Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On Being A Godly Parent

I am in need of prayer. I feel as if I have done a disservice to my youngest son in that I don't feel I have parented him the way in which I parented my two older children. There is a 10 year difference in age between him and my oldest son. He was an after vasectomy baby a total suprise gift. I feel I have not emersed him enough in Gods word. I have not always shown him a good example of Christ and how to treat others with love and acceptance. He is my responsibility and I have not gone about raising him with the same drive I did my others. He has a very controlling personality and he can be very loving when he wants to. He is very guarded with his emotions when around others unless it is dislike or disdain he seems to show that very clearly to others. I am going to start today praying for him trying to be a better example. I am going to try to find a good Bible Study that we can do together that teaches love of others. I need to be more disciplined with him in what he is allowing into his mind. I myself need to do the same for myself. I love all my children and I want to raise them in a way that pleases my Heavenly Father.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Laundry Detergent

Can you believe it I have just gotten finished making my first 5 gallon bucket of homemade laundry detergent. I got the recipe off youtube from the christian homemaker. It was really easy and all the post I have read said it cleans really well. So if it all works out like I hope it does tomorrow at this time I should be washing some clothes with it. It is really very inexpensive to make and the hardest part is grinding the one bar of soap that you put into it other than that it was really easy. The duggars also have the recipe listed on their blog.

On Losing Weight

I need to lose some weight about 34 pds to be exact. It is all in my stomach area which is the bad place to have it. I do have high blood pressure, and the past spring I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Both the hypertension, and hypothyroidism run in my immediate family. I know at least the hypertension would get better if I lost some of my weight. I am also sugar sensitive I crave it justlike a drug addict craves his drug of choice. I am trying to once again go low carb and little to know sugar. I am still sneaking in some semisweet chocolate chips. Are they really bad? If any of you know of a more healthful way to lose weight please let me know I am wanting to incorporate more veggies and fruits into my diet, when I eat meat it is usually always low fat. Pray for me pray that the Lord would help me to make wiser choices in my eating. Pray I stick with it. I am not doing Adkins, Somersize, or South Beach just trying to incorporate the bottom line of these diets into my daily eating. I hope all of you have a blessed day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Child of the King should bear some family resemblence.

Hi Guys I read this on a church sign that I pass daily. Do we as christians bear any family resemblence to our father? It really made me stop and think. I have been passing by it daily for about a week now and it stops me in my tracks every time I read it. Do I bear a family resemblence could anyone pick me out of a crowd and just know I am a daughter of the king. Is there anything about me that makes me a little bit different from the world or do I just blend in with everyone else? These are questions I ask myself and I am sad to say I don't know if people could pick me out of the crowd and know that I am a child of the king of kings. I know I do not always react and act in a way that would please the Lord. As far as outward appearance do I resemble the world I don't want to I want to be set apart different in my actions, what I say, what I do, how I act, how I look. I want there to be no question as to whose family I belong. What about you do you ever think about these things? I believe God knows who his children are but I also believe we owe to him to stand out before a lost world and proclaim who we belong to without being ashamed of not being accepted or included. Let our lights shine for the Lord today. Lets show love and forgiveness to others. Let us not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds daily, hourly, every minute. Just somthing to think about.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Lords Day

