Verse of the day...

~ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 Our yearly family trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch!!!   It was a perfect day!  Sun shinning... just slightly cool.. so warm enough to just be layered in a couple of orange shirts!  

Here's my guys enjoying their Smoked Turkey legs!!!  YUM!!!


Poor Michael ............

Oh no Patrick................

David and Patrick jumping on the huge pillow!!!!

 Be safe ... Stay warm... and Have Fun! & blessings

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Look what I won................

I entered a drawing Facebook and WON!!!! 
I love it!  It says Navy Mom across the top.... with the Navy seal in the middle... made with Navy uniform fabric.
I've already moved into it.  Wasnt out of the box 10 minutes and I was cleaning out my old purse to move into this one!  :)

You can see her lovely work and even order one if you want from HERE

Thank you Lisa for my beautiful new purse!
God Bless you my friend!!!


Monday, October 29, 2012


for my son Michael.
He is showing signs of relapsing from Nephrotic Syndrome! 

Please help him fight this by praying for him!  Thank you!!!

Hugs... Love & Blessings

Friday, October 26, 2012

Freebie Friday.......

Came across these and had to share.
Perfect for Halloween..... gift giving to teachers... or parties!

Pattern can be found through HERE

Have a Great weekend
God Bless

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Forgiving those who have seriously hurt us is one of our most challenging "assignments." And merely having a desire to obey God or saying the right words does not necessarily accomplish the task. Old memories and pain can steal back into the mind, stirring up emotions of anger and injustice.

Though we have a responsibility to take the initiative soon after suffering harm, forgiveness for deep hurts is a process. Begin immediately to prevent a root of bitterness from developing. But remember: The deeper the hurt, the more time it will take to work through forgiveness. Never become discouraged—the Lord will walk with you each step of the way.

Confession to God is the beginning of the process. Come before Him, admitting any resentment and acknowledging it as sin. As you lay your anger and hurt before the Lord, let Him begin to heal your broken heart.
Sometimes the process can also involve going to the offender and confessing your sinful attitude toward him. This is a time not to build your case or itemize his wrongs but simply to admit your own. Although the offense against you may seem greater than your unforgiving attitude, avoid the temptation to "rank" sins. And leave judgment to God.

Forgiveness brings freedom from the agitation that accompanies resentment. In working through the process, you'll begin to see the one who hurt you through eyes of compassion. Eventually, you will be able to thank God for the opportunity to learn forgiveness and live in His grace.

God Bless

Monday, October 22, 2012


For Ken.
He has a sore throat and fever!
Thank you for any and all prayers

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Jr High Football .................

Our awesome team!   Love you #86
Our season ended last week but it was a great one!  The boys did awesome!  The weather was pretty decent ... so made for nice nights to watch the games!  
Great job boys!  You made your school and families proud!

God Bless

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Compound Butters.............

Oh so yummy!!! 
I made these today to have with our pasta dinner tonight.
The larger block is Gorgonzola Cheese/ bacon butter
The smaller block is Garlic & Herb butter

I think I may make these and others for Christmas gifts this year!!! :)

have a great day...
thanks for stoppin' by
God Bless

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Win your war...............

After September 11, 2001, our country declared war against terrorism. Initially, this effort monopolized headlines and kept many of us glued to the television. Eleven years later, there is far less publicity about the struggle, but we are far from experiencing international peace.

These are trying, uncertain times—and not just on a global scale. As believers, we face warfare constantly, wrestling with sin and its consequences. Continually at a crossroads, we are faced with a decision: Will we follow Jesus or let the pressures of life turn our loyalty elsewhere?

In any war—whether renewed tensions in the Middle East or our own spiritual battle—there are several actions essential for victory. Lets talk about our Enemy and the way he operates. In his desire to draw us away from the Lord, the Devil attempts to bring doubt, sin, guilt, and destruction to our lives. He deceives, divides, and destroys.

Christians must stay alert with regard to the Enemy. When we are reading the Word, praying, and spending time with other believers, good protection is in place. By memorizing Scripture, we have truth in our hearts to shield us against deception. In addition, we can tell Satan to flee in the name of Christ (Mark 16:17; Luke 10:17).

Are you in a vulnerable position where the Adversary has easy access? Make sure your life is firm upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ. Unless you purposefully stay close to Him, the Devil will draw you away from God. Be like a branch that stays attached to the vine so that victory is yours.

God Bless

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Show & Share................

Here is my project in honor of I Love Yarn Day .. yesterday!
I have this little 13" baby doll that over the years has lost all her clothes.  She sits in a basket I keep full of toys for my grandbabies when they come to visit.  Well ..... I decided that my "I Love Yarn Day" project would be to make this sweet little doll an outfit.  
I'm really pleased at how it all came out...and super happy my baby doll isnt cold anymore.   :)

Thanks for stoppin' by......
Have a wonderful day!
God Bless

Friday, October 12, 2012


God Bless you all................
and thank you Lord for yarn!  :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Our new family Jeep................

Oh... I love it!   Its a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

We're getting rid of our van... and will have 3 awesome Jeeps in the family. 
Patrick has his 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Ken will drive my white 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
and I will drive this one.   
Woo Hoo..................... No more car payments!!!!

Thanks so  for stoppin' in!
have a great day!!! & blessings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday ..........

to my Beautful Daughter!!!

Happy Birthday baby girl.................. Mommy loves you!!!

God Bless

Friday, October 5, 2012

"Pink Out" Football game............

Well..... our High School team may not have won the game tonight.... but we sure had fun watching and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by filling the stands with Lots of Pink.  Our football players even had bright pink socks on. 

Here is my "Pink" family! 
yep....we were cold!  LOL  Good thing I made us all Pink Football beanies! & blessings to all........
stay warm! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood.

I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe. But I thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly. This is my prayer. In Jesus' Name,  Amen.