Brain Aneurysm, Eye Pain, Infections and Hospital Stays — and Happy Birthday to Me!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in adventure, blessings | 10 comments

Well, what a couple of weeks it's been!  I wish I could tell you that it was uneventful and filled with me relaxing whilst little forest animals made me dresses and fixed my hair -- but I think that's Cinderella and she really has nothing to do with what's been happening 'round these parts. I made it through the aneurysm coiling like a CHAMP!  If whining about lying flat for hours is champion behavior -- and I think not crying out  'LET ME MOVE NOW!' is pretty much a super hero like strength, so champ I am! I came home with my wonderful husband keeping everything going while I rested...

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365 Days or is it 366?

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in adventure, blessings | Comments Off

One year ago today I started on a new adventure (aka a new job) -- with Compassion.  It's been a year filled with fun and firsts. Went to a developing nation -- and I didn't just stay in the tourist section. Saw true poverty up close -- and it broke my heart. Stood over a table filled with child packets and cried when it hit me that this is REAL.  These children NEED a sponsor and not like i need a new pair of shoes.  This is a true NEED. Cried when I watched hands go up across an auditorium as my speaker asked 'who is willing to make a difference in a child's life?' Learned...

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Finding Your Passion even when you didn’t know it was lost

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in adventure, blessings, Seeking Jesus | 1 comment

One year ago today I opened up this little planner -- the Passion Planner and began a journey to finding my passion. Now, let me say that MOST people begin a new planner on January 1st or at least sometime in January.  Me?  I let that new year soak in for a month and then I get hopping.   So today I opened my new Passion Planner -- and remembered just how much this planner helped me make a change in my life.  Now, let me state that I do not believe the planner has ANY magical qualities -- nothing like that, but I do believe it helped me FOCUS -- and it helped to REMIND me...

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If it’s not on Facebook, did it really happen?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in blessings | 1 comment

Thanksgiving!  I love a holiday that is about food and family!  I mean seriously, what is NOT to love.  It's a carb loaded holiday!  This year we had our girls and their husbands, our niece Taylor and her husband and my mom and brother and sis-in-law.  We were missing my sis and my other niece, Laura.  And they were missed.  We also had Vaughn's sis and her husband -- and her three grown sons.  So it was  FULL house and I LOVEd it.  I have only two pictures -- well, four if you count the two I took of my glittered pinecones (and I am very proud of those pinecones -- and that's why...

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That’s All Folks… well, that’s all of 2014

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in adventure, blessings | Comments Off

Is it just me or doesn't it seem like we just welcomed in the year 2000... and know we're racing toward the year 2020.  By the way 2020 may be my favorite year because who doesn't love the whole 20/20 vision thing -- can you just imagine the sermons that will preached about seeing 20/20 in 2020?!   But I digress, as I often do.... back the the end of the year 2014. It's been a heck of a year... it was my first year without my Dad (he passed away in November 2013). I spent the majority of the year as an official 50 year old (I turned 51 in September). My girls turned 21 and 28 this...

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Heart Wide Open Christmas – Listen for the Holy Day 21

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Bible study, blessings | Comments Off

  December 20th!  Only four more days until Christmas day.  I'm traveling today -- after a week in the sun, I'm heading home to family and fun.   It's an odd time to take a friend vacation, but it worked for me and my girlfriends.  Crazy timing, but what a blessing.  I've spent the last seven days NOT focusing on the crazy of the season, but on the blessings of Christ. This life in Christ is incredible, amazing and so overwhelming.  To think we GET TO live out this life in Him is almost more than I can imagine. So grasp onto the GET TO and cling to the promise of...

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