Today is the Lords Day. I did not make it to church I stayed home with 2 of my sons. I really do miss fellowshiping and learning from Gods word. I want to make a conscious effort to be more accountable to attending church on a more regular basis. To make the effort to get myself ready and go because I know I will be blessed and I might possibly be able to bless someone else. I love my church and I love my pastor and Sunday School class. I am really going to try to make it to the Wednesday night service. On a different note it is very important for us to use our time wisely especially when it comes to our families and friends. The tragedy that happened last week to the Steven Curtis Chapman family really puts life into perspective for us. We never know when a loved one may be called home and we want to make every day count. Tell your husband and family members daily how much you love them and how special they are to you. Put the Lord first place in your life daily and have a great week.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Beauty what is beauty? I think we all want to feel we are beautiful. Websters dictionary says that beauty means the qualities that give pleasure to the senses. What does that mean exactly. To me it means looking nice, (clean clothes, brushed hair, not all wrinkly), smelling nice ( you have recently bathed and maybe applied some lotion, or powder, body spray or perfume), having a good attitude I think how we look on the outside is a good example of what we are feeling on the inside. I am not saying we have to be smiling and happy 100% of the time but don't we won't people to know that we are a blessed people that christians do have somthing to be happy about. We have bad days and days when things go all wrong just like the world but we serve a God who loves us and has a plan for us and our lives and he sees the big picture that we can't see. I believe most of all that if you have a relationship with Christ that is the most important attribute in being beautiful. Allowing God to shine through you to others. I am one of those people who loves to play with makeup, I love skincare, I would love to have someone show me the proper hairstyle and clothes for my body. Actually I went to a wonderful presentation this past Saturday to a church I attended a few years ago. There was an image consultant Shari Braendel and she was great. We had a fashion show of what not to wear and then a more modest fashion show later. She gave us the tools for the outside but she also shared that the most important part in a beauty regimen is to have a personal relationship with God. Sorry I haven't posted in a while I was just waiting until I felt I had somthing that was really important to share. Have a great day.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Setting Priorities

Today was a glorious day it was beautiful weather and it was the Lords day. I read over at Divine she was writing about how we can get sidetracked from our duties as wives and mothers. We can get sidetracked by things that in and of themselves are good I know for me this is so true. She gives examples of healthy eating, blogging etc. I know for me I do get extremely sidetracked with these things and more. I believe we were put here to be our husbands wives and helpmates and our childrens mothers nurturing, training, and teaching them. After God these are our top priorities and I for one don't always have this in the right order. I know this is a short post today and I haven't written in a while but I will be back to blogging really soon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Striving to live simply

I am learning many homemaking task that I some how missed growing up. I am learning how to clean properly, cook new and different foods, how to knit,and to sew. I would love to learn how to maybe grow a small garden nothing big. I am sort of a homebody and really have to make myself be sociable. But I do feel we all need really good girl friends we can talk and share things with. My mother was a sahm she is great she cooked, and cleaned and took care of all of us 3 girls and my dad who was a physician and worked lots of nights. I am sure I had many opportunities to learn these skills I probably just wasn't really interested. I am now though and I am on my journey to learn. I also feel that along the way at least for me we have lost the art of being feminine acting like ladies and I for one am going to change some things in my actions and in my dress. We have the ability to be lovely and feminine and I believe that is how God wants us to be. I have so much stuff all around my house things I should get rid of and some things I can sell. It is just a matter of going through things. These are just some random thoughts on how I can begin to live a more simple life.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Start of a New Week

Hi Everyone,
I hope everyone had a wonderul Sunday. I hope you had a restful day a day to spend with your family. I am still looking for some type of job to do from home but I have decided not to dwell on it this week. I have a couple of friends who have given me some info on direct selling products. I hope to review it this week. I am hoping to be really focused on organizing this week so I think that I will start with reorganizing my kitchen. I seemed to get sidetracked really easily but I just have to stay focused. I will use one of the flyladies tips and just do it in 15 minute increments.
I really enjoyed church today we were studying about Gods grace in the church service and I don't think we will ever completly understand Gods grace what we have been given through that grace. I love my church, my pastor, my Sunday School class and all the friends I have in there. I love the way you can feel so much like a family when your fellowshiping with other christians. I hope you have a good Monday and I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I am interested in modesty, womens health, nutrition, beauty. I am striving to live a more simple life. I am looking to do some type of a job from home. I have and still am looking at doing data entry jobs and I have done one but they are really few and far between. I homeschool my youngest and whatever I do I don't want my family to feel neglected. I have done some of the MLM home businesses for women in the past but really did not work them as they should be worked. I have become friends with a women who does one of these and has spoked to me about trying it again. I am feeling very conflicted about this and yes I have prayed about it but still have know definite answer I have spoken to my husband and children still without a definite answer. Can anyone out there give me any insight into this or do you have any ideas for businesses for Christian women from home Thanks and please leave me a comment.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

