Sunday, November 15, 2009


In Microsoft Word, you can save your document in a variety of formats, such as .docx, .rtf, .txt, and .html. Why do programs give you a variety of ways to save your files? Choose 2 of the file formats provided by Microsoft Word and explain the differences between them. In what situations might you choose to use one instead of the other?

Programs offer many ways to save a file so that the format needed is available next time you need the file. We can save the file depending on the intended use of it. The *.html file format is in important for web site designers because it saves your work in a way that it can be uploaded to the web and then be read by internet users.

ADDED NOTE: This post is part of a school assignment. I wanted to see if it was actually possible to make a blog post from Office 2007. Not only is it possible,it was easy to do.

I wish you well.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Great News~

I am gonna start classes at The Art Institute-Online Division on September 5th! I will be taking Interior Design Course.

I qualified for all of the financial aid AND there is enough money left over to buy a kick-ass computer! My poor puter is soooo tired, it can't handle the software I need for classes.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amazing Picture

My Son found this here.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Scrapbook Page #29

On February 29, 2008, my brother married Barb. This is one of their professional wedding photos. Considering I snapped the pic of the page in a chair in my living turned out well enough.

NOTE TO SANTA: I have been a good girl. Please bring me a scanner and a Cricut.



Friday, June 26, 2009

Scrap Book page:).

Been doing a lot more scrapbooking. Now if I can just take decent photos of the pages.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Free Scrapbook Printables~


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Wm. Paul Young~

I tend to read for enlightenment, although I do occasionally read just for the fun of it. As a child in need of escaping the world around me, I read voraciously. I devoured book after book after book.

This weekend I read a book recommended by my counselor: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. What an incredible book it is! Mack, the main character, encounters God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for a weekend that ultimately provides much needed healing, answers to many of his questions, and changes him for life.

My favorite line from the book? "Rights are where surviors go, so they won't have to work out relationships."

This book does not shove religion down the readers throat, in fact, it does quite the opposite.

Religious critics who bash this book have missed the message and attack the messenger. That is unfortunate, as their bashing may cause some hurting soul to miss the thrust and life changing information woven into the story.

This is a MUST-Read!

Want more info? Visit the website.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Psalms 62:8~

Extravagant Grace


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Prayers for me and my family

Hello fellow pray-ers. I am blogging to let u know of a current situation that I am facing and asking for you to pray that God moves in a big way on our behalf.

My husband and I have been estranged for over a year. He gets a Veteran's Pension check every month and until yesterday, he was giving me money to support me and our son, who is still in high school. He informed me that he has had me removed me from his check and will no longer be giving me any support.

I have a claim filed with Social Security for disability due to my arthritis and fibromyalgia. The lawyers have requested a court date for an appeal as my claim was denied twice. I filed in October of 2007. The court date could be as late as the fall of 2010. In the meantime, I have been living on the money my husband provided.

I am contacting the SSI lawyers to determine whether or not I can break the contract I have with them. Then my doctor will have to release me to work.

Please pray that God's will be done in this situation and that I am able to withstand whatever that is and that I will not grow weary. He promises to take care of us and I know this is in His capable hands.

It is possible that I will have to cut off my internet service for some time. If you do not hear from me for a while, then that it why.

I pray daily for all on the prayer lists and blogs that I am a member of...on Twitter, too. I will continue to lift all of you before our Lord. He knows what the needs are, even if I can not get online to read them!

In order to keep from sinning and hating my husband, I pray and ask God to bless him daily. The Bible says we are to pray for our enemies and this man qualifies. The Bible also says that a man who does not provide for his family is worse than a traitor. Please join me in asking God to bless him daily.

I thank you for your time and heart for those who need prayer.

Be blessed~


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prayers needed~

Father, God in Heaven,

Our world is in such turmoil. There is pain and suffering everywhere. This morning I lift members, friends, and loved ones from all of the prayer groups on the Internet. Lord, you blessed us with this wonderful means of communication and I thank you for the opportunity to pray for your people.

Jeremy...bless and comfort him and his family during this time of loss. May they feel your presence as you hold them close to your heart.

