When thinking about a name for this blog, I immediately knew what I wanted to use. It’s a favorite story  of mine and I love telling it.

While on a ministry trip with my husband in New England, we had the opportunity to take a side trip to attend a Tea Party convention. It was just before the 2012 election, and I’m sure you remember how tense things were getting (sort of like right now….).  A local journalist/blogger asked to interview me. Now, I am your non-threatening mid-sixties grandmother type at the time, so I didn’t think anything of it. I answered his questions, saying that I was conservative and I agreed with the speaker on the issues. I told him that we were travelling to churches speaking about the near return of Jesus. We finished our little interview, and I enjoyed the day.

Later, when I was tagged on his website, I was amazed at the hate-filled comments on my interview!  They REALLY don’t like us out there! One comment I remember went something like, “It’s that Doreen that scares me! But she’s a happy end-timer….” She was right about that: I AM a happy end-timer. I am looking forward to Jesus coming back to rule and reign on this earth.

I never, before or since, had such notoriety. I usually don’t like the spotlight, but this time was kind of fun.

After all, Jesus promised that we will be persecuted for His Name’s sake. We have also asked people over the years, “If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Apparently I was convicted that day.

Defining the purpose for this blog is a bit difficult for me. It is not a devotional blog, but I’m sure there will be devotional posts now and then. It is not political, but I’m sure I will not keep my mouth shut regarding politics. There will be posts about my family, but this is not a mommy blog (maybe a grammy blog?) You may see some recipes, chickens, garden stories (probably failures…) and Bible references. I have always been a “Jill of all trades” so whatever I am into at the moment will probably show up. Please join me in my lane.


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