Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in the New Year....

...with a sinus infection, a case of pneumonia and a on the verge of pneumonia. Sounds like a party huh? The hubs and kid were feeling ill yesterday so we went up to the urgent care to find out that they both needed xrays. Luckily the kid doesn't have pneumonia but the doc said he was right there on the edge of it so we are getting him fixed up so he can get well quick. The hubs on the other hand has it. He rarely gets sick, never goes to the doc and then Bam he has pneumonia. So four xrays, one breathing treatment and six prescriptions later we were on our way. I had to go out and buy two humidifiers and spend a fortune on medicine. Better than him ending up in the hospital though. I'm the one with the sinus infection...I got off easy. Whew.

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. NIV

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Playing Catchup

I've been without a computer since the beginning of the month. Mine bit the dust and it took awhile to get it back up and running but thanks to my amazing parents who were able to fix it, here I am! Whew...that was the loneliest month ever. It was a good time to reflect on life and enjoy that time with my little man(and the big one too) but still it was hard being without my computer love. I was disappointed that I missed the rest of the December blog prompts over at The Blog Dare so I figured I would pick some and compile them in one post for you.

I don't think you understand... how much my heart hurts all the time. However, just because my heart hurts it does not mean that I am not happy for you. In fact I am over the moon thrilled at the great blessings God puts on your life. I may not always express the happiness I feel for you the way I intend to but I promise you that there is nothing but love in my heart for you.
I could never live in a home that was... filled with clowns. No really, they scare me. :)
A commercial I dislike... the pregnancy test one. It annoys me.
I had the worst feeling of impending doom...when my anxiety was at an all time high a couple of weeks ago. Its the most awful feeling ever. When I have those times I sing praise and worship songs from church, I talk to God, I pray and I thank Him.
This time next year...I hope to have started school. I know what I want to do and have been working on research for it for about five months now so its time to get started on the next step. Its scary but at the same time so exciting. I'm looking forward to what comes next.
I urge you to...tell the ones you love how you feel. Even if you think they know, tell them anyways. Make them feel special and let them know how much they mean to you. What if they weren't here for you to tell tomorrow? Why not tell them today.

*This post was written as part of Bloggy Moms: The Blog Dare. If you'd like to participate feel free to link up with your own post at the link posted above.*

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Acts of Kindness

Have you witnessed any acts of kindness lately? Have you yourself been that act of kindness?
Acts of kindness come in all forms. Buying a gift for someone, checking up on loved ones, helping out when needed.
I was at the store the day before Thanksgiving picking up a couple of items and this sweet lady who was in front of me in the checkout line paid for my things. It was so unexpected. It made my day. She said she liked to help out occasionally when she has it to do. It didn't seem like it was just a "tis the season to be giving" thing. It felt like it was just a regular normal thing she does. Its amazing how He shows His love through the touch of a stranger. Beautiful.
A week or so before the above happened I was in line at the pizza shop and there was a little girl with her dad in front of me. The lady in front of them was turning to leave and she stopped in front of them and handed the little girl a pizza. She just simply said, "I bought you a pizza, Merry Christmas." Then she left, just like that. Amazement.
Last year when shopping at the pharmacy my son wanted a puzzle. I told him we didn't have the money for it but that maybe Santa would bring one for him. We went to check out and before we walked out a man handed me a bag and said Santa wanted your little boy to have this. It was the puzzle he had picked out. Marvelous.

I'm in awe of these acts of kindness.

*This post was written as part of Bloggy Moms: The Blog Dare. The prompt for todays date is - Acts of Kindness. If you'd like to participate feel free to link up with your own post at the link posted above.*

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Where have you been?

I wish I knew. I guess I've just been hiding. I was here but not here, if that makes sense. I think I've been stuck in limbo lately. I was waiting for something to happen yet not wanting anything to happen at the same time. Just in that blah state of mind. If you don't do something about it though it will take over your life. So I've been doing something about it. I've been talking to friends, visiting with loved ones and continuing to build my relationship with God.
Last night I went to church to hear one of my favorite speakers, Joe McGee. He always teaches great lessons and gives you a bellyache from laughing so much. He is hilarious. You can learn about his ministry at

Genesis 18:9
John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Jesus never avoided problems, he engaged them.

John 10:10

If you don't know truth you will blame another human. Flesh is not our enemy. It will use flesh but it is not our enemy.

We are to teach our children about God
READ: Psalm 78
We are to teach our children about the fear of God
READ: Psalm 112,

We are to pray for our children, ourselves, our spouses, our loved ones.
     Psalm 34:11 fear of the Lord

     Proverbs 9:10
     Proverbs 1:7

     Proverbs 3:16
     James 1:5
     Psalm 127, 128
     Isaiah 54:13
     Luke 2:52

Proverbs 4:7
READ: Proverbs 1

The further you go from God the nastier the devil gets.

You can download the podcast of this service on itunes under Church on the Move. The service is called First things First - posted 11/29/12.

When snow begins to fall...

Joy. Excitement. Giddy. Dread. Worry.

Those are my first initial feelings when the snow begins to fall. Joy, excitement, and giddy....Yep. I love the snow...when it first starts coming down. Its so fresh and fun. I love it. It is so beautiful. Dread and worry....Yikes! I do not like driving in the snow and I don't like being stuck at home. Snow and I have a love/hate relationship. I can't wait for it to get here and once it arrives I'm wishing it would hurry and leave. This year may be a little different though, I am stocked up with books to read, hats and scarves to knit and games to play. I'm starting to get a stockpile going of freezer foods, soups and bottled water. Things I may need in case we have a bad winter and can't get to the store. A couple of years ago the husband had to walk a mile in the blizzard to get to the store to get us some groceries because we couldn't get the cars down the street. I'll be prepared this year...although it is 71' degrees out right now so snow may not be in our near future. Either way I'm prepared. 

Come on snow, bring it! :) 

Love snow or hate it? 

*This post was written as part of Bloggy Moms: The Blog Dare. The prompt for todays date is - When snow begins to fall.... If you'd like to participate feel free to link up with your own post at the link posted above.*

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Holiday Wish

What is my holiday wish for this year?


True genuine happiness. For everyone.

This year has been an awful one. So my wish for this holiday is that everyone find true happiness and really enjoy this time with family and friends. I want this month to be the start of good things and real smiles and for all of the hurt and pain to be healed so this coming year can be a good one. A lot has happened this year and so many people have been changed because of it, for the worse. So I'm making a decision in my own life to change. I'm changing for me. I want to be a better person, a better mother and wife. I can't be better for someone else until I'm better for me. So this month will be a transition time for me. I'm going to be more about me this coming year. I'm going to be a bit selfish. I'm going to learn to say no when I need to and yes when I want to. I'm going to be happy for who I am and what I have and not focus on things I want. I'm going to be here and in the present and not in the future. I'm going to be happy and wear a smile on my face that doesn't fade when you're not looking. That's my wish for this holiday; Happiness.

What is your wish for this holiday season?

*This post was written as part of Bloggy Moms: The Blog Dare. The prompt for todays date is - My holiday wish. If you'd like to participate feel free to link up with your own post at the link posted above.*