Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Prayer Update

Thank you all for praying. I'm writing again for prayer updates. Honestly I don't do well at writing these kinds of things, but there's just so much going on I need more prayer and support.

Yesterday I took my friend to go get her sister from her mother's because her mother hasn't been taking care of her due to her own addictions. There are so many issues with this particular situation, and it's really hard to go into all of it right now. We need clothing pants/shorts size 18-20, and 1x-2x shirts for her sister. All of her clothing that she does have has holes all over them, and even those we were unable to get because we didn't want to have any confrontations at her mother's home. There are difficult times coming up considering legal issues and all of that, but we are very soon to battle for my friend's custody of her sister who is mute/deaf/mentally handicapped. Please pray that this will happen and if any money is needed God will provide graciously. Time has passed to be patient with her mother to sober up and take care of her. We must take care of her first and foremost.

Another karaoke update: I went last night and there were so many people that I haven't seen in awhile, I got to reconnect with them. There was this one guy in particular that when I first met him, he was in this "If there is a God, He really hates me." mindset. Over the time I have spent with him he has held onto that very tightly. Well, last night was different. I had a hard time last night , because of everything going on with my friend so I talked with him about some of it, and the first thing he said about it was, "Thank God you were there for her!" and mentioned something about it was too easy of a coincidence to be a coincidence. This is where in my mind's eye I saw God laughing at my amazement!

Also I gathered up more names for a henna party. Pray for a babysitter....and the money for one, because there is at least 25 people for a henna party and we will have many of their kids needing to be cared for during this time. By the way, the number 25 is only the adults! Tomorrow I will be setting the date in stone and contacting all those who are interested in coming. Pray for a great response and turnout! Most of these ladies I have only met once, and am hoping some of them will be around a tad bit more.

More things needed for prayer: Mikah and Kiara's schooling next year. My heart is leaning against public school next year. I've been fighting it, but then a friend came to me and confirmed what God is nudging at. I have no idea what will become of it all, but please pray for clarity, understanding, capability, and enjoyment in whatever better way God has for us. Right now I look back and Mikah isn't being challenged academically enough, neither is Kiara. Also The kids are coming home miserable more days than happy.

I will be spending this summer doing workshops for our kids in the community to keep up on what they have learned, but also on challenging where they want to be challenged. For toddlers Asa's age, I'll be teaching ABC's 1-2-3s, and a lot of vocalizing and speech. Kiara's age group will begin to learn how to read and do more with math, but the biggest focus will be the reading. Mikah's age will learn more cursive, get awesome at multiplication/division, and perfect at subtracting/addition/fractions, as well as some science/art projects here and there. What I need for this is art supplies, paper, books easy and hard, dry erase markers, finger paint, and simple things like paper plates, brown lunch paper bags, straws, cotton balls, and glue. I'm sure there's more, but that's just off the top of my head. Also if there is anyone who wants to volunteer their time let me know. I should have a schedule set up by June 15th.

I also need some serious prayers for my sister-in-law. She has been so sick with pancreatitis among her other health problems. She can't eat anything without getting sick, not even a sip of water. She's going so anemic, they had to give her blood transfusions. She's is constant severe pain, they have to give her extremely heavy amounts of pain meds to keep her somewhat okay. And just here recently she's just been so frustrated with always being admitted into the hospital and not being able to live a normal life, she signed herself out of the hospital against medical advice. She's so out of it, and frustrated, and sick, please pray for her health all around.

Lastly, I need prayers for our financial area. Both of our cars need work. Especially my husband's, the brakes are in yucky shape. Also, here lately I have been needing to drive around a lot to help my friend, and go places. Gas prices keep rising and I know my friend doesn't have any money to help with that. Also I've been driving a lot at work and for karaoke. So those are the situations as of now. I am sorry to keep emailing you all, but with so much going on I really need some heavy prayers going everywhere. Thank you so much. Please keep praying and I'll definitely keep you all updated.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy mommy's day

“When God created mothers”
by: Erma Bombeck

When the good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of overtime when the angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”
And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; Have 180 movable parts....all replaceable; Run on black coffee and leftovers; Have a lap that disappears when she stands up; A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair; And six pairs of hands.”
The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands? No way.”
“It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord. “It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”
“That’s on a standard model?” asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t, but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”
“Lord,” said the angel, touching His sleeve gently, “come to bed. Tomorrow--”
“I can’t,” said the Lord. “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower.”
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.
“But tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You can not imagine what this mother can do or endure.”
“Can it think?”
“Not only think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.
Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”
“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.”
“What’s it for?”
“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.”
“You are a genius,” said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. “I didn’t put it there.”

