Thursday, March 29, 2012

Style Ideas

I love the colors...I love the thought of wearing bright neon...

I repined this via Nina Garcia on Pintrest. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Gift of Love

All of us need to do a job on our thoughts. If the mind is filled with grudges, if it's bogged down with hate or selfishness or impurity or dishonesty, the clean light of joy cannot filter through.  Fill your heart and mind instead with God's words, search for the good in those you meet, get rid of impurity and negativity.  Ask forgiveness for your wrongs and replace them with the great truths of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the great affirmations in the Psalms, Proverbs, and the Epistles. Simply accept God's gift of joy as you would accept a present from a friend.  Take joy, believe joy, live joy, and you will become happy. 
One thing you notice about happy people is this: it isn't how much they have or who they are that makes them joyful.  What determines their happiness is the state of their mind. Remember, the greatest way to live that will produce the best possible state of mind is found in the following words from the writer James Barric, "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves

                          Action steps
1). Accept God's gift of joy by bringing happiness to others. 

2). Your life serves a great purpose. Believe it and live with that purpose always in view. 

3). Refuse to say anything that is mean, dishonest or depressing, no matter what thoughts enter your head.  

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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Donut Man

I introduced the Donut Man to the kids this week....this brought sweet memories of my last couple of years living with all my siblings.  My mom would always have the Donut Man tapes, yes I said tapes, playing in the mini-van for my younger siblings to enjoy.  Driving the family with the Donut Man as our soundtrack for the afternoon I found myself singing to the songs just like my mom did! ( the words 'I have become my mother' flashed through my mind)

In that moment I was touched with the simple yet truthful lyrics....lyrics that I believe my mom understood so many years ago with hope that it would sink into her kids heart too.

Life without Jesus,
Is like a donut,
Like a donut,
Like a donut.
Life without Jesus is like a donut,
Coz there's a hole in the middle of my heart!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


 My husband is fortunate to be able to work from home twice a week....he gets to hang out with us!  I am really the one that enjoys having him home twice a week the most! Yesterday without planning it there was this special moment he had with the kids.

 It was heart warming to see them try pistachios for the first time, to see my husband take time to teach them how to split apart the shell while working. Many times I pray that I can  give the kids a memorable, special childhood.  A childhood that they will look back on with fondness. 

  It is the small things that can make some great memories like pistachios. 

Blossoms of my heart

It has been awhile since I always though I have posts running around in my mind with not enough time to sit down.  I could sit here and tell you how busy we have been or what not but I am not.  Simply put, I have been finding myself doing some house cleaning in my heart.

You know how you start to clean your closet for Spring getting out cooler clothes and putting away Winter items away.  There are times though that you have to go through Winter items or Spring and know that you no longer need that item.  Very similar to that is what I was doing in my heart. As my husband and I are entering into new areas I knew I needed to make room for what God has in store. It became a bit emotional when I had to just release those things I was holding closely.  However even in those moments I was never alone as God's embrace comforted me.

The timing of this as we are in Spring reminded me of how God brings growth into our life allowing us to see  blossoms that are in us.  So as I enjoy all my Easter/Spring decorations I am enjoying knowing that in my heart I am ready for new blossoms that I am seeing emerge in my heart.