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I hope you will join me here often to read thoughts expressed by myself and others on what we feel is important to becoming a more Godly person. We all have our own ideas of what contributes to our character and how we become what we are, but as most of us in these blog pages, we want to share what is or has been important in our lives. Sometimes it's just venting, and sometimes it's wanting to share something we feel is profound. For whatever reason, I am moved to share with YOU, and hope that you will be a follower who gains something by reading these blogs. If you feel that others might benefit from reading it, please invite them in. Please feel free to comment, and I'd love to hear from you, and to know what is important to YOU. Thank you for stopping by, and may God bless you and help you in your endeavors to grow and become more like Him each day.

About Me

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Airway Heights, WA, United States
I'm a retired lady who is enjoying writing to help others. My husband and I have 4 children, 14 grandchildren (1 is in heaven), 7 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters. We enjoy riding ATVs & camping, and spending time with family & friends. In the past I have been a church youth leader, cub scout and 4H leader, and studied under the Sitka Christian Counselor's Assoc. My first book "Father, Forgive My Father" was published in 2005, and you will see references to it throughout my blogs. Now I'm writing magazine articles & building my platform for my book. Currently I am enjoying being on talk radio interviews. I am also available to present my workshop "Becoming God's Woman" to church and women's groups. My greatest desire is to see people set free from the bondage of sexual child abuse and become healed and free children of God, ready to soar to new heights of victory and have life more abundantly. THIS is what God wants for His children. In the new year 2012, I intend to write more frequently on this blog, so visit us often.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Your Daily Motivation


Monday, April 20, 2009

If you want to be successful, you can start at anytime.
But you must start.

Don't make the mistake of not doing anything
because you can only do a little.
Do what you can do.

It will always be your attitude
at the beginning of any difficult task which,
more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

To be aware of what you want and not go after it,
to spend years wondering if something could have materialized,
and never knowing if it could have been,
is a tragic waste of your life.
The worst thing you can do is not to try.

To reach a port, you must sail.
You must sail, not lie at anchor.
You must sail off in the direction of your dreams, not drift.

Sam Maitz

Director of Marketing Technology

Leadership Management® International, Inc.

www.lmi-inc.com smaitz@lmi-inc.com

"The only people who are truly free are the ones who live in a continual spirit of forgiveness."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Book is "Road Map to Reclaiming Your Life"

Child sexual abuse is an epidemic in our country as you know, and it is hurting all of our society. Since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I would like to let you know about my book written to help victims of sexual child abuse. It is entitled, "Father, Forgive My Father" and is the product of a life-long dream and goal to get it published. The book tells my story of how, as a victim of sexual child abuse for 15 years, I was able to get through it and ultimately heal from the wounds of abuse; how I let God "turned my scars to stars".

Claire Reeves, Founder/Director of MASA (Mothers Against Sexual Abuse) wrote the Promo for the back book cover, and has called it a "road map to reclaiming your life". So far, reviews from all across the country are encouraging, and I am hearing reports such as "your book healed my whole family", or "your book saved my life". But we need to reach many, many more victims, because as I said, child sexual abuse is an epidemic in our country and it is hurting all of us. Our prisons today are full of victims who were never healed, so they went on to abuse others. With the statistics of child sexual abuse so staggering these days, almost everyone has either experienced abuse or knows someone who has. Please partner with me in letting your friends and loved ones know about this book that is helping so many. You can order it at the following web sites: www.authorhouse.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com. I am also available for book readings and signings, and give a workshop entitled, "Becoming God's Woman/or Man".

Please feel free to let me know how I can help you to help other victims still needing healing. Since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month we need to be thinking of how we can be a part of that...to reach out to people that YOU know of who were or are victims of child abuse. Because these victims going through the abuse need help to get away from it, and if they are already away from it, they need help in healing. Until we all get involved, this national epidemic is just going to keep growing. Please contact abuse prevention organizations in your local areas to see what you can do to help. Believe me, those victims will thank you, and maybe they will even go on to help others in the future. Together we can put a stop to this epidemic.

"The only people who are truly free are the ones who live in a continual spirit of forgiveness."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Visit With Grandson & His Wife

This was a Grandma's dream come true, and I enjoyed my trip to Texas and visit with Ian and Liz more than I can say. It was very rewarding to see them in their new home, happy together, and working hard toward goals in the future.

Ian just got home a
couple weeks ago from completing two tours of duty in Iraq, and he's thoroughly enjoying 3 weeks of R&R (a much needed vacation). He's preparing to take more classes, and when he gets out of the Army in June, he will be working in a hospital as a radiology technician & taking classes at night.

Liz keeps busy working as a CMA at a hospital nearby, and goes to classes 3 nights a week. She is a very busy girl, but always has time to stop and smell the roses. She and Ian take time to enjoy outside activities with friends and family, and really entertained me royally while I was there. Ian is very blessed to have found such a down to earth, girl next door type, who is willing at the drop of a hat to go have fun. They have a lot of fun together, and I enjoyed hearing them laughing (and playing) together, as happy couples do. I'm so glad that they have found each other and are so well suited.

After the kids picked me up in Dallas, they took me to see the King Tut Exhibit at the Dallas Museum. It was really interesting, but we were disappointed that we couldn't take pictures. I would have liked to have had pictures of all the intricasies of the jewelry and architecture; it's amazing what they could do back then in primitive times. It must have taken a long time and a LOT of patience to create their projects. Also, while I was there we visited the Cameron Park Zoo and had fun taking lots of good pictures of animals, birds, & fish. It was beautiful weather for a day at the zoo; not too warm, and not too cool...very enjoyable.
When we found the giraffs, Liz wanted me to take a silly pose, and this is how it turned out...but she didn't really bite his head off!

The bears were pretty active, too, and these 2 were really having it out; was fun to watch. Just a little spat between two friends:-}

This is what one looked like after all the fun was over; guess he felt like a nap! All of the animals were beautiful to watch, the birds and fish, too. This was a beautifully kept park and the animals all seemed to be really well taken care of.
My Grandkids also took me to a Petting Zoo, where some of the animals got too close. One of the zebras leaned into Ian's car window and promptly sneezed all over him...it wasn't the shower that he wanted. Then there was the very obnoxious camel who stuck his head in MY window and acted like he was going to bite my leg or my hand trying to get at the feed sack (treats you know). Well, it kinda scared me, so I just let him have the whole thing; last I saw of him he was chomping down the bag and all. They sure aren't afraid of humans!

On the last night I was in Texas we decided to meet with my niece, her husband and so
n, at a Chinese Buffet.
The food was very good; the sushi was the best.

It was good to see my niece and her family, &
they were also gracious host & hostess & put

me up in their home for the first few nights.
Ian had not seen any of them since he was
a baby when we all lived in Sitka, Alaska.
So it was great to have a reunion; a GREAT
time was had by all, and I can't wait for my

next visit to the great state of Texas.

"The only people who are truly free are the ones who live in a continual spirit of forgiveness."