Advice · encourage · family · friends · Momma Advice · Uncategorized · Work-job

Rowing

know your circleI am so very grateful for my circle, my friends, and my family.  However, being aware of possible sinking isn’t a bad thing either.

Do you know who is rowing in your boat or drilling the holes?

Blessings.

 

 

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decisions · Seasons · Uncategorized · Work-job

Choices

Choices are difficult. You never know if you made the right decision until it is done.

Simple choices of what to eat for dinner, isn’t as much a suffering from the consequence, as is changing jobs.  Weighing out the pro’s and con’s is always advisable, but regardless of the choice, you have the consequence.

Making changes….and staying the same.

Blessings.

2018 · Anxiety · blessings · Christmas · Depression · Empty Nest · family · Holiday · memories · Merry Christmas · Random Thoughts · thankful · traditions · Uncategorized · Work-job

Merry Christmas Eve

This picture was from last year. Everyone was home and we were able to celebrate as a family.

Stephen’s work schedule (and now that he has moved out) it is harder to see him. When we spoke about it last night, he wasn’t sure that he would be able to come by to celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day.

It’s hard for those who work in the holidays to be able to spend time with family and friends. I don’t normally think about those that are working when I shop or eat out until I have someone close to me that is going through it.

Holidays are not always a happy time for most. It is stressful and typically has disappointments from unmet expectations. When the kids were small, they shared the holiday with my ex husband. I really didn’t want to even have a tree up if they weren’t home but I knew that when they did get home they would want it. Being separated from loved ones over a holiday is so very difficult.

All of this to say, hug your loved ones. Enjoy the moments you are able to have with one another, and remember the greatest gift.

Blessings.

Beth Moore · Bible verse · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized · Work-job

Sunday Thoughts

“Some things don’t need to be handled.  They need to be unhandled.  Nothing requires more self-control than withdrawing the attempt to control.” – Beth Moore

“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7

How often do you give everything to God, but in the next moment you are worrying about it again?  You take it back because you feel you have to maintain control over it.  I do.  Life happens.  There are things that we HAVE to do:  like taking items out of the oven before they burn, putting gas in our car before it runs out, keeping up with our finances so you can go on a trip or buy groceries.

Life happens, right?  We have to keep up with it, the day to day stuff.  But I get lost in the simple stuff sometimes.  I remember that He is control of every single hair on my head, yet I wonder what tomorrow will bring.  I a big picture thinker, a worst case scenario person.  This pays off in what I do for a paycheck as people count on me for my detail thinking.  I like to be mindful about the smallest detail.  But at home, it can become overwhelming.  There are days I just want to let it all go, and not think about the details of life.  I let them go, and let God deal with them, only a hour or two later to take it all back.

Today, and everyday I need to remind myself to withdraw from the worry.

Blessings.

 

Affirmations · meal · Meal Prep · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · Work-job

Meal Planning

Nope.  Not this week.  Have I cooked?  Nope.  Not this week.  I so needed to, but with traveling back on Saturday (15 hours in the car), and unpacking, and laundry on Sunday (yada, yada, yada), I am happy to functioning with my new job this week.  Adult lunchables, and Taco Bell (protein bowl-no rice!) have been my friends.

So, real life, right? Not all of social media is happy – mine especially!  I post things that try to encourage myself, and hopefully you as well!

But today…truth…I didn’t meal plan for the week.  I didn’t do much to get through this week.  Oh, well, so goes life, right?  So, happy Thursday!!  And…this weekend I will meal plan, well, there is hope.

Blessings!