I Burnt The Resurrection Rolls

Seriously.  I burnt them.  See …

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The tops don’t look so bad.  But you’ve used those prepackaged crescent rolls before, right? You know how GREAT they are when they are lightly browned? Where they are fluffy and just cooked all the way through? These were hard and flaky.  Check out the bottoms …

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YUCK! I bit into one and threw it away.  My sweet kids?  These guys?

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They ate them right up!!! They didn’t even care.  Isn’t that sweet 🙂

My hope in Jesus dying on the cross to make a way for me to have a relationship with God the Father is so deep and hits on so many levels, but it also hits on the basic level of this:

I can’t even make resurrection rolls correctly and I need His help to just make breakfast every day!!! Praise Jesus for the hope He gives us!!!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

You can find the recipe for ‘Resurrection Rolls’  like I did, by googling it.  🙂 

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Clean Ten-A Saving Grace for Parenting

Have I told you about Clean 10?  I got the idea years ago from a random blog I read once.  Maybe I found it on Pinterest? I really have no idea.  I would give credit where credit is due, but I really can’t remember where I learned about it! I do know I tried it once, shortly after reading about it and it revolutionized the fighting, whining, crying, awful-ness that A.L.W.A.Y.S. comes after telling my children that it is time for them to clean their rooms.   More

31 Days: Let’s Just Be Honest Day 9: I’m Already Googling 3rd Grade Math

Let’s Just Be Honest: I just had to google my child’s 3rd grade math homework.  I’m sorry.  I don’t remember what the properties of addition are.  They are 4 fold.  Thanks to AAAMath.com, I’ve now learned something new.

This does make me wonder.  If she doesn’t know this stuff and I can’t remember, how is she going to remember when she has to take these crazy state tests at the end of the year?  What if she doesn’t remember this stuff?  Do I need to start making flash cards that we go over like every so often throughout the year until those tests come so she doesn’t forget?!?!?!? This is the cycle of crazy that just went round and round on the hamster wheel in my brain.  AGH!!! More

31 Days: Let’s Just Be Honest Day 6: Constant Prayer Resource

One of the things I mentioned on Day 3 was the element of prayer and how important it is in the waiting process.  It is an active, highly important part of the process.
I Thessalonians 5:17 says “pray without ceasing”.  Do you do that?  Let’s Just Be Honest: I don’t characterize my spiritual walk as one that is filled with continual, unceasing prayer.  HOW are we to pray without ceasing?  How do we do that?  I think part of it is a training of our hearts and minds.  I just bought a new book that is a 10 week devotional on prayer; it’s called Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore. More

31 days of Let’s Just Be Honest: Intro

I have a blogger friend that lives in Austin.  I’ve gotten to know a bit over the past few years.  She’s great.  Her name is Jamie Ivey and you should check her out over here at Dreaming Big Dreams.  About a week ago she emailed asking if I wanted to do this 31-day challenge with her where we blog on the same topic for 31 days during the month of October.  The challenge came from NESTING PLACE.  I think this is her fifth year doing it and last year she apparently had 1200 people participating.  I’m actually suppose to have one of those fancy buttons that others put on their website, but I don’t know how to make those.  So I don’t have one.  Do you know how to make one? Can you make one for me ? 🙂 This will be my home page and I’ll have links here daily.

This is a hard challenge for me to do.  It’s blogging on 1 topic for 31 days in a row.  Wow.  Not sure I can do this.  If you follow my blog, you know sometimes I blog weekly, sometimes it’s 6-8 a month and sometimes a whole month comes and goes, in blogging silence!!!  I’ve got a lot going on right now, so I’m hoping a lot will flow and you’ll get to share in the fun, hard and good of it all.

The topic I’m blogging on for 31 days: Let’s Just Be Honest. More

Psalm 32:3-4

Psalm 32:3-4

This is part 2 of a Psalm 32 Series.

3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away

Through my groaning all day long.

Our sin isn’t supposed to be hidden and kept in the dark.  It feels like it should be secretive and that no one should find out about it, but that’s not true.  When it’s kept in the dark, it feels like this.  It’s gross and it’s hard and it is our bodies, emotionally, spiritually and physically wasting away and groaning through it.  When it’s brought into the light there is freedom from it and, now,  the ability to do differently.

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4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.

Selah.

Failing to confess my sin to Him results in internal heartache and external grief.

We’re in the middle of an all out Texas Summer, with highs above 100 for days in a row.  How exhausting is that mid afternoon heat?  It’s awful, isn’t it?  Having to run errands in it is almost a death sentence!  All I want to do is provide relief for myself and sit in a swimming pool.  That’s the way it was for David.  He was physically exhausted from it.  Unconfessed sin wore him out. The Lord’s hand was on Him, encouraging him to bring that sin into the light through confession.  I’ve been there … many a time, this morning included.  Failing to confess my sin to Him results in a heaviness that is draining.

Let us be reminded, now friends, of verses 1 & 2 of Psalm 32.  Confessing our sin is a relief.  It changes us deeply.  That’s a good thing.

Ah-Ha moment #3

I’ve been reading Made to Crave.  Have you heard of it? It’s a devotional that was recommended to me by a friend through my YouVersion Bible app.  (YouVersion is a great, free bible app.  Just download it, create a profile, search ‘food’ and start the Made to Crave reading plan.  This plan is adapted from the book written by Lysa TerKeurst wrote.) It’s a 21-day reading challenge and it is really great.

This devotional has given me my Ah-ha Moment #3 … (you can read about moments 1&2 here).

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What is Advent?

Advent is a season of expectant waiting … preparing your heart…. More

A Thankful Heart

I get tired of my heart sometimes.  I wrote in June that I am trying to live with a more thankful attitude.  I love writing the things in my daily life that bring me joy, but really More

Humility & Prayer – Books!

I’ve just recently come off of reading an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. book.  It’s titled Humility: True Greatness, by C.J. Mahaney.  I don’t read tons of books.  I like to read, but finding time between, kids, house, working, friends, meetings and indulging in other guilty pleasures like Southern Living magazine, sometimes it’s hard!!!  I love it when people talk about getting into bed at night and reading a chapter before they fall asleep.  I think that’s awesome!!!  Why, you ask? Because when my head hits the pillow and I take that first deep breath … I’m out like a light!!!  It really is a gift and a curse!

When you come off a great book, don’t you just feel like it will be forever before you read another great one?  Well, I follow this blog called Warrior Prayers.  From what I’ve read on her blog and have seen in her posts, she, simply speaking, seems to be a mom who loves her boys beyond belief and is reconciled to the fact that the best thing she can do for them is be a prayer warrior for her young warriors.  How great is that?!  Well, right now, she is reading a book called A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller.  After reading this short excerpt from A Praying Life, I know I have to read this book.  It’s on my next book order list :).

What are you currently reading that you love?  What is God using right now to change your heart and life for the better?

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