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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Healthy Eating, Spiritual health


How Lovely are your dwelling places or Lord.

I have joined the current bible study that is happening over at Proverbs31.org.  This Bible study is going through Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made To Crave.  So far I have learned a good bit and I have only read through chapter 2.  I have often thought about praying when faced with the temptation of food.  I haven’t every really utilized it…

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A New Start.

2014 is here. I am thankful for a new beginning. As I have been thinking through goals for this next year I started thinking about all the things I am unhappy with in my life. Things like my messy house, my weight, my disorganized life, all came up as areas that need work. Yet as days pass me by I…

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Cultivating Peace during the Holidays

Exhaustion. Is that what comes to mind when you think about the holidays? All the cooking, extra activities, and company, can lead to exhausted mommies. I often find the holidays to be draining and exhausting. I don’t want our holidays to be that way any more. I having been thinking of ways to relax more, stress less, and cultivate peace…

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