Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Friends

I'd like to introduce you to one of my new friends. Her name is Danielle and she blogs over at The Design Girl.

Danielle is doing a fabulous giveaway that you have to check out. You can go here for the details and the ways to enter.

The gig is up tonight so you'll want to do this NOW! Go on. Check it out. You'll be glad you did♥

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Finally Finished

It is finished.

The boxes packed.

The men and trucks arrived.

The furniture has been moved.

The old place is gone.

The new place is now called Home.

Burdens have been lifted.

Prayers have been answered.

Hope has been made new.

Are these just thoughts about a move to a new physical address, or do they have a deeper meaning and context within our hearts?

Monday, February 22, 2010

When God Show's up, He Show's up BIG!

God provided an apartment for *Sally today.

God Provided 8 or so men and trucks to move Sally to said apartment.

God provided His hands and feet, ready and willing ,with open hearts and minds, ready to find a way to provide financial backing for above mentioned apartment.

God has provided many, many, many members of His body, who have come forth in prayer and petition, for *Sally for her gargantuan physical, spiritual and emotional needs.

God's people have shown up in amazing ways. Nate Loucks, James Conlin, Dave Woodson and the folks at Kevin & Sue Prybylla, Norm & Jeanne Losiniecki , the folks at and Crystal Renaud of Dirty Girls Ministries. Thank you soooo much♥for your prayers, direction, donations and LOVE!

When God show's up, He show's up BIG!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Oh, How I Love Ambien!

So here's the thing. I have a sleep disorder. Its called "ifidon'tgetsleepi'mgonnagetdisorderly", and I take ambien at bedtime so that I can sleep.

Protocol is that one should take said medication, lay down in bed and prepare to sleep.

I've never been one for following the rules. (why should i start now, Right?)


Ambien is an amnesiac and when one takes it and does anything besides go to bed, one tends not to remember the events. Like writing blog posts.

This can be a good thing or this can be a not so good thing. The scary thing is finding out that one has written who knows what, tweeted about said post and asked friends to read said post and RT. ALL WHILE HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO RECOLLECTION AT ALL ABOUT IT.

So. I guess my lesson is to FOLLOW THE RULEZZzzzzzz.........

Thursday, February 18, 2010



I just have to say THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Church.
To the Body.
The hands and feet of Christ who have so overwhelmingly and wholeheartedly and generously and WOW, opened their hearts and lives to *Sally.

To BE the Church and to love Her home.
To redemption.
To the arms of Jesus.

i am humbled
thank you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

James 2:14-17

Ok. So. I'm just a wee bit bothered by THE Church. You know THE Church. The IN crowd. The cool kids. The leadership. The folks who get to decide who in the *Church* is deserving of "assistance" and who isn't.

There is a gal who is a *member* of my Church, but not a regular attender. Not one of the *cool* kids, or *the* group (ifyaknowwhatimean), any how, *Sally had breast cancer that was in remission. Found out several weeks ago that the cancer is back, it is in her spine and pelvis. Through circumstances beyond her control, She is being evicted from her home, her roof is falling in on it & has not had heat for three months (the furnace has been out). Sally is likely going to pass sooner rather than later.

Another member of our Church, a regular attender, not really a cool kid, but a servant of God, with a servants heart, went to one of the pastors of the Church to see what could be done. To see if a special offering could be collected as had been done in the past for others in similar situations. This person was told that at the risk of sounding cold hearted, "no" and that "in these economic times that they could not put the gold bowls out for anyone". When this member mentioned that *Sally would definitely be considered one of the least of these and that their family was supporting her, the member was told their family should be *wise* about such things".

I have to say first off that Haiti is very near and dear to my heart. I spent time there as a teenager on a mission trip in 1985. It changed me forever. I love the country and her people. However, how can you collect thousands of dollars for relief aid for people in another country, when you have a member of your OWN that is dying before your eyes and you are not willing to try and help. In your OWN Community. One of your OWN sisters.
The prominent thought in the verses noted above that really sticks out to me is this:
15. Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed", but does NOTHING about his physical needs, WHAT GOOD IS IT?
Anybody else have any thoughts or feelings on the subject?
*Sally's name has been changed for her protection.
**I am in no way genetically related to *Sally. I AM proud to call her a sister in CHRIST.
***for CLARIFICATION purposes, *Sally referred to in this post is not the same Sally reffered to in previous posts. K. we good. alright♥

Thursday, February 4, 2010


WOW. wowie. wow. wow. WOW.

Is it just me, or did the last month just FLY by? I can't be sure where the time went, but here's a quick rundown of what i've been up to. are you ready? ok. lets go.

1.) have had 2 surgical procedures on my back. (eeks)
2.) have had 4 Pampered Chef shows. qualified as a consultant. (yay)
3.) peak tax season is back in full swing. (yay & eeks)
4.) started new Interchange session at CCC. (yay)
5.) got my computer replaced. (yay. yay. yay.)
6.) started attending the knitting/crochet group "Love Covers"

and among these things that have been a part of my daily routine, there have been many dramatic things happen in the world around me or with and to the people i love.
1.) earthquake in Haiti
2.) my good friend Becky's father passed away.
3.) my good friend Sheree lost her job.
4.) my friend Sally had surgery today for cancer.
5.) my sister Jenny is having ongoing chemo.
6.) Sally's son Jim had a heart attack and surgery.

even though it seems as if all of this bad news should be a reason for sadness and depression, my friends and i are hopeful. we are thankful. we are joy filled. we are resting in the comfort of our creators arms. we are blessed. we have faith that tomorrow will be a better day. how do we know this, you ask? cuz Jesus told us. how do you say WOW!

p.s. in a day or 2 i'll give you a rundown on how my book adventure is going♥ "Living Life In The Zone" by Rote & Pettigrew.

p.s.s. Please PRAY for my friend Anne as she and a group of pastors and missionaries head to Haiti to assess the needs of the people, and to love them and be the hands and feet of Christ. Anne has training in crisis intervention and is a pastor herself. She is an amazing person with a huge heart for the poor, marginalized and under "everything" people of this world. I am privileged to call her friend.