Wednesday

My Wordful Day.

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At yesterday's church service i got the cutest card from a dear friend. I almost died of the laughter because not only is sooo me, the girl on the card kind of looks like me! Check it out.. Not the best pic (i don't have the high tech camera like most of these blog mommas out here)

Funnier is that i said the girl looks like me and you can't even see her face lol, i guess you would have to know me a little better to know what i am talking about... My 12yr old was like "mom they had to have taken this pic of you somehow" lol.. No darling i guess us SAHM have some sort of look and style (you know the sweats with the sneakers kind of style). But thanks sooo much to my DF for such a beautiful card.. LOVE IT...


Now off to not so good news. Well today some young fella (not to call him any any any uncalled for names) decides he is going to crash into the side of my car, yes he was on his cell phone UGHHHHH.. My car now has another scratch to add to the others and his car has no left side mirror (maybe he learned the cell phone lesson today...uhm) I didn't call the cops or anything because it would of caused me to be super late to pick up the kids at school but i took all his information (yea i pray that works) No don't judge me.

After the whole car crash ordeal i was SUPER annoyed to get into a time consuming dinner,OK i was feeling lazy today but i think potatoes,macaroni and chicken is not that bad after all. What do you think take a look.. I must add it tasted DELICIOUS..Oh and i was even more lazy to smash the potatoes.. lol





Tuesday

God's Gifts Organize it Tuesday!

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Unfortunately, today i don't have a before and after picture with what I've been working on lately. I've been thinking about the upcoming generation and if we think our children are dealing with too much violence, sexual corruption and peer pressure in this day and age, i am afraid of what's to come. I am thankful to God for allowing me to stay home and raise my kids. This week i am re-evaluation my daily hours and how i am spreading them between 5 people that need my attention at all time. My household age ranges from 5months-12yrs (yea two extremes of i need attention at all time) I am of course praying non stop for the Lord to continue to lead us HIS way, yet i He also expects us to be responsible and careful with what He gives us..

I need to make sure each child and husband gets exclusive attention from me and also that we come together as a family as often as we can. With that said i am off to squeeze in homework time with my 8yr...



Monday

And The Truth will set you FREE!

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How important it is to live a truthful life. I mean it's not only a sin to lie but takes so much energy and wasted time. OK that was my opening thought now on to what i really came to talk about. If you've been following me you know that i am on a quest to a organize, clutter free life. This week I've taken on the "BASEMENT CHALLENGE" I know is going to take quite a while to get it the way i want it to look, but I've begun which is the good thing. My kids are also following along the quest very well, even though i am not sure what to make of my 8yr old son. Dad says is a guy thing but i refuse to take that for an answer, I guess he needs a little more work than the others. It amazes me the junk we can accumulate through out the years. The clothes we tend to put away lying to ourselves that they will fit us as soon as we loose these few pounds we've put on... Yea, i have bags and bags of those. My family better be ready for the blessings the lord is ready to pour on us, for He has opened my eyes. And to be truthful even if we are not blessed (which I serve a awesome God and His promises are REAL) I am content that i am pleasing Him with everything He's entrusted me with...

A friend shared with me this bible verse today on Ecclesiastes 2 and i went furthermore and came up with this..

Ecclesiastes 2:4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards.---- 2:11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.

God has spoken and reminds me that our daily lives should be focused on Worshiping God through everything we do. For even when we are being organized or working, it all means nothing if God is not at the center of everything. What i mean is too much talk about God's greatness, his commands and LOVE can turn to nothing if action is not followed..

Sunday

Proverbs 31 Weekly challenge #3

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Sunday once again, thank you father. I had so much fun with last week's challenge, it inspired more and more to bring a smile to some one's face. This week i have a HUGE task at hand. I think is HUGE because it seems so hard for us to get through it, or is it that hard? When i read this verse last week, i was convicted and we know that when the Lord speaks to our heart, we must take action, if not it's called disobedience and i do not want to grief my Father.

Here's the challenge;

I would like for you to make AMENDS with someone you know you have to. Pray to God to give you the peace and wisdom to carry this out. Ask for forgiveness and show them the Love of Christ through you... Now if you have no one whom you need to make amends with, call someone up you haven't talked to in a while, tell them about the greatness of the Lord or just a simple i thought of you and called to say hello!
Remember this; Not only are you being blessed when you obey the Lord's commands but He glorifies Himself to others also..
1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.




