Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Trick-or-Treating!!!!!!!

Scarring Paw-Paw!!!!!
Jeff and Natalie's House- They had a haunted trail.....we didn't do the trail.

Lucas, Lance and a Friend. (Jeff and Natalie's kids)


My Little Pirate!!!!!! Isn't he the cutest!!!!?

Just look at those eyes!!!!!
Enjoying the first of to much chocolate treats.
Got the hat on ONE time!!!!!!
Played Basketball at Uncle Jeff and Aunt Natalie's
Daddy helped to make a basket!
It was a Great Night!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yes, it is that time again. That day I don't like and is filled with so much dread. Dread may not be the right word.................. FEAR is the right word. You see, this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yes, the month is almost over. I have my appointment this evening to get, not a typo. I go with a lot of anxiety. I can work myself up into a frenzy. The first time I went, I was changing into the lovely paper top that they give you and almost snuck out the back door.

I always tell all of my clients and my motto has become.....Labor and Delivery is not a place where ignorance is bliss...educate yourself.

This is where what you preach must be done. Talk the talk and walk the walk. The rubber meets the road or breast tissue lays on the cold plate, however you want to look at it. You see, Praise the Lord, my Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor. Her Mom was a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have watched MANY women who are Breast Cancer Survivors. I have educated myself and maybe know TOO much if that is possible.

I'm going this afternoon and this year I talked 2 friends into going with me. That way I can't back out. Last time I made an appointment, I cancelled it 3 embarrassing is that???? I have tried a couple of times but the answer was always NOPE!!!!! Gotta do it.
Therefore today at 5:20pm EST, I will be squished. I can do this because He is with me. He will not leave me or forsake me. He gives me the peace that I need and no matter what, I am His and He is mine. He already knows the outcome. PRAISE HIS NAME!!!!!!!

I'll let you know how it goes. Oh, and by the way, if you haven't gone to get your squishing this year....MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!!!!!!!!

Laboring with You (and being squished)
Doula Mama Pam
(This is as close as I could get to Pink, because of my background)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Not Me Monday

I DID NOT eat at McDonald's 2 times in one day on Saturday.

I DID NOT try on 3 pairs of pants on Sunday Morning to find out that because of what I did the day before, none of them fit.
I DID NOT do absolutely NOTHING on Sunday afternoon but snooze and watch a little TV.

I DID NOT get in a rush ordering my oldest his business cards and misspell something on the card. (can you find it?)
I also DID NOT forget to sign the UPS drop off slip 2 days in a row so that when we finally had them in our possession, he was already in New York.
I DID NOT in the midst of the flu season and the outbreaks of H1N1 take our 2 year old along with 2 of his friends and their Mom to the Children's Museum and let them play and touch EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!!
I DID NOT take the youngest to get a haircut and watch him age about 9 months to a year in that 15 minutes. He's growing up WAY to fast!!!!!!
Have an awesome Monday!!!!!
Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Super Saturday at the Children's Museum

I didn't know that 3 children could play for almost 3 hours that hard.
Happy Saturday
Doula Mama Pam

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Evening.....My heart is heavy

Dear Readers,

Most of you who stop by and read or stop by and just see what is going on over here usually don't leave a comment but I know you have been here because the counter says you have. That is just fine and I soooo don't mind at all.
Tonight as I sit here getting ready for bed and my Little Man is fast asleep in the room just on the other side of the wall, my heart is heavy. You see, I have a friend. Her name is Nikki and her husband is Chad. They have been waiting for the arrival of their precious daughter and second child. Her name is Johanna. Don't you just love that? Johanna was diagnosed with a Genetic Disorder called Trisomy 18 back in April. I am not even sure how I found her blog but we just kind of clicked. I would leave comments on her blog and she would leave them on mine. We have even e-mailed a few times and I made her a bracelet with Johanna's name and a couple of pairs of earrings and sent them to her. She lives just a ways down the road.
This morning was the morning that we had all been praying and waiting for. Today was the day we would all finally meet Johanna. With Trisomy 18, no one knows how long she would be here on this earth before the Lord would take her home to be with Him. Chad and Nikki had made the decision to follow through with this pregnancy no matter what. This was His child. He had chosen Chad and Nikki to care for her no matter how long. This morning, Johanna met her Mom and Dad and family. She was loved on, caressed and cared for. I am sure she was snuggled, kissed and cried over. Every wrinkle, every hair, every dimple, finger and toe counted. Then she went home to be with Jesus. As her grandfather so perfectly put it, "Outwardly, she was perfect. Internally, her condition prevented her from staying with us here. ".
I can not imagine the range of emotions that Chad and Nikki and the family are going through this evening. The tears and the sorrow must be overwhelming. I don't know them that well. Yet, she and Chad are my brother and sister in Christ. Therefore "far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by not praying for you (them)". If you have a moment, would you stop by her blog? You can see the sweet picture of Johanna and the precious picture of those perfect toes that are now walking the streets of gold with our Savior.
Their blog address is . Stop in and just leave a comment. Just let them know that you are praying for them now and in the days ahead. It would mean the world to them.
Thanks so much!!!!!!!
Praying for you,
Doula Mama Pam

