Reading the Bible-The Division of land of the Children of Israel

Our Daily Reading of the Bible

CHAOTIC TIMES - READ the Bible with Us for Peace

Join Us As We Read Through the Bible This Year

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Lies, Trickery & Deception

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: Ai Destroyed

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Joshua 7 - Greed, Theft & Punishment

Reading the Bible- Talking about Atlantis, Math & More

Angels...? We're Reading the Bible Today: Joshua 5

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: The Death of Moses

Generosity and Divorce are themes as we Read the Bible this year

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: History of the Children of Israel

The Nation of Israel - Reading the Bible in 1 Year

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


ASMR can help you sleep. It's a stimulus that helps you relax, unwind and fall asleep. This stimulus is called a "trigger". There are lots of different triggers. One person might sigh as they walk into the house to the scent of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Another person might close their eyes and unwind while listening to the rolling sounds of the ocean waves. Still, some people like some oddly satisfying sounds like hair brushing or cutting. To each their own. 

I recently learned of this phenomenon and thought I would do my part to help people find some peace and relaxation during a difficult time in the world. 

I'm hoping you'll enjoy this video and that it will help you get the sleep we all need to function at our best. But, even if you aren't interested in ASMR, you might enjoy watching me style this triple braid hair. I know I'm always looking for new hair styles - especially at the holidays.


Friday, December 24, 2021


If you're feeling a little tired, but can't fall asleep, why not try ASMR to see if these oddly satisfying sounds can help you relax and fall asleep so you can get the rest you need to enjoy the holidays?

This fun and festive hair play with some fancy styles and one complete fail, just might help you unwind at the end of a long day so you can enjoy your time off.

And, even if you're not into brain tingles, you just might enjoy watching these hair styles take shape...sort of. 

But no matter what, I want to wish you a healthy and happy holiday season!

And, if you are interested, simply click on the video below to find out a little more about ASMR.

Monday, December 20, 2021



 The holidays can be hectic but ASMR can help you relax so you can get the rest and sleep you need to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the busy days ahead.

 So why not listen to these oddly satisfying sounds to see if they help you unwind at the end of the day?

And, even if they don't help you sleep, you might find a fun and festive hair style you might want to try for the holidays.


Thursday, December 16, 2021

ASMR Holiday Hair Washing and Styling

The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people, but ASMR can help you relax and get the sleep you need to enjoy the day. So why not try listening to some oddly satisfying sounds? 

In this video my daughter lets me play with her hair. It's a fun way to spend a day - brushing, combing and styling my daughter's hair. I braid her hair and then add some accessories to get it ready for the holidays.

You never know, you might find this relaxing because this Holiday Hair Washing video should sooth your senses with the sounds of running water, sudsing, foaming, combing and hair brushing. Plus, at the end you might even find a holiday hair style you might want to try.

Sunday, December 12, 2021


If you're wondering what ASMR is - it's a new health trend that allows people an easy way to unwind and get the rest they need, without the use of medication, meditation or even alcohol. And, of course, you can simply google it to find a ton of information but essentially it is a sensory response in the body to certain stimuli that helps a person relax and fall asleep

One of the main sources of this stimuli (which is called "triggers") for this response in a person, is sound. So, if you're wanting to become an ASMRtist and you want to make videos on YouTube that will help people relax and calm down so they can get to sleep, you'll need a good microphone. Unfortunately, these binaural microphones can be super expensive - the ones I found ranged from $400 to $9,000. 

And, since I only began making ASMR videos on Halloween for some friends who were having trouble sleeping, I don't have that much money to spend on a new microphone.

So, I thought I'd share a video showing you how my son built me my own binaural microphone for about $100.00 so I could use it in my new ASMR videos. 

