My Challenge

I love my husband.

He is my blessing from God.

He is a gift that I can hardly believe is mine and is more, much more than I feel I deserve.

My husband is a good, patient and loving man.

He is so much more than I deserve.

God is so good.

Since I am so blessed, I am going to challenge myself this year.

The Lord knows that I think Valentine’s Day is ridiculous.

That being said, my handsome man kinda gets jipped on February 14th.

I am going to remedy that this year!!

Here is my challenge:

I am going to give my husband 14 days of crazy over the top amounts of  little silly love notes, cards with things that I love about him written inside, pictures (maybe hand drawn) of things I want for us to get to do together, that kind of thing and then end the whole chi-bang with dinner out! We will be with friends, see a comedy show and have a wonderful dinner.

That being said, I have a few ideas of things I will be doing.

I will be posting them also to keep me honest and focused.

So…what do you think?

I think every good husband deserves this.

Not because it is Valentines Day am I doing this. It just happens to be February tomorrow and this has been on my mind to do this for him for a while. Why not serve my husband a little extra for a few weeks?  He is worth every little extra thing I can do for him.

Do the challenge with me!!

You know you want to!!

Honor someone, your husband, your sister, your Aunt, your best friend! Just put your mind to it and flood them with joy that they give to you every day!!

You don’t have to post like I am.

Just do it!

We have till tomorrow to come  up with our first great idea….

This is going to be


Prayer Request

I received this “news flash ” from Open Doors yesterday. PLEASE pray for this brother over the next few days. His life is in danger. Pray he stays strong in his faith no matter what happens. Thank you!


Arabian Peninsula: Christian Faces Threatening Situation

Over a year ago Abbudin* had a dream in which Jesus appeared to him and promised; “come to me and I will give you rest.” With this promise in mind, the young man, who is in his twenties, started searching, communicated with Christians and gave his life to the Lord. He obtained a Bible and grew in his faith. When his Bible was found one day, several of his family members attacked him.

Abbudin’s father is an influential man in his society. When he found out about his son’s new-found faith, he forced him at gunpoint to say the shahada, the Islamic creed, so he would become a Muslim again.

For months Abuddin was controlled by his family, but slowly he gained some freedom. The believer felt terrible about having denied Jesus and his faith in Him. In contact with a Christian, Abbudin told him that his intention is to never deny his faith for a second time, not even at gunpoint.

Recently, when his family found out that he had not truly denied Jesus, but secretly still believed in Him, the family clamped down on his freedom again. Earlier this month the situation turned grim for Abbudin. Friends and family have sent him emails with videos of beheadings and other cruelties. Open Doors received these videos as well, but they are simply too horrible to share. The family recently expressed determination to “solve” this matter of shame for the family.

Will you please pray for Abbudin over the next few days?

Pray for wisdom for Abbudin and for protection for his life.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will give him courage and the right words when he is asked about his faith in Jesus.
Please pray for those Christians who are (were) in touch with him. Pray that contact will still be possible and that the Lord grants wisdom in what else can be done for him.

Open Doors cannot be specific about his country, but combined under the “Arabian Peninsula” are the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

*Abbudin is not his real name

John MacArthur Quote

cant have my children(found on pintrest)

“Kids need to learn that the root issue is their sin, AND THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE REMEDY FOR THEIR SIN. Chastisement is not for the benefit of frustrated parents (but)… for the benefit of the child… they need to understand that the real problem is their sin- sin that offends God.” ~ John MacArthur

Moment to be Remembered

When President Ronald Reagan was sworn into office on January 20, 1981 he used his mother’s bible. The bible was opened, on purpose to this verse on purpose.

2 Chronicles 7:14

King James Version (KJV)

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

He was a great president.


What is for dinner this week

Quick look at our week’s menu coming up:

022I did not list the breakfast choices because we are just having smoothies or cereal this week.

I scored a HUGE roast for $14!!

I am going to use it for sandwiches in lunches and the meat for the taco dinner too.

I might even use it in the burritos.

Love when I find a great deal on meat!!

Then using the deal for multiple meals really makes me ecstatic!

The beans that I am making for the burritos I will be using again on the side for the tacos the next night.

So taco night is going to be sooooo easy!! Leftovers!!

The soup I am making this week, I am using the bone broth I have in the freezer as the base. Another easy meal!!