Fantastic Fall Festival Friday

Of course when you go outside, the first thing you have to get is the biggest truck in the box.
The fireman put on all of his gear and talked to the class about fire safety and not to be afraid when the fireman comes to rescue you.
Of course there is always hair-paint. Kaleb chose green. Everything he sees and wants lately is green.

"Look Mommy-a Fire Truck!!!!!"
Playing "Going on a bear hunt" before the festivities started.
Kaleb and his best friend Blaine(brown shirt) listening to the fireman.
Kaleb and Blaine trying to do the hoops. This was suppose to be a bean bag toss.........that's ok.
It was so much fun being able to go to this with Kaleb. He had his face painted but those pictures are on my phone and I don't know how to get them on here. Of course it was a truck!!!!!!!
Have a great Friday!!!!!!
Laboring with You,
Doula Mama Pam

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Here we are again.....Thursday. It's almost the weekend!!!!!! At the same time, the weekend is as busy as the rest of the week so it does not seem to slow down at all. Things have been a little crazy this week and exciting all at the same time.
Kyle, the oldest, left last night about 8pm to ride on a bus with a bunch of other photography students to go to New York, New York. They are all going to a Photo Expo which is totally foreign to me but I love to look at the photographs. He can tell you how they did it, what part of photoshop, what lens, what lighting and the developing and it almost sounds like a different language. Let me tell you though, he has a gift. I could hold the camera and take the same picture and I promise you, it would not even come close to looking the same.
He has been published in 2 printed magazines and at least 3 web-based magazine. He is growing up way to fast for me. This trip kind of happened VERY quick. I mean, like we found out about it last week. Scrambling to get everything ready and done and making sure expenses were covered and that he had what he needed and what seminars he wanted to attend. It was just soooo exciting. At the same time, it is soooo difficult to realize that in a couple of months, he is going to be 21. Twenty-one----WOW, I am feeling old. Yet I have watched him turn into a very handsome young man that has manners and can carry on a conversation with anyone. A young man that his friends trust and will call and talk to if they have a problem. A young man that knows what he wants and is going after it. It's scary sometimes to realize you have to take your hands off and allow them to fail every once in a while to learn how it all works. I'm just soooo proud. He has blessed me beyond belief. At the same time I realize what a gift he is from my Lord. Kyle was His before He was mine and is still His. He has a plan for Kyle and I am so blessed to the Mom that He chose for Kyle. I trust that the Lord has it all planned for him and that he will follow after Him. It's an exciting time in Kyle's life and I am just so blessed to be apart of it. Kyle, love you so much and soooo very proud of you.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

I am soooooo excited!!!!!!! I go to an awesome church and we have something new and exciting. Our Women's Ministry has created a blog!!!!!! How cool is that!!!!!!!!
Tara, over at (Monkeying Around), is heading up this part of the ministry and asked if I would help her with a new blog. Are you kidding???? Of course I would. Turn down the opportunity? Not a chance.
We contacted the awesome blog designer at Hot Bliggity Blog named Casey and once again, she has blown us away. We told her what we wanted and gave a description and WOW!!!!! The link-back buttons are just AWESOME. You can contact her at or click on their button on the sidebar. Of course, some of those buttons will find their way over here and we can all read, share, worship, give testimony and if you live anywhere near here, watch on "Meet You There Monday" and come and join us in a fellowship, bible study or any other event.
I guess it would help if I left the link for you. . Come by, leave a note and tell us how you found us!!!!!! How cool to have women from all over the US following along. Make it even better and be a "follower". We just pray that the LORD receives ALL the credit and we are just the hands that type and the ones that pray over it!!!!!!!! Thank you again Casey. You are the best. Thank you to Tara for giving me such a blessing in helping with this project. It is so much fun!!!!!!!!!

