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Praising God for the miracles He provides! Praising God for even the smallest bit of Grace He shows! Praising God He is there ALL the time! Praising God for your girls, Joanne and you Toben!

Today enjoy the moments of reflection . . . God pulled it all together. He never leaves us or forsakes us!

I am still in awe of the JEANS story!


Toben, I had chills as I read about your secret prayer also being answered! So wonderful to hear that God has been blessing the girls at school. Praying for all of you... I love your devotion to each other.

Aunt Kristen

Way to go Aud. Welcome to the yellow limosine!!


I'm so glad things are going well with the girls and will keep that in prayer. I'm especially glad God answered your secret prayers and Joann get to devour books on her kindle. I love to read too and couldn't imagine life without it.

Kimberly in CA

You're right, Joanne; you should never, ever have to be sick again! I've prayed that God will quickly heal you from your cold/flu and remove all signs of sickness. May you be feeling better super soon!

Tears came to my eyes, Toben, when I read your last paragraph about the "top secret prayer." God is so amazing! WOW.

Sending love, hugs, and prayers to all of you.

Sara G

I hope Joanne feels better real soon. Kindle is great for reading - love mine too.

Praising and thanking the Lord for His answers and for the girls good start of the school year.

Keeping you all in my prayers. Thanks for the update!

Ruthy :o)

Hi I am just so Blessed to read your blog and the fine detail of Father Gods care how He even cares about the color of our hair!

Isn't Father God WONDERFUL

Love to Read about your lovely family.


I would definitely be interested in what books Joanne would recommend. Is there a place where she could review the books she a Joanne's Book Nook type of thing? Also, where could someone send Joanne a Kindle Gift card. It can be sent to an email address (instantly) or a physical address. I bet there are a few people that would love to gift her a book or two.
Take care beautiful family.

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