lessons obtained | 24 days without a dryer

TODAY marks a great accomplishment for me!I really thought I wouldn’t survive – but I have. And I’m STILL HERE to tell you all about it! You see – I’ve been without a dryer for 24 days! Several weeks ago, our dryer went kerplooey. It was a sad and very gloomy day for this momma. The thoughts that went through my head were rather tragic and well maybe, just maybe a few of them slipped from my mouth as well. 🙁 The first few days weren’t the prettiest, and I wasn’t enjoying wearing clean but, very crunchy dried undergarments, nor was I thrilled to have my family do so as well! How am I going to survive?! We were in the beginnings of our adoption, and things were really tight {still are.} You see, I’ve spent hours upon hours rekindling over and over a relationship in the laundry room with this “trusty” appliance friend. How could this happen? I mean right now?! Really?!! We didn’t have the funds right now for this, and we had to wait before we could purchase a new one. “How long will the wait be?” “I’m not sure I can manage my household without this appliance!”  But, I realized quickly – I had no other choice but to survive this dark momma valley.   These long weeks without a dryer have taught me & reminded me: 1.} How spoiled we Momma’s & Wives are here in America. 2.} To complain about laundry taking up so much time in one day – is ridiculous. Especially when we have modern appliances. Because it takes THAT much...

intimidated by the p31 woman?

 Confession here! When I read or often hear about the Proverbs 31 woman, it is not without a vast array of mixed emotions. If you are like me and weren’t already tired before you read Proverbs 31:10-31, you defiantly will after you read it! How easily we can feel defeated or feel like a failure, when we look at such a “high” standard of a Godly woman? The picture painted before us, is of a woman of noble virtue. One that might seem almost impossible to attain! Leaving us with the thought of “I may as well GIVE UP, because I WILL NEVER be this kind of woman!” I have to confess, that there have been times, I really did not like this woman. But over the years  of growing and molding I’ve learned to admire and love this woman. And I have a hunch you’ll grow to love her, too. Just give it some time and study! I believe God has put this passage in the Bible, to help us become the women that He wants us to be. He didn’t put it there to discourage us, or attain something we could never reach. Oh, no. He never expects or gives us anything we cannot handle. This passage was given to us as inspiration, something to strive for and work towards in our calling as Godly women. We must ask ourselves though, where are we getting our ideas of biblical womanhood? Who shaped our standards? Was it shaped by the world, or has it been shaped and is still being formed by the Word of God? I pray...

beauty in the mundane

I was needing a little motivator to get me going the other day. Here is how I brought a little beauty into the mundane   I purchased some fake :shhhh:Forsythia Branches and created a couple pieces of beauty I also purchased some new oil for my simmering pot. I played some soft musicAnd walla fresh beauty at it’s finest! Those two little things really motivated me to get busy. Giving me a little “spring” in my step and cured my cabin fever soul, leaving me refreshed! The Munchkins enjoyed these special little pretties as well – giving me compliments on how beautiful they were and how yummy things smelled.   So how have you brought a little beauty into your mundane lately? I’d love to hear about it!...
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