Celebrate Life

January 22, 1973 history was made and Abortion was made legal.  Here is the thing not everything in History is good.  Yes, History was made but it wasn’t a good thing.  Ever since that day countless of babies have died at the hands of the ones that were suppose to protect them.

Today I choose to celebrate LIFE!  I choose to have a real discussion with my children about the value of LIFE!  I choose to talk to them about the value of every SOUL!   I choose to take today to celebrate LIFE!!!!  I choose to mourn the children that lost their lives and was never given a chance at LIFE.   I choose to take a stand for the unborn!   I choose to use my voice for the countless souls that was never given a voice.  

I have said this many times but HUMAN RIGHTS starts with the RIGHT TO LIFE!   There is no such thing as HUMAN RIGHTS if you are not even given the RIGHT TO LIVE!  I believe in Human Rights and I believe every life has value.  I believe God loves every soul even before they were formed in the womb.   Every LIFE has VALUE! 

So today I weep for our country and I weep for the countless souls that was taken to soon.  I celebrate LIFE and I celebrate my six children that God has Blessed me with.  #ShoutYourBlessings  #ShoutYourChildren  #CelebrateLife 

-Pamela

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2019

Last year our word was Focus, and I wanted to zoom in and focus on Christ. I still want to emphasize this in 2019. As we focus on Christ, we Grow.

2019 our theme is ‘Be Fruitful ‘. I want my family to grow in Christ. I want to see more fruit in my life and in my family.

Happy New Years everyone!

– Pamela

2018

2018 is coming to a close. It is so hard to believe that today is the last day of the year. It seems as if the year just started.

So our word and theme for 2018 was “Focus “. I wanted to focus on the important stuff. I wanted to focus on Christ, family, and myself. I found when I zoomed in on my heart and life I found somethings that needed to change. There was a lot of things I needed to work on. I needed to work on my attitude. I needed to work on my walk with Christ. I needed to work on my words. I am still working on all these things, and more….

So as the rest of the day ticks away, I will focus on the important things my God and my family….

Have a wonderful last day of the year….

– Pamela

The Path Less Traveled

wood-nature-dark-forestSometimes in life you find your self on a different path from everyone else.  It is a path that can be scary, dark, and lonely.  It is a path that only a few have trod.  It is a path less traveled.

There is always beauty to find along the path.  You will discover beauty that others do not have the privilege to see.  This less traveled path is full of wonder and only a few get to pass through.

There are lessons to learn.   God gives His Wisdom to us when we ask Him for it.  There is wisdom that comes with this path, but only if we seek it.

There is the strengthening of our faith.  I like to think of it as a path of faith.  With each step forward I rely on Christ to lead me to my next step.   I ask Him to guide my steps.  I ask Him to light my path.  It takes faith to travel on a path that few have traveled.   It sometimes feels like an uncharted territory.  Oh but I know my Christ knows this path, and I know it isn’t uncharted to Him.

There is joy on this path.  A joy that comes from our journey along this path.  Oh the joy that comes from the beauty we find.  Joy from lessons we learn.  Joy from the people we traveled with on this path.  Joy from the strength we obtain from this path.  Joy from the Lord as we travel our path.

So next time you find yourself on an off beaten path; just remember to try to find the beauty, lessons, faith, and joy in the journey.

-Pamela Henry

Disability

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When people think of disability they think broken, not working properly, and not able to do something.

So here is the thing.  I have a son with many disabilities and I have never thought of him as disabled.   Last year someone sent me a link on Face Book about Disability Awareness Month.  I read it and I turned around and asked my husband, “Does Aaron have a Disability ?”  My husband just looked wide eyed at me  and responded with a yes.  He was shocked that I even asked.

I never really thought of my son as having disabilities.  I know that sounds naïve. He is nonverbal and there is lots of things he can not do.  When I start listing the things that he can do, most people don’t think it is a lot.  Some people might say that his accomplishments are small.  Oh but I don’t listen to most people.  I think He is pretty amazing.  His smile and his laughter is contagious.  He lights up my day when he comes and snuggles with me.   He has taught me so much about love.  He has taught me how to communicate better.   He loves life and even though his life has many challenges he is almost always happy.  His life is simple and I love that about him.  What if we all had the ability to live a simple, happy life and love life?!

So don’t feel sorry for my son or other people with disabilities.  Just pray.   Pray for grace, acceptance, and love for all children  and adults with disabilities.  Pray for their families and pray for the challenges they may face.  Look at them through a different lens, see them for who they are and not their disability.

-Pamela Henry

Chore Charts

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I have decluttered and organized every room in the house.  Now I want to keep it clean and organized.  I had a chore chart and I really tried to stay on top of it.  A few days ago I read a blog post about chore apps.  So I decided to go and find one that fit my family.  I have children ranging in age from thirteen to three.  So I needed something that would work with every child.  I also didn’t want to pay a lot.  I decided to try ChoreMonster .  ChoreMonster and Mothership work together.  Mothership lets you customize your child’s chores and rewards.  Landra also works  with Mothership, Landra is for teens only.

These apps track points for you.  It replaced the chore chart completely.  Everyone has done their chores and has done extra work for extra points.  Big win for MOM!  So if you are looking for something  to replace that chore chart check it out! Best part is it is FREE!  Yes it is free!  Got to love that!!!

If you already use a chore app that you love please share your thoughts about it in the comments.   If you decide to try these apps let me know how it works out for you.

Thank you for stopping by.

-Pamela Henry

Organizing tools

It doesn’t cost anything to declutter. Some people like to sale the items and some people like to donate them. Either way it feels good to declutter your space.

Here are a few things I like to use for organizing. Old baby wipe boxes, spaghetti jars, pickle jars, and dishpans.

These are pictures of how I use them in the bathroom. .

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I will get to decluttering the bathroom in a few weeks…..Just wanted to show you some cheap and practical ways to use what you have to organize your space. Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here I use the dishpans to organize the children’s toys.

I got these dishpans from Walmart for $.96 each. I love using them to organize all of my spaces.

I will be sharing more ideas as we go along.

-Pamela Henry