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Journey Through Life:I AM EMPTY!

       I have been feeling so empty inside lately.  I talked to several people and they all told me you need to do something because you can't pour from an empty cup.  I tried every way I could to fill it back up.  It seemed that nothing was working and I just felt worse and worse because I was so empty.
     Then finally someone said to me, "yes you are empty, but you say it like it is a bad thing but it's not."  I was confused but they told me, "you can't fill your cup no matter how much you try."  They said, "Go to the Lord, pray, read His word and let Him fill your cup." She said empty was exactly what I needed to be so the Lord could fill my cup.       Sometimes it is not that we are empty but rather we are so full of ourselves, the world and all that there is no room left for the Lord or what He has for us.  I still am not where I need to be and I still fill kind of empty but that is just fine with me.  I have plenty of room for the Lo…
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Girls Day Out! McDonald and Beauty & the Beast

      Today was girls day out, my granddaughters Nonna made them Belle dresses and bun wraps, Jenny and I gave them new "American Girl" dolls.  We met a friend and her daughter at McDonald's for lunch and then went to the movies to see "Beauty and the Beast."
     Yes, I watched the reviews and checked on more than one sight before we went.  However, no matter who wrote or said those reviews what they said is just their opinion.  Well, this is my opinion.  It is not the cartoon version, it is live action but I did not see any of the "gay" moments that everyone was having a fit about.  It does have the inter-racial couples at the end but to be honest our girls did not notice them at all.  We asked if they had any questions about the movie and they said no. I really enjoyed it and will most likely buy the DVD when it comes out.
     This is my opinion and once you actually watch it, if you do, you may have a different opinion.  I am okay with that bu…

Prayers for A Simpler Life (A Book Review)

      I started reading about Amish people and lifestyles when I was very young and always have been fascinated.  Later I learned of the Mennonites and am now equally fascinated with both. Their lives are lived as in a simpler time that we as a general rule no longer live in. I remember  as a child  though we were not Mennonites, we had none of the technology that we have now, like microwaves, cell phones, or even a dryer.  Yet my Moma had time to spend with God and family.  She had time to spend visiting  and help others.  Nowadays we have so much that helps  us do things faster, save time and energy and yet we have no time or energy for anything, not even God. The Mennonites even though we don't think they have hardly
 anything, their life is formed around those very things we don't have time for.  What if we followed the leading of this book and let God come first?
     Through this book you can once a day, let Faith Sommers, a Mennonite mother lead you in a short time of dev…

Listen for Heart Drops, Scatter Kindness, Be a Blessing

     I had the privilege of being  on the launch team for an amazing book a few months ago.  I learned so much from reading the book and being on the launch team.  The author really not only wrote this but she lives it out in her life and shows you how to also to listen for heartdrops and scatter kindness.
     Imagine my delight when I opened my email recently and discovered that there is going to be a bible study from the bible but using this book in conjunction with it,  You can bet I signed up immediately.  If you would check it out you can go here:
http://www.karenehman.com/2017/03/how-to-hear-a-heart-drop-giveaway/

    You can go here to learn about the study and also there is a contest to win not only one copy of this wonderful book but to win 4 copies.  You can do the bible study and also share it with 3 of your friends.  There is also another prize you will hear about too.      In this announcement she also talks about heart drops.  You will hear these heart drops if only you…

Thankful Tuesday

     I have a friend who is trying to build her blog likes so she started doing Thankful Tuesday on her blog.  I was going to do a post just to help her out.  However when I got ready to do it, I was like wow, this is really good.  I have so much to be thankful for so why not share it.  We are quick to share negativity and controversy but how often do we share blessings and thankfulness.  I think I will start doing this every Tuesday and I hope some of you might join me too.


Sometimes you may think you have nothing to be thankful for but there is always something if you look.

Sometimes just a cup of hot tea is so nice.  I am so thankful when my son makes me a hot cup of tea to enjoy while I am reading my bible.  This may not seem like much but.... I have heard I have nothing to be thankful for.  You don't understand.  No one does anything for me.  Nobody cares about me.  I don't feel good, I have so much going on.  Well, then if that is all true and I wonder if it truly is th…

Simple Woman's Daybook for March 6,2017

Looking out my windowIt is a cool dreary night but the kind of night I actually enjoy sometimes, it is like the world is crying and preparing for another day and another chance
I am thinkingI have so much laundry that needs to be folded.  I read something today that made me think.  This lady said instead of complaining about the laundry, she used it to pray.  She prays for the person whose laundry it is.  She prays for the home that God has given her and the family she is blessed to have.  It will make you rethink your laundry and life.

I am thankfulthat when we step back and let go, God will truly move in and work in a way we never could imagine or do

One of my favorite thingsis to write letters and get happy mail.  Excited to be getting back into having "penpals" again








I am creatinga classroom for the kids where it will be a place they want to come and not a place they dread, this will be an ongoing process but hopefully fully ready by next school year







Love Homeschool Red Foxes



Journey Through Life:Date Night Conversations

I have been feeling down, depressed, overwhelmed and sometimes angry for awhile. I have tried so hard to get to a better place. I do better for awhile and then things start making me feel like I am suffocating again. I have tried to pray but sometimes I felt like I wasn't sure if my prayers were even reaching the Lord.


Last night Billy went on a date night for late Valentines since he had to work on the 14th. After we went to eat, we went to Walmart and bought each other something for a gift. We don't do traditional or big but we did have fun picking out the gifts.He wanted a 6 pack of Pepsi's and the first season of "Touched by an Angel" on DVD. I asked for "Bad Moms" on DVD and a "fake" fitbit/watch. He also bought me a teal colored frog cause I needed it,he said.



The best part of the evening though was this, we took a LONG drive, and we had a LONG conversation. We talked about a lot of different things, just light conve…