Photo Share: Family Vacation to the Beach 2017

Family Vacation to the Beach 2017 - sheerheart.org

Almost two weeks later, I’m back at work, no sand in sight, hair no longer blowing in the wind off the coast. But I’m here nonetheless. Our family vacation to Port Aransas was a relative success, if you don’t count the wind keeping us at the pool most of the time. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I didn’t tote my camera around a whole lot. I unplugged for the most part and enjoyed the sights and happenings. But I seriously wish I would have taken…

Top 5 Friday: Max Stalling

Top 5 Friday: Max Stalling - sheerheart.org

Max Stalling. Oh Max. I’m not sure how many years it has been since my ears first heard his music, but they’ve been better off ever since. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to see him live several times. He truly is one of the best when it comes to putting on a show. You’re not going to see fireworks blowing off the stage or him swinging on a wrecking ball. But what you will experience is good music, entertaining stories and spectacular musical talents. His music makes you smile…

Summer Bucket List

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Happy Summer! It’s no secret I love summer, therefore, I’m sharing my summer bucket list with you. What’s on your list of things to do this season. P.S. you have 90 more days to get them done! My list could have easily been longer, but as I mentioned in my 8 Books to Read This Summer post, I’m trying to be somewhat realistic with my goals these days. * Finish My Summer Reading List * What better place to start then my goal of completing my summer reading list. Having…

Farm Feature: Cow Pictures

farm feature: My Favorite Cow Pictures I Have Taken - sheer heart.org

Since the beginning of sheerheart.org, I’ve blogged about a couple of things more often than others, one of those being cow pictures. It should be no surprise to anyone who knows me. Growing up in the country with a herd of cattle around me most often, I have loved cows since I can remember. That love has grown only stronger. A couple of nights ago, when I was brainstorming post ideas, I realized it had been awhile since I looked through the cow picture folders on my computer. I recently had a…

8 Books To Read This Summer

8 Books to Read This Summer - sheerheart.org

Last night I sat down to try to figure out what the heck I am going to read this summer. You’re going to find only eight books on this list. There is the potential to read more than eight, but this list is realistic. Because I know there is a good chance I am going to find myself stuck in a Sackett book or one of the many Baldacci counterparts to the series I have already started. To begin, do you ever catch yourself buying a book solely because the…

May Favorites

May Favorites

Four days into June, I’m having a hard time remembering what I even did in May! But nonetheless, I did have some May Favorites to share with you. Favorite Book P.S. I just checked, and I am apparently three books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Woohoo! Reading books like The Last Mile by David Baldacci, makes it pretty darn easy to read. As I have said before, Baldacci is a special author. Between his memorable, likable characters and the way he details each scene, his books are absorbing.…

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (I Can’t Believe I’m Sharing This)

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins - sheerheart.org

Most mornings, oatmeal is for breakfast. Old-fashioned oats (don’t let me catch you using instant) + a pat of butter + honey + cinnamon + diced banana + chopped pecans. Hardy and delicious, a great start to the morning. I’m going to share my recipe for blueberry oatmeal muffins with you, but as I always, I have a little story first! Some mornings I know time will simply not allow for this 7-10 minute meal preparation. And I just haven’t wrapped my mind around the idea of overnight oats. Any…

Top 5 Friday: Western Novels

Top 5 Friday: Western Novels - sheerheart.org

Getting closer to home with this week’s Top 5 Friday post. We’re going to chat a little about my favorite western novels. It’s not secret, western is most likely my favorite genre. Take a look at any of my reading posts, and my point will quickly be validated. Where It Began My love for tales of the wild west, began when I was just short of a teenager. I believed Grandpa hung the moon, still do. In their den/office they have two huge book cases full of books. I remember…

Grateful For…

Grateful

Grateful: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received. Have you ever caught yourself using a word over and over again to describe how you feel, but then draw a blank when someone asks for the definition? That is how I felt when I asked myself what grateful meant. I use the word, along with blessed, to describe and express thanks for all that I have been given in life. But perhaps, I had let the words’ meanings turn bland or vanilla over time. Overused, taken for granted. But…

Book Review: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

“God wants you to be happy even more than you want it yourself.” Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly is perhaps the most powerful thing I have ever read. Powerful as in it truly struck a chord. I’ve read plenty of books that are supposed to help you get your act together, find happiness, be successful, etc. But none like this. Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly Beacon Publishing, 2016 242 pages (paperback), $10.61 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon 192 pages (hardcover), $16.84 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon “This…