HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you!

I want to take a moment to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! A New Years celebration with the family has taken me away from posting the next armor piece. I will be back tomorrow. Thank you all who have come to visit my site. PRAISE GOD for another year, and may we all be about our FATHER's business in 2009!

Your sister in CHRIST,
Donna

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!


Merry Christmas Eve

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you all. May GOD's blessing be upon you all as we take this time to celebrate the birth of our LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST!! As we celebrate the giving and receiving of gifts, lets take time out to worship the GIVER of the best gift of all...JESUS, who died so we could have eternal life.
Thank YOU FATHER! Thank YOU for JESUS! Thank you for eternal life! I love YOU so much!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!

Silent Night?

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you! I heard a song about the night JESUS was born and I have to share the words. It really brings into reality about what happened that night! I really do not think it was a "silent night." The BIBLE says in Luke 2:9-13 there were shepherds watching their flocks by night, and an angel of the LORD came down and glory shone around. ( I am sure when it shines it is very bright) After the angel tells the shepherds where to find JESUS, a multitude ( many angels means VERY BRIGHT) of heavenly hosts came and sang praises to GOD. I do not think they were whispering...LOL! What woman had a baby and did not scream? Silent Night...hummm? GOD wanted us to know HIS SON was coming into the world as prophesied by the prophets of old.





Words to Labor of Love...

It was not a silent night, there was blood on the ground. You could hear a woman cry in the alley way that night in the streets of David's town. And the stables was not clean, and the cobble stones were cold. Little Mary full of grace, with the tears upon her face had no mothers hand to hold.

chorus--- It was a labor of pain. It was a cold sky above, but for the girl on the ground in the dark, with every beat of her beautiful heart, it was a labor of love.
Noble Joseph by her side, callused hands and weary eyes. There were no midwives to be found on the streets of Davids town in the middle of the night. So he held her and he prayed, shafts of moon-light on his face, but the baby in her womb, HE was the maker of the moon, HE was the author of the faith that could make the mountains move.
chorus---It was a labor of heart, it was a labor of love. For little Mary full of grace with the tears upon her face, it was a labor of love.

Below is the link to the site of Andrew Petersons "Behold the Lamb of GOD" tracks. Click on the link below and listen to "Labor of Love" along with the other wonderful songs. Once inside, click on a song and enjoy. The words to each song comes up with each song. Enjoy!!!

Behold The Lamb Of God

Happy Day!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you. I was thinking how happy I am today. :) I have a GOD who loves me with a love that is incomprehensible; I have HEAVEN as my home, and I found out that my cousin who died right before Thanksgiving, accepted JESUS shortly before he died. HALLELUJAH!!! I am exceedingly happy today because I also have my sister back in my life. She was led astray with drug addictions. I (along with many others) have been praying for her for years, and our prayers have been answered. PRAISE GOD!
I lost touch when my sisters addiction got the best of her, but for a year she has been sober and free from drugs. She has given her life to CHRIST (Can I get a shout out? HALLELUJAH!) I just love her so much, and to see her living drug free is a miracle we get to witness, but to see her living her life falling more and more in love with our HEAVENLY FATHER is the best miracle of all.
Thank you GOD for loving us so much that YOU intervene and clean us up, setting us on the true path to real life. Addictions come in all sorts of packages, THANK YOU that YOU can set us free from them all. THANK YOU for my sisters continued recovery! Please keep the enemy bound from her so she can gain strength to fight the devil. I love YOU so much! AMEN!

Darth Vader The Singer?

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you! I kept some wonderful kids today and we had a blast! At one point, Jacob, a wonderful 5 year old, came into the kitchen with a chair, a guitar, and a Darth Vader voice changer/helmet/mask. He then sat down and began to sing me a song. Here's Darth Vader singing with a southern accent... It was the cutest thing! SOOOOO, I did what anyone with camera would do...I grabbed it and ran into the kitchen. This is what I got...LOL! Enjoy!!!!!



