Each step of life is a journey that you choose to walk.

Each moment of life is another line, sentence, paragraph and chapter of the book called your life.

Enjoy all that life has to offer, good friends, good food, good coffee and as always wisdom and a good laugh.


31 March 2010

OUCH!!! I am in so much....

PAIN!!!! I can't remember the last time my back hurt so much...well yes I can. It was October 31, 1998...I was pregnant with Nichole and she was "sitting" wrong. So it's been a while...but I don't like it...too much to do to feel like this. It started Sunday...and this is Wednesday. I have done the very minimal, but I feel so guilty for that. Today I am going to "catch up" on all the eerands that I have not done.

What makes this week even more exasperating is it's Spring Break for the kids & we are not able to do anything "fun". I am hoping that we can maybe get away on Saturday for a day, but that remains to be seen.

I wish I had something more to really talk about today, but I have no energy & to be honest, not a whole lot to talk about. I need to be focusing on the last hour of the show & I'm still having trouble focusing today because of the pain. I just hope I can work tonight...hhhmmmmm....maybe, maybe not.

~Peace & Blessings~

25 March 2010

I guess I should...

Do a quick catch up. I have pictures on my Facebook of when my boys went to help rake the yard of Amnity House last week for a mission trip & I have some photo's posted from the VOTA, Stellar Kart, Barlow Girl concert from last Sunday. I have not learned how to get photos on my blog yet, but I will.

Today has already been full & it's not even 9am yet! Finished up with getting my letters preped and I'm ready for my BNI meetings today! I'm excited about all the new people that I'm going to meet. I do miss Bart's just not the same w/o him on the air ):

I'm taking the kids to the circus tonight...that ought to be fun...I'll let you know. I have not been to a circus in over a decade...if not longer so I'm not sure what to expect, but as long as the kids have fun I suppose that is all that matters.

Well have yourself a wonderful & blessed day!

~Peace & Blessings~

Parenting Today's Teens, A Practical Devotional by Mark Gregston | Christian Book Reviews And Information |

Here's a great book when asking the tough questions that we as parents often do while raising our children!

Parenting Today's Teens, A Practical Devotional by Mark Gregston | Christian Book Reviews And Information |

~Peace & Blessings~

23 March 2010

New Christian Music Releases For March 23, 2010 -

New Christian Music Releases For March 23, 2010 -

~Peace & Blessings~

Blessings Abound...

and at every turn! The past couple of days have been just amazing. Let's start where I left off...

Saturday...Nichole, my daughter had to be across town to get on a bus @ 0630. She went to a 4H Project Achievement competition. She came in 2ND place in the category of Public Speaking! I am so proud of her. My boys went to Amity House to rake leaves for the families that are staying there for a mission project with their karate group. That was so great for them to do & I am so proud of them for working together for the Glory of God.

Sunday...was a wonderful day of worship all across the board. I enjoyed leading worship at Emanuel UMC and after service the family and I went to a going away lunch for my friend Greg and the mission team getting ready to go back down to Haiti. That was so nice to be able to spend time with friends that are following God's will for their life. Afterwards it was off to a great concert with VOTA, Stellar Kart & Barlow Girl. It was so great to be a part of the concert & introduce the bands with Bart and Jayme...I had a lot of fun! I had to leave before the concert was over, however. It was after 8:30 and the kids had school in the morning & we still needed to eat some home we went & Mike had soup ready as soon as we got in. It was hard for Nichole to leave...she wanted to see the whole show. She whined a bit, but understood that we needed to go. That is a blessing in itself.

I have to tell you, yesterday was hard. Bart is on vacation so I'm covering full air shift...which means into the station by 0500 to be on air at 0600. I had to so much work to do that I didn't get done on Friday...but I did get it done. The show seemed to go OK, but it's never the same without Bart. Once I was done I headed home. I still have a septic tank to have fixed & I met with another septic co. yesterday. Still looking @ $3k for the repairs!

