Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Awards from my dear friend Cheryl

I want to thank my dear friend Cheryl for blessing me with two awards. If you do not read Cheryl's blog, Hope for Each Day, you are missing a blessing. Her posts always inspire me. She has a way of posting scriptures and really bringing out their meanings. She also has a heart of gold. We have spent awhile now praying for each other's families, and I am glad to call Cheryl my friend. The first award means "this blog invests and believes, the proximity (meaning that blogging makes us "close"-being close through proxy. I feel very close to Cheryl and am very thankful she feels the same about me. The second award is

Autumn Friends Award which has the most adorable picture to go with it. I am going to try to get these in my sidebar but so far I have not gotten the hang of this yet as you all can see. Anyway I thank you Cheryl my friend whom I have grown close to through this new world of blogging.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wecome Home (you)

I have been reading a really good book lately and in it the author said something that was really meaningful. She wrote "He had stomped and fumed. but when he needed God--when there was no other hope--back he came, heart in hand, pleading for mercy. He supposed God was used to that sort of thing." and this led me to post this song. Because what does God do when we come home, pleading for mercy, with our hearts in our hands? He welcomes us home. Go here for the video and I am sure you will be blessed.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Update on my sister Stephanie

My sister had a lumpectomy on Wednesday and is doing well. So far they have said they haven't found any cancer in the samples of nodes they took so this is good news. I want to thank all of you for praying and of course thanks to our Heavenly Father.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Please pray for Michael

I got a prayer request for this little boy Michael. He is filled with cancer and has only known this for a short time. He is only 6. Please pray for his healing and if you get a chance go check out Michael's website. He is a beautiful little boy with an angelic smile. He needs prayer dearly. His story will touch your hearts.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

Today I am posting Lose My Soul by Toby Mac. Even if you don't like Rap the chorus of this song is not done in rap and the lyrics are really cool. I love these guys and now when we are in the van the kids love to hear this one. So before they wear it out I am going to share it with you all. Go here for more Saturday songs of Praise and Worship.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Whole Foods Heaven

Finally we got a Whole Foods Market here in Honolulu. It opened last week and I have been there twice already. It carries some items I can't get here except through online purchases, so this will save me quite a bit in shipping costs. I don't buy a whole lot, but I do like Burt's Bees products, and whole wheat pastry flour, and carob malt balls, and tomato paste in a tube...Okay you all get the idea. I love the way the store looks when you walk in the door. All fresh and clean. Today I turned to my daughter and said "where in whole foods heaven," she turned around and picked up a bag and loudly said "$29.99!!!!! for a bag from Bali, you can buy this for a dollar over there." I told her "yeah but you will need to buy a plane ticket first." So some of the items are a little pricey, but for the things I buy it's not too bad. I guess I won't be buying a bag from Bali anytime soon.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

a quote and a prayer request and Birthdays. ..

If you admire our faith--strengthen yours. If you admire our sense of commitment--deepen yours. If you admire our community spirit--build your own. If you admire the simple life--cut back. If you admire deep character and enduring values--live them yourself.
--Small Farm journal (Sept. 1993)

My Son in law is going through something huge right now that will affect his entire life and those of his family. Please pray for God's will to be done in this situation and pray that the angels surround and protect him and that Jesus brings him peace throughout this ordeal. Thank you dear friends.

Also I want to say happy birthday to my daughter Kira and son Josh. Today is the day they were born, 2 years apart. A day that me and this country will remember for years to come.

Monday, September 08, 2008

God's promises and prayer request for victims of plane crash

I am reading an adorable little book called God's Promises for every day. Yesterday I was reading Jesus is your Peace. One verse I would like to share with you all today is:
Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. Colossians 3:15
I pray that all my friends out there are blessed with peace today.

On another note: My sister posted about a family that was involved in a plane crash. This girl Stephanie Nielson is a blogger who impacted lot's of people. So many from the blogging community came out to support them. You can see a piece about this family on The Today Show tomorrow in the first hour. Please pray for this family. They have four children. You can see the nierecovery blog and click on (about Nie), then click on the left where it says CJanerun and this will take you to Stephanie's sister and she is running a blog to keep everyone posted about Stephanie and Christians recovery. You can read about the crash and the amazing family HERE in an article from the New York Times.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


As you know my sister has had some testing done to see if she has breast cancer. She does. It is a cancer called IDC Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), The most prevalent one. She has an appointment next week and I know she will make all the right decisions. She always does. I am the one who is more prone to make the wrong ones or to be kind of flighty. Please pray that our Lord Jesus has his hands on these decisions that she needs to make and pray he sends her the peace she needs. Please join me in praying for my sisters correct decisions, her peace, and her healing.

Father God please send your angels to guard Stephanie on this path. Guide her in this new journey, and send her and her family peace. Let her feel your healing touch wash over her and let her know you are in control and through you ALL THINGS are possible. Thank you Lord for blessing my family and thank you for the hope you are able to give us.

Thank you to all my friends out there who are my prayer warriors. Your love and support are much appreciated.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


We all know by my previous post about vacuums that I am obsessed with them. This also travels over into carpet cleaners, steamers, and floormops, of which I own each. My daughter was watching an infomercial on this H20 mop the other night and she told me she was saying how much I would love this and then when she went into the closet there it was. She said "you own this too?" What do you think.

On another note I reserved a copy of a book about a week ago at the library. Of course today I went to the library around 10am. When I got home who do you think calls? The library saying my book that I reserved is in. So I guess tomorrow I am off again to the library.

Blueberry muffins and tea

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