Monday, May 28, 2012

Divine Appointments

Tom and I have had some good experiences in the last 4 years and 4 months.  God has brought amazing people across our paths.  Some we encouraged and many that encouraged us.   One of the most public of these experiences was the story on ESPN.  You can read about it in this post and I hope you do (because I’m not going to tell the story again here Smile).  After we were interviewed, I became friends on Facebook with Paula, the reporter.  Several months ago I felt God was telling me something was going on with her and I needed to pray.  So I messaged her and asked her if she needed prayer about having another baby.  She answered me that she was already pregnant………….with twins and would appreciate prayers.  I did start praying for those babies to be healthy and I asked a handful of people at my church to be praying too. 

Here are the babies.  Paxton Wyatt & Penelope Wyette, born on Mothers Day.  They are healthy babies.

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Here is their namesake, Wyatt.  Such a beautiful boy.

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I don’t know how everything works concerning God.  I do know He needs us to pray out His will on this earth.  He tells us to pray.  We are His hands and feet and voice on earth.  I don’t claim any credit for Paula’s babies being okay, but it is very cool to play a part in God’s plans.  I want people to be aware that God will use them to be a blessing to others.  God wants to divinely connect His children so they can stand together against the plans of the devil.  When Tom & I said “yes” to the ESPN interview, that was a Divine Appointment.  Maybe Peyton and Wyatt were together in Heaven that day, watching and cheering on their parents for making their “appointment”.  

Here is a link to the website that can educate you on the motor neuron disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  This is what Wyatt had and what we were praying against.  Please take a minute and read about this disease.  Here is Wyatt & his parent’s story about their fight with this disease.  It will bless you.

If you are so inclined here is a LINK to the story that we were interviewed for on ESPN.

Thanks for reading……………..and clicking on all these links : )

Sunday, May 6, 2012


While having lunch with a co-worker the other day, the subject of purpose came up.  She was saying she had purpose, she had a full time job.  I said my job was not my purpose.  After a pause, she asked me what my purpose was.  I thought a second and said, "my purpose is to be a light to the world.  That is every Christian's purpose"  She thought a moment and said, "but a person needs a way to show that light" 

I am going to stop using the word "light" and use "love" instead.  I don't want anyone misunderstanding and think I am some "new age" person.  Is "new age" even something people say anymore?? 

Showing people the love of God is bringing light into darkness.  So ultimately, my purpose is showing people the love of God.  So while I know being involved in ministry, programs, etc. is necessary, how I treat people in my everyday life is VERY important.  I have to be aware of others' needs and hurts.  When I am focused on myself, there is not much light/love in that.  My prayer life should include praying for others and asking for wisdom in meeting needs, spiritual and physical.  

Father, I ask for an observant and tender spirit. I want You to love through me.  I'll be your hands and feet.

Thanks for reading .........and loving :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Easy Pinterest Project

I downloaded some pictures from my camera and found some pics of  a fun & easy Easter project I did.  So I thought I would share.  You could use this method for a variety of things.  It would be a super easy pinata.

I blew up some balloons, using a couple of different sizes.  I cut squares of tissue paper and used a paint brush and liquid starch to cover the balloons.  You get the starch in the laundry aisle.


I didn’t document the process.  It is easy, but too messy to touch my camera.  Here’s the finished product.  To make the polka dot ones, first cover the entire balloon with a couple layers of WHITE tissue paper.  Then using a large hole punch, punch holes in some colored tissue and place it over the white, being careful not to overlap any of the holes. 


After the tissue is completely dry, you pop the balloon and pull it out.  Then make a cut where you pulled the balloon out so you can open it enough to fill it with goodies.  You have to put 3 layers of tissue so the finished egg is strong enough to hold the candy.  That’s what I did with these, filled them with Easter candy for our special boys Smile.  If you want them to look really good, after you fill them, you can close them back up by laying more tissue paper over the opening and applying more starch.

It was fun to watch the boys tear into them!!!!

Thanks for reading : )

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Relaxing and Rejuvenating

Tax season is over and my life has gotten where I can breathe easier.  Last week I had an adventure.  I went to the beach with some wonderful ladies.

I was gone for 5 days!!!!  Tom & I have not been away from each other for that length of time before.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it, but I did and had a good time. 

Our itinerary:

On the beach by 10:00

Sandwiches, etc. around 12:30 or 1:00

Back to the beach

Return to the condo around 4:00, get ready to go out to dinner

Back to the condo for a chick flick

Go to bed

We repeated this grueling schedule for 4 days!!  I wasn’t sure I could do nothing for that many days, but I managed.  The toughest thing we did was deciding where to eat dinner every night. 

While on the beach, I read Hunger Games.  I’d already seen the movie and decided I needed to read the books.  Enjoyable Smile

I know there are lots of people out there who do things like this all the time.  I don’t.  I like being at home and it is hard for me to leave my comfort zone, especially if Tom is staying behind.  God is expanding my horizons and I am following.  Isn’t it cool He would want me to step out and do something so fun?  God is good and He loves us so much.  Maybe He is telling you to step out and do something exciting and fun.

Hear are some pictures to show you how wonderful it was.

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Thanks for reading : )