Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photography Fun

I finally got to do some edits that don't have people...These are so much easier for me...Just a simple effect on the editing programs does it for me...Might not be an elite photo, but hey, gotta start somewhere...
A few of these photos are from Nelson's ghost town I edited...The bridge one is a photo I've actually been wanting to take for a while...It's located in Parker, AZ...My BFF has an aunt with some land out there with tons of fun attached to it...I actually ran across the road through some dirt to get the angle I wanted...I was on the side of a busy road with my camera attached to my tripod...I bet I looked really professional to the oncoming traffic...It certainly felt like it, I just don't think the photo matches the feeling I had...HA!  
The red pump I took today at Staheli Farms in Utah...Super fun place...I remember first getting into photography and had a point and shoot and I took this shot...I tried to find it, but couldn't...








Friday, October 25, 2013

Giving thanks from the depths of my soul........


Yes, friends the depths of my soul...I'm screaming from the inside out and outside in with praise, honor and glory, yet it's still not enough...I look at my sweet little girl everyday and I can't believe she is ours, FOREVAAAAAA!!!


I learned so much, I've grown so much, I've cried so much and I surrendered much!!! Isn't that just the CHRIST walk, and more...I am grateful for this testimony I get to share with people...I know GOD intended for me, and us as a family, to share it, and the funny thing is, the thought of giving up the anguish and sorrow I endured, is not a question in my mind....I'm sure at the time I would have wanted it to, "just go away", but looking back and seeing all that GOD has done through me, and others, for that matter, was worth it and more...


I'm almost finished with a bible study by Anne Graham Lotz on the book of Revelation...In today's reading she described what John was seeing, which was Heaven...

John got to see his heavenly home and what a thrill it must have been when he realized all of his work and witness for CHRIST on earth, for which he has been beaten, imprisoned, and now exiled, had been stored up for him him in heaven as a glorious treasure!!!  She continued with describing the beauty of the earth, that we have grown to love, and all of the beauty we see was created by our Creator...And with that, the Creator is the same Creator who has prepared our heavenly home...How glorious will that be....


I guess my whole point is, no matter what circumstances the LORD has for you, the Hope to come is more glorious than anything you may endure...It took a great trial in my life to realize I'm not in control of this situation, and to look to JESUS for the Hope to come, which is Heaven....Only then, when I finally surrendered the trial HE allowed in my life, was I living abundant...As I read in the Anne Graham Lotz study what an abundant life is, it confirmed to me all that she listed, is all that I want to be in this life for CHRIST...


Here is what she wrote in reference to an "Abundant Life", and what Rev. 22:1 means when it states,  "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb." 

The river symbolized the eternal blessing of God.  And it flows from the throne.  The source of all blessing has been, is, and forever will be the throne, or the authority of God and the lordship of JESUS CHRIST! Abundant Life, rich blessing, deep satisfaction, permanent peace, all come from having a right relationship to the throne.  That will be true in heaven, and that is true today.

-When JESUS CHRIST is in full 
   authority in your life....
-When you have completely 
  surrendered yourself to Him....
-When His will is your will....
-When you deeply desire what He 
 wants more than what you want....
(that is a tough one for me)
-When you deny yourself, take up 
  your cross daily, and follow Him....
-When you live in a right 
  relationship to the throne....

THAT'S when the river flows & the Abundant Life is experienced!!!!

So, as I continue this journey the LORD has set before me, I rejoice in knowing when I fall short, to get back up and continue to chase after the Hope to come...So friends, look to JESUS who is, who was and who is to come...









Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Day of Praise for the KING of KINGS!!!

It brings me overwhelming joy to be sending this post out...Since 2010, when we received the go ahead from the LORD to pursue becoming foster parents, we didn't think the "twists and turns" of this journey would come to an ending like this...Looking at GOD'S hand in all of this and seeing HIS timeline laid out from beginning to the end, is pretty spectacular...HE is faithful is all I have to say...I wish I could come up with flowery adjectives that could describe how I feel about the LORD in all of this...And now as I type, I remember the scripture verse Paul mentioned in 2 Corinthians 12 when he described Heaven as it being inexpressible and not lawful for a man to utter...Seriously? That is how magnificent GOD really is...We don't have the vocabulary or thoughts to speak how amazing HE is... I've never heard of another god described like that...



