Thursday, December 8, 2016

Snow days!

Two snow days this week. Monday I sat the kids down to start their homeschool work and the snow started. All ideas of work and accomplishment flew out the window as the kids suited up in coats and mix matched gloves and socks and ran outside. It didn't last long or stick but the kids got some good time and then came in and had one of their best homeschool days in a while.

Today there was a lot of snow to the fact that most of the area shut down in preparation. Our back door was open and shut all day long with kids going out to play and coming in to warm up and then going out again. The house became messy with the kids playing make believe together everywhere. Pretending to be their favorite show Odd Squad. As vince and I sat and read and relaxed. I love their imagination.

Owen eating his first legitimate vegetables. Carrots with ranch. Him saying no and shaking his head in response to questions. Logan relentlessly asking if I am open and throwing the football back and forth in the living room. Ian constantly telling me how pretty I am and how I don't look old but look beautiful and I tell him he looks handsome. Caylee asking for hug after hug throughout the day especially at bedtime.

I love my life.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holidays and a Reset

foret off we had a great Thanksgiving. I got the privilege of hosting dinner at our home with our family and my parents, sister and brother Clint along with our good friend Eileen. There was lots of good food and conversation. THis came the week after a really hard time
For my dad and the funeral of my grandpa. It was nice to see him smile again after a long week. The next day we all loaded up in the cars and drove over to Lincoln a city to spend the night exploring the beach. We did some Black Friday shopping, ate pizza, swam and saw the ocean. It was fun to see my dad help teach my boys to swim.

Life has been busy with school, cheer and life. Ian invited my mom to grands day at his preschool this week and they made necklaces. He was so excited to have her. Caylee has her first cheer competition this weekend. Logan has been busy taking a break from wrestling and Owen is actually starting to say some words like uh oh. And oh no. Along with other surprises.

I think my biggest stress is the fact that it's not only the Christmas shopping season but we have decided to move out at the end of our lease to a trailer in our property. We officially gave our notice. I have finished most of the shopping which is nice. On top of that is the site prep expenses for getting electric and water hooked up plus the general moving costs. This would technically make the second time in 12 months we have moved plus having to renovate our
Other small
House when the tenants moved out. Let's just say I will be excited to be done so we can semi hunker down and start working our way back up. Have to pay for presents, everyday life plus electric lines is putting me in a funk.

I need to re evaluate my approach as my cooking has slipped. My zest for the kids and my path with them and homeschooling has slipped. Feeling overwhelmed. And guilty about money with no end in sight.

I am going to work on using my crockpot and only saying uplifting things to everyone instead of wandering Walmart in a daze and being focused on everything but the moment. Not appreciating what I do have with homeschooling and instead thinking of an easy way out. It is hard. I am
Human. Tonight I will cook but tomorrow it's Safeway pizzas.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tears of love and sadness

just trying to joy my memories down before I forget another day. Honestly I can't believe it is almost thanksgiving next week. I volunteered to host the dinner and better get a turkey soon.

My grandpa died yesterday morning. He was 89 and outlived my grandma by four years. It is my dads father and he has been handling his feelings pretty privately. I feel guilty that I didn't go down and see him in the last four years. Life gets busy with the kids and us being 12 hrs away. He got dementia and had a stroke in the end. My parents are going down to his funeral this weekend. My sis and I want to go but won't be able too. My brother Clint got to spend a lot of time with him and say goodbye as he goes to college fairly close.

My daughter has spent the last six months at a new cheer gym and has had her share of blood sweat and tears. Lots of hard work and just got her uniform, bow and backpack for the year. Such a proud little girl and I must say she has worked hard for it. Lots of sparkle this year and she can't get enough.   We cut her hair short for her headband bow.

Logan just got done with football and started wrestling. He is doing awesome with reading and math in school but I did just have to deal with a mom who said he put his hands on her kids throat. And another one. The other mom had no idea what she was talking about and neither did logan. I asked her to next time talk to me since she talks to me every school day in general. Was disappointed in my son being called a choker around school.

