Mimi's Messages

Praying For The Babies

On March 20, 2020, as I was spending time with God, praying against the COVID-19 virus that was overtaking the world and now our country, I felt led to start praying for the unborn babies and the mamas who carried them. I put on my Facebook page that I was doing this, and if they… Continue reading Praying For The Babies

Keepin' It Real

Telling Toys About Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSeD5xSfME     I hope you enjoy this most precious video of my speech-and-language-impaired son. I printed out what he is saying (with a little interpretation). I don’t want you to miss a bit of it. Here is the whole story. M loves Pokemon. He likes to look them up and find videos and information… Continue reading Telling Toys About Jesus

Keepin' It Real

Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!

Living With Gusto

I’m An Overcomer

Having children with special needs is such a challenge! But one thing I've learned....it keeps us TOTALLY dependent on God. No way can I be "in control" because in the blink of an eye, our life could be in shambles.   There are days my prayer has been, "Oh God, oh God, oh God" because… Continue reading I’m An Overcomer

Words To Help

I’m a Warrior, Not A Worrier!

Today my friend's situation reminded me of the need for this card. There are a bunch of things pressing in on me and my brain is in a tizzy (southern expression for going crazy).    *I'm trying to get a seat belt installed before heading south. I had to cut it because my son became… Continue reading I’m a Warrior, Not A Worrier!

Mimi's Messages

Eighteen Days of Whew!

Whew, what a crazy, busy last few weeks! From November 9 to 26 I was rarely home! In that two and a half weeks I: had four days of vendor shows, including three setup-and-takedowns taught reading to kindergarteners for four days, drove to Kentucky and back (7 hours one way) to celebrate Thanksgiving with my… Continue reading Eighteen Days of Whew!

Mimi's Messages

I Won!

Today I defied the compulsion towards People Pleasing!! (A lifetime-long struggle.)   Yesterday was grueling for me.   I taught reading to reluctant kindergarteners for three hours,   went to an appointment,   returned home in time to get my son off the bus --his OCD meant he asked every few minutes if we were… Continue reading I Won!

Living With Gusto

Sparkle & Shine Calendar is Here!

    Hello lovelies! Goodness this last six months has been incredibly busy. I seriously don't know how I had time to teach full time before I retired. Of course, I've added three jobs since then, all of them MY businesses. And I am entirely responsible for all three. That along with raising two special… Continue reading Sparkle & Shine Calendar is Here!

Living With Gusto

To Love Even More~Is It Possible?

    Ohhhhh, yes. Sometimes our children are not as we expected--not as we dreamed and hoped. But in the midst of the grief (because yes, there is a grief process as we let go of those hopes and dreams for our children) we form new ideas, experience unplanned-for joys, celebrate the tiniest accomplishments-turned-into-milestones, sacrifice even… Continue reading To Love Even More~Is It Possible?

Inspiration

Overcomer

Having children with special needs is such a challenge! But one thing I've learned....it keeps us TOTALLY dependent on God. No way can I be "in control" because in the blink of an eye, our life could be in shambles.There are days my prayer has been, "Oh God, oh God, oh God" because I just… Continue reading Overcomer