Well tomorrow is the day we adopt our Little Lovely!!! We've filled out paperwork and more paperwork and more paperwork...We sent papers in, waited for them to come back, to send them in again and again...What an amazing journey the LORD has allowed us to be a part of...We will be celebrating on that day with thankful hearts...Which reminds me to thank all of you who followed my blog posts and cried with me, sang with me and praised JESUS with me... 



As I was putting my Little Lovely to bed, I hugged her so tight with joy...I came to the end of my prayer realizing I didn't have to ask GOD to keep her anymore...I've been praying and rocking her in that chair for 2 years and here it is coming to a close... I look forward to hear what the LORD will tug on my heart to replace that part of my prayer...


I can't believe this day is here....Each time we got closer to adoption people would be overjoyed with excitement for us...They would ask if I was excited and I was, but very monotone about it...Maybe a shield I had up, I don't know...Anyway, today I confirmed with the lawyer on the time and court room number and I ask, "Sooooo, tomorrow is the final step, right?" "No one can come and take her from us, right?" She says, "Oh yeah, it's final?" I bawled my eyes out over the phone...I still tear up when I tell someone and I know tomorrow when the words finally come out of the judges mouth, I will just melt...


If you don't stop over or can't stop over to celebrate with us tomorrow...Please know that from the depths of our soul how thankful we are to all of you...Take this day to give the LORD extra praises for HIS faithfulness...
I love you all...


Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies....Psalm 36:5

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nelson's Ghost Town

My husband is a native of Las Vegas and has never been to this place, which is one hour from Vegas...Super, duper fun!  I knew it was going to be a blast when I saw some pictures posted from my photographer friend, Katie...Except now, I'm posting pictures from the same place and I'm seeing I  need a lot more practice after looking at her pictures again....She's awesome!!
Since I took so many pictures, I edited them in ipiccy, because well, I'm still trying to figure out Elements 11 and now because of my other photographer friend Leslie, I'm trying to figure out Lightroom...Grrrr!!! :)

I felt important with my "big camera" when I saw a sign that said, "photographers, please check-in"... Well, I didn't check in because I don't think they were talking about people like me....Anyway, it was an awesome family day and definitely worth doing it again...They also have mining tours you can go on, which I heard were pretty awesome...So we might go back for that, and more pictures of course...
Welp, here they are....
































Monday, September 30, 2013

A little Photoshop here, a little photoshop there.....ARGGGGG!!!!

Omgosh, this is so hard, this photoshop stuff...I mean really it does SO much...I was happy and content using my free and easy online editing programs (ipiccy & picmonkey)!!! Until, a fab friend of mine gave me Photoshop Elements 11 (thanks, Carrie)...I've only heard awesome things about my new friend Photoshop, but I was so intimidated to use it, I never bothered to take the time...

Well, after hanging out with another friend of mine, who knows a heck of a lot more than I do about everything in photography, gave me great photography tips and encouraged me to get to know my new friend, Photoshop! (Thanks, Leslie)...

So here is my RAW photo, in manual, edited in photoshop, bought some actions and applied it to this photo, put a frame around it, and I also made my own watermark...Good thing my son is amazingly handsome...HA!



Since this photoshop stuff took me, ALL DAY. I went ahead and edited the same photo in ipiccy in about 10 minutes...I really do like the simplicity of ipiccy, but I'm willing to challenge myself...I actually like the ipiccy edit better :-/




Sunday, September 29, 2013

Faithful GOD!!!!!!!!

Today in service while worshipping my JESUS with tears to that song, "Faithful GOD", by Laura Story, I wanted to just fall to my knees in thankfulness to HIM...Gosh, HE is so faithful and I am so not...I don't know what brings me to tears more, HIS faithfulness to a wretched sinner like me, or my unfaithfulness to HIM?  Either way it pricks my heart to continue to give HIM the worship HE so deserves for HIS faithfulness, and for me to just simply love HIM so that I can stay faithful to HIS will...

As we sang this worship song, I couldn't help remember the desperate time of need I was in with my Little Lovely, and how I received HIS faithful love of comfort, in an instant...HIS faithfulness represents so many things and in this particular time of need, HIS love showered me...It's so true when GOD allows trials in our life how evident it is HE is testing our faith...When I mentioned HIS love of comfort came in an instant I say that in a way for you to understand that HIS love waited for me to respond...As I was in my desperate state of need is when my unfaithfulness would come into play...But when I would finally open my eyes to remember,  GOD is here along side of me orchestrating all of this, instantly, HIS love of comfort poured over me!! In that time of desperation I remember moment by moment I would forget and then moment by moment I would remember...The great thing was, as I practiced this moment by moment need for my GOD, it got easier and easier to stay in fellowship with HIM moment by moment and no matter what came our way I was covered!!! I pray that makes sense to you...

