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Word Filled Wednesday ~ Teach Your Children

I'm linking up with Internet Cafe for another Word Filled Wednesday.

Since I've been working with children, I realize what sponges they can be.  They listen to everything you say and watch everything you do. 

What a responsibility! 

God's Word teaches us how we are to teach our children.

So, teach your children well!

Blessings and love,


Seasons of Life

I've learned that there are seasons of life.  I've lived through seasons of good times, fun and laughter.  And I've  also had my share of sorrow, uncertainty and turmoil.

But one thing I've learned is that no matter what season of life I am in ...God is with me.

I've been reading a book called  "Be Still: Let Jesus Calm Your Storms" by Cherie Hill.  It was a gift from a kind blogging friend. 

Listen to a quote from the book:

When God allows a storm in your life ...it has great purpose; if you miss the purpose, you may miss God's will for your life.

How I want to learn the lessons from the storms in my life.  I don't want to complain and always ask why.  I want to allow God to develop and grow my faith.  I want to learn to trust Him, no matter what.

Another quote:
You see, He wants to take you through it.  Not over it, not under it, not around it, not between it ...through it.  It is through the storm that we come to know God better.  He is revealing Himself in greater ways: He's working in us and through us, so that we can reflect His glory even more.

That is my prayer.  It's sometimes painful but I know it will be worth it in the end.

How about you?  How do you deal with the stormy seasons in your life?

Blessings and love,


Six Years Ago Today

Six years ago today ...I got the dreaded phone call.  My mom had died at home in her sleep. 

I wanted to honor her on this day.  After all, this was her entrance into heaven and the day she met Jesus face to face.

This photo was taken the last time my mom visited me in Phoenix.  We were celebrating her 75th birthday at T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Hotel.  

Here's me and Mom on a trip to California.  I think this was taken in La Jolla.

Back in the 70's, my parents moved to Florida from New York.  In her spare time, she modeled.  Even as she was getting older, she was still very beautiful.  Check out this ad for American Airlines below.  And no, that's not my dad.

Here are a few more ads she did for magazines.

Mom was always such an outgoing, friendly person.  She loved people and ...people loved her.

She always had a joke to share.  She loved babies, dancing, playing the piano, her Norwegian heritage, friends and especially ...her family.

Mom always had time for her family.  Coming home was like going back to being a child in many ways.  I was never too big to find comfort from my mom.  She was the best listener.

I'm looking forward to the day when I get to see her again.  Until that time, I always want to honor her memory.  She was so loved and is greatly missed.

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