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Date Joined: January 9, 2019
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States
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"A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief." A. W. Tozer






Jambo! Baraka! My name isnamenamenamename and I am a Christian first and a mother second. I love Robin Williams and Dudley Moore. I live on 6.5 acres of country land and keep pet ornamental bantams.

My flock can be viewed here. Yes, those are my chickens!

JanBrettMe Me and one of my Silkies. DaughterMy daughter and her Easter Egger.

Although I have a several VIP penpal memberships, I am not here to chat. I am here to exchange handwritten paper barua with friends through the postal system. If you want to exchange handwritten paper barua please message me your postal mailing address and in return I will give your mine.📬︎

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Kitten and ChicksSarah Kay.01ChickSarahKay.02chickSarahKay.03chickSarah Kay.04 chickGirl Chick.01Girl Chick.02Girl Chick.03Girl Chick.04Girl Chick.05Girl Chick.06Girl Chick.07Girl Child in Coop Holding EggGirl Chick.08Girl Chick.09Girl Chick.10Girl Chick.11Girl Chick.12Girl Chick.13Girl Chick.14

I do not do use email or social media such as Google+, Google Hangouts, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram, twitter, pinterest, LinkedIn, pixiv, deviantart, Flickr, Vine, or myspace.

I do not collect penpals. I am not on swap-bot to see how many "hearts" "5s," or "comments" my profile achieves. I am on swap-bot to do the opposite. To unplug. To find meaningful and genuine friendships that will last a lifetime. I do not participate in "small talk" or chitchat. I do not ask "How are you doing" just out of politeness. I honestly want to know. I am not a flaky penal who writes one barua and then disappears. I always reply to each and every barua. I always answer all of your questions. All of my letters are legible. I also create, swap, and move N/N & HQ books and bags. No sloppy mail.


I love letter writing. Snail mail means "polepole (slow) barua (letter)" or mail ya posta (postal mail) in Swahili. I am looking for snail mail pen pal friendships. barua writing with pen✎, paper, envelope chicken envelope gig, and stamp 📬, is one of my favorite hobbies. I am old school where a handwritten barua is friendship written in words.✐✉ I am an honest mungu fearing woman who is praying for new friendships.CompassionOneCompassionTwo WorldVisionOneWorldVisionTwoshirokumasfriendreal penguintonkatsu

I love child sponsorship, packing operation Christmas child shoe boxes, antiques, puzzles, photography, elliptical trainers, horseback riding, hiking, scuba diving, hot air balloons, roller coasters, Christian music, Chinese food, white chocolate and black licorice candy.

MayaAngelouOCC1OCC2Chicken in Uganda Named Adolf

View entire video here

I am a proud sponsor mother to 13 kids, in 7 countries, on two different continents, through three separate organizations (7 World Vision, 5 Compassion International, and 1 Unbound). I absolutely adore letter writing, but unfortunately not all of my kids share my enthusiasm for the craft. I snail mail hundred of letters only to receive a small amount at irregular intervals. I am seeking pen pals in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Congo - Democratic Republic of, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Philippines as I am genuinely interested in these countries and in the people who live there.

My Music ♪♫♩🎵♬♭♮🎶♯✨

Oleku Ice Prince Ft. Brymo *Cher Lloyd *G-Dragon *2NE1 *Mamamoo *Hwasa *hyuna *Chung Ha *Gwen Stefani *No Doubt *Sia *Lady Gaga *Blanca *Jason Gray *Group1Crew *Britt Nicole *Lincoln Brewster *Francesca Battistelli *JJ Heller *Chris Tomlin *Mike’s Chair *Jordan Feliz *Sanctus Real *Third Day *Citizen Way *Skillet *Thousand Foot Krutch *Newsboys *Sidewalk Prophets *Owl City *Relient K *Tobby Mac *David Crower Band *Danny Gokey *Mandisa *Natalie Grant *Lauren Daigle *91.3Way-FM *95.3Klove *thunderstorms


View Ada's entire powerful music video here


View Shakia's entire dance party music video here

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My Books 📖 📚📘📒📗📙

James Herriot *I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch, and Martin Ganda *Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson *No Longer a Slumdog by K.P. Yhannan *Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin *A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray *God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams *Simple Paper Craft by Gunvor and Harriet Ask (this book is out of print) Bookcase Cat.01Bookcase Cat.02Bookcase Cat.03Bookcase Cat.04url=http://www.glitter-graphics.com


