Thursday, July 29, 2010

Taking it "step by step" from Joshua

My youngest son, Joshua Gabriel now (15 months) is getting 
ready to give walking a try! We're almost there everybody :)
I'm so proud of my little guy. 

It is the most wonderful thing to hold a little piece of heaven 
in my arms every day even when the days are challenging and
the nights exhausting... 
every moment with my children teaches me what Love is 
all about, just wanted to share that with you today and also
to remind you to hug and play with your children, or someone else's
every chance you get!

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Sister's Wedding Day!

For those of you who were anxiously awaiting those memorable photos,
here are some for your delight. We had such a fantastic time, everything
was perfect for their special day.

Funny story (well, it is talking about it now:) my sister was so nervous,
she became nauseated and almost fainted (it was almost 100 degrees
on Sat.) in the limo ride over to the church, between nerves, heat and
her gown, we could all understand how she must have felt. Dad, me
(Matron of Honor) and flower girl (Olivia) and jr. groomsman (Spencer)
got the honor of escorting Krystal to the church in a sweet old school
limo a friend of the family surprised us with!

With a little TLC from a handy fan, pretzels, water, intercessory prayer
over her and some added lighthearted encouragement from her bridal
party, she managed to make it right on time to get refreshed and walk
down the aisle to her husband, Ivor and the rest, well, is history!

Waited in purity 25 years for that special day.
They are now enjoying their honeymoon in Florida. Praise God
for this most wonderful occasion of two souls becoming one all for
God's glory! Read their story and see more photos on The Knot:
Krystal & Ivor

I'm so happy for my little sister now, Mrs. Krystal Lynn Griffiths and for
my new brother-in-law, Ivor. Love you both so much!!!

**The photos I've included are random, but marvelous still - while
I work on gathering more of them.

Friday, July 9, 2010

While I'm Waiting, "Part 2"

After some time in God's Word and during research on many
dance ministries and its leadership, I've come to a wonderful

I contacted the director of the International Liturgical Dance Fellowship
Academy in Maryland and have signed up for the 10-month online
curriculum to receive my certification in Liturgical Dance;
something I have not yet attained through all of my years of dance
training. I know that the Lord has put this opportunity in my path
for a reason and I'm acting on it! Likewise, I am VERY EXCITED
about this opportunity to expand my knowledge in the dance ministry
and study both through scripture and through supplied materials of
the program concluding with a certification to add to my expertise,
by the grace of God. I am so thankful for all of this!

I will begin the program next month once my registration is
finalized and materials are received. In the meantime, I'm calling
on you for more prayer support along the way, that God would
provide quiet time and wisdom to study and write my papers during
the day "in between diaper duty" as well as a financial blessing to
help with the cost of the 10-month program.

This has been so fun and invigorating for me to share my journey
with all of you (which is not over by the way), I honestly hope
you've all been encouraged, inspired and blessed by it and through
it. Similarly, I'd love to hear from you, please keep in touch!

Here is my favorite bible verse of all time... especially in a time
like this!

Psalm 71:14-15
"But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise
You more and more. My mouth will tell of your 
righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though
I know not its measure."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

While I'm Waiting...

It's been one month since I've called on the public, friends and
family for prayer support and presented the vision for 
ReVoLuTiOn Dance and Drama Ministry to my church family
to hold classes by September 2010, patiently waiting for a 

For those of you who don't know, I sought out my church 
family because the Lord laid it on my heart to acquire this 
ministry within a Christian environment to edify the current 
body of believers building a stronger army of sorts to 
eventually go out into our community with this ministry, 
which is also a huge part of the vision and mission.  
I wanted to give you all some updates along the way
to share some encouragement and blessings with you that 
have happened in my life thus far. 

Having more time to read and reflect, the Lord has been 
gently re-assuring me that He surely does have work that 
still needs to be done in and through me, as well as
in the area of dance and in our communities. He has told me
and shown me through His Word, that He will in fact, use me
to bring glory to His kingdom through dance at the proper time,
His time! This knowledge is so exciting to hear - that our lives 
have much worth and value on the earth and in heaven! 

I'm also enjoying the summer with my awesome children, 
who are all growing so quickly, always having smiles and
curiosities that keep me on my toes as well as enjoying 
collaboration with my husband in his new endeavors he's 
currently seeking for his career.

Although, I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't growing 
slightly weary waiting for an answer from the church leaders
I called on to support the ministry, maybe they are seeking
confirmation on the Lord that I would lead this ministry with
them? By the grace of God, I'm staying hopeful through Christ's 
strength alone and faithful in my stance to advance The Lord's 
kingdom, specifically through dance, this most wonderful gift
bestowed upon me, thirty-two years ago. 

I have also experienced some "testing" from the enemy with my
thought-life thinking at times, "I'm not qualified enough" or "I won't
have the zeal to make it last" and "I don't have the resources to put
it together" and have even thought, "people may misconstrue 
my passion and love for Christ as selfish ambition"... 
On that note, I believe your prayers have helped sustain me.
I'm glad to share that the Lord has come to my rescue again and 
has assured me that He has already overcome the enemy and not to
believe the "father of lies"! 

Truly, a period of testing for me and it's only been 
ONE! Gee, I hope the Lord doesn't make me wait
for eighty years... though, I guess He could? Yikes. 

My heart cry has been, "While I'm waiting, I will serve You Lord"
in whatever way you see fit.

Clearly there is work to do in me and I'm quite alright
with that, as I want to be useful to God :)

Meanwhile, I will continue studying to show myself approved
in whatever ways I realistically can and exercise my body as well
as my mind for future ministry as the Lord declares to us all;
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, 
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give 
you hope and a future. 

Thank you all so much for your prayers because when prayers
go up, blessings come down! Keep them coming...

If anyone would like to contact me or research
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