Luke 9:23.. " And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." How many times have I read this scripture, seen it splashed on farmhouse décor, coffee mugs, and shirts, and never really stopped to think about it. … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
Tomorrow is our schools Kindergarten Celebration Day, which means it's the last Wednesday of the 2018-2019 school year! I can't believe how it's flown by! The excitement for summer is palpable in our school building, and especially in kindergarten! And with the end of the year comes my end of the school year student gifts! … Continue reading End of the Year Student Gifts
The New Year has come in a whirlwind! 2018 disappeared almost faster than it came! But I entered into 2019 armed with my New Year's resolutions ready to do business. Now here it is in March, and I do believe I've made a little progress. This post is not actually about my resolutions. Instead, it's … Continue reading No More Thinking About It, Just Do It!
Have you ever sat still for a moment, maybe at home, and felt a sudden tidal wave of worry and anxiety bear upon you? And this tidal wave, you realize, isn't just now hitting you, but instead has been chipping away at you like the waves on a coastal cliff. This was me a month … Continue reading Be of Good Cheer- Encouragement During a Storm
These past two weeks have been a whirlwind of troubles. And I don't know about you, but most of the time I end up worrying and fretting way too much instead of praying and trusting the Lord. Then one day, early in the morning like today, I decide to open my Bible app to see … Continue reading Today, I Choose..
Recently my husband and I had my cousin and her family over to hang out with us here at the ranch. Of course we had to go horseback riding, so our husbands worked hard to saddle up the horses and get everything ready. Well they were not ready to get on their horses yet, so … Continue reading The Hunger Games: A Harrowing Horse Tale
October has proven to be an extremely busy month for me! Especially the past 2 weeks, with my formative evaluation at work (after 3 weeks of fretting about when it was going to happen), a week of book fair, full moon, Reading Night on Thursday at school that lasted from 5-7:30, Friday with our Harvest … Continue reading God is Faithful
It's funny to me how I can be oblivious to myself sometimes. Truly. Because I have always felt like I was one of those people who deeply understand themselves, and knew my true person. But to be honest, I've changed a lot over the past few years, and I've realized that I'm not the same … Continue reading Think On These Things: 5 Ways to Think About the Good Things
Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts... And more thoughts! Being of an anxious, overthinking, and sometimes fearful disposition, I battle thoughts running through my mind like that scene in The Lion King where Simba sees the herd of wilderbeasts fleeing the hyenas and tripping over themselves and running into everything in the canyon. Thoughts and questions and scenarios … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help an Overthinking Mind
Recently I needed to make some punch for a retirement party at my elementary school. I volunteered myself for this duty because the usual ginger ale and grape juice recipe was beginning to get old, and I knew I had a the best punch recipe. A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Mary Alice who introduced me … Continue reading The Best Party Punch Recipe