BFC #13

So grab your bedroom food… I am currently savoring a few mini Hershey milk chocolate easter eggs.

Not such a news flash … I have flaws. In the last few years, I have been working on embracing, laughing at and loving my flaws.  The official definition of flaw is a mark, fault or imperfection that mars a substance or object. Clearly the person who wrote this was not comfortable with the perfect design of our flaws by the Lord.

Confession– I REALLY struggled with this for a VERY long time EVERYDAY.  Luckily, it is only a struggle sometimes now.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalms 139: 14 (ESV)

I am flawed in so many ways. This is how I landed on OverFlawed Mom years ago – when this idea was just a fleeting thought that made me toss and turn at night. Yes I am over flawed – and I thanks the good Lord most days for every flaw he designed and will use in one shape or form. My prayer for you this week – is that you are loving your flaws.

Just James – Summer 2019

I am so excited about the Just James study. Not only because this is the inaugural study, but because this has quickly become one of my favorite books of the Bible.  If you are interested in this opportunity – you need to do the following:

  • Required: Hop on over to my facebook page for group joining info
  • Optional Itemsyou do NOT need these to actively participate in the group study. I will provide all needed information for discussions.

For the Love of Flaws… and Trying.

So I am a little to excited these days… I have some exciting things coming for the blog / community… OK community may be pushing it at the moment… my little small town on the interwebs. BUT before I share the new and upcoming- I wanted to share a little of the history and why of OverFlawedMom.

Background: Back in the day- prior to kids, prior to marriage- I had a blog to journal and share experiences in the world of school administration. About 4 years ago, I had placed on my heart STRONGLY (like lost sleep over the voices), to change direction. I found every excuse in the book – the main one being time. As a school administrator, I worked … ALOT. I was married and we had 2 kids. I couldn’t imagine finding the time to write with a focus on the Lord- targeting moms and teachers. I prayed and prayed. Long story short – all of a sudden a classroom teaching job was- pretty much placed in my lap. I took it and had great plans and content planned to debut last summer (2018). Well, life happened and my focus day in and day out needed to be on my family.  To be honest though – I was angry, I had the time and even had content developed. I wasn’t angry with the battles we were facing (another story for another day)- but angry at the timing. Sitting here today- I know this was the path I needed. The content needed to be tweaked, I needed the experience, wisdom, victories, and faith the storm provided.

“Yesterday”- So at the start of 2019… I fell on the one word band wagon. I choose the word courage. I defined that as, 2019 a year to accept fears, release the past, and live my courageous life through Christ. Honestly, I was doing everything to avoid the very definition I crafted. So, I had the privilege to serve on the book launch team for Do It Scared, by Ruth Soukup. The timing, (his timing) was perfect. What I learned is my primary fear type is – Self-doubter. Followed closely – in a three way tie – Procrastinator (perfectionist), Rule Follower, People Pleaser. (Shocker for those who know me LOL).

“Tomorrow”- So in the name of Courage…With the start of June -This is what OverFlawedMom is going to look like:

  • Continued with regular (more regular) posts:
    • Tuesday Series: Bedroom Food Confessions (See post here and here to explain the joys of Bedroom Food)
    • Thursday Series: For the Love of Flaws
  • New:
    • Starting July 2019 – Monthly Christian Themed Challenges (More info to come Thursday June 5)
    • Seasonally Bible Studies for Teachers (or anyone – but will have classroom ties and applications) – First one starts week of June 10. More info to come Monday June 3.
      • Note- To start with, I am not writing these, I am leading the group study, using and tweaking current materials to fit our needs.
    • Facebook Page for more random thoughts 🙂

I am so up-cited….. (not a typo- this is the next level of excited). I hope you will come along with me. To stay up to date on happenings, I do encourage you either follow OverFlawedMom on Facebook here or sign up for emails on my Contact Me Page.

So in the words of courage and trying…

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

This it one of my favorite verses – as I know now- as a self doubter… so fitting.

BFC #12

Summer Time … one of my most favorite times of year… next to fall, winter, and spring. LOL. During the summer months- I hide freshly made kale chips and guard as much as a box of chocolate in January. I love some fresh kale chips.

Confession –  I have been busy working on some exciting content to come. While I eat my kale chips- I am finding it hard to keep the new stuff to myself. But … its not quite time yet. 

BFC #11

Its May- bedroom food is a must in the teaching world. But today I shared a moment with my mini me- over a piece of chocolate from my stash. We had tears and laughter and shh shh-ing. Why you ask? We don’t really know. 🙂 just had a moment.

We are both exhausted and looking forward to some rest soon.