Moving Day!

I began my blogging journey a couple of years ago to improve my writing and help me be more disciplined in my craft.  But what started out a side gig to my fiction, is now coming to the forefront.  Prayerfully, at the end of this year, Musings of a Bored Housewife will publish its first book.  It will be a collection of stories, similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul…but since I’m the author, it will be more like Frosted Cereal for the Spirit.

Additionally, Musings of a Bored Housewife is moving!  If you would like to continue to follow my crazed rantings, you will now need to go to

www.musingsofaboredhousewife.com

Make sure you bookmark the site, or “like” the blog’s Facebook page to get the latest posts.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments over the past few years, and I hope you will continue this journey with me at my new site.

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Frog in my Throat

Photo by Andrzej Pobiedziński from stock.xchng

We were all getting ready this morning, having mapped out our plans for the day.  After a round of shopping, we were going to head to McDonald’s for lunch and utilize their play area to escape this brutal heat we’ve been enduring.While I was donning my makeup, my youngest stood next to me.  She informed me that she had a frog in her throat.

“If you have a frog in your throat, do you kiss it to turn it into a prince?” I teased.

Raising one eyebrow, she enlightened me.  “I can’t kiss the frog in my throat!  How am I going to get my lips down my mouth?”

Silly me…I should have known.

But she wasn’t done, “Mom, I’m being serious here!  My throat kinda hurts.”

Okay, now I was serious.  “Well, I guess we should postpone our plans so you can get some rest.”

“No!” she interjected.  “Rule number one, when you have a frog in your throat you need chicken nuggets…and fries.  Rule number two, you can still play.”

Now I really was enlightened.

If McDonald’s Playland wasn’t at stake, my little drama queen would have taken advantage of this situation.  She would have requested a special place be arranged for her on the couch, with her favorite stuffed animal and movie to aid in her recovery.

Like my little one, I find that I do this too often.  I know what is right, but I can come up with 18 different reasons why wrong can equal right.  We rationalize, use other people actions or opinions to validate, and then plunge forth into wrongness.

But we need to remember that rules are there for a reason, not so that we can reason them away when it is convenient, or make up new ones when the real rules cramp our style. As I always tell my kids, rules keep us safe.  God’s rules are no different. When we rely on God and follow His rules instead of our own, we end up being blessed.  And whatever minute bit of satisfaction we thought we were gong to get out of breaking the rules seems insignificant in comparison to what He would give us.

There’s a popular ministry that uses the acronym FROG (Fully Relying On God).  When you think about it that way, it was a good thing she had a frog in her throat.

If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. (Deu 28:13 NLT)

 

 

Monday Morning Musings with McKenzie

McKenzie stretched out on my bed this morning, and pulled up a piece of her Barbie storage container.  I quickly caught on that she was reading the Bible on her iPad.  What followed was the most curious account of the commandments…. In the name of Jesus, to the evening of London, you must obey your parents. […]

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$50,000 per Tweet!

Social media banned…tweets, status updates, and all blog posts are punishable up to a year in prison with a $50,000 fine.  Can you picture it?  Does it scare you, or not even phase you?  This was today’s writing prompt:  Social media is outlawed in your town.  My first thought was, how did they get the […]

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Zumba for the Imagination

  Lately, I’ve felt like my blog and my writing was getting a little blah.  I’d sit down to write and my imagination would strain to lift a basic idea off the screen.  My fingers and wrists would be sore after a 15 minute free-write session.  Hans and Franz would say my imagination was flabby […]

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Memories of Mercy

God is a god of second chances; this is something we know all too well as Christians.  Once upon a time, we were in need of a second chance.  A sinner, stained with the filth of our sin, we reached out our hands to the Savior, and He gave us grace and mercy.  But somewhere […]

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Inspiration Station

During our move my desk (among many other things) was broken.  The movers disassembled everything they could, one of those things being my desk.  It wasn’t a fancy desk, just one of those particle board DIY assembly desks that you’d find at Wal-Mart.  So you can imagine that taking it apart might not bode well […]

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Who is your Favorite Author?

I could answer this simple, often asked question with many amazing writers.  But my answer is God.  I’m not just talking about the Bible.  Though this book alone could be cause for God to be #1 on my top ten authors list.  The Bible is studied in many colleges as literature for a great reason.  The […]

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Preparing for Your Spiritual Move

Yesterday, I was going through our medicine cabinet in preparation for our move.  I found five boxes of Band-Aids, including the one I had just bought because we were “out”.  I also found several bottles of calamine lotion, which I apparently bought in bulk so I would be prepared for the invasion of the killer […]

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Who or what inspires you?

NaNoBlogMo posed the question, “Who inspired you to write?” This struck home today, as my daughter is off getting inspired by several local writers at a Young Author’s Conference.  As she goes through a morning filled with character development, sensory words, and scene variation, I hope she falls in love with the craft that her […]

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