Friday, May 30, 2014

Earning $ doing something you love!!

Who is ready to get started earning an income doing something you love? Plus flexible, anytime, do it at home or on the go! I have always loved learning about natural holistic style of life, because I believe it is better for us and our environment! Am I 100% holistic, gosh no, but I am learning as I go. Another reason, why I love being apart of Young Living!! I have used essential oils over the years, but only recently signed up as a member and started sharing, not realizing, that I would make an income too! I received my first paycheck within 30 days of signing up and have been receiving one monthly since then and it keeps growing!
Here is a great video about earning with Young Living:
http://youtu.be/T9Mw-e5w9DE

If you have any questions or are interested please contact me for more information! I am apart of a successful growing team of Young Living users. We love learning, encouraging, and sharing about natural holistic life style!

Here is my explanation of type of customers, this will give you all the details on how to sign up to be a customer or start distributing and earning!  http://ajourney4life.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

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It's Friday!!

Happy Friday to all my peeps! I hope your week has been blessed and that you have counted your blessings daily!! I have and life is good, even when there are trying times! I thank my Lord for it all!! I want to live a life each day with God's perspective, to live a life of thankfulness, with an open heart! I don't always do it well, but I keep going and stay on the journey that is ahead of me, because I know the victory has already been won! Thank you Jesus!

We are in official summer mode here, school was done last week! I love weeks when we don't have to be here and there and everywhere. We can just get up and say what should we do today! Well that all ends this week, as next week the kids starts swimming lessons, Aidan still has t-ball and Abigail will start gymnastics. These are activities the kids are excited about! I am excited about our soon to be first real family vacation!! What are you excited about doing this summer?

This week I really needed some encouragement and hope and I got just that and yes reminders of truth! So thankful for wisdom and answered prayers! Here are some posts worth sharing:


Do you ever forget who you are and whose you are?  http://debbietaylorwilliams.com/blog/2014/5/23/i-am-vulnerable.html

We were created to dance, to laugh, to love, to enjoy, to hug and hold hands and to find joy in life–because He, who is the Great Artist, crafted life to be filled with hidden pleasures, sparkling treasures, deep fulfillment and smiles and thankful hearts and fulfilled dreams–happiness and joy.- See more at:   http://www.itakejoy.com/god-designed-us-to-have-a-dancing-heart-free-to-celebrate-his-amazing-love-a-giveaway/

But the mom who fears the Lord, believing there is gospel purpose in all she does, who looks to Christ in her daily struggles and her readily apparent inadequacies, is an effective gospel warrior, rightly praised in the Kingdom of Christ. http://www.davidprince.com/2014/05/15/real-proverbs-31-mom/

In the end, what they think of me means nothing, but what they think of Christ means EVERYTHING. http://biblicalhomemaking.blogspot.com/2014/05/would-you-be-willing-to-tell-your.html



Now what have you read this week that you would like to share?

I pray and hope all of you have a wonderful blessed weekend, full of blessings. Enjoy the little things! Count your blessings!!
Thank you Whitt Madden for creating this wonderful image @ http://www.treasuring-christ.org/choosetolove/


Friday, May 23, 2014

Oh the Places You'll Go!

My friend Laura, I and little man had the pleasure of watching Abigail's graduation program~Oh, the Places You'll Go! Wish the hubby could have been there, but he was running a train. I hope my video skills are up to par, that is usually his job.
Anyhow I did get some pictures and also Laura too. The program was so cute, each child had a part to say. I am impressed they all did well for the hour program! There was a slide show and a few tears from mama's in the audience during that time and then the hand out of the diploma's, throwing the hats, and cake! Great way to end a night!! So proud of my sweet girl and how much she has grown in the couple years she has been there!! We are sad she has to leave there and move on, but thankful Aidan has two years to go at KidsFirst! Love, love the school and all the teachers!! Next stop for Abigail is kindergarten!

Today you are You that is truer than true. 
There is non one alive that is youer than YOU!~Dr. Seuss

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.~Dr. Seuss









Friday Thankfullness!!

This week we wrapped up school for my little one's. Bittersweet! I am just so thankful for being their mommy and getting to experience this life with them. God uses my children to shape me into the person He has made me to be and I am training them in the way they should go (Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it~Proverbs 22:6).