If you're interested in how-to build a binaural mic, simply click on the video below this text. And, if you're interested in getting a short taste of what ASMR is, simply click on the video and look at the description box to see the timecodes so you can get a quick peek at just what ASMR is - especially with a binaural microphone. Just be aware that this was my first trial test at using my new binaural mic. So, I'm still learning to adjust the sound to be suitable for a relaxing ASMR video. 

Also, in the YouTube description box, you will find a list of materials needed to Build-Your-Own Binaural Mic.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Holiday Hair - It's a Good Time to Try Something New

The holidays can be stressful even for the most organized of Santa's helpers. 

With presents to buy, cards to write, cookies to bake, cakes to make, packages to mail and so much more to get done before the big day rolls around that we can all feel a little -- or maybe a lot -- pressured to achieve more than we can possibly get done. These year-end expectations can get us wound up too tight to unwind when the clock chimes bedtime. 

So, if you're too tired to even get to sleep, why not try something new to help you relax? 

This new thing I'm talking about is ASMR

And ASMR is simply some oddly satisfying sounds that help release a sensory response in your brain that will help you relax and destress so you can sleep. And we all know sleep is important to your health and well-being. So instead of grabbing a glass of wine or taking a sleeping pill, why not try this free method? It really might help you destress and decompress so you can detach yourself from the tension that's keeping you from sleeping.

If you're open to trying something new, simply click on the video below: 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Holiday Stress - Here's Help


With these soothing sounds, you can close your eyes and listen to the oddly satisfying sounds of hair brushing and hair play to help you unwind and relax so you can get a good night of sleep so you can wake up refreshed and ready to go. 

If you don't know what ASMR is, let me explain:

It's an autonomous sensory meridian response ("ASMR"). This is a sensory response that causes tingles to run down your back, neck and upper spine. It can be created by different stimuli, such as a smell, sight or sound (known as "triggers"). These triggers are specific to individuals. One person can get tingles from the aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven, another person can be stimulated by the sight of ocean waves and some people get the tingles from sounds of . . . hair brushing. This ASMR can cause a relaxing sensation that helps you calm down and has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia. If you're interested in reading more, check out this link. And if you want to try some of the sounds, check out my video here

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Stitch Fix Unboxing - ASMR


Have you ever needed help picking an outfit to wear? Well, I do all the time. That's why I use Stitch Fix to help me find the right "fix" for me. 

If you're interested in seeing what types of clothes Stitch Fix sends to me, then just click on the video link here. Or copy and paste it from below. But remember, this is a Soft-Spoken ASMR video too. It is meant to be a calm respite from a hectic world, where you can pause and listen to some soothing sounds while watching something relaxing.

So, if you're not into clothes or "being styled" or in oddly satisfying sounds that might help you unwind at the end of the day so you can get to sleep so you can wake up refreshed in the morning, then simply move to your next blog - but thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

ASMR Hair Brushing and Play


 The holidays can be stressful, so unwind with some oddly satisfying but highly soothing sounds of hair brushing mixed with a little hair play. So, sit back and listen to these peaceful sounds and perhaps even close your eyes.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

ASMR Sisters Hair Brushing

Mushroom Head
The holidays can be hectic. Here's an ASMR video with some oddly satisfying sounds to help you unwind and relax this weekend. We're hoping this video will reveal some simple pleasures in life, like having your hair brushed by someone else. It's a very soothing sensation that can feel a little like a spa day, even if you're at home with your own family. Anyway, if you're interested, check out the short video below. And most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful weekend relaxing. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

ASMR No Talking Ironing

Need a little relaxation and rest? Why not try ASMR?

Just  click on the video below for soothing sounds and a little warm steam. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

ASMR Hair Brushing and Trimming

My sister and I decided to spend a little time together just relaxing and enjoying a little mini-getaway, right in our own home. So we thought we'd share these soothing sounds and peaceful playtime with you too. 

Let us know what you think of this ASMR video. Thanks for spending a little of your day with us.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

ASMR Makeup and Hair Brushing for Date Night

Date Night

With the holidays just around the corner, we all might be missing a little sleep. And, sometimes I just want to pull my hair out. It's a chore to work my brush and/or comb through it.

