Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready to worship God?

Which question caught your attention more? Football is a huge part of our culture. It is also a great opportunity to bond with family; relaxing, sitting around together, chatting, and rooting for your team. There is nothing wrong with this at all.

The danger comes in false worship. Who do we praise more our football team our God?

“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.”

– Exodus 20:3-5

The Lord warns us all throughout the Bible the dangers of having false gods before him. Anything we may worship other than Him is a false idol. We may not even notice we are doing it. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the world around us, living for the next football game or our favorite movie coming out. When we drive our car down the road we watch for warning signs to keep us safe from; deer crossing, road construction, bump ahead, etc.

The Bible is our warning sign making sure we do not place any false idols before God. It is important for us to live in the world, not of the world. This week it is okay to be excited to watch football or your favorite show, but make sure this does not take precedence over your time with God whether in prayer, worship, church, or devotional.

Here are some warning signs God gives us throughout the Bible:

“Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.”

– 1 Corinthians 10:14

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.”

– 1 John 5:21

“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.

– Jonah 2:8

“All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame.”

– Isaiah 44:9

Mom Fail of the Week

When you let your two year old daughter wear her sister’s old leotard she found and she thinks she is going to dance class too…. Her fit on the ground turns around to a dance class of her own hahaha….

Please share your mom fails of the week!!!

Mom Fail of the Week

My mom fail of the week is letting my stress get the best of my emotions and losing my temper. Something I know I struggle with. No one ever said having children is easy. Just like us they struggle to control their emotions. However, the more we are able to control our emotions the better we will be able to help them control theirs.

So going through the week like…


What if everything in life was actually easy? We all say in our head during stressful difficult times, why can’t life just be easy! So what if it actually was?

Everybodies’ easy world is different. We all have our own struggles and hardships. Picture your life without them? Seems heavenly right? Get it heavenly like what I did there haha

This life is preparing us for our dream easy world, Heaven. We have all these struggles and hardships for a reason. I know I have fallen and expressed my frustrations to God asking why He is allowing me to go through this. Here are His answers;

“The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.”

-Romans 8:18

“There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens.”

-Ecclesiates 3:1

I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

-Isaiah 66:9

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

-Jeremiah 29:11

We need to reflect on all of these difficult times and see what the Lord is trying to teach us. If our life here on Earth was always easy we would never learn and change. He is constantly trying to help us grow shaping us in His image. For us to be with Him one day in Heaven.

Mom Fail of the Week

Hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend!!! My mom fail of the week was forgetting I live in Iowa….

I did not pack wisely for a weekend at my grandpa’s. I packed pants for the kids thinking the weather would be cool and in the 70’s. On Sunday we were baking in the sun! Fortunately, my sister in law had extra shorts for her kids she shared, which definitely helped cool them off. However, my wardrobe was a different story…

No pictures sorry hahaha…. My husband forgot to pack gym shorts, he wears as pajamas. Therefore the only shorts we had was his swimsuit. I am incredibly petite, but I rocked those xl swim trunks with a hair tie tail in the back!!!

Needless to say packing can be a struggle haha…

Please share your mom or dad fails of the week we’d love to hear them!!!


What is the best way to keep the stitches of a relationship tight? If you read the title I gave you the answer… Haha

Communication! Without communication our stitches would be loose and frayed coming apart.

Imagine you never talk to your spouse. You know they are always there if you need something, but you just go about doing your own thing. You never make time to communicate with them and see what they are doing. Is this the type of relationship you would desire with your spouse?

Then why do we find ourselves doing this to God? It is so easy to wrapped up in our everyday lives, especially if you have children! We worry about our jobs, finances, keeping our house clean, or when our favorite tv show will be on. However, when we are in need something we jump on our 1-800 prayer line relying on God to answer.

Do not get me wrong I absolutely love the fact the Lord is there for us whenever we need to vent or call out to Him. But it does not feel good for people to only contact you when they need something.

The Lord wants us to talk to Him about everything good or bad. He is our Father who loves us, communication will make the relationship we have with God stronger.

I myself am guilty of not taking enough time to communicate with the Lord on a regular basis. Here are some ways I have found to help me stay in communication with God:

1) Listening to a Christian radio station, K-Love is national and very positive. My kids love singing a long with me!

2) The Holy Bible app or the Daily Bible app. They both have a notification pop up on your phone daily with a Bible verse and mini devotional.

3) Reading Positive Blogs thanks for reading mine!!!

