Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tea Time

I have discovered a fun website:

Lindsay and I just LOVE tea time and this website has some fun recipes and ideas.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Thanks to a very dear friend of mine, I have re-discovered the world of clipping coupons and all of the different fun ways there are to save money. Forever I have used the excuse that I just don't have time to mess with it. Tonight I saved a bundle of money and not only that, but I came away with quite a few free things and money back, it was very exciting to see the results! I am definitely going to make it a priority from now on to be much more purposeful in the way I spend my money. Over time I've gotten way to carefree in my spending habits. My desire is to get back to the place of financial responsibilty that goes beyond just getting the bills paid. Being frugal and wisely investing the financial gifts that the Lord abundantly blesses me with, that I so often take for granted and throw away so frivolously. I am excited to see the results and blessings that will come from being more aware of what I have and being obedient to God with my finances.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Bondage of Busyness

Time and time again I find myself bound to a very busy schedule. Just when I think I’ve eliminated a few things and I can spend more time at home, I turn around and two more things have been added in place of the ones I had given up.

A friend of mine recently said to me “we all need to 'live' more! I don’t mean be busier, I mean be more excited about things!”

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this concept! It’s so simple, yet so difficult to do sometimes. (We live as if there are never enough hours in the day and the weekends are always too short) I’d like to make it a goal of mine to “live” more in the timeframe I've been given by being purposeful in finding things to be excited about. I don’t think it’s very realistic to think life will ever slow down, but if my outlook is definitively more focused on what God is blessing me with, I'd be able to say that I really enjoyed those moments throughout the day more and “lived” more in those times, so when I look back at the calendar and see the crazy schedule, I can still feel at peace and not feel as tho I might have missed out on something due to being so busy.