Unseen Hands

Unseen Hands

As I walked into my daughter’s bedroom, I picked up dirty laundry from the floor.  I carried it to the bathroom chute and dropped it in, then hung some towels and wiped up a toothpaste mess.  I proceeded into my son’s room for some straightening and then to my own.  Downstairs, I emptied 2 trashcans and a laundry basket and a suitcase from my husband’s business trip that week. Thousands of times, I’ve picked up dirty laundry, straightened towels and emptied trash cans – virtually unseen. Of course when I don’t do these things – everyone sees the overflowing trash […]

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Balancing Family & Ministry & Launching a Book

alex and alexis school pics

I get asked all.the.time ,“How do you do it all?” My answer – I don’t. As a matter of fact, I have a feeling if we exchanged homes, husbands, kids and calendars there is NO way I could do all you do – you know why?  Because God gifted you to do what you do and me to do what I do and if we swapped…I could not fill your space like you fill your space!  God created you unique to do what you do and he uniquely pieced together your family with your husband and children to be with […]

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Have You Lost Your Edge?

have you lost your edge

  The end of 2012 was really hard for me.  In November, I had a little meltdown late one night as my husband and I talked about life.  I started crying and just couldn’t stop – which is very unlike me. I think I cried for over an hour.  I was simply exhausted and the idea of adding my Christmas to-do list to homeschooling and blogging and book edits – completely overwhelmed me. Of course, it was all so clear for my husband that I should just put the blog on hold till after the book edits were complete (they were due January 2nd to […]

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I’m Maxed Out!

Time out

  I knew the day would come – when I’d say – I can’t do it anymore.  I can’t blog, homeschool the kids, keep the house clean, be the wife I want to be, maintain my friendships, serve at church, attend all the children’s activities (four nights a week)  AND write a book! I can’t. I’m . maxed . out . Today by lunch time I was muttering under my breath – I quit. But there’s nothing on the list I plan to quit on – so…I think I just have to call a Time Out. My manuscript is due to the publisher on […]

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5 Disciplines~Week 2 – Time Management

weekly cleaning schedule

First let me begin with a Week 1 update:  My “Body Challenge” goal was to lose 5 pounds in 5 weeks.  As of today, I have lost 1 1/2 pounds and I think if I eat one jelly bean I will gain this pound back.  lol!  So this means I must continue to skip my after dinner snack and exercise 20 minutes, 3+ times a week to maintain this loss and continue to lose more.  If you took the week one challenge and have an update – please leave it in the comment section – this is your accountability :)! Now let’s […]

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Does Easter Stress You Out?

I’ll keep this short and snappy because I know you have a lot to get done today!!!  Holidays can be really rough on mamas!  We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do it all perfectly.  There’s a laundry list of things we have to do to pull off great memories and a meaningful day for our kids and the pressure can warp mommies mood! Let me forewarn you – Satan HATES Easter and us celebrating Jesus Christ rising from the dead!  He would LOVE to ruin your holiday.  There are many spiritual battles that we may face tomorrow and […]

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