Ian actually pooped in the toilet without being asked. This kid is 5 yrs old and is waiting for kindergarten. Let me just say i am praying to the toilet gods that this sticks. Don't ask.

Owen is cute but getting feisty as heck. Dr jeckyll and me Hyde. One minute hugging you and the next minute slapping you. At least he has waned from spitting. He always throws away his garbage when done but also likes the cause and effect of throwing cups of liquid and spilling Leto buckets.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Enjoying every season

Being a mother is hard but awesome!  This week we have had our fair shares of timeouts, name calling and temper tantrums. My middle boys new insults are calling people naked and poopy butt face has been thrown around by everyone but the youngest. Lots of redirecting, threatening, bribery, apologizing and cups of coffee which I have found 35 yrs late. It has replaced my tea and so tea could be considered my gateway drug.

Aside from that there is a lot of awesome times. My oldest boy is having his championship football game tomorrow going in undefeated. Pretty exciting!  Last week my husband had to work after his game so I took the kids to the pumpkin patch alone. They kids did good and Caylee found a giant pumpkin as they were out of smalls. Instead of helping her roll it to the wheel barrow (the patch was a mud bog) I decided to pull out my phone and take video of the shenanigans. People getting stuck in the quicksand mud, losing shoes etc. my were by far the muddiest kids there. And then the pumpkin was too bit to buy at $20.

Caylee has been working hard in cheer 7 hrs a week. Getting ready for competition season. We are working in keeping her directed with homework. Ian has had a new nightmare season and insists on sleeping with his big brother. Logan cheerfully invites him night after night to sleep in his bunk even when his little bro has a sleep potty accident. Today when Ian was in time out the little brother found pillows and stuffed animals and tossed it towards him. Such empathy for each other.

They did good today tallying up their bank deposits and filling out their slips for the teller and then after exploring the Halloween trail in Oregon city.

Loving it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Harvest Air

i can't believe it is almost Halloween. This month has seriously snuck up on me. I grew some pumpkins this year, the boys made it to a patch with their classes but I still need to get my daughter to one so she can have the memory.

My days have been filled cheer, football and school. Caylee's competition season is about to start as Logan's is ending and he is going into playoffs undefeated. School is busy getting into a flow for homework and schedules. I am learning that my daughter has a different personality and learning style than I do which is proving challenging especially as she is pushing the envelope and getting more of an opinion.

My sister has faced a daycare snafu with her three year old so my mom and I have been taking turns watching him. She told me that he thinks all girls are cute and wants to go to aunties because I am cute and calls my boys his bros. awesome!

After watching Ghostbusters this week Ian had a nightmare and has been sleeping with big brother even if he owes in the bed. What a guy.

Caylee is making friends wherever she is at. She is a little social bug and is constantly hugging and asking how people are. It is a fight to keep her room clean and she is navigating cheer and the dynamics of her new team.

Logan is logical and at the pumpkin patch shoved a large pumpkin in a small bag and said it was legit because it fit in the bag.

Ian yesterday while I was rounding kids up for school randomly asked if I liked being a parent.

Owen is still not talking but using lots of sounds.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sports and more sports.

15 more minutes of my little guys football practice and I am free for the night. He loves it. Comes off for water breaks sharing about being bullied by a player one minute and then grinning from ear to ear the next. I told him to leave it all on the field.

His dad takes him tomorrow as I go to cheer and then again two more times this week. Sun is pretty much gone now and the boys are a faint shape on the dimly field.

Debating on stopping for ice cream. Thinking about going to the store to pick up some items for dinner, but don't want to load in and out of the car a bunch more today.

House got half cleaned today amongst going to electives classes for the kids, homework and gymnastics for my second boy. My husband and I joked that we would just hang out in that half
Of the house. Excited to spend most of the day tomorrow near home.

