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Navigation: Please find the “What I’m About” page within the menu above, right below the blog title (or see the MENU, upper right corner, on mobile), as well as other featured menu items. The menu may change from time to time as I feature different posts, so you’ll have to pay attention πŸ˜‰. To the left are links to the 12 most recent posts. Below that are groupings of links to posts by category. AND NOW see links to some of my favorite blogs as well as my social media hangouts below my chatter box!

If you have any questions just hit me up with a chat message!


Welcome to my new chat! I will be using it to share little things – microstatuses – that I normally would have posted on one of the social platforms I won’t be using anymore, and for you to leave me short notes or messages or replies or whatever! This is a very basic chat window, BUT if I see that it’s a useful tool I’ll change it out for one that allows for private message, videos, photos, etc…gladly!

Enjoy, my friends!

Latest Message: 4 hours, 10 minutes ago
  • gwen : Get well soon!!!
  • ChiaChatter : Day 2 of my cold, it's following the typical course so its 48 hours - starting with a major, hour-long fit of sneezing late Monday night - so tomorrow should mean improvement and I can get some stuff done around here if so. (Someone asked me, "How do you know for sure it's just a cold?" My reply: "Over 60 years of experience!" :). Good night, my friendsβ£οΈπŸπŸ‚
  • ChiaChatter : Hey Sherry C - all will be well when I get over this cold :). Loving your vlogs, sister!
  • Sherry C : Hey Sherr Bear . Hope all is well
  • ChiaChatter : It is good to know that the common cold is still a thing. For so many months every throat tickle, sneeze, and cough was suspect. Interesting, though, that I haven't been sick in a very long time until I went on antibiotics for a non-illness infection. And now, after almost a week, boom! I get a simple cold. Go figure!
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Thank you for these beautiful days with Lyra, Father, and for your presence with us and hand on us. Give our friends a good week and put many people in their path to be an encouragement to them, and a reminder of your faithfulness, jealousy, and love. In Jesus' name Ame.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Father, thank you for your hand on us these last weeks as we struggled with our transportation, and for providing the means - as you always do! - to get it fixed. Please give us all a good weekend together, and most of all let us glorify you in all we see and do. Speak through us, help us to be good ambassadors for your kingdom, and make your presence known. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : Today was a long day but a good one! We got our car back from the shop (after 2 agonizing days without it!), then picked up our 6YO granddaughter Lyra to stay with us for a few days; already having a fun time! Ready to fall asleep (she crashed hours ago!) so just got on to do a quick update. Good night my friends!
  • ChiaChatter : As seen on social media (by Pete): "Oh no, clocks go back November 1st and I can't remember where I bought mine!" πŸ˜‚
  • ChiaChatter : Woke up just after 5 a.m. That's because I fell asleep before midnight, unusual for me. So I figured I might as well get yesterday's fall colors slideshow up - https://chia.owly.net/autumn-colors-oct-21-2020/ . Glad I got the pictures, after it rained all night we probably lost some more leaves; I'll know when it gets light outside. LOTS to do today - Happy Friday, Jr., my friends!
  • ChiaChatter : WOW! On this gray, windy, chilly autumn day, this song warmed me right up! I love Earworm Wednesday on Keachfan's Blog! https://keachfan.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/earworm-wednesday-kyrie-the-hindley-street-country-club/
  • ChiaChatter : Yesterday was a wasted day. I'll be honest here: I feel myself slipping into a mild depression; this usually happens when I have a longer period of higher pain levels. I need to spend more time with the Lord in His Word...I know that. Why is it that when we need Him the most, it seems harder to go to Him? I am up early today and determined to make this day more productive, starting with time in the Word.
  • ChiaChatter : Well it was a long day yesterday, though 10 or even 5 years ago I wouldn't have considered it thus...but we did have a good time together as always! Just came home exhausted and didn't even pick up my laptop! Today I hope to get a lot done, we'll see...watch this space!
