Saturday, November 7, 2015

Did not see it coming! Glad it did!

the other day I was loading children books onto my Kindle for my soon to be grandchild and as I was reading one a light bulb went on in my head.
I can write children books for my grandchild due any day now. 
I know I will probably never be a perfect writer and I know I am not the best at grammar but that is what editors are for and I have many of those in my life who have always been willing to help me proof stuff.
So with in 5 minutes I thought of a series, settings, plots and the characters.
My mind was going crazy with ideas and the memories flooded me of the magical world of reading books to my own children.
Me, writing children's books!!!
So that will be part of this next years adventure!
Stay TUNED!  More to come!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Questions & Direction on this fall morning

 In March I started taking a blogging course that costs money every month and since that I have hardly blogged at all since I started the class.  It was like I got this huge writers block and a few health issues did not help.  I miss blogging and want to start again the question at hand is do I do it here, start a totally different blog on a different platform or just stop writing all together.   UGH. 
At the moment my hand is in a brace which makes it a bit hard to type.  So that is not helping the fact.  My amazing husband is so supportive of me and always says do what makes you happy.
I look back at the many blogs I have done and think I want that creative spark back. I really thought I would get back when I joined compel.  
The latest factors have not helped. 

April my back was toast for 7 days all I could do to get any relief was lay in bed. Thank goodness to Chiropractic care!!

July I fell down some stairs and was messed up for 2 months with Costacondridis with horrible chest spasms as well as a tooth going through my face.  Thought I broke a rib up by my heart.....  NOT fun!  4 Dr, appointments and one ER visit to make sure I had not had a heart attack from a wierd dizzy spell at work.
Mid september I started having wrist & hand pain on my right side and now I am dealing with a chronic pain that is no fun and of course hurts like the dickens to type.  From what I have researched it looks like Carpal Tunnel.  I was very glad when a brake was ruled out as well as torn ligaments.  Butt still no answers......   

Through all this stuff there has been so many blessing.  With daughter about to have her first child and dad turning 70 as well as a few trips and great friends that touch my heart through my artist groups.   

As my hubby says, "Be careful what you ask for"  As his story is his own but in a nut shell.  He asked for the Lord to give him a tool to be able to witness to the rough neck group of guys he was working with and that week almost died from I grinder blade bouncing off a metal structure and missing his jugular vain by a milla meter and lived to tell the story. 

More soon!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How Can It Be (Lyric Video)Lauren Daigle -

The other day a friend asked me to find a song for her...  in the midst of that I found this one.  Not the one she was looking for but such a good deep meaningful song.   I have had a friend on my heart for the past week.  Ever since my husband and I were driving over an overpass and passed a gal sitting there.  Homeless looking just sitting there with her backpack on the sidewalk and a warm jacket over her solders watching the cars go by underneath her.  She has lived such a rough life.  A life of drug addiction and loosing 4 of her children as a result of that addiction,  At that very moment I started praying for her and every day since I find myself praying for her.  I do not know where she is.  Last we talked she was talking about treatment.  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Everyday - Hillsong

signed up and ready to go!!! 
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MUSIC!!! It can change your mood!!

 As I am writing this month about music and how ministering it can be to our soul. 
Can you imagine how stagnant our lives would be with no music?.......   eeek i tell ya.  
Now with Pandora, Itunes and all these apps at our finger tips we can be mood changers in seconds.
What do I mean by mood changers?  I mean this.  Say you are headed to a meeting and you feel kinda eh from the preparing and stress of getting yourself and reports all are getting in your car and you pull out of your driveway and turn on the radio.  In ten minutes you can be totally lifted up by the music you listen to.  It then puts a cheer and a smile on your face your mood and your soul ALIVEl.  You then walk into that meeting with a joyful heart and attitude that can then be contagious.  Try it sometime.  
I just blasted this song by kari Jobe and this blog happened!

Song: I am not alone

Kari Jobe  

When I walk through deep waters
I know that you will be with me
When I'm standing in the fire
I will not be overcome

Through the valley of the shadow
Oh I will not fear
(Chorus 2x)
I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me

(Verse 2)
In the midst of deep sorrow
I see your light is breaking through
The dark night will not over take me
I am pressing into you
Lord you fight my every battle
And I will not fear

(Bridge 4x)
You amaze me
Redeem me
You call me as your own
You're my strength
You're my defender
You're my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You have always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I see myself as Jesus sees me!

this is no Joke and I do this every day.
As I live with Cerebral Palsy one could be a down in the dumps kind of day every day I choose before my head even leaves my pillow to see myself as Jesus sees me.  The of course my bladder kicks in and I hit the floor running, well walking quickly is more like it. 
I walk with canes and have a funky gate but I walk with my head held high!  

2nd Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

I am so often asked where does my joy come from and why am I always smiling and happy?

