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We are moving over to the new blog home on Saturday, so, I will be on a blogging break till then! I am super excited to be sharing my new website with you. While it is not complete right now, you can go on ahead and check it out! I will be posting here the winner from my blog post this morning. However, I will not be blogging anymore from here.
You can find me at
Come on over. Nothing is there yet, but it will be slowly each day till we are LIVE on Saturday the 21st.
“Putting On the Spirit” is a wonderful and quick devotion that a busy mom can handle. We moms, have enough on our plate and fitting God in there somewhere is hard. Well Katie Hornor made it easy. 10 simple minutes a day. Surely we can find the time for that right? I know for me, when I rise up in the morning, it is the best time for me. It is on my Kindle, so that makes it very easy to read it while I am waiting for the morning light to come across the sky. Or, while I am waiting for a kid to come out of the shower. Or, I fit it in while I am making breakfast. 10 minutes ladies.
Katie used the KJV, which for ME, that is important due to my personal convictions. It is pretty hard out there to find a devotion using only the KJV. So, this has been right up my alley.
Katie takes us right through the Fruits of the Spirit that brings about Godliness in us moms. Love, Joy, Peace, long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and lastly, Temprence.
I have been struggling a lot with my faith and struggling with fitting time in for God each day. This devotion has helped me get back into my groove so to speak.
Katie said it very well in her introductions,
I know I should be putting on the Spirit instead of robbing myself in the cape of my own strength, but I just don’t have the time”.
One of my favorite quotes from the Putting on the Spirit devotional is this,
When we choose to maintain a right attitude and to recognize God as the strength giving God of our present circumstances, and when we recognize that he lovingly arranged this circumstance so that he can walk with us through it, that realization brings joy.
It is an answer to a question that was posed in Putting on Joy Day 6, There is joy in weakness. The question is, How can we find joy in being weak?
Another day that blessed me is day 15, where Katie talks about Goodness. A statement she used was, Being right does not equal being good. Profound huh, it was for me too. Often times, I sit at my computer listening to a conversation on the phone, or I read something on Facebook, or I am in a store and I see these moms that are so patient, so gentle, so into their children. I feel like I am not at all a good mom. I have made a ton of mistakes with raising my children. I have been way too harsh where gentleness needed to be there. Or, because we allowed a certain thing in our home, my children are glued to it. I compare myself to other moms. You do it too I am sure, right? A good mom does not stumble with her children. She does not yell etc. right? Well, we do know those are the lies of Satan.
I won’t go into too many more details as I want you to go and buy her book.
You can find her book, here, on Amazon. After buying her e-book, you can go to her website here, and grab the free workbook that goes along with it. It is a pdf that you can print out to use as you go through the devotional. You can also find the Spanish version here.
A bit about Katie, from her website;
I imagine myself to be the proud owner of a pet elephant who paints, and a librarian of a ginormous library, see the ones that inspire me here!
But in real life, I am daughter by adoption to the King of Heaven and the best friend, traveling and learning companion, and lover to my missionary husband, Hero, since 2003.
I am also mother, cook, story teller, housecleaner, nurse, cuddler and teacher to four wonderful children whom we call Taz, Sir, Flower &Butterfly (Read what I love about each of them). AND we have a Baby on the way!
Katie is so super sweet and you can find her at any one or all of these places below:
blog facebook: http://facebook.com/paradisepraises
personal FB: http://facebook.com/katie.hornor
twitter: http://twitter.com/paradisepraises (@ParadisePraises)
Spanish blog/radio: http://educandoenelhogar.com
Spanish blog FB: http://facebook.com/educandoenelhogar
Spanish bookstore: http://Lemonhass.com
Spanish bookstore FB: http://facebook.com/lemonhass
Spanish bookstore twitter: http://twitter.com/lemonhass (@Lemonhass)
So, now about the giveaway! I am giving away ONE pdf copy of Putting on the Spirit by Katie Hornor. All you have to do is answer this question in the comment section, What fruit of the Spirit do you struggle with? Easy, right? I will be choosing a name on Friday, December 20th at 9pm.
I seriously loved this devotional and plan on doing it again starting soon. I struggle with ALL the fruits. So, enter and win a FREE copy of her e-book! You can mail it to yourself to put on Kindle, or print it out. I did it both ways.
So, I have been working behind the scenes on something fun. Learning some new things.
And, in a few weeks, we will all get to travel there, together.
I would love to tell you we are that we are going to Paris, or Belize. Maybe a trip to Hawaii or a cruise to Alaska. Though, I so would not want to do that this time a year. Can you say Titanic?
I so would love take a trip to the mountains here in Kentucky or even head south some and go to the Mountains in Tennessee.
So, where are we going? We are going to to a new home. A new blog home.
So speaking of the new blog. What would you like to see there? I would love some input from you. So come on and give me some ideas. PLEASE??
I am so glad I took the leap and got back into blogging again. I have missed it. A lot.
I am super excited about the new Sound of Music that is coming to NBC this Thursday, December 5th. The time is 7pm CST or 8pm EST.
Now, I know, it will not be the same without Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. Who can forget the witty Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler? The cast for the 1965 movie was just so timeless. I mean, we watch it every year. I plan on watching it again, before Thursday. It will be hard to not compare the two.
However, we will be watching. I am interested to see how Carrie Underwood is going to fill the shoes that Julie Andrews left. Carrie Underwood is a phenomenal singer. She is beautiful. What about Stephen Moyer as the Captain? That will he a hard role to fill as well.
When thinking about The Sound of Music, most of us are not thinking about the Broadway play. We are thinking about the film. This is not a remake of the movie. This is a live-viewing of the Broadway play. So, maybe comparing them won’t have to happen.:) Watching the video on the NBC site has shed a preview of what is to come. It is so exciting to see that they included the casting of the Von Trapp children.
This is LIVE, if a mistake happens, they have to just keep going. How scary is that? I remember being in a play once. It was so hard to be that tree. I moved my arm and smacked the tree next to me and made him cry. IN FRONT OF EVERYONE. How embarrassing for him!
About this Live Viewing:
From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Smash,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago”) comes an instant holiday classic: “The Sound of Music,” based on the original Broadway musical. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, “The Sound of Music” contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Every Mountain” and “Edelweiss.”
This new version of “The Sound of Music” will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a whole new level of immediacy and excitement. Get ready to reintroduce your family to the most joyful, most emotional and most musical family adventure of them all. Three-hour live event.
So, are you going to tune in? If so, let me know in the comments! Also, during the viewing, there is a twitter party going on! using hash tags #faithandfamily and #SoundofMusic to follow along with some of us that are using those hashtags!
I cannot wait to watch!