Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Autism Awareness Evening of Stars

Ladies we are having a Cosmetic Gala on May 6th,2008
We are raising funds for the new Autism Chapter in Belleville.
As you know this cause is very close to my heart as my Grandaughter Mackenzie has Aspergers and my Grandson Myer has Autism.
Tickets run $10.00
$5.00 will go to our local chapter and the other $5.00 can be used as a coupon off any purchases that night.
There will be make-up artists from
Lise Watier
Christian Dior
Elizabeth Arden
You can book your make-overs in advance.
There will be treats and gift bags and draws.
Rikki's will be doing a mini Fashion Show
and after your make-over you can have your photo taken as a keepsake for partaking in this special occasion.
Oh Ya Location!
Shoppers Drug Mart Quinte Mall Beauty Boutique 613-966-7298

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Value of a Diamond

I wanted to share with you all the value of a Diamond.
Two weeks ago at the Junior High Convention there was an altar call for all those who desperately wanted to change their lives.
Not just ask for peace and forgiveness but to walk away that day truly living in Christ. No more going back to the old ways. An altar call of True healing.
There were children in that room who were truly afflicted with guilt from pornography,depression,divorce and abuse and many who wanted to really live like Christ.
As I sat there in the front pew watching these children give their lives over to Christ and desperately seeking healing I felt the overwhelming need to pray over them all.I felt I needed to Walk amongst not only the children of Desert Stream but all the children there praying over them.
However as I was truly praying quietly in my mind a part of me was also wanting to pray outloud.Remember I wrote about trust, well fear was around me and I was focussed on other thoughts of wether I was going to say the right thing or would I look like a fool or better yet if I pray outloud was it correctly. I was thinking way too much.
I tried desperately to find comforting words but the flow was not there.
I asked God to help me.
It was then I looked down at my hand and realized my diamonds had fallen out of my ring. This ring was important to me as I bought it in rememberance of my mother.
Panic struck me as this ring was .50 karat and I had spent $1000 on it.
I prayed Lord Help me find the diamonds, forgetting about the children.
It was at that moment a sudden calmness overcame me and I stood, tears running down my face staring at all the children.
God found My Diamonds Your diamonds His Diamonds.
They were all around me....... The Children.

I didn't need a monetary object to remember my mother.I just didn't care that I lost what I thought was of value. Truly I didn't.
I began to pray outloud for the healing of the children and of myself for I realized at 45 years old I am one of Gods Children.
God asks us to come to Him as a child and at that moment I came to Him and he healed me of monetary love. I didn't even know I was so materialistic but apparently I was and he showed me. OUCH!

Soon after this I approached Brandy and told her. She replied "You lost your Diamonds" to which I replied yep and don't care because God has given me much more beautiful gems. The children.
We cried as we embraced and then I said "If the Lord wants me to have my diamonds back he will give them to me and if not that's ok too"
It was within a moment Brandy looked down ( appreciate we were now at least four rows back and at least 100 children were at the altar and several hundred were in the isles)and there shining underneath the front pew 3/4's away down from where this journey began was my diamonds.
And ladies there was a light shining on them.
He gave me back what I thought I needed but blessed me with what the true jewels of God are.
Praise you Father.
I now share with you God's gems.Your Children
Beautiful beyond words.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Fairy Blessed Me.... For Holly.... Thankyou

Today a Fairy blessed me and danced upon these walls

Left a scent of roses as she beckoned to my calls
Gave me comfort, and wiped my tears
blessed my mind of all those fears
Touched my eyes so I could see
Whispered softly, "Blessed Be"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tips on How to be a Beautiful Woman In Christ

For attractive Lips: speak words of kindness...

For lovely eyes: seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure: share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone...

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;never throw out anyone.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thankyou from England

Hi ladies just wanted to update you on the progress of my Cousin Mathews daughter Angelina and his wife Maria's conditions.
Maria's white cell count is still high and the doctors still can't quite figure out what is going on with her.She is very tired but in good spirits and her determination to be with her babe is admirable.

She decided to sign herself out of the hospital so she could be with Angelina at the Neo-natal hospital. She feels her white cell count is just her make-up and is determined not to be seperated from her daughter. Please keep her in prayer that this is just part of her genetics.
Reading the book Nurture I can't say as I wouldn't do the same thing as our children no matter what age need to know their mothers from day 1.

