Thursday, June 25, 2009

An award and an update

I was blessed first and foremost with the Friendship from Rosel or as bloggers know her as RCUBEs.. . She loves, adores, and serves the Lord in all she does. In her blog she seeks Him as she writes, even about the timing of the posts (trust me, I experienced this first hand!). In her work as a Nurse she serves the people of the correctional facility with strength, love and wisdom. She is a godly example to her coworkers with her hard work and she walks in the fruits of the Spirit with all of those she comes in contact with and to the friends she comments I have yet to be inspired, encouraged or uplifted each time I read something she has said! Thankyou Rosel for this award and more importantly your Love of Our Father that shines brightly in and through you! If you haven't met her please visit her here She is a treasured friend, a prayer warrior and a precious woman of God!

I am required to nominate 7 other bloggers for this award and they are supposed to nominate 7 others. (Be sure to leave a comment on their blog about the award.) After they accept the award they are then asked to write a list of 7 things that their blog readers may not know about them.
So, this is the hardest knowing there are so many “kreativ” blogs. I would love to share this blessing with:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU. You can't even say Jennifer without saying KREATIV :) She and I have become friends, prayer buddies and her strength in daily life inspires me!
She loves the Lord, her husband and is one of the most talented artists I know! She was just hired to do some exclusive pieces for DaySpring! a division of Hallmark! Go visit her site and her studio, you won't resist her beautiful heart and art :)

Christy @ The Secret Life of an American Wife and Mom. I found Christy just recently, she was in my town at the time and I would have given anything to be at the conference to meet her. She is a loving mom and a woman of God

Jenna @ Jenn-free to be me ~ this is my daughter and she has just started blogging. She is my photographer and so very Kreativ :)

Mary @ Pile of Smiles ~ Oh how I love Mary! She loves the Lord and his love oozes in and through her! She is a treasured Prayer warrior and friend!

Charlotte @ At Home in Scottsdale. charlotte and her husband Clif are such wonderful people and Charlotte hosts Spiritual Sundays! They love the Lord and it shows in all they do!

Warren @ Family Fountain. Warren has been a friend almost from the beginning of my blog which isn't terribly long but he is full of Wisdom and encourages so many in his comments on life lessons. He definately has a teachers heart and loves to share all he can with so many!

Lori @ Girly Muse. She is a gem! She lives her life in joy no matter the circumstance and sees the sunny side of Life! The Lord has clearly given her a gift of Unspeakable JOY

Blessing & love to each of you!

now I share 7 things you might not know about me:
1. I love the Lord with all my heart although you do know this but I pray all see Him and NOT me in all I do!
2. I went to college to be an accountant. Ended up doing Hair :)
3. I started drinking coffee at the age of 32! Love it and my favorite is KONA from the beautiful Hawaii!!
4. I am a mom, a step-mom and a NONI(grandma). I cherish and know it is a gift that God has allowed for me to be
5. I love to MOW the yard, always have since I was old enough to push a mower but now I get to ride :) don't lose weight that way though doggone it!
6. I drink water like crazy and allow myself about 1/4 can of pop at lunchtime only
7. I love to read and can read numerous books at a time....drives my husband & kids crazy bc I carry most of them in my purse and its really heavy!

phew! ENOUGH about me!

