Water color painting

I have always wanted to be able to paint roses! I love the way roses look when a good artist paints them realistically in oils. However, I am allergic to oils and all the cleaners, as well as acrylics so I thought I would have to give up...then I found Molly at Creative Techs Training!

Had a great time at Molly Murrah's Watercolor Class today. It was online this morning, and will be online again for the next 3 Friday's at 11am PST, through Creative Techs Training

Molly is a very good teacher, and all the guys who set up the program have been working very hard to provide an online Watercolor Class. I met someone from Germany there today and was able to speak with them before class began through the online chat. Using the chat is a nice way to feel as if you are actually one of Molly's students in the class with her. We can post questions to Jason Hoppe, (Some call him Mr. Clean) the online chat overseer, who has a great radio voice I might add and teaches other classes available online like working with Flash.

We learned watercolor techniques today by blending colors, making charts with our paints to check the transparency of our colors. Those of us who got there early were able to watch Molly prepare and paint a still life with shadows. A plus in the chat was keeping up with others on the USA/FINLAND Hockey Game. Can I hear an AMEN Tony? Can I here a go USA Margi? ...oh wait...you are still cheering for Canada, aren't you margi? Oh well, sorry :)
Still praying for Lottiesue and her husband...please join me in prayer for her husband who is very ill. We are asking God to heal and for wisdom for the doctors, and anything else God puts on your heart to pray for him (Steve)

The list of homework should be coming soon, but I'm sure we will all be taking to the paper soon when time allows. I for one, am looking forward to all the pictures of your work on flicker
Met someone else during class with a blog filled with lovely art Tints and Hues
Glad to see you there too Havasmama, and can't wait to see what we can come up with. I am trying to embrace abstract art, well because that is what mine looks like when it is done :)
Well, maybe not, but not as realistic as I would like though, but Jason encouraged us all that anyone can paint!
I seem to have heard some advice like that in the past, oh but that was...Anyone can sing!
Oh well, make a joyful noise and paint...it's only paper!
Here are my past attempts, and looking forward to adding more after applying Molly's teachings.
Till next week~
© Monika Hardy

Have Thine Own Way Lord

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

1846 - Birth of George C. Stebbins, American Baptist music evangelist. A composer of over 1,500 songs during his lifetime, Stebbins is still remembered today for writing the melodies to such hymns as: "I've Found a Friend," "Take Time to Be Holy," "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" and "Jesus is Tenderly Calling Thee Home."

Have Thine Own Way, Lord

Have Thine own way, Lord
Have Thine own way
Thou are the potter
I am the clay
Mold me and make me
After Thy will
While I am waiting
Yielded and still

Have Thine own way, Lord
Have Thine own way
Search me and try me
Master today
Whiter than snow, Lord
Wash me just now
As in Thy presence
Humbly I bow

Have Thine own way, Lord
Have Thine own way
Wounded and weary
Help me I pray
Power all power surely is Thine
Touch me and heal me
Savior divine


Domestic Abode

The following verse came to mind when asking God for a name for this site.

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4-5

During a word study on the verse the term "Keeper at Home" stood out to me.
The term can also be translated...

From G3624 and οὖρος ouros (a guard; be "ware"); a stayer at home, that is, domestically inclined (a "good housekeeper"): - keeper at home.

So the name was chosen...."Domestically Inclined"
That was a few years ago, and upon doing a web search for the name, I don't believe there were any others with the same name at the time. Now you can find many, some who are similar in thought and deed, however some who use the term to poke fun, or get their site more hits.

I am not a genius when it comes to computers and websites. Obviously, as I use the helpful Blogger to take care of most of the technical stuff. This Domestically Inclined woman may bore you with posts of homemaking, and Bible, and frugality, if you are not inclined to want to read these sorts of things. That's ok, I'm not here to please everyone, and I am certainly not an expert, but only sharing what God has taught me. However... to mock good, and praise evil is not right. I am not shocked, as God told me this would happen...

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

Matthew Henry Commentary makes this statement regarding the previous verse...

Let a man be ever so high, death will bring him low;
ever so mean, death will bring him lower.
The fruit of these judgments shall be,
that God will be glorified as a God of power.
Also, as a God that is holy;
he shall be owned and declared to be so,
in the righteous punishment of proud men.

Barnes shares the following in regards to the propher Isaiah's words...

"perverting and confounding" things, especially the distinctions of morality and religion, they prefer erroneous and fake doctrines to the true; they prefer an evil to an upright course of conduct.

So some may say, these men lived a long time ago and their mode of thought is out dated. I disagree! It is the word of God that stands as TRUTH for eternity. Making up ones own "Reality" that is contrary to God's opinion is false and foolish.
Let me sum up lest you think that I am angry with those who mock good and can't stand to be bored with TRUTH or listen to such dribble...

