Monday, December 15, 2014

Study Schedule - Mary Heart / Martha World




Hello, Everyone! I wanted to give some more specifics about our book study coming up in January.

Below is the schedule of dates I will be posting for each discussion:

Monday, January 12th: A Tale of Two Sisters

Monday, January 19th: "Lord, Don't You Care?"

Monday, January 26th: The Diagnosis

Monday, February 2nd: The Cure

Monday, February 9th: Living Room Intimacy

Monday, February 16th: Kitchen Service

Monday, February 23rd: The Better Part

Monday, March 2nd: Lessons from Lazarus

Monday, March 9th: Martha's Teachable Heart

Monday, March 16th: Mary's Extravagant Love

Monday, March 23rd: Balancing Work and Worship

Monday, March 30th: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World



My goal is to have the post up by 10pm on the dates mentioned above.

If you want to join in, it is not too late....Just three easy things to do in order to participate:
1. Purchase the book.
2. Read chapter 1 by January 12th.
3. Check here at Mama Bee No E every week to participate in the discussion.

Read more information about this book study here.
Find out where to purchase the book here.

I look forward to studying this book with you :)

- brook.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Then Sings My Soul....

Recently, I had the opportunity to hand letter these song lyrics for someone.

Since then, I can not get this song out of my head.

But really, what a perfect song to have stuck in your head for this advent season.

Much of my advent season 2014 has been filled nursing my little ones back to health from the flu. I haven't been at my best physical self. I am tired from multiple sleepless nights in a row and weary from the endless amount of patience needed to reason with a toddler who is the sickest he has been his entire life.

But again, how perfect, really, for this advent season. Because in these days, the days leading up to the anniversary of Jesus' birth, I have little energy to create MY version of this special season. I have only enough to sing His praises.



p.s. Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill's version of this song is my favorite. And I confess, I imagine myself as Carrie when I sing this song - standing in my kitchen in my robe, at 1:00 pm, with one of my socks rotated around so the tread is on the top of my foot :) - I look just like her :)

I hope you are having a blessed Advent.

Thanks for reading.

- brook.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Announcement: Book Study Starting January 2015!

Hello, there.

Today, I am excited to lay out the details of an endeavor I have wanted to do since I started Mama Bee No E :)

Beginning Monday, January 12th 2015 - I will hold an online book study here on my blog.

I think of this as the making of a Power House Small Group, where Godly women I have to come love and cherish over the years can join in discussion.

The focus of the study is this wonderful, WONDERFUL book:



This book has changed how I view my to-do list and more importantly, it has deepened my understanding of Jesus' love for me.

In order to participate, you will need to purchase the book and follow along here on the blog.

Every Monday, for 12 weeks, I will post a summary / discussion starter for each chapter. My hope is that you will join me in giving your thoughts and reactions to what Joanna has written.

Through out each week, You can comment here on the blog or on Facebook.

I look forward to what may come of this chance at online fellowship.

Will you join me?

Learn more about the book and find out ways to purchase here on Joanna Weaver's website.

- brook.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Cape

My mind is blown that it is December 5th. So before 2015 is here, I wanted to post a few things pertaining to THIS year :)

The last couple of months seem to have gone by so quickly. Maybe it is because we took our beach trips much later than usual.

The beach for us was very different than in years past. For the first time ever, we went to the Gulf Coast and I will have to say, although Golden Isle water is in my blood, I am in love.

We went to this tiny little place called Cape San Blas. To me, it has the low key - undeveloped pace of some the places I love on the East Coast, but the water is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

We got their super late on the first night - so we didn't get to see much, but the next morning, we woke to the most amazing sight. The horizon was a glowing white line. I have never seen anything like it and of course this photo does not do it justice.

I am not sure why (atmospherically) this would be happening seeing as the sun was rising behind us.
Either way, it was breath taking.

Here you can see, the bright line fades on at a certain point where the clouds darken.

The second thing that was a huge change is the fact that we stayed on the water. It was wonderful. As each one of us got out of bed in the morning, we would slowly make our way to the porch to wake up.

Littlest took the longest to warm up to the water. Daddio is always the best at encouraging him.

My most favorite change from our usual beach trip to the Atlantic, is being able to watch the sun set. Oh, the sunsets....how have I lived without a beachy sunset? This was the one from the first night.


The beach changed so much in the week we were there. One morning, we woke to this steep cliff created by the tide.


I put this one in - after a little birdie mentioned there were no photos of me :) This is one of TWO photos I am in from the whole trip :) I am usually the one taking the pictures - and I find it really uncomfortable to take 'selfies'. I even find using the word 'selfie' makes me uncomfortable :). So, here is some proof that I was there too :)

My artist had to get his hands sandy.

This sunset was on the bay side of the cape.

This handsome gentleman welcomed us to the best seafood meal I have EVER eaten.

That night, the sky was on fire.

On the very last day, we went out to the beach for the last time to enjoy another sunset.


Thanks for reading.

- brook.