Too excited to wait- Fall Bible Study

Fall 2019 Bible Study for Teachers (and any school personnel)- focus will be LOVE: Unconditional & Transforming Love.

SPREAD THE WORD and invite your teacher, bus driver, school admin, teacher assistant, school cafeteria – any education friends.

Fall 2019 Bible Study for Teachers (and any school personnel)– focus will be LOVE: Unconditional & Transforming Love.

Since the school year is so busy the format is different from the current summer study.

September-November meet 2 times a month for discussions through Facebook Live. Each session will end with a reflection/goal activity take-away for the next 2 weeks.

Come as you are, you need nothing – but your bible (or bible app) and a journal.

Focusing our sessions around God’s Word and how to incorporate into the school environment:

  • Session 1 – Intro: Types of Love
  • Session 2 – Faith: The Power of Being Love Focused Instead of Task Focused
  • Session 3 – Hope: Loving in the Unloving Moments
  • Session 4 – Love: Love Never Fails, It’s Unconditional- Great what does that look like?
  • Session 5 – Self-Love: Last, But Not Least- The Unselfishness of Self-Love
  • Session 6 – My Love Plan... Life and Classroom

JOIN THE GROUP NOW (Go here: http://bit.ly/OFM-Love-Fall2019) – So you don’t forget in the hustle and bustle of the start of the school year.

OR Follow updates on my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/overflawedmom/)

 

BFC #18

Parenting Touchy-Twenty-Somethings

Confession: I am not very good at stillness. (Bedroom food of choice today is Cheeto Crunchy… smh)

I have been struggling with a back issue. I have had many appointments with a wonderful chiropractor and we are progressing. With each appointment we take about 3 steps forward- and between appointments my back muscles take 2 steps back.  So it has been baby steps. I am not good at stillness for extended periods of time. I was caught up on rest (and laying is bad), but not caught up on all those home projects that get neglected during the school year. Usually, I am one who pushes through pain to keep going. However, since the pain has been so bad and progress so slow- I have been still not wanting to scare any progress away.  I really don’t like much tv, can’t seen to get into a book I own, and in denial about my soon starting school year work. I can be cranky between pain, tiredness (not sleeping) and frustration. I have been praying and diving into his word- I am sure I am missing a lesson in all this stillness. So here I am with orange fingers – and my progress on stillness is much like my back… 3 steps forward and 2-4 steps back.

New to Bedroom Food Confessions — Need to know what it is…. Check this out.

BFC #17

Parenting Touchy-Twenty-Somethings

Terrible Twos. Terrifying Threes. Ferocious Fours. A piece of cake. I am currently in the parenting season for what I am calling the touchy twenty-somethings. This season means you have to respect the space, yet provide a safe space. Give privacy, yet not too much so that it appears you don’t care. Give advice without being asked BUT only when wanted. Support their wondering lost-hood, yet don’t enable dependancy. Set expectations of “chores” to help contribute to the family unit, but set up in a way not to be perceived as a personal servant.  Requires you to sit and watch the mistakes they are making- sit quietly and not swoop in to fix when they ask.

This is the parenting season of quiet-hood… it can seem lonely – though I KNOW I am not alone. The current state of comparison (facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter) leaves an image that all the other twenty-somethings are right on track. I look back at my twenties- even when it appeared I had it together – I didn’t, I was finding myself (still trying to find myself). I was one that had it together on the outside- but was a hot mess internally. With this reminder, I am working on sitting back and letting the tall one pave his way, what ever way he decides to try.

Confession: I am not very good at watching head on collisions happen and just sitting as they struggle to clean up the mess. I am praying allot (and eating some ice cream) as he figures out how to fly from the nest, yet again.

New to Bedroom Food Confessions — Need to know what it is…. Check this out.

BFC #16

Confession: Yes, right off the bat- right to the point. I had a post ready to be put up today- A bit more serious in nature for my typical bedroom food confessions, but true. It has been nagging on me that it wasn’t quite ready. I struggled yesterday that I was allowing my self doubt to take hold and guide me. I unscheduled the post and scheduled it and unscheduled it. LOL. Then last night something happened – that has given me a flood of thoughts to marinate and add to that post. IT WILL be posted- but not today. 🙂 Stay tuned… surrender to God’s timing … No Self Doubt today (well at least on this topic).

New to Bedroom Food Confessions — Need to know what it is…. Check this out.

BFC #15

So our oldest left for basic training in the Air Force today (actually last night).  I. Am. A. Mess. We. Are. A. Mess.

Confession: I am a hard mom. I have high expectations – within reach- but high. I usually don’t waver. This has led to  my kids – knowing that I love them – but not accustomed to touchy, feely, emotion, filled moments. I am the calm – balanced one. So today – the “tall one” leaving – hit me like a ton of bricks. Surprised all of them and quite frankly me.  Don’t ask how I am – know I am a mess- but holding it together and surviving… but please don’t ask, strangely those are the moments I loose it. Seeing him leave on this adventure – has filled me with so much pride. However, so hard to “set him free” and trust that God is watching, protecting, and guiding him.

Isn’t it funny – if you think about it parenting is just one hypocritical moment after another. Our youngest is 8 – we struggle sometimes with his desire for independence completely – and his ability to do some things (like cook his dinner). We can’t wait till he can do this on his own just one night a week – yet in the last 72 hours I have cooked anything and everything under the sun for the “tall one.” When they are young you can’t wait to have a moment where they aren’t yelling ‘mama, mama” and when they are older you miss hearing just one “mama, mama”, “hey you” …anything LOL.

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.

Isaiah 66:13

Confession 2: I may or may not have ended up sleeping with the youngest last night- just to watch that angel face sleep – while there is still room for both of us.

Not sure I have enough chocolate stock piled in my “bedroom food.”

New to Bedroom Food Confessions — Need to know what it is…. Check this out.