25 July 2018

Recipe | Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Do you have a bunch of tomatoes on your hands? This recipe is so simple and refreshing, I just love it! Especially this time of year when I get all my vegetables and fruits fresh from our local farms. 

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17 July 2018

His Unfailing Love Vs. Man's Insufficient Love

Today I was reminded of God's love for me. Yes, I haven't really forgotten that and it is something I can easily say, "God loves me". But to truly know and understand His love for us means all the more, and will deepen your relationship with Him. There is depth to God's love-- so wide and big that we as humans could never understand or fathom. 

When you think about God's love never leaving you nor forsaking you, do you believe it? Like, really really believe it? Even in those darkest hours, in those lonely and scary moments, God is with you. He was there and will always be there. 

10 July 2018

Hello Again. I've Missed You.

Wow, so I have not blogged at all in the year 2018. Moments throughout the year I would think of my blog and say to myself that I wanted to write again, but just never made it a priority.

Do you have something you like to do that helps you de-stress and just feel better? Maybe it's going to the gym, going for a walk, reading a relaxing book or sitting on your deck sipping a glass of wine. Lately, I have started going to the gym 3-4 times a week and it has been so rewarding in many ways. I'm really enjoying it and look forward to the times that I get to go.

26 September 2017

How Big is Jesus in Your Life?

If you started reading this post before watching the music video above, please take a few minutes to listen to it and read the lyrics!

     Yesterday morning I was driving home from taking my husband to the train station. It had been an early morning-- I had to wake the kids up an hour earlier than they're used to so we could make it to the train station on time. With my kids in the car quiet and driving those country back roads, I was tired and all I had on my mind was "get home, make coffee, start the school day". All the sudden, a song came on the radio that I've heard countless times. This time, however, I actually was listening to the words, and they soaked into me. 

12 September 2017

Learning to Forgive Myself

This week has been our first week where the kids are really back to school and are doing normal full days of work. Today was a little longer than usual as we had some extra school work to get done and my son saw that maybe mommy could use some help with some things around the house. All on his own, he decided to dust off the bookshelf, set the table for dinner and then clean up the dishes off the table when we were done eating dinner. I could really tell he was trying hard and was so proud of himself. As I sat down on the couch, I saw him drop a plate and heard it fall on the floor. It was a plate that had already had a hairline crack in it, so I figured it had broken.

19 February 2017

Stress: How to Overcome It

Do you ever feel you are too stressed? There are some days where I just feel the stress of my day and life overwhelming me. As a stay-at-home, I think our lives are expected to be peachy keen and there should be no struggles. After all, we get to stay in our pajamas all day, lounge and binge watch tv shows, right? WRONG!! I know every stay-at-home mom's situation is different, but I think we all have a lot on our plates, plus we're raising little ones who sometimes fight us and can be quite a challenge to handle.

I personally have two children, one is 8 years old and the other turns 5 years old in May. My oldest is "homeschooled" by attending a public charter cyber school so we have school work to accomplish Monday-Friday, plus I am currently a part-time online student working towards my bachelors in Psychology: Christian Counseling. On top of school for my daughter and I, I of course have household duties to keep our home clean and in check, laundry to do, and I'm always taking one of the kids to a doctor's, dentist, allergist or some other type of appointment.

01 February 2017

O Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

Have you heard that children's song? If not, it goes a little something like this...

     "O be careful little eyes what you see 
      O be careful little eyes what you see 
      There's a Father up above And He's looking down in love 
      So, be careful little eyes what you see"

It continues to say be careful little ears what you hear, be careful little hands what you do, be careful little feet where you go and be careful little mouth what you say. This song is for children, but how many of us know that we can and should apply this song to our own selves? My mouth used to get me in a lot of trouble, and sometimes it still does. But what I want to focus on today, is being careful what I see.

For a long time, the TV was my idol. I pretty much counted down the minutes to 8PM every night because I knew the kids would be in bed and my favorite TV shows would be on. Yes, I had a favorite show for 8PM, 9PM and 10PM Monday through Friday. I had the schedule memorized and fully anticipated each show.