Our Fruit of the Spirit study continues and I’ll just confess right now: I was so convicted this week.
It’s been a struggle at our house the past couple weeks. The cold weather has been lingering, the boys have been extra antsy and that’s led to a lot of fighting between the two of them.
On top of that, they’ve been really “testing” their boundaries lately. All that’s led to Mommy being a little more “fried” than usual… and I most certainly haven’t been a shining example of gentleness (or even a weak example).
Being tired and stressed (and the kids pushing my buttons) is no excuse. This is supposed to be something I’m striving toward every day, no matter the circumstances. Instead, I’m giving myself excuses for not trying my hardest or submitting to God in this area.
Like I said, I’ve been convicted. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some of the things I’m thankful for. I intended to post this on Friday, but that didn’t go to plan. (of course)
I’m hoping I can at least be more consistent with my Friday blogging, so that in turn, I’ll be more consistent with sharing and reflecting on what I’m thankful for each week.
I guess whether it’s Friday or not – I’ll just shoot for being more consistent with being thankful. Continue reading
9 years ago we said “I do.”
Our adventure studying the Fruit of the Spirit continues! On the docket this week: Kindness.
It doesn’t seem that intimidating, does it? I can be kind. That’s not too difficult.
But what has struck me is this: Yes, I can be kind. But am I kind all the time? As my friend Mandey put it: Am I intentional with my kindness?
If I’m completely honest with myself (and all of you) I’d have to say no. I’m not kind all the time. Continue reading
I’m currently trying to not beat myself up for not getting blog posts up the past couple of days. I had been so happy that I’d been able to blog more regularly (despite the cold virus that hit our house even) But then Sunday, as I was rejoicing about coming to the end of this cold… I started feeling “yucky.”
I chalked it up to fibromyalgia pain and being tired.
Unfortunately, I was wrong.
Not that those are fun things to deal with, of course, but when I woke up Sunday night into Monday with a fever and chills… Yeah, that seemed worse to me. Continue reading
Not much to say on this Friday except… Go away snow!
Hmm, that’s not much of a start to a fortunate|friday post, is it?
Ok, let’s try again… I feel fortunate that it’s Friday! Seriously, who doesn’t love the weekend?
I love having my hubby home and us all being together.
We got quite the surprise on Tuesday in the form of much more snow than we anticipated.
So, much of this week’s list is snow/cold/stuck inside focused – I’m looking for the positives, people! Continue reading
Our baby is girl is so precious.
She is sweet, silly and so much fun. I adore her, of course.
And that’s why what’s been going on lately has been such a struggle.
Reagan is very attached to Mommy.
Very. Attached. Continue reading
It’s that time of the week again! Unfortunately, we’re still under the weather in this house, so once again we weren’t able to make it to our Titus2Women group at church today. As it turns out, the weather was pretty iffy this morning, so a drive probably wasn’t the best idea for us anyway.
Either way, I still missed getting to meet with the amazing women in my group. I love that we can meet together and learn from each other. I am so challenged and encouraged by these women each week!
This week, we’re continuing our study on Peace, but with the focus on living at peace with others. Continue reading
Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful.
I know, it’s no great revelation. You all know it’s true. But when you’re trying to be intentional about being thankful, it really stands out…
Sometimes it’s just hard to be thankful.
So, this isn’t something that’s exactly new to me. Although, it’s only been a few months that I’ve had it, and that doesn’t exactly make it old (but it certainly can seem that way in this tech-age!!)
But it is something I haven’t shared about yet – and it’s certainly one of my favorite things. So, therefore, I declare it to be a New Favorite.
If you’re like me, making a grocery list can start out as a seemingly simple task and suddenly become a monumental undertaking.
I tried to simplify things. For awhile, we had a notepad on the refrigerator so we could write down things we needed from the store as we remembered them. And that was helpful.