Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good Read

Good read I came across today :) Happy Reading!
Way of Life Ministry


I have decided to delete my Facebook account. Does that make me weird? Probably...

I really wasn't going to tell of my reasons for deleting it, but I kinda just want to get it out. DRAMA I can't stand it anymore. It's not about my wonderful friends who are going through rough patches and use their status to share a little, or my friends who like to mention their problems so we can remember to pray for them. It's the drama that gets spread around. The hurtful words, the snide remarks, the he said she said stuff that just starts trouble. I am by no means saying that everyone should delete their account or am I trying to convince you what I think is the way you should think. I wish Facebook could be used for positive only stuff, but it just brings me down a little. When me and my husband lay in bed at night and talk it's never about us or our girls anymore, it's about what is going on with everyone else. Not that that is bad or anything. I think we need to take a step back and focus on US.

I am so intrigued by people who live simply. Those of you who know me personally know that I am pretty simple. I can't live simply when I have a lap top and Facebook easily accessable. Sure I could limit myself to once a week, but I know that just isn't possible for me. I have no will power.

So, not saying I won't ever re-instate my account, but for now this is the choice I have made for myself. AHHHH so Facebook will be gone on Friday. Just so you know....This will be VERY VERY hard for me... I love Facebook and lets face it...I'm a girl, I like to chit chat :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Busy Summer

This summer has been so incredibly busy. Along with having my 3 girls home I am watching 4 other girls! AHHHH Want their ages? 3,4,6,7,8,10,10! (bold are mine) We have been going to the splash pad, library, free movie every Wednesday, VBS, park etc... It has truly been a test of my patience. I have spent more time in prayer though, which is never a bad thing. I have been slacking on my Bible reading though, as well as any reading altogether. I also have been "slacking" on church. We were going whenever the doors were open Wed, Sun am/pm and a weekly Bible study at my house. Is it just because it's the summer or is it a "phase?" Oh I wish I knew... I actually miss it... I love Church, I love fellowship and I love learning more about God.

There were so many things I wanted to accomplish this summer and honestly NONE have been accomplished yet... Remember my list of my flaws? Well obviously they are still my flaws...weaknesses...whatever you want to call them.

Things are changing all around me... The girls are getting bigger and smarter and more perceptive. The old saying "do as I say, not as I do" can no longer apply in my house. Honestly though it should NEVER have applied. Oh I'm just a work in progress I suppose. The girls are learning 2 bible verses a week for church this summer and WOW I need to take a lesson from them. Proverbs 22:6 I have read, memorized and pondered and here it is finally sinking in that I need to "shape-up." The other old saying "more is caught, than taught" ha ha yup SO TRUE! I won't even go there why I saying all this. :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I DID IT! I finally tried out the frugal way of doing laundry! I MADE HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT! Oh my goodness it's about time right!?!?! I will start using it tomorrow night to see the results!