Showing posts from February, 2019

Blog tour sign-ups are open for She Dreams by Tiffany Bluhm

She Dreams: Live the Life You were Created For By Tiffany Bluhm Abingdon Press Tour dates: April 30 - May 14 CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP! About the book: Every woman was born to dream—to live a life of beauty, passion, adventure, and purpose. No matter how big or how small they are, our dreams push us to become women of courage, grace, and grit. God in His goodness breathes new dreams within our hearts and revives the dreams that have died, inviting us to trust Him as we dream impossible dreams that only He can bring to pass—because God not only gives dreams; He fulfills them. In this six-week study we will look at Mo

A cold and misty night

It was cold, and it was misty, but last night, we got to watch some softball. 

Motherhood Requires Grit and Grace

New devotional book offers moms of young children  encouragement and spiritual nourishment Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have, but motherhood also has its share of challenges physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. Even if a woman has read all the parenting books and received sage advice from other moms, until she becomes a mom she won’t truly understand the responsibility and challenges that come with the title. For the overwhelmed mamas who think they’ll never live up to the Supermoms around them, Suzanne Hadley Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy, authors of Grit & Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms (Harvest House Publishers/February 12, 2019/ISBN: 978-0736976244/ $16.99), want to offer encouragement and assurance they are not alone. From firsthand experience, Gosselin and Kennedy share about the rigors and joys of being a mom. Elbow deep in the grind of diapers, laundry

I was surprised by how #TheBachelor ended tonight.

It never fails. I plan all day to be done, warm up my leftovers and get to blogging on time. Never works out that way. I'm about 15 minutes late by the time I finish eating and get my computer back on to get started. How my whole date went really. I couldn't get what I needed to get done for getting more stuff I needed to get done finished. I even started off the day going to Walmart which was a waste because they didn't have what I needed, but carrying on. Tonight's episode, of course, starts with Colton in the shower. Cleanest man ever, right? Colton remembers taking Bekah home to meet his family, and that's when he knew he was in love. He remembers because it was less than a year ago. At any rate, will he realize who he really loves on the trips home? First stop on the across the country tour of hometown dates is Fredericksburg, Virginia. That is where Miss North Carolina is from. Yep, Miss NC (aka Caelynn) hails from VA.  Caelynn plans to show him ar

I Will Call Upon the Lord

I Will Call Upon the Lord By Michael O’Shields Used by permission. CCLI # 1132191 I will call upon the Lord,  (women echo) Who is worthy to be praised  (echo) So shall I be saved from my enemies  (echo) Chorus The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock, And let the God of our salvation be exalted. (repeat) Jesus Christ who died for me,  (echo) And He took away my sins  (echo) I will live with Him for eternity  (echo) Chorus I will call upon the Lord…  (end in unison)

Always Let Your Conscience be Your Guide

I really needed a sleep-in day. Alas, I needed to be up early and out at the church for Ladies' Day to run the sound booth. Then, I tried to get some work in. I need to get some hours in on a job. I was tired of being in the office after 50+ hours of work, so I gave up. I finally got in some crafting. (Did you see my post from last night?) This one is going to have to wait a week or so to finish. My paint pen I'm using to outline it is running out, and I have to hunt down another the same color. I'm probably going to have to order online and get them shipped. This one is from Pinocchio . I think it's cute. I'm just hoping some of these older Disney movies will go over well. I have several I am planning from Snow White, Cinderella, Bambi and others. It's just a matter of getting them done.

You've Got a Friend in Me

I finished the first of my Disney book canvases! I started with "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story.  I've been crazy busy with work and am just now getting back to my canvases I papered a couple of weeks ago. I hope to have more finished ones to show soon. I want to work on them, I just haven't had time! If you are interested, the size is 16 x 20, and I'm selling them for $25. I will ship!

Rain, rain go away

After finishing up basketball last week, Peyton was supposed to be starting softball this week, and I was ready for it. Except the rain is not cooperating. There was supposed to be tournament at home starting today, but the schedule keeps changing around. It was rained out today and with the forecast, it's likely to rain out the weekend. The sun needs to come out! I need to get out of the house and watch some ball!