  • ChiaChatter : Looks like a sunny chilly day out there...spent the morning playing my ukulele and about to go get ready to make the rest of my day happen! HAPPY MONDAY, my friendsβ£οΈπŸβ˜€οΈπŸ‚
  • ChiaChatter : Today was a rainy chilly day. Tomorrow will be, I hope, a nicer day since we really need to get some more groceries. So my prayer for tonight: Father, look down on us with grace tomorrow as we seek provision, assure us of your constant presence with us, and give us many opportunities to share your love and mercy. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : Well my friends, yesterday was not a day for blogging I guess! I don't remember much about it but know I didn't blog. Today, however, is another day, I'll see what I can dredge up πŸ˜ƒ
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Thank you for your presence today, it's always a tough one but what a great demonstration of how you use people to bless your children! Always with me, I love you, Lord, and I love that you give good gifts to your children, especially gifts we can use to bless those around us, and use in our worship of You. In Jesus' name. Amen
  • ChiaChatter : Well this was SOME day! Early morning doctor's appointment, LONG afternoon nap, playing catch up in various areas of life...it was a good day overall, better than expected! Now for a little ukulele fun before I go to bed!
  • ChiaChatter : Had a doctor's appointment EARLY this morning for a specific issue. I really like this new doctor! Thought I'd gained weight from eating out several times in this last week - but nope, I've lost. 12 years ago today my life changed forever when I had my stroke. All things I plan to write about today. Oh yeah, and how I hurt myself last night because I didn't want to inconvenience my assistance dog hahaha!
  • ChiaChatter : I've got a lot of making up to do today! I missed Tuesday Titters (which can wait until tomorrow's Friday Funnies), and Wednesday Woofers was set to "debut" yesterday for my canine-related memes and such but will start next week instead. I also have tons of Photos - mostly Autumn In Michigan - to share. It will be a busy - fun! - day😊
  • ChiaChatter : (BTW I translated this prayer using DeepL, I'm not at all familiar with the original language.)
  • ChiaChatter : Lord God, I do not want to deviate from his commandments, neither to the right nor to the left; I don't want to worship any idol or god other than the Lord, who is the living and true God. Give me strength to be faithful. Like Christ was faithful in everything. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : For tonight's prayer I am stealing one that I saw on social media, the words truly resonated with me, so I am copying it - without permission - here:
  • ChiaChatter : You'll get it - I have some photos from the last couple of days of autumn in northern Michigan, photos never do it justice - although maybe you, with your talent, could do a better job of it than I can with my phone lol - but you'll be able to "see" in your memories what I'm trying to show!
  • ChiaChatter : I was so happy to see your notes here! And even happier that you're using your channel again! Yes, it has been quite a while, my friend....just so excited to see you again πŸ₯°
  • Sherry C : One more for the road. Michigan is Beautiful this time of year...
  • Sherry C : I love Leverage and i am finally putting videos on Youtube after my channel sat for 5 years, LOL. Love you girl, and tell Pete hi for me. I am putting an icon on my desktop to this Blog link so i will not lose it again,like i do everything else. Ha.
  • ChiaChatter : OK, so Pete is hooked on this show called Leverage, and is forcing me to watch the pilot episode. Will I like it, or will I won't?...
  • ChiaChatter : Well my friends I'll be away until tomorrow night and though I'll have my tablet with me I don't know if/when I'll have time to post. So if you don't see anything from me, don't worry - I'll be back! Please pray for safety on the road and a time of renewal with my friends.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Lord first of all I want to thank you for this wonderful day we had, and for your presence with us. I ask that our car repair tomorrow is a quick and inexpensive fix, so that we can have safety on the road on Tuesday. And I ask that you be with both Pete and I when we're apart this week, that we'll be focused on you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : CLILU2❣️
  • Casey : Amen. Mlidlu
  • ChiaChatter : ...happening down here. Bring to my mind those promises and keep my longing for Home forever in my heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Father our world is in total disarray. I realize that none of this is a surprise to you, as your servant Jim Noggle always said...and I know you told us in your Word that things would get pretty awful down here. But I also know that you always keep your promises, and you have promised to always be with your children, and keep us in perfect peace. Remind me, Father, when I catch the news of the world, that the world isn't my home, and that you are greater than anything happenin
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: You always provide for our needs, and I am so very thankful for the beautiful people you've brought into my life via the internet. People who know you intimately and serve you mightily and share about you enthusiastically. People who I need in my life. I ask that you bless them abundantly and continue to fill them with your Spirit until He spills over onto everyone around them! In Jesus' name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : It was a beautiful day outside today! I did a little vlog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhEK8Q65JjU - less than 5 minutes, today, but didn't spend much time on the computer compared to those days I'm "confined to my bed". Happy to be up and about for most of the day today too! I hope everyone reading this also had a lovely day! 😍
  • ChiaChatter : Thank you my love! I didn't get to post anything today, I'm not quite sure where the day went! You were productive at least...I don't know what I did today other than playing my ukes and my keyboard, and packing my spine in pillows. You did make some beautiful fires too, which I love. It was a great day together, wasn't it? I love you!