As for Angelina she has dropped some weight,so she is now less than 1.5lbs. Maria is pumping and Angelina consumes 1ml per hour. 24mls daily that's less than 5 tsps.
Can you imagine. Wow!
But the exciting thing is she is very responsive to Marias touch and voice. She kicks and waves her tiny arms when she hears her mothers voice.
Shari all I can think of is Are you My Mother, it makes me cry at the thought of the bonding while even in the womb. Nurture between a mother and child does begin at conception.

Her diaper or nappie as Aunt Daphne calls it is half the size of a ladies handkerchief.
She is such a proud Grandmother and she wants me to thank all of you for keeping her family in your prayers and I thank you as well.
Still praying and when I receive more pictures I will post them so we can see the miracle of Gods healing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What I was doing 10 Years ago

What I was doing 10 years ago:

Standing in a long line to buy Spice girls tickets for my son's 10th Birthday

Becoming a Grandmother

Standing in a long line for Elton John Tickets

Chasing shoplifters downtown

Five Snacks I enjoy:


Honeycomb cereal No Milk

Cheese popcorn

Chips and dip

More Popcorn

What I would do if I were a billionaire:

Funny I have been thinking about that but only in Millions

Give Kevin $25000 for the New orphanage in Uganda and paying for the skate park

Pay off my entire families bills.

Give money for the grandkids education

Finally and this has been my dream since I was about 10 years old.

Dance at sunrise with a man (now my husband) on a beach in Fiji

Five jobs that I have had:

Mom still doing that one



Volunteered for Victims Assistance

Junior High assistant leader

The best jobs have been the ones that I haven't gotten paid for.

Three of my habits:

Habits are for Nuns

Bad Habits...

Denial that I have any Habits

Interupting people when they speak

Smoking (But not for much longer)

Throwing my clothes on the bathroom floor

Feeling I can solve all problems and fix all things. Good intentions but not my job

Five place I have lived:

Trenton On
Baden Baden Germany
Belleville On

5 things not many people know about me:

I look like Casey off of Mr. Dress Up when I have no make-up on.
I have never caused an accident
I have never had a ticket
I love scary rides at amusement parks
I have had my teeth crowned. Used to have vampire teeth.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fom A to D

Do you remember when you had your first A+

How excited your mother was. She walked around proud and told all her friends.

Didn't you hate that?

Then came the B, notice she didn't brag as much

With a C came worry as we were getting older

But I am here to say that today I received my first D

This is something I never thought I would ever see in my lifetime.

The course I was taking

New Bra shopping 101.

Oh to be a B student again.

But the funny thing was the lady in the store asked me if I attended Desert Stream?

She attended our church before and said she thought she had seen me and then she said

"I didn't know you were a Christian" with a surprised look on her face.

To which I replied Yes I am and my cup runneth over do you think you can help me?

But the best part was (after she stopped laughing) she replied


I have attached a picture to what I believe she saw through her eyes when I walked into the store. Funny how we as Christians are percieved differently.When people know we are Christians.
We are definately not supposed to be funny and then to wear a D cup that's just being Blasphemus.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Prayer Request.

Hello to all.

I received an email from my Aunt Daphne in England.

My cousin Mathew and his wife Maria have been trying to have a child.

Conception was successful but unfortunatly Maria has had 2 miscarriages.

Maria and Mathew finally beccame pregnant again.

All was going well.

Maria mother was taken home and Maria travelled to the Phillipines for her funeral.

When she arrived back she became ill with a mysterious infection.The doctors still do not know what it is and are trying to treat it,

Maria's water broke April 10th and their daughter Angelina was born April 12th

15 weeks early. Her due date was July 28th.

Angelina is only 1lb 5oz

So far scans show her lungs and brain are doing well,but the doctors do have to constantly check for fear of infection from her mother and of course her development of her little organs.

Please pray that the Good Lord heals Maria and pray that Angelina's health improves daily.

Enclosed is a pic of Gods beautiful little girl.

I know He is holding her tiny little body gently in His healing hands.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mona Needs Top 20

Well Ladies after help from Vicki and Patti I understood what I had to do to post this.
So here goes.

Mona needs extra help.

Mona needs to be so triumphantly nasty that (like Cruella De Vil) just the sight of her makes you eager to see what she'll do next. ...

Mona needs a home

Mona needs to see a doctor

Mona needs to make a concerted effort

Mona needs a man who will love an except her for what she is ( Have That)

Mona needs now.

Mona needs to get out of this hell hole

Mona needs her own interview

Mona needs a mechanism for exporting transformations.

Mona will need to cope with what will be new

Mona needs to calm down and accept that there's nothing immoral, unwise, or unacceptable about consuming meat products.

