Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I have to make a confession... I am a WEARY mom! My energy level isn't so great right now, my emotional stamina is wavering..... The ugly comparison trap has been trying to get me all tangled up. YUCK! I ran across a great encouraging post from Steady Mom. Anyone else have times of weariness?? For this too shall pass.... Today would be GREAT!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Hearts At Home ministry is a wonderful place of encouragement and support!!

One of the things I love about blogging is the exchange of ideas that takes place; after all, what mom can't use a new idea every now and then!

If you are interested in a blog that brings a group of mommy bloggers all to one place, stop by and visit the Hearts at Home blog.

Hearts at Home's contributing bloggers write about motherhood, each with a unique perspective, reflecting on the spiritual, emotional and downright funny aspects of motherhood. Their group of bloggers range from professional speakers to authors to stay-at-home moms, all who share a passion for the profession of motherhood.

The Hearts at Home blog covers a variety of topics, such as practical mom tips, recipes, book reviews, and advice for tackling tough mommy issues.

Take a peek at this great resource and connect with real moms sharing real stories today!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jesus is AWESOME!!! Testimony Tuesday!!

I just need to shout out: Our God is AWESOME!!! He is the same yesterday, today and forever!!! With God ALL things are possible!!!! He SAVES, He HEALS, He RESTORES!!! To God be all the GLORY!!!

So, what is the testimony??? Actually, I have a couple to share. Our oldest son, Wesley, has a HARD time with colors and at age 8 was diagnosed as color blind. It runs in my side of the family, so no real big surprise. Today, at age 12, we had his annual eye exam with the SAME wonderful doctor.... guess what? Dr. Norman could not find any sign of color blindness!!!!!! Wes passed every test with flying colors (yeah, I try to be funny)! He can see EVERY color!!!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!! His eyes are also LESS far sighted and he needs a weaker prescription!!

Also, our second son, Ethan has had tremendous trouble learning his colors. When he was three I played candy land with him everyday to help him learn his colors (he never got them). Ethan would slide the card he drew along the board to find the color that matched..... he was color clueless. The pre-school teachers, the speech therapist and I did everything we could think of to help him learn his colors. I even colored his bath water with food coloring to give him yet another way of seeing color) Well, this summer everything just seemed to suddenly change... he can identify EVERY color!!! He was tested by our eye doctor last week and is NOT color blind!!!!!! God is GOOD!!!!!!!!

Robyn has been wearing glasses for two years (near sighted and stigmatism). Today, she tested with PERFECT vision and NO stigmatism!!!! Needless to say, she is EXCITED!!!!! Praise the Lord!!! Every week our children's church paster, Tim, has been praying over all the children that wear glasses and encouraging all the children to stand in faith that God is our healer and that he can heal our eyes!!!!!!!!!

God cares about EVERY detail in our life! He is our HEALER!!!!! This has been such a faith boosting day for our children (and me).... They have been standing and believing for eye healing for the past year!!! PRAISE and GLORY to God!!!!!

Do you have a need for healing?? Leave a comment or email me and we will stand in faith with you! God is no respector of people... He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore!!! He can move ANY mountain in your life!!!!!!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tour Tuesday Wind farm pictures.... my new view

The wind farm is going up FAST! There are over 50 turbines up so far. This is the new view from my front yard.....

When I went for a quick walk this morning I had to run in and grab my camera... the turbines are hard to photograph... the grey color blends into the sky when I take pictures (I can see them JUST fine with my own eye).

They still have THREE to put up in the field bordering the south side of our property.... It is going to take some getting used to, but the good thing is that there will be NO other development out here so it will stay quiet and secluded.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

4_H Time!! Project fun!

Consumer Clothing has been a FUN mother daughter project. Since Robyn is my only girl we have to spend special time doing 'girl' things!! We have had a blast shopping, taking pictures and doing all of her activities in the work book. Saturday is the big judging day and then on the 17th she will model in the fair fashion review. She chose a patriotic sundress this year. Very cute!!

Ok... off to help with other projects! Next Tuesday evening the rest of the projects go in for judging.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tour Tuesday!!!

It has been too long since I did a 'Tour Tuesday'! This afternoon I grabbed my camera and took a stroll through the garden. This is the biggest garden we have ever had...... I think that is a direct correlation to how *old* my children are... My youngest is FOUR!! My husband has also been helping me. We have enjoyed the time we have spent together out there.... His main job is to weed eat between the beds. This first picture was taken on my back steps... the view I see out my back door.

Here we are entering the garden at the 'front gate'....

Now looking in from the 'back gate'... you can see the back of the house off in the distance.
On the fence I have spaghetti squash, regular yellow squash and Zucchini growing..... YUMMY!

The Tomatoes are growing like CRAZY!!!! Here I am standing behind the tomatoes... I am 5'9" and can barely see over them!!! If they produce as well as they have grown UP then we are in for a bumper crop!!

This year are garden is growing:
Tomatoes, squash (various kinds), lettuce, spinach, onions, peppers (various kinds), cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, cucumbers, green beans, sweat potatoes, mini gourds, birdhouse gourds, red raspberries and black berries.

I would LOVE to see your garden!! I am so enjoying the hours spent out there.... I feel so close to God and to my family while I am working with the plants. So now you can 'see' where I ENJOY part of my everyday!!!!

Now here is a BIG reason I LOVE the country life.... I looked out the window and caught a glimpse of some country visiting! You can see the wind turbines if you look in the back ground.... Good neighbors are such a BLESSING!!!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Into the future....

Today I am raising my daughter (and my sons). 'Tomorrow' she will be raising her children. I have been studying Proverbs 31 (yeah, that woman we love to hate). It has been GOOD for me... I have growing to do. Right now the convicting question that I am hearing the Holy Spirit asking me is: "Am I spending my time the way I hope Robyn spends hers while she is raising my grandchildren?" !!! Answer: YIKES!! Some days, yes. Other days, NO.

How is she seeing and experiencing me spend my days. Am I spending more time nurturing them or being 'busy'? Do they see too much of the back of my head while I am on the computer?? Do they feel like they are interrupting me while I am busy at tasks?? Do I make them feel second fiddle to all the things I do? Am I more focused on ME or THEM?? Am I wasting precious time I have with them?? Am I TRAINING her up to be the home manager of her home?? Am I equipping her with the tools and skills she will need? By watching me does she know what is the most important?? ON and ON the questions go!

I have always heard that things are 'caught not taught' when it comes to parents passing things on to their children. How am I measuring up?? The Proverbs 31 does not 'Eat the bread of idleness'... do I?? Hard questions.... Am I being WISE in the way I use my days, my energy, my resources??

To read more please visit Tammi, for the True Woman series. I haven't kept up with it like I should... but I am doing a Proverbs 31 study with my Friday morning 'mom's group'. Proverbs 31 is such a GOOD study... not pain free, but good! Do you love her?? I am starting to......