Got to host auntie camp with my little nephew last Sunday. His poor mom needed a break and we have lots of boys, dirt and trucks to keep him busy. My youngest is getting a burst of independence after turning two. Want to walk alone without a stroller. Insists really. Quickly losing control haha. My daughter is busy navigating cleaning her room, homework, friends and sports. And my second won't take off a snow suit he dig out of the closet

Life is good

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Back With Friends

The week has been filled with meeting the kids new teachers and getting orientationed for school. My five year old got to meet his new Pre K teachers and check out his classroom. He is sad that he changed schools, but is excited and should adjust well. He was so busy playing with the kitchen toys that he barely had time to talk to them.

My fourth and second grader got to go to orientation and were so excited to see all of their best friends and meet new ones. My daughter is part of a three musketeers and they were together again today. Arm in arm they walked into the building together.

My 2nd grader made a new friend and played Legos to pass the time which you wouldn't see everywhere. I am so greatful for their schools and teachers and am excited for the year.

Tonight after football the kids got home and my 5 yr old made brownies with me. My daughter taught my other boys how to do somersaults and cartwheels.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The end of summer

Today marked the end of summer with a day full of chores and back to homeschool work. We are excited for school though it is only a couple days a week and requires mom to be on campus a lot of times. My kids are all excited. I will have one in Pre K, 2nd and 4th. It's crazy that I pulled my oldest out of mainstream not that long ago when she was in 2nd.

Last weekend we got to spend time at the beach for the night and with my brother and his family. It was a lot of fun seeing the boys fly kites and swim with their grandpa and my daughter spend time with her only niece. We had to make a stop at the candy shop and a prehistoric fossil shop.

After the beach we boogied home to watch our son play football. He played against his best friend but won. It was fun to see them together. We ended the weekend with a couple nights at a mountain cabin. We literally spend a whole day not driving and staying in our pajamas while sitting by the fireplace. It was a glorious day of naps, toys, reading and dips in the hot tub.

Here is to a great school year and life of love and blessings ahead.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Late Summer Antics

Just sharing a bit of my day as I sit here at gymnastics.

I am now using my Fran drescher voice instead of yelling. Mid deep clean of the house in preparation for school and kids are bugging me. At gymnastics now. I also used a valley girl voice on the way out of the house. I want all moms to think I am crazy lol.

 I just added you are doing a good job and you are special to me at the end of a valley girl scold. This should be in a show.

Then my husband and I won local cruise tickets to the 1 am 80s cruise at the fair so I call today to change to a dinner sightseeing instead and the guy says oh it sounds like you have a little one and as I m chasing them in the street I say I have four and he says oh you are a better person than I to which I reply I really don't think so. Then I end the call and spank all of their butts in the driveway for not asking to ride bikes in the street without a helmet and almost making it to the end road while trying to get away from me.  Good times.

Goosfraba. Lol

I felt it only fair to offer a morning after update. Each day is filled with crazy moments. Times that can be hard to focus through the noise and pressure. Yesterday in the afternoon I decided to really make an effort to say the kids were special to me repeatedly throughout the day even when they were being frustrated. Once I stopped what I was doing and turned to ask them how their day was randomly to be met with skeptical faces and weird looks. My two olders said who is this mom?  You sound like you want something. As funny as that was and though crazy moments still popped up I found myself more receptive to being able to listen. When I am usually frustrated and exhausted I had just enough energy to pry further into that story they told. Both kids last nightly different times opened up to me and shared deep frustrations they had about moments with their peers that day. Feelings of inadequacy at times when coaches thought they were trying hard enough.

I was so tired putting my son to bed and hadn't eaten dinner, but decided to answer his bedtime questions to find us having an in depth Q and A of questions I didn't even know he had. Moments on the field that night he had experienced but stuffed up. I was able to offer encouragement to help them rise to the occasion. Offer suggestion for prayer with God border praise for the hard work they are doing and for the future person they are turning into. All that would have been missed otherwise.

