Monday, May 11, 2015

Rain, Rain, RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 11, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

I can't believe how much rain we have had the past few weeks. It's gettin' to the point of ridiculousness. The ground is so saturated, you sink when you walk. However, the sun is out today, and supposedly tomorrow too. If so, I plan on doin' some laundry and hangin' it out to dry.

I swear I keep waiting on this to happen. Life in the South is very wet lately.

Well, I got chores/ Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I Got Nuthin' To Complain About--Words And Video

April 1, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Today I want to share an observation that the Lord gave me last week when I walked in. I had pitched a hissy fit that mornin' cause I didn't think I should have to walk into town, it wasn't fair, yadda, yadda, yadda.

When I was done gripin', the Lord said, "Well, you better get going, you have a long way to walk."

As I walked, He began to help me put together an observation that helped me put what I had seen as a trial into perspective. I did this as a presentation for our church Sunday, and I'm puttin' it here in my blog in both written and video form.

I think it's a good Easter message, plus hopefully it will help you put whatever you're goin' through into perspective.

I Got Nuthin’ To Complain About
Evelyn Edgett
March 25, 2015
Some mornings, when I have to walk into town, the alarm goes off and I’m tired.
It could be because the day before I worked really hard stringing fence, and wore myself out—or it could be because I foolishly stayed up too late reading.
But I’ve never been tired from being kept awake all night after being unjustly arrested, watching my closest friends desert me, being dragged from one interrogation to another, my tormentors shouting, “BLASPHEMER!” in my face, hating me for the simple fact that who I am turns a mirror to their own ungodliness…
So I got nuthin’ to complain about.
My back and shoulders hurt, because I wear a big back pack full of stuff I need.
But my back and shoulders have never hurt because I’ve been scourged—meaning I was lashed 30 times with a multi-stranded whip, designed with bits of sharpened bone, metal, stone and even glass woven into he strands, so that every time it strikes, it rips the flesh from my body, and when I look down at the courtyard stones, I see my own blood splashed around my feet, then to have the instrument of my death laid across  my bleeding back and shoulders, then forced to carry it up a hill to the site of my execution…
So I got nuthin’ to complain about.
My arms hurt, because I carry a heavy oak staff for walking and defense in the mountains.
But my arms have never hurt because they have been stretched out on a cross, so I can shed my blood for the souls of the very ones driving in the nails…
So I got nuthin’ to complain about.
I get winded sometimes, especially going up Blue Mountain, because that sucker is steep, and I have to hold the right posture so I can breathe.
But I have never been out of breath because I’m hanging from a cross, my arms nailed up in a position that prevents me from lifting  my torso up, and my body is hanging at an angle so awkward, that it’s putting a strain on my arms, shoulders, neck, chest and back, a strain so hard it is causing violent muscle spasms, that actually cause my own body to crush the air from my lungs, and no matter what I try, I can’t get a breath…
So I got nuthin’ to complain about.
My feet hurt, because I don’t have the best shoes for walking right now, and those roads on the mountain have rocks and gravel everywhere, and I feel every stone through the thin soles of my shoes.
But my feet have never hurt because I have one placed upon the other, and a spike POUNDED through them into a cross—and added to that agony, when I HAVE to take a breath, I use that spike through my feet to push down and straighten my legs, raising my body barely enough so that I can gasp in a quick lungful of air before the pain in my feet becomes so intense that I have to drop back drown…
So I got nuthin’ to complain about.
Sometimes when we walk, people make fun of us; they drive past, yelling out their windows, “YOU BUMS!” or “GET A JOB SO YOU CAN BUY A CAR!”, and other pleasantries I won’t repeat. I just keep walking, asking God to forgive them, because I know they are ignorant of who I really am, and what the real situation is.
But I have never been mocked by people standing at the foot of a cross I am hanging from, the cross I have CHOSEN to hang from, to suffer unimaginable pain, and to ultimately die for the very ones who are mocking me—and in the middle of all that, to ask God to forgive them, because I know they have no idea who I am, and that what is at stake here is their own souls…
So you know what?

I got NUTHIN’ to complain about.

Now here is the video I uploaded to my channel.

