[HCH] A Frightening Weekend, Journal Tidbits, Tidy Tips

Nov 18, 2020 10:17 pm

Hello lovely ladies,

I sincerely hope you are doing well this week. Please take good care of yourself and eat healthy to boost your immunity. (Am I sounding like a mom? Ha! ha!) 

The weekend was truly a frightening time for me. Last Friday, my mother was taken to the hospital by ambulance because she was sick and having trouble breathing. With the turn of a few emotional events, it was revealed that she did have the Covid virus. It was extremely difficult on my dad when she was ripped away from his view, and he could no longer see her.

I was also worried about my dad, who has an auto immune disease. How would his body respond to all the stress and exposure to the virus? The evening and night was long. I asked prayer from my friends on Facebook and our church's prayer chain. The response was overwhelmingly a blessing to me!! So many prayers began to pour in, and each one encouraged my heart.

Today, my mom is at home and feeling much better. She is still weak and will be on oxygen for quite some time. My dad, so far, seems to be doing rather well. He has had some low-grade fever on and off, but even the nurse was surprised at how well he was doing when they chatted recently on the phone.

I do believe in the power of prayer from our Mighty God! Especially when we Christians unite together in prayer!

D.L. Moody once said, "Next to the WONDER of seeing my Saviour will be, I think, the WONDER that I made so little use of the power of prayer."

I know things don't always turn out the way we want them to turn out, but when we fail to pray, we have failed to do one of the best things we could have done!

"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:" - I John 5:14 kjv 

My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,

Rhonda White (rhondawhite@outlook.com)

~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV


New Devotional on HCH: 

"TEST: What Things Delight the Lord?"  

I share EIGHT things that DELIGHT the Lord in this mini Bible 



7 Tidbits from my Journal: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)

"I believe prayer is us pouring our heart out to God. Giving is letting God pour out His heart to others through us." - Refreshing Daily in God's Word, Nov. 2020 issue

"Let's strive to be like CHRIST and prove that we love him by really and truly loving others." - Mollly Audiss

"Obedience begins in the mind, by making a conscious decision to do the right thing." - Pastor Barry A. Farnsworth

"You don't become more spiritual because you want to, you become more spiritual because you obey GOD and say "no" to your own desires." - Pastor Rick Dawson

"When you walk with GOD, you are fueling your light for the steps that you will take tomorrow." - Pastor Kelly Daniel

"The closest you can get to God is in prayer." - Unknown

*QUESTION: What is your favorite Hymn and Why? (Have a thankful spirit and make yourself rejoice and sing. Our mood and spirit lifts as we put our praise and gratitude into action.)


Bible Verse of the Week:

"Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might."

- Jeremiah 10:6 kjv


Reminder Links:

Bible reading schedule link for November:


13 Ways to Say "Thank You" Printable: https://gumroad.com/l/ObAkm

Christian Planner Printable Pages:



My Greeting Card Shop: (Looking for a unique card? Shoot me an email with your ideas.)


My Zazzle Design Shop:


Believe God collection:  



Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips: Mulit-purpose items saves money & space


Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

Not just for coffee--

*Resource credit: Dottie Cate, Facebook