Wednesday, August 15, 2012


ah... Lord, you are awesome. In so many ways YOU have touched my life this summer. Yeah, the tough times have been there, in max...but You have come through in max. Things have been hard, all of my pieces are not in their places...yet you have shown me Joy and Your Glory anyway. Teaming on the ACTS retreat was a blessing, in so many ways I can't even explain. Let me just say that serving with the group of beautiful women that You gathered together was a blessing beyond comparison. The women you sent to us were amazing. I praise you for all you have blessed me with. Sometimes its hard to see through the tough times, the disappointments...yet YOU seem to shine light in places that need the light...need the mercy. I am so thankful right now, and still so needful. Kind of hard to relate what my feelings are. I wish the world could just get along, and love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. We all fall, He picks us up and we do our best to go on. Praise God. I wish for so many things, healing with relationships in my life, good things for those I love, and I love you all...the best school year for my kids and all the other kids...they are our future, God please be a part of their lives... Bless the parents that have given up so many things to make things better for their children. Bless those that are hurt, from so many ways that can hurt...let them feel YOUR loving arms around them and give them YOUR peace. Heal those that are struggling with health issues...I have so many dear to me that are suffering in this way. Bring them closer to YOU, give them YOUR strength. And LORD, thank you for holding me close to YOU, know matter how I go astray...YOU have always held me in YOUR hand, and have never let me fall so far as to lose me. Thank you, I praise you, I glorify you... Amen

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


God is good...truly...we've had the gift of rain...blessings...Yesterday my walk got a little wet, well alot wet...I was soaked through but it was good, oh so good!  Today, my walk got a little wet, but not from rain...from a message I listened to on a Steubenville podcast.  It's always funny to me how God just zaps you and sends you what you need.  I hope this link works for you...awesome message.  the name is Queen of the 8th...I found myself at the end of my walk boo hooing...hopefully no neighbors saw :) Went to mass this morning and was happy to see my sil and a dear friend there.  I am enjoying the summations that Father Jim (new Jim) has after the gospel reading.  Like...the word "justice" in the bible means a relationship with God, or blessing and grace from him...and that our word "mass" means to go out and share what you've heard.  I like this...I really like this.  My friend and I enjoyed a nice breakfast, and during our time  the rain fell again...more blessings.  I'm off today and I'm enjoying the time.  I started checking emails and had a message from another  friend who said a prayer for us and sent this beautiful video I had downloaded this song before the ACTS retreat a few weeks ago and thought it was beautiful.  How timely that she would send it today.  It speaks of blessings from rain drops and healing through tears, and lots of other wonderful and true things.  As I was listening to this I had a text from another good friend that I hadn't talked to in a long time.  Said she was on vacation and missed me...I had just been wondering how she was as I was going to breakfast with my other funny, how timely...blessings.  Our Lord has His hands in everything we do, everything we see, everyone we have contact with.  Our terrible that we rush through the day so busy and can't even see the blessings He has waiting for us.  Throught the words of a friend, a touch, a smile...a rain drop...oh and a song.  Blessings to you on this and every day.  Keep your eyes peeled for the gifts He sends daily and cherish them...oh and don't forget to go out and pass on the blessings...
Love you

Thursday, June 21, 2012

There are times...

There are times, when reality hits...there are bumps in the slip and fall...and the world seems to be against you.  Then, people you love and respect find themselves in positions that they never thought they would be in...and you wish and you pray that there is something you can do to ease their pain.  So where do we go, what do we do?  Those tough times, unimaginable times that we find ourselves or loved ones in...what can we do?  Really?  How can we help?  We can lift them up in prayer, we can beg and plead with God for an ease to their suffering, as we suffer with them.  There is so much pain in the world, yet we are given glimpses of joy.  Oh that we could hold on to those glimpses of joy and never forget them or let them go.  How easy it is to be thrown in that pit...and digging out of it can be a impossible task.  Dare we say the devil is at his work, putting us in that we can't feel the touch and warmth of our Father...  So we can't share the love He offers, the forgiveness He gives?  I can only hope and pray that my dear friends and loved ones that are going through tough times, all of them, know that I cry for them, I pray for them, I rejoice for them.  I long to put my arms around them and say I love you and things will get better, or How great is our God to have pulled you through?  May He always pull us through, may we always trust in Him to pull us through.  May we rejoice in His strength and His everlasting Love...and at the end of the day, lay down knowing that He holds us in the palm of His hand.
Hey you out there...I love you, I'm praying for you and I am sending you the biggest hug and blessing that I can muster..
Love ya,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anybody Home?

It's been a long time since I've visited my have been busy, I havn't done much needle work, or spinning, but I did pick up my needles for Whibsib in April and I'm so glad I did. After I got home I finished up my Chianti shawl I love it. I took it to Ft. Davis for Harrison's graduation but it wasn't quite cool enough to use it. We had a lovely time in Ft. Davis, so proud of Harrison... We stayed at Stone Village, we love that place, with the Market next door. Friday night was graduation followed by a lovely party at Tammy and James' house. It was a beautiful night.
We are so proud of
Harrison, and the rest of the weekend was a blast!  So nice to spend time with family and friends.
This las weekend I spent in D'Hanis celebrating Judith's birthday.  Camile put this "surprise" together and darned if it didn't work...she was surprised!  We met at Bill and Rosa's in D'hanis for dinner and had a lot of laughs and good food, we also listened to some great music by Ronnie Mason and a song as we left sung by Tony Hackebeil for Judith's birthday...The weekend was great, the food and company was great, couldn't have asked for a better weekend.

The kids are now in summer athletic camps and my dear mom is helping me get them to and fro...thanks're the best...until next time

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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