Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I guess I have been taking a blogging break, trying to figure out what to blog, why I blog, and should I change anything up on the blog. I don't really have any answers. I sometimes feel like there are too many irons in the fire. I don't like that feeling. It makes me feel like I am not doing any of them well. I just want to have one thing that I think..."I do that well...I enjoy that...that is my passion." Anyone else feel that way? When I was a little girl, I danced. I started when I turned 3 and didn't stop until I graduated from high school. It was my passion. I was pretty good at it too. Classically trained ballet. I still LOVE to go to the ballet, but don't ever get the chance. I stopped dancing in college because I realized that I was doing it for me and I didn't want that anymore. I wanted the Lord to be at the top of my list, and He wasn't. He was up there, but not number one. I don't feel like He has given me "permission" to dance, other than in my kitchen, since I was 18. I think He knows that I am too approval based to be able to dance and NOT have it become higher than He is.
I feel lost when I think about what my passion is now. Some people read, scrapbook, run, cook. That list is great. But there isn't anything that I am passionate about on that list. I have a tough time watching others get "into" what they love. It makes me feel, as my Granny would say, "blue." You know, just a little sad. Sad that I don't have that. I think that I am going to be adding it to my prayer list. Manly Man has been asking me for years what I am passionate about, what I love and I have never been able to answer him. Guess I should have added it years ago huh?
My question to you: what are you passionate about, and how did you find it?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guess Who's Blogging?

Manly Man has started a blog...a business blog. He is a mortgage lender here in town, but can do loans in lots of states. Check out his blog and let him know if you need any help in the loan department! I have a link on the side bar, just in case you ever need to find him again!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Where We've Been, Part 4

Last Thursday night, we had Manly Man's parents up for dinner at our house to celebrate his mom's 60th birthday! Yep, two parties in less than a week! October and November are very big birthday months for both of our families! Grandma wanted a pie, so I made pumpkin (I don't eat it versus the pecan pie that I make and love to eat!!!). We had a yummy dinner and enjoyed a great game of Yahtzee also!

That brings us back to this week. School started back. Jonathan is officially a reader. We went to the beach and to Mellow Mushroom to celebrate that exciting development! We have had Awana and will be making peanut butter cookies tomorrow!

On a side note, Jonathan got his vest at Awana for reciting John 3:16! We watched through the window last night during their rec time and we so excited to see him running fast and coming in second during a game! I have never seen him so proud of himself! We were and are too Jonathan!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Holy Words Batman!

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Where We've Been (ok, where I've been), Part 3

My mom is partly to blame for my absence from the blog world. She bought me this:

I really enjoyed the book. I won't say much about it, except that I REALLY want to re-read it when I can really absorb it. I'll probably have a pen or highlighter, or both, in my hand. I believe that the book is a tool that could change your relationship with the Lord, or bring you into one, if you don't have one already. That good. In my opinion. Anyone else read it? Want to share your thoughts? Email me.

Where We've Been, Part 2

After returning from the Queen City, we finally got to do something that we have been talking about doing for a while! There are a couple of beaches that you can drive out on down here, which can be tons o' fun! Even though the water is too cool to swim in now, in my opinion, we drove out on the north end of Carolina Beach and let the boys play and grilled our dinner! We almost didn't get the grill lit because the wind was a bit strong, but we finally got help from the folks fishing a little ways away from us. The boys had a great time, and so did we! We can't wait to do it again!

Note to self: Get Manly Man to take a few pictures to prove that I am actually present on the outings that I mention!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Where We've Been, Part 1

We haven't fallen off the face of the earth yet, I am happy to report! I needed a week off from school so my brain could un-fry itself! We had a very busy week so, I decided to make it Fall Break. (Yet another reason I am loving homeschooling!) Our first stop was to the Queen City for my dad's, aka Daddy B, 60th birthday! We had fun and my boys got to see their only cousin...he is the cute boy you see that you don't recognize!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday Thought

At Bible Study this morning, my pastor's wife, who teaches our study, gave us an amazing illustration regarding crucifying the flesh. I had to share...

"If we try to crucify our flesh, by ourselves, we can get one hand nailed up on the cross, but how will we get the other hand nailed up there?"

The point being, WE can't crucify our flesh, only the Holy Spirit can do that!