Monday, January 31, 2011


Ice and snow are on the way to our house. These are 2 very rude guests, coming when uninvited. As a matter of fact, they are coming to a very non welcoming home. They don't seem to know when to leave, they make my house very messy, especially the floor. They disrupt our schedule, causing the kids to miss school. I really HOPE they don't stay long this time, they are exhausting! Didn't their mom's teach them any better manners?!?!?!?!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Don't even know how to start this off. My heart is burdened. There are a lot of people in the world, in this country and all around me that are suffering. I see my fair share of it now. I used to live in my little bubble, I knew that there were people who were suffering somewhere, and that I should really pray for them or something, I was happily ignorant. Praise the Lord, He didn't leave me ignorant. I have many opportunities now to share Jesus with hurting people around me, not because all of a sudden God opened some doors for me, but because those opportunities are always there and I have just finally opened my eyes and seen them!

This week was a difficult one, gonna share a little bit of one girls story with you. She has just recently gotten out of rehab, her mom has custody of her 3 little girls. She really wants to do better. She told her boyfriend, who abuses alcohol and drugs, and who she also lived with, that she couldn't be around him anymore, so now she has no place to live. She is staying with anyone she can, trying to stay away from the stuff that got her in trouble to begin with. The day I met her, and this part is kind of personal and gross, just a warning. She was on her period and she owned no tampons/pads and no panties. She had wadded toilet paper up and put it in her pants. Ok ladies, have you ever not owned panties? Or not been able to buy just the basic hygiene care items? Almost takes away your humanity, doesn't it.

Yes, I and others were able to help her with those basic needs. But she needs sooooo much more, and lots of love and prayer. Will you please pray for her that she will be able to stay strong and stay away from drugs and alcohol? And more important, please pray for me for wisdom and courage to be able to help her with not only her physical needs but that I can share with her the One who can fill that hole that she used to fill with drugs and alcohol. There wasn't much of an opportunity for me to do that this week, but I want to be ready when the Holy Spirit says go:) She said she will be at church this morning, I can't wait to see her!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I kind of want one! I was reared in the no-tattoos-they-are-bad kind of belief, and have pretty much held firm to that, until recently. For some reason in the last year or so I have taken an interest in tattoos. AND most recently I have thought about getting one. I am not a fan of so many tattoos that you can't see your skin, just my personal preference, but one or two tattoos are kind of cool.

More specifically I like tattoos that have a meaning, not just getting one "to get one". I have a few ideas in mind in case I decide to take the plunge. It would have something to do with my faith. I like the idea that one would be a conversation starter, and could lead me into talking to people about Jesus, and not make them feel like I am "imposing" on them, if that makes sense. That is pretty much the main reason I want to get one. There are other reasons as well, and maybe I will write about them in another post.

Anyway, I know tattoos can be quite a sensitive issue in some Christian circles, and it does not offend me if anyone does not agree with my choice:) I have no intention of telling my loving, wonderful parents that I want one, at 37 years old that's about the only thing I can think of that I am scared to tell them, ha! I realize I would have to tell them when they saw it, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

Anyway, there ya go, this mostly conservative, 37 year old mom of 3 wants a tattoo!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Love them. I have the amazing privilege of heading up the bus ministry at our church. I can't wait to get to see the faces of all the precious people we get to pick up every Sunday morning. The pure innocence and sweetness of these kids mixed with some of the details of their lives makes me want to take them home with me to live forever! I love these kids!!!! Sometimes my heart bursts with love and pain for them, and other times they fill me with amazing joy and laughter! Go and talk to kids riding their bikes on your street or some "hooligan" you see misbehaving in a parking lot, chances are they just need someone to love them, and trust me, you will never regret it. I know it would make Jesus happy too:)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Back again!

So, here I am once again, with a resolution to write on this more, mostly for my own benefit, so I can come back and read someday about what was going on in my life. I just can't seem to stay consistent with it though, but here goes!

I AM A RUNNER! Yes, you read correctly, I who never could run more than 30 seconds without feeling like I was taking my last breath have become a runner! I run as often as possible on my treadmill every week, at least 3 times a week. I am consistently running 2 miles a stretch and have done as much as 3 a couple of times. My goal is a 10k, which is 6.2 miles, by April. I think I can do it!

Other than that, God is great, kids are great, family is great, life is great! I cannot complain. Well, I guess I could, but considering 25,000 people a day die from starvation, I won't! Not today anyway:)