So, I haven’t been here in two months. That is a long time. I have been distracted and searching for what it is I really need to do with my life.


I decided I was ready to go to work, but since I still have small kids and no sitter, I can work limited hours/days. So I reapplied at the school board to be a substitute teacher.


This way I only work when the kids are in school. It’s pretty slow now, but I am hoping it will pick up and be a pretty steady paycheck eventually.





Working From Home


I started a blog in November called Organizing Spaces. You can check it out here. I started another blog, this one, in December. My other blog I started using affiliate links and google ads to try to make money. I can see that is a slow process that would require me to put in a lot of time on that blog.


It isn’t that I don’t have time, but as I had mentioned in a previous post about being over scheduled that you can see here, I find myself doing all the things besides what I really need to do. Then my important things get laid aside, and as you can see, it takes quite awhile to get back to it.


Soul Searching


I have sort of been wondering what God wants me to do. I’ve asked Him, but am not very good at discerning his response.





Am I supposed to work? Am I supposed to go back to school? Should I devote my time working on these blogs? I find myself torn. I am fairly certain I will not go back to school. Two reasons to work is to get out of the house while also making money. But I still want to help others through my blogs.


So I was laying in bed last night putting the 5-year old to bed while reading my bible and wondering what to do about my blogs that are just sitting around. And the answer suddenly became clear to me. I am sure it was God telling me what I needed to do.


Why Not Both?


I can substitute and still work on my blogs. After all, school is almost out for the summer, so that will give me plenty of time to re-establish the blogs.


I’ve never been much of a writer, but I am finding that I enjoy it. That is probably something I got from school. I just graduated last July from Kaplan University, now Purdue, with an AAS in business administration. I wrote a ton of papers.


Name Change


So awhile back I wrote a post titled Jesus and Coffee which you can see here. Now, I am thinking that I kinda wish I had named my website Jesus and Coffee, or Coffee and Jesus or something along those lines.




I started going to church March 19, 2017, and found my home. I need Jesus and Coffee everyday!




I know this post is a little short, but I really didn’t take any time to plan it. So bear with me as I get back into the swing of things. So, what are your thoughts on changing the name of this blog to Jesus and Coffee or some variation of that? Let me know what you think. Leave your honest opinions in the comment section below!





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  1. Maja says:

    Hi Michelle,
    everyone thinking what to do when we have more options. I think you’ve decided, the answer might not come right away, but it suddenly came. I love your cup of coffee and the name you wrote. Follow Jesus and your heart, you will get all the answers. Thank you for your this inspirational post.

    1. Maja, you are so right. In his time we get our answers. Just need to be patient. Thank you for your response.

  2. Hi Michelle, I enjoy your latest post. Totally relatable, I’ve been in that “what am I going to do with myself” kinda place before. I need to check out your other blog – sounds good!

    1. Hannah, I’m sure we all get that way at times. As long as we don’t stay that way I guess we are doing good. Do check out the other blog. It’s more geared toward the home rather than family. Michelle

  3. I really enjoyed your honest article. I think it’s a great idea to do both blogging and subbing. It is just a matter of scheduling your time, and making sure you have a definite slot in the day dedicated to your blogging. I too find it difficult managing my time, as it can be hard to prioritise between family, housework and working from home. I am determined, and it sounds like you are too!

    1. Ruth, it definitely comes down to scheduling time. I actually have a post on my other blog about planners and planning my day. I guess I need to spend some time really scheduling that time to blog. Thanks for stopping by. Michelle

  4. I think since you found inspiration in the name Coffee and Jesus ( or something variation) you should go ahead and change the name of your blog. You will really have to put some thought in to how you will monetize it though. Just remember- Never quit!.

    1. Thomas, I did feel inspired by that name so I am leaning towards changing it. But as you said I will have to consider the monetary aspect down the road. As of now I am only blogging here. No affiliates or ads yet. Thanks for dropping by! Michelle

  5. Jill says:

    Hi Michelle, Loved this post and went on to read your post on Organizing Craft room which I have shared on Pinterest. I can see you are searching for a name and also see you are a Christian, as am I. What about something like “Soulspiration” which would be a name that could encompass your love of God and inspiration. Anyway, something along those lines. Just a suggestion. Bl;essings, Jill

    1. Jill, that’s a great idea. I’m still thinking on it until I know for sure what I want. I am glad you liked the craft room post and thanks for sharing it!

  6. I liked your post and I like the font you chose for this blog – I like the other blog too! You are good at this. 🙂
    I don’t know about starting another blog – you could do some keyword research around Jesus and coffee and see what happens – are people going to find you through that? Maybe make a category on one of your existing blogs and do a lot of soul searching posts. I sometimes find that when I write I am given clarity by the Holy Spirit or Jesus. I just start typing and close my eyes and good things come out. I hope you find what you are called to do.

    1. Heather, I don’t know why I never realized you replied. But I agree that maybe just having a category on coffee & Jesus would be better than renaming it. Thank you for that idea! And thank you for your kind words. I just wish I had more time to dedicate to it. Maybe one day.

  7. Jamila Jones says:

    Like you, I have been trying to make money on my blog and can see it is going to take a lot of work, which I don’t mind as God is my passion. However, I need to eat so I decided to do some freelance writing and I am hoping that will be an earner for me. I called my website Students of Quran. So I think whatever you are passionate should be your objective.

    1. Michelle says:

      Jamila, I hope your freelance writing will bring in some money for you until your blog picks up as well. Thanks for the input, and good luck to you! Michelle

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