My son who is typically not too emotional has been accepting and giving me huge hugs at random. He even gave me a neck massage "for a dollar". My daughter took her mini bible to her brothers football practice because she said there was a girl there who doesn't know God and doesn't go to church and was open to hearing about it. My adult mind had me skeptical thinking about her parents and their beliefs. Then I look over while chasing my 1 yr old to find her huddled beside the field with her bible open sharing the word with this girl.

My own husband lately has been saying what about me?  Why don't you worry about me getting too hot at work and if I have sunscreen. I told him I figured you were an adult but really it is a reminder that everyone needs loves and encouragement no matter how young or old.

I pray for God to bless me with the strength, words and action to be able to execute this every day.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Memories

Logan and waking up after losing an tooth and not seeing money  then finding his dollar after the tooth fairy magically appeared
Ian Caylees birthday continued with ice skating with dad. Nails with mom. A sushi dinner and bonfire camp out. Trying to find special time during the day with each kid. Helping Owen to talk. Ian to count and identify letters. Logan to continue reading and writing. Caylee with subtraction and multiplication.

 Wanting to give up and get a day job as the kids are crazy. Butting heads. Talking about body parts. Running off with snacks. Calling each other jerks and butt heads etc. the family taking the day to drive to Seattle and Logan going to a football camp with earl Thomas from the Seahawks. Caylee having a private cheer lesson. The kids reading each other books at bedtime. Trying to start a family bible and prayer time. Love them coming home from preschool camp wearing his solar system hat and proud of it. Him watching back to the future and saying yeah! When the dad clenches his fist and punches the bad guy. Caylees ninth birthday with her four girlfriends. Them making chap stick and bracelets and cracking themselves up with trying in Cheer clothes and performing stunts. Owen hanging with the girls all night eating candy and getting pushed in the swings. Getting tired and making funny faces.



Today was spent at church and then at caylees friends bbq birthday. An old man trying to break into our car. Then off to a cheer hangout in Damascus. Caylee wanted to stay the night with four other girls but I had her come home. She fought it but was super tired and is now sleeping away. Loving these moments with them at home under one roof and we can keep watch. Ian saying good night mom. I love you. See you in the morning. Logan super excited because he learned how to snap. Owen being his cute self and reading books with me while hanging with the big kids. The kids and I finding painted rocks around town and painting some to hide tomorrow.

Friday, June 3, 2016

I can almost see summer!

Where has the time gone? This year has flown by, and school is almost out.  Logan turned 7 and spent his birthday with his class being sung to as he didn't want cupcakes.  It was the year of Jurassic World and going to see The Avengers at the movie theater.  This year he is ending 1st grade with knowing how to read.  A big victory!

Caylee is doing well and just got done making a new big all star cheer team that she is certainly proud of!  She loves her class and school, and is reading Harry Potter books.

Ian just got done with preschool and his teachers are sad to see him go.  He is going to a more local PreK next year and is excited.  He keeps me on my toes and is going to spend the summer doing gymnastics and t-ball.

Owen is still not really talking, but finally making lots of Owen sounds.  He stays busy outside on the swings, trampoline and with our chickens.

Mom and dad are busy gardening, working, cleaning, cooking and shuttling.

So many good scriptures I have found in my reading.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Deuteronomy 32:45-47
"Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.  They are not just idle words for you they are your life."



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mother Life

It is a beautiful March day.  The sun is out, the birds are singing, the kids are playing outside in between homework and I have corned beef simmering in the pot for St Patricks Day dinner.  I love being a stay at home mom, but why is it that no matter if you stay home, work or in between most moms still wonder what it would be like on the other side?

I have been blessed to be both a working mom and a stay at home mom at different times as needs and circumstances change.  I have loved doing both as both brings its own set of challenges and rewards  Right now God has been gracious enough to bless me with my hearts desire to stay home.  I also have been able to part homeschool my kids, which has been a blessing.  Through all of this it has taken me great faith to trust God in the process.  I find myself feeling spoiled or like I am not contributing to earn the house that accomodates us or the car that gets us around.  My husband does not feel this way, and has been nothing be appreciative for my role and contribution right now.  It is hard for me at times to compare the value of watching and directing the kids, helping with the family roofing business and helping maintain the flow of the house with earning prestige at a job that brings in a paycheck.

