Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vampire Romance... Forever

Okay, I'll admit it, I am not proud of the fact, but I love the Twilight series. Please don't lose respect for me! I heard about it a few years ago when my sister told me there was a great show, I watched it while very sick and pregnant with Little and couldn't have even cared enough to finish the whole movie. Then I had a friend tell me again about it and I thought, why not I'll watch it again a year later and see what I thought. I LOVED IT! I read the books and watched the movies and enjoyed seeing how it all played out. But then I realized what I loved about it. The whole love story. (And just for the record, I'm team Jacob!) The day the trailer came out for Breaking Dawn, I watched it three times because of the first line, "No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we'll start with forever". Oh my goodness! That is what every woman and man wants to hear! I have been checking out Randy Garris' sermons on Heaven and what happens when you die and I started to realize, that love story is ours for the taking!!! There is a God waiting for us every single day just wants to spend time with us, all the time in the world. Now that is worth swooning for! Jesus came to this Earth, fully became sin, died and rose again so He could pursue us in a way we could never dream. The words in these books and so many other movies, that sweep us off our feet are puppy love and measly child's play. The God and King of the entire universe is beckoning us to come run away and fall in love with Him every day so we can live in Heaven forever. A true love that will never disappoint and never give up. He's calling you, do you hear the gentle whisper of His love saying, "I created infinity just so I would never have to leave you!"

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oh Solo Me-oh

The first time I heard of this, I am pretty sure I thought there was some crazy people out there trying to steal my fun at summer church camp. I opened up the folder for the week and browsed through all the great activities that would be occupying my time away from home and got stuck at "Oh Solo Me-oh" What in the world was that?! We'll once I asked I wish I hadn't! Oh Solo Me-oh was four hours of our camp time we took our Bible, note pad and pen and ourselves and were quite! We were to spend the time reading God's word, praying and most importantly being quite. Scripture tells that we are to be still. "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) How hard is that with the TV on, netflix streaming, a iPhone and one hand and a crying baby in the other arm? There are very few moments of my day that are truly quite but when they are, I savor them and then usually want a nap immediately! Psalm 1:2 say, "But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night." How often I forget that I must read the word of my LORD and then be still and listen to what He is saying to my heart. Honestly, I don't remember the last time I have done this. So truthfully I wrote this for me, to remind me that the word of God is just waiting for me to soak it up and them all it to weave it's love and truth into my life if I just allow it. Will you follow me on this adventure of seeking time out during the day when sleep is not calling you and you can really focus on what the LORD is wanting to teach you through His word and have your own Oh Solo Me-oh time?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Today is the Day!

Well we had a great birthday weekend. I got to spend some quality time with family and since really cool gifts! My Starbucks giveaway was a big hit! Hoping to have another one real soon!
Anyway, we are starting the dreaded potty training on Little today! He will be two in less than a month and showing signs of readiness! We are using our new big boy underwear Disney had on sale this weekend with his best friend, Buzf, better know as Buzz Lightyear! We are also prepared with our cheapo potty chair from Walmart, an array of towels and my newest favorite our potty training Potty Chart from Potty Tots . He likes to look at the picture and point to them in order. So far he has earned one M&M for trying and he'll get five for going potty. I am not sure how fast he'll learn but he catches on to things pretty quick usually! So wish me luck and leave me a comment if you have any advice! This is Little next to his chart and potty! He is growing up fast!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cleaning for my King

I'm going to let you in on a secret, I hate cleaning! I have gotten to the point where I can clean really fast but I tend to take shortcuts. Like when I am feeling really lazy at home, I'll teach Lilly how to clean the table. Graham is also my helper now, too. He likes to push the wet laundry in dryer. This totally makes me smile since I am teaching my kids responsibility and how to be independent. But, back to my unkind feelings for cleaning. I will always put it off and then I rush, I am also a bad procrastinator. Not good character qualities but I am working on them, well, rather the Lord is working on them. I wake up and turn everyday over to the Lord. I know that if I don't do this, my whole day will be ruined. It has happened. Don't get me wrong, even when I turn my day over to Him, everything is not perfect. The kids still fight, the gas tank is still empty and there are still bills to pay, BUT I know I am doing it all to give the Lord glory. One of my favorite Scriptures is 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. So, once I took the job cleaning the church (I know right, cleaning!!!) I had to decide that I couldn't be taking shortcuts on taking care of the Lords house. I will let you know that I don't believe Jesus lives in the church but I know that when my church family is all together the Lord is there because in Matthew 18 it tells us that were ever two or more are gathered in My name, I am among them. Lately, I have been trying to turn my house into a gathering place. I am wanting to invite people into my home and love on the like Jesus. So, now I have been trying to clean my house for the King and for His people. I can't take shortcuts anymore. I have to clean in such a way that honors God. Here's another thing that has been pressing on my heart and with school starting you may be feeling it, too! Philippians 2:14(NIV) Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Wow, how many times do I complain about woe is me? I can guarantee it is way to much! So here is my three challenges to you! 1. Clean for your King! Make a effort to do your best in whatever you do where it be scrubbing toilets like me or putting up with the annoying coworker who is always late and gossips. 2 Try to think before you complain. This one will be hard for me since it seems to me I have been complaining a little too much lately! 3. My favorite for last: love on people! Get your hands dirty and show others how the Lord has blessed you and find out how you can be a blessing to them.
So what do you think? Care to take a challenge that could change the way you look at your day?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Daily Deelz $5 Weekend Credit