Google confessions

I made this post on Facebook today: Recently I got bored and searched for _______ on the internet. Mine: flights to Honolulu Have you ever done online searches out of boredom? Actually, it was less about being bored and more about wishful thinking. I really need a vacation. Like really, really need a vacation. I haven't had one in a couple of years and need some down time. However, the likelihood of Honolulu is zilch. Once upon a time, say 13 years ago, this was supposed to be the year of the Hawaii trip. I was whining about wanting to go to Hawaii, but didn't have anyone to go with me. One of the cutest little three or four year olds that you ever did see had no clue in the world where Hawaii was, but said, "I'll go to Hawaii with you Baqbaq!" A deal was made that when that little girl graduated high school we would go. Summer 2019. We talked about it for many, many years, then something bigger fell apart.  So curiosity got the better of me, and

My homemade guacamole recipe

I think the last time I shared a recipe on the blog it was was a kitchen disaster story. If you are looking for a new dip or something to top fajitas, try this easy homemade chunky guacamole. I ate it on fajitas tonight and it was awesome.  This is all an eyeball/to taste kind of recipe, so no exact measurements here. 1 avocado in chunks purple onion chopped mini tomatoes (these were Sangria mixed color) chopped fresh pineapple salt to taste That's it!  I decided to share because I was telling a friend about it. She'd never had the avocado and pineapple together. I'm not sure what possessed me to do it the first time I tried it, but it's really good.

COLTON! JUMP the fence already!

Bring on the drama! Supposedly, this is supposed to be the week of the fence jumping. Finally. We've been seeing a tease for it for six weeks. On the Colton cam, our Bachelor is contemplating the warnings of Sydney, Demi and Katie. They all gave a similar warning of some people there being ready and some not. Of some women being just shiny things. After time in Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, it's back to the states, specifically, Denver, CO. There are seven women left. How many will go home tonight? Next week is hometowns, so at least two, traditionally three since usually four go to on hometown dates. Colton meets up with Ben Higgins for a chat. Ben warns that everything so far is nothing compared to the couple of weeks ahead. Colton tells Ben about the warnings from the women. Colton says it is terrifying. He needs answers before meeting family. Ben tells Colton he needs to be telling/asking the women face-to-face about this. Ben asks how Colton feels about fall

We Will Glorify

We Will Glorify By Twila Paris Used by permission. CCLI # 1132191 We will glorify the King of kings, We will glorify the Lamb; We will glorify the Lord of lords, Who is the great I Am. Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty, We will bow before His throne; We will worship Him in righteousness, We will worship Him alone. He is Lord of Heaven, Lord of earth, He is Lord of all who live; He is Lord of all the universe, All praise to Him we give. Hallelujah to the King of kings, Hallelujah to the Lamb; Hallelujah to the Lord of lords, Who is the great I Am.

I feel like I needed my Saturday to be more productive

I need to learn how to relax. I know how to waste time, just not relax. I feel like Saturdays need to productive in some way or another.  I really needed to get some work done today because I have had panic attack moments this week about things left undone that I needed to get knocked out. Like way overdue things because I've not had time to do them and send them off. (I hate reports. I'm always months upon months behind.) Instead, I woke up late (after staying up too late)and went to an estate sale. I bought a shelf I needed, but didn't have room for. After getting it in and in its place, I went to the grocery store which I really needed to do because I really needed food, especially for breakfast. I also bought these clearance sale leftover from Valentine's Day tulips. Once I finally got to my office, I got distracted. At least I got the vacuum out of in middle of my office floor. I finally cut the hair out of the roller and got the rest of th

Who needs Singles Awareness Day?

I was too busy to even care or much notice Valentine's Day yesterday. If it weren't for the kids in class Wednesday night, it would have been pretty easy to breeze by altogether. But, Singles Awareness Day today... Let me tell you what I did! With plenty of work still to do, I planned to work on late into the evening because I find Friday nights to be my most productive time. However, I was really tired and decided to call it quits in time to go to Whataburger, redeem my rewards for going there too often, and get settled into my living room in time to watch Live PD at 8 PM. Literally, that's how I wanted to spend my Friday night. That's really rather sad! I joke about this, I truly do, because I was laughing with my parents about it. I think it may be a sign of old age though instead of singleness. What do you think?

Sign-up to review Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation

Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation By Susie Davis Abingdon Press Tour dates: April 23 - May 7 CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP! About the book: Do you sometimes wonder what you’re supposed to be doing with your life? Do you wish you could find someone a little older who is walking just a few steps ahead who would give you some wisdom and remind you that God is still in control and that everything is going to be okay? Would you