Welcome to my blog....I talk about my life, my family, my church, homeschooling. It is about my journey as a wife, mother, mother-in-law and Mamaw. I hope that you will be welcome here. Make yourself at home and take a look around and let me know what you think.
I am so sorry that I haven't posted in awhile but I got sick and have another infection my leg, had tons of family in for Thanksgiving and have been so busy at church. I apologize if anyone is reading this but I really needed some time. My leg is better, things are smoothing out and I'm back and hopefully my blog will be better than ever.
I have always loved to read and still do when I have time. I loved reading to my kids when they were little and they loved to go to any program the library had for kids. I have read to my grands some and they liked but recently they have really come alive with reading.
We took them to a party at the library for little ones on Halloween night and they had a blast. The first thing they wanted to know was when we could go back. The next day we took them all back to check out their own books. We found out the library has a reading program for little ones on Wednesdays at 10:30 am so we went today for the first time. They had a blast listening to stories and then they made these cute little turkeys for Thanksgiving.
They got asked to have their turkeys posted on the library bulletin board. They will get them back at the end of the month. The girls could not wait to show Daddy their pictures on the wall.
Also their pediatrician has a reading program and every time they go to the library they are allowed to pick a book to take home and keep so they can build their own library at home. They also had a candy buy back program where you could take some of your Halloween candy to them and they would give you a book. The kids wanted to do this and we liked that they got a book and the candy will go in Operation Christmas shoeboxes and also will be used in a fundraiser to support a scholarship for a student at a local school. We thought it was a win win situation.
I am just loving seeing the grands wanting to read and have a love of books. Does your town do anything to support reading? Do you read to your kids and have books they can look at and learn to read? One other thing I have done is get the kids library bags for Christmas and I am so excited to give them to them. I hope I can wait til Christmas. I would love to hear what you do to instill a love of reading in your kids or grands.
I am homeschooling my youngest who is a senior in highschool. Yesterday he was sick so we took a sick day and did no school. Today he is better but still sick so he thought no school again today. Moma had other thoughts and plans.
This is what he was imagining for today with maybe a little tv or playstation to make him feel better of course.
This is what Moma was imagining, we would do geometry, chemistry and all the classes anyway. I mean he is homeschooled so he can't make anybody sick. I can give him medicine and everything and school would go on as planned. I taught him the lesson and gave him his assignments and when I came back this is what I found.
Well, he is homeschooled, so I was nice and let him take a quick nap and now we are back to work. What do you that homeschool do when the sickies come to your house? Do you take sick days or is it school as usual?Don't you love that with homeschool you do have so many options and yet still get all the work done.
I was reading on a facebook page that I read quite often, Christian Womanhood,and the link to the page is https://www.facebook.com/ChristianWomanhood?ref=br_tf . Mrs. Loretta Walker talks about a book called "God is Crazy about Me" that she wrote. I have not read the book yet but it is on my wishlist of books I want. In it she encourages
ladies to have a personal relationship with God. She recommends reading your bible and also look for things in your life and how God shows you He loves you. She said, " One of the things that I was taught was to adopt
something that represented God's love." Mine is redbirds. Why redbirds? Years ago I read a book called "Redbirds, Rubies and Rainbows" by Mrs. Marlene Evans who was the founder of Christian Womanhood. She said little unexpected blessings she called redbirds from God. I started looking for redbirds and I saw those blessings. I also started seeing redbirds everywhere. I might have a need that I had only shared with God and then I would see a redbird and I knew it would be okay. I saw several the day my Moma passed away. Now everyone who knows me well represents redbirds with me. I have people who will see a redbird and they say they stop and pray for me. Redbirds are just one way God shows me His love and care for me. I also love and miss my Moma so much though I know she is in heaven. So many times since she has passed we will find pennies. We find them in the oddest places and at the oddest times. Like the day my daughter got married, a grand was born or maybe I am just so tired and stressed and I need a hug from Moma and I will find a penny. I see this as God letting me know Moma loved me and it is okay and I will see her again. Mrs Loretta says in the article I read, "Hope you are aware of Him on
a daily basis." Are you? Do you have something that represents Gods love for you? What would you choose if you were to choose one? God bless, Pat
I have been feeling overwhelmed and I talked to several of my friends. There were some suggestions they almost all made.
1) Take a walk
2) Listen to music
4) Read your bible
I was lead to the book of Isaiah and these are the verses that stuck with me. I am sharing them in hopes they will help me and ya'll! Read them, memorize them, post them where you can see them, think on them and claim them against the devil and the stresses.
1) Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
2)Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
3) Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
4) Isaiah 41:10 Fear
thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.
5)Isaiah 41:13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
6) Isaiah 54:10 For
the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness
shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be
removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
I am going to be doing all of this and I am looking to and trusting God to help me and whoever may be reading this that needs it too.
P.S. If you would like a page with these verses printed so you can keep them near you to help you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below or on my facebook page "Living Life With The Love's"
This is the challenge-for 30 days starting November 1st through November 30th-you will pray and ask God to show you someone you can be a blessing to.
What you do for that person each day is up to you. It doesn't have to be big, cost a lot of money and might even be free. It might be a note, a call, a visit, bake some cookies, take them some flowers, make them a meal, watch their kids, the options are endless. The only given is you give for no reason other than to be a blessing to someone else.
Let's see at the end of 30 days what God has done through you, me, all of us. Will you meet me in this challenge? Comment below if you are taking the challenge, post on your blog if you have one or your facebook page or you can comment on my facebook page at
At the end of 30 days I will pick one person from all that took and met the challenge and will send them a little blessing in the mail. You just need to let me know here or on my facebook page you are participating and I would also love to hear how it goes. So will you take the challenge with me?