One of my daughter's teachers at church started having them do a lesson on Wednesday nights that they bring home to work on. I have enjoyed watching her do these lessons.
Bible lesson through the eyes of a child:



A couple blog posts worth reading that spoke to my heart this week and a great movie:



“I believe we need to stretch ourselves far beyond the point of feel-good hospitality, to nitty-gritty sacrificial hospitality too.” See more at: http://www.themobsociety.com/2014/04/21/boys-hospitality-tea-scones/

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. “~Marian Wright Edelman~see more at:  http://www.themominitiative.com/2014/05/21/being-a-fully-present-woman/

Our Lord stayed the course in a world that wanted to consume Him.  He overcame!  Let’s take a look at some of His consumption-avoidance strategies to learn from Him.  I see three P’s Jesus modeled for us: Perspective, Purpose, and Pace. See more at: http://www.itakejoy.com/for-when-youre-on-the-brink/

This is a must see movie for all parents, parents to be, and  grandparents! I laughed and laughed and cried some too! Best part, this movie has a great message for all to hear and made me feel like a normal mom on this journey!! God loves you no matter who you are, how far you run, He loves you for just being you!!  http://momsnightoutmovie.com/

Be sure to click on over at Treasuring Christ and read all the inspiring and encouraging posts by the team. Here is my recent blog post:  http://www.treasuring-christ.org/choosetolove/

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A week full of firsts and lasts....

Aidan caught his first fish and he said it was a big one, a baby shark! 
Already telling fish tales! :)


Abigail had her last day of preschool! 
Next year kindergarten! Yikes! Where does the time go!
Cupcake party for end of school year!

Aidan completed his first year of preschool! 
 End of year cupcake party with his classmates!

Tomorrow is Abigail's preschool program! Stay tuned for more...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Recipes Needed!

Readers, I need your help! The ministry I am apart of is putting together a cookbook. This cookbook is going to be the best cookbook ever!! We are getting in some yummy recipes!! But we still need lots more!! So please post those in the comments below (leave your name too) or email moms.connect@yahoo.com. The proceeds go to a wonderful ministry that supports and encourages women! Thank you so much for your help!!

Moms Connect is preparing a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our members, family, friends, and church (please share this). The cookbooks will be professionally published costing around $10-12 with option of a free ebook, available August/September. It will feature special pages of interest, table of contents, index, cooking hints, and recipes divided by category dividers.

The Mom's Connect cookbooks will help support our ministry, expenses and outreach to community. First step, we need to collect recipes. We are asking for your favorite recipes. In addition if you would like to reserve a cookbook to purchase when they come in, please indicate when submitting your recipes the number you would like.

To submit recipes: email those to moms.connect@yahoo.com no later than June 1, 2014 


Thank you for supporting Moms Connect, apart of The MOM Initiative http://www.themominitiative.com/

Friday Blessings!

Each and every day I find it so important to count my blessings and give thanks to the Lord for all His goodness. It is what keeps me from drowning in this world we live in. I see people going through difficult times, sickness, death, depression, etc... and my heart aches for them. One thing I remember is God's promises, His Hope and the inheritance He gives each of  us (as long as we accept it). Those blessings, which are from God, fill me with so much joy! My husband, my children, family, friends, hot coffee, ice cream, beautiful sunrises, calm peaceful nights, flowers, moms coming together, smiling faces, laughter, gentle rain, hugs, colored pictures, books, homemade scones...those are just a few of the blessings I am thankful for! As I think about blessings I receive, I also want to bless others, and do you know how easy it is if each of us did something every day for someone else, how much that shows love of God! A few weeks ago someone dropped of donuts at my house and do you know how much that meant to me, a lot! Just giving someone a hug, bring a meal to someone, buy someone a coffee, leave change at a vending machine or sending a card is doing something. There are big things we can do too, but when you can't do a big thing, just a little thing can make a change! I heard a wonderful story last week shared in our Sunday school class, how someone shared a meal with a kid who had nothing, who is one of those who would probably label trouble child, but that one meal turned in to more meals and conversations, and now that boy is now a man with a family who turned himself around, first one to go to college in his family and get a good job to support his family, he broke the generational cycle. Now his children are out there starting to make a difference! Wow! It just started with one meal. Really makes me see how much I can do and don't do, and need to do!

This week we wrapped up our Moms Connect group. I am very thankful for Moms Connect, something that God placed on my heart over a year ago, though at first I was very reluctant and worried how it would all come together. I can say today, God did it, all glory to Him (sorry I worried at times God). I have learned so much from these moms that attend and those that serve on the team, I am so blessed by them all.  If you don't know what Moms Connect is, it is time for moms to connect with one another and study God’s Word in an encouraging supportive environment.We meet once a month during the school year and have moms nights out and play-dates with our kids. We also give back to our community through serving and donations. This year we provided many donations, helped other moms, one mom became saved, others grew in their faith, and built friendships. It is truly wonderful to see God's hand in this all. If you like more information about attending or serving on the team, please contact me! Planning has already started for next season, and I am so excited and can't wait to see what God has planned for us!! We will be going through the book More Than A Good Bible Study Girl, by Lysa Terkeurst and our theme is Pour In, Pour Out!! 

