Friday, May 29, 2009


I THOUGHT I only had one math class to complete before transfering to University as a Junior. Well, I was sort-of math class to complete my General Education requirements. However, I have 2 more classes to complete for my major! Oh, I knew I should have met with a different counselor after the first one just focused on my Gen Ed only!!!

So, frustrations abound in my heart today but it will be alright. God is on His throne and in control. And when I finally follow through with all these requirements and get solid information, the frustrations will just become new ones! :-) And no, I am not proclaiming gloom and doom or having catastrophic expectations...I am just being honest and realistic. Frustrations are lessons learned (I hope) and the end result will be worth every second!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

As I Pray

Sitting in my car
Tears streaming from my eyes
Tired of this ragged race
Hungry to see Your face

The unceasing grind
Leaves me weary and undone
Pain and stress engulf me
I thirst for some relief

My soul begs for more
A closer walk with You
Searching both day and night
Lord, help me to win the fight

Now a new day dawns
Refresh me, Lord, I pray
These tears offer cleansing release
As Your perfect will I seek

Guide through every day
My life is Yours' to use
I lift my heart, my voice to say
Thank You for answering me today

As I pray

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award and 7 Things I Love

Sis. Shirley Buxton has so graciously awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I am honored to have such a great writer give me an award for my sometimes awkward attempts at blogging.

Though I could go on and on and on and on and...well you get the drift, here are the top 7 things I love in life:

1. God
He has never ever let me down and has seen me through many dark trials, failures, and
valleys. Yet He always leads me back to the mountain top where I find joy and strength. His
eye is on this little "sparrow" and I know He is watching me. He is the best friend you could
ever ask for!

2. My husband, Mark
Mark has exemplified Christ's love for me on many occasions. Quiet though he may be, he
never hesitates to let me know he loves me and how he feels about what I am doing! LOL

3. My children: Marissa, Jessica, and Justin
Creative, bright, full of love and laughter, my children have been an inspiration to me. I
MUST continue to walk with God and show His love to my children so that they can draw
ever closer to the One who loves them beyond measure.

4. Apostolic Truth
I have been fortunate to be raised in the Apostolic faith from birth. I am 4th generation
Pentecost and my children are 5th generation. Having the Word of God to turn to and stand
upon is the best thing. Knowing that I am founded in Truth and striving for Holiness assures
me of a day when I will hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
thy lord."

5. My family
My mother, father, sister, brother, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles are a blessing in my life.
There have been many laughs over the years and hopefully many more to come. May God
bless my family, especially those that have walked away from truth and those who have
never come to know Him in the Holy Ghost.

6. Music
I know, I know this is not very original (see Sis. Buxton's blog, as well as many other Kreativ
Blogger winners) but it is definitely in my top 7!!! Jazz, classical, gospel, contemporary, show
tunes, a little country, even less bluegrass, it doesn't matter, I like it! I want to learn more,
practice more often, increase my ability to play the more challenging styles, and more than
anything want God's anointing on all of it. May He bless me with more songs to write and sing
for His glory!

7. Chocolate
Quite different from the rest of my favorites. I, like most people, adore chocolate. My
foremost choice will now and for all time be.....Dark chocolate. I love the bittersweet bite! And
when you melt it around almonds, well, I might think I have died and gone to heaven!!!! In
fact, Lord, please make sure we have some dark chocolate covered almonds on the
smorgasbord of eternity!!

I am tagging the following people and awarding them the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Theresa Lozano at Lozano Family
Katie Booker at Life at the Booker Household
Sarrah Dillon at She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
Jarron Brown at Jarron's Blog
Preston Brown at Preston's Ramblings
Bekki Simpson at The Art of Dancing in the Rain
Erica Rose Marxer at Erica's Place

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Official...

It has officially begun. Marissa and Jessica are now babysitters! Yes, I am overwhelmed with this new status of my babies. How did they get old enough to be watching someone else's children? Where did the time go?

My girls are babysitting, even now, as I type this post. They are watching the cutest of twins, John and Isabella. The first time the girls started watching the twins was a doozy!! In fact, they met my husband at the backdoor as he came home from work, dropped both babies into his arms, and ran for cover! LOL The next time, which was last week, was Oh, SO much better. The babies just needed to get used to the girls and our home. They love the "woowoo" aka as Anabelle, our Dachshund. She is pretty good with them and loves the attention.

I keep calling them babies but I believe they are around 1 1/2 years old now. They are both beautiful children and have overcome the effects of their extra early birth . If I am correct, they were born at 26 weeks gestation. They were in the hospital for several months until they were 4 pounds or so. Maureen, their gorgeous mommy, has had her hands full, FOR SURE!

Today, the girls seem to have a great grasp on how to meet any and all situations. It makes me proud to see them care for these babies with so much love and natural ability. It also makes me happy to see them earning a little money for themselves. When you earn the money yourself, you are more apt to be more careful how you spend it and take better care of what you buy.

To see pictures of these cuties, visit my friend Laura Berrier's blog. She shot some candid shots of both kids at Heather and Joe Serna's recent wedding reception. Now, I am going to go check on my girls and see how they and the babies are doing. See you again soon.