Friday, August 2, 2019

Trusting God in Uncertainity

 Wow has it really been over a year since I been here?? So I wanted to share a little of what has been going on in our lives. So in February of last year my husband got a promotion at work (totally deserved) and we got to come home. He still travels and we still go some but not near like we use too. So that has been a major adjustment and sometimes I miss the road life after traveling for 5 years.

 It has taught me to just trust that God knows what He is doing because it's been a battle. The kids had to adjust and sometimes I think they miss the traveling and all being together in our camper because being home we have way too much time on our hands and not a good enough routine so momma has went into schedule overload mode trying to get us a better schedule for this coming school year that starts September the 2nd! We are still homeschooling and using Abeka! I absolutely love the curriculum and the fact that we can do a 12 month schedule and have a day off each week to just doing some schooling the unschooled way is awesome.

 The adjusting back to being in one place has been hard and not being with my husband alot has really been hard so I try to make sure when he is home that life kinda goes on pause and we spend as much time with daddy as possible. We do things together and try to spend alot of one on one time as a couple and a family til work calls for the next job.

 So for the last year and 6 months all that has gone on here has been adjusting to home life, fixing up things at our home that had been neglected for a while, adjusting the kids, visiting family and just trying to find our way back into a settled environment (Some days I just want to sneak back into the camper).

Learning to trust in the uncertain times in life is never easy. I want to know what is coming next or where I will be in life a month from now but it never happens that way. Sometimes I just have moments of worry or doubt and you know why? I'm human! We lost our furbaby Lucky of 7 years this past weekend to an immune disorder and life has been a little harder but I say this all to say this. Life is hard, things come our way that isn't always our plans but if we just Trust God through it all and allow His leading we will see His plan. He is more concerned about the journey and progress than the destination. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Until next time....

Be Blessed,

Regina Cozad

Friday, January 26, 2018

Hello There!!!!


  Well Hello to all my readers! I do hope you all have missed me as much as I have missed updating you all on the little things in our life. I first want to apologize that you haven’t heard anything out of me for almost 2 years. It's January of 2018, Isn't that just amazing! We have welcomed into our family a precious baby girl named Olyvia back in April of 2017. We are still using Abeka for our homeschooling curriculum, we have a 3rd grader and a preschooler this year & of course with our little one it’s been an interesting year.

  We are currently in South Texas on a job and it’s absolutely pretty here. We are about 15 miles from the beach & unfortunately it’s not beach weather. We have decided that this year as a family we are going to be working on just letting God lead us where He wants us and not allow negative things to bring us down not just in the physical but also in our spiritual lives. We are attending an awesome church here that is doing the Daniel Fast and are having Bible Studies to help you grow your faith and trust in God.  I have decided to try and start blogging twice a week & just pouring out whatever I feel God has laid on my heart to share. I do hope you all will join in with me! I’m excited to be back after too long of a break but I was praying on what exactly God has for this blog. 

What are you working on in your family & personal life this year?

Be Blessed,

Regina Cozad

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5 Ways to Study the Bible

You know it's been tugging at your heart but finding time has been literally impossible or so it seems. It's time to start even if it is small steps, study little by little but get into God's word.

I want to share with you just a few things that you can do to study the Bible, it will make a difference.

1. Use a bible app that will read for you. We use Youversion. (it also has a bible story app for kids)
It will read to you and you can highlight the verses that catch your attention so that you can come back to it and really study that verse. Every night we read about 3 chapters together so it is fun for the kids to hear someone other than me reading.

2. Those verses that you highlighted or the verses that you have been having on your heart, write them, memorize them. They will be your comfort through the hard times. Writing something is almost always a win for me to remember it, like when I get the store and remember my list I wrote still on the refrigerator :)! In school they made us write things we wanted to remember for the test so I brought that into my adult life.

3. Prayer! Praying before you start for God to show you what you are reading. Ask God to help you to be able to really get what He wants you to get from these scriptures. I don't just want it to be said I read the bible but I want to know it so that I can use it as my sword and shield in this world.

4. B.R.E.A.D Chart and or any daily reading chart. Our church is using the B.R.E.A.D. chart this year and we are loving it. They have an adult chart and kids. We do both so that way the kids are getting something and so are we. Right now we are reading about David and King Saul (always an excited story).

5. Get a friend or family member involved. Studying together is always good because you may see something I didn't and the same for me. It gives you an accountability partner.

I hope these tips help out. They should only be a starting point. Pray and ask God how you can further learn His word and apply it to your daily walk. I hope you are all having a great day!

How do you study the Bible? What tips can you give others reading today?

Be Blessed,

Regina Cozad

Thursday, March 3, 2016

10 Must haves when living in a RV

Hello everyone! As you all know we travel in our camper a lot because of my husband’s job. Today I want to share with you all 10 few things that makes it more like home and lot more convenient. I have been wanting to do this post for some time but life has been so busy!

 Here are 10 things that I love to keep in our camper!

1.       My crockpot is used more than anything else probably. I love quick and easy crockpot meals and especially during the summer. It definitely helps to not have my camper heated from the stove.

2.       Command Hooks! They are so easy to use and can hold many different things since there are different sizes to choose from. I have them by the door to hold keys, I use them to hang things on the wall like my broom and mop, calendars and even pictures frames.