I almost feel like the apostle Paul when he explains Romans 7:14-20...HA! I know that I do, that I don't that I do, but don't do what I do, do, do...HA! 23 times he says some form of word "do"in NIV version...

Anyway, with all of this said, (I'm so dramatic) I wanted to share more about our Faithful GOD!! We found out on October 17th we will finalize our adoption of our Little Lovely!!!!!!!!!! Can I get a whoop-whoop?!?!??! The attorney called at first to tell me we would do the final adoption on Oct. 3rd, but she still had to confirm...So when she called to tell me that date wasn't available, I sighed...BUT, then she said she scheduled it for October 17th, immediately my frown was turned upside down... What's the significance of October 17th, IT IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birrrtthhhdayyyy, I got a present from JESUSSSSS, Happyyyyyy birthdayyyyy to meeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Sing it wit me friends!!!

So precious....I'm getting a hand delivered, special birthday present from my Sweet, Loving, Faithful, Amazing, Sovereign, LORD!!! 

Can't wait to celebrate, which I might add, I am making this an open invitation to everyone that stayed faithful in prayer for us...Invite to follow :)


 


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daddy Love


I have yet again, related to Romans 7:24 


 "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death."


A couple of months ago while waiting for the trial date to come for my Little Lovely, I stayed at the mercy of GOD….I lived out scripture verses as the days came closer for us to find out if we have yet jumped another hurdle in the adoption of our Little Lovely…I could remember feeling so free from the oppression that would weigh me down…All I did during my days of waiting, was fellowship with GOD almost every second, took every thought captive and repeated HIS promises over and over in my head...Oh what a glorious time….

I miss it now…

I've been struggling a bit, since the trial, with that intimacy I had with GOD...It was a feeling I can't describe, but I know you can relate to what I mean…I'm still spending time with the LORD and I still have the intimacy,  but it's the moment by moment I want back… I remember when I was at the LORD'S mercy my boy would continually tell me how different I was…"Whatta mean, boy?"  "Well  Mom, I can't remember the last time you got mad or yelled at us." Gosh, that crushes my heart knowing how much I impact them when I'm frustrated…And now, it crushes my heart just realizing how hard it is for me to admit that publicly…That dang pride in me…


Anyway, I've been feeling that frustration again, pressing down on me for a while, and now my BFF kinda noticed it…She said, "I seem off." Guess you can't hide stuff from your BFF's...Praise be to GOD for that…I shared about being at the LORD'S beck and call during my waiting time for the trial and I explained to her how that feeling has faded a bit... I got what I wanted and now I feel guilty about missing that moment by moment intimacy...I know these feelings are from the evil one, I know GOD will not, has not and will not ever leave me…She shared about the apostle Paul and his thorn…Why did GOD allow this righteous man who has been through so much and does so much for the name of CHRIST,  yet have this thorn…Certainly, this could hinder Paul from doing what he was suppose to do…But did it? No, it did not…I'm so thankful she shared that with me…It showed me that the thorn in Paul's side was reminder of exactly why the word says what is says in

2 Corinthians 12:8-10:

"Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.  Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

BAM!!!!! I'm weak...

I love how the LORD shows us things through His people and His word…Maybe I could have become spiritually proud of where I was at with the LORD, maybe He saw boasting in a way that didn't bring Him glory, maybe He is doing something I don't know anything about?  But what I do know, is even though I am weak, then I am strong…His love is profound!!!! 

I attached this picture of my amazing husband and our sweet daughter because it inspired me to write this post and reminds me of how my Daddy in Heaven looks at me….Agape! 



Monday, August 19, 2013

The Joys of my life (P52-Week 33)

Yes, the joys of my life...As many times as I grit my teeth or bite my bottom lip from trying not to blow my top, I can't get enough of these amazing children of mine...Seeing their hearts grow for the Creator, blesses my heart...
At first, Little Lovely was scared of the water because my crazy husband would tease her...But then, it all went away in a flash...Now we can't stop her from jumping in...It seems she will be good at everything she does...We have so much fun watching her in the pool....




Next, my boys made the no-bake Reese's...It's fun watching them trying to work together to make this masterpiece of a dessert...Lets just say it was epic (their word)!  






