Wednesday, September 30, 2009


When God is about to do something great, He starts with a difficulty~when He is about to do something truly magnificent, He starts with an impossibility."
~ Armin Gesswein

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Yes, I am shouting.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


"Now show me your glory" Exodus 33:18

My heart has Ray laying heavily on it. Ray has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. If you don’t know what that is, google it, or just click here. But you may just wish you had never done that. Ray was diagnosed 4 years ago at the age of 34. He has a seven year old son and a two and a half year old. Ray is in the hospital. His trach (tracheotomy)and vent were put in on Wednesday. Please pray for him. Please pray for the family. I feel so helpless. I don’t know what else to do then ask for people to pray for them.

From Beth Moore’s "Believing God"…seasons exist…when God demands everything we’ve got. He seems to say, "I’ve got a great victory in store for you, but if you want it, you’ll have to give Me nothing less than your all. I want 100 percent. This season will take every bit of the focus you’ve got, and you will literally live on My strength to get through it.” This season involves warfare, but this time the heat doesn’t let up. This time you feel as if your life, or someone else’s, depends on it. In times like these, we can’t even think about tomorrow because we don’t know how on earth we’re going to live through the battle today."

I read the above this morning and thought of my friends. I love them so much. Can you please pray this prayer for me, for Ray? Thank you.

Father God,
I want to thank You for one more day with my children, one more day with my family, one more day with my friends, here on this earth. Father, I know that this earth has nothing for me. And I know that there will be a day, when there is no more tears, no more pain and no more fears. There will be a day when the burdens of this place will be no more and I’ll see Jesus face to face.
Your son, Ray is so tired. Please take away his pain. I beg your Father, take away his fear. Let him feel Your arms wrapped around him, holding him. Let him know that You love him more than anything. Please soften his heart and allow him to hear the knock on his heart’s door. Please let him see the light so that he may life forever in heaven with a new body, one that does not hurt any longer. Thank you for blessing MY life with his.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

"God can say yes to the heart of our prayer without saying yes to the request of our prayer." Beth Moore.

Please God, HEAR MY HEART. Please take away my sadness, anger, bitterness and fear. Please take away Ray’s too.

"God has so much for you, Dear One. And, yes, seasons will come when He requires so much from you that you feel like you can’t bear it. You do have a choice. You don’t have to do it His way. You can choose bitterness, resentment, carnality, or mediocrity. Or you can go for it. With everything you’ve got. You can experience the unmatched exhilaration of partnering in divine triumph. The stakes are high. The cost is steep. But I’ll promise you this: there is no high like the Most High. Don’t miss it for the world." Beth Moore


A Dozen Randoms

1. When you go to Walmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
Balance Bars

2. What is something that people are currently "into" that you just don't get or appreciate?
Texting on cell phones. I am not a fan of cell phones.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel "ho-hum" about?
I am stealing this answer from Tina: Acapella music.

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
There will be a day by Jeremy Camp

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient?
Sun-dried tomatoes

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):
Also borrowed from "T" (sorry, I named you above). Don't name names. Respect other people's privacy.

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?
Joseph William if I was a boy. Other girl names were Bernadette and Loretta. Yuck to both (sorry if I am offending anyone).

8. What in your life are you waiting for?

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
Vera Bradley. I ordered clearance items for Christmas gifts.

10. Today--what song represents you?
Broken and Beautiful by Mark Schultz

11. What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?
That I have a love for writing that I didn’t know existed.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you're wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you're feeling today?
I chose my favorite Capri jeans, which I can only wear on Fridays at work and a grey t-shirt because they were clean. They don’t say a whole lot about me other than I am casual. I also wore sneakers (and a sweatshirt this morning) now that the season is changing and getting cooler.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas Edison

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


"Friends are relatives you make for yourself." ~Eustache Deschamps

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

W.O.W. - Believing GOD

"above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one" Ephesians 6:16

Point to your heart and say, "I'm"
Point to your forehead and say, "believing"
Point upward toward heaven and say, "God!"

Five Truths from Beth Moore's book Believing God::

God is who He says He is.
God can do what He says He can do.
I am who God says I am.
I can do all things through Christ.
God's Word is alive and active in me.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nine Week Hiatus

1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break.

I am currently reading a book by Beth Moore, called Believing God. Beth has given us a challenge or a pledge to make a change for a certain period of time. She suggested 9 weeks. Most of her studies are around that length of time. I have chosen to do two things. First, I will give up dessert for this period. (It's not a diet, but I have gained 6 pounds in the last 4 weeks.) However, I have also chose to not blog for this time. (I will read blogs but not do any current posts). This will take me to October 28th. I have pre-posted the W.O.W. Wednesdays, just to give you a little inspiration.

So really, that t-shirt is incorrect. You will find me reading, relaxing, praying, doing 2nd AND 6th grade homework and just spending time with my family. I'll be back in November to update you on how God is using me and my time to bring Him glory.

Until then, be blessed my friends.

First Day of School

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