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Meal plan

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Reasons

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A new Way

Colossians 3:1-21 The Message

1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from hisperspective.

3-4 Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

5-8 And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It’s because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn’t long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know better now, so make sure it’s all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.

9-11 Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.

12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

15-17 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

18 Wives, understand and support your husbands by submitting to them in ways that honor the Master.

19 Husbands, go all out in love for your wives. Don’t take advantage of them.

20 Children, do what your parents tell you. This delights the Master no end.

21 Parents, don’t come down too hard on your children or you’ll crush their spirits.

 

 

contentment

Colossians 3:12-17 New American Standard Bible

12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and [k]patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is [l]the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ [m]rule in your hearts, to which [n]indeed you were called in one body; and [o]be thankful. 16 Let the word of [p]Christ richly dwell within you, [q]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [r]one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing [s]with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

Goals-Week 3

Swimming lessons are going wonderfully on Saturday mornings! B LOVES them!

Remember that my

My Main Goals for June are:

  • Be a better Wife 
  • Be a better Mother
  • Finish the New House
  • Clean and organize our old house

Last Week’s Goals Were:

  1.  Show Hubbin how much I love him in a practical way.
  2. Read B three stories every day.
  3. Get paint samples from the store and onto the wall in the living room with the alternate color, decide on the color, paint the wall. Touch up the ceiling.
  4. Get Hubbin to A) figure out the electrical for the master and B) call the electrician to set up a time for him to come out (next Friday?)
  5. Clean the Dining Room (Sweep, Mop, Change the Tablecloth) and Kitchen (finish the list from last week)
  6. Get Relax & Revive books up to date and sales tax turned in by Friday night.
  7. Read a chapter (or section) of a book every day.
  8. Phone calls to set up appointments: A) Roy Hucke, B) State Farm, C) Jen & Travis, D) Theresa

Here is my list for this week:

  1. Make dinner three nights this week
  2. Help B make Father’s Day gifts (there may be a separate post on this soon!)
  3. Paint final wall in the living room and touch up ceiling at the new house
  4. Touch up paint in bathroom and B’s room and kitchen at the new house
  5. Ask Hubbin about the electrical and the plan for it
  6. FIND A TILE GUY: get quotes from two guys (at least) and hire one!
  7. Sweep, vacuum, and mop entire upstairs at old house
  8. Call State Farm about roof
  9. Put tub of clothes away in drawers and go through next size up of B’s clothes
  10. Read a chapter or section of a book every night

There you have it! Good luck to me this week!

Goals-Week 2

Remember that my

My Main Goals for June are:

  • Be a better Wife 
  • Be a better Mother
  • Finish the New House
  • Clean and organize our old house

Last Week’s Goals Were:

  1. Go on one date night with Hubbin this week (should be easy since our anniversary is on Friday!)-plan the childcare.
  2. Work on B’s bedtime routine to help her fall asleep more quickly on her own.
  3. Finish Framing the Master Closet     This was not something I could do on my own (well, i guess I could have had I not been watching B as well, but since I was, this was really Hubbin’s project, and it is as of yet uncomplete.
  4. Get Hubbin to call the plumber and the electrician to schedule times for them to come work on the Master Suite     The Plumber comes on Friday to get everything done with help from Hubbin! The Electrician has not been called yet to my knowledge 
  5. Clean off the table-put everything away, change tablecloth, sweep and mop the dining room floor. Partially done!
  6. Clean the Kitchen-File papers, Put Miscellaneous stuff on the counter away, Clean and put the fryer away, sweep and MOP the floor. This is actually MOSTLY done, but none of the things are COMEPLETE, so I can’t check them off 🙁
  7. Read a chapter in a book every night (either Entreleadership or Boundaries with Kids) I think I read a chapter (or section) four nights this last week

If it is marked off then I did it! If not, there was a note.

