Friday, December 18, 2009

Choices

As I was sitting here pondering what to write for this blog............the word Choices came to mind. Well just in choosing to go with this title was a choice.................we make choices everyday in our lives. The choice I want to talk about today is the choice that we have to make on weather to go on our feelings or to go with the truth in God's word.

I know for myself every morning I wake up..........no matter what mood I wake up in I have a choice to go with that feeling or go with what God's word says.............This is the day the Lord hath made...I will rejoice and be glad in it.......Ps. 118:24

Every winter I get the winter blues...........more like the seasonal depression that some people suffer from. I can get so low that it effects every area of my life........my roles as a wife, mom, homeschool teacher........you name it it is effected. On those days it's very important that I don't go with my feelings because those feeling tell me that I need to wallow in this sadness........these are especially the times that I need to get into God's word and see what the truth says....................But you are a shiled around me, O Lord.......you bestow glory on me and lift up my head....Ps. 3:3

Another area that I deal with is fear...........sometimes when fear comes upon me I can get frozen by that fear and not be able to function at all............these are the times I need to choose God's word over my feelings................The Lord did not give me a spirit of fear but a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind..........1Tim. 1:7

With the economy the way it is I'm sure that we all have had some anxiety and worry but we can choose to stay in those feelings or we can choose what God's word says..........Cast all my anxiety and worries on Him because He cares for me.............1 Peter 5:7

The list could go on and on and I am hoping that you get my point in all this and choose to make the right choice and choose God's word....the truth over what you feelings are telling you. We all have choices in our life........the important thing we choose the right choice.

Be Blessed!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ok......something is on my heart and I feel that I need to share and get it out. I have been a reader of blogs for several years...............I have found some good ones...............ones that encouraged me in my walk of life. The thing I want to talk about is those blogs that you read that make you feel worse than better. Those blogs that are uplifting but leave you feeling like a failure in your role as a wife and mom. Those blogs that the women seem like they have it all together and that they don't have any bad days. Now I know that everyone has bad days and maybe these women choose to not focus on the bad days that they have but the problem with that is for us women who are already feeling down and discouraged and just need to read about another wife and mom who has been there before.

I know for myself...........I have a lot of areas in my life that need changing and I need to read how others handled change in their lives. I don't want to read about the mom who has a wonderful marriage and wonderful children...............where is the truth at? Are some people just afraid to be real that others would see the truth............that you do have bad days and that's ok. We are all human.

So if you read this............share your thoughts. I would love to read them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A blog to encourage

I have been following a blog that I wanted to pass on to you...............if you are having any issues in your marriage............please check this blog out. I have been touched and encouraged.

Women's Marriage Ministry

Thankful Thursday

Brrrrr...............it's cold outside. Wow I am so not ready for Winter but I guess unless I move to Florida I really don't have a choice.............maybe it's not so bad what the bears do...........hibernate for the Winter........lol. Today is Thankful Thursday and here are a few things I'm thankful for;

*A furnace to keep us nice and warm

*A roof over our heads to keep up out of the elements

*Food in our cupboards to give us energy

*Clothes to keep us dressed

*My dh who is a hard worker for the family

*My 2 wonderful children who stretch me everyday for the good

*All my friends

*Most of all these things I am thankful that I serve a loving God who in spite of all my failures and shortcomings He still loves me and wants a relationship with me.

So what are you thankful for today? Be blessed!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Here is the photo that I am sharing with you today............this is a picture of my son doing what he loves to do..............leading people (youth) in worship. We are so proud of him and the call that God has on his life.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It's a cold day here in Missouri...............the sun is shining so that is a good thing for me. Now to muster the cold and catch some rays for my boost of Vit. D.

I discovered a new site today and wanted to pass it along...............The Pioneer Woman Have you heard about this lady? There's a lot there so you may want to wait until you have time.......lol.

Today is Thankful Thursday...............here are a few things that I am thankful for;

*Cozy and warm house

*My family

*The fact that the sun is shining today

*The real reason for Christmas

*Christmas music playing all day..............if I choose which I do

Enjoy your day everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pondering

I was sitting here thinking about all the wonderful blogs that I read and how they are encouraging and uplifting and then I wonder.................these ladies have it all together. The real question is......do they are do they just want people to only see the good side of their life? Some days I can write some really good stuff and then there are days where I just want say how rough of day I was having and then I forget it because people don't want to see truth. That we all have our good days and our bad days and why is it that we can't feel comfortable talking about the bad days? I know we need to focus on the good and not the bad but there are just days that we need to see that people are people.

Monday, November 30, 2009

One holiday down.................I pray that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did........we only have to travel across the street but it was nice to be with family.

Now to get ready for Christmas..............we have all our decorations done now it's on to the shopping. We did get a few things over the weekend but not near done. So making my list and will get some each time I go out. How about you..............do you have all yours done?

