Sunday, January 30, 2011

hang in there!

Are you growing weary doing the right thing and not seeing results? When Taylor was little, he was a terror. I can say that now because he is almost 16 and is an amazing young man! I remember talking to my dad, who has a counseling degree. After staying with us for several days, he was supposed to give me some earth-shaking advice to "fix" Taylor. I was ready for a remedy, and I'll never forget what he said. He said, "I think you are doing the right things. Just keep on doing what you are doing and one day, you are going to see the results." That is not the answer I was looking for. I wanted a quick fix.

Now I can see that because of God's grace, after what seemed like an eternity, things did change. Now, I go through different challenges, but (I am writing this post to myself) I can look back and remember that if you keep doing the right thing, you will eventually see the results. Hang in there! Galations 6:9 says, "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

R u having FUN?

(This is Brian and me sledding at Christmas!)

Are you having FUN with your husband or wife? FUN is vital to a healthy marriage. If you are not having fun, plan something fun today!! It does not require money to laugh and have fun, but the returns are hugely valuable!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


as february approaches and people begin to think about valentines day, i have a couple verses that we are talking about at our house, verses that i want my boys to learn.

"The HEART is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9

"Create in me a clean HEART O God, and renew a right spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10

My heart is desperately wicked? Gosh, that sounds rough! It's true. Who can know it? Not even we ourselves can know our own hearts. Fortunately, God is the One who does know our hearts and He is the One who has the power to create a clean one in us and renew our spirit.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

organizing stuff

Here's a cool idea for organizing stuff. This is a plastic shoe holder. It can go over any door and hold a multitude of STUFF! This one is on my pantry door in my kitchen. It holds loose items like candy, taco sauce packets, individual snacks etc. I have one on my bathroom closet door as well. It holds medicine, band aids, cough syrup. The boys have "pockets" like these on their closet doors to organize all those little things that get lost in the bottom of a box or drawer. You can see it all, and you don't have to dig to find it. :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

two degree change

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." Antoine de Saint Esupery

It's a new year, and people are making new goals. As we make new goals and make NEW some of the old goals we previously made :) we have to remember to have a plan. Do a little at a time. I like what John Trent has to say. He says to change TWO DEGREES. Changing old habits is much like driving a car. A two degree turn in the steering wheel will take us in a completely new direction. Turning the steering wheel 180 degrees will probably wreck the car!

Make a little two degree change, and before you know it, you will be going in a different direction!