Friday, June 27, 2008


Does anyone know of a good Bible on CD that I can play in my car? My kids like to hear the Christian radio station, but I was wondering if there was a really good travel Bible out there, one on CD? I have checked Amazon and there are so many I thought I would ask you all for your opinions. Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Home part 1 (long)

I am just sharing some pictures with family and friends of our new military quarters. First picture living area taken from stair case. 2nd picture upstairs hall taken from my bedroom, 3rd picture my room facing hallway with closets and master bathroom, 4th picture my bed with the quilt my mom made me years ago and of course the Dallas Cowboys quilt she made me hanging on my bed, and 5th my bed taken from my bathroom.

Home (long)

I am only publishing these because I have a few family and friends who want to see our new military housing in Hawaii. You can peak if you like or just skip. 1st picture kitchen with computer area and laundry room. 2nd picture reading area (we call it the library but we haven't gotten around to putting shelving in yet) next to the kitchen, 3rd picture dining room, 4th picture kitchen taken from the dining area, 5th picture living room taken from top floor.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I have this unusual thing about me. When someone passes away I like to be at places they like to be. Last night we went to Dave and Busters. It was a place my mom liked to go on occasion to lunch, where she liked the tempura mushrooms. Then we went to Borders Books in Honolulu. I never go here. I go to the Borders that is now 10 minutes away from my house. But this is the Borders my mom went to. While there I was browsing and came across this book. About a month ago I came across this but thought I don't really like this type of book because the books I like usually have more meat in them, but mom would love this one. So last night I kept picking this book up and putting it down saying to myself "I can't buy this one, I'll probably hate it." Then I read the back, then I read the backs of the other books in this series, then I purchased "The Hungry Girl" Cookbook, then I went back and was so compelled I bought the book. I read the first page and really liked it so all I can say is "thanks mom."

I leave you all with one of my favorite songs and one that I truly thinks describes what Heaven will really be like.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

mom (Judy Coleman)

My mom went home to her savior today, June 21, 2008. She will be missed by many. She was the type of person who would do anything for anybody. Even her doctor and nurses fell in love with her at Sloan. I don't have to question why she went home because I rest assured that Jesus wanted to release her from the grasp of the disease she has been fighting for the last 3 months or more. I also know that Jesus brings home many soon who are special to him. Please pray for my family and especially my dad who is having a very hard time. This picture is of one of my mom's happiest times ever. We are in Hawaii and it is my daughters baby shower. It is 2004. Hawaii is a place mom always wanted to go and she came, many times. My dad is the one wearing the football jersey and my mom is next to him. Vanessa (my daughter) is next to her and her sister Kira (the mom to be) is next, and then my son-in-law Cesar is next with Dominic Jr. on the end. That's me in front of my mom with my son Damian. As you can see the pink balloons are for my daughter who is having a daughter. Turns out she had a boy who now has pictures of his girlie baby shower. This was a fun day for my mom and the rest of us.

I know she is walking with my savior at this moment and there is no place I can think of that is better then this.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pray for mom please

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

This is one of my favorite quotes from the Bible. I pray a lot like I've said before and a day does not go by that I don't think of this quote from James 5:16.

My mom has acute kidney failure due to dehydration. So please pray that she recovers. Every time she tries to come home she has to go right back into the hospital because there is another roadblock. Please pray for her to get better and hopefully make it home eventually.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Leota's Garden

Right now I am reading this book. I a almost finished and I am really enjoying it. I absolutely love Francine Rivers and have read a few of her book over the years. Is anyone else reading anything good right now? Next I am going to read Unafraid by Francine. It is the story of Mary. I know I am going to like it as much as I like the other books she writes. For now that is the extent of my summer reading except for a few magazines. I have been taking the kids to the pool every day and it is nice just to relax and be able to read without thinking of anything else but the moment. The crock pot helps too.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

To my dad, my father-in-law, babe, my sisters husband Joe, and all my friends husband's out there. I thought you would all like this song as much as I do. I think it sums up what fathers feel about their daughters. Hope you all have a blessed Father's Day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just a few friends to keep in your prayers

I was very thankful for the many of you who prayed for my mom and continue to pray for the many in need that we have met through the blogs. I just wanted to make you all aware of some of the prayers that are needed out there.
Charla's friends who were in a 4 wheeler accident. Actually one little girl only 2 years old already passed away.
Kim's dad who's having a ballooning/stent procedure on his heart and who also has cancer.
Liz who's husband was recently diagnosed with Chron's.
Cheryl who has a few requests for her family members in need.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Not too long ago my husband bought this. The kids never asked for this when it came out, nor did they ask for this when so many of their friends were talking about it, but when mom saw this I just had to have it. Of course we have this but so far mom hasn't gotten off her butt to buy this considering this costs half the price of this.

Anyway the other day my son asked my if I wanted to play dodge ball with him on this system. I said "yah I love dodge ball. Well we start the game and the guy I am has boxing gloves on. I said "why is he wearing boxing" and Damian said "because he throws the ball at you and you have to hit it." That's not dodge ball. Dodge ball is where they throw balls at you and you have to try to avoid them not punch them. Once the game started the ball comes flying at you at 90 miles an hour and I could barely hit one. Damian kept saying "Mom, hit the balls." "I'm trying." Needless to say that was a bust so today I am going to go out looking for this. Something in the mommy skill range. Now lets see them beat me at pilates.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Miracle Monday

I had an awesome chance to hear this guys video at my church a few months ago and thought this was one of the miracles of the Lord that we all need to see. What an amazing guy.For more miracles go to Beth's blog here.


Whenever I pray for someone I always pray for God to send his angels to guard that person and I let Satan know he has no authority over them. These are some of the scriptures I like to read and meditate on because as believers they basically let Satan know where he stands. He has no authority here and I like him to know it. This is something I clearly let Satan know on a daily basis. We as believers have the authority over Satan, not the other way around and we must never forget it. * Satan cannot harm believers — "...and the evil one cannot harm him" (1 John 5:18).

* Satan must flee when resisted — "Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).

* Satan has no authority over Christians — "For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves" (Colossians 1:13).

* Satan has been disarmed and defeated — "And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross" (Colossians 2:15).

* Satan and his works are destroyed — " that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil" (Hebrews 2:14), and "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work" (1 John 3:8).

* God protects His own against Satan's attack — "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?" (Job 1:10).

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Praise you in this storm

I have put this song on my blog before but not with this video clip. My mom is doing well but has encountered many storms. Through it all we are keeping our eyes on the Lord.

"These things I have spoken to you. So that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.
-John 16:33


This is one of my favorite songs. I think this video is self explanatory. Natalie is one of those singers that is able to bring a song to life.

Blueberry muffins and tea

Made some blueberry muffins and had some with tea on Rae Dunn pottery of course