Friday, October 2, 2015

Prayer Training...

Good Morning All!

Has was your week?

It's been a busy week here, but then again it appears as we are all the time.

I personally would like the busyness to settle down
 and that I can enjoy being at home more.

Yes, being a Keeper of my Home, does still keep me busy 
and I still have things to do outside of my 4 walls.

I have been doing a lot of praying lately and it seems 
to be something I need often.

Do you have a specific prayer time?
Or do you pray through out the day?

I have been training my children on the importance of Prayer.

To start our mornings we have
Prayer time and we dig into scriptures.

We are studying the Fruits of the Spirit this month.  
The boys love it and it teaches them to where they can understand it.

Reading your Bibles is a must!

Another way I have taught them to pray is by using Nature.
When we are in the mountains, we pray as we walk and hike.
Thanking God for His amazing creation.

Another thing with boys I noticed is
I need to keep the prayers short.
Pray specifically for something, 
but don't draw it out into this long prayer.
They tend to get a bit antsy!

In the past, I have had my boys make prayer lists.
Anybody they want to pray for.
It can be a few people or a few simple things that need prayer.

We remember to pray for others, friends, family, people on the street.
Anyone my kids see that needs lifted up.
My youngest son, always finds 
that special someone to pray for!

I've taught them to Praise Jesus often!
Don't just ask God for something, 
Thank Him for what we all ready have!
This is a huge one!  We are all so Blessed!

Pray out loud, separate and as a family!
The devil hates it when we pray aloud!
Sing your prayers and speak them loudly!

Start a Prayer Chain with your kids
Get them motivated to write!
Use this as part of their school.
I do and my boys like to have a prayer list!
Sometimes they need a visual...

Teaching your kids to Pray is HUGE!

Grow their Faith!

And watch them grow in leaps and bounds...

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach 
and admonish one another with all wisdom, 
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
 with gratitude in your hearts to God. 
And whatever you do, do it all in the name 
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through him.
-The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Colossians

Is there something you have taught your kids on Prayer?

Please Share...

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, September 21, 2015

Focus on God's Majesty...

God's Grace Overflows

I love clouds!
I love how they form throughout the day
they come and go
and some days the whole sky is blanketed 
with these beautiful white clouds.

Such an amazing sight!

This morning when I opened up my devotional I read 
about clouds and Focusing on God's Majesty.


So, I wanted to share what I read, because
 I thought it was such a good read 
and lo and be hold, I wanted to write on clouds and His Majesty.

God's timing is always so perfect, wouldn't you say?

Some years ago a sociologist accompanied a 
group of mountain climbers on an expedition.  
Among other things, he observed a distinct correlation
 between cloud cover and contentment.  
When there was no cloud cover and the peak was in view, 
the climbers were energetic and cooperative. 

When the gray clouds eclipsed the view of the 
mountain top, though, the climbers were sullen and selfish.

The same thing happens to us. 
 As long as our eyes are on God's Majesty there is a bounce in our step.  
But, let our eyes focus on the dirt beneath us and we will grumble 
about every rock and crevice we have to cross.  

For this reason Paul urged, "Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, 
absorbed with the things right in front of you.  
Look up, and be alert to the things going 
around Christ-that's where the action is.  
See things from His perspective!
Colossians 3:1-2

I couldn't have written that better myself!

I want to always keep focused on God 
and all that He is doing in my own life.

God's Grace Overflows

You have not seen Christ, but still you love Him.
You can not see Him now,
but you believe in Him.
1 Peter 1:8

I hope you all are having a great start to your week!

Hugs & Blessings,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

House Remodel Update...

Our House Remodel is almost complete!
Just a few more added touches and our covered porch is completed.

Next, we'll be building my in laws covered porch 
and then roofing the homes once the weather cools down.
We will also be getting new screen doors and our main doors
will be painted Geranium Red! Yahoo!

Once our doors are finished and my in laws covered porch is done
I'll post a few more pictures.  

Until then, enjoy the photos...

Here's our home before construction began.
It's pretty beat up...

Here's my in laws home before...

Choosing colors...
This was a very hard task for us.
I think my house had a total of  7 colors on it before we decided!

Getting ready to pour new concrete...

Got rid of the wooden deck and got a new cement slab...

No more snakes can hide underneath this...

New sidewalks made...
(This joins my house to Roxy's)
~Yes and if you haven't figured it out by now
Roxy from Living From Glory To Glory is my mom in law!~

My In Laws after picture...
Isn't is such a pretty color?

The main green color is called Bull Frog
and the trim color is called Tempered Sage
It's top of the line Sherwin Williams Paint!

Beginning stages of building our covered porch...

Choosing the right rusted metal...
This is an actual antique, 
they don't make small ridged corrugated metal anymore.

Hubby cutting the metal to fit on my gable...

The porch is up and ready for the metal...

Hubby getting the metal into position...

First piece is up... 

Finished with getting it all up...

A closer view of what it looks like finished...
Don't you just love the way it looks?

