About Me

   Welcome. I’m Donna. I share about noticing God in the midst of our daily life. Here you will find crafts, recipes, devotions, comforting words, and encouragement.
     I am a wife of 35 years.  Since saying,"I do," Pat and I have been blessed with quite a lot - 5 sons, 1 daughter, a daughter-in-law,  a cat, a house, a bunch of furniture, and a garage filled with everything but a car.  It takes an effort to build a life together, and while most of these things are just things, they stand as evidence of time and energy thoughtfully invested.  Of two individuals becoming one, cemented together with happiness, loss, and murmured prayers.
     In addition to being a wife and mother, I am also a  retired special education teacher,  adoptive parent, breast cancer survivor, and child of the King.  I recently became a Beautycounter Consultant.
I am excited to be a part of Beautycounter because the products are fabulous and I love being part of a movement dedicated to placing consumer pressure in the marketplace to (hopefully) effect change in Washington. Just like with food, we deserve to know what we are putting in or on our bodies.
     When I put my first Holimess post up.  I really wasn't sure that there would be a second.  I just prayed that God would use this little blog as He saw fit.  Holimess is a Christian blog.  There are occasional recipes, craft projects, and children's stories, but for the most part, Holimess is about seeing God in the midst of our ordinary, everyday lives.  I wasn't sure that was the direction I would go, after all the big popular blogs are lifestyle-design-decorator type blogs, but I am beginning to recognize that He is what I write about.
     If you want to read about my journey through breast cancer please check out the Breast Cancer page in the heading at the top of the page.
      God has shown me that He is there in the face of my husband, in the laughter of our children, with the mud on my floor, and the ebb and flow of days. I am so grateful for His reckless redeeming love.

I Might Get Paid (a Little)
     Holimess is an Amazon affiliate. This does not mean that you pay a dime more when you make a purchase through something that I link to.  It just means that I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you make a purchase.   So if you shop at Amazon, and who doesn’t, think of me and go to Amazon through Holimess.  I do so appreciate your support of Holimess.  Thank you!
     I am also a Consultant for Beautycounter.  Beautycounter is a wonderful source for personal care products and cosmetics that are safe, non-toxic, and beautiful.  I use their products on myself and family.   Should you make a Beautycounter purchase through my page, I will make a Consultants commission.  I would never suggest or recommend a product that I do not use and love.


Unknown said...

What a blessing!!

Elaine W. Miller said...

Donna! I love your blog! HolyMess is an amazing title. sounds like you should write a book with that title. May God continue to use our messes to make us holy.

Love and prayers,
Elaine W. Miller

Unknown said...

What a wonderful introduction! Nice to "meet" you. :-) Love the purpose of your blog! May God continue to bless you as you bless others through this blog.

I'm visiting from www.artistic31mama.com and the Mom's Monday Mingle. I'm one of the co-hosts and am so happy you joined us. I am following via GFC and Blog Lovin'. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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