Random Smiles


I have to tell you about the neat dream I had! I dreamt that I lived next door to John and Diana Hagee. They were the neatest neighbors! Diana gave me the warmest hug in my dream.

Have you been watching Dancing With The Stars? I changed my allegiance to Erin and Maks after seeing her do the swing dance with her long legs and arms!

Oh, by the way, clean the hoses in your car with fabric softener sheets. The mechanic who changed my oil said that a pack rat made a nest in my air filter! To prevent this, he told me to wipe down the entrance hose to the air filter; they dislike the smell . See what you learn at Pile of Smiles!

I helped my daughter with her garage sale when I was in Ca. We prayed that morning and asked God if we could at least make $300. Everything was purchased by Noon that Saturday and our profits totaled $300.20.




I miss my family in San Diego after having over 2 weeks with them and it flew by because we went everywhere! We attended the praise and worship mid-week event at the Rock Church and after praising the Lord for a few hours, the altar was open. I felt led to the prayer minister with a plaid shirt. When he prayed for me, I learned that he is going through the exact same warfare! The Holy Spirit put us together for sure. And going to the zoo, I got so much exercise! I loved watching Susanna's expressions when she saw the giraffes. She loved the ducks in the pond and squealed.




One afternoon, we visited Seaport Village (pictured) with it's beautiful landscaping and little shops. My favorite was Bath Junkie where they mix bath and shower products to your liking. You get to pick from 200 scents. I purchased Frangipane and my daughter chose a combination of citrus scents that she loves. I am enjoying soft skin again and wish we could have a blogger get together spa time . I would wash your feet in this magic so you could be sandal ready for summer! Then I would give you a big hug just like Diana Hagee gave me.

It is a blessing to know you, my fellow bloggers and read your posts and be inspired by your lives. Your friendship is a gift to me. Please know that I continue to pray for your requests believing that God is answering your great needs with His supply. I can't stop thinking about a question my Life Group friends asked me last Friday night: "How is Mary, the person (not the wife, mom, friend, saleswoman)?" I thought long and hard. I am battle weary. I continue to fight with a passion for my family to be protected from this evil spirit that is trying to steal our destiny with manipulation, deceit, and seduction. I have to stand constantly against doubt and fear when it comes to believing for God's protection especially for the innocence of a child. Today I studied Joshua 6 and saw that God gives strategies to win. We are under His blood and trusting in His deliverance and He will get all the glory just like at Jericho.

Thank you for praying for us. I am humbled at your love and support.

Comments

  1. Well I'm glad I stopped by to glean all this information off of you! LOL!
    And I would so let you soak my feet in some yummy smelling sweet stuff! LOL!
    Hugs
    Kim

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  2. Wow. What a blessing. I don't know what you're going through but i know God led me to your blog today. Thank you for stopping by the Double Wide and I hope you come back soon.

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  3. This was such a nice post sweetie. You and your family remain very much in my prayers. I love you.

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  4. I love John and Dianna Hagee!!! That would be nice to have them as neighbors.
    Just want you to know that I am praying for you my friend. Just rest in HIM, HE hears you. HE will never let you go! HE knows what we face in this world. God bless you and your sweet family.
    Your sister in Christ,
    Bren

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  5. Reading this is just like .... enjoying a favorite dessert, Mary!
    Thank you for your spirit and candor!

    Love ya,
    Myra

    PS - Bloggy spa day - yea!!!

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  6. You are just STOCK FULL of good wisdom today :) thank you for sharing all of this with us!

    Mary the Person ~ my friend....please know my prayers will continue for you and your precious family. No weapon formed against you shall prosper my friend! You and your sweet family are covered, sealed and protected by the Blood of the Lamb!
    I love you dear friend ~ Victory is yours

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  7. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time with your family in CA...but glad to have you back home and blogging again! Yes, I know that is probably selfish, but it's true. :-)

    Love the picture of your little granddaughter standing at the fence on her tippy toes!

    Glad you are home, Mary!

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  8. what a wonderful blog! From the air hose trick to the praying with a 'fellow traveler' who understood your heart that night. I am one of those who can jump around to so many subjects, unrelated ... all going on at once. So you KNOW I loved this posting!:D

    Also, have to say that I am always drawn by the smile on your face! I know I would love you in person, as I already do on your blog.

    I join you in prayer for your family, whatever the needs... we all have them, and our God knows each one, and is listening and He WILL answer the prayers of our hearts.

    Love,
    Sonja

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  9. I love this random post sister Mary! No! I haven't been watching tv lately. But I saw DWTS every time I visit a friend.

    Keeping your request still here and standing in the gap with you and for you. The Lord brought to mind 2Kings6:16,17.

    "Don't be afraid!" Elisha told him. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!" Then Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!" The Lord opened his servant's eyes and when he looked up, he saw that the hilside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire."

    Believing that for you, sister! In Jesus' Name. Love to you.

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  10. Hey Mary, welcome home!

    Debbie @Heart Choices and I spent today together again (walking/talking & eating our way through Wickenburg). I'm thinking our next trek will be to spend some time with you.

    Any chance you could meet us in Prescott for lunch sometime in the next week or two. I'm not sure about next week, but maybe May 11 or 12?

    Love the pics. That baby girl is sure growin' - - tippy-toes & all!!

    Kathleen

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  11. Wow! What a post full of information. And I am so glad that you had such a lovely time in San Diego, even though you could not visit me while you were there. :) You always bless me every time you stop by or I stop and visit you. Hope you have a wonderful day Mary!

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  12. You are a gift to each one of us dear sister. Thanks for the tips and information as well and love your beautiful Grand daughter!

    Love and prayers dear one!

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  13. Mary, you have blessed me this morning with this post!

    Susanna is so precious! She reminds me of my own little granddaughters.

    God is so good! His mercies never fail and are new every morning! May He give you sweet, lasting peace for anything and everything you deal with!

    I have the heart of a mom. I understand!

    Much love,

    Andrea

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