Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Refocusing

Hey all my friends. 

For those of you who may still be hanging around, I just want to say thank you for spending a little bit of your precious time with me.

Some of you may have noticed that my blog posts are coming very few and far between now. 

It’s not that I don’t have things I could share with you inside and outside of my home, because I do.  It’s just that my focus has needed to change for this season of my life.

Rest assured…it’s a good thing.

This refocusing thing I’m talking about…it’s a good thing…it’s a needed thing.  Most of all, it’s a God thing.

God has me focusing on my man.  I don’t know if this will make sense, but He has me totally falling in love with my husband all over again.  Don’t get me wrong, I never fell out of love with him, but I am smitten again. 

I am focusing on loosening reins but still holding on to my college kids.  It’s a balance and I have to be careful.  Those of you who have older children know what I mean.  Right?

I am focusing on teaching my 5th grader.  Not only are we learning our academics, but also life.  She is at a prime teaching age when it comes to “life” issues.  Again….I proceed with caution and ask for Godly wisdom. 

God recently called us back to our home church that we had attended for fifteen years.  We left for seven years while God did a HUGE work in my heart.  Now,praise God, we are back!!  Let me just say that with God, all things are truly possible.  Trust me.

In being back at our church, God has called me back into working with teenage girls.  My husband and I have worked with youth for almost 20 years and we love it!  My focus right now is 11th and 12th grade girls Sunday school and a Sunday night Bible Study called Yellow Roses with 6th-12th grade girls.  I am in my “happy place”  when I am with those girls.  How rewarding and how wonderful.  What an honor.

Another focus I have is right now just a prayerful desire.  A lot of you know that my mom battled and beat breast cancer a couple of years ago.  This past November, she found her husband dead from suicide.  Needless to say, she has been in a low place and I don’t think she would mind me sharing that with you.  My prayerful desire is that she will move to the city where my family lives.  She is only about an hour away, but I want her here with us.   I want us to be able  to love on her, take care of her, her take care of us, her cook for us (mom, hope you are reading this).  I want to be able to go see her when I want to and vice versa.  We are praying that if it’s the Lord’s will, that He would begin opening doors to move her here.  She would get her on place, but at least she would be close by.  That is my heart’s desire. 

My ten year old and I are also participating in a community market every Saturday.  We set up a booth and sell upcycled, repurposed, and handmade items.  It is our little business and we love it.  It keeps us busy though.

Boy, I have unloaded, haven’t I?

The reason I am sharing all of this with you is because you all have become important to me.  So many of you are an important part of my life.  I have spent time praying for many of you, so that makes you extra special. 

I just want you to know where my life is right now.  I want you to know the season my life is in. 

It’s all good. 

I will keep my blog and keep posting periodically.  I still enjoy sharing our life happenings and our home, but I will do it mostly on  instagram and facebook for now.   Those are quick and quick is good.  If you are interested, please come find me over there.

I pray blessings over each one of you who are reading this post.  I pray that you will be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit.  I pray that you will always remember that you are the apple of God’s eye and that He calls you beautiful one.

Chat soon….

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Are You Ready For…(and a winner)

Are you ready for blanket season?

 

I am.

 

I love curling up underneath a big fluffy blanket, a beautiful old quilt or even a ruffled Ikea throw. 

 

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It really doesn’t matter to me.

 

I’m washing blankets and getting them stacked up and ready.

 

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Bring on the cool fall nights because I am ready.

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What about the drawing for the  Creatively Made Home (Home for the Holidays) ?  Are you ready to find out what two people won the gift of this wonderful e-course?

 

The two winners are…

 

Diana aafarmboy74@aol.com

 

and

 

Carol (carol@hfhco.com)

 

Congratulations ladies!!!  I will let Andrea know that you won.

 

For those who didn’t win…so sorry.  Head over to my last post and see where you can sign up yourself.

 

Blessings all!!

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