My very rustic bell hanging from 
a unique piece of wood we found...
Love it!

Finally finished...
What do you all think?

The two poles up front have a slight bend in them
creating a unique look to our rustic porch...

Some added red accents around our homes...
Love my RED!

Even our swing set got a new coat of RED paint!

This has been a long process, but I think the outcome is

God was so good to us,
we got amazing deals along the way...

And we are truly Blessed!

I hope you all have a Wonderfully Blessed Week!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Making Memories & Making Cookies...

My little baker decided to help me make some
 Snickerdoodle and Molasses cookies!
It is so much fun to make cookies with my boys.
MJ gets most excited when he can help me with any thing in the kitchen.
He loves to cook and bake and experiment!!
(Sometimes that can get a little messy)

He loves to roll the balls of dough into the sugar
and then when I'm not looking he pops one in his mouth.
He tells me "these are the best mom!"

Makes me feel good and happy deep down inside.
I love it when I can teach them how to measure out the ingredients
and then give them good directions on what to do next.

Some times, they look at me and just ask for the dough!
It must be a boy thing...HA!
Don't these boys know its a Math lesson in the making?
I'd rather do hands on Math any ol' day.
It's way more fun and very tasty too!

Today we made Snickerdoodles!

You can find the recipe HERE

I have been making this recipe for as long as I can remember.
And it's the best!

And we also made Molasses Cookies

You can find the recipe HERE

I always make double batches of everything
so I can share some with my Mom in Law, Roxy.
She loves any kind of cookie!!
I mean who doesn't, right?

And what goes great with a cookie or two?
A cup of Hot Coffee or Hot Tea
and a good friend to share it with!

Enjoy Your Day Friends!

Blessings & Hugs,

Monday, September 7, 2015

Treasure Box...

I love little treasure boxes!
I love the little trinkets that are hidden inside.
They all have a story wrapped up in those tiny little boxes.
Do you have a Treasure Box?

Now this little treasure box holds something even greater than a trinket.
It holds Pretty Scripture Cards!
I take one out a week and place it on my mirror in the bathroom.
So each morning when I get ready for the day,
I am reminded of how much God Loves Me!

A few years ago my Mom in Law made me a whole bunch
and I have made some too!
It's so nice to have something to place 
within my Treasure Box!

If you would like to make your own Scripture Cards
all you need is:
Craft Paper or Scrap booking paper
Typed scriptures on colorful or white paper
Scrap booking scissors
Glue sticks
stickers, gems, lace, twine
The possibilities are endless...

Happy Creating Friends!

Be Blessed...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hidden Surprise In A Cracker...

Happy Monday Everyone!

It's been yet another busy week here.
I've been:

Planning our school year, 
Getting ready for a Labor Day Camping Trip, Yay!
Learning to do Secretarial work all over again (Smiles)
Entertaining several friends over the course of my last post!!
Laundry, Laundry and more Laundry!

What have you been up to?

So, in the midst of all the busyness
I have the perfect snack to share with you all.

It's sweet and salty and just what the Doctor ordered!

Rolo Cracker Sandwiches

3 sleeves of Ritz Crackers
1 bag of Rolos, unwrapped

Preheat over to 275 degrees.
On a baking sheet, place one Ritz cracker and top with a rolo.
Place in oven for 2-3 minutes or until rolos have a glossy look.
Take cracker/rolo out of oven and immediately place on the second cracker.
Lightly push down.
Remove from pan and cool!

If these make it to your storage jar,
 store them in the refrigerator or freezer!

Bet you can't eat just one!

Have a great week!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Taking on a New Role...

Do you ever feel like God is
 directing you into something new?

It's really amazing when 
you see God moving through out your life,
 your daily routine, minute by minute.

I love being in my "comfort zone"
in my home, on a daily basis.

Did I mention MY Comfort Zone?

Well, sometimes, God wants you to move outside
that "Comfort Zone" and into something 
bigger and better!

My hubby and I have been asked 
to join our home school board.

What a great opportunity to do something
 bigger and so full of purpose.

At first, I didn't want to budge from my comfort zone,
but once I prayed and talked to family and friends,
I really knew I was suppose to be apart of this team.

I mean after all, aren't we suppose to be set apart 
from the rest of the world?

What a great ministry this will be!
We have come along side a great group of Godly friends,
to walk with us in this new adventure.

God is always put first in all we do
and it sure does show!

He knows from the very beginning
 who,what and when it will happen.

It's always in God's perfect timing!

He is doing some amazing things this year
and I am honored to be a part of it.

~ So... if I'm not on my blog as much, you know that
I am just busy with my family, my new role on the board
and well life...~

If you all wouldn't mind praying for us, that would be great!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
 than peace-loving, considerate, submissive, 
full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17

Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a 
manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. 
Then, whether I come and see you or only hear 
about about you in my absence, 
I will know that you stand firm in one spirit,
 contending as one man for the gospel.
Philippians 1:27

Has God called you to take on a new role?
Please share, I'd love to hear..

Have a delightful day!

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