2.11.2013

Weekend Recap

How was your weekend?
Mine was abnormally good.

I know after that remark you are probably waiting for something tremendous that happened to me..but it really is the opposite.

Nothing happened! Nothing.
Friday Lyla and I played games and hung out at the house.

Saturday was even worse..we didn't even get out of our pajamas until 5pm.. and that was only because we thought we would go buy a new Valentines Day dress for church and have supper at McDonalds. Gregg did call on Saturday ...which is new.. He usually calls on Sunday so I am glad I always keep my phone with me! So that meant on Sunday I could relax and enjoy church without my phone in my hand.. Yay!

Sunday is church and nap day at the Brewer House. Nap ..not so much..but I lay down like I actually get to..Lyla always has another plan and I am one of those parents who can not sleep unless my child is sleeping. Some days I wish I wasn't that kind of parent.. but I just can't do it.

Loved this weekend.. I hope yours was just as good as I thought mine was!!


BLESSINGS:

303. dress shopping just because we want a new dress for church

304. grapes and whip cream

305. lazy Saturday

306. SORRY game with baby girl


307. having a helper cooking supper

308. hot showers with bath toys!

309. curling hair

310. a group of moms with a common bond

311. Printable curriculum with cute pictures

312. being loved

313. meeting new people

314. planning a "nail" date with an old friend

315. the joy of a car wash!

316. old time church

317. washing the feet of those I need to forgive

318. God always giving me a song to sing to Him

319. sleeping in on a Monday!

320. project life

Have a Blessed Monday!

2.10.2013

A word from God about...shoes?

                                         


This morning at church God spoke to me.

Like clearly.. without a shadow of a doubt ...Spoke to me!

He told me that I am a mother ..
I need to get in shape
and that six inch heels are quickly flying out my window of fashion!!!!

OUCH!

Seriously.. This morning I was singing and praising Jesus..at the start of the service the world was Grand!
Pastor preached a message that would step on anyone's toes that heard it about washing the feet of those we need to forgive..

Double OUCH!

Meanwhile I was starting to think.."Man..my feet are killing me"
And.. I think my pastor in particular can sense when my feet are hurting in my heels because at that exact moment he calls us all to the front to pray.

Without hesitation I take Lyla's hand and we head up to the front. We stand..sing.. praise God.. Pastor tells a story..Stand some more.. Lyla asks me to hold her..........

**screeching halt!!**

What? My feet are killing me...but those big blue eyes are looking up at me.

So I hoist her up..Stand...Stand..
I start to cry..
No not because there is anyone's feet that I need to wash..and forgive
but because my feet are hurting!!

2 minutes later..I am with "elders" on the front row in 2 inch heels.
A tear falls...
Lyla gets me a tissue

Goodbye six inch heels...

*sniff sniff*

2.06.2013

We are going on a Bear Hunt!

Saturday the weather was pretty nice outside so Lyla and I took advantage of it!! We decided to go on a bear hunt at our local park.. Because they are just over ran by bears!
Kidding!

Here was our first bear track
I love the child's imagination!


Miss Priss shot with the hip kicked out.


Oh! Another bear track!


Momma should prepared more for this adventure.
Silly me thought we were going to swing and slide. Ha!
Note to self: leave bear hunting shoes in the trunk of the car in case of emergency


We were literally in the woods people!


A bear skin!
Because we all know that bears shed their skin and amazingly it looks like or turns into MOSS!!


We didnt find a bear but we did make it out alive! What an adventure!


After all the hunting we were super hungry so we decided to have Chuck E Cheese for dinner... On a Saturday night .... Around 7pm
That will NEVER happen again!


But it was super fun and I'm pretty sure we made memories that we won't forget ..
That's all that matters!

Happy Monday!

Blessings:

303 Warm scarves

304  Ear ache medicine

305 Grandmas basement during storms

306  Dinner at dads

307 An uncle finding the strength to play after being sick

308 Knowing god's plan is bigger than our own

309 Grocery shopping alone

310 Watching a guilty pleasure tv show

311 Cereal breakfast in bed

312 Park adventures

313 The joy of winning tickets and trading them in for a plastic spider

314 A worn out baby girl from fun!

315 Leggings and denim skirts

316 God directly answering your questions with a message from your pastor

317 Hearing praises of Jesus after a momma has gone home

318Groans turned into laughter

319 Being chosen





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2.05.2013

I did it! I am Famous!



I..yes your beloved disorganized, stressed out bloggy friend ...is the Arkansas Women Bloggers

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH!!

That's it..I made it!
I'm famous!!

and ..they even told me they picked me because they actually wanted to
 I wasn't the last kid picked for the kickball team!

How exciting is that!!

Hop on over to the Arkansas Women Bloggers Site and check it all out!
If you are a blogger from Arkansas come join us and put your blog in the directory...It is FREE!
and you will absolutely gain some awesome friends.including yours truly!

 



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2.04.2013

Praying Circles Around Your Children: Book Review



Have you heard of the Good Morning Girls?
If you haven't I encourage you to go check them out.
They have Bible studies throughout the year and I actually lead a group of women in each study that we do. We have a closed Facebook group where we post our thoughts and prayer requests. It is so inspiring to talk to those ladies and pray alongside them.
In my first Bible Study to lead one of us found the book Praying Circles Around your Children by Mark Batterson for free..so I decided to check it out. Right now on Amazon it is only $1.99..so go grab it!! It is definitely worth $1.99!

Loved it! Lately I have been reading a lot of self help books. I am not sure why..God knows I guess..because this book blessed me.

