that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:4-5

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I love to bake! I hate the cleanup. Ha Ha Ha. Today our daughter came up while I was baking and put her little chef hat on and brought in a stool so she could watch me and help me. So cute. It all went well until a rotten egg and do I ever mean rotten egg was cracked into the cheesecake I was making. I could have kicked myself. Four packages of cream cheese and one and a half cups of sugar down the drain...I should have cracked that egg into a separate bowl. One of life's little lessons...We still love to bake tho! My sweet husband saved the day and ran out to the store and got me some more cream cheese.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Enjoying the Moment

I think sometimes that we mothers often tend to forget to enjoy the moment. We can sometimes get frustrated with our little ones when there is a lot of fighting, and instead of stopping our "important" things and just sitting on the floor teaching them how to get along and enjoy one another...we tend to yell or punish. I think that we end up loosing out...our children loose out. How about when we are looking forward to something that will happen next year...maybe to be out of debt. And we spend all our time thinking about what we don't have now and what we can have then. There is another moment lost. A moment to enjoy what we do have now. A moment to teach our children to be thankful. Let's not forget to be thankful for what the Lord has done for us. Let us thank Him for what we have. Let our spirits be joyful, and let's teach ourselves and our children to really enjoy what the Lord has given us and to enjoy the moment.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings that you have given our families. Help us to be thankful for what you give us and to teach our children to be thankful.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


You know recently it has come to my attention that I am just not thankful enough for the everyday things that I have in life. I think that everyone tends to take for granted what we have. You know, we tend to complain about the many things that we don't like and we focus on what we are going to do or to get in the future. But I think that many of us don't stop to really enjoy what we have here and now, and we don't spend near enough time really giving thanks to God for all that we have. While we sit around and in our hearts mope for what we wish that we had or wait for what is coming in the future, we are missing out on what we have NOW and missing out on enjoying it to the full, and on  what the Lord has given us. Let's take every day and enjoy it to the full. Let's thank the Lord with grateful hearts for what we have!

Thank you Lord for our husbands, for our children, for the blessings that you have given us to raise and someday send out there for Your Glory. Thank you for sending your Son to die for us so that we may have life eternal. Thank you for our husbands who work so hard so that we can have the blessing of staying home and raising our children for Your glory! We ask your forgiveness for all the complaining that we have done and for all the unthankfulness that we have held in our hearts. We ask that You will give us truly joyful spirits for all that we have and for every day that you give us on this earth. Help us to lead our children to you. Help us to be good examples to them. And let us show them how to be truly thankful for all that you have given to us.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I love the fall. It is a beautiful time of the year. The leaves changing colors and falling off the trees. The pumpkin patches to visit. The chill in the morning air. The excitement for the holidays, and the yummy smell of goodies in the oven. Hot cocoa. It is great. Now that we are overseas and don't get the enjoyment of having all four seasons, I miss fall. But nonethelesss we still enjoy having the cocoa and the holidays. As a military family it is good to come up with your own little family traditions. For years we lived  near our family and celebrated almost every holiday with them. Now that we are overseas, we don't have that luxury. But what made it a little better was that we had already started some of our own little family traditions. For instance, while we always celebrated Christmas Day with family, on Christmas eve we as our own little family would have a Christmas eve dinner and go look at the Christmas lights, and sometimes we would go to a late Christmas eve service. It was really nice to have some traditions so that while it was hard not having family near for the holidays, we had some of our own traditions to fall back on. Let me encourage you, if you are far away from your own extended family on this upcoming holiday season, make some traditions and celebrate them with your family. Even if you are close by, it is always nice to have some traditions that are your own.