Sunday, November 21, 2010

homemade salisbury steak oh my!

Cold nights need warm food. What's even better is warm, comfort food. So tonight I decide to make some homemade salisbury steak and boy oh boy wasn't it delicious! My only complaint with this dish is to make more gravy next time, i like to put some on my potatoes. it is super easy to make, low cost and without the high sodium like the freezer kind. This recipe made 5 patties. I probably could have made them flatter but....I didn't.

Friday, November 19, 2010

need to get something off my chest...

Maybe I should keep my opinions to myself....? I tend to be too outspoken when it comes to what I believe. I don't have all the answers and I am insanely hard on myself. I just know what I feel God wants me to do, and what I am convicted of. I am not trying to push the way I want to live on others but merely just explain how I feel. Ok, needed to vent haha

biblical homemaking

Women today need to be taught the true meaning and behold the vision of what biblical motherhood stands for. There is nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than a mother that truly loves the Lord, passionately embraces her family and home and understands her noble and blessed purpose on earth.

This mother does not allow the world to steal away from her what she has been uniquely made for and she rejects the worlds misleading definition of what motherhood looks like....high power career, colossal home, newest car, perfect children. The infamous misleading notion of being able to have it all.

Never divulging the high price it comes at.

And truth be told, she already has it all.

And the wise mother knows it,
whether she is young or old
rich or poor,

her heart


Friday, November 12, 2010

Where is our heart?

Jesus said, " For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."Luke 12:34
What is my heart focused on? Do you resent the work you do at home and for your family? Where is you treasure? I put so much time each week into my home and in ministry at church and helping my extended family but sometimes feels like it goes unnoticed.
Being a wife and Mother can sometimes be a thankless job.
We need to seek our joy in God not people. Jesus is the joy of our salvation. If we trust in others to make us feel worthy we will at some point be disappointed.
I am learning this. I try too hard at times to " impress" instead of doing the work for the Lord I want to feel appreciated.
Serving others should bring us joy from the depths of our hearts, just for the act of serving not because of the praise we receive.
We need to set our priorities on where God wants them to be.
1. God
2. Husband
3. Children
4. Home

I have this printed and in my household notebook to help me remember where my heart and priorities should be set on if I start to get off track. It has helped a a lot.

God should be our #1. We should seek him out daily, pray without ceasing, have a close personal relationship with him.
Our husbands should be our #2 priority. God tells us in his word for husbands to love their wives and wives to love their husbands. Someday when the kids are grown and starting lives of their own, husbands and wives will need each other. Now is the time to build a strong foundation.
Children should be our # 3 priority. We are giving these gifts to raise and we should put all we can into helping them grow. Teaching them from the scriptures and loving them.
Next is the home. Although it is very important to keep a clean organized home it should not come before the husband or children. I have to discipline myself when it comes to this. I tend to spend too much time making sure everything looks perfect when I should be spending that extra time with my family. We are not too forget the housework all together though. God gave us this as our ministry.
We should pray to God to take control over our lives and get our priorities right.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

RIP Uncle Ronnie

so thankful God saved a sinner like me and those who are saved and have passed on, we can see one day in Heaven! :)
Last night my Uncle Ronald ( dads brother) went to be with the Lord. I wish I would have gotten the chance to know him better. The only Aunts and Uncles I have are on my Dads side of the family but we never see each other for many different reasons.
I do know he had been very sick lately and in a lot of pain. Now he is rejoicing in Heaven along side his brother ( my dad) and they can see each other once again :) and Mark gets to meet them both :)

Walking the streets of gold...

This past October 15th my brother n law and friend went to be with the Lord. I miss him so. He was a fantastic uncle to Logan. He was funny with a big heart. I still remember the first words he ever said to me " whats up! I'm Mark the better looking brother" haha I miss his jokes and even him picking on me. After I had my son, this one day I was having a really tough time and couldnt stop crying. I felt I was in over my head, second guessing myself, missing my husband, just having a bad day...well Mark came up and said " Matt
said your not doing so good today, I just wanted to tell you not to give up, your a great Mom to Logan" He gave pep talks like that often, if he saw I was having a crappy day. :)
It hurts to see my family in pain. I couldn't imagine losing my son.
In dealing with all that's happened though they remain strong in their faith in the Lord. They are such a testimony.

RIP Mark Sean Quinlan <3

till we all meet in Heaven someday...