Monday, July 20, 2020

A Wall of Fire

I love the scripture, Zechariah 2:5 "And I myself will be a wall of fire around it, declare the Lord, and I will be it's glory within."  Years ago, I heard Patricia King pray this prayer as a protective prayer and I have adopted it in prayer for my family and friends for years as well.  That God would be a wall of fire around us and the glory (His manifest presence - the fullness of Him) of God within us.  This is also a powerful prayer over our nation and nations of the earth.

Our nation is facing challenges and heading into an election. Sometimes we may wonder how to pray and how to move forward in truth and hope.  I would love to invite you into intercession. Our friend, Patricia King, has called our nation to prayer 24/7 as we head towards the elections.  Here is her website with prayer directives and partnerships and more information:

And here are some decrees and prayer guidelines for us to follow:

May God be a wall of fire around our nation and families today and release His glory within us. You are powerful and your prayers make a difference! 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Skincare Repair

I thought I would do a little product plug for Mary Kay, since many are at home and ordering things off the internet in this season.

This is a product I have just started adding to my other skincare as I'm at the age where I was needing a little deeper attention given to my skin in the area of wrinkles and aging.  I also love the outdoors and sunshine, so this plays a toll on my skin. I'm excited to showcase for you TimeWise Repair®    an investment for our skin. If you are getting older in years and need something for those wrinkles and deep lines this is the product for you!  Even if you are in your 30's and 40's and see the beginning of wrinkles.  This is a great product for you to interweave with another skincare regimen.

This is a scientifically advanced skincare that targets the advanced signs of aging.  Consisting of a Cleanser, advanced Lifting Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream and an Eye Renewal Cream.  What does this regimen do?  TimeWise Repair® is shown to deliver these age defying results:
  • Reduced look of deep lines and wrinkles
  • Lifted appearance is restored
  • Improved skin firmness
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved overall appearance of skin

If you find you are interested, check out the details on my website for ordering and product information or email me back after subscribing to my blog with FeedBurner (look to the right of this blog on the side right page panel). 
Helps support skin’s natural processes to help improve the appearance of sagging and wrinkles. 

A Skin Volume-Supporting Peptide
Helps maintain natural hyaluronic acid,a vital component of skin that plays a role in helping maintain youthful-looking volume and lift.

Plant Stem Cells 
Derived from gotu kola to help support the natural framework of the skin.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Laura Gallier

For all you parents are there who are looking for excellent resources to train your kids in their sexuality, here is one of my favorite authors and teachers one the subject, Laura Gallier:

All of Laura's books that I have read on sex and dating have been excellent, I only wish I would have found them years ago. She also has a book on purity for elementary kids - I have not read, but I'm sure is a good resource for parents with younger children. 

We recently completed her "Unashamed" series and I loved it (  It covers topics such as sex, dating, pornography, gender identity, family, etc.  She comes from a refreshingly relevant point of view for teens and a powerful Biblical perspective. I highly recommend it for parents, families and youth groups. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Let's Pray

Hey blogger friends, in the vein of being quarantined due to the corona virus, I thought I would do a couple more things with video - try it out (pretty rough, not scripted, just me). :-)  I love praying with my friends and family in person, but at this time, I am thankful for other platforms to pray together.  I thought I would share a prayer on my blog that, if you want, you can come into agreement with for our families, nation and nations of the earth.  
Simeon kicking off the beginning of spring sunbathing (I had his permission to post :-) 

Cinnamon Roll Making Time
In my  home, it is pretty much business as usual except for the inability to meet up with friends and appointments.  The main difference is our daughter starting school on-line and all of our schedule socially moved home.  The other three of us, work from home or do school from home anyway, so not much there has changed.  We try to reach out to different neighbors and see if there are any needs, food pantry, etc.   I'm loving drawing my family in a bit closer and seeing more of my girl.  :-)  In fact here are a couple photos of her trying out a new temporary tattoo!  Ahhhh! As well as trying her hand at a batch of cinnamon rolls and Brother doing a little more sunbathing now that the Arizona sunshine is out. Ha! Feeling thankful for God's goodness to us.

Tattoo Time

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Today - National Day of Prayer

Blogger Friends, President Trump has called today a day of prayer for our nation for the coronavirus.  Hal & Cheryl Sacks of BridgeBuilders sent me these prayer points this morning and I thought they were perfect if you are looking for a place to jump into prayer.  Join me in praying for our nation and not responding out of fear or panic but a peaceful resolution that God is working.

President Donald Trump has declared Sunday, March 15, as a National Day of Prayer due to the impact of COVID19 on the United States of America and globally. Shortly after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, President Trump proclaimed:  
"It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th, as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these..." Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020.