Laboring with You,
Doula Mama Pam

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not Me Monday

I DID NOT enter in every give away at McMama's blog this week, knowing I would win.

I DID NOT go to a new stylist this weekend and told her "whatever you want to do is fine with me"

I DID NOT actually fuss about my eyebrows looking "manly" and walk into McDonald's and the sweet cashier say to me, "Can I help you sir" 30 minutes after I made that comment. (Yes, the brows will be waxed next week!!!!)

I DID NOT listen intently to one of my precious children in Sunday School tell me about her family leaving on Thursday to go to Disney World to find out later from her mom, they are NOT. This being the same sweetheart that walks to church each Sunday and has a pool and hot tub in the front yard and the whole church has been invited over to go swimming......she is sooooo cute!!!!!

I DID NOT go to church on Sunday morning without a jacket and then on the way home explain to my husband, that at 43 degrees, I think we need a fire this afternoon......Yes, it is only mid October!!!!!!!!

Hoping you all have an awesome week!!!!!!!! See you tomorrow.

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Ok, last week I told you this was for all the Chocolate Lovers out there!!!!!!!

Here we go.......

Sin in a Bowl (that is literally what I call it!!!)

1 box of your favorite brownie mix-prepared according to directions-allow to cool
1 box of chocolate cake mix-prepared according to directions-allow to cool
1 large container of Cool Whip
1 large box of Chocolate Pudding-prepared according to Pie Filling Recipe
1/2 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts or peanuts
1 cup of chocolate chip morsels + 1/4 cup of morsels for topping

You will need a very deep glass bowl. You want to be able to see the layers.
In a separate bowl, using all of the chocolate pudding mix and 1/2 of the tub of Cool Whip, combine these together with a whisk and create a "mousse". Set aside.
Take 1/3 of the brownie's, crumble in the bottom of the bowl.
Take 1/3 of the cake, crumble in the bottom of the bowl.
Take 1/3 of the "Mousse" mixture and cover over the crumbled brownie and cake.
Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips
Repeat 2 more times.
When completed, cover with remaining cool whip.
Top with 1/4 c. of morsels.
Cover and place in refrigerator.
Allow to chill for approx. 4 hours or over night.

Serve and enjoy!!!!!!!

Laboring (and Cooking) with You,
Doula Mama Pam

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fabulous Friday

PRIDE does not even begin!!!!!! Our oldest has been invited to a huge event in NEW YORK!!!!! It's gonna be big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so proud of him. Of course, we had to do a quick job on getting a buisness card for him to take with him. What do you think?????

Kyle we are sooooo very proud of YOU!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!! Oh, here is where he is going...check it out!!!!! VERY COOL!!!!!

Love you so much,
Mom and Bo
Dad and Lynn
Papa and MeMa (Hendrix)
Papa and MeMa (McManus)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I knew this day was coming but I could not remember when. I saw it this morning on McMama's blog and I as I sit here on my lunch hour, I can not help but to mention it, talk about and of course blog about it.

This is a day that comes around year after year and there are so many women that need this day of remembrance. I am one of those women. A few years ago, our family suffered a miscarriage. It was very early in the pregnancy but nevertheless, it was our baby. We were completely surprised to even find out I was pregnant. We had been told for YEARS that I would NEVER get pregnant without the help of fertility medications. We had finally accepted that and had moved on and then this. It hit us so hard when we found out we had lost our little one. It was, as I told my Mom that day, "It was hell on earth". That is where I was and I was hurting like nothing I had ever experienced before. It took many months and probably even a year or so to try and understand what was happening and why. I still don't understand.

