Saturday, June 30, 2012


I started a post about Christian women publishing their thoughts on the popular books going around right now and certain male-centered movies that just came out. I thought I was calling it what it was - a bunch of self-righteous mommies who were judging others when we are really called to love.

And then I had my husband proof read it.

And he said it sounded like I was "judging the judgers".... so I deleted it.

Here's what I want to say. Ladies, we are called to love. We were created to be nurturing, caring, loving, compassionate, gentle and forgiving. We are called to see the example in those gone before us and set the example for those who will come after us. We should be having each other over for lunch, holding another's crying, colicky baby, praying with our friends who are fighting with their husbands and praying over our children that they will grow to know and love God. We should be thankful, content and happy. We should be willing to serve others. We should be teaching our children and each other about giving, serving, loving Jesus and all that it involves.

I have many, many flaws. I also have some wonderful friends that I know, without a doubt, the Lord placed in my life to show me grace and provide me with much needed accountability. And I am thankful. I hope that each of you have someone like that in your life.

"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other's faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony." Col. 3:12-14

Friday, June 29, 2012

And the Worst Blogger of the Year Award goes to...

So blogging isn't my strong suit:) I am trying to finish the "house tour" that I promised a few of my friends before this blog turns into a different venue - more on that later! This is the guest bedroom. My favorite part about it has to be the magnetic frames you see on the right wall; they are drawings from the boys and I can easily change them out. I love their artwork but they bring home soooo much! This is a great way to display it all without it taking over my fridge.

This next picture is of the "game room" that is at the top of the stairs. It has been perfect for the Wii, DVD/VHS player for the kid's videos (they don't watch unmonitored television), my treadmill and other odds and ends such as the train table...

The master bedroom. I am still working on it. My Pinterest idea didn't turn out how I had hoped so it will be changing again soon:/

My little makeshift desk that I love and John hates. I don't know what it is but it just feels like my little corner of the office is complete with that old black vanity turned desk:) (and my pink plaid computer of course)

The office... no point in going into detail. An office is an office is an office. Ours just happens to come with a printer that won't work. Grrrrrr!

And the boy's/guest bath: I finally got away from the yellow rubber ducks and I heart these elephants/ jungle-ish theme. I didn't take a picture but the frame on the right has a drawing of coconut trees and monkeys by JT. It was perfect and I had to put it in there.

And that concludes my boring existence for now;) I still need to post the formal dining room and the living room I guess but my phone is almost dead so it will have to wait...

***what? you couldn't tell these were iPhone pictures???