"I am the true vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them will bear much fruit." John 15:5

Saturday, October 1, 2011

                                 A Scare. . .An Evil Scare

Cancer. . .that is a word I have always feared. And yet, here I am hearing it and hearing that word come out of my Mom's mouth is scary. Moderately invasive cancer. 


1.kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.


characterized by or involving invasion;  offensive: invasive war.
invading,  or tending to invade;  intrusive.


1.Pathology .
a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, especially one originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
any disease characterized by such growths.
any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.
Sounds so crazy to put those words together in one sentence. And yet, here we are.
The good news is they took it out. The other good news is that the surrounding tissues, they removed to check on, are cancer free. 
So she waits one month to have  radiation. 
Another word I have a hard time with. Isn't raditaion bad for us. Don't we cover ourselves from it?
So my dear sweet momma is getting radiation in a month. 
Thoughts that come to my mind. . .Thank you God for letting my mom detect this evil condition early.
Thank God for an amazing community of prayer warriors who have been rallying around me and my Mom!
Thank God for an amazing doctor who saw her early and the next day booked her surgery!
I am just worried for her and the future. 

Heading to Miami tomorrow. . .
Gotta go hug and love on my Mom!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blessings from the Lord

You know. . .when you look, you see. You know how when you buy a new car, everywhere you look there is one just like it? Well, blessing are like that too. They are there all the time, we just don't look!

I have been praying every morning with my Lord. Putting in time to be with Him and He is spending time right back with me.

We have been struggling financially and it is so hard to let go and let God step in.  My hubby and I have always made it happen. So here we are stranded in a tough time and everything we have done to fix it has not helped. So, what is our lesson here? "Stop trying and just lean on Me, He says!"

So we continue to plug away and plug away and attempt new ideas. . .no avail.

Prayer, time with God, on our knees in front of the Holy Eucharist.

And then on e day a check arrives, a new client, 2, 3 ,4 . ..  

Oh, don't get me wrong, He is not dousing us in cash. He is giving us enough to keep our eyes still on Him!

We are blessed!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

“God has created you for eternity. Don’t settle for less.”

50 people over the age of 95 were asked, “What would you do different if you had to do it over again?”  Their answers were filled with the valuing of eternity.  Their top three answers?
1) Reflect more- Consider what is truly valuable.  Enjoy, embrace, enter into the valuable relationships around us every day.  Loving God and loving others with passion every day.
2) Risk more- When it’s all said and done, it’s not about success or failure, but about risk.  Did you live and go for it?  Nothing is more sad than this, “What might have been.”
3) Do more thing that would live on after I am dead- Did I make a difference?  Having lived a life of significance is a great, eternal desire in the human heart.  The happiest people at the end of their lives are not those who have focused on gaining, but on giving.

So, I have been in a Secrets of the Vine book study for the past few months. . .it is the one of the only thing in my life right now that I feel is feeding me. Time with my kids, clients and my Lord are nurturing me like I haven't felt in a while. Again my dearest Lord is tugging on me and making me His own again. Thank you so much my faith Lord!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A fun day iceskating!

 Me and my babies ice skating for the first time! We were invited by our friend to a special day at an amazing hotel in Buckhead! Wow ! My kids are hooked.

 They didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back.
It was so windy and yes I am dying my own hair these days. . .don't look to closely! Missing my highlights! But anyway back to these great friends. . .Love them!!!
And the smores afterward by the fire were amazing. . .as was the almost chocolate pudding like hot chocolate! Merry Christmas!