Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some very good advice!

Women Living Well Blog

Check out this site I recently discovered in my blogging travels!  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it and viewing the videos Courtney has to offer.  She gives some sound advice from a Biblical standpoint, she's well written and engaging on camera!  She reminds me of Beth Moore in many ways!  Today's posting is about teaching your children the same lesson over and over again.  I know I can relate with the wild man!  He has been so challenging since he turned 3 last year!  We've noticed some progress with his aggressive behaviors in the recent month since he's turned 4.  For some reason, he thinks 4 is pretty grown up!  I'll take what I can get!  More to the point, I've found myself on my knees more than once in the past few months praying and asking God what I was doing wrong.  I felt I was consistent in his discipline yet he was continuing to misbehave in the same ways.  I want to thank Courtney for the reminder that he has only been on this earth for 4 years and is a sponge soaking everything up around him.  It must be extremely overwhelming to be that age, curious about the world, wanting to explore, yet having what must feel like constricting boundaries.  He's a wonderful blessing in my life and I need to continue to remember what that childlike curiosity feels like :)

On another note, I've signed up to do book reviews a site called Book Sneeze that allows bloggers to review books on their blogs.  I thought it sounded pretty cool and signed up!  My first book is Captured by Grace: No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God by Dr. David Jeremiah.  I'm very excited to get started!

Journaling has been difficult lately.  I haven't written anything since July 27 and then my entry was interrupted by the wild man.  It had been fairly cathartic for me - jotting down thoughts in the old fashioned way!  There's nothing quite so therapeutic, well, except for knitting or a really great movie!  I see my journal lying on the coffee table with pen beside it and pass it by every day, thinking "oh, I should really sit down and write a little" yet it doesn't happen.  It was nice, I was writing down what I was thankful for that day, my prayers, my concerns, conversations with God, rants about the wild man, thoughts on that weeks sermon.  I need to get back into it.  It helps keep my mind on the right path.

Fall is quickly approaching and so is fair season!  Oh, I can't wait for the first fair!!!  There is nothing like the smell of the animal barns or the fair food, or the sights of all the crafty exhibits to feed the creative mind - it's my favorite time of the year :)  Too soon after comes hot days and cool nights, fall harvests, yellow mums, apple picking, trees changing color, Halloween. *Sigh* Unfortunately it all goes by so quickly.  I'm thinking about entering one of my knit items in a show - maybe a selection of hats?  I don't know!  I'm going to soak up the atmosphere as much as I can to carry me through winter's colorless season.

I have some unexpected quiet time so I'm heading outdoors to enjoy the late afternoon sun and watch my hens for a while :)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!  Stay safe and happy knitting!


  1. Oh my how your walk down fall lane has me itching for the season as well! I LOVE FALL!!! You should absolutely enter some of your stuff in a show! You'll have to fill me in on which fairs are the best!

  2. Oooooo I am so glad to hear that today's post touched your heart! Girl we are in the trenches together!!!

    Keep walking with the King!
    Much Love,


Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris