Friday, September 29, 2006

HELLO

Hi all - I have been thinking about starting a new blog
where I just can talk and share things to inspire others!!!

I am Lori - MomOf8Blessings
As you have guessed - I have 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys - with my wonderful husband, Stephen - of almost 20 years (Nov 2006)!!! I feel so blessed by God!!! We have been homeschooling, since our oldest 18y was 3y. She just graduated this past year!!! I love being able to teach my own children!!!

Now a little bit more about me...
I became a Christian the summer of 1978 - the defining moment of my life!!! My father was in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot.... Currently my husband is in the army - so we still move around a lot.... LOL I met my husband while we were in Bible College in CA. We married - he went Active Duty Army for 3 years than we went to Bible College in Iowa where we lived for 10 years. Then we moved to Texas where my husband Pastored a small church for 3 years. Then we moved to Iowa, temporarily - joined the army again - and now we are in Germany and getting ready to come back to the states really soon!!!

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My Hobbies:
I have always love to read!!! I do go in spurts where I will read like mad and then I will take a break. Currently I am rereading the Left Behind Series - I am on book 1....

Crocheting is also one of my life- long passions!!! I have been creating preemie baby clothes for 5-6 years now. I hope to be able to offer some of my designs for sale when we get back to the states. I do have quite a collection of items already made. 16 years ago, our 2nd daughter was born 5 weeks early and weighed only 5 lb 5 oz. We had a terrible time finding clothes for her. SO I always knew - someday - I would make clothes for preemies!!!

My newest passion is digi-scrapbooking!!! I discovered this hobby - September 2005 - when a friend shared with me her new hobby..... Now I could scrapbook on the computer - never had done paper scrapping - had an interest but did not want the mess, expense etc. I can scrap all the time and have no mess, scraps to lie around etc!!!

In June 2006, I took the next step and became a designer. In any new craft I do - it does not take me long and I start designing my own patterns. So I am not surprised that I followed suit with digi-scrapping. I love designing kits!!! It is so much fun!!! Plus I like bold, bright colors and it can be hard to find kits in this category. So I started making my own. I also believe in making high quality kits - and huge kits. I just can't stop when I start making a kit!!! LOL

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My Life Focus:
My Life is focused on living a life for Christ - He is my source of strength!!! I am here - because of Him. He Created me, He Loves Me, He Cares for me!!! I am so greatful for HIS daily strength!!!

I pray that He becomes your source of strength!!!

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10 comments:

Lori said...

Vicky said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you for your testimony for the LORD! It is so wonderful to see those who are not ashamed to tell others of their faith in the LORD!
I, too, am a Christian. I was saved when I was 10 years old. I was not committed, however. I grew up in church, knew I was saved, but rebelled in that I would not give myself entirely to the LORD. To make a long story short, I told my fiance' I did not want to marry a preacher (he was being called). Well, I did not marry a preacher, per say, however the LORD did not listen to me. Two years after we were married, Tim surrendered to the ministry! By that time, however, I was willing! That was almost 30 years ago! As I am sure you know, the ministry life has its up and downs! But, I would not change a thing! Our 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, are all saved and faithfully attending church. Praise God!
Sorry I took up so much space here, but I just really wanted to say thank you and God bless you!
In Christ,
Vicky Day
Serving my LORD with my husband in Buffalo, WV at Buffalo Baptist Church!

3:37 AM

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erica922 said...

wow dear Lori, is so good to get to know a little bit more about you. wonderful way to start your blog!!! and you are a very blessed woman!!!!

4:23 AM
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Dea Spina said...

Lori, congratulations on your new space! You could not do a better use of it.
What a great big family you have!
Congrats on that too,
Dea

4:57 AM
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Karla Kellum said...

Hi Lori, I had a preemie too she was 4lb 4oz.

You are busy in so many things I don't know how you do it.

Its good to learn more about you and spending time at DSS.

I love the Lord too, isn't He good?

5:18 AM

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Glenda Ketcham said...

Lori:

How refreshing it is to "hear" others speak so openly about their faith. I feel so blessed to have "met" so many Christian women on the different yahoo groups I belong to. God is good! I feel like I've been a Christian all my life, having given my heart to the Lord when I was a young teenager. I cannot imagine living my life and raising my children without the Lord's help.

Glenda Ketcham

7:38 AM

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Lisa said...

Lori,
I love your blog!! Thank you so very much for sharing with us!

Lisa

3:42 PM

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Kendra - RMIx2 said...

Love your new blog Lori! I too Love the Lord. I became a Christian when I was in Jr. High...grew up in church all my life. I thank God for all the blessings in our life!

Kendra

5:53 PM

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~~~Hummie~~~ said...

Oh...these colors seem so "you." Great choice!

You beat me to it. I'm still debating on where to put my blog.

You've got a great start to yours.

12:45 PM

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Tracy said...

Great Job. I know how hard it is to write about yourself and faith. Thanks for doing all the work.

Tracy

1:48 PM

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Maddy said...

Hi Lori,
It's nice to get to know you a bit more. We have a lot in common. One, being that I homeschooled my kids too. Just wanted to let you know that I read the Left Behind Kids books to my kids (especially Joanna) when she was young.. and they loved it. I started reading the adult ones, but like the kids version so much better! We have books 1-25.

5:51 PM