Thursday, June 7, 2012

Friday Five - June 8th

It's Friday, and here are five of my favorites from around the web!

1. Make Subway Art for Under $10.00! From Lemonade Makin' Mama

I love this tutorial!! I've been seeing these signs everywhere, and they're awesome. Even more awesome is that you can make your own for less than ten dollars!

On another note, here is her bio... Don't you love her already?! :D

One day, during a really chaotic moment, I told a friend that, "Life was handing me lemons, and I needed to get them organized before I could make lemonade out of them!" A blog name was born in that moment. I adore Jesus and try to follow Him daily in ways that bless others. I am married to my dreamy high school sweetheart. I believe in deep talks, good cries, and contagious laughter. Stick around here long enough and you might get to experience all of the above.

2. Chore Charts With Printables

Just Another Day in Paradise offers a few creative ideas for moms who are training their children to pick up after themselves. If you like cute printables and ideas, check it out...

3. Cute Overload! 

If you like cute videos then this one is a must see! I can say without a doubt that it is the cutest video I've seen on a long time--maybe ever. I've been a fan of Marnie's for a while, but this one takes the cake (pun intended). 

4. Where Has the Time Gone? - Becoming a Strong Woman of God

Sonya from Becoming a Strong Woman of God has been an encouragement to me since I started this blog. I love her zeal for the Lord and her commitment to the body of Christ. Sonya shares a post on Time-Management...

If we sit and complain about where the time went, we will miss what is right in front of us. WE are in control of our time, WE add to much to our plate. WE make other things a priority. WE act like we have tomorrow... Read more...


5. Raspberry Lemonade Smoothies

These look so delicious, and so refreshing that I had to share them with you! 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

FREE Printable - Proverbs 31 Recipe Cards

Last Saturday my daughter went to the mall with my husband and came home with a beautiful recipe box. It had been years since I owned one of my own, but I do remember those nights I spent many years ago--before the internet existed--combing through magazines looking for recipes to add to the box.

Now my daughter is searching for recipes of her own, in hopes that she'll fill up the box that I imagine will be a keepsake for many years to come. 

When I saw her doing this, I couldn't help but get the idea of printables. Not just any printables however, but rather a collection of four "Proverbs 31 Recipe Cards." 

Each one is detailed with a verse from Proverbs 31, encouraging us to joyfully serve: 
  • She is like the merchant ships bringing her food from afar. (14)
  • She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family. (15)
  • She sets about her work vigorously, her arms are strong for her tasks. (17)
  • She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. (20)

If you look at the sample below, you will notice that I haven't put a title at the top of the card. The reason I didn't is because I thought that some of you might decide to use these for menu planning or grocery lists. I think they would work just as well for that!

If you would like a copy of this printable, click the image below. It will take you to a high resolution image with four recipe cards/page. 

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The Issue Of Infidelity

When you're taking into consideration the factors behind cheating, you might find that all of your system is dedicated to oneself and what you may or may not have done. The reality from the matter is that cheating, want it or otherwise not, is not the fault until you were the one who broke down and scammed. This really is a thing that many people basically don't grasp when they've identified their own partners have been being unfaithful on them. They question what they've got done or what they failed to perform and they brutalize by themselves over it. The facts with the matter would be that the mistake is with the person who scammed, not with the individual that was robbed on. You did nothing to pressure these phones slumber with another person, at whenever, they might have learned to you to definitely tell you whatever they have been experience. Once you have proven that it is not necessarily your own fault however (and also this may take a serious amounts of encourage yourself) in which creates this change add?When you are thinking about the causes for infidelity, you will find that there are some individuals who cheat since they're hooked on the strain of it. They may realize that what they're carrying out is actually incorrect or they really should not be doing the work, but the buzz of doing something and achieving absent from it can be intoxicating. This could cause them to a growing number of obvious cheating and quite often, after they obtain found, they will apologize and swear to avoid that once more.There is some belief that folks be unfaithful and also get it done within an away and also out coldness. The reality is, for many individuals the thought of being unfaithful is a that is a crime of chance. These people find that men and women often be unfaithful, during times when it is not within their best interests to do so. Many people do have bad impulsive handle, and so they could be affected with a situation. For instance, whenever someone is actually feeling prone, or even if they are in the place in which they're feeling needy, they will take first thing provides some type of instant satisfaction.One other reason that often areas whenever being unfaithful happens can be a propensity in the direction of self-destruction. Some individuals will have reduced sufficient self-esteem that whenever something great transpires with all of them, they issue this, and also feel that they almost have to destroy it of a a feeling of twisted fairness. Other people have a tendency to go into relationships entirely conscious of they will end poorly these types of this tend to goal toward dooming a romantic relationship right away.Any time with the variations in which being unfaithful might take, remember that there are numerous reasons why spouse might be unfaithful. There may be more than one; normally a mixture of aspects can lead as much as this kind of. Any of the elements in the list above could possibly be the concern, or perhaps it could be one which just isn't connected in any way. If you are looking for the causes of adultery, look closely at the connection and the cheating spouse for that solution; it is often a lot more complicated compared to you might see initially.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Titus 2sdays Link up Party!!

