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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
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…

Unshaken-A Book, A Review and a Recomendation

Rarely would I say a book changed my life but Unshaken has done just that. For those who have never heard of Moms in Prayer, you will be surprised to discover that it is a quiet, but powerful movement that has covered the world through the prayers of women who, in the process of praying for children and schools, teach other women to pray. The prayer format of Moms in Prayer, is explained in this book and shows how to approach God through praise, confession, and thanksgiving, and then intercede for others by praying His words for them.
I used to have a problem for even praying for 5 minutes. My mind would wonder and sometimes I would think if my prayers were even making sense or being heard. Through this book I learned to be more effective and strengthened in my prayer life. When we pray God’s word we can be sure He is faithful to hear us. We then give it to Him and await His answer. He will help you to understand how He answers your requests too.
If you want to l…

Journey of Life-Learning that Being Me is Just Fine

     As I go along on this journey, I have discovered not everyone will understand the decisions you make.  They won't understand the things you give up, fight for, or change.  That's okay, they don't have to understand, it is your life, your journey, not theirs.  

     Another thing I have noticed is this, people will try to make it all a competition. Its not a competition, its life.  Worse than that though,if they can't win, they will try to make you feel like you are a loser.  Don't let them make you agree, you are a child of the King of Kings and God made you like He wanted.  Don't let anyone drag you down so they can use you to feel better, or so they think.

     Sometimes you will lose "friends" and maybe family.  You will grieve as it is natural.  But as you make changes you will feel better about you.  As you change, others will see the change and the ones who really matter will encourage you, support you and help you on your journey.  One day I…

Tball has came to Our World

We have our first grandchild to play Tball this year.  Jet is so excited to be playing too.  This past Saturday was opening ceremonies and also his first game.  It worked out that our whole family could actually be there to support him for this first of many tball games this spring and probably to come.

Here is a video of his first time up at bat.....if you are ever stressed, just go watch 4-5 year olds play tball and you won't be stressed when it is over.
This is just a small update of our life at the moment.
God bless, Pat

Peace Comes From The Lord