Bits and Pieces add up to much!

Help Tracy’s Boys

A sweet friend needed help.

I watched over a 24 hour period, G-d moved and people gave.

Some gave a lot and some gave little. G-d used every dollar.

I was so encouraged for several reasons. And my heart became broken, but a good breaking. Softened for G-d to use. Belief that there are people willing to give and give right now immediately.  I feel a kindred spirit, a connection to those who share my heart though we haven’t spoken and some of us have never met in person.

Many times you may want to give for a cause, but feel that you don’t have enough. You don’t realize that your amount of anything means a lot. Especially when lots of people get together. Then others, many who can give a lot, see those with little giving what they have, may or may not match you dollar for dollar. Regardless, G-d blesses it! I have so much hope and encouragement in humanity again. The willingness and real love and action to help a fellow-man( Woman).

I have needed help, from time to time. Not necessarily monetarily, but sometimes it has been a struggle. Especially that year darling was laid off and we used up savings. I have needed help with immediate household stuff, when we simply didn’t have the cash to fix it. I refuse to go into debt for stuff and I was too proud to ask from anyone. Even and especially the church. I am so proud of my friend. She did ask she should and allowed G-d to bless her through others. EVERYONE benefits when we work in this way. When we allow G-d to bless us in this way, we allow his blessings to touch others. It really is a blessing to give and help others!

Stepping out of our comfort zone. It is easy to sit back and complain. It is more difficult to give up a part of yourself and admit you need help. Not a pride thing but more of a self-confident thing. It is not a weakness to need help. I am realizing, there are seasons of life. Most of us go through all of them at some time.

Casting Crowns-Voice of Truth

Spending Summer Decluttering: A Reflective Post


I can not believe how fast the summer has flown. School will be starting again soon.

I am still working on getting my house in order. Being a neat freak and having a chronic illness has been very challenging. Some days all I can do is maintain. Meaning, I do dishes and laundry.

I found “The Flyday”, many many years ago. I adapted my own cleaning schedule by her influence. I read her books. I wanted to learn how to keep my home clean with small children and not spend ALL my time cleaning. I really enjoy spending some time with my children. I also want a clean house!

Years ago, I had been ill for months. We did not really know what was making me so ill at that time. It was another one of those… I’m just surviving times.

A dear sweet lady from my church, the daughter of one of my favorite Pastor emeritus,came over and helped me declutter. I had been in the hospital for  awhile. She had asked if I needed someone to bring food over. At that time, we had lots of food in the freezer. It was a regular habit of mine to batch cook meals.  I had frozen and canned tons of food also from our garden. Our freezer and deep fridge were well stocked. All we had to do was take out  a meal from the freezer and put into refrigerator  or straight into the oven.
She asked me what I really needed. I said someone to help me wade through stuff that piled up when I was incapacitated. No one here  touches it, so I have a mountain every time I get back on my feet. She came over several times and spent the entire day helping me make my house a home! She did not ask for anything. She just wanted to bless me and my home. Rebecca and Marcus have been more than a blessing in our home and life!

Today I am sitting in a different clutter.

I’ve spent the past months going through my stuff, kids stuff , I haven’t finished yet. I’m working around normal daily stuff like cooking and cleaning, taking son 1 to work, checking on online bills, getting exercise in, and caring for my little boys.

If I can just get it to spotless… I can maintain! My routines are doable and easy to incorporate the boys into.

If ,I get super sick again, I’ve budgeted to hire a person to clean for me.

I don’t ever want to have this mountain to attack alone again.