Spiritual health

Choosing Thankfulness

Choosing Thankfulness Do you find it difficult to be thankful sometimes? Do the cares of this life, and the daily struggles pull you away from being thankful?  I find that certain weeks and months I am more focused on my own issues than I am focused on being thankful. I find that when I can get my eyes off myself,…

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Reminders for us.

As we are getting started on our Home School year I have been looking back at previous blogs.  I found this one and it was a great reminder to me about keeping self-controlled during times when it is difficult to keep our tongues. This post was originally posted at Amy’s Rantings on October 7, 2013. Tone of Voice Do you…

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Habits, Home, marriage, Parenting

A Rest Day.

Sunday was nice rest day for me. I got some mild physical activity but mostly we spent the day playing and sleeping. It was a fun way to end the summer for us. It wasn’t too hot but it was warm enough for some water fun.                     Time to dance!   I served at church. Which is nice for me.…

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Habits, Health Struggles

The cost.

My garden. It is still a bit shabby but I made good progress yesterday. It was a nice time to be outside. The weather was beautiful. And it is such a treat for me to be outside. Today I woke up terribly sore and weak. Today I have managed to get the basic things done around the house, but I…

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Spiritual health

Tending the Gardens of Our Hearts

Tending our hearts is something that needs to be done with diligence

Summer time has arrived! The garden is creeping along. I am enjoying being able to watch the plants grow and fill in the space I have cleared for them. When I am able to sit in my garden and work at pulling weeds or planting some new little plant, my mind often goes to the same place.  How like a…

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Health Struggles, Suffering


Circumstances can leave us feeling weak, but our circumstances and conditions do not determine how God feels about us.

For the past 10 years I have been dealing with Fibromyalgia and an undiagnosed autoimmune disease. My Rheumatologist has said that there is nothing more she can do for me until I get sicker. Hmmmmm that isn’t very nice to hear. I have spent the past 10 years learning what triggers my symptoms and what doesn’t. What things make me…

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Exercise, Health, Home, Intentional Living

Spring Time!

Spring! Everything is Fresh and new again

  I just love Spring. Everything is so fresh and clean. The trees get this new green color to them as they develop their new leaves. The birds are singing, and I hear them because my windows are open. I love Spring time and the joy it brings. I have been digging in the dirt and planting a garden. I…

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Parenting, Womanhood

Mommas Never Get A Day Off.

Moms Never Get a Day off

Here I sit with a stuffy head, sneezes, achy body, and all sorts of other lovely maladies from the cold that is being shared within my household. I wish I could just call into work and say ” I am sorry but I am too sick to work today. ” And to hear in return, “Oh I hope you feel…

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