Welcome to Smith Casa

  Overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions…sound familiar?  That was me a few months ago.  I decided to evaluate my life.  Where was I spending my time?  What obligations/”jobs”/interests was I involved in.  What things were most important to me?  What could I cut out?  I wrote a post during this time on my … Read more

Cultivate ~ Grow

{Cultivate} Prepare, foster, growth of, improve by labor, care or study. {Grow} Progress to maturity, BECOME gradually or increasingly. Last week, at my mom’s group meeting, our speaker was a lady who loves gardening and has been gardening for years.  She gave us tips and pointers on starting and maintaining a garden.  We painted flower … Read more

Declutter

    Spring is the time when we all think of deep cleaning, organizing our homes from top to bottom, and getting rid of clutter.  As Paul and I have been gearing our minds in that direction, making lists of what needs to be cleaned, touched up, and repaired, God has been dealing with me … Read more

Waiting On Him

    If I’m honest with myself, and with you, I am not a super patient person.  Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it is from growing up in a microwave generation.  So, when I start a new venture or have an idea, I start envisioning it happening at rapid speeds.  Being in shape in 30 days, at … Read more

All To The Glory Of God

    Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV) I read this verse a few months ago and couldn’t seem to stop thinking about it.  The last part of it, “whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God,” kept … Read more

Compassion

  This weekend we were surprised with a visit from my great aunt and uncle.  My Aunt Barb is one of the sweetest woman you will meet.  She has always treated me like a granddaughter, excited to see me and full of words of encouragement.  My husband and I alway love to see them!  As … Read more

Perfect Peace

    Recently I was visiting with someone and the comment was made, “these days almost everyone  has some sort of mental issue.”  It was not in a judgmental or condemning manner, but said with sadness for the state of man.  I was reminded of this as I read my Bible this morning and came to the … Read more

Bitterness or Rejoicing

    A few months ago I was reading my Bible and came across the setting in Matthew 2 of Jesus’ birth.  Here is a quick synopsis – Jesus was born and the wise men are looking for him.  They assume, because he’s the King of the Jews, that he’d be found where the king … Read more