Monday, August 31, 2015

Tribute to Princess Diana

18 years ago I was in ministry school & one of my roommates woke me up, saying that my Mom had called to tell me that "Some princess was killed." My heart stopped & I ran to the phone to call my Mom. I was instantly in tears as she relayed to me the tragic news that it wasn't just "some princess", but THE Princess that I have loved since the first time that I saw her...Princess Diana. I was 5 years old when Mom & I watched her wedding to Prince Charles. I was captivated, she was MY Princess to emulate, to want to know everything there was to know about. (it also developed my deep love & longing for anything British) Disney princesses had nothing on her. When I became old enough to baby sit or I would get my chubby hands on some money, I always bought what ever magazine that Diana graced the cover of. I adored her & when she was taken from this earth...I mourned for weeks. My heart was broken. And to make matters worse, because I was in ministry school, we had no TV & we were busy, so I couldn't sit there & watch the media coverage of it all. That was torment for me, since I am a knowledge gatherer. I need to know what's going on. She is one person that I seriously would have loved to be friends with, not for anything other than friendship. She was an exquisite beauty, who dealt with turmoil. But had a heart to love & wanted to truly make a difference in the world. She was the People's Princess after all. And changed the British Monarchy forever. I will always wonder what more of an impact she would have made on the world if she were still around. How she would have loved those precious grand babies. One thing's for sure, her boys are her living legacy. And her unwavering love for them, made them the kindhearted men they are today. You will forever live on in my heart, as well as countless others, Diana.

 "The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved." ~ Princess Diana 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It is "National Razzy Hides" Day & no one told me? First in the pantry and then under the bed. This fella keeps us laughing! #razzy #dogsofbham #dogsofthesouth #dogsofinstagram #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram #doxie #hiding #laughter #furbaby #furbabies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day from these sleepyheads, Razzy, Rocco & Dottie' There's Dottie with her "mornin' cuppa cookie." #happynationaldogday #nationaldogday #razzy #rocco #dottie #polkadottie #polkadot #furbaby #furbabies #dachshundsofinstagram #dachshund #doxie #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #longhairedchihuahua #chiweenie #chiweeniesofinstagram #dogsofbham #dogsofthesouth #dogsofinstagram

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#fall #autumn #falliscoming #seasonschange #fallinthesouth #southernautumn #southernfall #itsfallyall #leaveschanges #fallintheair #happychick

Monday, August 24, 2015

videoWonder what I've done with some of my washi tape collection? I washi taped the first page of each book of my new journaling Bible. I'm excited to finally explore & express my creativity as worship to the Lord, in this unique and personal way of art journaling #washi #washitape #bible #biblejouranling #bibleartjournaling #esvbible #artjournaling #worship #jesus #artworship #creative #creativity

Irish Meadows ~Book Review

Susan Anne Mason's debut "Irish Meadows, book #1 of the Courage to Dream Series" for Bethany House was such a delightful read. Set in the early 1900's of Long Island, New York, James O'Leary is an Irish immigrant who only wants what is best for the horse farm "Irish Meadows" that he has built. Even if that means making sure his two daughters Brianna and Colleen, marry the right men to continue "his" dream. He doesn't take into consideration that these two vibrant young woman may have dreams of their own. Brianna longs to attend college, while Colleen wants to be married, as long as it's exactly who she picks, not her father's choice.

Just like life, it's full of twists & turns...2 stories of forbidden love, daughters wanting to do their father's bidding, but yet wanting to live their own lives.

I'm not one who usually enjoys books written from more than 1-2 view points. And this one had 4. It didn't bother me, since I was so wrapped up in the roller coaster story. I'm looking forward to the 2 book in the series!

I received this copy for free from Bethany House to review.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Just looked down and found Razzy with Wonder Woman. #razzy #wonderwoman #wonderwomanlookslikeelvis #dachshund #doxie #dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofbham #dogsofthesouth #dogsofinstagram #superhero #dogtoys #sweetdreams #furbaby #furbabies