Psalms121 1-2
 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

  That is a choice that I choose every day.  Don't get me wrong I do have a downer day here and there usually a migraine or back pain related. 
Keeping myself in check and starting the day out with the Lord is so important.  

 Today in my devotion it even says, 
Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life.  Worship me by living close to me. Thanking me in all circumstances.  
 Sarah Young Jesus calling May 13th

As I look in my phone for a quick reference from today's devotion is is even Highlighted and is this:  
1st Peter 5:  6 &7 
 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

 And..  Thessalonians 5:18  
 Give thanks in all circumstances; Foe this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you, 

One of the things that truly ministers to me is music I love worship music. At times I can not get enough.  The lord blesses me with visions when I am in worship,  he talks to me when I am in total worship.  LOUD WORSHIP!  I know some people ask how that works.  Only God knows how to speak to his children and that is one way where i am in total commune with him.  An example of this is years ago we were in a new church and I was loving worship and I felt the lord wanted me to pray with someone.  So as I opened my eyes there was a greenish aura around a gal on the other side of the room and after church was over I went over to her and she began to tell me that she had cancer and then shared her story and of course we prayed!

Holy Spirit Rain down!

Romans 8:17 niv

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

 COMPEL Enhancement/Tip
I used a strong first sentence as a hook

Sunday, March 15, 2015


He give warmth
He gives security

He lifts me up in prayet
He gives Love
He gives me grace
He gives his time to others
He makes me feel secure

He holds me when I just need to be held
Gives me peace
He makes me warm when I am cold
He supports me and my love for art

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ladybug Princess!

This was a fun thing 
I put a blank sketch book page on Instagram and said 
"What should I draw, GO"  
First thing was a princess so here is a princess.
A Ladybug Princess

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Purple is the Challenge at Inspiration Avenue this week!

So here is my purple, 
I was playing this morning and thought I would actually do a blog post as I have not done much lately.
I am teaching some art classes in 2015. Very excited about that.

Friday, December 5, 2014

From my heart and fav song by Hillsong United - "Oceans" (Live at RELEVANT)

Where have I been?
This year has led me down many paths.
I have not been blogging much and probably have lost most of my followers but I have still been doing art and Photography.  That has not stopped.  
The empty nest has been nice even though I miss my kids dearly. 
Still a part of a women's ministry at our little church in Sumas where BIG things are happening.
Been doing some soul learning, yes I said Learning! 
Had a bout of depression butt the Lord in his merciful love brought me out of it.  Spoke loud and clear to me and Woke me up in one day. 
I am now a Hospice volunteer and have loved that.  I took the training back in May and have been working at the Hospice House  and in the county
I did some one on one mentoring during the summer and that was awesome 
I have 45 books on my Kindle that I read parts of 3 or 4 every day. 
Have been working on a book that I started a few years ago. 
Music is a HUGE part of my life even though I can not carry a tune in a bucket I live to Worship and as I write this this song is blasting all around me. 
We all have a story to tell.  more to come.....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Full story of the Egg, carrot and coffee bean

As I have been spending a lot of time sitting after what was supposed to be a simple toenail removal procedure....  NOT!   I went back into some of my blogs.  I shut a few down and updated some.  This was part of a sermon at church one day and is on the sidebar of my Photography blog.


Full story of the Egg, carrot and coffee bean

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as when one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does this mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity… boiling water. Each had reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting in the boiling water, its insides became hardened.
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After being in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?" 

~author unknown

 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

As the last year I have dealt with more depression than I have my whole life. The Empty nest season in my life was not suppose to be so lonely and unsettling.  I literally had friends that dropped me after daughter got married and still to this day can not wrap my self around that and figure it out.  I did everything right I sent thank yous and got stuff back to people very quickly.  But as I have been mentoring ladies through out the years that seasonal friends come and go and here is a new season.  Some of these friends need to go.  The Lord has since then blessed me with some amazing friends.  I looked over at my husband a few weeks ago and said, "You prayed again didn't you"  He said yes.  At that moment I know that my new friend was from husband and God.  I really am blessed and this season will be good.  One day at a time.   

~I always say keeping it real and transparent



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apples and Stripes

I signed up to do the IA challenge and not realizing it 
out my bedroom door is this view so 
perfect for this week. 
Usually we back a field of corn but this summer it was potatoes.
They were in the middle of harvesting when I got home so quickly grabbed camera and snapped this pic. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yes just signed up for August Break 2014

yeah! I love participating in this every year so fun!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This week I hosted the challenge "Lanterns" at Inspiration avenue and here is mine.

This is our family castle in Switzerland 
Only a few of our live family members have actually been there 
but it is such a great place to look at. 
I tweaked it and made it into a dreamy festive picture 
imagination can go to a celebration in the village
and a young couple looking at it from a far walking though a grassy field 
as the lanterns are lifted in the town square.
enjoy :)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Final face 29

Face 28

day 27 of 29 faces

I just realized there is only 28 days this yearin february. So better double up today