On the way home I received a phone call from a friend of mine who has a production company. He asked me if I'd be interested in voicing a commercial...of course I said yes! How exciting...I've been wanting to have the opportunity for some time now & I jumped at the chance. It was like recording a spot for the radio so that was nothing new...but it was fun, nonetheless! Afterwards it was MOM time!!! Homework abound and paperwork to get through before going to the...wait for it...Middle School! My oldest is going to be in middle school this upcoming school year! The middle school is larger than either one of the high schools I attended! It was a very surreal moment for me...and I don't have a lot of surreal moments.

So that's been it for the past couple of days...amazing fun and it looks like I am about to begin a new chapter in life.

~Peace & Blessings~

18 March 2010

It's been a week...

I laugh at my week & say, please be over soon!!!! Yes it's been a very long and exhausting week. Shall I back up to Sunday? Yes, lets.

Sunday, Thomas came home 30 minutes before it was time for church with a busted eye! See...what had happen was...he was at his friends house, across the street, playing basketball. The ball got stuck up on the rim and so Thomas was climbing up to get it. Well his friend was throwing rocks to try to "loosen" the basketball and WHAM the rock hit his eye! Broken blood vessels and a torn membrane (I found that out on Tuesday afternoon). So we went to church and then tried to nurse the eye.

Monday...the eye (and leg) were in pain pain PAIN! Thankfully the kids were out of school. I did leave them with my friend for about 90 minutes so I could go to the station to meet up with MIKESCHAIR. They were in the area and stopped in to do a quick interview & have lunch. That was just such a great time. I have grown to really enjoy my friendship with each of them. So after that was all said and done I worked from home.

Tuesday...was a full day at the station (thank goodness). After school I took Thomas to the eye doctor. I am so thankful that his eye had only a minor injury, but the fact that it was damaged was enough to make my heart sink. Not only that, but by this point of the week, my computer had a virus that my system couldn't shake!

So that brings us to Wednesday...I stayed home from work because Thomas was in no condition to go to school & I was w/o a computer. I was so very very thankful that I went into work at the restaurant. I spent too long up at work once I was done, but it was great to be encouraged by a new young believer. It was a great conversation.

That brings me to today...Thursday! My children were all in school today and I was soooo ready to get back to work, but that did not happen in a normal fashion. My co-worker is home sick today, so I filled in for her & I went in to take care of some production & then off to BNI! BNI was great today...despite a little bit of drama that I refuse to participate in. By the time I got out of the meeting I found out that my husbands car was not working. Seems that a piece of his key got jammed up or broken off so the key won't go into the ignition. So we are w/o our car for the next 3 days - that in itself is a joke!

Thank goodness for friends. I can borrow a car. Now the details of getting everyone where they need to be is a whole different story, but you know what...I'm tired & the pizza is on the way & to be'll work itself out! I am just really looking forward to worship tomorrow night & saying hello and goodbye to some friends that are getting ready to go back to Haiti. So there it is....back in business with my computer & my kids are all happy & healthy (again) and I am ready for a new beginning!

~Peace & Blessings~

12 March 2010

I am so...

thankful & ready for the weekend! Yesterday turned out to be a very long day with two BNI meetings & then with what seemed to be endless homwork...wasn't just seemed like it. There was a bit of a breakthrough at my house last night as well, but that is something I will talk about at a later time. I do ask that you pray for my family, though.

Today is full of fun stuff...I am almost done with air shift & then I am going in to track for Sunday. After...I'm meeting up with a couple of businesses to discuss underwriting. I am praying that we are able to connect with 2 new businesses this month and get them started! Afterwards...I am getting the kids +1 and if the weather cooperates...we are going roller skating tonight.

This weekend will go fast, but I know it will be filled with great opprotunities to share the love and salvation that only comes from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...I pray that I am able to be bold.

Hope that you have a good weekend as well.

~Peace & Blessings~

11 March 2010

Information overload...

in this blog...sorry! OK so it's been a very busy week, but so rewarding! Instead of overwhelming you with details I will summerize the best I can.

