Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Saturday November 29

 

Outside is: Beautiful. The sun is cracking over the horizon painting shades of soft tangerine through the quiet blue of the leaving night.

 

I can smell:My coffee. Would not be a spectacular morning without it!!

 

In the oven for dinner: We are having friends over for dinner tonight!! So BBQ for dinner!! I will make some beans and maybe some potatoes to go with it!! I think some peach fizz for a snazzy drink to go with everything!!

 

What I have been thinking about:  I feel so blessed. I watch all the crazy on the news and I listen to my unsaved friends…they are freaked out about what is happening in our world. I admit, I don’t like it either, but I see it as God’s Word coming to pass. I see it as more proof that Jesus is coming back sooner rather than later. I know everyone who knows me, knows how in love with The Lord I am, but maybe I need to reach out to those who don’t know me…I pass out tracks but that must not be enough…Maybe I need to focus on my unsaved friends more. Bring more Jesus to them. CHRISTmas is the perfect time. I want us all to be praising The Lord together forever in heaven!! I do not want anyone left behind!! So as blessed as I am to know The Truth, I have been thinking of ways to share it with those I love and care about, that wont send them running away, but toward the arms of The Lord.

 

The project I am working on: My son’s USNCC Division is having a banquet next weekend and I am in charge of the 30 bags for the raffle items tickets. Fun project and it is freeing my brain from all the Chemistry I have running through my head lately!! I will post pictures when I finish :)

 

Mood today: I am pleasantly mellow at the moment. All this week actually, I have just been feeling that God is at work in something and I am going to be needed in it very soon, so my soul is preparing.

 

What I am reading: Chemistry. Aside from that I still am working on a few bible studies. That keeps me grounded, so that is perfect. God first, then the rest of the stuff comes second.

 

School Stuff: Kiddos, off for a few days!! Lucky them!!For me, the oils. I am learning so much about how God created them from the beginning to work so intricately! It is incredible!! For me it can be hard to process and accurately remember at first all the little details, but when I do, I am flabbergasted by the perfection that God just spoke into existence! Insane!! I love that my brain can barely fathom the incredible power, creativity and  brilliance of my perfect Creator!

 

Picture to share: My new favorite drink!! (After Coffee of course!!)

Theives home made teaThieves tea is my new addiction!!
Hot water
2-3 drops of Thieves
Organic honey to taste
Keeping me healthy and relaxed! Love it!!

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Questions for my Spiritual Growth

So the other day I was in one of my women’s groups and the pastor’s wife gave us this list of amazing questions. The idea is to have them kind of sitting around for  you to look at through out the day and ponder. Our family does this with scripture verses all the time. These questions keep you more in check with The Lord. I have 30 seconds of free alone time in the bathroom a few times a day, I know TMI,  so that is where I have my list to just grab a thought from. I think I am going to put mine in a frame because I am liking where my heart is going with these thoughts and the way it can change my path. Let me share the questions with you. Maybe they will be uplifting and challenging to  you as well my friend.

 

Today;

Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am spiritually more superior to others?

 

Am I honest with all of my acts and words or do I exaggerate or mislead?

 

Do I pass on to others what has been confidentially given to me?

 

Can I be trusted?

 

Am I over concerned with my dress, appearance and reputation?

 

Am I self-justifying, self-centered and/or self-absorbed?

 

Am I allowing the bible to live in me daily?

 

Did I allow the Bible to speak to me today?

 

Do I enjoy prayer?

 

Do I frequently tell others about Jesus Christ and the  Gospel?

 

Am I encouraging to others to grow deeper with Jesus?

 

Do I pray about the money I spend?

 

Do I put myself to bed early enough so as to rise early enough?

 

Am I  disobeying Jesus in anything?

 

Does my leisure time activities honor God?

 

Do I allow jealousies, bitterness, envy or emotions to effect me?

 

Am I proud?

 

Do I complain?

 

Do others see Christ in me?

 

Thought provoking questions right? Sometimes just seeing things down on paper brings me more clarity in direction. I want to say I answer all of these questions perfectly and Christ like…honestly, some days my outfit or lack of, takes too much of my attention. Some days I just read the Bible and don’t take the time to let it permeate into my soul like I should. There are days I look at prayer as a thing to be done, not as a gift of time to be able to share with my Father.

I fail. I admit it.

I am blessed to have a Father who will give me grace for those short comings, and let me try again to do things right.  Praise God!

Something like having this list, can help me, to stay on the path that He has set out for me.

How about you? Did these questions make you think? I am going to give these to my teens and have them answer the questions as an assignment, but I will not collect it. It should be between them and God. Important for them to consider these thoughts though as they are maturing in life and in their faith.

Because, God is good!

All the time!

And all the time,

God is good!!

Have a blessed day friend!

Went Out With The Girls

Not, actually my girls, but my MOPS girls.

MOPS is Mothers Of Pre Schoolers. I am a Mentor Mom. That means I have been married for a LONG time to the same incredible man and have at least one kiddo graduated, so I might have some advice, hopefully good, to help these girls with raising their little angels.  I wish I had been in a MOPS group when I had my first born! That would have been such a blessing!!

Okay, let me get back to my life snippet…

We all met up at one of the area hot spots for coffee and tea.

We are such rebels, most people get together in the evening to hang out. Not us!! We met in the morning, kiddos in tow, had us some hot beverages and fellowship!! Whoo hoo!!

phonephun 003Totally check out the stylin sippy cup in the shot there!!

Ha ha ha!!

It was so nice though really.

The coffee shop is just amazing!! The barristas are crazy coffee artists!!

Just because I love how much work the girl took and how pretty my coffee was, here is another picture.

Here is my mocha.

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Makes me want another one!!

The rich coffee topped with the cooling foam…how they make those designs is just…I don’t think I have the patience.

It was so lovely though.

 

The fellowship that followed was so needed.

My table this year is filled with amazing women.

These girls are precious.

They all have beautiful children that they have been blessed with and are incredible mothers.

Our theme is “Be You Bravely.” These women are doing that every single day.

I know that I am there to Mentor them, but I think they give me so much more than I give them. They are like the little sisters that I wish I had.

 

Lord,

I thank you for each and every one of those young women.

I see You working in each of their lives in such different ways.

You have each one working in such a myriad of situations, yet all of the goals are the same,

to please and honor You.

 

I thank You again Lord for the blessing of getting to be around these incredible ladies. Thank You for trusting me with their hearts.

I pray Lord, that You will  give me the wisdom and the words that only You can, to help direct their paths. May I be the person that they need me to be.

They have blessed me already, and I thank You for them.

 

May their homes be filled with joy and be blessed by You this holiday season.

May we all honor You in all we do.

I love you Lord.

Amen

 

Getting Ready for the Parade (on Veteran’s Day)

 

 

 

 

phonephun 055 phonephun 056 phonephun 057 phonephun 058These kiddos got up so early!!

They were at the VFW by 7 am on their day off of school, decked out in their dress blues, ready to march.

Then they were off to the parade site.

I am so glad we changed Michael’s division. This group does so much more to serve the community. Service to/for others is monumental in raising good adults. Here all the cadets WANT to serve too.

founders da parade 4 founders day parade 3 founder day parade 2 founders day  paradeLove watching this kids.

They are amazing.

The conduct they have, the pride they have in our country is admirable.

These young men and women are focused and determined and are going to make a difference in this world.

So proud that my son is part of the United States Naval Sea Cadet program.