Top 10 Posts from August 2014 10


For the first time in a while, I didn’t post a Sunday message. I took a little time off, and am hoping to jump back in September.  And….September is here!!

I cannot believe that August is over.  It seems that I say that every month.  In some ways, I am glad August is over, but in many other ways, I wish we could slow down.  My little ones are starting school tomorrow.  They are so excited and so ready, and their mommy just cannot believe that it is time.  

If I had to pick a word for August, it would be unsettled.  August felt unsettled. I am hoping for a more settled September.

Here are the top ten posts for August:

1.  10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Depression:  I was very happy at the response I got to this article.  I was happy that many were willing to share it and help stop the stigmas about depression.  Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word.

umbrella depression

2.  6 Life Lessons Learned from Doing My Laundry: This one was just for fun, but I truly had some fun finding life lessons in a few loads of laundry.  

3.  Homemade French Bread: Yum! I want to do this again before all the tomatoes and fresh basil are gone.  Delish!

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4.  9 Ways to Be Happy Today:  Here you will find several ideas to make today a little better.  Read it and let me know what you think!  What helps you feel happy?

5.  Sunshine and Sunflowers: This post is worth a peek for the picture alone.  Check it out.  I promise, it is not photo-shopped.

sunflower start

6.  Chicken Fried Rice, Leftovers Redone: We love rice at our house, and this is a fun and simple way to do it!  What rice recipes do you have?

7.  Chicken and Green Chile Tortilla Casserole: A quick and easy meal to feed a crowd.  I love casseroles!

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8.  As School Starts, Let’s Talk About Bullying: I recently went and spoke with some young men about bullying.  When I asked how many had been bullied, I was surprised as nearly all of them raised their hands.  As parents, we can help educate our children about appropriate behavior.  They learn from us.

9.  Imperfect and Delectable Brownie Caramel Cheesecake:  This was the dessert I had for my birthday, and I must say that it turned out wonderful! I love cheesecake and this basic recipe could be altered to a basic recipe or even chocolate chip cheesecake.

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10: The Power of Hope: Don’t we all need a little hope.  I have come to find how powerful of a force a little hope can be. There truly are far better things ahead.  Let us look forward with a steadfastness of hope.

Hope by C.S.Lewis

 

And, if you just want to see some inspirational quotes, check out my post: 7 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through a Slump.

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So, what was your favorite thing about August? Are you ready to start the new school year?

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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul.I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!
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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!


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