Thursday, January 8, 2009


My daughter is working on some history schoolwork and she is dealing with pollution. Well she was going for the easy answer and I said to reach and think about all the other types of pollution.

Well that got me to thinking about all the spiritual pollution that we have in our lives. We allow the cares of this world to pollute our time with God. We allow the television, the extracurricular activities, even good things, books, time with our family to use it as an excuse to not to spend that one on one time we need with the Lord. It is a constant struggle to keep things in order. I don't want my relationship with God to be a struggle. I want it to be a joy.

How do you keep from being polluted?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Concentration-The game

I was in our local AAFES PX and saw for 75% off the computer game of Concentration. So of course I grabbed it. Well DH and I have loved it. Yet being the competitive person I am I get a bit miffed when I lose. Yes, I know not a very admirable thing to do, but yet, I have always been that way. Even as a pre-teen, teenager I was that way. I'd play games with my family, but I played for keeps. LOL, remember the game Pit. Oh, how I loved that game. We always had so much fun with that.

What games do you remember as a child? What were your favorites? Are they still out there?

Please share!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday and back to the grind

Well today is the first Monday of the New Year. How are you spending yours? Back at work, at home with the kids etc...

Mine is busy. Took dh to work then came back home and started on my list of to do's which I put on my Outlook as a task. I have so many things I want to do, but I know I need to a list if I will keep it a priority and not spend all day in front of the computer.

The children are all busy with their assigned tasks for the day and then they will get started on their schoolwork.

When we all work together things seem to go more smoothly. Now that doesn't mean that they like it, but it does work.

One thing this new year is I am making a list of what is expected of the children so they can't say they don't know. (and yes, they have used that line)

How do you make sure your family stays functioning? I am all for hearing new ideas, sometimes mine get very old!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Lord's day to you all!

Wasn't too sure if I was going to be able to get everyone up and at it for church, but we did, even made it to Sunday School. Pastor has been teaching on the Old Testament in SS so that was good, he didn't make it to Ruth, and of course he will next week, when we are gone.

Our service was wonderful, we took communion and then the Lord just moved through the service. Pastor spoke on Hebrews 13 the first part of the chapter and how that is a wonderful "New Year's Resolution".

Then as we were closing with prayer the Holy Spirit moved and an exhortation to pray for Israel came forth.

The turmoil in Israel is horrible. What other country would allow people to bomb them, yet Israel is chastised for it. God help us all.

I hope this day finds you happy, healthy and wise! And praying for the peace of Israel.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Early morning

The baby was crying, so we put her in our bed, but then I couldn't go back to sleep. So an early start to my Saturday.

Do you ever look back at pictures and wonder what was I thinking. Or do I really look like that? Urrghh. I have really got to kick it up and get this weight off. I am tired of shopping in the women's section and I want to feel good about myself again. I haven't felt that way in a very long time.

This is something I have to do for myself, not for anyone else. I know everyone else benefits, but I need to do it for me.

So here goes. Back to doing my Leslie Sansone dvd's everyday and pushing myself harder, not doing the bare minimum.

Anyone want to join me!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Jett Travolta

I just saw that John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son Jett died this morning after falling and hitting his head.

What a horrible tragedy, rich or poor, celebrity or no body. My condolences go out to his family and they are in my prayers.....

Catching up....

We today is my day to try to get organized to do what I want to do this year. It seems like it is so overwhelming, but taking one step at a time will make it easier. Keeping a list is what will help me get all my stuff done.

I still have a couple things on my to do list for today, but I know I will get them done.

What goals do you have for the year? For the month?

I pray that God will always show me and that I listen and do what He has called me to do. Some days that is just taking care of my kids and having fun. Others it is more, but I want to always hear Him when He speaks to me!

I am listening to Joyce Meyer right now and she is quoting John Maxwell and how to work on your strengths. and listen to today's broadcast. "Where are you going in such a hurry today?" It is so timely, at least for me!

God bless!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wow, what a year 2008 was! It was a year of wonderful things that happened to our family, yet a year of sorrows and trials, some of which we are still trying to overcome.

Yet this new year brings a chance of do overs, that is one reason I love to PCS it is a do over!

I have several things I want to do, but the main one is commitment. Committing to doing what God has for me to do, and to finish the commitments from last year. To do only want I can do, and then do it all to the glory of God.

It will be a difficult year for my family and I, but we look forward to it and to the blessings God has for us.

May your new year be a blessing to you and your family and may you make it the best you have ever had.