Parenting

No Black Eyes Today!


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Umm…we are smiling but trust me – ask us if we are super sleepy….. Our sons are both in 9 MILLION activities….

She is soo amazing and I love that I have friends with various backgrounds / cultures / nationalities etc.. It makes me better and broadens my horizons with my son too. My son being exposed to things that are “un -American” is a plus…. Everyday, I am finding ways for us BOTH to live outside of the box as well as INVENT our own boxes!
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I smile because of him….Even when im having a bad day, He makes me smile and i am soo proud to call him my son! My (love muffin) oops… I meant to say that MY son had two basketball games today – I guess they are called double headers…oh no wait – that is in BASEBALL right?

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LOL Well anyway, he did soooooooooooooooo well it was SICK! He made a few 3 pointers, looked over at me then got a tad bit cocky!

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You saw his photo that I uploaded yesterday looking like he had been punched in the face….. well each time that he made a lay up, scored a few points and started running……I realized that The only thing that I said to him was great job baby and watch your face! LOL
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Family

Weekend Part 4 A


Okay, I finally made it to my destination and boy is it HOT out here! Thank goodness, there is a space for my mommy to sit and for us to stand up close…..

However, even on ” THIS DAY “……at this moment, the most important thing for me to do is to get MORE PHOTOS FIRST!! The sun was blazing today! LOL

 

So glad to run into so many old faces…. family and friends go hand in hand most times… Especially those individuals who seemed to have ALWAYS been there!

My family – well parts of it at least…… bring me joy and today has allowed me to FORGET the negative things pertaining to my family and concentrate on something good – FOR A CHANGE!

We are all getting settled and trying to hurry up and mingle to get our hugs and kisses in with everyone before everything starts…. It was soo good seeing everyone and just seeing FAMILY together on ONE ACCORD united and truly gathered for the same reason~ LOVE! I am so excited that I cannot even sit still or stand still at this point!!!

Inspiration

Wednesday Work


I say Wednesday Work because for more than half the world in the work force – everyone gets happy when Wednesday come because of what it represents…

They feel that it is the middle of the work week and they have only 2 more days until the weekend… I get that viewpoint because I used to be like that as welll ….however – you make your own demands on on your week is going to go! Do not purposefully bog your mind down and limit your happiness the way that you have been obviously mentally programmed to do.

 

 

First, you must understand the connection between your feelings, your thought life, and your behavior! We all work ENOUGH around the clock..mentally – spiritually – emotionally – physically  to focus on it being the middle of the week / over the hump day / cant wait until it’s the weekend mentality. Think about it – that is stressful even doing that because MENTALLY you are constantly waitiing for it to be Wednesday so that the weekend can be near! Grasp and control / manage your thoughts so that it does not matter “what day of the week” that it is – you know that you are ok.

 

Your feelings are directly associated with your thoughts.  If you want to control your feelings you must first control your thought life. In Mark 14:72, when Peter thought about his denial of Jesus it declares that, he wept. Notice that his feelings and emotions were directly controlled by what he thought. In Lamentations 3:19-20, when Jeremiah remembered all of his afflictions he said, “My soul…sinks within me.” When Jeremiah speaks of his soul sinking he is undoubtedly referring to his emotional state. However, when he thought on God‘s mercies he experienced hope within his mind (Lam 3:21-23).

 

David explains this same connection between his thoughts and feelings in Psalms 73:16. When he incorrectly thought that the wicked would escape the judgment of God, it was too painful for him. He became upset and angry. However, when he went into the Sanctuary of God and turned his thoughts toward heaven (vs 17-28), the Lord gave him a new perspective and he found strength (vs 26).

 

Your feelings are directly associated with your behavior. If you want to control your feelings you must also change your behavior. When your behavior is sinful your conscience will accuse you. These accusations enter your mind through your thoughts and then affect your feelings and emotions. In Romans 2:15, Paul teaches that your conscience uses your thoughts to either accuse you or excuse you. Sinful behavior without repentance will naturally cause accusing thoughts, which result in depressed feelings.

 

Godly behavior demonstrated by obedience to God’s Word will result in just the opposite feelings. Godliness results in thoughts that excuse you, which make you feel good about your actions. In Philippians 4:8-9, Paul instructs, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

 

 

Note that Paul believed that if we would follow his example and do what he did, we would experience the peace of God. Similarly, Jesus gave the same exhortation for how to be happy. After teaching the disciples to be servants He said, “If you know these things, happy are you if you do them” (John 13:17).

Jesus taught that happiness would naturally result from doing what you know is right.

 Therefore, you shouldn’t wait until you feel like doing what is right. Take the biblical action commanded and your feelings will follow.

Inspiration

Love You –


MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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SATURDAY 

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SUNDAY

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Parenting

Memorial Day Beginning


Okay…. ready – set – go! it is Saturday and it is super hot outside… Nontheless – I just arrived at the destination where my son will be for 4 days and I am so ready to leave him behind “”with a smile”” on my face! LOL

I cannot understand why the GOOD LORD above would see fit to allow the temperature to reach 91 degrees today! Actually the whole weekend is supposed to reach the high 90’s all weekend!  My plan was to drop my son off and then RUN to the car screaming IM FREE!!…..IM FREE!! IM FREE!!! LOL

My son’s birthday is next weekend and although I was VERY excited to get rid of him for the whole weekend until Monday – I still found a way to stay with him when I dropped him off at his best friend’s house! LOL Funny right….. can’t wait to get AWAY from him but also hung out for an hour or two as well! However, this is supposed to be the beginning of his birthday celebration and maybe he deserves it and maybe he does not! LOL I think that I am doing this more so for me to get a break being totally honest!

LOL, I need a plan to get away! My son DOES want me to leave but his best friend, older sister and his mom wants me to stay!! YIKES.. NO!!!  ( I am serious though! ) LOL

So I ended up staying for 2 hours and I actually did have a blast hanging out BUT…… It is time to go and be alone and do me because my girl pals are waiting! LOL

 

Inspiration

monday motivation


Today is the beginning of the rest of your life…… that is what today is NOT Monday being the first dragging long day of the work week…. it is a new day that i have not ever seen before……it is a day that i knew that i would ever have before…..

everyday that i am able to wake up with the activity of my limbs, in my FULL mind, my body operating with all of my motor skills, i dont have any bed pans under me, im not laying in the hospital bed with nurses coming in and sticking me with needles and checking my vitals every 30 minutes……I tell ya – it is indeed a good day!

it is time to break away from the old and prepare for the new….it is time to learn from even my present so i can properly plan for my future…. i have heard a lot of people say that the next day isnt promised…but i feel that the next breath isnt promised…..let alone the next few hours….minutes and moments….

i watch the news all the time and hear stories on how so many people have died “SUDDENLY”…… well if i am ever one of “those people who would die unexpectedly”……. i just dont want my finances to be right for my kids….my name to be clean for my family.. but i want my SOUL to be right with Jesus Christ..