Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As I sit here typing this letter my heart is filled with mixed emotions. I have questioned the Lord over the past years as to why he brings certain people in and out of our lives. Some of the people have caused heartache while others have brought joy. With that being said, rewind the clock eight years. I made a decision then, being single, to adopt a son from Guatemala. This decision was based on the desire to have a child and the need to fill one of the biggest voids in my life at the time, being alone. So the Lord showed me through time that I have what it takes to be loved and to love again no matter what. Carson has changed my life in ways I cannot describe. He has taught me so much about myself. Carson has taught me to forgive even when it hurts. Needless to say, there has been some healing that has taken place in my heart. God has always been faithful and has given more than I could every ask for in so many ways. One of those ways is to allow us to be part of an ongoing mission to serve the people of Guatemala. What began as a curious and anxious team of 4, God has blossomed into a group of over 20 willing and able volunteers.
As our mission team prepares our hearts to embark on this next journey to Guatemala in July, we have no idea what the Lord has in store for us. However, from past experiences he has revealed to us that money does not buy happiness, sadness can be turned into joy, prayers can be answered, that giving to others with a cheerful heart is more of a blessing than receiving, and so much more. Over the past few years, I have been asked why we don’t just send the people in Guatemala money and they can build their own homes, get their own food, and take care of their own needs. Well, my response is usually something like this “It’s easy to write a check and place it in the mail, however when your hands and feet are doing the work for the Lord your heart is changed forever.” Some people understand my response while others just shake their heads.
While money doesn’t buy happiness, the reality is we need funds to be able to provide such things as homes, beds, food, water filters, wheelchairs, and other needs of families (many of whom are widows with children) as the Lord shows us.
In order to help raise those funds, on June 8, 2013 we will be hosting our third annual Walk/Run/Ride4Relief and Yard/Bake sale event. Please come out that day and show your support. One hundred percent of the funds raised are used to purchase home construction materials, monthly food supplies for families, water filters, beds, wheelchairs, and other needs that we see while we’re there. If you can’t attend this event and would like to make a donation please send it to Calvary Baptist Church, 2373 US Route 9 Oceanview, NJ 08230. In the memo line please indicate “Guatemala missions”. Would you be so kind to keep us in your prayers as we continue to fundraise and prepare our hearts and minds for what is to come in the next few weeks. Also, please keep our families in your prayers as they care for our little ones while we are in Guatemala serving others.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013


Sunday, May 26, 2013

He still can not

reach the sink to wash his hands. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

This is how we rolled at the Inner Harbor.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Vanilla is great for stess and anxiety. Adding vanilla extract to a glass of water or milk can help calm you and reduce stress. Since stress causes other health problems, reducing stress is getting at the cause. Vanilla has even been used as a treatment for depression.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

My heart aches for those in Oklahoma. Let's be diligent in prayer and listen to what God might have us to do. I wish I could hug those children.

Like if this is your prayer!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I only have one thing to say today - you NEVER really know someone.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Omie this one is for you

Photo: Pretty much describes the fam. Happy Mother's Day to the most awesome mom out there! I wouldn't be where I am today without you in my life. I love you so much thank you for being my biggest fan. #love #mothers #day #sun #mom

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A date

C:  Mommy, would you like to go on a date tonight?
M: hmmm what would you like to do?
C: Well, I do not drive so I will go where you pick.
M:  Ok, let me think about it
C: Wait!  I do not have any money so you will have to buy too.
M:  No money?!
C: Nope no money but I do have roller blades so we can go to the skating rink.
M:  Ok, its a date. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A bit on the anxious side about work right now.

Philippians 4:6-8
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
Matthew 6:31-34
"Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' "For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This makes me sick.

This is not just the UK this is all over Europe - Horses that are no longer needed from horse racing are mashed up and put in our food without our knowledge or consent.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Greta Rebecca loves collecting hen (hay) from the fields at the horse stable.

Carson playing one of his favorite sports.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I am not fooled.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Don't forget to eat your beans, pinto beans