Bornday blessings!

A year ago yesterday, at about 7 am, I witnessed the birth of a beautiful baby girl.
A huge surprise as someone somewhere had read a scan that said it would be a boy, lol!:)
At the tym I hadn’t slept in at least 24 hours and was trying to contain my tears at the sight of this awesome little miracle baby that would never have made it had it not been for my Abba God.

My thanks to Him today for giving me that healing experience and the opportunity to have her in our lives.
She is an absolute joy and treasure.

God bless you always Cantik Donn-Ray Leigh April Prins Hendricks, may u grow to be even more beautiful inside than u are out.

The Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you, be gracious towards you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace, may you be perfect, holy, and complete and may you serve Him forever, dynamically!

love you like you could never imagine






Be Yourself

You do not have to be your mother unless she is who you want to be. You do not have to be your mother’s mother, or your mother’s mother’s mother, or even your grandmother’s mother on your father’s side. You make inherit their chins or their hips or their eyes, but you are not destined to become the women who came before you. You are not destined to live their lives. So if you inherit something, inherit there strength, the resilience. Because the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
~Pam Finger

Reblogged from Barb Rowe

About stories less often told…


“SHE SURVIVED” it all.

Posted on August 22, 2013 by barbrowe

bigstock-Battered-woman-lies-lifelessly-27172106I have not addressed this issue in a long time, but felt compelled to share with you food for thought.

There is a woman who doesn’t really know what functional really is, pertaining to marriage.   A woman who has not really had a home to compare anything to, so she accepts whatever life throws her way…Complacent.  Abuse becomes part of her daily life, not believing it gets any better, or that she deserves any better.

One day she is going on with her daily routine of being a housewife and her husband, who is usually drinking….Snaps.  There is no apparent reason for it, but it just happens. Police come and he spends the night in jail, only to come home apologizing for what he had done, or pretends nothing ever happened the night before. The day after, varies, depending on his…

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Don’t Forget to Write

Neglect not the good stuff!

Summer is winding down in my neck of the woods, where I am back at work getting ready for a new school year. As I sit at my desk today prepping syllabi and selecting readings, I am thinking about an essay I posted here about a year and half ago about memory processes (Memory: It’s all good). Turns out the essay provoked a bit of blog-o-sphere controversy. In it I stated, among other things, that writing by hand yields greater memorial outcomes than does typing. That is, if your aim in studying is to deeply process the material you should paraphrase and record the information with pen and paper, not with keystrokes. Typing, I said then, is an automatic process that stimulates little thought, whereas writing is an episodic process that engages your semantic memory system more deeply.

That portion of my memory essay caught the attention of…

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All Things Wheaty

So, armed with my saved page list of what not to buy, I set off to the grocery store.

What a let down…all I found was maize pasta….no alternative flours, no wheatless bread, nothing but pasta.

I haven’t shared this yet but it is incredibly difficult to find a healthy variety of food in the stores close to my home….

Irritating to say the least….my wheat-less existence is now on hold:(