Saturday, October 25, 2014

Birthdays and a Field Trip



The Field Trip

We went on a field trip this past Thursday with our home school co-op group. We loaded up and all met at Welford's Farm Pumpkin Patch that morning. The boys were so excited! It was a beautiful Fall morning here in South Mississippi. All the kids had a good time running around and playing. It was our first field trip this year and it was very successful. They grabbed a few goodies from the General Store and then took a hay ride ( By the way, I can't believe how big my boys are getting and how independent they're becoming). Around noon all the families laid out blankets and had lunch in the pumpkin patch. It's such a blessing to have wonderful families to gather with and have a good time with. We're so thankful for our group, though we don't know them all that well.


Pumpkin Patch fun.

 
Hayride time!




Johnathan in the corn crib.

Tabitha enjoying lunch.




Telling a few jokes while eating our picnic lunch.



Birthdays

This past week my middle son, Aaron, turned five years old. It's hard to believe that it's been five years since I gave birth to him. Thursday was his official birthday. We celebrated with his brothers and Daddy with just some cupcakes and a gift. He is such a sweet little boy. He is tenderhearted, kind, thoughtful, funny, and loves to serve. We're so blessed to call him our son.


Michael Aaron turns 5.

We pray every day for God's will to be done in his life. We desire to see God do great things in him every day of his life. He still has a ways to go obviously because he's only five years old, but we cover him in prayer daily.

We also celebrated my oldest nieces birthday that evening. Tabitha turns 13 November 1st. It's hard to believe she is a teenager. She's a lovely young lady that we love very much. We had a great time with my brother and his family, my sister and her family, and my parents.


Tabitha the birthday girl.

What fun things does your family and friends do this time of the year? We're eagerly waiting for Thanksgiving. We love to gather with our family and friends to give thanks for the years harvest. Have a blessed weekend!



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Choosing Grace









So many times in my marriage I have the opportunity to choose how I'll react to situations. I can choose to be hateful, rude, and bitter or I can choose to be loving, forgiving, and gracious. It's not always easy to choose the latter responses when I feel I have been wronged. If my husband is snappy with me, I want to be the same with him. If he doesn't show me the grace I think I deserve, I'm tempted to withhold grace from him.

Come join me at The Imperfect Wives today as I talk about choosing grace.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

3 Tips For Making Wise Decisions Printable


Last week I shared over at Laced With Grace about making wise decisions. If you missed it you can go here to read it.

I want to share my first printable with y'all! I have been wanting to make one for awhile now, but didn't know how. My wonderful friend Hollie @ Our Faithful Freehold led me to a site and I figured out how to make a printable. I was so proud of myself! She also made this image I will share in a couple minutes. Well, actually she figured out how to save it in jpg for me. I'm so thankful for her help, always!

So here's my printable:


3 Tips For Making Wise Decisions



I hope y'all will print a copy for yourselves and I pray in inspires everyone in their decision making.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Links


I love sharing inspiring posts with y'all! I hope it ministers to your soul as they do mine. Here's my list for the weekend.





Dads and Kids by Monica Swanson at Monica Swanson the gromom.
Be the Change You Want To See In Your Kids by Tricia Goyer at The Better Mom.
Overcoming Worry by Jen Thorn at Love God Greatly.
Growing Into Joyful Mothering by Christin at The Better Mom.
The Right Kind of Joy by Leslie Ludy at Set-Apart Motherhood.
When Your Identity Is Your Deliverance by Whitney at Love God Greatly.
17 Wonderful Ways a Woman Can Find Rest & Refreshment by Lisa Jacobson at Club31 Women.

I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Making Wise Decisions





 At times in life, it can be hard to know the right decisions to make. Sometimes we have some tough decisions we face regarding finances, our children, and other important issues. We often wonder how can we make the right decision? I know in my life it's so important to make a decision that will honor God and to know I'm making a decision that God desires for my life. It's not always easy to know how to make that decision. Although, I have found out that there is a way that can help me make those decisions. By following the peace that God gives me, I can know it's the one He desires for me to make. 

To read more come on over to Laced With Grace where I'm writing today. I have my first printable also, don't miss it!




Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Links


Here's my list of great posts or articles from this past week. Be encouraged by these God given talented ladies!




Growing Exceptional Kids: 3 Important Character Qualities by Monica Swanson at Monica Swanson the grommom.
My 5 Best Tips To Help You Out in Homemaking by Lisa Jacobson at Club 31 Women.
Smiling At the Future by Leslie Ludy at Set-Apart Motherhood.
A Holy Encounter in the Middle of the Night by Jennifer Deibel at The Better Mom.
Who Am I? by Sally Clarkson at Sally Clarkson.
Teaching Our Children To Be a Delight by Christy Fitzwater at The Better Mom.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sweet As Honey




Grace. It's a word so often used. Yet, I don't know that everyone really understands it's meaning. Grace is getting something that we don't deserve or unmerited favor from God. How can we show that same grace to our husbands? It's not always easy to extend grace to them, even when it's little things that irritate us, but God calls us to be forgiving and gracious to those around us. Our husbands are no exception. With God's help we can extend grace to them even when we don't think they deserve it.

I'm writing over at The Imperfect Wives today. Come join us!