Being a stay at home mom has required me to constantly stay in communication with God about lifting up my value in Him and not a name on a business card, but it is hard.  Instead of worrying about money and bills, giving it to God and asking Him to help me make sound financial decisions that will put my family in a good position and not in peril.  Trusting God that no matter what, he will be with us.  If we need to switch gears, He will help.  If I need to wear another hat, He will direct me.

The funny thing is that my younger sister is now a single mother and has been doing such a good job keeping it all together herself.  I am proud of her as she raises her son alone, secures a roof over their head, works a job, goes to college to earn her bachelors, and is now considering an internship with a social services program in addition.  I called her super mom and said I would love to do some of that to which she said she thinks I am a super mom and she would love to do what I do.  This is not the first time this conversation with a fellow mom has happened.

We are all moms whether working or staying at home.  No position is better than the other because everyone is different and every situation is different, and there could come a time when roles have to be reversed.  The key is that we all have to work with God, and give our trust to Him to lead us in faith no matter the circumstances.  Life without Him is scary now that I have Him in my life.  He gives me humility, gratitude and perspective no matter the situation.

Carry on moms!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Moving, Diamonds and the Flu

A lot has gone on in the last couple of weeks. We added and changed the kid's school schedule.  One of the short lived classes involved a teacher that punished students by making them stick their fingers in their ear and then put it in their mouth.  Needless to say, that class didn't last long.  The last day I had to bribe her to go in by giving her $5.  On the way home she then spent the $5 at Subway to order a sandwich while I was in the car waiting for her to only be using the bathroom.  After not seeing her come out of the entrance I went in to find her at the counter barely able to look over ordering a honey oat toasted black forest ham.  That night we all had Subway for dinner.

We also moved houses.  Our current one had served us as a rental for a couple of years, but our lives had moved west bound, and we needed more than one bathroom between 6 people.  The Uhaul was ordered last weekend, but there is still a lot of cleaning and maintenance to do over the next couple of weeks when we turn in the keys.  I love the new place a lot.  It has a nice, big and fenced backyard and a garage for Vince.  Now if only I could bring myself to unpack.

My daughter has had a busy couple of weeks with a cheer showcase, and getting ready for competitions.  Her first one is this weekend.  She also made the decision to be baptized last Sunday.  She was so confident and read her testimony over the microphone so proudly.  We even had my parents and sister there.

Over the weekend I noticed that my diamond had fallen out of my wedding ring.  I have been really bad with it over the last 10 years, and have never taken it off or gotten it serviced.  It was totally my fault.  So, Saturday it final happened and I looked at y hand and it was gone.  It was like a bad dream.  I tucked the band away and tried to forget about it.  Last night my husband happens to look down at the carpet and sees it right there on the floor.  Oh thank goodness!  We put it away until I can properly get it fixed.

The flu...we have not had it thankfully, but it is going around town and I am nervous.  We have been taking vitamins and working on sleep.  If we get it, then we will figure it out, but oh man..I am hoping we can keep it away.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Genesis and Jacob's Ladder

Thank you God for another glorious day!  That deserves an exclamation mark.  It is mid morning and my house is still a mess, but at least we are showered and dressed with half of us out for the day.  I snuck some time this morning to spend with God and His word, and find myself having to be torn away.  There is so much I learn every time I read.

Today I got into the story of Jacob's Ladder.  I have heard the phrase before, but didn't connect it with the story.

Genesis 28:11-13
"When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set.  Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.  he had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.  There above it stood the Lord, and he said: "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.  I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying."

