Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Bit about Me

How sweet!! Vickie, from Sunshine and Shadow, has given me an award. Thanks so much! You all should click right on over to Sunshine and Shadow . . . I always enjoy the fun and life I find in that little corner of the web.

1.       What is my favorite song?

Oh no! What a terrible question to ask. You see, I don’t have just one. If I’m scratching out a love song “You are my Sunshine” is awfully sweet. But during those quiet moments of worship and praise Kari Jobe’s “Beloved” or the hymn “Rock of Ages” lift my little voice upward.  Oh, and John Denver’s “Country Road” makes me smile.

2.      What’s your favorite dessert?

Mom’s Red Velvet Cake . . . so good!

3.      What really irks you?

When my dearly loved brother turns on the lights at 12 a.m. and jumps into my bed laughing naughtily . . . oh yes, that’s quite bothersome.

4.      When feeling upset what do you do?

Ideally, I want to turn a heart full of praise to God despite the problem but far too often I’ll shed a few tears and try to go to bed early.

5.      What’s your favorite pet?

Our dog, Kimo! He’s a labradoodle and the best of pets.

Aren't they both cute? The best of chaps.  

6.      Do you prefer to wear white or black?


7.      What’s your attitude?

Hm…oh dear. I suppose I don’t know how to answer this one. I guess I’m just Frannie: A sinner saved by grace. That means I tend to have a lot of attitudes ranging from awfully hopeful to terribly critical. I was made a quiet creature but laughing happens often; I tend to seek praise and yet have the most trying time talking with strangers. Honestly, I have great needs for attitude improvement. J

8.      What place, object, scenario, etc. would you describe as perfection?

Some prairie land with a river running through it and where the snort of buffalo can be heard . . . Wyoming/Grand Teton area. Just give me a little log cabin, a clean stream, some music and a few good books and I’ll settle in as happy as a clam.

Jeremiah overlooking Jackson Hole, Wyoming area. Lovely.

9.      What is/are your guilty pleasures?

Chocolate chip cookie dough J I suppose that is one of the things I do eat when I’m upset!

10.   What is my favorite pastime?

Does napping count? J Holding a cup of steamy black coffee and visiting with my parents, visiting with the Lord outside, watching a good movie. . .

Ten Random Facts

1.       I spent 2 hours working with trash yesterday . . . it makes me so thankful to not be an orphan looking for food in a trash heap as so many do.

2.     My favorite seasons? oh dear, that's like asking a mother her favorite child. I would say spring; how I do love the thawing ground and singing birds.

But then summer, with her oppressive heat and hay bales, calls me too.

Falltime or harvest . . . perhaps this is my favorite. I do love cooling weather, colored trees, and the scent of Thanksgiving approaching.

And then my Alaskan blood calls for winter. Silent. White. Beautifully quiet nights. Bright skied day.

3.       After an hour too long, I finally (almost) finished four cloth napkins! Hoorah! I now need to “edge stitch.” Any seamstresses out there willing to lend a tip?

4.       I’m finding Psalms 130 a beautiful blessing:

“Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for morning.

Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”

5.       I love names and their meanings. Like Jonathan (Yahweh has given) . . .  what a sweet, strong name for a little boy and one day man. And the name Jaelle (mountain goat) for a darling girl and eventual woman.

6.       My full name is Francesca (Fran-chess-ka). Meaning: free woman . . . aren’t we all in Christ Jesus?

7.       I really like the idea of using maps to decorate. Alot.


8.       I’ve never struggled with any serious illness and credit it to God’s mercy and my bad habit of chewing fingernails (how else can one be vaccinated from sickness other than exposing oneself to germs everyday….I know, I need to stop). J I did have pneumonia once and lost 30 pound . . . while vacationing in Hawaii.

9.       I miss being in Ghana. I miss the cultural differences, the foods, and the happy Ghanaian people.

10.   Isn’t this the sweetest song? (thank you Vickie for getting me hooked on Vera Lynn and Gene Autry J)

"A House with Love in It"

“A house with love in it is rich indeed

Although there are a thousand things that house may need

The carpet may be old, the room so plain and bare

And yet it’s beautiful somehow, when love is living there

A house with love in it just seems to bloom

As though the month of May were filling every room

So, darling, through the years with all my heart I’ll pray

A house with love in it is where we’ll stay

A house with love in it just seems to bloom

As though the month of May were filling every room

So darling, through the years with all my heart I’ll pray

A house with love in it is where we’ll stay”

Blessings to you all!!



  1. I really enjoyed reading your post, Frannie.

  2. Oh, what a lovely post, Frannie! You're such a sweet and happy person! :-) I'm so glad to have you as a sister in Christ and as my blog friend - your posts are always such an encouragement to me!!

    And you're very welcome for my getting you hooked on Vera Lynn and Gene Autry! Gene is probably my favorite actor/singer of all time - all of his movies were beautifully slow-moving, full of laughter and songs and good clean morals. And lots of big Western skies. And did I mention his singing voice that could soothe a bucking bronco? ... Anyway, you're ever so welcome!! :-}

    Have a wonderful evening, my friend!


  3. Mrs. Elizabeth,

    I am glad you enjoyed it! You are a dear encouragement to me; God bless you!


    YOu are such a dearheart! I too am glad to have you as my sister in Christ and blog friend. May God bless you today as you serve Him!

    With a smile to you both,


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Frannie Anne

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