Losing My Mind…Today

Guys…if this move doesn’t happen soon I will be blogging from the crazy house!  I am a person who just adores order, cleanliness, and organization.  At this point, my life resembles none of these things.  There are packed boxes all over the place.  Empty boxes all over the place!  Clothes here and there and everywhere either getting packed, waiting to be washed, or waiting to be put up!  And small stacks of things all over the house!  Some of these stacks are ‘get rid of ‘, some are ‘sell’, some are ‘pack’, and some just seem to be there!  I very well my be losing my mind!  I pick up and move and pack and clean day after day, but it seems to multiply.  I think the stuff is playing mind games with me!  And I hate to admit this y’all, but I am honestly ready for tomorrow (Halloween) to come and go and get out of my house!  I am dying to pack up the Halloween decorations just to get some of the stuff out of sight!  The saddest part of it all is that I am being half-way organized about this whole thing!  I can’t wait to show you what we call our wall of boxes!  You will just love it!  LOL!  So, please promise me that if I get committed to the nut house…you will come visit.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Rapides Jr. Runners Race 2

This past Saturday was Sassy’s 2nd Rapides Jr. Runners race.  She did so good!  I was so proud of her!  My little sister (15) ran with her.  She runs a 1/2 mile.  This time around she ran it in 5:50!  She came in 10th in her division for girls, and 23rd overall in her age division!  She cut almost a whole minute of her time!

Pre-race photo!

Auntie Em and Sassy

Crossing the finish line!

Getting her medal! She was so proud!

 

 

 

What Women Need To Know

I think we can all admit that in today’s culture (for the most part), sex is a pretty casual topic.  Forms of pornography are literally everywhere!  Even on facebook now!  More and more people seem to think it is okay.  Well, it isn’t.  In no way, shape, or form is it acceptable according to God’s standards.  Of course I realize that many in today’s world aren’t all that concerned with God’s standards, but rather our own.  I find that very sad.  People can argue until they are blue in the face and pass out, but the simple truth is that pornography is a problem and it is never okay.  I honestly never even knew what it was until I got into college.  The more I would hear about it or see pornographic advertisements, the sicker it made me feel.  Quite honestly I felt a little confused about it.  I felt like it was wrong, yet so many people said it was okay, or it was only ok in certain circumstances.  I didn’t understand why people wanted to watch it, so I began asking people (people whom I trusted) if they thought pornography was bad or sinful.  None of them confirmed what I felt about it.  Not one!  And although these people were friends, I just wasn’t comforted with the idea of it.  Over time God revealed me that it is wrong and sinful, and it hurts people.  It doesn’t just hurt the viewer, but those around them as well.  He also taught me that it is an addiction and people can be over-taken by it…just like drugs.  But I think the most important thing I learned about it was that those who do find themselves under its influence aren’t bad people.  Those people know it’s wrong…they feel guilt and shame from it…and the correct response is not to shame them more or shun them, but to love them and help them.  That is why I am so glad to see Lysa TerKeurst‘s post about this issue.  As women of God, we need to take a stand for our marriages, for our husbands, for our families, and for our beliefs…God’s word and commandment.  Her post comes from an article by Jake Larson, and I believe everyone needs to hear the message.  Whether you have experience dealing with pornography or not you need to read it.  Whether you are in the middle of trying to help your husband through the battle or not…you need to read it.  Because ladies…the ugly truth is that this stuff is everywhere!  Satan has planted this all over our world because he knows how strong the temptation can be.  None of us are immune to this.  None of our husbands or marriages are immune to this.  Jake answers some tough questions in this post, but he does a great job…and I love his honesty.

Interested in following Jake?  You can follow him at www.jakelarson.com.

I don’t post on such risque topics often, but I felt this needed to be shared.  Too often women feel ashamed of sharing these struggles.  It shouldn’t be that way.  We should be there to support one another, to lift up one another, and to share our successes and struggles with one another.

Pumpkins

This week for school our main theme has been pumpkins.  We are learning all about them.  So, I thought I would share with you what we have done so far in learning about pumpkins.

We talked about whether a pumpkin is a fruit or vegetable, and why.  We discovered why pumpkins are orange.  We also did a cut and paste worksheet to learn all about how pumpkins grow.  At MDO Wednesday, we even painted pumpkins!  We will also be taking an inside look at pumpkins this weekend as we do some carving.  We love pumpkins!

Bringing Home the Browns

If you know me, you know I’m soft-hearted, and a people person.  I love people and kids, and families, and I love happy endings.  I always want the best for people and hurt for those hurting.  I came across this page earlier and felt compelled to share it with you.  I can not imagine what the Brown family has gone through, or what they are currently going through.  All I can do is pray for them.  This story really touched my heart, and as I read their story the tears began to flow.  I felt hurt for their sweet family.  Anyone can find a way to relate to this family, but I don’t think there are many of us who can relate to what they are going through.  Please be in prayer for them!

Holiday Surprise

The holiday season is inching closer!  I am very excited about this because I LOVE the holidays!  So..in honor of my obsession I have a little surprise for all you other Christmas movie addicts!

ABC’s Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

and

ABC”s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Does it get much better than that people?!