Mona needs to believe in the existence of angels

Mona needs further exploration

Mona needs a new smile. ( Oh that must be for my cousin Mona-Lisa)

Mona needs to be put to sleep

Mona needs to take time off and relax with some television — perhaps her own show, so she knows what’s going on. ...

Mona needs some swimming lessons!

Mona needs to be a woman, not a girl. Especially not one with such an irritating voice.

And last but not least

Mona needs to have her head examined

Monday, April 7, 2008


PS 40:4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.

Well Ladies I was writing a post about trust.

I wrote for two days and then deleted it.


Because I didn't trust that the words I had written were good enough,eloquent enough or if I was truly meant to post what I received.

Apparently I was,cause daily I am consumed with these thoughts of Trust and also the words. "Express them Maureen,Trust me"

"So Let's start at the very Beginning a very good place to start" When you read you begin with ABC when you sing you begin with Do Re Me" (Sound of Music)

The Sound of Music... Gods words are the sound of music and yet sometimes we don't trust to humm them out loud like other tunes we enjoy.

Why is that?

Could it be what if others think I'm ( add your own thought)

What if I am wrong?

Oh heres a good one Fear!

So lets see

What if + Fear = Lack of Trust could this be the equasion of our lives that we just aren't comfortable with and so we justify?

I know I trust Him,but why?

Is it because it says so right here in the bible.

Is it because our Pastors told us that's what God wants.
Is it because I have felt His presence?

All are true and so I trust.

However there are moments,like my first writing of this post.

Are we able to trust 24/7?

For some Yes and I say Amen to you.

However I am here to to be really honest. I don't always. My lack of Trust may only last but a breath or a blink of an eye but even for that split second there I lack.

Psalm 23:4

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.I will fear no evil for thou art with me.Thy rod and staff comfort me.

Why is this spoken only at funerals?

Are we not walking through the valley of death now?

Do we not need His rod and staff to comfort us NOW?
Isn't it Imparitive that we Trust Him in this messed up world?

How many times have we trusted our friends and they have let us down?

How many times have we betrayed a trust? Ouch

How many of you are thinking right now. Uh Oh! she is questioning, and not trusting That these words I write are words from God to pass on to you?

It's ok if for a moment you have thought that. We are Human. I am not disputing this in anyway.

Hey I must admit I am a tad fearful that what if my friends here are offended by this posting,or better yet, am I doing justice with His words to pass along.
Is it I who am lacking the trust in you my friends or my Fathers request to write?

There it is again What if + Fear = Lack of trust.

However the one thing I have learned is that I am to be Obedient, but that doesn't mean there isn't a moment of lack of trust because of What Ifs and Fear.

Trusting can be such a hard thing even when we think we have it down pat.

Ya No! this is something we cannot Master completely.

Why because we are not God,although at weak moments we can come across as if we are. You know when we talk about God and others don't trust your words and we become frustrated and appear "Holier than Thou"
Been accused of that many a time and truth be told their accusations have been true.

So How can we trust completely? Head matching Heart Trust.

How do we connect the two and then trust that we have?

We can't.

Yes ladies I said it.

We Can't completely.

The good news is He knows this and as long as we are aware of this fact He extends His grace and mercy on us.

"Tell them Maureen, The more Grace and Mercy that I share with you and you share with others.Then you will fully understand My love and Trust in My children.
Have Faith"
1 a: allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty b (1): fidelity to one's promises (2): sincerity of intentions2 a (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2): belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2): complete trust3: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs
1 a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b: one in which confidence is placed2 a: dependence on something future or contingent : hope b: reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered : credit 3 a: a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another b: a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement; especially : one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition4archaic : trustworthiness5 a (1): a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship (2): something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another

Father today and always will I Trust that this is what you wanted me to write and that my obedience to you is my first step in learning what Trusting you completely with my heart and mind is.Until the two match completely I thank You for Your Mercy and Grace. I Thank You for deeming me worthy of Your Love and Trust.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blogging with friends

It's 12:38am and I have just got home from work and have just gone through the blogs.
While reading them I realized that the communication between us is so very special.
To be able to share bits and pieces of our lives,our thoughts and our Fridges.

To pray for one another. (Thank you I am feeling much better)
To encourage one another
To make one another laugh or cry.
To enjoy the faith of a 3 year old being backwashed by his sister.
To appreciate a 100th post
To realize some boots are made for walkin (in Bancroft)

But most of all to enjoy and respect our differences.
Thank you for sharing your lives with me.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives.

But most of all thank you for being my friends.

Love and Blessings to you all

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