Friday, August 22, 2008

Joy found!

I found it here in this tote of all places, it's what I carry my Bible in. I have tried to minimize and just carry a Bible to church but the teacher in me needs pens, highlighters and notebooks so I have this tote. Suits me. Yup I don't know why I look in all those other totes for happiness and satisfaction when a good "coming to Jesus" was all I needed. I will say this that that other tote of the new day time child has provided new perspective as well. She cries all day for her momma. Still to be determined if it's going to be a fit with our family, I don't even like my kids crying. And all she wants is her momma. But I am now treasuring this time with my arms full of little ones to love.

Well the kids are back in school, my lessons are getting started, a schedule has begun again. So here are the new lunch boxes. In these totes holds the key to an okay mom and a great mom- notes and Reeces cups.

I forgot about showing you these new totes. Is there a theme here? Black is very versatile. The top left is my out and about purse, you know when I get to go out without kids. I paid 50 cent for at a garage sale. I have yet to use it.

The top right is a cool Old Navy bag. It's Charis', has front pockets for bottles/etc. and I am doing well not to over pack. ( you know totegirl is synonymis with pack rat) Again 50 cent at the same garage sale.

The one on the bench is my sleek computer bag, except the laptop I have (cody's old one) is too large for the padded section, it works though. $3 at yes another garage sale. I love a good deal! This bag is the one I take to church and it gets crowded quick.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Joy's missing- Check the totebags

Well I have been at my current job a little over 8 years now and I don’t know about the rest of ya but I guess it’s normal to get the same ‘ol job blues. Long hours, low pay, momentous tasks, same faces, same places, yadayada. In addition to my full time job I have been working part time as a music teacher. I also volunteer a lot, I make time for it I guess between the full time and part time but looks like with additional responsibilities to the full time job the volunteering is going to have to cut down sadly. I have been giving up my tv time at night to pursue a book dream. That fit’s into the dream category, not work.
At times it’s a little hard to stay focused and here lately I’ve lost the joy I used to know at this kind of work. I have no intention of quitting this job, 9 years ago I so desperately wanted it and my knees shook when I got hired. I do want the joy back though so I am on a journey to find it. Meanwhile God let me know what he thinks about work, he’s so faithful to help me out even in this hard place I’ve found myself in.

1 Sam. 26:23 The Lord gives his own reward for doing good and for being loyal
Colossians 3:23 Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though working for the Lord rather than people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward
1 Peter 5:2 Care for the flock God entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly-not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
Titus 2:5,7 Live wisely and be pure, take care of your homes, to do good and be submissive…then you won’t bring shame on the word of God…you yourself must be an example by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching

We’ve had a new addition to the day crew at my work. She’s 19 mo., cute with big brown eyes and curly blonde hair and this is her tote. Charis enjoys getting into it. This has been an interesting 2 days she misses her mama pretty bad..