Hello from England!

Welcome to my blog!
We are a christian family living in the Sunshine state (before that we spent four years in England and two years in Turkey).

My posts are of everyday life and my love of crafting. I hope to inspire you in some way to share your talents too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment.
Cheers and God's blessings to you and yours!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rough Seas

It's been an eventful last month.  Not one I want to go through again, but when the seas get rough, we come out more knowledgeable, better balanced, and more confident.

A family member (who was a blog follower of mine) and first cousin passed away.  He had so many "scares" of not making it some times, and after several years of suffering and pain, he passed away a couple of weeks ago.  I made a quick trip home to Kansas (yes, I called it home as it'll always be home to me).  The funeral was nice and it was good to have closure.  It was also wonderful to see my family which I haven't seen since last Thanksgiving.  Even if it was for less than 48 hours, I am so glad I went.  God is good!

Husband's wrist has been bothering him - so much that he needed an MRI on it.  Those results came out with good news, and he now has a molded brace to give him some relief without medication.  

There have been a couple of other issues that need not be mentioned here, but those whom I have shared prayer requests with, I thank you for your prayers.  YOU are a blessing to my family and me and I love sharing my boat with you!

Here is a lovely card Annette made and sent to me to let me know she was thinking of us.  Thank you sweet friend!  And I can't wait to get together and CRAFT on Saturday!  What has it been...months and months?? Yes, too long!  Looking forward to it.

Monday, April 4, 2016


My relationship with God grows more and more.  I just wanted to take this time to remind my readers of the power of prayer.  I hope this short post blesses you and your heart!

Prayer is an amazing thing.  It is a gift, a way to have an amazing relationship with our Lord; it renews our spirit, and it is available to us 24/7.

I have really been focusing a lot lately on praying for my husband.  At our church's Ladies Retreat last October, we were given some books.  I know I have mentioned it before, but I wanted to mention the book again:  The Power of a Praying Wife.  It has blessed my heart immensely.  Here is a little excerpt from the author.  I encourage you to apply any friend, family, or even co-worker's name in to the space where "husband's name" is listed  - then sit back and let God take over with confidence that He knows what he is doing.

Lord, I pray that You will give (husband’s name) an added measure of faith today. Enlarge his ability to believe in You, Your Word, Your promise, Your ways, and Your power. Put a longing in His heart to talk with You and hear Your voice. Give him an understanding of what it means to bask in Your presence and not just ask for things. May he seek You, rely totally upon You, be led by You, put You first, and acknowledge You in everything he does.
Prayer from The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
James 1:6-8, Romans 14:23, Matthew 17:20, Galatians 2:20, Romans 5:1