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Hanging Out By The River

Hanging Out By The River

John the Baptist’s ministry mostly took place hanging out by the Jordan River and left us a great model as we raise our children and guide their spiritual formation.  John the Baptist was set apart by God from before birth and he lived a life mostly of seclusion and separateness.  Matthew 3 tells us that when he… Continue Reading

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Someone commented recently that September was the new New Year. And I do have to agree. It seems that September brings the greatest abrupt change, a clear move from one way to another, a marked difference. It also brings a fresh start, a clean slate and shows change and growth the clearest. Continue Reading

The Knight and The Firefly

The Knight and The Firefly

The Knight and The Firefly is a cute little book that teaches kids a biblical lesson about being brave courtesy of a little boy named Oliver and his lightening bug friend names Phineas.  My boys thoroughly enjoyed the story and the bright, bold pictures!   I had followed a link from another blog I read and… Continue Reading

Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

“Don’t quit 5 minutes before the miracle.” This little phrase keeps bouncing around in my head as I find myself wrestling with Big Bro and the new journey in to the world of meds.  I have been alerted to the fact that regulating them can be a rough road.  I thought the past 5 and… Continue Reading

Behavior Answers …. Again

Behavior Answers …. Again

So things have been turbulent around here and in school with Big Bro.  And his teacher was the final push to finally get us into Dr West’s office. After all the people we have talked with and who have evaluated Big Bro and all the research I have done, I do believe we have found… Continue Reading

We Have Answers!

We Have Answers!

The most amazing thing happened at our last appointment with Big Bro’s counselor.  She told him she needed to talk to mom and he could either pout (because he was mad that he had be there) or he could play with the toys.  Then she proceeded to tell me she had figured out what was… Continue Reading

Hiking By The Lake

Hiking By The Lake

Due to the wedding this summer, we have had the privilege of having the boy’s cousin visiting for 2 weeks this summer.  She is very loved by the boys so this is super special.  Yesterday we had lots of fun hiking by the lake. Grandma had them looking for things to draw in their journals… Continue Reading

Help Me Find It, by Sidewalk Prophets

Help Me Find It, by Sidewalk Prophets

This parenting thing is really hard.  At least in my house it pushes me right to the edge and sometimes over.  Yet again we have entered crisis mode.  Yesterday I left him in a meltdown puddle on the school floor with 2 counselors and a teacher. Talk about your heart breaking. Crisis-mode is holding your… Continue Reading

Perfect Momma

Perfect Momma

Listening to Lysa TerKeurst on the radio the other day, I kinda had an ah ha! moment.  She said to stop comparing yourself to other mothers and just “give God your willingness to be a mother“. That struck me. “Just give God your willingness to be a mother.” Hmm.  That has been with me, in… Continue Reading