So it isn't always easy to get ready to go out for an evening of fun. First there's the shower to take, then the hair to wash and the makeup and hair styling and that's all before you even begin to get dressed for the occasion. But, I thought if we all got cozy and cuddled up next to a rip-roaring fire, we might be able to destress and relax together. So, join me on this "get-ready with me" makeup moment and hairstyling journey, while we chat and get to know one another a little better. 

If you'd like to unwind and get a few tangle tingles while I comb through my hair, just click on the video below and close your eyes to hear some soothing sounds.  

Monday, November 15, 2021

ASMR Soft-Spoken Hair Brushing and Messy Bun

With the holidays just around the corner, we're all thinking of doing something a little special or at least unusual. So, for me, I'm thinking of a new hairstyle. And, I haven't worn a bun in years. So, I thought, it's about time. 

This is my best attempt to create some soothing sounds and a messy bun - so let's have a little fun together while I work to create something special for upcoming celebrations. 

I hope you like my new hairdo and aren't thinking this is a hair-don't. :D

Friday, November 12, 2021

ASMR Soft-Spoken Hair Brushing, Braiding, Makeup video

Need help falling asleep tonight? Why not listen to some soothing sounds and peaceful hair play to help you unwind?

I'm hoping this video will give you those tingles that tempt you to sleep.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

ASMR to help you sleep tonight

If you need help getting to sleep, check out this video to help you relax and fall asleep: 

Monday, November 8, 2021

ASMR Soft-Spoken Hair Brushing and Straightening

If you're wondering what ASMR is, here's a definition from Wikipedia: Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). This sensory response creates a tingling sensation that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. And, if you'd like to see what it's about, you can check out the video above. This is a soft-spoken video, which is meant to help you relax and fall asleep. If these sounds aren't soothing for you, that's no problem. Everyone has their own sensory responses. But, if you do find these sounds soothing, please let me know. Thanks either way for spending a little time with me.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

ASMR To Help You Sleep with Bubbles, Tapping, and Brushing I hope this helps you get some peaceful sleep tonight. If it does, please let me know which sounds helped you the most.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ASMR Hair Brushing and Trimming

If you're having trouble sleeping tonight, try this ASMR Video. I'm hoping it will help you get a good night's sleep. And if you listen to the hairbrushing and trimming, please let me know what you think. If you enjoy certain sounds and not others. I have to brush this massive head of hair every, let me know if you enjoy listening to things like this.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

KGW highlighted my city’s spookiest Halloween spots

I hope you'll take a peek at my National picks for a Haunted Halloween Tour here

Or, if you're interested in my local Portland Haunted Halloween Tour, check it out here

And, if you've had any haunted experiences, please let me know about it. I'd love to hear all about it.

Friday, October 29, 2021


Here's a Halloween Treat and maybe a help you Rest in Peace

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Something to do on HALLOWEEN - now that SPOOKY SEASON is here

Courtesy of Google
Courtesy of Google

If you're looking for Haunted Halloween sites to visit this weekend, check these places out in Portland:

Oaks Park Haunted ScareGrounds

Old Town ( Shanghai Tunnel Haunted Tour is Open!

The Crystal Ballroom has their Erotic Ball on October 30thand you can check out their site here:  Crystal Ballroom - Historic Music Venue located in Portland, Oregon (

McMenamin's (including the  Bagdad Theater) is offering Halloween special treats: All Locations - Halloween - McMenamins

Unfortunately, Lone Fir Cemetery isn't having the Tombstone Trick or Treating this year but you can check out some photos from previous years: TOMBSTONE TRICK OR TREAT! – Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery
and hopefully next year it  will be back with us. 

