Friday, March 25, 2011

Help Me Fight!!!

I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because my husband Andy and Father of my two beautiful children fought for 2 years was freed from cancer and is now in heaven.... I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer.

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love.

Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. The American Cancer Society is also rallying communities (like ours!) through events like Relay For Life, to fight back and find cures for this disease.

Please join my team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!

Team Andy

2011 Relay For Life of Toms River, NJ

Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:00pm - Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:00am at Toms River High School North

57 days left until Relay! Teams: 39 Dollars Raised: $10,229.40 Participants: 146 Teams: 39

Friday, March 18, 2011


Andy might of gotten his treasures in heaven but i surely got my treasures on this earth!
I was praying today and needed some encouragement....I found my most prized possesion....Andys Bible....I think out of anything Andy ever has owned this is what id give anything to have!!!

As i opened it out poured years of notes,letters to God, and exerpts from his heart...I just sat there and cried as i held it all in my hands.....God knew exactly what i needed and when i get his papers together more i cant wait to share his faith and love he had for Jesus!

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

Hope Everyone enjoyed there cornbeef n cabbage...we know we did!!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs!

Its been a wild month..!!!...
from Travis sporting pnemonia and ear infections,van being in the shop,cold cold cold weather with nothing to do,finding a place to live bc we  our winter rental ends next month,car shopping bc the van is getting re-possesed bc we cant afford the payments anymore, having to walk away from our beautiful home in cincinnati and  let it go in forclosure....worrying yet believeing God is going to provide!

As i had many nights of crying and praying how am i going to provide for my family,why,God,,God,how?
Andys voice rang in my ear saying why worry? worry isnt going to change anything!
And its so simple and true... I say i believe God to take care of me, I believe God is going to supply all my needs...but then im not eating right and Im up all night crying over the bills!

I needed to chiggity check myself before i riggity wrecked myself! thank you ice

But instead of waking up with anxiety, Im waking up declaring good things,blessings,and believeing God for who he truly is....His mercies are new every morning,Great is his Faithfulness!!!

God is a personal and intimate God. He not only loves us but he cares about the details!
to make a long story short. there are some things ive been praying about...Ive been struggling with finding anyone who could understand where i was coming from. I wanted to meet someone who went thru the hell ive been through to talk with,commune,share stories,pour into....and everyone ive met just couldnt understand. Even though theyve had great losses they were much older and there struggles were so very different than what ive experienced and still continue to experience.

As i was at an awesome womens conference this past weekend...There was a speaker who gave her testimony. She was in her 30's,lost her husband to diabetes over a yr ago,has a child shes raising,her house fell apart,she was in ministry with her husband, she was ridiculed on how she cared for her husband in his last days,she had ppl speak prophecys over him that God was going to heal him,and he died.,She was a big IHOP junkie..(ministry not
 I started to cry as i looked down and glanced at my IHOP sweatshirt i was sporting...I sat there and listened to her preach Gods love and his word. And thought God doesnt want us to just survive,He wants us to thrive!

Yes she lost her best friend,spouse,mate of 14 yrs,and father for her child .....Which has devestaed her to the core,roughed up her life,walk and whole world was turned upside down...Her Faith remained even when she couldnt see the unknown,she hung onto God....and He pulled her through. He had a plan and a purpose and a calling for her life...just like he has for me  and she was obedient to his voice,his spirit and his word and thats why she could get up there and preach and stand for him because God is faithful to restore our lives, to turn our mourning into Joy...

As soon as the service was done i sprinted to get to her for her to pray with me and impart some of that passion in stregnth in me....God is so good...and he knew exactly what i needed. He cares about the details and thats what amazes me!

I think God with everything going on in Japan, the terror and torment these ppl have to edure why do you care about the silly details I am praying for? But he does and he gives you those lil nuggets that are from him to hold onto...He cares For Us!

He wantes us to abide in the vine...He is the vine we are the branches... are we just chillin on the vine saying we trust when we are full of worry? or are we bearing fruit on the vine, being fruitful when no ones watching, pressing into hear his voice,being obedient to what he wants us to do...

If we stay close and connected to the vine,He will express the quality of his Love!!!

That has been my challenge this month to be obedient even when your like God how?
How can i tithe when i have no money to start with?  Let me tell you I was obedient this month, and I have a house to move into, a car that ive been blessed with, and 2 beautiful kids to help me through my journey.

Not everything is peaches and cream but I know God has plans for me, Plans for a hope and a future...and i dont wanna just survive, I want to Thrive!!!