Kenny and Carol(personal friends of my family)...Lord I know that you created us and that you intend that we walk in divine health and healing. I know that you do, indeed, work miracles on our behalf. Your will be done. I know this is doubly hard for the family as this is the second motorcycle wreck involving one of their daughters in 10 years. Comfort and guide them. Touch them, Lord.

In Jesus' name,


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Take a moment to remember~

Albert needs prayer~

Just got a call from Jeffrey. A very dear and long-time friend of the family fell off a ladder this weekend and is in bad shape. Please pray for Albert's absolute and total recovery.

If you belong to any prayer groups, feel free to post this request there.

Thank you and Be Blessed,



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pray for Amias and family~

I am posting this to request prayer for Amias. She has a family emergency. Please keep her, her husband ,Robert, and the rest of the family in your prayers. Read the original request here.

Thank you~


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Jesus Twitters???

We all know that I love social bookmarking. Imagine my face when I got this notice in my email:

Of course, I am



Extravagant Grace

Extravagant Grace is one of the blogs I follow faithfully. They are having a party to celebrate their 500th post! Check them out by clicking on the above graphic or the one in my side bar. While you are there be sure enter to win awesome prizes!

Please tell them Phyllis sent you.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The (Insert First Name Here) Needs...Meme

My buddy, Mike, posted this meme on his blog and I decided it would be fun to play along. If you do this one, sign the Mr. Linky below so I can come see your answers. You can go see Mikes, too:).

Here is how this one works: Google 'your first name needs' and list ten of the answers that come up.

I came up with a total of 2,390,000 entries!

1. Phyllis needs to cut the apron strings.
2. Phyllis needs a lifestyle that allows her to be spontaneous.
3. Phyllis needs a hug.
4. Phyllis needs to get her own man.
5. Phyllis needs a new maid.
6. Phyllis needs to be with someone like Victor.
7. Phyllis needs to find a man who does not cheat.
8. Phyllis needs to work for it.
9. Phyllis needs support.
10. Phyllis needs a forever home in northern VA.

Thanks to a soap opera character with my name!!! I do like #2, #3, #5, #7, & #10:).


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Law Of The Garbage Truck~

Joyce has given permission for fellow bloggers to post this. It is wonderful!

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded , and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so . . . . .

Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a blessed, garbage-free day.


Personal Note: This reminds me of the time I found myself driving the wrong way in a McDonald's parking lot with a car full of kids. My mother had recently passed on, my marriage was a shambles, and I was stressed beyond measure. All I wanted to do was get some lunch for the kids. Needless to say, the gentleman who was going the right way in the parking lot had little patience or understanding of my mistake and made hand gestures at me while also hurling ugly words at me. In response I hollered,"God loves you!" Years later, Navy Man, reminded me of that day and said he was amazed at how I repsonded to the man. I told him you never know what the other fellow is going through, maybe he had just buried his own mother, too. It's true...we do not have to continue spreading other peoples garbage-or our own.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Beautiful Prayer~

Amias posted this beautiful prayer. Thank you, dear friend!

You said to ask, believing, and it shall be given unto me. I come to you, with bowed head, a humble heart, asking once again for your tender mercy. I beseech you Father, not for myself, but on behalf of Jeffery, Ed, Allen and their families. Father, they need your strength, and we pray for their healing. Only you know the depth of their suffering. Only you can heal them, if it be thou will. Have mercy on them dear God, wrap your love around them and please send them and their families peace; protect them Father. In your son’s name, I humbly pray - Aman.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Prayer Requests for 5-17-09

Here are the latest requests for prayer from The Prayer Hubs:

Please join me in praying for these dear ones.

Please pray for Cliff's brother, Allen, who is battling spine cancer.

Betty is a dear blogging friend and her husband has a blockage in his kidney. Please pray for his healing and that this is not cancer.

I also ask that you continue to pray for My Beloved who battling 2 potential terminal diseases. Pray for his strength and healing.

God bless each and every one of you. I thank you for your prayers.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finally! First scrap book page:).

