Disney World or Bust!

by SomeGirl on May 21, 2012 · 3 comments


We surprised our boys this morning with a road trip to Walt Disney World… they are SO excited! (Our littlest one has a newly-found love of doing the opposite of what is expected, so he’s pretending to be asleep for the group picture. He really is excited.) ;)

I’ll be posting pictures along the way on instagram. If you’re interested, you can follow our journey at gramfeed.com/somegirlslife.

Disney World or Bust! :)

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To My Fellow People-Pleasers

by SomeGirl on May 17, 2012 · 5 comments

(written to myself after a conversation with a neighbor this morning… hopefully it’s helpful to someone else, as well.) :)

 

 

What are you so afraid of that you spend your time worrying what others think?

If you’ve made a mistake, correct it.

If you’ve done something wrong, apologize.

If it’s just a personal preference, it’s okay to let someone be displeased with your choice.

Don’t let fear rule your life.

For God did not give you a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and the joy of the Lord be your strength.

Let your mind trust in Him.

He is good and His love endures forever.

What have you to be afraid of?

 
 
Something to think about.

 

For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 NET

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7 NIV

 
 

Linking up with:

If you’re just tuning in, our thought-provoking link up has moved locations. It’s now being hosted by my sweet friend, Michelle, at intentional.me. Read why here.

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A Sweet Devotional for Moms

by SomeGirl on May 11, 2012 · 1 comment

Just in time for Mother’s Day (or at least in time for you to still feel good about making an extra purchase because it’s Mother’s Day weekend and, hey, you deserve it!). ;)

Let me introduce you to a sweet devotional tool for moms and an even sweeter blogging friend who created this lovely product – Meet Carey Bailey and hear how she fills her “cravings” in this super cute (and short) video…

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I can totally relate to Carey and the other moms in that video! And this quote from Carey…

“When I became a mom I lost my God time,” says Carey Bailey. “I couldn’t figure out how to fit it in, since everything but that time was a priority. So I made note cards that I set around my house with scriptures written on them. Even when my arms were too full of babies, laundry, and diapers to pick up a Bible, I could easily read God’s words of encouragement that I was starving for”

Time with little ones moves at warp speed and sitting still with uninterrupted concentration for very long is a rare occurrence.

This is where Carey’s Cravings {the devotional} comes in…


Cravings is a collection of card-size devotionals based on the Psalms. They are written to help mothers develop their relationship with God in the midst of motherhood.

Each card contains a scripture for the day, a “thoughtlet,” and an action idea. As moms crave the sweet morsels from God’s Word, they can draw a card from a delectable Cravings holder—a pink cupcake!—that also displays the daily card for hands-free viewing. Versatile enough to fit with any feminine décor in a dining nook, a prayer closet, a kitchen–wherever you‘d want Scripture at your fingertips. If you find you need Cravings around the home, just one may not be enough!

Cravings can be a mom’s daily devotional, a supplement to her regular quiet time, or even doubled up during the day. The set of 40 cards offers over a month’s worth of Cravings in whatever way serves the spiritual needs of individual moms.

Isn’t that a great idea? And isn’t the whole cupcake holder and cards adorable? I have mine sitting on our breakfast table where I can easily grab a card to read with a cup of tea (ok, really an ice cold coke, but a cup of tea sounds so much more sophisticated). ;)

Because it’s always nice to know a little more about the people behind the products, I thought I’d share a little bit more about the super sweet creator of Cravings {the devotional}…

Carey Bailey is a recovering perfectionist, wife, proud mama and Family Life director for her church in Surprise, Ariz. On the side she loves party planning, crafting, and pursuing her dream of writing. She has a degree in religion from Westminster College and writes at her blog at www.careybaileyonline.com.

