Saturday, September 14, 2019

My Little Brother’s Special Day

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

This week, I called my little brother and asked him for a ride to the grocery store. He agreed to take me which was awesome because that meant I get to spend time with him. We don’t see each other, as often as I would like too because of his family obligations and I currently don’t have a car.

So, I was very excited to see him that day! See, on Labor Day, my little brother and his family was in a minor car wreck and thank God they are okay. Banged up; but alive! Honestly, I really needed to see him and I wanted bless him with something small, since he has been out of work since the wreck due to his injuries.

Additionally, I secretly called our momma to tell her about what I was planning to do. She wanted to also bless him also, which required me talking him into getting him to go see her as well. So, I asked my little brother, if he wanted to go see mom since we don’t see her that often either.

We decided to head to momma’s nursing home and visit with her before we go to the grocery store. When we got there my mom also blessed him and we visited for a bit, since we had a little time to kill. We finally went to the grocery store and I bought some stuff he needed for his  daughter who is three.

On the way, back to my place, I treated him to lunch and we were offer free drinks. I had an amazing day hanging with my little brother and it felt good to bless him. My little brother has never asked for help from me, because he knows I am struggling too. However, helping him made me happy, since I know he will be able to buy the immediate needs for his family. 

He still need help, but I am limited o ways that I can help him. So, I am praying he will receive a miracle soon. His bills are piling up and he need a financial blessing. Can you pray with me?

Image Copyrighted 2019 by Crystal S. Kauffman

“Family Over Everything”

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fly High "Poppa" Ray...

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019
Mr. Nelson Ray or “Poppa” was my neighbor who lived down the dirt road from my grandparent’s property. He used to drive by every day on his riding lawnmower to check the mail and he would always wave to my family. Sometimes, he would stop and talk to us, but he would always have us laughing with tears in our eyes due to the jokes he would tell us. He was a good man and he knew how to make you laugh, even when you were having a really bad day.

Mr. “Poppa Ray loved family, his home, his projects, fishing, hunting, his plants, and talking to his friends. He was a wise and wonderful man who will be missed, but most of all I think I will miss his jokes and stories about his childhood. My heart goes out to his family and his friends who are in mourning tonight and in need of comfort after losing such a wonderful spirit in this world. May he fly high and be reunited with his loved ones who passed on before him, while his family remembers his legacy.

He will be missed by so many people, but especially by me because I will miss our phone calls. I feel blessed to have known him.

Rest In Peace…Mr. Nelson W. Ray “Poppa”

May 10th 1931 to August 22nd, 2019

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Laugh at Cancer Support Community & Chat

Crystal and her Papa, Copyright 2007

"Both Touched by Cancer"

Have you been touched by cancer and you need to talk to someone? Come by our Facebook community and come chat with us.

We are here in case you need to just talk to someone! Come join us to show your support for our support community. We always need help and small gifts to pass out locally or do it in your own home town.

Help give people joy and smiles, as well as laughter.

Come chat.

Come meet us.

Come lean on our wings of hope!


Friday, August 2, 2019

Arabella’s Bath Time Mess

By, “Aunt” Crystal S. Kauffman

Arabella had a really long day at the dance recital, where she practiced a new ballet routine. She was excited about the new dance that she had learned and she could not wait to go home. Arabella came running through the door and her daddy was lounging in his favorite chair. She began showing him the new routine, which she has worked on really hard to learn today. 

Her proud daddy watched with joy in his heart as tears swelled up in his eyes. She spun around ever so gracefully, while her mom and dad cheered her on. Her routine was a little clumsy and she giggled with each misstep. Arabella has grown up so much, since she began her new dance classes.

She has begun learning to express herself through words, however she is almost four years old. Unfortunately, she is so hyperactive that her mom encourages her to focus on practicing her weekly dance routines. Her mother, Erin, decided to run a shallow bubble bath for Arabella who was gathering up her toys. 

She grabbed her favorite bath time toys which are: her dog, her cat, her turtle, and her dolphin. She quickly undressed and got into the tub and played with the soft pink bubbles. Arabella played with her toys, while her mom was making a phone call to check on one of her patients.. 

Arabella began making a mess with the water and throwing her toys out of the bath tub. She had used sign language to say “All Done”, but her mom didn’t notice the motion of her hands. So, she climbed out of the tub all soaking wet and ran straight to her bedroom. Arabella left a trail of bubbles and wet footprints all throughout the house.

She tried to dress herself, but she only got the dress over her head. She ran to her daddy, Chris, who dried her off and helped her get dressed. She grabbed the towel and began trying to help her mommy clean up the mess she made. Arabella was singing the “Clean up” song. 

