Thursday, November 24, 2011


Our tradition for the 2nd year in a row, as always, was awesome! We celebrate Thanksgiving the day before, so that we can serve as a family on Thanksgiving Day...We deep fried 2 turkeys..Yum!! Everyone else brought everything else...It was a piece of cake I tell ya! We had the best time with our family and friends...Truly, it was a blessing...I don't have any good pictures because a lot came out blurry or dark...
I need a flash for my camera I tell ya! 

So today was just as glorious!! We woke up, relaxed, and started to get ready for our day to serve GODS precious people...You know, just for the record, serving people you might shun away from, or think might be to dirty to talk to, or smell for that matter, really opens your eyes to the impact of what CHRIST did for us on that cross!!! It truly humbles me to hand over a meal to someone in need...Dirt or no dirt, smell or not smell, we're all stained, and need HIS Blood!! 
It blessed my heart as we prepared the meals as a family today....My boys wrote on pieces of paper "JESUS CHRIST loves you"...They came up with the idea of writing JOHN 3:16 on the back...You can see their little handwriting in the photo above (so cute!)...We wrapped the meals in cellophane so that that would be the first thing the homeless would see when they grabbed the meal...Such a precious time with our family...I love this new tradition, thanks to my hubby!!

After that, my in-laws had invited us to dinner at this awesome steak house inside the Circus-Circus..Again, I had a lot to eat...I'm stuffed like a turkey I tell ya! I'm sure you can all relate...It was a sweet, sweet time as we rolled our stuffed selves home...Ha!!

As I meditate in awe of the LORD this Thanksgiving, my mind races as I think of the hundreds, no thousands of blessings I have, we ALL have...I came to the conclusion that none of these blessings in my life would not be possible without CHRIST!!  As my husband and I prepared for our Wednesday night Thanksgiving he asked me, "Did you ever think in your party days, you would be married 10 years, with 2 awesome boys, and  in love with JESUS?" I looked over at him not able to speak...My eyes well up with tears thinking about my past, I couldn't get the words out...I think of HIS Holiness, and cannot grasp the depths of why HE loves me so much...
Still no words are coming out, and now my husband's eyes well up with tears...We smile at each other in awe of the Holiness of CHRIST...In tears of joy, we hug, and praise JESUS for HIS Love for us...I type in tears right now thinking about how glorious HE is, and how much HE LOVES ME!! How much HE LOVES US!! 

Truly friends, HE is life changing! The depth of HIS Love can't be explained...I try my hardest as I type my blog posts...I even try to explain it verbally...But I can't, it's a feeling I've never felt before...The apostle Paul wrote in  
1 Corinthians 2:9: "However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him".

No one! And I'm only experiencing a piece of it...
There's more to come I tell ya!!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Looks pretty yummy, huh? It's was...Another night of yumminess with  friends...You already know my BFF, well, right next to her is my friend Christine...She's another super mom I know...She has 2 girls and just had the most BEAUTIFUL twin boys!! Seriously, they are so adorable, you just want to nibble on every inch of them...I actually got invited last minute, and I'm so glad I did...We had a sweet night of fellowship and as always we left with full bellies...
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Saturday, November 19, 2011


Perspective…Hmmm…So many different perspectives, but I think we can all agree there is a need…I post these pictures to encourage you this Christmas season, to look at the perspective of our lives in comparison to others…

I don’t send this post or pictures out, by any means, to make anyone feel bad… I send this out because it encouraged me when I saw it to continue on this Christmas season to share CHRIST for those who need CHRIST and HIS Love…I’ve always said, people tend to be a little kind, a little nicer, and a little humbled around this Christmas season…Why is that?
Let’s face it, no matter who you are, where you are in your walk with JESUS, or not in a walk with JESUS at all, YOU have been made by HIM and everything about HIM is in you whether you worship HIM or not! We are not kinder, nicer, and a little humbled because of ourselves, it’s because we are made in HIS image (Genesis 1:26) and it comes out ONLY through the power of HIS HOLY SPIRIT! So don’t believe for a minute that it’s us by any means!!  Give the Glory to the ONE who deserves it, and make a change in someone’s life this Christmas season… Please!

