Thursday, November 8, 2012



December 2008 Just a week before SURPRISE arrival

                                                                      Late December 2008
    Fall 2009

October 2009

                                                                                    May 2010    Nana & Papa

                                          Mya 30 Hours after Graduation 2010 ~ Missionary

Nana July 2010 Full of Joy

Jordan & MyaFall 2011

We Become One Family ~ Thanksgiving 2011 

March 17, 2012

June 2012
Ballerina Emily

Season of Change 
Two depart and Three remain
Princesses = Sisters for Life
August 2012 

Dancing in the RAIN

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election of another Kind

The time has come to enjoy each day.   People are Tweeting, Messaging, Blogging about what they are Thankful for.   Tomorrow is the day Americans will vote:  A day that will yet again determine America's steps.

There are countries who are our Allies and those whom are not.  The world is watching.  The Lord Knows the Future.  It is more than politics.  It is More than economics.  It's a heart issue.   YES A HEART ISSUE.   Humanity has turned its back on the Truth for ABSOLUTE TRUTH and now we are a globe reaching for answers.  Reaching for 'independence'.   Searching to fill "the void" that consumes us.  The tongue is a fire.   The heart is deceitful who can withstand it?  Only ONE is fully in control.   When the heart is seeking the truth, the Holy spirit will guide you.    Independence is found with the dependence on Him;  I AM.

To truly be independent look around.  Those that are truly content are those whom have a proper focus.  They posses Peace.  True Joy.  Faith with Action.   The tide is changing.  Time is close.  Arise oh Nation.  Wake up.  The government is not the remedy.  Start working America. Yes by the sweat of your brow for your keep.   The men of old; our Fore Fathers,  where men of Integrity.  Hard Work.  Risk Takers and America prospered.  Do you feel empty?  Does your efforts leave you void?  Do you Desire fulfillment of the BEST KIND?  Now in her exploitation of hand outs and greedy expectations; the remnant needs to come forth.   Arise Saints.  Put the only true Faith in Action to Jehovah.  

I am still Thankful for the Life of One Man.  The Man who Died for all that none should perish.  The man who bridged the gap for all Eternity.    The man who came for You, Me, US!  The one and only way to Heaven, for there is no other.   His name:  Jesus Christ.   No I am not perfect.  I am fallible to the core.   However,  My life has never been the same.  Nor shall it ever be.   Therefore, because of HIM I KNOW THAT I AM FREE!

Here is the road that began my Journey one very cold March 18 Night.   Won't you join me in True Freedom?!  Your New Life?

Romans 3:23
Romans 6:23
I Peter 2:24
John 3:16-17
Romans 10:17
Luke 13:3
Acts 3:19
Matthew 10:32-33
Acts 2;38
Acts 22:16
Hebrews 10:35-39
Matthew 10:22

Saturday, November 3, 2012

T H A N K F U L = my heart

Time to appreciate the Presence in the Present
Honor the privileges of Life
Amazement in His Glory
Notate the noticeable creation
Knees kept bent to submit in Prayer
Faith kept Hope with Action
Unimaginable Dreams reached for through Perseverance
Love of the Lord

Philippians 4:8 

Saturday, October 27, 2012


ADVENTURE is its' name and Excitement is its' claim.   Come with me and close your proverbial eyes and allow me to  allure your senses.    Ready?  Here we go.

"She opens the door and the aroma of the most pleasant waifs through the atmosphere!  Every individual is entirely enticed!  Awhhhhhhh,   Serenity captivates the nerves to just relax, take a sip,  get lost in the moment.  Slight melodic rapture whispers over the hushed tones and pitch.  Where am I?  What? How did i get here? Am I dreaming?"

Been there?   Even if one is NOT a coffee connoisseur  it is absolutely breath taking.  That is where I have been.   Yes ma'am that is my heart, entirely all five senses are at their peek of elation  . . . Anticipated Over a consuming JOY!




Most definitely.


With out a Doubt - ASSUREDLY SO!

I would absolutely like to share with you a story upon story right about now;   but now leaves me - speechless.   I have heard this phrase plenty of times.  And this weekend it just energized every morsel with in me.    What began at an M.I.T. session this early part of the week, a phone call, text, then with a quick rush to pick up a ticket all ended with what I am about to share with you.  My Joy Journey through this!

That is right an ARK adventure!  The BEST of.

"Come!"   I invite you to walk with me!    ADVENTURE of the wondrous kind.    See, I Love Pearls, a Fresh "Cup of Joe," Ministry,  learning, teaching, Listening, singing, laughing, being still, etc., etc., etc (I think I've heard that phrase before with Yul Brynner   . . . OH KING???  =)  . . .) oops sorry, where was I?  Oh yes what I LOVE.

"'The woman remembers. . . ..
She picked me up to grab a quick bit to eat.  McCallester's.  Menu:  choose two it is.  Fresh Salad, a Turkey Ruben, and a great Companion.  Spiritual Friend.  Laughter, quiet, heart open sharing.  Off to an event both were just excited to attend.   Little did they know it would spark their heart strings the way it did.  The atmosphere a Brisk, Cool breeze, enough to bite but not enough to break the spirit of Awe.
Parking lot filling up.
Open the entry doors.
The hostess location is welcoming and very warm.  The western second set of doors open, greeted by three to four friendly smiles and a comforting experience of kindness.   WONDERFUL.   They allow guests to proceed to their seats.  Awwww . . . sit, fellowship - they converse, 'we made it.'  The lamps are "lit," the couch is warm with Autumn shades, the deep black iron table with matching iron chairs come alive while it is arrayed with three latte white mugs.  The ambiance creates the senses peeked to inhale it slowly.  Imprinted; much like an old fashion film negative on the cerebral vortex called a memory filadex.