I hope you are having a great Valentines Day. I have been reading different blogs recently and one I was directed to from another one was talking about how are bodies were made for work. How complacent and inactive we as a whole have become. I know for me that is so true. We have all the newest things to make our lives easier yet we are still stressed. We have remotes for the tv so we don't have to get up, we have dishwashers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners all these things to help make life easier but do they really. I know for me I don't move enough we should not have idle hands we need to be doing productive things with our lives our days. I know for me this really got me thinking. I am a big procrastonator when it comes to house cleaning or really anything that is not my favorite but I just need to do it no excuses. I also think that as ladies we should try everyday to look nice and take pride in our appearance. I know I also could do better in this department it not only helps our outlook on life but it is somthing we can do for our husbands and family. These are just some random thoughts if any of them spoke to you leave me a comment.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Spiritual Gifts

I hope everyone has had a good week. My family had a good week but a hectic one. I have found some great new blogs on simple living, on organization, modesty, femininity alot of the things I am really interested in. If you search hard enough you can probably find a blog on just about any subject. I was at a meeting today at my church it was a small group of women but we are women on a mission we want to seek God and his will for this group and the Bible promises if we seek him he will be found. Praise the Lord he will be found. God is not ever hidden from us we just need to seek him with our whole hearts. I am also doing a precept Bible study on Tuesday's it is on our spiritual gifts. I so much enjoy precept studies and we are blessed at our church with Godly women who are willing to be used by God to facilitate these studies for us. We have so many things to be thankful for and our churches and the body of Christ that we are a part of is a major one. We all serve a part in the body what part do you feel. We are all called to be workers for God he has blessed each one of us with special gifts which are meant to be used in the body we all have a place and we are all just as important to God as someone else.
It is important for all of us to ask God to show us or reveal to us what spiritual gift we have so we know how to best serve God in our church body.
I hope everyone has a blessed week.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Weight Loss

Tonight I have really come to the end of my rope. I am tired of eating junk its my own fault I love sweets and I love to make baked goods. I weigh more now than I have every weighed and I need to get a handle on my addiction to sugar. Can anyone suggest a way of weaning off the stuff I am not really thrilled with fake sugars. I need some ideas on how to eat healthier. I am very interested in nutrition and I want to fill my temple with healthy good food. I have some picky eaters in my house but I feel we all need a change. I am also trying to look at my whole self I am 43 what are somethings that I should be doing as far as skincare etc. I have started walking on the treadmill for about 20 minutes a day but I would like to try pilates and work on my core does anyone have any suggestions of dvd's or tapes that are good. I am about 25 pds. more than I want to be its not morbidly obese but my bmi is to high for my body size. Anyway I just felt like venting and would appreciate any suggestions anyone would like to post.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Good Morning everyone! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend. I sit here looking at chores that need to be done and making a mental list of what to do first. My topic for today is how to live on this planet we call earth yet not be of it. How do we live in the world but not be of the world? The Lord has blessed this nation with so many things so much prosperity. So many conveniences that we just take for granted. Should we blend in like everyone else christian and non christian alike or should it be in our actions and words that make us different? What are your thoughts? Should we be just like everyone else participate in the same activities dress in the styles that are most popular. Watch the same movies, read the same books. What sets us apart what makes us different what makes us a peculiar people? How do we set our selves apart and not become legalistic as some would say? I think about this topic alot. I know that just having the Holy Spirit indwelling in us makes us different but why is it that so many unbelievers cannot see enough of a differnce in our lives to want what we have. Why are we so critical of others when we are not any different then them. I feel we make a choice daily do I fit in or do I die to my desires and live the way God would have me live today. I want to please God not the world. I know this can be hard at times but if we just trust the Lord I believe he will bring into our lives other people of like minds. Please let me know what your feelings are on this subject.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I hope everyone has had a really good Sunday. It has been a little bit chillier today. My youngest son & I went for a walk around the neighborhood around 4:00p.m. and we felt like our faces were frozen from the cold wind. I had a good day at church to be honest I missed the service but I did go to Sunday School we are finishing up a study in the book of James. We talked about not judging people and how God is the ultimate judge. I am afraid that sometimes we as christians or at least me I know I have a tendency to judge others if they might not believe the same way I do or on a number of different issues. I am going to be saying some prayers that God would convict me when I do this and help me to be more accepting of the person. I am taking a dvd course on learning how to sew. I have sewn before but was only instructed a little bit and there always seems to be something that doesn't come out just right when I try to make garments. Our first assignment is to make a skirt with an elastic waiste all one piece. I cut it out today so maybe in the next couple of days I will have it complete. I made some white chili and cornbread for tonights dinner. I love to have soups on cool evenings. I hope everyone curls up and stays warm for the night. If there are any topics you would like to address please leave a comment. I hope everyone has a good week.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hi Everyone

