Honesty is the Best Policy.

I’m currently doing a devotional called “Parenting God’s Way.” This morning the focus was on instilling ethical behavior in our children. “Stress the rewards for honesty, including the blessing of a clear conscience. Encourage your children to understand that even if their dishonesty isn’t discovered, their own conscience will trouble them.” I’ve never seen itContinue reading “Honesty is the Best Policy.”

Gone Too Soon

In honor of Memorial Day, I want to write about an old friend. Fall of 1999, it was my sophomore year of college. It was move in day at the dorms. I drove myself up to school that year, early of course. Got myself situated and waited to see who would be living in myContinue reading “Gone Too Soon”

You Control You

I have felt like this for a very long time. My husband and I have conversations about this regularly. When you’re focused on blaming something or someone for your problems, you’re missing out on what’s right in front of you. You can’t control all the things happening around you. Often you don’t have any sayContinue reading “You Control You”

Rest and Relaxation

I don’t know about you guys, but it seems like we ALWAYS have things that we have to do. It’s wonderful filling our lives with activities. Especially when most of them are to benefit raising well rounded children. However, sometimes you just need to rest. Luckily, this weekend we get that. All 6 of ourContinue reading “Rest and Relaxation”

Five for Friday 5/24

I am really loving on some things this week, so I wanted to share them with you all. 1.) YouVersion it is an app.  “Experience the Bible Daily.” There are so many different features of the app that I am loving.  The one that I use most is the Bible Studies though.  I just got doneContinue reading “Five for Friday 5/24”

Substitute Teaching

I’ve taken on this wonderful new role in my life. That of the substitute teacher. About 9 years ago now I had started the process. Then things got rocky with my ex and it was put on the back burner. Never really to be thought about again until a month or so ago. At myContinue reading “Substitute Teaching”

Progress

When something unexpected comes out of nowhere and you don’t FREAK OUT… that’s progress! I don’t do well with change. Specifically if that change deals directly with my time, my money or my children. It’s OK to not like it when things change. Necessary though to think, is there anything that I can do? IsContinue reading “Progress”

Love Languages

What is your love language? There are 5 of them. Acts of service, words of affirmation, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. If you don’t know or you’re unsure, take the quiz at the link below. Home Mine is acts of service followed closely by physical touch. I had taken this quiz 5 orContinue reading “Love Languages”