It Begins.  Fresh Ground Faith!   The BEST CUP OF JOE! She thinks deeply.  "Why had i never heard of her?  Where she came from?  Why she speaks?   What's the message?  Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?  Zzzzzz are not even available in the atmosphere here.   Then I will Love it."  Before she knows it,  the music creates a tapping of the toes,  the hum from the bowels lodge the longing to sing and out it pours forth with passion.   O'Brian leads this "O'Brain" to just be free and the lips part and the melody of my soul bubbles out in desire of release through vocal whispers of song.   Sit, watch and listen.   Again her thoughts come to life,  "More, more, give my spirit more.  I'm fully engaged."  Then the clip shows a Bungee Jump and she quickly giggles  and relates from 18 years or so ago  - "YEAH" and the wall is finally gone.

What did "she" say?  Oh something like these quotes:

"Don't let where you ARE, be a prophesy of where we're going to stay!"
"Sermons don't change a life. Our life Sentences do"
"Be a Gusty Girl!"
"Spectators never get where participator do with a MOVE!"
"Trust God more than my 'feelings' and with ALL my heart."
ICAN = ONLY if I submit to the Lord's Will
IAM = Identitiy with Courage
      Confidence and Courage are totally different.  "All I have is enough Courage to Trust Jesus Christ
      with the Next step."
IWILL = no defiance in I Won't, but a LOVE of God, Jehovah's will is my IWILL.'"

So now here it is:  Here is your BEST CUP OF JOE!  "'Take Jesus Christ as HE IS at His invitation.  Take Him in His WHOLENESS or live in a broken Lift.'   Then when life is hit with a storm;  we can see clearly that, 'My Storm is not to kill me but to CLEANSE ME & Carry me to the Other Side!' "

Here it is.  The real me speaking.  I have been so enlightened with the ONLY JOY that is worth any and all Joy ever!  Let me close with this:
Not one negative word among one woman was heard.
The ear was not tickled and the tummy was not scratched.
The soul was fed to the fullest, the Truth was stood upon.
The hustle and Bustle seemed like a bee hive or an aunt colony busy but not rude.
Feeding and being fed.
Drinking from the Living Water and thirsty mouth quenched.
 Smile upon smile.  Introductions.  Hugs.  Tears.  PRAYERS and another favorite of mine  . . . . EYES LOOKED DEEP WITHIN THE SOUL!  Then it happened let's finish the story. . . .

". . . . she leaned over and whispered,  'Oh no, you're missing an earring.'  Her eyes in disbelief.  Her hand quickly goes to the right ear.  Gone.  The earring backing falls to the ground sometime prior to the discovery . . .  the REAL PEARL EARRING; purposefully chosen for this outfit in the wee morning hours while preparing to leave, was GONE!    She bent down with a gentle tear in one eye.   The last time it was worn,  at her first daughters' Princess Story Style wedding.  She silently shoots a prayer while bending on her knees, 'Oh dear Lord, it's only an earring,  however, my I be so bold as to request that it is found like the "LOST CHAPTER conveys in John 15" that it (my precious memory real pearl earring) is found.  She tries to keep a stiff upper lip while smiling.  "We'll find it.  We really will find it. Maybe someone turned it in.   I was hugging so many ladies this morning, it could be anywhere.  BUT WE WILL FIND IT."  She gathers her composure.  Smiles and all of a sudden has peace.   They walk slowly out of the soothing atmosphere,  into the very busy vestibule.  Her friend smiles and directs her to the information area.  She notices the friendly greater from the evening before and inquires where the LOST and FOUND may be.  They wait.  Upon her return another "coordinator badged" woman walks by.  "Excuse me,  I was wondering where the Lost and Fff......."  "You're Earring!  I notice your missing an earring from your right ear.  A nice young lady just brought us a pearl earring.  Come with me to the LOST and FOUND."   Her friend who first noticed the earring smiles and she leaves with the coordinator.  They area is already gone.  They further go into another 'room' and she inquires, 'where is the Lost and Found?'  He turns, smiles and he also smiles and points to her ear.  'Your earring!  Someone just brought that to us!'  gone.  No longer there on the podium.   They turn around and on the carpet just behind him  .. . . .. THE PEARL!  She smiled, Cried and exclaimed allowed.  This earring is precious to me.  The last time I wore it was at My Daughters' Wedding!  However,  This weekend "THE REAL PEARL" was FOUND along with this real pearl earring!  THANK YOU!!!"  And She gave him a hug and the small crowd  of 8-12 all laughed and one voice says, "We didn't do anything but I'll take a hug."  And all laughed again.   She left, found her friend talking to another who was actually around when "the earring was found" and carried away to be 'turned in.'

This "story" is a TRUE, NON-FICTIONAL life situation.  The characters are real.  Their names, Ana-Lou, and Rhonda A.  Me and My Sister/Friend of the Faith.  I will not stop PREACHING ABOUT MY JESUS,  Because I LOOK,  I LOOK, and I LOOK!"  Yes HE IS CARRYING ME THROUGH!

"The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold ALL he had and bought that field.
   Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of GREAT VALUE, he went away and SOLD EVERYTHING he had and BOUGHT IT."  Matthew 13:44-46
Have you found the Pearl?  Are You Still looking for that precious Treasure?  Are you willing to sell everything you have to FIND it?   Come!  Come To JESUS to "Carrie you to the Other Side!"   The PEARL is Jesus Christ!   Come and enjoy the "BEST CUP OF JOE!" like I did and still do, and was reminded last night and today at FRESH GROUND FAITH with Julia Rothchild, Stormie Omartian and Micheal O'Brian this weekend!

copy written:  Fresh Grounded Faith - Jennifer Rothchild

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One, Two

One Step, Two Step,  Giggle Giggle Giggle!

I LOVE the season of Fall!  It is with a warm smile upon my Face that I REJOICE.
My heart beats a little faster.  The faint whisper that turns to a load roar from such a wee little one who is so vibrant and full of life.


I am Greatly appreciative of the man the Lord allowed me to marry.
Forever, learning of all the Blessings so richly bestowed on my easel call LIFE.

One Step, Two Step,  Deep breath in - exhale!

