Archives for July 2009

Stuff I Keep Forgetting To Tell You Part 1: Thomas and Friends LIVE

I have about 12,322 posts I keep meaning to write. But for whatever reason (don’t wanna find my camera, kids are crying, i’m too tired to write coherently, etc. etc. etc.)  I haven’t sat down to write them. Then it’s like 3 weeks after the fact. And I feel stupid for writing it. But at […]

Celebrate Your Child: Window Markers

Once I heard a Children’s Pastor speak about celebrating your children. He explained that kids will always want to celebrate milestones: getting a driver’s license, graduating, birthdays, etc. But his suggestion to parents was “If you don’t celebrate your kid, they’ll find someone who will.” That has always stuck with me. I want my kids […]


This morning at about 2:15 Asa woke up. He wasn’t crying exactly. More just voicing a complaint that he was in his bed alone. Or maybe he reralized Lydia was at Camp Primo and he wanted to be there, too. Regardless, I let him talk for a good 45 minutes. That’s when I noticed I […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace: Jesus Calms The Storm

There are so many great verses about PEACE. I have not been sure if I want to go the route of peace during a storm, being a peace-maker or having a peaceful spirit. So, I think we might just hit on all of them. The first thing we did was read the story of Jesus […]

When Was The Last Time You Went To Church?

I love my church. And I wish you could come with me. Well, now you can. Kinda. Beginning August 16 we’re starting an online campus. Cool, right? Hey, it’s worth a look, isn’t it?

Top Ten {Tuesday}: My List of Boredom Busters (Part I)

Amanda had a wonderful craft project that she did with Lydia right here – a Boredom Buster Jar full of ideas and activities to do when the “Mommy, I’m bored…” starts.  Elias actually does not tell me he’s bored – he shows me by acting out and disobeying.  So…. here begins my list of Boredom […]

Top Ten {Tuesday}: Bloody Films I Actually Liked

1. The Patriot One of my favorite movies. It’s so bittersweet it makes my heart hurt thinking about it. And Mel Gibson? He’s hardcore in this one. The worst/best part is when he and his two young sons are watching a troop of redcoats in the woods. He asks his son, “Do you know which […]