Unexpected Joy

Parenting Fact

Posted by Janean Toone on

Parenting Fact

I was at my chiropractic appointment yesterday relaxing on the TENS unit table next to a very cute mom and her chattering son (we'll call him... Henry). He quieted for a minute, I'm assuming to watch a commercial, and then said, "Mom, you should try exercising. Then maybe your tummy wouldn't be so big." I heard a muffled, "Thanks, Henry". 😟⁣⁣I had to chuckle because my adorable little one likes to come up and rub his hands into my stomach and tell me how much he likes my "squishy tummy". Adorable eh?.....To Henry's credit he did follow up with "But...

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Love Notes

Posted by Jodee Btiner on

Love Notes

Have you heard of the Love Languages? My love language is words of affirmation. Through and through, as in the highest score you can get for any love language is 12 and I'm a 12 in words of affirmation! For whatever reason I can live on a good compliment for days, weeks even! Maybe that's why I love this adorable tin envelope! Most people would probably use this to gather mail but my first thought was how fun it would be to use it to collect love notes from your loved ones, it is almost Valentine's Day after all! My...

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Why are we here??

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Why are we here??

Joy. According to the dictionary, joy Is “a great feeling of pleasure and happiness, a desire to rejoice.” I feel, deep in my heart, that we are all on this planet so that we might have joy. I can tell you right off that the two things that bring the most joy to my life are my family and my faith. That encompasses a lot of territory.But there are also small moments in our days and lives that can still be considered joy. For instance, I remember a Sunday a few years ago. Most of our family had met for dinner....

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Joy Is a Decision

Posted by Jodee Btiner on

Joy Is a Decision

It's funny how perspective changes with every year older we get. I am learning that joy really is a choice. Sometimes life is hard and it's so much easier to let life's struggles and trials get the best of us.⁣⁣⁣⁣Almost five years ago I went through a trial that tested me to my very core. It tested my physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. The crazy thing is, I was able to find joy during that time. My family, friends and faith were a major part of that because of their help and prayers. Today, 5 years later, there are a...

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Prioritize, Minimize, Organize... I want fries!

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Prioritize, Minimize, Organize... I want fries!

One of my words for this year is prioritize.  And when I say prioritize I mean minimize and organize as well.  In all areas of my life.  I want my life to have real purpose.  I don't want it to be a bustle of chaotic activity that in the end really didn't add much to the quality of my life.  So, for this year, prioritize is a loaded word.  I want to joy, satisfaction and fulfillment with the things I choose to fill my life with.   So if that means learning to say no more often I want to learn to...

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