31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Outside

Fall weather in Georgia can be unpredictable. My memories on Facebook showed a fall break trip three years ago and we were all decked out in jeans and fleece jackets. This fall break it was shorts and t-shirts. One benefit of living in the South is that most of the time the weather is conducive … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Sports

My strategy for #Write31Days is to wait and see what stands out to me that day for my theme of enjoying the everyday life. Of course, this morning almost as soon as I got out of bed I began to worry. I began to worry that I wouldn’t find something or that it would seem … Read more…

Stay Steady on the Rock

Five Minute Friday: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  This week’s word is steady. I am a somewhat clumsy person. Therefore, I am not always steady on my feet. Recently, I strained … Read more…

How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

The Long Awaited Messiah

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he … Read more…

Because of Jesus

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. —G. F. Handel, Isaac Watts This classic Christmas carol majestically heralds the birth of the Savior. To me it … Read more…

Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy

Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy. I am racking my brain to think of something truly crazy I have done, and I can’t think of anything. I am not really a “Let’s go crazy!” type of person. I am way too much of an introvert and Type A for that. (Now around family I have been … Read more…

Daily Prompt: Back on the Chain Gang

Daily Prompt: Back on the Chain Gang. Where to find the time? I am not a fan of cleaning. I am a fan of a clean house, but I am just not thrilled about what is required to get there. The main problem is maintaining it; cleaning is NEVER done! I think that is what … Read more…

My Pinterest Summer

I love Pinterest. There I admitted it. I am slightly addicted. Especially since I have the Pinterest app on my phone. I can scroll and pin so easily on my phone. I decided on my summer off to have a Pinterest summer. I thought I will start doing all these things I am pinning. Yes, … Read more…

My Kids Are Supermodels

I have come to a stunning revelation–my children are secret fashion models. That is the only rational explanation I have for the mounds of laundry they have every week. They wear uniforms to school, so I really can’t understand the piles and piles of laundry I am sorting through all the time. They must have … Read more…

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