I love coffee… I always have. Ever since my Dad used to make me “hot cocoa” in High School, and he’d add a “little” coffee to it, and gradually, the ratio would end up more coffee than cocoa! I love local, organic, fair trade, non-flavored, high-octane coffee!

But now, thanks to my BFF, I know about Organo Gold coffees…

OG coffees (and teas, soap, toothpaste!) have the fabulous Ganoderma herb incorporated in all of its products. OG has the patent on the Organic Ganoderma that is in every item. I not only drink it, but take the Spore Powder 3 times a day. I have felt more sustained energy, a reduction in the size of a small non-cancerous growth in my hand, and even better blood test results! (More on Ganoderma here: Ganoderma on PBS)

Being in show-biz, I sometimes need to drink a hot, steaming cup at night during a show. Now, I turn to OG, and don’t have any “gut-rot” or jitters.

If you are interested in a sample, let me know! Or, go here to order.



my og


As one gets older, one thinks one shouldn’t age quite so quickly. One wonders why it feels as if it’s happening faster than it should.

Does one accept it? Or try and figure it out?

I did not accept it.

When loads of strange health issues started plaguing me, I did as any smart woman does… I did my research.

It led to this:

I ask… I plead… If any of you have a memory foam mattress or pillow or pad… PLEASE get rid of it! They are toxic, and I am living proof of that. After only a few days, rashes and asthmatic conditions and basic breathing and fatigue have already begun to fix themselves!

I feel new and restored. I can’t wait to see what else this new found freedom from illness will have in store for me.



First Day of School – 2013-2014

Ella is in 5th grade, and Max is in Kindergarten?
Unbelievable… And so wonderful!

A photo from this morning in the school room, and a video (click on the link below the photo named “max K day one” to play) I captured of Max singing his Happy First Day of School song and dance. 🙂

day 1 of 2013-2014
















max K day one

The Word as a Weapon

Proverbs 31 Ministries has a great online bible study that I am doing right now. It’s Lysa TerKeurst’s What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.

We are on Chapter 4, and our memory verse is John 15:4 – “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” One of my favorites, that causes me to spread my wings farther in His name…!

Prior to that, John 14:20 states “On that day, you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

Our great exercise was placing envelopes in each other as a visual to REMAIN in Christ. (My photo of my envelopes is below… I used clear envelopes because I’m such a visual learner, and I LOVE seeing all the layers!)

Life can get hard. BUT, we can’t stop – as much as we want to .. as much as the enemy cries to us that’s it’s so easy to give up, say that we can’t do this…

It’s SO easy to walk away. So easy to automatically label something as “toxic” because we don’t want to be involved and inconvenienced… For too long, I didn’t get rid of toxic, and now, I feel that I quickly label things as toxic out of avoidance.

Because it’s “Uncomfortable”.

Because it’s “Awkward”.

Because it’s “Inconvenient”.

BUT – doesn’t God call us into the deep – to spread His word and light?

Job 42:5 – “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”

MY ears have heard – now my eyes have seen.

God opens our eyes a little – and sometimes a great deal wider than we are comfortable with, so that we may see, take in, and understand His plan.

LIFE CAN GET HARD! BUT – we cannot, we MUST not stop. For we remain in Christ. And that is not Uncomfortable, Awkward, or Inconvenient.

THAT is comfort. THAT is love. THAT is remaining safe, and tucked in to Jesus.


tucked in

every few months I always think I will be more diligent about my posting… not that anyone reads them.. that’s ok. Then there’s no stress…

that’s been the mantra lately. no stress. no guilt.

Romans 8:28

All things work together for good to those who love God to those who are the called according to His purpose.

All things work together… All things…

Even the bad? Even the hard?

All things work together for good…

Yes. Even the bad. Even the hard.

All things…

Thank God that ALL things work together…


After the chaos…

It’s been four crazy weeks.
Stage managing and titles for La Bohème, show caller for GVSU grads, stage managing TedX Grand Rapids, show caller for DU EIB gala, titles for Idomeneo… And now, a show respite, but plunging back into “regular” life…