Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Musings - 11/25/13

Here is one of my favorite Bible verses. 

And one more verse in honor of Thanksgiving this week. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Musings - 11/18/13 - C. S. Lewis

In honor of the 50 years of legacy that C. S. Lewis has left behind, I am sharing some quotes from him. I think he was a very smart man and has quite the way with words. 

For more of my favorite C. S. Lewis quotes, check out my Pinterest board: 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Musings - 11/11/13

To all of the Veterans out there and their families - Thank you for your service. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Homeschooling Moms are Some of the Bravest

I truly believe that homeschooling moms are some of the bravest, most courageous women in the world. They are strong women and many of them choose this life style because they want what is best for their children. Even when it might be hard on them. I have the privilege of seeing many of these women at work. We have a local homeschool co-op that I have the honor of teaching at. I get to hear these women share their joys...and their struggles. I see real life! 

My mom has been homeschooling for 24+ years. Both of my sisters-in-law have started homeschooling this year. There are many different moms in all different life stages in the co-op and many other homeschooling moms that I have gotten to know through other means. And someday, I want to be just like them. I admire them greatly. 

While they are sharing their struggles, I am seeing their perseverance. While they are battling their strong-willed children, I am seeing their strength. While the younger moms are tired from their little ones, I see the older mothers encouraging them. While they are rejoicing over their child, the others are sharing in it. Though all of these women are not perfect, they are real. They show me real life and how, in the end, it is God's grace that gets them through and their faith in Him! 

These are the women I look up to. I accept them just the way they are. They inspire me and I want to be that kind of mom someday!

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thanksgiving first, then Christmas

Halloween is over. And I am glad for that. I do not care for the day.  Instead, I would rather celebrate Reformation Day. So anyway Halloween is over, and that means that Christmas decorations are going up in the stores and it is the next "retail" holiday. But wait, isn't there another Fall holiday that is coming up in between now and then? Oh yes, there is that holiday about the turkey. I think we almost forgot about that one...


I love Thanksgiving. In fact, I love the time leading up to Thanksgiving. It reminds me to be thankful and I think it prepares me for the Christmas season as well. It helps me to be thankful for the Gift of the season. I especially love Thanksgiving Day. The family all gathers around and each person tells something they are thankful for. I love hearing the answers, especially from the little ones! It is a time we set aside to give thanks. It is a great reminder for everyone.

This season, I ask you each to remember Thanksgiving. And more importantly remember what you are thankful for and to Who you are thankful to. Happy giving thanks month!