McLinkly Blog Hop – 2010 Best Wishes

  So the theme of this week’s blog hop is to list our best wishes to our readers for 2010.  So far as I can tell there are only seven of you.  LOL!!  My wishes for everyone the world over are short, sweet and to the point.

1.  The most important wish I can offer anyone is a life of grace and mercy found through a relationship with Jesus Christ, savior of the world.

2.  Secondly, not just a year, but a life full of love, joy, peace, and humility.

3.  Financial Gain, but not in the traditional sense.  I don’t mean building up a massive 401 or savings account or anything, but making enough money to keep your bills paid, buy food, necessary clothing, etc., but to have extra to be able to bless others that are in need.  The  most important of all “financial gain” is building up treasures in heaven.

4.  A happy, loving family, restored relationships. 

These to me are the most important wishes/blessings I could ask for anyone.  I pray that God takes cares and looks after all who read this.  Please know that no matter where you are, or what you are going through, there is a God who is in Control and He loves you!  He will never bring you to a problem and leave you there, He will bring you through it, if you have Faith!


Friend Makin’ Mondays

1. Turkey or Ham?

2. Favorite side dish.
  My cornbread dressing

3. Favorite dessert.
Apple Pie

4. Black Friday: Are you going or not?
Nope, not even on the same continent.

5. If so, what’s on the top of your list?
If I were going, clothes for my massive 2 yr. old who is the size of a 3-4 yr. old. and rapidly growing

6. Going out of town or staying close to home?
Staying home

7. Hosting or helping?

8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving.
EATING till you can’t move

9. What do you do after dinner?
Generally watch a movie (women) after cleaning dishes

10. What are you most thankful for this year? 
Adapting somewhat normally to a new country

Stealing Sundays

For Some reason I can’t link up tot he Stealing Sunday’s blog-hop thingy.  Oh well, got this from Laura at her Life Happens Blog.  Looked fun, so here goes:

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
  Elizabeth Taylor – well, at least the 7 failed marriages isn’t shared as well!

2. Where was your first kiss?
     On the playground in 2nd grade – Joshua Solieu snuck up from behind me and kissed me on my cheek, and then ran off.  It would be YEARS before I had my first “real” kiss

3. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? If yes, why?
   yes, I was a tom-boy, fought the school bully in 5th grade for talkin’ smack about my dad.  Hey my mom was M.I.A., so i was more partial to dad.

4. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? When?
   When I was 6, 7 or 8 in children’s church.  When I realized my voice cracked and that I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket I gave up my fantasy of becoming the next Sandi Patti.

5. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
    I don’t notice them anymore, but the first thing I notice about anyone is their eyes.  Do they look you in the eyes when speaking with you.
6. What really turns you off?
   Self-Importance or low self-esteem.  Ooooh, and body odor.

7. What is your biggest mistake?
    Let’s not go there shall we, there are way too many, and besides they have shaped who I have become.

8. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
    Yes, 3 times, it’s called pregnancy and childbirth!

9. Say something totally random about yourself.
     I have 11 toenails.  Technically 11 toes, but they are grown together with 2 toenails on the one 2 toe.

10. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
     Sissy Spacek, I CONSTANTLY got told I looked like her…Uggg…  And, back in the day when my hair was major long, and I had blonde highlights, I was always told I looked like Claudia Schiffer – we both have those high cheek bones and bugs bunny type front teeth.  If I let my hair grow and cut and style it a certain way, I still get told that.

11. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows?
     I mentioned intentionally hurting myself 3 times, what do you think is on our tv 99% of the time.

12. Are you comfortable with your height?
      Yeah, not like I can do anything about it now is there?

13. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
      A “jar-head” I went out with a few times, took me on a moonlit picnic in a park with strawberries and whipped cream for dessert.

14. When do you know it’s love?
      When God says so.  And when you totally trust that person with everything that is in you, that you know they don’t care about what you don’t do perfect, when you can see how much they love you in their eyes.

15. What’s something that really annoys you?
       “Men of God” that flout the Word.  Televangelists, especially:  Graham, Osteen, what’s hisname, the Indian guy that is always wearing those obnoxious white suits????  arrrrggg, what is his name, Ah…Benny Hinn.    Basically anyone that is the “shepherd” of a “flock” and twists the Word to fit their beliefs.  Who STEAL money from their congregations – yes I said Steal.  We should be like the church in Acts Ch.2, living Holy and Righteous lives!!!

