Presence over Presents

I am the first to say, I don’t need gifts.  I am happy with people remembering to send me wishes and I do love a good card!!  Homemade or store bought, but with writing, always with writing!! Anyhow, yesterday on Christmas we had the opportunity to discuss with many groups of people the gifts that […]

Sometimes we forget

Is there anything that you know you know, but in the moment it just goes out the window? When I am able to be calm and rational, I know that my past doesn’t have to repeat itself. There are moments where I take long looks at my husband. Actually, nearly every single morning. I think […]

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 our […]

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 my […]

Neighbors

My Bible study this morning posed this question. What kind of neighbor are you? We are reading about the proverbs 31 woman. It doesn’t mention in the passage anything about how she may treat her neighbors. Though we have enough other information that we can probably assume. So, naturally I started thinking of what kind […]

Motherhood #thisis38

I’m currently working on a Women of Valour bible study. Every morning I go into my YouVersion app. I read the devotional, the scripture and then reflect on it. Today’s study was really beautiful and I wanted to share. The dictionary definition of mothering is explained as this: “to bring up a child with care […]

1/17 Affirmation $

As I am anxiously awaiting my tax returns for our Disney vacation, I needed to read this again!! I also have seen some posts recently from people who might need to see this! via 1/17 Affirmation $

What We Love #Thisis38

My Devotion this morning finished with this questions.  What is it that God made you to love?? The answer to that is children.  Mine, of course.  Then my niece’s, nephew’s and friend’s children.  I have had multiple jobs where children were the center of my work.  Working at 2 child care centers, being the children’s […]

Change Would Do You Good

“I think a change, (A change would do you good) Would do you good. (A change would do you good)” Sheryl Crow Yesterday found 2 people that I am super close with, losing members of their family.  Which then results in more people that I know and care about being touched by these deaths. One […]

Savor: Blessing & Curses

What events in your past felt like curses and turned out to be blessings?  I’ll keep it simple, my Divorce! “When you realize that the story of your life could be told a thousand different ways, that you could tell it as a tragedy, but you choose to call it an epic, that’s when you […]