Day One

Not a bad day. 

The boys had a friend over (and me too), and that always makes for a more cheery day!  They had an absolute blast driving the new John Deer Gator around…  Silly Boys.  🙂

I started my workout: Brazil Butt Lift.  I did not complete it, but I did start, and WOW.  I am out of shape, have no balance left, AND all the jerking around??  HA!  It’s going to take me and my 21 week pregnant “butt” a minute to catch up to all this!  It will be worth it, though.  🙂

I bought a few books to read on my Kindle.  Some free; some cheap; all good.  😉  I even sat down and read a few pages of “Killing Jesus” this evening.  Still loving it!  

I got the boys a couple books to read, as well.  Bedtime story time.  😉  I found the cutest little kids devotional!  I have only sampled it, so far, but believe I will be buying it!  

Now, my blog.  🙂  I have found that I cannot do it all in a day, but…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: If we work to set aside time for the important things, we can accomplish many things.***

~COLOSSIANS 3:2 SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

~Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Here’s to strengthening our minds, bodies, and faith in the new year!

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Ringing the Bell

The McKay Family is VERY excited to be ringing the Salvation Army Bell for the first time tomorrow!

The boys have already put money in this year, so the older one knew what I was talking about when I told him what we were doing.  🙂  He is excited to do it.  I do not believe the little knows, but he’ll fine.  😉

I am happy that we can help, and I am hoping for this to be the starting place for the boys to get a better understanding of “it’s not all about YOU!”

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When we are done, it’ll be time for—-cupcake delivery to the church!  So glad I found the energy to get them done.  🙂

Tis the season, but the season for helping others should be year round!

I’m So Confused

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I’ve been wondering, for a while, “what is going on!!!”  

You have to love Facebook…  Everyone’s business; all happily shared.  I’m guilty of it.  I do try and keep the really personal stuff off…  I guess social media is the big difference between when I grew up and now.  Maybe nothing has changed??  Maybe it’s just that now everyone puts it on FACEBOOK!?!!

For months, maybe even a year +, I have reading about all the young people who have killed themselves or would like to.  Over anything and everything.  It has been bothering me for just as long.  When did everything become so hopelesS??  I know there has always been things going on with SOME people, it just seems like the numbers are growing…

This is where, perhaps, I have been nieve all this time.  When I was in school there was no facebook so my friends, and others from school, weren’t posting about how hopeless their lives were and how broken hearted and damaged they were…

Perhaps the sadness has been there the whole time??

~Fighting must be our last resort, forgiveness our first. Just think where we would be if Jesus had fought his persecutors instead of forgiving them… We are not measured by how well we fight, but by how well we are able to forgive.~

We had bullies at school.  People picked on people.  It sucked (for the lack of a better word).  It was not a reason to talk about beating people up or bragging after it happened.  Sure, there is that small group that wants to see the fight, but those aren’t friends.  Those are drama seeking teenagers.  They aren’t going to be anymore a friend after the fight than before…

It was definitely no reason to kill yourself.  An ignorant teenager running their mouth is just that…an ignorant teenager.  Let it slide and move on.  No beating them up; no ending life.  Some day we are out of school and out of each others hair.  Learn and move forward.

I fear that more and more of us are seeking approval from all the WRONG places.  I fear, even more, that it will continue…  It’s a downward slide with no uphill climbs insight…  Or if we do  come to the climbs, they seems “to hard”.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  God always loves us and is always with us.  Things of this world should not have such effects on us.***

Romans 12:2 ~ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will

~I pray, tonight, for the healing of all the hurting hearts.  Amen.~

The Craziest Day EVER at the McCrazy House!

I know, I know!  It’s been FOREVER!!  There is a reason though.  🙂

Below is an entry I wrote weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it yet.  I wanted to make sure everything was good to go, so to speak, before I told the WORLD!

Quick catch up: Husband’s Deployed.  Doing well. Kids have started school. I layed on my couch for, probably, three weeks… I am FINALLY getting my energy back!

More posts to come with more details about what’s been going on around here, and about what we have been LEARNING!!!

vvvvvvv On with the show!! vvvvvvv

(Readers’s discretion is advised…LOTS of chic talk…)

Written September 10th, 2013;  The day of my darling boy’s fourth birthday!

This one tops it all!  Crazy McCrazy!

I have been on oral contraceptives for, right around, 14 years.  I have NEVER been pregnant without meaning to.  I, actually, say regularly that you just can’t get pregnant while really and truly meaning NOT to.  I am the perfect example!

I WAS the perfect example.

My husband and I had been debating off and on about having another baby when he gets home from deployment.  Yes, No, may so.  😉

AFTER he left I stopped my oral contraceptives.

I noticed the next week I was getting VERY dizzy when I stood, periodically….  Whatever….

Then, I noticed that when I drank my daily coke or three my heart was racing like I had drank five cups of espresso!  Hmmm…

Today, I noticed, again, that something that should be happening, still, had not happened…  HMMMM…

Let me just check…

Why yes Heather, you ARE pregnant!!!

I have thought and thought.  I have not missed any pills.  I have not taken any antibiotics.  After all this time why does it now decide not to work?!?!

This is in no way a bad thing.  As I said, we were planning/debating another baby anyway.  This was just a BIT of a surprise.

After I took the the TWO tests I took a picture, with the instructions included, to send to my husband.  The email read : God seems to have made the decision for us!

**End September 10th Post**

Back to now.  😉

I have, since, figured out what happened.  Today’s Lesson:

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: When your husband leaves for an extended period of time, and you want to stop your oral contraceptives, DO NOT stop them for AT LEAST a week after.  You just never know what may be going on in there…***

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Tuesday’s Bible Talk

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We start our new book next week.  I am VERY excited.

Today, however, we made bracelets for alzheimer’s!  What fun!  I was a bit skeptical at first, but I had blast.  AND they benefit Alzheimer’s patients!  I bought two of the three I made.  🙂  I wish I had taken a picture to show; I will when I get mine back.

Another week of service and it was great!

Funny, I had said I wanted to learn to bead while my husband was away, but I didn’t know where to start.   😉  Ask and you shall receive!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Serving God, one bumpy circle at a time!