14th February, 2014

I am at a point right now where I need to choose to believe that God is good. I need to accept that when His Word says He is “Merciful”, “Wonderful” and “LOVE”, it is true. When you suffer with anxiety, rooted in misconceptions of who God is, having Faith is so very challenging. God loves me. He has plans for good…for me. He is not planning or scheming evil. God is good. God is so so GOOD.
Choosing Faith.
Candy x   

I am at a point right now where I need to choose to believe that God is good. I need to accept that when His Word says He is “Merciful”, “Wonderful” and “LOVE”, it is true. When you suffer with anxiety, rooted in misconceptions of who God is, having Faith is so very challenging. God loves me. He has plans for good…for me. He is not planning or scheming evil. God is good. God is so so GOOD.

Choosing Faith.

Candy x   

13th February, 2014

Looked out of my bedroom window this morning and felt like I woke up in Narnia. Beautiful snow day.

Looked out of my bedroom window this morning and felt like I woke up in Narnia. Beautiful snow day.

12th February, 2014

Wintry Day

It’s a snow day! I love that my oldest son and my husband are able to stay home today. There is nothing better than seeing their smiling faces. However, it will also mean, lot’s of cooking, time-outs, cleaning, noise, and who knows what else could happen when you live in a house of boys. But that’s OK. I will choose to be grateful.

Time to warm up a hot lemon and ginger tea, prepare for an exam and an essay (If my kids allow), and enjoy the sounds of life in my home.

Candy x

9th February, 2014

C’mon my soul, let down the walls, and sing my soul…

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9th February, 2014

So Much Noise!

Ever had so much noise going on on the inside that it makes the little annoying noises on the outside magnify? I have been there. In fact, I have days like that still. This week is going to be a hectic, noisy week. I am challenging myself to some intentional living this week. Here is my list of intentional to dos to get my mind off the noise and focus on what is really important.

1. Pray. More. A whole lot more. Communication with my creator is one way to feel at peace.

2. Exercise. A whole lot more of that too. Release the tension and anxiety.

3. Eating more fresh and raw foods. Something just feels wonderful when I eat fresh and raw foods. It’s almost as though I can feel the food cleaning me, and providing my cells with the right nutrients to fight off whatever bad is happening in there.

4. Be intentional about smiling more at people.Hold open a door for someone, help someone carry their groceries, take someone’s shopping cart back when they are done, let someone get in front of you in traffic. Anything that is thoughtful! It takes your mind off your troubles and helps you to be considerate of others who are going through troubles too (You aren’t the only one!)

5. No yelling! It’s hard to not raise your voice a little when your child get’s up to mischief. But yelling makes me feel more noise. And it doesn’t solve anything. At all!

Hoping for a brighter week.

Candy x

7th February, 2014

The Little Things

It has been so long since I have blogged. I have so many things I would like to write about, and I have changed the theme of my blog so many times that I just decided to call it “Mamas Ramblings”. I’ll write about everything :-)

Today I would like to focus on praising God for even the little things. Life has been super crazy lately that I have been finding it difficult to just stop and focus on the amazing things happening around me. My mind is always racing, life is so demanding, and most days I am physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally exhausted. My husband keeps reminding me to be content and praise God even through the trials. I always think “yeah, that’s easier said than done!” But maybe he is right. It wouldn’t hurt to try. I may not be perfect at praising and appreciating through the storms, and that’s okay, but it is better than constantly complaining. So here I go..

This morning, my almost 3 year old son was sitting on the couch nibbling on Cheerios and watching Curious George before heading off to his little school. My youngest son, almost 7 months old, was laying on the floor cooing while half crying for his milk, and staring at my oldest boy. I was walking up and down the stairs (trying not to be sick as I am still recovering from a flu), and as I was coming back down, I glanced at my almost 3 year old and saw him just smiling at his little brother as if to say “it’s okay, you’ll be okay”, which completely melted my heart. It was in that moment when looking at my oldest son I saw the kindest, sweetest, most gentle little person. I couldn’t be more proud. He is going to be an amazing big brother.

So while the storms whirl around me, I’ll be thankful to God for the blessings He has given me, and just picture my son’s beautiful smiling face.

Candy x