Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Praise YOU In This Storm


A little motivation for you today. Though times may be hard or good, praising God should be a part of your day. I don't know what you're going through, but I hope you can find some comfort in this song.

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say “Amen”, and it’s still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can’t find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

 And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Decluttering Challenge Days 12-18

I'm halfway through this. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But I will tell you something. As it gets closer to the end, the challenge is becoming tougher. I'm finding it more difficult to come up with the number of items for each day.


This week I didn't do so hot on collecting items. I got it all completed, but I did most on Saturday and Monday. The weeks are getting busier it seems.


Anyway, here is what I rounded up:




Day 12: Two pairs of shorts (one still with tags), old eye shadow, old make up set spray, date book, plastic dryer balls (did not work), and 5 Scrabble tiles.



 
Day 13: Old Halloween costume shirt, athletic jacket, dress, 10 pieces of junk mail.







 
 Day 14: Shirt, sweater, two books, two scarves (they almost look identical), empty box, 4 items of junk mail, old pair of shoes with holes in the soles, cell phone holder, little felt bag.






Day 15: Empty box, old paper, two MK bags, one plastic bag, wallet (so I accidentally washed my husband's wallet. Lucky for him I bought him a new one 4 years ago he hadn't started to use yet.), wallet box for the new one, eye shadow brushes in a bag, mesh bag, wood sign, junk mail, old receipt, small mirror, athletic pants and shorts.



Day 16: Old grocery flyer, junk mail, card from new wallet, three shirts, 9 pairs of socks, and one lone sock.


Day 17: Two pairs of pajama pants, three sweatshirts, one t-shirt, old phone book, empty stamp sheet, 6 batteries, three junk mail items.




Day 18: Pair of boots, three pieces of swimwear, two bags, 12 old rags.


And yes I didn't post on Wednesday. It has been super crazy busy at our house. We have five calves since I posted last week. I'll share a separate post for them! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Declutter Challenge: Days 5-11

Hey guys.


Things are still crazy busy around here. Harvest is starting, the temperatures outside are finally bearable, and it's time for calving.


Speaking of calving, we have two new little ones. They were born Monday evening.







This week I have been doing better at sticking to the number of items I'm getting rid of. Some days it's hard to come up with items, others not so much. I know that with Fall coming, going through my summer clothes helps. I'm finding things I don't wear, so it has been easy.


Here is this week's recap!



Day 5: Post-it that has been sitting by the door for months, washing machine cleaner box, wipes that have dried out



Day 6: Two sweater covers, leggings, empty bottle, and two used dryer sheets




Day 7: Four old shirts of my husband's, two socks with holes, and an old cloth


Day 8: Seven old tank tops of my husband's and one lone tube sock



Day 9: Four pairs of running shorts (I don't run), two shirts, two empty boxes, and an empty cologne bottle




Day 10: Two pairs of capris, two sweater covers, three shirts, two pairs of worn out shoes, and one empty shampoo bottle



Day 11: Junk mail!


That's a total of 56 items this week. Plus the 18 of last week is a grand total of 74!!


Progress is being made, even if some of it is junk mail, or empty containers. :)


Linking with Whitney

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Declutter Challenge Days 1-4

So I challenged myself to get rid of items every day in September. I've kind have already broken that rule, but in a good way.


Here is how I've done so far.


Day 1: About 6 or 7 pieces of junk mail.





Day 2: Old grocery list and an empty MK box.




Day 3: 2 bags, 2 pairs of pants with holes in them, two pieces of tissue paper, broken belt, screw from belt, broken lighter and an empty Wallflower. That's 10 items.


Day 4: Here is where the rule got broken. I didn't actually go through anything. We were outside penning up two cows with bad limps, feeding the steers and heifers, rerouting a calf that keeps getting in the steers' pen, etc. Since I did so well the day before I'll count that for this day.


So in total that is 18 items. I am hoping to continue my success. Decluttering doesn't have to be just good items. Got a stack of papers to go through to throw away? That counts in my book. As long as you get rid of them!


Also, Happy 10th Birthday to this guy.



Linking up with Whitney