Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Communicating with God




Scripture references: 

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God breathed. 

 1 John 5:14-15 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.



I'd love to hear what you think! Blog about it and link-up below!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Club Friday

I'm linking up with Undercover Blonde today!



Right now I'm reading


Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic

If your child is wild, energetic, busy, screams a lot, never stops, constantly disobedient, loud, etc... YOU NEED THIS BOOK.
I'm learning so much about my kids (yes, both) and myself. I've realized that part of the reason I react so strongly to Franklin is we both have the *intense* characteristic. Think about it like this: When you put two pieces of dynamite together and only light ONE they both go off. Same thing with me and Franklin. We're both dynamite waiting for a spark. So when he goes off it sets me off and, well, sometimes things don't go so well. I yell, he yells, we both scream and cry and nothing gets accomplished.

I borrowed it from the library but I'm definitely putting it in my personal collection!

What did you read this week? Link up!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Communication Study 1 Week Away!!

You guys, God was SO working in me last night when I thought about this study. He has so much planned! I'm so excited. I'll be doing VIDEOS for this instead of just written blogs.

I'm pumped!

Are you excited? I'll be giving you a chance to link up each week so be on the look out for that! The study starts Wednesday, Feb 1st. Tell your friends.

We'll begin with how we communicate with GOD.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recipe Links!

There are two new recipes at Kas Fitness! Click on the yummy photo to see each one.

Sausage/Egg Muffins

Breakfast Sausage Spaghetti Sauce
Linking up!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Struggling With Feelings

Last week 6 Marines lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

My brother is part of that unit...these men were his family.

The thing is, he literally JUST switched shifts so if this had happened a week earlier it could have been him.

That's terrifying.

So I'm relieved it's not him.

However, there's still 6 men who lost their lives.

So am I relieved that they died instead of him? It's all so confusing. I'm truly not sure how to feel right now.

Advice? Scripture? Anything?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cleaning the Living Room (vlog)

Please ignore how chubby I look. I layered a shirt over my tank top and it fell funky...



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emotional Hoarding?

There's a popular TV phenomenon right now...

Hoarding TV Shows.

As I lay in bed this morning God put on my heart that you can be a hoarder even if your home doesn't look like this:
Source
But what if EMOTIONALLY you're a hoarder?

The definition of hoarding is

Hoarding is the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter....People who hoard typically save items because they believe these items will be needed or have value in the future...Source

If you change "items" to "emotions" or "grudges" the above description reads like most people. We hold on to grudges and bad feelings and bad memories. We fill ourselves up with those things until we're so full of depression/anxiety/hate that we can't let anyone else in. We feel that we need to hold on to this garbage because if we don't we'll forget and get hurt again. The danger that comes with hoarding is two-fold: 1) The stacks of garbage will fall and crush the hoarder. 2) If the hoarder needs help no one (ie: emergency crews) will be able to get in and help.

If you're so full of emotional garbage you probably don't feel comfortable letting anyone, including God, inside. I remember telling my husband, then boyfriend, "I'm not good enough for God." I thought I needed to clean up my life before I could invite God in...definitely before I let anyone else in either.

So what do we do? On the show they get a therapist and professional cleaning crew to come in and help the hoarder deal with the mess. We have that in the way of the Holy Spirit. He's a helper (John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever), a therapist, and a cleaning crew. If you ask the Holy Spirit to help you clean up your emotional garbage He will be MORE than happy to help.

If you need help/advice on how to ask the Holy Spirit for help please email me or comment below (or come find me on Facebook!)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

February Series: Communication

I am SO SO excited for this! I'm doing a month long series on Communication! It will begin Feb 1st and there will be a post every Wednesday (which will also be a linkup opportunity!)

We'll cover (in order) Communication with:
- God
- Spouse
- Children
- Friends
- Strangers

Each week there will be a Bible verse I focus on and a brief blog post.

So get ready! If you have any questions for each of these areas email me at sunset.dawn@gmail.com and I'll cover what I can!


I bit about what I do

As I work on a blog series about Communication (aren't you excited?! I am!!) I want to share this video with you...


Friday, January 6, 2012

My Challenge To You

So, last night we were in the Whataburger drive-thru (don't judge me) and suddenly Stefan goes, "I feel compelled to give this guy money. Get in the driver's seat." and jumps out of the car.
He walked over to a man sitting on the side of the road, gave him money, and came right back.
We made our order and pulled up to pay only to find out the lady in front of us had taken care of it.
When we pulled up beside her to wait for our order she rolled down her window and said, "I saw what you did. It was very kind. Thank you."

 Seriously guys. Do something selfless today. God (or the Universe depending on what you believe) will pay you back.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

SYtG Challenge

Say Yes to God Challenge posted today!

This week challenge:
is to spend more time with God. To get to know Him better. To be content with where He has you. To not grumble and complain. To talk with Him.

Honestly, this will be harder for me than you might think...because it involves slowing down! I'm on the go from the minute I get up. I take care of kids, clean house, break up fights, try to teach something, eat, make food, clean some more...and work if I can squeeze it in. I realized while reading today's challenge that I really don't make time for God. Yes, Holy Spirit, I heard you...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Challenges! Join me!

This year I'm not creating my own challenge...I'm totally participating in challenges developed by others, and then blogging about it!

I'm doing the following and want you to join me!

The Gentleness Challenge by Women Living Well
I LOVE Courtney's blog. It's always uplifting. This time she has a challenge around being gentle to our children.
And so I’d like to embark humbly on a Gentleness Challenge for mommy’s everwhere who struggle with raising their voices to their children, scowling, speaking in rapid fire foolish words or lecturing in anger. 


52 Weeks to an Organized Home with Home Storage Solutions
Each week she gives you an area to organize. You just focus on THAT area each week (and snowballing from the week before) It's a GREAT idea. I know several people have "get organized" on their New Year's Resolution List. You can even get it sent weekly to your inbox so you don't have to worry about forgetting to check back.

2012 Decluttering Calendar by MySimplerLife.com
Each DAY has a small area to declutter. Like the top shelf in a cabinet or a single drawer. That REALLY breaks it down and makes it easy!

Saying YES to God Challenge with Becoming a Strong Woman of God
I follow this wonderful woman on Facebook. Her posts are always uplifting. This challenge is about saying YES to God this year and learning to hear His voice.


Did you check out the challenges? Which one will you do with me?

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