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Happy Birthday Jesus 2010


Boobie Blunders

Well I went and did it again. Those of you who keep up with the blog know that sometime back in September/august I completely dislocated my left knee for the fourth time and reset it myself on the floor of my master bedroom with four screaming children in the house. Luckily enough Jason was home early and all was well. Then two weeks ago in the complete chaos of all that was and is our move--I fell. I fell HARD and spent 5 hours in the Er thinking that I may actually have had a break. All was well, just a major sprain. I jumped into a walking boot and didn't miss a beat.
Well today, with great intentions, I went out to help Jason install the poles to finish out the 1/2 existing chain link fence around the parsonage....well, I am sure you can guess what happened.
I thank God that I had the clarity of mind to put on my air brace before I went outside. It did some damage but it would have been no much worse if I had not been wearing the brace. No new sprain!…

Blogging for Books Review #1

The Everything Christmas Book: Stories, Songs, Food, Traditions, Revelry, and More [Paperback]

Brandon Toropov (Author), Sharon Gapen Cook (Author), Marian Gonsior (Editor), Susan Robinson (Editor), Peter Weiss (Editor), Barry Littmann (Illustrator)

As the cover states, "celebrate the joy of the Advent Season with the Best of Christmas Past and Present". I found this book to be a charming daily devotional, perfect for the chaos that is the month of December. Heartwarming stories and tummy tickling recipes will help you slowly and comfortably make the transition into the season that we can very easily find ourselves overwhelmed. This book can guide you in a very memorial, and poetic way back to the true meaning and spirit of this holiday season. Wonderful recipes long forgotten, adorable hymns whose lyrics sometimes fall aside from generation to generation and become nothing more than a recognizable tune void of meaning. But NOT SO, with Everything Christmas. You will find wonder…

Interview on december 20, 2010 with Dreamcatchers for Abused Children

DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on child abuse symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. Please visit our official website at:

Original Air Date: December 20, 2010

Interview with Author Rachel Stolle, ""Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou?"

Join Hosts Laurie Ann Smith and Elizabeth Brawley and our very special guest Rachel Stolle, Author of the "Aunt Lou" children's books series. We will be discussing her book "Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou?" and various topics relating to child abuse, and child sexual abuse. Please see Rachel's website at

here is the link to listen to the hour-long interview:…

January Edition of Poetic Monthly Magazine

My article appears on page 51 and is a continuation of a 3 month series of short articles sharing my motivational speaking experience at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas. The series will be concluded in the February edition. My sister (Megan) also has 2 poems in this printing as well. Go check it out!

My interview on 12/10/2010 with Women's Recreation

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Deborah Stevens Purifoy is a 30 year old mother of four who lives in Doddridge, Arkansas. Deborah has been married to her loving and devoted husband, Alex Purifoy, for 13 years. Two years ago due to some poor choices she found herself in a high-speed major motor vehicle accident. The driver in the accident was incarcerated, a passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries, and Deborah's life was changed forever.
In the accident on May 29, 2009, the muscles in Deborah's lower abdomen were ripped by her safety belt causing a major abdominal hernia which required emergency surgery to implant mesh netting. She also required 60 plus staples and stitches in top back left left side of head due to trama from the impact. Two areas of her right forearm were broken. She also required stitches to close three large lacerations to her right arm and two on her left arm--such large areas of tissue were ripped from her arms that physicians believed they may have to perform skin grafts. Her ri…

My Testimony in Song

Sam Bracken's "My Orange Duffel Bag"

I received Sam's book,"My Orange Duffel Bag", at the Book's Alive conference in Jefferson, Texas. I had the honor of meeting both Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett. I was so excited to get home and read my book after all the wonderful testimony Sam shared at Books Alive.
I finished the book tonight, and I plan on immediately passing it along to my husband and the ladies I work with.
"My Orange Duffel Bag" is a great motivational and uplifting book. It is the only book I have ever experienced in such a creative and realistic format. I love the notebook feel to the book, it is very true to its message simply by its design.
I love how the book not only shares bits of Sam's life, but also shares inspirational quotes and biblical principals and verses. His seven steps to Radical Change are indeed life-changing.
I can relate to some of Sam's pain, sadness but more specifically--I can relate to Sam's choice to change. Change in spite of your past. Change …

Highlights from Books ALive 2010 in Jefferson Texas

Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett were AMAZING! You must read "My Orange Duffle Bag" and check out the Oragne duffle bag foundation at

Met Larry Linum from the 1980 Dangerfield Church massacre. Check out Raw, honest story of loss, anger and divine healing!

