Friday, October 31, 2008

Auntie's prayer

God - please surround Jessica, Katherine, and precious baby Bello with your peace, love, and protection. Guide the hands of the doctors and nurses. Fill all of our family members with compassion, generosity, patience, and endurance. Protect Jess, Bello, Katherine, David, Kalia, and Jailin from all harm, pain, and tears. Fill Jess wiht wisdom and strength to do what she was created to do for you each day. Send your angels of protection to surround Jess and her kids, and the peace of God that passes all understanding. I pray in the name of Jesus that you keep all away that is not of you, be their shield, their strength, and their Savior. Remind her of the great love of her grandmother, and the faithfulness of your holy spirit working through her and others in our family. Protect her and help her know how much she and her precious children are loved, (even if her aunts are so far away).

I am praying this prayer in belief that it will be answered, and that it is being answered now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In LLLoving Memory (again) -- and 2 prayer requests

Please pray for Katherine's unborn baby boy, and for Jessica's newborn baby boy Bello.

To paraphrase General Clifton following the untimely violent death of Colonel Brekke:
I have one more question. There is now a gap in the ranks of La Leche League Leaders. LLL is hurting. Which of you will step forward, ready to hear the Holy Spirit’s voice: “You must stand in the gap”?

I feel so strongly that I've had to set aside my God-given callings of breastfeeding peer support counselor and natural childbirth educator in order to become a Salvation Army officer. I hope that God will provide a way for me to serve Him completely.


Monday, October 27, 2008

“That kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29).

Saturday, October 18, 2008

going to America in January

Thu, Jan 1, 2009
Tallinn, (TLL) to Newark Liberty International Airport, (EWR)
Depart: 07:00 AM
Arrive: 01:25 PM
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) to Newark, NJ (EWR)
Northwest Airlines Flight 63

Thu, Jan 29, 2009
Newark Liberty International Airport, (EWR) to Tallinn, (TLL)
Depart: 07:10 PM
Arrive: 05:15 PM Fri, Jan 30, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) to Tallinn, Estonia (TLL)
Air France Flight 8313 operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christian Family Movement

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Portland Observatory

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jessica's kids

Jalin (holding new baby Bellony Daniel), Kahlia, and David Angelo.

Jessica's boys

My niece Jessica and her two sons: David Angelo (born on my nephew David's birthday 2 years ago!) and Bellony Daniel (born on my sister Katherine's birthday 1 week ago!).

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Saturday, October 11, 2008


Thursday, October 09, 2008

my new great-nephew!

Bellony Daniel
5.5 pounds
17 inches
October 7, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Thomas Howard

" ... I find myself swept into the entourage of someone ... famous ... my name appears in a roster of notables, or near-notables, or at least of those who appear to promise notability. Why preen when I step forward to take up the dignity of some office to which I have been appointed...? Because (I tell myself) here lies my route of escape from hiddennes.... I can lay hold of the thing that alone will rescue my existence from the mirk of obscurity, namely, an identity that is known, if not by the millions, at least by the few who form my world."

Thomas Howard
On Being Catholic