Today and every Tuesday, I want to invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that will encourage women to joyfully live out their roles as wives and keepers of their homes I'm looking for posts on marriage, parenting, housekeeping, recipes, etc.

All you have to do is enter the direct link from your post into the linky tool below!

I'd also like to ask you to link back here with the Titus 2sday code (below) so that other bloggers can join in too!

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I'm Over at Roo Today

There is no such thing as hopeless when our eyes are fixed on God. God transforms the impossible into the possible. He offers the unpromising a promise. He gives strength to the weak. He encourages the discouraged. There isn’t one troubled marriage that God cannot fix. Is anything to hard for the Lord? Absolutely not! Read the rest over at Roo Mag...

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Why Was This All Necessary?

I sit here and wonder WHY was this all necessary? What was the reason that I had to go through all of this heartache and pain ?  Why did I have to suffer from him hurting me so much? ....the name calling, the lies he told and believed for a very long time, the worry of WHERE he was and the final break-up of my marriage and family. It seems that I can look around and see so many couples who make it through, and some that don't, and then there's just me. I wondered for a very long time if I had anything to do with his cheating.....but I know that I didn't.  I was always there for him, and sometimes think that I gave him way too much of myself.  I see him, right now, with his other woman, and he is also cheating on her...go figure.  That man just can't seem to find happiness within himself. Why did he even want to marry me or have a family with me if he wasn't happy?  Did he honestly try to be faithful?  So many questions, and you know what?  none of them will ever be answered, I know that question is WHY did I have to go through such pain?  Maybe one day I will find the answer.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

God is the Author of Marriage--He's Got it Covered

Marriage is a journey in which we either
trust the pilot enough to let go and let God,
or jump at the first sign of turbulence. 
- Time-Warp Wife

I'm a sleeper. I'm especially known to nap in the car, whether we're driving across town or taking a road trip. I just have to close my eyes and I'm down for the count. Last thing I remember from this afternoon is that we drove up to someone's house to drop off a guitar, the next thing I knew we were pulling up to Skinner's Diner in Lockport. I don't remember my husband getting back into the car or driving us there--I was out cold.

I also sleep on airplanes. In fact last November I stepped onto a plane in Hershey Pennsylvania and woke up in Chicago. I opened my eyes asking myself, "Are we taking off, or are we landing?" Seriously I had no idea if the ride was over or about to begin.

Maybe it's the steady hum of the motor that lulls me to sleep, or it could be that I have full confidence in the driver. My guess is that it's a combination of both. Like sweet and sour sauce, the mixture of the two make for one incredible blend.

So it is with life. The steady hum of the engine reminds us that the same faithful God who brought us this far can bring us much further yet. We're on a journey in which we either trust the pilot enough to let go and let God or jump at the first sign of turbulence.

Without realizing it, we rely on the provision of God each and every day of our lives. If we lose a nail we expect it to grow back, when we cut ourselves we expect that our body will repair it's own wound, and each time we take a breath we assume the next one is not far behind. The Creator knew exactly what He was doing when He designed you and me. Every part of our body, from our hair down to our toes was uniquely crafted by Him. Therefore we trust. 

What can we say then about marriage? About our marriage? If God is the author of marriage between man and a woman, then He's got it covered. Couples will fight, feelings get hurt, wives get ignored, husbands neglected, so how can we trust in a better tomorrow? 

Because the same faithful God who brought you this far can bring you much further yet.

Corrie Ten Boom once wrote, "When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer."

