Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
*Thankful for finding this display on a bulletin board--remnants of what gives one particular child joy!
*for this little piggy that comes before the real bank
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
They imagine David, the pastures, the lambs, God's arms in the valley.
We talk of the waywardness of sheep, how we're like them, how God, the Good Shepherd, gently guides.
They brush their papers quietly and I observe how He speaks to each of them differently as they work out their thoughts of the Word onto blank "canvases".
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This summer, I challenged myself to memorize Psalm 103. I'm presently at verse 20 and still working at it! The words of this Psalm have blessed me immeasurably as I've repeated them over and over in my mind throughout the day. I'm determined to complete the memory work and as school habits are beginning, I will solicit my children's help. As they test me on the passage, they will undoubtedly discover Mommy's love for God's Word, as well as, learn the chapter for themselves!
Monday, September 21, 2009
*for imaginative play
*for homeschool! (we get to work with a kitten beside us)
*for healthy eye exams
*for rainy days
*for Christian men's retreats
*for new friends
*for a month full of birthdays
*for laundry (speaking words of life here)
*for little voices in prayer at bedtime
*for embarrassing things two year-olds say to strangers (like: "you look scary!")
*for music--a tiny glimpse of God
"Sing songs, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your heart to God." (Colossians 3:16b)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Upon the tractor's arrival, we noticed something that turned our attention away from the negativity of the situation. Our son was beside himself excited that a huge, green machine with a long, thick chain was rescuing our trailer out of the muck. It dawned on me that just as I had soothed him to sleep that week with stories of tractor rescues, he was getting to witness such an event in reality! He was thrilled beyond measure. My husband and I smiled and retreated from our annoyance and gazed upon this little boy who was reminding us to find something positive in our circumstance. Instead of being anxious to keep our plans perfectly lined up, we enjoyed a moment we would have otherwise missed. We shared a memory with our son and learned that day that sometimes, stuck is a good thing.