Friday, September 18, 2009

Missing Missy ...

My "sister" Missy was a real light in our lives. She fought some amazing battles in her life and yet God helped her shine like one of the brightest lights I've ever known. I have days when I still can't believe she isn't here. I wish like crazy for more time with her! But I could never wish her out of heaven. She is beautifully healed there and in Christ's very presence ... amazing!

One of the battles Missy fought was years of medical problems and many hospitalizations due to a Mitochondrial Disease. Tomorrow morning we are taking part in a Mito Walk in our city to raise funds for and awareness of Mitochondrial Diseases

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation is represented by countless volunteers who operate more than 60 local chapters, groups and ambassador programs and offers support to all sufferers of mitochondrial disorders. Please visit thier website and learn more at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chapter One discussion

Crazy Love (chapter one) from Pete Wilson on Vimeo.

I am so blessed to read the words in this book, Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I hope all of you can join us as we read and then come on over to discuss with us online what we are learning and how God is speaking

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crazy Love & Bloom

I need to share a few things with all of you out there who might by chance be reading my blog ... I want to tell you about a fabulous book and a great new website!

I stumbled across this amazing book titled Crazy Love and then across this great website, Bloom, filled with ladies who were starting a book study on this very same book. Wow! do they have this all so nicely pulled together and I believe your life will be greatly blessed if you come on over and check out Bloom

You can read about the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan HERE

and take part in an online discussions and an online community OVER HERE

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New Toy!!!

Picking toys is not easy and now there is a toy website called ebeanstalk, dedicated to selecting good, safe baby toys. BUT they need help from moms who are lucky enough to play with toys on a regular basis -Hey! Thats me!-

They sent us a toy to try out and review. Its called the Sort n' Learn Pelican from Tiny Love. I have always thought that Tiny Love makes great developmental toys. We own quite a few Tiny Love toys at our house

Our Mary love love loves birds! It was one of her very first signs. So even without the cool shapes and sounds she loves this toy! But when the talking switch is turned on, this talking bird toy tells her which shape and which color she just put in his mouth ... pretty cool, ha? Well, we think it is. And we are having great fun playing with this toy. Gets a big old thumbs up from our family! And so does ebeanstalk. If you ever have to direct well meaning aunts, uncles, grandparents or other gift buyers as to the types of toys you want them to give your children we highly recommend you send them to ebeanstalk