Monday, November 9, 2009



Today I had two young ladies in my home that lost their precious momma three years ago this last Sat to cancer. The girls are 19 and 14. They were with us yesterday and all day today to help celebrate Tressa's birthday. Our daughter Taylor came to me and asked if she could fix a surprise dinner for both the older girls and I of course said yes. She wanted to use the new red dishes, and 4 red goblets (that we bought on sale for special dinners just for the four of us). She also asked for the red linen table cloth, that we use at Christmas time. I had to go help with the last of our son's soybeans, so I was gone while she was cooking. When I got home she was just getting ready to serve the girls and she said "Now momma the kitchen is a mess, but I will clean it up after we eat". I went into our little barn and saw the table with candles, the table was set so beautiful with red and cream checked homespun fabric napkins. She had made Alfredo/Chicken Pasta and french bread. I thought to my self. Here are two young girls thinking of serving their big sisters. All day today I have been meditating on Where your treasure is their will be your heart also. Right before that Jesus is teaching on money. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for ourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO.I am sure if their momma could see (from heaven) her youngest daughter storing up treasures in heaven, she would be very proud. I am sure that was a prayer of her momma's many times before she died. It was answered today. I was blessed for sure to watch the girls working around in my little farm kitchen. But my heart has been very heavy though to see two little sweet peas with out their momma.I have had quite a few tears today. I am so grateful for my girls. May I continue to teach them in a way that God will see that I am wanting their treasures to be with HIM! Today I got to love the girls for their momma. I am hoping for many more days to do that. Please lift Emily and Shawna up as they still grieve for their momma. If anyone wants to adopt them for Christmas let me know. I would love to give them a love basket with little love gifts. Thank you.

Okay all that said, we have a winner of the "Old Farmhouse Window Wall Hanging". It is all packed and ready to send!!!!! I just need an address! I'll just need to put a shipping label on and it will come to live at your farm!!!!

Gail from

I also have 3 other little gifts for the fun of it. I love seeing who is next as you know.
I enjoyed all the comments and new friends. I want to go back and meet everyone again on the comments. Thank you so much everyone of you for making my giveaways soooooo much fun. I love you all bunches.

Nancy Baetz

and Dani

Blessings friends you are all so special to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Congratulations to the winners! Such a lovely give-away Linda! :)

  2. That was such a beautiful post..I read it with tears in my eyes.
    I'm so glad Gail won! she'll love it.

  3. Congrats to the winners and such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you Linda for being a sweetheart!

    The girls will be in my prayers for comfort and strength and that they would draw closer to the lord :) What a blessing your daughters are!

    Have a beautiful evening Linda!


  5. Congrats to all the winners!!

    The story above tugged at my heart in so many ways. I will be praying for their hearts to heal.


  6. Oh, so exciting!! Can't wait---I love getting mail. :)

    Blessings on you and your family!

  7. Congratulations to the winners!
    I will keep those girls in my prayers. I am sure they felt so much love from yourself and your daughters. Bless you all!

  8. Momma Stubbs! I LOVE YOU!!! I had an amazing time yesterday celebrating Tressa's Birthday and being out on the farm today was a blessing. But what made it so special was you precious people who reside there. God touched my heart so much today, in a very real way... a way that I haven't felt for a long time. Tears come to my eyes as I write this because it was as if, after talking with you, God just completely re-adjusted my focus. Something wasn't right... and I couldn't figure out what it is, but now I realize that my entire view of life has been earth-directed lately, instead of Heaven directed. Thanks to my dear Jesus, you guys, and the time we were able to spend in discussion and prayer, I'm feeling free and joyful. The weight of the world doesn't always have to be bringing my shoulders low because JESUS promised to bear my burdens! Thank you for your example and the examples of your entire family. You are precious to me. Momma Stubbs, I really do love you like I love my own dear mother. You have such a joyful spirit about you... just an absolute blessing. It's true that "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". Shamefully, I was putting my treasure in the world and MY LIFE... instead of placing it in the hands of my dear Savior. Surrender is a beautiful thing. I love you Momma Stubbs. You have no idea how much I was blessed this weekend by you and your family.

  9. Hi Linda,
    I have something I would like to give to Emily and Shawna's gift basket. Can you let me know what I need to do? You can e-mail me from my blog.
    What a wonderful time y'all had, it's a blessing from the Lord.


  10. Linda...I am so THRILLED to win your beautiful giveaway! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event and thank you for all that your do.


  11. What a beautiful post and a beautiful homepage. I will be back to visit. It is lovely here.

  12. Linda, can you post some more info on these sweet young ladies...I would love to contribute to a gift basket for them...

  13. Barb, please email me (top right corner of my blog) and I would love to give you info. Emily has a blog. Her father and family just got back from living in Europe for a year. Her father was transfered with his job. Thank you so much for caring about them. They are so precious. The Lord has been good to put them in our life.

  14. Happy Birthday to Tressa and congratulations for the winners. You had a great time with the girls and your family, you have a big heart and so much love to share!
    Blessings and hugs, Valeria


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