Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

Thank you all for praying. Sweet Baby Girl, went home to be with the Lord on her mom's birthday. There wasn't a donor heart available and she was unable to continue on life support.

I sure appreciate your prayers. I would ask that you continue to pray for this dear couple and their families. I'm not going to be on much longer today. I've got some things I need to make. Thank you so much.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sweet Baby

I would post a picture, but due to privacy of the couple and the sweet little girl, I'm not giving out as much information as I would. They tried to take her off of life support and she wasn't strong enough. They are going to try again on Monday. I will say, there is a miracle needed. If they aren't able to do that. . . Well let's just say it will be even more dire. Please join me in prayer for this little girl to be completely healed. To have to make decisions like this as a parent has to be just the hardest.
We have been through losing our first son. God was gracious ad brought that kind of peace that only comes when we really need it. I learned just how faithful God was - more so than I would have except that He asked us to trust Him through it all.
She is especially on my heart and I pray that you will join me in the prayer that she may be completely healed!
Thanks so much dear friends.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Praying for Her

Ladies - please continue to pray for the baby I spoke about earlier. She is so little. Our God is so BIG. The great thing is that he is also in the miracle business. Please, as he calls her too your mind, pray for her and her parents. This is the hardest week so far in their lives. We pray for complete healing. A good friend of mine said:

"Sometimes God calms the storm . . ." No matter what He does, He always loves us so much that he will also bring peace through the storm. I'm amazed at how He has brought this child to mind to the prayer partners as it is needed. We begin praying and then peace comes when we know we can actually - not stop praying, but not actually just agonize over it.

Thank you so much for joining us in this. May you be blessed at the honor we have in just going before the throne, and going on behalf of these beautiful new parents and sweet baby.

Blessings to you all!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Prayer for a beautiful baby.

Everyone, my heart is heavy right now. There is a dear friend and her family, I've known online on a scrapbooking list for 10 years, that needs prayer right now.

Her beautiful daughter and her new husband just had a beautiful baby girl. The baby is in a critical - no dire - condition and needs prayer for complete healing, strength and so much more. She is a newborn. Daddy is due to leave for Iraq and mommy is not really strong with complications during pregnancy. This family is so scared and needs to know the strength that only God can give. We are asking for complete healing for them both.

Would you please pray. I know that God hears us all and I so appreciate you praying for them. God bless you all.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Day

For those of you not in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful day also. We like to celebrate the day that made this country and I hope you will rejoice with us.

I've getting ready to go to an evening of fireworks that my Son-in-law and daughter are putting together with a group of friends at my in-laws. I hope it is a really nice time for all those involved. We didn't go to any formal fireworks this year. We just spent a quite time at home. I helped a best friend print off hundreds of pictures Friday evening and Saturday. We had fun looking over her pictures from a recent vacation. She changed some of her special pictures into sepia and mounted them in some special frames that really set them off. They were beautiful and will make really good additions to her living room wall. I wish I had pictures of the frames to share. Here is one of the shots. Don't you just wish . . . See above one of her very well done shots on her vacation.

I hope you are all blessed. God is so good. I feel a need to create and hopefully soon I can post some digital things at the very least and hopefully some actual physical pieces that help me remember - that God inspires me all the time.

Happy 4th of July!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Here is the group of us

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Marilyn is on the right and she is our officianato for Chicago Area. She took us to Portillo's and the lunch was wonderful. We really had the best day!

Retta and Benjji

Here is another pictures of the us meeting up.


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Originally uploaded by retta46542

Here is a picture of Benjji and Kimmy when we met in Schaumberg on June 20. This was just the best day

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hi and checking in

I know there will not be much here until I figure out how to add things like tutorials, a link to pictures and more. I am busy getting ready for John's graduation and work is very busy. I did get some things cleared off my desk and that helped. I did download a few updates and now my QB pro isn't working with the other computer. I'll have to repair that and am not sure what happened. But things will come together soon.

I hope you are all having a great week and are specially blessed. I was reminded today that each day - my Lord gives me a present. The present of a new day to use, and bless Him or not - depending on my choices. Prayfully - yours is being a blessing to Him, you and others!!! Many hugs.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I hope you are all having a great Mother's day. I need to check about how to share files on this site. I'm not sure how to do that yet. Hope you all have a great day and many blessings

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Free software - Photobie

Found a new free software that looks promising. And did I say it was free. There is a forum, tutorials and what looks to be great people. I'm going to check it out. Make sure you click on the title for today to link to Photobie to check it out.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Leaving A Legacy of Faith

If you click on this title - you will be linked to a wonderful social network made by a friend of mine. Her whole goal, is to share Christ and our faith in our scrapbooks, cards and other projects. Inspiring others for Christ and leaving that legacy for our children and families. You do have to be a member to see this site, but it is so worth it.

You will be helping to build a great community to encourage and uplift all those within. Won't you join me.

In this busy world, I've tried not to add anymore to my schedule. But if I have time to do the other things I do, I also have time to use the talents and gifts that God has given me, to share the great news of Christ!

Have a blessed day. Please let Michelle know I sent you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Side bling

Okay - I managed to find some side bling and now want to redesign the title to fit and look better. I'm so excited to learn something new.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Learning Learning Learning

I don't know how to add pictures yet or some of the things that would help you all share in what I've been creating. So I'm trying to learn right now with a test! Here goes. I think it worked. This is a layout of John my son. He is here as a baby, with our dog and as a senior. I hope you like

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A New Venture and Inspiration

Hi everyone. I'm new at this and really just seeing how things work. If you are here, it is because I invited you as a dear friend or family. I hope to share things here that will inspire and help to focus on our Lord. Welcome!