What are you doing to make this season special?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wow life can sure get busy this time of the year and for me this time of the year can bring on some sadness too. I suffer from SAD...............and I dread when the weather gets cold knowing that the times of spending outdoors in the sun are coming to an end. I have been working on really trying not to let my emotions get the best of me. Overall it's not been to bad but I have had some tough days. It's easy me to just sit in front of the tv because it helps me escape my problems but then I don't get anything done. Lots of areas in my life are already suffereing.................and I am surely getting frustrated over it. My personal relationship with Lord is even suffering too.........I sure hate that. Now among all that sadness the one thing that I cling to is that His mercies are new every morning. So even though I may go to bed at night feel sad..................the morning is a new day and I can once again call on the Lord for a new attitude. PTL.

So I'm sure that everyone is getting busy for the holidays...............I can't believe how fast it is upon us. This year has flown by. What kinds of things is everyone doing to get ready for the holidays?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


This is the view that we woke up to every morning we were on vacation. Oh how I would love to wake up to that every day. So peaceful.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

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FOR TODAY

October 19th, 2009...

Outside my window........The sun is shinning............thank you Lord

I am thinking............That I have lots to get done today and wondering where to start

I am thankful for............That the sun is finally shinning today

From the learning rooms.............We are taking the week off of school today to get some work done around the house

From the kitchen......... Potato Soup is on the menu for today

I am wearing.................Still in my pj's

I am creating..............A menu for the next week

I am going.................To be heading to the grocery store today

I am reading................A new devotional "A Quiet Place of Rest"

I am hoping.............That I can get my act together and get this house cleaned today

I am hearing................The shower calling my name..........lol.

Around the house..............All is quiet right now......daughter is still asleep and husband and son are off at work

One of my favorite things.............Candles............I love them

A few plans for the rest of the week:..............Just getting my house in order and babysitting my niece

Here is picture for thought I am sharing.......This is my daughter and her friends at her birthday party

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saddened today

Today I am saddened.............normally I write about upbeat things but I feel the need to share today what's on my heart. I am saddened for my daughter.........you see we attend a fairly big church (about 600) and we do have to travel to get there.............about 25 minutes one way. The travel part doesn't really bother us except when it comes to making friends. You see most everyone lives close to church so it's easy for them to get together. My daughter gets her feelings hurt when she sees her friends getting together and she gets left out. I don't know what to do about it.............it really saddens me when I see her hurt.

Has anyone experienced this and what did you do or are doing about it?

Friday, October 16, 2009

A verse to ponder this morning

… let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

~ Hebrews 12:1

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wanted to share.

A part of my devotion this morning. I have been going through some things and just been getting alone with God and working through them feeling hurt and rejected. What I know is that "No one understands likes Jesus"

No one understands like Jesus. He's a friend beyond compare; meet Him at the throne of mercy; He is waiting for you there.

No one understand like Jesus; ev'ry woe he sees and feels; tenderly. He whispers comfort, and the broken heart He heals.

N one understands like Jesus when the foes of life assail; you should never be discouraged; Jesus cares and will not fail.

No one understands like Jesus when you falter on the way; tho you fail Him, sadly fail Him, He will pardon you today.

No one understands like Jesus when the days are dark and grim; no one is so near, so dear as Jesus--cast your ev'ry care on Him.

That spoke to me so much this morning. I know there are times in my life when I think no one understands but the truth of the matter is...............Jesus does. He cares more than we think. We just need to turn our struggles over to Him.

I pray that this speaks to someone and they feel comfort in the arms of Jesus.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


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Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekly Menu

Hop on over to Organizing Junkie and join in Weekly Menu.........if you have no ideas for meals there are alot to look through for ideas. Here is mine for the week;

Monday...........Homemade Pizza

Tuesday..........Chicken Tetrazinni, homemade bread, and salad

Wednesday.............eat out due to being at church early

Thursday................Potato Soup and cornbread

Friday................Red beans and Rice

Saturday.............Orange Chicken and Rice

Sunday..............church...........eat out

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FOR TODAY
October 12th, 2009

Outside my window...........cloudy and cold..............ugh where is the sun

I am thinking...........that this needs to be the week to get our school organized

I am thankful for..........the oppertunity to sleep in today

From the learning rooms...........our normal school stuff........but thinking of changing some things

From the kitchen............Potato Soup is on the menu for dinner

I am wearing...............still in my warm pj's

I am creating................a plan to get our school stuff organized

I am going..............to be heading to the grocery store today

I am reading...............Fearless by Max Lucado

I am hoping...............that the sun will come out today

I am hearing............the sound of a fan running

Around the house................desperate need to be cleaned........how does the weekend mess up the home

One of my favorite things.............My Laptop

A few plans for the rest of the week:............the week is pretty calm but we have Friday homeschool classes and then a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch..........fun, fun

Here is picture for thought I am sharing........this is a picture of my dd and I in Florida on our vacation this summer.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

This is the day the Lord has made

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

~ Romans 8:28

Isn't it so comforting to know that the Lord works all things out for our good............even know we wonder sometimes. God is good. Have a wonderful day in the Lord!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hop on over to She Looketh Well she is hosting a blog party.............it's a neat oppertunity to meet others who blog. Also take a look around her blog.............she has a lot of neat things to read.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This is the day the Lord has made..............I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

FOR TODAY

October 5th, 2009...

