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Whew...the days are getting difficult the stress all around us abounds. We have a new stress in our home. The husband is off work with a bad knee. Not good. Not good on the finances or the my mind. NOW if he were a work horse, in the old days if he would have gotten injured I would take him out to pasture and....well....you know! Then I would go into town and buy a new one. Boy things were simpler then! (yes, kidding)
But hence I now get to juggle money, and wait hand and foot on before mentioned husband. I am not a child of God who has alot of patience when it comes to wimpy people. It's something I need to get over but chances are at my age it ain't going anywhere all too soon. When there is a job to do, you do it. I have worked many times through extreme pain because I had to do what I had to do. So when people get some discomfort and then become bedridden at the expense of others.....less than compassionate I am! Yeh, not the wife who loves and cuddles no matter what. I gue…

'Medika Mamba'

Please take a read of the 'Livesayhaiti' blog. This product that was created and used to save lives of children is amazing. I am excited about it...now to figure out how God would use this excitement.
Read the Blog, pray for those faithful servants, pray for this product and its use in Haiti's and worldwide, and lastly pray and see how God would use you.


http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/

P R A Y

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Just Somethn'

I just wanted to post something...don't really have any thing in particular to post. As I thought about it though I decided I want us to focus on 'Good.' Not the down in out stuff. Not the struggles....but on the blessings and joy and happiness.

The Creator of the Heavens and the Earth loves us. He planned and orchestrated our creation. He chose each of us before the beginning of time. He knows how many hairs are on our heads. I adore my kids but I don't even know that...I don't even know their blood type. He created all things for us. He laid out perfection for US! Even after we chose the imperfect, the dark road, even then he had a plan laid for us. The perfect finale! JESUS. How gracious and loving is that father? HIS love and grace is perfect! I am so thankful.....so so thankful. Every day I want to praise Him and each day practice praising him even MORE. In my mind, my belief in HIM is the center of my life...now I want him the reality of Him to be the center …

Happy Mothers Day

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I love, adore, and cherish my Mom and to think.....our Father in heaven loves her even more! I can not even wrap my mind around that!
"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love but the greatest of these is LOVE!"
1 Corinthians 13:13

Thank you to those who have bore children from the womb and from the heart. To those who desire to have children. To those who work with children. To those who sponsor children. To those who pray for children! Happy Mothers Day to ALL of you!!!

Casting Crowns

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I love love love Casting Crowns. Several blogs ago I mentioned that I would post pics of them one day. Well today is the day. I worked on a lot of Homeschooling Lesson Plans and hence listened to the radio a lot today and many times heard CCs music. Love it. They are my all time favorite Christian group. I love them because of the heart of their music and the style/sound of the music and also the band members. You can listen to each song and know and feel the song was truly inspired, lead by the Holy Spirit. The sound is pleasing to the ears and to the heart. The band members believe what they sing and play. Not only have I seen interviews of Mark Hall and was touched by his truth, but when I met him, Megan, and my bff (I will explain that one down farther) MelloDee they were kind, gentle, and gifted. I was truly impressed. There did not seem to be any false hood about them. How great is that. I was so blessed to meet them and see them perform when they came to Portland a couple of ye…

Laughter Lives Tuesday

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One day about a week ago I was returning home with only two of my kiddos with me when the my 4 year old foster son makes a proclamation. It had been very quiet in the car and we were just pulling into the driveway when he says, "Mom?" "Yes," I say. "I changed my mind!" he sates. My mind quickly starts reviewing any decisions that had been made that day by him and coming up with nothing I say, "and what is that?" He says with pure confidence and clarity, "When I grow up, I'm going to be Spiderman instead of a Cop!" As I control the laughter that is building up in me I say what any good, honest Mommy would say..."Excellent Decision!" I am happy to know that my love and guidance in this human being has helped him to make his lifelong decision before it wa…

Two little words that carry such a punch!

So, what are the two little words that can carry such a punch. Words that can bring complete joy and also strike fear or heartbreak? The words are.... "I'm pregnant!" yep...those words. No it's not me! Wish I could say that it is, but I can't and never will again. There were three out of 4 times in my life it brought me joy to say those words....the last time was with heartache. BUT with that heartache came one of the greatest loves of my life. At a time when I needed it so desperately. My 4th child was created within me just 3 months after my 3rd child was born and while I was on birth control. My 3rd pregnancy was difficult for me so the thought of carrying another child was painful. Then the day she was born, the love that poured from her was miraculous. Even before I knew that of her I had chosen her name...the meaning was 'beloved' and she was and is. So I of all people know how a new life created is precious no matter what.
So, you may be wondering w…
Time are tough. Yes I know they could be worse...or I could be living in a 3rd world country (and I give thanks to God I don't) but in my world, my nation, my life times are tough. The spiritual warfare is intense and it's exhausting. Just as I thought I saw a ray of light it clouded back over. I thought maybe I was going to get a nice breather but no, it's going to be a tough walk. All it takes is one short sentence. A sentence consisting of 2 words. A very tiny sentence to just punch you in the gut. What is this sentence? Can't share yet. Not all family members have been contacted yet. But let me tell ya. The weight on my shoulders is heavy, yet it makes my shoulders crawl clear up to the top of my head. Some days I have to remind myself to relax them.

When I first became a Christian I thought trials would come because of the name of Jesus. They would be due to my faith...because of Jesus. No one warned me that most all my trials would be within my family. Be it immed…