I LOVE the short years of a span - "but a midst."  I still grin will JUBILATION.
My heart slows down as the lungs expand slowly and purposefully exhales the riches of each moment.
Forever, still ecstatic with the mere Joy of the present of THE PRESENT.

One Step, Two Step,  Grin!
Forever relishing what is my TODAY!
For tomorrow may never come so I ENJOY
   richly savoring every view, smell, thought seeking to take it captive
and lay it in the proverbial mental scrapbook.

One Step, Two Step
  allowing one foot in front of the other to give it all Back to HIM!

Abba, Thank You so much for what you have Lavished upon this impoverished soul that relinquishes every beat in gratitude and Praise.   Thank You for the footprints left upon the soul and every beat of my heart.  I Rejoice and Sing your Praise.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Where have I been?

Dreaming!  Living!  Daring!  CHANGING!

Okay after seeing myself and realizing that I wanted to enjoy the Family for a while longer after getting "winded" running from one level down two levels and back up again several times I knew Changes where necessary.  I lost site of the way I used to DREAM.  LIVE.  DARE.  Therefore CHANGE was and is NECESSARY.   Getting back into the groove of journal, reading,  talking, sharing and finally my health.  I DESIRED TO LIVE AGAIN as the LORD created me to FULLY LIVE!

I cried out to the LORD!  I knelt my self to HIM fully and there . . . I was broken.  Broken in a very good and real way.  Then he and his aroma finally took hold and from there my life has been changing, stretching and giving to being willing to take risks, work, and TRUST with patience.  

He gave me HOPE, PEACE AND JOY beyond my understand.  He built me up through my weakness. He sustains me to this day and for that I am so grateful!  I came back to one of my life verses that made me smile.  "Call to ME and I WILL ANSWER YOU (A_ _) and SHOW YOU GREAT and MIGHTY things which You do NOT Understand."  Jeremiah 33:3

                             I didn't like what I'd become in many way,
                  where it began showing in my physical lifestyle.
 Before making a CHANGE 5-23-12
 After 3 changes 7-7/8-12
After 5 changes 9-27/28-12

In a nut shell here is something very ENCOURAGING TO ME!  
I am SHARING with you My PASSION: 
First step then the rest followed

Surrendered Life to Jesus Christ
Surrendered Life to LOVE 
Surrendered Life Family
Surrendered Life New Dream Career
Surrendered Life healthy CHANGE
Surrendered LIFE

Abba, Father, God + Family/Ministry + Health + Career = My PASSIONS correctly in line

want to know more of how?
Personal Message Me and I'll share.

I Love because he First Loved me . . .

Monday, September 24, 2012

Flab to Fab. Get that SKINNY BACK!

Tummy flab?  Tired of Fat?   Wanted a firm set abs.  To get rid of the double chin that is beginning to show.    Goodness me,  I never thought I would have to deal with it when I was younger.  But five wonderful children this side of Heaven later. . . . Oh yes I DID!   Cellulite?  It was now a reality and a harsh one at that.

I realized that the "Muffin top" or "LOVE Handle" was starting to ROLL quite a bit.  Ha!   But when my precious Princess poked me and mentioned that she Loved my soft bigger middle;  I knew it is time to do something different.  I also knew I could not say it was "baby fat" because she was a preschooler and i was expanding rather than minimizing.

How many times do we; no matter our gender,  desire to LOOSE INCHES and or weight?  Or we say This years "New Year's Resolution" is going to be different.   "I need to start a Diet" that works.   "Tomorrow I'm going to  . . ."

With all that said, I know these statements have come out of my own mouth also.  However, it wasn't until After a view of pictures of the family pre wedding candid's did reality hit.  The reality of "OH MY GOODNESS LOOK HOW BIG I am!" screamed in my head.   Then a trip from the upstairs to the Laundry room in the basement created me to feel winded and through my mind and body through a BREAKER point in my life.

That breaker came with "what am I going to do now?  How am I going to start getting smaller?  Loose weight?  Loose inches?  Start getting healthy?  HOW?!"   think, think, think . . . .   "No fad diets!  NO, those NEVER WORK!"  No HUGE cold turkey regimens either.   But what?

Okay.  So I began noticing a friend from the past and she was 'different'.   I messaged her.  What was her secret?  But did it really work?  How did she do it?  When?   How long did it take?

That's when I really discovered, Okay I am going to "Try it!"   I ordered, applied and now four applications later.   New confidence!   No more Rolls that were more than just a muffin top!   Inches disappeared, I mean really disappeared!   I LOVED IT!  I STILL LOVE IT!

Want to know what it is?  It really does WORK!
IT WORKS!   gave me confidence again.  These are pictures of my personal Results after 3 of the 4 wraps (4 are an application).   I LOVE my results!  I am so EXCITED!

What is even more exciting is that I am NOW an EXECUTIVE DISTRIBUTOR with IT WORKS!  Because I am living proof of what the body wrap and other products can do for you.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

It Works Business Plan - (It Works Body Wraps)

The Lord brought me here after getting winded while playing with Hadassah.   I had finished my FULL TIME NANNY income.  And I realized that if I wanted to This is one avenue I could LOVE WORKING and share with all of my friends.

After praying, listening and working at it ON September 4, 2012 Kent and I went and took a serious look at this OPPORTUNITY.  As of that time Kent and I decided for me to go FULL TIME with IT WORKS! GLOBAL.   The LORD provides SPIRITUAL FREEDOM and now he was providing a way to HAVE FINANCIAL DEBT FREE FREEDOM.

DEBT FREE IS THE NEW SEXY!   This wonderful company also highly encourages others how to give back to others and get out of debt!  Until the End of September 2012 it is $99.00 with the G.O.O.D. Bonus available and ACHIEVABLE for YOU!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dr. Don VerHulst on The Business of Wisdom with Dr. Alvin Jones

Here is a wonderful tidbit of an MD who is part of    IT WORKS! Global the company I am so greatful to be a part of!  IT WORKS! is a way to TONE, TIGHTEN and FIRM with results in as little as 45 minutes!  My results with three wraps were and still are wonderful!  

