Thursday, December 6, 2012

Red Oak lights

The lights are so beautiful on the square.

Love the glare off the light post.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

This is interesting

I met this gal not so long ago that God has used to change my life. Her name is Sara and she is an awesome prayer warrior. She is in DC right now at David's Tent, 40 days of prayer and worship., Check it out.

She posted on FB about this man whom they met and he is from Iowa. He will be on PBS tonight. He will be getting an award for developing a way to grow crops in the desert.    Go to and look up world food supply prise winner. Very interesting, reminded me of the movie Left Behind.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Today, Melly and I were baptised. It was amazing and I am so proud to watch my baby grow.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


This picture is so amazing and absolutely beautiful.......

Thursday, September 13, 2012

40 days for Life

I am not sure how many people view my blog and frankly I do not do this to get comments. But what I am about to post about is something dear to my heart. Now, I am not here to judge or make anyone feel bad. I am posting this because I believe that this is something that needs to be addressed. On September 26th to November 4th, a group of us here in our small section of our state are going to be fasting and praying for the end of abortion. I hope that if you are not comfortable to stand in front of Planned Parenthood that you will consider fasting and praying.  Here is the website if you would like to check it out,   

See, when I was first approached about this, I was torn.  I do not like to stand in front of businesses and pick it, but after reading Unplanned by Abby Johnson, I changed my mind. Now, I do not want to come across as aggressive or in your face, I want you to know that I am coming at it with love, peace and strength from my Lord. I plan on doing this with love, God's love. That is the only way it should be done, I do not want to cradle the fence anymore. I am doing this on the side I need to be on.  If you are from Red Oak or South West Iowa and you want to do this but you are not sure, please get a hold of me.  I have the book by Abby Johnson, I would love to let you read it.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Musical Pabulous

Yesterday, the family and I went to church. When we got there we were treated to a band called Musical Pabulous. They did worship for us and it was so awesome. Then Niqee went forward and shared here experience in Coastal Rica. Then Daniel gave brief sermon on Philippians 1:9~11. At the end of the sermon Musical Pabulous went forward to close the service with music and one of the band members shared his testimony with us. It was so moving. Pastor Deb opened the Altar for people to be prayed for. All I can tell you is The Holy Spirit was moving through the church yesterday. Afterwards, we all went to Pizza Hut for good food and fellowship. It was amazing.

Dear Lord,  thank you so much for pointing us in the direction of Shenandoah. And thank you for the three Boyd who has made a commitment to travel around the country side giving their heart to u with worship music. Bless their travels and keep them safe, body, soul and spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



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Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Altar

I stood watching the Altar, "You must go", echoed the voice. "Not now", was my response. The voice got louder and I protested once more. Then it was to much and I walked to the Altar falling to my knees. I felt His arms around my waist and the love surround me. My body falling apart and releasing my heart to Him. "I am yours my Lord."

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Monday, August 13, 2012

worship time

This Melanie and I worshipping with the I Do Care church. It is a church full of wonderful people. I have really had an awesome time there. Thank you Lord for pointing in the direction of Shenandoah.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

God is..........

"If we're willing, God is our song. When we are happy, our escape when we are tempted, our hope when we're despairing, our joy in tribulation, our strength in weakness, and our immortality in dying.  Ultimately, He Himself is our health."  Beth Moore in the James Study
James 5:13-16

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dancing Before the Lord

Sunday, the family and I attended the I Do Care church in Shenandoah again.  I am really enjoying their worship time and I actually stood up and took a banner and worshiped with the banner.  Of course, Melanie as always was out in the floor just whipping the banner around and worshiping God.  After I did one song I sat down and started to sing and praise.  I noticed this lady up on the stage just flipping the banner all around and dancing in time with the music.  It so fascinated me and I started thinking about King David coming into Jerusalem dancing before the Lord.

1 Samuel 6:14  "And David danced before the Lord with all his might: and David was girded with a linen ephod."

Watching her dance just made me realize that the worship and the praise before the Lord is so amazing and each of us are blessed with the heart of worship and we worship in different ways.  Some shout out, some dance, some raise their hands and close their eyes, some sing, do sign language and play and instrument.  But worship is far more than that, breathing, sleeping, laughing, loving, encouraging etc is also forms of worship. It is awesome to sit back and watch and I am so blessed to be a part of it.    

