Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Five Question Friday
It's Friday! Yay!! It means I don't have to get up early tomorrow morning ;). It also means it's time for Five Question Friday, courtesy of Mama M at My Little Life.
1. How many times have you moved and do you have any tips?
Not counting childhood, it's been...7 times. When stayed very little time in the apartments we rented. Once we bought our condo we stayed put for 5 years until we bought our current house. We've been here 12 1/2 years.
2. Do you have a budget for the holidays, or just keep sliding the credit card and have a heart attack in Jan?
I made it a point not to use the credit card for Christmas purchases. This is something the Lord has laid on my heart, to stop using the credit card altogether. It's a process; I used to charge pretty much everything on my card then pay the full amount when the bill was due. I realized I was spending way too much money that way. Now I use the card for groceries and gas only. So I had to have a budget for presents, or else I'd be bankrupt.
3. What is the one medical thing you avoid like the plague?
Diabetes. It runs in my family, so I do whatever I can to eat right and stay in shape so as to avoid it. (This is said as I suck on a candy cane).
4. What your least favorite Christmas song?
Baby It's Cold Outside. For one, it has nothing to do with Christmas. Secondly, if any guy said to my daughter the things that guy says in the song to his girl, I'd spend Christmas in jail.
5. This Christmas are you spending more, less or about the same? Why?
I've definitely spent less this year. I love giving gifts, but I also realize this holiday has become all about getting. We've allowed Christ to be an insignificant part instead of the whole reason for the Christmas holiday. I want to take the focus away from the gift and put it where it belongs, on The Giver of life.
I'm first and foremost a Bible believing Christian. I'm a mother of 3, learning to deal with the changes God is doing in my life, learning to lean on Him and trust Him even when I don't understand, and learning to accept the changes He sees fit to accomplish His purpose in my life.
"I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me - more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I had missed it all, simply because I refused to change." - Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Spirit.
"In every change He faithful will remain." - Katharina von Schlegel
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." - Warren Wiersbe
Bible Verse of the Day
In the Kitchen This Week
Monday - black bean and beef chili, white rice, cornbread
Tuesday - crock pot jambalaya, white rice
Wednesday - Christmas Eve: turkey with all the fixin's
Thursday - Christmas Day: leftovers
Friday - tilapia, plantains, rice with veggies, salad