I read so many blogs of women who have walked this road of an early miscarriage, of a 20+ week loss and even those that have carried their children to delivery and they have been taken to heaven before their first breath or their first 24 hours. Oh my heart hurts for you. My tears burn my face for you. Whether you have lost one early or full term or later, that was your child. I came to understand that even though in this life, I may not have had the chance to hold my little girl (mine was early and I chose to remember our baby as a girl), there is coming a day that I will get to hold her. She will be complete, maybe she will even have my cheeks. The fact is that at that moment when I finally see her, all of this on this earth won't matter. It won't even matter if she is a she or I am blown away that she is a he. He had a plan and that is what I can depend and hang on to. One of my very close friends named Tara and I were actually pregnant at the same time. Her pregnancy was completed with her oldest son named Ethan. I would be lying to tell you that there are the occasional times that I see Ethan and wonder.......Hmmmm what would she be like today.

I work in an Ob/Gyn office in Greensboro. We have women that have suffered the loss of their children. I have watched even the youngest mom that has had a miscarriage and the hurt in their eyes says all they need to say even without uttering a word. There are even women that I have come face to face with that have lost several children. I had the blessing of being on the phone even last Thursday with one that just kept weeping over the child that she had lost. The hurt, the anger, the emptiness and pain were more than she could handle. My heart just ached for her. I have seen her several times. We don't say much with words but the hugs and thank you's are all I need. I am praying for the day when she will get to take a baby home from the hospital with her!!!

He had a plan. He always has and always will. Once again, in the midst of rebellion, He gave us Kaleb. There was even a time early in my pregnancy with him I had some of the same issues and the fear and panic set in again. I can remember days sitting in my OB's office in tears because I was afraid I would have to re-live that pain all over again. The Lord saw me through. He blessed my socks off with Kaleb and his Daddy!!!!!!! Once again, I'll say it again!!! He is in total control!!!!! He DOES know what He is doing!!!!! Not a day goes by that I don't spend time sitting and holding Kaleb and realizing what a blessing he is to everyone he meets.

So, as today passes by and you think of those who have lost a child, no matter if it was early or late, call them today and encourage them. Tell them you thought about them and prayed for them today. They will so appreciate it and it will mean more to them than you ever realize!!!!!!

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Thoughtful Thursday has once again arrived and I am amazed at how much is going on in the Kennedy household and at the same time how many things we are involved in and activities and other just "stuff". Have you ever just wanted to say "ENOUGH" and grab your hubby and children and lock the doors, turn off the telephone, the computer, the cell-phones, blackberry and anything else that steals your attention and just be? That is the way I have felt the last 10 days. I am just tired. Last Saturday morning was sooooo very much fun. I went and met with Tara at none other than Starbucks with laptop in hand to accomplish 2 things. The first was to get the Women's Ministry Blog up and on line. The second was to get her a blog set up for her and her family and her experiences with homeschooling and finding other homeschooling moms for her to connect with. We spent I think over 2 hours, playing around with design, layouts, settings and the like. I came home thinking...."I would love to help everyone design a blog" "Hmmmm wonder if I could make a living doing that????? NOT!!!!" but at least it was a thought, funny one but a thought.

Sunday was an awesome day. The boys slept and I beaded most of the afternoon while they slept. I knew in my head what I was making. I just needed it in my hands. You see, what I was working on so hard and it had to be just right was for M.O.M (My Other Mother). Marsha and Tim were in country from Ukraine and I hadn't seen them yet. I was so excited that I thought I was going to bust a gut. I knew it would be sooooo very good to see them and yet, I knew it was going to be so very difficult to say good by, an hour and half later. I finally got the project made and found a cute box to put it in and gave it to her. Written on the front was "Don't open until Christmas or Your Birthday... You chose" See, her birthday is a few days after Christmas. Oh, I so pray that she just loves it. You can follow along on their blog that is on the side bar to your right.

