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Celebrate the ones you love

Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours!

(For this Heart Hat Craft and other Valentine activities for little ones, see this post.)

Hopefully, regardless of how you feel about the commercialism that has crept into our society around the holidays (ugghh!), you are still making this a special day for the ones you love.

We are keeping things simple around our house this year. Before the kids came downstairs this morning, I mixed up some pancake batter and put it in this…..

…..which made it really easy (even for me!) to pour these…..

I added some strawberries—heart-shaped-already-by-God, you know—and ended up with a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast that made all the kids smile.

(I got the idea from Pinterest, and it came from this website.)

When I set the table, I added a box of chocolates for each child. So, YOUR challenge of the day is to figure out which candy was for which child.  Leave me a comment below if you think you know!

The kids weren’t the only ones who woke up to a special treat this morning. As you may remember, I have a secret admirer. I hear from him every Valentine’s Day, and this year was no exception. I found this sitting on the bar when I woke up today:

Inside was one of my all-time-favorite treats:

Oh, boy, I am in trouble now. 😉

If you haven’t already, you can go here to read about my secret admirer.

I’d love to hear what you are doing for your little (and big) Valentines today. (I won’t reveal Troy’s just yet since that would ruin the surprise for him.) Please leave me a comment to let me know what special things you are doing today, and don’t forget to guess whose box was whose!

Thanks for stopping by,


What if…..?

Once again, a question I came across on Pinterest has been challenging me, so I wanted to share it with you here.

It’s a simple question, really. But for several days now it’s had me asking the big, “What if…..?”

What if each time I’m tempted to COMPLAIN about something, I bow my head instead?

What if my friends and family never hear me WORRY aloud, because I’m too busy taking my concerns before God to verbalize the things I shouldn’t be worrying about anyway?

What if I never MURMURED about anything, but took every struggle straight to the only One who can do something about it?

The “What if…..?” questions go on and on, and the answer, of course, is that God’s way is ALWAYS better.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

So, are you ready to work on this with me?

Today, instead of grabbing your cell phone to call your best friend when you’re worried, or texting your husband when something goes wrong, or unloading your frustrations on your mother or you kids or your co-workers—or anyone else who will listen—why not FIRST take it all to God in prayer? I can’t wait to see the difference it makes!

Who’s with me?

Thanks for stopping by!

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