In the immortal words of Dr. Seuss..."The time has come. The time is now..."
...that I must end this blog somehow. (so much for the rhyming - clearly I am not Dr. Seuss.)
Don't worry, I'll still be posting on GenX issues at It's Real Life
, so visit me there.Here is the schedule:
Monday It's Real Life
Friday Have you seen this? (Fun/or industry related stuff)
Please feel free to contact me via the contact page
at my website if you have any questions you’d like answered or would simply like to send me a note.
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With Humble gratitude for your continued readership and support,
And so I leave you with this...Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. ~Garrison Keillor
Do you know about Hearts at Home?
Have you ever felt alone as a mom? Lost in your chosen field of mothering?
There is an organization that was created to encourage, educate and equip women in the profession of motherhood. Hearts at Home
helps thousands of moms love their lives through their many resources including conferences, website, and books.
Recently I partnered up with this organization as a blogger. Over time I hope to share with you the many resources this ministry has to offer (old ones and new). To learn more about the Hearts at Home Blogging team go here
In the meantime I would like to encourage you to explore their website
for an immediate dose of mothering encouragement.
Yesterday, talk show host and eco-Mom, Kelly Ripa launched Electrolux’s newest eco-friendly washer & dryer in limited edition “Kelly Green” just in time for Earth Day. She's encouraging people to renew their commitment to living green by planting a virtual flower for a friend.
For every virtual flower planted at electroluxappliances.com
, Electrolux will donate $1 to Global Green USA to support their healthy green schools initiatives across America.
Send a Virtual Flower at:http://www.electroluxappliances.com/
You'll also be registered to win
an Electrolux Kelly Green Washer & Dryer...Fun!
I'd say something like this...
If you were to write a letter to your younger self, what would you say? Would you give yourself advice? Or maybe a warning?
I think I'd say something like this:
God loves you more than you realize.
His plans for you are greater than you can imagine.
There is no such thing as rabbit trails. Follow God and all His ways will be made known.
Seek Him more than publication.
Trust Him even through the tough stuff.
Believe in the molding process. The goal is to make you more like His Son.
Lots of chatter about teen pregnancy on-line. Let me just say abstinence starts with the heart. We can't fix actions. Can't legislate morals. The answer to teen pregnancy in-my-humble-opinion: connect with teens, speak to their hearts, believe in them and promote belief in themselves.
I'm on Today's Christian Woman!
This was so fun! I got to be part of a rountable discussion for Today's Christian Woman. The topic was...Domestically Challenged!4 women share their secrets on dealing with household issues.
With a plethora of TV channels and magazines telling us the way our homes ought to look, feel, and be if we want any chance of being happy in them, it's easy for those of us who are "domestically challenged" to feel frustrated or like failures if we're not gifted in the home-making department. It doesn't matter how many other things you're good at or what things God has called you to do. If your home doesn't meet certain expectations, chances are you feel lousy.
But is that the way God wants us to feel? Does he care as much about the messiness of our homes as—say—our mothers do? Does a messy house really equal a messy soul? TCW wanted to get the dirt on these questions. So we sat with some domestically challenged friends and listened to them share what makes them messy (besides all that laundry!) and where God is in the midst of the mess.On What Your House Looks Like Right NowTricia:
It depends which rooms you go into. I keep a main area clean.Carla:
The first things you'd see in my house are three big duffle bags of soccer gear and a seat from the van on the porch. Then a big pile of shoes.Caryn:
Well, today is a different story because the woman who comes to clean for me every couple of weeks was there yesterday. So while normally it's a mess—there are toys everywhere—it's better right now. It won't last.Ginger:
My house is clean-ish. But I'd be embarrassed if someone dropped in.On What You Do Before Your Mom Comes to Visit...Read the whole article here! Watch a video of this conversation here.
Have you entered to win yet?
As part of the blog tour for Every Sunrise
I'm hosting the EVERY FOODIE contest! Enter to win the 7 books in the Home to Heather Creek Series!
People have been submitting the most amazing recipes...I can't wait to try a few!
Check out the contest here
!Deborah from Books, Movies & Chinese FoodIf you haven't gotten a chance to read any of them, they are a MUST read. Tricia's additions to the series have simply been wonderful and I really like how her contemporary books have turned out. Even if you haven't read any of the other books in the series, you will enjoy this book and definitely want more! I can't wait til the next one!!Deborah from Comfort JoyThis book has me worried. I've only made it to the middle of chapter 5 and I'm worried sick. Yeah, I'm worried. When was the last time a book drew you in so close that you worried about the characters?Sarah at Real LifeTricia has a unique way of letting the characters unfold and endearing the reader to them. When I stepped into this family's life and my emotions were drawn into their immense struggles and triumphs, I internalized the power of God's grace.