Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1 comments

New Look

What do you think of the blog's new look?  It is a free template that I upload and I even edited the html for my facebook and twitter accounts.  I have two problems though - I cannot figure out how to add my email to the contact button and how to fix the "RSS" button.  Anyone have the answers?

Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated!
Monday, September 3, 2012 3 comments

Revive Your Marriage: Revive Your Prayers

During September, I will be participating and linking up with the Revive Your Marriage Series hosted by Time-Warp Wife, To Love Honor and Vacuum, Women Living Well Ministries and Unveiled Wife.

And my husband and I will be celebrating our 11th Anniversary!

This weeks challenge is this:
Revive Your Prayers

I often prayer scripture over my husband.  Ephesians 3:14-19 is one of them.  How do you pray scripture over an individual, you ask.  I substitute Lee's name throughout the passage as I pray, like this...

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant Lee, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in Lee's heart through faith; that Lee, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that Lee may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Will you participate?  If so, let me know by leaving a comment below.

Enjoying my life, Mary

Thursday, August 30, 2012 8 comments

My Childhood Bedroom

I am linking up this week with Mama Kat and have chosen prompt #2:

What do you remember most about your childhood bedroom?

My Mama let me decorate my bedroom how I wanted, so I had:

Twin Beds
Yellow Gingham Bedspreads
Holly Hobby
Shuttered Windows
Yellow Gingham Curtain
Yellow Floral Wallpaper

I loved that room.  I had lots of windows into the back yard.  I remember playing 45's on my own record player.

Then we moved.

In our new house, in a new state, at the start of my ninth grade year, my Mama let me decorate my bedroom how I wanted, so I had:

A Double Brass Bed
A Blue Bed Spread
Yellow and Blue Floral Wallpaper
Holly Hobby
Yellow Gingham

I enjoyed my high school years in that room.  But what I most remember about my childhood bedroom is that my Mama made every effort to create my dream room for me.  A place that I could call my own.  And at a time when my life changed so drastically in my eyes, my Mom did her best to make my childhood bedroom a safe haven for me.  Thanks Mama!


Dreams and Goals

I have been watching the Republican National Convention on CSPAN this week.  There have story after story of Americans starting their own business in order to provide a better life for their family. Stories of immigrants who came to America because of what our country had to offer.  To chase dreams.  To set goals.  To succeed.  Stories of children being told by parents that they can be and do anything the set out to do.  Stories of Americans living the success of their realized dreams and goals.

I am proud to be an American where I  worship God, speak freely, live peaceably and raise my children in a way that I believe is right.  I thank God that I can live a life of realized dreams.  I am glad that if I don't like how my life is, I have the ability and freedom to make the necessary to changes to turn things around.

I've been assessing my life and I've been looking at 5 years from now.  I have a list of dreams of things I'd like to accomplish within the next five years.  I look at it frequently. I pray over it and thank the Lord for his provision and blessings.

Here are a few from my list:

1. Maintain a loving, safe, comfortable home when my children can bring their friends home to play.
2. Write a song of worship unto the Lord - lyrics and melody.
3. Encourage woman and girls in their life's journey.

What dreams and goals do you have for yourself that you would like to see realized five years from now?

Enjoying my life,
Monday, June 18, 2012 0 comments

Online Bible Study

I've been reading "I Used to Be So Organized" by Glynnis Whitwer.  This book is full of godly wisdom and I only just finished chapter 6.    In chapter 5, Glyniss writes about setting realistic expectations for yourself by guarding your spiritual health, taking care of yourself and setting side a time to think.  In chapter 6, she writes about setting priorities.

I want to list out the questions she poses to wet your appetite.

What can only I do?
What has God entrusted to me?
Am I a good steward of what I already have?
What passion has God put in my heart?
What has God asked me to do that I haven't done yet?

Doesn't that make you want to get the book and read it?

I'm participating in an online Bible study over at  I'll write more as I process what the Lord is speaking to me.

Enjoying my life,
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1 comments

Hello there!

I have been absent from the blogging world for too long.  I often write blog posts in my mind, but they never make it here.  I am going to change that.  So come back often and visit with me here.  The purpose of my blog is to encourage women of all ages to be all that God has called them to be.  I look forward to getting to know you better.

Other places that you can find me:
Enjoying my life,
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1 comments


I had lunch with a good friend today. Got me to thinking about how awesome friendship is. I've got some pretty great friends - some as far back as elementary school and some as new as last week.

Here's a list of some things that I'm most thankful for:
  • My friends accept me
  • My friends are encouragers
  • We pray for each other
  • We cheer each other in our accomplishments
  • Help is never far away, I just have to ask
  • I can bear my soul and find understanding
Thank you dear friends.
Enjoying my life,

What are you most thankful for in your friendships?