Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Morning Grace....

In looking at what things I need to add in to my life, and what needs to go to the wayside....I realized how much I have truly missed having a voice here.  To share what is on my heart, what wonderful things and people I have found....and to hear back from you.

I am sad that what spurred me back is the tragedy that we all have witnessed over and over at the elementary school in Connecticut..   Such loss, such heart rending stories and pictures....and yet what snapshots of grace we have seen.  The stories of teacher's and children's bravery......of prayer and sacrifice.  Grace, amazing grace in the words of Emilie's father that spoke of his sweet daughter whose life was far to short.....and yet in his grief, he extends prayers and concern for the family of the gun man.  That is what living your faith looks like.

It reminded me of many years ago, when I had an online stay at home mom's group...even though it was not advertised as a "Christian" group, many of the women on it were.  I had one woman in the group that was Wiccan.....she privately told me that these women talked about Jesus so much, that she felt like she should leave.  I shared with her that if these women truly believed in Christ and were trying to live their lives the best way they knew.....then Christ would truly be woven into their everyday lives....just like speaking about your children or your becomes like breathing, a natural reaction to life.  She said she had never thought of it like that, and stayed with the group....I have prayed over the years that there were some seeds planted during that season with this sweet lady.

One last word on this tragedy.....let's not use it to further any political stance on guns or prayer.  Frankly, it is ridiculous to state that God was taken out of school....if you will just listen to the stories of these dear folks you will hear time and again....that He was there, there was prayer in school that day.  You can't take God out of something that He surrounds and should be carried within each of me He is present.....always.  

Hugs to you all....let us all not take for granted all those special people that pass through our lives each day....let them know what they mean to you!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Back in Town.....

Recently, things that I have been working for the last 3 years have begun to come together.  As I work on setting up the business.....working with some products I wanted to add, I was surprised to notice that so many of the things that I have experienced, read, worked on, etc, were all feeding into what I need for this.

So many times we wonder why certain things happen or don't come together.  But I am finding all those experiences, even the ones we aren't thrilled with, come to play in the journey that we are on.

In the midst, I am learning a lot about letting go of some things in the past.  There are things and experiences I was hanging on to because they were familar.....tied to good memories that I wanted to keep.  But to stay attached keeps me from moving on to new things in my life.

I am going through my list of what works and what doesn't.  This blog has been so important as I went through some of the milestones that we have faced as a family.  So I really want to get back to writing here......and I would love if you would hang out here with me from time to time......:)

So let's just say I am "back in town"........and can't wait to have you all gather around the kitchen table for a cup of coffee and share what is going on in your lives too.

Talk to you soon!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Well, I Am Surprised......

Frankly, I am surprised that you all have stuck around.....stayed listed on my Friends List.  I have been away for awhile.  But things are about to change.....I have two, count 'em two weeks left of school.  Can you believe it?  I know I can't.  This has been a long journey......not always easy.  But I have learned a lot about myself during this time, and I have been blessed to meet some truly amazing people who have demonstrated grace, wisdom, and sweet friendship.

So what am I doing?  I have started my business Graceworks, which is doing well considering I have only been able to work it part time while in school.  As of  April 9. I will be working the business full time and planning to add in the Esthetics part of my business by June (have to get through the State Board testing and licensing).  I am excited and I just love the clients that are coming to my practice, they have been wonderful and supportive!!!

I have been asked to host a giveaway soon for a creative product I think you will like....and I miss gathering here to chat with you all.  So look for some updates to the blog and more consistent posts.  I have missed you all and look forward to hearing from you as we share in our journeys!!!

Hugs to all!!!