Other authors of note:
Kathy Louise Patrick of "The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life"

2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton

Judy Christie of "Goodness Gracious Green" and "Hurry Less Worry Less" series

Missy Buchanan of "Living With Purpose in a Worn Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults" and "Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms"

Carla Stewart of "Chasing Lilacs"

Mary Beth Whalen of "The Mailbox"

And Lisa Wingate who ALSO lives in WACO! HA!
NY Times best selling author of "Beyond Summer!" and who's latest book is base…

I must remember this time...

My 4 year old daughter is enamored with REPTILES---specifically IGUANAS! It started simply enough a few months ago. It was summer here in Central Texas and Reese was a self-proclaimed lizard hunter. This child loves Bear Grylls and Billy the Exterminator--she is fearless. She began to imagine that these run-of-the-mill texas lizards were indeed iguanas and komoto dragons.
She comes by her love of, and interest in, nature honestly--from me. I may be a girly girl but I love my biology, critters, and bugs!
Well lizard catching led to the purchase of a few lizard inspired toys and clothing---specifically iguanas. She has a stuffed iguana, "rodeo" dragon (komoto dragon), and ignana tee-shirt. These are some of her most cherished posessions.
For some reason the writers of the children's cartoon "Olivia" decided that a main character in their storylines would also have a pet iguana.
The pleas began.
She wants santa to bring her one for Christmas....
hmmmm, these things get …

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Speech at Shoemaker--Blessing Galore

On October the 13th of 2010, I had the most intimidating, amazing day of my life. I had been invited, by the school counselor, to be a guest motivation speaker on senior day at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas. It was career day for these kids, and I was asked to share my story in a motivational way.
This was something I had dreamed of since I started my journey of self-discovery and healing about 5 years ago, but I never thought I would truly have the strength and courage to do it. And I still don’t. It is only by the grace of God that I was able to share what I am about to share with you with these 300+ teenage strangers.
I arrived at Shoemaker about 20 minutes early. If you know me, you know I am perpetually early. I like to find where I am going, see my surroundings, gather my thoughts and calm myself before I begin any new endeavor. One of the hardest things that I had to do on this day was look at that huge courtyard full of students and not turn my car around and dr…

Cool few days

I am a guest motivational speaker tomorrow at Shoemaker High School for their career day. I should speak to a total of 300 students before 1 pm.
I was also just featured on the speak up for teens website. You can check it out here:

I will follow up with a post as to how it goes tomorrow at Shoemaker. Pray for me!

Boobie Babble Author Interview #5: Patrick D. House

Patrick David House was born June 1st 1976 in South Saint Paul, Minniesota but spent most of his teenage years in Orlando Floirda in a nieghborhood called Pine Hills. He believed in the ways of not following the traditional ways of writing and had a plan of rebelling against how one should be when it came down to becoming an author. He traveled through the United States looking to find the true grit of the American Life. He then settled roots in Louisville KY in 2009 and in 2010 signed with Publish America for two books he had finished The Nevaha Chronicles Book One: The Sword of the Itains and STREET REBELS while waiting the birth of his daughter. He is currently working on his 3rd book The Conquistadores of Pine Hills.