Though I have not been able thus far in my life to birth a child, GOD has given me two children through adoption, and wonderful children to care for while mommie's run their errand's; what a blessing GOD has given me in HIS WORD! Look what nugget of truth I found...
Psalm 113:9 says...
He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Brandon Gets Baptized!

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you. I am so happy today! My six year old son was baptized today! What a blessing it is to witness this! He approached me with the want to get baptized. I asked him some questions to find out if he was ready to ask JESUS into his life, he was, and he asked JESUS to come into his life. Randy was on deployment at the time and I told Brandon to wait until Randy came home to witness it. It was an awesome day for Randy and I.

A few months ago, Alyssa was saved and baptized. Randy and I are so happy to know that both of our children have HEAVEN as their home. I know that as long as they are here on earth, satan will mess with them and they will go through trials, but they have GOD to help them as they grow through it all. They have HEAVEN as their home, and GOD to dwell with for eternity! PRAISE BE TO THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD! THANK YOU JESUS!

My prayer is that everyone will come to know JESUS as LORD and SAVIOR of their life.

JESUS...Don't leave earth without HIM! IF you work for the Master, the benefits will be out of this world!




Brandon's Baptism

Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you. Sorry it has been a few days since I have been on, but I have not been well, but I am getting better.
Tomorrow my son in getting baptized! I am so happy! He is six years old and understands totally why he needs JESUS! He approached me in June and wanted to get baptized. I told him that he had to ask JESUS to forgive him of his sin's first. He told me that he wanted to, but I had to know for sure if he really understood why he needed JESUS. I asked Brandon why JESUS had to die on the cross. Brandon said, " It is because I am disobedient to you mommy. Like when I do not pick up my toys when you ask me to." I said, " ok, good! GOD gave us some rules to go by in our life and if we break them we sin against HIM. Brandon, do you know what stealing is?" Brandon said, " yes, it is like when I go to Natalia's house and take a toy from her and I never tell her and I never give it back." I said, " very good! You know GOD said not to lie. Have you lied to mommy?" He said he had. I then told him that because he had lied and he did not listen to mommy when she told him to clean his room, he had sinned against the LORD and in trouble with HIM and on his way to eternal punishment. (Growing up in a Christian home, he knows about HEAVEN and hell.) He then told me that he did not want to go to the Lake of fire. I told him that he did not have to go and all he had to do was pray to GOD to tell him that he was sorry for his sin. Then he bowed his head and asked GOD to forgive his sin and he believed GOD and the BIBLE to be truth. He asked JESUS to help him in his life to be good.
I tell you the truth, when I witnessed this, I was in awe of GOD and HIS mighty love that could come through the heart of a six year old boy.
I know he has HEAVEN as his eternal home and GOD will be his GOD forever. No one can take him out of the FATHERS HANDS. PRAISE be to GOD!
THANK YOU JESUS for saving us who believe from the wrath to come. My prayer is that all will come to know the SAVING GRACE OF JESUS!

My Sweet Family!

