoming so much and for avoiding bitterness as she did so.  I admired her, as well, for being content to live her daily life, serving God and her family.  Tabby's writings have been removed from Blogger; however, you can read some of her writings on the "Wayback Machine":  On the Narrow Path of Set Apart Womanhood.

Agape always,
Cynthia

A Praise Report and Classes

 
Young Mother Sewing - Mary Cassatt - Public Domain


Dear Ladies,

I want to thank everyone who has prayed and who has offered to help us.  Further, I want to give a praise report.  Somehow I was able to arrive home safely, even though my car had been harmed in a way that should have made it unnavigable.  Thanks be to God!

I wanted to let everyone know that I do have three places available in the Marriage Enrichment Advanced class.  Two more ladies have finished in May, and a third lady has not been active in several months.  The Marriage Enrichment Basic class always has room for new students.

In addition, I am in real need due to a situation beyond my control and I must relocate to a new home without really wishing to do so at this time.  I have found an appropriate (I hope) place for us to live.  The place isn't what I had hoped for, but it will suffice for a time, all as God wills.  Please continue to keep us in prayer.


Agape always,
Cynthia


05 May 2015

A Question a Day in the Merry Month of May: Where Do You Start Packing?

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One dear lady wrote, "My family will be relocating soon and I will need to pack up the entire house.  Where do you start packing?"

I start with the bookshelves.  Although I read compulsively, I read (perhaps) fifty books a year, so most of my collection remains on the shelf, unread.  I leave out my current reading, but everything else is packed away.  Doing so gives me a great sense of accomplishment and inspires me to continue with my second area: the kitchen (scary biscuits!).

I hope that my little "woman-to-woman" ideas  have helped.

Cynthia

02 May 2015

A Question a Day in the Merry Month of May: May I Purchase a Workbook from You?

Clip art courtesy of Microsoft.

The workbook referred to in the question is Mrs. Andelin's Workbook for Students.  I am not much for workbooks, but I find Mrs. Andelin's to be helpful.  For better or for worse, however, I cannot resell the workbook as doing so would violate my agreement with the late, great Mrs. A.

Please keep praying for us.

Cynthia


01 May 2015

A Question a Day in the Merry Month of May: Are You Doing the Question a Day Thing Again?

Courtesy of Microsoft.

 Short Answer:  Yes, I would like to do so, as much as time and energy allows. Please send in your questions via e-mail or as a comment to this blog (no, I won't publish your identity).

Long Answer:  I enjoy receiving questions and sharing whatever wisdom I might offer.  This past year has been one of the most difficult of my life, and that is saying something.  In some ways, I feel helped by answering other people's conundra rather than concentrating on my own problems. I may not be able to answer a question a day (or receive thirty more questions for that matter), but if you feel that I can help you with a quandary in your life, please feel free to ask.

Remember, though, I am not a professional of any kind and what suggestions I do offer should be considered of the "woman-to-woman" variety.

Agape always,
Cynthia

17 April 2015

Many Thanks and an Update

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Dear Ladies,

I want to thank everyone who prayed, especially those who took a few minutes out of what I know are busy lives to leave a comment or to send an e-mail.   Please continue to pray as we are not out of the woods yet and we likely will not be for some weeks or even months.  

I am being forced to make involuntary changes to my life in order to protect our safety.  I am in fear of our lives at this point; we are no longer leaving our apartment except to walk to the vehicle and to take out the trash.  I kept being told that the problem was being rectified, but it seems that what I was told was inaccurate.  

God bless you all.

Agape always,
Cynthia


13 April 2015

Immediate Prayer Needed

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Dear Ladies,

I know that many of you pray for us on a regular basis, and for this, I am truly grateful.  I am asking for additional prayer over the next few days as our situation has gone from bad to worse.  Due to the nature of the problem, I dare not write about it publicly because I believe that the people involved may be reading here; however, I can say that our safety and well-being is at risk.  Even if you don't believe in God, would you please send positive thoughts our way?  Thank you.

Agape always,
Cynthia
 
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