Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nourish Peace

I am behind in painting. I have two friends who I want to paint birthday paintings for and both birthdays were in December.

Sometimes, I want to paint something but my "God vision" isn't the same as my own personal vision. So, I sit and wait and wait and wait, until I give in an attempt to paint the picture I know is meant for the person because I paint from vision not from a place of comfort. It usual requires me painting something I think I can't paint. Then, somehow, I paint it anyway. All because I listen to the "God voice" the voice of peace...

This is what keeps going through my head for my friends painting. It does not mean I know the answers, I do not. I just write and hope it makes people feel happy.

Nourish Peace

It takes a lot of effort to have personal peace

What can you do to have that peace

for yourself

What are the things standing in the way

of this

for you

What can be let go

What else can you give

to God

Nourish peace

drink it in

like water


Friday, January 23, 2009

Things I Am Noticing

It seems like so many people

are trying to find

their soul purpose-

the thing they were put

on this Earth to do

It seems when we are

on the wrong road-

it is hard to feel



we just want to give more

to use the gifts God has given us

There is a peace plan for

all of us

God gave it to us

sometimes we just need

to be open

and listen

I am listening, I hope I hear :)

Mima's Friend

My sweet Mom went to the funeral today for a friend she has had for 50 years. She said she was seeing the memories like a movie in her head. Josephine was ready to go...very peaceful...but she will be missed.
Tell your friends how much you love them today. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Being busy --art by Ellie (paint by numbers)

I don't like it when I am too busy. It leaves me feeling very ungrounded.

I will be writing more- pls listen to the first song. How many of us feel like this, but we can get through it. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Jenny Lynn Skeen!!

Happy Birthday my friend!! You know I love you bunches!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am learning to accept

certain things

about myself that

may be difficult to accept

but once accepted

I can use it to

help people or

encourage people

who need it

it is really okay

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Please pray for Abby

Here is a blog link about a very sick little girl. Please pray for her.


True Colors sung by Cyndi Lauper

I love the words to this song. I listen to them when I am sad. Something about the words makes me feel better.

"you with the sad eyes

don't be discouraged

Oh I realize

it is hard to take courage

in a world full of people

you can lose sight of it all

and the darkness inside

you makes you feel so small

but I see your true colors

shining through"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Moon

from a while back-

The moon so gorgeous

so high in the sky

people all see it at

different times

it connects u sreally

though we don't know how

we all feel the beauty


sense the peaceful presence

if we just

sit back and look

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Talking to kids about strangers

hi friends- I meant to post this last week but ,as usual, I got distracted. I was on the phone with Shannon the other day and the kids were outside in the front yard playing. Emma came running in and said "mama, can I go around the block"? I said "no" but I asked why she wanted to go. She said I need to help the lady find her dog. Apparently, a woman in a car actually pulled up to them and asked them if they had seen her dog and if they could help her find it. Well, this shocked me because it was a woman. I had mostly warned the kids about men in cars asking for help. So, it was either a very irresponsible woman or she was up to something sinister. After I could breathe again (hearing the actual words from you kid is scary) , I did brag on Emma for doing the right thing and then later, I had to warn her not to talk at all to the stranger in the car. UGH... I am sharing this to let people know that although we tend to warn against men, it is best to remind them women can be dangerous too. No one in a car needs help from a child!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Congrats To Tiffani

Congratulations to Tiff, she had her baby!! Check him out on her blog www.stillseekingsanity.blogspot.com he is so cute!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Understanding Others

I love Facebook. I love talking to people I haven't talked with since 3rd grade and I love sharing pictures with friends I see all the time.

One thing I have noticed is how alike so many of us are. When we go back and share memories from high school or elementary school, we realize we were all so insecure. All the people who seemed to have it all "together", were really scared to death like everyone else.

I have been encouraged by some of my friends ability to share their experiences with depression. The more we talk about it, the more it will help take the "stigma" away from it. So many people have suffered in silence from depression. Now, they are getting brave and speaking.

I didn't know joining Facebook would lead me down this road, but I am glad it did. It is my dream to help people who suffer and to offer encouragement without judgement. I am very blessed to have met others who feel exactly the same way. I think it is the start of a big circle of encouragement.

I am proof there is hope. I get excited everytime I hear another person share their VICTORY over depression.

Remember, no one is perfect, we all have struggles but we can all help each other to move forward!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009



I saw this on Oprah today. It was obviously a rerun but it was new to me......I sat and watched this 16 year old sing and cried. She sings from her heart......and her dreams are coming true. It is a great story of hope!!