She decided to sit on her daddy’s lap with her favorite blanket, while drinking water from her sippy cup. Her daddy said, “Thank you for helping mommy clean up your bath time mess.”

She smiled and snuggled up against her daddy and her eyes began closing for the night. Arabella had a busy day, but she will have a peaceful night       

Goodnight Arabella!

Copyrighted 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

This is Personal, Please Read and Prayer...Possibly Help?

To All My Friends,

I need my friends and prayer warriors to help me lift up my spiritual mentor aka “Preacherman” Rev. Danny Williams Sr. and his Wife “Mama” Michelle Williams in continuous prayer. Both Danny and Michelle were admitted to the hospital for serious medical issues and are both having appropriate test ran to find out the cause of their medical issues. Danny Williams is the Pastor of Peytona Southern Baptist Church in West Virginia.

I have known this man and his wife since I was a child and he attended the same church I did. He also worked with my momma in a steel mill and they were all really good friends. Thanks to the power of Facebook we reconnected, which led to many wonderful changes in my life. I am proud to call this man my spiritual mentor, but right now Danny and his wife need help in a big way with prayers for each of their health and a they need a financial miracle as well.

Due to Danny’s health, he cannot work until the doctor releases him and he is the only income the family has. So, if you can also pray for a financial miracle for this beautiful loving family that’s been together for 32 years now and this separation is hard on both of them. Mama Michelle is very sick with lung disease and has been on oxygen for ten years now. The family is in need of financial help with medications and food, as well is any past due bills that won’t wait.

I am asking everyone to pray for this couple, but I am also asking for anyone who may want to give a love offering of any amount, which will help this loving family during this health crisis that they are facing this morning and in the near future. You may contact Reverend Danny Williams Personally by Cell Phone or Email that is included at the bottom of this post. The church address is provided, if you would like to mail in a card and/or your love offering to the family.

Please consider helping this family as they have helped so many through the years like my family and I during my childhood. I am proud to call Danny my spiritual advisor, as he has helped me slay some pretty big demons in my own life. Even if you cannot help, please share this post and stop and say a pray or send healing energies to my closest friends.  

Thank in advance for any help you may offer and thank you for taking the time to read my plea during your busy day! Thank you also from Rev. Danny And his wife Michelle and their family

The Church’s Address:
Rev. Danny Williams Sr. (Love Offering)
Peytona Southern Baptist Church
168 Ferrell
 Julian, WV, 25529

To Make a Love Offering Directly to Rev. Danny Williams Sr.:
Danny’s Contact # (304) 941 4930
Email is

To Send a Love Offering via PayPal:

Michelle Williams:

Copyright 2019

Dancing With Silence No More...

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

Did you mean to touch my heart this way?
Your silence speaks volumes to me every day.
Never did I believe it would go so wrong,
You and I are singing a different song.

So I ask myself every day why should I fall?
For someone who believes they know it all.
Why do I care about this dance the way I do,
When, I see that I don’t really matter to you.

Needing more than you are willing to give,
So, I will just continue to dream as I live.
I deserve a relationship that is real,
Not stolen moments that make feel.

Like a fool because I let you touch my soul,
Today, I am numb and this dance is old.
When you decide to just push me aside?
My care is washing away with the tide.

Every day, I spend the day and nights alone,
Not even communication by the phone.
So, with this poem I will say a special good night,
I hope you chose to always follow the light.

Copyright 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fight for Animals Rights

By, Crystal S. Kauffman

Hi, I am a freelance author, who is passionate about animals and their rights. As a proud pet parent, I would like to remind you that changing the future of animals starts with you. Join the fight by helping injured and abused in your own neighborhood. Look for opportunities to volunteer and save helpless animals that need someone who cares like you. Check with your city’s local pet shelters to see if you can help them by walking dogs, donating a bag of food, bringing blankets, and treats.

Furthermore, I also ask you to join our fight to save helpless animals from a life of cruelty. In order to win this fight, we need you to be vigilant and fight for the rights of all animals. For more information: please visit and I hope you take time to learn more about wild animals and how they live in our local wooded areas.

Respect all animals and turn in abusers! If you see a dog or cat being abused, turn in the abuser to the police or to the local animal police. Change the world, by helping one animal at a time. Please only adopt from local rescues, instead of buying an animal at a local pet store. Remember, being a pet parent requires a commitment to raise the animal and ensure their health….no matter what!

Be a Proud Pet Parent and Think About Becoming a Foster Home!

Never Abandon A Pet!

Copyright 2019