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Craft Night with Mrs. Nancy

I love doing crafts, and today (tonight) I’m going to show you how to make little flower pots.  Give them to a friend, display them on your desk at work, or give them to your mother on Mother’s Day, or her birthday!

Here’s how to make little clay pots look beautiful:

Supplies: 

A single can of Play-Doh, a bottle of matte acrylic quick drying acrylic paint,

a pair of wire cutters, some artificial flowers, SMALL, some scissors,  a sponge/foam

paint brush, and some tiny clay pots, or terra-cotta clay pots.  I mean, tiny.  Like, 3.5 inch

opening at the top.

Step One:  paint the pots, give them about 2 coats.

Step Two:  push some play doh into the bottom of the pot, after the paint has dried, of course

Step Three:  Cut the flowers to various heights, and use the extra leaves too, in your arrangement.

Step Four:  push the flower stems down into the play-doh, and use something to push the flower pretty

far down, to secure it into the playdoh.

Step Five:  take pictures and show me what you made!

My mini-flower arrangements: 

I made 2: 

Also, one of my brothers made me a Weed Vase, so I put the leftover lavender flowers into that, and

attached a butterfly I kept from a flower arrangement a neighbor sent me.  Isn’t that pretty cute?

Halloween Truths

Romans 12:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

http://vcyamerica.org/blog/2018/10/08/halloween-whats-behind-the-mask

Date:       October 8, 2018
Host:        Jim Schneider
Guest:      Dr. David Brown

Listen:     MP3 ​​​| Order

​Dr. David Brown is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oak Creek, WI.  He holds a Masters Degree in Theology and a PhD in History, specializing in the history of the English Bible.   He is also the President of Logos Communication Consortium, a research organization that produces a large variety of materials warning Christians of present dangers in our culture.
In the U.S., the Pilgrims and Puritans had nothing to do with Halloween and its occultic roots. Going back to 1845-’46 there was what’s known as the Irish Potato Famine. A lot of Irish immigrants fled to America and with them came their pagan customs/holidays, one of them being the celebration of Samhain. That resulted in the formation of our modern day holiday known as Halloween.

As this program progressed, Dr. Brown explained the Roman Catholic influence in the formation of this holiday’s name, the origin of Halloween costumes, the Grim Reaper, Jack-o’-lanterns, witches, Dracula, the bonfire, and numerous other aspects of this day that’s recognized as a high, holy day for satanists.

http://firstbaptistchurchoc.org/

Hurricane Michael now a category four!

Please pray for the people in it’s path!  https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-michael-path-evacuation-florida-storm-surge-weather-forecast-today-2018-live-updates/

8:00 AM CDT Wed Oct 10
Location: 29.1°N 86.2°W
Moving: N at 13 mph
Min pressure: 933 mb
Max sustained: 145 mph

https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/

https://kfdm.com/news/local/hurricane-michael-intensifying-as-it-moves-toward-florida-panhandle

New information and graphics, October 10, 2018:

 

https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/webcams-around-pcb/

Hurricane Florence

I’ve been watching hurricane Florence since it came off the coast of Africa.  I’d like to dedicate this post to the survivors of this horrific hurricane.  I’ve been using several weather resources to track and gather information on it, plus news coverage, so I’ll do my best to tell you the most pertinent and what will soon be historical  facts.

From Ventusky.com: 

I’ve been using NOAA, Weather Underground, local news, GOES east image viewer, Physics.org, Ventusky, Fox News, Washington Post, The Weather Channel, and several meterologist’s posts here and there from the internet.

NOAA says:  We’ve been asked: “how big is ?” Hard thing to quantify, but here are some numbers… *Area of Tropical Storm force winds currently 300 miles wide *Storm Surge Watches/Warnings stretch along 450 miles of coastline *More than 5″ of rain expected in a 570 mile-long swath

At the coast, Florence could bring 15 to 20 feet of storm surge, enough to eclipse the East Coast record and overwhelm fragile and densely-populated barrier islands.

Hurricane Florence is heading straight for the Carolinas, on course to slam into a region that hasn’t seen anything like it in a generation.

Florence is already one of the worst hurricanes ever to threaten the East Coast, and there’s nearly unanimous consensus among the most reliable weather models that the storm will grow larger and more fierce before it hits land. When it arrives in North Carolina on Thursday, it could be about the same size as North Carolina.