I know I've been out of the loop for a while with blogging, not that anyone is reading it anyway, but I'm slowing trying to get back into the groove of a "new beginning"....Little Lovely is almost 2 years old and she is changing her ways...Grrrrr! So, I've been adjusting to the new journeys in her little life, along with homeschooling my boys, trying to get back into my "cardio" (that word is for my husband-HA! Kim, won't like that), and praying about a few projects I would like to tackle...So don't leave me just yet...I'm thinking I should soon have all my ducks in a row to start getting back into taking pictures and blogging about life...I really enjoy doing it....


The Great I AM!

August 19, 2013

Oh how long has it been?  Oh-I know, since July 12th, when I got the news about my Little Lovely...I reflect on that day, and praise JESUS for answering my prayers...We are on our way... He's so Glorious! Speaking of the Glorious, Great I AM, today on my run is something to blog about...


I'm reading a book called, "Becoming Spiritually Beautiful: Seeing Yourself from God's perspective" by Sharon Jaynes...Don't ask, I have to read it, you know, self, issues...Anywayyyyyy, there was a part in the book that fascinated me...She talks about believing in GOD, and His truths about how special you are and how much He really does love us...


She tells the reader to picture your self sitting right beside JESUS under an oak tree...Perhaps His arm is around your shoulder and your head is resting on His chest...You can feel the beating of His heart against your cheek, and your head moves with the rise and fall of His breathing...With His other hand, He strokes your head and immediately knows how many hair are on your head.  His breath warms your skin as it brushes past your face.  Imagine Him looking into your eyes and knowing your innermost being and meeting your gaze with a warm, affirming smile, reassuring you of His love and care...Now, tell me, as you imagine yourself in the presence of JESUS, how anxious do you feel?  How rejected do you feel? How worried are you about tomorrow? 


Amazing feeling, right?
Well today I power walked with my BFF uphill 1 mile, down hill the next mile...Love that down hill...Then, she leaves and I run the 1 mile up and down the 1 mile...I really love that down hill...I reflected on that paragraph and imagined myself with JESUS, as she described...I only wish I would have thought of it on the uphill part because I sprinted with a mighty power that only the LORD had given me in that moment...I was like a gazelle!!! Along with myself pictured on the chest of my Savior that song, "I am redeemed" by Big Daddy Weave came on...Oh boy! Being in the arms of my King and hearing that song....Glorious I tell, ya! I sprinted with a smile down that hill. worshipping my Redeemer all the way to the end, with hands lifted high...


I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty...Revelation 1:8




Friday, July 12, 2013

Glory has met my suffering-Part 2

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW 

  What more can I say WOW!!! 


I will admit a while back when I started my walk with the LORD I didn't understand prayer...If GOD is all knowing why pray?  Why not just trust and worship Him?  The LORD spoke to me in His word and in my heart that HE loves when we come to Him, ask things of Him, spend time with Him and yearn for our hearts desires...So there it was I got my answer as to why I should be praying to my GOD...I always prayed, but now I pray with understanding....Along with all of that, I have seen prayers answered in small ways and just recently over the past 3 months-radically!!! 


As you know today was the trial date for our Little Lovely...The birth mom didn't show up...All of the people involved showed up...I still had that sense of Peace pouring over me, but I will admit I was a bit nervous only because "it's a court room", very intimidating...When I was called into the court room, the birth mom's lawyer said to the judge that she request the birth mom have 30 days to relinquish her rights...Then the lawyer left...Hmmm, what does that mean?? A sweet friend of mine, also a foster mom, showed up to support me, sat behind me,  squeezed my shoulder and whispered,  "this is good"...The DA called the case worker up to the stand, asked questions, stepped down off the stand and the judge proceeded with.................

TERMINATING PARENT RIGHTSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!! My stomach sank (in a good way)...The judge stated all that was happening for the record and the termination of parent rights granted!!!!


The case worker comes over to me,  throws her sweet, loving, relief-ing arms around me and starts to sob with tears of joy! I start crying, my sweet friend started to cry, I couldn't breath because I was so overjoyed with the news I cried out, "I keep my baby" ?????? The judge asked who I was and the DA said, the foster mom...He thanked me, I thanked him...I leave the court room still in awe of this news and the case worker hugs me again and we sob, and sob and sob....Thanking and praising GOD!!! 

 

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, what a day!!!