The view of a wrap Before Picture

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I'm learning . . .

Wow.  What I am learning lately is that LIFE IS PRECIOUS!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Lord and Savior with all my heart!  And if it weren't for Him, I don't know what I'd have done.   There are so many precious moments!   Yesterday was and still is very special to me.  I learned that the things and people most charished are to never be taken for Granted!


What am I learning!   Love all people at all times!   For ME,  to FORGIVE WHOLELY (is that even a word? Hahahaha) and DEEPLY!   My dreams last night brought me to tears that I didn't even know I was crying until I awoke and my pillow was wet and my face still moist.   I can't really recall the dream fully however, it was impactful!

As I sit here listening to my little Princesses voice among the many in preschool while working I decided to take a break and write today in this long over due blog posting!

Still  Vivacious
Whisper Audible SCREAMING
Searching Reaching

What Am I Learnig?



Laugh More




Smile Continulusly


Loneliness is real


Hold hands tenderly





GIVE unceasingly


Cry Out

    "For Into Me You Shall See"
  I'm real,  It's okay





   Be LOVE,
          Live Like Dieing while LOVING
LOVE even though it is Tough


"To Live is CHRIST, and to die is GAIN."   Therefore as a Believer in Jesus Christ there is NO LOOSING!   


I am learning I desire to BE MORE LIKE JESUS EVERY DAY and less of me.   My time is short.  That is what I am learning.   

Philippians 1:19-ff
"19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell."
            Unedited - heartfelt

Friday, July 27, 2012

Life in the FAST LANE rapid velocity causing a series of palpitations like cruising on the AUTOBAHN!  Not knowing what is flying by.   So the question is Why?  What's the hurry?  Where are we going anyway?  Does it really matter in the vast scope of everything?    What are the dividends to this flash of life quickly escaping many?   This past week I have discovered the richness of loving seeing individuals live a life filled where there is balance.   Balance without alcohol,   Gluttony, vast amounts of currency, plenty of times to WORSHIP - serving!   I LOVED IT!~   My eyes see the opportunity to create a different outlook for what is the BEST FAST LANE pace that is truly significant. 

I have discovered a few things that do matter on this side of  Heaven.  The basic needs of life:  Salvation, shelter, health and nutrition - Spiritually, physically, emotionally in balance!  Spiritually - absolute Truth through the word of God - The Bible,  Physically I have discovered IT WORKS!  GLOBAL and emotionally can be achieved by eating healthy, resting and reading scripture along with other positive books to encourage. 

Let me tell you the only "fast lane" that I discovered that matters in clear focus of true   T - I - M - E is a life that surrenders to the Joy and Eternal life in Jesus Christ.  That is the AUTOBAHN that NEVER has WRECKS that loses life.  The only loss that comes is the cleansing of our sin!  TRUE FREEDOM!  TRUE JOY!  ETERNAL REWARDS! 

So filled with joy to find a way to be fully balanced! 
Everyone of us have been created in the image of GOD!
Everyone of us desires to be LOVED!
Everyone of us desires to make a difference!
Everyone of us belongs to  I AM!
Everyone of us has a purpose!
Everyone of us!

Where are my actions dear Abba, Father, God?
Where is the place of comfort I find in YOU?
Where is it you desire to have me to Reach out to YOU?
Where is it?

My desire is to let others KNOW they ARE WANTED!
My desire is to lavish forgiveness where it has greatly been extended to me!
My desire is for the compassion to be as HE IS!
My desire, to radically be TRANSFORMED
from the inside out~

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. 
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, 
but rather the feeling of being unwanted. - Mother Theresa

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Grace's Story

Remember Where You Came From .. . . .

As I have been looking over my very short life lately I realized many amazing and magnanimous wonderful Things.  

I realized that there is a One Man who LOVES me more than anything or anyone.  So intricately and enticingly that He is one who makes me absolutely speech and BREATHLESS.   I LOVE HIM intimately.

It is hard for me to be transparent with him.  Not because of him, however, because of me and my frailty.   I realize that He extends beyond my unfathomable mind can ever understand.   I met him when I was much younger.  He intrigued me.  Baffled me.   Drew me in.   I watched with heightened expectation.   Curiosity that desired more of me.  For me.  In me.   I searched like a ripe roaring title wave and powerful force and roaring thunder coming towards it's unexpected land.  Like a dried and shriveled up sponge eager to be dipped into water.  Like the kudzu vines of Tennessee clinging with intrinsic force and power, so I clung to His very being.   "Child." I could hear him.  "Sweet one."  "Come."

I found him in the Rockies.  Sitting at Boulder Falls.   He captivated my every morsel of life.  I Knew I wanted to be with him.   I longed for time with him.  It allured me like a spell to be with him.

Who is he?  The one that makes me remember.  He says, "Remember where you have come from.   For I Have LOVED you from the Beginning!"  Who is this man?  Why such strong longings?  Because He saved me.  SAVED ME.  He will save YOU also.  He has said,  "If a man (or woman) remains in me and I in him, he will bear MUCH FRUIT.  But apart from Me You can do nothing."  John 15:1-ff  
then He whispers:

“If you keep My commandments _ _ _ , you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:10

And the LORD allowed me TO DREAM OUT OF THE BOX!!!!  Remember a president I admired when I was very young and enjoyed reading about.   Why?  Because He was a Hard working man that Did not allow the view of worldly failure to STOP him.   He had Christ like values.  His Character of utmost repute.
  I have been blessed to have been born in AMERICA of the United States.  Freedoms that did not come easily.  Men who led with Christ like values, morals, and ethics.   I desire to remain In Jesus Christ, and abide in His Love!  After all He did DIE for me, because of His LOVE FOR ME.  Matter of fact He LOVES YOU to!   

Now I ask,  "Do YOU Remember Where YOU have come from?"   

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Discovery? FOUND!

