Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hodge Podge Prayer

Today there is not an “assigned” prayer on my handy dandy prayer calendar.  The gal (who I can not remember exactly who that was) who gave it to me scribbled 5 “things” to pray DAILY for your children.  I decided that today would be the day I would commit to truly focus on those 5 […]


My intelligent version of the word courage is:  finding the guts to do something you don’t feel too comfortable doing. Now I will crack open Mr. Webster and see what he thinks. Courage:  the ability to conquer fear; bravery, valor When the word first pops into my head, I quickly associate it with the cowardly […]


Joy just happened to be the theme of Camp Life in Zambia last summer.  Right now a thousand songs are running through my head (and lips). I can hear the Zambian children chant: JESUS, OTHERS, YOU! It amazed me everyday (and every minute) in Zambia to watch the children of a third world country have […]

A heart for missions

 Well, if children truly live what they learn and learn what they live then we just might be able to put a smiley face next to this one.   I was thinking today that it is one thing for our children to be world travelers and to be immersed in various cultures but an entirely […]


Proverbs 1:3 “for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair” My prayer today is that my children may develop self-discipline that they may acquire a prudent life. I recently read that self-discipline is doing something even if you hate it or don’t feel like doing it.  Doing something […]

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” I have spent the last 29 minutes creating a post evolved around this verse. hmmmmmm…… I apparently was not successful due to a dead brain. My nuggets from this verse? My children need to work […]


I was ever so gently reminded once again that I CANNOT do this parenting thing alone.  Typically when I say that, I am referring to the need I have to parent with my best friend, my partner in life.  It certainly takes TWO to parent.  I believe that is the best model but I often […]

More than a list

So I have several little items to share.  Nothing major just things you probably aren’t interested in but I am!  I can’t wait to reread this blog in years to come and see what all was happening.  I treasure the life the Lord has given me.  My friend, Anna, does a Five for Friday dealy […]

Daddy and his girls

The Husband and our girlies attended our church’s annual Daddy/Daughter Dance.  The girls LOVED buying new outfits (accessories and all) for the big shindig.  Pumpkin wanted me to curl her hair and of course Little Miss wanted me to straighten hers.  I just could not do it!  I adore those goldilocks.  I compromised and used the […]

Photo catch up

Look who came to Pre-K for J week!!! Little Miss and I were home alone one night and she was B-O-R-E-D (as she boldly shared).  So… following the lead from the movie, “Ramona and Beezuz,” we made the longest picture in town.  🙂  We have pulled it out a few times since and have even […]