I'm terrified of fasting. I really like food.

I'm completely embarrassed to say that I've tried to fast before and have failed. I know you aren't suppose to go bragging about fasting, but if I don't tell someone, I'll talk myself out of it. Easily. I'll find an excuse or convince myself it wasn't God's idea, it was a misunderstanding...yeah.

This article made me feel better (although I'm starting with 1 day...not 40).

Another helpful key is to fast when you're completely out of food. I've put off shopping for a while out of laziness but it is now a blessing. Nothing to tempt me. Even if I talked myself out of this, I would have to drive somewhere to eat anything (therefore giving me an opportunity to talk myself out of talking myself out).

I have lots to pray about today. It's been a hard month.

Parker Street Ministries:)


(I teach two of my programs here. I love these kids!)

Life in January.


1. I have semi-long nails.

2. I've been having a fairly stressful emotional/spiritual "journey" recently :/
3. This cheered me up quite a bit. Thanks Natalie!
4. Sometimes I wish I was 5 and could have a sippy cup of pink milk to make me feel better...

5. I uploaded a bunch of my art/craft projects to my Pinterest account. (keep in mind that some are from myhighschool days)
6. My favorite TV shows have been quite excellent recently.

That's all.

Home lovely home:)





Side Notes:
1.The art to the right of the front door is my very own work:) And I learned to mat and frame with it!
2. The chicken photo is from a student show at the boss bought it for me. :)
3. My momma found that awesome 50s table at a garage sale! LOVE.
4. I sewed the kitchen curtain today! I've been saving that fabric for years to use in a kitchen:)
5. For a tiny house, I've managed to fit a lot in here!

What if...


What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights 
Are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?

Blessings sung by Laura Story




So far so good.
-I've saved $6 by convincing myself to cook rather than go to Chipotle (even though I was craving it and had to drive right by). &I'm currently making pasta (not a very nutritious meal but better than I've been doing).

-I've washed the dishes every day before going to bed.

-My kittens are on the road to being toilet trained. Yes, toilet. (thrift store find!)

-Hung artwork on my walls. My house is complete! (for now;)

-Worked on hanging more art in the office.

-Ran errands right away instead of putting them off till "later".

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year:)


Pre-Christmas festivities!
Dinner with the Jordan family:)

 Hair dying experiment...

Kitten friendship.

Cute moment. The girls getting ready for the day:)

kitten ornament...

Christmas day! Woohoo!

This was the wrapping paper on my gift from Charis...cats with mustaches.

& Happy New Year!