Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

Favorite Music on my Kindle
 1. King of the World - Natalie Grant
 2. Come to Jesus - Hillary Scott and the Scott family
 3. At the Cross - Chris Tomlin
 4. O The Blood - Selah
 5. Game of Thrones Medley - 2 Cellos

 Favorite Books
 1. Life Management for Women - Elizabeth George
 2. Reshaping it All - Candace Cameron Bure
 3. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
 4. Loving God with All your Mind - Elizabeth George
 5. Overcoming Fear, Worry, Anxiety - Elyse Fitzpatrick

 Favorite TV Shows
 1. Heartland
 2. Murdoch Mysteries
 3. Paradise
 4. Blue Bloods
 5. NCIS Los Angeles

 Favorite people I chat with on Facebook
 1. Katie
 2. Mom
 3. Suzzie
 4. Debbie
 5. Chris, Kathy

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday

This is my mom on Easter in the 1940s. Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Here and there

On March 19 we had a meeting at a supporting church in Ocala FL. We made bread in the afternoon, had meals together, and shared about our ministry in Ukraine. After the evening meal, we partook of the Lord's supper. What a memorable time with brothers and sisters in the Lord! We had a few days break on March 20-23. Cedar Key is a beautiful little place off the west coast of Florida. We did alot of bike riding, visited some parks, went on a Sunset boat tour. There is much history on the little island too. What a great experience! On the way home from Cedar Key, I found out that my mom was in the hospital with a health issue. So we pondered about making a trip up there. I left on March 29 and stayed a week with my family. It was very nice to have time with my mom, dad, and my sisters. Mom is doing better now but please pray for her. We move in about 8 weeks!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Travel Tuesday

Crimea is beautiful. From the beautiful Swallow's Nest on the edge of the Black Sea, to Ai Petri reaching high into the clouds, there is much to see! We traveled there as a team in May 2006 for a retreat, and our whole family enjoyed our stay there.
Doug and I made a trip there in September 2013 with two other couples from our team. It was windy, cold and rainy the entire time, but we made the best of it. Ai Petri wasn't quite as nice from the top, as the only thing you could see below was clouds. It was definitely a memorable trip! In March 2014 Russia annexed Crimea, so until things change, we probably will not get to travel there again.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Last Saturday we left for Ocala, Florida to visit a supporting church. We had a wonderful time of fellowship there with some wonderful people! On Monday we headed towards Cedar Key, Florida for a few days of rest and relaxation. We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast, and had a time away from the busy-ness of life and ministry. Our second day there we went on a sunset tour and saw many birds, some dolphins jumping, and a gorgeous sunset. We are back in Sebring now, and I've caught some kind of stomach virus. I'm hoping it goes away quickly! On Sunday I am flying to northeastern PA to spend a week with my parents and family. My mom just had an issue with her heart, and it scared all of us. I'm going up to visit and to help out. I plan to return next Sunday.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Travel Tuesday

Bratislava and Novy Zamky

We evacuated from Odessa Ukraine due to possible war conditions in March 2014.  We began our trip by flying into Vienna Austria, where some team members from Slovakia met us at the airport and took us to their home.  We stayed with them at their place just outside the capital city for about a week.  The weather was turning springlike so we took many walks and stopped at some small stores to look around.

In the second week we went further away from the capital.  We took a day train to Novy Zamky and our teammate there took us to their home.  It was just the guy and his cat.  His wife was in the US helping their daughter prepare for her wedding.  Novy Zamky was a nice small town.  There were some remnants there of the old communist system, but it was also somewhat modern.  We did alot of walking there as well.  The one day we walked to the falls on the river, it was quite a nice walk.  We also ventured into town a few times, once we ate at a Chinese restaurant where we did not speak Slovak or Chinese.  Thankfully the Slovak Chinese meals were translated into English on the menu, we received what we ordered, and we paid the right amount.

At the end of our stay in Slovakia we spent some time in Bratislava with our regional team leaders. Bratislava is a beautiful little town and isn't overrun with tourists like other cities.  We ate a a Slovak restaurant and I ordered halusky, which my mom made when I was younger.  The restaurant was an old theater which was restored and remodeled into a restaurant.