Saturday, September 29, 2012


A dear friend of mine that I helped pour spiritual blessings into (as she also poured into me) has gotten engaged. It makes me reminisce of that season of my life. I love Fall, it really is my favorite season. The beauty that comes with the death of life (leaves, flowers). I recently started a new devotion, and surprisingly enough, it discussed how we should enjoy the season of life we are currently in. And remember to savor the thoughts of the seasons of life we have moved on from. I just had a baby (6 months ago is still new for me). I remember when she was a newborn and thinking, "I can't wait until you don't sleep all the time and I can play with you more". Looking back at that time, it's a season of life I will never get back with her. And I almost feel guilty for wishing the season to have changed so abruptly. Especially since now, it feels like she will soon be on her way to the teenage years at the rate she's growing and maturing; and I wish for that season back. So, my advice, to myself and to anyone else who takes the time to read this: Enjoy your current season. Good and bad. For their will never be another quite like your current one...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Over in that blue 'yonder...

Been a while... At church, we do these things called "SOAP". You read a chapter a day from different parts of the Bible and journal about it. The other day was Deut. 3. The infamous, "Moses, you blew it" spill. Moses basically pleads with the Lord to let him be in the Promised Land. The Lord shuts him down quickly, making him look at the land that he will never get to step foot in. To me, at first, it seems pretty harsh. I know Moses disobeyed with the water from the rock, however; it seems unfair to have someone lead a bunch of complainers around for 40 years and not be rewarded for his hard work. But then, you think about it. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to enforce the rules within my classroom. The students have to obey, or there is a consequence. It's not to be harsh, it's just because that's the way life is. Since God is obviously a God who DESERVES and loves our decision to obey Him, He had to give Moses a consequence. A really harsh consequence. And thus, Moses gets to see what he can never experience for himself. ~~Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is~~ *Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I wait.....
*Disclaimer* To my 2 people that read this, do not get overly excited, for I am trying not to be.
I am a firm believe (unfortunately) in things happening that I could "jinx".
For example:
Driving this past weekend with my father.
"Dad, quit getting upset with my driving, I've never gotten into a wreck"
.....1 day later: a car pulls in front of me, and Ginger (my car) is missing an "eye".

Talking to my Mom.
"I took a pregnancy test, it's negative. I'm 2 weeks late, just not normal. But I feel fine"
And thus I wait.
And be peaceful and patient.
Two things that Jesus is probably laughing about because He knows these are NOT my strong qualities.
I am a compassionate person who VERY much likes to have control. I have no control of this, no knowledge of an outcome...not knowing what could possibly happen if "aunt ... (you know who)" doesn't come within 2 more weeks.
And that scares me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First crafty post!

I saw a blog on how to do this, so I wanted to try. *And I don't remember where I saw it, I'm sorry! But if I find it again, I'll let you know!*
Start with an old frame, I purchased this one at a thrift store.

Then, take out the picture. All you need is the frame. Then spray paint the frame with any color you want.
I bought some wire from Wal-Mart and staple gunned it to the back. (With the help of my hubby..)

In the original post, that I cannot find, she spray painted clothespins and attached magnets to the back. I cut out pictures from magazines and attached to magnets.

Here are the finished products. :) One for Clara Mae, and one for Rach. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I love great music.
This song "If I die Young"- by The Band Perry= amazing.
There are really different interpretations to this song, but one phrase I LOVE is this one:
..."A penny for my thoughts, oh no I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe when you'll hear the words I been singin
Funny when you're dead, how people start listenin.."

How true is this? We always seem to remember the words and actions by loved ones more after they are gone than when we had the opportunity on Earth.
That's it. Go look up the song and tell me what you think it talks about.. :) Either way, it's lyrically great, and pleasing to the ears.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Come what may...

Lately I have been a sewing/crafting machine.
No lie.
I LOVE crafty things. I love sewey (Word?) things.
I very much enjoy making things for other people. I really like watching their excitement, and I feel good because I picked things out for them.
I was asked by a friend to do a baby blanket. This makes me feel honored that she trusts me and wants me to do this. And I'm oober excited to do it!
Anywhoo...just wanted to share that I love learning new crafty things. are to follow of the latest creations I've done...once RAY-chal..helps me with posting pics.. ;)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Burn baby burn..

Mama Phillis gave me a VERY cool book to read; which I'm almost done with, it's that good. It's by Perry Stone, Purging your House, Pruning your Family Tree.

Basically talks about how you need to cleanse your house and your body of things that bring spiritual warfare into your home. It's SO good. I can't just pick out one part to discuss. However; it had me thinking and had me convicted of some things.

I will be holding a bonfire here very soon. A bonfire? Yes, a bonfire. Not the good feel kind with s'mores; but a breaking free kind of bonfire. In the book, Stone discusses breaking free of things that have had or currently have a hold on your life. These things can include memories that bring up the past that you have asked forgiveness for already. It is like there is a spiritual hold linking these items to your mind. After seriously thinking this through, I completely agree with him. When I am struggling with things from the past, the main things that I think about are how easily accessible some items are if I wanted to refer to them again. Some things I could just sell, or throw out. But I feel a serious conviction on not allowing that to hinder someone else; so I will watch them burn. And as I watch these items burn, I will relinquish all of my bad memories to them, and remember that God said I am forgiven...

Does this mean that the memories will be long lost and forgotten? Probably not; but at least I will find security in the fact that a spiritual hold will no longer connect me with those items that allowed me to find comfort in the enemy.