I finally did it! I made my first scrapbook page. Now I am stuck. Not sure about the lil tags on the dark blue. Love the way they look, but am thinking I should journal there instead. Opinions?

The other day, during one of our phone calls, My Beloved mentioned that our cell phones are our lifeline to one another. That struck a chord in me as it is quite true. I already had made two collage photos of sets of pictures we had sent each other on our phones. I am a sap like that:).


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Prayer is happening at Beloved Mama's~

I found another site where prayer requests can be can also find others to pray for!


Win a darling scrapbooking bracelet!

The Hybrid Chick found a darling bracelet kit and has 8 of them to give away! It includes everything to u need to make it one of a kind...including an online way to minimize your photos!

Click on the link above and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Get more chances to win by posting links to their post.

Good luck~


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Online Treasure and Prayer Requests

"Ye have not because ye ask not." That was the response when I cried out to God that I needed help in carrying the burden of praying for healing for My Beloved. So...I asked!

Yesterday I was led to two incredible sites on the internet. The first one I told you about here.

Today I wish to tell you about an online treasure. The Prayer Hubs is an online group of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of prayer. I wrote to Amias and got a very quick response. After requesting additional information, he posted this.

I thank God that He is ever faithful. I thank God for Amias and the others at The Prayer Hub who have come along side me and now help carry my burden. I thank God that "By Christ's stripes My Beloved is healed!" I thank God that He has given me access to other people for whom I can now intercede.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pray It-Say It~

I love reading other people's blogs! Today one of the ones I visited had a link to Pray It-Say It which is an awesome site for those of us who believe in the power of prayer. You type in the name of the person you wish to pray for, then click a category for your prayer, and the script generates personalized scriptures and a model prayer. There is also an option to send the person an e-card.

I have been steadily praying for My Beloved and his health issues, so I put in "Jeffrey" and clicked "Health". Here is what I got:


"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." Psalm 10:17 (NIV)

"For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help." Psalm 22:24 (NIV)

"O Lord my God, I called to You for help and you healed me." Psalm 30:2 (NIV)

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all." Psalm 34:19 (NASB)


Father, You formed us in our mother's womb and established the number of our days before there was even one of them. You are intimately acquainted with all of our ways, and nothing escapes Your notice.

Jesus, You are the Great Physician, and there is nothing too difficult for You. So I bring Jeffrey before You now, and ask that you would touch them with Your almighty power. Your word says that "You hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." Hear Jeffrey now, as they cry out to You and answer them in this time of need.

Touch their bodies Lord, with the strength they need to fight this condition that they may recover quickly. Your Word declares that it's by Your stripes that we are healed, so I take hold of that promise for Jeffrey right now, and I proclaim Your provision for their healing. Let Your peace overshadow them, and Your presence be their comfort at this time. I pray in Jesus' mighty name, Amen!

I have added the script to my sidebar. I hope it blesses you as much as it has me.

Be Blessed~


Fibromyalgia Awareness Day~

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Being one of the many who battle fibro on a daily basis, I think spreading awareness of what it is and how it affects not only those who are afflicted but those who love them is crucial.

In my other blog I have 2 posts about my own personal struggle with fibromyalgia.

1. Aches, Pains, & Naps. Oh my!
2. Turning Over A Leaf.

This site is wonderful in helping spread the word about fibro.

Thanx, Storm!

Candle for Cure of Cancer~

Pray this simple prayer:

Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer. Amen

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Send it on in memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer or in honor of someone who is still living with it. You can do this by posting it in your blog, sending it in emails, using it as your siggie in forums. Got other ideas on how to pay this forward? Post them in the comment section.

If you are gonna pass this on, leave a link in the Mr. Linky:).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Graphic 4 Make Me Laugh Monday~


Here is one option for the graphic you requested:). Lemme know whether it is what you wanted or not. Here is the code:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 152px; height: 198px;" src="" border="0" alt="Make Me Laugh Monday"id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5334615857982926882">

Lemme know if it works for u. It did for me.
Here is a link that shows how to add code to your blog!


