Saturday, April 30, 2016

I'm feeling exhausted!

2 years ago we found out that my mom had Cancer.  In January of 2015, I underwent surgery to remove Cancerous cells from my cervix.  A few months ago my big brother Ed, had melanoma removed from his scalp and  this week I found out that Cadance has untreatable Cancer throughout her body.  

Cancer I rebuke you in the name of JESUS!!!!!!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I will testify of how great my God is, no matter how hard the storm hits!

29 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” Deuteronomy 1:30-31

Sunday, April 24, 2016



David has been a riot all weekend. 
He's decided that he wants to wear glasses no matter who's glasses they are or how he wears them. Half the time he puts them on upside down. He's also tried to escape the house three times. I set up a trap and watched him from the street.   This kid grabbed his toy open the door and pushed his toy out and crawled after it. I guess I should be happy that he didn't start sneaking out the house until age 19.  Today this is how he told me he wanted to drink. He collected water bottles and put them around his cup.  

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

As the storm hits, I realize that the lesson God wants me to learn in this, is that I have to lay the battle at his feet and let him take the lead.  

The other day while trying to process some of the current uncertainties in my life, I asked God to guide me to a scripture. The first scripture I got was about putting on the full armor of God! I got it... the one piece of armor I am missing is his word. I know how to trust him, speak with him, praise him, but I have been convicted that I am not relying on the word of God as much as I should be.   

Today after a looooong day, I drug myself to Bible study.  I know that if I want to be the best I can be for my son, youth, students, school, friends, and family I must put in the work necessary to advance me for the Kingdom. I know I'm not strong enough on my own.

I've decided to lay down my weapons and pick up the word of God because I know GOD ALWAYS WINS!

Monday, April 11, 2016

The word to best describe every aspect of my world right now is CHOAIS. God is challenging me and I am defiantly feeling the growth pains. As much as it hurts, growth pains mean I am growing. God is grooming me and it has challenged every aspect of my being, but that means he needs me prepared. So as much as I am frustrated and overwhelmed in my current situations, I am excited to see what God has planned! I proclaim this day, that this TEST will be an extraordinary TESTIMONY of God's faithfulness!
I am headed to my WAR ROOM to hand it all over to God!
"11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:11 -17

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cesar Chavez High School Prom 2016

Our first stop before Prom  was to deliver the first corsage to Pam, Jessica's mom.  There's a butterfly on each corsage and David's boutonniere to remind us that her spirit is with us! We love and miss you Jessica Dunn!


As I reflect on today my heart is overwhelmed with joy! I think of David's face when he saw his two gorgeous prom dates. As we were taking photos we couldn't get them to look at the camera because he was mesmerized staring up at the most beautiful dates there! His dates Juno Starko & Laylanie Pinchem.  As special mom we often miss out on many of the "typical" experiences parents look forward too. David has attended prom, but I wanted him to experience a regular high school prom, with all the lights and glamour. Tonight I got to send my son off to prom, this time to regular prom without mom.   As I got in my car I couldn't stop the tears of joy as I thanked God for fulfilling the desires of my heart.   

I knew David was in good hands because I watch these women take care of our babies in the classroom every single day. You women are remarkable and God has huge plans for you. Thank you for affording us this opportunity and experience, one David  nor I will ever forget and will be forever grateful for. #kindnesswins #Godheatsyou

Friday, April 1, 2016

I am so grateful for all of our faithful supports who have graciously supported all of my endeavors.  I am at it again. 

I am currently in the process of organizing our annual school yard sale.  This has been our schools largest fundraiser.  Our rummage/yard sale was originally supposed to be this weekend but we were not able to collect enough donations to sale, so we have postponed the sale for May 7th. With our district facing the challenge of overcoming a $5 million deficit, the reality is that necessities in the coming year. the funds we previously raised to purchase extras will be needed to purchase

Here is how you can help.  If you have any items that you would like to donate, we will be collecting items for the next month.  Please message me and we can arrange a way to get them to our school.  You can also support us by coming by our sale on May 7th. 

Your donations would be greatly appreciated.  Anything left after the sale will be donated to families in the community, to Best Buddies Az, and to a ministry in Mexico. 

If you don't have items to donate or a need to shop at our sale please pray for our success.  There is power in prayer and these families deserve all the love and support we can provide them!