  • PeteN8HIS : I add my Amen and stand in agreement with each of your prayers.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Lord you are so good! I crave time with you, and crave your Word and your presence. I know that nobody can take me out of the palm of your hand and for that I am so thankful! I never want to lose my fellowship with you, or your guidance, or your forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Thank you for your promises...in Jesus' name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Thank you for the opportunity to get some things done today, Lord, and for the ability to find some comfort during the other times. You sure did a beautiful job making this day, with the sunshine and warmth and beauty of your creation! Please give my Petey a better day tomorrow, lift his spirits, and fill him with your love and peace...in Jesus' name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : I've decided I don't like that flip book (https://chia.owly.net/some-wisdom-of-the-ages). "Inelegant" is the word that comes to mind. But I like the idea. So I will look for another kind I think...and redo that experimental post...
  • ChiaChatter : When I woke up this morning Pete was watching a Robin Hood movie in the living room. They sure swashbuckled a lot in that!
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Father please grant me a good night's sleep and a clear head tomorrow. I need your healing of my pain so that I can get some things done, and your strength to make it a better day than most. I know that you are able, and I want your will for my life. whether that's to accomplish much, or to be your voice wherever you put me. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : I guess they do! πŸ€—
  • ChiaChatter : Well obviously that last post was me...sometimes I forget to change it...anyway I saw something on Twitter this morning (after following a link there) that really touched me. IDK if links show up as links here but if not I'll make a post for it: https://twitter.com/Melski1/status/1312909459484704768?s=20
  • guest_3574 : My prayer tonight: Father thank me for the insights into you that you showed me today, for the calmness of the day and the surroundings, for meeting every need through your riches in glory, and for never leaving me alone. I pray for tomorrow to be a good day, show me how I may serve you and for whom and what I should pray, guide me in my Isaiah study as well as everything I do. In Jesus name...ame.
  • ChiaChatter : I didn't go to church with Pete today, still bone-weary from our 2 days of running around, and still have higher-than-usual pain levels (same reason) BUT I'm using my time wisely! Been playing one of my ukes, worked on the blog, worked on my Isaiah study, and something else that isn't coming to mind at the moment. And now I'll get back to it!
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: You are a great God, a God who knows us from your own experience through your Son...a God who understands our weakness, our need for renewal, our need for rest, for confession, and for your love, mercy, and guidance. I praise you for all the things you are to us and for us, and for your working in my own life and heart to draw me ever-nearer to you. Without you I am nothing. Amen.
  • ChiaChatter : I've had some fun adding a couple of new posts today (as well as catching up with emails and YouTube replies)...I didn't really have time to do much at all yesterday. But I have a ponderment: What is the difference between a blog and a website, really? This started as a blog but I'm doing so much different stuff on here, it feels more like a website!
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: You kept us safe and kept me awake for hundreds of miles today, Lord...you gave Pete and I time to talk, and joy together, as well as many chances to pray and work things through with You. Praise you, the God even of the minutae of our lives, the day to day things, and not just the big ones. I don't know how I'd get through my days without You! I love you, Lord.
  • ChiaChatter : My prayer tonight: Thank you Father for your watchfulness over us, your hand on us, and your presence within us. Thank you for safety on the roads today and my beloved husband with whom I can go through life as long as you have ordained it. Your will be done, in all things! In Jesus name...amen.
