Sunday, December 7, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be careful what you wish for
It just might happen you know
For God above loves you so much
And wishes for you to grow

He listens to each prayer you speak
And those hidden in your heart
He wants to bless you with all you seek
That your joy may never depart

Some prayers are granted in pure delight
While others concern Him so
He knows the outcome each will have
And desires your good you know

So be careful what you wish for
Consider with the utmost care
Your purpose should be to glorify Him
The rewards will not compare.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


By my beautiful daughter Shanna

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)

4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See further below...)

5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

6 Randon Things about ME

1. The apple didn't fall far from this tree. Shanna is so much like me. It is really funny to watch her and know that I did/would have done the same thing in the same situation. My prayer is that she can learn from some of my mistakes and not make them. I can honestly say that I am proud to be her mother!

2. I am equally proud to be Kylea's mother. She has helped me to lighten up a bit and not be so serious all the time. We have a lot of fun together.

3. I am not a very good blogger. I love to write and have kept a journal for several years now. I like to keep my thoughts more private so I have trouble posting them in a place where anyone could read them!

4. I love to cook and enjoy trying different recipes. My family knows if they don't want to have it again they had better NOT say that it was good!

5. My favorite place to vacation is the BEACH. I love the sound of the waves and the feel of the sand under my feet. Some day I would love to retire to the beach....

6. I am definitely a MORNING person all of the way. I generally fall asleep around 9 p.m. and wake with the sun. I often wake around 4 or 5 a.m. and go ahead and get up because I always have things to do. I have a hard time watching tv or movies because if I get still I will fall asleep.

So I am tagging Doug Pruitt, my pastor at Midtowne Church ( and Blake Welch ( Blake will not be able to respond until after November 21....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Update on Shanna

Shanna just finished her first Fall rotation (Med-Surg) on the urology/transplant floors. She didn't like the clinical part of the rotation so much, since this is not where her heart is. Her youngest patient was 60 years old, and she'd much rather work with children or babies. She will be starting her OB rotation very soon and is very excited. This could make or break her idea of a future career. Lately, she has been torn between pediatrics and labor and delivery. OB and Pharmacology will finish up in early December and she'll get a much needed 1 month Christmas break. She earned an "A" in the Med-Surg rotation. I've seen so much growth in her confidence in God and herself this semester. The best part was the day she had a test and she texted me and specifically asked that I pray for her regarding the test. In mid-January the Spring semester will begin with half being Pediatrics at Children's and the other half being Psych-nursing. She is really not looking forward to the Psych so much! That's all for now...continue to pray for her as she journeys through nursing school.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

More prayers answered....

I am just so very thankful today.....
Kylea has prom this evening and God has provided once again. Freddy Poe will be her date. Freddy is also a senior. They are not romantically involved but really good friends and should have a great time! The sun is shining after a couple of weeks of rain. It is going to be a perfect day. She had a spray tan on Thursday, nails on Friday, and hair and makeup today. She is looking mighty FINE!!
Shanna has interviewed for the full tuition scholarship with a book stipend. We should hear about that this week. I feel confident that GOD will provide. He has done such a wonderful job taking care of this family.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Maybe it's just me...

Or maybe God's truth is finally settling in. The atmosphere at our home seems so different now. The freedom and laughter have returned in abundance. My children are behaving like children and allowing me to be the adult! It is so wonderful!
Spent the afternoon with Shanna scheduling all of the things she needs to accomplish to be ready for registration for Nursing School on May 28. I am so proud and so excited for her. There is much to be accomplished...CPR certification, physical exam, immunizations, paperwork, paperwork, uniforms, books, the list seems endless but exciting. I can't wait for her to start and settle in...
And Kylea is moving forward. She is pursuing employment at Arkansas Children's Hospital to better her chances for employment when she graduates. She wants to do Neonatal Intensive Care nursing. I am so proud to see her planning and thinking.
All of these blessings...God is so good!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ask and ye shall receive...

God woke me at 3 a.m. Saturday morning. He often awakens me in the night and we have some really good time together. I prayed and journaled and planned to go back to sleep but then just felt overwhelmed with the desire to pray for Angela Thomas as she spoke on Saturday. Then I decided to attend and pray for her as she spoke. When I entered the church I had to ask where to purchase a ticket since I had not planned to attend. The lady at the ticket counter handed me a ticket and told me it had been donated for me to enjoy the conference! Isn't that just like God to reward obedience to His voice...
I am so glad that I attended. Angela spoke to single Moms from experience in dealing with her ex. One of the things that I struggle with the most is how to handle Jeff's wrong behavior toward Shanna and Kylea. I do not want to criticize him or negatively impact their relationship. Children are commanded to honor their Father. But I do want to sympathize with their feelings and let them know they are not to blame. Angela said that we as Moms are called to testify to the truth in our children's life. The truth is the behavior is wrong. It gave me such freedom and insight. I went home and wrote letters to both children. I told Shanna that it is wrong for a daughter to graduate from high school and not have a Father sitting in the audience. I told Kylea it is wrong for a Daddy's girl to have to worry about what to say to her Daddy. He should love her and accept her just as she is. The girls and I had a great weekend.... What freedom comes in deliverance from Satan's strongholds!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Awake Again...

Well, it's 4 a.m. and God has once again awaken me. It's always amazing to me, although I don't know why, that HE can do that and I can still function the next day. These are the sweetest times in my life. When HE speaks, I so want to listen.
I went to an Angela Thomas conference last night. HE once again gave me a verse....Psalm 34:8 (NIV) "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him..." Actually two verses..1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV) "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." It's time for me to grow up in my salvation. Quit whining about what didn't turn out the way I had planned and live this life to its fullest. I'm here we go!
Now that it is settled, I'll get to sleep for a while....giggle, giggle...will I never learn.