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“Am I messing up my Kids?”
Proverbs 31.org Bible Study

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:: My first Bible Verse Mapping::
 
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Oh Joy, Where are you?

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Do you find joy daily?

Lets be serious.. I am lucky to get through the day with a smile on my face.

I spend my day taking care of my home. It can be a circle – get up – eat breakfast – check my emails-of course Facebook surfing clean for 15 min.- fix lunch – do laundry-rest- make dinner-clean after dinner-try to find time to take a walk-watch a little tv-and get ready for the next day.

It can get boring. My husbands biggest fear when we decided I would be a stay at home maker I would go stir crazy and develop a major case of cabin fever.

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I have my days. I have found little things to help. One of them is just take it hour by hour. Routine  is a must and a new life style for me. However, at times I feel I don’t pull my weight around the house. My husband reminds me daily I have a big part in the family dynamics.

I have to search for joy. I know some ladies would love to be in my shoe. We always want the other side. I have worked for 15 years and now I am happy staying at home.

I have to remind myself I deserve joy.  Why? The Bible tells us we need to feel joy in our lives always no matter what you are going through in your life.

1 Thessalonians 16-18

Be joyful always; Pray continually;Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ. 

This is great reinsurance for me. I have found myself feeling not so alone. I talk to Jesus while vacuuming , folding clothes, or while cooking dinner. He is here to help me and I love spending time with Him. I have 8 hours before my teenage gets home so that time is becoming special to me.

I have this wonderful circumstance that came into my life. I am blessed to stay at home and take care of the needs here.

My husband is right – I am a big part of providing for my family.

God led me down this path for a reason.. to find joy in my life… 

1thes5.16-18

 

Control that Yo-Yo

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Philippians 4:6-7

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Have you ever felt like a yo-yo in your daily task?

One day you are cruising down the road to go use your coupons at Krogers – and it was like a lottery at check out! You saved 20 bucks! You walk out feeling like a million bucks. Than, there are days you just want to strangle someone. Like a person that pulls in front of you on the road, the long wait to pick up your kids from school in mid-summer and when they get in the car – you are already fuming – your top about explode. Poor kids are wondering what happen to mom?

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Control is a big thing in our life. Without it.. we can feel like we have no purpose. How can I not control outcomes of life? One day, we have that control and think AH-HA moment of gloating. It is back and forth with control.. like that yo-yo – sometimes it comes back and smacks you in the face.

How about he outcome of a doctor’s appointment and  finding out you need to have test done for a reason you rather not think of. It is scary when we have no control on our health.

What about your husband? You do have control of how he looks before a date night. You double-check to make sure he isn’t wearing that shirt AGAIN...

But how about when he leaves for work? We have no control of any outcome.

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This is a scary part of our life here and now.

I have learned we have to let go of that control. It is a life-style I struggle with. We are supposed to hand every thing over to Christ. Easier said than done, right? We need to be daily reminding ourselves to let those weights lift off our shoulders.

I love just browsing the Bible – and just read randomly – I always fall on a verse that I can relate with this.
God shows up when you need Him –

Psalm 55:22
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,

Philippians 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So – if you find yourself just sitting down or laying down – with such anxiety you don’t know how to even breathe. Close your eyes, and ask.. that is all we can do… ask our Father to lift everything off your shoulders. You can actually achieve a release.

This will take practice – and it is hard to accept that a power is able to do this task. He loves us so much – He doesn’t want you to suffer.. how can you argue with that.

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Kindness – Get Your Fill

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Life will end for us here on Earth. I know that is a morbid way to start a blog. Recently, Scott lost his Grandma. I know he cherished her because of the way he talked about her. I know it has been tough on him and especially his son , since he hasn’t gone through death. Scott lost both his parents and has experience saying Good Bye to love ones.

Unfortutaly I could not be there to comfort him during the trying times of the funeral. This kills me because I wanted to be there to hold his hand and let him lean on me while the tears of sadness rolled down.  I know he said his last good byes.

This got me thinking of who has died in my life. We need to take for granted everyday of the people we love. Because we never know when God will take them home. It is hard to say bye to the earthly person we knew.

We have to remember they are forever living with our Father and will never grow old or feel pain again. They are in this place we can only dream of. A place where streets are painted gold and the flowers have such brilliant colors – we don’t even have a name for them here on Earth. This place has the voices of angels continuing to sing to the Glory of God. We know all our love ones are waiting for us.

Our lives are so precious. Love is such the wheel that keeps us moving every day. If we don’t have the kindness and loyatily in our hearts – how can we fullfill God’s purpose in our hearts.

God gives us talents while we are on our earthly home. We have to use to ulitlize them… to make it to where we show love through our talents.

I try to inspire people. If it is being repectful or just telling a stranger I care – I know if I try my best to put my heart out to people – who knows – this could change a persons life.

I am no where perfect – you are not perfect – but that smile you have – that heart you can open – the gratitude of thankfulness can make us feel whole.

I am changing every day to be that better person. I have been on a transformation the last year. I have learned how to cope with situations that I would run from before.

Life is short – we want to live it the fullest – not hold back – keep our heads up and feet planted on the ground. Remember God loves you more than you ever know – show that love to other people – and you will be blessed.

When we die – we will see the love ones we never forgot – it will be a beautiful reunion. They will tell us – you know that person you smiled at – I saw that and it made me proud.

Our love ones are looking down upon us daily – if not beside us – don’t feel lonely or depress. It is important to know – they never leave us – we do have angels among us. And yes, it can be Grandma or Nana or Mama… Grandpa.. our parents .. we can just close our eyes.. and feel the warmth from there hearts fill us up…