Sunday, August 8, 2010

REGISTER FOR PureLife 2010 !!

If you register in the next two weeks online - www.PureLifeConference.org - use the coupon code "PUREMSNY"....you will receive $20 discount! (registration on $69!!)

I encourage you to gather all of your friends and prepare to be with us September 24th-26th. You are sure to be inspired and motivated by our line-up of special friends, including Holly Wagner (founder of GodChicks) and Debbie Winans-Lowe. We are certain that PureLife 2010 will be a pivotal moment in your personal journey of knowing your destiny and living your dreams.

So, come be refreshed during a weekend marked by inspiration, surprise gifts and of course, some much needed fun with hundreds of girlfriends. We're saving a place just for you!

PureLife here we come!!!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

passport in hand: Well, poop...yes, you heard me. Poop

Today the doctors arrive in Oaxaca...I'm sad we are not with them.
I'm reading my sweet friend, Devie's travlin' blog -- oh my!
SHE makes me laugh sooo hard my tummy hurts.
Check it out!
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passport in hand: Well, poop...yes, you heard me. Poop: "Some of you know me well, and others not so much...for those not so muchers, be prepared: I am about to talk about POOP! Is it news worthy t..."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

RUSS' Graduation DAY!!

WOW!! it's hard to believe that this day has FINALLY come! Here is a photo of our little family...my step-dad (the Optometrist) and my Momma. Isabella is nearly 7....she looks 'less than thrilled' here....LOL!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

WELCOME to the WORLD...


Congratulations to my SWEET sister & her husband Andy!
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Monday, March 1, 2010

RUSS' SENIOR PAGE: Class of '10


Today is the deadline to turn in Russ' senior page...thought I'd share it with you all. These are some memories thru our last four years in NYC.
Enjoy.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR...or should I say 'Valentines??!!'




What an amazing 2009 it was! As always…we are continually fascinated with how God ‘shows up’ in powerful & miraculous ways. 2009 was NO exception. First let me thank you for your grace in accepting our greetings & update so late ~ it was my goal to get it to you by January 31st/ 2010! OOPS!! PLEASE…don’t drop us from your Holiday List!!


Well, in 2009, Russ completed his 3rd year of Optometry school (7th year in our LONG journey) with eager anticipation for graduation – Sunday, June 6th/ 2010. He began working as ‘Intern Coates’ at the SUNY Optometry Clinics….and did his first two terms (each 3 months) of clinical ‘IN,’ on the campus in Manhattan. Now, he’s ‘OUT/OUT’…both clinics in Brooklyn. He’s so thankful to be away from SUNY campus…& is enjoying his time now, at ‘East New York.’March marked a monumental ‘march’ to the finish line, with Russ passing Part 1 of his Boards. December 1st he completed Part 2. (and passed with flying colors) In late spring he will take Part 3 – to complete the Boards, graduate, and then apply for his license in the Tri-States & Texas. We know that our immediate future will keep us in New York City – believing that God has an incredible plan. In part, that will include a “J-O-B” (– as my Mom would say! LOL…) Although, not the traditional job – as he’s just applied for SUNY 5th year residency, hoping to work at East NY Diagnostic & Treatment Center.


This past July we went on our first mission trip as a family to Oaxaca, Mexico. WOW! All I can say is, in all my years of going on mission trips and serving…this trip ‘blew me away!’ God showed me as I was preparing for the trip, that I was to “watch & pray”- so, “watchman” was my primary roll. I marveled in watching & praying as my sweet husband served the Oaxacan People…along with watching my daughter’s faith grow as she prayed, & played with the children, and watched people miraculously healed. I’ve never seen miracles like God did on this trip. At times when we were on prayer walks – I felt like we were kicking up the sands of the disciples – as He was stirring up the very miracles from the Bible. I know I should not have been surprised! He is the same “Miraculous God” of the past – the God who parted the Red Sea, healed the deaf, blind, & lame…the same God who raised the dead – & raised HIMSELF from the dead. (Hebrews 3:18) We were so blessed & changed forever in watching the Trinity move powerfully –WOW! See more at: http://coatesfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/


As for Isabella Kate, this year she turned 6 yrs. old… lost 4 teeth…has become an A-Mazing reader…started 1st grade… and blows us away everyday as we watch her faith in God grow! She loves to worship & loves to dance. This is her 3rd year of ballet…and is becoming more and more focused, self-controlled and graceful with each passing month. She still loves to draw – and we are told that she is very advanced, so we think she’s definitely gifted in the ‘Arts’! (I’m just a little excited about that!)


As for me, Deborah, I’m always into “something”… of course I want to share of my current projects –but, I will wait – as most are still taking form. On a different note God is blessing us financially – thru my working in ministry, heading up the MSNY Women’s ministry pastoring the sweet ladies of our church. What an exciting time ahead…as God has been breathing & declaring ‘transition’ into our life since earlier this fall. We are now embracing it, as we moved just down the street to an AMAZING big apartment! We are so excited & blessed feeling thrilled to have people enjoy are new home without bumping into each other! Come visit!!


In expectation … we are stretching out our tent pegs…preparing in prayer for our future…excited & ready…listening for the voice of the Lord.


We Love you ALL dearly…BLESSINGS & the immeasurably MORE to you for ALL the days of 2010!


NOW TO HIM, Deborah, Russ & Isabella Kate

Monday, February 1, 2010

PROPHETIC WORD - "I'm receiving this powerful word for 2010!"

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Marrying the WORD & POWER...WISDOM & ZEAL... the 'Apostolic & Prophetic!' This short video is a POWERFUL Prophetic Word (2009) - I choose to receive this word for my life in 2010...it is sooo powerful!! I am reading the Bible chronologically this year -- I'm in Leviticus -- and really hearing the Lord. I'm EXCITED ... hope ... you will eat up the word this year too! (Revelation 10:10)
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"I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter." - Revelation 10:10
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It is only as we feed upon & digest the Word of God, that we are nourished and built up in the TRUTH of our most holy faith -- and in a CLEAR MIND to use that Word for help, instruction and direction in our LIFE!!