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Friday, August 30, 2013


FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY reached out to (IN)courage.me today which is a little tricky, but I will try to wrap my mind around it.


1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
 2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my  blog’s footer}.
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.
OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes for the prompt:

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When I think of worship I don't think of Sunday morning, starched shirts and hard pews...
When I think of worship...I think of talking to Jesus, praising HIM, wanting to know HIM, reading HIS book to me, crying out my desires, fears and being aware of HIS awesomeness.
I've felt that I worshiped HIM in the middle of the night when I had a tiny baby in my arms and it was just HIM and me.
I've felt I worshiped at the clothes line while hanging clothes and singing to the top of my lungs every hymn that came to mind.
I've felt I worshiped when I was prostrate across a bed crying my eyes out waiting for an answer that never came.
I've felt worship in little churches with 35 people singing praises and up on a mountain top with 50 teen singing around a fire.
But most of all I have felt worship when I sat with my Bible open and read HIS words to me, written over 2,000 years ago of the greatest gift ever given...      Jesus.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thank you for YOUR patience.

Thank you for YOUR patience.

30 years old and I have been patient, I thought.

9 months, 40 weeks, a piece of cake.

7 months later, when is this ever going to end.

9 months, 2 days later, why did I sign up for this!!!

9 months, 2 days and 16 hours later...

It's a beautiful girl with lots of dark hair.

Sigh, Smile.

Thank you LORD.

14 months later...
I've done this, I can do this....

"Patience is a virtue and we are going to be virtuous women."

5 day short of 8 months and..."Oh no...not yet."

It's a girl and she is fine.

Sigh, Smile.

Thank you LORD.

8 months later...
Oh, WOW...

"Patience is a virtue and we are going to be virtuous women."

4 months...

"Maybe twins..."

"Not twins, just a big baby that will be coming a month earlier than you expect."

3 months later...

"It's called false labor"

Oct 21st... 3:00 am

"This is not false labor!"

4:06 am.

It's a girl! 9 pounds, 8 oz. and one month early!

Thank you LORD!

My mother's voice in my head....

"The only thing better than two girls is Three."

18 years,10 months to the date later.

My two on the left, two more BFF's on the the right

I go from "Active parenting" to full time...

"Praying Parenting"

Two girls going away to college at one time...

Whose idea was this?

Thank you LORD.

"Patience is a virtue and we are going to be virtuous women"

She Shall be Praised
    Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
    She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth no the bread of idleness.
    Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
    Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
    Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
    Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
    Proverbs 31: 10, 25-31

    P.S. They also have a "little" brother. My 6 foot tall man child who will leave the nest long before I am ready.

Friday, August 2, 2013

♫ Happy Birthday to Me ♫

Mother/Daughter Sun Hats

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My Story

My story began on August 2nd, 1959 in Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville, OR.
I was born the third of three girls with Elaine and Cheri being six and five years older.
Jump ahead many years and many adventures to 1987, I married Wesley Burnham of Cottonwood, CA.
Within 8 years later I was the mother of four wonderful children, Mary, Abbie, Johanna and Ian
(now 17-22)
First of all I am a daughter of the King of Kings.
I have an AS in Business Administration and though I am currently "unemployed" I have always been "employed" at something.
Currently, I am reading two books:
I have 4 out of 8 bird houses done on my latest counted cross stitch which incorporates my joy of cross stitch with my love for quilts.
I have so much to do and so little time to do it...