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Welcome to my home online! I am not new to blogging since I started my embroidery blog several years ago, but thought it might be fun to create another blog without all the sewing, embroidery and quilting details that some of you may not be interested in. Hopefully this blog will give you a glimpse inside my life, my family and my hobbies. But may it first and foremost bring glory and honor to my Lord and Savior.

I live in western Kansas with my family and own my online business,
Embroidery Treasures, which I started in January 2006. Not only is machine embroidery and quilting my daily work schedule, but it is also one of my favorite hobbies among computers, the Internet, electronic gadgets, reading, baking and cooking.



 

The Lord had blessed with with a wonderful loving father! He not only provides our family with our physical needs, but also strives to be the spiritual leader God desires. Whether I need advice with an issue I am facing or have a flat tire on my car, I know I can depend on Dad to help me or fix it. He is a farmer/rancher and  grows wheat and milo, along with taking care of a cow/calf herd. He also holds the title of "Mr. Fix-It" in our house!

 

I am so thankful for the 23 years God gave me with my wonderful mother before she went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 3, 2006! She homeschooled my sisters and myself from pre-school through our senior year in high school. Not only did Mom help us through Chemistry and Algebra, but she also displayed to us a wonderful example of a wife and mother. She patterned her life after the Biblical Proverbs 31 woman. Some of the greatest memories I treasure are remembering her jogging in the morning while memorizing Scripture, reading her Bible every morning in the family room and seeing her bedroom door shut, knowing she was inside praying for her family and friends.

My two sisters - my two best friends! My sisters and I love to spend time with each other. Whether it is sharing secrets, all-day shopping trips or just laughing and giggling together on the couch, we love it! Attending Camp Good News and serving as counselors and Bible teachers there is one of our favorite times together. All three of us now live in different states, but through email, facebook and cell phones, we keep in touch - plus those get-togethers are extra special times now!! :)
 

Jena is a Registered Nurse, working at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She has always had a desire to work in the Neo-natal ICU and she was able to move to Oklahoma City in May 2009 and start working in that unit. She has always wanted to follow in Mom's footsteps and become a nurse since she was young. God has given her a tender and compassionate heart in caring for people. If anyone in our family needs medical advice, Jena is the one to ask!  On her days off, she loves scrapbooking and taking photographs. She has also become very computer savvy in the last couple of years, writing on her blog and posting photos online.
 

Krissa graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina majoring in print journalism in May 2008. God has given her an amazing ability to write and she desires someday to write for a Christian magazine. Right now she is the assistant editor of Hobby Farms magazine in Lexington Kentucky. She loves Kentucky and truly enjoys the layout and editing of the magazine. Krissa is my computer and Internet confident. She enjoys computers, software programs and social networking, just as I do.
 



My ultimate desire is the serve the Lord Jesus Christ and be willing to follow His will for my life. I trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior at the age of 5 and strive to follow Him every single day.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:31, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. I know in and of myself, I can do nothing. But with the Lord enabling me, I can do all things for His glory!