Well, I got chores. HAPPY EASTER YA'LL!
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SNOW IS OVER! Mike And Doris Merritt

March 25, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Warm weather has FINALLY hit the mountains, and I for one am ecstatic. We spent three weeks up here snow bound, rain bound, FOG bound--honey, you name it, we were bound by it. My little 35 foot travel trailer got REALLY small when we couldn't get out and do anything. Let's face it--you can only read, bake, watch DVDs and clean so much. Soon I was cleanin' the clean off the clean, ya dig?

My 58th birthday came and went without the Redneck bein' here. Of course, that was one of those snow days, and I ended up callin' him and tellin' him to NOT try to drive up here from Texas. He came up the next weekend, however, and we had a wonderful time.

He was up here last weekend, and we got to see Mike and Doris Merritt in concert. Mike and Doris are friends we have known for a long time. We met through the Cowboy Church Rodeos. Doris was in the 80s country vocal group Girls Next Door. Now she sings with her husband Mike, as well as helping him in his pastorin' Cowboy Crossing Church, in Hugo, OK. She is a sweet, wonderful, gracious lady, and I am honored to call her friend.

They just released a new CD, called DETOURS, and it ROCKS.

You can learn more about Mike and Doris by visitin' their web site at;
and you can like them on Facebook at Merrit Cowboy Ministries. Check 'em out!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Been workin' in the great outdoors for several days, and I'm more tired from that than from walkin' into town! But it's all good, cause it's lookin' more and more like home every day.

Came in for errands and church tonight. Got four new Amish novels, and a book on no-knead breads. I am gonna be SOOOOOO glad when my 60 day probation period is up, and I can check out more than five books at a time. Seriously, as fast as I read, five books a week ain't gettin' it!

Been makin' videos for my YOUTUBE channel, and workin' on one about how Bigfoot is my neighbor.

I'm serious.

REALLY serious.

Lots of noises that don't meet the "normal sounds of wildlife" category. Things that are 'a bubble off' what you just see and know that it's normal signs of wildlife.

Hey, if they are up there, I want them left in peace, and not found. Come on, that would take the fun out of the mystery, right?

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Weather Warmin' Up, And I Will Soon Have My Horses!

January 14, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

After several days of uber chilly weather, in which the ice on the top of the water barrels froze to a thickness of FIVE INCHES...

The weather has now warmed up, and will continue to do so through the weekend.


I don't mind cold, yet it can be a pain while tryin' to clean up the yard of three years worth of debris and trach from some folks partyin' while we were gone. Praise the Lord and pass the matches, cause I got a new burnin' barrel!

Good news, the Redneck will be bringin' my two horses, Fancypants and Bandy up the end of this month. I have missed my babies somethin' awful. Plus, I have no lawnmower, and my yard is really overgrown.

I'm lookin' forward to brushin', feedin', and jusr lovin' on my mare and my gelding. They probably think momma deserted them when I moved up here without them, but until the fencin' was done, it just ain't safe for them. The Redneck will keep his stud horse down there to keep workin' with him.

We are  in town today, doin' errands, and then to church. We are finally settlin' down into workable routines up here.

Well, no chores while in town, but I still got a lot to do before church, so later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Emergency Dental Trip

Januarry 6, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Everything has been goin' pretty darn good around here, until last night when I felt something go 'pop' in the left side of my teeth. A tiny shard of tooth had broken off, the result of a bad filling job by a dentist back about 12 years ago. I wasn't in pain, but knew I had to see a dentist ASAP.

So at 5:30 in this a.m., we were up, and after zippin' through chores, Obie and I started down the mountain to town. We got a ride after about seven miles, and the lady dropped us off right at the Dentist's office.

I am so blessed that they weren't too busy to see me and fix the problem. And this guy is GOOD. He had me examined, numb, drilled out and a new filling popped in in less than an hour. I just found a new dentist!

Well, now we are hangin' put at the library, waitin' for a neighbor to get done here so we can ride back up the mountain with him. I plan for a simple supper and early bedtime, 'cause we gotta come back tomorrow for regular Wednesday errands like groceries, library, and Bible Study.

In town two days in a row? Wow, I am becomin' quite the gadabout!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015