Friday, May 15, 2009

CIRCLE OF LOVE ... meet Debra

~THIS WEEK ON~MEET MY FRIEND, DEBRA!

Debra of Clothed with Scarlet is a real blessing to so many of us in the blogging world. She really has a passion for sharing God's Word with others. One of the favorite things that I enjoy about visiting her blog is when she participates in WORD FOR WEDNESDAY, a popular meme on Wednesday's. Debra always has an awesome scripture to share with us.

Here is a recent Word for Wednesday post that Debra shared on her blog...

Word for Wednesday
Psalm 61:2 "From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
Blessings to you today ... may you know that Jesus is your Rock! Big hugs to you.

In addition to sharing God's Word with her readers, Debra also enjoys sharing her love for her family. You will be able to recognize her hubby...he is the one with the cowboy hat and you can't help but notice the love and adoration she has for her family when you see all of her great photo's that she posts of them.

If you have not met Debra yet, I hope that you will stop on over at her place and greet her. You will be welcomed by her beautiful smile and her huge heart.

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Recently, Debra shared a little bit more about herself and her passion with me via the Internet. Here is what she had to say:

1. PLEASE TELL US YOUR NAME AND WHERE WE CAN FIND YOU ON THE WEB?
My name is Debra Kaye Mercuri and my blog address is http://www.clothedwithscarlet.blogspot.com/

2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING AND TELL US YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
I began blogging in 2008...the latter part of the year...close to September, I believe. My favorite thing about blogging is the daily journaling of my family life and getting to share it with a group of the MOST amazing women that God has brought into my life. I am truly amazed by His orchestration through this media that I was once so afraid of.

3. WHAT ARE THE MAIN THINGS THAT YOU BLOG ABOUT?
The main things I blog about are my family. I do participate in memes. Most people know that I participate in Blue Monday and usually throw up a picture of my family playing in the beautiful blue water or I throw up a picture of my son's beautiful blue eyes! lol I also post a scripture verse on Wednesday that speaks for itself, nothing more...nothing less. Just the Word...I think that is so important. Thankful Thursdays are one of my favorite days where I join with a group of amazingly thankful women and we lift our hearts and give praise to our most excellent Jesus for the great things He has done and those things we are knowing He is going to do!! Fridays are back and forth between My Husband Rocks (you know he does) ... and Friday Funnies with my sweet pal Kimmy whom I adore. Followed by Then Sings My Soul Saturdays with Amy and the girls where we post a worship song lifting the spirits of those who may need it through song. Sundays I usually just post a blessing and take the day off to be at rest with my King.

4. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF...if you work ~where? ...have a family ~ tell us about them?
I came home from the outside work environment 7 years ago. I have two children and a beloved husband. Jason is the main guy of the house who keeps us laughing and Joshua is our only son who is still at home. He will turn 17 soon (OUCH) and he is set to graduate with honors next year. He is home schooled through a Christian Academy but plays high school football (which all of you have to endure during football season when I post Friday Night Lights). He wishes to join the Air Force upon graduation. I also have a daughter who is very far from the Lord right now and many of you have taken the mantle a time or two in helping me in my weariness to pray for her. I don't have the proper verbage to tell you what that means to me. Her name is Krystle and I'm waiting for her to come home to Jesus.

5. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SERVING THE LORD?
While I gave my life to the Lord at a young age, I have been serving him wholeheartedly for the last 20 years of my life.

6. CAN YOU GIVE US A TESTIMONY OF HOW GOD HAS PROVEN HIMSELF FAITHFUL TO YOU?
I can give you many testimonies of how God has proven Himself faithful!! How do I pick just one? I will tell you that my son was almost taken from us at the age of 14 by some very careless kids who were playing with guns. One of the boys walked up to my son and pointed a very loaded gun at his chest and pulled the trigger twice. By the grace of God, my son was spared. These boys were in deep trouble and after a few weeks the Lord spoke to my son's heart and he reluctantly but obediently came forward and told the truth of the situation.. He lost friends but the other boys' lives were spared.