 Last week the day was a normal daily day and then . . . .    It all began to change with:  "Hello,  Is this Ms _ _ _?  My name is _ _ _ _  _ _ _  and I'm looking for my long lost 'BIG BROTHER'  _ _ _ _.   He was my Big Brother (Big Brother/Little Brother program) back in 198? in _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _.  Is this the correct person?"   is how I received a recent inquiry.  At first I thought about it and then I recalled the name of this person.   I was taken by surprise and MANY QUESTIONS began to form.

So I asked them.  All because My sweet husband was at a camp at FSCSC serving the same way he did back "in the day" where he met his Little Brother.    I kept asking many questions.   He shared things that gave a warmth to my heart and a smile to my face.    Soo while on my way to go visit my sweet Lover, I inquired more.  How?  When?  Where?  Who?  What? and a simple request of a family photo.   =)   All precious.  All answered.  It came to a quotiant that  =    PRICELESS!!!!

Upon meeting up with the Love of my life;  I told him,  "You're never going to believe what happened while you were gone!"  I preceeded to tell him.  Showed him pictures.  Then He smiled and said,  "You know I was just thinking about him a few weeks ago.  What are the odds?"   I showed him every correspondance we had with one another and the questions answered on both sides.  Again he smiled!   I smiled more because it took us back quite a few years.  

A few years that came to a significant Discovery I ask?  YES.  Why?   Simply because one man remembered someone who cared for him when he was younger.  One man who called him his Little Brother and he became his Big Brother.     I remember how They spent time together.  I remember the smiles on both their faces.  I sometimes would wonder back then,  "Will it really make a difference for them in the future?"   We moved out of state many years ago;   after finishing our education as a young married couple.  All of that to see the wonderful search that is the present that was given as a "present of joy".    A few years to the FUTURE ~ But to know that now that same  "Little Brother" has a beautiful family of his own.  =)   And He too,  as an adult,   has also moved to another state.

In a state of mind that left a deep joy;  one of the last things he mentioned that made quite an impression (before asking permission to write about our re aquaintence; and permission granted), (paraphrased since something happened before I put in "all" in writing.   He said, "I have never forgotten him or the two of you and I  have thought about him . . .."

What a Great SURPRISE.   What a warm greeting.  What a WONDERFUL DISCOVERY to see his family and to know he remembered enough to search us out and NEVER FORGET us to be able to say:  "DISCOVERY:  FOUND!!!!"

Here is to you Little Brother -  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ a dedication and a Thank You for searching diligently and your discovery of finding us!   Your family is Beautiful!

Sincerely, Your Big Brothers' Wife ~ with Love!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sing, sing, sing

Lately,  I have enjjoyed the voice and the vocabulary of Princess number five.  She makes us laugh.   A LOT!   I so desire to make the most of every opportunity before much more time flies.  She is so wonderful.  I am truly thankful for the princessess God has given us.  

Each of them are filled with the laughter, quiet, talk that warms my heart to simply sing, sing, sing.

Have a wonderful day. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Are you concerned to much about the risks of the unknown?  I know that at moments I sometimes give too much credence to what doesn't matter at all really.  What holds us as creative beings made in the image of a wonderful creator, back from taking RISKS?

The struggles I am facing seem to knock me down.  How do I respond?   How does it effect me?  Why is it that to motivate others encourages me yet when an inward evaluation comes the feet FREEZE?

I am not really sure.  What I am sure of is my hearts passion to follow Jesus Christ.  Now to stop concerning the steps given me in a comparison to anothers' journey.  Here I go.  Ready to climb!

RISKS . . .  What am I willing to move myself through?   I don't know but baby steps ~ no my new journey to "NOT FEARING THE UNKNOWN" ready or not . . . .here I come!

Thank You Hadassah for giving me a life lesson ~ AGAIN

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ahhh, sigh - I sit here

As I sit here I ponder so many things.   Like a silent guest in an audience - I await.    The joy yet stretching moments in life.   The simple and incomprehensible predicaments and blessings from choices made.   Rescue.   Quiet.  Noise.  The "why" of a child.  The smiles and kisses visioned from imagination of the angles while they sleep.  The difficulty of articulation when the heart and ear is not willing to hear.  "HOW TO."   The need to pursue growth thru pruning and accountability.  The  uncontrollable laughter that leaves the body aching beyond measure and the spasms that come some time after.   Slap Happy, belly roll laughter. The deep sigh of "a job well done."   The close friends of a life time.  Those that simply come to cross your path ever now and then yet it never seems time has passed by when the reconnection takes place.
Broad shoulders.  Weary body.  Strength and Peace from only HEAVEN.

ahhhh, sigh.  Jeremiah 33:3.  Ephesians 3:20.   Philippians 4:8 . . . .

The true joy of LOVE.  The daily living that leaves footprints forever upon your soul.  The seasons of change.  The sorrow of loss.  The empty but profound fullness through Jesus Christ.  WORSHIP!  Study.  PRAYER!!!   The unending growth spiritually.  Inconceivable but so visible waves of change that were not good, not better but for the BEST.   Forgiveness necessary.  Love unending.   Joy superseding.  Hope maintained.   The ability to DREAM and keep REACHING for the STARS.   Silent and sometimes make believe friends.   Aspirations met.  Aspirations yet to come.  Ideals hmmmm.  Reality reasoned.  Imagination frequently formed.   Listen.  Go!  Willing.  Frightened.  Anticipation.  Ecstatic jubilation!   GO!   Listen.  RESPONSE.  "I AM WILLING, SEND ME.  FOR YOUR SERVANT IS WILLING and LISTENING.  HEARING.  BEING STILL.  CALLING TO YOU.  EXPECTING with no trepidation but adrenaline and wonder.   WHERE?  WHEN?  I AM HERE!"

Only LOVE!  Only Jesus Christ!  Only one life.   Only one Holy Spirit! Only ONE SAVIOR!  Only ONE SALVATION!  ONLY ONE TRUE GOD!  Only ONE WAY - THE WAY!  Only one "I AM!"

