Wednesday, May 11, 2011


(written 4/2)

Right now it is supposed to be raining.

The skies were supposed to be drippy all day today. 

I woke this morning thinking, “What good are warmer temperatures if it is just going to rain for days on end?” God immediately called me to confess that bad attitude. This rain fills our water table and sees us through the dryness later and I am Thankful for it.  I told Him so. As we drove to school I marveled at the closeness of the clouds with their many hues of gray. T said “They look so real! So close!” They were close, large black thunder heads that threatened to split the sky at any moment.  The air was warm and fluid. I reveled in it, waiting for the rain.

Now, eight hours later, the rain hasn’t come down yet.

I am feeling so loved.  God knew I needed a break. Knew I needed 20 minutes at the park to watch my precious ones run, climb, laugh and yell! The breeze is blowing across me. It smells amazing. I am so very thankful that the predictions proved false.  

Predictions are good. They can help us prepare for what is to come. Predictions are also dangerous.  They set up expectations that may or may not come to pass. It is really a 50/50 proposition, predicting the future.  There are no guarantees.  Predictions of weather do not control us.  Neither do predictions of other people.   I do not have to live up to the predictions of other people.  I can live free of them because God has claimed me as His child. He has set me apart for His purpose.  I believe this.  

There is a song out right now called “the Voice of truth”. This song zings me every time I hear it. It talks about the predictions of others. 
“But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again ‘Boy you’ll never win
You’ll never win!’”

“But the voice of truth tells me a different story”

The voice of truth tells me a different story! The predictions of others don’t bind me.  They don’t hold you.  Live free of the negative predictions of other people.

Lord, help me listen for your voice of truth. Help me to hear your leading and not take serious the dire predictions of others.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Too much time at the Coffee Shop

          Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists
           Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

I have decided to jump on the band wagon of Top Ten Tuesdays. There are lots of get to know you style listings and I want to do a few. These will show up on random Tuesdays.  I've included a link to the originator of this program. Some weeks I will follow their prompts and other times I will do my own thing. So here goes:

Top ten signs You have spent TOO much time at the Coffee Shop

#10. You are talking faster (way faster) than normal and making very little sense.
#9. When You have met all the people who posted business cards on the bulletin board.
#8.  You have updated your facebook status more than 4 times since morning.
#7. The barista doesn't wait for you to order he just starts making your usual.
#6. The barista by passes you for the person in line behind you because he knows you haven't made up your mind yet.
#5. Other patrons avoid "your table".
#4. You have more than 5 tabs or windows open on the laptop.
#3. You briefcase smells like coffee
#2. You and your partners have been nicknamed "The View" by the baristas.
#1. The fact that all of the above is My Reality.

There you are my top ten tuesday.
Now "back to work, Back to WORK!" (Gru - Despicable Me)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Time flies...

( started April 19th)

Spring break was here.

Now it is gone.

The week since spring break is gone too.


(You know, I always thought my mother was a little daft when she talked about how fast time moves as you get older. I was wrong, it really does go by like a speeding locomotive! Sorry Mom!)

I have lots of exciting things going on in my world. They make a little nervous (or a lot nervous, since I keep bringing the nerves up), but they also excite me. As I look to the coming summer and school year.... I want to be organized.  I want to have a system I can maintain to be a woman of Faith, Mother, Wife, teacher, and business woman. Because of this I am researching, digging, sorting, cleaning out, and organizing.

Researching home school curricula and business plans. Digging and sorting through old papers and my personal clutter. Mentally cleaning out spaces to figure out the future plan. And then...


I last published on 4/21/11. Life has been so wild. I am so glad for the flexibility of my life. Meetings to set up structure for the new business are flowing. We are almost there. Our goal is to have our structure in place before school is out mid-June. Pray we get this established.  We are also currently working on projects that need attention. I will post about the business in a few days and fill you in all the fun details.

Through this process I have been so thankful for God's continuous grace to me. Also thankful for His strength and vision to see this through. Time flies past me. Sometimes I feel like I cannot maintain the struggle to keep up with the flow. The hope of a new future keeps me looking forward as I seek His guidance for these new ventures He is leading me toward. Where is God leading you today? What dreams is He scaring you with? Where will you follow him before time flies away?