Saturday

Update on Challenge #2 (Love and Compassion)

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One thing for sure is that when you are trying to do something good the enemy is always waging war against you trying to stop you. But who is that by your side? Oh Yea My Lord and Saviour who never abandons me when I need Him the most.
The challenge for last week was-Pick 2 people that you and your children can show love and compassion to. And here's what we did..
Our Neighbor's husband died a few months ago of cancer, she currently lives alone with her son. She is in her 70's and finds herself very lonely sometimes. I asked my kids if they would be so kind to make her some cards and explained to them what happened to her and how God calls us to love and be compassionate towards everyone especially widows and orphans.

James 1:27 --Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

We made these cards with so much Love here's a look (we are not crafty, but we are learning)
When we went to see her she shared with us that she was not having a very good week, she missed her husband and felt a bit lonely. I thought WOW Lord you are just something else, when we think we are doing something to benefit us (i want to show my kids to be compassionate) yet the Lord who knows EVERY ONE'S need and has everything planned for the good of everyone at His timing, which is perfect. My kids had a great time there and i know they brought joy to our dear neighbor with our presence.. God is good and we rejoice in HIM!

As for my own personal challenge I COMPLETED IT TOO!!! YEY..Can't disclose too much of it.. But i can tell you it's of continuous blessing..

Did you participate in this week's challenge? If so share with me your adventure..







Thursday

Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey


So i am linking up with Sonya on this Thankful Thursday.. I have so much to be thankful for.

  1. Completing the never ending laundry that was haunting me
  2. Answered prayers
  3. The beautiful weather we are getting this week in New England
  4. Even though you guys drive me off the walls i love you all to pieces (my little ones)
  5. The daily food i eat, even though when i have a crazy knot in my stomach and i can't even swallow.
  6. Strength when i feel like i cant continue forward

Thank you father.. THANK YOU SO MUCH..


No i am not angry!

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No not at all, is more disappointed and questioning what book are some woman reading that are confusing them as to why and for what God created them. To be clear here i am not talking about the non christian woman, why because it wouldn't be fair because the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding and if one is not with God(you finish the thought). What brings up such feelings in me today? The lack of respect woman have for men, primarily their partners, Husbands. They wonder why their house is the way it is and fail to SEE the out of orderness all around them (uhm is that even a word). Mind you, i am learning EVERYDAY how to be a better wife and mother in my home so i don't claim to have it all together (HA! not at all) yet one thing i can tell you is the Bible says that Christ is the Head of the church and the husband the head of the home, then why would i waste my time going against that? So much wasted energy. Now if you have a husband who has NO CLUE how to lead, PRAY to the LORD so that he learns. Don't pray that the Lord gives you the strength to carry on the load you will fail because it is not for you to carry.

My prayers are that we re-evaluate ourselves, that we learn FROM THE BIBLE our roles and live it! That we stop lying to ourselves that men are the main problem or only problem and take a STEP back and start the inner change which will result in a God fearing Loving Home..



Tuesday

You Need A Time out MOM!

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Two blogs in one day!!! uh mm i guess i have a lot to share...Homework and bath time was a bit chaotic around here today :( I had to put myself on timeout. I guess the main reason for this blog is to encourage you moms or you who need just a few minutes to breath and relax or to talk to the Lord. In a corner of my bathroom i have a stool were i sit with the lights off for a few minutes, i talk to God or just remain in total silence without the noise until i can hear myself think. As i sat there today i thought wow this is so great for me, i totally feel much better! Not to leave out the part where i said "Lord i know you don't give me more than what i can handle, but i am a bit confused as to what is happening right now" He gave me clarity and sanity, but i had to take that TIMEOUT to be still..







God's Gifts Organize it Tuesday!

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Ladies and gentlemen i have a announcement to make! I am SUPER excited because after months and months of not being able to keep up with my laundry (yes i have 5 people i need to try to keep in line over here) I have finally reached the finish line!!! So today i woke up and there was NOTHING to wash or FOLD.. This is something I've been busting my behind to try to get together before and after i had the baby. I spend the WHOLE day yesterday washing and folding determined to finish, and I did (pat in the back for me).

So here's how my laundry looked like after i already had picked it up a bit so you don't get to see the fullness of the craziness but here is my "God's gift organize it Tuesday challenge" completed.