All of this to say, that life gets so busy sometimes that we may need to stop and take a break and breathe. Do something fun and exciting. It's time that we did that every now and then anyway. It's OK to do that. I would so love to take a day and do nothing. Does that ever really happen in the "Mommy World"? I don't think so......LOL
God created each of us to be about His work and to stay "On Track" with Him and what He has planned for each and every one of us. He also created a day during the week for us to rest. Do you rest on the Sabbath? Do you have a day where you are totally at rest? I mean the dishwasher is NOT running, the washing machine is NOT running and neither is the dryer. There is actually REST in your home. Do you experience that on a regular basis? Maybe He is asking of me that I need remember my day of REST that He created for me. Sunday is for sure my favorite day. Can't wait for Sunday School with the 4 year olds. Worship in praise music in the sanctuary. Worship with the teaching of His Word. Oh, thank you Lord for those days. Forgive me for not resting when it is needed. The dishes can wait. The laundry can wait. The ironing can wait. Time with You and Time with Family is what is important. Love your family before you go to bed tonight and maybe even consider revisiting your busy schedules and figure out what can be given up to spend more time together. I have so been convicted. I have shared it with you for accountability, and now it's time to do something about it. Praise the Lord for conviction!!!!!!!!

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!!!!!! If you haven't been to a fair, You won't believe it.

Can't you just feel your arteries clogging up????? The answer to the questions is NO!!! I DID NOT GET ONE!!!!! I was nauseous just reading the sign.......just seems really gross!!!!!!

Laboring With You,

Doula Mama Pam

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Time for The Fair!!!!!!

I said I would share some pictures. My computer was moving a little slow so this was the easiest way to do it. I'm sure I will have more coming. It is just so hard to chose which one's are the best......Hope you enjoy them.

Enjoying a chocolate ice cream cone WITHOUT napkins.

Total focus while riding the fire engine.

Mommy and Kaleb on the Wiggle Worm.....see he did have fun after he finally got on.

Daddy and Kaleb riding the merry go round.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Laboring with You,
Doula Mama Pam

Monday, October 12, 2009

I just love doing these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I (We) DID NOT got to the fair only Once but TWICE in one week.

I DID NOT actually buy a Funnel Cake sprinkle with powder sugar and proceed to eat over 1/2 of it ALONE!!!!

I DID NOT get just A corn dog but a FOOT LONG CORN DOG.

I DID NOT eat the entire thing, fresh out of the fryer. YUM!!!! What is it about literally fat on a stick makes it sooo very tasty??????

(Now for this small segment of this post of Not Me Monday we have to remember a movie. A movie called Nemo. Think of when Marlin and Dorie had finally made it through the EAC (Eastern Australian Current) and Marlin thinks they are lost and Dorie decided to speak "whale". Now with that in your head....go with me on this.)

I (We) DID NOT go to a Celebration of Life for a dear friend of my husbands and get there a little toward the end to enjoy the food and visit with his family and friends.

I (We) DID NOT sit at the table and proceed to have Kaleb put his hands together and close his eyes so we could say the blessing.

I (We) DID NOT almost fall out of chairs when he proceeded to say parts and words of the blessing in "Great White Whale Dialect" What are you suppose to do?????

Hope you all have a great week. Please don't leave without signing in under the comments.

Laboring With You,

Doula Mama Pam

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I have this awesome friend that has FINALLY started a blog. Her name is Tara. She is just wonderful. She has a great hubby, and 3 beautiful children. Would you be sooooo very kind is to jump over to her blog and leave a comment of encouragement and even be a "follower". She is a Child of the King, wife, mother and Homeschool Teacher.
YEAH!!!!! TARA!!!!!!!

Doula Mama Pam

Super Supper Saturday and Sunday

I know we keep doing Mexican food and I promise, for all of the chocolate lovers out there, next week is for you!!!!!!!
This is a great dip that you can serve at a Bible Study, Movie Preview, Youth Group, Nascar Race or even a Football Game.
SUPER EASY!!!!!!!!

Mexican Chunky Salsa

1 Can of black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 can of whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
1 jar of you all time favorite salsa (can be mild, medium or hot)
1 small jar of diced green chile's (optional)
***If you are making this for a large crowd, you can double or even triple***

Open and prepare the beans and corn. Pour all 3 (or 4) ingredients in a bowl and combine very well. Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Over night is best.
Serve with a big bag of tortilla chips (Scoops are my favorite) and ENJOY!!!!!!!!
****Another idea
Great on a Mexican salad
Great heated and rolled in a tortilla with cheese and heated.

