This idea came to me at the beginning of 2009, but as is almost always the case, I am a little late in my follow through. I was thinking about the brevity of the time we have with our children and how many little memories just vanish because nobody takes the time to remember them. […]
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His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 It is a new year may we rejoice and make it a habit to seek and know Him in 2010.
Is that a contradiction in terms? I think so, but then…maybe not. I love to be spontaneous – although sometimes I think that’s just a code word I use for disorganized 🙂 What keeps me from being spontaneous is confusion.
You know you can be in the same room with someone and really not be spending time with them. As parents we need to make sure that we aren’t constantly just in the same room with our children. We need to have a Habit of Quality Time Together. The real kind of time, time when you’re giving them your undivided […]
Raise your hand if you’ve already taken down your Christmas tree. Neatly packed away all the decorations? Sigh. Not me. Part denial of the new decade coming, part wanting to still enjoy those twinkling lights. Mostly just having fun and getting other stuff done. As I look at all those sweet ornaments on our tree, […]
It can be a challenge having a bunch of kids. It can be tiring, expensive and stressful at times… But boy, it sure is fun on Christmas morning! Merry Christmas to all ~ from our family to yours!
Spend time and find resources so that it’s easier to maintain the habit of having your kids………….. CREATE and THINK!! The benefits of having your kids Create and Think are endless. I hope you will find something useful in my list of links to some great blogs for ideas, tips, motivation and encouragement and also […]
If you know me, you know I like lists. The holidays are especially list worthy. Lists of errands, gifts to buy, grocery lists. Well, what about a list of fun? I hope my fun list will afford some inspiration. Things to do with the family between Christmas and the new year. A list of intentional […]
Part Two of Chores or Service Opportunities? As parents, we want our children to have wisdom, faithfulness, and diligence. They need to be able to handle money wisely. They also need to learn how to work. We combine these two goals; we pay our children for a portion of their work around the house. The […]
Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt,…….. God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life… Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered……. […]
Which sounds better to you – a household task or a chance to help? When I think of chore I think of Eeyore, hanging his head down because he has to rebuild his house of sticks, again. However, in service, we can choose to find freedom. The Bible urges us to serve one another in […]
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12 As you go about your day, ask yourself the question, “am I bringing my […]