You can also check out my Local Guide Map here
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And Google's YouTube Interview of me here 
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Plus, if you're not in Portland and you'd like to check out a National Hot Haunted Picks, check it out here
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Saturday, October 16, 2021

DIY Dragon Cake(s) Tutorial & Tips - plus a fail fun - Homemade Halloween

Have you ever wanted to make a Dragon Cake? Well here's how to do it. I've included some tips, tricks, and hints to help you turn some regular household ingredients into a Dragon! And, if you try to make this little guy, please let me know. I'd love to hear how yours came out. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Growing Up in a Haunted House. . .

Have you heard a ghost story about a house in your neighborhood? Well, I can tell you more than a few. My house has a very haunted history. Maybe that's the reason I love to decorate for Halloween. And, if you're interested in hearing a little more about it, check out the video below and let me know what you think. Plus, you can always look on Google Maps and follow my Free Haunted Halloween Tour, just scroll down a bit: Ready for a gourd time? Google Maps guide to Halloween (

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Spell Book Tutorial

If you're curious about how to make your own personalized Spell Book, Recipe Book or simply a unique Halloween gift for a friend or your family, here's the way to do it. And, it's super simple. If you make one, please let me know. I'd love to hear your feedback.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Makeup Tutorial for Mature Women

I bought some Mary Kay cosmetics from a friend who is a distributor/representative for Mary Kay and I thought I'd show you how I used the products and how they look on a mature woman. If you're interested, check out the video link below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Killer Crafts

My sweet little pumpkins :D

I'm doing another painted  pumpkin and telling a Halloween'ish story. This is the story (or at least part of the story of Ted Bundy). I was living in Seattle around the time of Ted Bundy and the Green River killers. So, I thought I'd share this ghoulish story while I prepared my own little ghoulish creatures.

Let me know what you think of "Sally".

Monday, October 4, 2021

5-Minute Haunted Halloween Tour #2 (Seattle)

It's actually 7 minutes - but close enough. For the month of October I wanted to do something Spooktacular to celebrate the Scary Season. So, I decided to visit some "haunted" sites around my hometown. 

I've visited quite a few sites around Portland, Oregon. So, I decided to head up to Seattle to see a few new places on my path to the paranormal.

If you're interested, simply click on the video below to a hear a quick story about one very haunted location in Seattle.

5-Minute Haunted Halloween Tour of Green Lake in Seattle

Join us on our Haunted Halloween Tour! We wanted to start this Halloween Season off by sharing our own Spooktacular Series of Haunted Sights we were all anxious to see. So, what better way to ring the season in than with a quick Spooky Tour? 

I hope you enjoy this journey down the path to the paranormal with our first sight: Green Lake, in Seattle, Washington. Plus, we'll be telling you all a few stories we found along the way (some aren't even spooky and a couple might not have anything to do with the paranormal).

Friday, October 1, 2021

Super Simple Painted Pumpkin and 4 Bonus Crafts

If you want your pumpkin to last throughout the Scary Season, here's an EZ way to make sure he makes it to the BIG Day!

Plus there are four bonus (quick crafts) in this short video - so if you want to see how to make a Witch Fly, here's how to do it. 

And there's even a  Super Simple way to make some little decorations to add to the spot above your mirrors or doors. 

And, if you're decorating for the upcoming holidays, share your comments, links  with me, because I'd love to pop over and see what you're up to too!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Alien Makeup for the UFO Festival 2021

I'm going to the McMennamin's UFO Festival today! 

This should be fun - check out how I did my #Makeup and made my #Antenna below

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Super Simple Spider Craft you Can Do with Kids

If you'd like an inexpensive craft you can do with kids in just a few minutes,  here it is.

Check out the video below to see how to do it. And, if you make Halloween decorations,  let me know because I'd love to see some inspirational holiday ideas.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Stitchfix Unboxing #2

I'm no fashionista so I can use a little help from my friends on What Not to Wear. If you're interested, in seeing what I received from the Stitchfix stylist, just  click on the video below.