BEFORE /AFTER
I am so thankful to God for giving me the clothes to wear,detergent to wash, washer, dryer and a laundry room to use- therefore; I will show my gratefulness by using it wisely and handling things the way He would want me to :)
Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."




Monday

I have Super FLY kids! Because i am a Super FLY mom.

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I am officially a SUPER FLY MOM! Why? Because to live a organize life is my Goal. I have SUPER FLY KIDS because they are learning that organization is key to success.

How did i get here; Thanks to God who enlightened me with the FLY LADY and a great Hermanita Who motivated me all the way :)




The whole site is so helpful but the part that blessed us the most was the student control journal. With this little piece of information my kids are learning to FLY on their own. In these journals they have their morning,after school and bed time routines all planned out everyday. They have no reason to say i forgot, i don't know what to do or simply not do anything at all. Here's what they look like;






Oh i just LOVE them... Go check out the FLY lady so you too can learn how to FLY...

Proverbs 31:28 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.











Sunday

Weekly Provers 31 Challenge #2

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Oh what a day! My spirit is in awe of God's greatness and the way He moves around His people. Service today was touching, moving, motivational, spirit filled. The need for Christ in every ones life was so evident, as a body we came together in one voice calling out to our FATHER.


In that same spirit I continue with this week challenge. I ask myself, what am i doing to show you the love of Christ, what am i doing to show my children to love one another? Am i just reading it to them from the Bible, or am I living it? LOVE and compassion go hand in hand, I want the Lord to transform me into a more compassionate woman and that i am able to transcend it to my children.

Here's the challenge;

I want you to do something this week for someone to show them that you LOVE and care for them. You will be ministering LOVE to two different people, one with your children and another just you. It can be something as simple as a poem, taking out a neighbors trash, visiting someone you have not seen in a long time and sharing with them a prayer, or just a simple listening ear. Whatever you choose make sure you do it out of LOVE and it will be reflected.

I will give you a update on what my family and i worked on..And i pray you share with me what you've been working on as well :)

John 15:13 -Greater LOVE has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.








Thursday

Thankful Thursday

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Even though my family is going through a trial state in our life, i will stand firm in my Faith in the one and only Saviour, in my God alone Jesus Christ. Who delivers us from evil, hears our cry and wipes away all tears from our eyes. I love you father..

Here are the things i am thankful for..

  1. I am Thankful for the daily bread He provides.
  2. Thankful for ALL my brothers and sisters in the faith who care for us and keep us day and night in their prayers.
  3. The massage my husband is giving me on my shoulders right now lol.. OMG dint know how much i needed that
  4. How the Lord is working with me.. Even if it hurts is great because only good can come out of it all.

Oh Lord knows i have sooo much to be thankful for.. but i like to keep things short and simple .. :) Remember i am here to pray for you .. just ask..

Thursday Proverbs 31 Challenge Update!

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Ladies how's the Proverbs 31 challenge going so far, Have you purchase your book yet? If so are you reading it. Share with me your thoughts.

Here's my update..

I am sooo loving my prayer time. The way she shows us how to pray in this book is just precious, by the way i am still stuck on chapter one's prayer even though i am on chapter 3 lol.. The most valuable lesson I've learned so far is the internal change that has to occur in me in order for me to even go ANYWHERE, and i am so working on it. Also as a mommy of 4 the youngest being 5 months old, i consumed myself in my kids and home, my husband was the last thing on my list (yea let me keep it real sometimes he dint even make the list) So as i write my daily to do list or goals, i make sure i add TIME WITH HUBBY to the list. Is vital vital vital.. And not only that when we do come together, and no it does not always have to be sexually, actually i suggest that it is not always sexual (even though, sometimes it always end up there lol) but just talking, watching TV, reading a book is super fun :) OK so the work-in-progress continues yeyyyyy.. :)

Here is the link if you haven't purchase your book, do it now!! you will only be blessed :)
















Wednesday

Moms hold on tight, this back to school madness is almost over!

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Do you find yourself more overwhelm than usual this past month, Is lack of sleep, worry mind, anxious heart taking a hold of you? Well, you are not alone but help is just a prayer away.. As mothers we try to make sure ALL areas of our home are covered. We suffer from the "I got it" syndrome, when truthfully we need all the help we can get. One way i found to be of great blessing to me is by asking for PRAYER from spiritually mature woman at my church. My home is in transition right now and i am trying to keep everything and everyone together with the Lord's guidance.
With that said i commit myself to pray for ALL who might be going through any situation in your life right now that is causing any Anxiety, Depression, lack of sleep and so on.. Please leave me a comment so i can keep you in my prayers. You don't have to give me any details for the Lord knows every ones need.. But i have this great need to pray for others and in return please PRAY FOR ME AS WELL :)
Here's a few Bible verses for encouragement:
Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
2Kings 20:5
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.
Psalm 18:1,2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.






