Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Alyx's new $50 Project

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Fun with Grandma

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Word of the Year for 2015 is Generosity #wordoftheyear

Pin It Now!   Some years I have to really think about what my word of the year is going to be and often struggle to make a definitive decision about my word. This year that changed. I was hit smack in the face with it from God.

 Sitting in church the week before Christmas the focus was on Generosity and gift giving. We were given a tag and asked to bless someone with something we already had and share the gift of generosity. My middles son Alyx and I both got a tag and we enjoyed "ding dong ditching" two friends and leaving a gift bag of goodies at their door. Some Veggie Tales, some music, a book or two and other little trinkets were given to someone who could appreciate them instead of collecting dust on our shelves.

The feeling of joy we felt in our hearts surprising others left me feeling I should do more. So late that night it hit me! My word for the new year is going to be Generosity. I want to share what I have with others and bless them!

   It really is combining two of the things I am focusing on into one. As I sit and clear my home of clutter, you know things I have gotten from reviews that may not have fit our family but could totally bless another or something that I won or got free that is simply sitting here collecting dust. I am putting them into rubbermaid totes and labeling it Generosity and as I go week by week blessing others I will use items from those bins. After I have gone through my supply then I will be using my craft talent that God gave me and making things for others all the way through next Christmas. One year of giving and who knows it may not stop there.

   I love making things and I love to give them to people who I know will appreciate them. I made this night light for Alyx and he was just tickled, it totally made my week .

So what is your word of the year going to be? Please leave a comment and share with me. Are you a blogger? Did you write about your word of the year? If so link up at the TOS Word of the Year blog Link up. If you aren't a blogger or did not blog about your word head over there anyway and read about everyone else's words for the new year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Eve at my parents, opening their gifts 2014

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday CAP Cadet of the Year and 2 other big awards 2014 #civilairpatrol

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wreaths Across America 2014 #wreathsacrossamerica #civilairpatrol

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We had the honor of attending the Wreaths Across America Ceremony this year with Civil Air Patrol, what made it particularly special for our family was that it was being held at the cemetery where my Grandpa is buried. After we were all through Alyx got the honor of laying a wreath on his Great Grandpa Wayne's grave who is a veteran of WWII. It was a very touching and impacting ceremony and has sparked an interest in Alyx to attend the ceremony in Washington D.C. next year at Arlington National Cemetery. I sure hope we are able to make that happen, it would be a Senior year to remember for sure.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

God's Will

Pin It Now!    I have been thinking a lot lately about God's Will and his timing when we pray and ask him for his guidance or help. Many people I have talked to lately have said they are losing faith in God because they ask for God for his help but he doesn't answer. My experience has been this... He never says no... He just says not now! I had been praying for help with our finances and a job landed in my lap maybe even 2 jobs. I have been praying for change in our housing situation and today that prayer may have been answered. We do not know yet but I am leaving up to God's Will. If it is meant to be for our family it will happen in God's timing. Is this to say I will not be disappointed if it does not happen? Absolutely not, but I will know that this is either not the house for us or it is not time for us to move. I am learning more and more to trust in God's timing. All signs point to the fact that this is indeed the house for us, but that is our opinion we just do not know yet what the outcome will be.

   It surely does not help me get less excited or less anxious waiting on the answer. It is sometimes hard to trust in the Lord but with practice we learn. I am learning more each day about this trust. It applies to my marriage, my family, our finances, anything really that affects our life. We must fully trust in the Lord for good to happen.

   Do you find it hard to fully trust in God like I sometimes do? I know I cannot be alone in this lesson of life. How do you help yourself to trust in him.