Friday, January 24, 2014

New Year

Here we are three weeks into the new year and I am just now at the point to make my new years post. This year did not start off how I thought it would. On January 1st we lost a member of my Husbands fire department family and a very close friend. We have been dealing with heart ache and sickness, stress and frustration.

Do you ever have those times in life when you have so much you want to accomplish, goals you want to set, but it just seems like everything else gets in the way? That's when we hit our knees ask God to lead us. We should always ask God to lead every aspect of our lives but we all have to admit that there are times when we try to do it by ourselves, whether we realize we are doing that or not.

I have come to realize that God has control of me, not my emotions. That is something that is very hard for a lot of women to realize and overcome. I still struggle with this but I have faith that it will become less and less of a struggle for me and you as well.

This weekend I will be working on finalizing my goals for the year and will make post them as soon as I get a chance.

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Do you ever get in a place where you think you just cant do it? Everyone seems to be sick, laundry is piled high, you are frustrated and stressed.

I have been in that place the last week, and you know what I have discovered? I haven't asked God for help. I haven't asked Him to take over. I have tried to handle it all on my own. And now I see why I am frustrated and down.

Lord forgive me for not coming to you from the very beginning. Forgive me for trying to handle even the smallest part of my life on my own. Lord I lay it all at your feet. Lord please lead me and guide me. I have complete faith that you will lead me down the path that you want for me. Lord forgive me for not handling stress the way you have shown me to. Thank you Jesus for forgiving and saving me. You are an awesome God. In Jesus name, Amen.

Many blessing,

Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu for week of 1/13/14

Happy Monday everyone! Hope that your past week was a blessed, productive one.

I spent pretty much all of last week with a migraine so my week was not very productive. So this week I will be playing catch up. Later today I will be posting my schedule for this week to get caught up and ahead. I will also be making a post about the plan I am following to read the bible through in a year.

Here is my menu for the week. I have the meals planned through the end of the month but I will just post them week by week. For other menus please visit The Organized Junkie.

cereal and yogurt x2
chocolate chip muffins
eggs, toast, fruit
sausage biscuits, hash brown potatoes, eggs
cinnamon rolls

chili mac
cheese quesadillas
lunch out
chicken salad sandwich, carrot sticks
left overs
pasta salad, bread sticks
subway after church

individual pizzas, cheesy bread sticks
homemade hamburger helper, corn
pasta bake, salad, bread sticks
mushroom chicken, rice and gravy, green beans, homemade bread
chicken faquitas, Spanish rice, cheesy refried beans
fend for self
meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green peas

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Reading List 2014

Greetings ladies! I hope you are having a blessed year so far.

I am sorry it took so long for me to get my reading list together for this year. In years past I have just read what I felt like. I never took a lot of time to pray about what God wanted me to read. I was going down a path that was NOT what God had for me. I read a lot of romance that was not glorifying to God. I have asked God for forgiveness for putting smut into my mind and not things that were glorifying to Him. This year, through Gods leading, I am reading only things that are glorifying to Him. I love romance but I have finally come to the understanding that secular romance is not pleasing to God, no matter how much I tried to make it seem right.

Here is my list so far. There may be more added throughout the year.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Parenting Your Powerful Child by Dr. Kevin Leman

Doing Well at Being Sick by Wendy Wallace

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore

Praying God's Word by Beth Moore

The Natural Home Pharmacy by Allyson McQuinn

Called To Write, Biblical Truths For Authors and Bloggers by K.M. and C.M. Logan

A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year by Diane Stortz

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Menu for 1/6-1/12

Hello all! This is one of those Sundays when I have been so very thankful that tomorrow is Monday and that starting of a fresh, new week.

My Husband and his fellow brothers in the fire service lost one of their own on New Years Day. It was not the way any of us wanted to start our new year but with our faith in Christ and each other, we have made it through one of the hardest weeks imaginable.

This week the kids go back to school, my home will start with a declutering and deep cleaning(post on this to come soon), and we start to get our schedule back to normal.

Here is my menu for the week. For more menu ideas please go to the Organizing Junkie.

Breakfast - cereal
Lunch - noodles
Dinner - Pork steak with mushrooms and onions, rice and gravy, green beans, corn bread

Breakfast - smoked sausage, eggs, toast
Lunch - homemade cheese pizza, salad
Dinner - left overs

Breakfast - waffles
Lunch - chicken salad sandwiches, carrots and ranch dressing
Dinner - whole roasted chicken, roasted potatoes and carrots, steamed broccoli

Breakfast - eggs, toast, fruit
Lunch - smoked sausage, herb pasta
Dinner - mushroom chicken, rice and gravy, corn

Breakfast - cereal
Lunch - corn dog, mac n cheese
Dinner - sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs

Breakfast - cinnamon rolls
Lunch - left overs
Dinner - homemade mamwich, French fries

Breakfast - waffles
Lunch - left over mamwich, chips
Dinner - fend for self

On Facebook

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a very blessed New Year so far!

Will be making a more detailed post later with some upcoming posts but right now I wanted to let everyone know that I have a facebook page and would love for everyone to like and follow. I am so excited that God has put me on the path of blogging and would love to share that with everyone.

Many blessings,

Sunday, December 29, 2013

This Weeks Menu 12/30-1/5

It has been some time since I have made a post. I will address that later, it will take a whole post for

I hope that everyone had a blessed Christmas and took time to reflect on the true meaning.

This weeks menu will be pretty laid back, nothing all that special. Trying to take advantage of this last week of break.

Breakfast - bagels or cereal, fruit
Lunch - noodles
Dinner - Crock pot beef stroganoff, rice, green beans

Breakfast - toast and eggs
Lunch - chili dogs and chips
Dinner - New Years Eve snack dinner
              chicken strips with canes sauce, bacon cheddar fries, warm crab dip, hot chocolate cookies

Breakfast - cereal or bagel
Lunch - something fast out after movie
Dinner - smoked sausage, cabbage, black eyed peas, corn bread

Breakfast - egg sandwich
Lunch - turkey sandwich
Dinner - chicken fried rice and pot stickers

Breakfast - biscuits and sausage gravy
Lunch - chicken salad sandwiches, carrots and ranch dressing
Dinner - left overs

Breakfast - cereal and fruit
Lunch - fend for self
Dinner - hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, green peas

Breakfast - biscuits, smoked sausage, eggs
Lunch - Out for Daddy's(husband) birthday
Dinner - left overs

I hope that everyone enjoys the end of the year, and beginning of the new one, with their loved ones.

Many blessings,

For other menus please visit The Organizing Jumkie.