Praise the Lord

We’re on the road. Preparing for trips is quite an adventure. I don’t know how one person could possibly prepare for everything by themselves, unless they began weeks ahead of time.

Anna Marie blessed us by ironing mounds (or mountains?) of clothes–thank you so much! Last night, Nathan, Melanie, Christopher, and Anna Marie provided us with a delicious chili dinner. What a treat it was!

We’re not sure how far we’re driving tonight–that’s a side benefit to bus-life is not needing hotel reservations (unless one has mechanical issues). Lord willing, we’ll be in Longview by 2 p.m. tomorrow for set up. We’re excited about the new “Making a Christ-Like-Living in a Dog-Eat-Dog World” round table discussion. It’ll be our first session Friday evening, followed by our concert and Be Inspired! session.

We are so grateful for your prayers as we embark on this trip.

Rejoicing in Jesus,














“Making request, if by any means now at length
I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.”
Romans 1:10

Life is a Whirl

So, if a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll leave the post with lots of pictures and few words.

Tomorrow we embark on a four week trip; we would be very grateful for your prayers. There is much to be done: trip prep, moving things to our friends’ who ship orders for us while we’re away, packing up, and…

Our first stop is Longview, Texas (outside of Dallas) Friday and Saturday.



Saturday, removing snow from the bus' roof.
Saturday, removing snow from the bus’ roof.

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When it was warmer, we used water on the driveway to melt the ice in preparation for the next big snow.
When it was warmer, we used water on the driveway to melt the ice in preparation for the next big snow.


“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”
Isaiah 26:3

Announcing: Sweet Relationships!

It’s hard to put into words a project into which my mom has poured her heart and untold hours. I can’t tell you how exciting it is for me to see this book finally completed. I personally have been very blessed by it.

The burden on many ladies’ hearts is to have sweet relationships with the Lord, their husbands, their children, and others. Yet, from the letters we receive, we know there are  struggles. These precious ladies come to my mom crying out for help.

Sweet Relationships, guides you through a Titus 2:4-5 Bible study in a practical, tangible way to discover how you too can build sweet relationships! Chapter after chapter provides insight into these power-packed two verses that give spiritual direction for women. In this book, my mom shares her heart openly and deeply. I think you will grow as you learn from her personal experiences, what the Lord has taught her, and what Scripture says to help ladies gain victory and be joyful women of God.

Sweet Relationships is perfect for moms, daughters, single young women, and even grandmas. The book can be used as an individual study or a group study.

So, there you have it! Don’t miss out on this dynamic book.



“That they may teach the young women to be sober,
to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home,
good, obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Titus 2:4-5

Snow Blessing

We received our first big snowfall this winter, and it was such a welcome gift, since the area has been in a drought.

Snow is nice. It’s pretty. It’s refreshing. But, think about this verse. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). I’m grateful for the incredible, amazing, undeserving, humbling gift Jesus gave: HIS life on the cross. His life’s blood cleansed and washed me whiter than snow. How awesome is that?


You wouldn’t believe how wonderful the Aunties’ Park is when the slide is iced!


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PS – We have a special resource announcement we’ll be making very soon. It’s not been mentioned on the blog, that I remember, so stay tuned!

“Purge me with hyssop, and
I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
–Psalms 51:7

Struggle with a Slow Computer? ITonRamp Can Help. has a new course addition that will run several times this year called PC Reloading. The purpose of the course is to teach how to reload a computer. What is reloading? It is a way of restoring your machine to like-new speed.

Here’s what normally happens to a computer. You purchase a new one, and it’s nice and fast – at least for awhile. Then, as programs are installed and more files and data are saved to your operating system, the computer becomes slow and sluggish. Usually two or three years after purchase (or less), a computer is operating at a less-than-efficient speed. Waiting on a computer that jams or takes forever to open something is not pleasant (been there, done that!).

I’ve had the blessing of using a reloaded computer system, and it is like having a new computer. In addition, some people accidentally get spyware or a virus on their computers (Computer Essentials is an excellent course to learn to avoid a virus in the first place, among many other things), and this makes reloading a necessity. By taking this course, instead of having to pay for a reload, you can do it yourself.

This course is perfect for young people and parents. In addition to the skill being a help to your family, it will be a valuable asset to any home business.

The first class for this four-week course is March 4th.

Joyfully His,

When I’m not at my computer, you might find me with a camera (especially on trips).

“Learn to do well;
seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
Isaiah 1:17

Joy for Your Day

“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous:
for praise is comely for the upright.”
Psalms 33:1


(That’s Uncle Joseph’s hat.)

“O LORD, thou art my God;
I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name;
for thou hast done wonderful things;
thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.”
Isaiah 25:1