Wednesday, July 27, 2016


If you missed my last blog post about my mom, please look HERE to get the background.

My mom's colonoscopy is Friday, July 29th
at 11:45 a.m.

We are praying that the colonoscopy is completely routine and shows absolutely no abnormalities.

We are praying that God will be with every doctor, every nurse, every anesthesiologist, every person that will come into contact with my mom and that God will give them divine wisdom and ability before, during and after the procedure.

We are praying against worry and fear, as they are not of God, and we are praying for the Holy Spirit to comfort my mom, and our family, and send us peace that passes all understanding.

We are praying that everyone in the hospital sees the love of Jesus in our family.

I ask that you would agree with me and my family between now and Friday for healing for my mother in Jesus name.

She is feeling much better since the transfusion.  Thank you to all who have prayed.  Please keep the prayers coming!  God bless each one of you!

Friday, July 22, 2016

My Mother Needs Prayer

I know my posts have been few and far between lately and for that I am sorry.  Life is going by at 1,000 miles per hour, and making time to sit down and share a blog post just hasn't been happening.  But today I stop.  I stop and I post because I need your prayers.

I won't bother you with the long story and all of the details.  They aren't particularly important. 

What is important is the request . . . I am asking you to pray for my mother.  She needs a touch from the Great Physician.

This picture of my mom, was taken a couple of years ago while we were on vacation.

My mother is in the hospital.  She's been there since yesterday as her hemoglobin is extremely low.  

The bottom line is this . . . either her body isn't making blood for some reason, or she is losing blood somewhere in her body.  

This morning she had a scope of her esophagus and stomach and I'm pleased to proclaim that it was COMPLETELY NORMAL.  Thank you Jesus!!!!  Yesterday she received an infusion of iron, and this afternoon she is receiving two units of blood.  We are expecting that she will get to go home later this afternoon.

Next week she will have a colonoscopy.  




I cannot thank you enough for your prayers.  Please pray as if this was your mother, or your sister, or you friend.  Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you.  Pray when the Holy Spirit leads you.  Pray in the name of Jesus.

If you want to pray for her by name . . . 
my mother's name is Donna.

She is a Spirit-Filled Christian.
She is a licensed minister.
She is a prayer warrior.

James 5:14-15 says this:

" Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."
Please pray with faith and pray expecting that we will receive the healing we are asking for.

Jesus never fails.

Thank you all for praying.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


I know, I know.  It's only July.

But the heat and the humidity in Missouri are exhausting.

I'm ready for FALL!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


I'd sure appreciate prayers for my son-in-law, a Marine deployed in Japan, and for several folks from our church who are in Taiwan serving on a missions trip at an orphanage.


The hurricane is bearing down on them and mandatory evacuations are ordered.  Please pray that God will protect them all.

Thanks for the prayers! 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Best $3.00 I've Ever Spent

I've been using THIS eyeliner for about two years now.  I really love the product, but the brush, eh.  It's OK, but I never could get a nice smooth, THIN line.  But, it's the brush that came with the eyeliner so I just kept on using it.


A couple of weeks ago my beautiful niece introduced me to THIS:


This is the e.l.f. angled eyeliner brush.  It has completely changed my morning makeup routine.  No more big black line around my eyes!!!  It is so easy to use, and so easy to just get a thin application of eyeliner on my eyelids!!! 

I know there are more expensive brands of brushes out there, but for $3.00 at Wal-Mart you can pick up one of these!!  

Seriously, if you're just using the brush that came with your eyeliner, and it's WAY TOO BIG, head over to Wal-Mart and GET ONE OF THESE BRUSHES!!  The "Cleopatra" look (heavy black eyeliner) is out . . . THIN IS IN!!!!

It might not change your life . . . but it will definitely change your eyes!!!

**Not a paid advertisement . . . Wal-Mart and e.l.f. have never heard of me. . . just telling you about a product I love**

Friday, June 3, 2016

King of the World

I heard this song on the radio a couple of days ago and it absolutely blew me away.

I have been SO GUILTY of putting Jesus in a box.  Of trying to think I am strong.  Of trying to take situations out of His hands.  

When did I forget that HE has always been the king of the world??

I am so humbled by the message of this song.  So ashamed that I am so unworthy of His love and His grace and His mercy.  So in awe that He loves me in spite of my many, many failures.

So thankful that He is the king of the world. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My Life In Pictures

Is it just me, or can you not BE-LIEVE that it is June 1st???  I mean, where did springtime go??  For that matter where did wintertime go??  My mom always told me the older I got the faster time would go . . . . and I believe she was right!

So I'm gonna give you a quick review of the last couple of weeks of my life . . . . in pictures.

Ready, set, GO!!!!

On Sunday, May 15th, my dad and I flew out of St. Louis, to Los Angeles, California.  My daughter was waiting for us at the airport and we got in her car for the 1,800 mile drive back to Missouri!  Driving through California, Arizona, and Nevada is pretty much a whole lotta NUTHING.

We drove through Las Vegas Sunday afternoon, and spent about an hour or so visiting with several family members who live out there.  It was awesome to get to see them, but the drive ahead of us was long, so we had to keep the visit short.  

 But man was it HOT!!!!  Yes, that says 95 degrees!!!!

By Sunday evening we were driving through western Utah and it was gorgeous!!!  And much colder.  I didn't take a picture of the car thermometer, but it was in the upper 40s with snow on the mountain peaks!

We spent the night in Grand Junction, Colorado, and by the time we got through Vail Monday morning we were in a BLIZZARD.  I'm not kidding . . . . it snowed about as hard as I have ever seen it snow.  We were going maybe 30 miles per hour for miles and miles and miles.   Finally got out of the snow in Denver, but it rained on us the entire way back to Missouri.  We got home Monday night/Tuesday morning about 12:45 a.m.  1,800 miles . . . but I'm so happy to have my daughter back home with us.  Prayers for our son-in-law are appreciated as he is deployed in Okinawa, Japan.

This past weekend we visited four cemeteries, putting out flowers on graves.  This is a tradition that my dad and I have done together for more years than I can remember. 

My great-grand parents, Ed and Myrtle Graham.

Our garden is looking great.  Actually this picture is from a couple of weeks ago.  Our tomatoes and potatoes are both starting to bloom.  We've had some much needed rain and warm temperatures, which really helps out the garden. 

And our yard!!  This time of year we are mowing every single week, and sometimes we have to mow a day or two early.  We live out in the country so it's not like we have to mow when our neighbor does . . . but it gets pretty straggly looking with all the rain we've had!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and the little "glimpse" of our lives these last couple of weeks!  Blessings to each and every one of you!!  I love my blogging buddies!!!!!