We still need to keep on praying though...Birth mom could appeal this, but it's really not likely because she didn't show up today...The court has granted the TPR and birthmom will have 30 days to sign a relinquish form so that she won't have a TPR on her record because she is so young...Please continue to pray for her...I do have compassion and love for her in my heart and I really would love to see her life turn to JESUS!!!


Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your prayers, support, love and everything else you all have showered us with...


Praise the LORD Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavensPraise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.   Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord......Psalm 150:1-6



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Glory has met my suffering!

As I prepare myself tonight, I'm expecting, nervousness, anxiety, and fear...I feel none of that...I don't know how tomorrow will be, but I know right now all I feel is Peace...It's actually unreal in comparison to the days of brokenness I've had, and so with that, another praise to my Sweet Lord JESUS for giving His people the power and the faith to pray for us!!! Really, thank you all...I can't believe how calm my heart, and stomach is for that matter....Even when I try to think about what could be, I almost feel like I would be forcing the tears to come out because of this amazing calmness I have...


I've been focusing my thoughts on JESUS and have been reflecting on simply who HE is...Any of my tears throughout the day have been the same tears I shed when I think about my Amazing GOD...Just the thought of who HE is when I mediate chokes me up...You know what I''m taking about...JESUS, REDEEMER, HEALER, MIGHTY PHYSICIAN, COMFORTER, FATHER, HOLY, PRINCE OF PEACE and so much more!!! To think this GOD loves wretched me so much, makes a bloody cross look beautiful and has a place for me in Heaven, for eternal life, is what priority needs to be...


Glory has met my suffering and HE has given me the Peace He promises to us in HIS Word...I thank all of you again for keeping me and my family and this situation in your prayers...It's truly a humbling experience...

Love!



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Healing from the Healer



Hello Dear Friends…I come to you with a humble heart for a humble friend…She’s quiet, loving, and would probably never send out a prayer request for herself…Not because of pride, but because the humility inside her from the Spirit…So here I am, along with a ton of her friends, supporting me in this request for your prayers…Christine Tonn has Budd-Chiari Syndrome… The link is attached…

 

http://www.chp.edu/CHP/budd+chiari



Christine has suspected something for some time now and finally this was her diagnosis…She is leaving for San Diego next week and probably be admitted for immediate intervention…If you do not know Christine she is married and has 4 beautiful children…I can’t imagine as a mom having to stop your life as a mom to care for yourself…It’s our God given nature to nurturer our children and so Christine will have to set that aside for now…That would be hard for me, for any mom…


Our prayer request is simple…Healing from the Healer, a miracle, a wrong diagnosis!! I want to remind you all of the prayer requests I have sent out in the past for my Little Lovely and for sweet Brooke…God’s people prayed Brooke out of that hospital and on a road to improvement…God’s people prayed for my Little Lovely and family for healing, wisdom, understanding and peace… God’s people can pray Christine to a complete healing….Please add her and her family to your prayer list…Pray without ceasing is what is needed here...


I will send updates as I hear them…Please take this and share on your Facebook, email, blog, twitter, whatever source of social network or prayer chain you use…Prayer requests have been sent out in the past and I know for a fact it has reached beyond our nation…Lets please, please remember our sweet friend Christine and keep her in prayer….


Thanks again…You all make me smile! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The GOD of Hope!!!!

JESUS, JESUS, JESUS...I fall on my face before you in praise and honor and glory to your Precious Name!!!  Oh how I am not surprised that little angel Brooke made it through the night...Thank you , thank you, thank you!!!


I asked the LORD last night to keep waking me up so that I could pray all night long...As the night progressed I would text Fran encouraging her that I'm still praying...At about 3AM my time, I texted her, "I'm still praying my sweet friend, the LORD is good." Her response, "Yes, HE is.  Haven't seen any doctors yet but she (Brooke) is a fighter. We know she can do this, go to sleep Denise, I love you." I didn't realize it was 6AM her time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As I lay in my bed giving worship & praise to GOD I fell asleep with a smile on my face....Diane calls at 7AM my time...She spoke to Fran (imagine this scene)...Fran says to Diane, we told our family members to go in a say their last goodbye to Brooke...Devastation took over...Fran said they just started sobbing...I can feel their pain as I type...Sobbing, weeping, devastated with all the strength leaving their bodies, crying with no sound from their mouths, from a pain that crushes their hearts....I'm crying right now even though Brooke made it...The pain, the pain, the pain is unimaginable!!! Fran continued and said all of a sudden, thunder and lightening came so loud it shook them, "I knew it was GOD, Diane!"