Sunday, May 13, 2007


There has been quite a lot going on here recently. I've been learning very quickly that when you throw a lot of worried prayers of pleading Him to reveal Himself in the areas you feel called to, He sometimes gives it all to you at once.

It has been awhile since my last henna party and I've been sad because of it, but just too tired and busy. Well recently I've been busy meeting people and setting up at least 4 different groups of ladies who what to come to one of my henna parties. I've been being a part of some art shows and have met many different kinds of great people for networking. That's been a lot of fun.

Also soon I'm going to do some craft fairs this summer to raise some money, and am hoping to do it with a group of friends I met from my last job. And at the picnics for my kids' last days at school I am coming in to do face painting with the kids, get phone numbers from some parents and have some get togethers over the summer to keep in touch.

Also my best friend has moved very close to us, so I am able to see her and help her much more than ever before. She use to live 20 minutes from us and now she is only 4 minutes away. This is such an answered prayer in so many ways. God has His eyes on this family in a very serious God pouring His grace, love, and mercifuless ways. Because I'm now able to see her more, I am also seeing a bunch of her other family members as well. I've been actually considered as part of the family. It is so strange how much they have been changing around me and, before her family just wasn't sure about me and my motives. But now they invite me to every event they have. God has so much more to reveal to them, I can't wait for Him to open their hearts up to Him.

My friend, who I met working at Michael's, is already reaching for God in so many ways. Her heart just hungers for Him and community, and it's helping me crave more of that hunger. Like a team.

Karaoke: This can be a long one, so please bear with me. One night as I was on my way to karaoke, I found myself frustrated about going to karaoke. I'm totally okay with going, but this has been every week for quite a while, and there for a while, it seemed like the crowd was changing and I lost touch of certain people.

Well, so I pretty much asked God if He was wanted me to keep going to the karaoke bar, then I needed Him to reveal to me what He sees and why I need to go so often, as well as some encouragement about it all. Well that very night a girl I've talked with many times just totally opened up to me, and I was able to be there for her in a rough time. The same night this guy who normally comes in with his wife, and so I went up to him and asked him where she was, and he told me about how she's been having a really rough time with her health and she can't really go anywhere.

Then just this last time my awesome friend and I were able to save at least one or more lives, by giving a guy a ride home when he was not okay at all to drive, but was going to anyways.

And just last night we were able to surprise our karaoke dj at another job on his birthday. He was really surprised it was awesome.

Also I've been making friends at my husband's work. I've been babysitting one of their kids, another one I just had a heart to heart conversation with about her son's sickness, and was able to I'm hoping open a door for God to jump into. Friends with some of his customers....just meeting so many people.

Today, I drove a friend's grandmother who is soon to pass away on a long ride to Abilene to say goodbye to her son. This has been one of the most difficult days for me. Its just so sad, but today God gave me a peace about it. I will soon be praying with her grandmother, and my friend.

Scott and I have also been trying to reconnect with some of our old friends in high school. It's always weird looking back at where you came from, but it's always refreshing when God drops His comfort and encouragement into it. There's much more I'm sure, but I'm really exhausted right now.

I really want to ask for prayer for energy and some good quality time with my family ( which should begin soon with school break :) ) , and just for strength for our own family to love each other more and more as we reach out to others together as a family. Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Heather Miller

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Yo, hello, fellow peeps!

Wow, all three kids are asleep, it's Friday night, PARTY!!!!! Yeah okay, maybe a beer or two, but tonight I'm working. On what you might ask? I get to be a part of Bride of the Cape. It's gonna have almost a hundred artists/cartoonists and they expect around 5000 people to come to this. I'm excited I was able to get in with the fabulous people from Art Love Magic to do my henna....God knows I need the money and I am more than willing to do this kind of thing for money because I enjoy, it's creative, I get to hang out with people and network/make relationships, oh yeah did I mention I get to do this for money??? I'm really thrilled. My henna thing is just growing and growing with my big umph behind it, I hope to take it far. Even if I only do it one or two weekends out of the month, this is rockin.

Okay guys, back to work for me :) Things work out smoothly the more you prep for it.