My Crafts 🎨📮✂📬📋✁📔✎✄✉📓✃💻 📜📎📝

Letter Writing Card Sending Envelope Decorating Flower Gardening Rock Painting Latch Hooking Loom Banding Plastic Canvas Cross Stitch Crochet Friendship Bracelets Embroidery Needlepoint Jigsaw Puzzles Creating Care Packages Wood crafts Metal crafts DIY homemade homesteading writing in bookKiiroitoriChickgreenchicken in envelpeKawaii MailboxAntique Corbin Office Door Mail Box OneAntique Corbin Office Door Mail Box TwoKnitting HensKnitting ChickensCat Singer.01Cat Singer.02Cat Singer.03Cat Thread.01Cat Thread.02WritingLetterOneWritingLetterTwoAntique Roll Top Desk OpenedAntique Roll Top Desk ClosedAntique Postal Sorting DeskDesk OneDesk TwoDesk ThreeWriting Letter.03SewingChild Sewing DollFirst StitchTeen Sewing on TreadleTreadle Sewing MachineChild Sewing on TreadleEbroideressEmbroideress Granddaughter and Grandmother

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts ❇️



I had just turned 30 and a job I had hoped was my chance of a lifetime had collapsed out from under me. So I packed my fly rod in a duffel bag and headed for Nova Scotia to the little town of East Kemptville for some trout fishing. After a few days, I was not quite so gloomy, but I felt as though my career was over. Then one afternoon my guide and I stopped for lunch beside a stream just below a logging camp. The first thing the guide did was kneel by the stream for a drink of water. "Are you sure that water is safe with the logging camp just upstream?" I asked. "Oh, sure it is, he said. Running stream water like this purifies itself every 20 feet or so. You can pollute a pond easy enough because it is standing still, but a stream with this kind of movement freshens itself in a hurry." What he said made a curious impression on me, and I kept turning it over in my mind. On the ferry ride coming home, its significance for me became clear. I had a choice. I could lie still and give up, like a polluted pond, or I could get going again and get rid of my resentment and disappointment. I have been bubbling along happily, and reasonably freshly, ever since. Dear Lord, never let me forget that, to be the person You want me to be, I must keep going.


My Joy 💌


  • religious and biblical themes
  • smiles and laughter
  • handmade and homemade
  • thrifty & frugal lifestyles
  • canning & jarring food
  • homemade jam, jelly, & preserves
  • homemade bread baking
  • dutch oven & campfire recipes
  • gardening and composting
  • treadle sewing machines & cast iron school desks
  • awls & pegs
  • antique carpenter & leathersmith tools
  • letters and cards
  • address labels & business cards
  • prayer cards & scripture cards
  • mail art & envelope art
  • altered index, post & playing cards
  • altered puzzle pieces & mixed media
  • collage & monochromatic
  • ephemera & embellishments
  • vintage & victorian
  • the smell of old books and paper
  • bookmarks & books
  • Inchies, Rinchies, Betwinchies, Twinchies & Moos
  • Decos & ATC
  • FBs, Crams & Slams
  • FB sheets & bags
  • sticker bags & sticker flakes
  • images printed off Internet
  • die cuts & doilies
  • washi tape & decorative tape
  • zines & zentangle
  • edibles, gum & drink mixes: (factory sealed) granola & trail mix, candy, restaurant food packs, microwave kettle corn packs, cookies, chips, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, starbucks-via-refreshers, crystal light, kool-aid, tang, hawaiian punch
  • naps sleeping chicken

  • cats, chickens, horses & sugar gliders. Yes, I have owned all four. (✿≧ᴥ≦)

  • blue and lavender hens
  • peacocks and peahens
  • nature and fragrant herbs
  • flowers and blooming plants
  • koi fish and dragonflies
  • butterflies and ladybugs
  • lightning bugs and fireflies
  • jewel beetles and flower beetles
  • blue tailed racer lizards and skinks
  • waterfalls and ponds
  • snowflakes and icicles
  • wax kente cloth and Ashanti Lost Wax Casting
  • kimono and yukata
  • french country cottage design
  • denim and lace
  • Holly Hobbie and Sarah Kay
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Lalaloopsy
  • Precious moments and precious girls club
  • Stella & Sam and Sarah & Duck
  • 1980 Care Bears and 1980 Rainbow Brite
  • 1980 Strawberry Shortcake
  • 1985 Berenstain Bears and Winnie the Pooh
  • 1990 Veggie Tales
  • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends and Pingu
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and Oswald
  • Shimmer & Shine the original
  • 3rd & Bird and the Wonder Pets
  • Lily's Driftwood Bay
  • Pocoyo and Wallykazam
  • Guess How Much I Love You and Little Bear
  • sparkle magazine and shine magazine
  • Ann Voskamp and Kristen Welch
  • Joyce Meyer and Rick Warren
  • stickers and stencils
  • colored pencils and paint
  • pastels and metallics
  • thimbles and threads
  • tinsel and tassels
  • embroidery floss friendship bracelets & earrings
  • latch/locker hook & loom band kits
  • stitches and seams
  • ribbons and bows
  • patches and pins
  • buttons and beads
  • sequins and glitter
  • rhinestones and studs
  • charms and pendants
  • sapphire and emerald
  • Joker and Harley Quinn
  • Wreck it Ralph and Monsters, Inc.
  • Ruby Gloom and Mario/Luigi


