Tuesday, March 3, 2015


I LOVE scripture imposed on pictures.  This is a breath taking picture outside my front porch during our last winter storm, and another "fun" winter event is looming on the horizon tonight.  It's easy to get tired of snow and ice, but what a pretty sight and a beautiful reminder in scripture:  Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow....Isaiah 1:18.  So grateful that my MESSY life, that is full of stains that no amount of apologies and tears could erase, is wiped away by the blood of the spotless Lamb of God.  Yours is (or could be too)...if you cry out to him.  If you have questions...I would be honored to help you understand this better. 

What kind of messy life do you have?  Do you ever feel "Undone"?  I am so excited to be part of a book launch team for a book of that same title:  Undone.  You can read a sample of the book at:  http://undonebook.com/.  Pre-Order a copy of Undone and receive a beautiful downloadable print commissioned specifically for the release of the book.  I cannot say enough about this book, and about it's author.  My pastor always says that "you are about to come into a storm, you are going through the storm or you are coming out of the storm...but there is always a storm".  This is been the truth for this author.  I was constantly AMAZED by her courage, strength, boldness, tenacity and enduring faithfulness...but as you read...she will be honest and transparent...those adjectives I so endearingly described isn't what always scratched the surface.

Here is a clip from the webpage:

Michele Cushatt wanted a well-ordered life.  Peace, predictable and happy.  A life she could control.

She never expected a devastating divorce and single motherhood. Or a second marriage marred by the challenges of a blended family. Undaunted, Michele worked hard to put her upside-down life back in order. Until, at the age of thirty-nine, she received a cancer diagnosis. And eight months later, she opened her near empty-nest home to three little ones in crisis. The resulting chaos proved far more than she could contain.

Do yourself a favor, and check this book out.  I encourage you to follow Michele Cushatt on Facebook, so you can keep up to date with her cancer fight.  I know she would covet your prayers in so many avenues the book can furthermore explain. 

You might feel UNDONE...but like Michele says "you can make peace with an unexpected life".

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Meet my friend Jeni

Have you ever had a friend where you literally scratch your head why he/she had never married?   Meet my friend, Jeni:

Are you scratching your head too?  Seriously....she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  Jeni is a devoted Christian, active in her local church and is a wonderful prayer warrior.  She coordinates our friend group (from all over) to pray for each other and our families.  Jeni is a fitness buff, outgoing, adventurous, kind, compassionate, funny, fun, outdoorsy, loves sports - especially football (I know some men will appreciate the fact that SHE will yell over THEM.  Word of caution:  if he cannot tolerate the Green Bay Packers...send him to someone else...she's a die hard cheesehead!)

Jeni has a wonderful sense of humor and loves action movies (guys will love the fact that she would much rather watch an action movie over a chick flick.  Can you say WINNER?)  She is a WWII buff, a patriot, and lover of all things military (she is not opposed dating anyone in the military).  Jeni LOVES God, country, family and animals.  She LOVES children and isn't opposed to dating anyone having kids. Jeni may be a pint size (5'2) but her heart is HUGE! 

I just know there is someone out there that not only meets and shares the things she LOVES (it's a big deal to her to find someone who matches her interests)...but one who is interested in pursuing her and truly has an interest in a committing relationship centered on Christ's model of the church.

I am committed to praying that as soon as I post and publish this blog, the Lord will guide the most perfect man into her life.  Get the word out blog friends...Jeni will only be available for a short while!  :)


Love you Jeni Bean!!  ((HUG))

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In sickness and in health

It's winter, right?  No...it's spring.  Wait, it's back in the 30's again today, but it was in the 60's this past weekend.  This season has been absolutely menopausal! 

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?  In Northwest Arkansas, it has been a roller coaster ride from one day to the next with the weather swinging on a pendulum...from one extreme to the other.  No wonder it's a season for sickness.  It has been that way in my house since everyone has battled some kind of sickness for the past several weeks.  It seems to be more allergy or virus related than the flu (that is throwing in one case of Strep), so for that I'm thankful; however, viruses take a while to kick since it needs to run its course...and trust me... it's ran an ultramarathon.  

My heart is heavy for a sweet 5 year old that died, in Oklahoma, from flu complications.  I cannot fathom the pain the family must feel and I pray that the Lord will give them peace and comfort that only HE can give!  It causes me to fall on my knees and give THANKS to Jesus for viruses that we CAN kick; for strep that heals WITH antibiotics; and for allergies that CAN be managed with medication.  Oh Lord...be with those who need healing beyond that which modern medicine cannot cure.  Let us not take that for granted!

As I am typing the sun just peaked behind a cloud...releasing some beautiful light into my husband's home office.  Behind every dark cloud there is light.  Is there a light behind your dark cloud?  Are you deep in the middle of a sick household, overwhelmed by anxiety that clinches your chest, clouded by a dark cloud that envelopes your very heart and soul?  I am SO grateful that HE is an ever present light in this very dark world!

John 8:12 (NIV) says:  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."