Monday, May 30, 2011

This Memorial Day.... an especially hard day for me.  "Why?" you may ask. It's just a greater reminder of all the soldiers, including mine, that are going through at this time as we celebrate this holiday.  Yes, it's a wonderful day to celebrate our active soldiers along with the fallen ones in their honor.  Yet, I can't help to feel less than celebratory!

I am very proud of those who sacrifice their families and lives for us who are comfortably in our homes.  I am very proud of the wives, children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and extended families who go without the presence of their loved ones daily. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Lesson Learned Through a Six Year Old!!

The other day my 6yr. old son, Sammy told me that he got in trouble in school because he started screaming in the class.  So I asked him why did he do that?  He said that a classmate received a "prize" and he wanted it.  He said he was mad because it was not him that got it.  So he said he started to scream and cry and was mad at his friend.

All was confirmed in the note the teacher sent home. I talked with my son and had reminded him that the previous week he had done well in class and received a prize as well.  I asked him how he would feel if his friend scream and got mad at him.  He said he wouldn't like that.  So I told him he needs to be happy and congratulate his friend next time. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

An Opportunity for a Miracle!

Today my husband shared with me that because he has been experiencing inflammation of his back and continues to suffer pain in his feet, they are considering surgery (which means his deployment will be on hold dependent upon the success of it). OR they may medically discharge him.  Although my husband is weary about the latter because of his concern for his unit as well as for us financially, I am praying that God will have him sent home!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our Soldier's Families in Joplin, Mo.

This evening I received a message from my husband requesting prayer for the soldiers who have families in Joplin. Many of their homes have been destroyed.  This is devasting for all the people, but even the more for the soldiers who have left families behind.  They find themselves with added stress in not being able to be with their loved ones during this tragedy.  A sense of helplessness has overcome them and they grieve but yet they must continue to train for the battle before them. 

Let us stand between these soldiers and their families in prayer and all those who have lost loved ones, possessions, and their hope......

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Adopt a Soldier in Prayer

Would you consider adopting a Soldier to specifically intercede for them daily? If you have a loved one(s) currently serving, you also can participate in adopting another Soldier and stand in the gap for them and their family.

How this works? Those who have a Soldier will add their names on the "Personalized Prayer for Soldier" tab on this site.  Those willing to adopt a Soldier, I will assign them a name in which they take the responsibility to pray on their behalf and their family.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Though He Slay Me......

It's been a few days since I've posted being that so much has been transpiring in my life and family.  It has been one thing after another that I have found an association with Job from the bible. For those not familiar with his life, he experienced loss of his children, his wealth (security), and his health.  All that he possessed was gone in a serious of events within one day (Job 1:13-19).

Saturday, May 14, 2011


How is it possible that despite all our soldiers endure the government continues to place financial burdens on them and their families?

Not only have they cut back on their benefits (financial), they also require the soldiers to pay for medical coverage on top of the cuts! Oh yeah and get this, if they need extra uniforms they have to purchase them.  They even have to pay for their own laundry!!  I mean this is ridiculous!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One of Those Days.....

Ever had one of those days..........Well, I had one of those today!  My little one stayed home from school because he was not feeling well through the night.  Let's say it was a loooooonnng night!

Remember that great neighbor who offered to mow my lawn, well he did at 8am!  I was sooooo tired but grateful that he was blessing me.  So I splashed some cold water on my face and dragged myself to the door.  I figure I'm up already, I might as well do something...yeah like get back to bed!!! 

But I waited until he was done then I ran to my comfy bed and passed out for a bit.....Then of course the phone calls are timed when I am falling deep into a coma!!!!  Ugh!! 

I became overwhelmed by some family problems that was brought to my attention and wished my husband was here to help.  It's hard to face some challenges alone when I was accustomed to having him here for support and offer a helping hand.  Now here I face these on my own.  What do I do? What can I do? I wish I had the answers but I don't. 