. . . and Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:5-7 

    Yes, as I sit here I ponder, wonder, and sit in anticipation of so many things.
                     Like a silent guest in an audience - I await with Joy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lead before the King

This week was another wonderful week.  Why?  We were worshipping the Master of ALL CREATION from Sunday June 3, 2012 thru Friday June 8, 2012.  This is take at MLCC for a dear friend; John Martin Keith and his family back home while he lead us in worship and this year brought a Friend.  Zeb!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


The shoes of my mama, which I call "Marmie"; named after one of my favorite Jane Austin books/movies, are big shoes to try and wear!  Although literally are rather tiny.  Hahaha.

My sweet marmie, has been through a lot growing up, married, single, a grand mother and great grandmother at her very young age presently.   My Emily our youngest of the older princesses, has a heart much like hers.  Sacrificially bent. 

A heart rare but so amazing.  My mother knows no stranger,  opens her arms wide for all.  She loves even those who hurt her immeasurably.  She FORGIVES unconditionally something i need continual work on, and she hold NO GRUDGES EVER!   My Marmie is an amazing woman of God.  For a moment she raised my brother and I as a single mother and gave everything she could to provide for our home.  She has a heart of gold and gives everyone she meets her heart's BEST.   Marmie is like Tabitha of the Bible in her caring, giving, and loving.  She is like Esther in that she lives in the now like it may be her last.  She is like Rehab in the fact that she chooses Jesus Christ even at the cost of laying down her life, yet is concerned enough for her families salvation.  She is like Aquila who takes in the pastor and nurtures him.  She is like Anna the prophetess who proclaims the gospel, prays and worships her Lord and Savior every morning from the bed to the sitting position.  She is like Ruth who followed and left her people to find the Lord.  She is like Mary who wept at Jesus' feet, dried them with her hair and poured perfume over his feet - giving her ALL!

So sweet, sweet Mama - My Marmie Happy Mother's Day!  If I ever can become half the woman of God you ARE right now I will praise the Lord with even more joy because of your legacy you left!

I LOVE YOU MARMIE, my sweet sweet Mama!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Joy in the Lord through my "Marmie"

The Lord is my Joy!   What a ride it has been the past 10 days!  In the midst of a scary time I was blessed beyond measure.  I had a visit from "Marmie" - a surprise visit.  That surprise visit allowed me to be with my much needed time and the last night she was here, among all the prayers going up from many Prayer Warriors across the nation, i broke with a gentle tear and a snuggling that I needed for a very long time.

Thank you Marmie!   I have needed that for a very VERY LONG TIME!  Thank You Prayer Warriors - Our HR is much much better. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Canvas

Without question, I know that I Love the entire moments of ministry.   Today as I was working with the twins and my own precious HR.  I lost a few tears in the quiet moments.   I was thinking,  Where has the time flown by in, with, where, or to?   It is like a Narnia Canvas picture coming to life and 3 D.

See the Lover of my life is not feeling so good, the precious HR is re-stepping through things already accomplished and relapsing.  The Joy of her life is so quickly dissipating before my very eyes.   The other three princesses are quickly stepping through rapid transitions that will dramatically paint on another "NEW CANVAS" call our tapestry.

The newly weds will have already been married six weeks this weekend.  Teeg, is graduating and so eager to move it (I understand her desire but my mother heart aches for just a little more time).  Manaithy mainly cherish the moment to grow up a little faster and my emotional innards are moaning and screaming to take it just a little slower and Cherish the moments.  And . . .  Lemma well she too wants to just get to the next level.   NO!  How can that be?

Now, I really think I understand how my precious Pompi really cherished his five Princesses so deeply! "Kay se rah se rah"  "Will I be _ _ _ _ _ _? . . . .."    Oh the moments I make such huge "stroke" errors I just want to wash that color correctly.  I want to blend more of what I desire then I realize that is not what the King desires of me.   He just wants me to paint with the radiance of the colors he has so perfectly given me.  Interestingly enough all of the Princesses granted to our home look nothing like one another and yet they are created in the wonderful image of my Saviour. OUR SAVIOR!

Their strokes: all seven of them are wonderfully created with intent.  And the canvas?  IT Is my heart, my Life, my soul.  The gift given on the perfect frame of Jesus Christ!   The the wonderful Grace of God! The watchful guidance of the Holy Spirit!  I am breathless.  Speechless.

Thank you for the wonder of who they are and how they make the Picture absolutely wonderful, Abba, Father, God!  Today ready your word, thinking of one of Kent and my favorite movies and the sound track made me cherish the moment to know they are wonderful masterpieces your so pain stake inly have chosen for my LIFE CANVAS.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Why are you sweating the small stuff?

What has your DAY been like?
Feeling like you awoke on the wrong side of the 
proverbial Bed?

Well . . . .if this is what you would like to say . . . 

 just go ahead and giggle!

This puts an entire new meaning to 


Monday, April 16, 2012

Whitte . . . Crucifiable!

copy righted!

This Deeper Life was exactly what I need to hear and practice with my life!
And todays' verse goes right along with it.  OCC rocked it and the time at LifeTrack and finished product of Tia's inner beauty appearing through Beauty of Grace Photography with the Storms swirling all around . . . Awww the Creator is  . . ..  I AM!  Awesome and Wonderful is HE!!!!

Matthew 18:15April 16, 2012
If a brother or sister sins, go and point out the fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Freedom Stylist - Rapha House WON'T you become one?

My first encounter;  when October changed my life forever!   Three years 4 months later my heart broke, my feet walked and now,  the conviction still remains . . . especially after talking with Princess three last night.  Thank You Faith for the reminder of "why" Dreams do come true!

This is why I still speak out with passion on behalf of Rapha House to this very day.  Thank You Mya for inviting me to do so April 15.   I love YOU Princess!    It all began with you in Holland Michigan 2008 with "Baht"   filmed with CIY by Derek Hammeke (who almost three and a half years i humbly met while he later filmed and edited this above footage!)  

