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Millington, Tennessee
Straight talk: A Christian mother's perspective
Interests: God, my baby girl, reading, writing, movies, music, ect.
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Scripture promises a second wind for those who learn to wait on God in patient, hopeful, and dependent expectation. God does not often relieve us of a particular race or struggle, but he will infuse us with his trength to finish the course. Hebrews 13:5 . . . For God... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
I have a two year old little girl. As par for the course with her comes discipline. She knows right & wrong, but not always does she understand the consequences of her actions. It is my job as her mother to not only set the example for her to follow,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
So, this morning I woke up at 3:00 AM and found that I was completely UNABLE to fall back to sleep.... I decided to surf and I discovered TONS of organization ideas . . . so I got my crafting/organizing bug on and organized Klara's dresser drawers. :D shoes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
I was too tired last night to update how my second exercise night went.... I didn't end up exercising until 10:00-ish, and didn't get to bed until 11:45! (for me that is LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!) Anyway, RECAP: I exercised, and nearly died again. too exhausted to move! lol in other news, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
I wake up this morning, look at my phone, and wish that I could go back to sleep. Just as I decided to sleep for a "few" more minutes, my pookie texted me and asked if I was exercising . . . *sigh* I got up and did a ten... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
I haven't posted an update in a while, a fact that my loving pookie mentioned to me a few weeks ago. So, here I am, posting an update. Motivation comes in all sorts of different packages, my motivation for losing 30lbs by July is a personal one that may (about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
It has been a while since I have posted an update. It has been a while since I've done a lot of things. How easy it is, as human beings, to neglect the things that matter most. One small step is all it takes to find ourselves on the road... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
I just discoverd this really neat website where you can browse through thousands of clothing items and put together your own wardrobe. . . totally LOVING it!!!! Polyvore CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Until next time, Bonnie J. VonBuskirk Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
Potty training + no money for pull-ups/or/diapers + a very wet & cranky/sleepy little girl = me awake this year . . . and even after nearly two entire cups of coffee, I STILL feel as if I've been hit by a train. However, I fully believe that God wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
2011 was a year full of God's blessings, provision, and protection. . . 1. Klara turned a year old!!! Time flew by and before I was ready, my little girl wasn't a baby anymore!! 2. I met and fell in love with the most wonderful man. I have been so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Poetrytou02's blog
"It is better to be poor and honest than to be a fool and dishonest." Growing up as a pastor's kid wasn't an easy thing to do. My mother and father gave us everything they could and until I became and older teenager, it never hit me just how much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
Recently I got a VERY good incentive to lose the weight I have been trying to get rid of from someone I love very much. While the incentive is such a sweet and generous thing, it all really boils down to my own discipline and determination. Two things I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
Galatians 1:10 "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." Hmmmm . . . this verse has always provoked my thoughts. So often I find that I worry. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
Awake at 2:00 in the morning, laying in the bed debating on getting up two hours earlier than I am supposed to, or trying in vain to go back to sleep amidst all the thoughts crowding my brain. *sigh* Ok, so maybe God wanted me up this early. I'm up.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
"With God there is never coincidence, only plan." So, it has been a while since I've posted....been A LOT going on in my life. Boredom, life, and other things. Recently, I broke up with my boyfriend. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
So, today in my devotions I have been reading through the book of Proverbs. Today it is chapter 19. There have been a ton of verses that have spoken to me, but this one in particular really stood out... Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
Proverbs 18:4, 8, 21 "The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a flowing brook. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Death and life are in the power of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
"Love as a response has a wonderful way of transforming our attitudes and behavior. It produces a higher love that escapes mere duty and resonates with a sense of spontaneous expression." While reading through this new book I have started entitled, Loving Christ: recapturing your passion for Jesus, I came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
Agape. A choice to love. Jesus is looking for a love that is grounded in choice and not emotion, a love capable of performing in spite of how we feel. Since this love is a choice, we will be held responsible for whether we have chosen to love HIM. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
"Blessed are the meek." - the word meek does NOT mean weak. It means focused. Power under control, like a domesticated stallion. "Blessed are those who recognize their God-given responsibilities. Blessed are those who acknowlege that there is only ONE God and have quit applying for his position. Blessed are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
The past few days have been go-go-go for me. More to keep myself occupied and off of my recent break-up or how much I miss him. Is this how God feels about us when we are so far away from him? Does he feel like crying every second because we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
"Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust GOD to do what he promised." ‎"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
"Remain calm; the LORD will fight for you." Sometimes the things that God asks of us are the things we never dreamed possible. Those things are the hardest that we have ever had to do, but through it all God said that he would not only never give us anything... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
There are times when it feels like, though we have absolute peace about where God is leading us, the world that we have carefully constructed is falling to pieces. However, when WE construct our lives it never EVER fails that things will crumble. The only way our lives will remain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog
So, this morning's devotions was about being Redeemed and not afraid to show it. . . however, there is one sentence that really stuck in my mind and I will explain it... "Sanctification is the lifelong process of being changed from one degree of glory to the next, growing in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Poetrytou02's blog