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Pregnant with PRAYER....

No, I'm not pregnant silly. Geesh. I've been helping out the Pray 4 Tunisia site by recording a series of interviews with a dear friend on how to get a "prayer movement" going. Well, at least how to start praying for Tunisia. So, it's been on my mind a lot...coming up with questions, things to ask my friend via Skype - while she records it - and then (hopefully) people will listen to it on the web site and want to find prayer partners in their churches and pray for Tunisia too! Or another country/people group/ministry that needs prayer. :) So, I've always been a prayer warrior - and yet - in the midst of this project I'm finding out 2 things: 1. I feel incredibly humbled to be a part of this. 2. I feel the need to pray more! I guess a 3rd thing is the reality that God's given me some of the most amazing friends. I. am. in. awe. truly. blessed. So, prayers appreciated on the project...and please go to the website - get signed up for the dai

The "C" word adventure...

Oh, yes. Cancer. No one ever, ever, ever wants to "hear" it in a diagnosis. (ever!). But I did. I expected it from a mole removal last week - the doctor just stepped out and said "I expect that this will come back as Basal Cell Carcinoma" -  but we didn't expect that the sample would tell that she didn't get it all. UGH. So that's the call I got yesterday. Yes, it's basal cell, but it's larger than the sample of skin that was taken (about a dime size patch) and I get to go have a consultation with a plastic surgeon (yipes - another hard swallow) to talk about how he'll remove the rest of it. But not for another few weeks. sigh. So, things going through my head...this is not what I expected. I know that I have an "unhealthy addiction to the sun", grew up in Southern CA in the 60's (well before the word "sunscreen" was around) and spent years where I'd be on the beach every. single. day.  We were the "baby

Flu Season....

Some of you may have been aware that Mark and I have been doing the Daniel Fast for the past few weeks. We had each chosen different things in our lives to focus on, for insight or spiritual breakthrough. We didn't want to talk about it (except with a few friends who have been praying for us), and now that it's coming to an end (Monday is our last day) I'm starting to feel things and want to share them. I'll save that for another day - but wanted to say - I never expected to feel so sick! Not sick because of the food, but just attacked by flu bugs! I would have thought that eating according to Daniel's fast in Daniel 10:2-3, I'd feel super healthy, but with our grandkids coming to live with us they brought a flu bug - and we all got it (except Mark, who is rarely ill and works so much that he wasn't handling sick kids at all). Then this morning, I woke up with ANOTHER round of the flu!! CRAZY! All in all, the way to eat is wonderful! If it were a diet,

A change in the season...

Where it felt SO WARM last week, today I'm hunkered in bed, recovering from the stomach flu that kept me up all last night (shared by my grands), and ignoring the bitter cold and snow outside. BRRRR. I'm just sorta glad that there's not enough snow to play in, since it's really too cold to take little hands out there. We're finishing up the first week with my daughter, son in law, and 4 grandkids living with us! I know that we're still in the "honeymoon phase" and we all have patience with the dirty dishes in the sink, toys on the floor (which do disappear quickly, I'm proud to say), kids getting adjusted to schedules, parents unpacking, and us still packing up to make more room for them. It's ALL good! I even love the little middle of the night cries from my newborn grandson!! They let me know that he's ok, wanting attention (and getting it) from his momma, as they cuddle in the living room for a late night feeding. Sigh. I think that

Weather and DaySpring Blesses me this week...

If only it were spring!! The past few days have been UNSEASONABLY warm, just delightful, sunny and in the 50's and 60's! Today I woke up to overcast, and although the thermometer said "50*" on it, it didn't feel it at all. What a difference that sunshine makes!! Alas, I have to remember, it's only mid-January - and there's a LOT of winter left in the season. Still, I'm grateful for the weather change, and feel that God planned it JUST for me; to lift my mood, let me relish in some vitamin D, and enjoy a break from the cold and dreary. He is SO good!! I had another little bright moment this week: I was sent a stack of DaySpring greeting cards to try out! I requested the set from Holley Gerth (there were several selections, and we got to do a first and second selection - Holley was my first choice!!). I LOVE them!! Her writing is such a blessing to me (even if I'm not in her age group!) and I love that her cards have meaningful words on them - so