Monday, May 7, 2012

Balancing Life with Courtney from Baxtron Life + GIVEAWAY

by Kristin Smith
Finding balance in my life 
has always been a
challenge.

I'm the kind of person that takes on a lot,
even when maybe 
I shouldn't.

I know I'm not superwoman,
and 
I know how to say 
"No."


It often seems that 
just when I think I have everything
under control
something always 
tips the scale 
in the other direction.

But, the truth
lies in my 
priorities.


Often when things feel like
chaos,
I find that I've allowed my priorities to
shift out of their rightful order.

I've stopped 
keeping the first thing
first.

Lately,
it's been 
Writing, Family, then God.
And it's not working 
for me.

by Andrea Brancaccio
I know what I must do.
I've discovered the 
secret:

Time spent 
with 
God
is time
multiplied.

When my priorities are right
there is
harmony.


When there is harmony,
there is 
rest.

Is your life in balance
or are you 
struggling
amidst the chaos?

The Lord says:
"Come to me, 
all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest.  
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, 
for I am gentle and humble in heart, 
and you will find rest for your souls.  
For my yoke is easy and 
my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

by Jesse Therrien
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Hello Lovelies 
I'm Courtney.


I am a Christ-follower, wifey, mama and writer.
Baxtron{Life} is my creative outlet.
It's a blog about all the things
that flow in and out of my life.


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27 comments:

  1. Hey Laura, this is so good! I struggle with this a lot too. Thanks for the encouragement! =)
    Alesha <3

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  2. Such an inspiring post! I must say that since my mother suddenly passed away last February my life has been in chaos but I turn to God for renewal, peace and understanding so that I place my priorities first -- my family, God and healing my heart. Thank you for sharing!

    xo,
    Allison
    http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

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  3. I agree, harmony can be tough to find!

    I tried to leave a comment on Courtney's blog, but I couldn't find a comment form?

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    1. Hi Melanie…I use Disqus, make sure you are active on the specific post you are trying to comment on and let it load. It may not work from all mobile devices. XO Courtney

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  4. Love this post- it's a good reminder of what is important!

    -kendall
    songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

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  5. Caramel Frap is my favorite drink!

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  6. Great giveaway! Such a great post!!! xoxo A-

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    1. I'm a Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte girl! In the winter I like Caramel Apple Cider!

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  7. I really love LIGHT ICE passion iced tea lemonade-unsweetened. YUM

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  8. What a good reminder for all of us. Though I have never read the quote myself I am told that Martin Luther once said something like (paraphrase) Tomorrow I have such a busy and full day that I will need to pray for two hours in the morning instead of one. Kind of the same thought - when you have things in balance and perspective it doesn't mean that nothing will go wrong - but you will be better enabled and equipped to handle it.

    As for Starbucks - two weeks ago I would have confidently answered "Peppermint Mocha" but now I think there is a new #1 on the list......their new blonde roast (I think maybe it is called Willow? Or is it Veranda?) and two pumps of caramel syrup. Absolutely scrumptious!

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  9. I am in LOVE with the coconut fraps but instead of mocha I get carmel.. so amazing!!!

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  10. Hot chocolate! I know... BORING right?! ;)

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  11. such a good reminder for all of us to examine how we live out our priorities! :)

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  12. I dont drink coffee or tea but I love the frappachinos and probably 5 years ago now they had a tangerine one that was my absolute favorite. So sad they dont make it anymore. They try to custom make it for me but its just not the same. Second up is the strawberry frap

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  13. Great post...love all of your adorable pics and thanks for reminding us that it's okay to say NO and to remember to re-prioritize our lives!! :)

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  14. My favorite {at this time of year} is a iced vanilla coffee with half and half.

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  15. I don't go there. I was going to give it to my husband who likes dark roast.
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  16. Caramel Frap or Strawberries and Cream Frap!!!! :) God bless! :)

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  17. My fav is a caramel frap or a chai latte!

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  18. my fave drink right now is a coffee frap light w/half vanilla, half hazelnut added.yum!

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  19. Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Oh yes....

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