Let's Pray:
  • Lord, we humble ourselves before YOU and ask forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our nation. Have mercy upon us and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).  We also ask YOU to sovereignly heal the sick and stop the coronavirus plague (Numbers 16:46).
  • We thank You, Lord, that President Trump has called for a National Day of Prayer. Give our President, Vice President, and other governmental and health officials wisdom and strategy in how to contain the virus and navigate the ensuing economic storm.
  • Just as Jesus spoke to the turbulent weather, we speak to the atmosphere of fear, panic, and chaos over this nation and say: “Peace be still!” (Mark 4:39).
  • In Jesus’ name, we say to the enemy who has come to steal, kill, and destroy this nation, “enough is enough, cease and desist!” We thank You, Jesus, that You are here in the midst of us, and that You have come to give life and life more abundantly (John 10:10).
  • We pray that schools, businesses, churches, and other institutions and agencies whose services have been disrupted by the coronavirus will be able to keep their doors open and that the economy will stabilize.
  • Lord, we pray that YOU will take what Satan meant for evil and turn it for good. Awaken this nation, both those who know YOU and those who do not. We pray for revival in the Church and a great spiritual awakening across our land with multitudes coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. AMEN!

WayMaker - Paul McClure Video

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Abortion Has No Place In Funding

In breaking news, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is weaponizing the Coronavirus crisis to fund the abortion agenda.

Right now, the vital funding package needed to address the Coronavirus is being held up by Speaker Pelosi and the extreme pro-abortion Left because they are demanding abortion funding in the bill.
This is literally worshiping at the altar of abortion.
Speaker Pelosi says the bill is about "testing," "it's about seniors and people with disabilities." But she is hiding something horrific.
Speaker Pelosi tried to slip funding for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) funding bill - trying to circumvent federal law that specifically prohibits direct funding for abortion. We're talking about a billion dollars in taxpayer funding for abortion under the guise of addressing the Coronavirus.
She was caught, and we're fighting back. We're demanding Congress remove this abortion language. Do your job to protect America from this national emergency. Abortion has NO PLACE in funding to combat the virus.
But we need Congress to hear from you TODAY. This is urgent.

Sign Our NEW Petition: No Abortion Funding in COVID-19 Bill.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Thursday, January 30, 2020

My Year of Jubilee!

50th Birthday Cake
Jasa Girl
Happy 50th Birthday to me!  I turned
fifty this month and my girlfriend, Jasa, had such a beautiful, dreamy, girl party for me. It was totally me! All creamy, yummy, girly, and beautiful.  There was amazing food, hand crafted cake (thanks Jeremiah) special drinks (all my favorites), gorgeous flowers, lights, etc. So touched by all the friends who helped her pull off such a beautiful evening.
SURPRISE:  Your Aunt Is Here!!

My Aunt RuthAnn, from Arkansas, surprised me and was at my party which was was totally awesome.
And one of my spiritual mentors/friends, Patrica came as well as my girlfriend, Jewell (flew in from California) along with many other treasured friends.  It was such a sweet celebration.
Girl Party

Jewell all the way from Cali
My prayer partner (of 15 years) Jewell, flew out for the weekend from California and she took me shopping and totally spoiled me.  We had a lovely family BBQ on my birthday and of course my husband spoiled me with gifts and dozens and dozens of roses.  I also shared a few other birthday celebrations with other friends and loved ones over the days before/after.  I felt totally spoiled.  I have so many more pictures with precious friends I would love to share, but not enough space - so if I snapped a photo with you, know you are loved and cherished even if your face is not on this post.
Romantic Birthday Table
Jubilee 50!

My "Jubilee Girls"
The Bible talks about the year of Jubilee being the year where all debts are canceled, restitution is made and its the  year of release.  I love it!  So, a couple other friends of mine (Jubilee Girls Mari & Andrea) turn fifty this spring and we are claiming this our year of Jubilee.  Yipee!!
I Think Jasa and Girls Worked TOO Hard!! :-)  Hee Hee!!

Jasa's Work Crew 
Birthday lunch with Mother, Sister-in-laws & Nieces
Jasa Girl Went ALL OUT!  Such a Celebration! 
Birthday lunch with Girlfriend, Karla
Such A Beautiful Cake
Family Birthday BBQ
Party Set-Up - Sweet Des
Felt a Little Silly Turning 50 :-)
Birthday dinner with Girlfriends, Melanie, Jen & Bethany
My Aunt Ruth & Cousins
Birthday lunch with Girlfriends, Pat & Amber
Beautiful Table at my Party 

The Jubilee year contains many of the pictures of our salvation.  Just as the land, the people, and all the property was released, so we too have been released from a debt that we could not pay (our sins).  We were once slaves to sin but now we’ve been released, once held captive but now set free.  Christ’s blood has atoned for our sins and satisfied the wrath of God that was due us (Rom 5) and as the land was given rest, we too have entered into His rest from all of our works for we could never save ourselves by our own works because salvation is fully a work of God.  If you are not saved, then maybe you have asked what some had asked Jesus “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent” (John 6:28-29).  ~ Jack Wellman

