Welcome! This week I'm starting a new series. I know, I know. I have done "series" before and I didn't get very far with them but this time things just feel a little bit different. All over the place I have been seeing this saying "Do it scared." The principle behind it is if God has placed a passion, desire, dream, vision, you name it in your heart and mind that even if you are terrified of the outcome, the results, the reception it doesn't matter. You just need to do whatever that thing is and do it scared. So here I am. I am terrified to begin sharing these thoughts with the world. But for whatever reason, I feel like now is the time to really dive in the deep end with some of the things I have experienced and continue to experience as we continue on this "church replant" journey we are on. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me as we take this deep dive together.
HI! I'm glad you stopped by today. This week as I was sitting down to plan out what I would write about I decided to scroll back through some of my old posts and just see what kinds of topics have struck my fancy in the past. One of the things I noticed was that… Continue reading This Or That: All About Me Edition
Over the course of my time as a homemaker I have really tried to lean into the idea that I as the mom am the one that more often than not will be the one that sets the tone in my home. That means when things like what happened on Saturday rather than allowing the anger and frustration ruin an opportunity to be loving and understanding I was able to use the situation to help make things calm and resolve the problem peacefully. Here are a few things to think about when things sometimes go wrong.
If you sit down with almost any pastor’s wife and ask her what one of the first questions she was asked was when she and her husband went to a church in view of a call to pastor the answer will probably be something along the lines of whether or not she could play the piano or organ, when she planned to begin leading the weekly women’s Bible study, or what her vision for the children’s ministry department happened to be. It is almost always assumed that when a pastor accepts the call to become the new pastor of a church that his wife will be active in some way within the ministry, a two for one deal of sorts. And that is probably true to some extent, however, what that role looks like may not be what the members of the church are expecting.
Sometimes things take a turn and school doesn't end up looking like what we think it should and that is just fine.
It is also no secret that I love to read. There is something about the fall season that encourages you to slow down and that is what is required for reading well. Normally I am just reading whatever strikes my fancy but this year I made the decision that while I am going to continue to read the fun non-fiction (brain candy) type books, I am also going to focus on my own Homeschool Mom Professional Development.
Happy Week 3 friends! Introducing Pre-K2 Each week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday I get the joy of being able to help care for my 2 year old nephew while his big sister is her for the school day. One of the things that used to happen was that he and Madilynn would hang out… Continue reading Mars Hall Weekly Round Up: Week 3
Anyone who knows me and my family knows that we are busy people. Between schooling the kids, household management, church work, associational work, running small businesses, and all the other extra add ins we are just alwasy going and doing. I often hear from people that they have no idea how I "do it all" so today I'm going to let you in on my little secret.
I'm going to begin this by stating that I am NOT a fan of Monday holidays. It really just throws everything off completely and makes staying on track with things so difficult. With that being said I will say that even with it being a short week things went pretty well over all.
Growing up I knew that houses needed to be cleaned because I helped with cleaning the house I lived in. I knew laundry needed to be done because by the time I was old enough to reach the nobs on the machines I was doing my own laundry (for the most part). I knew food needed to be purchased, prepared, consumed, and cleaned up after because well...I ate the food and often helped clean up from it. These are all things I KNEW needed to be done because I lived in a well-lived in house.
Whew! We made it. Our first full week of school has finally been completed. I always have big dreams and big plans for the first week of school and then by the time Thursday hits I feel like we are lucky to still be alive. (Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but darn well close.) If… Continue reading Mars Hall Weekly Round-Up