Tuesday

God's Gifts Organize it Tuesday

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Lately God has been working with me and my family with "taking care and appreciating everything God entrust and gives to us" With that said, i want you to join me in keeping our gifts in line with God's word. Every TUESDAY i will Host "God's Gift Organize it Tuesday" Don't forget to come by and check out what i am working on.

I am not so proud of what i am about to show you, but it was the quick getaway drawer, i will handle it later type of thing. Do you have one of these at home? I hope not.. lol..

Here's what it looked liked...




Yea, quite embarrassing!!! God was quickly in convicting me for this and here is what I've made of it so far..






Ah much better! So, do you have a space in your home that needs a Faith Lift? lol..I challenge you to tackle it! Show us your before and after pics.. :)











Sunday

Steps toward Proverbs 31 weekly Challenge

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Ladies i am super excited because this is our FIRST weekly challenge toward a better virtuous, God fearing, husband loving, Children guiding US..

OK so for our first challenge i want you to go buy,rent or borrow the book "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian.



We are going to be reading this book together and learning "TO" pray and the "POWER" of that prayer! If you have this book, dust it off! read it with a open heart and APPLY it. Remember that if our marriage is solid and firm on the Rock that is JESUS, together we will defeat ANY obstacles thrown at us.

Lets stay together, learn together and STEP FORWARD in our lives! You don't want to miss what's coming up...So make sure to friend me, follow, rss or favorite this page so you can check back often. This is an open conversation, so post your comments, prayer requests and or questions!


Thursday

My Spirit Filled Proverbs 31 weekly Challenges

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OK so here's the deal. I am on a never ending journey to be a SPIRIT filled Proverbs 31 woman as God created me to be. As we know, the proverbs 31 woman talked about in the book of Proverbs possessed a price far above rubies and i agree, the only difference is that Proverbs 31 woman did not live under the grace times we live in now, meaning Filled with the HOLY SPIRIT to guide and direct her,non-the-less for sure God was with her. When i saw it all like this i was filled with thanksgiving.
John 14:26 "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

We read here that the Holy spirit of God is here to teach us ALL things, and remind us of God's word in the Holy Bible.

I've asked my Lord over and over to give me wisdom in taking proper care of my husband, children and home. I spent quite a long time managing all of these not the way God intended for me to do it, more like the way i wanted to do it. I wanted to RUSH through it all - trying to get to the next stage in life, all the while overlooking and not appreciating each stage i was in. I will also add that i spent a lot of time miserable recognizing i was not doing things right, there always had to be a change of something (hum now i understand why i moved the furniture around so much in my home lol) yet i also recognize that sometimes it takes time for us to get it RIGHT. Today's women are kind of lost, confused as to what their role as women are. Of course time changes trends come in and out, but yet one thing remains the same- GOD'S WORD. God's principals for all human kind. I've read many books, went to several prayer meetings, talked about change, asked for guidance and believe me they all work, but ONLY IF THE CONDITION OF THE HEART IS READY TO RECEIVE AND CHANGE.

With that said i present to you some challenges/goals. Every Sunday night i will post a challenge/goal for that week. Something that you and I can work on together to help us in our walk as great woman of the Most High, Jehovah. Here are some examples of the steps we will take.
  • Learning HOW to pray and WHAT to pray for
  • Do Hands on activities that will teach our children to LOVE others
  • Pray for our spouse
  • Be a good Stuart of what God's given you
  • Teach our children to respect their Fathers by us FIRST respecting them.

These are some examples of the many challenges/goals i will post. I encourage you to write me some goals you think will be great for us to work on and i will definitely add it to our list. Also, with each challenge i put up, i would love for you to share your experience, once you've completed the challenge no matter the timing. And if it's a hands on activity, please feel free to post some pics, but most importantly is the CHANGE OF HEART TOWARD A SPIRIT FILLED PROVERBS 31 WOMAN OF GOD.