Florence began: off the coast of Africa, September 1st, 2018:  http://www.wistv.com/story/39006755/tropical-storm-florence-forms-in-the-atlantic

Right now, Florence is undergoing an eyewall replacement.  This is most likely due to the extreme intensity of the storm.  Information about eyewall replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYmWFr6z6rY

A feature of significant hurricanes is the eyewall replacement cycle. Basically what occurs is that a new eye begins to develop around the old eye. The new eye gradually decreases in diameter and replaces the old eye. With the profound increase in the number of extreme hurricanes the past few years there has been an opportunity to witness several eyewall replacement cycles.

When an eyewall replacement cycle occurs the intensity of the hurricane usually decreases. For example, a CAT 5 hurricane could weaken to a CAT 4 hurricane. The intensity weakens due to the gradual erosion of the inner eyewall. As the outer eyewall contracts and gains organization then the storm will often increase in intensity. Because of eyewall replacement cycles, a hurricane will typically not remain a CAT 5 for a long period of time.

Although an eyewall replacement cycle tends to reduce the category of a hurricane it also spread the hurricane force winds out over a larger area. This can cause a larger region to experience the extreme damage in a hurricane.

The forecast models have extreme difficulty with predicting an eyewall replacement cycle. Replacement cycles will usually happen with intense hurricanes but it is not known exactly when.

Satellite images and photos of FLORENCE, as of September 11, 2018:

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR GOES-16 ABI BAND 13 OR_ABI-L1b-RadC-M3C13_G16_s20182542132130_e20182542134514_c20182542134550.nc

Live webcams from the area:  http://surfchex.com/cams/nags-head-web-cam/

http://surfchex.com/cams/surf-city-pier-south/

http://oceansoneresort.com/webcam.html

https://www.livebeaches.com/webcams/jennettes-pier-webcam-in-nags-head/

PLEASE PRAY FOR EVERYONE IN THE PATH OF THIS HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE KILLER HURRICANE!

 

 

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-nasa-satellite-hurricane-florence-eyewall.html

 

The Lady of Tarpon Springs book review~ highly recommended

Judith Miller is an excellent academic fact finder, and this book really kept my interest.

She researched the history of deep water diving for sponges in Tarpon Springs Florida during the early 1900s, and using that information, she wrote a delightful, suspenseful, insightful story about Zanna, Lucy, and Nicos, 3 people who were involved in the business of sponge diving in 1905, in Florida.

This book was SO good, in fact, that I’m planning on buying as many of her books as I can to add to my personal home library.  I also am hoping to let other Christians know about her books, and that they can rest assured that the book has high moral standards and they’ll enjoy the story to the very end.


Zanna Krykos is a lawyer, and back then, that was almost unheard of. Her traditional Greek family was at first against this career, but eventually accepted it. Her best friend, Lucy Penrose, is a doctor, also very rare back then! Lucy’s dad died unexpectedly, but had made her his designated beneficiary of a sponge diving business he was establishing and developing in order to bring more trade into Tarpon Springs.
The story goes on to describe how the business began, and then grew and grew into a healthy commercial trade in the area.
Within this superb story is the story of several people, including Zanna, Nicos Sevdalis and his experienced Greek sponge divers, the Rochester sisters, Bessie, Eugenia, and Viola, and Adelphos Pappas, who was a businessman, and greedy liar, but very good at hiding those flaws.
I was fascinated by all the information about Greek divers, and the early sponge business in Tarpon Springs. You’re in for a great treat and one of the most enjoyable history lessons of your life, when you read this book.

I highly recommend this book for another reason, and that is, Mrs. Miller kept the romance to a minimum, presented the romance in accordance with good values and common sense, in good taste, and will be totally acceptable to anyone with sound Christian values.

I feel comfortable in giving this book a 5 star rating in the genre of Christian historical fiction. It is suitable for clean reading, and definitely an absorbing and captivating story of business and life in Florida’s Tarpon Springs in 1905. I bought this book and am convinced it was worth every dollar spent.
Go get a copy, and have some fun reading!  Thank you Judith, for writing a wonderful book, using the talents GOD gave you, and making reading fun for us Christians again.  Keep writing this way, it’s perfect!

 

Nathan Ham Photography|www.whataham.com

 

Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 31, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764231065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764231063
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches