Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of Praying God's Heart for my Children. Day 1.

(Welcome to post 1 of the 31 day series.... if you are looking for the next posts, go to the top tab on my home page labeled 31 days.  All links will be in there.)



So if you know me... or have read any of my Facebook or blog posts, you may have noticed I like…
Sunday, September 29, 2013

May you allow yourself to be found.

Embarrassed the you know what out of my oldest today. Shoe shopping for little brother, Sam.  Because little guy would have to go barefoot to school tomorrow if we didn't.  And I had a coupon for 15% off that expires today.... so we decided to make it…
Thursday, September 26, 2013

I've always been crazy, but it's helped me from going insane.

So if you know me... or have read any of my Facebook or blog posts, you may have noticed I like to quote a good country song every now and then.  Thanks to my dad, who I believe is in Heaven right now listening to Willie on 8 track and smoking a cigar.  (…
Monday, September 23, 2013

For your week.....
May you know the peace of a God that loves you like no one else.  May you feel his comfort as you travel through your  week - even on a Monday morning.  May you find moments of joy in the every day and someone to share those moments with.  

T…
Sunday, September 22, 2013

I take pictures and my kids complain.

This weekend we had a picnic.  I like to call it the " It dropped below 1000 degrees so let's have a picnic" picnic.  

And yesterday we ate breakfast on the patio.  See gorgeous picture of muffins in a basket.   Totally Pinterest worthy pic, mi…
Friday, September 20, 2013

Dreams of baseball greatness.

(Linking up with lots of other bloggers with this one.  For 5 minute Friday.  A weekly writing prompt - just for the beauty of the written word.  Five minutes to see what the heart has to say and how fast the fingers can type.  Today's prompt is the word,…
Monday, September 16, 2013

open my eyes to the things that matter.

Mondays in middle school are always current events homework for my kids.  So they search the news for something interesting... and most of the time I hate for them to do that.  Because I don't even watch the news.  Except for the weather.  Because I&#…
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mercy and grace. I can't get enough.

I dreamed that I had a new baby.  A girl.  But I don't think she was really mine.  She just showed up and was mine.  Get it?  And I have no idea who her real parents were or how I got her... and why I was on a train with her.  But that didn't occur …
Thursday, September 12, 2013

A man and his thoughts.

The only thing I've ever really enjoyed about doing laundry is going through the boys' pockets.  Because after they started school and I was no longer their constant companion and guide, I never really had a full picture of their days.  And that&#…
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Firemen do not regard themselves as heroes.

Was talking to my fireman husband a while back about so many recent firefighter deaths.  And it bothers him about all the talk of dying as a hero.  So I thought it fitting to mention this today as we remember the huge number of lives lost on 9/11/01.  Not …
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Today my oldest decided he would like a new mother.  One who doesn't make him do things he doesn't want to do.  Like sweep up the mountain of broken pecans the squirrels have enjoyed all over our driveway. I miss the day when our now deceased neig…
Friday, September 6, 2013

5 minute Friday writing - topic RED

Joining other bloggers today for 5 minute Friday - a quick, unrehearsed, thoughtful speed project on a given topic.  Today the prompt was the word RED.  
Red.... the color of love, and the color in this mom's heart as I think about my little guy today.
An…
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Over the weekend I woke at 4am to the smells of a sick dog and immediately called my husband at the fire station and begged him to come home and clean it up. Because at 4am I absolutely consider doggy diarrhea to be a life threatening emergency.

And thi…
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Little mishaps, adventures and stories along the way.

Yesterday was Christopher's first day of middle school and he came home exhausted and starving and worried about the next day's bus ride because apparently the school bus broke down first thing in the morning. "For an HOUR... AN HOUR!!!! We w…