Monday, March 7, 2011


                              I have a wonderful family

What can I say....I love my family. I am the happiest when we are all together for the holiday's or for a BQ in the back yard...but it is getting harder and harder for us all to get together the older and busier they get.

My Husband Skip is a very giving and caring Pastor for people in the Inner City of Flint. He's a hands on Pastor and works very hard. He loves what he does and he would be at the church 24/7 if I would let him.

Our oldest son Alan is 27 years old and is serving our country right now. We are so proud of the choices he has made for his life. But unfortunately right now...we don't see him very much. I pray everyday for his safe return to us and his wife and girls. We all miss him so very much. 

Our 23 year old son Ryan...our wild child...what can I say...every family has one. He has made some bad choices in life...but has learned from everyone of them. He is the most loving kid of all 4 of my children. He hugs and kisses me on the way in and on the way out...when he calls it is "I Love You Mom" when he says "Hi" and when he says "goodbye".

Kyle is 19 years old and is in his first year of college. He is never home...with classes, cross country running, work, guitar, piano lessons and also giving some guitar lessons now this year...he is always coming and going. I have to check him every so often to make sure he is eating somewhat healthy lol! 

My girl Jessie...praise God!! lol!! What can I say about my girl...she is my buddy and the icing on the cake. She is now 12 years old and is growing up so fast...I wish she would slow down...I am already having empty nest syndrome. I love experiencing all the girly things with her. I feel sorry for a young gentlemen in her life someday with a Dad and Three older brothers.... yikes!!

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                                    Tatiana, Dianna, Tanya, Nicole and Jessie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You are Priceless

   Priceless defined: invaluable: having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
"Her price is far above rubies", says Proverbs 31:10. A woman of God is a priceless individual, and all the more as such women have become a rare find!

Genesis 2:18
             Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him
             We play a very important role in our Husbands Ministry regardless what you do. The role could be many things or a few. Regardless of what your role is remember you are Priceless.
     The contributions of godly women so often go unheralded, yet the church rarely lacks for them. Their commitment to Christ and His church is conspicuous in their constant attendance. Their dedication is demonstrated in their preparations for fellowship meals; meals for members of bereaved families; meals for members who are sick at home; visits to the sick; sending cards to the sick of the congregation; and other selfless acts of kindness.
     With godly women, it was never an issue of “who leads” or “who gets the glory”. In fact, many godly women remain nameless to this day but heaven’s record lists them each one beside their wonderful godly works (Note the godly women listed in Romans 16:1-15).
     There is truly no replacement for a godly woman and wife, and though “her price is far above rubies,” she rarely receives any recognition for her efforts.
     The wise husband “praiseth her” (Proverbs 31:28). The godly wife is an essential element to a successful marriage. There is no substitute for the godly mother who “giveth meat to her household … for all her household are clothed with scarlet … she looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed … (and) her own works praise her in the gate” (Proverbs 31:15,21,27-28,31). “Honour thy … mother” is part of “the first commandment with promise” (Ephesians 6:2) and should be perpetually practiced.
     There is no alternative to godly women in the church. Their place of submissive service is critical to the church and invaluable to its growth. They have been blessed with the responsibility of continuing “in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety” (1 Timothy 2:15).
           Titus 2:3-5 Says that the older Women should be teachers of good things to the younger so that they will become holy, not false accusers,to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, good to their husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

           Because of the hard work we put into family and the ministry...we have to remind ourselves daily of who we are in Christ and what we are called to do. Remember ladies that you are a Priceless gift to your Husband and a Princess of the King of the most High.

Hugs, Dianna