Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Fragments 8-12-11

Today I'm linking up with half past kissing time for Friday Fragments. Here are some fragments of what has been going on in my life.

  • This summer has flown by! It's hard to believe that school will start again on the 24! I still have no idea where or if I will be working this year for the school district subbing. They made lots of cuts and changes this year. We will see.I'm trying not to worry but just have faith. Some moments that's easier than others..
  • Thankfully God has provided for us this summer. Thank you Lord!
  • Did I mention it was HOT and DRY here in Texas?! I keep trying to tell my husband we need to move to Alaska. 
  • I'm having dog issues with my doxie Sophie. She keeps wanting to pee and poop in the middle of the floor instead of her designated  potty area. I don't know if she just being a rebellious teenage dog or what. Any ideas, tips, or suggestions about why this might be happening or how to stop it? 
  • I am working on getting my household notebook together. Life as Mom has a great guide and planning pages already ready for you to fill in and use. You can find out more about it here
  • I have created a facebook page for my blog and I 'd love for you to follow. To do that click here. 
  • I am also thinking of starting a new blog for my love of health and technology stuff. Do you have more than one blog? If so how do you manage.? I have tried before in the past but I have  but I've never been very successful. 
That what's been going on with me. What's going on with you? I hope everyone has a Fabulous Friday! 

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Top Ten Thursday-Charitable Donations

Today I am linking up with Beth for Top Ten Thursday.
For some reason I really like handing out money so today … I’m giving you the responsibility to make 10 Charitable Donations. What 10 charities would you give the money to? 
1. My Church-Redeemer Lutheran Church's Angel Food Ministries 
 4. Texas Lutheran Church Extension Fund- planting Lutheran Churches across Texas 
5. Texas Partners In Missions
6.Ever After Mustang Rescue
 7. Hannah's Prayer Ministry-Christian Support for Fertilty Challenges 
 8. SIM-Serving in Missions-International Christian Missions. One of my dear friends is a missionary in Libieria supported through SIM
 9. Celiac Disease Foundation
10. Autism Speaks What 

 charitable organizations would you support? 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pour My Heart Out Wednesday:Feeling like the odd girl out

For those of you who don't know, I have been strongly discouraged from having children due to serious (even life threatening) medical conditions. Even thought I would love to have a child of my own. I've always wanted a little boy-just like his daddy. Okay so adoption right? Well after long serious talks my husband and I have decided (at least for now) that adoption isn't for us. I am still job hunting and in the present state of the economy we don't think it would be fair to adopt a child without being able to properly care for him/her. 

 Well, last time I was at my sister in laws she said something that really bothered me. We we're talking about having kids. She told me that I will get to the point where all I think about is having a baby and that I  will do anything to have one. Having a child makes you complete and whole she said.  I was speechless when she told me this. I mean she did struggle many years with infertility and finally had my beautiful niece KK. But really?! do anything to have one? And it'll complete me?

Her comment upset me. I continued playing with my niece but when I got home I cried my eyes out,  I feel out of place. In social circles I am often left out of conversations merely because I don't have any kids. I have even gotten to the point where I don't go to a lot of social functions because I would be the only one there without kids. Thankfully I have a couple of wonderful friends who have been on a similar journey with pregnancy and make sure and include me in a lot of things and make me feel welcome. 

Then there is the church. They talk about about a woman's purpose  is to raise a family. So if I am unable to do these things, does that mean I am incomplete and not whole? Yes I do want to have a child but is it worth possibly giving my life for? Does this mean I am less of a woman? Less off a child of God?

Would what my sister in law said bother you? Do you think a women has to have a child to be complete and whole?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Book Review: Too blessed to be Stressed

I am reviewing this book for Litfuse Publicity Group. No additonal compensation was recieved. 

About the Book:

Do your to do lists have footnotes? Has your fam suggested a rabies shot because your bite has surpassed Rover’s?

Maybe it’s time for a healthy dose of truth gift-wrapped in humor. With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses the heart-needs of desperate women drowning in the churning everyday stress-pool of busyness.

In Too Blessed to Be Stressed, you’ll find simple, practical steps for attaining the peace that you crave as you struggle with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image and family. You’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your own spirit, body and mind through heart-changing real life stories, biblically based insights, and short chapters for on-the-run convenience.

My  Review:
I love this book!  It's a fun-light hearted way to address issues of stress that all women deal with. I love how the author intertwines faith and humor. The stores are short with questions at the end to help you dive deeper into this issues. I think this book is a must have for every  woman. It helps us remember to laugh and to look to God and our faith when we are stressed. I am going to get this book for my girlfriends. I give this book a five out of five stars. 

About the Author:

Debora M. Coty is a humorist, columnist, speaker, writing workshop instructor and award-winning author of over 100 internationally published articles and ten inspirational books. She has also contributed short stories and devotionals to numerous anthologies. Debora's passion is sharing her offbeat blend of humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom with women of all ages. As a piano teacher for twenty years, she acquired the skill of auditory long-suffering and has helped countless people as an occupational therapist specializing in orthopedics for over three decades. Mother of two grown children, Debora currently lives and loves in central Florida with her husband and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.
To celebrate the release of her latest laugh-out-loud book, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, Debora Coty is hosting the Too Blessed to Be Stressed KINDLE Giveaway!

Too Blessed to be Stressed is a fun-filled read overflowing with insights and practical tips. Perfectly delicious for living happily ever after! 
-Rhonda Rhea, best-selling author of Whatsoever Things Are Lovely

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

Debora has created a “Too Blessed” prize package worth over $150! One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debora Coty (for KINDLE)

To enter just click one of the icons below. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 25th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 18th during Debora's De-Stress Facebook Party! Debora will be hosting a "life-preserver" chat (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing trivia skills, swapping funny stories, handing out some decom-stress tips, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Chocolate, books, and more!) Hope to see you there. Bring your friends and join the fun on August 25th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MDT, 7 PM CDT, & 8 PM EDT).

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Also - be sure to check out Debora's series of Stress-Buster videos at her She’s also hosting a photo caption contest on her blog for a chance to win a copy of Too Blessed to Be Stressed.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Jesus will meet my deepest need

Someone sent me a copy of this poem and I just wanted to share it with everyone. I pray it touches your life the way it has mine. Have a great Monday

Jesus will meet my deepest need . . .
Water for those who are thirsty
Bread for the hungry
Strength for the weak
Righteousness for the sinful
Healing for the wounded
Forgiveness for the guilty
Rest for the weary
A friend for the lowly
Fullness for the empty
Joy for the grieving
Peace for the troubled heart
Beauty for the scarred

He is . . .

Direction for those who don't know which way to go
Home for the rejected
Love for the unloved
Father for the fatherless
Husband for the widow
Freedom for those who have lost their way
A refuge for the fearful
Hope for the discouraged
Fruitfulness for those who are barren
Life for those who are dead

Christ is all I need. 

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