  • ChiaChatter : Aaaaalrighty, then, see below! I will add to these lists as time goes on. I'm about to put up a couple of posts, then tomorrow will be another busy day, so don't look for new posts until evening, ok?
  • ChiaChatter : Well folks, I've been gone all day today (and will be offline most of tomorrow). Last night I got a little happy with the delete button when I was deleting the plugin that I had tried out below. I decided that I'd rather use a different one, this one will share list of links, including bloggers I follow! It's not quite ready for prime time but I'm about to work on that now!
  • ChiaChatter : I can't believe I didn't think to put links to the blogs that I follow on here! I'm determined to fix that yet today!
  • ChiaChatter : I think I'm going to upgrade this "chatter box". I'll start looking at the available plugins again. The more I think about it the more it makes sense to me, today I created a post that was just one picture - could have just done that here. Anyway - if you know me from Facebook be sure to check https://chia.owly.net/goodbye-to-facebook/ which I just uploaded tonight!
  • ChiaChatter : I'm going to upgrade the chat - I want dates, and I want to be able to post photos too.
  • Casey : I just wish your chat had dates!!
  • ChiaChatter : Well, as anybody who messes with computers and software and different operating systems knows, things can go anywhere from "as well as can be expected" to "just AWFUL!" hahaha! And I'd say that this endeavor was at the top of that scale! Thank you Lord! So here I am, on my "new" old computer, happily enjoying the fruits of my labors!
  • ChiaChatter : NOTICE: Today I will be saving files from my laptop to my external drive so that I can install Linux. MS is updating their EULA as of October 1, continuing to use it after that is considered agreement with these changes. And I'm not in agreement. I have missed using Linux anyway, so it will be no problem to go back :). (I do have another laptop that doesn't go online, so if I need to use Windows with one of my keyboards I can still use that one.) Anyway, if you don't see anything from me for a d
  • ChiaChatter : I love putting these together - always cracks me up while I'm making the gallery 🀣
  • ChiaChatter : You know what I hate? I hate when I think of a great idea for a blog post - or series of posts - and then within hours I completely forget what it was! Ugh!
  • ChiaChatter : I have SO MUCH stuff going through my head that I want to share...I've taken some time to try and organize it in my head but it's not helping much πŸ€ͺ Ever have a day like that?
  • ChiaChatter : Tonight I wrote a heartfelt post about something that has been on my mind for a while - but something I saw today prompted me to speak up. It's What's On My Heart Tonight.
  • ChiaChatter : Today I put up 3 new blog posts - lots of pictures, for a quick visit! Just be aware, in the category of "I Couldn't Have Said It Better!" you are likely to run into lots of my thoughts on current events, and the conclusions I've drawn from my ridiculous amounts of research (because that's what I do). Enjoy, my friends!
  • ChiaChatter : OK, friends, gotta get busy, I have TONS of stuff to share from the last couple of hectic days! Watch for it!
  • ChiaChatter : Nope, I guess not....
  • ChiaChatter : Now let's see if I can tag you, @Sherry
  • ChiaChatter : It's going to be so exciting for you to be able to eat - and show off that beautiful smile!
  • Sherry : Hey girl, it's been awhile. Recovery has been crazy. I miss ya. Did you know i had all of my teeth pulled out?? I only had 17 left.
  • ChiaChatter : GREAT NEWS! Just got a call from Casey, she and the kids are coming for a visit by the fire...this day just got BEYOND perfect! πŸ™Œ
  • ChiaChatter : https://chia.owly.net/bye-bye-blues/ is a new post with a little video in it of me croaking out a song with my pink Enya Nova uke.
  • ChiaChatter : Listening to Maxwell (red-bellied parrot) from the bedroom as he chatters to himself...then I hear, quite emphatically and plainly, "Where ARE you, Max? Peek-a-boo!" HAHAHA! He cracks me up... πŸ₯°
  • ChiaChatter : https://www.michigan.org/article/peak-color-september-18-2020 🍁
  • ChiaChatter : I just saw the first color report of the season for Michigan!
  • ChiaChatter : Feel free to try out my NEW chat box! Simply enter your name, type a message in the message box, and click the submit button. Easy peasy! Then watch this space for announcements, notices, microposts, updates, etc. πŸ€—