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I am homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful blessings and wife to my best friend.Baby-Wearing, cloth diapering, pregnancy, natural health and healing and living frugally are some of my other interests. I love to read, write, listen to music, shop second hand, photography and enjoy family time especially out in nature. I enjoy cooking and making things as natural and homemade as possible. I also enjoy learning new things and about others along the way.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekly Goals/to do for Week of September 30, 2013

I still have a few tasks left over from last week to complete. I did go through my oldest's winter clothes but did not put them in his dresser yet. Luckily he likes wearing tshirts and he has a few pairs of pants out.



  • Open baby a savings account
  • Get out oldest fall clothes
  •  Paint Chalkboard- my wonderful husband already did this.
  • Monday, September 23, 2013

    Weekly goals/to do items for September 23nd, 2013

    The good news I have been studying God's word and researching the history of it! The bad news I only accomplished one item on my list from last week. But, it was worth gaining wisdom and discernment.

    • Open baby a savings account
    • Get out oldest fall clothes
    • write another letter this week/

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    Inspiring Friday: September 19, 2013

    "Most of the important things in the world have been
    accompanied by people who have kept on trying when
    there seemed to be no hope at all." -- Dale Carnegie

    "Temptation usually comes in through a door that has
    deliberately been left open." -- Unknown

    "The last thing one knows is what to put first." --
    Blaise Pascal

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and
    expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein

    "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." --
    Charles Dederich

    "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it
    has been." -- Wayne Gretzky

    "Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite
    of it." -- Mark Twain

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    Weekly to do\goals this week September 16. 2013

    • Open savings account for baby
    • Get oldest winter clothes out
    • write another letter this week for blog project
    • Start taking down household Disney idols

    That is all for now. I am honestly feeling down and overwhelmed but I know Jesus will take my burdens and give me peace that the world does not give.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    God's Love Letter to Us!

    The Bible is the "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth"  God loved us so much that he wrote a book on how to live on earth with Peace and joy and how to get eternal life. His word never fails or changes. In a world with constant advancements in technology, the written word is still one of the most powerful tools available to us. Words can encourage, educate, demonstrate, engage, enlighten, strengthen and the list could go on and on. Words can destroy as well but that isn't what my post is about today! Writing can lift a writers spirits as well and get their feelings out into the world.

    Today face to face contact is replaced with texting,emails and social networks. Face to face contact with a loved one or even meeting new people can be some of the best medicine. Sometimes it is hard to get out and meet with others because of  the distance or opportunities but we can always write to a person to encourage to tell them how we feel about them and lift them up and send them some of God's word which is alive with the holy spirit.  These are just a few scriptures on the power of God's word.
    In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. John 1: 1


    For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4: 12

    The world can feel like it is spinning out of control and getting darker everyday but there is always something we can do to bring light. It may seem small but if we do it together and spread love to more than one person... I know we will reap a mighty harvest. I challenge myself and readers out their to write to one person a week. Just one person a week. It can be anyone from a friend or loved one you haven't seen in awhile to someone you just met. As long as you know their address, you can write a letter. You can send little gifts and pictures if you would like as well. Letters to God are encouraged as well. We don't have to mail our words to him, he know our hearts. As you write letters, tell me a bit about your experience. I will as well and keep track of  whom you write to. I think we all will be blessed for it! 

    I already mailed out a letter to my Grandma on my husbands side. Let's start our project and see what develops. Heavenly Father thank you for this opportunity to bless others with words you have created. Please bless the recipient and give us the wisdom on the kind of letter of encouragement and love each individual needs. Thank you again in Jesus name Amen!
     

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    My Ministry- My Heart

     Three of my children started their first day of a new school year today! It was bittersweet excitement for me. My kids got a much needed break and now they will have some structure. At this time I don't homeschool and I have thought about the idea of homeschooling and weighed the pros and cons and prayed about it. I believe God has called me to help and volunteer at my children's school and classrooms at this time. ( I have 2 in elementary and 1 in Middle School.) I feel called to serve my children as well as the children who are in public school. One thing I am going to do is be ready to talk to my oldest son when he gets home. He starts earlier and gets out earlier. I believe will be good for both of us. I will also be ready to chat with my younger two when they get home.
    John 12:26 "If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."

    God has truly blessed me with five wonderful children. I pray that I recognize their gifts, differences and needs. I also think all children are truly a gift from God! I truly enjoy serving the Lord and feel blessed to be able to do so. I want to share Christ's love with each person I might whether big or small. I believe it is important to pray for students, teachers and staff everyday and to have your time with the Lord.
     Psalm 127:3-5 NIV
    "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate."

    and lets not forget: Mark 10:14 NIV
    "When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them " Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." 

    That being said I look forward to the opportunities the Lord gives me to serve my children and our community. Thank you Heavenly Father for another school year to serve my children and their educational community. I pray that I arm my children with your armor and guide their hearts with your word. Thank you again for giving me a wonderful family. I pray for my wonderful husband as well. Also thank you for Brooklyn's successful tonsil and adenoid surgery on August 22nd, 2013!



    My son Nolan is in first grade and Brooklyn is in 2nd grade. My oldest son starts school earlier, he is in 7th grade. The first picture it was still dark so I played with the camera a bit, my toddler Logan is in the picture with him. The second one it was getting lighter outside. I love taking pictures of my kids.

    Weekly goals/to do for September 1st, 2013

    I gave myself a little break last week and posted only a few to dos. I did all but make a dentist appointment for Brooklyn and Kellan. Now that school has started I should be able to accomplish a bit more.



    • Make Brooklyn a dentist appointment
    • write a letter and send picture to Grandma Hurd
    • Have kids go through toys
    • think about starting a moms group


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    Amber
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