Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So it's Tuesday November 23rd and I have more on my plate than I can probably handle. My daughter is with grandma (needless to say, I worry when she's gone), my nails need to be done-forget the pedicure- I have no time, my wash is piling up, I stepped on the scale and I'm up 2 lbs, the bills need to be sent out and to top everything off-my husband is getting off of work early today and needs me to run some errands with him! (Sigh)

But I thought it was important to reach out to you to let you know that even though I feel out of control, I am so thankful to God that He has blessed me with my life. You see, last week I met with a video director. He is going to do a video interview for me AT NO CHARGE!! So, I had to drive around Los Angeles to decide which areas I wanted him to shoot and use in the video. As I drove down skid row and saw the mass of homeless people, the wino's, the prostitutes and the drug deals happening in the open, I was humbled once again. To think that I come from a dad that once walked those streets. To remember the horrible places he would take me as a child and the drug use I witnessed, once again humbled me. As I write this my soul is on it's knees in complete surrender to my Savior.  In the past, I have had really rough times economically, in relationships, in marriage and in keeping things together for my kids. Through the rough times I prayed so - so much! But, I always gave thanks- no matter what I was going- through because I knew then and I know now that I will never have it as bad as those people on skid row.  I have made different choices in my life.  My heart goes out to them!

If you come from a rough beginning, if you find yourself worrying about money, if you are in a bad relationship, if you are depressed, I tell you today to rise up! You have a God that is alive and ready to listen to every cry of your heart. He will get you through these times. Don't stop seeking Him. Don't give up on yourself - on the miracle of YOU!

As you read in my book WAR DAD about the years of torment I was subjected to by my dad, it never stopped me from giving back. I always had a passion for the poor and the needy and I still do. At times I was only able to give one turkey at Thanksgiving to the local church. Some years it was a couple of canned goods. I remember making a shoe box for a needy child one Christmas that my church was going to give away. I went to the 99 cents store and bought really cheap items, but I filled that box and off it went. I felt so good because regardless of the items in that box, I knew that child was going to love receiving a box of goodies.

So, what I want you to know is that regardless of your situation, there IS something to be thankful for. (maybe for the eyes to read this)  And regardless of your money situation, any little thing you can give to help someone in need is one more thing that person didn't have until you gave.

You matter! You make a difference! You are needed in this big ol' world! And for you - I am thankful :)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I finally get to blog my thoughts!

Although Facebook and Twitter are fun, they are no match for having your own blog! I cannot wait to hear from you! I have been waiting for this day for so many years. A platform in which I can share my experiences, my opinions, my ideas, my quirkiness and most of all my faith in God. You see, no matter what path life was taking me down, I always had someone to take with me. I live by Matthew 6:33- Seek first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. That verse has shown itself in my life. I hope to be living proof to you that life is good, there are good people and good times to be had. You just need to go out there and claim your stake in this wonderful world. I hope you get the chance to order my book WAR DAD. After reading my book, you will know a lot more about me. As I state in the beginning of my book, "I am not a professional writer."  I write as if you were sitting here next to me and we were in conversation. I am not an English major so please don't bother correcting me, I am too old and I type too fast to care.  I am a mom raising two kids, two dogs, and a husband. Between my two jobs, cooking, cleaning, and speaking engagements I spend little time proofing.  I don't pretend to be a professional blogger either. This is a whole new world for me, but a world that I know without a doubt, I need to be a part of.

To sum it all up, this blog will be for sharing life experiences, shopping tips, headline news, hot topics, entertainment news, music, recipes and anything and everything that gets women talking. So with that, I say to you, welcome- it is my honor to be here with you :)