Few posts from this week worth reading:


A courageous person is one who is willing to say I might get hurt, but I’m loving them anyway. I might get stepped on, but I’m stepping out in faith. - See more at: http://timewarpwife.com/?p=3132#sthash.5awklzJX.dpuf

What would this world be like if each of us, in our own little parts of this bright, blue ball we call Earth, decided to love deeply? - See more at:  http://www.itakejoy.com/i-want-to-love-deeply/

Dear Lord, thank You for the gift of friendship. Please show me who I can encourage today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - See more at: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/the-5-best-things-to-say-to-a-friend-today/

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Your beauty fills the sky

You reign in endless power above the world You made
Across the sky is written Your majesty and praise
And still You move in mercy and hear the humble heart
For every soul that's searching, Jesus there You are

Your beauty fills the sky
Your glory reigns in brilliant light
Great God of countless wonders
I will lift my eyes...http://youtu.be/LnA0p6hgGqA

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Small Things!

Obedience in the small things and yes God cares about the little things!
Luke 12:6-7 MSG-What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk.You’re worth more than a million canaries.
Sometimes it is hard to keep my focus on the one who has created me and trust Him! Especially when I am facing something difficult. However, I am learning every day, just how much I need Him in the everyday moments. Without Him I am a mess and fall apart.
Today, as I was getting ready to head out the door to run some errands I tell the kids go get some shoes we are leaving. Then I hear my daughter say, Aidan locked us out of our rooms! So I go see and yep sure enough the door is locked to get into their rooms. So I grab a hanger thinking I can do this. After ten minutes and it not working, I am getting annoyed. The dog is licking my legs and the kids are running around me and I can feel myself getting upset. But thankfully before I lose it I think it is a good time to go put the clothes in the dryer from the wash machine. Then I hear just ask Jesus for help, ah yes why didn’t I think about that. So I tell Abigail we are going to ask Jesus to help us, so we pray and then I thought here goes nothing and then…yes the door lock popped!! Yes, praise the Lord!! He cares about the little things, I just sometimes get wrapped up in my own way of doing things I forget to ask the very one who loves me unconditionally for help.
Do you know what else is amazing, as soon as we get in the vehicle, I turn on the radio and this song is playing~Lord I need YOU!  I love how He is always there; I just need to keep my heart open to hearing and seeing Him in my everyday living!
Psalm 139:1-18 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. You both precede and follow me and place your hand of blessing on my head.
This is too glorious, too wonderful to believe! I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the morning winds to the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, your strength will support me. If I try to hide in the darkness, the night becomes light around me. For even darkness cannot hide from God; to you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are THINKING ABOUT ME CONSTANTLY! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!

Now I can officially add another item to my list of motherhood responsibilities…locksmith! :)

Republished at Treasuring Christ!  http://www.treasuring-christ.org/ A blog with a team who share their faith and journey with Jesus!
The desire for Treasuring Christ is centered around making much of Jesus Christ. To display to the world that He alone is our treasure above anything and everything else in this world. The deepest longing of the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God, to make His name known above all else. That is the heart of this ministry and a goal to be sought after, fought for, and pursued with our lives.

Happy Mothers Day to ALL!!!

When I think of what being a mom is, it is truly an amazing blessing to be one, to do the work we do day in and day out and get up everyday knowing we have the most wonderful job in the world. Though there are some days when getting up is not easy, because it happens to be before the sun is up as in my case most days. But I really wouldn't change it for anything. It is a pouring in that I know will reap a harvest. Much the same as my journey in faith with my Jesus! I am blessed mama of these two sweet children that God has given my husband and I and I am proud to be their mama!!



I also want to say a very Happy Mother's Day to all the mama's out there that are building the kingdom of God, who are raising precious little souls! Especially thank you to my mom, I know I wasn't always a little angel growing up, but she means the world to me! Also a special mothers day to my wonderful mother in law who raised my wonderful loving hubby to be the awesome dad that he is!!

To those mama's who are childless because of infertility or loss, know that you are loved by an almighty God who feels your pain and struggle. Never give up on that hope! I struggled with infertility for a few years and it was hard but I look back and see where God was working. So remember He has a plan and though sometimes we don't understand it now, we will someday.

Here is some wonderful encouraging and inspiring mother day posts:



Sisters, we are not alone. We stand together as children of God and sisters in Christ, life-givers and character-molders. We are called by God to live this role of Mommy, and we will do it together. http://forthefamily.org/matters-mama/
 When I hear about the solid trust you have in Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the Christians, to other believers, and those who don’t yet believe, I can’t stop thanking God for you. When I pray, I think of you and give thanks (Ephesians 1:15-16 MSG).



Let’s add some new items to our “to do” lists this year. Let’s search for joy in the midst of the day-to-day, and when we need girlfriends and community that will hug us and love us straight out of that pit, let’s be the women who gather our tribes together. Laughter and joy are good for our hearts. http://www.incourage.me/2014/05/adding-laughter-to-our-to-do-list.html
                          No, you may not color on the wall with chalk, but thank you for asking first.
                          You went potty? Where did it go?
                          You can’t have a marshmallow peep until you finish your cinnamon roll.
                          If you slam that door one more time I will remove it.