My Week in Pictures

This has been my week in pictures.

Here is my son’s photo of our view from the top of our hill. It is beautiful and it reminds me of my creator because He does great work with sunrises and people like me.

Elias Sandifer,

My work days look a lot like this picture. I am either sitting at a cafe coaching or on the phone/Skype call coaching.


Then I get out sometimes to meet other moms from my son’s school and eat something like this. I must describe this to you. It is a chicken breast pounded thin, seasoned and pan-fried. With peanut butter, Siracha and Thai basil slaw, with grilled brussels sprouts on the side. YUM! Oh momma was it good. Disregard the leftover Tater-Tot Nachos that we (ok, I ate about half of it myself) devoured. Glad I had water to drink, ’cause every calorie counted on this day.


I also witness a lot of love this week. Got a few hugs from this boy and some licks from the canine in this photo. All in all it was a good week.


If you happen to be reading this blog, please send me a picture that says something about your week. You can email it, text it, post on my Facebook, tweet it with this hashtag. #allthingsgoodandwise   Can’t wait to see your life in pictures.

3 reasons why I love Pinterest

I have a confession to make. I tend to hoard magazines. Anyone who has been to my home can see that in the corner of my living room is a huge stack of magazines and catalogs. I only keep Anthropologie and James Avery catalogs when they arrive in the mail. This can cause a problems when you cannot let go of some magazines because you “think” you will use them one day. And so they pile up. I still have a few boxes of them in my garage. But sssshhhh, please don’t tell my husband. I will visit them and run my hand over the pretty pages and place them back in the boxes. Yes, I know, I have a problem. My most pride possessions are the Mary Englebriet ones from years ago. I don’t think she publishes them anymore. I also love my old copies of Domino.

So, why do I love Pinterest so much?

1. I can pin until my heart’s content and not clutter my home. No more magazines (except the ones I have to purge) and no more pages to tear out and keep. Yes, I have a stack of pages torn out of magazines that I refuse to throw away. y’all, I have a problem. Jesus take the wheel.

2. Pinterest helps me dress better. Before I decide what to wear I go to Pinterest and find my outfit ensemble. If I know that I will be wearing my khaki pants today, then I search for khaki pants outfits and see if I have a blouse/shirt to match one of theirs, and viola! I have an outfit to wear to work.

3. If I am hungry I let Pinterest plan my meal. Last week we had some friends over for a cookout and I wanted to make a pasta to go with our grilled chicken. So, of course I checked out Pinterest. And I made the best pasta salad this side of the Mississippi River.

I also use it to help balance me as a decorator. I look for paint colors and how to place mirrors and art work in my home and office.

I also have a huge pin on Pinterest that is sweeping the nation! It has over 1,500 pins and growing. Check it out here and pin it to your own board.

Pin This

BTW, I will keep my Mary Englebriet  and Domino magazines FOREVER and EVER AMEN. Sorry Honey.

Riding Bikes

Do you like to ride a bike?

How many times did you fall while learning how to ride a bike? I had many skinned knees from falling off of my bike. Once because the bike I was trying to ride was not my size, who knew you could adjust that banana seat?


Once I adjusted the seat, it was as if someone attached wings to my back. I soared and never looked back.

With life, sometimes you have your “adjust the seat”.

You should change things around to work and live where your gifts and passions are being used.

Do you need to adjust your seat so that you stop running into closed doors?

“Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.” Ban k.




Resurrection Sunday: Happy Easter 

Resurrection Sunday: The tomb is empty. He has Risen, He has risen indeed. “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.” Matthew 28:5-6 was what the angel said to Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, Joanna and Salome the women who found the rock rolled away and the linen cloth without a body. This is the crux of our Christian Faith. Celebrate His Resurrection.   

Good Friday 

Before 9am this morning he was mocked and abandoned. Sentenced to death on the cross. Nailed to the cross He spoke 7 sentences. Read them here in Luke 23:34, Luke 23:46. At 3pm he took his last breath and died. At 6pm Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took His body off the cross and laid Him in the tomb. Sunday is coming folks.  

Maunday Thursday: Holy Week continues 

On Thursday Jesus began preparations for the Passover. Which was The Last Supper with his disciples before he was taken away. The supper took place in an Upper Room in Jerusalem after sunset. It was there that Jesus washed the disciples feet. This Passover meal was a fulfillment of the scriptures, giving his body to be broken and his blood to be shed in sacrifice. Behold The Lamb of God. Please read with me today from Luke 22:19-20. Today we take communion and remember Him. Afterwards they ended up in the Garden of Gethsemane where they prayed and where Judas Escariot betrayed Jesus with a kiss.


Holy Week Day 3

The Mount of Olives overlooks Jerusalem due east of the temple. Jesus teaches his disciples about faith and Jesus’ authority is challenged at the temple.

 Mathew 21:23-24:51