Monday, April 9, 2012


"Have you ever?"

There are moments in my life that very simple phrase can make me a bit on edge.  The type of "edge" that well quite frankly makes me wrestle on the insides.  Sometimes it creates butterflies.  Other moments . . .  I am just still and think.  At other moments my mind drifts and looses all essence of time.   Yes it stirs things with in me.

Today, I asked myself that very question.   Things are stirring with in me.  I just desire to be HIS.  ALL HIS.   His who?   Jehovah Jirah.   I AM.   Adoni.   Alpaha and Omega.   HIS!

I was doing some "homework" before getting things ready to do my "to do's" beginning on the deep process, thought provoking soul search this past Saturday.  It blended into Resurrection Sunday.  The Spirit is causing currents and my inner platelets to move, twist, churn.  Creating aches, wrestling's yet freedoms.   WOW!

I began by asking myself soul searchingly - "Ana, Have you ever . . .  for HIM and HIS FULL GLORY?"  

Are you asking yourself that very same question?   What will you discover?  Are you willing to sit and listen to what he brings to you?   Well,   " _ _ _ _ _ , Have you ever . . . ?"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Speedy, No Pedro, N0 -AMOR

We did the unimaginable.  A puppy.  A weak moment.  He is here now.  Emily has her "AMOR" because of the heart marking on his brow.   What was I thinking talking her daddy into her getting a dog?  We've tried this so many times that it is crazy, to think that I even talked with him and he allowed her. 

He looks like "Tink."   He is NOT related to the taco bell dog, although he hugely represents an incredible look a like.  Can dogs do that?   Maybe we should photo shop him saying,  "Yo querro Taco Bell?"   Naw,  she will just love him.

Here we go "Amor",  make this a great transition into the "new season" of our family life.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sore or not sore?

Today is one of those days that has kept me very busy.   I just hope I will not be to sore from my busy Thursday adventure of switching the house around.   It is with great detail that I realize that I have been so greatly blessed; all while moving the house around, with the riches from heaven called children. 

Has it ever been told to you that time goes so quickly?   I remember hearing that a lot in my years growing up.  I just couldn't understand how people could say that because it just seemed to just creep by at a snail pace as a child.   However, now that the shoes have become my fitted pair and not changing with the seasons, I believe that to be so true!  

My daughter and I had a very precious quick conversation.  She was so excited to share about their first invite to all their friends to share their home and to fellowship with one another.  They had a superb time.  Grilling out, yard work, laughter and fond memories!   She was so excited to tell me all about it and that she now has a garden.  After looking at her pictures.  It is wonderful!  I remember our first garden just outside our giant picture window at NCC in the 4-plex married housing units!   We LOVED those times!

So here is to the time that seems to be flying by.  Hearing about J&M's first home.  The pictures of the "Firsts."  But the fun is the excitement in their voices of what is taking place right now for them!

Love My Heavenly Father and how is is blessing beyond what I deserve!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I am telling you things you do not know

Jeremiah 33:3 was the verse that kept me going in 2011 and it still carries truth for me an a reassurance that comes from Him to me. 

I'll let you just go a head a read it for yourself, then please tell me what verse the Lord is leading you to and maybe the why. 

Blessings as he speaks to you!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Huge Thank YOU and fun Photos

It's been way over due.
However, I wanted to say a huge Thank You to a few individuals who gave from their hearts.
Those who
"Washed my Feet" so to speak.

There is this one of many: a very special Lady in my Life who has been around almost my entire married life and ministry life.
Auntie Joan! Gentle quiet spirit and a magnanimus heart who made these gifts of
"vintage aprons" for me.
See, when I was simply asking for ideas of "how" my desire was to make aprons
for gifts for ten other special ladies that were going to be servers.
Then One Special gal who captured it all on film at our photo Boothe!
(Teri H., Theresa W., Terra H., Sandy H., Tammy A., Sherri B., Wanda S., Nicole K., Valerie A. and Heather R)

Why the aprons meant the world to me:
Auntie Joan created the patterns all on her own and then sewed and pressed them.
They were made out of
precious fabric that Gram ma Whorten (her mama) donated
and matched our Princesses Wedding colors.
I teared up just knowing the loving Saints behind the
Lace, material, creations the time she gave to sew them.
Then to give them to the servers; the receivers
Women who have helped me heal.
Held me Accountable.
Laughed and Prayed with and over me.
and then wonderful Hands that took the
photos at the photo booth; Nova H.
No mistake These wonderful women of God who all brought these aprons to life.
Seen and Unseen
they have all touched my
life in a magnificent way and it was unknown to me but caught on film!
So here it is ~
Thank You so much for how your
hands gave in the most wonderful ways
to make our
Wedding Day very memorable!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Madness & CONVERSATION with Our Princess Bride

Oh the wonderful Joy of Hearing her voice! The Joy of catching up and the Joy of just laughing so hard with one another.

Let's just say the scepter has been handed off for her own Castle! LOVE the moment to sit in the Sun on a bench, chatting with the wind blowing through my hair. Awww Springtime . . . reminds me of the days in my twenties driving up to Boulder Colorado, sitting with the windows down, wind blowing through my dark auburn curls. Climbing my favorite falls and dreaming. Those dreams of long ago have developed into Fruit beyond my privileged life. Fruit that is more precious than words can ever depict accurately.

I Loved looking at our Princess with Blond locks driving with ease, a glow about her beauty from with in. All while in conversation with Our Princess Bride setting up her Castle! I LOVED THAT moment. It also brought joy to me to arrive home to three other Princesses and then to drive away with my wonderful Lover, our K King of our Castle to take care of things for Princess five.

Did I say, "I LOVED TODAY?" And all on the day of the Championship Game of March Madness. Rock Chalk Jayhawk - GO KU and do the unexpected and defeat Kentucky! Little bleep into history making and fun times of how my courtship now marriage bliss began twenty six years ago!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

No fooling around here

April 1st the day of perpetual pranksters. Not this year for this typist. All I can think of is how life is full of wonderful change. Change anticipated and change that will take adjustments. It just didn't appeal for this heart of mine to participate in "April Fools Day."

