Saturday, May 27, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
The above picture is not perfect by any means. To the professional photographer there would be plenty to critique. To me...it's perfect. Sarah is one of my most treasured friends on this earth. She is my partner in crime. We do life together. We laugh, we cry, we encourage, we celebrate, and now, we mourn together. This past weekend she lost her sister unexpectedly. To see someone you care about suffer, is one of life's most difficult things. In the picture above we are trying to stand in the sun, so we could get the perfect lighting, hence all the shadows. It's actually the perfect picture of this life. We are 2 friends seeking to "stand in the light of the Son", and yet, in this world life and it's difficulties cast it's shadow over the joy of the Lord, and it challenges the promises that we are given from His word. As we mourn, our smiles may be dampened for a time, but we trust He is near and in time will renew our strength. Praying for her and her precious family.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
OH, HOW LIFE HAS CHANGED.....
Thursday, February 7, 2013
To begin, I woke up at 3:43am this morning and felt normal after feeling a little under the weather. This gave me some time to think and be thankful for good health, not only for myself, but for my whole family really. Other than some really odd weird stuff on the "Hoehne" side we really do have good genes. Once I was up I threw together my morning juice mix in my much loved Ninja! Being thankful for its handy work, I proceeded to throw in an orange that was a blessed gift from someone who loves me dearly and I them. Normally, I am not to picky...lie, yes I am, but not when it comes to free. Anyways, when I shop, I am always trying to get the most bang for my buck without compromising on quality. This is challenging to say the least, and more so when my hubby is with me to help. I normally try to find a middle of the road product, and I usually won't compromise for the cheapest produce. A lesson that was put to the test this morning. The reason I was blessed with the oranges was because of the great deal they got on them......10# for something like $4. I was excited for both the buyer of the oranges and myself until I took my first drink. I have been doing different juicing for a few months now and really, I enjoy them normally. Well, ok, except for the one I put cauliflower in. That was just bad.
Today, I was able to drink it down no problem, but I could tell that the quality of the orange was not there. I know the skeptic in you is saying, "Maybe it was just a dud orange, that happens." I would respond, "Nope, it was just cheap." Makes me wonder if I even received any health benefits from it and if I didn't, I ask, why would I even bother eating/juicing one.
So back to my question, "Why pay more when you can have it for less?" Ah, because, it tastes better and if I want some nutrients, then I should buy one that has some.
Yes, I had some more thoughts as I drank the rest of it down and drove to the gym.
I am cheap, but I won't be cheap when it comes to taking care of my body or my families health. No, I am not afraid of death or aging, I am looking forward to both, not necessarily this minute, but I am not fighting either one.
We spend a solid amount of money on vitamins and other supplements that do a great job keeping us healthy.
Yes they are from Arbonne and yes I sell it and yes I'm bias and would be thrilled to share and even serve you if you were interested in some.
Anyways, I'm sure that Arbonne isn't the only company that sells quality supplements, but if you are taking some I think you should put them to the test. Find some apple cider vinegar and let your supplement sit in it for about 20-25 minutes slightly stirring. Whatever dissolves in that amount of time is about all that your body is able to absorb and then kicks the rest out!
You get what you pay for and normally your paying less because your getting less. I say if your not willing to invest in good oranges and a quality vitamins, save your money and buy a new outfit and pair of shoes from the thrift store, at least you know what your getting ahead of time. You might be battling a cold or the flu, but you'll look cute doing it;)
Pretty Random, I know,
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
"How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, B)" style="font-size: 0.65em; line-height: normal; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top; ">who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
Praying for Beautiful Feet,
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I have been tossing around some of these things I have heard and pondering it by what I know to be true of God's word.
You maybe to have heard it said, "God 1st, husband 2nd, family 3rd, and "ministry" 4th." You know "God's priority list". I think I too, may have said this at one time until someone challenged me in my thinking. This has been an area I have been struggling with these past few months. You see, I am not so sure that is what scripture teaches exactly. Of course God 1st and there is tons of obvious scripture to back that, so my wrestle isn't necessarily with that part. My struggle begins with "ministry". I am wondering why it always ends up in a separate category. I think that when we are serving our husbands, families, and whomever else, it should be considered ministry, don't you? So many times, I go away feeling like, I just need to get a good hubby/ family balance, then I can go and do ministry. Yiphee, that's what I want to do, but this hubby and family is so needy, uggg, by the time I am done with them, I have nothing left. I am being obnoxious if you didn't quite get that. I don't think that is the intended message, but, I do think it is the underline message being sent. This God I serve does not do things in different boxes. He calls us to "Love one another" and "consider others better than ourselves" so I have to believe that I need to do that in each step I take. I am a bit antsy in this stage of life. 10 years of home schooling and 17 years of being known as a "Domestic Engineer" and living in a culture that overall doesn't put a high priority on the calling. This tends to make you a bit antsy to see what is on the other side. For example....a paycheck:), paid vacation, fancy clothes, and maybe a few pats on the back. Forgive me Lord! Please don't misunderstand me, I LOVE the calling on my life and to trade it I wouldn't in a million years.
I have been asked, "What is your Holy discontent?". The question is suppose to lead you to a calling to where I could possibly be used by God is a tremendous way. The Lord knows I have quite a few "Holy" discontents, and with that being said, I truly believe He is the one who has placed them there, but for a time such as this I believe He has called me to a place of "Holy" contentment! UGGGG, that certainly doesn't seem like much fun, does it? Lessons are being learned and He is reminding me of who He is in the midst of this world I live in. I am smack dab in the middle of His plan A for me and I will say along with Moses, "If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here." Exodus 33:15 He has made himself clear on what I am to be doing right now and that is training up 3 generations of followers, teaching others who have not heard of this gift of grace, and loving people right where they are at. This is a high calling and I am privileged to be called to it. SO LIES.....get lost. I chose today, to move forward. Yes that is right, I'm up Lord and I will follow you to where ever you want to use me today, learning to delight in you as I go.
"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong for the Lord upholds his hand." Psalm 37:3-24
"Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:3-4
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Ok, it is not as creative as I wanted it to be, but I am spending way to much time on it and some kinks I can't work out for some reason. UGGGG. But here is what I saw in the month of March.
March Photo Challenge
#1 Green, #2 Letter "C", #3 "3", #4 Favorite woman, #5 water, #6 Lines, #7 awesome, #8 Candid,
#9 Irish, #10 blessing, #11 Work, #12 Clovers, #13 March Madness, #14 Shape, #15 You on 15, #16 a jig, #17 lucky, #18 Letter "D", #19 hobby, #20 Snack, #21 pattern, #22 Night Lights, #23 Games, #24 Paperback, #25 motion, #26 gadget, #27 transportation, #28 My weakness, #29 eye, #30 texture,