Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Big Thank You to Brave Girls Club

I am so excited to have been given an opportunity to the Brave Girls "Soul Book" workshop!  Thank you so much for the Random Act of Kindness.  I am looking forward to making mine in the weeks to come and enjoyed journaling today what I thought the word BRAVE meant.  I think sometimes as women and probably men to that we don't give ourselves enough credit when it is due and that we beat ourselves up daily.  Why?  When I stopped to think about all the things I have accomplished over the past 20 years I was humbled by what I had learned about myself and how really BRAVE and STRONG I am.  I am incredibly grateful for the wonderful people in our lives that have helped shaped us and continue to support us everyday.  My eyes, heart, mind and soul are open to what God has in store for me this year in 2012.  I have DREAMS again and know that the possibilites are endless.

I have changed my OLW this year to DREAM from Vision so that I could focus more on the NOW and THIS MOMENT IN TIME.  I hope to have my artwork displaying my word completed tomorrow to share.  Then I have to find or make a piece of jewelry so I have it to wear as well.  Here are a list of my words from the past several years:  JOY, BEST, LIVE, HOPE and now DREAM. 

Live, Love, and Laugh until you have nothing else to give and when you don't feel like it, do it anyway!!


Friday, January 13, 2012

My Love for Reading and Book Reviews for January 2012

I love Fridays and especially this one because I have a weekend off from Mardel and a long weekend off from work with Monday being a holiday.  Woohoo!!

I have always loved reading but since I started working at Mardel I have had the opportunity to read and review so many wonderful books and the love for reading as grown

So here are a handful that I have read and recommend for different reasons:
1.  Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
2.  Tim Tebow's Through My Eyes
3.  Tony Dungy's Uncommon One Year Devotional
4.  Jesus Calling for both children and the adult one too!
5.  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
6.  Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo (There is one for children too)
7.  Courageous (the movie is supposed to wonderful)
8.  Seven Days in Utopia movie and book
9.  Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst (Proverbs 31 Ministries)
10. I Am Second
11. The 10 Second Rule by Clare Graaf  
12. What happened to my life?   Finding New Passion, Purpose, and Joy by Danna Demetre
13. Fearless by Michelle Aguilar (Winner of Season 6 of The Biggest Loser)
14. Don't Waste Your Sports
15.  Do Something Make Your Life Count by Miles McPherson

I have either started and or finished reading all these books and would recommend them to anyone who has a love for reading. 

If you are interested in some good fiction christian novels please let me know and I will give you a few authors to check out this next week.

I am also going to review some new blogs I have become familiar with and will let you know what I love about each of them.  I hope to start sharing several per week as well as share some interesting testimonies
from wonderful men, women, and children I have had the pleasure of meeting along my journey.

Have a wonderful Friday night and if you need prayers please let me know and I will be happy to do that for you and are those you know who may need to be lifted up to our Heavenly Father. 

Remember to love others and give them all you have when with them, talking with them, and spending time with them.  Try to make the world a better place and change the lives of those you know or encounter just because you can in a way that lets them know you CARE.  Together we can make a difference.

Grateful for another day to live a life filled with love and joy while being the best I can walking the walk as a christian, mom, teacher, daughter, aunt, sister and friend. 


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy 72nd Birthday to my mom!!

Grateful for another birthday and year with my mom!!  I had the opportunity to tell her how much I loved her and admired her and appreciated all she has done to make our lives what they are today and were growing up.  Even though I am sure she knows, it really is important to let those you love know it and let them know why, why not?  Life is short and what a beautiful gift you can give someone you love.

Today I stumbled upon an exciting new venture on and it has really ignited my DREAMS and Vision for the new year even more so!!  It is called HopeMOB and if you want to check it out you can go to and or to Shaun King's blog at Shaun In The City.  I would love to be involved in a lot of the projects he has planned and would love to join his team.  I love hearing about others wanting to make a difference in others life and love his passion to do the same with lots of people.

So what goals and dreams do you have for 2012?  I would love to hear from you and also to get your thoughts on the above venture.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and I challenge you to make time for a delibrate act of love and kindness making the world better than when you woke up.  Hug those you love and let them know what they mean to you, why not?

Diana aka BiT