When life handed me a Canadian Husband, Two Energetic Kids and a Dog with ADHD,
I made myself some Organized Chaos!

Monday, April 30, 2012

You say; God says


I have seen this in a chart form so many times!  I just wanted to share this again!  This would be a great reminder of what God has for us and his promises! 


YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES

1. You say: "It's impossible" 
    God says: All things are possible

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
Luke 18:27



2. You say: "I'm too tired" 
    God says: I will give you rest 

“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. 
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Mat.11:28-30



3. You say: "Nobody really loves me"
    God says: I love you 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 

For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God,
 for God 
gives the Spirit without limit.
John 3:34



4. You say: "I can't go on" 
    God says: My grace is sufficient 

 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, 
for my power is made perfect in weakness.
 ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
 so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
II Corinthians 12:9 

He will call on me, and I will answer him;

    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
Psalm 91:15


5. You say: "I can't figure things out" 
    God says: I will direct your steps 


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6



6. You say: "I can't do it" 
    God says: You can do all things 

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13



7. You say: "I'm not able" 
    God says: I am able 

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need, 
you will abound in every good work.
II Corinthians 9:8



8. You say: "It's not worth it" 
    God says: It will be worth it 

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you
free from the law of sin and death.
 
Roman 8:2



9. You say: "I can't forgive myself" 
    God says: I Forgive you 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive
us our sins 
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:9


Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Romans 8:1


10. You say: "I can't manage" 
     God says: I will supply all your needs 

And my God will meet all your needs according
to the riches of his glory 
in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19



11. You say: "I'm afraid" 
     God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear 

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
II Timothy 1:7



12. You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated" 
     God says: Cast all your cares on ME 

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I Peter 5:7



13. You say: "I don't have enough faith" 
     God says: I've given everyone a measure of faith 

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you:
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,
but rather think of yourself with sober judgment,
 in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
Romans 12:3



14. You say: "I'm not smart enough" 
     God says: I give you wisdom

 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—
that is, our righteousness, 
holiness and redemption.
I Corinthians 1:30




15. You say: "I feel all alone" 
     God says: I will never leave you or forsake you 

 Keep your lives free from the love of money
and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;never will I forsake you.”Hebrews 13:5

Saturday, April 28, 2012

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

My Boys!!




Saw this on Pinterest and loved it!  It was from Amanda in Atlanta!  All of her comments are in red and mine are in black!!  


20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son....

1. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from her that you can't give back.
I love this.  It is so true and not a long statement but one that is powerful!

2. Play a sport.  It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.   And maybe even throw or catch. 
So true.  I think sports can be such a life lesson!

3. Use careful aim when you pee.  Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.
This is a lesson boys really do have a very hard time understanding!  By the way, my husband and boys refuse to do toilets.  I think that is crazy!  You don't see me peeing all over the place or shaking it!!  

4. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.   
Something I never was taught and I really do want to teach my boys!!

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.  Now please go use them. 
Defiantly!!  Tanner mopped today and well, he wasn't happy!  But a man that can help around the house is defiantly a catch!  

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.
This is a blessing for a woman to find.  A man that can spiritually lead the home!!!
7. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.
This is something that we try so very hard to teach the boys!  It is hard to know where the line is.  Tanner I know will stick up for his family and life long friends.  I sometimes don't think he will stick up for himself though.  This is something we keep stressing to him that being nice does not mean you have to be walked all over!

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.
Sports will only take you so far.  But your education is a valuable!  It will take you to so many places!!

9. Treat women kindly.  Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.
Love!  

10. Take pride in your appearance. 
We can struggle with this!  They just do things half fast but cleaning yourself up will make yourself feel good and that means your taking care of what God has given you!

11. Be strong and tender at the same time. 
This is something that will be hard but I truly believe is a must!  Sitting at H@H last week I was listening to a lady talk about how it is funny how we get on our boys for doing "boy" things.  For example...just being "aggressive!"  But that is what boys are for!  If something is happening bad we want our male to take care of it!  But at the same time we want him to have a heart and lovable!

12. A woman can do everything that you can do.  This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.  Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.
Amen!

13. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.
Something we have really slacked on as a society.  We need to get back to the basics of respect!

14. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private".  Please do not scratch them in public.
Hahahaha!  

