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Faith Over Fear! I Choose Faith!

I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed for quite some time.  I have tried so many ways to make it better and even tried just giving up.  I have been doing lots of praying, talking to friends and even more talking to God.  I am now choosing faith over fear.  Faith over the fear I am not good enough; faith over the fear that God doesn't love me; faith over the fear of what other people think; faith over choosing the world and the lie of busyness to not make time for me and God.

     There have been hurricanes, tornadoes and floods over much of the country.  They are devastating and people think they can never overcome this.The storms of life are much the same.They are hard and devastating and we will like things are beyond our understanding and out of our life is out of control.This is where faith comes in.  We have to have faith in what we cannot see, what we can not understand and in God.  We have to choose faith over fear.

     Faith comes in trusting God and that He wan…
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Simple Woman's Daybook for August 2017

For Today

Looking out my window... It is beautiful outside, sunny and warm but not as hot as usual for August
I am thinking... about getting everything finished for our homeschool year

I am thankful... for friends who have given me advice, prayed for me and then supported me no matter the decisions I finally make

One of my favorite things... I love reviewing books and being on launch teams and will be sharing a lot more of this in the future

I am wearing... comfy jeans and a gray thsirt
I am creating... a new classroom for homeschool this year

I am watching...nothing really don't have time
I am reading... Gospel Centered Mom, Why Motherhood Matters and The Cure For The Perfect Life



I am listening to...the weather channel which my hubby left on
I am hoping...that I can get everything ready for 1st day of school on September 4th
I am learning...that it doesn't matter what others think but what the Lord thinks and how I follow as best as I can
In the kitchen... chicken waiting to become chic…

Journey Through Life---Now I am the Mamaw!

I saw this picture the other day and it is so true for me.  I wish I could go back to their house just one more time.  So much of my memories are focused around time spent with them, on their front porch, playing in their yard and spending the night on a pallet at their house.  I am so thankful for the precious memories I have now that they are both in heaven.
     As I was thinking about some sweet memories, I stopped and thought, I am the Mamaw now.  Me and Billy are Mamaw and Papaw.  Some day will our grands think this, wish they could come to our house one more time?  What kind of memories are we making?  What kind of things are we doing with them?  Will they be good memories or a time they would rather forget?
     I think our grands really enjoy the things we do with them and the time we spend with them but I will be thinking and praying on this.  I will be thinking and praying on making even more memories before we are just that a memory.
      What about you, what kind …

How to Hide More Scripture in your Heart SO easily!

I have been really convicted about learning more scripture and hiding it in my heart. This is something I am going to try and maybe you want to join me?
1. Choose one passage of Scripture for the week. My favorite passages for meditating on come from Psalms & Proverbs
2. Write the passage on a note card, and slip it in your pocket or beside your computer. Pull it out periodically, and read over it. Keep it in your purse all week long, and pull it out at convenient times and read through it.
3. Read the passage first thing in the morning.
 Read the passage as soon as you get out of bed, so it’s the first thing on your mind that morning.

4. Open your Bible to that passage, and place it on the kitchen counter. All day long, when you walk through the kitchen, pause, read the passage, and then move on.

5. Read the passage out loud.
 Read it to yourself, and read it to your children during mealtime and at bedtime.
6. Reread the passage before you go to bed at night.
 Bookend your days with the …

Simple Womans Daybook for April 2017

For Today

Looking out my window I see sunshine and hear the birds singing
I am thinking how clean everything looks after the rain
I am thankful for my husband and that he listens for my heart drops

One of my favorite things is spending time on my front porch in the mornings and reading my bible
I am creating a space for me, it is a work in progress but will be worth the wait
I am wearing blue shorts, brown tshirt and a messy bun

I am reading (read) /watching (watched) / listening to: reading Listen, Love, Repeat for a bible study, my bible for me and watching the birds play in the puddles and listening to "Even If" by Mercy Me https://youtu.be/B6fA35Ved-Y?t=8s
I am hoping to get my house and laundry caught up today
I am learning that you do unto others as you would HAVE them do unto you not what they actually do to you
In my kitchen beer brats and fries and southern sweet tea per my son's request
In the school room we are done with formal learning for the year but will continue with…

Mother Duck and Jesus

This morning in class at church with my kids we learned about how God is always there to protect us from the storms of life. He will hide us like a Moma duck protects her babies from the storm. When the Moma sees the rain and senses a storm, she calls the baby ducks back to her and hides them under her wings. They can only be protected though if they answer her call and come running back to her. What storms of life is the Lord calling you back from? Are you listening to the call or are you still running in the rain?

God bless, Pat

Always Word of the Year Update

     This is a very hard blog post for me to write.  I am sharing in hopes that it will help someone else as the events shared have impacted me.      Back in January I had made a post about my word of the year for this year.  The word I felt led to choose was always.  I was thinking today about how this word has impacted my life this year in the first 3 months or so.  I was not happy where this word has been in my life I am ashamed to say.      In talked to my husband,my family and God, I see the word always in my life a lot but not in the way I had hoped for it to be.  In the conversations I have heard things like this:
1) Always complaining
2) Always trying to get around blame
3) Always taking the stress of one person out on another
4) Always has an excuse for what is not done
This was not what I was looking for when I felt led to this word.  I did not want to hear this from the ones I love, but I needed to hear them.  I didn't to take responsibility and accept it so I could move forwa…