Thanks for watching.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Witches Hat Birthday Cake

If you're curious how I made this Witch Hat birthday cake, just click on the  video link below. 

This could be used for a Halloween party, an October birthday, or just for fun.

Monday, September 6, 2021

A Haunted Telephone Call Came In While I Was Working on My Homemade Halloween Decorations - STRANGE!

Beware this blog post contains the story of a Haunted Halloween Telephone Call - or at least the answering of the call was super STRANGE. 

I was working on the table decorations, including the quilting of the placemats for my table decor when I had to take a break and something super strange happened. If you're interested, watch the short video below and listen to the story at 4:17, which is where I'm telling my son about the strange happening.

Let me know what you think about this strange call...and what you think of my placemats too ;D

Thanks for reading and watching.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Flosstube Episode #9 Halloween Witches

Halloween Projects have begun. If you're interested in cross-stitch or Halloween, you might enjoy this episode.

Friday, August 13, 2021

It's Friday the 13th - a Perfect Time to Visit a Haunted House ... or is it?

If you'd like to make this $2.00 Haunted House, simply click on the video below and see how I made it with simple materials I got at the Dollar Tree. 

PLUS, there are Witch Hats, Bats and more in this video and I tied it all up with a big purple bow to show you how to decorate your house for Halloween on a thrifty budget. 

Because you know.... Halloween is sneaking up on us. So, if you want to be prepared, you should start getting ready now. And here's another craft to help "light" your way through fall :D

Monday, August 9, 2021

Halloween Haul DIY Dollar Store

I'm creating a Halloween House. Join me on my haunted holiday journey of making, baking, and creating. And, if you're like me, please post about your creations  in the comments  below.

And click on the video link below to see my latest Dollar Store Haul for Halloween because I'll be using these materials in my making. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

DIY Ghosts to Haunt Your House

Here's a short video to show you how to make these little cheesecloth ghosts to help haunt your house during the holiday season. I hope you enjoy this video. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

DIY Halloween - with Blackbird Design's Spell of the Moon Pillow

If you cross-stitch and  want to put your piece into a pillow, here's how to do it in a super simple way. And, what a perfect way to make your homemade holiday decorations. 

Halloween will be here before  you know it, so why not start making your decorations today? Here's  how I'm doing it. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

3 Top Literary Agents - Writerly Wednesday


Authors Looking for a Literary Agent should check out these agents:

One of the Best Nonfiction Agents:

Celeste Fine (Park & Fine Literary and Media)

Submission Instructions:

Queries only by email.

List the first and last name of the agent you are submitting. Include the category and genre of your manuscript. 

Example for Subject Line: “Celeste Fine- Adult Nonfiction”) 

No attachments. Include query in the body of the email. 

Queries to: queries @ parkfine . com

One of the Best Picture Book Agents

Paul Rodeen (Rodeen Literary Management)

Submission Instructions:

Queries only by email.

In Subject Line: list the agent’s name you are submitting to and whether it is okay to have other agents consider your work, in the body of your letter.

Include: Query letter, synopsis and contact info in the body of your email.

Attachments over 10 MB are not accepted.

Portfolios are e-accepted but images must be 72 dpi. Please also include a link to your website. 

Picture book dummies are e-accepted but new writers who only write picture book texts are not currently being considered.  

Queries to: submissions @ rodeenliterary . com

One of the Best MG Agents

Barry Goldblatt (Barry Goldblatt Literary) 

Check his query instructions here:

Homemade Halloween Quilt

Can you see my Halloween Quilt behind my dog? She is tired of me sewing and wants me to go outside and play. So, we did go outside, but only for a little while because it was hot today in Portland, Oregon. 

But, I threw her ball for her. 

Now, it's on to my next project for Halloween because I have a lot of them I want to get done over the  next two months. Still, I was  really pleased  with this super simple quilt. I love  the pops of orange on the back of the couch.

