Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday Smile

I smiled today as I went to the food bank to purchase groceries to distribute to needy teens.
Thank you Amy for your lovely reminder.
Pleaes visit Amy her button is on my sidebar.

Smiles Everyone,

Monday, June 16, 2008

Moving Day

Movers arrive at 2 p.m. I hope this doesn't happen! I am still packing but wanted to write a short post while I have the chance.
Please pray for our move. The horses go tomorrow!

Blessings to all.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blessed Day

I hope that everyone has a Blessed time today. I am still borrowing my daughters computer since ours won't be hooked up for a few days but I wanted to wish everyone a Blessed Day.

I have one thought to leave you all.

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a "Daddy". I pray that each of you out there have a husband that is a "Daddy" to your children. Many kids don't have one. I believe that "Special" that they have to have in thier lives is a relationship with God. Today I pray for all the fathers out there that need to find thier "Daddy" so that they can become a "Daddy".

Scroll all the way to the bottom for a wonderful illustration of our Heavenly Fathers love for us.


Friday, June 13, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

This is my new house! Yea God. I think it is just adorable and I am calling it a cottage because it just looks like one to me. I have to be brief because we still don't have cable back at home and I am at my daughters using her computer and watching the baby. We won't get cable till we move because the problem is at the pole and they have to start all over. We elected not to have them spend the money because we are only going to be here till Monday! Yea.

Below is Kellis sweet Show and Tell photo. Please run over and visit her and all the Show and Tell's. I just love Fridays. If you haven't visited before it is worth the time. I have to run and rock the baby.

Oh I won't be able to check email for awhile so if you have emailed please bear with me till we get everything hooked back up again.
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

Happy Wednesday to you all. This beautiful illustrations was done by Amy. Her button is on my sidebar. Go and visit her and see the other WFW participants.

Thank you Amy again; your illustration is a Blessing.

On Wed. I go to the food bank to collect food to distribute to my teenage clients.
You can check out our ministry blog at

Thanks for stopping in and please leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Still and Patience

Tonight we still wait patiently. At least we try to be patient. We did sign a lease tonight just minutes ago. They say it is only a formality but I am still worried about the entire process. We get to take two horses, two donkeys, Daisy and the two cats. That means one horse has to find another home. I am tired,scared, frustrated,confused and anxious. As much as I want to trust and believe; the last two weeks have been so difficult that I am afraid to believe that it is really happening.

So tonight I thank Amy for this lovely reminder to be patient and wait.

Thank you Amy. Thank you God.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Cottage "God's Will'

We found a house sort of. We are still waiting for final approval. I have had problems with the cable since Thurs. so I am making this fast.

But the bottom line is I love this little house. It looks like a cottage to me. Although it has 3 bedrooms, 1 living and kitchen I don't know if it technically is a cottage but that is what I will call it. It is behind a white fence and sits on 2 acreas. The owner has over 150 acreas and will let the horses on it.

The hold up is someone offered him a lot more money to land a helicopter on the property. No, I am not kidding.

We spoke with him again tonight and he said he talked to his wife and they are praying about it.

So all my friends out there I am asking you to join him in prayer and pray that God opens the doors.

This means we can take all our animals. And there are a couple of opportunities revolving around this property for our ministry. I'll share all that later.

But, don't you think this is just the cutest little house? Can you just imagine the flower beds?

I know I will be loosing my connection again shortly so I'll close for now.
Thanks for your prayers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

I think Amy must have been thinking of me when she chose this verse for today.

Thank you Amy for the reminder.

We are waiting (at least trying) patiently on the Lord. We are still looking for a house to rent.

Please friends pray for these two important needs:

. . . A house near our mothers

. . . Homes/families for 2 horses and 2 mini donkeys. They have been with us for over 15 years. It will be difficult to sell the horses because they are getting older but we really need some money for the move.

. . . Provision

Please visit Amy and the others participating in this wonderful Wordfilled Wednesday. Amy's link is on my sidebar.

Have a Blessed Day

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Waiting and Trusting

We are back to looking again for a house. I know that God has a plan. Right now we are waiting on him and trusting. I know that all things do work together for good.
I also know that we need a hedge of protection around us and the ministry right now because everywhere we turn a door slams shut on us.

On some level I know that we are being tested. I am not sure why.

I am having diffculty this morning focusing because things with our mentee's in Houston are just absolutely crazing. I have been on the phone off and all day and night yesterday and now this morning. I cannot share all the details and even if I could it is so confusing that I don't know that I could write it all down.
I teasingly told M. that I need to write it all down and sell it to Lifetime or Hallmark or someplace. Jokingly we began to cast all the players.

I will end this somewhat weird post by saying that M. suggested that they cast Jennifer Lopez in my part. If I could really look like her. Wow.

Please pray for us.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Please pray for us

Another photo of an Iris. I finished digging them up and they are drying. I searched the net and got conflicting suggestions. So I am going to try a couple of different ways. Potting them up, storing in a box of sawdust shavings (easy to come by when you have horses.)and storing them in the fridge. I have enough to test out all these options. I also dug up wild violets today and put them in a pot. I still have canna's to put in pots.

Did I mention earlier today we found a house. The more I think about it the more I am falling in love with it. It is much smaller than what I have had but it is just really cute. And I really think we can decorate it so cool. I am just excited and looking forward to moving.

I wanted to post a picture and ask everyone to pray for us. Because basically we are waiting for them to approve us. Because we are full time in the ministry and we are supported and funded by donations we can't show any real income like a pay check. So they are checking all our references. I am just praying that God it really is God's will because I am just falling in love with this little house.

As I am packing I am running across things that I have had put away that I couldn't use or had a place to put. That sounds strange I know because we are down sizing but yet I plan to use things I have had put away.

Well for instance I have these really cool blue bottles. The new house has a window over the kitchen sink. Can you just picture blue bottles with a daisy in each lined up on the window sill? (the current house; the sink is in an island seperating the kitchen and eating area.)

I have loved this house but it is time to move on.

And flower beds let me talk about them. I have daffodil and tulip bulbs that I got free. The new house has the cutest little patio with a little "L" shaped brick flower box. It will just look so sweet next spring with the daffodils and tulips blooming!

And the front porch well it will definately hold two rockers and does not have a wall like the one I have now. Yea Lord!

I just cannot help but get excited. I am trusting that God directed us to this cute little house. I am praying that he will provide all the provision necessary for us to move.

I am also excited because it is so close to our mission location just 2-5 minutes so our life will change so much. And it is the same distance from both of our mothers.

I am so looking forward to moving and settling in and having people over for dinner.
Or girlfriends over for lunch.

We will know for sure tomorrow if we have been approved so please dear friends pray for us.

Starting tomorrow because I am busy with packing I am going to share some of my favorite blogs. I'll be posting pictures of porches and gardens. So please come by this week and check it all out.

Thanks so much for your prayers.


Praising God Sunday

I have these in my yard. This morning I started digging them up to take to the new house. But I am not totally sure about storing them or replanting. I would definately welcome any suggestions from anyone. (I got this photo off

It was/is cool and breezy and a beautiful morning. I was thanking God as I was digging and thinking about his beautiful work. Isn't it just amazing all the beautiful flowers? I love flowers and gardens and I am looking forward to moving and having alot more time to dig and play in the dirt!

Psalms 63:3
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Thank you God for showing us your love by giving us such lovely things as Iris's that make us happy.