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How to De-Slump Yourself

#1 You can take this seriously.
#2 Because it can seriously happen to anyone!

Things to do if you ever find yourself in a slump.  (That's where I found myself yesterday.)  And by "slump," I mean spiritually, emotionally, physically TIRED!

Preparation:
Prevent the slump:Spend time in prayer and in God's Word regularly.  (I slept in yesterday, which is not always bad, but when I sleep in I have to designate the time to stop and pray...I did not.)Eat a good breakfast. (I had a single slice of banana bread, which is also not bad, but I should have had a scrambled egg along with it...think protein!)Keep your workout balanced.  (I'd run a lot last week and had a good race on Saturday, but I had stretched minimally, which equalled a super tight back for me.) Once you find yourself slumped:
Stop. Find a quiet spot, even if you just have to imagine it's quiet, and pray.  Read a passage.  Rest your mind for just a moment (or a while).  (I like getting Moody's "T…

Signs of a Husband Who Loves You

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If your husband shows any of these signs it may mean that he loves you...or he's just a little crazy (or in my case, both)!
He always makes you feel safe:


He always tells the truth...even when it embarrasses you.

He writes you love songs like this:



He doesn't mind if you disagree and admits it if he knows you're right.


He helps you make things like these: {photo by Monica Carter}


He always says things like, "I don't know what I'd do without you," and means it, (and you're not real sure what he would do without you either :) ).


He always wants to provide for you...even if it comes to this: El Cheapo Lawn Care. 35 bucks gets it cut!!! Keep your wife and your beer money!! Call (423) 285-3307.This deal is for people that live near me. Includes weed eating but not edging. {yes...he did.}


And most of all (above all), if he loves the Lord and loves Truth, and encourages you to do the same, then you know for sure that it's love...always.







The Universal Signs of Children

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If you've seen any of these happenings at your home then a child has probably been there...and you can't help but smile. :)

Couch disassembled:

Strange dinner guests:

A rainbow in the dishwasher:

The alphabet strewn across the fridge:

Magnetic creatures attaching themselves to the inside of the washing machine:

And the classic:


(Notice these pictures were all taken on the same day...It could've been any day at our house. The fun never stops...nor the mess.  God's gifts are good.)




Writing about God

I ran across some old college papers today.  They somehow survived the "spider house" (read that story here), which is amazing in and of itself, and surfaced as I was searching for my YMCA aerobic certification cards, which I found expired (of course).  These papers serve as evidence that child bearing kills brain cells. :) 

Upon reading them, and realizing that I have no memory of writing them, I found myself doubting I could do it again.  Who knows though?  The reason I majored in Bible was because it was the only subject I really enjoyed studying and the only one I felt worth such devotion. 

Though writing papers was never one of my favorite past times I do remember the growth I experienced through the process and the sense of fulfillment at the end.  The paper that follows is one I remember dreading to write but it ended up being the one I was most thankful to have written.  It made me think...maybe it will make you think too.

Theology Statement I believe in God as the T…