A Father’s Day Tribute to My Husband
To my kids: Today I want to let you know some more of our story. While your dad and I were in college, we were on summer mission teams together for two years. Your dad was so excited to work with the children up in Canada.
He told them God loved them and wanted them to go to His Heaven some day. He was so glad when 6 little boys from camp wanted to accept what Jesus had done for them- dying for their sins and giving them a way to be right with God. Continue reading “A Father’s Day Tribute to My Husband: An Example to Follow”
Organized Prayer: “I’ll pray for you!”
Praise the Lord that we can bring our needs and the needs of others right to His throne.
I like to pray for others and see their needs answered as well as my own requests.
However, I must admit that many times my praying tends to be haphazard. I will start a prayer list, perhaps from requests given at a Wednesday night church service and those requests get prayed for that night– but usually never again.
Or I may start a list of things that I want God to do for my family. I write down specific areas of my life that I want God to work on: self-control, less anger, more trust, less fear. And then I lose that list. Continue reading “Organized Prayer: You can do it!”
Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips
Does noise bother you after a long day of home schooling? Or just after a long day in general? Singing, humming, banging on the pots and pans- sometimes for me it just gets to be too much. Children do learn by repetition but sometimes my nervous system just couldn’t take the noise!
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A child is allowed to sing the same song four times in a row, but if they begin the fifth time the 4 times rule is put into action. They have to choose a different song! This goes with (almost) any repetitive noise. Note: I did have to make some allowances for piano practice. Haha!
These Rule Twins Stay Together:
Don’t be purposefully annoying. Don’t be easily annoyed.
My son just posted the following to my Facebook page:
Growing up we had two rules about being annoying:
“Don’t be purposefully annoying,” and “Don’t be easily annoyed.”
Really works when you apply them to the rest of life too! Thanks Mom! Continue reading “No More Crazy Repetition with 3 Sanity-Saving Tips”