It is for your soul the enemy wrestles, and wants to take you with him, for he knows it is too late for him and wants to take as many with him to the pit of hell as he can. Stop now, Don't let him make a fool or worse of you!

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Romans 14:11

I can't make you choose this, and Jesus won't force you to bow that knee and confess on earth, but after death we will all bow the knee and confess Jesus as Lord! Your decision on earth will decide your "Domestic Abode" for eternity

What's it gonna be?

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3

or Hell?

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
© Monika Hardy


Blogger problems

Tada! After many months of having Blogger problems I was finally able to figure out what the problem was.
I was having difficulty in the layouts with changing elements around, they just would not stay where I wanted them to stay, and they would "Float" around arbitrarily. I had read awhile back in Blogger Buzz that many in Brazil were having this problem, and assumed it was happening here now, and would soon be fixed. However, that was back in November of 2009.
Today I checked back for more news since I was still having trouble with the same issue. Many suggestions were made concerning resetting to default settings, which I quickly dissmissed as I did NOT want to go there. I'd leave blogger before messing with that again.
As I kept reading the forum, someone mentioned that the problem was linked to using the Firefox browser....ah ha! Google power grabber srtikes again!
I tried Internet Explorer again for the first time since...November, and voila! It worked!
So now when I need to change the Layout around I need to use Internet Explorer, and when I type a post I like to use Firefox with the built in spell checker...uh-oh, I'm still in IE, whilst tiping thiss poooost.
Off to re-arrange!

© Monika Hardy


What glorious Sunday!

Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe
or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Song of Solomon 8:14

Come quickly Lord Jesus!

Soon He says, and He will take His Beloved home to Himself
and so shall we ever live in His everlasting embrace, face to face.

© Monika Hardy


European Bread Tutorials

I grew up in a German home with German cook books. My first language was German, but as soon as I went to Elementary School and picked up more American I would answer my parents in American. By the time I was doing the baking in the home, mom would help me translate the German recipes, but after moving to my own home, I would struggle with the recipe terms and measurements and ingredients and didn't use those books much. After visiting Germany a few times as an adult there was a renewed interest in the wonderful breads the Germans would make. I have managed to pick up a few techniques and recipes that our family enjoys.
While searching for something online, I got distracted by searching for something else and soon I was searching for something else...you know how that goes, when I came across a Blog written in English, about European Breads! The Blog is about a man living in Germany who is experimenting with all the different kinds of German flours to make breads., complete with pictorial tutorials!
So if you are a beginner baker or more advanced there is something for you at
Aehrlich Gesacht
(Truthfully Told) only the Title is in German

© Monika Hardy


February 5th, 1736

1736 - The English Wesley brothers, John (32) and Charles (28) first arrived in America at Savannah, GA. They had been invited by Georgia governor James Oglethorpe as missionaries to the American Indians.

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ,
as though God did beseech you by us:
we pray you in Christ's stead,
be ye reconciled to God.
II Corinthians 5:20
© Monika Hardy


Valentines Cookie Giveaway!

I have a wonderful Valentines Giveaway to share with you!

Laura over at Stop and Smell the Chocolates

is sharing a cookie giveaway.

Just pop on over and add your comment

to get a chance to win some luscious looking cookies from

Kelly's Cookie Company
who turns out is a fellow Etsy member!

Just try to pick your favorite kind, I'll warn you,

they all look good!

by: Domestic Lady


You never know what the day may bring

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

It has been a busy month this past month and that I suppose why I am wondering where January went. Keeping busy making items for the reopening of my ETSY shoppe...
Domestic Lady, trying to reorganize a home after a year of my attention on mil and just shoving papers and things away in boxes and drawers instead of actually sorting through them. It is amazing what can be stored away in the home! There must be piles and pile of things to go through. I know all these things must be dealt with, and I am excited about the new areas of creativity as far as music, by completing our newest CD, Who Can Mind the Journey, and many other sewing and crocheting projects.
Inspiration and creativity together with keeping those hands working bring glimpses of ideas accomplished. How wonderful it is to see the fruit of your hands.
However, one step forward and two back, keep me behind my goals.
Mom is requiring some more care and oversee these days, and it is good to watch out for those who cannot speak for themselves as God reminds me. So things get put on hold, but peace remains when self remains available to God's timing and God's will.
Fortunately for me it was not my turn to give up my life preserver.

1943 - The Allied troopship S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed by a German sub and went down with a loss of 600 lives. As it sank, four chaplains gave up their lifejackets to shipmates, thereby also perishing in the icy waters. The bravery of Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed), Rev. George Lansing Fox (Methodist), Father John Washington (a Catholic priest) and Alexander David Goode (a Jewish rabbi) led Congress afterward to mark February 3rd as "Four Chaplains Day."

© Monika Hardy

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