Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fashion Show Fundraiser November 3, 2012 at Calvary Chapel Worship Center to benefit SOS and The Helping Hands Ministry.


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Shedding Our Silence  (S.O.S) is having a Fashion Show  November  3, 2012 to benefit our group and also The Helping  Hands Ministry of Calvary Chapel Worship Center.

The Helping Hands Ministry  has a food pantry with clothing and household items for the needy. We are in desperate need of gowns, shoes, jewelry, boots whatever you are able to donate for this very worthy cause.

If you are local to us we can pick it up. Ask your neighbors, friends and families if they can help us out. Get involved in helping out others, it’s a rewarding ministry. Please contact Pastor Estell Keshock  via this blog, her email:  or .


We are selling tee shirts to benefit our group.


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 Our women’s group,S.O.S (Shedding Our Silence) has new tee shirts. Just in time for the summer. We still have the other ones, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him” available if you didn’t get one yet. now we have a variety of colored tee shirts available with “Warrior Bride” over the left chest area in bling letters. Shiny, like little diamond studs. Wash and wear, no worry about losing the gemstone they are pressed into shirts. We have lots of colors available, you can get it with a warrior sword next to the letters or under the letters. You let us know, of course we need to take orders and they must be prepaid before hand. All proceeds benefit our group.

 If you are interested in joining our group the link is listed in the links session under S.O.S. 

The Rock Church, Sunday, April 22, 2012


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 Sunday morning we had to go, check out time. On the way home we went to “The Rock Church”. It was recommended to us by someone   one of our group met in Orlando. The Rock Church is next to a place that rents out helicopter rides by the half hour. so out front is a big red helicopter. The  head Pastor Lydia had an awesome service on repentance. The church itself is called “the Arena” because it is actually a small arena or coliseum. similar to the st. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, only smaller. The  entire building is huge, many functions going on for their parishioners. It does have a lot of stairs though. The service was one that we all received from. I highly recommend a visit to this church if you are in the area. See the links section for a link to it.

Our adventures in Old Town, April 20, 2012


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 Friday night some of us went to Old Town in Kissimmee, it’s a fun place to go with no entry costs and they have antique shops, candy, leather goods, odd stores and what not stores. It’s part shopping, amusement park, car shows, outdoor fun type place. It’s only a few blocks long. We must have gone into most of the shops except for the bars and the horror shop, ugh. There are plenty of benches so you can sit and rest if you get tired. We saw a car show and then did a “bopping heads”video. That was hilarious fun. For only$6.oo per person, up to three persons per video, you can sing along with  cartoon characters that are singing and dancing on the screen. you sit in front of a green screen with a green drape on in front of you, and you try to keep up with the character on the screen in front of youYou have to make sure your head stays where the characters head is supposed to be. We just laughed and laughed. We each have a memento to take home and watch on our tv’s, and laugh some more. So if you want to go to Old Town check the link section.

Our Annual SOS Retreat/Outing April 19 – 22, 2012

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 On Thursday afternoon some of the SOS ladies and I went on a little  retreat/vacation/refreshing journey to Orlando,  Florida. Since we had all been previously over the years  to all the regular main attractions like Disney, Seaworld, Epcot, Universal Studies, etc  it was not about going to those places. We all were just being laid back about scheduling anything since we’re all so very busy normally. The condo was acquired through Kim, (thank you Kim!). We all chipped in a modest amount then went to the grocery store. We did eat out once at Ponderosa. Not bad, it had a salad bar buffet deal going on for a not too bad price.We also had wanted to go to Old Town again like we did last year. These pictures are the very beginning of our adventure. I will post again what we did on Friday and add those pictures to the posting.I must add that in one of the pictures you will notice a blow up mattress on the porch. Thank God Diana remembered to bring  it because the pull out sofa had a very thin mattress. I was really surprised at that since the resort was so upscale. I’m going to have to get me one like hers. It was elevated up off the floor.

Prayer Meeting, Springhill, Florida December 3, 2011


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Pastor Estell had her  prayer meeting  at Tina’s home in Springhill, on December 3, 2011. What a beautiful place it is. Gods country for sure. We had Praise and and worship, singing, flag/dance ministry, a food tent, beautiful weather a nice turnout of people. It was a wonderful day, that lasted into the night. Relaxed, laid back a family event. Everyone brought food and drink, lawn chairs or blankets. It was nice and old fashioned not pretentious  More of these prayer meetings are being planned for the near future. It’s a “Works in Progress”. Some of the pictures posted here show the Hearts on Fire dance/flag ministry of Lori Magdalen  with her group. They were terrific.  Just so inspired  and graceful. A nice added touch to the Praise and Worship.  I look forward to our next prayer meeting.

Tarpon Springs Craft Fair March 17,2012

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 This is actually the second Tarpon Springs Craft we were set up at.The previous one in February I had forgotten my camera. These pictures are similar to what the others would look like. This time there were less visitors. But there were many other events going in Tarpon Springs at the time. It’s a happening little city.  

We had several people stop by and ask about Diana’s bags. They saw the article in the St. Petersburg times and were so complimentary. Unfortunately Diana was not there that day, she was not feeling well, Pastor Estell and I were there helping here out. It was a beautiful day to be outside.

As you can see by one of the photos I was also selling my tee shirts there for SOS. Both Diana and I help sow in the SOS ministry. If you want to know  more about SOS , Bags by Diana , my tee shirts , or The City of Tarpon Springs, see side links.