Running the Race

Running the race

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.   Hebrews 12: 1-2

Mom of lots of little ones, mom in the midst of potty training, mom of wayward teenager, mom struggling financially, mom of many… not grow weary!  Look to Jesus. Run with endurance the race that He has placed before you!!

I hope that I paint no illusion that my life is perfect. We struggle financially, the laundry never ends, and I have to share my chocolate. We can so easily find ourselves caught up in such things that we lose our focus. I stumbled across a blog post at Finding Joy that I hope will be a dose of encouragement as you run your race!


And the Reveal….

I have a lovely header for the What Is It? Wednesday Reveal but my computer is not playing nice! Tsk, tsk.  But the wait is over!


Is this..

We had some really great guesses! But guessing honors has to go to Christopher who guess “peanut M&Ms”. Those are my favorite M&Ms but these happen to be plain. Andrew guess M&Ms in a glass jar so not sure who to call the winner!

Please don’t forget on Wednesday to stop by and see our next What Is It? Wednesday!  And swing by Mountaineer Heritage and see what Michele has as well.

My morning…..

Monday. Wonderful, marvelous Monday.

No, really it has been wonderful!


Listening to girls play paperdolls, I overhear:

“Oh, what a glorious day!” Please insert a British accent with a touch of southern twang.


A son doing a picture study and writing a description. He duly noted what he felt was inappropriate dress in his writing. Good work, young man.


I walk into the living room and find that two loads of clothes have been put away by my sweet Mary. I recommend everyone have a Mary.


And Bekah turned 13 on Tuesday the 31st. (More to come on that!) A friend blessed her with a huge chocolate bar yesterday. (Now that is one sweet friend!) Bekah brought the last piece to me. Just because I’m her mom. I didn’t even know she had the chocolate bar so I had not begged or anything. Giggle.  And she is all mine. A girl who shares chocolate is a life long resident in my home. The end.

We are just hitting lunch time. I can’t wait to see how amazing the rest of my day is!!