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Balancing

This past year, I have been learning a lot about balancing the books.  I am blessed with an amazing husband who has always taken care of the financial aspects of or marriage, including me in on important decisions and making things work and helping me to understand; but when you run your own (confidential) business, you have to do it yourself. 


I would say I was doing okay, but it is HARD to get the right balance when you aren't used to it.  I have to be very diligent and stay on top of things or I have to go back and try to correct things and remember things.  It is really a challenge.  I am NOT a numbers or math person.  
Then I began thinking about life in general, how it is difficult sometimes to manage and balance the times in life that are very busy or more challenging.  How often do we just let things slide and then go back and try to fix them later?
During my reading of Isaiah 40 this morning, I was reminded that God is better at balance than anyone out there. He has made …
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Daily Bread

I have a dog.  He is cute, but he is still a dog.  That means that he is reliant on me.  He likes me no matter what, If I am not around him, he flips out a little and has anxiety.  If others try to claim him or take care of him when I'm not around, he growls and barks at them. 

My dog's name is Spike.  He is a Yorkie.  I promised my husband if he got me a girlie dog, I would name it something masculine so he wouldn't have to go outside and yell fru fru when calling our dog.  Spike knows that I take care of him.  He knows that my husband and I are the two that take care of him the most.  The kids try to play with him and he runs to us with the toys.  The kids try to take him out and he only comes back when one of us calls him.  He knows our voice and respects our voice. 

He also is needy.  Like he relies on us to take him outside to do his business and to feed him and give him water.  Spike will let us know when he is out of food or water, he goes to his dish and bumps it w…

You Can Live Like Jesus and Thank God.

It is a challenge to live like Jesus.  Jesus was always putting God first.  He sacrificed everything for us!  My 10-year-old daughter is in cheer leading, and, biased opinion, I think she is pretty good at it.  She will never be a flyer, she is built like her mom.  We are sturdy, people that have dense bone structure.  She has devoted considerable amount of time learning to be a base and learning to be the best base that she can be.  She practices 2 nights a week and cheers at the Junior Football League games on Sunday.  I have been VERY impressed with how much their team is doing with stunts and the number of cheers they have learned.


While my daughter has been working very hard, she has been in a grouping that she has been used to.  It was her and one other base that learned to work together with their back spotter.  The teams were re-arranged on Monday and the new partner and her did not have their rhythm and my child got hurt.  It was just a simple muscle sprain, but she was reall…

This IS the Day

It is so easy to get lost in every day life.  This is evidenced by the fact that I haven't posted in 4 years...  I have been busy!  My kids are now 9 and 10 years old, I went through grad-school and got a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling, started my own business, decided to homeschool my children, got a pastoral commissioning, became a Certified Temperament Counselor, and have international students that live in my house, BUT that dose not give me an excuse to not be seeking and following God.

Honest moment.... Life is hard... Actually it is mean...  I have been struggling in so many ways.
It is HARD being busy...  It is HARD being a mom and a homeschooling mom at that...  It HARD having the title "pastor" put in front of your name...  It is HARD...  Where ever you are, I am sure there are HARD parts about it as well.  Life is just plain HARD sometimes.  I joke and say, first world problems, but it relates to everyone, first or third world.

Here are some of the …

No everyone liked Jesus...

I am in a situation where I have some people that aren’t very fond of me right now.The more that I try to impress them, the more they seem to dislike me.I have turned them off to my personality in some way, shape, or form and I have really been struggling with that.I know that not everyone likes Christians, however, the reason for their dislike does not seem to have anything to do with the fact I am a Christian. Last night my children had a “sleep over” with each other.At 3:00am, said sleep over was finished however, both children still wanted to sleep with someone, so for the sake of sanity and sleep, my husband and I divided and conquered.Around 4am, as I lie there in my daughter’s bed listening to WBGL, the local Christian station, it occurred to me, Jesus WAS, and still is, perfect and guess what, not everyone liked Him. Some welcomed Jesus, and then one person said something and the crowd turned against Him.Jesus was perfect, yet He was crucified…Not to say that I am perfect, or…

Refiners Fire

Currently I am in a Diagnostics class for the Counseling Program I am in.My eyes have been opened to the reality of mental disorders that are out there!I see diagnoses in many people, including myself.There is a problem that I see with diagnosing someone with a mild case of anything.I have seen it happen and I have watched a diagnosis given to someone, take over his or her life.A diagnosis is an explanation or a generalization so that other medical or counseling professionals are able to assist that individual, they are not given to be an excuse. “It isn’t my fault I went out and got drunk, I have Alcohol Use Disorder” “It isn’t my fault that I do poorly in school, I have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” “Depression runs in my family, so that explains why I am sad all the time.” It is easy to give into a Diagnosis, to agree with it, to see what you have in common with that diagnosis; it is easy to then identify with that “disorder” and to use it to define who you are and what…

It has been a while...

Well folks, It has been a long while since I last posted.  I could give you plenty of good reasons for me to not have been posting.  1) I am in a majorly intense graduate program that is physically, emotionally and mentally demanding.  2) I am working part time as well as in a practicum to pay for said graduate program.  3) ...  My list could go on and on about why I haven't been blogging and posting but here is the honest truth- I haven't been posting because I haven't been spending time and getting right with God.
I used this blog to get right with God a couple times a week before, if not daily.  Now, I haven't even given it a second thought.  How easy is it to get bogged down with life and so busy that we forget what is really important?  How easy is it to say, I will start reading my Bible again, TOMORROW. 
           I used to think that when I worked at a church, my walk with God would be amazing because I have to go to him to glorify him, but here I am…