Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 18

Welcome to What You Wish Wednesday.  I'm so glad you're here.  Y'all! This is a no-fuss link-up.  It's SO easy to join in the fun.  Just link-up a recent post--that's it!

If you get a chance, check out my co-host's blogs (links below) to view their feature picks from last week's link-up.  Also, we have a PINTEREST board full of our features from WYWW.  Click HERE to check it out and follow along.

Let's get this party started!  I’m thrilled you've stopped by and I hope you will share a recent post of your choosing with us.  While you’re here, take a few minutes to check out some of the shared links (below).  

WYWW DETAILS:

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  • Include the WYWW button (code below) and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
  • Check out a few of the shared links.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Oh Hey, Friday!


Oh Hey, Friday!!  I'm so glad it's almost the weekend.  Our weeks have been so busy and our weekends are pretty busy, too.  It's a good kind of busy, but it still takes a toll on us.  With all of the hustle and bustle, I've caught a cold and that's never a good thing.  I rarely get sick, but when I do it seems that over-the-counter drugs don't do any good.  I'm praying that this cold is the exception.  This time next week, I will be at the beach with the ladies from my church on a much needed retreat so...I gotta kick this cold!! 

On to my FIVE...

[ONE]
Remember me worrying about moving AG to the top bunk?  It wasn't for fear of her sleeping on the top bunk, it was a dread of trying to make that beast!
Y'all! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Just look at how good she has been making her bed... 

Pretty good for a 7 year old, right?

I've been a good momma and have fought off the urge to straighten!  


[TWO]
Living in East Texas has its woes...
We see these guys from time to time...

YUCK-O!!!

During homeschool, Joy (16 month old) was playing in her room.  I heard a "hurt cry" and ran to check on her.  After some investigation, I found the culprit attached to a pillow in the corner.  Her thumb quickly began to swell and she had a good cry, but in a matter of minutes she was playing and laughing again.

*For the record, these little tree scorpions aren't dangerous, but their stings are said to be worse than a red wasp.  

Poor, poor, JoJo!

[THREE]
Our little pumpkin patch (lovingly named: The Piney Woods Pumpkin Patch by AG) has yielded its first lil' punkin'!  Isn't he cute?  

 Click HERE for earlier pics of the patch

[FOUR]
Our soccer season is off to a great start...


Both girls are playing:  Honeybees (Edy Rose) and Purple Panthers (Ava Grace).  

Click HERE for more pics

[FIVE]
This week, I shared some scripture memory cards I made for a discipleship group I lead.  I would love for others to enjoy and benefit from them.  

Scripture memory isn't just for kids, it is so important that us adults continue to memorize scripture, meditate on it, and pray it.  Growing in godliness is a lifelong pursuit.  

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

Click HERE to access the cards.

Y'all have a great weekend and don't forget to link up your posts this coming Wednesday...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Soccer Mom!

It's that time of year again!  It's time to gear up for another soccer season!  

This year, my sweet Edy Rose will be playing, too.  

My little Honeybee



getting their game faces on

Edy has a natural aggression and competitiveness that can't be taught.  She is a gifted little soccer player!






AG is starting her 4th year of soccer.  Her first two years, she played co-ed and it was really difficult for her to learn the game or get any play time with the boys hogging the ball. :)  Last year, she started playing on an all girls team and she has grown leaps and bounds!  She's not aggressive by nature, but she is a skilled ball handler.  She mostly plays defense and she's intent on keeping the opposing team's ball out of the goal!

 my Purple Panther




The first game was ridiculously H-O-T!  We were seconds from catching fire!  At one point, Graham laughed at me because we got a little breeze and I said, "Thank you, Jesus!"  It was smoldering!


Joy was a real trooper out in the heat!  She hardly complained and kept a cute smile on her face that encouraged us wimps!
More to come as the season progresses!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 17


Welcome to WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY!!!  I'm so glad you are here!

This little link party is steadily growing.  Will you help us get the word out by adding a WYWW button or link-back to one of the hostess' blogs on the post your are sharing?  I hope we can reach 100 links very soon--we're almost there!!  Thanks for linking up each week and making this party a success.  I really enjoy my Wednesday afternoon ritual: sipping on some coffee, browsing through your posts, getting ideas, and gaining inspiration!

Here are my awesome features from last week's link-up:



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Let's get this party started!  I’m thrilled you've stopped by and I hope you will share a recent post of your choosing with us.  While you’re here, take a few minutes to check out some of the shared links (below).  

WYWW DETAILS:

  • Share a recent post from your blog. 
  • Include the WYWW button (code below) and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Scripture Memory Cards | Free Printable

I've shared a number of times that I've really benefited from Donald S. Whitney's book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.  It is an outstanding book with practical truths for growing in godliness.
By illustrating why the Disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them on a long-term basis, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to embrace life's greatest pursuit--the pursuit of holiness--through a lifelong delight in the Disciplines. --Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney

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The discipleship group I lead is going through this book.  Along with the study, I made scripture memory cards for each of us to study, meditate on, pray, and memorize.  I wouldn't be a good blogger if I didn't share them with y'all, too!!  Plus, I truly pray that they can be a blessing to those that utilize them!  I trust that they will:

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17


I had fun digitally making each card.  The verses represented on the cards coincide with the spiritual disciplines laid out in Whitney's book.
[cover card]
 [1 Timothy 4:7 | Discipline]
[2 Timothy 3:16-17 | Bible Intake]

[Joshua 1:8 | Bible Intake]

[Psalm 19:14 | Meditation]

[Hebrews 4:16 | Prayer]

[Psalm 95:6 | Worship]

[Hebrews 10:24-25 | Corporate Worship]

[Romans 10:17 | Evangelism]

[1 Samuel 12:24 | Service]

[Romans 14:12 | Stewardship]

[Psalm 62:1-2 | Silence and Solitude]

[Psalm 62:8 | Journaling]
[Romans 12:2 | Learning]

[Phillipians 1:6 | Perseverance]

Feel free to print each individual card separately or print the 8x10 collages below:
[8x10 printable]

[8x10 printable]

[8x10 printable]

Printing suggestion:  For best results, print on white card stock.  I laminated my cards, punched a hole in the top left corner, and used a ring to hold the cards together.

my Bible study group minus me
Love these ladies!!!


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