Saturday, May 24, 2014

The winner of the Exploding Picture box is.......

Ship's Log  05.24.2014                                                                       

Ahoy Mateys! It be time to announce the winner of me specially made Exploding Picture box. The winner is:


Congrats Matey, I will be contacting ye soon!

Thanks to everyone who read my blog and those who entered. God bless.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Ship's Log  05.17.2014


Is a big part of your ministry praying for others? If so, I encourage you to join a team of wonderful volunteers. The OurPrayer community is a place where you can make a difference for God, through prayer.   This is an online prayer ministry, so you would be praying for others in your own home and at any time of day that you choose.


About OurPrayer

OurPrayer is a Christ-centered ministry that embraces people of all faiths and all ages from all over the world.  We believe in the power of prayer, which lifts the problems of our daily lives, our families and our communities directly to God.
We follow the path pioneered by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale that honors the essence of the gospel, and the values that spring from that message, to the broadest possible audience in a way that will have maximum, life-changing impact.
For the majority of those we reach, committed Christians who look first to God, we serve to reinforce their faith and to strengthen it.  Through prayer and devotion, we inspire people and show them how to live their faith and share it with others.
OurPrayer is a service of Guideposts. Guideposts is the spiritual ally that helps people connect faith-filled values with their daily lives.   
"Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer, and listen to the cry of my supplication." Psalm 86:6  (AMP)

Ways to Pray

OurPrayer has many ways you can pray with us. Send us your prayer request, speak with a volunteer on our prayer line, join a daily prayer chat, pray for others and more.  Please browse the many ways you can pray with us.
Send Us Your Prayer Request
We have thousands of trained and caring volunteers ready to pray for your needs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose to have your request prayed for confidentially, or post on our Pray for Others page where in addition to being prayed for by a volunteer, your request will also be prayed for by OurPrayer's caring community. 
OurPrayer Prayer Line
Receive confidential prayer from a trained volunteer. Available 7am-10pm Eastern, Monday through Friday. Call 203-778-8063.
Our real-time prayer technology offers one-on-one prayer time with a prayer volunteer. When this is available you'll see a note at the top of our website "RealTime prayer is available."
Prayer Chat
Share your cares and prayer concerns with OurPrayer members and pray for their needs. Daily prayer chats are held in the lift up room weekdays at 11:00am & 9:00pm Eastern. Join Us.
OurPrayer has a growing and thriving network on Facebook where you can meet new friends and share prayers.  Be sure to like us!

30 Days of Prayer Groups
Put the power of prayer to work in your life. Join our  free 30 day prayer groups and you’ll receive an email with Scripture, direction and encouragement that will transform the way you pray—and live. Sign up for our free program celebrating Christ's coming!

Pray with Others
Stand in the gap! Please join us as we pray for others by name and need.  

Become a Prayer Volunteer

Do you have an hour or more a week to spare? You can pray for others in the privacy of your own home. 

There are 3 ways that you can become an OurPrayer Volunteer:

Pray Online

Pray for Prayer Requests on the Web. Web volunteers are given access to a secured online area to pray. Pray online or print out a list for later reflection. This option offers the most flexibility whenever and wherever you have the time.

Pray on the phone

Prayer line volunteers are trained to listen to the concerns of callers and pray with them by name and need. Toll-free Prayer line calls are forwarded to the volunteer’s home at a scheduled time for a minimum of one to two hours each week.

Write Prayers Online

Volunteers are trained to write personal prayer responses to encourage and comfort those struggling with distressing circumstances. Prayer responses are emailed to the person requesting prayer through OurPrayer system to protect volunteer’s privacy.

I started out years ago as an Online Prayer volunteer. I would either pray right then and there or I would print out some prayer requests and pray for them later....Now, I write prayers online. I prefer this way, because I know that whomever I am praying for will get an actual written prayer from me. I have actually requested prayer for myself a few times and I can tell you that getting a prayer in my email is a true comfort. I just pray that my prayers also comfort those who receive them.

It doesn't take a lot of your time to volunteer. You can pray for as few/many requests that your time permits. 
Won't you join our team? 



I have created a special Exploding Picture Box to give away to one commenter. (US residents only, unless winner is willing to pay postage) All you have to do is answer my question....and please leave your name and email address, so I will know how to contact you if you win. You have until Thursday May 22nd (midnight Pacific Time) to enter to win the box. The winner will be announced on my blog, Saturday May 24th.  Please spread the word! And don't forget to answer the question

Question:  How has your prayer life affected you personally? 

Here are a few pictures of the Exploding Picture Box...the measurements are (closed) 4" high, 5" wide/deep (opened) 12" x 12"

I thank you for reading this blog and I look forward to reading your comments.....God bless

Thursday, May 15, 2014

And me favorite caption be........

Ship's Log  05.15.2014                                                                  

Ahoy Mateys!!!  Thanks to all of ye that posted a caption fer me photo. They were all very good and it was hard to choose. Here be me favorite:

Hey! No fair, Grampy pulled a quarter out of there yesterday. And I get nothing!

Congrats to Jackie for having me favorite caption this week! Thanks again fer playin' along, Mateys!

God bless!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday With A Twist

Ship's Log   05.14.2014                                                                   

Ahoy Mateys! It be time fer me Wordless Wednesday With A Twist post. What say you? How would ye caption me photo this week? I will announce me favorite caption tomorrow. 

Caption This:

This here be me grandbabies, Tate and Cecilia (aka Chief and Snow). What say you? What be goin' through their minds? If they could talk, what would they say? I know ye all have some great imaginations out there, so let's here yer captions!

