A Big THANK YOU!


I want to give honor to all of those that have sacrificed for our Country. I can’t imagine what you have been through on behalf of the freedom I have, my kids have and my grandchildren have but I am deeply grateful for it! My father is a Marine and I have seen what war has done to him and he is my HERO. Again, thank you and God Bless you for all you have endured and thank you to those who have lost loved ones. I may not know their names but to me anybody who has served in the Military is a hero.

Unspeakable joy…


1Peter 1:8-9 (NLT)
You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for your trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

This verse struck me today. It amazes me…even though I have never seen Him as a person, I have still seen Him in people, in situations, in creation, and in action and YES I love Him and trust Him and YES it gives me GREAT joy.

Mother’s Day…


I have always loved being a mom and Mother’s Day has always meant so much to me. It means so much for a couple of reasons… First because I love my mom, Second, because it reminds me of how blessed I am to be a mom. I have two wonderful sons of whom I am very proud.

When I was a teenager I wished so badly to have a baby. I just knew if I had a baby to love and who would love me all of my childhood pain would disappear. I thank God today that He didn’t allow me to get pregnant.

When I was married the first time, I was so desperate to start a family. I wanted to show the world how to raise and love a child. We began trying less than a year after we were married. I had two miscarriages while with my first husband. We tried for nearly three years before we split up (for totally different reasons).

I never used birth control because it really messed me up. So getting pregnant was always a possibility. I met my boys’ dad and we were together 4 months when I got pregnant. I was so excited and scared at the same time. I wouldn’t allow myself to show the excitement because I was afraid I would jinx myself and miscarry again.

I loved being pregnant! It was the coolest thing ever. I remember the excitement the very first time i felt him move. I wasn’t plagued with morning sickness and I loved going into the produce section at the grocery store. I could smell every fruit as if I had it right up to my nose. It was great! When it was time, I had the most beautiful baby boy I had ever laid eyes on.

I absolutely love being a mom…. Three years later I had my second adorable son. Now they are 20 and 17. I still love being a mom. I miss having them depend on me for everything and I wish there were things I could go back and re-do for their sakes. However, they are the most awesome, loving, smart, talented boys a mom could ask for. I am proud to be their mom and I thank God for the opportunity to raise up some great young men.

Today, I wasn’t able to be with my boys but they called me and that meant a lot. I was with another wonderful mom, my mother-in-law. She has also raised a wonderful son, my husband. I hope that I can be a mom-in-law like her some day. She is my remodel for my future family. I love her with all my heart and I am so grateful to her for raising such an awesome man for me.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Proverbs 31:25-29 (NLT)
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”

Creative Chaos Award


I have been blessed by a wonderful sister in Christ over at http://jelillie.wordpress.com . She has nominated me for the creative chaos award! Guess what I have accepted! Here are the requirements of the award!

First: Thank the person who gave you the Award. THANK YOU!!!!!

Second: Take your best shot at the 3 tasks listed below.

First Task: Three weird things I do:

1. I like to eat top ramen with cottage cheese.

2. I planted a garden in an old bookshelf.

3. I have a stuffed animals in my car.

Second Task: You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?” If I couldn’t start my day with coffee the glass wouldn’t be half full.

Third Task: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cellphone service, no Wal-Mart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your under pants and why? I refuse to answer on the grounds I might incriminate myself.

Third: Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.

And the nominees are:

Two Minutes of Grace @ http://www.twominutesofgrace.wordpress.com/

Good Life @ http://www.goodlifenoalcohol.wordpress.com/

Planting Potatoes @ http://plantingpotatoes.wordpress.com/

Addict To Addict @ http://addicttoaddict.wordpress.com/

AND

Glen Beigh Recovery Community @ http://glenbeighrecoverycommunity.wordpress.com/

I hope everyone accepts!

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You are chosen…


1Peter 2:8-9

“He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Hebrews 12:5-6


Today a good friend sent me a text and it touched my heart. I thought it may touch your heart as well.

Hebrews 12:5-6
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”

Hebrews 12:5-6 (NLT)
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said,
“My child, don’t make light of the LORD’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

This ministered to me today because it reminds me that, the Lord has got me on His mind. Knows when to apply pressure to change my thinking and behavior in order to be a true example of His Son! Wow, He would choose me. Be encouraged today. You are chosen and royal!