Yes, it was my sweet friend...Yes, it was....JESUS the GOD of Hope heard your prayers and the petition of all HIS people...HE makes Himself known in a mighty way, yet gentle as a Dove...Remember to praise HIS Name today friends...Remember our Sweet, Glorious GOD only has good things for us, and remember to continue to pray just as passionate to our LORD JESUS as you did yesterday for Brooke! She is still critical and needs continuous prayer!


John 5:14-15

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.




Monday, May 20, 2013

Urgent Prayer Request


To all my prayer warriors and to people that are not prayer warriors, but pray to our LORD JESUS… I need your prayers for a friend of mine, desperately…My friend Fran who I grew up with and known for over 30 years has a beautiful little girl named Brooke, she’s almost 8 yrs old…She was just recently diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), sound horrifying doesn’t it?

Attached is a link you can read for more information...This is a rare brain tumor that is located in an area doctors are not able to remove, it affects children between the ages of 5-10 yrs old, and the chances of survival are less than 3%!! 

http://www.reflectionsofgrace.org/index.php/diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-dipg.html

Stop and imagine right now one of your children playing around happy as can be, and within a few weeks being hospitalized in the ICU not being able to move anything because they are in a vegetable stage…I say to imagine all of this because I know, that I know, that I know if this was your child you would want everyone in the world to pray…

When I mentioned this tumor is not removable, I meant it cannot be removed by man…But, we all know that our LORD JESUS can remove it! HE is the only one that can remove it…Please pray this beast of a cancer be removed from Brooke’s brain, or this tumor would shrink, and that this child’s miraculous recovery would glorify our LORD JESUS and many would come to know and worship HIM through it…

The LORD always desires us to pray because in HIS Word HE tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)…When I told my friend Fran that myself and a few others were already praying, she said she can feel the prayers…I told her when I sent a prayer request out for my Little Lovely a woman in my church told me my prayer request reached the Philippines and Thailand…I told her I would be sending this prayer out to many and that GOD’S people would pray for her sweet Brooke…She was amazed! So please, my family in CHRIST JESUS, please forward this request to all that you know and let’s pray without ceasing…As I hear updates from Fran, I will update you…

I thank you all and I’m in awe just knowing the power that my friend will received from your prayers to JESUS…May our LORD be glorified, glorified, glorified!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 19)

Not the best picture of me, but I love this picture...We just got done with her bath, I put lotion on her, and then just had to give her a little nakie hug...She was squeezing me back, I just had to take picture...
 I love being her Momma! 
Still praying I can be :/


Monday, May 6, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 18)

I love when friends ask me to take their photos...I only wish I new what I was somewhat doing...I think these came out pretty good (for the yearbook & maybe in a frame in your house)with the exception of some grain..  Right now that is the kind of "photographer" I am, and I'm good with that...I don't even like calling myself that, so let me change it to, "right now that is the kind of "picture taker" I am...Ahhh, that sounds better!  

Anyway, I cloned something on the older beauty, can you tell what it is? 




Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 17)

WOW...I'm just forgetting left and right these days...I'm just going to use this self-portrait I took for another challenge I'm in which I titled, "self, yuck, overrated" HA!

What's funny is, you know I wouldn't be posting a picture of myself if I looked terrible... Hence, "self, yuck, overrated"

 HA, again!



Monday, April 22, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 16)

Love, love, love using my close-up lenses....I really did get close to this hairy monster! HA!

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Project 52 (2013) Week 14 & 15

I really love doing this Project 52, honest I do...Even though I miss a week here and there, I can catch up...I do wish I could keep up with my blogging...Well, I can't...HA! 

Anyway, these pictures are from our trip to Disneyland...A friend of ours bought my entire family 4 tickets to Disney for 2 days!!!! Amazing, right?  So, so blessed...This was Little Lovely's first Disney experience...We were waiting on a ride for her and she fell asleep...Maybe that face of annoyance on my husband was because of that or me continually snapping pictures...Either way, it's so typical of his humor....Ha, Ha!

 I HATE the teacups! Especially with my family...I'm sure you can guess why!



Monday, April 1, 2013

Project 52-2013 (Week 12 & 13)


I'm in another challenge with some friends on Facebook...I thought it would be fun to share here...Two weeks ago we did a challenge with "Rembrandt Lighting" ...I tried it for the first time and think I did pretty well...The last weeks challenge was "motion", that seemed more simple...