Free Backgrounds 4 Your Blog~

I found the sweetest site for blog backgrounds! It is simple enough that even I can use it. LOL! There is no editing or saving your template. The background just goes behind your blog. It's as simple as adding code to the "add a gadget" option!

The one I chose looks like a page in a scrapbook and features two of my favorite colors!

Check it out. You will be glad you did:).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day~

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Grateful Gals~

Mo is a wonderful gal. The Lord sent her into my life at a time when I needed someone to come along and pull me out of the muck-and-mire of depression. Mo helped change my perspective from self-pity to GRATITUDE. Wanna join us? Click the image!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Online Fun~

Me and My Beloved...Minimized~

Wanna make your own? Go here. I did a print screen, saved the images, and opened them in PSP. I cropped them, added a 3 pixel border, and am gonna put them in collages at Walmart's Photo site. I am also gonna send them to My Beloved's cell phone:). I do love modern technology!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

When a man loves a woman~

He dedicates this song to her~

Click the link to hear it and read the lyrics.

Beautiful by AKon.

Then...the loved woman makes it his ringtone on her cell so she hears it everytime he calls or texts her!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Verification Post~

Link 2 Me~

Making your presence known is important on the internet. Networking, networking, networking! Clicking on the image will result in a larger view. You can save the image to your hardrive and then upload to your blog-or-use the code provided below.

Here are some graphics you are free to use to link to my blog.

Here is the code for the smaller image. It will fit into the sidebar of your blog. Just highlight it and copy. Then add to your blog template under "add javacript".

<a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5332776169825343794" style="margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 150px; height: 72px;" alt="Link to me...I link back!" src=""/></a>

Put a link to your blog here...I link back!

Linky Hugs~

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Palette Generator

Need a way to get co-ordinating colors? Use an online palette generator!

The gals at Cherished Memories have links to 3 such generators.

This is the result I got when I used the one at Big Huge Labs and the pic of the flowers My Beloved sent me:


Wise man!

So many times when we are talking on the cell phone(which IS our lifeline) My Beloved describes the scenery where he is at. He tells me how beautiful it is and that he wishes I was there with him.

A few weekends ago he taught himself how to do text messaging so we would have another way of staying in touch.

Today he taught himself how to send pictures:).

This is what he sent me:

"Cause I am not there to bring you flowers..."

I do love a very priceless and wise man!

Blog Award:)~

My dear friend, Storm, from All Things Cherished, gave me my very first award for this blog!

Check out her blog where she shares all the things in her life that she cherishes.

I give this award to my 2 followers and Storm!

1. Mike
2. Linda
3. Storm

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Weekends seem to be particularly difficult for me. Can you suffer Empty Nest Syndrome when there are still kids living at home?

I am so tired of being depressed, sad, and lonely. I get so down and miserable and yet I do have God active, alive, and well in my life. What must it be like for those who do not?

I try to blog often, but most days it seems it would be futile. Who wants to hear about my depression? Aches? Pains? Thank God that He does not tire of me. When depression kicks in I can not operate in the love, grace, and mercy that I have been called to share with those around me.

The never-ending underlying theme is that I miss My Beloved and long to see him.I do realize he is only a man and that he makes it a priority to make certain that I know he thinks of me often. But, dammit, this is hard. I get, sad, lonely, fearful, and mad. Sometimes I just need a hug. Sometimes I need an "atta girl". Sometimes I need to look in the eyes where I am dancing in the fire. God's grace is sufficient and yet there are times when I need a physical presence.

I believe that God put the love I have carried for over 25 years for this man deep in the innermost recesses of my heart. I am grateful for that. I believe He has prepared me for a time such as this. I am grateful for that. I believe He will restore the years that the locusts ate away. I am grateful for that. I believe that same restoration has already begun.

I have things now that I did not have for 24 years. I have new memories. I have lots of wonderful photos...proof that I have not only seen him, but proof that I have even touched and been touched by him. I have the knowledge that he, too, carried me in the innermost recesses of his heart for all those lonely years. I am grateful for that.

I have a much deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. I am most grateful for that.

