"Sharpening the Saw" is Stephen Covey's 7th Habit. You can see ALL of his Habits of Highly Effective People HERE. So here's the hard question: How do I go from feeling low low down (as in: last night I hit a wall) to feeling like Yes! I got this?! In a word, my weekly holy hour. (Okay so math is NOT my strong … [Read more...]
MuTu and You: an Endorsement
As I type this, I am sitting straight in my chair—no slumping for this momma, as you’ll soon see why! Here is the view from my workspace: Beautiful, no? We went over the river (pictured above) and through the woods...Thanksgiving was at Grandma’s. Cathy and Doug (aka Grandma & Grandpa) are wonderful cooks. I ate and drank it … [Read more...]
I'm being somewhat tongue-in-cheek with this blog post's title, because I have to admit that the more improvement I make in achieving some of my goals, the more I tend to obsess about them! It's a win-win-lose scenario: 2 Steps Forward (i.e. logging 15,000 steps, making a great new recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama book, reading two more … [Read more...]
Boot Camp: Ten Ways to Cope with Missing Your Recruit
In Brief: Our son left for boot camp one short week ago, and this mom's gonna do what this mom's gotta do to survive 13 long weeks of basic! First of all, some background for those of you that don't know me. I'm a 50-year-old stay-at-home mom of seven—yes, seven—although as of last Monday, we've only got five kids at home. As of last Monday! … [Read more...]
God, I need You.
I hit bottom on Holy Thursday and yet, today, I’m feeling joyful. Do you need me to go into all my obsessive-addictive failures? Probably not, because I’m sure you all have your own transgressions, unless—unless—you’re one of those perfectly penitential people I so admire. I am not perfectly penitential. In fact, I pretty much stink at … [Read more...]
A Simple Woman’s Daybook
For Today... I am trying to live my life one day at a time. I was a little—okay, a lot discouraged last night because of missing my family and wanting to be there at this time of transition. (My mom's been moved into a nursing home.) I went to bed sad but woke up hopeful. That has to be grace, don't you think? Outside my … [Read more...]
On how I’ve been Massively Successful in all my Endeavors
It's simple, really. For the past month, give or take a day here and there, I have focused on success in the following areas: 1. Overeating; 2. Overspending; 3. Under-exercising; 4. Under-cleaning; and 5. Dealing with a mental health issue that's not my own. And THAT'S why I haven't been blogging at all, because I'm pretty sure you've … [Read more...]
You’ve got depression?!
"Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens; thus you are lightened. Heaviness is not of My kingdom. Cling to hope, and My rays of Light will reach you through the darkness." (From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) See that woman in those photos above? Yes, … [Read more...]