Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Prayer for the Coming Year for Me

My prayer to God for the new year......this is from a song by Brandon Heath......

Give me your eyes for just one second Give me your eyes so I can see Everything that I keep missing Give me your love for humanity Give me your arms for the broken hearted The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Powerful words that could change the world if everyone wished for these things. :)
Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sometimes I Wonder

Sometimes I wonder

if I write too much

give away too much


it is easier for me to write

than to speak about

feelings in person (my close friends know this)

but it is never too much

if it helps one person

if it makes someone

feel less alone

because that is what I am

meant to do

I've been so blessed

by little angel friends

who encourage

I hope to pass along the blessings

with writing, painting and friendship

I am so excited to see what

the new year will bring!!!

For Debby who never gives up on anyone!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Have you ever driven through a drive thru resturant to look inside the window, see the stress, and be glad you didn't work there? I have many times. Now, I try to make eye contact with the stressed person in the window and give them a big SMILE. It is amazing to watch their expression change and for a moment, they give a nice smile back. That is the power of kindness. It is contagious.

Everyone needs to be lifted up. Everyone needs to feel important. Lets take the time to give people a HUGE SMILE today!!! They will return it and maybe for a second their day will get better, I know mine will!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008


There are so many things

that happen

I can feel but

not really grasp

to stay peaceful

I have to accept the unexplained

this was hard at first

but I can breathe

through it and learn to

live in wonder

to be thankful

for the unexpected

to find joy in the

gifts of color and empathy

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Angel in a Tree

My latest painting--for a kind friend :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Never Doubt

Never doubt in darkness

What God reveals in the LIGHT

I love this quote!! Never doubt the gifts because things feel dark, take some time, feel through the darkness and remember the LIGHT and all it reveals.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Always Friends

I'll be there for you
if you ever need me
not asking anything
in return
except honesty
no matter how often
I see you
how often
I talk to you
I'll always love you
and value you
Friendships can take many forms
all are valued in my heart-
never to be forgotten

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Friend Elizabeth

I was having a really bad day yesterday. I have been having some problems with Ellie. Out of respect to her, I won't blog about them but it is stressful, anyway.

I went to Cara's conference yesterday afternoon with her kindergarten teacher, her teacher told me again how Cara is perfectly happy in her position in our family and how she looks at her school work like she looks at her family position (the baby). She knows this is just Cara's personality and we can't change it so to overcome it she is going to have to really work hard in the next few months to make it to first grade.

While Mrs. Weaver was talking, I was thinking "I can't take one more thing", and I could feel tears coming up in my eyes. She assured me that there is no reason Cara can't do this if we work at it. Well, I left the school feeling like a complete failure all around.

If you read my blog you know the whole story about my painting and how meeting Jo Frost and being on Supernanny helped me with that....also it gave me the vision of how I wanted to help other women get past self doubt so they can shine and use their own gifts.....

One day I was sharing this story with my friend Elizabeth. She told me she had always wanted to sketch and illustrate but she quit trying because of "not thinking she was good enough". Well, months went by and then a few weeks ago, she told me she had started drawing again.

Last night she decided to show them to me. The are so great!! The really great thing is, she sketched them for other ladies who needed support!! I love these stories.

Sweet Elizabeth, you had no idea what I have been going through, so you had no idea what a blessing you were to me last night. It reminded me to not get so down over everyday struggles to lose sight of the things that are important, like helping people and using our gifts to enocourage. That is what you did for me.....God was using you to remind me of the good things.

Thank you!!

I am posting her beautiful picture. :) The writing on her picture says "out of the shadows, she dances"....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Antoinette Lewis from Supernanny

Hi- Antoinette Lewis was recently on an episode of Supernanny. She lost her husband and is having hard times right now. Please consider donating to her fund every dollar will help her. She has 2 small children.
If you can't donate please pray for her...and please let others know about her.
Thank you!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cara's Art

All of my kids did very well in art and we enjoyed the art show. This is Cara's art, she is in Kindergarten. I am proud of them!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Last Year

Here is one of my first writings from last year. It proves confidence can grow when you have the right help and are following your path. After we filmed Supernanny, I had to make sense of a lot of emotions.This wasn't easy for me but it is best to feel it to move past it.....then, you will be able to see it in others and help them.
So, this is from last year when I had MUCH to sort out. I hope you can see how my confidence has grown.......even if is hasn't always been easy!!! It is short but to the point. :) I am talking about the NUMBNESS!!

where did is start
maybe years ago
it grew to be huge
but i didn’t know
why can’t i just happily move on
to a friendlier place

From this Time Last Year

Here is my origional reason for starting this blog!!

For as long as I can remember I have seen colors and pictures in my head. I can’t really describe it but it is like I think of a person and they have a color. I see drawn pictures in my head of different things. Sometimes the pictures move like cartoons and sometimes they are still.
I was in my 30’s before I realized this is a gift. I didn’t realize everyone didn’t see these things.
I will be writing about that on this blog.
Happy Day!!!