"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

Sunday, September 25, 2016


I am not good at this. I feel so awfully sad right now. Close to tears. Friday evening, just 5 minutes up the road from me, in Burlington, Washington,  five people were shot in the mall.
A 16 year old girl, a 64 year old woman and her 95 year old mother were all dead at the scene. A man was flown to a trauma hospital in Seattle. He later died. And then another woman, her information unknown or just not released.

Not much information has been released. Motive unknown. 
The shooter, 20 year old male who is an American citizen. His family, I believe moved here from Turkey many years ago. This is all we know. Now charged with 5 counts of murder, no bail. What a waste.  :(

Sorry to post something so sad. 

May God bless the families and friends of these people with the strength to get through the next few days and weeks. And get through the " firsts" i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, holidays without loved ones. May they  feel His peace and love.  


Thursday, September 22, 2016


This is my favorite part......

Enjoy the pretty colors of Autumn. May God bless all of you with  the beauty of the season. Take care

Sunday, September 11, 2016


I am feeling very overwhelmed right now. I while ago I commented on a post on Facebook from one of my cousins about 9/11.
I said that while looking for a positive "Remembrance " pic for 9/11 on Google to post on my blog ( see yesterdays post), I saw so many awful pics of the reality of that day. Photos of the planes, the damaged buildings, the explosive cloud of fire, the fear on the faces of the people who were there, the fire fighters. It made me so emotional that I couldn't write any text.

I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. My son, was getting ready for school and I had the TV on. I was sitting there watching it all in disbelief and thinking " is this REALLY HAPPENING?? My son, then 16 years old, was going to have to go to school and hear about this frightening thing all day. :(
It was difficult to leave the TV and go to work. And even more difficult to get through the day smiling and telling customers to  "have a nice day." I felt like every time I said that, I was being disrespectful :( Could we ever have a nice day again? As I commented on my cousins post, the tears flowed again.

Many innocent lives were lost. May God continue to strengthen and bless their families and friends.

And may we always remember and never forget

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Hi all, I found this on Facebook the other day and saved it. I kinda like it. :)

I just wanted to say, thank you all for your comments, prayers, and support. For still being here for me. Even after I was gone for a long time.  We have had  quite a lot going on in the past couple of years. It isn't over yet, but we have survived. And will continue to. Your comments really make my day. :)

I also want to thank God for being there. He is my Father. I am a Child of God. A Daughter of God. So are you. Isn't that a beautiful thing?  I love him with my whole heart. He is always there for me too. I don't always remember that when things are crazy. 

I need to be more mindful of that and count my blessings.

Please have a great rest of Labor Day Weekend and a wonderful week. Fall is coming or here is some parts of the country. I love the fall colors and the changing colors of the leaves. I think I might post about that next time IF I remember LOL

Take care my friends, Hugs