He knows my name!

My life verse: "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45:3). For me, "the treasures of darkness" has been the medically-treated depression that I have suffered off and on with for years. More than anything else in my life, I think this has made me realize how much my Savior loves me and has deepened my relationship with God. The "hidden riches of secret places" are my wonderful family and this fabulous craft--tatting! I thank God for both!
I think it is awesome that God knows my name! Did you know that He knows yours?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Finger Lakes 2014 Post 1--My Blessings!

I've had an interesting winter, spending 16 days in the hospital since January, and spending the first 3 months on a liquid diet.  That creates the basis for me saying I was in no way, in any way, capable physically or financially, to go to Finger Lakes this year.

Up stepped Cynthia Stevenson.  Cynthia talked to people behind the scenes and my husband, and urged me to fill out a scholarship application.  I was ecstatic when I found out that I got a scholarship to Finger Lakes!  

This is the fourth year that I've ridden from Oklahoma to New York with Cynthia Stevenson  and up till now I've always paid my fair share of the gas and tolls.  This year Doug and Cynthia Stevenson generously paid the whole trip.

The Stevenson's in-laws provided us hospitality in Ashtabula, Ohio, saving us hotel bills on the way to and from Finger Lakes.

Monica Braxton (one of the nicest people at Finger Lakes) had a time-share condo near Lodi for a week.  She very graciously allowed me to stay with her during the conference at no charge.  

Thank you to all of you!  You have enriched and blessed my life once again.  


  1. Don't I have the best friends? A friend is something to truly treasure and these are wonderful!


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