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“They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell” Psalm 115:6.

This verse cracked me up when I read it.  I have been sick, for about a week, with severe allergies.  I am not sure He meant for this verse to go along with how I was feeling, sickness wise, but it just made me laugh because it is definitely how I was feeling.

I have been doing quite a lot lately, basically working my brain into a frenzy.  It is no secret that I love to learn new things but sometimes I take so much in and just don’t give myself a moment to catch up on rest.  If you are a mom, reading this, you know exactly what I am talking about.   (more…)

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Plans…HIS or yours?

“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” Proverbs 19:21.

We are told from a very young age to make plans.  As early as elementary school we are told to make a plan of how to write an essay or plan what additional stuff you want to do for an after school activity.  The older we get the more plans we make.  What club or sport to join in high school?  What college to go to and how to pay for it?  Where to live?  What career path to take?  When to get married?  When to have kids?  But where is God in all this planning? (more…)

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Right My Attitude

“Dear friends, if God loved us this way, we also ought to love each other.  No one has ever seen God.  If we love each other, God remains in us and his love is made perfect in us” I John 4:11-12.

Confession time: this verse is one of my weakest moments with the Lord.

Over the years all sorts of people have displayed gratitude towards me for loving everyone; quick meaning, I am not a prejudice person.  One reason why I enjoy living in New Mexico is the abundance of diversity.  I feel so incredibly comfortable in a place where everyone is different, it makes me feel less awkward.

So, although I love everyone, I don’t really love everyone. (more…)

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“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

I was reading a blog post from The Unlikely Homeschool, since I am a homeschooling mama, this morning about shyness.  It was quite eye-opening because although I have been labeled an extroverted person I tend to be extremely shy about public speaking.  Don’t get me wrong I love doing it but my nerves get to me every time.  I do not personally feel I am an extroverted person because like introverts, I prefer being alone or one-on-one rather than in large gatherings.  So I am not sure if my shyness is due to truly being nervous about public speaking because of being in front of a large group of people or if it is due to my own selfishness because of wondering what people would think of me. (more…)

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“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  Lamentations 3:21-23

Every day is new!  I have made a lot of mistakes in the past and sometimes I cannot believe I am still standing but then with the dawning of a new day I am reminded of His promises….they are new every morning.

A couple of months ago I had to get up early for something, I don’t remember why but I do remember I was ugly towards my husband the night before and woke up feeling horrid because of it.  I had set my alarm early, earlier than even the sun and was lying there just consumed with embarrassment and guilt for my actions.  I decided to continue to lay there and speak to God, in my heart, about my heart.  I spent a significant amount of time lying there with my eyes closed and as I closed my prayer could see brightness through my eyelids.  I went to the window and saw one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen, with a multitude of colors, as the sun began to peek over the mountains.

“They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” just pierced my heart as the verse came to mind in that moment.  His compassion never fails and I am so grateful because it gave me the opportunity to speak love towards my husband in the form of an apology; which was well received.

For all we have and will do to Him, He is justified in any wrath He wants to bestow on us but thank goodness He chooses compassion.  GREAT is HIS faithfulness!

Not Yet But Getting There! (notyetproverbs31)

 

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Crown or Decay?

“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.”  Proverbs 12:4

The New Living Translation uses the description of “cancer in his bones.”  I have been witness to a few people dying of cancer, it is not for the weak of heart.  They are in so much pain from the inside out that although their outside appearance may look bad it is nothing to the way the inside looks and feels.  Their bodies are rotting.  I am not saying this to make anyone feel bad and if you are someone who is walking through cancer right now please know I am not wanting to offend you in any way but the hurt you feel is what God uses to describe the pain a “poisonous” wife (spouse) can cause. (more…)

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Mother’s Day

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” Proverbs 31:28.

In keeping with the theme that I am not yet a Proverbs 31 woman, let me tell you why.  I do feed my kids, change them or give them clothes to wear (whichever is age appropriate for whichever child at the time), keep an eye on them to make sure they are safe, keep a clean house, educate them and of course love them.  However, I feel like the Proverbs 31 woman standards are impossible expectations to meet, I mean have you ever really read them?  Or compared them to today’s culture’s view of what it might look like now?  YIKES. (more…)

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