3.       My shark rocket ultra-light upright vacuum is a must for the camper. It is small and fits under my bed and can suck the life out of the carpet…ok not really but it surely does suck up dirt you didn’t even know was there!

4.       My fry daddy is small but does the job for our family and I easily store it in my drawer under my couch. It is a must if you don’t want to deal with grease in a pot, storing greasing somewhere else or having to throw it out to use your pot for something else.

5.       My tea pot is a must  because my kids love sweet tea and it’s cheaper for us to make 3 gallons every few days then buy it and it just taste so much better.

6.       Is your shower and/or tub dark? Ours was and even with two lights in the bathroom it just wasn’t helping so we bought a ledbar light that is battery operated and used Velcro to put it on the ceiling in the tub. Also in the shower we upgraded our shower head, The Spa Oxygenics shower head is awesome!

7.       If your camper doesn’t have a washer/dryer then laundry is usually done at a laundromat. We upgraded from the flimsy cloth baskets to a rolling hard plastic one….definitely helps a lot!

8.       Our bed wasn’t the most comfortable but the help of a 4” mattress pad we definitely rest better.

9.       Trips to the store can be annoying and especially when the nearest store isn’t so close. In Ohio the closest store was 20 miles away. Thankfully we had bought a Haier small deep freezer to go in the one spot that was open in our camper. So we don’t have to go shopping every day.

10.   And last but not least our Bosch single serve coffee maker is a definite. We absolutely love it and the coffee is available on Amazon.

What are somethings you have to have in your camper? We love our home away from home and try to always find ways to make every inch of our space useful. I’ll be sharing more later. I want to do some more organizing. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Prayerful New Beginning

First off I have to say WOW! I signed in tonight to just give an update on a few things in our life and noticed that even though I haven’t been able to post a lot since August 2015 I have 10,4** page views! I appreciated all of you that take the time to come by and that share my blog with others. I want this to be a place of community and a safe haven for those that are struggling with the everyday battles that life can throw at us. Feel free to comment and be transparent, I long to help you and who knows, others going through the same thing may want to hear that they aren’t alone in the trial. So this year let’s get to talking!
We have had a lot going on since I have last posted. I took some time off from blogging to really search the mind of God for this blog and for somethings in my personal life. The end of August we went to Ohio on a two month job and then ended up in Texas (both places had no reception to post). I plan to share a little about it this year, we went to see the Amish (yay) while in Ohio and it was amazing! Then from November to Now it’s been some tough months, God had me in a trial to strengthen me (or that’s how I look at it). All of those months have really opened my eyes to what God’s purpose for me is. I really want to be real with you all and fully transparent, so that you all see I’m human like you and I have problems too, but with God’s leading we can make it through even the darkest trials! I will be sharing more about my trials that has brought about these new changes as God shows me it is time to share them so just sit tight!

I have been reading some awesome books while I was off on my break and I can’t wait to share them with you so that you can see how they can help you organize the stressful parts of life whether physical or mental. Some times books just happen to enlighten us! Yes I love books!

Thanks again for being patient with me and hanging out while I tried to figure out where to go with this blog! I didn’t want to delete it because I knew I had those that come here for encouragement even though they don’t comment and I didn’t want to disappoint them when they were reaching out for breath in that trial of life that could’ve caused them to give up. So here’s to a great new year about life, from Jesus to RVing to parenting!

What are somethings you have been doing to better organize your home and mental life?

Be Blessed,

Regina Cozad

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Look into Our Homeschool schedule, Are you ready?

It seems like Summer just started, what happened, where did it go? We have begun preparing for our homeschool year and we are excited! We have ordered our curriculum and set up our little area.

What curriculum do you use?

We use the Abeka accredited Video program. It has done wonders for our little man. He has progressed so much since we started with Abeka. I also find worksheets (thanks to Pinterest) that go along with what he's learning to add extra practice. If you don't want to do accredited you can order the books for the curriculum off of Abeka book.

What is a typical homeschool day at our house?

8:30 - 9:00 chore time and breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 pledge, prayer & bible
10:00 - 11:00 Morning reading and seatwork
11:00 - 11:20 Phonics, Language & Spelling
11:20 - 11:40 Writing (we do cursive)
11:40 - 12:20 Arithmetic
12:20 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 1:10 Afternoon reading
1:10 - 1:30 Arithmetic combinations
1:30 - 1:50 Poetry & History

Granted life happens so some days it may change but we try to follow a daily rountine. This is homeschool so sometimes we are more laid back than others. That is the glory of being out of a public school setting and at home.

We all need a mission statement to come back to when we are stressed and wondering just why we chose this route instead of sending our kids on that Yellow bus. Every year we need to look over it and adjust it as needed. This is ours:

My goal in homeschooling is to educate my children in an environment that teaches them who God is and keeps them from an environment that will teach them He isn't needed in their lives or that He isn't real. I want to do as I was instructed by God, to train them in the way they should go by guiding them into the life that God has planned for them, while educating them in the things they will need as they mature into teens and then into adulthood.

I want to hear from you! What curriculum do you use, how are you preparing for this school year? Do you home-school? Why or why not?

Be blessed,

Regina Cozad

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