I was soo thrilled this week because my book He Blessed the Broken appeared on Amazon.com. The publisher finally put it out and released it and I also got my copy in the mail! I also found out that someone in Mississippi is selling my first book Famous in Battle for 20 dollars! I wasn't sure whether to be insulted or proud lol Anyhow...for those of you who have purchased either book you can write a rewiew for Amazon.com on their website
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
"God sometimes allows people to hurt you and difficult situations to come your way so that you can be motivated enough to get our of your comfort zone and do His perfect will." ~ Lorraine M Orozco
Two weeks ago I got the pleasure of going to Scottsdale and Casa Grande, Arizona to sing, speak, and give my testimony. I can remember being around 13 years old when God started to first put thoughts about writing a book and speaking and churches and ladies conferences. I'm 30 now and have waiting for a long time for this. I was reading Genesis the other day and it was taking about how Joseph became ruler in Egypt when he was 30 years old. Then we read in the new testament how Jesus started Him ministry at age 30. There must be something about that age when God knows you are ready to do His will. I have enjoyed being with the saints of the church and feeling like I am able to minister to them and give back a small portion of what others have constantly poured into me. I am not sure what or where i am going now because i have a full schedule of school to pay attention too as well. Im keeping my eyes and heart open for the next adventure in my life.
FYI* Mary Frances Ginty took this lovely picture of me! Thanks girl! :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The first thing I heard from my Father when I woke up late last Saturday was that "Giffords was shot in the head!" My heart sunk and I tuned into the news and found out that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was not dead but in fact still alive after recieving a close range shot through her head. As the details of the tragic events of my home city unfolded it became chilling that something like this could happen just across the town from where I live. When the medical team at UMC, (the same hospital my youngest brother was born at & I where I have had multiple hospital stays) mentioned that a nine year old girl was killed in this massacre I felt the lump in my throat get bigger.
I can't say that I am a supporter of everything that our Congresswoman stood for politically, but regardless of how I or anyone feels no one deserves to lose their life. It is a miracle of God that the Gabby is alive and as I drove on Sunday past her headquarters on my way to church, I continued to say a small prayer for her full recovery. Although I cannot say that I voted for Barak Obama I can honestly say that I really had wished that I had been in Tucson the night that he came only to be in support of my city that has been wounded so deep. May God bless the victims of thoses who have been killed and heal those who are on their way to recovery!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Last Saturday night my lovely cousin Yvonne and I went to see the Broadway Show Wicked here in Tucson. I have been to quite a few Broadway shows, 11 to be exact, and Wicked is probably in my top 2. If you don't already know the show is about the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. It tells about how she became a Wicked and the story leads up to where the Wizard of Oz begins. The storyline was amazing and had so many unpredicatable turns and twists. It caught my attention from start to finish. The costumes from the Emerald City scene were elaborate and shiny. So if you ever get the opportunity to see this show it will be worth every penny to see it!
Friday, January 7, 2011
I am known around here for being the Coupon Queen. If there is a good deal around I am going to take full advantage of it. I decided that from now on I am going to start posting the things that I use coupons for or when I find something cool that someone else might want to know about. Today I took advantage of my buy one, get one free Chicken Salad at Carl's Jr. It is really health and I have one to eat today and another one to eat tomorrow! Pure genius! :)
P.S. If you haven't already voted for my brother Eric for Apostolic Male Model of the Year you might want to do so! Thanks http://classicmarymoments.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Yes, that is his house, his dog, and his two cars!
So my dear friend Mary Ginty has put together Apostolic Male Models of the Month and My baby brother Eric Orozco was her pick for the month of May. Now she is doing a voting poll for Apostolic Male Model of the YEAR. We need your votes to make this happen so please vote for Eric Orozco after you refresh the page on the right hand side at http://classicmarymoments.blogspot.com
You can also read about the Post Mary wrote about him here
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
As you can see I have a bit of an addiction to Bath and Body Works. They made the mistake of putting one near my house and I periodically go and stock up. I also get tons of coupons in the mail from them so I always convince myself that I am just getting a good deal (which I am) lol. This picture does not include the 4 shower gels in my shower, the 2 lip balms that are in my purse, the 2 wallflowers around my house with a couple different scents stashed in my drawer along with about 4 or 5 handsanitizers! They are have a HUGE 75% off sale right now so go quickly before all the good fragrances are gone!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Okay so its been over 3 months since I have blogged. I know all of you out there are on the verge of fainting lol. Its a new year and I am determined to be more consistant in many different areas in my life including my writing. I have soo much to say but I will just leave it all for another day and appreciate the fact that I actually blogged!
Its my dad's 54th birthday today and the thought has crossed my mind over and over again recently how our parents wont always be with us. Its a very sad and depressing thought but a very real one. I just hope I can appreciate those people that are with me now and not regret that I didnt cherish them like I should have!
I am sooo thankful that 2011 has come around! My new years resolution last year was to stay in church and stay sane. Those seemed like small things but knowing the year that I had you would understand how important those things were. Last year my youngest brother moved out to his own house. My heart got broken in a Zillion pieces and I am thankful that little by little it is being restored. I turned 30 in July and I am telling you that was a Big one! But I survived and God was good. I also wrote another book, got a publisher to pick it up, went back to school and got excellent grades, and started speaking and giving my testimony and churches again! God has really blessed me!