Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Hope everyone has a safe, fun, Halloween.

Do you still have trick-or-treaters?

Most folks around here go to church functions to get their candy, but I have one loyal little guy who comes around every year.

Lucky for him, I loaded up on lots of candy!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Every one should vote.

No matter who you vote for, take the time to do it.

It is a privelege to be able to vote, so vote on your beliefs and who you think will do the best job.

But no matter what,


Friday, October 19, 2012

What you're worth


Whether it is with teenagers, toddlers, or grown adults, it is basically all the same.

Sometimes people get their feelings hurt, and whether it was intentional or completely innocent it all hurts the same.  And when it happens we have a choice to make.

It is the time when we have to decide how we are going to react.

It is so easy to get caught up in the emotions that are running high at the time of the situation, but as adults we have to step back and take a deep breath.

So how do you handle it?

Do you walk away, or do you confront them.  
Whatever you do try to do it in a loving way if possible and just tell them how you feel.

Guess what, kids and  adults often deal with the exact same thing.  There will always be someone who whispers behind your back, or someone who calls you names, someone who doesn't want you to succeed.

If I could teach my kids anything, it would be to realize their worth.

Not how this world values them but God.  

If we could just let them know how much God loves them, maybe the injustices of this world won't seem so big.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Scripture

Always be joyful.  Pray continually, and give thanks whatever happens.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Saturday, October 6, 2012


No, not the holiday.

More the state of mind, being Thankful.

This morning I was reading my devotional and it was telling the story of how the serpent tempted Eve by giving her a sense of counterfeit joy.  

As I was reading I thought of all the times Satan plants negative thoughts in my head and how easy it is to be deceived into thinking he's right.

Counterfeit joy has nothing on real joy, it seems good for a minute but then it usually hurts someone else.  I have fallen for his lies more times than I care to admit, and the good feeling doesn't last like real joy.

But he can really make it look good.

It can be especially easy when life gets hectic and things seem to be falling apart, God wants more than that for us, he wants us to have a peace and joy that passes all understanding.

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
Philippians 4:6-7

I was watching an interview with Ann Voskamp the other day and she was talking about Joy and being Thankful.  Having a heart of gratitude. If we can see all that God has given us and be thankful for what we have, we can have amazing joy.

So that's gonna be my new thing.  

I am going to intentionally be thankful.

And with Thanksgiving will come joy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Things I want to do

This weekend I have decided to make a list and get some things done that I have been putting off.

First, I am getting my Halloween decorations out.

I am a huge Halloween fan.

Next I am going to finish my cabinet makeover.  I still need to get a few more things to complete it so I am going to at least get what I need.

This weekend I am going to sit on my patio and snuggle with Mr. Wonderful.

Or maybe make s'mores.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Favorite time of the year

Can't wait for this!!!