Category Archives: Inspiration

The Gospel Centered Mom

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As many of you know I am always looking for devotionals and such for my morning quiet time. I need something that will inspire, motivate, and encourage me on my daily path. This book caught my eye when I was browsing a while back and I knew I just had to read it. It’s taken me a bit longer to get through it than I had planned but it was so well worth the time and I will definitely be keeping this on my bookshelf to read again.

The Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin was just what this worn out Momma needed. We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel like we are enough or we are exhausted from dealing with that one child who just keeps pushing your buttons until you’ve about pulled every last hair out. This is the book for you and will lift you up and remind you of your unique purpose. Reading this book has freed me from the guilt of thinking I wasn’t being the mom I should be and shown me how to be the mom God intended me to be.

This book is full of encouragement, wisdom, and helpful advice that is perfect for any Momma. I definitely recommend this book to women everywhere whether you are a momma, a momma to be, momma of one, momma of many, or even to grandmas, aunts, and friends of mommas. Everyone could benefit in one way or another ftrom this book and it may help you to help another struggling momma along the way.

 

I will soon be posting a review on Zen Camera by David Ulrich.

Other books by Brooke McGlothlin:

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

#goodreads #bethanyhouse #Amazon #bookblogger #booklovers

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10 Things To Do When It Feels Like Your World Is Falling Apart

I know we’ve all been there a time or two in our lives, if you haven’t then you should still keep reading so you can be prepared for when it does eventually happen to you. We get comfortable in our lives and everything seems like it is going along so well. We have a good job and our lives are stable. Our home life seems pretty good too and everyone seems happy for the most part. Then it happens. It turns our lives upside down and tears our world apart, at least that’s the way it feels at the moment. Continue reading 10 Things To Do When It Feels Like Your World Is Falling Apart

My 1st Stitch Fix Box

Hey you guys! You’ve got to try this! @StitchFix delivers stylist-picked clothes to you w/ free shipping & returns. I am so excited as I just received my first Stitch Fix box and I am so in love. These were clothes that I definitely wouldn’t have picked out for myself but I love the way they look and they are all so comfortable. This was a Christmas gift I got for myself.

It was so easy to get it, I signed in and filled out my style profile. Then my stylist, Jenaha, picked out my outfits which were then sent right to my house for me to try on and decide what I wanted to keep. I decided to keep it all but if I hadn’t they sent a postage paid envelope to mail back the unwanted items.

You can take a peek at what all I got in this little video and if you want to give them a try you can use this link here. (Yes, I do get a little kickback if you order from this link here.)

It’s so nice to do something for myself every now and then. The fact that they offer Free Shipping and Returns is also a plus.

Happy New Year’s!

#stitchfix #fashion

31 Proverbs To Light Your Path

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As many of you know I am always looking for devotionals and such for my morning quiet time. I need something that will inspire, motivate, and encourage me on my daily path. When I need encouragement I often go to the book of Proverbs to find an uplifting verse.

Continue reading 31 Proverbs To Light Your Path

T is for Tuesday, Twirling, Tea, and Turtles

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Boy did I have a busy day! I had to get up early to run some errands but I could’ve laid in bed a bit longer. I’ve been super exhausted lately… not sure exactly why but maybe the holidays and houseful of kids have something to do with it.

After I got back from town and took care of the fraud issue I mentioned in ‘Almost a Victim of Online Fraud’ it was time to work on the house. Our house is small and we jokingly call it the ‘Little House on The Pond’. Continue reading T is for Tuesday, Twirling, Tea, and Turtles

Reblog: Discovering Peace with an ADHD Child

While searching for Cyber Monday deals I found this wonderful article about raising a child or children with ADHD. Click here to read.

Square Dancing: Fall Festival Carnival Dance

Today we attended the NEFSARDA Fall Festival Carnival Dance at Palms Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville Beaches. There was a wonderful turnout and lots of lively dancing. I’m still a bit dizzy from all the whirling and twirling we did! Continue reading Square Dancing: Fall Festival Carnival Dance

Square Dancing: November 17, 2017

We had a great time tonight in Starke. I danced holes in my stockings! Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics or videos to share however I do have a cute video.

This outfit is a secondhand outfit I bought. I absolutely love it although Mr. Awesome says it reminds him of a loveseat.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Reblog: Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

I know it may be too early for some of us to think about Christmas while others have already finished up their shopping but some of us are kind of piddling with ideas and while working on my own list I found this article which I thought I’d share with you all:

via Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?

Weekly Challenge

I know a lot of us are busy making our holiday plans but my heart is heavy. As I was surveying my pantry for items I need for our Thanksgiving dinner I was hit with just how blessed we are. There are many families, here in our own country, states, and cities, that don’t have food for tonight much less food for Thanksgiving.

So I am going to pick out some items from my pantry and maybe pick up a couple of things at the grocery store to donate to a food pantry or church who is giving out Thanksgiving baskets.

I have been the recipient of these gifts before and I know how much I appreciated it. I know there have been times, as a single momma, that I wasn’t sure if we would have a special dinner for Thanksgiving or not. I am so thankful for all those that did give when it was needed.

So my challenge, for those that can, is to participate in a food drive this holiday season. It doesn’t take much, you don’t need to buy a whole meal (unless you feel led to), nor do you need to buy the most expensive things. Each item would be greatly appreciated. Maybe you have an elderly neighbor or coworker that you could invite for dinner. Your reward will be so much greater than what you give.

If you are having trouble this time of year and you are in need there are many local resources available. Many churches, schools, and other organizations are there to help.

God Bless!

Too cute!

This video is just too cute!

It reminds me of my kids when I’m trying to work on something important.

Clingy Panda video

Reblog: My Families Favourite Bible Verses

I don’t know about you but I have a list of verses scribbled in the front cover of my bible. These are tried and true verses that have comforted me in the past and I know I will need them again in the future.

This post reminded me of the importance of writing down those verses. Maybe one day one of my children will need and find comfort in those notes I have scribbled down. Check out this post and maybe start your own list:

via My Families Favourite Bible Verses