7. COULD YOU SHARE WITH YOUR CIRCLE OF BLOGGING FRIENDS YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE?
My absolute favorite is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path"

8. HOW HAS THAT SCRIPTURE MINISTERED TO YOU RECENTLY?
I tend to want to forge ahead with projects with great intentions...leaning on my understanding. I am reminded to Trust in the Lord...not lean on my understanding and let Him direct my path.

9. WHAT ADVICE ABOUT BLOGGING WOULD YOU OFFER TO YOUR CIRCLE OF BLOGGING FRIENDS?
I don't feel like I'm a great one to give counsel about blogging. I was hurt when I began blogging by some people who were not who I thought they were. I would say...be honest. Be sincere. Let the Lord guide you. And if you can't think of something to say that would edify...don't say anything at all! Blessings to you, Laurie for this opportunity!

"Thank you Debra for sharing your heart and your passion with us. I love the sincerity and the honesty that I see on your blog day in and day out. You are a great blessing to me and to Women Taking a Stand!" -LAURIE

PLEASE VISIT DEBRA OVER AT CLOTHED WITH SCARLET!

16 comments:

Michele Williams said...

Debra is truly a blessing to the blogging world! She has truly been a faithful friend to so many of us. She is always encouraging and throughful. We continue to pray for her daughter to return to the Lord.

Thank you for sharing Debra's amazing testimony.

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Laurie,

I'm a newcomer to your site via just coming from Debra's site. I wanted to introduce myself and I've definitely added myself as a follower to your site.

This posting interview with Debra is wonderful. I am truly blessed by her every time I visit her site as well as her leaving comments on mine. She is a beautiful woman of the Lord. She's kind, caring, compassionate, loving, personable, funny, trustworthy, steadfast and so much more. She is a sweet sister-in-Christ and I love her dearly.

Thank you for spotlighting her today. She is absolutely one of the best!

Blessings,
Alleluiabelle

He And Me + 3 said...

I love Debra...she is precious. Debra, this was wonderful. Thank you for sharing so much about you!
Hugs,
mimi

Denise said...

Debra is such a heart treasure to many, including me.

Alicia said...

That was great! I'm a follower on Debra's blog, and she just has the sweetest spirit! I'm always encouraged by her words and her faith!!

Debbie said...

Debra is such a blessing to so many others, including me! Her love overflows to so many others and I'm so fortunate to get to know her in blogging world. She's an inspiration and I've grown to love her. I continue to pray for her daughter. I didn't know the story of her son. I love to see her photos of her family.

The Real Me! said...

Yup! She's my most excellent friend. I love you Debra! I know you know that!
Okay on a funny note. Every time you said the words "throw up" I started laughing. Yeah I know, I'm so immature! LOL.
Hugs to you all.
Kim

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Debra - you are a true "blue" friend and blessing!

I appreciate all that you are and taking this time to share a bit more about you! Your heart speaks volumes of your love for HIM!

Thanks Laurie for hosting this!

Blessings,
Jill

Kelly said...

Great blog... I adore Debra! She is a great woman! We met via blogging and then realized that we live down the road from each other and attend the same church! Awesome!!!

bp said...

Debra is such a sweetie! I'm glad to have met her through blogging.

LisaShaw said...

I know Debra and she is a sweetie for sure! One of those real precious sisters online and I'm sure off line.

Thanks for sharing with us today.

Bless you Laurie.

Lisa said...

Debra you are so precious and I am truly blessed to have gotten to know you. Love you sister.

Melanie said...

Debra is a sweetheart and I am blessed whenever I visit her blog.

adelfa said...

you blog is very touching. i was thinking about what your survey.for how long i been serviong God?this is great,,,come visit mine too

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! What a great post! I love Debra! I love visiting her blog and I deeply appreciate the comments she leaves on mine. Her love for the Lord shines through everything she does. She is truly a blessing! Thank you for sharing more of her with us!

Pia said...

debra is one of the ladies who encouraged me and showed me what God has done in her marriage. i was so encouraged by her testimony. i have, since then, been following her posts. she's a blessing to me.