4) Reading a chapter out of my Bible before bed

5) I love Sarah Young’s 365 Devotions books!!! Currently I am reading Jesus Always Embracing Joy in His Presence

6) Last, but certainly not least through prayer!

Please comment ways you have found or enjoy to help you stay in Communication with God!

Mom Fail of the Week

Well I am a day late for my mom fail of the week. Sorry if you were looking forward to reading this yesterday. My moms fail of the week is actually the reason for the late post…

For the first time as a mom I feel lost with no idea of how to handle a situation. My two year old daughter truly is extremely sweet and cuddly, but she can not control her temper and when she gets to that point there is no reasoning with her.

I was playing mini doll houses with the kids. My son had a doll, my two year old pulled on it in his hand. She screamed and tried to yank it from his hand. He tells her “Ariah I am playing with this doll, don’t take from hands.” To which she responds by slapping him two times in the chest. I held her hand before she could hit him again. She yanked her hand away from mine and slapped me right in the face.

I know the whole to spank or not to spank debate exists. However, I believe a spank is necessary in certain situations. This being one of them.

I firmly told her, “you do not hit your mom that is absolutely not okay.” I carry her dead weight, shaking, screaming body to her room. I spanked her bottom and told her I love her, but she needs to know hitting her mom is not okay and she needs to remember that. I close her door and tell her we would love for her to play with us when she is ready to play nice and keep her hands to herself.

Next thing I know I hear her door fly open she runs up to me and kicks me right in the back. At this point she is raging, I am raging. I am also speechless. I try to hold her to help comfort her and calm her down. She screamed no and pushed me away. Then her siblings try to hug her to which she responds by hitting again. I set her in my bedroom knowing she needs space to calm down. Still no luck….

As a mom I feel clueless. I have never had troubles calming my children down. It is not safe by any means to put a child safety lock on the inside of her door and if I put a gate up she will just climb it possibly knocking it down hurting herself.

The number of children you have makes no difference because every child is different and what works for one child may not work for another. So for now I am clueless trapped in the difficult trial and error stage.

No mom knows it all and even though I like to think I do, obviously I do not. Normally I have a good head on my shoulders with ideas of what to do, but I am stumped…. Hence my mom fail of the week.

We would love to hear your mom fail of the week and thoughts please comment yours below!

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe

We all know how busy life can get, the other night I had 20 mins to make dinner. CHALLENGE EXCEPTED! I felt like I was on an episode of chopped looking through our pantry.

Then my childhood roots spoke to me and I decided to make cheez whiz toast and tuna. I absolutely loved when my mother would make it when we were kids!!!

I always serve a vegetable with dinner, I opened our freezer and found asparagus, yum! I had ingredients and my plan; I was ready to win chopped… I mean make dinner for my family.

Baked seasoned asparagus:

  1. Place your asparagus flat on a cookie sheet or in a 9×13 pan.
  2. Season with your favorite seasonings! I use pepper, seasoned salt, McCormick garlic and herb, and steak n’ shake seasoning mix.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on top of your asparagus.
  4. Shake parmasean cheese over the asparagus.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 mins or until your asparagus is done the way you prefer I personally like mine with a little crunch.

Cheez whiz toast and tuna:

  1. Drain two cans of tuna and put them in a bowl.
  2. Add miracle whip or mayonnaise. (The amount is your preference. I add enough to when I whip it into the tuna it is all creamy and smooth).
  3. Toast your bread.
  4. Once your bread is done spread cheez whiz on both slices.
  5. Using a spoon spread the tuna mixture onto the cheez whiz covered bread.
  6. Put the other piece on top and you have a delicious sandwich!!!

Mom Fail of the Week

For my mom fail of the week it is too nasty for pictures… Gotta love kids! We were at a friend’s house for lunch. The girls were all playing dress up. My husband and I did not smell or know our two year old had pooped…

We were sitting in their living room when she came out naked and asked us to help her put a dress up dress on. I see her leg covered in poop and feel my stomach sink. I got up and looked down the hallway for her diaper. However, I found much more….

My daughter stepped in her diaper and walked down the hall leaving a poop trail. I felt horrible! It is one thing if she does this at home, but at another person’s house!

As we cleaned her and the hallway we kept apologizing. Our friends have three kids of their own. The wife was incredibly calm and understanding. Her reaction truly helped comfort me and made me feel better about the situation. The way she handled the situation was truly amazing and something to strive for.

We’d love to hear your stories! Please comment and share them!