Blogging A to Z – “B” is for Boisterous Boys

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter B

This is my second post for Blogging A to Z 2019, which means the letter is “B”. “B” is for boisterous boys.  Growing up, I imagined I would have children.  However, I do not think I was prepared for God’s incredible sense of humor.  He gave my husband and me three sons followed by one daughter.  Our sons are boisterous boys.  They like to be loud, and sometimes they like to be super rambunctious.  Even at 22, 20, and 18, these boys love life and living it to the fullest.

They keep our home filled with laughter, love, and more.  They adore their sister and constantly demonstrate their love for her.  But these boys can be a handful at time.  They definitely believe the sky is the limit.  And what one does not think of doing, one of the others surely will.

So today’s letter is “B”.  What comes to your mind for the letter “B’?

If you would like to read my other posts in this series, click here.


Review of the “Gospel of Matthew” from Alabaster

As a Christian, I am always on the lookout for Biblical books to read and study.  So when I had the opportunity to review the Gospel of Matthew from, I was thrilled for the opportunity.  This book begins with the history of the birth of Jesus and finishes with mentioning the Great Commission.
I really wanted to love this book, but unfortunately, I can not say I did.  It utilizes the New Living  Translation, which is not one of my favorite translations.  Also, the font and color of the font made it difficult to read.
The book is of a more expository nature than a Bible study workbook.  I feel like I would have loved it more if the font had been different and different photographs had been selected.  The paper is of wonderful quality.  The idea behind this book is great, but I feel like the execution could have been done better.
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November 2, 2016


Today is the second day of what should have been NaBloPoMo, but it does not seem to be running as normal this year. In previous years, there was a place to sign up, a place to enter the daily posts and a place to connect. When I looked around BlogHer last week for this information, it was nowhere that I could find it. Oh yes, there was always a button to place on the blog to indicate participation. So I find myself somewhat at a loss. But today, I have a writing assignment to complete. My writing assignment is for a blog that I contribute to on a monthly basis. I had already done one entry for this month, but they asked for extra posts so I said I would write one for them.

I am going to try to participate in having a grateful heart this November.

Some things I am grateful for:
1) My family – and especially my husband
2) Having a house to live in
3) Having a safe vehicle to drive
4) That Jesus died for my sins and is my Lord and Savior
5) Good friends
6) My mom
7) My Bible
8) My appreciation for books, because it means I am never without something to do.

Life is whatever we make it out to be. We can choose to find happiness, peace, and love or we can choose to look for the ugliness around us.


My Beautiful Daughter

Last Friday, the fourteenth of October marked my daughter’s 14th birthday.  Somehow, I did not correctly schedule this post.  So it is a little bit late.  Fourteen years ago we were blessed to welcome our only daughter into the world.  She constantly amazes me.  In the last year or so, she has amazed me with her drawing talent.

Now I know she was blessed with this talent from some of her aunts.  Because I do not count myself to be talented in the art department. She enjoys drawing on paper as well as doing art on the computer. Here are some pieces she has done.





So even though it is a little late this year.  Happy belated birthday to my beautiful daughter.

31 Days of Scriptures of Joy

For the month of October, I am participating in the “31 Days” challenge. I plan on doing 31 Days of Scriptures of joy.  One of my favorite movies growing up was Pollyanna starring Haley Mills. I love where she talks to the preacher about the “glad texts”.

So for today, I chose a verse from Psalms. 30.   img_1653

This graphic was created using the YouVersion app.



Today is day 2 of Natalie Sisson’s 10 Day Freedom Plan blog challenge.  The topic for today is freedom and why I want to live a freedom lifestyle.  For me, 11 years ago we began a freedom journey when we decided to homeschool our children.  With this, we have the flexibility to take vacations when we want and to take advantage of opportunities as they come.  For example, the first year we homeschooled my husband had to go to Orlando, Florida and stay at one of the Universal Studio Resort hotels.  If all our children had been in public school, I would have forced to stay home.  Instead, we packed up the family and drove to Orlando.  While my husband attended meetings and other work-related functions, the children and I spent a few hours a day doing school and then spent the afternoon by the pool.  In the evening, we would take the river taxis to City Walk to eat dinner and explore the sights.

To me this is what freedom means, I have the time, money and desire to go where we want when we want.  My ultimate desire is for my blog to eventually contribute to this dream.  I want to have the freedom to say yes to things that interest or excite me, while saying no to those that don’t.

So what would you do if you had the freedom to do them?  I would love to hear from you.

#10DBC #freedomplan