Saturday, April 4, 2020

Talking to Appliances Isn't So Bad After All

(copied from Facebook)
Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lock down!
Actually I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and all of us agreed that things are getting bad.
I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant.
In the end the iron calmed me down as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing.
The vacuum cleaner was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over!
The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn’t say anything, but the door knob told me to get a grip.
The front door said I was unhinged and so the curtains told me to ........yes, you guessed it .....pull myself together!
Hope this tugs a smile out of you today. Stay safe and stay well. I'm praying for you.
❤ ferree
PS email prayer requests to me at if you'd like me to pray about anything for you. Everything will be kept confidential, nothing will be posted.
Enjoy the many church services you can now pick up on the Internet this weekend. Along with my local church's, I also like to listen to Dr. David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

How to Significantly Slow Coronavirus? #Masks4All

A quick fact check I did on Google shows that several reliable news sources verify the claim that Czech Republic statistics are lower than others. Wearing a face mask might not be 100% protection but it definitely cannot hurt.
Stay safe and stay home please, ❤ ferree

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Casting Our Cares On The Lord (song video)

It's been a quiet week around here, but God has given me peace in the midst of the COVID-19 storm and I'm praying He does the same for many of you. I can honestly say I have no fear or worry. I am concerned and careful but they are very different and stem from the wisdom of knowing that God loves me.

This song must have gotten stuck in my head from when my little kids listened to "Psalty." It's a perfect illustration of child-like faith. Adults make it so complicated. But God is looking for hearts who simply seek Him. He cares for us, He provides. Have you ever considered it's sinful and insulting to Him when we worry?

We don't need to pray about our worries as much as we need to confess them. God clearly commands us, so many times, in so many ways---Do Not Worry. It's sin: plain and simple sin. I'm sorry to say that we can't excuse it; we have to confess it. And when we do, we find such relief. I always wonder this: why did I wait? Why did I resist going to God in the first place? 

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, however forgiveness is conditional--IF we confess our sin, THEN God is righteous and just to forgive... (I John 1:9). What's holding you back? Pride? Anger? Widowhood resentment? God understands and He stands ready to trade His forgiveness and all its blessings for your honesty and confession.
Listen and let this song help you unload. If you feel lost, like you're going around in circles, like you desperately just want to go back and start over again I think you'll relate to the little characters conversation at the intro to this song. If you prefer to see the lyrics or hear an adult voice I urge you to search YouTube for "I Cast All My Cares."
(If the link doesn't come through on your device then click the title for today and it will take you to my blogsite and you can click on it there).

Stay home and stay safe,
❤  ferree

Friday, March 27, 2020

Free Audiobook

Postcards from the Widows' Path is now available on audio! A young widow loved it so much she produced the audio version and it's available on ACX from Amazon!

I'm allowed a small number of FREE give-away versions to fans and reviewers in the USA and the UK.

Here is a link from ACX to answer any questions you have. Take a look and then contact me at for your exclusive code. First come, first served. Let me know if you need USA or UK.

The paperback version is always on 20% discount right here so I can help widows as much as possible all year long. I do offer it on Amazon too, because that's the only way some people will find me. But their fees are so high that I can't give a discount πŸ˜’and they charge $3.99 shipping per book😞😞. Order here at this blog and the shipping is much more reasonable. πŸ˜€

Springtime is a wonderful season to read about Ruth gleaning the barley harvest which would have beeen the end of April, and then the exciting turn of events when the wheat harvest starts in June.

But better yet is the renewal and coming back to life that you will feel as you walk this widows path with Ruth, Naomi and me like friends at your side.

❤ ferree

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

How are we all doing?

How are you doing with the social distancing? It's hard! I think the rest of the world is getting a little taste of loneliness, don't you?

Here are some ideas to combat the quietness and time on your hands (if you have any).

  • Visit your local library's website. Have your library card with you and you can borrow eBooks and Audio books. Check out the Research section too and you might see some fun and safe online YouTube and video classes like CreativeBug.
  • Google for some free exercise or dance videos and get some adrenalin pumping.
  • Go outside for a walk.
  • Drive through for an ice cream cone or a Wendy's Frostie off the Dollar Menu.
  • Take your lunch outside for a picnic. We are fortunate this is not the middle of November so enjoy the weather.
  • If you dare go to the grocery store, remember that many grocery stores have a greeting card section and you probably know someone who could use some cheering up. Yes, it's OK to send it to yourself too!
  • Music, music, music! Anyway you like it--especially singing yourself. Or go out on your balcony and sing like the Italians are doing.
  • Take the dog for A LOT of walks. 
  • Bake. The PO is still open. Mail your family and friends some cookies.
  • Plant a flower or two or three. Or get a flower pot to hang outside or pick up a cut bouquet at Trader Joe's. 
  • Phone a friend and pray with them too. 
  • Take a break from watching and surfing the news. Set a timer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Write down 3 or more things you are grateful for. Go on, I'll bet you can do more.
This won't last forever, and God is in control. Leave a comment or email me at if you'd like to share more ideas. Thanks! 


Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Best Read This Weekend

If you have time to read anything this weekend, 
read this by my friend Ronett in California. 
Widow wisdom at its best!