- Get our your Bible and dig in!
- Take a walk even if it's just around the yard
- Spend time doing something you enjoy
- Read a book
- Take a long hot bath
- Play with your kids and spouse and let the housework wait a minute!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Do you ever just feel weary and burden down, no matter how much you know there are children and a spouse needing you at that moment, you just want to crawl in bed and cry?
In the morning, you wake up and peep through your eyes to see who is standing at you bed needing you, all the while wanting to just send them back bed, you get up and start down the hall to the kitchen. You begin your morning routine but it really seems you aren't really there, the day is a blur and you just seem to be existing. You are snappy and don't mean to be, i'm talking to us moms who sometimes are just weary and beat down! It's okay to be tired sometimes and admit that I just can't do it all, all the time.
Let's find time today to just get alone with Jesus and pour our struggles out at His feet. We need to embrace the fact that our Father cares and He sees our hurts and wants to be a comfort to us. Once we give it all to God and let Him soothe us, we will be better (less grouchy) moms and wives.
Need some ideas on taking a little momma break today?
I know it isn't an extravagant list but it's a start! Moms, it's okay to be weary and tired sometimes! It's expected but don't stay there, Lay it on Jesus!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Are looking for a book to change you and your marriage? Is there something keeping you from enjoying the complete joyous marriage you deserve?
I was so excited when Jennifer wrote her new book The Unveiled Wife and asked me to be apart of her launch team! I absolutely love her daily posting and inspiration. Her story is so much like mine in many ways and this book has really helped me to confront things, deal with them and let them go. It gave me that extra encouragement I needed to just let my past go and realize that by holding onto it, it was having a negative affect on my now and my future.
God has become so much more real and intimate to me than ever before. I highly recommend every wife I know to order it, read it and pray about the things you have read and apply them to your life and marriage. I can't say enough how much hearing her story about her marriage hardships and relationship with her dad has helped me because I had so very rough things go on in my own life that caused me to want to give up. It was only God and His love and mercy that helped me to where I am now. This book truly is an encouragement and a help to me and I hope that everyone that reads this post will order it and see for your self! You can download a free introduction and the 1st chapter here.
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Do you ever feel like God's way is just too hard and you would rather just coast along doing what feels easiest to you?
I want to share a little of what is on my heart on the this night. I sometimes feel like we try to take the "easy" road when God has called us to do something but in all reality it isn't the easy road because we are pushing against the very thing God has called us to do. God called us to be parents, spouses, disciples for Him, and many other things in this life. Sometimes instead of us seeing the joy in those things, we tend to complain about how "hard" it is but what we don't realize is that we are fighting against God's will!
One night I was up and just couldn't sleep no matter how hard I tried and realized that God was trying to show me something about myself, I had become this grouchy person who seemed to snap at the drop of a hat towards my kids and my husband. Did I intentionally become this person? The answer is no, sometimes life has a way of just helping us unintentionally show our fleshly side. I have never been one to snap easily so I immediately called out to God and said Lord I can't keep this up, I need your help! I don't want to be known as the parent/spouse who constantly yells and is harsh! I laid everything on Him, all the worries of my day to day life and struggles that I had allowed to overcome ME and you know I didn't hear a voice right away but I felt peace. For the first time in a while I felt like it was all going to work out and daily I see that shown before me. You know I realized that as soon as I allowed God to just retake that driver seat and have His way in my life, everything balanced out. God is our balance and if we are out of sync with Him then we can expect our life to be chaotic and a tad bit insane but when He's in control it's much easier.
No I can't promise you that you won't have road blocks and bumps along the way because the devil is out there seeking to destroy anyone that He can but I can promise that as long as you are in sync with God and He's driving, It will be a lot easier than if you had continued to fight against Him and not do what He's called you to do.
What are some ways God has gotten your attention before? How have you allowed God to work through you in those hard times? I'd love to hear from you so leave me a comment.
I will be writing more on this subject and more in the days to come, God has really been giving me some things that I feel He wants me to share with you. Be sure to subscribe and tell others to join us! Let's have a great 2015 here at Love and Marriage!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Life has been super busy but I am learning I'm the only one who can better organize it!
I want to apologize for not posting since November but in my defense :) in August my husband and I took on the role of parenting a 5 year old whom we love dearly. He fit right in with our little girl and if you didn't know any better you'd think they were blood siblings. He's been through way too much trauma than any kid deserves in his little life time and I need your prayers that we can continue to help him heal and give him the family he deserves. We began homeschooling in September and made the decision to begin traveling with my husband (for work) as much as possible, did I mention we are 2 adults, 2 kids and a dog in a fifth wheel? So we can be close :) (really close). We currently only have internet on our phones which is how I'm giving you this wonderful news. I'm going to try to get back into my blogging soon because all this have given me new perspectives that I'm eager to share. God is using this to really draw me closer to Him, my husband and our kids and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.
Thank you for being my awesome readers! May God bless you!
Monday, October 27, 2014
This week's challenge is involving our kitchen, I don't know about you but that is the main hub in my home. You can read Karen Ehman's post today on Courtney's blog here.
Well this is our final fall challenge week already! Time surely does fly by when you are enjoying life! This week our challenge is to focus on our kitchens, bake or cook things that puts a lovely warming smell throughout our homes. By preparing meals and goodies for our family when it's not a special occasion shows our love towards our families. Invite those little kiddos or teenagers if you have some (my 2 is under 6) to get busy along side of you, hey my hubby loves to help in the kitchen too so it don't hurt to ask. Family meals is so important and we always try to make that the most important meal of the day where we all sit down and enjoy it together. Let's work on showing love, faithfulness and goodness to our families this week.
I have so enjoyed burning my fall candle, playing our soft music and our family night last week and this week I have quite a few things planned to involve my little family in the kitchen with me. My kids are always wherever I am wanting to learn, so it's easy to get them to do things with me. Baking cookies, bread or cooking is always fun with kids, even if it's messier, it's memories that can't be replaced and they will always remember it.
I hope you all have a fantastic week! How has the Fall challenge helped you this year? Any thing you would like to say? What is something you would love to have some advice or an opinion on?
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Here is the second recipe that is a huge favorite at my house! We have it on special occasions, family game night and just any night really. It's super easy to make and very delicious.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
- can of Cream of Mushroom soup
- can of Cream of Chicken soup
- can of Cream of Celery soup
- 16 oz velveeta cheese
- 5 frozen chicken breasts
- can of rotel
- 16 oz angel hair spaghetti
Boil chicken breast and then drain the water and put chicken to the side and shred to bite size.
Cut cheese into small cubes, add cheese, soups, and rotel into pot and put on medium until cheese is melted.
Add chicken and angel hair spaghetti and stir until covered with sauce.
Serve with texas toast for an awesome meal :)
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)
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