Random Miscellaneous Post

I have had every intention to blog at least every other day. I’ve always got something to say or ponder and this is a perfect avenue for me. Very cathartic!

I seem to live in my van lately. I don’t like this season of life. I think if I can slow down for a while my body and mind will completely heal. I am supposed to be doing taxes right now, but I’m a bit carsick queasy right now. I’ll work on it shortly, maybe after a small protein snack?

I attended my eldest son’s school sports banquet last night. Something Brother Clark “preached” about resonated with something God has already put in my heart. I felt like he had opened my bible study quiet time notebook and read it. It was cool, awesome, creepy, cool and a blessing. It confirmed to me that God really IS talking to me. I have a written journal for things I “hear” when  am meditating on the word.

I am slowly trying to declutter my home. For lent again I am doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge. 



A forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you focus on cleaning one area per day. In this one area you challenge yourself to declutter, simplify, decrapify, and get rid of things you don’t need. The goal is one bag a day but you can have more or less.

The 2014 challenge officially goes from Wednesday, March 5th to Saturday, April 19th. Sundays are your day off.

You can start it whenever you are finding this post, we’ll still be here to cheer you on!

Also at http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days-2014/ you can find printouts to help you organize. I had already made my list and organized before finding it. I also have “sticky notes” in my computer to remind me and apps on my phone that I use to check off progress. 

I am very ill. I want God to completely heal me. I am asking for any readers to join me for prayer in that direction! I’m praying that my healthy diet will aid in healing me from inside out. I know I need rest. I’ve been reading recently, about God giving sweet peace and rest.  

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Mark 6:31 “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

 People are asking about my weight loss. I am working on a post about that currently in draft.

Working on having peace with part time Job {Mindful Mothering Mondays}

I thought my tutoring would fall in sync with our lives. It was and is a godsend to have found Classical Conversations. It lines up with what we believe. ALL subjects point to God. They are all interrelated.

The work we do, in Challenge II, is work I would also be preparing for my own Challenge II student. It was supposed to be fairly simple and easily fit in with our lifestyle.

I’ve finally come to the realization, when prepping for this semester, this takes a lot more time to prepare for more than one student. I take into account where the child is, I try to individualize, as I would my own.

It takes a lot of time from my small children ( I have 4 boys whom I consider littles). If I give them my normal attention, then prepping deprives me of sleep, which also takes me from my children. I am an “interesting” person when sleep deprived. I really thought it would be something I could do in about 20 minutes per day. But really it is an actual a job, that make take me a couple hours per day. I’ve changed my thought about  it.  I now approach it differently. I thought it was a gift and an honor to give of myself and share with others, the knowledge God has so blessed me with.

I have resolved myself to the fact, it is okay to have a part time job, that in essence, takes time from my family as long as there is compensation and benefits to the family.

I’ve had to rearrange our schedule. Hubby works an odd work schedule. I must keep the children quiet for quite a while in the mornings. I take one of my sons to school( small private Christian school) daily. I need to be in bed early so I can wake up in the mornings to get him to school on time.  Then add to the mix, a daughter, whom I take to work often. I don’t know her work schedule for pickup or drop off. Oh…  at least once a week everyone’s schedule collides!

I want more time to raise these littles. They are growing so quickly. My older kids are such great people. I want to invest more time to raising these younger 4 into great people too.

I pray daily for God to impart HIS wisdom into my brain and heart. I am in deep prayer about whether I should continue tutoring CC  next school year or whether I should take time off to get my home in order. I have a child in Essentials class, this is his first year. I haven’t been able to really help him because I’m tutoring during Essentials. There is a “help” class for the new parents on Fridays. So far they’ve clashed with my previously set scheduled activities, whether volunteering, doctor’s appointments or etc…

I have been vigilant this year, 2014, to schedule things in my control, on others days. Maybe we will catch up??



Rough Sunday Night

I spent a few hours in the Children’s ER with my son Daniel. We arrived home by 2am.


The three-year old, Jesse, socked him in the eye with his fist. For no reason whatsoever.  He said he wasn’t angry or anything.  Daniel was helping him and Noah with their baths since that task is too hard for me at my expanding girth and lack of center.

Daniel had a nice shiner, non stop tears from the eye, major redness, pain and blurred vision. SO I had to take him to get checked out. After some pain drops and a through examination the doctor decided he should see a specialist in the morning.