Thursday, October 27, 2011

He wants....

Have you ever had one of those moments where your heart melts and your heart breaks in the same instant? Where as soon as you are filled with joy you have a realization and then the sadness hits making all the joy disappear. For the past couple of weeks Colt has been telling me he wants a baby. One day its a brother the next day its a sister. Either way he wants a sibling. He wants what I don't have to give and I'm not even able to promise him that he'll get one soon. It makes my heart sad.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Life Application Study Bible Devotional -Review-

I've found what I've been searching for and its called:
Life Application Study Bible Devotional - Daily Wisdom from the Life of JESUS
Produced by Tyndale
Produced by Livingstone


They delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. Psalm 1:2

About:
Readers of the Life Application Study Bible—the #1 bestselling study Bible—will welcome the arrival of the new Life Application Study Bible Devotional. Let the life of Jesus sink into your mind and heart with 312 readings from the gospels—one for each weekday and one for the weekend. In the Life Application Study Bible Devotional: Daily Wisdom from Jesus, each week focuses on a different event in Jesus’ life—drawing out daily wisdom from his parables, teachings, conversations, miracles, and interactions with people. You’ll learn important biblical principles, become inspired to put God’s Word into practical action, and be forever changed by a year spent going deeper with your Savior.

My thoughts:
I love reading my bible. I love searching for the perfect verse for different occasions. Something was missing though.  I wanted to have daily reading time. I craved learning more about God. I would read my bible but I didn't understand it all and didn't really know where to start and where to end. With the Life Application Study Bible Devotional I am able to fix my morning coffee and sit down and go to my week and day and read. I have my bible next to me and I'm able to go through and focus on one part at a time. I love the 'Getting Personal' sections that are provided on each day. It has really helped me to tune in more to God and myself. I write the questions and answers down in my notebook and when I'm having a hard day it always helps to go back through and read them.



I received one copy of Life Application Study Bible Devotional  from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their blogger review program in exchange for my honest review of the book, whether it be negative or positive. No other compensation was provided. 


Monday, October 24, 2011

Married Mom, Solo Parent -Review-

Married Mom, Solo Parent: Finding God's Strength to Face the Challenge
By Carla Anne Coroy

About the book:

For married women who feel like single parents.

Bookstore shelves are full of parenting resources for moms who are newly divorced or widowed. But where do moms turn if they feel like a single parent--but they’re not? Whether he is away on business, deployed in the military, or obsessing over a computer game, dad may not be available for a variety of reasons. Moms who parent in this situation still need help and don’t necessarily relate to the advice given in divorce recovery or single parenting resources.
Married Mom, Solo Parent is a common-sense, down-to-earth look at the struggles wives and mothers face when their husband is not actively involved in family life. Writing from her own experience as a married single mom, Carla Anne Coroy will help wives and mothers sort through their questions, such as: Can I do this alone? How do I raise kids to honor their father? How do I give my children a healthy perspective of marriage if they never see one in action? With practical suggestions, anecdotes, and biblical teaching, this book will encourage moms to see their position as a high calling, to find healing for their worries and frustrations, and to tap into God’s strength for help in facing the daily challenge of being a married mom, solo parent.


About Carla:
Carla Anne Coroy runs the Married Single Mom blog at www.carlaannecoroy.blogspot.com. She speaks regularly and serves as a staff writer for an online Christian women’s magazine Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. Carla Anne lives in Canada with her husband and four home schooled children. For more information, visit www.carlaanne.com.

My thoughts:

The title may read 'Married Mom, Solo Parent' but I feel this book is for every woman: single, married, kids, no kids. I took alot from this book, in fact there are few pages that aren't marked with my highlighter. I learned not only how to deal with my situation at hand but how to talk to God, how to be a better parent, friend, wife, sister, daughter, etc.  In reading this book I realized things about myself, things that I was doing or thinking that were hindering my relationship that I never even thought would be an issue. I'm excited to see the changes that will soon take place in me, in my home. This is a fabulous book. I've already promised my bestie she could borrow it and I know it will benefit her greatly as well. 


Philippians 4:8
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 



Where to buy:
Amazon

Join the Party!
Carla will be hosting a MomChat about all things mom and wife related. There will also be a fun contest with lots of prizes!


; Coroy FB Party

I received one copy of Married Mom, Solo Parent from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their blogger review program in exchange for my honest review of the book, whether it be negative or positive. No other compensation was provided. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

They come in pairs...

The good and the bad. You can't have one without the other. 

The good: Colton loves school. He is enjoying it so much that we decided to move him from half days to full days. He loves his teachers and all of his classmates. He is learning more - this boy has to be a genius! He can read off quite a few of the names on his classmate list. He is improving with his speech, saying more full sentences and pronouncing things correctly. He calls his aunt - Cassie now instead of Assie. :)

And then comes the Bad: He gets in trouble almost every day. He was doing good for awhile but as soon as I switched him to full days he started landing on 'red' again. It's so frustrating sometimes. I feel bad for his teachers because they are so great with him and I know he is a handful at times. I don't want him to be 'THAT' kid in class. You know the one I'm talking about-- the one the teachers say a silent thankful prayer when he misses a day. I know eventually he'll get it but man I don't think that time can get here fast enough. The beginning of this week he got sent to see the director which is the same as the Principal. So my three year old( he'll be four in two months) has already been sent to talk to the principal and be hasn't even started kindergarten yet! Lord help me!!! 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oreo Brownies

Oh my goodness! I made brownies this afternoon, but not just regular brownies - I topped them with crushed oreos before I put them in the oven....Oh Yeah Baby! However, I do not recommend making them if you are home alone (I think I gained 10lbs in the last hour!). I just crushed up about 4 or 5 oreos and sprinkled them on. Try to leave some chunky pieces though. Yummy!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bummed

I'm in a funk today. I know that God has healed me and that I will receive my second child but I'm still sad about the here and now. I took a another test today. I try to avoid them like the plague but I needed to know. It was negative of course. I've been in a crabby mood ever since. I need a cute stuffed animal to cheer me up. Someone get my husband the memo stat!

Monday, October 3, 2011