When you have been parenting for a long time, it’s easy to think, “I’ve got this down”. Then, God gives you a child or a circumstance that throws you for a loop. For us, it’s a little girl who keeps us on our toes. Though she is our fourth daughter (and 7th child in the … Continue reading Everyone Needs a Little Clarity! God’s Gift of New Perspective.
You know what’s weird? It’s weird that in the age of social media we know so much about people but yet we don't know people. We don't spend actual time with them. We know where they went on vacation and even get to look into their family scrapbook. We see what they made for dinner, … Continue reading Connecting the Generations: Make a Plan and Make it Happen
I know it, how did we get here... has this much time really passed? It doesn’t “feel” like I’m an older woman and I’m sure it doesn't feel like it to you, either. But here we are, part of that “older woman” demographic. In reality, you don’t even have to be THAT old to be … Continue reading Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2
We all have a journey, a personal timeline. My friend, Ann Dunagan, from .missionmindedfamilies.org challenged me last year to find a way to compile a timeline of my life. I had made history timelines with my children for school and so I adapted the idea. Instead of thousands of years, I narrowed it down to … Continue reading Intentional Input: Reflecting on my own Timeline
There are big things happening in the world. Major crisis and heartache are out there. The goings on in my home seem so insignificant but they hit me like huge waves at times. I can't seem to gather my thoughts, I am scattered and moody. I can't seem to get into my groove for the … Continue reading Self-Care: Luxury or Necessity?
I was 15 when I started attending church and the idea of a daily devotional time was introduced to me. Taking time to sit down and read the Bible was a new practice and there were so many possibilities for the way to do devotions. When I got home from school I had the freedom … Continue reading Daily Devotions or Daily Devoted?: Seeking God in the Midst of Motherhood
This morning as I'm taking a shower, the door opens and an amplified small voice begins a tale of what his sister has done. I gave him a message, "Tell her when I get out of the shower, she is getting disciplined." His response was "ummmmm, do I have to tell her that?" I really … Continue reading Discipline Spectators: Waiting on God for Justice
There are days, let me just say it, days that I don't want to be a mom (or I at least want to take a leave of absence). This never seems to be the case when my children are playing together kindly. Even if there are messes everywhere and dinner isn't anywhere in the works, … Continue reading Battling Bad Attitudes: Does Your Perspective Need to Change?
I found a great little science experiment to do to compliment our American history lesson. Our reading had taken us to New York for a look at the Statue of Liberty. Pinterest had guided me to a neat experiment to show how the copper that Lady Liberty was made with developed a patina and now … Continue reading He Restores Us: How God Used a Science Experiment
From the most ancient times women were sharpened by one another. Skills of daily life were handed down through the living of life together. I imagine it must have been almost seamless as the generations worked together, parented together, worshiped together and interacted with a synergism that we stumble in duplicating today. We are fiercely … Continue reading Mothering Parties: Don’t Stand Alone in Your Journey as a Mom