The LORD has put many things on my heart, and I would like to share with you what we are doing in the Novack home this Christmas season…If you would like to join me, help me, donate, ANYTHING, I can promise you, it will change someone’s life…It might be a big change, it might be a small change, but I can tell you it will bless them!! 

I was going to say I needed Bibles donated, BUT my friend’s husband was on a job site here in Vegas and a hotel was “THROWING OUT BIBLES”, so he took them instead…Now I have Bibles to give out…Funny, how sin city tried to throw GODS Word out in the trash!! People have been trying to throw GODS Word out in the trash for thousands of years….HE lives, you can’t do it!!! HA! 

Ok, here are some of my needs for now… I’m going to be working very closely with a few women’s shelters here in Vegas…Obviously, they will get a Bible if they want one…I also would like for them to have this book a friend of mine wrote…You HAVE to read it…I just started it a few days ago and can’t put it down…Here is the link if you want to purchase it for yourself…

I am looking for donations for this because I really think the ladies in the shelter, that I’ll be working with, could totally relate to her remarkable story…Any amount will do because she can get the book for cost since, well, she wrote it, and she needs the money for printing the book from the publishing company…Just because she wrote the book doesn’t mean she is rich…It cost money to write a book… Trust me, she is not in it to get rich, just win souls… Anyway, 50% of her proceeds go back to the LORD...

Next, I’m going to have a Christmas breakfast at one of the shelter’s so I will need people to either donate money to purchase the food and/or make something (we have a menu)…The last need I have (for now) is, one of the shelter’s said their need for the month was bath wash, shampoo, conditioner, etc…Any kind of hygiene products will do…They have about 80+ women in this particular shelter and I would like to fill that need by next weekend…You can buy it and send it to me, hand it to me, donate what you have from home, whatever! They will take it and it will bless them….

 So please, if the LORD puts it on your heart to donate ANY or all of the needs I have listed, please contact me, and I will get back to you personally to give you more details on how to bless someone this Christmas season!! If the LORD puts it on your heart to donate anything in your area, do it!  If you don’t feel anything from the LORD, do it anyway, HE commands us too!!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world….James 1:27
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive…. Acts 20:35

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Yummmmmyyyyyy! I love Sushi and so do these friends...Any of the friends I normally hang around do not like Sushi...So it's never on the menu when going out to dinner...BUT, these friends do!! It's funny, when you find out someone likes Sushi. you feel a sense of gitty-ness inside, almost like a secret crush...You look into the person's eyes and your secretly exchanging ideas in your head as to WHEN can we eat the Sushi together!

So at first i think it was assumed we would eat almost as if it was a tea party, you know, pinky up kind of style...But when we discussed all the Sushi we could share if we did the "all you can eat" option that pinky deal flew out the window! Ha!  I said, I wanted to eat like a pig, but no one seemed to like that type of animal...We kept shooting animal names back and forth and came up with, "eat like a dog & eat like a shark...We now call ourselves "The Dog-Sharks."  I know sounds corny, but I can't tell you how hard we laughed all night long...I think it was the Sushi...Ha!  Thanks for a great time Friends....Love you!

Monday, November 7, 2011


I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but my husband looks HORRIBLE!!! I don't know what the heck it is that he is smashing his nose up against, but it was at my friend Rachel's house...Out of nowhere my husband turned around in the middle of a conversation with that up against his nose...We busted up!!!
I'm sure you will too...

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Seriously, he's so stinking adorable I can't stand it...You just have to agree, you can't deny it!!


 I'm a little late with sharing my boys' costumes at our Harvest festival...I was to busy taking care of my girl, watching my boys and fellowshipping with my friends to take any pictures of our festival...You might say my boys dressed up as Army guys, but that's not correct...They were "spec ops"- translation: "Special Operations"...What that means I'm not quite sure...But I do know if I just say, "Aww Army guys" I get in trouble...LOL...They truly are a team...

This was just tonight...2 hours of burning about 40lbs of paper! I can't believe I had that much...Never again! 
Of course, the night wouldn't of been awesome without roasting marsh mellows...I showed the boys how I use to make taffy out of the marsh mellow with my fingers...Is that a New York thing or an old school thing?  Do people still do that?  It's kind of messy, but fun..