Hi everybody I hope you have all had a good first of the week. We have had a pretty quiet one here. We are supposed to be getting some heavy rain in tonight. I feel like I accomplished at least one task today I got quite a bit of laundry finished and I steamed all the clothes I had on hangers. I still have 2 baskets well really 1 1/2 baskets of clean clothes that need to be steamed:( I made a really good chicken and stuffing casserole I got off Copperswife Xanga blog. I do enjoy reading blogs from women of like minds. I am really determined to get my house organized this year and get rid of the junk and the extra's that just seem to take up space. I have a home management binder I just have not really used it yet. I also have a binder filled with the flylady tips but I don't really use it either and I myself have no plan. What I need to do is to take bits and pieces of all of these and arrange them to fit my life. Will I ever do it who knows. I hope everyone has a blessed evening and a good Wednesday.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

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Changes for the New Year

This new year there are several things I would personally like to incorporate into my life. I would like to get on some type of a schedule of waking up at a certain time everyday having a quiet time with God ( not rushed), exercise, eat breakfast and feel I have accomplished some important things by lunch. I would like to get my children to be more responsible and have specific chores that are theirs. I would like to get them to do them daily where it just becomes a habit and I don't have to remind or ask them to do it. I have a home management binder that I started but I really don't follow it I almost need someone to come in and say you will do this on this day and this on that day etc. The same with my weight I want to lose between 20 - 25 pds. Somedays I do pretty good but I always snack before bed and I don't always do really well at dinner especially. Sometimes I think I want to do Weight Watchers but then I think well I'll just eat healthier and smaller portions I have a ton of weight loss books and ultimately they all come down to the same thing don't take in more then you need or more than you can work off. I become very overwhelmed because I believe I am a mindless eater and I would just like to have some clarity as to what to do. Anyway thanks for letting me vent. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful day in Gods house.

Friday, January 4, 2008

A New You in 2008

I have really been convicted the last year or so with becoming more feminine in my dress, speech, and also to become more modest. I believe we are to be set apart and different from the world. Yes, we do live in this world with all the wonders God has provided for us but this is not our home. I don't want to dress in the latest fashion and be a carbon copy of every other women out there. I want to be different. There is a part of me that is still pulled in by what this star is wearing or her tips on beauty ( I am a sucker for any beauty tip) I also am very interested in dressing the best way for my body type. I want to look nice for my husband but not necessarily trendy, or in a way that would draw attention to me or to parts of my body that should not be emphasized. I constantly have this war going on inside my head but I know ultimately I should dress to please God and my husband. There are definetly going to be some changes in me and in my family in 2008. What about you are you planning to implement some changes in your life for 2008?