About Me

My photo
Pressing on, in Jesus Name.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Yesterday I drove across the state of Iowa and back. All along the way, in each little town were cemeteries. Not something I usually take note of, however they all caught my eye (I wish I'd taken along my camera) because of Memorial Day. Each cemetery, usually a place of grey and green, was resplendent with color. Each grave carefully and lovingly decorated. Some graveyards were lined with flags, honoring the fallen soldiers who have made and defended our country.
It made me think of my heritage, and those who have gone before me. My uncles who fought in WWII or Korea, my father-in-law, also a Korean Vet.
I also thought of those still living. My friends who have been to Iraq and back and live on with their memories of what they saw there.
Counting the cost of freedom today. Praying for our country. Praying for our leaders.

Bookmark and Share

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wrapping up another one

I can't believe it. Last year at this time I was grateful for two more years, a nice long time, before I have a high school graduate. Now it's a year. And it isn't enough.

I'm not ready. But she is. She is getting ready to spread her wings. And fly. And soar. And do much greater things than I could ever dream. And whether she knows it or not, I will be there. Cheering her on. Praying her through.

Bookmark and Share

Friday, May 7, 2010

Good day, praise God

Really, I mean that. This morning on facebook I mentioned that I have a headache, but I also said that Hannah's fundraising efforts are nearly complete. Out of $1508 dollars, she'd collected all but $188. Yay, God!  Guess what came in today's mail? $200 for Hannah's trip! Not only did God meet her need, he EXCEEDED it! And I was worried she wasn't sending out "enough" letters...in the words of a farmer friend of mine, God's got this. I should've known. Faithless heart that I am.

Now, I have to say a big thank you to my friend, Nicole Baart for making me a winner! Hee-hee! Guess who's going to be reading all day on Mother's Day? Woot!

Be blessed today, friends. God's got it.

Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Today is my day "off." My day to get all my errands and chores and cleaning done. As well I should. But all I want to do is sit. I did get the groceries--saved $7 with coupons--and still have a bit left over from this week's budget should other items come up that I've forgotten, not much mind you, but if we're short on milk this week, we should be able to get another gallon.
I'm eager to attend the Ladies Night Out with Leah in a neighboring town tonight. It will be good to kick back and laugh for a while. And I can "do" $5 a ticket. If you're in the area, come on over, should be a fun time. The funds raised go to One Body One Hope, a ministry our church is associated with that has a generous donor match going on this week--up to $5000 will be matched by an anonymous donor, and that money will go a long way to help build a security wall around Christ is Our Hope Orphanage in Liberia, Africa!

Bookmark and Share