Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

Oh, how I love thee Christmas time.

As I have stated previously back in Halloween, that Christmas is also a pagan Holiday. But when those christmas lights come on I can not resist. I get sucked right back in.

As much as I enjoy this holiday season I don’t get carried away with it. If I can’t get you a gift, well my friend your out of luck. If I can’t make it to that Christmas party this year your going to have to wait till next year.

You get the point right? I treat it like any other day, I may make some plans with friends and family to accommodate the festivities but I make plans to see friends and family all the time.

Oh and I also don’t feed my children that junk about Santa! I am Santa and you better tell me thank you! Hahaha!

Whatever it is for you, enjoy it! Love your family, drink, eat and be merry!


Jer 10:1 Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.

Jer 10:2 Thus says the LORD: “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.

Jer 10:3 For the customs of the peoples [are] futile; For [one] cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

Jer 10:4 They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple.

Jer 10:5 They [are] upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go [by themselves]. Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good.”

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Housewife Wrap Up

This is not my cute baby, but click on the image to go to the website that sells these adorable shirts!

This week I explored the Housewife.

Who she is and what she does.

We all have something in common, our families. Our love for them is what motivates us and brings us the greatest joys.  No matter if we are in high heels or sweats we know they love us and they are grateful for the things that we do for them.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Coming Up Next Week…

Wall Lover

The second mental turn-on – Challenges.

I love a challenge.

I came to this startling realization just recenlty.

We had no money, I mean nothing, zero zilch.

We needed groceries, baby supplies.

For $1.50 I got the following:

3 cans evaporated milk

Diapers

Sanitary Napkins

Baby Formula & Bread

Yeah I said $1.50

I got such a rush from being against the wall. I was so excited to see what I can do with such little money.  It was amazing and fun. It was rewarding to be successful. It was a thrill to make it out alive. With this new found understanding of myself I can embrace myself for what I am. Rather than being stuck and confused as to why I set myself for “failure”. Because I never really fail. So I don’t beat myself up anymore. I look forward to the challenge and therefore my success and enjoy the pleasure of the challange.

Life is not about being easy. I was raised to be simple, to take things slowly, to walk the path with least resistance.  But I can not learn from a path already walked on. I choose to make my own path. I choose to climb, crawl, dig, scratch, my way to whatever goal I want. Why? Because it makes me feel alive. It makes me feel like I accomplished something. I give all glory to God, but is it wrong to want to be in the trenches with him? To see what he sees. Rather than seeing one set of footsteps I want to see two. I will submit myself to his mercy when needed but if I am able bodied and mind I want to walk alongside him and endure the adversities that come up. I want to see the mayhem and encourage it with a gentle nudge that I am here to welcome it and push it out of my way.

I am not speaking of drama. Or of creating some delusions of problems that don’t exist. I want to embrace life as I move forward in it. Change with the tide. Welcome the troubles so that I can seek the refuge after it.

 

Pay Day

So let me go back to that “mental turn-on list” I made and go into detail about the first one I listed, there is no paticular order.

1. Getting paid for being myself.

There is nothing greater for me than knowing someone appreciates what I do. There once was a speaker I saw in highschool that said “get a job that makes you happy, a job that you want to wake up and do everyday”. Above all things that make me the happiest and what I look forward to every day is taking care of kids and being the “house manager”. Technically I don’t get paid for this, unless you consider my husband working 40 hours a week payment. Which in a sense I would consider it.

I also have my own business and do accounting on the side. I wear many hats. But I like all the hats I have. And love it more because I am happy to do it all.

I am not a person that chases money.  In my heart I know that God will always provide everything I need. (that’s also in the bible – not sure which scripture – but bug me if you really want to see it).  So I have a business and do accounting not for financial purposes but out of pleasure and to get paid for that is a bonus.

One might think that this is easier said than done. And I wouldn’t blame you, everyone always says I’m very “lucky” when it comes to money and jobs. But I say I’m blessed.

I’m blessed because I haven’t done anything but align myself with Him. And acknowledge that His will will  be done weather I approve or not – so might as well get with it than fight it.

Do you think that I can control if someone buys my shoes or not? No. I might be able to advertise, do promotions, have sales, but at the end of the day the choice is solely out of my hands. I control nothing. And knowing that truth sets me free.

Free from the bondage of thinking I need to have $100 pair of jeans to feel good about myself.

Free from thinking I need a minivan just because I have a kid and I need the “room” – I’m surviving 2 kids and a two-door coupe just fine – it sucks – but we get around.

Free from thinking that we only need to eat organic food to be healthy.

Free from feeling like I need to go out every Friday night and drop $60 on a dinner.

My life might be simple but it is full.

Full of love, passion, integrity, freedom, peace and joy.

I look at the cross and know that the most serious of sacrifices was done for me so that I can have this freedom.

So if I’m “lucky” so are you!