How many times have couples jumped ship? Looking at the divorce rates in Canada and the US, the answer  is a disappointing "far too often." Too many young couples have given up before they had a chance to experience what a mature relationship has to offer. Too many parents have given up on family before they experienced the joy of growing together as one. 

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, married 86 years (the longest married couple in the world) offer a few words of advice for young couples:
  • We are both Christians & believe in God.Marriage is a commitment to the Lord.We pray with & for each other every day
  • Everyone who plants a seed & harvests the crop celebrates together. We are individuals, but accomplish more together.
  • Agree that it’s okay to disagree, & fight for what really matters. Learn to bend - not break!
  • Remember marriage is not a contest – never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win.
  • Respect, support & communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest & true. Love each other with ALL of your heart
taken from @longestmarried on Twitter

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Secrets of Men That Women Should Know

According to psychologists, if a man is ever caught on some “innocent” lies, trust to him will be exhausted. Where should a woman know that all this afoot for her peace of mind? However, men do not hesitate following the advice of scientists and disclosing their little secrets. Let’s try to figure out why.

Secret number 1: A neighbor is a really good looking woman

But that does not mean a man wants to leave you for her. They are simply arranged this way - even while happily in love, they will automatically look at all pretty women around. It’s like a radar, which cannot be turned off.

Secret number 2: Sometimes a phrase “I’m going to watch football” means “I want some rest from you”

Quite often a visit to football (basketball, tennis, hockey, drafts tournament) is just an excuse to rest from his beautiful half. Of course, no wise man will say: “Honey, I’m tired of you, and I want to spend time with friends.” So he has to portray a hot admirer of tennis or handball.

Secret number 3: Obligations of any kind deprive them of courage

A rare man starts reflecting on a wedding, drawing a plan of family nest and thinking about the color of curtains in the nursery since the first day of acquaintance. The overwhelming majority of male population will require months or even years to come to terms with an idea that beloved woman is actually waiting for a proposal.

Secret number 4: Gender equality is fine, but man should earn more

“Syndrome of provider” reached men in the legacy of distant ancestors, who killed mammoth in one fell, dragged it into cave over tail, proudly awarded it to their second half and disposed of in the rest - waiting for honestly earned dinner. Since that time a man is hunting for mammoth (ie making money), and a woman is cooking dinner (ie, earns less). When a woman tries to enter a traditionally male territory and pursue mammoths (ie, earn as much as her man, if not more), family relations are steadily spoiled.

Secret number 5: In fact, they like working at home

In fact, men like working at home - because of internal feeling of superiority: she will not stand without me. Why do they hide it from women? Probably because all immediate household chores are formed in the most inopportune time - for example, during a favorite football team’s match (how can they miss it?).

Secret number 6: Over the years, they love their second half increasingly

Men’s emotional growth occur gradually, and reaches its peak in 40-50 years - so, at least, psychologists say. And most men agree with them. Over the years, men discover some new, previously unknown sides of their partners’ natures, with age an internal reassessment takes place and men are beginning to appreciate the qualities they have not previously drawn attention to. But none of them will say to a woman: “Honey, I love you stronger every day (month, year)”. She may decide he loved her less before.

Secret number 7: Sometimes they do not understand what women are talking about

This is one of the worst men’s secrets - well, who of sound mind will recognize he did not understood a word of his wife’s flaming speech? They will simply say: “Yes, I understand, of course, you’re right”.

Secret number 8: They are afraid of women behind the wheel

When a woman sits behind the wheel, a man in the passenger seat internally becomes a frightened boy. This traditional men’s territory is not intended for women, and the one that dared to violate the border and allowed sitting at the helm, does not receive a great deal of trust. Of course, he will never recognize this. But if, at a speed of 30 km / h a man suddenly says something like: “Honey, I think we are going too fast”, there is no doubt - he is frightened to a pulp.

Secret number 9: All men secretly wish they were 25 once again

But they will never in admit it. This is a women’s tradition, so no man will develop this theme.  Although, of course, it would be better, if they were 25. Well, at least, 30.

Secret number 10: Give him freedom - and he will give you eternity

A woman, sincerely respecting man’s freedom (be himself, go to a football with friends, go on holiday alone), is much more likely to win his heart and eternity with him, than a woman constantly tracking his every step.

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