Tuesday was 90.7 WAY Radio's Friend Raiser. We started @ 0630 and our goal for the day was $15,000. We reached our goal by 1230 & we were just amazed by God's provision through our listeners! So we set a new goal...the goal that we were going to wait to put out in the fall. Our overall goal for the year is 30,000, that is what we need to be independant from our sister staion (that still helps us financially). By 1830 Tuesday...our listeners pleged just over $25,000!!!! How awesome and amazing & to be honest I was in complete awe.

So that was Tuesday...yesterday was a day that I was still in a daze. I don't think I really got anything accomplished, but I know I did. I have to tell you though, that God really blessed our family! We were waiting for a job to come through & it did & I am just once again in awe. It is so exciting to see and feel the presence of God in my life. No matter what we seem to be going through, I know that I know that He knows and understands. Why do I ever doubt? I honestly don't know, but I know this, God is beyond good to me and I know I really don't deserve what He graciously gives.

Today is a start of a good day. It is raining outside, but it is soft & warm. I love days like today! I have BNI today & then I have been asked to do a training for the new BNI group that is starting. That should prove to be interesting! I hope I do a good job. I really want to be in the studio @ 1pm w/ Bart though, because Barlow Girl is calling in for an interview, but either I will make it back or I won't. It's all good.

OK thats the wrap up. I will try to keep up with a daily blog...even if it's nothing more than a "Hello". Before I go though I want to leave you with this verse & a book that I think would be great for Dad's & their kids!

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"
(1 Peter 3:15)

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, What Fathers Can Do to Make a Lifelong Difference by Jay K. Payleitner | Christian Book Reviews And Information |

~Peace & Blessings~

08 March 2010

Monday's meal...

is a delicious crock pot dinner sent to me by Susanna. The dish is a hit with the whole family & is so easy to make for a busy family.

You will need...

2-3 lbs Skinless/Boneless Chicken - cut of your choice
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans - or kidney beans...your choice
1 jar of salsa - we love the bean & corn salsa
8 oz of Cream Cheese

Put frozen chicken in the crock pot
Drain the corn & the beans
Add the Salsa
Cook on low for 4 hours
30 minutes before serving add cream cheese and stir until melted.

Serve over rice or cornbread...both are a winner!

~Peace & Blessings~

03 March 2010

So what is there...

to blog about? I'm not real sure. Yesterday was routine and very uneventful. I am thankful for that, because those days don't come very often. I am slowly checking off my "get it down NOW" list. There's so many little things that I just don't seem to get done that I am determined to do this month. I will feel very accomplished if I do.

So how is it that there seems to be so much to do, yet I find that I have so much time on my hands? Maybe because everyone stops working by 5 or maybe because I stop everything when I get my kids from school. Well for whatever reason...I will get things done this month - this is the time!

Thanks for day Lord and than you for all the answered prayers.

~Peace & Blessings~

01 March 2010

So it's the start...

of a new week and a new month, and March started off with a BANG!! When I got in this morning I found out that our server was down for the station. That made for an interesting do you send people to a web site that they can't get onto? Simple... you tell them the server is down & to keep on trying! We had a great time today with the show overall.

I was able to get some clothes, DVD's, and kid's books over to the Ministry Center today. I've only been needing to do that for about 3 months now. Timing is everything! I still have 2 bins and 2 bags worth of items to take over to the Ministry Center...and there is still does all this "STUFF" get into my house? Well while there I got to spend quality time with my friend Brooke who works there. She so uplifted me today and I really needed that...again, timing is everything!

Unfortantly my husband was home sick today. Looks like the stomach bug has wormed its way into my house...that is not a good thing. I am just praying that everyone else stays healthy. Overall was a good day and I kept a Psalm on my mind and in my heart all day today, it came via Twitter from Mac Powell and even if I never meet him in person, I know that his ministry is strong and very very relevant & I'm thankful that he stays in the word.

Which Psalms you ask..."Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:25-26

I take comfort in knowing that I am His, especially on days that I feel so insignificant.
Speaking of daughter will be 11 this upcoming week...that is a very humbling thought...knowing that she is mostly grown, but still has so much to learn. I'm so thankful that she is in my life & I hope that I continue to do all that I can for her.

OK...well that's a wrap for now...time for night prayers & to get off the computer.

~Peace & Blessings~