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.  Be a good leader and others will follow. 
Amen again!  We need to encourage our children to be leaders!!

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
Yes!

17. Be patriotic.
My boys got this under control!

18. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.  
Lesson my kids will have a hard time learning!  :)

19. Please choose your spouse wisely.  My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
I pray for the woman that may be in my children lives!  They are alive more than likely and walking this earth .  I pray for her choices and for the paths she takes!!

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.
Don't forget me!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun day Friday!






Signs for your kitchen

1. So this isn't Home Sweet Home ... Adjust!
2. Martha Stewart doesn't live here!!
3. Ring bell for maid service. If no answer, do it yourself!
4. I clean house every other day. Today is the other day.
5. If you write in the dust, please don't date it!
6. I would cook dinner but I can't find the can opener!
7. My house was clean last week, too bad you missed it!
8. I came, I saw, I decided to order take out.
9. If you don't like my standards of cooking ...lower your standards.
10. Although you'll find our house a mess, Come in, sit down, converse.
11. It doesn't always look like this: Some days it's even worse.
12. A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.
13. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand!
14. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
15. Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
16. Countless number of people have eaten in this kitchen and gone on to lead normal lives.
17. My next house will have no kitchen ... just vending machines.
18. I'd live life in the fast lane, but I am married to a speed bump.



Mommy Dictionary

  1. DUMBWAITER: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.
  2. FAMILY PLANNING: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.
  3. FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when your baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.
  4. FULL NAME: What you call your child when you're mad at him.
  5. GRANDPARENTS: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.
  6. HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.
  7. IMPREGNABLE: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.
  8. INDEPENDENT: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.
  9. OW: The first word spoken by children with older siblings.
  10. PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.
  11. SHOW OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.
  12. STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.
  13. TOP BUNK: where you should never put a child wearing Superman pajamas.
  14. TWO MINUTE WARNING: when the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.
  15. VERBAL: able to whine in words
  16. WHODUNIT: none of the kids that live in your house...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I love a deal!

I don't know about you guys but I love myself a deal!  I do a quick check on each of these sites for the next great deal!  


http://www.zulily.com/

http://1saleaday.com/

http://www.mommysavers.com/

http://www.seizethedeal.com/markets/bloomington/show

http://pantagraph.upickem.net/engine/Splash.aspx?contestid=19807

http://www.totsy.com/

http://www.dailysteals.com/

http://www.icemonkey.com/

http://www.woot.com/

http://bensoutlet.com/

http://kidsteals.stealnetwork.com/

http://www.dailymomdeal.com

http://www.target.com/--go to clearance and then daily deals

http://www.bestbuy.com/---go to daily deals on the right side


OK...so I like my deals.  Now I don't go buy everything I see but hey, if I find something that is a great price and I need I say go for it!  


Do you look at any sites for deals?  Share the sites!  



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I think God would like Hockey!

Ok...I don't know if he would like hockey.  It obviously doesn't have hockey in the bible.  Some say hockey is a sin.  I would have to disagree.  As long as the athletes heart and mind is in the right place and not in a sinful matter GO FOR IT!!  Play hockey!  Enjoy it!!

Anyways, hockey has been on for weeks now and the playoffs are getting pretty intense!  My boys love watching.  Skyler loves the stats/plays, Tanner the action and Kevin has the love of the game in his blood!  Then there is me, I love Hockey!  I guess that is a good thing since I met Kevin at a hockey game.

My boys and I read a book on a hockey player that now plays on Nashville.  Defender of Faith; Mike Fisher Story.



Those non hockey fans you may know him because he is married to Carrie Underwood.  


So obviously my boys like him for both reasons!  This book was great for the kids and for me! 

This book is aimed for 9-12 year olds but Skyler at age of 6 understood it! 

Mike is a Canadian hockey player (my husband actually played against him in their younger years) that has played for Ottawa and now Nashville.  He came with his struggles, he fought through injuries, a lockout, big losses, and trials.  Each one of these life  situations he learned to depend on Christ more and more!  I have the book if anyone wants to borrow it!  I do recommend reading it out loud so it starts up discussions with you and the kiddos! 