I just began thinking how much the Lord is filling me to be different. To live life by the depth of my convictions. It really began last week when visiting with "Janice" from Chosen People ministries and their two babes playing in the background J & S with our HR! Our talk, deep yet amazingly light. Theological yet of simple truths. Deep, thought provoking yet child like. Much like "Faith," our "FAITH" lived out with action, conviction, PASSION!

See just this morning I was reviewing my upcoming book Start Becoming a Good Samaritan by John Ortberg. I LOVED IT! But what I loved even more where the twenty others that showed up out of our thirty seven sojourners. COMMITMENT I call it. They were there! Yes they were there.
See last weeks conversation with Janice and the prophesies from Ezekiel, Daniel and Isaiah. Her life in Israel. My "little girl dreams and vision" coming to life. It perplexed me, however, drove my hunger for questions. I found last week I put them aside. But today with the quick review of the sessions series by John Ortberg make me desire the stirrings from when just a wee little girl whom was searching for answers to unknowns. They are back with Dream Drives.

Then i began to read the book I just received for our women's study beginning this week. Living A Life Of Balance by Women of Faith study guide series! This is going to be a ride the next eight to ten weeks. NO FOOLING!

I just want you to know that

  • God sees You clearly!

  • God sees You with Purpose!

  • God sees You with Vision 20/20!

  • God is just waiting for you to ANSWER HIS CALL!

THEREFORE, What are we: You and I waiting for? LET'S GO! Won't you come with me on the most exhilarating, daring, adventure that will change you life for all eternity? I would like to invite you to Resurrection Sunday. Feel free to come to Rosendale Christian Church in Rosendale Missouri. If you have never been invited to come to a Resurrection Service - Then I am INVITING YOU to COME with Me and our FAMILY! If you are to far away then GO to a Resurrection Service that the Word of God is being preached and is literally using the Holy Scriptures that reveal that Jesus Christ is the only way to Live a life of True Salvation!

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Last Day of March

It may be the Last day of the month however, so much has taken place. Birthday's, Wedding bliss, Restorations, Babies born, surprise date celebratory twenty five years! My heart is over whelmed with the sheer jubilation beyond any pen to articulate what the emotions seem like a TYPHOON.

PRICELESS! Speechless. It is all priceless Who ever thought that that wonderful March 18 back in the eighties would ever have brought a monstrosity of immense Blessings beyond measure?

Abba, Father, My God and Savior - THANK YOU for what March brings to my history through the whisper vapor called my life.

I come back to write you and try to utter the bowels of my gratitude and words simply can not clearly express my over whelming appreciations. So I bow and sit speechlessly grateful!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Love of .. . . twenty five

What an amazing time we had! I can not even tell you everything without have the corniest cheek grin upon my face and know that it was AMAZING!

Early in the AM get a text from the New MRS.!!!

She arrives!


She calls and squeals with excitement. I hope she calls later that night when they discover their "pounding" and "Shelving" . . . .
SURPRISE number two!

Oh but then the SURPRISE IS ON ME! =)
"Then it's a date!"

Arrive home. Change clothes. Out the door.

WE pull in to grab a bite. I giggle loudly, and he says as We walk in and he tells me I can order whatever I'd like from the menu. The doors opens and there is the most precious little gal named "Nora" who tells me, "Welcome to Wendy's! Won't you follow me, I have a table this way." with the most beautiful smile on her face and other patrons' watching and smiling all around us. She takes us to a table, decorated with Flower arrangement, Glasses, Sparkling Bubbly, and Chocolates. Happy 25th Anniversary! Yep . . . Then he smiles, she says, "Make yourself comfortable and Congratulations on your 25 Years!" He again grabs my hands with the most beautiful smile and the same sparkling Blue Eyes and replies, "Do you remember, what today is?" I giggle and answer "YES! You proposed to me twenty five years ago when we were in College in NE!" Then we were both AMAZED and what took place next. The Shift Manager appears and takes our order and says, "On behalf of your story, I'll be taking your order so that you don't have to get up this evening and we are Taking Care of the Bill tonight!" She smiles, takes our orders, then asks, "wouldn't you care for a Wendy's Frosty for your dessert?" We are both speechless! I giggle, He Smiles and she serves us. They bring out our order then informs us that her DM from KC is coming in to take our picture and talk with us, please take our time. SURPRISED AGAIN!!!

We giggle, relive our college proposal, the time line, the events of his asking my daddy for my hand, his setting it up at our "Wendy's", the servers, the order, the entire evening: RELIVED with smiles across our faces. Then a gentlemen comes over and says, "Did you have your rehearsal dinner here? Because when I worked here eighteen years ago there was a couple who did and I was wondering if it was you." "No, we didn't. The proposal was in another state Thank You." He was smiling as he walked away and we 'were back in college' for a moment. She did bring our meal over. Then she brought our Dessert over. Then the DM arrived, shook our hand, took a picture and asked to hear our story. To which she mentioned that she was submitting to Corporate offices. Said Thank You and left others smiling all around us.

Wow! The menu has changed, The staff excitement a bit more elaborate but still brought the crew to participate, the weather was definitely different (No Rain or Snow this time), and our eldest Princess was arriving "home" from her honeymoon twenty five years later to the date! Our third Princess was watching Princess five - Aw Joy. Pure JOY!

He SURPRISED me one more time! We went to the Movies. "The Vow!"
I also "VOW" my life to our commitment; now just like I did all those years ago to Love Him, stand by him, take care of him, until my very last breath. His prayer over us at "Wendy's" was just as special as the first time. Maybe just maybe a little bit more meaningful because now there is a History connection that bonds us as LIFE MATES to THE END!

Mark 10:7-9

New International Version (NIV)

7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[b] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

My precious Abba, Father, God! I vow once again before you to keep my marriage commitment because you WALK in us and through us! Amen and Amen!