Thursday, May 22, 2008


must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Let nothing dim the light that shine from within."-Maya Angelou

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What happened to Spring?

Well, I woke up this morning at 6:30 and would you believe it, the temperature outside was 76 degrees! And its only May 15th!! =) We are in for quite a summer! At this very moment I am at work, sitting at my desk... sweating! Of all days our air conditioning broke!!!! Actually it went down yesterday and they figured it out what system was down today, but they don't know how to fix it!! Pray for all Health Net Associates as we all melt the day away! =)

My dearest Mothers....

Its a few days late, I know...but this weekend was full of activity. My mother drove down from Oregon to allow my sisters and I to spend time with both our mothers at the same time! It was wonderful! God has given me two Godly mothers for which I am extrmely grateful!

I love you Mum(Lisa) and Marm(Tanya)!

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln
"Motherhood is priced of God, at price no man may dare to lessen or misunderstand." ~Helen Hunt Jackson

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lord knows I needed this =)

Got this pic from my sister today and its such a kind reminder.....

"Happiness depends on ourselves"-Aristotle

Monday, May 12, 2008

Did you know?...

The body has 70,000 miles of blood vessels! The heart pumps through this labyrinth and back again once every minute!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

In a circle of friends....

"A circle is round it has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend!" - Anonymous
"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart!"
Sincerely yours,
a.rose 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Calling

April 28th changed my life...10 year old DaVoughn Dow, a young boy in my Sunday School class, tragically passed away. An intelligent kid with an imagination out of this world. His death struck me like a load of bricks. Life comes at you fast, and before you know it, it passes you by and all you're left with are precious memories. Our children's pastor sent this letter to me this afternoon and it touched me. This is my mission statement: This is why I'm here-for others just like DaVoughn.

I am a minister. I minister to the largest mission field in the world. I
minister to children.
My calling is sure. My challenge is big. My vision is clear. My desire is
strong. My influence is eternal. My impact is critical. My values are solid. My faith is tough. My mission is urgent. My purpose is unmistakable. My direction is forward. My heart is genuine. My strength is supernatural. My reward is promised. And my God is real.

In a world of cynicism, I offer hope. In a world of confusion, I offer truth. In a world of immorality, I offer values. In a world of neglect, I offer attention. In a world of abuse, I offer safety. In a world of ridicule, I offer affirmation. In a world of division, I offer reconciliation. In a world of bitterness, I offer forgiveness. In a world of sin, I offer salvation. In a world of hate, I offer God’s love.
I refuse to be dismayed, disengaged, disgruntled, discouraged, or
distracted. Neither will I look back, stand back, fall back, go back, or sit back. I do not need applause, flattery, adulation, prestige, stature, or veneration. I do not have time for business as usual, mediocre standards, small thinking, outdated methods, normal expectations, average results, ordinary ideas, petty disputes, or low vision. I will not give up, give in, bail out, lie down, turn over, quit or surrender.

I will pray when things look bad. I will pray when things look good. I will move forward when others stand still. I will trust God when obstacles arise. I will work when the task is overwhelming. I will get up when I fall down.

My calling is to reach boys and girls for God. It is too serious to be taken lightly, too urgent to be postponed, too vital to be ignored, too relevant to be overlooked, too significant to be trivialized, too eternal to be fleeting, and too passionate to be quenched.

I know my mission. I know my challenge. I also know my limitations, my weaknesses, my fears, and my problems. And I know my God. Let others get the praise. Let the church get the blessing. Let God get the glory. I am a minister. I minister to children. This is who I am. This is what I do.
by Roger Fields