Thinking of Kate McRae today. She has surgery at 7:30am, PST. This is one amazingly strong 10-year-old, having conquered cancer twice already. Please pray for Kate & her family, and post silly pictures. They cheer her up #prayforkate #keepsmilingkate

Thinking of Kate McRae today. She has surgery at 7:30am, PST. This is one amazingly strong 10-year-old, having conquered cancer twice already. Please pray for Kate & her family, and post silly pictures. They cheer her up #prayforkate #keepsmilingkate

Thinking of Kate McRae today. She has surgery at 7:30am, PST. This is one amazingly strong 10-year-old, having conquered cancer twice already. Please pray for Kate & her family, add add silly pictures, with the hashtag ‘smileforkate’. These pictures make her smile. #prayforkate #smileforkate

Thinking of Kate McRae today. She has surgery at 7:30am, PST. This is one amazingly strong 10-year-old, having conquered cancer twice already. Please pray for Kate & her family, add add silly pictures, with the hashtag ‘smileforkate’. These pictures make her smile. #prayforkate #smileforkate

mrsjohnson2013 asked:

AH! That's so so so exciting!! Trent has another year and a half left of school to do. Until then, I'm working at a hotel in town. We've found a really great local church to be a part of, and we are absolutely loving it. I'm still directing the children's ministry portion of TeenMops in town. And we're getting involved in our church's AWANA group this year! So we are definitely keeping busy!!

Awesome! It sounds like y’all are keeping busy! I found a church I love, and I’m involved in a ministry called “Precious to God”. We minister to women involved in human trafficking and prostitution. We do prayer walks from 10pm-2am, in shady parts of Richmond. Having a history of prostitution, this ministry has allowed me to use my past pain to show love for women who were where I am. God has seriously redeemed my past!

mrsjohnson2013 asked:

Hey! I've been meaning to message you now for about a month. Oh my gosh! I kept remembering while I was away from my computer. How have you been?!

Hey, sweet girl! How are you doing?? I’m doing well! I’ve applied to Liberty University for their Nursing program. Most of my credits from my previous degree (Psychology) are transferable. I could get my TN degree in as little as 2.5 years, instead of four. I am super excited. What have you been up to??

BOOK REVIEW: “Plain Faith” by Ora-Jay & Irene Eash

This book is very insightful. As a teenager, my family took yearly trips to the Amish country in Lancaster, PA. We learned all about their culture, their religion, and their way of life. Deeply religious, the Amish generally believe that works are what get one into Heaven.

In this book, the story follows the tragedy of the death of two of the Eash family members: Suetta and Sarah Mae, ages 7 and 5. These children were hit by a tractor trailer when their father nodded off after a long day spent with family.

The Eash family moved from their Amish community to a more “relaxed” Amish community. Their new community was not as strict. They could sit together in church, rather than men sitting on one side of the room, and women on the other side.

This book had my attention the entire time. Ora-Jay and Irene start to question the Amish heritage. They start really reading the Bible, instead of taking to heart what church elders in traditional Amish communities say is true. Their eyes are opened. They talk about being shunned by their former Amish community; they were going against many of the Amish beliefs for the sake of the freedom they felt.

I recommend this book. Not only will it give you a glimpse of the Amish culture, it will also show you how rigid religion is worth walking away from when you find true freedom in God.

*****Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” *****

BOOK REVIEW: “Plain Faith” by Ora-Jay & Irene Eash

This book is very insightful. As a teenager, my family took yearly trips to the Amish country in Lancaster, PA. We learned all about their culture, their religion, and their way of life. Deeply religious, the Amish generally believe that works are what get one into Heaven.

In this book, the story follows the tragedy of the death of two of the Eash family members: Suetta and Sarah Mae, ages 7 and 5. These children were hit by a tractor trailer when their father nodded off after a long day spent with family.

The Eash family moved from their Amish community to a more “relaxed” Amish community. Their new community was not as strict. They could sit together in church, rather than men sitting on one side of the room, and women on the other side.

This book had my attention the entire time. Ora-Jay and Irene start to question the Amish heritage. They start really reading the Bible, instead of taking to heart what church elders in traditional Amish communities say is true. Their eyes are opened. They talk about being shunned by their former Amish community; they were going against many of the Amish beliefs for the sake of the freedom they felt.

I recommend this book. Not only will it give you a glimpse of the Amish culture, it will also show you how rigid religion is worth walking away from when you find true freedom in God.

*****Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” *****

LOVE the door for Gavin’s classroom this year. I’ll admit I got teary-eyed reading it #AES #4thgrade

LOVE the door for Gavin’s classroom this year. I’ll admit I got teary-eyed reading it #AES #4thgrade

SO hard to believe that this sweet boy is starting 4th GRADE in the morning. So happy that I get to see him off on his first day! #AES #Gavin&AuntAli #2014-2015schoolyear

SO hard to believe that this sweet boy is starting 4th GRADE in the morning. So happy that I get to see him off on his first day! #AES #Gavin&AuntAli #2014-2015schoolyear