Laboring (and cooking) with You,
Doula Mama Pam

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fabulous Friday......

Praise the Lord it is finally Friday!!!!!! It has been an awesome week but at the same time a very busy week. I am ready for the weekend but the weekend seems to be holding the same busy-ness. Sometimes it just feels like you never get through. We will be going to the fair again tonight. Hopefully this time I might get to eat......not that I NEED to but I WANT to. There is just something about fried food on a stick. Not to mention the fat and calories on that skinny little wooden stick!!!! I took some great pictures last weekend so I will get more tonight and I'll post them on a slide show, maybe on Saturday. Of course, most all of them will be of the Little Man!!!!!

Doula Side of Life- Things are good. I praying for more clients. Last weekend we had The Women's Only 5K here in Greensboro. It is sponsored by The Women's Hospital of Greensboro. All the money raised is put into a Mammography Scholarship fund for women that can not afford to have a mammogram. It is always and exciting event but this time was VERY different. I was actually there as a sponsor and shared a table with some friends to give out my information on Mothering The Mother. It was so exciting to watch the race from the side lines and actually see all of the Breast Cancer Survivors walking around. I showed up with 3 very full boxes of information, brochures, business cards and the such. I went home with one basket that had hardly anything left in it. It was just great!!!!!! I was soooooo very excited. I am hoping to go and visit my little one from 2 weeks ago. I understand they are doing fine but just exhausted. Of course, I will have pictures.

This Sunday night I will get to see some very close, near and dear friends that I have not seen in over a year. They are missionaries in the Ukraine. They are home for their son's wedding and then they will be speaking at our church on Sunday night. It will be so awesome to see them and then at the same time, so hard to watch them leave again. Times when I am in need of M.O.M (My Other Mother), I am so thankful that we have things like blogs, Facebook, and e-mail. We can stay in contact and be aware of what is going on and how we can be praying for them.. I will treasure the time Sunday night no matter how short or brief it maybe. They will get to see Kaleb for the first time in over a year and oh!!!! how he has changed!!!!! So very grown up!!!!!!

There is much work to be done and hopefully some rest in the midst of all of the busy things that we are so involved in.

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

Well, this week has been the 12th year of the "On Track Conference" at our church ( It has absolutely been an incredible week. I have been challenged, changed and refocused all in one week. I thought that the best way to share is to make a "journal" entry. That is usually the best way I know how to put into words, at least on paper, what has happened or is in the process of happening.......

It's time again for On-Track at church.
What will happen this year? Excitement, restarting, recommitment?
We have covered this week in prayer. Will it be different? Will we remember it next week?
Oh I how I pray that we do. How I pray that I do.
I have been challenged and changed this week.
I have been motivated and recommitted.
The Lord is for sure up to something.
My mindset is different. My focus is different.
I'm not the same person that I was on Saturday.
I have been filled up and now it's time for it to overflow into actions.
It is amazing to me that His timing is perfect. It was time for Pam to wake up.
Time for her to smell the coffee and realize that He is working and I need to get my head off my circumstances and let Him handle them.
Time for me to practice the Fruit of the Spirit and watch what happens. Not only with me but those in my family, my co-workers, the strangers at the store.
Time for me to be filled with Him and realize when I am not under His influence because I have chosen to do what I wanted to do.
Time for me to be motivated. Motivated by Him.
Considering what He did for me. Let's think on that a minute.
He is GOD!!!! He knew who and what I was. A sinner.
He knew everything....I MEAN EVERYTHING!!!!!!
Yet, He still sent His Son. A perfect sacrifice.
Sinless, perfect, unconditionally loving all of us.
To pay the debt that I never could. He loved me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If that does not motivate me then I have a problem.
If that does not move me to tears and yet make me want to shout.....
Shame on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Recently I posted The Revelation Song from Kari Jobe.
To see her worship her Savior. I could not help but let the tears flow, smile and just want to shout.
Oh I pray that we would WORSHIP that way. We need to obey Him. If He moves you to raise your hand, say Amen, sway in your seat!!!!! DO IT!!!!! It doesn't matter what others think.
Oh, He is up to something. I'm excited and ready!!!!!
What is He up to in your life?????
PLEASE share in the comment section!!!!!!!!