One thing I will not do and that is to become anxious because I know where that will lead.  Therefore, I cast my cares upon the Lord and wait to see what He will have me do in this situation. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6,7

Monday, May 9, 2011

God Answers!

This morning I looked at my backyard and noticed how much my lawn has grown.  It has gone unattended since my husband left and I have neither the tools or the energy to clean it up!  I figure by the time he returns it would be a jungle back there! Oh how I wish I could enjoy my yard once again especially now that the lovebugs are gone! 

My mind went wandering in thoughts of having some women over and have a night of bible study or just hang out and fellowship but then the thought quickly faded as I stared at the mess.  There was no way that was going to happen any time soon. 

That is until my neighbor came knocking on my door a few minutes ago and offered to mow my front lawn and backyard!!!!!  Glory to God!!!!  Of course I said "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS".......

I am truly amazed in how the Lord will give us the desires of our hearts even without me asking!  All I had was a thought and a hope for one day to enjoy my yard once again and here the Lord comes and blesses me!!!  Glory be to God!!  Thank YOU Lord for hearing the longings of my heart and answering them even before I asked!

"Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." ~ Isaiah 65:24

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To ALL Military Mothers,

I speak a special blessing over you in this day!  May the Lord strengthen your hands and give you all that you need to be not only the mothers to your children, but also being a dad during your husband's absence.  Being both roles during this time can be overwhelming but I take my hat off to those who are doing it!!

Also to the mother's who has a son or daughter serving our country: 

I salute you!!!  God bless you and your family!!

Enjoy this day!!!! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Was Blessed Today!

He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted~ Isaiah 61:1

Remember my post about the oasis I discovered and the figurine that overwhelmed me with God's love?  Well, this is it!  I took my daughter today to the Living Word Christian Store and I told her the story of the impact this figurine had on me that day and she just scooped it up and said "Happy Mother's Day"!!

I was sooooooooooooooo happy!!!  Truly I was blessed!  I have placed it where I can see it and be reminded daily: by my computer!!!!   When I look at it, it just overwhelms me all over again because the heart He embraces is MINE!!! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lord, Hear My Prayer


I come before your throne with a humble heart.  A heart that needs a touch of comfort.  Father only you know the needs of my husband.  He is in a place in which he cannot pray for himself.  His mind is being attacked daily with seeds of doubt and insecurity.  He has grown weary for lack of nourishment and rest both physically and spiritually.  Lord, I pray that when he lays down tonight even if its only a moment that he closes his eyes, that he may be able to see you.  That You can meet him in that moment and replenish his mind, body and soul.  Father you know the fears that have attached themselves and I pray that you shower him with your love because perfect love casts out all fears.  Lord he needs you and I need my husband.  Father, cover him in your grace and surround him with your angels and minister to him.  Bring him to a place of total surrendering in you.  Lord, hear my prayer as I offer it to you in the Name of Jesus. 

Thank You Father......

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Discovered an Oasis

When I returned home this morning from taking Sam to school, I buried myself under the covers in hopes of passing out.  Well, I twisted and turned seeking refuge from the thoughts that danced around my mind.  It seemed they were doing an Irish dance of sort. Whoa, all that skipping, hopping and trebles around my head was keeping me from finding rest. Finally, I was drifting away when SUDDENLY the phone rings and of course its hubby!  We chatted for about five minutes.  Okay so let's try this again.  Oh there it is - eyes are falling, mouth is dropping (ok like I'm the only one who sleeps with their mouth open) and RING RING!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden's Death

Last night as news broke out about Osama's death there has been a flood of facebook status' rejoicing in what they say is a historical moment for USA.  Some are questioning and debating whether his death occurred back in 2001 and the government has been hiding the truth for a decade.  Whether he died ten years ago or yesterday,  I do not share in the same excitement as many.  I just cannot rejoice in someone's death regardless what they have done.

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