Monday, October 29, 2012

Many Birthday Celebrations & A Roaring Fire

From the moment you close your Bible in the morning, nearly everything else you encounter throughout the day will be luring you away from its truths.  Everything we face wants us to forget those moments with God.  I cannot tell you how many times I have had a beautiful and emotional quiet time only to just moments later be faced with yelling kids, barking dogs, and much more.  To read more, join me at Woman to Woman for Marriage Monday.

Continuing to count my blessings in 2012:

683. Being welcomed back in to our old church family as though we never left.

684. Beginning our new children's ministry, Overhauling Kids.

685. An afternoon at the park with the kids.

DSCF0041copyright686. Watching my daughter twirl in circles as she blows bubbles.

687. Watching my sons toss a football.

688. Seeing the beauty of autumn.

689. Hearing of ways God's people are reaching out and blessing others.

690. A birthday celebration for my niece and nephew.

691. Watching my kids, niece, nephews and friends jump on the trampoline and into a foam pit.

692. Seeing my mom play with the grandkids on the trampoline.

693. Looking out my window right this moment and seeing a big, bright, beautiful full moon.

DSCF0035copyright694. Sunday lunch and birthday celebration for my sister and dad.

695. Cooking in my kitchen with my brother and sisters.

696. Sitting around the living room talking with my family.

697. Relaxing Sunday night watching funny videos and laughing with my husband and kids.

698. A roaring fire to warm my home.

699. Reading through the book of Hebrews.

700. The reminder, from the book of Hebrews, that there are angels all around us.  We never know when we are entertaining angels.

What are you five things you are praising God for today?  Comment below.

Homemaking is a lot of work.  It takes a lot of planning.  We have not only housework and caring for the family, but errands to take care of, appointments to attend, and taking the kids to and from activities.  My calendar fills up quickly most months.  Just recently I have gotten more into meal planning for my family and while it takes some serious planning, it is so much easier in the end.  

Sue, at Homemaker's Friend, has a great help!  Her Homemaker's Planner!  This planner is not only beautiful to look at, it has monthly and weekly planning, a place to keep tasks and projects, a place to put your shopping list that is perforated to tear out and take with you, and beautiful encouragement throughout.  I am super excited to begin to use my planner in just two months and I will definitely continue to purchase this Homemaker's Planner in years to come.  Sue is sweet to work with and when you order, you receive your items quickly. 

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  1. 1. my family
    2. our good health
    3. fall beauty
    4. bible study groups
    5. a fun family trip to the zoo

    erinb1 at aol dot com

  2. I am praising God for:

    1.beautiful weather
    2.ability to purchase food
    3.our freedom to homeschool health getting better
    5.for the safety of our family that was in Sandy's path

  3. tried to post a bit ago, not sure if it worked or not, so I will try again :) and my list may not be the same :)

    Thankful for:

    1. my beautiful family
    2. ability to buy food
    3. freedom to homeschool
    4. my health getting better
    5. safety of my husband, and for family/friends who are safe after Sandy's aftermath

    - Katy

  4. 1. I am thankful for my 5 beautiful blessings.

    2. I am thankful for God's new mercies every morning.

    3. I am thankful for being able to stay home and raise and homeschool my children.

    4. I am thankful for the sillies my children get every night at bedtime.

    5. I am thankful for my husband, God made him just for me !

  5. 1. My husband!
    2. My kids!
    3. Family and friends
    4. Beautiful weather
    5. Our home


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