Children, Five Minute Friday, Grace, Motherhood

Today it rained outside and in. I cried three times before lunch. And then again somewhere between 4 and 5PM My four year old broke a glass during snack time. At one point today I had six children in my care. We watched TV instead of tackling math. I folded eight loads of laundry with…

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Children, Compassion, Love, Obedience

Tanzania

By now some of you may already know that a group of Compassion bloggers are in Tanzania for the next week and a half. If you have never followed a Compassion blogging trip this would be an excellent time to grab your tissues and start reading along. I promise you, you will never be the…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 In this busy season of raising little people, it’s easy to forget to come up for air. Yesterday, the earth seemed to spin slower, the clouds barely moved,…

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Children, Family, Five Minute Friday, Motherhood

They’re best friends, this crew. Spending the days together has built a friendship unshakable in the short handful of years they’ve lived. It blesses me to watch them. To see the way the younger ones look up tot he older ones–I never dreamed it would be this good. Having the two boys back-to-back and then…

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Children, Courage, Growth, Living for Christ, Obedience

“I’m going to do something nice for our neighbors” He smiles at me in the low light of darkening bedroom. I see his teeth shining up there in the top bunk. “Oh yeah?” I question him, interested. “Like what”? “I’m going to tell them how much Jesus loves them!” His enthusiasm is palpable. He is…

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Children, Family, Giving Thanks, Motherhood, Thanksgiving

We live delightfully close to one of the most amazing Zoo’s in the country. By the time we get parked and through the gates the children, positively wound like springs, burst down the path with leaps of energy and laughter. The weather accommodates, or perhaps encourages our moods, with the brilliance of sunshine and cool…

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