Thanks fer comin' aboard me blog today! God bless!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Me favorite caption be......

Ship's Log  05.08.14                                                                                                       

Okay Mateys, once again only 2 people put down their caption fer me picture.  Here be me favorite :

Jackie wrote:

"Let it goooooooo! The playground never bothered me anyway"

Sarah's caption was good too:

"Standing on the rooftops, everybody scream your heaarrrrt oouuuuuttt!!!"

Thanks fer playin' along Jackie and Sarah!

God bless!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday With A Twist....and the winner of my latest drawing!

Ship's Log 05.07.14                                                                                                 

Welcome aboard, Mateys! Before we get to this week's picture, I would like to announce the winner of me last drawing......The winner is:

Lis K

Congrats Matey! Ye won the Kindle version of yer choice, either Made To Last or Here To Stay! I will be sendin' ye an email to find out yer choice. Thank ye all fer playin'! Please hang around fer me Caption contest! There be no prize, but it sure be a lot of fun to play!

Here be this week's Wordless Wednesday With A Twist photo:

Caption This:

This be me daughter, Debra Dawn....what say you? How should this picture be captioned? I will post my favorite caption tomorrow.....Use yer imaginations, Mateys! I can come up with a few of my own....LOL

Thanks fer comin' aboard! God bless.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Ship's Log  05.03.2014                                                                          

Ahoy Mateys! It be time fer another I SPY WIT' ME LITTLE EYE post! Today I be tellin' ye about 2 books by author Melissa Tagg. They are part of a series and they are really great reads. So, without further ado.....

About the Author
Melissa Tagg

Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last and Here to Stay, is a former reporter and total Iowa girl. In addition to her homeless ministry day job, she's also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers. When she's not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever (not that she's biased), watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next story. She's passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa blogs regularly and loves connecting with readers at

Now...her books:                                                                

Made To Last


Miranda Woodruff has it all. At least, that's how it looks when she's starring in her homebuilding television show, From the Ground Up. So when her network begins to talk about making cuts, she'll do anything to boost ratings and save her show--even if it means pretending to be married to a man who's definitely not the fiance who ran out on her three years ago.

When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda's every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth--and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she's built come crashing down just as she's found a love to last?

My Review:

Hard To Put Down!!

Sigh......I must say that when I finished this book, I came away with a satisfying feeling. It was perfectly written and so enjoyable to read. Melissa has written a tale that truly reveals how much we need to be ourselves and not try to conform to this world and it's expectations of us. I found myself loving these characters....especially Blaze! Oh man, I would love to hear the rest of his story. *hint, hint*

Making your mark in this world should be an easy task, but at times we find ourselves in tough situations. This story has a way of entertaining you and educating you at the same time.

I would love to see this made into a movie some day. There wasn't a single part of this book that could not be portrayed in a movie....including those passages where the characters were thinking about their pasts. Yes, I can definitely see this on the Hallmark Channel one day....too bad I don't have their ear.

"And it makes me think, what does God see in us that we don't? That matters. Because when all the stuff we're hiding behind is stripped away, it's what He sees that's left. So what does He see?"
( POWERFUL MESSAGE, to say the least!)

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read about characters that not only entertain you (and BOY do they ever entertain!), but that help you to get in touch with your own feelings and what needs to be done to make your own life reflect truth.....and therefore, opens you up to love.

I was given a copy of Made To Last from Bethany House Publishing, in exchange for an honest review. (I was under no obligation to give a positive review.)

You can purchase a copy of Made To Last   HERE

Here To Stay


After playing nomad for five years, Blake Hunziker has finally had enough of adventure. Not sure what reception he'll get from everyone back in Whisper Shore, he's stunned at not only a warm welcome from his hometown but also a job offer. The job is his if he can successfully pull off the annual Christmas Festival. If only he knew the first thing about coordinating events...

If there's one thing Autumn Kingsley knows, it's Whisper Shore. For years, she's been stuck running her family's inn when all she wants is to see the world. Now she has a visit scheduled from a potential investor who could take over the inn, as well as a dream job offer in Paris. But with just two weeks to whip the inn into shape, her chance at escape is a long shot.

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.

My Review:

Blaze is on fire!!!

When I read Made To Last by Melissa Tagg, I was totally enamored by one character....Blake Hunziker, aka Blaze. He may not have been the 'main' character, but he certainly shined for me. When I finished the book, all I could think about was whether or not Melissa was going to give Blaze his own story/book. And she did!!!
Let me tell you, this book does not disappoint. Blaze is just as funny and entertaining as in Made To Last. Of course, in Here To Stay, he shows more sides to himself...all wonderfully written.
How do you know what is best for you? How do you know which door to walk through, when you can see so many up ahead? Coming back home wasn't an easy decision for Blaze and his story has its ups and downs....and quirks, of course.
I truly loved this story and I can't wait to read more by Melissa Tagg. And in case you cannot tell, I highly recommend Here To Stay.

I was given a copy of this book by the author and publisher, but was under no obligation to give a positive review.

You can purchase a copy of Here To Stay   HERE  

Obviously, I highly recommend both of these books. Melissa Tagg is a very talented author and I look forward to reading more of her stories. 


Okay Mateys, listen up! I am going to choose one commenter and give that person his/her choice of the Kindle version of Made To Last OR Here To Stay....winner's choice. Just leave a comment with your name and email address and I will throw yer name in the hat! Ye have until midnight, May 6, 2014 (Pacific Time) to enter...winner will be announced on my Wordless Wednesday With A Twist post on May 7, 2014. 

So get yerselves to commentin' Mateys! And God bless ye fer comin' aboard!!!!