16 Dec

Bought new cologne for my husband

I just bought a bottle of cologne for my husband from Amazon yesterday. Guess what brand it is? 1000000 …..000000000 , Yes It’s 1 Million by PacoRabanne ! Love this scent so much. My hubby used to use Gucci before, but I don’t like its smell. Read about One Million few days ago this cologne buying guide, i decided to buy a sample for trying, then i’m immediatly attractted by its sexy scent. Cost only $62 for 3.4 Fluid Ounce bottle on Amazon, come with free shipping, it’s great choice of cologne that my husband will love. How about your favorite scent?

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20 Jun

We’re moving! {again}

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It’s been really quiet here on the blog…{crickets chirping}…

But not at my house!

We are MOVING!

(It’s great news and I’m excited to tell you all about it! )

More coming soon.  Back to packing more boxes…

24 Apr

He is Risen!

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“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified:

he is risen; he is not here:

behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.”

Mark 16: 1-7

25 Mar

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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As the weather has been warming, our neighbors have been coming out of their homes.  They’ve been gardening, mowing lawns and taking long walks down the street. I must admit…I have only met two of our neighbors.  But, my goal this spring is to take some kind of goodie and make the rounds to introduce our family.

By nature, I’m not a very outgoing person, so meeting new people can be hard for me.  But, as I’m growing in my relationship with the Lord, I’m realizing that my life isn’t all about me! I’m asking Him for ways to serve Him and those around me…and He sure is showing me some ways to do that!

Why is it important to meet the neighbors?

1. You never know when you’ll need to borrow something.  (Ask me how I know!)

2. When you smile and wave at them, they won’t think you’re crazy.

3. You can actually say their name when shouting, “Good morning!”.

4. You can tell them about the Lord.

I’ve saved the best for last. We should have a heart to reach the lost and be the hands of Jesus to everyone we meet, but especially our neighbors.  Each of us probably have someone living nearby.

Did you ever stop to think that the Lord may have guided you to the house where you live as a missionary assignment?

Isn’t it amazing that a connection that started with a plate of cookies or a basket of fruit could end up with you being able to share the salvation that our gracious God has offered?

Sandy at Reluctant Entertainer always has great ideas for easy, friendly entertaining. Her post on The Blessing of Hospitality gives a wonderful example of how easy it can be to connect with your neighbors.

(You can read it here.)

Do you know your neighbors?  Do you have any tips for meeting them?  What would you take as welcome gift?

21 Mar

Modesty and the Christian Woman

We’ve been having some beautiful weather in the high 70′s this week in middle Tennessee.  It’s been lovely!

The trees and flowers are busting into bloom…but, unfortunately that’s not all that’s busting out.

Somehow the warm weather makes some women forget that parts of their bodies are to be kept to themselves!

So.. I’m reminding myself to make sure that what I wear reflects honor I want to give to the Lord.

(Thank you Sarah for sending this to me!)

 

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works”

1 Timothy 2:9 & 10

17 Mar

What’s it’s like to live in a catalog…

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Ever wondered what life would be like in the perfect homes in the magazines? With spring cleaning going on for most of us (which seems to make more messes), those serene photos look even more appealing!

Catalog Living blog has made me laugh so many times at the hilarious captions that go along with our favorite catalogs. Click here to see what I’m talking about…

23 Feb

Happy Birthday Honey!

Today is my sweet husband’s (and my mother’s!) birthday.  In his honor I’d like to share his portrait drawn by our 4 year old daughter.  She is the only child I’ve ever known to draw forehead wrinkles on everyone just because her daddy has a few.

Happy birthday honey! You’re getting more handsome every year.

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15 Feb

Who Was I? Part 3

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So the question is this: Where do we go from here?

After the Lord opens your eyes, things are never the same.  And that’s a good thing!

My husband and I really started taking stock of our lives. Everything was on the table, ready to be questioned. One thing that kept coming up was our house.

We have both lived in the same middle Tennessee town for over 20 years. It’s near our parents, siblings, friends and church.

But, there’s only one problem…my husband works over an hour away. So, for over 10 years he has been commuting for over 2 hours a day.  Day in year out. He never complained..just got more  and more tired as the years rolled by.  His busy schedule plus the drive time was meaning just a few minutes a day with the children and lots of tears when they found out that Daddy couldn’t make it home in time for supper…again.

And that’s not how we parent! We are involved and love to be together as a family. So, we kept living for the weekend.  And that’s no way to live; struggling through five days a week just to celebrate for two.

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It was time to focus on what was really important…to weed out the time and life stealers growing like a parasitic vine on our tree of life….to end the strangle hold of the enemy.

So we made one of the BIGGEST decisions of our lives.

And moved. Away.

We are selling our big dream house and 5 acres of woods. We left the county where all our family lives and moved to the town where my husband works. We moved into a rental house that’s about half the size of that we left behind.

And do you know what?  We are the happiest we’ve ever been. Trading his 2 hour plus drive for a 10 minute one…well, it’s wonderful.

(For example: He had a lot of work to do today, but was able to come home, eat supper and then go back to the office to finish up while the kids go to bed.)

We have finally come to the end.  And yet it is just the beginning. I’d love for you to come on this journey with me.

What things are you willing to let the Lord talk to you about changing?

13 Jan

Who was I?: Part 2

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Words from the heart are so much harder to write down.  It’s easy for me to share a recipe, tell you about something fun we’ve done in our homeschool or link to one of the wonderful projects in blogland.

But to open my heart and let the words slip out? Not so easy.

On to part 2…

Selfish.

How could that word fit me?  I help out a lot at our church, I homeschool our two children, I work hard at making a great home for my family…

Notice a theme?

Yeah, me too.

It’s the BIG I.

It’s all about me and my little family and my little world and my little dreams and my little comfortable world…{sigh}

Had enough?

Sound a little like you?

I was trying to live for my Savior and was actually living for myself.

Why would I say that? Let’s ask Him…

“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15

“A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27

It’s about more than having a nice life