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August 10, 2018



Your post is so well written and soo touching!! The peace that we have received is the most amazing part of it all!! God has allowed all of this, we don't know why, but the enemy of our souls would love to rob us of that peace!! By God's help, let's keep on believing and trusting Him!! He is faithful!! I love you, Mother


This is the first time I’ve replied to one of your posts. I’ve always loved your photography and musings about life, children, God. Just wanted to send you a virtual hug and let you know I’m lifting you and your husband and family in my prayers. Love and blessings to you.



I am praying for healing for your husband and I'll also be praying for peace and strength for you and your children.


The kids and I went back 10yrs through your blog this evening and enjoyed it so much.
We love you all more than words can say and your pain hurts us so much. Your life is an amazing witness to God’s love. Praying that this trial will turn into a miracle.


Thank you so much for your example of faith!


Wow. You are such än amazing Woman and Mother. Since I first read your blog it has tuched me, inspired me to be a better woman, mother, wife. And your dolls and such, it's beautiful things you create. I do not even know you but I wish I did. In Sweden we are not allowed to homeschool our kids but I've Always admired women who does in other countries. It's a blessing and freedom not known by everybody. I'm able to be home with our girls until they turn six.
I thank God that it still is allowed to care for your Children under 6 years yourself.

I'm sorry to hear about your husbands illnes. You all Will be in my prayers. God is faithful. May peace be with you and your family.


So sorry to hear this, but your amazing testimony of faith is proof that God is working in you through all things. Keep taking one day at a time and leaning on Him who holds you fast. He will not let you fall. Blessings to you and your family on this walk of faith.


I am so sorry to hear of your family's difficult news. Please know you are all in my prayers, thoughts and heart.


I have followed your posts for a few years, I have made a lot of your dolls,crafts and had a great time doing it... I was so saddened to read about your husband... I pray for you, hope his healing hands touch your lives...


Oh Charla. I am sorry to hear this. Please know that I will be praying for your husband and your family during this time.

Justin & Ilaria

Dear Charla,

I found your blog years ago and it has been an inspiration to me and my “almost hubby”.
We’re here together writing this: we feel that you and Galin can overcome this challenge because God only allows us to experience things we can tolerate (even if sometimes it seems impossible). You’ll know this from the book of Job.

In your darkest hour, we would like to offer some resources that have helped us through our own difficulties. Prayer is one component but we also need to act out of faith. Here we go:

This first book is quite relevant and a quick read (1-2 hrs). Take note of what pastor Osteen (head of the family) did for Dodie:
1) He commanded the sickness to wither & die, in Jesus’ name. This is exactly what Jesus did to the Fig Tree. The apostoles did not realize the tree had been cursed, because there were no apparent change. But deep down, the roots of the tree had begin to wither. In the same way, John Osteen tells us to ignore the symptoms after cursing the sickness. Act as if Jesus has already cured you.
2) Write down a contract and sign it between the two of you. Jesus said “if two of you agree upon something on earth, it will be done by my father in heaven”. Agree for healing.
3) Remove any internal seeds of darkness that might persist. In dodie’s case this meant writing letters to all those people she felt required forgiveness. People she had spoken harshly to, etc. The key is to find peace and remove any seed of evil that may dwell within Galin.
4) Do what you’re doing already: pray for others, do more for others. James 5:16 says “Pray for one another, that you may be healed”: And again Luke 6:38 says “Give and it will be given to you”.

Another resource, after the quick read and key points above, may come from

One funny story that pastor John Osteen told in a sermon was this:
“I see people from certain denominations always praying, saying I want to be like Jesus…they don’t get it! The Book of Acts tells us exactly what we need to do! We need to GET UP AND CAST OUT DEMONS IN JESUS’ NAME!”.

The idea he’s conveying is this: we need to ACT and do all that is in our power. Only after we’ve done everything in our power, can God take over. So here are some pointers, not from us but from a former NASA doctor that we know. This doctor is Italian, and he was in charge of getting the astronauts back in shape, reversing the ageing process that zero gravity and space radiation have on the body. Here are practical applications for Galin’s situation (but for anyone looking to enhance their health and curb inflammation):

Avoid acidic foods like red meat, coffee, sugar (both refined, or brown, or coconut sugar), sparkling beverages/soft drinks, processed foods and instead prefer:

- Oily fish, which has omega fatty acids and vitamins
- Green Tea
- Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)
- Tomatoes (better if cooked)
- Broccoli, Cauliflower, BrussleSprouts
- a tad of chocolate

and as integrators:

- omega 3, curcuma, boswellia, Ashwagandha and of course a regular full-spectrum multivitamin.

Detox your body from inflammation, drink lots of water and we believe that in Jesus Name you will see a difference.

If you need any other resources or help with menus and food combinations for this particular situation, we are here to help.

Justin & Ilaria


I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for all of your heartfelt words, love and prayers. I’m grateful for you.
Thank you for blessing my day.


Love and prayers for you sweet Carla and your husband and beautiful children from a carrying baby mom.
My son and I will pray for you each day. Your blog and personality have been always such an inspiration for me. With Love from Iran


Dear Charla, I am speechless....
Two years ago my sister was also diagnosed. It is so hard.... but I found consolation in God. This site gave me a lot of peace: https://howtofindpeace.org/dolindo-ruotolo-how-to-find-peace.html.
You are a wonderful person and a light to all.
In our prayers, take care xx

Frankie Jean Mullinax

Dear Charla and family, I will join you in faith and prayers for your dear husband's healing and for you and the children to find peace and comfort. God is faithful.


What a blessing your sweet comments have been to me. Your kind words and prayers mean more than words can say.
Hugs to each of you.


Charla...I am so sorry about this news...I will pray for Galin as well as your family. Sending you a hug.


We appreciate your prayers so much, Marla. Thank you! xox


Sending you good thoughts, hugs and prayers.


I'm sorry you and your precious ones are hurting

I'm praying for you

I am grateful for your prayers as well, thank you for being willing


Thank you! Each day we are so touched by all the sweet messages we receive and all the prayers being prayed for our family. God has blessed us beyond words. He is a good good Father.


Such a touching post! ❤️My heart goes out to you! I pray for you all daily! (Hugs)


that means so much. Thank you, sweet friend. xox


I have been a long time silent reader of your blog. Thank you for being such a wonderful example of faith and love. Your strength and trust in God during difficulty are inspiring. Your sweet family will be in my prayers.


Your kind words brought joy to my day. Thank you, Adrian.

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