I did a review on Hayley Morgan's book "The No Brainer Blog" here if you would like to check that out too.


This book had so much good info..I am going to try to keep this short...
I said I will TRY.. no promises and NO Apologies! :)


This book is a book that you could read in a couple days. I have read it..then read it again to highlight a few things I want to remember and post about.

If you have kids of your own..or even if you babysit kids…or lets go as far as if you even know any kids..you know that they are a moving target! Who knows what is going through their brain or what they are planning to do next. I love in the book that Mark Batterson lets us know that we aren’t supposed to be perfect parents..no one is. He says once you get your kids figured out as babies..they turn into a toddler..then a preschooler..teenager…adult…then they have kids..What! How are we supposed to keep up? Keep patience? What if I make a mistake? What if I want to throw a temper tantrum?

One thing that we CAN do is “make sure our Heavenly Father hears about tour kids daily!”

Isn't that great!? I CAN do that..if I don't put veggies on our plate every night for supper or watch to much TV one day..I know at least my Heavenly Father will hear about my child every day!
 
I will never be a perfect parent...but I can be a praying parent!

If and shall I say when we do make a mistake…apologize. That isn’t wrong of you to apologize to your kids. That is how they learn to apologize for when they have done something wrong. I have apologized to my daughter plenty of times and she is only four! I have also seen grown adults who can NOT apologize even when they know they are wrong...maybe they were never taught. Hmm?

The most important words in my house is “ please, sorry, thank you and I love you!” Mark hits on those to..those words can make you a good friend, a good spouse, and a person of good character in your life.

Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the desinies of their children, grandchildren and every generation that follows
I am positive most people has had a grandma somewhere back in the line that has prayed until she fell asleep at night..Marks believes that every blessing, every breakthrough, every miracle traces back to the prayers that were prayed by you or for you

So start that legacy in your own family…start praying for breakthoughs when needed..miracles to happen and blessings to fall upon your generations to come!

I will tell you I go to church every Sunday and Wednesday…and would be there more if they had more services and there is nothing like the feeling of hearing some else pray for you and your needs..even if they have no idea what is going on..just to hear them pray for me..for God to help me..is powerful.

Here is a question you might have..when and how do I become a praying parent? After work, cleaning, laundry, cooking, dishes, baths, bedtime ...I fall out asleep before my head hits the pillow..When do I have time to pray?



You aren’t a praying parent by default. You do it by design, by desire, by discipline…it takes sheer determination…if you determin to circle your children in prayer you will shape their destinies and your pryaers will live on in their lives long after you die.

Pray while your cooking and cleaning...Pray with your children during bedtimes...You can do it!

What is it about circles?
There is nothing magical about physically circling something in prayer but there is something biblical about it.


Have you heard of Honi?
He is in the Bible..shortly..but he is there and he is inspirational!
There was a time where people were praying for rain..they needed it! They had prayed but quickly gave up hope. Honi was a scholar and had a great relationship with God..so the people asked Honi to pray for rain. So Honi, the confident man he was in His God's ability, took his stick and drew a circle around himself and prayed for rain. In his prayer he told God that he was not going to leave that circle until it rained. Now that is dedication. I'm sure he sat there for a while..to test his faith. After a while..it started to sprinkle. Honi said No..I said rain! I'm not leaving this circle until it RAINS! Long story made short...it rained.

When we pray ..we want answers..like now. If we don’t get some kind of answer..soon..yes, no…something..we give up. We need to continue that circle of prayer until we get an answer. A circle never ends..pray without ceasing..pray until God answers…don’t just pray for…pray through until you know what to do!

When you become a praying parent ..your children will follow in your footsteps..You will become their prophet. Give them moments to pray ...Children has a special relationship with God and they will surprise you at what they say one time or another.
Let them pray how they want..for whatever they want..guide them but let them talk to Jesus too. We pray for our dog's health every night.. You know what? We have never had a sick dog!

If you teach your children to pray..You have made a prayer circle. Their simple innocent words can make the most sense sometimes in a world full of chaos. Don't just involve your children...Make a prayer circle with other moms.

One word of advice to parents: form a prayer circle with other parents, Covenant to pray for each other's children's. Why parents? Because no one can pray for children like parents! They have similar heartbreaks and hopes. They love their children just like you love yours.

One example that Mark Batterson gives is Aaron and Hur. Aaron and Hur were the ones who held up Moses arms during battle when Moses had lost his strength. When Moses arms lowered the Isrealite army lost ground..but as long as his hands were lifted towards Jesus the army was victorious. Let others be your Aaron and Hur..Be an Aaron or Hur to someone else! We all need someone like that!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from this book:

Prayer is the way we write the future. IT is the difference between letting things happen and making things happen.

The purpose of prayer is not to outline our agenda to God, the purpose is to get into God's presence and get God's agenda for us.

100 percent of the prayers you don't pray ..won't get answered

I know this wasn't exactly short...but if you made it this far..it is over.. and Thank you for reading!!
I hope I encouraged you to get this book..and if you are wondering ...even with all I just posted about..I still didn't give away all the book goodies! So go grab it and let me know what you think!

2.01.2013

Pinteresting!





So what are you pinning these days?




I love this outfit..cute for fall..spring..even winter.. I think the big striped skirt will divert your eyes away my "belly area" .. Love love the denim jacket!

 
 
 
 
What an awesome idea! We have a super cute thrift store in my town called Wasted where there is always a ton of these windows with so much potential but people like me can not see it..so thank you pinterest!!

 
 
 
Yes..I do believe this is my new favorite color of all time!

 
 
 
 
Oh yea...I could rock this shirt..I love my husband!