Friday, July 13, 2012

One Shoe Doesn’t Count


I’m up late again, and so very tired too. And as I look around my office, my still unfinished office, cluttered with an assortment of supplies, and numerous other unfinished projects, my eye landed on this shoe template I stitched up. Yep just one shoe. Unfinished. And in my late night musing, having finally forced enough strength in my cold ridden body, I have come to the conclusion that one shoe doesn’t count. No matter how great the idea, how noble the intention, how spectacular the effort, nothing is worth it if it’s only half done. I mean, half a peanut butter and…, oh wait, that would be a peanut butter sandwich, and those are awesome! Bad example, but you do get my point. We didn’t start off wanting to climb over supplies etc to get to our wall to wall custom made by us desk, or freezing and making smoothies with our fruit because our diy solar dehydrator doesn’t have a door yet…. Enough! I’m calling it quits. no more new I have a fabulous idea projects until these old ones get done! I am holding myself accountable. I am setting deadlines people. I mean business! Lol, ok that was a bit over the top, but I am serious. It’s time to make the other shoe.

Boy I really get tough when I’m up late. Hmmm maybe my Fav is right and I should get some more rest.

Have a beautiful! Oh! And for those who have been wondering, I did finish my other shoes, I’m talking about a different shoe in this post.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Reading


Those who really know me know I absolutely love to read, and one of my favorite all time authors is Ted Dekker. I have been waiting for this latest book that he coauthored with Tosca Lee (another great author) to be available at our favorite book store (the library) since I read book one in the series, and it’s here!


I had the book on reserve as soon as I heard it was being released, and my Fav picked it up for me today! But now that it is here, I can’t help but feel a bit hesitant to start it. Because once I start it I probably wont put it down until it’s finished, and as this is book 2 of a 3 part series… Now I know why my Mom wont read a series until she has ALL the books in her possession. But I am so excited to read this next installment that I will probably just reread it when the next one comes out.

And just a little plug, for those of you who are low on storage space as we are, your local library is an excellent place to borrow and donate books!

Now back to Ted Dekker, my love affair with his writing started with a book he coauthored with Bill Bright years ago, “Blessed Child”. I loved the book, and the sequel so much, I became a quick fan, and followed his writing ever since. I even attempted to read “Three”

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This is one of a hand full of books I have never finished. Dekker’s writings are so compelling and vivid, I was scared out of my wits checking around corners, peeking out windows! I was a mess for days after reading only 3 chapters! So while I LOVE him as an author, I steer clear of his Thrillers, and stick close to his Fantasy pieces.

If you want to know more about this amazing author visit his website at


Oh! And I HIGHLY suggest reading his Circle Series. A truly beautiful body of work. absolutely brilliant! Happy reading!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Welcome Baby A.M.P.-Teasers


She has her daddy’s swagger,


…her mama’s looks,

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the protection of an awesome big brother,


and the love of a slew of family and friends worldwide!

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Welcome Little A.M.P!

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Growing Fast – A.“M”.G Teasers


I feel so very honored to watch this family grow, and can hardly believe little “Magic” has grown so much, already! 

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She and big brother TG have such bright personalities, and she's so alert with her great smile.

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Still surrounded by love, each of her precious moments is filled with wonder.

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And look! She’s even ready to party in her ruffle-y dress! 


I’m so glad I get to help preserve this treasured time!

…from the Sister’s In Ministry Prayer Breakfast


Each year for the past seven years, these lovely, anointed ladies,

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host an awesome prayer breakfast consisting of anointed speakers, awardees, and venders.     

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This year with the theme of Unshakable Faith, was as awesomely unifying, celebratory, and encouraging as the years prior!