Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Proverbs 31 Ministries

Is there a mother out there on this planet who does not have a hard time fitting her daily quiet/devotion time in her hectic schedule?

If you know her, could you please give her my contact info? I could really use it!

I find that if somehow I oversleep or the kids interrupt my potential devotional time, my day  goes down hill. I need my precious time with my Savior. He gives me the patience and guidance to get through with some kind of sanity.

What do I do if I miss my time? I'm glad you asked!

There are two different ways I spend time with the Lord if I miss my quiet time or if I just need an extra time worshiping.
  1. I receive an emailed devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries. The are short and sweet and generally just what I need to be reminded of. The writers are mothers, sisters, and friends. They have or are currently walking through the stage of life in which I am journeying through. It is quite a blessing and very little work. Coffee and Proverbs 31 email go great together! Click here to check it out!
  2. I really enjoy listening to KLOVE. It is a non-profit radio station that broadcasts all over the country. I really love how the Lord speaks to me and meets me just where I am. If I am in the kitchen washing dishes, the words are often spoken through the music. It is truly an incredible time of praise, worship and adoration. Click here to check it out!

How about you? Do you have any good hints on how you fit your quiet time/devotional time into your hectic schedule? I'd love to hear!

For more useful tid bits of advice head on over to We Are That Family.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Menu Plan For the Week - 1

Organizing, shmorganizing! Ugh... I wish I was one of those women who are blessed by the patience and ability to organize but I am totally NOT! This week I am attempting to jump head first into my wardrobe. It's going to be an ugly daunting task, but I were perservere! (Please be in prayer!)

I can't wait to update you on the progress next week!

Menu plan for the next week! I love this time of year... Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken and steak out sizzlin' on the grill! Delicious! Pretty soon, much to my excitement, we will be eating straight from the garden! I can hardly wait!

biscuits with honey, fruit
beef enchilads, tortilla chips, salsa
frozen pizza

cereal, milk, fruit
wild rice soup, pretzels
hot dogs, oven fries, fruit

yogurt and granola
peanut butter and jelly, pretzels
pancakes (not from a box - recipe coming later this week!), sausage

bagels, cream cheese
chicken nuggets, fries, cheese
Wii Family Wednesday, Pizza (more about this coming Wednesday!)

biscuits, honey, fruit
Spaghetti Pie, garlic toast, salad

your choice Friday
your choice Friday
soup, grilled cheese

Daddy's dirty eggs, toast
sandwiches, chips, fruit
chicken pot pie

I really want this to be a place where you can find simple and cheap eats. I am going to be putting a recipe or two up a week! Come on back and check them out!

For more good menu ideas click here!

Why I am Using Cartoon Characters

Why am I using cartoon characters you might be wondering?

After a lot of deliberating and praying, I feel like this blog should be informative yet anonymous. Many times I have found bloggers put there life out on the web and do not know the people that are reading it. Much was the case with me. I put my personal life out on the blogosphere and did not know my whole church family was reading. It ended up a little messy.

Therefore this time, I am a woman learning. I am using anonymity. I want my husband and kids to know that their privacy is not invaded and their business is not broad casted over the web.

Why Am I Here Again?

Why I am I taking my little spot in the blogosphere?

What do I really have to contribute on this information crazed internet?

I can honestly say... Not a whole lot. This is my journal on the journey of life. I am a daughter of the Almighty King, wife, mother, daughter, friend and many other titles. Some days I am good at those roles and some days not so much. I am a woman learning. I woman trying to find my way in a world fallen from sin.

I have many passions but many times, life gets in the way.

So please won't you join me on my journey? Together, hand and hand we can make it to the other side. The side where we won't just be perfectionist but we will be living in perfection.