Favorite Quotes ✍

To the 🌎 you may be one person, but to one person you may be the 🌎 Dr. Seuss

Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God's story never ends with ashes. Elisabeth Elliot

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 3:5

Have Great Week


warheart rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About...#12 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Loved reading your answers for #12! I've also had quite a few animals growing up!
Comment: Thanks for this Chicken ATC as well as al the fun extras! I love her sparkles! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Ciska76 rated for MAIL ART - Sender’s Choice on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this fun envie and the little surprises inside. My son used the houses in his journal 😃.
Comment: I loved reading all about you!
Comment: Thank you for my dragons and for joining. Love the dragon among the flowers... but are they snapdragons?
joppagirl rated for Artistic Decos - 1/2020 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the deco.
RiverTopanga rated for Speedy Found Image #16 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: 1/21/20: Warning: This swapper was late due to being returned for postage from the PO. THEN, when resent again... STILL owing postage. This swapper WILL NOT send money owed through the post office (see below), and has ignored my requests for payment in STAMPS. $2.68 in Postage is a lot of money to owe the PO, and seriously cuts into my postage allowance. 1/17/20: Sent PM to partner: I do NOT want an RAK envie. I have a House Full of stuff, literally. If you will not send the money, I will take STAMPS in the amount of $2.68 USD to make up for it. 1/16/20: Rcv'd PM from Partner: I am sorry to hear this, but thank you for bringing this to my attention. Your package was weighted twice. Once on my personal postal scale and again at the physical post office. If that situation happens the receiver can always refuse the package. Once refused it is returned to the sender and the sender can mail it back out correctly. No offense, but I do not send money through the mail. However, so there is no hard feeling between us I will mail you a RAK envie. 1/16/20: PMd Partner: Your images came with a Postage Due.... $2.68. I think it was higher than you expected due to the size of the "package"... if you take your swaps to the post office, they will weigh it for you. 1/6/20: I have returned from our local post office and your swap has been re-sent. I mailed it in a 6" x 9" manila clasp #55 envelope. 1/6/20: from Partner: Your swap returned to me today on 01-06-20. I am going to keep your swap unopened in its original envelope and simply slide the envelope into a bigger one. Will re-send ASAP. I will DM you when I return from the post office. Please do not rate me a 3 or a 1 as this swap was successfully mailed out on time December 21.
Comment: Thank you!:0)
DRMOM rated for End of the decade DECO dec 2019 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: I 💜 your page! That chicken! So awesome. Happy crafting!
flowerais rated for Pen pals and coloring on Jan 14, 2020
Kokoxo rated for Recycled Holiday Cards on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card turned in pc! And your heartwarming note! ~ Love it 💖
WoodlandBanshee rated for Recycled Holiday Cards on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Both side of the page are awesome. Thank you very much.
Comment: Thanks Lora for your letter. I enjoyed reading it and I am pleased that you felt safe to vent out what you said to me about swapping. I do hope that 2020 is a much more positive year for you concerning swapping. Sometimes it is not always you but the person receiving the swap and what is going on in their lives . But i do understand the frustrations especially for me whom has to always send overseas so it costs more. Praying that you will meet some wonderful people that will appreciate you and everything you send them. Dont give up. Blessings, Karen, P.S. Sorry for late rating have been overseas for family illness. Got back last night.
kasa rated for 'Tis the Season: Card Swap on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you Lora for the lovely Happy Holidays card, love the puppies on it. Sorry for the late rating . I have been out of the country longer than planned due to a family illness.. Got back last night but wanted to rate you asap. Happy New Year to you. Blessings.
magicinker rated for USA:Holiday Card and an ATC on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: I so loved your ATC.Very creative..Thanks bunches for the card also...
Comment: Thank You 😊
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #3 INTL on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this postcard and the way you deocrated it. I only want to not join swaps but not leave. I get stressed. I hope the Lord grants your prayers.
Comment: Thank you very much. My kids really love the cards. They are very cute 💕
ArtyBeth3 rated for CMF: Birthday card on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the birthday card.

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Freyja on Dec 31, 2019:

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N°9 profile decorate "vintage happy new year"🌌

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Meisje on Dec 31, 2019:

Hi Hereby the 3 picture totally forgotten the third one. Happy new year

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Hello this is "Father time/Baby New Year profile decoration"

I wich you a happy new year!!

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euniceq on Dec 30, 2019:

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