“Little Sanctifiers”

January 29, 2012

I was reading an article the other day on the FamilyLife website on  “Avoiding Mama Burnout“.  This quote, written by Susan Yates, has really resonated with me: “God has given us these exact children in this exact birth order with these exact personalities, not merely so that we can raise them, but in order for […]

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Painting on Other People’s Walls

January 22, 2012

As our good friends were preparing to move they had a “painting party” to prepare their house to be put on the market.  We were asked to bring any painting supplies we had.  I was in the basement grabbing brushes and rollers and pans.  It briefly crossed my mind that it was too bad that […]

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Addie is More Important than Cheese!!

January 15, 2012

Many times when the kids are arguing about a toy or not being nice because of something, I will remind them, “Ella is more important than a car” or “Cade is more important than a quarter”.  I just try to emphasize that things will come and go, but that people are eternal. So, Ella was […]

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Whisper Prayers

January 9, 2012

You know when you hear someone speak and you decide you’re going to implement every last thing that they suggested…and then you get home and you really can’t remember much of anything that was said, and you seem to have gone back to just the way things were before? There was a speaker that I […]

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Kids~You are Blocking My Goal!!

January 7, 2012

New Years is a time for setting new goals.  We really all already have goals…we just don’t necessarily look at them as goals all the time. More gentleness is one of my goals for this year.  One day it seems like I have all kinds of patience for my kids.  They can be putzy (which […]

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