Friday, December 31, 2010

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! Just a bit of new swelling and a twinge of pain with the application of pressure....definitely doable.
Here is my question. WHEN WILL I STOP FALLING?
I fell going down stairs when I was 5 m pregnant with Raeleigh --ended up in boot
I fell and dislocated my knee --for the 4th total time (I had surgery at a preteen for multiple dislocations)
and Now the sprain plus additional trauma.
I feel like I should be in a Boobie Bubble!--and Jason would agree!
All I can do is be strong, be hopeful and find a way to get the left side of my body much, much stronger!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

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 wonderful quotations for very recognizable and beloved literary figures, much loved carols, Biblical scripture references, roots of some of our most beloved traditions, and recipes worthy of stealing the spotlight at any holiday party.
Everything Christmas is a must read, and a great inspirational guide to warm and comfort you through even the toughest holiday season.

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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:
I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjyed participating!
visit to learn more about the products and information that we discuss.

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!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

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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 right hand was crushed and required seven pins to be inserted. Other injuries included a fractured right foot, plus torn ligament in her right knee. The injuries to her lower extermities were so severe that she required medical rehabilitation in order to relearn how to walk.
During this trying time Deborah's husband, Alex, had to take time off of work to be by her side at the hospital and to take on the role as primary care-giver to their four children. Upon trying to return to work as an intern electrician he was laid off.
Deborah has fought a long arduous battle to recovery from both her medical ailments and drug abuse that led to her being in the vehicle with the individual who caused the accident. She has turned her life around, and is striving to regain her strength in order to be the loving mother and wife that she desires to be.
Deborah did not, and does not, have health insurance. Her husband has since returned to work in a different career path. Deborah cannot return to work. She still sufferes from staggering residual injures from the accident.
Deborah's abdominal hernia has yet to heal--even two years after the initial trauma. She suffers from a very painful seroma, which is a fluid filled sac about the size of a grapefruit. The incision site from the mesh metal implant has yet to fully close, and leaks the fluid from the seroma, plus both red and white blood cells. She has to change her dressing three to four times a day due to the fluids and odor.
Deborah's other surgeries have also left her with lingering issues. She cannot stand for longer than ten minutes at a time due to chronic knee pain. The pins in her hand have all backed themselves out of the bone. Thay have actually pierced the surface of her skin leaving her with no option other than to remove them herself. There is one pin left in her hand that is out of the bone and free-floating inside of her hand. The pin that connects her thumb to her wrist is beginning to also back out of the bone, leaving her with very limited mobility in her thumb and wrist. The movement of this pin has also led to very painful distortion of the joint that is sensitive to touch.
Not having medical insurance, she has been forced to visit the emergency room seven times since her inital release from LSU. Physicians have performed CAT scans, xrays and diagonostic exams. Each time Deborah was implored to have corrective surgery to both her abdomin and hand--yet they refuse to do the procedures. She has gotten nothing but the run-around and hits red-tape at each turn.
It has been two years and no physician will touch her. They all claim she must return to LSU since they were the initial insitution that performed all of the emergency procedures.
Deborah has tried several times to get in to see LSU but they refuse to see her since she has no medical insurance and lives out of state. The only terms under which they agree to even see her are if she pays $250 per visit, and they require several consultations prior to surgery. She is in the process of trying to qualify for social security health insurance but she was told the wait time for that could be up to two years.
With one income, four children, and no insurance this has yet to be a reachable reality for her and her family.
Help Deborah Stevens Purifoy aims to change that for her. We ask that if you can, please make a donation to the account opened in her honor at Citizen's National Bank in Jefferson, Texas. It could be $1, $5, $100, extra change you have laying around in your car... or even your promise of prayers for her situation. All caring, and loving donations in any form will be greatly appreciated. You can call the bank directly to make a funds transfer, mail a personal check to the adress listed below, or you can make a donation here via the paypal account that is linked to her medical funds banking account in Jefferson, Texas.


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