Find Something That Works For You

I feel like I’ve told myself this every few weeks, but the truth is: that it true! You have to find something that works for you and make it work for you.

Trying to Achieve My Goals

For my New Year’s Resolutions – or goals – I decided I needed to lose a lot of weight. Funny, this has been my New Year’s Resolution for 5 years… BUT I finally found something that works for me!

I have been following Bikini Body Mommy’s 90 Day Challenge 7.0 since the beginning of the year and simultaneously majorly cutting back my carb intake.

Progress is Encouraging

Well now – Mid February – I find myself down a solid 10 pounds and legit down 5 inches around the fattest thickest part of my tummy. All the spots I measured – I am down 19+ inches! It’s been basically around 45 days!!! Continue reading “Find Something That Works For You”

“G” is for Grace



1 unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification / virtue coming from God / a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace 2 approval, favor / archaic :mercy, pardon / a special favor :privilege / disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency / a temporary exemption :reprieve

I don’t know if I normally say the dictionary is wrong but for the true meaning of “Grace” I think that we should turn to the bible. God gives us grace upon grace – that understanding of grace truly magnifies God’s immeasurable love for us. Continue reading ““G” is for Grace”

The Garden the Curtain and the Cross

Garden Curtain and the Cross Cover

Target Reader:

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross is a fantastic book. I would say this is ideal for young children and readers. We read it to our toddlers, but it is not a board book, so I do have to watch for any page ripping. This book is a GREAT Easter gift. It fully goes into why Jesus had to die on the Cross. Our sin separates us from God and His death on the Cross is the only way we can be reunited with God in Heaven some day. I juggled getting it for my daughter last Easter around her 3rd birthday… I’m glad I got it. Now, almost a year later she knows the whole story very well – which is the whole story of Jesus basically.

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“F” is for Fun


1. enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure. 2. a source of this. playful behavior or good humor. behavior or an activity that is intended purely for amusement and should not be interpreted as having serious or malicious purposes. 3. (of a place or event) providing entertainment or leisure activities for children. 4. amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable.

I think we forget to have fun sometimes. Life is full of weighty stuff and we need to have and experience lighthearted pleasure. I think even we should seek out fun – seek behaviors and activities that are intended purely for amusement. And even go to fun places. Continue reading ““F” is for Fun”

Easiest Dinner Option EVER

Dinner Made Easy

… Or actually MADE FOR YOU!

Which seriously makes this the easiest dinner option ever! And for multiple nights per week!

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Freshly Box on our Porch

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So adding baby #3 made things a LOT more wild. Mostly in good ways. We both still wanted to keep doing bible study though. This meant my husband is gone one night a week and I’m gone one night a week… maybe rushing to eat together, but usually each night leaving the other with the kids for dinner and bedtime.  Continue reading “Easiest Dinner Option EVER”

“E” is for Energy


1. the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. More
 a person’s physical and mental powers, typically as applied to a particular task. 2. power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.

I always feel like I’m complaining about not having enough energy. I am chasing and caring for my kids… So I am exerting energy. I just seem to lay them down (finally, and thankfully all at the same time) for a nap and then have no more energy for myself.

I need more physical and mental powers! I need more physical and chemical resources! I already had coffee, today I’m coming off 8 hours of sleep, I have been taking my vitamins and eating well. I just have my moments of mental and physical discouragement… I can’t keep up.

Psalm 121:1-3 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

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God and Me! For Little Ones

God and Me! for Little Ones: My First Devotional for Toddler Girls Ages 2-3 by RoseKidz

Target Reader:

God and Me! for Little Ones: My First Devotional for Toddler Girls Ages 2-3 is noted as being specifically for 2-3 year old girls. Which it’s perfect for that age group! Maybe even girls ages 4 or 5 would still possibly enjoy it too. This includes a weeks worth of devotions geared towards girls to encourage them to behave in this world. Continue reading “God and Me! For Little Ones”

New Year – New Things

A new year. Yes. A fresh start. Sure?! But what does that look like… it could mean a million different things for each one of us.

The main thing

This year I want to fall in Love with God and His word more and enjoy the fruit of that in my life.

New thing 1

So I decided this year to dig out a new journaling bible I got for Christmas over a year ago… and I want to keep it out on my table without the fear of “what if my kids get to it?” And I’m going to have that be my bible I regularly read at home.

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“D” is for Dependent

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.


Adjective1. Relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.
 2. Conditioned or determined by something else; contingent

I have so much to do in the next 47 hours. Minus tomorrow evening, because we now have a commitment. I have my list, it’s very long, very very long. I need help to get everything done. Yes, my husband will help, he’s actually got his own list too.

I choose to rely on the Lord for aid and support. My stress & anxiety level staying at a minimum is conditioned by and determined by my dependency on the Lord.

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