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Welcome to my blog!

Hello friend! Welcome to my blog! I’m brand new to this blog thing, but I feel that I’m being called to do this – to share with someone out there ~ maybe even more than one someone. Who knows? As with Esther, perhaps I was born for just such a time as this! Here goes . . . . .

A little about me: My husband and I will celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary in a few months and have four wonderful children ages, 32, 29, 22 and 10. I also have a lovely daughter in law, a 6 year old grandson and another grandson to be born any day now!! We have 2 very large dogs and a cat named Miss Kitty. I work full time, try to keep a relatively clean house, keep the family fed (with assistance from my two beautiful daughters and my hubby) and try to do lots of other things in my free time ~ spending time with the family, reading, knitting, quilting, sewing, bible study, bible journaling, going for walks,  reading with my 10 year old daughter, being a Girl Scout leader, occasional cooking, baking & canning, listening to music, and enjoying some television now and then.  I know – it doesn’t sound like a very exciting life, but I’m betting there are at least a few people out there that can identify with me!

I haven’t really pinned down what “type” of blog this will be (you know like a cooking blog, a build-it-with-Bobbi blog, a crafty blog, a how-to-raise-your-kids blog, a photography blog, etc.). It might just contain a little bit of all of the above and then some! I’m certainly not an expert in any area. My hope with this blog is that we can have some laughs together and share some of our hopes, dreams, good times and frustrating times with each other. (That is, if anyone actually reads this!). Maybe we can also share recipes, craft tips, how to raise your kid tips, cool pictures we have taken, etc.!

I’ve had some interesting things happen in my life – one big one, being surviving a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis in which I was given 3 to 5 years to live (that was 19 years ago!). It was a tough and scary time to go through but God has been so good to me and has blessed my life so fully. I want to share that blessing and hope to anyone who may be going through a tough, dark time. Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, another health issue or something else that is making you feel like you just can’t make it through, I’m here to tell you that you can make it through. God is a really big, really loving God. Throw yourself in his arms and pray for Him to wrap his arms around you and carry you through this time in your life!

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God want us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26 (NLT)

Paul goes on to say:

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)

Maybe you’re not at a point where you feel that anything you are currently going through can possibly work for good, but hold on to Paul’s words, because God can make everything work together for good if we trust Him with our lives. We may not see it right now, but I am living proof that God can, and will, do that in your life as He has done for me, and continues to do every single day in my life.

Please don’t get the impression that I have it all together. Nothing could be further from the truth, I struggle every single day. As a matter of fact, I feel like a bit of an imposter because I am so far from perfect in my walk of faith, but, maybe we can walk together, learn together, and together, develop a deeper relationship with Christ.

I hope you’ll join me. I’d love for this to be interactive, so please, make comments, give advice, tell your story, share funny stories, share delicious recipes, beautiful pictures you have taken, corny jokes – share whatever is on your heart. I’m so glad to meet you and look forward to making this wild, crazy journey called life with some wild & crazy friends!