Thursday, January 24, 2019

Oh, this little space....

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had good holidays and now we are in full throttle of winter. I have missed this space so much. Yes....I am aware I said goodbye to you all. But I truly always come back. I am not sure what pulls me back. I miss you all so very much. I miss sharing my heart, journaling our days, and sharing ideas.

I guess part of me always feels like at times that this blog isn’t important. It is just one more spot out there. I share what most people already know. I have no grand or new ideas. I am not a scholar or major inspirational speaker.

I sometimes worry about our privacy as the world becomes more wicked. So, many negatives run through my mind. But my love for blogging always flows over all that.

I am not sure where to go from here. Thought I would pop on to see if I even have readers. LOL.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Goodbye My Friends

The time has come to close this little spot in blogland. I will miss you all. Thank you for your support, comments, and encouragement over the years.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Just for Fun

You all you know how I like to do random just for fun posts. Today I was thinking I would share with you some more of my favorites.


Vegetable- Zucchini and squash

Smell- Polo Cologne for men and vanilla cinnamon smells

Genre of book- Christian Mystery and Amish settings

Snack- granola bars and chili flavored tortilla chips

What about you?  What are favorites above?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

My First Writing Adventure- A Devotional for My College Kid

Good day my friends. This morning I woke up at 4 AM. Yikes. Not what I wanted but I can no longer sleep more than 4 hours. So, I got up to pray and read. I even went on a lovely walk before the children woke up. On my walk and really even a little before that I was praying for my oldest who is now moved out and living on a college campus. He has a full load, works almost full time, and is very active in clubs and committees on the campus. His time is very limited and he has very tough load of classes.

I will be honest though I see a lack of connection with him and the Lord. He has been missing church to do assignments because it is his "only" off day. He has limited privacy to really pray and study the Word. He also faces a lot of different pulls, culture issues, temptations, theology errors, and etc. It can be tough.

I am not saying this makes it right that he is not making connections like he should with church or his time with the Lord. If anything I am very deeply concerned. But I have given him over into the Lord's hands and trust God will have his way in his life. We gave him a good foundation and he knows the path he should take. I pray without ceasing all day for him. I miss him very much.

As I was thinking about all these things I was also pondering what I would write about during my "writing time." Then it came to my mind to make Ethan a small devotional book that could encourage him. Snippets of scripture that relates to what he is facing and to speak to his needs. I plan to put this into action as apart of my writing time which I discussed about in yesterday's post.

I hope to give it to him by Christmas. So, he can start the year off right. Until then I will shoot him some text of encouragement and pray without ceasing.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Setting Aside Time-Writing

Hello my friends. If you all read my posts last week you know I am trying to get back into working at some of the interest and hobbies I have. One I shared with you all is writing. I have always wanted to write a devotional book and a book sharing my story about depression along with anxiety/panic disorder.

I am a long way from these two things above but to begin on the journey I am setting aside time 2 days a week to work on building my writing skills.  I will be doing some writing prompts and etc. I also plan to try and find a writing e-course or workshop to get my flow going.

I have also planned our days a little better in hopes to get a better flow to our routine at home. This has allowed me to set aside some time to work on writing and etc. Fingers crossed.

Are you a writer?  Do you journal?  What are things, helps, courses, or any tips you could share that you do or use to get your creative juices flowing?


Friday, September 14, 2018

Living Life-Homeschool & Life

This week was a strange week in homeschool due our lack of rhythm.  But it turned out to be good. The kids worked on some reports and they presented them to my husband and I. They really enjoyed this.

After art class Hannah spotted some cool mushrooms. She loves taking nature photos so we had to stop on the side of the road to capture them.

Derrick did a family devotion last night and it was so good. It really spoke to me.

We are still struggling with a schedule/routine with school but most things are getting accomplished.

This morning I enjoyed a nice time in the Lord.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Great Ideas! Thank YOU! What about YOU?

I want to thank each of the ladies that responded to my last post. all gave me a lot of great ideas and some things to think about. I love the idea of hosting a theme party that benefits charities! There were so many neat ideas you shared. I am truly pondering these things.

One thing that has really come to my mind was to get back into writing. I have always wanted to write a devotional book. I also have thought on sharing my story in written form on depression with a focus on anxiety & panic disorder as well as postpartum depression.

I have been thinking of things that interest me. Here are a few things that come to my mind.

researching history and current events
teaching children
like trying to find ways to encourage others (Random Acts of Kindness)
learning about herbs and trying to learn to garden
food preservation
nature study
word search ( I am dorky)

 I am still thinking on things I would like to learn and challenge myself to try.
I am in a different season now that my children are older and I have more time to invest in a hobby or two.

What are some of your interests and hobbies??? I would love to get some more hobby ideas?