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  1. Renew and Repetition

    by , 06-04-2014 at 01:05 AM
    My kiddos will get fixated on a movie and watch it every day for weeks. Every. Single. Day. They know every song, every joke, every crazy move inside out and upside down. Of course this transfers to me because I am inadvertently listening and soaking it up. And that's when I find myself busting out "everything is awesome!" in the middle of the produce aisle at the grocery store. Sound familiar?

    I got to thinking about the value of repetition. That was how I learned my times
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  2. Burdens

    by , 06-02-2014 at 02:59 PM
    Yesterday my friends and I were talking about things we could not believe that our parents let us do when we were kids. It prompted me to think of how I used to take river rocks and put them in my bathing suit so I would be weighed down enough to sit on the bottom of my pool. My mom would get after me because she was concerned that I would make holes in my swimsuit Drowning? Not so much.

    But I remember the weight of each rock as I would load up my swim suit. And I remember juggling ...
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  3. Joy

    by , 05-31-2014 at 12:48 PM
    Last night was "Family Movie Night" in our household. I love family movie night because it means frozen pizza and let's face it, that is a way easy dinner. But I also love it because the normal for our week goes out the window. We eat at the coffee table while watching the movie. Last night it was casual dress so the boys sported only underwear. And we all just get to take a minute and relax. It is a family tradition that brings so much joy and yet it is so simple.

    So it
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  4. Redemption

    by , 05-28-2014 at 04:04 PM
    James 1:17
    "17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

    I hold fast to this. I must because this scripture helps me to decipher what has be given to our family by Him. God does not give us grief or calamity or destruction. Those are issues created by Satan, by worldliness, due to the fall of man.

    But God does use those situations and redeems them for His
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  5. Fear

    by , 05-27-2014 at 02:35 PM

    "Hey M, L, come look at this snake!"

    This came from my husband as he was starting to take the dogs out to go potty yesterday evening. Of course my boys scrambled to get out there as fast as they could. Me? Not so much.

    So M comes back in and tells me that the snake is 6 ft long. I'm thinking this is a slight exaggeration but I play along. But then my husband confirms that this is an accurate statement. Awesome.

    So I go out and stand
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