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saying Good bye to one of the fallen

Last week we said goodbye to James Skalberg who served our country. He was only 24 years old and left a young wife and little girl.  While waiting for his return the town was plastered with flags. It was amazing and I was so touched by the overwelming patriotism of all the flags. Our small town was surrounded by veterans who ride motorcycles and protestors. But honestly, I will never forget this summer, it has been the most memorable one in a long time.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012


This is Baxter,  he used to be Micah's cat.  Before the funeral Luke talked to Micah's brother Andrew and asked who was taking the cats.  Andrew told us Lizzy was going to Bryan and Deb, but little Baxter did not have a home.  So Luke decided to take him, so on the day of the funeral we brought Baxter home.  He is a very unique cat, he tore the box that we brought him home in and was shoving his head out of it.  Then he leaped out of the box in the house and took it over.  He owns the house, dogs and other cats, it is priceless.  But what is so priceless is the love he has for Luke, he sits in Luke's lap when Luke is working on the computer or sorting his cards.  He follows Luke around and pines for Luke when he walks out the door.  It is amazing how a small animal can bring healing and laughter all at the same time.  I love his sad little eyes and his meow is priceless.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Dearest Micah

I would like to tell you about a dear friend of ours,  his name is Micah and he left us last Saturday to be with Jesus.  He touched our lives and I do not believe I will ever be the same, he will be dearly missed.  His grandfather Keith calls him a Star fish, a lost child that was rescued by dear people and yet if you ask Micah he will deny ever being rescued.  He in turned loved all of  us and gave us the rescue.  He was an intense reader and he was very knowledgeable about everything.  I went on his face book page and he put me down as his step mother, I love that.  I have to tell ya, our son Luke has taken it so much harder then all of us, they were dear friends. We went to his funeral yesterday and as we left, we realized that we missed him more than we realized, it will take time. I wish that everyone knew this young man, he was so unique and loving.  But, I am also realizing that I will see him again.  I know in my heart that Micah is in Heaven and that I will see him again.  We love you Micah and you will never be forgotten.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


This morning we went to church, a wonderful group of people from the Shenanndoah church "I do care" did an awesome worship service for us.  They started out blowing this rams horn and the music started and they past out banners.  Each banner color represented something in the bible. White is purity, yellow is joy, red is the shed blood, purple is His royality, turquois is the New Jerusalem etc.  They played tamborines and danced. 
It was the most awesome moment of my life! They made me see God and that worship is sacried.  After worship four ladies from the church each gave their testimony and again it made me realize the importance of sharing my story with people.  The "I do care" church helps widow, orpans and lost people, they are there to reach their community! It was so good to connect with people again. I hope your morning of worship was really good!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

I have to admit that this week I was very
convicted.  I had posted something on Face book and it was something simple.  But it ended up being a huge deal for some people and I ended up not answering the question of a non believer with anger and attack.  I should of used the scriptures to answer this persons question and in the end he ended up deleting all of his questions and response.  I felt really bad and realized that as a Christ Follower, I am watched every day all the time and I need to be more able to live like I am a Christ follower.  Whether it is answering a question about the scriptures or loving someone I am not sure I am comfortable with.  I pray that I did not do to much damage and that God will use someone in this young man's life.  I do not want to be the one responsible for sending him to hell.  Please pray for him, thanks.  Tanya

Friday, March 2, 2012

Funny Day

Not sure what day last week it was, but I was at work and my feet and knees were hurting more than usual.  I went home took off my shoes and did my usual afternoon resting.  The next morning I got up to go to work.  I got dressed and was sitting in the chair to put on my tennie shoes when I realized I had worn two different shoes the day before!!  No wonder my feet and knees hurt so bad!  Got to laugh at myself sometimes. Lol

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Picking up where I left off

Well, this is the second month of 2012. I am so blown away about how fast this year is going by. But I have to admit that this is the first year that I have walked into the year feeling so much peace in my life. I have a job now, it is part time, but I love it. I am still home schooling Melanie and she is doing so well. I am also directing the Pregnancy center and am on the board of Porch light Ministries. I think of my Lord often and I realize that I need to be more obedient than I am. I have also been thinking about friendships in my life. I have had two friends leave and move to other states, and now I have another friend about to leave, my heart is sinking and I know that where God takes these friends out of my life, he always fills it with other women. It so amazes me how God works, I know that He has me in his Heart as much as I have Him in mine. I feel sorrow and I will miss my friends, but I also know that I will see them again some day and He will use them for His glory where every they live. I am blessed and I know that if I did not have God in my heart, I would be so upset and down, full of fear and insecurity. But, I am blessed because I have the Lord in my life and He gives me the peace in my life. He is the one who makes me know that I am saved and that I nothing to fear. God bless all of you out there in blog land, I am grateful for all of you. Do not fear and let the Lord fill you up! Amen.........

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Some special gals

I have to tell you about a group of special friends. I have been going to a Bible Study on Friday night for sometime and I have blessed by some awesome and gifted ladies.  The last couple of years have been a blessing and I have seen God moving through these women. We had our Christmas party last night and I was so blessed by the sharing, the laughter and the safety and security of their presents.  I can not wait for this year and watching the growth in their lives and what God will do in my life!  Happy New Year and may you relationship with God grow and grow.  

P/S. Bible Study Sisters, I love each and everyone of you!

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