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Jun 14

June 14, 2014

Remembering my Dad

 It was 2 years ago that my Mother told me that she had a pain in her back and I knew then that her cancer had returned and 6 months later she went to her eternal home .   My Dad and I worked hard to move him close to me to start a new chapter in his life and then the Lord took him home just 8 months later. In 14 months both of my parents were gone from…

Posted in Family, God's faithfulness, Remember, Thankful, Uncategorized

Jun 3

June 3, 2014

Just Between the Next Thing….

The past 5 years have brought so much change into my life … sweet blessings such as my 3 daughters getting married which added 3 fine son-in-laws in our family of girls, and the addition of 2 wondrously, sweet grandchildren (with the hope of more coming),  and the assurance of being known among a community of friends.  Of course, there have been numerous struggles of adjusting to my daughters’ families living away, leaving a ministry that was my passion for…

Posted in Faith, Family, Mary & Martha, the next thing, Trusting God

Feb 6

February 6, 2013

Filling the emptiness in me….

I am still processing and grieving the death of my Mother a little over a month ago.  Most days find me dealing with life just fine and then the awareness that she is gone will wash over me.  I know that this is a normal part of grief and I try to welcome it as part of my healing, so I allow the tears to come and ask my Heaven Father to fill the emptiness in me. As I have…

Posted in Daughters, Faith, Family, Mothering, Trusting God

Dec 22

December 22, 2012

Asking for Peace & Rest for Christmas

During Christmas there is always a focus on Peace … An angle declared to the shepherds that the Messiah had been born and a Heavenly Host    praised the Almighty with the words… “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” Luke 2:14  And I pray for peace for my mother who is struggling to be free of this world … this morning I woke up longing for peace for her.  I…

Posted in Faith, Family, God's faithfulness

Nov 17

November 17, 2012

God saves each of our tears in a Bottle….

One of our new Blessings Unlimited products that has ministered to me (and many others) is our Tears in a Bottle.  This message of this product is based on the verse from Psalm 56:8 “You keep track of my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.” NLT.  I remember when I first came across this verse, I was so touched that my tears are precious to God and thankful that…

Posted in Blessings Unlimited, Family

Jul 14

July 14, 2012

Treasuring Each Moment of My Daughter's Wedding

I love how each of our daughter’s weddings have reflected their personalities.  So even though, this was our 3rd wedding in as many years, Nic and Audrianna’s wedding reflected their artsy,  creative and fun tastes. Audrianna had a vision for their wedding and she did an amazing job of planning and executing a vintage theme for the day.  She asked Alison, a friend and mentor of hers (and the writer of Stuff and Nonsense Blog) to help coordinate the reception and as you…

Posted in Daughters, Faith, Family, Marriage

Jul 9

July 9, 2012

So Blessed …

The last several months has been a very recognizable and blessed time in my life and for our family – definitely providing reminders of how faithful God is.  A trip to the Mexican Riviera, time with my daughter as we got ready for her wedding, sweet time with our  family and then a most memorable, beautiful wedding day for Nic & Audrianna.  How God continues to show His love to me… During the reception, I stood back and looked at the goodness…

Posted in Faith, Family, God's faithfulness, Marriage, Thankful

May 20

May 20, 2012

A Sweet Weekend..

Another milestone in our family happened this weekend – Audrianna was showered with love, friends and gifts for her future life as the wife of Nic.  It is always so humbling and honoring when your family and friends come together to honor and bless your daughters. The theme of her shower was a Tea Tasting and her bridesmaids worked together to  carry this theme perfectly. There were 3 courses each with 2 different kinds of teas to taste and food paired to…

Posted in Daughters, Family

May 4

May 4, 2012

Living in the Moment – Not for the Blog

My blog has been quiet because my life has been so full lately.  A while ago, I read a statement on a blog that I really agreed with and I have rewritten for myself…. “my blog lives for me; I don’t live for my blog”.  So I am going to live my life in the moments that God has given and feel very little stress (okay, maybe a little stress) when I don’t update my blog. Lately my life has included…….

Posted in Faith, Family, Recognize and Remember

Feb 28

February 28, 2012

Oh How Loves Really Is…

Oh How He Loves Us Sign (and a great blog post) can be found at this sweet blog Living with our middle daughter and our toddler grandson for a year was both a reminder of my past and a learning experience for me.  Many thing reminded me of my days as a young mother especially the sigh of relief when bedtime came and there was a peaceful, beautiful little boy laying in his crib (why do children always look…

Posted in Faith, Family, MOPS Mentor