I was sitting at my computer, computing. I hear voices rising in the other room. One child letting her anger get the best of her. Her anger coming out with the rising of her voice. Then the uncotrolled anger surged through the rest of her body. She acts out toward her sibling, showing her rage.… Continue reading His Grace is Sufficient… for Me
In a world that tells us we deserve better. I want to remind my kids what we don’t. I want my kids to remember that all we’re given, it’s all grace, a gift. That’s why it’s important to me that they send thank you cards. I like to have them make their own because it’s… Continue reading Thank You Cards
Jonathan and I have been slacking off on our dates with our kids. We are supposed to have one each month and we have totally missed the last two months. So, on Sunday afternoon we decided to get everybody caught up and go on a family date.
Since we’ve had kids, we’ve had to make a lot of decisions. Who should be their doctor, teacher, babysitter. What books they should read and movies they can see. What food to let them eat or make them eat. How and where to celebrate holidays. One of those holidays is Halloween.
In my life this week… This week we celebrated my little boy’s 6th birthday. It was great to have some family visit for the special occasion. After his special day, I got sick.
My kids often ask to do certain projects. These projects usually take some sort of effort on my part and will either make an extra mess either in my house or my kids. Painting, baking, getting the hose out, etc. Usually I am most likely to say “We’ll see” which basically means “NO, not right… Continue reading Saying Yes
In my life this week…. Jonathan was in Florida last week and the kids and I went to visit my family in Brainerd. It was nice to have the family back together at home for Father’s Day. Jonathan was spoiled with an abundance of chocolate and blue-ray love. Abigail had her first orthodontist appointment. The… Continue reading Homeschool Mother’s Journal
photo by Walt Stoneburner When the girls came down from quiet time, I told Abigail that I wanted her to fill the dishwasher. I sat down at my computer, and behind me, she proceeded to grab the dishes from the table. On her way to the dishwasher, I heard a big crash. immediately knew what had… Continue reading Evidence of God’s Grace :: Part Two
One of our family pastors tells us to look for evidence of God’s grace as we help out in the kid’s classes at church. I love that. Giving God the glory and not humans and looking for the good, not just the problems. Last week I totally had evidence of God’s grace.
Jonathan and I take dates with our children. We take one child on a date every month switching off. We do this to have special alone time with them and eventually we hope they learn how to treat others, how to be treated, manners, etc. Last week I brought Joel on our first date.