How amazing is that visual?  A mental image of God's heavenly connection with our earthly lives.  I am sure that there is not just one stairway to heaven as God's connection can be found by everyone no matter where they are.  It is hard not to be in awe of the image of a heavenly highway, invisible to earthly eyes, in which God and His heavenly hosts are in a constant companionship with us.  Even Jacob is amazed.  This is shown in verses 16 & 17.

"When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it."  He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place!  This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven."

After Christ came and was crucified it had been declared that God was not housed in a temple or building, but rather in the hearts of each of his believers. The stairway to heaven is in each of our hearts and lives.

Later on we see that the place where this dream was incurred becomes known as Bethel, and Jacob makes one of the first connections with God and his promise to His people.   That promise is extended to everyone who believe and accepts Christ as their Savior.

Genesis 28:20-22
"Then Jacob made a vow, saying "If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father's household, then the Lord will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Psalms and the voice of the Lord

A rainy and cold January day. Trying to homeschool and wash dishes. Dealing with endless childhood energy. Eventually the afternoon brings production, a moment of calm. Relishing moments of tea and scripture in between child arguments and math questions. Breathe...

Psalms 29:3-5, 10-11

"The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as king forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace."

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday!

7 days in a week and oh what it can bring.

Last weekend I got to volunteer at a local gymnastics meet. It was fun to meet the coaches and work in the hospitality area.That was also the same day my husband shot himself inthe foot with a nail gun, and went to the doctor for the first time in almost a decade . He ended up breaking his toe bone, but it is healing nicely and he is back to work.

The Seahawks lost the playoff game :(

The kids and I wrestled to get their homework done, but it finally was completed and turned in.

My daughter telling us how she dissected owl ding at school, but spent a whole afternoon trying to convince me it was not poop.  She and her dad finally going on a daddy daughter date.

My oldest son helping me with his logic to work through lighting problems in the kitchen. Him realizing I am only reading the headings of really long books instead of the page.

My second boy and his insistence with everything from video games to his decision to open and shut the van door for the fourth time even when we are late. Then two seconds later hewarms your heart with his care and concern .

My little guy venturing around and trying to get up the stairs without me looking. Him throwing anything and everything into the lizard tank and laughing about it. His little baby hugs wrapped around my neck.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Proverbs and Words

Life is good, kids are back to schedule after a break of in service days and holidays. The baby spends his days running around testing the limits, Ian finnagles his ways onto screen time, Logan builds Legos at his creation desk and Caylee reads and plays with her dolls.

Over the weekend my husband experienced a broken toe by roofing nail gun. It was a bad combination of a brand new gun with a light trigger and a sore arm from some earlier weight lifting. Needless to say after an emergency visit when the duct tape bandage didn't hold up, he is on the mend. Today he gets to see a specialist.

Though things are good, this week I have found myself challenged by purpose and contentment. Needing to spend more time with God instead of taking control of my own morning is the best solution. today I found some good verses in Proverbs.

Proverbs 14:1-3
"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them."

Proverbs 14:10
"Each heart knows it's own bitterness and no one else can share it's joy."

Friday, January 15, 2016

Proverbs and Wealth

Here are some good verses out of Proverbs that I read today.

12:16
"Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult."

13:7
"One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth."

13:11
"Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little will make it grow."


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Cold and Bright

My New Yewar was spent with a lot of time in God's word and reflection, a little bit of exercise and time with my parents. I did squeeze in some cleaning and a crock pot dinner of sauerkraut soup that the kids totally despised.

My poor husband was working in the freezing cold wind. I could barely stand to be outside for two minutes pumping gas. When I was outside taking the garbage out the window caught our patio table umbrella that we never took down and tipped over our glass top table shattering pieces all over the pavement. Oiy!

"Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and
Yields better returns than gold."
-Proverbs 3:13-14

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  
What a privilege and a blessing.
May it be filled with love and happiness.
Hope and wonder.
Kindness and mercy.
Time with God.

"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take 
or sit in the company of mockers, 
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-
whatever they do prospers."
-Psalms 1:1-3