• Reflections on Delight

    Reflections On Delight

    In “Reflecting On What Is To Come” I told you all about my word for the year 2019. Delight! It came from a quiz from DaySpring.com. Did you try the quiz or do you have other ways to get our focus for a new year? Find Your Word Of The Year For 2019! Take The Quiz Now! Sometimes I think these little quizzes can be silly, but God confirmed this word for me just a week after me committing to it. It always amazes me when God reaches into my life with these little messages. And He can use whatever He wants to speak into my life. So, here is the…

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    Reflections on Parenting Roles

    I reached out to my awesome followers on Twitter a few months back asking for help with this post. I sent the interview questions to those who were willing. It was hard getting the male perspective directly from my followers, but I did get the input of the spouses of two of the ladies I interviewed. Getting that male perspective on this topic is important to me. In this post, the roles I am writing about are: Stay At Home Parent (SAHP), Work At Home Parent (WAHP), and Work Outside the Home Parent (WOHP). I sent the following interview questions out: Are you a SAHParent, WAHParent, or WOHP? Was this…

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    Reflecting On What Is To Come

    I’m not a resolution maker at the start of a new year. I used to, but I’m one of the 80% who doesn’t last past January with those attempts. As my thoughts wander back over 2018, it is hard to say it was a good or bad year. It just was, ya know. Every year has its good and bad moments. In 2018, Kiddo graduated from high school and started college. Honestly, that feels like a lifetime ago. If I can say one thing about 2018, it’s that it was LONG. As a SAHM, most of my days just run together except for the weekend when hubs is home all…

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    My Favorite Christmas Songs

    Here at Christmas time, there are many articles written about all things Christmas. Favorite Christmas song lists are plentiful! However, I hope I can enlighten you to some you may not have heard yet. If you have heard them, we can exchange reasons for enjoying them! How Many Kings by Downhere This is a song I was introduced to not too many years ago. I heard it on the Christian music radio station I listen to started playing it. The lyrics struck me as very insightful. The chorus states: How many kings stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their home? How many greats have become the…

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    The Ornaments On Our Christmas Tree

    Our Christmas tree is sparsely decorated with an assortment of ornaments. Each one is special for one reason or another, well, except for the owl. I can’t remember where that one came from, but it is cute!  We have a “Baby’s 1st Christmas” for each of our children. Kiddo (18) and CB (20) have identical ornaments except for the year on the front. These will stay with me, but we have boxes of ornaments that each of our grown kids can take with them whenever they get their own Christmas tree.  I have some from my childhood that my mother gave to me. I won’t post those because my real…

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    Making Connections,  Reflections

    Blogger Recognition Award

    Joan Senio of My Best Friend Adeline nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award. Joan has a wonderfully uplifting and helpful blog that I enjoy reading regularly. I have mentioned her before on one of these award posts. She is super supportive of other bloggers. Please check her blog out and enjoy! When nominated for this award, there are rules to follow to accept the award and keep the circle going: Thank the blogger that nominated you.  Thank you, Joan! Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Select 15 other bloggers you want to…

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    Why We Don’t “Do” Santa

    This one may be controversial, but this topic has been on my mind. We do not “do” Santa in our house. In fact, at three-years-old Buddy already knows Santa is not real, just a game. I’m not “a Grinch” though. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the lights, the snow (hopefully), spending time with family we don’t see very often, all of it. But mostly, I love celebrating the birth of Jesus. Without Him, there is no hope. Jesus came to earth to pay the ultimate price for our sins. He chose to do this in human flesh so that He could identify with us in our infirmities. It…

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    Making Connections,  Reflections

    The Versatile Blogger Award

    I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Sonja at Too Much Character and by Nerdy Momsy. Both of these ladies are super supportive bloggers. Thank you, ladies! Versatile Blogger Award Rules: Thank the person who nominated you for the award. Include a link to their blog.  Select and nominate 15 other blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.  Seven things about myself…hmmmm…here goes (these don’t have to be interesting, right?). I love to sing. I think I always have. I’m good enough to lead praise and worship at church, but not quite good enough to ever get a…

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    Making Connections,  Reflections

    Happy List Challenge-50 Things That Make Me Happy

    Thanks to Joan Senio and Rachel for both challenging me to create a list of 50 things that make me happy. I only came up with 42, but Buddy saw me making my list and wanted to make one too. So, I’m going to include some of his to get me to the 50! First, a little about these two lovely blogger ladies. Joan is one of the first bloggers to support and inspire me. Her blog is all about positivity and inspiration. I highly recommend her blog whenever you need a lift (which for many is almost daily)! Rachel is a very new blogger, but she has already surpassed…

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    I Am Thankful for the Kindness of Strangers…and My Kids

    I know, that title seems a little backward. I was just going to write about my kids in this week’s thankfulness post, but something happened tonight (Nov. 13) that I had to shine a light on because it is National Kindness Day. I wrote a post about five ways to be kind not too long ago, and I think it is super important especially in our current culture. We often forget that we are all human. Even if we don’t agree with each other we can still be kind. But first, I am super thankful for my kids. My little ones help me see this world through a lens of…