Answering a Question: My Testimony

  I was raised in church, accepted Christ young, was baptized, been told I had a huge calling on my life early on -that when I prayed you felt His presence.  This is what my dad, and Aunt have told me.  The pastor of our church (Bethany World Prayer Center) had me pray over the Heartbeat Abortion rally @ the LA State capital when I was five….I don’t remember that part, I remember the silent march for the  unborn though.

  Somewhere along the way I lost my way.  I believe it was after my grandma died.  My real mom disappeared when I was 4.  I ran like crazy from God for a Long LOOONG time!!!  One night @ my stomping ground – went to the ladies room for another bump, and I heard God speak to me, ask my why I was doing what I was doing, when I knew the Truth, and that He had so much more for me.  I told Him (how stupid of me) to leave me alone, that I made my bed, and I’d sleep in it if I had to!  So he did – for 2 yrs. he left me alone (I thought).  Looking back – I can see where His hand prevented my death several times.  Then in February of 2002, on my b-day bash, I couldn’t get a buzz for anything, no matter what I took or drank.  I felt awful.  I went into a room at my friends place to lay down.  I wept, and wept and cried out to God to save me, forgive me, and pull me away from my “friends” cause I couldn’t do it on my own.  2 days later I got the BEST reason to stay away from what I was doing – my daughter.  I found out I was pregnant.  Yes, she was a product of my sin, but Romans 8:28 says that He works ALL things together for the good of those that love Him and ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE! 
  When my daughter was 8 months old the Lord put my husband in our path.  Out of the mouths of babes – my daughter immediately called him “daddy” – no coaching, I promise you!  He used my daughter to confirm what He was speaking to my heart.  Fast-forward 5 1/2 yrs.  I am living with my hubby in his home country of Romania, we have 2 more children together, another girl, and a son, and I have a husband who love Him more than he loves me.  I trust my husband.  He is a great husband, father, provider, teacher, etc., etc.  It’s because of Jesus, that we can boldly go into the throne room.  It’s because of Jesus that I am still here today, that my family is whole.  It’s because of Him that I live!


  So this week’s Blog Hop is where we ask the reader’s a question and they answer in the comment boxes.  So here is my question:

What is (are) your biggest “Pet-Peev(es)”??

Mine:  Lying, Fake-ness, Lying, Stupidity, Lying, clue-less neighbors, rudeness, and oh yeah, did I mention Lying???

5 Q&A’s for Blog-Hop

  So today’s Blog hop consists of 5, count ’em 1-2-3-4-5 Questions, to which you have to answer.  Yeah, well here goes:

1.  What is your dream job?
  One that allows me to make the most amount of money for the least amount of work!  LOL!!
Seriously, I would prefer to be an attorney, either criminal or immigration.  Law suits just don’t do it for me.

2.  What song could you listen to over and over?
   The Revelation song by Christ for the Nations.  Awesome song, very powerful!

3.  Do you prefer to talk on the phone, text or email?
  It depends who the person is.  I can talk to most of my friends on the phone till the cows come home.  If it is someone I really don’t know, I would prefer email or text.  You tend to keep it shorter with those two mediums.

4. What is your MUST-HAVE beauty product?
  Make-up, esp. foundation & mascara.  I’ve got that pale irish skin, with loads of freckles, without either of those I look like a red-headed version of Snow-White, minus the 7 dwarfs!!!

5.  What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?
  Ewww.. gross.  Don’t like M.J.  never have, so I don’t have a fav. M.J. song.  I was a little more than annoyed when I saw nothing but M.J. videos and tributes on the T.V. for 2 months straight following his passing. 


I have followers! YEA!! I must be funny or smart, or something right, I mean there is one other person besides my friend Mel, who I’ve knows since H.S., and who got me started on this blogging thing. I think she feels obligated. But now I have a “follower” whom I don’t know! The whole I have a “follower” kinda makes me sound like David Koresch or something…eww… Gag, hack, cough!!!

So to anyone who is following me, please, comment let me know what you would like to read about, what you would like me to STOP writing about!!! Okay 7 & 2 yr. old are putting the boys on the WWF to shame – gotta run.

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