I also have new expectations. Perhaps therein lies my problem.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

More photos of loved ones~

Pics from the weekend~UPDATE

I get my pics developed at WalMart because I can upload them to their photo site and then go pick them up in an hour. Considering that I am old enough to remember having to send rolls of film off to be developed and then waiting 7-10 days for my cherished pics to come back, I do love modern technology!

I played around with some of my favorite photos from my last trip across state lines and love the new & improved versions.

Daffy Thucking Thunny~

Daffy Duck on a dirty weekend calls hotel reception and asks for a condom.
The receptionist says, shall I put them on your bill?
Daffy replies...

Don't be thucking thupid I'd thufficate!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

White Deer

The Bible says* "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

This video is an incredible testimony to more of His handiwork.

*Psalms 19:1

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Love is...

When My Beloved and I began talking on a regular basis two years ago, I felt the need to apologize for the hurt and pain my choices of 23 years ago had caused him.

I believe intent is everything and that all desisions we make affect those around us. What makes the diffrence in our sinning or not is whether we are honestly doing what is best for us or trying to hurt someone.

Becoming pregnant changed everything including circumstances that I could or could not live with while raising our child. I chose to leave Virginia and came home to Ohio. I know how this affected me so I also know how it affected him.

Leaving him was the hardest thing I ever did, but I did what I had to do. Knowing that I hurt him deeply was the regret I carried. When I apologized, he said, "I don't want you to be sorry. When you love someone, really love someone, you let things go."

For the first time in my life, I saw 1 Corinthians 13:7 in action. This man truly knew what the definition of love is~ The way he loves me inspires me to be a better person and causes me to trust him with my whole heart. It makes me love him back!

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

From Bible Gateway. The Message Bible.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Good Morning, Lord~

This morning at 6:30am my phone rang. It was My Beloved! Just the sound of his ringtone on my cell phone causes my spirit to soar. Being 500 miles apart is hard for any relationship and it has been a long time since we could just talk. We both needed the other this morning.

It never fails to amaze me how important it is to this man to make sure that I know he loves me and thinks of me often. He knows I need that reassurance. God knows I need it, too.

This long distance relationship has caused me to run straight into the arms of My Heavenly Father on so many occasions. My Beloved is a man-a mere mortal-and although we love each other dearly, circumstances dictate that we can not wake up next to one another and share our days and nights together. Loneliness tortures me. Anger taunts me. Fear attempts to consume me. Hopelessness grabs at my soul.

I have often prayed to God that He would rise up in my spirit and that I would cry out to Him first and no longer as a last resort. Be careful what you pray for! He loves me and will answer my prayers. I believe the ones I pray that entail me being closer to Him are the ones He holds dearest. He knows my inner most parts, He knows the love He has placed deep within my heart for this man. He knows my every thing.

Once a scripture gets ahold of me, I hang on until the fruit of it is thriving in my life. I read Psalms 37:4 which promises: Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. First an action then a promise of reward. Smart Father, He is! I use the same principle with my children..."If and Then." IF I delight myself in the Lord, THEN He will give me the desires of my heart. Having battled depression most of my life, I didn't have a clue how to delight myself in any thing! I so desperately wanted to live out the desires of my heart....desires that He had placed there.

Finally, I cried out, "Daddy! I want the desires of my heart! Help me to delight myself in You!" Imagine the delight in a Father's heart when His child asks for what He has wanted to give them all along. Things began happening in my every day life. I became all the more aware of the wonderful things I often took for granted. The sun became shinier, the sky bluer, the breeze more refreshing. I grew in my understanding of Him and His ways.

He even tell us that His ways are not our ways and that His thoughts are higher than ours. Even as a parent I don't understand why He allows what He allows but this is where faith comes in. Faith, not blind disobedience but, a choice to trust in His wisdom and the knowledge that He knows what is best for me. It is not always easy to walk the path laid before me even knowing that not only is He there, but that He will even carry me when I can no longer move forward.

And even more amazing is the fact that regardless of how terribly I mess up, He is there to help me to my feet, brush me off, and restore me. He is LOVE!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pics from the weekend~