Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crazy Overwhelming World

This world we live in can be overwhelming. It seems like every direction we turn, the world is in chaos . . .

  • Terrorism
  • Hate crimes
  • Vandalism
  • Racism
  • Society in an uproar
  • Disease
  • Disrespect
  • Ignorance
  • Torture
  • People against people
  • Anger
  • Deceitfulness
  • Thievery
  • Dysfunction 
This list could go on and on . . .

I don't like listening to or reading the news. Tonight I was reading prayer requests on Facebook and came across a family that has been devastated by a car accident. The accident killed their baby girl and it seems has paralyzed their 4 year old daughter. All in an instant.

I was reading another post about a little boy that had a horrific accident a year or so ago. Someone keeps others informed of this little guy and his progress and struggles. Apparently, this site has been receiving horrific comments toward this little boy and his family. This type of thing is called "trolling". Why would anyone be so hateful to anyone, especially a little boy and his family that is simply asking for prayer?

Of course, everyone is aware of the Ebola scare that is currently happening around the world. 

This world is out of control! This world NEEDS Jesus.

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How do you handle the stresses of the world? What do you do to keep your home free from tragedy, terrorism and all of the "indescribable" negative influences of the world?

For us, we enjoy our home . . .  without the "noise" of the world. 

I love turning on Christian music and then cranking it up a bit. 

We spend time together preparing meals in the kitchen, each of the kids help out one night a week. 

We enjoy movies together . . . along with fresh popped popcorn with freshly melted butter.

Anyone that knows us, knows that we love, love, love God's creatures. Taking care of, loving and simply enjoying them helps take the stresses of the outside world away.

Talking with one another about this or that . . . it is also a great time to simply sit back and listen to the kids talk to one another.

Impromptu outings . . . it is generally too hard to actually plan something and make it happen as it seems something always comes up. We like to decide on the fly about places to go. I think it makes it more fun that way.

Sometimes we cuddle up and I read a few chapters from a book aloud. I love seeing eyes light up while listening!

We also enjoy touching someone else's life or family. Fun little projects to give or doing just a little something unexpected.

Evenings provide time for devotions. I am so thankful that my husband takes the time to read through devotions and have nightly prayer with our boys. I love that he shares with them his struggles and triumphs. I love that he demonstrates "how" to lean on Jesus. I pray my boys will always remember "devotion time with Daddy."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Stopped and Gazed

I walked into my bathroom this morning, turned on the shower, opened the closet and grabbed a washcloth and towel and then I saw it . . .

I gazed out my window from where I was standing and saw this beauty outside my window.

Beautiful yellow and green leaves dancing from the tree limbs. A little further to the right a beautiful Majestic Red tree. As I stared out my window I was once again amazed at the beauty God gives us to soak in with our eyes.

God is so AMAZING! Thank you God for the beauty!

Cuckoo, Color, Drawings and Supper

The happy little bird that lives in my cuckoo clock just told me it is 11:00 p.m. He is a quick little bird and pretty accurate!

It is unbelievable to me that we are quickly approaching November! Where did this year disappear to?

The trees are putting on their beautiful Fall Color. They are so beautiful adorned in yellow, orange and red.

Katelyn has been busy with the camera AND drawing!

Artemis the Bearded Dragon

She drew this one today of Beckett . . .

She actually completed this in a few hours with a pen.

Today was a normal kind of busy . . . tomorrow should be calm ~ looking forward to that.

Came home today and made Omelets with cheese, toast and sausage links. Just say it was DEVOURED. Makes a mama feel good at what you can do with a dozen and a half eggs, 3/4 of a loaf of bread and a lb of sausage. Yes, I am feeding an army of growing boys and boy do they eat!

Time to head to bed . . . before the clock strikes 1 a.m.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

No Title

Today has been a relaxed kind of day . . .

We slept in a little or some of us a lot! 

We were able to tackle a few smallish kind of projects. 

Movies in the family room for Daddy, Katelyn and the boys. Mama had computer work to tend.

I Love Love Love Weekends!

I came across a few links that you may enjoy . . . I know I did!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Preparing for Winter

It isn't too early to be thinking about Our Winter Preparedness. We can't put it off any longer folks . . . winter is quickly approaching!

Are you prepared for what winter is going throw at you this year?

With my large family, I appreciate posts that help to remind me it is better to be prepared than to be caught unprepared and in trouble.

I have read and heard several times that our little area of the world is in for another brutal winter. Of course, those weather people can only predict what they think, but that is enough for me!

Number 1 on our Must Have list is a Generator!

We are thankful that we have our Generator! Our generator provides all of the electricity needed to run our entire home in the event of a blackout. What about you? How are you prepared for power outages?

2. NOAA Weather Radio! No exceptions!
3. Water - bottles or gallons
4. Emergency Medical Supplies - In our home we have asthma and allergy issues. I must make sure we have items for both situations to handle any emergency that could emerge from asthma or allergies. 
5. Routine medicine you have been prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you have several days worth.
6. Flashlights and extra batteries. Also have a crank powered flashlight . . . just in case.
7. Non-perishable food
8. First Aid Kit
9. Manual can opener
10. Blankets
11. Garbage bags
12. Books or board games for family
13. Wrench to shut off utilities if need be
14. Don't forget about your pets - make sure you prepare for their survival too!
15. Your Bible!

I have a few books on my reading list:

In our home we are also prepared for those little emergencies with doTERRA Essential Oils.

What oils should every household have on hand in case of an emergency? Maybe you have wondered, What will I do if someone in my family gets ill, has pain, or is emotionally distressed during an Emergency, Blackout, Natural Disaster? What if a doctor was not readily available? Knowing what your body needs and having those needs met is something every home should be prepared for.

doTERRA has an Emergency Preparedness Kit that I highly recommend!!!

It has been my personal experience that doTERRA Essential Oils are extremely helpful in so many situations. My boys have learned quickly the oils are God's gift to us.

Emergency Preparedness Kit 

Being prepared for emergencies gives you and your loved ones the feeling of safety and security. Provide your family members with peace of mind with the dōTERRA® Emergency Preparedness Kit.

This kit includes:
• 15 mL bottles of the oils that are essential for every home: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Breathe, DigestZen®, On Guard, Frankincense, TerraShield®, AromaTouch®, Purify, Clove, and Lemongrass
• 5 mL bottle of Deep Blue®

• Fractionated Coconut Oil
• wood storage box
• diffuser
• Family Physician® Audio CD.

I would love to hear what you are doing to prepare for what Winter has in store. If you are interested in being proactive in keeping your family healthy, please contact me, I would love to assist you.

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