Yes, I realize it’s Wednesday. But it’s a titus|tuesdays teaching day nonetheless! And I thought I’d go ahead and “Pour My Heart Out,” too.
I hope that doesn’t overwhelm you! (yeah, I couldn’t resist that)
Yesterday, I shared with you Part One of 7 Ways to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed.
It was tough to share and teach on the topic with my Titus2Women’s group – since I feel like I’m right in the throws of this particular topic – but God gave me a message that I believe was just as much (if not more) for myself as it was for the women in my Bible study group.
And since I know nearly every woman has felt overwhelmed at one time or another, I felt that God wanted me to share it here, as well.
I pray yesterday’s first installment encouraged you and that today’s wrap-up with, too! Continue reading
Our Titus2Women group continues the Stuck study by Jennie Allen… and this week I think the topic hit close to home for every one of us.
I was tasked with teaching on this subject and boy was it – Well, overwhelming!
Today, I thought I’d share on the blog what God put on my heart for this all too real-to-me topic. He gave me a word to speak not only to the women in my group – but also to me. And I hope it encourages you, as well.
So today will be Part One of 7 Ways to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed. (tune in for Part Two tomorrow) Continue reading
Wow. Did God give Jennie Allen a message to share, or what?
Each piece of this study has hit me hard and challenged me deeply.
Each one is something many of us, as women, struggle with. Many of us are stuck is a lot of these places (if not all of them – or is that just me?).
This week… Discontent. Continue reading
Out of the mouths of babes… Or toddlers. Or preschoolers. Or grade schoolers.
Let’s just broaden that to “kids,” shall we?
I know my kids aren’t the only ones that are occasionally (and unintentionally) hilarious. But I thought I’d share some of the things our boys have been saying lately that made me laugh. (or forced me to try NOT to laugh in front of them), so maybe it will give all of you a smile today, as well!
They may occasionally drive me crazy, but they also make me laugh more than anyone else (except my hubby, of course). Here are just a few of the things they’ve been saying lately. Continue reading
Our Titus2Women study is off and running in our fall semester. This year, God challenged me to step up and serve in a leadership role in our group – and it’s been a blessing (and a stretching experience!).
This fall, we’re going through Jennie Allen’s “Stuck” study. It has been fantastic! Jennie is so down-to-earth and relatable. And she speaks straight to the heart of women.
This past week, I shared with the group what God’s been teaching me about our first “topic” in the book – Being Broken. Continue reading
“How many kids do you have?”
It isn’t that I’m unsure or I’ve forgotten. It’s that the answer is more complicated than the question.
How many kids do I have?
Most would say three. She has three kids. Two boys and a girl.
That answer isn’t wrong. It’s just incomplete. Continue reading
You know what’s fun? Birthdays. Especially kids’ birthdays. Bright, colorful, exciting, fun. Unless you’re the child’s parent.
Ok, don’t get me wrong. I start out excited. I go totally overboard with planning and decorations. I love it all. And then the day comes – and even though I plan ahead and have things done beforehand, all ready to go – I still manage to feel frazzled and drained by the end of the party.
To make myself feel better, I try to evaluate whether our child – and all the party attendees – enjoyed themselves. If they did, I count it a success. And then I require a couple of days to recover my strength and sanity. Continue reading
I admit it. The tears came last night.
I couldn’t even really put into words why I was crying. I guess I was mourning something.
Mourning how quickly the time has passed.
Mourning the loss of the “baby” days.
Toddler days are upon us.
Today, I think I’ve gotten it out of my system. (Ok, most of it, don’t push me)
It’s Friday. And I’m thankful.
I’m sure I’m not the only one thankful for the end of the week, but what I’ve found lately is my reasoning has changed. I try not to “wish away” the rest of the week like I used to.
Now don’t misunderstand me – I adore the weekends. I love it when Josh is home and all 5 of us are together. But going through this process of looking for all the gifts of God, and focusing on serving Him in each moments… I realized it just wasn’t right for me to wish a day away.
Each and every day is a gift from God. Even the hard ones. (sometimes I’d even say especially the hard ones). Continue reading
A new month has arrived! I’m a bit in shock that it’s August already.
Honestly, the past year has flown by. We’re planning and preparing for Reagan’s 1st birthday party this month. How on earth did that happen?! (planning a blog post about my first girlie themed party later!)
The order of the day today though is a WORKOUT PLAN!
The workout calendar I put together last month worked really well for me. I had to tweak things here and there – and I missed a couple of days – but all in all it was a success! I think it really helped me to have a plan ahead of time and that calendar staring me in the face every day (I made a point of hanging it at eye-level on our fridge!)
So, since last month’s calendar was a win I thought I’d put together another. And being the generous person I am (or maybe misery loves company?) I’m sharing it with you! Continue reading