How about you - do you make your own homemade holiday decorations and does any of your projects include sewing? 

Now, I'm planning on making some holiday pillows to toss around the house. Those little pillows are simple and they sure add some more color to the fall months.

If you decorate, let me know  what you're making. I'd love to hear from y'all.  And, let me know what you think of my quilt. I think Freya likes  it because she's guarding it ;D

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Ghost Hunting ... FAIL

We wanted to go search for we started out in the Black Rabbit Restaurant & Bar - so we'd be sure to find some...and at least we did here!

Of course we should have realized  that finding ghosts in the middle of the day in a popular restaurant/hotel wouldn't be so easy. But,  if you'd like to join us on our journey, simply click on the video below or come visit me over on my YouTube channel for more creepy videos. 

And, if you visit Edgefield, McMenamins and go searching for your own spirits, let me know. I'm sure we could e-chat about our adventures ;D

Friday, July 30, 2021

Ghost Stuffing - DIY Halloween Decorations


Do you love the Holidays? Well, if you're like me, and  you love every holiday that happens to come around, then you decorate for all of them. 

And one of my favorite holidays to decorate and celebrate is Halloween. So, I start early.

I mean who doesn't love dressing up and getting free goodies? 

Plus, I have so much fun seeing the kids' faces when they come around, that I look forward to the entire season. 

But, the one thing I don't like is spending money. So, I make most off my decorations myself (or with a little help from my kids and husband). 

If you are interested in seeing how I made this little ghost and gave him his 3-D stuffing, simply click on the video below or visit my YouTube Channel - just search for Kim Kasch, and I should come up. I mean how many Kim Kasch's can there be?

And, if you make a little ghost like this, then please share in the comment section below because I'd love to see what you came up with.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

2 Halloween DIY Crafts in 5 minutes

I went to the Dollar Store and bought a bunch of frame...yep, for a dollar. Then I wanted to fancy-them-up. So I did. It was super simple to age them and give them that Halloween-style. Then I went to Joann Craft and Fabrics and bought an 80% off basic wooden frame, for about $7.00, that said, "Welcome" and I had a few  ideas of what  I wanted to do to embellish it with a Halloween-themed appeal.

If you're interested in Homemade Holidays or DIY Decorations, click on the 5 minute video below to see how I made these inexpensive items into Halloween Decor.

And, if you're like me, and you want to create, make and maybe even bake some things  for Fall and the upcoming holidays, subscribe to my channel and join me on my journey. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ghost Story

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, if not, maybe you should. Check out this true story. Spoiler Alert: It's a 6th Sense sort of Ghost Story. A sheriff's office sent out an officer to investigate this ghost sighting in the Madera County Mountains last week. And, I'd love to know what you think about the story.

If you don't believe me, check out this news report from KATU:

DON'T HESITATE - TAKE ACTION . . . verbs in your story


Action Verbs

Action Verbs are “in-the-moment” words that move a story forward. As writers, we want our reader’s eyes to keep scanning the page, not to stop on a term, word or lack luster phrase.

Mark Twain was once quoted for saying: “When in doubt, strike it out.”

An Action Verb describes the action taking place in the story by using immediate words such as run, walk, do, smile, drive, jump.

Here’s an example of a passive word choice opposed to an action verb.

Before: She was running…

Action: She ran …

Before: She was talking about …

Action: She told…

 Before: The group was beginning to come toward the table…

Action: The group sat at the table … 

Here are some examples of Passive words versus Powerful terms:

Powerful                                                                  Passive




















Here's a list of Action verbs (or strong, powerful, and descriptive words):











And, if you need more examples of stronger word choices:

INSTEAD OF:                                           USE THIS:

Increased                                                    Advanced

Helped                                                        Strengthened

Started                                                       Launched

Found                                                        Discovered


Last, but not least, here is a short list of strong action verbs to use in your writing:

Advance . . . your story