OK now let's take these 2 days we have left before the first challenge to learn how to Pray according to Luke 11:1-4 Oh there is a lot to take from there.


Sunday

Take the Cross and Follow Me!

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I've never seen the cross so vivid until i called out to my Lord in desperation and He made it come ALIVE in my life.

"If anyone wishes to come after me", he said, "he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9:23).


First of all let me make this clear, if my style of writting irritates anyone, i make no apologies for i like to express myself as real as i can. I am not a scholar, just a simple girl trying to share positivity in this world of negativity.


The other night i was having a hard time dealing with something (shoot i still am)

As i desperately asked God to lift the load because the pain was so intense (one thing i must admit i was doing a lot of talking and not enough listening) I felt God listening to my madness patiently. All a sudden I felt this complete silence in the room and my heart had nothing else to say. He cleared all tears from my eyes, the anxiety was gone and i was ready to receive. He says, Do you remember the pain i endured for you, do you remember the struggle i went through to carry the cross, do you remember how i fell got back up fell again, do you remember that at one point i couldn't carry it and someone else helped me?
I din't give up i made it to the sacrificial place, carrying MY cross. So this i ask of you, If you are my disciple and want to follow me you must endure the pain and struggles that comes from carrying the cross don't give up I AM HERE TO HELP YOU CARRY THE CROSS...



Saturday

Need Prayer, Just Ask is my pleasure

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Matthew 7:7-11 says

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Shoot me a note and i will join you in prayer. :) Please don't hesitate..

Thursday

Be still and know i am GOD

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Be still and Know i am God.....

I drive a lot these days, some days are better than others, yet the alone time i get to spend with the Lord is priceless. As a mother of 4 it seems impossible at time. Over the past few weeks I've been feeling a bit out of balance. This morning as i drove back home, i was thinking what's the deal, why don't i feel this joy i should feel? why am i not hearing from YOU lord? Why why why, where are you LORD that i can't hear you, why are you not talking to me? Why do i feel so alone? And to lift up my sword to fight, feels like a ton of weight on my shoulder. I was searching for answers, i wanted to hear something i never heard before, I wanted to get enlighten on the latest spiritual thing If you know what i am saying.
And it all came very softly as i decided to shut up and listen. The Lord clearly said, I have been here all along, Where have you been? I am the God of Yesterday, today and eternity, i never change, where have you been? Everything i was asking was said to me in a simple answer, and i was faced with the truth.

When in desperate need of God we are on our knees asking and pleading for God to rescue us, which don't get me wrong is the best thing you can ever do. But once we get that answer to get us back on our knees sometimes never comes until we are hit with a storm all over again. Stiff neck people why do we keep falling for the same traps over and over!!! Why do we have to walk around like the rest of the world, why is our light on today and tomorrow darkness surrounds us. How sad is it that some of us need storms to continuously come our way, for us to surrender to GOD. Be still and Know i am God...Be still and know i am the one in charge you can not do anything if i don't approve.



Wednesday

Spiritual Drought

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Hi ya'll and God Bless..

Is a blessing to be able to write to you again..I've missed your thoughts and inputs on my crazy HEARTWRITTEN devotionals that i love sharing with you. I have to be real and say that aside from being busy family planning i went through a season of spiritual drought. Let me be clear NO i did not stop being a "Christian" or by any means stopped loving God. I think some if not most of you can relate to what i am saying because in our walk we've hit this state of being at some point, and if you haven't i pray you never do.I share this because is important first of all to be REAL and Most importantly encourage others who might be in this situation or run into it at some point in their lives. My overall goal is to Glorify the name of God through everything i do.

As i learn more and more the WORD of God i believe more and more this from Isaiah 55:11 "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." It is why we can never run for too long because the word of God accomplishes His will in our lives and we must deal with truth. I completely understand and accept my walk towards sanctification, though i might never reach it here on earth i die trying and believing His promise. We fall yes, yet we have one who 1.helps us back up. 2 assures us guidance and help in our walk "daily lives" 3.protects us from evil.
One last verse that helped me rebuke this state i was in was the WORD in Jeremiah 12:2b "You are always on their lips but far from their hearts" We are filled with scriptures, we recite them over and over, Love giving them to others, post them all over our walls and what not.. YET WE KEEP THEM SO FAR FROM OUR HEARTS..I had to do some serious checking of myself in this area, But here i am a work-in-progress never giving up because this race is for valiants AND I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR.. AMEN!