Monday, September 30, 2013


Wake up, shower, get ready for the day. Breakfast, dishes, much to do. Run out the door, school, business, rush, rush, rush. Facebook, twitter, e-mails, phone calls, texts. Grab a quick bite to eat, socialize with friends. Soccer, football, music lessons, homework. Go out for dinner, no time to cook a meal. Showers, put kids to bed, watch tv, fall into bed exhausted. Sunday morning, gotta go to church. Can't miss out on seeing your friends. Have to make an effort to fit God in somewhere. Sunday is much more convenient than during the week.

God is never too busy to listen;
Don't be too busy to talk to Him! 

Wake up people! God's heart is broken. Where is He in your daily routine? When's the last time you took out your Bible and really tried to study His Word? When is the last time you took 5 minutes out of your day and prayed for someone other than yourself? When is the last time you sat quietly and just asked what His will was for your life? Does He really want you to be so busy? So busy that there's not much time for Him? Sure, your kids are excelling in their sports and lessons, but when is the last time you've sat your children down and talked about God? Do they see you worshiping at home? Do they know that you read the Bible every day? Slow down! Breathe in the life that he offers. Give your worries to Him. Give your life to Him! Unbreak His heart!

Be blessed my friends!

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Well, I was going to write a post about what God is doing in my life, but I cannot focus. One child to my right, wrecking the castle that he just built...talking non-stop. Other two children directly in front of me, one humming and one fussing. I don't know what it is that God is up to. I can't hear myself think. I know God is whispering to me, but I feel like He's getting drowned out from all the noise around me. Just being real! I love the Lord and I know He's about to take me somewhere new, but He's going to have to abduct me long enough for me to be able to listen to what He's trying to tell me. Talk a little louder God. 

Or maybe He's just trying to tell me to go play with my kids!

Be blessed my friends!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Letters To My Baby ~ 4 Months Old

Wow, you are 4 months old already! Time is going by so fast and you're changing each and every day. Yesterday you rolled over for the very first time. Of course I missed it though. You were on your back and your daddy and I turned around and there you were, completely on your belly. You are my tiny little peanut. You still weigh under 12 pounds. Your smiles are now followed by bursts of laughter. It's the sweetest laughter in the world. No one could be sad when they hear your laugh. You love when I blow raspberries on the bottom of your feet and make high pitch sounds. One of your newest discoveries is your feet. You grab on to your toes and try to pull your feet towards you. It won't be long and you'll be trying to stick them into your mouth. I love you so much my little sugar booger. I'm so grateful to the Lord for you and your bubbas.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One More Thing About Facebook

So, yesterday I said some negative things about facebook. Let me clear up a couple of things. I do still look on facebook about twice a day or more, I just don't have the time for it that I used to. But, I'm okay with that because there are far more important things going on here in the flesh. I do enjoy looking at photos that people post, reading a few funny things and keeping in touch with my family and friends via facebook, but much prefer doing all that in person or over the phone when possible.

One comment that I made is bothering me. I said that I sometimes think, "I know she's not that happy, so why is she always putting up a front?". Well, that comment has been stuck in my brain since yesterday and I guess God is trying to tell me that when people put up a front like everything is okay in their lives, it's their way of coping with the pain. So, I repent of those bad thoughts and pray for the people who come to mind when that specific thought comes to mind when reading their posts.

That's another reason I dislike facebook. I used to be okay, just putting it all out there. I'm the kind of person who wears my emotions on my sleeve (and for a long period of time, just wore them on facebook). That is until people deleted me because they don't want to see negative stuff all the time. So, okay...facebook isn't a place where we can be real with one another? It has to be this fairy tale place where everything is always great. We can only be real with each other when we see each other in person? Okay, got it. So I stopped posting anything bad in my life, except when I really felt like I needed others to be praying for me. But, then I felt like a fake person. Hmm...I wonder if people question whether I'm really that happy or not, because I'm afraid to post negative stuff.

So, that's why you'll see more of me posting on here instead of on facebook. Because YOU my friend, have the option of coming to my blog or not to see what's been going on in my world. Here, you'll get the good, the bad, and sometimes even the ugly. Because I'm a truthful person. I don't set out to hurt or offend anyone, so if I do, I'm sorry. Please accept me for who I am.

Be blessed my friends!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Recovering Facebook Addict

Anyone else feel like a recovering Facebook addict? Having a new baby in the house has not only taken me away from the computer more often, but it has also changed my perspective. I just don't feel like posting many updates anymore. Maybe it's because of what comes to mind when I read other posts.

Here are some examples:

Is she really that happy?

I know she's not that happy, so why does she put up a front all the time?

Another vacation...seriously?

Who cares what you had for dinner. (I used to post that kind of stuff too, but I guess now I'm just jealous that I haven't had many homemade dinners since the baby was born.)

Blah, blah, blah (sometimes I actually say this out loud when posts are really boring)

Must be nice to have so much free time!

Wish I had time to read this long post.

That's great that you worked out again today. My workout included running up and down my steps a million times, doing laundry, cleaning up after everyone, nursing a baby, teaching children their schoolwork, keeping a baby entertained, and going for a morning walk on the days I'm not so sleep deprived from the baby. But, darn...I just don't have time to post all of that every day. 

And, just like with facebook, I have to get off of the computer because the baby calls. I'm not really complaining. Just saying life has changed and I've had some major adjusting to do. On one hand I'm glad I'm not on facebook so much anymore, but on the other hand, I wish I had more time to stalk people and comment on their exciting lives!

Be blessed my friends!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Wrestling Spirit

       Much like my physical body, my spirit just can't seem to get rest lately. I know the cause of my physical lack of sleep; He's about 2 feet long, has beautiful blue eyes and a smile that can light up the room. My spirit and my mind however, just keep turning, wrestling, wondering. Almost like my spirit is wrestling with my mind. Things just suddenly don't make sense to me anymore. I can't even pinpoint what is going on. I feel like there's a huge question mark just spinning around in my head. All of a sudden I'm viewing my life as not enough. I feel like I'm missing something, but what is it? My brain says that I need to do something to help bring more income into our home, but the Holy Spirit whispers to me, "Rest. I've carried you this far, do you think I'll fail you now? It's not by your works that you have what you have today. It's because I love you. You are my daughter." My brain says that my house is a wreck and I need to do more. I just can't function with the clutter. I think about selling stuff, but God says, "Give it away!"  We have always been givers and I feel like that's a huge reason that we are so blessed today. The Bible says that you reap what you sow. We've reaped such a tremendous harvest.

      It's time to replace the question marks and just put my trust back in Him. He exchanges our question marks, our doubts, and confusion with peace that only He can offer. When things don't make sense, He can still give you and your mind REST. 

Be blessed my friends!