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Parenting

Even though I am no where near being a mom yet, sometimes I think about the things I'll do when I am.

Do you ever see people who are such bad parents, you want to take them aside and clue them in a little? I've seen parents slap, say shut up, yell across the way "stop it" in a screeching voice. I want to say, "look, lady (or sir), what you're teaching your kid is that (insert thier behavior here) is acceptable and appropriate in this situation, and it's not. Would you like me to keep an eye on them while you catch your cool?"

Of course, they'd probably slap, say shut up, etc. to me and never come back, so I just pray for them quietly, and for their children.

But I was drifting off to sleep last night and thinking, "I wonder what the best way to respond to that is?" And I think God gave me some insight. Kids will talk back and test boundaries, always. When they test boundaries in public seems to be the most trying on parents. So, you…

Time for Transition

Why is it that when you see and feel transition on the horizon, it often feels like it will never arrive. You wait and pray in anticipation for much needed (or hesitated) change in your life. It looks like everything's ready to go, except you.

Then you start planning and banking on transition. And it's weeks or months away. Even when you know it's happening soon, it feels like forever. So you wait. And go about life as normally as possible without going into "I need this transition" tunnel vision.
You don't want to miss what's going on in "the now" but at the same time you can't wait for "then."

Then you're down to your last week before transition, whether graduations, weddings, baby showers (for other people!), job change, vacation or whatever.

You can't seem to get enough done to wrap up what you're leaving and transitioning from. And get ready to finally make the change. And prepare for "then" becom…

Eehhhh...

This week has just been "eehhhh"

I'm... exhausted
excited
working hard
hardly working
distracted
focused
praying a lot
needing sleep
worn out
needing a change of scenery
knowing I need to be patient
trying to trust God's plans and timing

cONfUSed as to how I'm supposed to be feeling right now, clearly.

Please pray that I would find comfort and rest as only I can find in Jesus. And for clarity of my mind and heart. That I would be more confident in who God is than who I think I should try to be. For peace.

Thank you friends,
Love, Me

Has it Really Been a Lazy Morning?

This morning I hardly did any work. I wrote a few checks and checked a few accounts online, to make sure everything is on the up and up. And the rest of the morning I spent on me...

This definately isn't something I do on any sort of regular basis, but this morning, I felt like I just needed a little time to myself. My dad/boss is out of town on business, and I'm the only one at the shop, what more opportune time could there be? I know there's a lot of work that needs to be done by the end of the day tomorrow, for the quarter end. But I knew not doing it this morning would be ok. I took the wonderful opportunity to write and read some emails, talk to a friend about her upcoming wedding, read a devotional and just rest my brain and my heart. It has been a week full of adventure, as my husband and I have been house and dog sitting for one of my mom's friends. We have two dogs to care for and a lovely home to enjoy - and take care of as well. We've really been having f…

An Ouch Kind of Week

Have you ever wondered what in the world is going on with you... Like everything you're more clumsy than normal, and you're especially prone to hurting yourself, no matter how hard you try to avoid it?

Well that's how the last week has been for me. First I got a bladder infection. Then I conked my head on the fridge at least 3 times putting away one set of groceries. Then I bumped my head pretty hard at work, just picking something small off the floor to throw it away. Lastly, while I was driving, I took a drink of pop (which I rarely have, because I was just that desperate for a little caffiene) I drop the cap and try to catch it, but instead gouge several pieces of skin out of my right hand. How is this possible?

Well, maybe it's because I'm an imperfect human. Maybe because God's given me opportunities to laugh at life. It's then my choice to laugh or not.

Why is it so hard to laugh at all this? Maybe because it's painful to my body. And my prid…