Who doesn't love free credit? I know I do! I have been able to score some Christmas gifts for free or super cheap! Here is a new site similar to Groupon called Daily Deelz! This weekend if you like there facebook and email my new accquatian, Mr. Paul you will get a credit to your Daily Deelz for $5! Also, once you sign up you will get a unique refurall code that you can share with friends and have them sign up and they pay you money! There is a whole break down on their site on how you can make money when your friends snags one of there awesome deals! Like them, sign up and email Paul for your credit to hit your account Monday! Here is Paul's email: paul@dailydeelz.com
Let me know what awesome deals they have for your city! Sign up here:

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Birthday $15 Starbucks GC Giveaway

Here is the $15 Starbucks giveaway! This ends on my birthday, August 20, 2011! Please enter, share and have fun!

This is my first rafflecopter so please let me know if you have any problems entering!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lamb That Came Home: Offermatic $5 Subway Refund

Lamb That Came Home: Offermatic $5 Subway Refund: "If you are like me, you like to eat! I eat a lot and I enjoy it even more! Right now, Offermatic has an awesome offer for you! You can sign ..."

Offermatic $5 Subway Refund

If you are like me, you like to eat! I eat a lot and I enjoy it even more! Right now, Offermatic has an awesome offer for you! You can sign up and get a $5 Subway refund when you spend $5 at Subway! How easy it that. It only took me 3 minutes to sign up and get it all set up. We eat Subway A LOT seeing that it is the only chain restaurant in our tiny town! Here is the link if you want to sign up and get $5 back for lunch! http://www.offermatic.com/refer/52804

Lamb That Came Home: Giveaways!

Lamb That Came Home: Giveaways!: "I love giveaways! You only have to spend a little time to become hooked! The most valuable thing I have won was a $250 QuikTrip gift card an..."


I love giveaways! You only have to spend a little time to become hooked! The most valuable thing I have won was a $250 QuikTrip gift card and the $95 Pandora bracelet! I have also won fun gift cards for $5 and $10 dollars. Also just fun things. Here is on I am trying to win now! http://lifeinthelostworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-organic-goodness-from-rudis-organic.html
They are giving away 3 Rudi's Organic free coupons!
Check it out and enter today!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Birthday Giveaway $15 Starbucks Giftcard!

I am moving this to a new page so it is easier to find and enter!!!

Lamb That Came Home: GIVEAWAY $10 Dunkin Donuts

Lamb That Came Home: GIVEAWAY $10 Dunkin Donuts: "I am having my first giveaway! In honor of starting my blog Facebook page today! I will have a drawing form the comments below telling me wh..."

GIVEAWAY $10 Dunkin Donuts closed! Winner here!

Update: I never heard from our first winner so I have now emailed our new winner who is tqw11@***.com Congrats! You have 48 hours to email me back with your address or I will have to choose another winner!

The winner is wildmild4u@******.com
CONGRATS! You will have 48 hours to email me back with your address or I will draw a new winner!
this giveaway is closed! Winner announced tonight! Be looking for post!!!

I am having my first giveaway! In honor of starting my blog Facebook page today! I will have a drawing form the comments below telling me what your favorite donut is! I'll use random.com to chose a winner on    August 6, 2011. You can enter more than once by sharing my page with friends and leaving a separate comment once you did! Thanks so much for all of your support and I love my Facebook/Blog friends!

This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook or Dunkin Donuts.


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