Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Skies are so Peaceful

Favorite thing for today

All things fall, well, not spiders, but everything else.
Fall brings a time to enjoy nature, breathe in the crisp air, and hang out with friends and family. The changing of the leaves on the trees, reminds me of how much hidden beauty we all have, we have beauty for every season in our lives, sometimes it takes a look back to realize the beauty was there.
Fall is God's artwork!

Favorite thing for today (this will end tomorrow) lol

A few favorite things for fall...I love apple cider, changing leaves, cool crisp air, kids playing outside, coffee, fall candles, being together with friends and family!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My favorite thing for today!

 My favorite thing for today is Kim Clevenger! I met her a few years ago, she was the casting producer for Supernanny. She was only around for 2 days, but we kept in touch and have had fun visits together since. I love her, she is one of my very best friends.
 Kim has so much integrity and does her job with care. She really cares about people, no fakeness and this is not always easy in reality TV business..I'm blessed to know her!

the Field

 I see myself standing in a field
 a few years ago the picture in my mind
 seemed black and white
 now is is color and I feel

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Loving God means Loving People, not just the people who look like you, but all people.

Monster High Dolls

Hi! Happy Hump Day!
My favorite thing for today is Monster High dolls! My kids rarely take the time to play with "toys" anymore. These dolls have given Emma and Cara hours of enjoyments. They are monsters but they are pretty. They are not in pink like barbies, they are "cool" for the girls! WooHoo!
 They are cheapest at Target so go buy a little girl a doll!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

favorite thing for today!

My favorite thing for today is Debby Bivins! She has been my friend for ever and has helped me so much. It is so cool watching how God uses Deb to help so many people! Love you Debby!

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Painting!

Favorite Thing For Today!

Live and learn
share experiences
make someone else feel less alone.
Help a teen get though a bullying situation..
Please visit
Care and share!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I going to write about people and things I love!
I love Jenny Skeen! She has the same type of humor as me! We laugh a lot! She has done hard work on getting though some vices and is doing well! She has an amazing singing voice and we love her cd (pls make a new one jen) Most of all I know she loves me and accepts me as I am, quirkiness and all!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friends Who Are Talented!

I LOVE having creative friends! the first painting is is a mixed media by Suzanne Ruben (and she is going to teach me how to do mixed media)!The second one is by my friend of 10 years, Kathy Ward!!! LOVE it!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Missing Peace

My painting for my friend DeeDee who is going through a lot right now. I was praying for her and God gave me this picture. He is going to help her by giving her the "missing peaces" in her life. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Little About Me

Hi Friends! I have to type quickly because I have to cook dinner and go to class.
I written about part of this before. The past year has been so freeing for me. God is so good to free me of things that have haunted me for a while (although, I was totally ignoring it).
I can now admit to all my friends who read this blog (I have actually been able to tell this before but I say that the past two times I have told it are the first because I now BELIEVE it, which also made it so much easier to be free of it. I've blurted it out in the past and felt nothing, those did not count.
When I was 9 years old, I was molested by a 14 year old boy whom I trusted. I quickly pushed it aside and told myself "it could have been so much worse so I'm okay"...moved on and never dealt with it, just buried it.
Fast forward a few years, we did Supernanny in 2007, I met Jo Frost and her encouragement started a major healing in me. She knew that the problem was not our children, the problem was the parents and she talked with me and knew I needed to break free of some stuff. I'm forever grateful and thankful to have her as a friend.
I continued to heal over the past few years and parts of it have been hard, I have used writing and painting to help. :)
I am getting my masters in counseling and the classes have helped me so much. i have found a group of friends @ the Refuge who LOVE GOD and LOVE PEOPLE. I was able to stand in front of this group of people and tell what happened to me without any shame. I"m so thankful for them.
Now, I feel free. I know one is never completed healed in life but I feel like I have been given a fresh start and I am so thankful. I know longer have a scared 9 year old girl hidden in my heart.
I'm only sharing this with you because I know there are others just like me, who live in shame for something you had no control over. Pray for freedom and take baby steps. It is possible to heal your heart.
Thanks to friends who has listened to me for years and I love them so much! First, my husband who didn't know about any of this until a few months ago, Debby, Kim, Jenny, Leslie, DeeDee, kadi, Judy and Kathy, I love ya'll.
Healing is possible. Like the song says "maybe blessings come through raindrops and your healing comes through tears"
God Loves You no matter who you are.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Miss Cara

My Cara, she makes me laugh. One day last week I was going somewhere without makeup on and I said to myself "I look like monkey booty", Cara didn't even acknowledge she heard me. Fast forward to last Saturday, we were meeting a new friend of Ellie's who just moved here from Texas. The first thing Cara said was, "my mommy says she looks like monkey booty without makeup"....ah, they are always listening.

Monday, September 12, 2011

 Happy Day today! Count your blessings!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


We remember Sept, 11, 2001. The bravery of people amazes me. We will never forget!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Being Quiet to Hear

Learning lots everyday. I wonder what it all means. Traveling down the road of noticing everything. I love the rustle of the leaves in the invisable wind. Just pay attention, we have to be quiet to hear.
Art by Emma Schrage

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Nothing like a cool day to bring on writing!
Things become clearer when you turn off social media and sit on the porch and listen to the wind.
Thank you God!

Sunday, September 4, 2011



When everything is dry

a rain comes to refresh

everything comes back

to life

Prayer works the same way

it refreshes the soul