Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Schoolhouse Review Crew: 7-Minute Life Daily Planner

7 Minute Life Daily Planner Review
It has been a running theme on the blog that I need to get organized and get my time in order. I had the chance to try out The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner for a review and get to put my thoughts here. This 266-page planner is published by published by The 7 Minute Life, and offers access to additional online tools and printables as well. 
7 Minute Life Daily Planner Review
Let's dive right in, shall we? One of the things this book does at the beginning is to walk the user through a series of exercises designed to clear the mind of clutter, prioritize life goals/plans and desires, and create workable steps to achieve them. I wrote my feelings at the time on a blank page in the beginning of the book so that over time I would have a measure of my journey using this program. It starts out, "I feel frustrated at my own inability/unwillingness to get it all together. I am excited by and proud of a few things ... but my own failings with respect to keeping the rules set, keeping my papers and things organized and the examples I show my kids are pretty bad and very frustrating." I then listed out things that I feel pressured by, and went to work on the steps outlined in the book. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Meditation Monday: What Drives You?


The kids were watching a Veggie Tales movie yesterday and I remembered - vaguely - seeing an interview done with the creator some time back. So I looked up the interview, out of curiosity, and found some things in the interview that resonated with me with regard to my business and the way I run things. It also resonates with how I live my life, and why we do things in our home the way we do.


These quotes come from the linked article if you want to read the whole thing.
... the question I ignored was, "How did God wire me?" Because He didn't necessarily call me to see how big an organization I could build.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Morning Meditation - On Knitting

I guess it's the Mom in me, but every time I look at my kids - particularly when they are sleeping and very still - the verse about being "Knit in the mother's womb" runs through me. And just like with the counting of hairs last week, I am in awe. It is written as a Hymn, a song - Psalm 139 - 



1You have searched me, Lord,

and you know me.
2You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meditation Monday: Counting the Hairs

I have some random meditation going on lately...

This morning I looked at the baby sleeping and while he was still decided to count - or try to - the number of eyelashes he had on one eye. I got to around 75 but likely missed a bunch. There were all different lengths and sizes and thicknesses. 

29"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31"So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:29-31

I don't have much to say on this except Wow. I know that the number of hairs on my head are a lot, so to think that He knows how many each person has (or doesn't!) is mind-blowing to me.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Segrid's Essential Oil Journey - Using Oils With Cancer and Chemo

This is Segrid. Though she doesn't go into it much in the video, she is truly God-led to my Young Living oils team. I hope you'll take time to watch her video - it is about 20 minutes long - and see how she is using essential oils to help with the side effects of chemotherapy, and to get the details on the rest of her incredible journey!  Take a look - and when you're done there, you can head to this play list, where more of us will be sharing our Oily Journeys, to see more!


Disclaimer: Neither Segrid nor I are doctors. Essential Oils are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and we are not attempting to diagnose, treat, prescribe or in any way give medical advice through sharing this video. Please do your own research with regard to EOs or any treatment, and talk to your medical doctor about your planned course of action. This is Segrid's story, and she shares it freely, but it may not be YOUR story. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Marni's Essential Oil Journey - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

This is Marni. She took some time out of her day to share her Oily Journey with our Essentially Curious Young Living Team. She has given me permission to share her video here with you. Marni has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, but it took time to figure out what was making her ill. Take a look - and when you're done there, you can head to this play list, where more of us will be sharing our Oily Journeys, to see more!



Disclaimer: Neither Marni nor I are doctors. Essential Oils are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and we are not attempting to diagnose, treat, prescribe or in any way give medical advice through sharing this video. Please do your own research with regard to EOs or any treatment, and talk to your medical doctor about your planned course of action. This is Marni's story, and she shares it freely, but it may not be YOUR story. Thanks!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Christmas School Story - by Chef

I was cleaning off my dresser this morning, and am not sure how this gem stayed folded there for so long. But I enjoyed it so am sharing with you (along with some other summer-homeschool moments!)


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