 

I’m so thankful Carey offered me a Cravings cupcake set to try out for myself. And I’m glad to have the opportunity to share this great product with you. Btw, Carey is giving away 2 sets of Cravings, as well as a few other cool things mentioned below in her Minute-for-Mom giveaway…

 

 

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • $50 gift card to Erin Condren Shop (Your one-stop-shop for all things awesome!)
  • $50 gift card to Victoria’s Secret® (For something pretty.)
  • $25 gift card to Bath & Body Works® (For a little spa treatment.)
  • 2 Sets of Cravings – The Devotional (For you and a friend.)
  • Scentsy Plug In and 2 Bars (A lovely scent for your space.)

Hurry, the giveaway ends on THIS Saturday 5/12/12. The winner will be announced 5/14/12 on Carey’s blog!

Just click one of the icons below to enter! Tell your friends about Carey’s giveaway on FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

 

I hope you’ll take a moment to enter. Hopefully you’ll win! If you don’t, you can always purchase Cravings – The Devotion here. :)

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Life. Under Construction

by SomeGirl on May 10, 2012 · 6 comments

After a week of soul searching, praying and trying really hard to figure out “what’s wrong with me?!” God spoke deeply into my heart at this intersection…

 

 

All around our city roads are under construction.

Even the highways surrounding our city are all under construction… BIG construction.

There is hardly anywhere you can go without being detoured, or made to slow down because of the demolition and re-building taking place.

I’ve driven alongside barricades, with shoulders raised, as roads turn in unexpected ways, changing directions weekly.

I’ve heeded the 20 mph warning signs, as my mind has raced in a hurry to make it to our destination.

I’ve detoured, sought new routes, watched construction equipment, and waited…

I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about how this state of being “under construction” has inconvenienced me, gotten in the way of my plans, and generally made life more stressful/difficult.

But, until this morning, I hadn’t thought much about the future outcome…

The roads are being prepared for growth.

New ones are being made and old ones are being made new.

The former state of being wasn’t sufficient for the travel to come.

But the new state will be able to hold so much more.

Each road is being built and designed by a master builder, one who can see the whole plan and knows what lies ahead.

All of the roads are being constructed for the betterment of everyone involved.

And then, I am soberly reminded of the construction going on in my heart.

The inconvenient, ugly, dirty, brokenness that has been brought to light in my heart’s eyes.

I’ve looked at it with disgust and complained about its presence.

But never once have I thought about it being a plan by the Master Builder to prepare the way in my life for more of what He has to come…

Nope, I’ve wallowed in the shame of my brokenness, wishing I was made whole as I used to be, not seeing the wonderful work God is doing while breaking my hard ground.

And now, with new eyes that drip tears down warm cheeks, I see God’s hand at work and rest in the fact that this current state of my heart isn’t here to stay. I’m just… Under Construction.

 

Something I’m thinking about.

 

Linking up with:

If you’re just tuning in, our thought-provoking link up has moved locations. It’s now being hosted by my sweet friend, Michelle, at intentional.me. Read why here.

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Break My Heart

by SomeGirl on May 2, 2012 · 8 comments

Broken Heart

Praying God will break my heart for what breaks His.

 

It’s a scary prayer to pray, but will you join me?

 

Something to think about.

Linking up with:

If you’re just tuning in, our thought-provoking link up has moved locations. It’s now being hosted by my sweet friend, Michelle, at intentional.me. Read why here.

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God’s Approving Love

by SomeGirl on April 25, 2012 · 15 comments

 

If I can care so much about chicks, and pups, and little boys that run amok…

 

 

If I can see that God created them for a purpose and that He loves them with an all-encompassing love.

Accepted just as they are.

Knowing that God looks upon them and smiles.

Then I have to scratch my head and wonder why a little tea bag tag like this…

 

 

with the words “approve of yourself” written across the bottom, could be so hard to read and swallow?

If you’re with me, I pray that today will be a life-changing day.

One where the knowledge of God’s approval sinks way down deep into the core of our being.

May we rest in His approving love!

 

Something to think (and pray) about.

Love,

♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)

 

Linking up with:

 

If you’re just tuning in, our thought-provoking link up has moved locations. It’s now being hosted by my sweet friend, Michelle, at intentional.me. Read why here.

 

 

 

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