Worn Out

The first time I heard Tenth Avenue’s North’s new song “Worn” on the radio I thought – “this could be my theme song”.  But, the more I talk to my momma friends the more I realize that it could be an appropriate theme song for all momma’s out there.


Then today I heard it again, and right before they played it they shared this verse of scripture


“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 (NASB)

Why do I get so consumed with my to-do list and my worries that I forget He is waiting to give me rest?  We all need rest, but sometimes what we need more than physical rest is spiritual rest.

Have you ever noticed that when you are intentionally trying to align yourself with the will of God that you experience attack from the enemy even more.  Good grief.  My husband and I have been working on getting our family back on track and let me tell you, the devil does not like it!!  On one hand I’m encouraged because I know that means we are on the right track, but on the other hand I’m worn out and beaten down.  As I heard this scripture shared, tears welled in my eyes and in my head I said “duh!”.  Why do I try so hard to do it all myself?  It’s not even possible to do it all myself.  I must lean on Him if I expect to get it even close to right.

I wanted to share this song with you in case you haven’t heard it.  I hope it brings you comfort and speaks to your worn out heart.  My favorite line is right at the beginning….”I’m tired. I’m worn.  My heart is heavy from the work it takes to keep on breathing.”  Sometimes it seems to take so much work just to draw our next breath.  
Blessings to you and yours this weekend.  Hope to find some time next week to share some fun projects with you!!
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Valentine’s Day Dinner {Fun Family Tradition}

A few years back a friend of mine shared with me one of their family traditions.  She told me that once they had kids they stopped going out for Valentine’s Day, but rather spent Valentine’s evening at home with the family.  But, she made it special.  She got out the good china, and crystal and silver.  She made the table up fancy and had everyone ‘get dressed’ for dinner.  I loved this idea and started doing it myself.  We don’t go to a lot of fancy dinners or even nice dinners with the whole family, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the kids how to behave in these situations.  Because baseball season has begun, we had our dinner a day late last night.  

This year I decided to not drag out my china.  I wanted to use my red chargers, so I decided to purchase some plain white plates from the dollar store.  These goblets are from the dollar store as well – this way if something gets broken it’s no big deal.  

The rest of the decorations cost all of $5.  Tissue paper poms hung from the ceiling fan.  

The vases are filled with shiny basket filler, and a candle. 
 I cut a heart from felt for the center of each plate.  

Simple but festive.  🙂  Have a great weekend!!
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