Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Today I have the honor of being featured on my dear friend Meghan's blog for her 31 Days.  Come check her out, you will love her words, fashion and her home business!


Monday, September 29, 2014

31 Days of Home

Last year I participated in The Nesters 31 day challenge.  I managed half the month before life overtook me.  I am trying again. 

This year I am celebrating 31 days of home.  31 things I love about my home, my home's town, my home's church, my home's school and other home loves.  I'm going to celebrate the good, the bad and how each have shaped the person I've become.   So come celebrate with me.  I promise I will do my best to complete the challenge.  

So I will see you Wednesday and I am so glad you are here. 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It's All Relative

A few weeks ago I was with a group of teenagers and the phrase "it's all relative" was said.  One of them asked what that really meant.  So we proceeded to give examples of when you'd use it. Like the weather was warm (at 65 and breezy) was all relative compared to the ten degree weather we had been having.  So the remainder of the weekend we kept using the phrase to prove our points.

Today I was reminded of that phrase.  I was whining.  It was something relatively small but extremely hurtful.  Something inflicted by a selfish person.

Then I went on Instagram and saw that a blogger had lost their three-year-old this weekend when he ran out into the street to get his Frisbee.  He had lost his little life in an instant.  And I knew that pain.  The pain that mother was feeling at that exact moment. It was a feeling that I could relate to.  I knew that tomorrow morning when she woke up she would spend exactly three seconds thinking it was a bad dream and then in the fourth second she would remember it wasn't and she'd wish she could go back a second.  I knew she would do that for months.  

And I was whining about a selfish person and how I was hurt. 

This morning I was reading in Matthew, when Jesus was beginning the Sermon on the Mount.  He started listing challenges in people's lives and the gift they would receive if they walked through it.  Some would be grieving a child and it would be horrible but He would comfort.  Some would be hungry and it would be horrible but He would fill them.  Some would be persecuted and it would be horrible but He would reward them in heaven.  It was all relative.  No matter how lame it was to another's problem.  Because to each person their pain is different.  And each was hurting. 

So as I pray for this family, I am also giving my hurt to the Lord.  Because He is our healer and wants to hear all of our hurts not just the ones that seem more important.  Because after all, it is all relative.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Grateful Moments 11

(This is part of the 31 day blogging challenge with The Nester, to start at the beginning click here Grateful Moments.)

Road trips.  The ability to see parts of the country slowly.  To visit landmarks or people that have historical importance to us.

 They are the best with friends. 

 They make for great stories.  And memories.

I'm off on a road trip.  A short one but one I'm sure will be full of laughter.  And that is good for the soul.  Grateful.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Grateful Moments 9 and 10

(This is part of the 31 day blogging challenge with The Nester, to start at the beginning click here Grateful Moments.)

Tennessee. The Volunteer State.
Beautiful mountains. Majestic sunrises and sunsets. 

Full of God's glory. Just breathtaking. 

It gives me the ability to see God's hand every time I look outside. I am grateful to live in Tennessee.  Grateful. 

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Grateful Moments 8

(This is part of the 31 day blogging challenge with The Nester, to start at the beginning click here Grateful Moments.)

Social Media. Web sites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social contacts.  

 Facebook.  Instagram.  Twitter.  Pinterest.  All means of today's communication.  Positive and negative.  Think for a moment about how you approach the culture around you.  

Do you miss the beauty of the real world because of media?  Or do you utilize the current culture for God's glory. 


Leonardo da Vinci said, "Blinding ignorance does mislead us.  O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes."  I pray we keep our eyes fixed on him and not in our media.  I am grateful for social media.  But I am guarded for His glory.  Grateful.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Grateful Moments 7

(This is part of the 31 day blogging challenge with The Nester, to start at the beginning click here Grateful Moments.)

Growth. The act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.

We all grow differently.  Both in physical and in spiritual.  Growth depends on us doing something. Both require us acting. It is good to chart our growth.  To be able to see how far we've grown.  To have a record.  To know we have more to go.

Growth.  Working on growing. Grateful for growth.  Grateful.

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