an update on dad. He had a rough day yesterday, worked and came home in pain for the first time really and went straight to his chair in his bedroom. He remained there until we went to his first radiation treatment today @ 5:30 pm. He allowed me to pray over him for the first time in my life! I sought the Lord and asked me to speak through me whatever my dad needed to hear and receive! He told me thankyou and I could tell he was touched. The treatment was very quick. It lasted 10 minutes and afterward he "pretended" to act like he didn't know us! He was being silly which was a good sign. My husband happened to call me at that moment and told my Dad he could really use this brain radiation to his advantage LOL! We were able to talk to the Dr. (Gods favor) and asked a few questions. The Dr. shared that they had up'd the radiation dosage and shortened the length of treatments bc his chest tumor is constricting his air passage more than they realized and want to begin chemo and radiation asap! Praise the Lord this is what Dad has said and wanted all along. His cough seemed better last night. The Lord prompted me to pray over Dads house and room yesterday and so I did! Inviting the Lord, His Peace and Presence into every place, corner and crevice!!! My Dad said to me this morning that He had the best nights sleep in such a long time! I knew it was the Lord and the Peace He had allowed and poured over this house! Praise HIM Praise Him Praise HIM! My dad also agreed to take some cough medicine and some Ibuprofen and it really seemed to help but I am taking "coughing data" to show my dad if it does or if it doesn't work because he will accept something like that. One thing some of you may not know it this. My dad is an alcoholic (once an alcoholic, always one) but has been sober for
32 YEARS! so because he has an addictive personality he REALLY doesn't want to take any narcotic pain meds which I truly admire him for! I just hate to see him in pain so this is why I am so happy he took the cough meds and am keeping the data. If he sees its working he will continue to take it.

Thankyou all again for sticking with this long post, thankyou for your continued prayers! LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!!



Thanks so much for giving me the award. I started drinking coffee when I was 40. My son teased me. Said I was old enough to start drinking coffee. I have several books started also. Right now the count is 4.
Have a good weekend.


Hi again, Loren. I just realized that when I made the last comment I had not finished reading your post. I'm so sorry your Dad is so ill, but I think what you are doing for him is wonderful. I know it means so much to him. I am praying for him too.

christy rose

Loren, Thank you so much for the award. You are so sweet. I will be leaving town this weekend so I will post it next week.
BTW I would have loved it if you had been able to meet me in Tulsa too. That would have been so great to finally meet one of my new blogging friends.
Thanks again,

The Real Me!

First congrats on the award! Getting to know you better has been a pleasure for me.
Second I will keep your Dad in my prayers. It's great that he let you pray over him. God is so faithful my friend.


Congradulations on your award and GOD BLESS!

I am continuing to pray for your dad and praising GOD for the time you are able to share with him...especially the silly moments. It is great your dad has a wonderful sense of humor.

You can come mow my grass if you need to sweat more and we have both push and you can get all the exercise you want...hahaha.

Blessings and prayers, andrea


Keep it up Loren .. you are more of a blessing to your dad than you will ever know on this side of Heaven! And, take a nap! Take care of yourself! And, give Jantzen and Jenna a hug from me and tell them that they are incredible! Talk to you soon!


Hi, Sweetie,
You are a delight to the Lord and your Dad with your wonderful kids there to pray over his home and him. What a great thing to do. I'm so glad the cough is under control. May God strengthen your family during this time and may your Dad get the victory. I continue to pray the healing scripture prayer over him every morning.

Thank you for the award. I'm blessed. Thank you for your friendship. Sure hope we can meet in person one day. I will give you the biggest hug.

Love & prayers,


I just met you sister Loren but didn't really matter because it felt like I've had known you for a long time. I guess, when you feel the sincerity in a person, that's how it's supposed to be like. I'm sooo humbled by your words regarding me and my site. But to God be the glory! I can only hope and pray that people see Him, not me as I share whatever occurred and is about to happen at my workplace and same with my life. He is truly amazing and I thank Him for making our paths meet! So glad also to hear that your dad had slept well for the first time. It won't be the last either as the Lord brings His healing. He left us with so many wonderful promises that there is just nothing that Satan can do to make us afraid, doubt, etc. Just know that I'm always praying for your dad, you and your family.
You got me as your "java buddy" :) I love flavored coffees, too like "chocolate-macadamia". When the dr. diagnosed me with high blood pressure, I switched with decaf instead of giving up the cup of joe :) So nice to know more about you.
Congratulations and I wish I can give you more than this award. I know the others you had shared it with and they're all amazing siblings in Christ. I'll bring you cyber-coffee next time I visit you [kona of course:)]...God bless. Love you.


AWW... thank you... for the award and the kind words!!
Love, Jennifer

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