Showing posts from August, 2017

Bake My Day; Blueberry Muffins

Summer is almost gone. Kids have gone back to school, the sun is setting earlier and there is a slight cool breeze out side that can only mean that Fall is right around the corner. I know that it isn't quite fall yet but as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, I cant help but start to feel in the mood for a bit of baking. I know, I get a little over excited for Fall weather, but I can't help it! I say it all the time but it is my favorite time of the year. However, since it actually isn't Fall, I won't start pulling out the pumpkin recipes just yet. Instead I pulled out the summer equivalent; Blueberry muffins. 
Blueberry muffins are a classic breakfast food, and you can find them almost every where from quaint little bakeries to grocery stores and gas stations; but there is nothing better than a homemade treat. Although, they seem to be a breakfast staple, blueberry muffins are enjoyed for several occasions. Now I can go on forever talking about blueberry …

Purpose for Every Pain

Ok, I am going to be really real with you all during this blog post. I have been so focused on coming up with good thoughtful topics that I haven’t been looking where there is an abundance of them, which is in the bible. I have been reading my bible everyday, but for some reason it never even crossed my mind to look for writing inspiration. As this thought crossed my mind I had been reading in the book of Job and I want to share with you all a few things that stirred my soul.
In Job 1:1-5 the Bible tells us what kind of guy Job is. He is a righteous man, a kind man and a man of God.  Then as you read further, it tells us that his sons were not so upright but he burnt offerings to God for them, he prayed for them. He had a very close bond with God.  Now if you have ever read the book of Job then you know that God allows Satan to attack Job’s way of life to test his faith in God. Now, God didn’t allow Satan to attack Job because he was mad at Job, he didn’t allow it because he wanted t…

7 Books I Want to Read Before 2017 Ends

I love reading, which probably isn’t a surprise to any of you if you have been reading my blog for a while, or if you know me in person. I have loved reading since before I could even comprehend words on a page. I have my parents to thank for that. They made the effort every single night to read my sister and I to sleep from day one. When we got a bit older, before we could watch tv we had to read for at last 30 minutes. Then it got to the point that I would get up early in the morning just to read, and there were also times that everyone else would be watching tv and I would have a book in my lap. I read so much growing up that I couldn’t even tell you the title of most of them unless they were in front of my face.
As I got older I had less and less time to read, so when I was in high school, I would often spend my nights reading instead of sleeping, then go to school the next day on 3-5 hours of sleep. Not healthy, wouldn’t recommend it, but, I also don’t regret it. Those nights a…

Dinosaurs at the Zoo!

One thing I remember distinctly in my mind about my childhood is summer vacation. My mom had a job that allowed her to have the summers off so we would always go and do fun things. We would go camping, fishing, to museums, and parks. But what I remember the most is our annual zoo trips. Now before you get all animal rights activist on me, I did not cage those animals, I am not saying I condone caging animals, and I am not saying I agree with the way that the animals are treated. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s continue reminiscing. Every summer we loaded up in the car bright and early and drove an hour to the nearest zoo. We would be there right when the zoo opened and we would be there late into the afternoon, spending several minutes with each animal attempting to talk to them and learning facts about them. My favorite was always the mallard ducks in the pond, and the polar bears.

We took our zoo trip every year until me and my sister were in our early teens and since th…

A Battle Won

Back in January I published a post called “For the Ones That Push People Away” talking about my struggle with anxiety. As progress has been made in that area of my life I thought I would share with you a bit of writing that I never thought would go anywhere. This is a piece that I honestly thought would stay tucked away for a while the later serve as a reminder of how far God has brought me. However, when I was finished with it, I felt a little tug from the Holy Spirit telling me to share it. I was reluctant at first, but then I took a few more days to revise it and tailor it to be more up to my blog standard. So here is an update on what God is doing in my life;
Stop letting fear make decisions for you.
This is something that I must remind myself of daily.
That is what battling anxiety looked like for me. Numerous times a day, telling myself that fear does not control me, anxiety doesn’t control me.
Every second of everyday, praying for courage to step out of my comfort zone. Prayi…