Well as a child I always loved to create stories. I wrote my first script while in 6th grade which was a horror slasher flick set in Ireland called The St. Patrick's Day Massacre. It was only 20 pages but it w…

My interview as it appears on Conscious Discussions

-- World of Writing Interview # 31

Rachel Jeanette Hall Stolle was born and raised in a little town called Jefferson, in North East Texas. As an individual, she has endured economic hardships, sexual abuse by a internal strife. Today Rachel is a 29 year old Baylor University, Texas. graduate, teacher, poetic monthly staff writer, and a budget-conscious stay-at-home mom in Waco

Rachel's first Christian Children's Picture book is set to be released September 12, 2010: Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou?, and has many other books planned for this series. Find Rachel at:

Q: How would a good friend describe you?

A: My husband of eight years, Jason, is my best friend in the world. I sat here pondering this question and I realized, "JUST ASK JASON!!", so I did. He sat pensive for a moment and his first adjective made me grin from ear to ear--beautiful. I absolutely adore how our relationship has grown and changed with the years. After bir…

Author Blog Interview Exchange #4 Lillian Brummett

Boobie Babble Author Interview #4

Dave and Lillian Brummet have been writing professionally since 1999 - to date, they have written 3 published books. The main focus of their books, blogs, newsletter and radio program is to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts and encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.
The Brummet's Conscious Blog:
The Brummet's Conscious Blog - where you will find the eco-tip of the day, quote of the day and many resources for green living. You will also see inspiring positive environmental news and updates on the Conscious Discussions and Authors Read radio shows. You'll also find an insider's view into the world of writing, and links to everything the Brummet's have to offer:

Conscious Discussions Radio:
Conscious Discussions Radio is an hour long talk show that celebrates individuals around the world who are working to make the world a better place…

Boobie Babble Author Interview with Shunkedra Zachery

Author Interview #3

Shunkedra has been captivated by romance and storytelling since she was a young girl growing up in East Texas. Devoted to the ART of reading, she became an Elementary Reading Teacher to inspire children to read. Creating stories about love, whether in book format or script has been a lifelong dream of hers. Shunkedra’s first novel “To Love Again?” encompasses love, forgiveness, faith, and family. The important things in life!!!
Shunkedra is a self-taught fiction novelist and screenplay writer from Texas. She graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and has a BA in Communication with emphasis on Radio/TV. She is also a certified Public School Teacher. She taught in the classroom 4 years before deciding to venture out to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer. She currently resides in Georgia where she spends the majority of her time writing and learning daily about her craft.


My Interview with Author Annie Eskeldson

Q.Where are you from?

A. I was born in a small East Texas town called Atlanta. My family relocated to the tiny town of Gray, Texas when I was four years old. Gray is such a small community that it does not even have its own schools or post office for that matter. I commuted a 50 mile round trip each day to attend school in nearby historic Jefferson, Texas.
Jefferson was the riverport to the southwest and today is known of as the bed and breakfast capital of Texas. It is located on Big Cypress Bayou in the Cypress Valley of Northeast Texas. It is the County seat for Marion county. Named for Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War patriot who was known as the "Swamp Fox". Jefferson was named for Thomas Jefferson, and was conceived as a port city by Allen Urquhart and Daniel Alley, who saw its potential as the head of navigation when they prepared a plan for the town site in 1841.
When did you consider yourself a writer?
I have always felt a tug at my heartstring to take pen to p…

Boobie Babble interview #2 with author DJ Ashton

Author Interview #2

Today we welcome author DJ Ashton. D.J. Ashton was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 3, 1964, at Union Memorial Hospital.
She holds an Associate in Science degree in the field of Criminal Justice and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Metropolitan University.

Having attended the Medix School in Towson, Maryland, she has a certificate of completion in Medical Assisting. She graduated earning the Alpha Beta Cappa award. Upon completion of her externship from the program, she was hired on the spot by the Obstetrician/Gynecologist she worked for during that time, and remained with him until a divorce necessitated a move further than she could travel for work.
Ms. Ashton has one son, who has followed in her footsteps and serves his country proudly in the United States Army. She has one daughter currently enrolled in college as a Psychology major and another daughter who recently graduated beauty school. She also has one granddaughter who she proudly calls "Nana&…