Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday and It's Fall!!!

This mama is still a bit tired, though not as overwhelmed as last week! I am thankful for sweet friends, who check in on you, pray for you, there to help when in need, and just because their awesome friends!!  It is officially fall, my favorite season!! Bring on hot chocolate, pumpkin everything, candy corn, fall festivities, and sweatshirts!! Now if I could just get some good sleep, but there are too many variables sometimes for that to happen. Little kids, dog who gets sick, a good book, Bible study, etc..those are just a few things that sometimes stop me from getting a good nights sleep. Really I rather skip sleep and read anyhow! My thinking is in heaven God has golden beds waiting for us mama's to rest when that time comes. But when I am ready to be lulled to sleep my diffuser and lavender oil is a big help!

Our week started out a bit hectic, Aidan had got some type of bug bite on Sunday afternoon, that didn't look good. It looked better Monday morning but then it got worse, so off to the doc we went. Doc thinks a blister beetle or some type of spider, it is finally starting to look better! After our appointment we headed to literature club. It was our first time going. Abigail loved it and little man participated too. She met some new friends and they had fun learning about apples through books, trying different apples, craft, and fall bingo! This week we worked more on reading and math. We learned more about the middle ages and explored resources that God has provided for us here on earth and how electricity is made.We discussed story telling through art. She even skyped daddy to show her art and tell the story about it. She still says science and math are her favorite subjects. For phy ed she practices golf and continues horse riding lessons. Ms. Keeley says her balance on a horse is great! She impresses me with her riding skills!! She worked hard riding yesterday and was tired out from it. This week Aidan played Tball Tuesday night, and those boys were a little wild out there, but they had fun and he loves it! Must be the fall weather!! :)

Today this mama is going to enjoy a couple hours mama time, getting my hair done! Tomorrow we will head out to Fall On The Farm event. Here are a few snapshots from this week:

Inspirational reads and a song I have been listening to while I work out:

Tell me what kind of God would choose to save
The bruised, the broken, the sinners, the runaways
How do you ever try to comprehend this love that knows no limit
I could try but I could not explain His kind of love (His kind of love)
Is reckless for us
His kind of love is will never give up
'Til the whole world knows how far He went to show
His kind of love
His kind of love

It’s back! The “Living and Active” 5 week challenge is here

It is a God-given drive to be the best mom you can be, but our calling becomes an idol if our joy depends on our performance.
        There are a host of factors out there waiting to help you determine if you're a good mom. We have to be guarded. What is meant to help can actually be destructive to our joy. Three major fads in the mommy realm are ready to give you a grade.

“This earthly life is a battle,’ said Ma. ‘If it isn’t one thing to contend with, it’s another. It always has been so, and it always will be. The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and more thankful for your pleasures.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little Town on the Prairie

In the beginning, God created and here in the middle He hasn’t stopped. He keeps taking this same soul earth, turning it over and over again, making something from what feels like nothing.

We all need grace. We all need forgiveness. We all need a second chance (and a third, a fourth, and more). That’s why we have Jesus.

Ugly grace is still grace. And it’s still beautiful

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