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I have been given an award!!!!!!! How Cool is That!!!!!!

Thank you sooooo much Michelle( This is sooo exciting!!!!!!

This award does come with a few rules;

1. Answer the survey can only use one word answers!

2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!

3. Alert them that you have given them this award!

4. Have Fun!

OK now Let the FUN begin

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your hair? messy

3. Your mother?- Georgia

4. Your father? working

5. Your favorite food? vegetable

6. Your dream last night? sweet

7. Your favorite drink? water

8. Your dream/goal? - marathon

9. What room are you in?- bedroom

10. Your hobby?- running

11. Your Fear?- heights

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? - blessed

13. Where were you last night? church

14. Something that you aren’t? atheist

15. Muffins? cranberry

16. Wish list item? house

17. Where did you grow up? Georgia

18. Last thing you did? dinner

19. What are you wearing? pj's

20. Your TV? small

21. Your pets? peaches

22. Friends? many

23. Your life? busy

24. Your mood? excited

25. Missing someone? missionaries

26. Vehicle? nissan

27. Something you’re not wearing? contacts

28. Your favorite store? starbucks

29. Your favorite color? red

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? today

32. Your best friend? Jesus

33. One place that I go to over and over? bible

34. One person who emails me regularly? hubby

35. Favorite place to eat? mexico

So my 6 blogfriends who deserve this award are.......

1. Lynn (
2. Marlie (
3.Nikki (
5.Kenzie (
6.Andrea (

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Monday, October 5, 2009

Not Me Monday!!!!!

So good to back in on the Not Me Monday!!!!! I am feeling like a new person this morning. I'll explain later about that but let's get busy.

I DID NOT show up 10 minutes late for an event on Saturday Morning because my alarm clock on my phone was on vibrate.

I DID NOT go to the fair on Saturday and once again, pick up a yelling "HELP ME MAMA" as we were strapped in to the Wiggle Worm the way, he did have fun once we got on. I have pictures to prove it.

I (we) DID NOT hand the above mentioned 2 year old a full chocolate ice cream cone and let him enjoy it. NO NAPKINS USED until he was done.

I DID NOT actually sit down and play the water game that you have to aim the water through the hole.

I DID NOT beat my hubby and other people winning. WOOOHOOO!!!!!!....I'm not boasting....LOL

I DID NOT actually win my 2 year old a very cute tan colored puppy. SOOOO SWEET!!!!!

I DID NOT ask my husband where the above mentioned puppy was when the 2 year old wanted it.

I DID NOT get upset when he proceeded to explain that when he was loading the car, he laid the above mentioned stuffed puppy on top of the car and LEFT IT THERE!!!!! We are 10 minutes down the road now........

I DID NOT proceed to give him a hard time about it the rest of the was really ok.....we are going back to the fair on Friday.....he can win US another one.....(LOVE YOU HONEY!!!)

Have an awesome Monday...... Oh, by the way, I really DID not get to eat anything at the fair....that will be on Friday. Pictures will follow I promise!!!!!!!

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hot Bean Dip!!!!!

This was a combination of 3 different ideas. So, here we go.

Pam's Hot Bean Dip
1 can refried beans (fat free is my favorite)
1 small can of chopped chilies
1 small jar of roasted red peppers
1 pkg of taco seasoning
1 8oz pkg of Fat Free Cream Cheese-softned
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 can Black Beans-rinsed and drained
**Jalepeno's if you like-to taste***

Place refried beans, chilies, peppers, taco seasoning, cream cheese and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor. Pulse until everything is well incorporated. Add the black beans in. Pulse until just mixed in but not a puree. I like the texture. Place in a small casserole dish, bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheese, black olives and scallions. Serve with chips, wheat thins or your favorite. ENJOY!!!!!!

**Another options
Add shredded chicken
Add Taco Seasoned Meat
Roll up in a tortillia and serve!!!!!!!!

Laboring (and Cooking) with You,
Doula Mama Pam