Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday Plus Link Up Party

I'm sharing how my week has gone plus come link up your posts!

My week has been CRAZY to say the least! My dryer screeches so loud we have to turn the TV up louder, my doggy is sick, my car had a flat, the tank of the toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom over night....and the list goes on. Seriously. It's been one of those weeks.

I'm reminding myself of my post I wrote last week about stress. 5 Ways To Be Less Stressed. I'm using those tips this week. God knew I needed that reminder! Our God is so good!

Be blessed my friends.

Starla J.



Come link up at any of these hosts blogs your thoughtful posts

Here are the rules for this linky:

The thoughtful topics for your posts could be related to but not limited to the following topics: *homemaking*homeschooling*devotional or Biblical posts*Christian in nature*family/marriage*inspirational*
  1. Do NOT link up recipes, reviews, giveaways, diy, or crafts.
  2. Link up to three posts that have not been linked up to this linky previously!
  3. We would love it if you visited a couple other posts and left a comment or shared/pinned the post!
  4. If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.  
  5. We would love if you followed your hosts on some form of social media, but this is not required.   Our hope is that these posts will be encouraging, uplifting, and a source of good reading for you.
If you link up, we would love if you put this button somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, or party page) or provide a text link so that others can also find these great posts. 
Creative K Kids

Friday, October 17, 2014

5 ways to be less stressed.


Here are 5 ways that may help you be less stressed in this very moment. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10 ways to be thoughtful Plus Link Up Party.

10 random ways to be thoughtful to those around you. 

1. Smile. It's contagious. 
2. Pick up behind yourself. 
3. Share. Give to those who are in need. Even the smallest gift could mean the world to someone. 
4. Watch your words. You do not have to reply or have a come back to every comment, every time. Use your filter. 
5. Call someone. Reach out to someone who you haven't spoken to in a while. 
6. Be thankful. Have an attitude of gratitude. 
7. Compliment someone. Start with your spouse. 
8. Use your manners. Say "please, thank you, Yes Sir, No Ma'am".
9. Respect your elders. 
10. Open the door for others. 

Let's work on creating a better world around us one thoughtful moment at a time. 

Come get your blogging party on by linking up below! 

Blessings, 

Starla J. 


Come link up at any of these hosts blogs your thoughtful posts

Here are the rules for this linky:

The thoughtful topics for your posts could be related to but not limited to the following topics: *homemaking*homeschooling*devotional or Biblical posts*Christian in nature*family/marriage*inspirational*
  1. Do NOT link up recipes, reviews, giveaways, diy, or crafts.
  2. Link up to three posts that have not been linked up to this linky previously!
  3. We would love it if you visited a couple other posts and left a comment or shared/pinned the post!
  4. If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.  
  5. We would love if you followed your hosts on some form of social media, but this is not required.   Our hope is that these posts will be encouraging, uplifting, and a source of good reading for you.
If you link up, we would love if you put this button somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, or party page) or provide a text link so that others can also find these great posts. 
Creative K Kids

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub PLUS Free Printable.

Free Label Printable. Click HERE

I love sugar scrubs. They make my skin feel so smooth and like I just put lotion on in the shower. Love them! It is fairly easy to make them and the scent combinations are endless. So if you decide to make your own, have some fun with it! My favorite would probably have to be a coffee sugar scrub. I love coffee!! The recipe below is a great one for the Fall season. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

These Heavy Chains.


Derivative from Original by Matti Mattila. Used with CC
The heavy chains of worry. 

No matter what is going on in our lives, I believe there is a reason to be thankful. By being thankful in those hard times, I believe it opens doors and windows to peace. 


1 Thessalonians 5:18

"In everything give thanks; For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

What would happen if we started being thankful during those storm we are walking through? 


What would happen if we verbally started speaking out our thankfulness over our situations? 


What if instead of letting the worry over take us we asked God to take over?  [tweet this].


By choosing to let go of the heavy chains and trust in God; He will bring peace. I believe peace will fill our hearts, our lives and in those hard life situations. 


I've had enough bad stuff going on in my life. It's nice to know God has everything under control. He is sitting on His throne. He is Peace. Nothing happens without first going through His filter. His hands are holding us even when we don't believe it. Every time we start to feel that worry sneak in, let's immediately submit it to God and speak thankfulness over that situation. Thanking God that He has an end to that storm. Thanking God for His refuge and peace during that valley. If your husband, kids, family or friend is the cause of worry; ask God to bless them. Tell God you are thankful for that person and ask God to bless them. Whatever that blessing may be; true salvation, health, peace, healing etc. 


Once you pray for the situation, thank God for Him answering it and healing the situation. Thank God! Bless the mess! 


Let's not waste another day worrying. Let's live in grace. Let God do His job. He has us. He has our situation in His hands. Trust God. Let's enter into His rest. Remind yourself of who He is and who you are in Him. 


Read:

Matthew 6:34 and Philippians 4:6-7

Lord, 

Thank you for who you are. You are Holy. You are trustworthy. You are my King Of Kings and Lord of Lords. You have all this figured out. I can trust in you. Help me to let go of these heavy chains and give them to you. I give you the pain, hurt, anger, guilt, shame, worry and anything else that is holding me back. I thank you for this storm. I thank you for this person. Bless them Lord. Bring peace! Thank you Lord. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Blessings, 



Starla J. 






Thursday, October 9, 2014

Being Joyful. Thoughtful Thursday Link Up

I heard an analogy on the radio this morning that I wanted to share with my friends. There sits in front of you two glasses of water. Both are full. Imagine one is you and the other is Jesus. You must empty the first cup of its contents to be able to fill it with the contents of the second cup. To be completely filled with Jesus in your life you need to empty yourself completely of you and ask Jesus to fill you with Him. 

Philippians 4:4 
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice!"

This verse was written by Paul. He was not rich with a big house, nice cars, lots of cash, and with no worries. He was in prison and beaten. He was in a hard spot but still encouraged us to think on good things and to REJOICE! So when life has you down, scared, worried, sad, or whatever think on rejoicing on the good things. Seek godly counsel. Pray! Read your bible. Turn on some good praise and worship music and worship our HOLY God! 

Remember who you are in Christ. You are a treasure. You are beautiful to Him. You are important. You are loved. God is with you even during these hared times in life. There is an end to this storm. Praise God!! 

Let's pray that God will help us to keep our eyes on Him! 

It's Thoughtful Thursday. Link up your posts below. 

Blessings, 

Starla J. 

Come link up at any of these hosts blogs your thoughtful posts

Here are the rules for this linky:

The thoughtful topics for your posts could be related to but not limited to the following topics: *homemaking*homeschooling*devotional or Biblical posts*Christian in nature*family/marriage*inspirational*
  1. Do NOT link up recipes, reviews, giveaways, diy, or crafts.
  2. Link up to three posts that have not been linked up to this linky previously!
  3. We would love it if you visited a couple other posts and left a comment or shared/pinned the post!
  4. If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.  
  5. We would love if you followed your hosts on some form of social media, but this is not required.   Our hope is that these posts will be encouraging, uplifting, and a source of good reading for you.
If you link up, we would love if you put this button somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, or party page) or provide a text link so that others can also find these great posts. 
Creative K Kids

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Does God listen to every prayer?


I believe God truly delights in our prayers. He loves when we seek Him and draw near to Him. He wants us to love Him and spend quality time with Him. He wants us to read the Bible and worship Him. He is delighted when we look to Him for our strength and wisdom. He wants us to confess our sins to Him so that He may bring a healing that only He can give us.