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Melissa @ Breath of Life

Sorry you've had such a bumpy start to the week. Praying you have a better day ahead.

Love you.

Holly B.

Praying for God to refresh you this morning! A makeover sounds fun! What kind of eyeshadow did you get?


I'm having one of those weeks, too. Yuck!

And my dream is to be chosen for What Not To Wear! I love that show!


Oh my gosh! I felt like I was just reading my own words about how I feel as a mom sometimes...
The closet...a friend once told me it's not that we don't have anything to wear...we don't have anything NEW to wear!
Glad I found your blog...found it thru Getting to Know you. Nice to "meet" you!


"I bought some new eyeshadow the other day at the grocery store." This sentence kinda cracked me up. (:

Your birthday's very near!


I hate those times when you feel so blah and PMSey irritable. Hang in there, spring is coming!


I would love to see you on "What Not to Wear." New wardrobe? I say go for it!


go for it! the what not to wear! how very brave!

i hope your pms is getting better... we all get the worst kind sometimes. but it is a part of being a woman, so i guess it is wonderful in a way.

i hope you are not too tired in the evening to enjoy your dinner.


I can totally connect with you on the PMS thing. Happens to me every time. Dont let it slow you down friend. I pray that God makes your day wonderful starting Now.

And that makeover sounds awesome! Go for it.


I've been feeling the same way the last few days. I seriously stopped and asked myself if its still possible to have PMS while pregnant today. And the clothing thing is a big rut for me too. It would be a dream come true to let Stacy and Clinton show me what to wear. Thanks for "complaining" and letting me realize I'm not the only one. :)


I had this kind of a day (perhaps the last half week or so actually) but, guess what? God used YOU to encourage me. I recently borrowed "Living Simply" from my DGL at MOPS after hearing you speak in Dec. (Arvada MOPS). I'm about half way thru and you just address so many things that I needed to hear today. Things about Anger/Temper, Family, Choices. Oh, it was so good. My two tiny girls took a long nap today and I just soaked it all in. Thank you also for the Bible vs. list for children. I have been wanting something like this but didn't know where to start. Thank you so much for all of the ways the Lord is encouraging me and growing me as a frustrated young mom b/c of your book! Be encouraged in the midst of your PMS. Nap time is now over.

Georgia Jan

Joanne - I needed this post - I have been procrastinating about cleaning out my closet - whining about nothing to wear and God has used you to touch my heart.

I'm praying the PMS prayer too - and I've purposed to listen to more praise music.

It's like "Colorado and Georgia" are on the same mindset - could it just be that we are both WOMEN???

Much love to you, you are refreshingly GENUINE!

Much Love,
Georgia Jan


Oh please post a menu plan - even for one week. I am in need of ideas! And ways to lower my grocery bill. I have a 13 1/2 yr old son who can eat us out of house and home! I buy snacks and they are gone in 2 days!

Tammy S.

I feel the same way about the clothes in my closet. I go in there and just want to turn around and go right back out! In fact, I have 2 bags filled with stuff ready to go to Goodwill. Gotta love those PMS days:)

Hope your car was full of praise music today!

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