Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Working at Home and My Passion

I am feeling so drawn to writing and blogging but have all of these questions.  I pray I get the right answers or understand them as God wants me to.

I want my families support and feel I won't know how to explain these feelings to them.

I am so craving pouring into my family.  Not working full time outside the home.  Is that bad to share?  It is my honest thoughts though I know right now the last year and a half I am in a full time outside the home working position.  It is where God has me in the moment, but I can't help but feel that I know I can and should be working out of my home. Maybe it's not writing, but it is something I believe.

I am craving being home with my family.  Getting them up and enjoying mornings with them before school.  Spending a day in cozy clothes, with my computer, and my keyboard and typing away.  Sharing my heart.  Going where God leads me in the writing and working at home scene. 

Pray for me if you read this, that God will be all over it and guide the way.  And that I will take the steps as He leads and have the courage to, because honestly I feel like perhaps I have missed steps He told me to take because I was afraid and not trusting or having enough faith.  Lord please help me see clearly your will and have the courage to step out when you say and I pray I will have the confirmation with my support of my family at home behind me.  I also pray Lord that I will not be lazy, and I will continue to get better and better at working for you in all I do every day, no matter where I am.  Help me to see when I become idle for the wrong reasons and to get refocused on what you want me focused on.  I pray that you will keep changing my heart.  You are the redeemer and I am so thankful.  I can't change myself, I have tried and keep trying.  Help me fall into you and let you lead it all.  That is the cry of my heart.  Thank you for listening.  In Jesus Name, Amen

I need Jesus.  I need clarity.  I am asking for it. 

James 4:2-3 says, "You desire but you do not have, so you kill.  You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight.  You do not have because you do not ask God.  When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."

Let my prayer be asking you God.  Let it not be my own pleasure, but yours.  Let my will be yours.  Let my desires line up with yours.  That is my prayer.  In Jesus Name, Amen

More later...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Menu Plan Monday-Limited Cooking!

Good day to you!! Joining Organizing Junkie in some delish Menu Plan Monday fun!
I love cooking.  But working full time the last year and a half I have gotten so weary in it.  That makes me sad.  I decided I was going to try and cook 3-4 meals on Sunday afternoon/evening so that the family could have meals to heat up throughout the week and two things would happen.
1-They don't have to wait for me to get home at 6pm to eat.  They can just heat up dinner when they get hungry.
2-I don't have to make dinner when I get home at 6pm.  I can heat up something if I am hungry.  And if I am not, I can just relax and enjoy family time and our fun evenings.
So this is what I did for this week...
  • Apple Bourbon pork tenderloin-Hormel brand (I get these at Wal-Mart-they are gluten free and already seasoned)
  • Sweet Italian sausage sauteed with onions-then eat over rice.  We have a rice cooker that always has Jasmine rice in it.
  • Taco meat.  Cook this up and then they can heat the meat up and get out shredded cheese and lettuce and use the soft shell burrito shells I get to make their own soft tacos.
  • Frozen pizza-this is an easy fix and some of the kids like this for dinner.  If not, they can have cereal or they can make a sandwich or a bowl of rice and soy sauce.
  • Breakfast for dinner.  Usually can fix up some eggs, waffles, cereal and fruit and this is a quick dinner.  Though for this I do have to fix up something.
  • Then there is the fend for yourselves night where we just eat what we want when we want it and nobody really cooks a meal.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


What I've learned about budgeting.
  • Zero-based budget
  • Do what works best for you-not how you see others doing it
  • Financial coach
  • No such thing as perfect budget-new budget end of month every month for the following month, spend next months money before the month begins
  • Budget meeting with spouse once a week or once a month-if possible, if not, press on and do your best.
  • Goals. Have them.  Big or small.  Dream.
  • Never stop learning.
  • Be a student of budgeting.  Forever. 

What are some tips that you have learned?  I am SUCH a learner and love learning more and more so I can't get enough tips :)

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Friday, October 18, 2013

To Blog or Not to Blog?

That is the question.  Does anyone know what it is like to go back and forth with whether or not you are supposed to have a blog or not?  I want to blog.  I love it.  I enjoy writing.  I feel perhaps maybe it is because some of my priorities may be out of line?  I'm not sure.  I also think I may believe some lies about writing and blogging in regards to me my heart and my life.

So that is why I haven't written in a while and I even made my blog personal so it wasn't open to the public.  So as I stumble forwards in this writing blogging journey, I still pray God's will and pray I can be authentic and know what He wants me to do. :)

More later...