I almost missed this moment with God - simply to get more sleep

I almost missed this moment with God - simply to get more sleep

It's significantly lighter at 615am than at 545am. A simple 30 minutes makes a huge difference in the early morning hours. I liked the cloak of darkness last week because I could stay hidden from view. People didn't need to see my slow progress or bad form. But today I was in the light. I needed to choose to keep going or hide in my house. Here I go. 

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Create an atmosphere of joy with your decor

Create an atmosphere of joy with your decor

I'm not interior decorator by any means. I think I've commented before on our style as mostly LEGO mixed with dirty socks! But dirty socks do not create an atmosphere of joy, in fact they probably detract from it.  I've discovered though that having decor items in our house that we love and that speak God's truth can help point us back to the reason we have joy in the first place! 

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Spring treats, riding bikes, and little helpers - five places I found joy in the chaos this week

Can I get a HALLELUJAH for the spring weather that is finally here? Some of you have had it for a while now but our area has been lagging behind. I believe we had snow again two weeks ago so weather in the mid 50s is glorious! We've been walking home from school, riding bikes, and coloring with chalk. GLORIOUS! And open windows. Love the nice breeze and the chance to cool the house down quickly when I'm baking up a storm. 

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In order to count it all joy, you have to count

In order to count it all joy, you have to count

The mountain of laundry that has toppled off of the couch onto the floor is the straw that broke the tired mama's back. The complaining begins. The dishes are disgusting, there's nothing to eat. The kids are very dirty, and the dogs sorta stink. Oh, and did I mention we are late to co-op? And I can't stand being late!

Grump. Grump. GRIPE!

"Mommy, are you tired? Mommy are you sad?"

No one's shoes are on. Sister's teeth aren't brushed. The baby is screaming. I am too tired for this. My joy feels like it never existed in the first place. A content heart is nowhere to be found.

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7th Birthday, school visits, and silly hats - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

7th Birthday, school visits, and silly hats - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

It felt great to be back to a mostly normal schedule this week. I got back on track with my daily schedule, started working out again, and overall got back to real life. But we had a few other activities during the week that got thrown in as well but they all provided more chances to see how good our God is!

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