 

Here are my goals for this week:

  1.  Show Hubbin how much I love him in a practical way.
  2. Read B three stories every day.
  3. Get paint samples from the store and onto the wall in the living room with the alternate color, decide on the color, paint the wall. Touch up the ceiling.
  4. Get Hubbin to A) figure out the electrical for the master and B) call the electrician to set up a time for him to come out (next Friday?)
  5. Clean the Dining Room (Sweep, Mop, Change the Tablecloth) and Kitchen (finish the list from last week)
  6. Get Relax & Revive books up to date and sales tax turned in by Friday night.
  7. Read a chapter (or section) of a book every day.
  8. Phone calls to set up appointments: A) Roy Hucke, B) State Farm, C) Jen & Travis, D) Theresa

Goals-Week 1

I have been reading Dave Ramsey’s Enterleadership book recently (fine, I started in in January, got overwhelmed, and just started reading it again a few weeks ago). One of the things he talks about is setting goals (He actually goes into much more detail than that). I have also been reading another blog recently where the author publicly sets goals once a week and then the next week shares how she did on them and sets new goals for the next week. I love it and thought I would give it a go for June! If I like it and it is working well I will continue, if not, I will stop at the end of June. 🙂

My Main Goals for June are:

  • Be a better Wife 
  • Be a better Mother
  • Finish the New House
  • Clean and organize our old house

With that in mind, here are my goals this week:

  1. Go on one date night with Hubbin this week (should be easy since our anniversary is on Friday!)-plan the childcare.
  2. Work on B’s bedtime routine to help her fall asleep more quickly on her own.
  3. Finish Framing the Master Closet
  4. Get Hubbin to call the plumber and the electrician to schedule times for them to come work on the Master Suite
  5. Clean off the table-put everything away, change tablecloth, sweep and mop the dining room floor.
  6. Clean the Kitchen-File papers, Put Miscellaneous stuff on the counter away, Clean and put the fryer away, sweep and MOP the floor.
  7. Read a chapter in a book every night (either Entreleadership or Boundaries with Kids)

Until Next time!

Mother’s Day

This is how I feel about Mother’s Day.

http://mom.me/blog/6848-why-i-hate-mothers-day/

I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Cookies!

I am addicted to cookies. Yes, I LOVE cookies! I love all kinds of cookies, and have only had a few cookies in my entire life that I did not like, besides every hard cookie in existence. I HATE hard cookies, they are such a let down! So, I bring you my single most FAVORITE cookie on the planet. Chocolate Chip Cookies….New York Times Best Seller Cookies…..one and the same!

Here is the link to the blog I found them on: Cookies.

I half the recipe. There is WAY too much dough for me to make into cookies if I don’t (think 3 hours straight of cookie baking to complete the batch with the original recipe). Also, I add normal semi-sweet chocolate chips. The bittersweet chocolate or the baking chocolate is just not sweet enough for me! I don’t like to have a bitter aftertaste in my mouth after consuming a super-amazing cookie!

Now, go make cookies!

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My goober!

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God, what are you preparing me for? What are you teaching me now? Please open my eyes and let me see! I want to know where this journey is taking me. I want to know the syllabus so I know where I am going. I feel so lost. So alone.
This leadership piece you are showing me now feels so foreign. I don’t think I am a leader, but I have been told my whole life that I am one…just not the loud, bossy type of leader…. I guess that’s a good thing, but what kind of leader am I then? There are so many issues with me as a leader….

I need to be better about communicating my heart, expressing the reason why I am doing something, or want someone else to do something. I need to be better at seeing my weaknesses so I can work on them.
I have no one to lead right now except Brooke, but I know she is the most important person I can lead. Thank you for her. She is amazing! She has such a sweet, quiet, peaceful spirit. Thank you, God. She is perfect.

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Yes. That’s my Baby Girl playing the piano…yes, she is only one…yes, she is playing with individual fingers and thumbs, not banging her hold hand…she’s pretty much amazing!