I’ve been missing in action on the blog for quite a while. After finally getting a diagnosis for my son, he has been asthma free since February 21st, and I’ve been celebrating with him instead of sitting behind my computer. Life doesn’t get too much better! Every aspect of our lives has improved. Do you know someone who has a child with a chronic illness? Do something nice for them today. Speaking from past experience, they could use a reason to smile. Happy Hump Day!
Don’t forget about our growing list of restaurants Where Kids Eat for Cheap! It seems like the best day of the week for deals on children’s plates is Monday. Lucky for us, it’s Monday! Following are some restaurants that offer good deals. Call before you go just in case anyone has changed their kids’ specials. Please let us know if we can add a restaurant to the list (or if a restaurant that is listed no longer hosts the deal specified).
The Brick Oven- Mondays (after 4 pm): Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée. Balloon animals and magician appearance also.
Buffalo Wings & Rings- Mondays: One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
Buffalo’s Bar and Grill- Kids six and under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.
Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant- Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
Denny’s- Kids eat free from 4-10 pm.
Golden Corral- Kids (three and under): Free buffet with purchase of adult entrée.
Ham’s Restaurant- Mondays: Kids’ meals are $.99 with purchase of adult entrée.
IHOP- Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of adult meal.
J. Butler’s Bar & Grille- Mondays (after 5 pm): One free kid’s meal per paying adult entrée.
Marozzi’s Pizzeria- Mondays (5-10 pm): Kids (10 and under) eat free with purchase of adult entrée.
Oakcrest Family Restaurant- Mondays: One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
PieWorks Pizza by Design- Mondays (after 5 pm): Kids eat free with purchase of adult entrée.
Pita Delite- One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult platter and drink.
Poblano’s Mexican Bar & Grill- Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
Sagebrush Steakhouse- Mondays through Thursdays: Kids (12 and under) eat free. One free kid’s meal per adult $10 purchase.
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina- Mondays: Free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill- Mondays: Kids eat free from 5-7 pm with purchase of one adult entrée.
The Loop Pizza Grill- Mondays and Tuesdays: Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree.
Wholly Guacamole Mexician Grill- Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: One free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée.
A huge thank you is in order for Royale, who just wrapped up the Beautiful in God’s Eyes Bible study. Thank you, Royale, for your dedication to seeing this project through. You did a fantastic job on discussion points throughout the book, and I have really enjoyed reading alongside of you. May God bless you in your next project.
“Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates”
We did it! We reached the top of the mountain, crossed over the finish line… however you want to see it. We now have the instruction God has given us to become the Proverbs 31 woman, a woman after the heart of God. The thing that stands out to me in this last chapter is her worthiness of praise. Let’s remember she is not self boastful!
This chapter reminded me of something I think of alot– how women need to be there for other women. I hope throughout this journey, you have seen the scarcity of a virtuous women, especially in the eyes of this world. The world is likely to laugh and mock us for the decisions we make. It’s a good thing we are not living life for the world! We are living for the most high one, God! When we stand before our Lord on that sweet day all the world’s judgement will be over. Who do you ultimately want to please? We are rare, and we should take treasure in each other. I can’t stress how important I feel it is for us as virtuous women to be there for each other and to praise each other as the chapter talks about.
We have seen this woman of virtues wake early, stay up late and feed her family along with the poor. She has made clothes to keep her family and other important people in her life warm. She cooks, she cleans, she runs a business, manages the lives of many and keeps God first in all she does. What does she get in return? Praise from those she loves. That, my friends, is enough for her. She doesn’t want a trip to the spa or a bonus at work. She is complete with love and praise from those closest to her.
I’m one of those people who crave the attention and praise of others. I have to sometimes repeat the scripture to myself on a daily basis. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Colossians 3:23. God is your portion. He is all we need! Although our human nature has a way of making us crave worldly praise, that, my sisters, I believe is where we step in. To give our sister praise and encouragement! I could go on and on about how important it is for sisters in Christ to be there and support one another, but I think you get my point. This is the heart of my ministry!
Tonight I pray for you and I praise you– the woman you are, and the woman you are still becoming. We will never achieve perfection overnight. We may never achieve it until we enter our heavenly home, but we can continue every day to strive to live life God’s way; not the world’s way. When you see your friends struggling, give them the praise they are longing for. God loves you and will be with through this life lesson.
Tonight I praise you for this opportunity to share my heart, your heart, with other women that long for you. Tonight I pray for those women. I pray against Satan’s attacks on them. I pray for a holy peace and indescribable grace to consume their souls as they walk the road that leads to you. Forgive us for the times we fall into the hole of this world, and thank you for being there to carry us out, brush us off and place us back on two feet, which are walking toward you. We rest in your truth, Lord. We stand firm in your words.
In Jesus’ name,
Thank you for sharing this journey with me!!!