Hello All! Grace and Peace be to you! I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful family. I have a wonderful husband and two wonderful children. Today we put up our Christmas tree and we had a blast! We made cookies, hot chocolate, and put up the tree while listening to Christmas carols. Randy and I have made this a family tradition in our home and it is my favorite time of year! To be able to share it with a family is such a blessing because there was time when being a mother seemed to be a dream.
There was a time in my life before my relationship with CHRIST that Randy and I really wanted children. We wanted children from the beginning of our marriage in July of 1995 and three months after our wedding day, we found out we were pregnant. We were so happy, but the joyful moment did not last long, four weeks after finding out I was pregnant, I miscarried. Three months later I became pregnant again, and again we were jovial about the new baby, yet again, another miscarriage. I can not express really how we felt. My heart ached for some time. I would even cry at pamper commercials. Time went on and I healed, but in my heart I really wanted a baby. Then I became pregnant again three months later, and like before, we start out exuberant, but it ended in a miscarriage, I felt so dejected. It was up, down, up, down and I just wanted off this roller coaster ride.
I went to see the doctor to do some tests. Test after test after test, and nothing showed as to what was wrong with me. The doctors kept telling me to keep trying. So we did. We kept trying until I had my ninth miscarriage. The doctors were baffled as to what could be the matter. Everything showed up on paper that I was normal in every way and I should be able to carry a baby to full term. Tell that to my body! The doctors finally told me to stop trying.
In 1997 I was soundly saved and baptized. I accepted CHRIST and asked HIM to be the LORD of my life. As my relationship grew, I came to know through the BIBLE, that I could take any and all matters to HIM in prayer and I did. I began to cry out to HIM about my longing for baby.
After some time, my heart was leading me to research the adoption process. My husband and I went to some classes and did our research. We put a portfolio together to submit to various adoption agency's. One year my mom, sister and I went to a women's Christian conference called " Heritage Keepers". At one of the tape tables of one of the artists ( Kathy Trocolli) who was performing there, I saw a lady who attended my church working the table. I went over and talked with her a bit and found out that she worked at a place called "Pregnancy Crisis Center". This is a place that counsels females that are faced with an unwanted pregnancy or they just need some guidance and/or assistance about their pregnancy. The counselors share with the girls about options they have, that abortion is not the only option. Finding parents for the children might be the better option. I am so thankful for this place! PRAISE GOD for such places.
My friend told me to bring our portfolio to her office and she would show our portfolio during the counseling sessions. One day we get a call that we need get to her office as soon as possible for an interview with a young lady. We rushed there and interviewed for about an hour, then we went home to wait for the call to see if she had chosen us. Three hours went by and the adoption attorney called to tell us that the young lady had indeed loved us and wanted us to be parents to her soon to be born son. Jovial could not really explain just how happy we truly were. We hugged, cried and then ran outside to our neighbor friends yelling, "WE ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS, WE ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS!" We were so ecstatic!
We had the interview in May of 2002, and Brandon was born in July. It was the hardest two months to get through, but when he was born and the young lady completed the adoption with the signing of the papers, it was well worth the wait. For a while I would ask myself what I would have done if would have had to wait the whole nine months and I would answer...I am so happy I never have to find out! LOL! I am so in love with my son. It is definitely a match made in HEAVEN.
One night during one of my miscarriages I was laying in bed bleeding and in pain, a scripture recalled to my mind. It said that we are to give thanks to GOD in all things. I asked GOD why would I thank HIM for such a rough and painful experience, but I wanted to be obedient so I did. I guess I will really never know why I had to lose so many children, but when we left the hospital with this brand new baby boy, I looked up towards the HEAVENS and I said, "THANK YOU GOD! THANK YOU!"
This was the beginning of GOD filling our home with sweet, loving children. After Brandon, I have had two more miscarriages, but Randy being in the ARMY brought us to Belgium where the fertility research is twenty years advanced than the States. Coincidence?...I think not...GODincidence!!!
I have come to find out that my thyroid was producing antibodies that were attacking and killing my babies. I have had my thyroid removed and on my way to trying again after the new year.
If I never have any from my own body, I feel truly content in my family life, because GOD had brought us a wonderful son and then last year GOD brought us Alyssa. GOD is truly the one who can bring miracles in our lives. I prayed for children and HE gave me children. Randy and I are truly blessed. I could not ask for a better family. Only GOD and GOD alone could knit together this sweet family and HE gave them to me.

Donna's Video Pick

Hello ALL! Grace and Peace be to you! I came across this video (Lifehouse "Everything" Skit) a while back and I just fell in love with it. I hope you will all love it too! It really spoke to me of how we (humans) get so easily distracted with the worldly ways, but JESUS is always there trying to get our attention and welcome us back into HIS arms. ENJOY!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!


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