Saturday, January 30, 2016

Changing Focus

I went on a walk today.
I wasn't looking for anything particular, just needed some fresh air.

I saw a flower growing in some rocks and it felt familiar.
"Bloom where you're planted."
I snapped a pic with my phone and kept walking.

I was bummed when I saw that it's out of focus though.
Nice clear rocks, fuzzy flower.
Typical!


Then it hit me:
"You're focusing on the wrong things."
LITERALLY.
I started blogging to find and to share inspiration.
I feel like sometimes I'm successful but mostly
I think I'm trying hard to be like other people.
I stopped blogging because it's stressing me out.


THE FANTASY:
"Look how cute my house is because of my incredible DIY talents!"
MY REALITY:
My house is usually a mess. I work full time and just want to veg out when I get home, not scrub toilets or make planters out of toilets.


THE FANTASY:
"Every meal I make is a picture-perfect masterpiece that my whole family loves!"
MY REALITY:
I hate making dinner. It takes hours of work for 10 minutes of eating and it rarely pleases everyone.


THE FANTASY:
"Look how skinny I am because of my herculean efforts to change my life!"
MY REALITY:
I'm tired. I want to sleep. And I ate potato chips for lunch yesterday.


THE FANTASY:
"Watching my little ones grow is so inspiring!"
MY REALITY:
I have 3 teenage boys. And sometimes they smell. But I love them.


My reality means trying to juggle work and kids and church callings and family outings and doctor appointments and panic attacks and allergy season. I feel like I don't have time to blog because it takes so much time. But I think I'm focusing on, and therefore blogging about, the wrong things.

So instead of just "tp tube crafts" and "cheesecake recipe" posts, you're going to be seeing more
"I survived a social engagement" and "Well, that didn't work" posts.


If that's your reality too, let's enjoy this ride together.
YAY, life!
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Savior Is Born

More than 2,000 years ago, God sent Jesus Christ to be our Savior. Born to save us from our sins, born so we can be born again and return to live with God someday. Let us rejoice greatly this Christmas season, for unto all of us, ‪#‎ASaviorIsBorn‬.

Join me daily on Instagram as we begin this Christmas celebration!
Visit http://mor.mn/41b6f to learn more.
 
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Coming Soon, I hope. . .

I'm really struggling, you guys.
I'm trying to get better.
I had to double my medication.
I still feel numb.
I hope I'll be back soon.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

BRENiac Science: Sparks of Steel

What will happen when our Breniac touches steel wool with a battery?
 You only need some steel wool and a 9-volt battery for this project.
HINT:
We could find any plain steel wool so we bought some SOS pads and soaked them until the soap had dissolved. Let dry completely. Make sure you're getting steel wool, not stainless steel.
 Remember to tag #BRENiacScience when you try this so we can share in the fun!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mother's Day Printable

Here's a sweet little print you can give to the amazing mothers in your life.
 
SMART   
LOVING  
STRONG  
CHOSEN   
SELFLESS
TRUE        
 
My mom is all of those things.
I love you, Mom!
 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

BRENiac Science: Buzzy Straws

Welcome back to BRENiac Science!
 
Today's project is
BUZZY STRAWS!
All you need for this project are some plain 'ole plastic straws and a pair of scissors.
 
Let's watch the fun! 
Remember to tag #BRENiacScience when you post your results on social media
so we can share in the fun!

See you next time on
Breniac Science!
 
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Sunday: Armies of Heaven

Today I'm reminding myself of truth;
not just for me,
but for the people I love most.
 
Happy Sunday, sweeties.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

BRENiac Science: Light 'em Up!

Welcome back to BRENiac Science!
 
Today's experiment is called
LIGHT 'EM UP!
 All you need for this experiment is some matches, a candle and
something to hold the candle up (a piece of bread works perfectly!).

Let's see what happens! 
Tag #BRENiacScience when you post your results on social media so we can share in the fun!

See you next time on
Breniac Science!
  
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