My 365 ~ Day 20


Love Dare - Dare 18 Love Seeks to Understand

Day 18: Love seeks to understand
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
—Proverbs 3:13

Prepare a special dinner at home, just for the two of you. The dinner can be as nice as you prefer. Focus this time on getting to know your spouse better, perhaps in areas you’ve rarely talked about. Determine to make it an enjoyable evening for you and your mate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

While today is not Martin Luther King Jr. birthday today we as a nation can celebrate the things Martin Luther King Jr. has done for us. Our kids learned last year how we celebrated him and his works and teachings. Besides what they learned at school I shared with them from this site again because it was so helpful last year. There are many sites to look at though, so find what works for you. Remember what freedom he has brought us and what the loss of his life has meant to us as Americans. Join us as we celebrate him.
Read his speech here:


My 365 ~ Day 19


Love Dare - Dare 17 Love Promotes Intimacy

Day 17: Love promotes intimacy
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
 —Proverbs 17:9 NIV

Determine to guard your mate’s secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse, and resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.

Scripture Sunday ~ Interview with Amy Hale {pictures and video}

Amy Hale
45 : married to Stephen
3 kids: Mac(9), Sarah(16), & Taylor(23)
Bible studying, basketball watching, memory preserving Mom
Welcome Amy and her Scripture Sunday interview. I was not one for reading and studying the Bible this past year until I seen the encouraging way Amy shared hers. The way she dove into the word and so lovingly shared what God spoke to her made me want to dive back in. I hope you enjoy her passion as much as I have.   


Love Dare - Dare 16 Love Intercedes

Day 16: Love intercedes
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
—3 John 2


Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.

My 365 ~ Day 18



Love Dare - Dare 15 Love is Honorable

Day 15: Love is honorable
Live with your wives in an understanding way . . . and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life.
—1 Peter 3:7

Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door for her. It might be putting his clothes away for him. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your mate that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.

Soccer Life ~ Not for the weak at heart

Last year at this same time the girls hard worked paid off and they won.
Can they do it again? Will their hard work pay off?
Lets remember, they are nine and winning is not everything.

My 365 ~ Day 17



Love Dare - Dare 14 Love Takes Delight

Day 14: Love takes delight

Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life.
—Ecclesiastes 9:9 HCSB

Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they’d really like to work on. Just be together.

My 365 ~ Day 16



Love Dare - Dare 13 Love Fights Fair

Day 13: Love fights fair
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
—Mark 3:25
Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to "fight" by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

My 365 ~ Day 15



A Penny Dreadful ~ Really not so dreadful promise

In the 1800's author's would write a story and release it in parts over a period of time. So every week or month a chapter or few pages would be published on cheap paper for the middle or lower class to be able to enjoy literature. These really took off during those times making reading more enjoyable for those who may have not been able to afford books.

Love Dare - Dare 12 Love Lets the Other Win


Day 12: Love lets the other win
Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
—Philippians 2:4


Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.

My 365 ~ Day 14


Love Dare - Dare 11 Love Cherishes

Day 11: Love cherishes

Husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies.

—Ephesians 5:28

What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, "I cherish you" and do it with a smile.

That Mom ... Ya I am that Mom

Have you ever been at the brink of breaking down, feeling like you are going to scream, or wishing that the day would just end? I have. Moms tend to want to pretend that we have it all under control ... well at least I do. In life, there will always be a moment or two or fifty that you feel that you are not at your best as a mom and I wanted to share one of mine with you.

My 365 ~ Day 13



My 365 ~ Day 12


Love Dare - Dare 10 Love is Unconditional

Day 10: Love is unconditional God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8

  Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse—something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. Buy his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.


Love Dare - Dare 9 Love Makes Good Impressions


Day 9: Love makes good impressions
Greet one another with a kiss of love.
—1 Peter 5:14

Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.

My 365 ~ Day 11



Love Dare - Dare 8 Love is Not Jealous


Day 8: Love is not jealous

Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire.

—Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV

Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.

Time Management for the Busy

Time Management is something everyone struggles with; however, a housewife seems to have more struggles wearing so many hats. We all have the same amount of time in our days but somehow it seems my time is stretched pretty thin. As a housewife I have to always keep in mind what not only my day looks like but what all members of my family days look like as well. Managing a household is not easy task but one I have chosen to do.

My 365 ~ Day 10



My 365 ~ Day 9


Love Dare - Dare 7 Love Believes the Best

Day 7: Love believes the best

[Love] believes all things, hopes all things.
—1 Corinthians 13:7
For today’s dare, get two sheets of paper. On the first one, spend a few minutes writing out positive things about your spouse. Then do the same with negative things on the second sheet. Place both sheets in a secret place for another day. There is a different purpose and plan for each. At some point during the remainder of the day, pick a positive attribute from the first list and thank your spouse for having this characteristic.


Ny 365 ~ Day 8


Love Dare - Dare 6 Love is Not Irritable

Day 6: Love is not irritable

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city

—Proverbs 16:32


Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list below of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.


My 365 ~ Day 7

Love Dare - Dare 5 Love is Not Rude

Day 5: Love is not rude

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him.

—Proverbs 27:14

Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.


My 365 ~ Day 6


Love Dare - Dare 4 Love is Thoughtful

Day 4: Love is thoughtful
How precious also are Your thoughts to me. . . .How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand
—Psalm 139:17–18

Contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day. Have no agenda other than asking how he or she is doing and if there is anything you could do for them.


My 365 ~ Day 5

Love Dare - Dare 3 Love is Not Selfish

Day 3: Love is not selfish
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.
—Romans 12:10

Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It’s hard to care for something you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your spouse something that says, "I was thinking of you today."


My 365 ~ Day 4


Love Dare ~ Day 2 Love is Kind

Day 2: Love is kind
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.—Ephesians 4:32
Today's Dare:
In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.


My 365 ~ Day 3

Love Dare ~ Day 1 Love is patient

Day 1: Love is patient
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient,
bearing with one another in love.
—Ephesians 4:2 NIV

Today's dare:
The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It’s better to hold your tongue than to say something you’ll regret

How to Make a Menu Plan ~ Well my version

Cooking a hot meal everyday to feed your family
may not be as easy if you don't have a 
menu to help with a full schedule.


My 365 ~ Day 2



Love Dare ... the attempt to share mine with you

 There has been so many times I have done this and have failed to get past 20 days....


My 365 ~ Day 1

I am going to give this another go. It is not that I don't take pictures, it
is that I don't blog them. I am an Instagram addict and I take
tons of pictures of my kids, my hubby, and myself.
So I will pick just one to share here
each day with a title and let you figure out its meaning .

Happy 2014

It is the first day of the new year. You know that day we make promises and tell ourselves that all it takes is to make a few goals. Yup it is that day, the day we all count down to and wait for. This year I did something different. I did not wait for today to start making a difference in my family and myself. I knew about two weeks ago I had to make changes and there was no way I was going to wait until the start of the new year to get any of them started. It is not always easy; however, if you set your mind to something you can accomplish it.

Happy New Year and my this year bring you blessings.