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

You are Never Alone

Sometimes, when I push into certain areas of life, were the destiny of God is on me with Kingdom assignment, the assault gets intense. I was in one of those spaces this morning, fighting the overwhelm of the battle and this song was in my "inbox".   God Himself is everything I need.  We were created by God and for God.  Everything begins and ends in Him.  In those times when the battle is intense, the simple truth that we are never alone, is profound (Deuteronomy 31:6).  This morning, I was asking this exact question, do I abandon ship so the battle quiets down or do I keep pressing in . . . like Martin Luther King - it cost him his life.  I sat down at my computer and this song was in my queue . . . never heard it before.  God is so tender and kind in reminding me of His nearness. Reminding me to turn my face like flint to Him and press ahead.  We all go in and out of these seasons, so the next time you want to jump ship because the battle around you is relentless, remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  JESUS WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.  HE HIMSELF IS ENOUGH. . . .

Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible  He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!"

Jason Upton "Never Alone Martin" Video

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


I love good "soaking" music.  The kind you put on and welcome the presence of Jesus.  The kind you have playing in the background and it feels like it is centering your work space, home, vehicle ride, etc.  I found this soaking music this past year and when I first started listening to it, I would get wrecked in the presence of God.  It quickly became my favorite instrumental worship music ever.  This morning, as it was playing over my home from the wee hours of the morning before the light started peeking over the desert I had a thought . . . why don't you share this with your blog friends.  So, dear blogger community, maybe there is someone out there who this music will minister to and set an atmosphere in your life for the King of Kings to ride in.

SOAKING IN HIS PRESENCE Instrumental Worship

Friday, December 6, 2019

An Uncommon Love

Today I celebrate twenty-two years of marriage with this guy.  You, my blogger friends, have been on this journey with us and know the heartache and the joys of the last twenty-two years.  God has been incredibly faithful. Today I celebrate this union.  I found this poem and felt like it captured my heart for what I share with my John, my soul mate and best friend.

An Uncommon Love

May you have the love only two can know.  May you go where only two as one may go.  May the sun rise and set in your bonded hearts and the moon never find you too long apart.

May you cherish each other’s dreams as your own and turn stumbling blocks into steppingstones.
May you brave life’s mountains and miles together.
May there be no storm your love cannot weather.
May you be lovers and allies and friends.
May your soul’s conversation never end.
May you capture on earth what’s in heaven above.
May your hearts know the rapture of an uncommon love.
By Terah Cox

Photography compliments of

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Simplicity ~ is loving intent upon Jesus alone, seeking no other person or thing. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Move Back Home

We are THRILLED to have moved "home" this past month.  Due to some events beyond our control a year and a half ago, we had to  move out of our country home and into town.  To make a super long story, way short, God gave our house back!  We had a beautiful God story unfold and what we call a "suddenly" in moving back into the country.

The Weldon Man "Crew"

Girlfriends Moving Nita's "Breakables"

The Piano Crew

Finally "Home"
These gems in photos above, were our moving crew, along with a couple hired hands.  After a sudden phone call out of the blue, asking if we wanted to buy our country house back, we scrambled to put our town house on the market and it sold in two days (  Yippee!  We didn't want to tax our friends with  moving us in the heat, as we had to move everything first into storage and then everything back out and into the country.  So we hired some help and had a few friends help towards the end, but my son Simeon and John kicked it!  Working day in and day out in the middle of the Arizona summer heat - they made an amazing crew!

The hwy to our house

The dirt road in front of our house

Our Lane

Nita's moving truck . . . We had more than one. :-)

Front Door

I can't begin to express how it felt as I drove this big U-haul truck through the country hwy and down the remote cactus lined lane to our home. I felt like I was in a daze.  I was crying and thanking Jesus for giving our land and house back. I don't know if  you have ever carried a geographical region and home, in your heart, and then had to leave it, but this was our region and to return to the dreams and prayers of our hearts was priceless.

True Friends

The Fam
I know this is a lot of pictures, and I don't really feel like I can go into the bigger story on this blog surrounding our transition, but we are super thankful for this "suddenly" and are settling in and can't wait to celebrate with friends.

The sun rising this morning

Sunrise on the mountain and cactus in our yard
Quiet-time with Jesus - Living the Dream

 This is the sun rising over the desert this morning.  I will watch many mornings as all at once the desert begins to glow and come alive and the sun peaks over the horizon.  The acres have a lot of work to be done on them, but as John and I look over the land we sigh deep and with thankful hearts roll our sleeves up and dig in . . .