Ephesians 2:8-9



Have a great Tuesday!  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Strange and Gross Things

I was cleaning up the office and I ran into a book Tanner (my oldest) has.  It is called Weird and Gross Bible Stuff!  So I started to think, " What really weird and gross stuff can I find in the bible?"  With a little reading and then researching...here is what I found out.  Be prepared!  :)  FYI...I didn't get this out of Tanner's book! 




1.)   


So David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, saying,
 “Give me my wife Michal, to whom I was betrothed
 for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.”
2 Samuel 3:14


Yeah that is gross!! He got is wife foreskins of a hundred guys he killed!  Yeah...That would be fun to open!  




2.)   


"But as for you, take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt,
 put them in one vessel and make them into bread for yourself;
 you shall eat it according to the number of the days that you lie on your side,
 three hundred and ninety days.  Your food which you eat shall be
 twenty shekels a day by weight; you shall eat it from time to time.
 The water you drink shall be the sixth part of a hin by measure;
 you shall drink it from time to time.
 You shall eat it as a barley cake,
 having baked it in their sight over human dung.”
Ezekiel 4:9-12


So God is trying to make a point here about the people of Israel eating unclean food when they go into exile but come on he wants them to make a poop cake!  
EEkk..




3.)  


On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread,
Paulbegan talking to them, intending to leave the next day,
 and he prolonged his message until midnight. 
 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered together. 
 And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, 
sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, 
he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.  
But Paul went down and fell upon him, and after embracing him, 
he said, “Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.” 
 When he had gone back up and had broken the bread and eaten, 
he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.  
They took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted.
 Acts 20:7-12

This isn't cool.  Paul made someone so bored with his sermon that a guy fell asleep and since he was sitting on the edge of a window, he fell out. The story ends well with Paul resurrecting the poor guy.  But man, that is not good!  




4.)   


But when Herod’s birthday came, 
the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,  
so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 
 Having been prompted by her mother, she *said, 
“Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 
Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, 
and because of his dinner guests.  He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.  
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, 
and she brought it to her mother.
Matthew 14:6-11


So Herold's niece dances for him at his birthday.  That in itself is kinda gross.  Anyways he likes it and so he offers her anything.  She asks for a man's dead and his head on a platter!  Really, that is what she wanted.  I was thinking she would ask for some purple material or something.  Interesting!  




5.)   


Then he went up from there to Bethel; 
and as he was going up by the way, 
young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, 
“Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!”  
When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. 
Then two female bears came out of the woods 
and tore up forty-two lads of their number.
2 Kings 2:23-24


This one kind of makes me giggle a little.  So these kids were making fun of Elisha.  Elisha was bald and they were poking at that!  Elisha wasn't going to take that so he cursed them and two bears came and tore them up!!  Then End.  




6.)   


Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. 
He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, 
and told his two brothers outside. 
 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and
 laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and 
covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, 
so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Genesis 9:20-23

Noah got into the wine too much and passed out.  But he didn't just pass out he passed out naked.  Thank goodness his kiddos saved him from too much embarrassment by covering him up.  




7.)   


 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, 
was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked,
 leaving his garment behind.
Mark 14:51-42

First streaker?  




8.)    


No one who has been emasculated by crushing or 
cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 23:1 


Well, I guess their has to be some kind of boundaries!  REALLY!!








I think 8 weird or gross things are good enough for a morning blog!
  Have a WONDERFUL Monday!  





Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stress





What does God say about Stress??? After digging through the bible and online this is what I feel helped me!  


1. Does God show us how to reduce stress?


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8


2. Can God help if my problems seem overwhelming?


Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
Mark 10:27


3. How can I find comfort in dealing with the trouble and stress in my life?


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4


4. Can I expect my life to be more peaceful if I ask God for help?


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15



5. Is there hope even if I feel like I've reached my limit in a very serious, stressful situation?

 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13




6. Why do I have to put up with so much stress in my life? Why doesn't God just take it away when I ask Him?

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13 



Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4 


7. What is the ultimate purpose of my stressful trials?


This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3-4


And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10


8. Can I have confidence that God understands my stress?


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Romans 8:35


For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39


For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15




Verses that I found helpful



Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.




John 14:27












What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?




Romans 8:31








Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 




Matthew 11:28-30









It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. 




Psalm 119:71










But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”  
Luke 10:41-42











There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.





1 John 4:18