Friday, March 23, 2012

Guest Post, come visit!

Hi friends!

Do you want to know what changes I've made to help my days as a wife, mom, homemaker, and homeschooler all while dealing with chronic pain? Come join me over at Finding Purpose in the Pain, where I've told my story! See you there!

Dealing with Chronic pain during the daily grind - my post

Have a blessed weekend everyone!!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Finding MY sweet spot!

So... I have a birthday approaching near the end of this month. The 26th to be exact. My own birthday isn't really a big deal to me, I just like to be able to be with my family. Nothing fancy. I don't normally put a ton of thought into the day. But this year, as the day approaches where I turn 31 (AHHH!!!) I can't stop thinking about what I have (or have not) accomplished. Becoming a young wife and mother of 3 are huge accomplishments that I'm proud of. We began homeschooling our kids in the Fall which, although not even close to accomplished I'm proud that we made the choice and began the journey. But I feel like I'm being called by God to do more... I just don't know what? I'm content and very happy with my life, but I have this pull. This feeling that theres something more that I'm supposed to do. But what?

I began reading a book called "Cure for the Common Life - Living in your sweet spot" by Max Lucado. It talks about how God gave each and every one of us a unique talent or skill. On page 1 of the book Max says
"He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot."
So how do I find my sweet spot? The book does go on to help you figure out how to accomplish this with different sections to help you break it all down. It was very thought provoking for me, and (in my opinion) was a great book, worth the read!

So now I'm trying to sift through everything in me, to learn what unique talents and skills God gave me. It's a lot harder then I thought to separate myself from all the talents and skills that I would love to posses, and what God has actually given me. In the (resent) past I would look at family or friends that have talents or skills that I admire, and I would try those same things only to find I just didn't have what they had. I would wonder how they could make it look so effortless, but I was struggling to so the same thing? Those were talents that God gave them, not me. So as much as I may love or appreciate the work or project they can do, it was never meant for ME to do it! Hmmm... Interesting... Sometimes it's hard for me to remember that I am loved enough by an all powerful Father, that he took the time to knit in me all these special, and unique things that only I could have. That not one other person on this planet was given the exact same gifts, in the exact same way. God has something special for me, and all of you!

So, I am going to try and uncover what God has blessed me with, and use it to bring all the glory back to Him! All while living in my "sweet spot"!

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in it's various forms ~1 Peter 4:10

By His Grace alone,


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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just felt like sharing...

Oh I LOVE these boys! I get to wake up to these sweet faces every day! I feel so blessed!

A house full of boys, and I wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for stopping by, and letting me share these pictures with you! :)