Outside my window...The sun is shining and I am loving it.

I am thinking..........how much I love my husband........it's our anniversary today.

I am thankful for...........the Lord.

From the learning rooms...our normal homeschooling schedule.

From the kitchen........my dh made dinner tonight for our anniversary, we had Talipia, sweet potatoes, steamed asparagus, salad, bread and fudge for dessert.

I am wearing.......jeans and a purple shirt

I am creating.............nothing.

I am going.............to the grocery store tonight.

I am reading.................How to break free from Fear.

I am hoping...........that I can get my act together and get this house cleaned.

I am hearing..............my husband getting the cabinet for the bathroom ready to hang.

Around the house........getting ready for my niece to come tomorrow.

One of my favorite things.............my laptop.

A few plans for the rest of the week:.........just the normal things.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...........This is a picture of my son and is lovely girlfriend.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

I am amazed at what God is doing in our church with our homeschoolers. We have a homeschool group and now my dh and I have started a bibles study for homeschooling families at our church. What a blessing it is to see families worshiping together. God is good.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

School........back at it

Well we are in our 4th week back to school and all is going well. I was kinda wondering if it would go well because when we started I didn't have any lesson plans done.............that is so not like me. I knew though that if we waited till I got them done that we would never start........lol. So we bit the bullet and started anyways. We already had some issues in a couple of subjects and had to change them but other than that it's going good.............PTL.

This is what we are doing for school;

Math...............Saxon 7/6

Grammar...........Easy Grammar

Science.............we got ours from Answers in Genesis

History & Geography...............Mystery of History..............and I jsut picked up a workbook that went over the basics of Geography

Litature.............Total Language Plus

Spelling................Building Spelling Skills

Handwriting
Bible

I might of forgotten something but I think that covers it. So how is everyone's school going?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A couple verses to ponder this morning

This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Wow what a verse to wake up to. Even if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.........so to speak, just know that your day can turn around and turn out great............just rejoice that today is the Lord's day.


O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.~ Psalm 62:8

Isn't it comforting to know that He is our refuge..........I know that it sure helps me during tough times. Put your trust in Him.

Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thankful

I am so thankful that the weather is warming up a bit and that warmer temps are going to be around for a little while. You see I prefer warmer weather..................I need it to survive. I have seasonal depression and this time of the year I start dreading. So to me if it stayed warm all year around that would be great. Does anyone else suffer from this and if you do what to you do to get through it?

Be Blessed

Monday, August 31, 2009

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FOR TODAY August 31st, 2009...

Outside my window.............it's nice and a little cool out......we have been having some cooler temps lately..........I am surely not ready.

I am thinking..........that's it's getting time to make dinner.

I am thankful for................a God that is always there for me even when I don't deserve it.

From the learning rooms............we are on our 2nd week of school. So far so good.

From the kitchen.......been rearranging my cabinets and trying to get things organized in there. Tonight we are having sub sandwhiches and my dd is going to be baking some muffins.

I am wearing.................jeans and a purple shirt and flip flops

I am creating.................working on some schedules for my dd and I

I am going................

I am reading...............nothing at the moment except my bible

I am hoping...........that I can get my act together and be a better housewife

I am hearing..................the tv going right now.........watching Monk.

Around the house................lots going on around here..........just found out that our church will be having our annual Easter production for which my dh will be in charge of........so now we have lots and lots of planning meetings...............busy time.

One of my favorite things.................is the warm weather which seems to be disappearing way to soon.

A few plans for the rest of the week............just making sure we get school in and getting ready for our homeschool co-op classes on Friday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing..................this is a picture of my son doing what he does best.........leading praise and worship. I'm such a proud mom.

A brand new day

Do you know what I like about morning time..................it's a brand new day. If the day before didn't turn out so well then it's a new day. Now Mondays are not always my favorite days because of trying to recoop from the weekend but today I had a lot to do and I am chomping away at the day. I went and did the grocery shopping...............I have to tell you that when your trying to save money and the only way to do that is to go to different stores...............that is a trip. I sometimes wonder if it's really worth the savings. If you have compared the savings would you please share it with me. If it's not really saving me money I don't want to waste my time.

Be Blessed.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Angry

I am angry............not at any one person but at myself and this disorder that I have had for 17 years. You see I suffer from generalized anxiety and lately it is getting the best of me and keeping me from things that I could be out enjoying. Last night I had planned a moms night out for our homeschool group and I didn't end up going because of this darn anxiety.........I couldn't leave the house. I am so mad, I am so frustrated, I am so confused. I'm in prayer all the time as to why this has resurfaced and worse.........no answer yet. I know the enemy would like to keep me down.............and I know that I let him win at times.................that's where I get so mad at myself. Lord will this vicious cycle ever end?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome

Welcome to my journal..........this will be a place that I will share what is going on my life. The journey that I am on with my heavenly father is indeed one that has it's bumps along the way but also has many blessings along the way as well. I am so thankful that I serve a loving father who knows my shortcomings and still loves me anyways. So come along for the ride..........looking forward to meeting you all.

Be Blessed!