Another Valuable Lesson #26

This week  it seems every where I go I am faced with breast cancer…. I attended the funeral of a friend that had stage 4 breast cancer. Each morning I would pray for a miracle for her and her family. She got her miracle she is now resting in Jesus’ arms. She leaves behind her husband and 3 children. She fought so hard and is an amazing example. I will miss my friend.

I also visited a dear friend in the hospital that had a double Mastectomy, Visited another friend that had reconstructive surgery from her mastectomy and got a phone call from another that just found out she has breast cancer. I am wondering if the Lord is giving me a sign to spread the word.

Ladies we all need to have our mammograms and self breast exams.

God’s blessings, Candy

Published in: on December 30, 2011 at 4:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #24

“Greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him… He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.”

Published in: on April 24, 2011 at 1:37 am  Leave a Comment  

The Farmers Daughter

Today, I read a story on bripblap and wanted to share The farmer’s daughter. Visit the site and read the story and let me know what you thought. I thought it was another valuable lesson.

Have a blessed day!

Published in: on February 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Food for Thought

My brother in law sent me this link yesterday and I just wanted to share.

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 3:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Love Thy Neighbor

Those of you that know me I love to share things that have given me some food for thought. We never know someone’s pains or struggles, but we sometimes judge. With Thanksgiving approaching and more talk about what we are thankful for.  Let us try to remember others and their burdens. Thank you to my Pastor for sharing!

Published in: on November 16, 2009 at 2:52 am  Leave a Comment  

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Thanks, Jackie

Aren’t lightening bugs amazing!

Published in: on November 13, 2009 at 11:58 am  Leave a Comment  

Organization

Organization! There I said it but don’t have it.

No, this isn’t my home but I feel we are so busy we are out of control and it feels like this!

You know your life is out of control when….

  • You show up at a a graduation party a day late.
  • You forget your brother in laws 44th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Doug
  • You call you brother to wish him a Happy Birthday and he informs you his birthday isn’t for a month!
  • You go to rent a book and you have a $8 fine. My son, Jacob said “Mom I didn’t even rent a book about Canada” but Ben did a year earlier!

I need to get organized and get myself back in control. I know it is a process that I need to get working on and today is the day! Have a blessed day, Candy

Published in: on June 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

lest ye be judged!

My oldest Kelsey had me watch and listen to this today and I have to say I cried. I was so happy for Susan Boyle. For all who have been kicked down in their lives because they may not fit into what our view of what is good and beautiful. You judge for yourself.

To watch Susan Boyle and her dream.

Today’s lesson never stop dreaming!

Published in: on April 15, 2009 at 8:06 pm  Comments (2)  

Lesson from the birds!

I have a dear friend, Robin that moved to North Carolina last summer. It seemed we were always busy and didn’t have time to talk with both of us married raising 4 children each. We made a commitment to call each other on Thursday mornings at 6am to pray together for our children and talk some. Robin had been not feeling well for a while and I don’t want to say she was too stubborn to go to the doctor, but it did take her awhile and she found it hard to pray. When she finally went and got the care she needed she felt wonderful and told me this story. I hope I can convey it as well as she did to me.

While laying on the couch early one morning  Robin heard the birds singing. She thought about their beautiful song and how the birds always get up and sing praises to the Lord.  A bird’s nest may be kicked out of a tree or a storm may have came the night before, but somehow they still get up and sing praises. Robin made a commitment to get up each day and sing praises to the Lord just as the birds do each day.

I know our lives and hearts may be troubled with the financial crisis, but we still need to find the good, help each other and sing praises.

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

-Psalm 105:1-2

Today’s Lesson: Don’t forget to sing praises and make beautiful music like the birds.

I want to thank Robin for sharing her lesson with all of us.  Have a great day and God’s Blessings, Candy

Published in: on April 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Food for thought on hugs!

This morning I had the wonderful opportunity to have some others from my church come with me to food for thought. Melanie is a young woman that has a heart for the Lord and the youth in our church and Rose is a Christan friend that has shown me there is light after a business failure. Both of them brought extra things to get today and for the food for thought pantry. I introduced them to some of the friends I have made along the way.

Michelle the lady I met a few weeks back shared her story of 20 years of crack addiction and was homeless. Now is one of the helpers for food for thought. She has a host family and has agreed to stay with them for one year before she gets her own place. The first time I met Michelle when I left I gave her a hug and when we left the leader approached me and said do you know how amazing that just was and I said what? She said you gave Michelle a hug and she doesn’t hug, she doesn’t like people in her personal space and she hugged you back. Today I hugged her and later I even saw her hugging the leader, One hug at a time changing the world! Michelle introduced us to Dee her host mom.

Dee has a business and gives all profits she makes to food for thought. She is launching some craft parties to help fund more. How wonderful giving for the greater cause.

Nicole the homeless lady that asked me to pray a few weeks back has found out she does not have cancer but was told if she wants children now is the time because they would like to do an hysterectomy. She told me she is unsure what to do.

Hannah a young lady I met at the woman’s shelter found out she is having a boy and is naming him Blake. She had told me a few weeks back she intends to move out of the shelter after her baby is born and is going to live in a mobile home for $250 a month.

Derek was there today and he is a light for the Lord,  I told you when I met him the first week I went to food for thought. We hugged and I introduced him to Melanie and he said can I hug her and said she’s a hugger too. Derek and Melanie want to have Free Hug signs. I love to hug I have always been a hugger and I think when you hug you are showing that person you care for them, God’s love!

Kelsey’s Boyfriend Joel Came with his friend Andrew and I got to hug him and I didn’t see him again. Speaking of hugs the first time I met Joel I hugged him and he said it has been so long since I have had a hug. Hugs do matter!

When My children were little we would say “your hug tank needs filled up” and hug them an say glug, glug, glug and get faster and keep doing it until they would smile and that meant it was filled. We sure are a goofy family, but I wouldn’t trade them for any amount of money.

Today’s Lesson: Fill up someones hug tank, glug, glug, glug

Published in: on March 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm  Leave a Comment