Thursday, May 20, 2010


After been on both sides of the fence so to speak (been senior pastors of a congregation, part of a denomination, and just been a itinerary woman minister), I am always confounded by the first words asked when you approach churches/Ministers about working together in their town to create a day of fun for woman.

the big question "WHO'S COVERING ARE YOU UNDER"

Now don't get your knickers in a knot. I believe in covering and that we should not be moving around like lone rangers on our own little horse. But I wonder where did all the great names of faith start out?

I might not be a pastors wife anymore but does that mean my calling is taken away from me has God changed His mind because my hubby felt lead to do more for God in the market place and the denomination we where under didn't understand what we where trying to do?

I might not preach to thousands or have a following of people, but my heart is to see the woman of God restored made whole...

Don't worry I do have a covering; and that covering has not come just because I cute but because there is a relationship and a accountability with them.

I just wonder at times how many Godly gifted people have been misunderstood and forced into lone ranger state because of the big question! Just wondering just wondering!!

Love always


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" Albert Einstein

Every now and then we are all faced with issues in friendship, we need to take a good look at what is going on around you there are so many different types of friendships...

Have you ever come away from a time with a friend and wondered what the heck was that all about, do you always lead the friendship or do you always follow that friendship?

Do you come away having blown wind in their sails or just got the wind blown out of yours?

Friendships go through different phase's but does it always mean you having to adjust what you saying so as not to offend or get a lecture? Is it worth effort?

These are questions I am faced with and after really praying about its and really just getting quiet before the Lord...and yes crying my heart out. I realise we all react out of our own inner hurt or even own truth.

What we believe in our hearts as truth will be truth to me even if it is not truth.

Many of us can either become lonely and move away from friendships because of a fear of getting hurt again or we can allow God to teach us to protect our hearts and walk in His Grace.

What Grace are you showing friends today?

Love always


Monday, May 3, 2010

My new blog header

My son Mark...designed my new blog logo...thanks my boy this is beautiful...what do you all think?

love always


stepping out of the vortex 1

So much has happened over the last few months and in some cases I didnt feel the liberty to write about them...and there are some things I still wont share here as I believe it wont bring credit to anyone.

life for me has been a series of small and big happenings some have plunged me into a vortex of self destruction and others into isolation.

one great lesson I have learnt in all of this is to surround yourself with people that care about your vision (not just yours), because if you dont your vision will grow fussy.....

I have had some precious times with the Lord in the last 5 months and felt the Holy Spirit releasing me this morning to start writting again....I am an encourager and if I had written in the time that has passed it would have not done any justice to the call God has placed on my life.....

I would really love to thank all my Dolla friends that have stood by me and allowed me to take the mask of life off and just be plain Deborah they span from the USA to Christ Church New Zealand thank you for every word in season a smile or just a hug over facebook. LOVE YOU DOLLA"S

love always

Monday, February 15, 2010


I recieved this from a friend and I really can agree with all of them hope you enjoy them too

I've learned... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.I've learned... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned ... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day,' makes my day.

I've learned ... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned... That being kind is more important than being right..

I've learned ... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned ... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned ... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. I've learned... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult..

I've learned ... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyones' hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I 've learned... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned ... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned ... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned ... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them..

I've learned ... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned... That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned... That one should keep ones' words both soft and tender, because tomorrow same one may have to eat them..

I've learned... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, then you're hooked for life.

I've learned... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it...

I've learned... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
love always me


roroIn our household we have two languages that we speak, I can speak both and read but write and think about projects and put pen to paper with the one I really battle. Alot of people say I am mad to still make up my 15 and 16 year old and even help with school projects. However I never had that when I was growing up both my parents worked and we had a full time nanny that worked with in our home.

I feel as if I am back at school trying to get the best marks possible. What do you parents do for your children or do you leave them to their own homework etc?

love always me

Friday, January 15, 2010


out of the downstairs door and into our own paradise.

up the stair and into the back yard

my own little pathway to my kitchen door

two pots that sit just off the patio where I sit and do most of my writting thinking and praying

outside our bedroom window

out and about Teddy loves this yard that is all his own
tomorrow the tour of the first level hope you come back and enjoy it just as much as we do.
love always me