Showing posts from May, 2010

A Few Words From My Daughter

Friends, your response to my family's call for help has been the biggest blessing. Please know how grateful I am for your love and prayers. My daughter, Carrie, also feels your love. I introduce her to you now and she can express her gratitude in her own words.
I've never guest blogged before, but I wanted to take a moment to tell you all how humbled and appreciative I am with the overwhelming response of your prayers and concern for my mom and my family this past year. Anyone who has been through a divorce knows what a devastating time it is, especially when the rug is pulled out from under you from what you thought was a perfectly lovely life. What I have come to learn is that if Christ is not number 1, things fall apart. I can now happily report that Jesus is the love of my life, and I trust Him in every matter. The final divorce hearing is in exactly one week, June 4th, and I know that the Lord will go before me into the battle and grant me victory. I am asking for full cu…

Massive Wave; Need Prayer!

A few days ago, I dreamt that I was on the beach and a massive wave was approaching the shore but I didn’t move. I wondered why?

It’s hard to write now on my blog. I’m going to focus on the Lord in prayer and His Word for a few weeks so please don’t worry about me. I need your prayers and encouragement. Your blogs lift me up when I visit you; I’m blessed to know so many bloggers who love Jesus and I will continue to read your posts and be inspired! Know that I hold your prayer requests near and dear to my heart and will continue to pray faithfully for you. That is a promise!

The spiritual battle against my family rages. One precious sister commented to me that the warfare is not so much about all the issues that the enemy is falsely accusing our family members about as it is about the Name of God! This battle belongs to Him. I praise Him for His faithfulness.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

Please pray for the upcoming court dat…

A Mother's Memories

Mother's Day this year will always be a memorable one for me because the gifts given to me were very loving and personal. Both of my girls marked the occasion with time spent away with me and I will never forget the memories we made together. While in California last month, one daughter took me to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad and a fancy lunch by the ocean.

This last weekend, I spent a day in the mountain town of Jerome, AZ with my other daughter. We attended the Historical Building Tour featuring buildings and Victorian homes built back in the 1800's. Some of the homes we toured were renovated and now are occupied. We enjoyed lunch at the old Jerome Hotel with ornate gold glass door elevators. I couldn't decide which photos to post of our day so I made a slideshow! Enjoy the Old West back in the 1800's to the present!

Lunch With the Girls on Gurley Street

While vacuuming a few days ago, I had a conversation with myself wondering if I should delete my blog.It was just a stray thought that came into my head while I was on a self pity trip.When life gets hard, I don’t always feel like rejoicing and with a blog dedicated to smiling in life, well it is just too much pressure!Then something wonderful happened. I am smiling again and can’t wait to write about it!Two precious sisters-in-Christ, amazing Arizona bloggers from the valley, drove up north and offered mega doses of encouragement.Today I would like to feature the wonderful afternoon I spent in Prescott with Debbie from Heart Choices and Kathleen from Sassy Granny. Debbie and I met last year at a blogger luncheon, so I knew this charming lady would have us laughing with her friendly ease.She is beautiful inside and out and oh, what a heart of love this gal has!It was such a blessing to meet Kathleen in person after following her blog this past year.I was surprised that this petite, sof…

Spiritual Sundays ~ Just a Mom

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. "What I mean is, explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a ....?"

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman. "I'm a Mom." "We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation; 'Housewife' covers it,” said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out. "I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations." The clerk paused, ball-p…

Friday Funnies!

What do you think of this sign hanging in the grocery store? Effective? Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Friday Funnies is hosted by Kim at Homesteader's Heart.


The media is portraying my state as racially bigoted and placing us in a very bad light, so I begin my random roll of smiles with a look at the jolly time I had last week when I took my hubby to the Arizona Verde Valley Fair. An animal lover, I knew he would enjoy the goats, pigs, sheep, turkeys, bunnies and my favorite--cows. We ate lunch there enjoying a pulled pork sandwich and Indian Fry Bread with taco toppings! Arizona is a great place to live and visit!

When I was in the Carlsbad mall, I noticed a men’s shop window declaring “Skinny ties are now fashionable for men.” I rarely see men in suits and ties much in the casual southwest, so I’m still pondering this one.

With our economy dropping, I’ve noticed the explosion of thrift store shopping. Hey, I might find a skinny tie from the 60’s!

My state, Arizona, needs prayer. Now that authorities can enforce the immigration law that has been established long ago, the repercussions follow. You’ve probably read about the officer that was …

Spiritual Sunday: Friday Night Double Date

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Isa 43:5
When the enemy is pressing in strongly, it drives me to the Lord. At times, God's presence overwhelms me and I’m encouraged in Him. My head knows the scriptures that tell me He is near and never leaves me and my heart can praise Him, but sometimes I don't feel Him at all and I just need a demonstration of His power.

This past week was one of those times. Spiritual warfare seemed intense. The court trial is a month away and circumstances intensify. I asked the Lord to send encouragement. I know He can release angels to minister whatever I need. But I wanted someone with skin on. So I prayed for that. I thought of how nice it would be to have some “one-on-one” time with some friends. Can I have it, Lord? How about Bob and Jeannie? We’ve talked about getting together for lunch one of these days and getting to know each other more personally. Lord, show me if I should arrange it.

When hubby and I went to Life Group last night, we learned n…