insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy

11.27.2014

Thankful Thursday 2014 {week 4}

76.   thanksgiving with my husband's family

77.  cousins

78.  Owen got his first deer this morning (8 pointer)  the smile on his face warms my heart



79.  cleaning the playroom out

80.  online shopping

81.  2 days with my family of memory making




82.  my moma and daddy

83.  holiday plans

84.  clean drinking water

85.  watching addie and my daddy take selfies

86.  a week of no school!

87.  Psalm 100: 4-5
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

88.  Owen playing at church 


89.   my freedoms

90.  hair bows to keep the bangs out of her face

91.  my church family

92.  chicken stew

93.  Thanksgiving service

94.  dancing in the kitchen

95.  the friends in my life - i have the very best friends in the whole world

96.  my amazing husband!  i love him so much

97.  where i live

98.  Jesus's birth that was for everyone

99. hearing what my kids are thankful for

100.  another year of thankfuls.......i blessed beyond measure


11.20.2014

Thankful Thursday 2014 {week 3}

51.  travel coffee mugs

52. owen got top seller at his school and i did no work in this, he did it all by himself

53. mexican thanksgiving at work...yummy

54. text messaging

55. day trips with jessie

56. painting with watercolor 

57. a new scarf made by one of my students mom :)



58.  fun things coming next week and the next week!

59.  tomorrow is FRIDAY!!

60.  running in to an old friend

61.  knowing God holds the future and everything is going to be alright

62.  151 shoeboxes made by the hardworking people i go to church with - i stand in awe at their hardwork and giving hands



63.  the smell of clean - clorox, soap, laundry detergent

64.  8th graders - Lord bless them!

65.  missionaries

66.  a warm house

67.  supper with my children at the table every night this week

68.  beautiful sunsets



69.  peppermint ice cream

70.  the gift of learning

71.  christmas shopping :)  

72.  google translate

73.  pencils with erasers

74.  that God made us so our teeth fall out - sometimes on the same day as our best friend and cousin



75.  Psalm 103 
Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

11.13.2014

Thankful Thursday 2014 {week 2}




26.  Thankful that God made all this amazing stuff.  http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/11/12/4126840.htm

27.  THIS Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Because I stand in awe. Literally brings me to my knees.

28.  Owen having good friends at school.  As a parent you want to, but you can't choose friends for your kids, but you are so thankful when they choose good ones.  

29.  When instruments lead to singing, and singing leads to songbooks, and songbooks lead to worship.  God has put such amazing people in my life.





29.  COFFEE!!!!! (no explanation needed, i must confess friday night i went to a friends and on the way i was passing a starbucks so i of course had to stop, but then on the way back home, i stopped again....how many times a day would i go if i lived close to one????)

30.  Martha - so thankful we meet at NCSU and that our friendship continues to grow

31.  warm weather on a day off

32.  homemade chicken stew

33.  laughing with other moms

34. hunting stars with the church youth

35.  students who laugh with you, not just at you

36. God's mercy, Lord knows I need it

37.  co-workers who get your jokes

38.  the constitution of the United States of America  (yes i'm a nerd)

39.  teachers who share cool ideas and lessons

40.  bluegrass music

41.  nick jr.

42.  tastefully simple and that i started selling

43.  a nice soft,warm bed to sleep in

44.  frozen pizza because sometimes that's the best ya got

45.  this girl!!!


46.  New clothes in the mail box 

47.  living in the country, i'm not sure i'm cut out for full time city life

48.  that i wrote this  a year ago today- we have so good and complain so much

49.  basketball


50.  Matthew coming home early :)


11.11.2014

10 Ways to Thank a Veteran, Besides Shopping the Sales on Veteran's Day



1.  Shake their hand, look them in the eye, and say thank you.  Don't assume they know and don't think they don't appreciate it.  

2.  Be a good citizen.  If they are willing to give years of their life for you to enjoy the freedoms you have, the least you could do is be a good citizen. Know what's going on in your government. VOTE.

3.  Send a card.  Snail mail still matters.  There is just something about holding words in your hand versus reading them on facebook. 

4.  Even better than a card, spend time with them. You get the day off, not because you did anything, because they did.

5.  Don't forget about them the other 364 days of the year.  They deserve much more than a day.

6.  Pray for them.  There is no greater gift than you can give them.  

7.  Do something in their honor or memory.  Donate to a good cause, run a race, do something.

8.  Don't be ashamed of your country.  Be proud of those who gave time and life for it.  
 More than 48 million Americans have served in times of war and peace since 1776.

9.  Recognize that they are near you and say thanks.  Their are around 25 million living veterans in the U.S.  They are your neighbors, your coworkers, your employees, your friends, the people you park beside of at wal-mart, acknowledge them.

10.  Teach your children to honor veteran's.  Take them to the parade.  Tell them to pay attention at the memorial service.  






11.06.2014

Thankful Thursday 2014 {week 1}



1.  scripture
2.   positive emails from parents
3.  driving through falling leaves
4.  new computer at work
5.  hugs from friends that turn to tears because you missed them so much
6.  text from my bestie that say i know your off next tuesday.  i'm coming to see you :)
7.  cma music awards that make you laugh and cry and cause your daughter to play her 'tar and dance and your son wear his cowboy hat to school for hat day
8.  my youth girls
9.  coming home to homemade soup on the stove from my mom
10.  POTTY TRAINING SUCCESS - woohoo
11.  a christmas present early from my awesome sister jessica
{Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp} it's beautiful
12.  my chair
13. pomegranate
14.  pot luck lunches at work
15.  owen's love of music
16.  theology discussions -  do you think there was more than one tree of good and evil?  did it have seeds and reproduce? what was it's fruit?  do we eat it?
17.  pictures
18. laughing with my children
19. funny constitution videos
20. plants from grandma's who say don't say thank you for it 
21. counting down to christmas
22. time change!  i love going to work in the light.
23.  He heals the brokenhearted
          and binds up their wounds.
     He determines the number of the stars
            and calls them each by name.
     Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
            his understanding has no limit.  Psalm 147:3-5
24.  learning new things/teaching new things
25. another year of thankful thursdays!  [year 4]

11.01.2014

31 Days of Random Writing: Day 31





I have my own punky brewster!


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