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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year New Bible Study

One of the aspects in my goal to "be intentional" is to in my daily Bible study time.  This week over at Good Morning Girls they are having sign ups for their next online Bible study entitled Intentionally Focused. The great thing is this Bible study is free! All you have to do is click on the link and sign up. The study sign ups are going on now and the study will begin January 20th.

 
Beginning the week of Jan 20th, I will be posting my thoughts and reflections 1x per week [maybe more}. Will you join me?



Friday, January 3, 2014

Finding Motivation

Yesterday, my kids [all 6 of them] and my self were sick. This would not have been a huge deal except my husband is out of town right now so I am the only parent in the house. All I wanted to do was sleep. My kids while some slept most of the day, others just slowed down a bit. Meals still had to be made, laundry still done. The only thing I was able to avoid was the grocery store which I will tackle today.

I found my self laying on the couch feeling sorry for my self. My husband was in warm and sunny Arizona and I was here in cold, and rainy Georgia sick with sick kids. The feeling sorry for myself started to creep into all aspects of my day. I needed to get some work done for my Thirty-One  business, but I started to feel overwhelmed. That's when the feeling sorry for myself started to turn to self doubt.

I started to compare my self to how others in my company were doing. I started thinking negative thoughts such as well if I had done this or that I would have my January all booked up. What if people say no what happens then. I will letting the self doubt creep in.

I needed to listen to a recorded training video for my business. It was something I chose to do to help get me started. I let the kids watch a movie and put the headphones on and started listening.
Sometimes God uses other peoples words to help you refocus and find your motivation. Sometimes He uses it to stomp on the self doubt that creeps into our lives. Sometimes he knows exactly what you need to hear.

One of the quotes from last night was "Don't be paralyzed by your past, but motivated by your future" [reference from training call via averagetoexcellence.com] That is so me! So, often I find my self holding back for fear of what has happened in the past, that I can not see the future.

So, my question for you today this 3rd day in the New Year, is where are you? Are there things you always wanted to do that are holding you back? Do you have goals and resolutions not met in 2013 that can be met in 2014. Go for them! Pray and ask God to lead you on the path he has designed for you and go full steam ahead.

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Resolutions

In just two day it will be 2014! It's hard to believe another year is past and a new one is just beginning. 2014 will be a big year for my family as we move to Texas this summer for my husbands job in the Army. There is much excitement and anticipation for this move because it will not only be a huge change for us [we have only ever lived on the East coast], it will also put us closer to family which is wonderful.

I have been thinking about New Years' resolutions the past few days. What changes do I want to make in my own life, as a couple, as a family? While I have thought of a lot of things such as
be more organized, have quiet time more consistently, and be more patient; I have a desire to go even deeper this year.

That's why I am choosing one simple phrase to apply to all areas of my life.

BE INTENTIONAL
 
Rather its taking care of my home, spending time with my family, focusing on my quiet time, working on my goals for my home business with Thirty-One, or writing post for this blog this is my goal. I am not sure what it looks like, that's where Faith comes in. I just know that my heart says be intentional about all aspects of my life.
 
I plan on posting how this plays out here on my blog along with many other aspects of everyday life. Do you plan on making resolutions this year, or are you choosing a word or phrase and applying it to your everyday life like I am?
 
I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year and a wonderful 2014. 
 
 





Saturday, December 28, 2013

Finally posting again....

I have not posted since mid-November. Things have been quite busy around here. We traveled for Thanksgiving, which was wonderful. December brought the busyness of the holiday season, and I ventured into the world of direct sales with Thirty-One.
 
I hope to be writing more in 2014. I have some goals to accomplish and hope to share with you all as the year progress'. We will also make our 15th move this summer- eek only 7 months away! Needless to say it is going to be a busy but good year.
 
I leave you today with blessings of a wonderful 2014 for you and your family. Join me periodically a I post here about the new year and all the adventures it brings!
 
 
 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Traveleing with Kids and Short Blogging Break.

Its Saturday morning here, only 7 am and the house is quiet. This is my favorite part of the day! 
This is also going to be one crazy day/weekend for me. We leave Tuesday to go out of town for the holiday. This means a lot needs to get done between now and then.
Here are a few things I do when getting ready for a road trip with 6 kids.
 
1) House will be cleaned [Monday]
There is nothing better then coming home to a clean house. Especially after a long road trip.
 
2) Trip to the Commissary [ Today]
       Meals for Today thru Tuesday Lunch. I am going to feed the kids early so its one less meal on the road. Plus snacks and drinks for the car. It is so much more cost effective, easier, and healthy to pack snacks.
 
3) Packing
        I will start this today but it will actually take a few days to complete. Not only will I need to pack clothes and toiletries, but activities for the car as well.
 
4) Last Minute things
           Oil change, dog to kennel etc.
 





So, with all that going on I am going to be taking a blogging break until the first week of December.
Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed week.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Study Week 2 Day 5 Be Thankful

 Courtesy GMG
 
Thanksgiving is less then a week away. For us that means we will be traveling to see  family for the first time in a long time. Typically we are here and have friends and single soldiers over for the day.
I am also not in charge of cooking this year. Although I am sure I will help with food prep etc., this is looking to be a simple Thanksgiving.
 
SOAP Verse:

2 Corinthians 9:11-12

New International Version (NIV)
11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

This is the last  day for this study. As we gather on Thursday in the spirit of Thanksgiving; give thanks to God for all he has done in your life.
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Study Week 2 Day 3 and 4 [because life is busy]

Courtesy GMG


So yesterday was a crazy day. Thanksgiving feast for our three year old, emergency trip to the orthodontist for a broken brace bracket, house cleaning, homework, church. It was a very long day.

This video is going around Facebook right now. It was very fitting for my day.
 
I never made it to my computer to blog yesterday. But life goes on and so I write tonight. After another busy day, yet my perspective is a little different.
 
I am Thankful.

Psalm 95 {SOAP 1-2}

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.
Today, if only you would hear his voice,
“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,[a]
    as you did that day at Massah[b] in the wilderness,
where your ancestors tested me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”
 
Be THANKFUL even on the long days!